Two TOUCAN researchers from the University of Bristol (Sarvesh Bidkar and Kyriakos Sideris) participated in the European Workshop of Software Defined Networks (EWSDN HandsOn/Hackathon. This workshop took place in Bilbao, Spain on the 28th and 29th of September 2015. The organisers of this event were the I2T Group, University of the Basque Country – Bilbao, ON.Lab and CREATE-NET.
On the first day, Ali Al-Shabibi (ON.Lab) and Matteo Gerola (CREATE-NET) ran a tutorial and HandsOn session on how to create an application in the ONOS network controller. The tutorial included the creation of the Build Your Own Network (BYON) app in both localised and distributed manner. On the second day, the participants had the chance to create their own application for ONOS. Sarvesh and Kyriakos targeted to build an app for the “Mobility-Aware Virtual Infrastructure Service” use case in the TOUCAN project. The app is aimed at receiving mobility events from SDN switches on the edge of the network, extracting user traffic characteristics and then re-planning the virtual infrastructure for each service provider to optimise infrastructure resource utilisation and costs. The app idea was presented at the end of the day and received positive feedback from the other participants and workshop organisers.