The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2017 Open Platform Program

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  Monday, 20 March Tuesday, 21 March Wednesday, 22 March Thursday, 23 March
Advanced and Open Systems 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM      
Control Architecture and Network Modeling I 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM      
SDN/NFV Demo Zone   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM    
Control Architecture and Network Modeling II     8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  
SDN Architecture for Packet and Physical Layer Optical     8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  
Elastic Optical Networks     8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  
Control of Multi-layer Networks     1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
SDN/NFV and Service Function Chaining     3:30 PM - 5:40 PM  
Data Analytics and Machine Learning       8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Network Survivability       1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Network Design       3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Open Undersea Cable Systems for Cloud Scale Operation (M2E.1)
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM     Invited Submission
A true open cable system is designed specifically to operate in a disaggregated, vendor agnostic manner. We outline Microsoft’s approach to open cable systems and discuss the technical challenges.

Lessons Learned from Open Line System Deployments (M2E.2)
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM     Invited Submission
We present on the design and operational aspects of our open line system approach for overcoming cost, capacity and flexibility limitations. Dramatic growth of datacenter traffic was supported by separation of the terminal equipment from the optical layer allowing the introduction of multi-vendor, best-of-breed coherent terminal equipment.


ONF SDN Architecture and Standards for Transport Networks (M2H.1)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM     Tutorial Submission
This talk reviews ONF SDN standards development for transport networks, focusing on the Transport API (TAPI) NorthBound Interface. This includes basic concepts and modeling, TAPI open source SDK and recent TAPI interop testing, in the context of related industry work such as IETF YANG models.

Distributed vs. Centralized PCE-based Transport SDN Controller for Flexi-Grid Optical Networks (M2H.2)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM     Contributed Submission
We validate the use of a centralized PCE architecture as an SDN controller to compute and configure flexi-grid optical networks. Besides presenting new PCEP extensions, performance evaluation compares PCE-based solution with traditional distributed signaling approach

Cascading of tenant SDN and cloud controllers for 5G network slicing using Transport API and Openstack API (M2H.3)
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM     Contributed Submission
Cascading of network and cloud resources is defined as the recursive hierarchical abstraction and virtualization of resources. Cascading is expected to an enabler for 5G Network Slicing. We provide a demonstration of the proposed concept.

Managing Service Quality in a Software Defined Network (M2H.4)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM     Invited Submission
Service Quality Management (SQM) technologies enable service providers to manage customer experience. In this paper, we focus on SQM innovations and how they apply to software defined networks.


SDN Control Framework with Dynamic Resource Assignment for Slotted Optical Datacenter Networks (Tu3L.1)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
An SDN control framework is demonstrated enabling slotted operation for dynamic resources assignment in optically-switched datacenters. The demonstration includes the SDN controller with scheduler plugins and north-/southbound interfaces, and the SDN agent communicating to data-plane.

Fully Automated Peer Service Orchestration of Cloud and Network Resources Using ACTN and CSO (Tu3L.2)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
This demo proposes the fully automated establishment of a network service using a peer inter-CSO interface in ACTN. The underlying network resources have been abstracted and virtualized in order to provide a network slice.

Demonstration of the Benefits of SDN technology for All-Optical Data Centre Virtualisation (Tu3L.3)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
An integrated software stack made up of extended OpenStack, OpenDaylight and custom OpenFlow agents enabling Virtual Data Centre deployment on an all-optical architecture employing hollow-core fibre, TDM fast switches and a circuit switched backplane.

E2E Transport API demonstration in hierarchical scenarios (Tu3L.4)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We validate the Transport API interoperability with a hierarchical orchestration layer. The demonstration shows the end-to-end provision of connections based on the topology and connectivity services of the Transport API.

Demonstration of a SDN-based Spectrum Monitoring of Elastic Optical Networks (Tu3L.5)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We demonstrate optical channel monitoring capabilities executed as SDN applications. To guarantee Quality of Transmission, diagnostic is performed by dynamically selecting the list of optical parameters to be monitored and by adjusting their polling rates.

APP Store Installed in ONOS-based Multi-layer and Multi-domain Transport SDN Platform with Novel TE Abstraction (Tu3L.7)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
An APP store is demonstrated over multi-layer and multi-domain transport software defined networks (T-SDN) platform, which is developed based on IETF ACTN standard. A novel traffic engineering (TE) abstraction method is used with different applications demonstrated.

Open and Disaggregated Multi-Layer Networks (Tu3L.8)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
Disaggregation of both packet and optical networks is driving innovation in transport networks. We demonstrate a proof of concept and detail our plans for a field trial in a major service provider.

