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Marco Ruffini
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

I am a lecturer in Optical Network architectures at the department of Computer Science and Statistics of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. My research interests are Long-Reach passive optical networks, dynamically reconfigurable optical networks, flow-based IP optical networking, cross-layer intelligent and self-aware architectures, large-scale testbed trials, HPC optical interconnect and FPGA-hardware accelerated architectures. I obtained my PhD from the Computer Science department of the Trinity College University of Dublin, where I submitted my work on "Optical IP Switching". Before joining Trinity College I worked as a researcher at the Philips Research Laboratories in Aachen (Germany) for the Digital Communication and Networking department. There, from 2003 to 2005, I carried out research in the area of ad-hoc protocols for highly dynamic wireless networks, where I was author of 8 patents. Prior to this experience I worked as an IT consultant with Accenture, in Milan. I graduated in 2002 in Electronic Engineering with Master in Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy. From July 2001 to February 2002, under the European Erasmus project, I worked as a researcher at the "Radio and Optical Communications Laboratory" of Dublin City University.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Arokkiam J.A, Alvarez P, Wu X, Brown K.N, Sreenan C.J, Ruffini M, Marchetti N, Doyle L, Payne D, Design, implementation, and evaluation of an XG-PON module for the ns-3 network simulator, Simulation, 93, (5), 2017, p409 - 426 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

A. Arokkiam, P. Alvarez, X. Wu, K.N. Brown, C.J. Sreenan, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, L. Doyle, D. Payne, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an XG-PON Module for ns-3., Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2017, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Irene Macaluso, Bruno Cornaglia, Marco Ruffini, Antenna, Spectrum and Capacity trade-off for Cloud-RAN Massive Distributed MIMO over Next Generation PONs., Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Avishek Nag, Yi Zhang, Luiz A. DaSilva, Linda Doyle, and Marco Ruffin, Integrating Wireless BBUs with Optical OFDM Flexible-Grid Transponders in a C-RAN Architecture, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A Novel SDN-based Flat Layer-2 Architecture Enabling NFV and Metro-Access Convergence, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, 9, (3), 2017, p90 - 100 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

M. Ruffini, Multi-Dimensional Convergence in Future 5G Network, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology,, 35, (3), 2017, p535 - 549 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Amr Elrasad, Nima Afraz, and Marco Ruffini, Virtual Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Enabling True PON Multi-Tenancy, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Rod Tucker, Marco Ruffini, Luca Valcarenghi, Divanilson R. Campelo, Dimitra Simeonidou, Liang Du, Maria-Cristina Marinescu, Catherine Middleton, Shuang Yin, Tim Forde, Kevin Bourg, Eugene Dai, Ed Harstead, Philippe Chanclou, Hal Roberts, Volker Jungnickel, Sergi Figuerola, Tomoo Takahara, Rajesh Yadav, Peter Vetter, Denis A. Khotimsky, and Jun Shan Wey, Connected OFCity: Technology Innovations for a Smart City Project, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking,, 9, (2), 2017, p245 - 255 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Giuseppe Talli, Frank Slyne, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blumm, Marco Ruffini, David Payne, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Nick Parsons, Paul Townsend, SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access Architecture for Converged Services, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2016, p11 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A. Nag, D. B. Payne, and Marco Ruffini, Protection Design for Minimizing OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8, (2), 2016, p93 - 99 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini, Evaluating Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation of Virtualised Passive Optical Networks Over Mobile Traffic Traces, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8, (3), 2016, p129 - 136 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, and M. Ruffini, Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:M Dual-Homed Protection in SDN-Controlled Long-Reach PON and Pan-European Core, JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 2016, p10 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A. Nag, D. B. Payne, and Marco Ruffini, N:1 Protection Design for Minimizing OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2016, p8 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

G. Talli, S. Porto, D. Carey, N. Brandonisio, A. Naughton, P. Ossieur, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, C. Blum, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, R. Bonk, T. Pfeiffer, N. Parsons, P. Townsend, Demonstration of SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access for Converged Services, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2016, p3 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

C. Raack, R. Wessaely, D. Payne, M. Ruffini, Hierarchical Versus Flat Optical Metro/Core Networks: A Systematic Cost and Migration Study, Proceedings of the 20th conference on Optical network design and modeling, ONDM 2016, 2016, p6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A. Nag, M. Furdek, P. Monti, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini, Exploiting Dual Homing in Access Networks to Improve Resiliency in Core Networks, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8, (11), 2016, p854 - 862 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

