SDN & NFV Demonstrations
Criteria for Demo Selection
Organizers: Ramon Casellas, CTTC, Spain
; Daniel King, University of Lancaster, UK
Noboru Yoshikane, KDDI Research, Japan
, Ilya Baldin, RENCI/UNC Chapel Hill, USA
Using open hardware and software platforms for designing, deploying and operating large-scale networks is increasingly seen as a viable strategy for large and complex commercial environments. Most recently, the concepts of open hardware and software are being used within the optical infrastructure domain, and this trend is expected to facilitate innovation, design, adoption and control of future optical infrastructure.
Open hardware initiatives, including the Open Compute Platform, Telecom Infrastructure Project, Open ROADM Multi-Source Agreement, Central Office Rearchitected as Datacenter and Open Platform for NFV are defining open hardware platforms and reference implementations. To facilitate their control and operation, software projects such as OpenStack, OpenDayLight, Open Network Operating System, Open Platform for NFV, Open Source Mano and OpenConfig, are providing extensible frameworks and software tools.
Numerous proof-of-concept implementations and distributions across various research projects and early stage commercial initiatives, have demonstrated that rapid innovation is possible on basis of open hardware, interfaces, and software. Increasingly, these implementations and distributions will have to support the growing need for open optical hardware platforms.
The Open Platform Summit will discuss recent trends on open platforms and its applications to the optical networking space. It will comprise two technical sessions; the first session will have invited talks to introduce the audience to the topic area. The second session will comprise interactive table-top SDN & NFV demos selected from proposal submitted through the OFC system.
The OFC Open Platform Summit (OPS) Session II, "SDN & NFV Demo Zone", will provide the OFC audience with the opportunity to see live demonstrations and prototypes of collaborative research projects, pre-commercial products and proof-of-concept implementations in the SDN and NFV space.
Live demonstrations are an opportunity to present technical achievements in greater detail and should facilitate vivid discussions with attendees. Authors must remain in the vicinity of the demo stand / table for the duration of the session to answer questions and to perform the demo upon request. Demonstrations may need to be carried out multiple times during the session.
Questions regarding the OPS demo submission and review process can be directed to the Technical Papers Staff at email@example.com at any time.
Demo proposals will undergo a selection process conducted by the Open Platform Summit chairs and the N2 and N3 SC chairs. Main criteria for the selection of a demo are:
- The demo proposal summary abstract paper should explain the objective and contents of the demo, and detail its configuration and main elements. The abstract should and focus on a relevant SDN and/or NFV use case and report on how the demonstration makes use of open software and related platforms and, if applicable, how these platforms have been extended for the purposes of the demo
- Live demonstrations are preferred. Pre-recorded videos and other material can be used as support/backup material but should not be the main technical content of the demonstration.
- Demonstrations should be based on technical achievements and prototypes at a research and pre-commercial stage (i.e. no product demonstrations are allowed - they have their place on the show floor).
- Given the nature of OFC, demo proposals should preferably include an optical networking aspect (core, metro, access or data center related).
- Demonstrations should preferably Involve at least two different partners.
All technical information contained in the demo proposal summary must be approved for public distribution by all controlling organizations prior to submission. OFC is a public forum for the exchange of information. For all reasonable questions (including technical detail), presenters are encouraged to have answers approved for distribution prior to the presentation. Authors not interested in discussing their work with attendees in a conference setting are encouraged to submit their work to other forums.
Authors will be notified of the evaluation decisions by 16 December.