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Marco Ruffini
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

Dr. Marco Ruffini received his M.Eng. in telecommunications in 2002 from Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. After working as a research scientist for Philips in Germany, he joined Trinity College Dublin in 2005, where he received his Ph.D. in 2007. Since 2010, he has been Assistant Professor (tenured 2014) at TCD. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of both the CONNECT Telecommunications Research Centre at TCD, and the IPIC photonics integration centre headquartered at the national Tyndall institute. Dr. Ruffini is currently involved in several Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and H2020 projects, and leads the Optical Network Architecture group at Trinity College Dublin. His main research is in the area of 5G optical networks, where he carries out pioneering work on the convergence of fixed-mobile and access-metro networks, and on the virtualisation of next generation networks, and has been invited to share his vision through several keynote and talks at major international conferences across the world. He has authored over 110 international publications, over 10 patents and contributed to the BroadBand Forum standardisation body.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation for converged access-metro networks in, Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks, Wiley, 2019, pp30 , [Marco Ruffini and Frank Slyne] Book Chapter, 2019 Other

M. Ruffini, K. Pillay, C. Xie, L. Shi, D. Smith, I. Monga, X. Wang and J. S. Wey, Connected OFCity Challenge: Addressing the Digital Divide in the Developing World, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 11, (7), 2019, p354 - 361 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

M. Baldi, F. Chiaraluce, L. Incipini and M. Ruffini, Code-based physical layer secret key generation in passive optical networks, Ad Hoc Networks, 2019, p1 - 26 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, Moving the Network to the Cloud: the Cloud Central Office Revolution and its Implications for the Optical Layer, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2019, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

S. Das and M. Ruffini, A Variable Rate Fronthaul Scheme for Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology (JLT), 37, (13), 2019, p3153 - 3165 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

A. A. Dıaz-Montiel, S. Aladin, C. Tremblay and M. Ruffini, Active Wavelength Load as a Feature for QoTEstimation Based on Support Vector Machine, IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2019, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2019

Long-reach PON and access/metro integration in, editor(s)Peter Winzer, Biswanath Mukherjee, Ioannis Tomkos , Massimo Tornatore , Springer Handbook of Optical Networks, Springer, 2019, pp1 - 45, [Paul D. Townsend, David B. Payne, Giuseppe Talli, Marco Ruffini and Alan Hill] Book Chapter, 2019

F. Slyne, B. Cornaglia, M. Boselli and M. Ruffini, 3-stage Hierarchical Quality of Service for Multi-tenant Passive Optical Network, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2019, pp6 Conference Paper, 2019

A. A. Dıaz Montiel and M. Ruffini, A Performance Analysis of Supervised Learning Classifiers for QoT Estimation in ROADM-based Networks, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2019, pp6 Conference Paper, 2019

Marco Ruffini, CONNECT's view on virtualisation: Testbeds, experimentation and future plans, Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) meeting, Tokyo, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Marco Ruffini, DBA Capacity Auctions to Enhance Resource Sharing across Virtual Network Operators in Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, 2018, pp153 - 154 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Sharing Platform for Multi-Tenant PONs, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2018, p5412 - 5423 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Frank Slyne, Amr Elrasad, Christian Blumm and Marco Ruffini, Demonstration of Real Time VNF Implementation of OLT with Virtual DBA for Sliceable Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Marco Ruffini, The virtualisation of telecommunications networks and its effect on optical networking, workshop on "Mathematical Techniques in Optical Networks, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

C. Browning, M. Ruffini, B. Cardiff and L.P. Barry, Single Lane 168 Gb/s PAM-8 Short Reach Transmission Using an EAM with Receiver Skew Compensation., European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

Marco Ruffini, Virtualising the central office from the network functions down to the optical layer, Asia Conference on Photonic Communicaiotns (ACP), 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

C. Browning, M. Ruffini, Y. Lin, R. B. Timens, D. H. Geuzebroek, C. G. H. Roeloffzen, D. Geskus, R. M. Oldenbeuving, R. G. Heideman, Y. Fan3, K. J. Boller and L. P. Barry, Optically switched 56 GBd PAM-4 using a hybrid InP-TriPleX integrated tunable laser based on silicon nitride micro-ring resonators, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Jiakai Yu, Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper, Midhaul Transmission Using Edge Data Centers with Split PHY Processing and Wavelength Reassignment for 5G Wireless Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2018, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

