Wykład o sieciach definiowanych programowo

2014-05-05 22:15
Wykład Stephena Weinsteina pt. "Software-Defined Network, Then and Now"

W piątek, 9 maja, będziemy goscić w Katedrze Telekomunikacji  wybitną osobowość - Stephena Weinsteina, który wygłosi referat pt. Software-Defined Network, Then and Now w D-6/201 o godz. 14.
Zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych!
Abstract: The Software-Defined Network has only recently become a "hot" topic, but many network elements have long been software controlled and managed, and the concept of defining the functions and performance of a network through programming interfaces has been known for many years.  In the late 1990s, the IEEE P1520 Working Group on Programmable Network Interfaces formulated an extensive model for application programming interfaces (APIs) that would facilitate the application of software developed by a wide range of software vendors to network systems such as switches, routers, and network management entities.  Around the same time, object-based platforms such as CORBA were also applied to network control and management. 
The objectives were to encourage competition and innovation in network software that might benefit both network operators and end users who could, for example, program customized communication infrastructures and capabilities for different subsets of their user populations.  These efforts failed to generate sufficient industry interest, in part because vendors of network equipment were unwilling, at that time,  to accept open APIs for third-party software. This talk provides an overview of the P1520 and other relatively early initiatives toward software-defined networks, and explores the differences between those efforts and the current SDN activities from both technical and business perspectives.

Stephen B. Weinstein (Steve) received his SB, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley respectively.   After a long career with Bell Laboratories, American Express, Bellcore (Telcordia), and NEC Research Labs America, he is now semi-retired, a part-time consultant to patent law firms and the communications industry.  
Steve is best known for early research and development on data-driven echo cancellation and generation of OFDM signals using the fast Fourier transform, but has worked in multimedia communications and other areas as well. He received the 2006 Eduard Rhein Foundation (Germany) basic research prize for his fundamental OFDM work. He is the author of Getting the Picture: A Guide to CATV and the New Electronic Media (IEEE Press, 1984), co-author of the textbook Data Communication Principles (Plenum, 1992), the author of The Multimedia Internet (Springer, 2005), an overview of the technologies supporting audio/video media on the Internet, and co-author of the ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2012).
Steve is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a past member of the IEEE Board of Directors, and was 2011-12 Vice-Chair of the IEEE Awards Board. He is a past President (1996-97) of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), was an early founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine, and is current Chair of ComSoc's Communications History Committee.  He is the 2012-2015 Chair of the CIC-IEEE China Communications magazine steering committee, and a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE-CIC International Conference on Communications in China. He was Program Chair of the October, 2013 IEEE COMCAS conference in Tel-Aviv, Israel.