Below are links to papers or articles that cite material published on my blog. As of October 2017, twenty-eight researchers have cited content from my blog. I am honoured.

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Set up the Mininet network simulator

Study of SDN and NFV technologies
FJ Ibáñez García – 2016
The technologies studied in this project (SDN and NFV) help to networks to these new needs by moving hardware networks closer to the software,simplifying and facilitating its evolution and management.

The Application of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NV) to Wide-Band-Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA)
TO Ale, SA Oyetunji
This project aims to apply SDN to a more general topology of the Wide-band Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) network. This is done virtually, by means of hypervisors, which help to create a session of topology-oriented arrangement of routers, switches.

Mininet test drive

The Comparison of Network Simulators for SDN
UDC 621.395 RvachovaNatalia, phD, senior lecturer Acurcio Balao Cassongo
Network simulation is the most useful and common methodology used to evaluate different network topologies without real world implementation. The main focus of this paper is to compare the characteristics, open source network simulators based on the following parameters: CPU utilization, memory usage, computational time, and scalability.

Literature Survey on Network Traffic Management in Software Defined Networking
SA Vanjari – Networking and Communication Engineering, 2015
SDN promises to solve both cost of labor performing manual maintenance and administrative tasks in one single blow to the status quo. Traffic engineering problem for SDN controller is to route the traffic in such a way that the delay and packet loss at link are minimized.

How to use MiniEdit, Mininet’s graphical user interface.

Analysis and evaluation of software-defined networks
P Murillo Nogales – 2015
In this work we analyze the SDN and the OpenFlow protocol and we see some of the different alternative controllers, and finally, we focus on OpenDaylight. Furthermore we proceed to create a sample network using Mininet to simulate a SDN environment.

Design Of An Architecture Based On Technology “SDN” (Software Defined Networks) For The Network Laboratory Telecommunications Of The University Francisco De Paula Santander Ocaña
OI Lobo Diaz, D Acosta Manzano – 2016
The present project aims to propose a design of an architecture based on software (SDN) that can provide an optimization enhancement for control of the data flow, in a communication network system for the laboratory of networks and telecommunications of the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander Ocaña.

Optimization of communication between controller and switches of SDN network by multicasting controller messages
P Remic – 2016
In the master thesis we describe the architecture and principle of operations of software defined networks in detail. We substantiate the advantages and disadvantages of such networks. The main part of the thesis is a proposal of a new, more optimal, method for controlling SDN.

Virtual lab implementation for SDN learning
R Isa Hidalgo – 2016
It is intended to use the Mininet network emulation software integrated in the GNS3 environment, which will allow the creation and analysis of such networks in a very intuitive. In addition, it will go a step further in the management of architecture SDN and would be supported by an external controller to the Mininet tool, at some points in the work, called OpenDayLight.

Study and deploy a Defined Network based on OpenFlow
M Maso – 2017
The resulting study has three main objectives: to illustrate the concept of SDN, with all the advantages it would introduce, then show how OpenFlow contributes to the evolution of practical applications and demonstrates, through a concrete experience the differences between a traditional and an SDN.

Mininet-WiFi: SDN emulator supports WiFi networks

WIreless Software Defined Networks: Mininet Wi-Fi Study
LA da Silva
This paper will present the concept of Networks defined by software, as well as the concepts of SDN-WIFI and alternatives to data traffic without using this model. Mininet-WiFi will be evaluated for the performance of the simulations of environments.

SDN on IEEE 802.11 networks: simulation via MiniNet-Wifi
E Gregorio Sáinz – 2016
This project aims to analyse SDN (Software-Defined Networking) networks and the OpenFlow protocol. In order to carry out this study, different tools are going to be used, for example, Mininet and Mininet-WiFi.

Using the Open Daylight SDN controller with the Mininet network emulator

Modeling Software Defined Networks using Mininet
C DeCusatis, A Carranza… – Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems and Technology, 2016
Beginning with a default Mininet installation in a virtual machine (VM), we describe how to instantiate SDN features such as the open source network controller, Open Daylight. Commands to spawn multiple instances of servers and network nodes will be discussed, along with recommendations on network latency and scale.

Using the POX SDN controller

Modern trends for Software Defined Networks
R Novotný
This thesis describes the principles of software defined networks, including their most important components – controllers and Open-Flow protocol. Also techniques used in conventional data centers are described and possible use of SDN in this area is explained. The practical part describes the procedure for launching the simulation environment of Mininet which is suitable for testing SDN.

Security Implementation System in Openflow Environment with Pyretic Policy Function
Christos Konstantinidis – 2015
This work deals with the creation of a security system to tackle attacks on IPv6 networks, focusing in particular on identifying and tackling an attacker who is scanning a network to learn his active addresses. Creating such a system would be impossible without the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and extremely difficult without the use of the Pyrentic high-level SDN language.