F. Slyne, J. Singh, R. Giller and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of DPDK Optimised VNF Implementation of Virtual DBA in a Multi-Tenant PON, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Marques, P. and Do Carmo, A.P. and Frascolla, V. and Silva, C. and Sena, E.D.R. and Braga, R. and Pinheiro, J. and Astudillo, C.A. and De Andrade, T.P.C. and Gama, E.S. and Bittencourt, L.F. and Villas, L.A. and Madeira, E.R.M. and Da Fonseca, N.L.S. and Both, C. and Lando, G. and Schimuneck, M. and Wickboldt, J. and Trevisan, A.P.V. and De Jesus Martins, R. and Vassallo, R.F. and De Queiroz, F.M. and Picoreti, R. and Gomes, R.L. and Dominicini, C.K. and Garcia, V. and Guimaraes, R.S. and Villaca, R. and Martinello, M. and Ribeiro, M.R.N. and Macedo, D.F. and Silva, V.F. and Guimaraes, J.C.T. and Colman-Meixner, C. and Nejabati, R. and Simeonidou, D. and Zhang, Y. and Slyne, F. and Alvarez, P. and Collins, D. and Ruffini, M. and DaSilva, L.A. and Marquez-Barja, J.M., Optical and wireless network convergence in 5G systems - An experimental approach, 2018-September, (8514972), 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Marketplace for Real-time Virtual PON Sharing., Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

V. Frascolla, C. Colman-Meixner, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, F. Slyne, Y. Zhang, L. A. DaSilva, M. Ruffini, M. Martinello, R. S. Guimarães, M. R. Nunes Ribeiro, When optical networks meet wireless systems: experiments at the boundary., Photonics in Switching, 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

Y. Zhang, F. Barusso, D. Collins, M. Ruffini and L. A. DaSilva, Dynamic Allocation of Processing Resources in Cloud-RAN for a Virtualised 5G Mobile Network, European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2018, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

M. Ruffini, From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals conference, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018 URL

F. Musumeci, C. Rottondi, A. Nag, I. Macaluso, D. Zibar, M. Ruffini and M. Tornatore, An Overview on Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Optical Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2018, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

Pedro Alvarez, Frank Slyne, Christian Bluemm, Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Luiz A. DaSilva, Marco Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of SDN-controlled Variable-rate Fronthaul for Converged LTE-over-PON, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 URL DOI

Marco Ruffini, Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office", European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018 Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Marco Ruffini, Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper, Joint Optimization of BBU Pool Allocation and Selection for C-RAN Networks, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Alan A. Díaz-Montiel, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Yao Li, Daniel C. Kilper and Marco Ruffini, Performance Analysis of QoT Estimator in SDN-Controlled ROADM Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2018, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

D. Lavery, M. Ruffini, L. Valcarenghi, N. Yoshimoto, T. Pfeiffer, D. Hood, J. Zhang, D. King, H. Roberts, R. Yadav, N. Sambo, M. Tacca, S. Fichera, F. Tecchia, M. Carrozzino, E. Wong, N. Cheng, Y. Yoshida, D. Khotimsky and J. S. Wey, Networks for Future Services in a Smart City: Lessons Learned from the Connected OFCity Challenge 2017, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2018, p138 - 144 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Amr Elrasad and Marco Ruffini, Frame Level Sharing for DBA Virtualization in Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

D.B. Payne, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and M. Ruffini, End-to-end network design and experimentation in the DISCUS project, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2017, 17154865 - Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Network convergence for high performance and sustainable 5G networks, Workshop on Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks Joining Brazilian and European Researchers and Network Operators, Brasilia, Brazil, 2017, 1 - 47pp Invited Talk, 2017 URL

M. Ruffini, Multi-Dimensional Convergence in Future 5G Network, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 35, (3), 2017, p535 - 549 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

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 URL DOI

Paulo Marques, Carlos Silva, Valério Frascolla, Edmundo Madeira, Cristiano Both, Moises Ribeiro, Pekka Aho, F. Macedo, Ali Hammad, Pedro Alvarez, Marco Ruffini, Johann M. Marquez-Barja and Luiz DaSilva, Experiments Overview of the EU-Brazil FUTEBOL Project, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2017, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Marco Baldi, Franco Chiaraluce, Lorenzo Incipini and Marco Ruffini, Physical layer secret key generation in passive optical networks, BalkanCom, Conference on Communications and Networking, May 2017, 2017, pp5 Conference Paper, 2017