Automation of Optical Provisioning on Multi-Vendor Metro Optical Platforms (Tu3L.9)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
This demonstration is going to automate provisioning of multivendor optical platforms supporting API based configurations, using transport interfaces such as NETCONF or REST.

Intent-Based In-flight Service Encryption in Multi-Layer Transport Networks (Tu3L.10)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We demonstrate multi-layer encrypted service provisioning via the ACINO orchestrator. ACINO combines a novel intent interface with an ONOS-based SDN orchestrator to facilitate encrypted services at IP, Ethernet and optical network layers.

Demonstration of NFV Content Delivery using SDN-enabled virtual infrastructures (Tu3L.11)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We will demonstrate the composition and operation of a virtual infrastructure (VI) for NFV content delivery. The demonstrated VI will be controlled through SDN controller. Furthermore, an infrastructure replanning mechanism will be also demonstrated

Software-Programmed Optical Networking with Integrated NFV Service Provisioning (Tu3L.12)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We showcase demonstrations of “program & compile” styled optical networking as well as open platforms & standards based NFV service provisioning using a proof-of-concept implementation of the Software-Programmed Networking Operating System (SPN OS).

Performance-assured Network Function Virtualization for Open and Disaggregated Optical Transport Systems (Tu3L.13)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
A performance-assured Network Function Virtualization (NFV) method for software-based packet processing on an open and disaggregated optical transport network systems will be demonstrated. Our technique improves NFV operations by leveraging cache memory allocation and monitoring.

An End-to-End Programmable Platform for Dynamic Service Creation in 5G Networks (Tu3L.14)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
We demonstrate how SDN and NFV can bring end-to-end programmability to heterogeneous technology domains including optical transport, radio and cloud networks, which can in turn be leveraged for agile and resource-optimized service creation.

A Multi-Operator Network Service Orchestration Prototype: The 5G Exchange (Tu3L.15)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM     SDN & NFV Demo Submission
In the context of the 5GEx Project, a Multi-domain Orchestrator is in charge of creating, deploying, and terminating Network Services spanning across multiple-operators. This live demo showcases the main functionalities of the 5GEx system.


Configuring monitoring entities through NETCONF and YANG in control and hierarchical management planes (W1D.2)
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM     Contributed Submission
This paper proposes a novel control and management scheme for elastic optical networks. YANG model for device configuration is presented and the scheme is demonstrated in a control plane testbed including hierarchical management plane.

Pre-programming resilience schemes upon failure through NETCONF and YANG (W1D.3)
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM     Contributed Submission
We propose and successfully implement a method to program resilience schemes (e.g., code adaptation) in a transponder controller. YANG models are proposed and demonstrated to configure actions and finite state machine in the transponder controller.

Field Trial of Data Analysis-based Autonomic Bandwidth Adjustment in Software Defined Multi-Vendor OTN Networks (W1D.4)
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM     Contributed Submission
To achieve cost-effective bandwidth provisioning, this paper proposes an autonomic bandwidth adjustment scheme based on data analysis of traffic load. The scheme is verified in field trial networks with commercial OTN equipment from three vendors.

Demonstration of Fast Cooperative Operations in Disaggregated Optical Node Systems (W1D.5)
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM     Contributed Submission
A node controller is addressed to ease operations such as alarm monitoring and path provisioning for the centralized controller. It is actually implemented on off-the-shelf servers to successfully perform fast protections in disaggregated optical nodes.


Segment Routing for Network Optimizations (W1H.1)
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM     Invited Submission
Segment Routing (SR) simplifies network design and operations, enabling opex reduction in networks. SR achieves this simplification through the increased utilization of available bandwith and elimination of distributed protocols such as LDP and RSVP-TE. Optimization around capacity during link failures with Tactical SR-TE, will be discussed.

Control Plane architectures for Flexi-Grid Networks (W1H.2)
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM     Invited Submission
Elastic optical networks are based on a flexible allocation of the spectrum and configurable transponders. The control architecture is key to unlock their potential. This paper presents the architectural choices, including GMPLS, SDN and TAPI.

Optical Physical Layer SDN, Enabling Physical Layer Programmability through Open Control Systems (W1H.3)
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM     Invited Submission
Software defined networking in the optical physical layer is complicated by transmission control used to both optimize performance and stabilize optical signals across multiple nodes. Different approaches are emerging to address these problems.

