SDN/NFV & OpenFlow Group at HSN Lab
We are a research group in High Speed Networks Laboratory (HSNLab) hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT) at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). We have been working on several topics related to OpenFlow since the launch of the protocol. Our recent and current members are full-time researchers, Ph.D. students, graduate and undergraduate students (M.Sc. and B.Sc.). This site is dedicated to summarize the research and education activities of the group.
- Three successful demos ACM SIGCOMM 2015
- Successful demos at ACM SIGCOMM 2014 and EWSDN 2014. For details, see ESCAPE: Extensible Service ChAin Prototyping Environment using Mininet, Click, NETCONF and POX and Multi-layered Service Orchestration in a Multi-Domain Network Environment
- We have successfully demonstrated our Large-Scale Multipath Playground for Experimenters and Early Adopters in ACM SIGCOMM 2013
- MTA-BME Future Internet Research Group (including our OpenFlow team) is the winner of Géant OpenFlow competition (OpenFlow Competition Results on geant.net)
- The results of our experiments over the Géant OpenFlow testbed has been demonstrated in Open Networking Summit, ONS 2013
Balázs Sonkoly Ph.D. researcher email
András Gulyás Ph.D. researcher email
Felicián Németh, researcher email
Levente Csikor, Ph.D. candidate email
János Czentye, Ph.D. student email
Balázs Németh, M.Sc. student
Gábor Vaszkun Ph.D. student
István Pelle, Ph.D. student
Attila Csoma, Ph.D. student
Márton Csernai Ph.D. student
Krisztián Kurucz M.Sc. student
Ádám Stipkovits M.Sc. student
Barnabás Novák M.Sc. student
The interest of our group is twofold. On the one hand, we do theoretical and applied routing/forwarding research especially in the areas of
- inter-domain policy routing,
- Bloom filters,
- greedy and geographical routing,
- network coding and
- data center routing.
Beside research activities, we usually create working prototypes for our routing designs, as well. We would also kindly participate in running any kind of experiments in large scale OpenFlow testbeds.
On the other hand, we are interested in
- network virtualization based on OpenFlow and the
- design and implementation of a management architecture/framework for OpenFlow domain.
Publications and activities
Our recent publications are collected in the following page:
For the details of our recent demos, see:
- EWSDN 2014 Demo
- SIGCOMM 2014 Demo
- SIGCOMM 2013 Demo
- ONS 2013 Demo
- SIGCOMM 2012 Demo
- INFOCOM 2012 Demo
We have participated in OpenLab: extending FIRE testbeds and tools FP7 project working on ALLEGRA: Large-scale experiments on geo-location aware greedy routing architecture.
We are currently participating in UNIFY: Unifying Cloud and Carrier Networks FP7 project.
We are working with graduate and undergraduate students in several areas. On the one hand, we have project works on OpenFlow topics for students regarding prototype implementations, testbed experiments and theoretical aspects, as well. On the other hand, different laboratory works are integrated to labs of specializations conducted by our department, and a dedicated course on Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow is coming soon.
For details, see dedicated pages:
- OpenFlow and Planetlab
- Network virtualization and OpenFlow management framework
- NOX controller
- OpenFlow switches