Empowering Future Internet Research and Experimentation through Software Defined Networking
Dr. Muhammad Anan
Purdue University-Calumet, USA
Dr. Ala Alfuqaha
Western Michigan University, USA
The shortcomings of today’s Internet and the high demand for complex and sophisticated applications and services drive a very interesting and novel research area called Future Internet. The area of Future Internet research focuses on developing a new network with similar magnitude as today’s Internet but with more demanding and complex design goals and specifications. It strives to solve the issues identified in today’s Internet, by capitalizing on the advantages of emerging new technologies in the area of computer networking such as Software Defined Networking (SDN).
In recent years SDN has emerged as an exciting area of research which is challenging the current networking paradigm of designing and managing computer networks. SDN represents an extraordinary opportunity to rethink computer networks, enabling the design and deployment of a future Internet. SDN has the potential to revolutionize not only the way networks are built but can lead to emergence of new applications that were not previously possible.
The tutorial aims to combine practical and hands-on experience with theoretical research from leading universities in order to create and deliver the best SDN educational content to the attendees. The goal of this tutorial is to introduce students, researchers, and industry practitioners to the SDN based technologies, describe some research initiatives and discuss how the research community can use them to shape the future Internet. The tutorial also provides live demos, hands-on experiments using SDN. The speakers will be sharing with the audience their experience in developing SDN-based research and applications. Some of these applications will be shared with the audience to demonstrate the capabilities of the technologies discussed throughout the tutorial.
About the Speakers