TDM based Optical Bypass for Intra-rack Elephant Flow with A DPDK Based Online Timeslot Allocator (W1H.4)
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM     Contributed Submission
An optical TDM system is experimentally demonstrated with sFlow based elephant flow detection and a DPDK based online timeslot allocator. With proposed timeslot allocation algorithm, allocator could have 383 Gbps throughput and continuous timeslots allocation.

Load and Nonlinearity Aware Resource Allocation in Elastic Optical Networks (W1H.5)
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM     Contributed Submission
We propose a novel routing and spectrum allocation solution for elastic all-optical networks based on load-aware nonlinear impairment estimation that significantly improves service acceptance ratio and spectrum utilization compared to nonlinearity assignment based on fixed-margins.


Bandwidth Variable Transmitter for Software Defined Networks (W1I.6)
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM     Invited Submission
We review the architecture of Bandwidth Variable Transmitter designed for Software Defined Networks. We focus on 10-100Gbit/s elastic coherent transmission performances and high speed switching time enabling SDN controlled zero packet loss operation.


End-to-End SDN/NFV Orchestration of Video Analytics Using Edge and Cloud Computing over Programmable Optical Networks (W3I.1)
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM     Contributed Submission
This paper proposes the introduction of SDN-enabled containers to support the deployment of SDN/NFV applications located at the network edge, which are able to trigger on-demand connectivity services. A video analytics use case is demonstrated.

An Application-Aware Multi-Layer Service Provisioning Algorithm based on Auxiliary Graphs (W3I.2)
01:15 PM - 01:30 PM     Contributed Submission
A novel application-aware multi-layer resource allocation algorithm is proposed. We demonstrate that it prevents the violation of application requirements (bandwidth, latency, availability, encryption), while keeping blocking probability lower than an existing algorithm.

High Performance SDN Hardware Architectures and Their Uses in the Evolving Transport Network (W3I.3)
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM     Invited Submission
L2/L3 forwarding requirements determine what Programmable ( SDN ) Networking means for transport networks. The end of Moore's law ( 16-7 nm silicon ) and optical channel capacity ( Shannon-Nyquist limits ) pose constraints on hardware architectures. We look at how programmable L2/L3 SDN maps to technology contrained physical architectures.

A Framework for Dynamic Multi-layer Resource Allocation in Application-Centric Networking (W3I.4)
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM     Contributed Submission
In an SDN-based network, connection requests are accommodated so that the network application requirements are met. We devise an approach where optical network resources can be allocated and released dynamically through an SDN orchestrator.

Cost-Efficient Multi-Layer Restoration to Address IP Router Outages in IP-over-EONs (W3I.5)
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM     Contributed Submission
We study how to address the IP router outages in an IP-over-EON with multi-layer restoration (MLR), and propose an auxiliary-graph (AG) based scheme that can minimize the additional OPEX of MLR with the help of the spectrum expansion capability of sliceable bandwidth-variable transponders (SBV-Ts).

Packet-Optical Integration and Trend Towards White Boxes (W3I.6)
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM     Invited Submission
Many implementations have been developed to integrate Packet (mostly IP) networks with underlying transport networks. The paper describes the benefits of packet-optical integration and an opportunity how to use the white box approach to realize the integration. Voyager as an example is described.


SDN/NFV Futures at Verizon (W4J.1)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM     Invited Submission
We provide a brief overview of Verizon’s initial SDN/NFV deployments and then describe future directions being evaluated and implemented to expand the SDN/NFV infrastructure’s usefullness. We will discuss ideas for implementing performance-sensitive VNFs, to include optical network elements, and using SDN/NFV to improve infrastructure security.

Efficient and Verifiable Service Function Chaining in NFV: Current Solutions and Emerging Challenges (W4J.2)
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM     Invited Submission
The ability to deploy Service Function Chains (SFC) efficiently and correctly is important in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures. This talk discusses the challenges and emerging solutions for scalable instantiation and verification of SFCs.

Service Chaining in Multi-Layer Networks using Segment Routing and Extended BGP FlowSpec (W4J.3)
04:30 PM - 04:45 PM     Contributed Submission
Effective service chaining enforcement along TE paths is proposed using Segment Routing and extended BGP Flowspec for micro-flows mapping. The proposed solution is experimentally evaluated with a deep packet inspection service supporting dynamic flow enforcement.

Optical Network as a Service for Service Function Chaining across Datacenters (W4J.4)
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM     Contributed Submission
We present the SPN OS, a Network-as-a-Service orchestration platform for NFV/SDN integrated service provisioning across multiple datacenters over packet/optical networks. Our prototype showcases template-driven service function chaining and high-level network programming-based optical networking.

