ICC 2012


The objective of this workshop is to bring together practitioners of software defined networks (SDN), from across the different sub-disciplines (optical, “core”, wireless) as well as from academy and industry, to exchange ideas, present exiting new approaches, as well as openly discuss the challenges and opportunities.

As this workshop is targeting participants from a very broad, and often fragmented spectrum, we envision a highly interactive program to identify common challenges and approaches to solve them despite the very different environments in which they may get applied. We therefore specifically invite contributions focusing on visionary ideas and long term challenges to stimulate healthy discussions.

This workshop is open to everyone wanting to participate in a lively discussion on these topics.


8:30 - 8:40: Opening

8:40 - 9:30: Keynote 1

9:30 - 10:00: Session 1

10:30 - 12:30: Session 2

2:00 - 3:30: Session 3

4:00 - 4:40: Keynote 2

4:40 - 6:00: Panel

Important Dates

Workshop dateJune 15, 2012


Program Co-Chairs
Marcos Rogério Salvador CPqD, Brazil
Maximilian Ott NICTA, Australia
Program Committee
Martin CasadoStanford University
Didier ColleIBBT - Ghent University
Sergi FiguerolaThe i2CAT Foundation, Catalunya
Nelson L. S. da FonsecaState University of Campinas
Dirk GrunwaldUniversity of Colorado
Atsushi IwataNEC Corporation
James KempfEricsson Research
JongWon KimGIST (Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology)
Teemu KoponenN/A
Thanasis KorakisUniversity of Thessaly
Akihiro NakaoUniversity of Tokyo
Dipankar RaychaudhuriRutgers University
Jose F. de RezendeFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Srini SeetharamanDeutsche Telekom R&D Lab
Ivan SeskarRutgers University
Scott ShenkerU. C. Berkeley and ICSI
Dimitra SimeonidouUniversity of Essex
Stephen StuartGoogle
Kurt TutschkuUniversity of Vienna
Steve UhligTU Berlin
Josef VojtechCESNET, a.l.o.
Kuang-Ching WangClemson University

Keynote Speaker Bios

Boon Thau Lo

Boon Thau Loo is an Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. Prior to his Ph.D, he received his M.S. degree from Stanford University in 2000, and his B.S. degree with highest honors from UC Berkeley in 1999. His research focuses on distributed data management systems, Internet-scale query processing, and the application of data-centric techniques and formal methods to the design, analysis and implementation of networked systems. He was awarded the 2006 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for the most outstanding dissertation research in the Department of EECS at UC Berkeley, and the 2007 ACM SIGMOD Dissertation Award. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2009) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award (2012). He has served as the program co-chair for the CoNEXT 2008 Student Workshop, the NetDB 2009 workshop co-located with SOSP, and the Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering (WRiPE 2011) co-located with ICNP.

Thomas D. Nadeau

Tom is a Distinguished Engineer in the PSD CTO Office at Juniper Networks where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Software Defined Networks and Network Programmability.

Prior to Juniper Tom was a VP/Senior Principle Software Architect at CA Technologies where he is responsible for architecture and standards leadership around CA’s network infrastructure management and service assurance products. Prior to joining CA Technologies, Tom held Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect roles at Huawei Technologies, BT and Cisco Systems.

Tom is an active participant in the IETF, ITU, and IEEE. He is co-author numerous protocol, architecture and MIB documents in the MPLS, BFD, L2/L3 VPN, MPLS-TP, pseudo-wire, and traffic engineering areas, including being a co-author of over 40 IETF RFCs, numerous internet drafts, and ITU-T contributions. Tom has been granted 14 US Patents including #7099947, #7,408,941, #7447167, #7526480, #7,583,593, #7,599,303, #7,746,793, #7,773,611, #7,782,790, #7,808,919, #7,839,847, and #7,912,934.

Tom received his BSCS from The University of New Hampshire, and a M.Sc. from The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science since 2000 and teaches courses on the topic of data communications. He is also on the technical committee of several prominent networking conferences where he provides technical guidance on their content, as well as frequently presents. He has been a guest editor for three issues of IEEE Communications magazine (October 2004, June 2005, and March 2008). He is the author of MPLS Network Management: MIBs, Tools, and Techniques (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2002), technical editor of Enabling VPN Aware Networks with MPLS (Prentice-Hall Publishers, 2001), contributing author of Network Management Know It All (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2008) as well as MPLS: Next Steps, Volume 1 (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2008). Tom is currently working on several books on the topic of SDN and Network Programmability.