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The first international conference on SDN and NFV took place in Moscow

The first international conference, focused on SDN and NFV technologies, ended in Russia.


The First International Science and Technology Conference «Modern Networking Technologies: SDN & NFV – The Next Generation of Computational Infrastructure» took place on the initiative of Applied Research Center for Computer Networks (ARCCN) on October 28-29, 2014 in Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The Conference brought together more than 200 representatives of the international scientific community, research departments of corporations and industrial enterprises to discuss the most urgent and promising technologies in the area of computer networking, virtualization and cloud computing and their practical use in the infrastructure of service providers, telecom operators, and data centers.

Among its key speakers were representatives of well-known R & D centers from the US, EU, Japan and Russia.

Software-defined Networking (SDN) is the hottest new networking trend of the past few decades. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a complementary trend and together they promise to shape the evolution of the Internet and Cloud infrastructure into a Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) while transforming the industry. Network and cloud providers are already embracing these trends and early adopters are aggressively trialing and deploying SDN and NFV. Established and new vendors are busy creating their own SDN and NFV technologies and solutions and are competing for leadership positions in this rapidly growing international market.

Among guests and key speakers of the conference were:

  • Serge Fdida, Professor, University of Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris), France
  • Nikolaj Bjorner, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Mark Berman, Vice President for Technology Development at BBN Technologies, Project Director at GENI
  • Michael Zink, Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA
  • Kuang-Ching Wang, Associate Professor at Clemson University, USA
  • Ilya Baldin, RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), USA
  • Ivan Seskar, Associate Director at WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA
  • Joel J. Mambretti, International Center for Advanced Internet Research, Northwestern University, USA
  • Jerry Sobieski, Director for International Reserach Initiatives Americas & Asia Pac at NORDUnet, USA
  • Akihiro Nakao, NakaoLab, the University of Tokyo
Участники конференции
Участники конференции
Серж Фдида, профессор, Университет Пьера и Марии Кюри (Париж), Франция
Майкл Зинк, Университет штата Массачусетс Амхерст, США
Куанг-Чинг Ванг, доцент, Университет Клемсона, США
Джойл Мамбретти, директор Международного центра перспективных Интернет-исследований, Северо-Западный Университет, США
Участники конференции
Марк Берман, вице-президент по развитию Raytheon BBN Technologies, руководитель дирекции проекта GENI, США
Марк Берман, вице-президент по развитию Raytheon BBN Technologies, руководитель дирекции проекта GENI, США
Участники конференции
А.Р.Хохлов проректор МГУ им.Ломоносова, А.П.Кулешов профессор, академик РАН
Руслан Смелянский, R&D директор ЦПИКС, Профессор

As the part of the conference such sections as “Information Security”, “Practice and experiments in SDN & NFV”, and “SDN & NFV theory” took place, as well as the panel discussion under the Ethernet Forum «SDN & NFV: the level of the technologies maturity «, which was held as a dialogue between science and industry representatives, working in the area of the next generation networks.

During the Conference ARCCN also announced the launch of the project GRANIT (Global Russian Advanced Network Initiative).  It is aimed at the scientific community, and is intended to be used for research and development projects of the Russian Federation. GRANIT unites institutes and laboratories to a single system, which will connect several DATA-centers and create conditions for the resources scaling. This will allow scientists to share freely information and research results, as well as have access to the experimental devices. GRANIT will become a unique hybrid system that combines the high-performance computing and traditional systems for experimental studies, using the technologies of Infiniband and Ethernet. Combined with the technologies of in-memory computing it is supposed to create a universal platform for researches with the possibility of guaranteeing the quality of services for each user. The federal university network RUNNet (Russian University Network) will become the basis of this project. The nodes of this national research network are currently available in 63 regions of Russia. The total number of Internet users is more than 2 million.

More about the Event:  «SDN&NFV: смена IT-парадигмы»

General Sponsors of the Conference:


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Partners of the Conference:

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Lomonosov Moscow State University


Ethernet Forum

Information partners:
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