• Event: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Program Review
  • Date: December 17-18, 2013
  • Location: National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program hosted the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Program Review at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.

Steering group
  • Vince Dattoria
  • Joseph Bryan Lyles
  • Robert Bonneau
  • Matthew Goodman
  • Kevin Thompson
  • Grant Miller
Organizing Committee
  • Kristin Rauschenbach
  • William Snow
  • Ron Hutchins
  • Roy Campbell
  • Eric Boyd
  • Inder Monga

Program Review Goals

The goals of this review are to bring together key individuals from academia, federal agencies, and the commercial sector to:

1. Identify the requirements, timing, and responsibilities needed, over the short term, to develop, deploy and operate a prototype multi-domain SDN network with:

  • Transparency and interoperation among SDN domains
  • Transparency and interoperation with the public Internet
  • Acceptable levels of cybersecurity and robustness
  • Technology development for Layer 1, 2, and 3 operations
  • Interdomain policy issues (control, identity management, information sharing, …)
  • Advanced network capabilities demonstration with SDN like quality-of-service, efficient equipment usage, and energy use reductions
  • Participation of commercial equipment providers to facilitate technology transfer
  • Development of new applications that leverage novel SDN capabilities

2. Identify needed research and development, over the longer term, to increase the capability of SDN networks to support user applications, and to better integrate SDN technologies with the public Internet and emerging cloud technologies

3. Provide a review report documenting recommendations for needed R&D, resources and collaboration to deploy and operate the prototype nationwide SDN network and to identify future SDN research needs