M. ruffini, Th4B. 1: Access-metro convergence in next generation broadband networks, 2016 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 2016, p1 - 61 Journal Article, 2016

J. M. Gran Josa, V. Lopez, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R.Martíne, End-to-end service orchestration from access to backbone, 2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, p6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

P. Alvarez, A. Hill, N. Marchetti, D. Payne and M. Ruffini, Analysis of the maximum balanced load in Long-Reach PONs, 2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, p6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A novel SDN-based Telecoms network architecture enabling NFV and metro-Access convergence, 2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, p6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Optical Fibre Technology, Elsevier, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, G. Cincotti, A. Pizzinat, P. Vetter, Editorial: Next Generation Access Networks, Optical Fiber Technology, 2015, p1 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

R. Vilalta, V. Lopez, A. Mayoral, N. Yoshikane, M. Ruffini , D. Siracusa, R. Martınez, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, S. Peng, R. Casellas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, and R. Munoz, The Need for a Control Orchestration Protocol in Research Projects on Optical Networking, European conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2015, pp340 - 344 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

E. Di Pascale and M. Ruffini, Cache Storage Optimization for Locality-Aware Peer-to-Peer Multimedia Distribution, International Conference on Communications, London, 2015, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, C. Bluemm, N. Kitsuwan, S. McGettrick, Software Defined Networking for next generation converged metro-access networks, Elsevier Optical Fibre Telecommunications, 2015, p11 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

M. Ruffini, Design for Sustainable, Multi-service Optical Network Architectures, Photonic Networks and Devices, 2015, p1 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:1 Dual Homed Protection in Long Reach PON and SDN-Controlled Core, Optical Fibre Communications, Los Angeles, 2015, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

R. Vilalta, V. Lopez, A. Mayoral, N. Yoshikane, M. Ruffini , D. Siracusa, R. Martınez, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, S. Peng, R. Casellas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, and R. Munoz, The need for a control orchestration protocol in research projects on optical networking, Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2015 European Conference on, 2015, p5 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kitsuwan, N., McGettrick, S., Slyne, F., Payne, D.B., Ruffini, M., Independent transient plane design for protection in OpenFlow-based networks, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7, (4), 2015, p264-275 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, D. Lugones, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Performance evaluation of a hybrid Optical/Electrical interconnect, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7, (3), 2015, p193 - 204 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

E. Di Pascale, D. B. Payne, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini, Locality-Aware P2P Multimedia Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Networks, Journal of optical communications and networking, 6, (9), 2014, p782 - 792 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

M. Ruffini, L. Wosinska, M. Achouche, J. Chen, N. J. Doran, F. Farjady, J. Montalvo, P. Ossieur, B. O'Sullivan, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X.-Z. Qiu, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, X. Yin, D. B. Payne, DISCUS: An end-to-end solution for ubiquitous broadband optical access, IEEE Communications Magazine, 52, (2), 2014, p24 - 32 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

A. Di Giglio, M. Schiano, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, N. Doran, M. Achouche, R. Jensen, B. O'Sullivan, T. Pfeiffer, R. Bonk, H. Rohde, X. Yin, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo, G. Talli, Towards the Distributed Core for Ubiquitous Superfast Broadband Optical Access, Networks and Communications, Bologna, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

N. Kitsuwan, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, A Europe-Wide Demonstration of Fast Network Restoration with OpenFlow, IEICE Communications Express, 3, (9), 2014, p275 - 280 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

A. Nag, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, N:1 Protection Design for Minimising OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, US, 9-13 March, 2014, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Accelerating HPC Workloads with Dynamic Adaptation of a Software-Defined Hybrid Electronic/Optical Interconnect, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, San Francisco, 9-13 March, 2014, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, D. Payne, M. Ruffini, Backhauling Mobile Systems with XG-PON Using Grouped Assured Bandwidth, European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

S. Pal, C. Zukowski, A. Nag, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, Cable Length Minimisation in Long-Reach-PON Planning for Sparsely Populated Areas, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp234 - 239 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini , D.B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Scalable Optimisation Approach to Minimising IP Protection Capacity for Long-Reach PON, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp31 - 36 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

C. Zukowski, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Modelling accurate planning of PON networks to reduce initial investment in rural areas, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp138 - 143 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, A novel protection design for OpenFlow-based Networks, International conference on transparent optical networks, Graz, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI URL