SDN-Assisted Learning Approach for Data Offloading in 5G HetNets
Sudha Anbalagan, Dhananjay Kumar, Dipak Ghosal, Gunasekaran Raja, Muthuvalliammai V – Mobile Networks and Applications – 2017
In this paper, we propose a novel SDN-Assisted Learning Approach (SALA) to provide better Quality of Experience (QoE) for both the cell edge users and intensive network users at the LTE-A base station using the unlicensed spectrum of the APs. We then verify our novel SALA framework against simulations based on real-world usage, and offer insight to the expected offloading gains in practice.

Practical Training & Industrial Visit
DK Sharma – 2016
This training provides opportunity to be familiar with the industrial / company environment. During this training we can show and enhance our practical skills and gain practical knowledge. This is best way through which the we can learn the latest technologies being used in the industries.

Using POX components to create a SDN

Anycast communication in software-defined networks
DMR Cunha – 2017
This dissertation proposes an Anycast routing strategy, suitable for Software Defined Networks (SDN), whichtakes into account Quality of Service (QoS) metrics.

Netkit test drive

Netkit: network emulation for education
M Pizzonia, M Rimondini – Software: Practice and Experience, 2016
In the era of virtualization, virtual networking plays an important role. Besides production use, virtual networking can be effectively adopted in many other contexts where accurate emulation of functionalities is important, like testing before deployment, evaluation of what-if scenarios, research, and, increasingly, didactics.

Use of Simulators as a Tool in Teaching and Learning Computer Networks in a New Teaching Model
W dos Santos – Projetos e Dissertações em Sistemas de Informação, 2017
The objective of this research is to identify the contributions of a simulation tool in the process of teaching and learning of computer networks, within the new teaching model, the Reverse Classroom or Flipped Classroom. In order to reach the objective, a study was carried out based on related works and the selection of a simulator with which a field research was carried out in an IES, which is implanting the new teaching model.

Open-Source Network Simulators

Performance Evaluation of MPLS in a Virtualized Service Provider Core (with/without Class of Service)
U Shah – 2017
The main aim of this thesis is to evaluate the performance of voice, data and video traffic in a virtualized service provider core. Observations are made on how these traffic types perform on congested vs uncongested links and how Quality of Service treats traffic in a virtualized Service Provider Core using Round Trip Time as a performance metric. This thesis also tries to find if resiliency features such as Fast Reroute provide an additional advantage in failover scenarios within virtualized service provider cores.

Assessing modelling and visualisation capabilities of modelling tools: limitations and gaps of open-source modelling tools
S Henok – 2015
The aim of this research is to make a thorough assessment of the different modelling tools’ capabilities of modelling computer networks and visualising computer network communication. Furthermore, it hopes to show areas for improvement in order to increase the quality of modelling tools based on industry requirements.

Computer network simulation for education using the freely available applications
T Prucha – 2016
The thesis analyzes and then compares the freely available application for computer network simulation. For the purposes of analysis and comparison was also included commercial application. As a part of the thesis was realized survey which is mapping utilization rate of computer network simulation in education.

An overview of linux container based network emulation
S Peach, B Irwin, R van Heerden – European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 2016
Page 269. The objective of this paper is to assess the current state of Container-Based Emulator implementations on the
Linux platform.

How to emulate a network using VirtualBox

Simulating IoT Frameworks and Devices in the Smart Home
JH Kalin – 2017
This thesis presents a virtual network testbed for implementing smart home IoT Frameworks. It consists of a simulated home network made up of multiple Virtual Machines (VM), simulated smart home devices and an implementation of the OpenHAB framework to integrate the devices. Simulated devices are designed to be network- accurate representations of actual devices, a LIFX smart lightbulb was developed and an existing Nest thermostat simulation was integrated. The demonstrated setup serves as a proof of concept for the idea of a home network testbed.

KVM Performance Limits for virtual CPU cores

Monitoring and Analysis of CPU load relationships between Host and Guests in a Cloud Networking Infrastructure: An Empirical Study
KV Chivukula – 2015
This thesis work aims to monitor and analyze load in cloud infrastructure by applying load collection and evaluation techniques. The aim is also to investigate CPU load relationship between host and guest machines under varying workload conditions. In the thesis, along with a cloud environment built using OpenStack, we also consider a system with KVM hypervisor to achieve the goals.

An Investigation of CPU utilization relationship between host and guests in a Cloud infrastructure
V Ahmadi Mehri – 2015
The main goal of this thesis study is directed towards investigating CPU utilization behavior with regard to host and guest, which would help us in understanding the relationship between them. It is expected that perception of these relationships would be helpful in resource management.

Cloonix Network Simulator Test Drive

Open Source Network Simulators for Teaching Computer Networking Concepts
SA Halim, NK Kamarudin – Ccsme 2015 Proceedings, 2015
Page 42. CCMSE 2015, 1 August 2015 Network simulation is a dynamic and powerful tool for designing, analyzing, and also for operating complex computer networking systems.

CORE Network Emulator

Tools for Modeling Exemplary Network Infrastructures
P Veselý, V Karovic – Procedia Computer Science, 2016
The article deals with the selection of a suitable environment for the creation of patterns and functional schemes for deployment in virtualization environments OpenStack.