On Efficient Incentive-Driven VNF Service Chain Provisioning with Mixed-Strategy Gaming in Broker-based EO-IDCNs (W4J.5)
05:00 PM - 05:15 PM     Contributed Submission
We propose to realize incentive-driven virtual network function service chain provisioning in broker-based elastic optical inter-datacenter networks with mixed-strategy gaming and design a heuristic to find the near-equilibrium solutions. Simulation results verify both the effectiveness and stability of the proposed approach.

Exploiting Time-Synchronized Operations in Software-defined Elastic Optical Networks (W4J.6)
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM     Contributed Submission
We propose and discuss NETCONF / OpenFlow implementations of timesynchronized operations, recently standardized in SDN, to minimize disruption time during lightpath reassignment in Elastic Optical Networks. 75% disruption time reduction is reported in our test scenario.


Dynamic Power Pre-adjustments with Machine Learning that Mitigate EDFA Excursions during Defragmentation (Th1J.2)
08:15 AM - 08:30 AM     Contributed Submission
We examine EDFA power excursions during three defragmentation methods of flexgrid super-channels. Using a machine learning approach, we demonstrate automatic and dynamic adjustments of pre-EDFA power levels, and show the mitigation of post-EDFA power discrepancy among channels by over 62%.

Experimental Assessment of Node and Control Architectures to Support the Observe-Analyze-Act Loop (Th1J.3)
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM     Contributed Submission
An architecture supporting the OAA loop is proposed. It consists on extending nodes and the domain controller with analytics capabilities for local and network-wide operation automation. The architecture is experimentally assessed through a use case.

Accurate Prediction of Quality of Transmission with Dynamically Configurable Optical Impairment Model (Th1J.4)
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM     Contributed Submission
We propose a dynamically configurable optical impairment model for a physical layer abstraction enabling physical parameters learning in multi-vendor networks. We experimentally demonstrate quality of transmission prediction in mesh networks with 0.6 dB Q-factor accuracy.

Investigation of Optical Impacts on Virtualization using SDN-enabled Transceiver and Optical Monitoring (Th1J.5)
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM     Contributed Submission
We propose a scheme to introduce real-time optical layer monitoring into optical network virtualization enabled by software defined networking. The optical layer factors that impact the virtualization are characterised and investigated using this scheme experimentally.

T-SDN Control Strategy for Expedited Connection Services using Physical Layer Impairment-Aware RSA (Th1J.6)
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM     Contributed Submission
Impairment-aware RSA requires extensive computations of physical layer non-linearities. We propose strategies that either avoid or minimize these extensive computations with minimal trade-offs on blocking performance. It enables T-SDN services with fast connection set-up time.

A Bayesian-based Approach for Virtual Network Reconfiguration in Elastic Optical Path Networks (Th1J.7)
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM     Contributed Submission
We investigate a Bayesian approach for VN reconfiguration in elastic optical networks. The approach identifies traffic condition from simple observations and selects VN suitable to the condition. Results show a fast converge of VN reconfiguration.

Field Trial of a Novel SDN Enabled Network Restoration Utilizing In-Depth Optical Performance Monitoring Assisted Re-Planning (Th1J.8)
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM     Contributed Submission
We experimentally demonstrate a monitoring scheme utilizing both intermediate node and receiver monitoring for network re-planning. Either modulation format switching or light-path re-routing is adopted for restoration. The recovered signal performs better compared with static planning.


Network Fault Protection Performance Enhancement by using Elastic Optical Path (Th3K.3)
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM     Invited Submission
The challenges of enhancing protection performance by improving the spectral efficiency of elastic optical networks are studied. Novel optical filter configuration, signal equalization, and spectral bandwidth assignment technologies are shown to reduce the guard band.


Routing and Regenerator Planning in a Carrier’s Core ROADM Network (Th4F.4)
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM     Invited Submission
Optimizing routing and regenerator planning in a carrier’s inter-city ROADM network provides significant savings. We describe how regenerator site planning and regenerator pre-deployment can be optimized for an inter-city IP over optical network.

Network Utilization Improvement Using Format-agnostic Multi-channel Wavelength Converters (Th4F.6)
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM     Contributed Submission
We demonstrate the effectiveness of multi-channel, format-agnostic, all-optical wavelength converters (AO-WCs) in improving network utilization. Simulations show doubled network utilization with significantly fewer AO-WCs and experiments confirm successful multi-channel conversions over full operating wavelength range.


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