E. Di Pascale, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, A Transparent OpenFlow-based Oracle for Locality-Aware Content Distribution, Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium , Madeira, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, An SDN-Driven Approach to a Flat Layer-2 Telecommunications Network, International conference on transparent optical networks, Graz, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

F. Slyne, N. Kituswan, S. McGettrick, D.B. Payne and Marco Ruffini, Design and experimental test of 1:1 End-to-End Protection for LR-PON using an SDN multi-tier Control Plane, European Conference on Optical Communications, Cannes, 2014, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Loskot, P., Hassanien, M.A.M., Farjady, F., Ruffini, M., Payne, D., Long-term drivers of broadband traffic in next-generation networks, Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications , 2014, p1-10 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

X. Yin, X.Z. Qiu, G. Torfs, C. Van Praet, R. Vaernewyck, A. Vyncke, J. Verbrugghe, B. Moeneclaey,M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, and J. Bauwelinck, Performance Evaluation of Single Carrier 40-Gbit/s Downstream for Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp162 - 167 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

M. Ruffini, N. Doran, M. Achouche, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X. Yin, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Ossieur, B. O'Sullivan, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo and D.B. Payne, DISCUS: End-to-end network design for ubiquitous high speed broadband services, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Cartagena; Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, art. no. 6602948 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

, DISCUS: the distributed core for ubiquitous broadband access, Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

C.Zukowski, D.B.Payne, M.Ruffini, Optical Splitters Configuration for Long-Reach Passive Optical Network Deployment, Proceedings of the European Conference on Network and Optical Communication, 8th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications, Graz; Austria, 10-12 July, 2013, pp185-190 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

, Balance between protected areas conservation and property rights protection: a comparative study between China and Europe, Sami Customary Rights in Modern Landscape, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

E. Di Padcale, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Impact of Popularity Evolution on P2P-Based VoD Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Access Networks., Globecom, December, 2013, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, An End to End Architecture for Ubiquitous Super-Fast Broadband, Asia communications and photonic conference, November, 2013, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Lugones, D., Christodoulopoulos, K., Katrinis, K., Ruffini, M., O'Mahony, D., Collier, M., Accelerating communication-intensive parallel workloads using commodity optical switches and a software-configurable control stack, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , 8097, 2013, p713-724 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, Improving Hardware Protection Switching in 10Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PONs, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference,, Optical Fibre Copnference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, 17-21 March, 2013, ppArticle number 6533158 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

, Bringing Optical Network Control to the User Facilities: Evolution of the User-Controlled LightPath Provisioning Paradigm, Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

X. Wu, K. Brown, C. Sreenan, P. Alvarez, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, D. B. Payne and L. Doyle, An XG-PON Module for the NS-3 Network Simulator, Proceedings of the 6th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, WNS3, International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, Brussels, 2013, pp195-202 Conference Paper, 2013 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini , E. Di Pascale, D.B. Payne, Improving high fidelity multimedia distribution in next-generation optical networks, ICTON, Cartagena, Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, pp1-4 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

McGettrick, S., Guan, L., Hill, A., Payne, D.B., Ruffini, M, Ultra-fast 1+1 protection in 10 Gb/s symmetric long reach PON, IET Conference Publications , 39th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECOC 2013, London, 22-26 September, 2013, IET, 2013, pp1203-1205 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, D.B. Payne, L. Doyle, M. Ruffini, Routing and network design for HEAnet, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Cartagena; Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, ppart. no. 6603033 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

S. McGettrick, L. Guan, A. Hill, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Ultra-fast 1+1 Protection in 10 Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PON, ECOC, March, 2013, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Tailoring the Network to the Problem: Topology Configuration in Hybrid EPS/OCS Interconnects, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience., 25, (17), 2013, p2412-2432 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Emanuele Di Pascale, David B. Payne, Marco Ruffini, Bandwidth and Energy Savings of Locality-Aware P2P Content Distribution in Next-Generation PONs, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 17-20 April, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Linda Doyle, David B. Payne, Deployment Strategies for Protected Long-Reach PON, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 4, (2), 2012, p118 - 129 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Marco Ruffini, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Linda Doyle, David B. Payne, Deployment case studies of an energy efficient protected LR-PON architecture, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 17-19 April, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Christodoulopoulos, K., Katrinis, K., Ruffini, M. & O'Mahony, D., Topology Configuration in Hybrid EPS/OCS Interconnects, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2012), Rhodes, Greece, August 27th-31st, 7484, 2012, pp701-715 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

, Event-triggered communication between nodes having a transmitter sending an identifying message and acknowledging notification, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

