- We are organising the SDN mega-event with speakers from ONF, Optus, Telstra, Megaport, IIX, ESNet, AARNet, and many more. Please visit web-site to register.
- Vijay has been appointed as a Research Associate of the ONF.
- Our paper titled "Broadband Fast-Lanes with Two-Sided Control: Design, Evaluation and Economics" has been accepted at IEEE/ACM IWQoS.
- We hosted an SDN meet-up at Fishburners in Sydney in which Hugh Macready and Luke Exton talked about making SDN practical.
- We hosted an SDN meet-up in Melbourne in which Martin Foster talked about SDN at PacNet.
- Our paper titled "Pricing User-Sanctioned Dynamic Fast-Lanes Driven by Content Providers" has been accepted into IEEE Infocom Smart Data Pricing (SDP) workshop.
- We hosted an SDN meet-up in which David Wilde talked about SDN initiatives at AARNet and globally.
- I am back in Australia from my sabbatical in California!
- Our paper titled "Comparing Edge and Host Traffic Pacing in Small Buffer Networks" has been accepted to appear in Computer Networks (Elsevier) journal.
- I am proud to say that Thivya Kandappu received her PhD degree on 11 Nov.
- We received an ARC-LIEF grant to build an SDN test-bed spanning 10 organisations in Australia. Construction of this test-bed will commence in 2015.
- We presented our paper titled "An Experimental Study of Security and Privacy Risks with Emerging Household Appliances" at IEEE M2Msec workshop co-located with IEEE CNS in San Francisco. This also led to an invitation on Katherine Albrecht's radio show.
- Our paper titled "Securing First-Hop Data Provenance for Bodyworn Devices using Wireless Link Fingerprints" has been accepted into the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, to appear in Dec 2014.
- I have left for my sabbatical at HP in Palo Alto, California, working on SDN. I will return to UNSW in Jan 2015.
- We held an SDN meet-up on 24 Jul at premises of Luma Networks, attended by about 20 professionals. Our ANZ-SDN alliance is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald IT Pro Section of 25 July.
- The ANZ-SDN alliance launch event had 35 attendees from 20 organisations. Talks focused on early deployment experiences and risks, and demos showcased WAN-routing and Home-Networking use-cases of SDN. We have video-taped the talks, and hope to put them up on YouTube soon.
- Two of our papers "Personalising Pollution Exposure Estimates Using Wearable Activity Sensors" and "Mobile Crowdsourcing Older People’s Opinions to Enhance Liveability in Regional City Centres" have been presented at ISSNIP 2014 in Singapore. Slides for the talks are available under the publications link above.
- We have founded an SDN alliance called anzSDN, with the aim of fostering an SDN community in the Australia New Zealand region. The preliminary charter and membership information can be found at the alliance web-site.
- Our paper "Loki: A Privacy-Conscious Platform for Crowdsourced Surveys" received the Best Paper Award at COMSNETS in Bangalore, India. This paper develops a platform for privacy-aware crowd-sourcing of data. Our platform and mobile app are avaiable here. Slides for the talk are available here.
- We presented our paper "Virtualizing the Access Network via Open APIs" at ACM CoNEXT in Santa Barbara, California, USA. This paper develops APIs, powered by SDN, that allow a content provider (Netflix, Dropbox, etc.) to dynamically provision capacity on the ISP-operated access link to better control quality of experience. Talk slides are available here.
- We presented our paper "User Control of Quality of Experience in Home Networks using SDN" at IEEE ANTS in Chennai, India. This paper shows how SDN APIs can allow home users to customise their Internet experience. Talk slides are available here.
We organised an SDN workshop at UNSW. It was attended by over 20 people, representing 8 Universities in Australia / New Zealand, and commercial entities including iiNet, AATNet, Google, PWC, etc. The main action items are to set up an SDN Alliance in ANZ comprising developers and end-users, and to build a large test-bed for SDN experimentation in ANZ.