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7-9 September 2016
The Technical and Innovation Centre
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sBGP: A hybrid SDN approach to interdomain routing

8 Sep 2016, 17:00
Main Auditorium (The Technical and Innovation Centre)

Main Auditorium

The Technical and Innovation Centre

University of Strathclyde 99 George Street Glasgow G1 1RD
Main Session


Mr Nicholas Hart (Lancaster University)


This presentation is based on my PhD thesis topic - ‘sBGP: A hybrid SDN approach to interdomain routing’. It places current SDN research work in the context of today’s challenges in core internet routing, starting with a _very_ quick introduction to the principles of SDN, then briefly introducing some current projects (ONF/Atrium, OpenDaylight) which are aimed at applying SDN principles to BGP/core routing, before moving onto discuss the practical limitations as well as limited ambition of these projects. I then move onto an outline of my proposal, including a discussion of previous work in the field, and an explanation of what I think are the novel aspects of my proposal. Finally, I outline some of the possible benefits of my approach and discuss the crucial practical question of how my work could be applied in large scale production networks. I hope to generate sufficient interest that I may be able to persuade one or more transit network operators to collaborate in my work.


About me: My name is Nicholas Hart, and I am a researcher and PhD student at Lancaster University. I am a mathematician and software engineer with a background in networks, having previously worked for equipment vendors such as Cascade/Ascend/Lucent and Redback Networks, and subsequently consulted for service providers such as BT and Vodafone.

A full version of the original PhD proposal can be found here (Note: there is now additional material not included in this paper, including a deeper analysis of other work in the field)

Primary author

Mr Nicholas Hart (Lancaster University)

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