The University of Paderborn ‒ Research Group Computer Networks ‒ is mainly involved in the following work packages:
Work Package 2:
This WP provides the backbone of the project. It will perform requirement analysis, define the NetIDE architecture and provide coherence within the project by the internal APIs between the main NetIDE components. In order to cope with the evolution of the SDN eco-system during the lifetime of the project, the WP will perform two full cycles of requirement analysis, architecture definition and API specification and produce two iterations of the NetIDE architecture definition and the NetIDE integrated platform. This allows us to integrate insights acquired during the first iteration as well as the evolution of the State-of-the-art (SotA) into the final version of the NetIDE framework.
Work Package 4:
The high-level goal of the Network App Engine work package is to enable Network App programs to be executed, systematically tested, and refined on a variety of concrete SDN platforms. The work will be structured along three tasks. The first task is focused on creating the means for executing a Network App and carefully managing the state within the deployed network. The second task aims to provide a set of tools that will reduce the programmer effort at all steps of development and deployment. Finally, the third task creates the glue between the basic execution environment and different SDN platforms.