Summer School

The summer school on flow-based switching and the OpenFlow technology was jointly organized by the EU FP7 projects OFELIA and CHANGE. The event took place in Berlin between November 7 and November 11, directly after the Internet Measurement Conference 2011 (November 2-4, also in Berlin). Overall, we hosted more than 54 PhD students and researchers, from the US, South America, and Europe.

The program comprised presentations by well-known international experts. The topics of the tutorials covered Future Internet topics and  network virtualization, including virtualization of the optical layer. Moreover, NetFPGA tutorials focused on OpenFlow as seen by researchers, hardware vendors, and network operators. An important part of the summer school were also poster sessions where students and other researchers presented their research ideas, received feedback and initialized detailed discussion about the several specific topics.

According to the feedback we received from the participants and the presenters, the summer school was a great success. The competitive program and the diversity of the presentations attracted many people from different communities, universities, and backgrounds.

Due to space constraints, we unfortunately had to reject some very interested contributions from additional students. The majority of the participants were not members of the OFELIA or CHANGE projects, but wanted to learn about the projects and OpenFlow technologies in general.

A detailed summary of the program including some pictures from the talks is available on the Summer School website:

Information about the posters titles, authors and abstracts is also available on the Summer School website:



The objective of the summer school was to gather PhD students and researchers who are actively working on OpenFlow and related research topics.

The organization committee consisted of participants from both the Ofelia and the CHANGE project:

  • Wolfgang Mühlbauer (ETH Zurich, Ofelia)
  • Olivier Bonaventure (UC Louvain, CHANGE)
  • Saverio Niccolini (NEC, Ofelia and CHANGE)
  • Steve Uhlig (TU Berlin, Ofelia and CHANGE)
  • Reza Nejabati (University of Essex, Ofelia)