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ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN 2014)

Co-located with ACM SIGCOMM’14
August 22, 2014
Chicago, IL.

Technical Program

  • 8:15am – 8:30am Opening

    Session Chair: Aditya Akella and Albert Greenberg

  • 8:30am – 9:30am Full talks #1: SDN Architecture and Infrastructure

    Session Chair: Marco Canini, UCL, Belgium

  • Paper

    ONOS: Towards an Open, Distributed SDN OS

    Bob Lantz; Brian O'Connor; Jonathan Hart; Pankaj Berde; Pavlin Radoslavov; Masayoshi Kobayashi; Toshio Koide; Yuta Higuchi; Matteo Gerola; William Snow; Guru Parulkar

  • Paper

    ClosedFlow: OpenFlow-like Control over Proprietary Devices

    Ryan Hand; Eric Keller

  • Paper

    Application-aware Data Plane Processing in SDN

    Hesham Mekky; Fang Hao; Sarit Mukherjee; Zhi-Li Zhang; T V Lakshman

  • Paper

    Don't Call Them Middleboxes, Call Them Middlepipes

    Hani Jamjoom; Upendra Sharama; Dan Williams

  • 9:30am – 10:15am Lightning talks #1

    Session Chair: Jeff Mogul, Google, USA

  • Paper

    OpenVirteX: Make Your Virtual SDNs Programmable

    Ali Al-Shabibi; Marc De Leenheer; Matteo Gerola; Ayaka Koshibe; Elio Salvadori; Guru Parulkar; Bill Snow

  • Paper

    Five Nines of Southbound Reliability in Software-Defined Networks

    Francisco J. Ros; Pedro M. Ruiz

  • Paper

    tinyNBI: Distilling an API from essential OpenFlow abstractions

    C. Jasson Casey; Andrew Sutton; Alex Sprintson

  • Paper

    ProCel: Smart Traffic Handling for a Scalable Software EPC

    Kanthi Nagaraj; Sachin Katti

  • Paper

    A Resource Delegation Framework for Software Defined Networks

    Ilya Baldin; Shu Huang; Rajesh Gopidi

  • Paper

    Using SDN To Facilitate Precisely Timed Actions On Real-Time Data Streams

    Thomas Edwards; Warren Belkin

  • 10:15am – 10:30am Coffee

  • 10:30am – 11:05am Lightning talks #2

    Session Chair: Eric Keller, Univ. of Colorado, USA

  • Paper

    Flow-level State Transition as a New Switch Primitive for SDN

    Masoud Moshref; Apoorv Bhargava; Adhip Gupta; Minlan Yu; Ramesh Govindan

  • Paper

    Towards Systematic Detection and Resolution of Network Control Conflicts

    Dennis Volpano; Xin Sun; Geoffrey Xie

  • Paper

    ESPRES: Transparent SDN Update Scheduling

    Peter Peresini; Maciej Kuzniar; Marco Canini; Dejan Kostic

  • Paper

    Testing Stateful and Dynamic Data Planes with FlowTest

    Seyed Kaveh Fayazbakhsh; Vyas Sekar

  • Paper

    Distributed and Collaborative Traffic Monitoring in Software Defined Networks

    Ye Yu; Chen Qian; Xin Li

  • 11:05am – 12:05pm Full talks #2: Security, Correctness, Debugging

    Session Chair: Bob Lantz, ON.Lab, USA

  • Paper

    An Assertion Language for Debugging SDN Applications

    Ryan Beckett; X. Kelvin Zou; Shuyuan Zhang; Sharad Malik; Jennifer Rexford; David Walker

  • Paper

    FlowGuard: Building Robust Firewalls for Software-Defined Networks

    Hongxin Hu; Wonkyu Han; Gail-Joon Ahn; Ziming Zhao

  • Paper

    Fleet: Defending SDNs from Malicious Administrators

    Stephanos Matsumoto; Samuel Hitz; Adrian Perrig

  • Paper

    Towards Correct Network Virtualization

    Soudeh Ghorbani; Brighten Godfrey

  • 12:05pm-1:30pm Lunch

  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm Lightning talks #3

    Session Chair: Anees Shaikh, Google, USA

  • Paper

    Using MAC Addresses as Efficient Routing Labels in Data Centers

    Arne Schwabe; Holger Karl

  • Paper

    Provable Data Plane Connectivity with Local Fast Failover

    Michael Borokhovich; Liron Schiff; Stefan Schmid

  • Paper

    Optimizing Rules Placement in OpenFlow Networks: Trading Routing for Better Efficiency

