Software Defined Networks Activity


The Software Defined Networks (SDN) activity focuses on a new, rapidly emerging paradigm for designing networks, which is based on the principles of the separation of the control from the data plane and of the logical centralization of the control plane. This approach promises to make computer networks more programmable than today and finds applications in the entire spectrum of networks, including data-center, enterprise, wide-area, cellular, and wireless networks.

Our research focuses primarily on SDN applications in the inter-domain level. In particular, we aim at exploiting SDN principles for improving the availability of the Internet, detecting and mitigating advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, providing Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees, and improving the convergence time of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). 

Our research is supported from a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant with total funding 1,41 million euros.


  • ERC NetVolution, Project Title: “Evolving Internet Routing: A Paradigm Shift to Foster Innovation”, PI: Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, 1,41 million euro, 2014-2018

Activity Leader: Prof. Xenofontas Dimitropoulos 

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