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

Lorincz, J. and Meo, M. and Alsusa, E. and Ruffini, M. and Monti, P. and Saavedra, A.G. and Ho, C.K., Conference Report/IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2016, IEEE Communications Magazine, 55, (1), 2017, p6-7 Journal Article, 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, A. Elrasad, N. Afraz, 'System and Method for Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment (DBA) Virtualization in a Multi-Tenant Passive Optical Network', UK patent office, PCT/EP2018/056767, 2017 Patent, 2017 URL

V. Lopez, J. M. Gran Josa, V. Uceda, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R. Martínez, End-to-end Service Orchestration From Access to Backbone, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, 2017, p137 - 147 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Hamed Ahmadi and Marco Ruffini, Inter-Operator Dynamic Capacity Sharing for Multi-Tenant Virtualized PON, International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication, PIMRC, 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Multi-service SDN Controlled Reconfigurable LongReach Optical Access Network, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2017, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Technologies and Architectures to Enable SDN in Converged 5G/Optical Access Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

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

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Frank Slyne, Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Paul Townsend, Metro-Scale Optical Access Supporting Service Convergence and SDN Controlled Reconfigurability, IEEE Photonic Conference, 2017, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

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

M. Ruffini, M. Achouche, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, A. Di Giglio, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, J. Montalvo, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and D.B. Payne, Access and metro network convergence for flexible end to end network design, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2017, p524 - 535 Journal Article, 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 URL

Marco Ruffini, Optical Networks in the 5G era, CommNet2, Future Networks Workshop, London, 2017, 1 - 37pp Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Marco Ruffini, Network convergence in future 5G networks, CPqD workshop on "Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks and 5G", 2017, 1 - 50pp Invited Talk, 2017

C. Bluemm, Y. Zhang, P. Alvarez, M. Ruffini, and L. A. DaSilva, Dynamic Energy Savings in Cloud-RAN: An Experimental Assessment and Implementation, IEEE ICC Workshops, Paris, France, 21-25 May, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 URL DOI

J Marquez-Barja, Marco Ruffini, Nicholas Kaminski, Nicola Marchetti, Linda Doyle, Luiz A DaSilva, Decoupling resource ownership from service provisioning to enable ephemeral converged networks (ECNs), IEEE European Conf. on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2016 URL

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, Business and ownership model case studies for next generation FTTH deployment, Lightreading, 2016, p1 - 19 Report, 2016 URL

Marco Ruffini, Metro-Access Network Convergence, Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC),, 2016, pp1 - 59 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A novel SDN-based Telecoms network architecture enabling NFV and metro-Access convergence, Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 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

D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Local Loop Unbundling regulation: is it a barrier to FTTH deployment?, Lightreading, 2016, p1 - 15 Report, 2016 URL

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

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

P. Alvarez, A. Hill, N. Marchetti, D. Payne and M. Ruffini, Analysis of the maximum balanced load in Long-Reach PONs, Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

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, Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 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 Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC),, 2016, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

C. Raack, R. Wessaely, D. Payne, M. Ruffini, Hierarchical Versus Flat Optical Metro/Core Networks: A Systematic Cost and Migration Study,, Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 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

Marco Ruffini, Access-metro convergence in next generation broadband networks, IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2016, 1 - 56pp Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Marco Ruffini, Converged Metro-Access, OFC conference, 2016, 1 - 59pp Invited Talk, 2016 URL

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

Photonic Networks and Communications, Springer, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 URL

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

M. Ruffini, J. Habetha, 'Device and method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes Images', European Patent Office, EP1813065B1, 2015 Patent, 2015 URL

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

M. Ruffini, Design for Sustainable, Multi-service Optical Network Architectures, IEEE Photonic Networks and Devices Conference, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, C. Bluemm, N. Kitsuwan, S. McGettrick, Software Defined Networking for next generation converged metro-access networks, Optical Fiber Technology, 2015, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2015 URL 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, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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. 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

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

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 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