P. Szegedi, J.F. Riera, J.A. Garcia-Espin, M. Hidell, P. Sjodin, P. Soderman, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, A. Bianco, L. Giraudo, M. Ponce de Leon, G. Power, C. Cervello-Pastor, V. Lopez, S. Naegele-Jackson, Enabling future internet research: the FEDERICA case, IEEE Communications Magazine, 49, (7), 2011, p54 - 61 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

M. Ruffini, B. O'Sullivan, D. Metha, L. Quesada, F. Farjady, N. Doran, D. Payne, A protected LR-PON deployment for the UK, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 Septemner 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle, Designing Resilient Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, IAAI, Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco, 7-8 August, 2011, pp1674 - 1680 Conference Paper, 2011

, A combinatorial optimisation approach to designing dual-parented long-reach passive optical networks, arXiv preprint arXiv:1109.1231, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, 23rd IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 7-9, November 2011, 2011, pp785 - 792 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. Farjady, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, N. Doran, Techno-economic comparison of GPONs and long-reach PONs, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 September 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, Next-Generation Fibre to the Home Deployment - A HEAnet Case Study, HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, 10-11, November 2011, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011 TARA - Full Text

H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, 22nd Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. AICS 2011., Derry, 31-08-2011 / 02-09-2, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

, Communication System, Method Of Communication Between And Among Vehicles And Vehicle Comprising Such A Communication System, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Optical IP Switching: a flow-based approach to distributed cross-layer provisioning, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2, (8), 2010, p609 - 624 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Testing the impairments of dynamic optical switching on TCP traffic through the European FEDERICA testbed infrastructure, IEEE International Conference on Tranparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Munich, Germany, 2010, 2010, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

M. Ruffini, Victor Reijs, HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, November 2010, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

, Communication system, method of communication between and among vehicles and vehicle comprising such a communication system, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle, Protection Strategies for Long-Reach PON, IEEE European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) , Turin, Italy, 2010, 2010, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Ruffini, M., Payne, D.B., Doyle, L., Protection strategies for Long-Reach PON, European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC, European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC , Torino; Italy, 19-23 April, 2010, Article number 5621156 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Optical IP Switching, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Ruffini, M. and Kilper, D. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Cost study of dynamically transparent networks, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2008), Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFCNFOEC 2008), San Diego, USA, 24 - 28 February, Optical Society of America, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

A. Sánchez, S. Figuerola, G. Junyent, E. Kenny, V. Reijs, M. Ruffini, A user provisioning tool for EoMPLS services based on UCLPv1.5, TERENA Networking Conference, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

, Method for communicating between a plurality of nodes using a wireless communication protocol, inter-vehicle network, 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Ruffini, M. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Feasibility of flow-based optical provisioning in GÈANT, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2007) , Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2007), Anaheim, CA, USA, 25 - 27 March 2007, Optical Society of America, 2007, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2007 URL URL DOI

M.Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle., Automatic Configuration in Future Semi-Transparent Optical Network Nodes, Photonic Network Communications, Springer Ed., 14, (3), 2007, p241 - 251 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL URL

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Optical IP Switching for dynamic traffic engineering in next-generation optical networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Athens, Greece, 29 - 31 May 2007, 4534, (2007), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2007, pp309 - 318 Conference Paper, 2007 URL URL DOI

Ruffini, M. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Dynamic optical path allocation in multi-layer traffic engineering, IEEE International Conference on Communications 2007, Workshop (W-03) - Traffic Engineering in Next Generation IP Networks, Glasgow, Scotland, 24-28, June 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Mulvihill, G, Ruffini, M, Smyth, F.,Barry,L,Doyle,L.,O'Mahony,D., Optical IP Switching a Solution to Dynamic Lightpath Establishment in Disaggregated Network Architectures, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2006, Nottingham, 2006, pp78 - 81 Conference Paper, 2006 URL DOI

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, A Testbed Demonstrating Optical IP Switching (OIS) in Disaggregated Network Architectures, IEEE conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructure for the Development of Network and Communities, Barcelona, Spain, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI

, Device and method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes, 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Ruffini, M and O'Mahony, D and Doyle, L., A cost analysis of optical IP switching in new generation optical networks, International Conference on Photonics in Switching, 2006 (PS '06.), Heraklion, Crete, October 16 - 18, IEEE, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI URL URL

, Communication Device and Communication System as Well as Method of Communication Between and Among Mobile Nodes, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman, Power-Rate adaptation in high-mobility distributed ad-hoc wireless networks, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC'05) , Stockholm, Sweden, May 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI

