Important Dates

Paper Submissions Due: 18 July, 2014 Paper

Submission Deadline extension:  20 August 2014

Notification of Acceptance: 17 September, 2014

Early Registration Deadline: 29 September, 2014

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically through EasyChair 

Workshop Chair

Silvio Pardi
INFN-Napoli - Italy

Program Committee

Antonella Galizia CNR-Italy

Sergio Andreozzi - The Nederlands

Francesco Palmieri
SUN - Italy

Enzo Capone

Francesco Taurino
CNR - Italy 


spardi at

Workshop in "Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networks for Cloud Data Centres"

Aims, Scope and Topics

Networking is one of the key aspects in defining an IaaS System and one of the most complex resources to manage. In a Cloud infrastructure, multiple Virtual Machines share the same network hardware and the same geographic link. Moreover, the Cloud paradigm relies on the possibility to redefine the network according to the customer needs: security, performance, reliability, flexibility. Today we have several software components, both open-source and commercial, that offer several possibilities to virtualize multilayer switches and routers by using standard protocols.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm that provides the decoupling of the control plane, which is the “intelligence” of the network, from the forwarding or data plane. It introduces a layer of interoperability that is a starting point for the deployment of future services. Today all the main networking companies support SDN, or have plans to implement it in the short term. In addition, a number of software networking components (soft routers, virtual switches, etc.) support the OpenFlow protocol or other comparable technologies that enable to implement SDN in Cloud environments.

The cartesian product of Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Network opens a formidable range of new opportunities that could change the very nature of the networking in the next future.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Network infrastructure for IaaS, Paas and SaaS

- Data Center Network Management

- Distributed Data Center Architectures

- Data Center rationalization

- Networking for Big Data Management

- Virtual Switching

- Cloud Traffic optimization

- Software-Defined Networking

- Network Programmability

- Routing Virtualization

- Virtualization of Networking Equipment

- Application Aware Network and Network Aware Application

- Network Aware Cloud Infrastructure

- Network Optimization for Green Computing

- User Defined Networking

- Data transfer optimization

- Storage in Cloud optimization

                                                                                                                        Workshop schedule

(14:30-16:15) + 3rd session (16:30-18:00) on Monday 8 december into the Campanula room after the CFM workshop.

“Automatic Configuration of Opaque Network Functions in CMS”
Serena Spinoso, Marco Leogrande, Fulvio Risso, Riccardo Sisto and Sushil Signgh “Automatic Configuration of Opaque Network Functions in CMS” - 20min

“On the cost of tunnel endpoint processing in overlay virtual networks”
Jagath Weerasinghe and Francois Abel - 20min

“Effects of Virtualization on Network and Processor Performance using Open vSwitch and XenServer”Adnan Noor Mian, Ali Mamoon, Raees Khan and Ashiq Anjum - 20min

“Network Management in Cloud Computing for Public Administration: A Practical Use Case“
Marco Alfano, Davide Michelino, Roberto Vela and Silvio Pardi - 20min