Workshop on Optical Networks (2015)

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Venue: 1131, Kemper Hall (Map)




People who are interested in participating/speaking at the workshop, please contact Massimo Tornatore, tornator AT elet DOT polimi DOT it


Timeslot Speaker Topic
9:30 am - 9:40 amBiswanath MukherjeeWelcome and Introduction
9:40 am - 10:10 amBiswanath MukherjeeNetwork Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures
10:10 am - 10:40 amZuqing ZhuControl Plane Innovations for Multi-Domain Software-Defined Elastic Optical Networks
10:40 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amCarla RaffaelliProgrammable Optical Switching in Data Center
11:30 am - 12:00 pmLech WosinskiPromise of hybrid plasmonics for computer interconnects
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmAlessio GiorgettiSDN control plane applications in Elastic Optical Networks
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmPiero CastoldiSDN-based Segment Routing in Multi-layer Networks
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmLena WosinskaTBD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmShinsuke FujisawaEfficient and resilient spectrum slot utilization on elastic optical network
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMassmimo TornatoreOverview of research activities in the EU COMBO Project
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmXinbo WangDevelopment of Service Models for Wired-Wireless Convergence SDN
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmSedef SavasDisaster-Resilient Control Plane Design and Mapping in Software-Defined Networks
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmAbhishek GuptaOn Service-Chaining Strategies using Virtual Network Functions in Operator Networks

Presentations are 25 minutes each, followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Reception and Dinner

A reception will be held in the evening after the workshop, followed by dinner.

  • Time: 6:00 PM onwards.
  • Venue: Solano Park Community Center, 2500 Solano Park Circle, Davis, CA 95616. (Map)



Davis is very strategically localted and has easy access to some of the best travel destinations in the United States.

Other nearby attractions
  • Sacramento - California's capital has a host of cultural attractions, exquisite cuisines, rich heritage (Sacramento Old Town), seats of the California Government, and other popular destinations.
  • Lake Tahoe, Reno and High Sierra - Some of the most popular travel destinations in North America with breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear blue lakes, and high desert valleys. The region provides ample opportunities for activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc. in some of the best ski resorts in the country, as well some of the best casinos.
  • Wine Tasting: As two of the world's most famous wine country destinations, Napa Valley and Sonoma County provide an opportunity to visit premier wineries, stately redwoods, magnificent coastlines, and plenty of shopping. If there is enough interest, a winery tour including wine tasting will be organized by the workshop organizers. Please contact Massimo Tornatore, tornator AT elet DOT polimi DOT it, if you are interested.

Photos from Previous Years