i2CAT participates in the IEEE GLOBECOM

i2CAT has been one of the research institutions that have actively participated in the IEEE GLOBECOM, which took place in Austin (USA) from 8 to 12 December, with the presentation of three research projects in network technologies in which it is working. This event is a conference of reference in the world of ICT and the reference conference of the IEEE Communications Society.

On the one hand, the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) of i2CAT conducted the demonstration "Inter-Virtualized Controller Routing Function", in the Industry Panel related to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). It consisted of the presentation of a prototype for virtualizing the routing function of several drivers for software defined networking (SDN Controllers), and for managing and orchestrating dynamically the routing following the NFV paradigm, so any change in this virtualized function does not affect the continuity of the service. The prototype was running all opening day in the exhibition center of the conference.

The second presentation was about the article "Software-Defined-Wired Wireless Convergence: the SODALES Approach", held during the workshop Wireless Optical Convergence in support of Cloud Services. The article, written by Jordi Ferrer, Carles Bock, Eduard Escalona and other members of the project SODALES of I2CAT, presents the management plan of SODALES based on OpenNaaS, as a future solution to enable convergence between fixed and mobile network for communications in the Future Internet.

Finally, DANA had the opportunity to be responsible for carrying out the tutorial RINA, the aim of which was to provide the audience with an introduction to the concepts, motivation and state of the art of the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA), one of the most promising alternatives to TCP/IP. This tutorial was split into two parts: the first one was dedicated to the theory and concepts behind RINA, while the second explained real-world use cases that motivate its deployment and introduce the RINA stack under development by the FP7 IRATI and PRISTINE projects. To conclude the session a live demonstration of the IRATI prototype was carried out. 

The IEEE GLOBECOM is a flagship conference in the field of ICT research. Each year it attracts more than 3,000 scientific articles, of which only the best are selected for presentation by an expert committee composed of more than 1,500 people. The conference is held annually in the United States and encompasses approximately 2,000 scientists, researches and industry representatives from around the world.

For more information:

Conference: http://globecom2014.ieee-globecom.org/

Prototype virtualization (ID-4): http://globecom2014.ieee-globecom.org/demos.html#ID4

RINA tutorial: http://globecom2014.ieee-globecom.org/Grasa.pdf

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