Software Defined Networking (SDN) Workshop

One-day workshop conducted by Google, CSIRO and UNSW

When:Friday 25 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Where:Room 343A, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (G17), University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia.
Cost:$100 for academic staff/students, and $200 for non-academic (industry) personnel (please use this link for online payments; please leave the "Voucher code" blank).
Registration: Registration is automatic when you do the online payment using the link above. Please contact Nelly Taubman by email at or by phone at +61 2 9385 6051 if you have problems.
Prerequisite: Participants are expected to be familiar with SDN/OpenFlow concepts, and have some familiarity with programming and networking technologies.
Program: Please see below for the (evolving) program, and if possible please join us for dinner that evening at a restaurant in Darling Harbour TBD.


What is this workshop about?

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm for computer networking which provides separation of control and data forwarding planes in network equipment, vendor-independent interfaces (API) between these two planes, and virtualizes the underlying network. SDN breaks with conventional network/device architecture by removing complexity from hardware and adding flexible external control in software, enabling everything from massive datacenter fabrics for cloud/HPC to high performance WAN.

This one-day workshop includes presentations on current and potential use-cases for SDN, small-scale demonstrations of working SDN innovations, and short exercises designed to give you a sense of the power of SDN.

The objectives of this workshop are to foster an SDN community in the Australia / New Zealand region that can work towards development of a large multi-domain SDN test-bed for the testing and deployment of innovative SDN ideas. This workshop is also the first of many events that bring together researchers (e.g. academics) and practitioners (e.g. network oeprators) to jointly take SDN from concept to reality.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop should be of interest to:

Workshop agenda:

Organisers: A/Prof. Vijay Sivaraman of UNSW and Dr. Craig Russell of CSIRO.