OFELIA - OpenFlow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications

Start: 01 September 2012
End: 30 September 2013
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Networks
Department: Optical Networks & Systems (ONS)
Code: Contract number: 258365
Web:  http://www.fp7-ofelia.eu
The project OFELIA (http://www.fp7-ofelia.eu ) creates a unique experimental facility that allows researchers to not only experiment “on” a test network but to control and extend the network itself precisely and dynamically. The OFELIA facility is based on OpenFlow, a currently emerging networking technology that allows virtualization and control of the network environment through secure and standardized interfaces

The CTTC Optical Networking Area has entered the OFELIA consortium via the second open call, proposing a stand-alone project on the topic of the integration of PCE and OpenFlow : The project aims at functionally enhance the OpenFlow control plane, by introducing new path computation architectures and related new network operating system applications. By formally decoupling the path computation function involved in the provisioning of connectivity services, the architecture will be able to offload computations to (optionally remote) dedicated servers and to perform load balancing, distributing path computation tasks amongst a pool of such servers. The main objective is to integrate the notion of (hierarchical) PCEs in the OpenFlow centralized control model. Special focus will be given at the use of the OpenFlow architecture and protocols for the control of Wavelength Swtiched Optical Networks and the newly deployed Elastic Optical Networks based on flexi-grid.

  • European Center for Information and Communication Technologies GmbH
  • University of São Paulo
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro (ITAV)
  • Lancaster University
  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
  • Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
  • ADVA Optical Networking SE
  • The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology
  • NEC Europe Ltd.
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Fundacio Privada i2CAT, Internet i Innovacio Digital a Catalunya
  • University of Essex
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Federal University of Uberlândia