, Method of Improving Communication Between Mobile Nodes, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman, Distributed Power Control for Reliable Broadcast in Inter-Vehicle Communication Systems, 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (WIT 2005), March 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

, The application-based clustering concept and requirements for intervehicle networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

, Controller Unit, Communiction Device and Communication System as Well as Method of Communication Between and Among Mobile Nodes, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

, Method for determining the head element of a cluster, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

, Scheduling the transmission of messages on a broadcast channel of an ad-hoc network dependent on the usage of this channel, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

H-J. Reumerman, M. Roggero, M. Ruffini, Application-Based Clustering Concept and Requirements for Intervehicle Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 43, (4), 2005 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

, Communication system, method of communication between and among vehicles and vehicle comprising such a communication system, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

P.J.F. Maguire, M. Ruffini, L.P. Barry, All-Optical Switching Techniques to Enable High-Speed, Next Generation Photonic Transport Systems, IEI/IEE Symposium on Telecommunications Systems Research, November 2001, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, CTVR-2: The vision, the technology: the network, HEAnet workshop, Dublin, June 2010, 2010, HEAnet Invited Talk, 2010

M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching & UCLP, UCLP Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, August 2006, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

D. O'Mahony, M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching - A Responsive Solution for Grid Interconnect, International Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management, Dublin, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests are Long-Reach passive optical networks, dynamically reconfigurable optical networks, flow-based IP optical networking, cross-layer intelligent and self-aware architectures, large-scale testbed trials, HPC optical interconnect and FPGA-hardware accelerated architectures.

Projects

  • Title
    • O'SHARE
  • Summary
    • O'SHARE aims at designing and demonstrating an SDN-based dynamic control and management platform for broadband access networks to enable efficient sharing of physical resources among multiple Network Operators and Service Providers. The main issue behind the sluggish deployment of high-speed and ubiquitous fibre access infrastructure is the long payback period. Besides the high upfront cost, the issue is exacerbated by the fact that many operators are considering Fibre-to-the-Home as a residential-only solution, which can only generate a small amount of revenue. In O'SHARE we aim at developing an SDN- based access network control framework that will enable convergence of multiple operators and services over the same physical infrastructure, thus increasing the revenue generated by the access network. This is achieved through two main innovations: open-access oriented interfaces, which will simplify network access by multiple network operators and service providers; and algorithms and techniques to virtualise Passive Optical Networks, leading to a more efficient exploitation of system resources. The theoretical work carried out in O'SHARE will be first tested through simulations and then implemented into a hardware testbed, which will lead up to an international demonstrator showcasing industry-led networking scenarios. O'SHARE will create the basis for an information-led society without digital divide.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • November 2015
  • Date To
    • October 2019
  • Title
    • DISCUS
  • Summary
    • DISCUS will analyse, design, and demonstrate a complete end-to-end architecture and technologies for an economically viable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable future-proof optical network. It will provide a revolution in communications networks applicable across Europe and the wider world exploiting to the full the opportunity offered by LR-PONS and flat optical core networks to produce a simplified and evolvable architecture which will be the foundation for communications for the long term future. The architecture will be ultra energy efficient, simple to operate, robust to new technology introduction and providing universal availability of bandwidth and features regardless of geographic location. This ideal is obtained by a clean-slate approach to the architectural design by universal application of optical technologies throughout the fixed network eliminating traditional demarcations of metro, regional, core and access. Thus our essential concept is to use advanced optical technologies throughout giving rise to economies of scale and allowing bandwidths and flexibility hitherto unimaginable. Specifically the DISCUS architecture will: scale gracefully and economically, over a common physical infrastructure, as FTTP drives bandwidth growth by three orders of magnitude or more. It will evolve from today's architectures, adopting future technologies while co-existing with earlier generations. A unique feature will be a "Principle of Equivalence" whereby all network access points have equal bandwidth and service capability including core bandwidths (10Gb/s to 100+Gb/s) delivered to the access edge. It will seamlessly integrate wireless and fixed optical networks, fully exploiting both technologies. It will enable a competitive and simple regulatory environment controlled by customers and users rather than network operators and service providers.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • November 2012
  • Date To
    • October 2015
  • Title
    • Agile cloud service delivery using integrated photonics networking.
  • Summary
    • Next generation transparent optical datacentres
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI/NSF
  • Date From
    • December 2015
  • Date To
    • November 2018

Keywords

Internet technologies; Networks and telecommunications research; Photonic Networks