An emulation environment for SDN enabled flexible IP/optical networks

Aristotelis Kretsis, Loris Corazza, Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Panagiotis Kokkinos, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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Elastic optical networks in conjunction with the Software Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm promise to serve the increasing networking requirements of current and future applications and services, providing on demand and scheduled capacity. We present an emulation environment for SDN-enabled, multi-layer and flexible IP/Optical networks, named Julius, based on Mininet, for the SDN network emulation and LINC-OE, for the optical emulation. Julius also integrates a Path Computation Element (PCE) client that communicates with any standard PCE. Julius can be used for basic and applied research on protocols (e.g., OpenFlow, PCEP) extensions and resource reservation/routing algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016)
EditorsMarian Marciniak
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014675, 9781509014668
ISBN (Print)9781509014682
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2016 - Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016
Conference number: 18th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2016
Abbreviated titleICTON 2016


  • elastic optical networks
  • emulation
  • multi-layer
  • PCE
  • software defined networking

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