    Xuan-Nam NGUYEN; Damien SAUCEZ; Chadi BARAKAT; Thierry TURLETTI

  • Paper

    Pratyaastha: An Efficient Elastic Distributed SDN Control Plane

    Anand Krishnamurthy; Shoban P. Chandrabose; Aaron Gember-Jacobson

  • Paper

    A Compressive Method for Maintaining Forwarding States in SDN Controller

    Ying Zhang; Sriram Natarajan; Xin Huang; Neda Beheshti; Ravi Manghirmalani

  • Paper

    SDN traceroute: Tracing SDN Forwarding without Changing Network Behavior

    Kanak Agarwal; Eric Rozner; Colin Dixon; John Carter

  • 2:15pm-3:15pm Full talks #3: Efficiency, Scalability

    Session Chair: Aditya Akella, UW-Madison, USA

  • Paper

    Flow Caching for High Entropy Packet Fields

    Nick Shelly; Ethan Jackson; Teemu Koponen; Nick McKeown; Jarno Rajahalme

  • Paper

    Shadow MACs: Scalable Label-switching for Commodity Ethernet

    Kanak Agarwal; Colin Dixon; Eric Rozner; John Carter

  • Paper

    CAB: A Reactive Wildcard Rule Caching System for Software-Defined Networks

    Bo Yan; Yang Xu; Hongya Xing; Kang Xi; H. Jonathan Chao

  • Paper

    Enabling Layer 2 Pathlet Tracing through Context Encoding in Software-Defined Networking

    Hui Zhang; Cristian Lumezanu; Junghwan Rhee; Nipun Arora; Qiang Xu; Guofei Jiang

  • 3:15-3:30pm Coffee

  • 3:30-4:30pm Full talks #4: New abstractions, Update Mechanisms

    Session Chair: Dejan Kostic, KTH Royal Inst. of Tech., Sweden

  • Paper

    Infinite CacheFlow in Software-Defined Networks

    Naga Katta; Omid Alipourfard; Jennifer Rexford; David Walker

  • Paper

    Compiling Path Queries in Software-Defined Networks

    Srinivas Narayana; Jennifer Rexford; David Walker

  • Paper

    Incremental Update for a Compositional SDN Hypervisor

    Xin Jin; Jennifer Rexford; David Walker

  • Paper

    Compiling Minimum Incremental Update for Modular SDN Languages

    Xitao Wen; Chunxiao Diao; Xun Zhao; Yan Chen; Li Erran Li; Bo Yang; Kai Bu

  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Poster session

  • Paper

    Real Time Alpha-fairness Based Traffic Engineering

    Bill McCormick; Frank Kelly; Patrice Plante; Paul Gunning; Peter Ashwood-Smith

  • Paper

    SoftMoW: A Dynamic and Scalable Software Defined Architecture for Cellular WANs

    Mehrdad Moradi; Li Erran Li; Z. Morley Mao

  • Paper

    ReversePTP: A Software Defined Networking Approach to Clock Synchronization

    Tal Mizrahi; Yoram Moses

  • Paper

    Sloth: SDN-enabled Activity-based Virtual Machine Deployment

    Thomas Knauth; Pradeep Kiruvale; Matti Hiltunen; Christof Fetzer

  • Paper

    FlowQoS: QoS for the Rest of Us

    M. Said Seddiki; Muhammad Shahbaz; Sean Donovan; Sarthak Grover; Miseon Park; Nick Feamster; Ye-Qiong Song

  • Paper

    A Secure Computation Framework for SDNs

    Nachikethas A. Jagadeesan; Ranjan Pal; Kaushik Nadikuditi; Yan Huang; Minlan Yu; Elaine Shi

  • Paper

    Enforcing RPKI-Based Routing Policy on the Data Plane at an Internet Exchange

    Josh Bailey; Dean Pemberton; Andy Linton; Cristel Pelsser; Randy Bush

  • Paper

    Flow-Based Load Balancing in Multipathed Layer-2 Networks using OpenFlow and Multipath-TCP

