Rooms: Amphiteatrum Gaston Planté, and the breaks in the Salon d'Honneur.


Tuesday, March 15

Keynote Session I

On the Design of Reliable Virtual Networks

9:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker: Raouf Boutaba, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada.

Session chair: Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France.

Session A: Network Design

10:45 - 12:15

Session chair: Sourour Elloumi (ENSIEE, France).

Session B: QoS and SLA in Resilient Networks

13:30 - 15:00

Session chair: Dimitri Papadimitriou (Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium).

Tutorial Session
Resilience in SDN and NFV: How to divide state from stateless.

15:30 - 17:00

Tutorial Speaker: Hagen Woesner, BISDN, Germany.

Session chair: Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


Social Event: Visit to the CNAM Museum

17:00 - 18:00


Social Event: Welcome Reception

18:00 - 21:00

Room: Salon d'Honneur


Wednesday, March 16

Keynote Session II

Resilience & 5G Slicing: Some Control and Liabilities Issues

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker: Emmanuel Dotaro, Thales Communications and Services, France.

Session chair: Stefano Secci, UPMC, France.

Session C: Large-Scale Disaster Resilience

10:30 - 12:30

Session chair: Maurice Gagnaire (Telecom ParisTech, France).

  • Progressive Datacenter Recovery over Optical Core Networks after a Large-Scale Disaster
    Sifat Ferdousi (Univ. of California, Davis, USA); Ferhat Dikbiyik (Sakarya Univ., Turkey); Massimo Tornatore (Politecnico di Milano, Italy & Univ. of California, Davis, USA); Biswanath Mukherjee (Univ. of California, Davis, USA)

  • Multi-vendor Interconnection-based Emergency Optical Networks Design with Optimal Placement of Portable EDFAs in Disaster Recovery
    Sugang Xu (NICT, Japan); Noboru Yoshikane (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan); Masaki Shiraiwa (NICT, Japan); Takehiro Tsuritani (KDDI, Japan); Hiroaki Harai, Yoshinari Awaji and Naoya Wada (NICT, Japan)

  • Creating Network Resilience Against Disasters Using Service Level Agreements
    M. Todd Gardner (UMKC & Federal Aviation Administration, USA); Yufei Cheng (Univ. of Kansas, USA); Rebecca May and Cory Beard (UMKC, USA); James P. G. Sterbenz (Univ. of Kansas, USA & Lancaster Univ., UK); Deep Medhi (UMKC, USA).

  • A Network Planning and Management Tool for Mitigating the Impact of Spatially Correlated Failures in Infrastructure Networks
    Arun Das and Arunabha Sen (Arizona State Univ., USA); Chunming Qiao (State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA); Nasir Ghani (Univ. of South Florida, USA); Nathalie Mitton (Inria, France)

Session D: Design of Resilient Optical Networks

14:00 - 15:30

Session chair: Deep Medhi (UMKC, USA).

Poster Session

15:30 - 16:30

Session chair: Marco Casazza (UPMC, France).

  • Cross-Layer Geodiverse Protocol Stack for Resilient Multipath Transport and Routing using OpenFlow
    Yufei Cheng, Truc Anh N. Nguyen, Md. Moshfequr Rahman and Siddharth Gangadhar (Univ. of Kansas, USA); James P. G. Sterbenz (Univ. of Kansas, USA, & Lancaster Univ., UK).

  • On the Interplay between Topological Network Design and Diameter Constrained Reliability
    Franco Robledo, Pablo Gabriel Romero and María Saravia (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)

  • Bitrate Guarantees Strategies for Customer Virtual Networks Dynamic Reconfiguration
    Adrian Asensio, Marc Ruiz, Luis Velasco (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, Spain)

  • Convergent and Reliable Hybrid Home Networks
    Abdesselem Kortebi and Olivier Bouchet (Orange Labs, France); Anil Mengi (Devolo AG, Germany); Helmut Lucht (Devolo, Germany); Marcin Brzozowski (IHP, Germany); Oliver Maye (IHP GmbH, Germany); Pavel Celeda and Jan Pazdera (Invea-Tech, Czech Republic)

Panel Session

Network Disaster Management and Recovery

16:30 - 18:00

Panel Speakers: Maurizio Casoni (Univ. of Modena, Italy), Chidung Lac (Orange Labs, France), Hiroshi Saito (NTT, Japan), Dominique Verchere (Nokia Bell Labs, France), Xinheng (Henry) Wang (Univ. West Scotland, UK).

Panel moderator: Dominique Verchere (Nokia Bell Labs, France)


Social Event: Downtown Promenade

18:00 - 20:00

Promenade Shepherd: Prosper Chemouil (Orange Labs, France).


Social Dinner


Place: La Bouteille d'Or Restaurant, 9 Quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, France.

Thursday, March 17

Keynote Session III

Coding and computation in distributed storage for dynamic networks

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker: Muriel Médard, MIT, USA.

Session chair: Eric Gourdin, Orange Labs, France.

Session E: Resilient Content Distribution and Cloud Networks

10:30 - 12:30

Session chair: Jérémie Leguay (Huawei, France).

Session F: Resilient Programmable and Virtual Networks

14:00 - 15:30

Session chair: Prosper Chemouil (Orange Labs, France).

Closing Session: Best Paper Awards and Closing Ceremony

15:30 - 16:00


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