Brief Announcement: Towards Distributed and Reliable Software Defined Networking


Software-defined networking (SDN) is a novel paradigm that out-sources the control of packet-forwarding switches to a set of software controllers. The most fundamental task of these controllers is the correct implementation of the network policy, i.e., the intended network behavior. In essence, such a policy specifies the rules by which packets must be forwarded across the network. This paper initiates the study of the SDN control plane as a distributed system.

Proceedings of International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC’13)
Marco Canini
Associate Professor of Computer Science

My current interest is in designing better systems support for AI/ML and provide practical implementations deployable in the real-world.