9:00-10:00 Welcome and Keynote Speech

Session Chair: Jun Bi, Tsinghua University

Title: The Rise of Open Source Software in Networking

Keynote Speaker: Colin Dixon (Chair of OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee / Principal Engineer, Brocade)

Keynote Speaker Bio: Colin Dixon is the Chair of OpenDaylight's Technical Steering Committee and a Principal Engineer at Brocade. In both roles, he focuses on leveraging open source software to build innovative networking solutions. Beyond that, he is active in open standards bodies including the Open Networking Foundation, where he has won two outstanding technical contributor awards for his contributions to Table Type Patterns that support using OpenFlow with diverse hardware. Colin is also a researcher focusing on distributed systems, networking, operating systems and security with over a dozen published academic papers. He holds a PhD in networking and distributed systems from the University of Washington. You can find more information at his website or follow him on twitter @colin_dixon.

Keynote Speech abstract: In the past decade, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) had dashed from being a set of nascent academic ideas (SANE, Ethane, and 4D) to being a significant and growing part of the networking industry complete with multi-billion dollar acquisitions and mature shipping products. Although not an obvious requirement, in practice this has been largely achieved through open source software providing an opportunity for the broader community—including academics—to participate and shape the future of networking in a direct way. The same software being used in production deployments is actively and openly developed from softswitches (Open vSwitch, LINC, Snabb) to controllers (OpenDaylight, Floodlight, Ryu, ONOS), to hardware and firmware (Facebook's Wedge/FBOSS, SAI, Open Network Linux, Broadcom's OF-DPA).
This talk will cover the rise of open source software in networking with a focus on OpenDaylight. In particular, I will talk about the implications of this shift how networking products are built, how they are consumed, who can influence them, as well as potential concerns around security and challenging research problems in SDN.

10:00-10:30 Break.
10:30-12:00 Paper Session I: Frameworks and Architectures for SDN

Session Chair: Jun Bi, Tsinghua University

12:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-15:30 Paper Session II: Mechanisms and Techniques for SDN

Session Chair: Andreas Voellmy, Yale University

15:30-16:00 Break.
16:00-17:00 Panel (jointly with ICNP 2015 NICE Workshop)