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

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

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

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

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

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

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli., Business and ownership models for future broadband networks., 2013, p1 - 22 Report, 2013 URL

D. Lugones, K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, M. Collier, Accelerating communication-intensive parallel workloads using commodity optical switches and a software-configurable control stack, Euro-Par'13 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Parallel Processing, 2013, pp713 - 724 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

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, 'Method and Scheduler for Grouped Transmission Containers in Passive Optical Networks', UK patent office, 1418192.9, 2013 Patent, 2013 URL

M. Ruffnin, D.B. Payne, DISCUS: the distributed core for ubiquitous broadband access, Future Network and Mobile Summit, 2013, pp1 - 3 Oral Presentation, 2013 DOI

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

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli, Wavelength usage options in access networks., 2013, p1 - 21 Report, 2013 URL

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

Bringing Optical Network Control to the User Facilities: Evolution of the User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning Paradigm in, Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks, Springer, 2012, [S. Figuerola, J. A. García-Espín, J. Ferrer Riera, V. Reijgs, E. Kenny, M. Lemay, M. Savoie, S. Campbell, M. Ruffini, E. Grasa, A. Willner] Book Chapter, 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

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

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 TARA - Full Text 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

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

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

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, 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

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 September 2011, 2011 Poster, 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, 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

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

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

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

M. Ruffini , H.-J. Reumerman, 'Method for communicating between a plurality of nodes using a wireless communication protocol, inter-vehicle network', World Intellectual Property Organization, WO2007034387A3, 2009 Patent, 2009 URL

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

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

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 DOI URL URL

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

M. Roggero, A. Van Wageningen, H.-J. Reumerman, M. Ruffini, 'Communication system, method of communication between and among vehicles and vehicle comprising such a communication system', European Patent Office, EP1745605A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen, 'Scheduling the transmission of messages on a broadcast channel of an ad-hoc network dependent on the usage of this channel', European Patent Office, EP1782588A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

A. Van Wageningen, M. Ruffini, 'Communication Device and Communication System as Well as Method of Communication Between and Among Mobile Nodes', European Patent Office, EP1774677A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

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

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

Marco Ruffini, 'Controller unit, communication device and communication system as well as method of communication between and among mobile nodes', European Patent Office, EP1774675A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen, 'EP1714438A1', European Patent Office, EP1714438A1, 2006 Patent, 2006 URL

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 URL URL DOI

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

Marco Ruffini, 'Method for determining the head element of a cluster', World Intellectual Property Organization, WO2005074201A1, 2005 Patent, 2005 URL

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

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

H-J. Reumerman, M. Roggero, M. Ruffini, Application-Based Clustering Concept and Requirements for Intervehicle Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 43, (4), 2005, p108 - 113 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

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 next generation networks, including passive optical networks, metro transmission networks, Software-Defined-Networks, convergence of mobile, fixed and cloud networking, network slicing and virtualisation. Part of my work involves the use of experimental testbeds validation, in the area of passive optical networks, multi-wavelength systems, cloud Radio Access Network and Network Function Virtualisation.

Projects

  • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Recognition

Representations

Associated Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) since 2018

Associate Editor of the Springer Photonic Network Communications 2015-2018

Managing editor of the Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology special issue on Access networks. 2015

Member of the EPSRC (UK) Associate College, for providing peer reviews of EPSRC funding applicarions 2016

External examiner for the PhD committee of candidate Cristophe Van Praet, from IMEC, University of Ghent, in Belgium, December 2013. 2013

External Ph.D examiner for Alvaro Fernandez Fernandez, from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2017

External examiner for the research master student Sidhant Hasija from Waterford Institute of Technology 2018

Awards and Honours

Fellow of The University of Dublin, Trinity College. 9/4/2018

Senior IEEE member 2015

Ireland's Champions of EU Research 2012, presented by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins 2012

My research activity appeared in the TCD Provost Annual Review 2012-2013 2012

Best paper award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2018

Awarded best paper award at IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2016. 2016

Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE NTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (Europar) 2012 2012

Memberships

Elected steering committee member for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) forum. 2018

TCD representative for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) 2017

TCD representative for the Broadband Forum standardisation group 2015

IEEE member (senior from 2015) and communications society member 2005

Member of Italian Engineers Associations 2002