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Pro-/Seminar Rechnernetze

Topics Summer term 2018: Network Softwarization 

Topics will deal with with issues in network softwarization. A few more topics yet to come. 

Predictive placements 

Automated NFV and Cloud Performance Profiling

  • Rao, Jia, et al. "A distributed self-learning approach for elastic provisioning of virtualized cloud resources." Modeling, Analysis & Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2011 IEEE 19th International Symposium on. IEEE, 2011.
  • Rosa, Raphael Vicente, Claudio Bertoldo, and Christian Esteve Rothenberg. "Take Your VNF to the Gym: A Testing Framework for Automated NFV Performance Benchmarking." IEEE Communications Magazine 55.9 (2017): 110-117.

Multi-version VNFs on special hardware 

  • Naif Tarafdar, Thomas Lin, Eric Fukuda, Hadi Bannazadeh, Alberto Leon-Garcia, and Paul Chow, "Enabling Flexible Network FPGA Clusters in a Heterogeneous Cloud Data Center". In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 237-246.
  • N. Tarafdar, T. Lin, N. Eskandari, D. Lion, A. Leon-Garcia and P. Chow, "Heterogeneous virtualized network function framework for the data center," 2017 27th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Ghent, 2017, pp. 1-8.
  • C. Sun, J. Bi, Z. Zheng and H. Hu, "HYPER: A Hybrid High-Performance Framework for Network Function Virtualization," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 2490-2500, Nov. 2017.
  • X. Zhang, X. Shao, G. Provelengios, N. K. Dumpala, L. Gao and R. Tessier, "Scalable Network Function Virtualization for Heterogeneous Middleboxes," 2017 IEEE 25th Annual International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), Napa, CA, 2017, pp. 219-226.


Network Function Virtualization for 5G networks 


    The goals of a seminar (Master) or proseminar (Bachelor) are to introduce and practice the reading, writing, and presentation of technical and scientific content. This includes, yet is not limited to: 

    • Independent understanding and production of content based on original literature 
    • Finding suitable sources based on first hints 
    • Selecting important content and disregarding less relevant material 
    • Preparing a writeup (an excellent exercise for later production of Master thesis and similar documents) 
    • Presenting content to an audience 

    Seminars and proseminars are structurally very similar; seminars address students in a Master program and hence have slightly higher expectation levels regarding content as well as independence of work. 


    We typically run seminars as "mini conferences", in a block format. Participants will assumes the roles of "authors" in such a conference as well as those of "reviewers". This will introduce a crucial aspects of the scientific community and its processes; in addition, it will also give participants a broader, more critical understanding of text production and reception. 

    There are a couple of typical steps: 

    • Assignment of topics 
    • VERY short review of assigned literature, identifying a set of sources to work from 
    • Structure of the writeup 
    • Writeup in a draft format 
    • Mutual review of drafts amongst participants 
    • Final version of writeup 
    • Draft version of presentation (slides or similar) 
    • Final version of presentation 
    • Actual presentation 


    The grade of a seminar comprises aspects of text production, independence, originality, presentation quality, and discussions during the actual "conference". 


    Plagiarism is an annoying yet repeating issue in such events. We will extensively discuss what constitutes plagiarism and help to avoid it. But we will also not tolerate any form of plagiarism and strictly follow procedures as specified in the exam regulations. 

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