Important Dates

September 08, 2014
September 09-11, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014


IEEE Communications Society

Workshop on Energy-efficiency, Programmability, Flexibility and Integration in Future Network Architectures (EPFI)

Friday, September 12, 2014, 09:00-12:45

The focus of this workshop is on two of the hottest technological trends that will drive the evolution of the Internet: energy efficiency and software-defined networks. If jointly applied to the design of next-generation network devices and infrastructures, these concepts may revolutionize the network, as we know today, by introducing extreme flexibility, programmability, virtualization and customization of network functionalities and their integration within the “Cloud.” On one hand, energy efficiency will be the key for the needed scalability to support “Big Data” and large-scale network infrastructures and Data-Centers. On the other hand, energy-efficient approach can take advantage of the network flexibility provided by Software-Defined approaches.

The topics covered by the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

  • Evolution of Software Defined protocols and architectures
  • Network programmability and energy-efficiency
  • Traffic engineering for energy-efficient software defined networks
  • Design of green programmable network devices
  • Programmability for Network devices
  • Energy efficient network integration with the cloud
  • Green support for Big Data
  • Green Data-Centers.

See also

Technical Program

09:00  Opening

09:15–10:15  Session 1: Content Delivery and ISP-Related Challenges

StreaMon: a Software-defined Monitoring Platform

Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Marco Bonola (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Giulio Picierro (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy); Marco Monaci (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy); Salvatore Pontarelli (University of Rome, Italy)

Green Extension of OpenFlow

Raffaele Bolla (University of Genoa, Italy); Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy); Franco R. Davoli (University of Genoa, Italy); Alfio Lombardo (University of Catania, Italy); Chiara Lombardo (University of Genoa, Italy); Giacomo Morabito (University of Catania, Italy); Vincenzo Riccobene (University of Catania, Italy)

A novel development paradigm for deploying applications over programmable infrastructure

Anastasios Zafeiropoulos (UBITECH, Greece); Panagiotis Gouvas (Ubitech, Greece)

Coffee Break

10:35–11:35  Session 2: Future Network architectures

Virtualization and Virtual Router Migration: Application and Experimental Validation

Vincenzo Eramo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Antonio Cianfrani (University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy); Emanuele Miucci (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Marco Listanti (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Daniele Carletti (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy); Luca Gentilini (University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)

Energy Storage for IP over WDM Networks with Renewable Energy

Nadeem Abji (University of Toronto, Canada); Ali Tizghadam (University of Toronto, Canada); Alberto Leon-Garcia (University of Toronto, Canada)

A Client-Side Architecture to Support Energy Efficiency for Upcoming Networks

Raffaele Bolla (University of Genoa, Italy); Marco Chiappero (University of Genoa, Italy); Maurizio Giribaldi (Infocom s r l, Italy); Matteo Repetto (CNIT, Italy)

Short Break

11:45–12:45  Session 3: Energy Efficiency

Combined Calculation of Optimal Routing and Bandwidth Allocation in Energy Aware Networks

Przemysław Jaskóła (Research and Academic Computer Network NASK, Poland); Piotr Arabas (Research and Academic Computer Network NASK, Poland); Andrzej Karbowski (Research and Academic Computer Network NASK, Poland, and Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Trading off Power Consumption and Delay in Packet Forwarding Engines with Adjustable Service Rate

Raffaele Bolla (University of Genoa, Italy); Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy); Franco R. Davoli (University of Genoa, Italy); Paolo Lago (University of Genoa, Italy)

Energy efficiency and traffic offloading in WLANs with caching and mesh capabilities

Rosario G. Garroppo (University of Pisa, Italy); Gianfranco Nencioni (University of Pisa, Italy); Gregorio Procissi (University of Pisa, Italy); Luca Tavanti (University of Pisa, Italy); Bernard Gendron (Université de Montréal, Canada)

12:45  Closing