    Michael Bredel; Zdravko Bozakov; Artur Barczyk; Harvey Newman

  • Paper

    SDLoad: An Extensible Framework for SDN Workload Generation

    Nicolas Laurent; Stefano Vissicchio; Marco Canini

  • Paper

    Towards a Scalable and Near-Sighted Control Plane Architecture for WiFi SDNs

    Julius Schulz-Zander; Nadi Sarrar; Stefan Schmid

  • Paper

    Access Control for SDN Controllers

    Felix Klaedtke; Ghassan Karame; Roberto Bifulco; Heng Cui

  • Paper

    Generating Consistent Updates for Software-Defined Network Configurations

    Yifei Yuan; Franjo Ivancic; Cristian Lumezanu; Shuyuan Zhang; Aarti Gupta

  • Paper

    Towards a Novel and Optimal Packet Identifier Design for SDN

    Michael O'Neill; Andrew Wells; Xin Sun

  • Paper

    OFf: Bugspray for Openflow

    Ramakrishnan Durairajan; Joel Sommers; Paul Barford

  • Paper

    SOLuTIoN: SDN-based OpticaL TraffIc steering for NFV

    Ming Xia; Meral Shirazipour; Ying Zhang; Howard Green; Attila Takacs

  • Paper

    A Cross-Layer SDN Control Plane for Optical Multicast-Featured Datacenters

    Yiting Xia; T. S. Eugene Ng

  • Paper

    NetRevert: Rollback Recovery in SDN

    Ying Zhang; Neda Beheshti; Ravi Manghirmalani

  • Paper

    Ranges and Cross-Entrance Consistency with OpenFlow

    Yehuda Afek; Anat Bremler-Barr; Liron Schiff

  • Paper

    Tolerating SDN Application Failures with LegoSDN

    Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran; Theophilus Benson

  • Paper

    Radio Visor : A Slicing Plane for Radio Access Networks

    Aditya Gudipati; Li Erran Li; Sachin Katti

  • Paper

    A Programmable and Scalable OpenFlow Switch using Heterogeneous SoC Platforms

    Shijie Zhou; Weirong Jiang; Viktor K. Prasanna

Call for Papers

Software Defined Networking (SDN) refactors the relationship between network devices and the software that controls them. Opening up the interfaces to programming the network enables more flexible and predictable network control, and makes it easier to extend the network with new functionality. SDN is being employed in a large and growing number of experimental and production settings spanning campus networks, telcos, clouds, and online service provider networks. A variety of new applications have been developed, including network virtualization, responsive traffic engineering, dynamic access control, seamless mobility support, etc.

HotSDN aims to bring together industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short papers. Such papers could, for example, present new ideas for designing switch hardware and APIs that offer greater flexibility without compromising performance; describe new software platforms for better control and management of software defined networks; shed light on experiences deploying software defined networks in the wild; describe novel SDN use cases; present novel ideas for inter-operating SDNs with legacy equipment; and so on.

Topics of Interest

We encourage submission of short previously unpublished papers on Software Defined Networking. We particularly encourage position papers and radical ideas that challenge state-of-the-art in SDN.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • SDN applications to home, wireless, cellular, enterprise, data-center, and backbone networks
  • SDN applications to network management, monitoring, security, etc.
  • Security of SDN infrastructure
  • Virtualization in SDNs
  • Switch designs for SDN
  • Application programming interfaces for SDNs
  • Control and management software for SDNs
  • Programming languages, verification techniques, and tools for SDNs
  • Performance evaluation of SDN switches and controllers
  • Experiences deploying SDN technology and applications in operational networks
  • Transitioning existing networks to SDN
  • Placement and factoring of SDN control logic
  • SDN-like control applied to other settings, e.g., transport, physical layer, wireless, etc.


Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt ACM format. Please see the workshop webpage for further guidelines.

Important Dates

  • March 18, 2014

    Abstract registration

  • March 25, 2014

    Submissions due

  • April 30, 2014


  • June 18, 2014

    Camera ready versions due

  • August 22, 2014

    Workshop date


  • PC Co-Chairs
  • Aditya Akella


  • Albert Greenberg


  • Program Committee
  • Najam Ahmad


  • Paul Barford


  • Marco Canini


  • Diego Crupnicoff


  • Dan Daly


  • Dinesh Dutt


  • Tom Edsall


  • Ali Ghodsi


  • Arjun Guha


  • Ariel Hendel


  • Vimalkumar Jeyakumar


  • Sachin Katti


  • Eric Keller


  • Teemu Koponen


  • Dejan Kostic

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology

  • TV Lakshman

    Bell Labs

  • Dave Maltz


  • Jeff Mogul


  • Pere Monclus


  • Guru Parulkar


  • Vyas Sekar


  • Anees Shaikh


  • Hakim Weatherspoon


  • Minlan Yu


Submission instructions

Each submission must be a single PDF file no longer than six (6) pages in length (in two-column, 10-point format) including references, following the sig-alternate-10pt LaTeX style file. Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission site. Papers must include the author name and affiliation for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Publication at HotSDN is not intended to preclude later publication. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.