The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2018 Open Platform Summit: SDN/NFV Demo Zone

2018 Open Platform Summit: SDN/NFV Demo Zone

Organizers: Ramon Casellas, CTTC, Spain; Ilya Baldin, RENCI/UNC Chapel Hill, USA; Loukas Paraschis, Infinera, USA; Noboru Yoshikane, KDDI Research, Japan

Open Platforms for Optical Innovation

In the first session of the Open Platform Summit, invited speakers will provide an overview of key frameworks, architectures and projects within the trend of using open hardware and software platforms for designing, deploying and operating large-scale networks and complex commercial environments, showcasing the benefits behind the concepts of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

The session presentations will be technology oriented, and will include both the point of view of the operator/user of the platform and that of the system vendor / integrator. For the former, focus will be on key benefits such as reduction of operational expenses and automation of network control or service provisioning. For the latter, the target is to provide an overview of key projects, including relevant architectural elements and main drivers and innovation opportunities.


Victor López, Telefónica, Spain
The OSM Way Towards Open NFV Orchestration

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Facebook, USA
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

Martin Birk, AT&T, USA
Open ROADM MSA Introduction and Progress

Gert Grammel, Juniper, USA and Stefan Melin, Telia Company, Sweden
TIP-PSE: Planning Open Optical Line Systems

SDN/NFV Demo Zone

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 see technical achievements in greater detail and will facilitate vivid discussions with attendees. Presenters will be available for the duration of the session to answer questions and to perform the demo upon request. Demonstrations can be carried out multiple times during the session.

See the demonstrations.


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