About Me

I'm currently a PhD Student in the project-team COATI since October 2014.

Research Interests

Software Defined Networking is a new network technology that separates the data plane from the control plane. Forwarding devices are stripped of their intelligence which is given to one or multiple controllers. This separation eases the management of the network and the deployment of network-wide applications independently of the underlying equipment.
In parallel, energy consumption of networking infrastructures is becoming a growing concern. For instance, networking devices represent 10 to 20% of the total energy cost of data centers. In most cases, proposed solutions for energy efficiency suggest to shutdown unused devices to reduce the consumption of energy in the network.
I am working to leverage SDN features to implement green policies while taking into consideration limitations such as forwarding table sizes of SDN switches. I'm also looking at progressive deployment of SDN devices on existing legacy networks. Furthermore, I'm also studying the effects of Network Function Virtualization on energy savings.

Last, on another theme, I am also interested in structured peer-to-peer systems for live streaming.

Publications

International conferences

  • Nicolas Huin, Andrea Tomassilli, Frédéric Giroire, Brigitte Jaumard. Energy-Efficient Service Function Chain Provisioning. INOC 2017 PDF
  • Nicolas Huin, Brigitte Jaumard, Frédéric Giroire. Optimization of Network Service Chain Provisioning. IEEE ICC 2017 PDF
  • Frédéric Giroire, Nicolas Huin. Study of Repair Protocols for Live Video Streaming Distributed Systems. IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 PDF
  • Myriana Rifai, Nicolas Huin, Christelle Caillouet, Frédéric Giroire, Dino Martin Lopez-Pacheco, Joanna Moulierac, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller. Too many SDN rules? Compress them with Minnie. IEEE GLOBECOM 2015. PDF

International journals

  • Myriana Rifai, Nicolas Huin, Christelle Caillouet, Frédéric Giroire, Dino Martin Lopez-Pacheco, Joanna Moulierac, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller. MINNIE: an SDN World with Few Compressed Forwarding Rules. Computer Networks PDF

National conferences

  • Frédéric Giroire, Nicolas Huin. Étude d'un système distribué de diffusion de vidéo en direct. ALGOTEL 2016 - 18èmes Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications, May 2016, Bayonne, France. PDF
  • Myriana Rifai, Nicolas Huin, Christelle Caillouet, Frédéric Giroire, Dino Martin Lopez-Pacheco, Joanna Moulierac, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller. MINNIE : enfin un monde SDN sans (trop de) règles. ALGOTEL 2016 - 18èmes Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications, May 2016, Bayonne, France. PDF
  • Frédéric Havet, Nicolas Huin, Joanna Moulierac, Khoa Phan. Routage vert et compression de règles SDN. ALGOTEL 2015 — 17èmes Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications, Jun 2015, Beaune, France. PDF

Work under submission

International journals

  • Nicolas Huin, Brigitte Jaumard, Frédéric Giroire. Optimal Network Service Chain Provisioning.
  • Nicolas Huin, Andrea Tomassilli, Brigitte Jaumard, Frédéric Giroire. Energy-Efficient Service Function Chain Provisioning.
  • Frédéric Giroire, Nicolas Huin, Andrea Tomassilli. The Structured Way of Dealing with Heterogeneous Live Streaming Systems.

International conferences

  • Nicolas Huin, Myriana Rifai, Frédéric Giroire, Dino Martin Lopez-Pacheco, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller, Joanna Moulierac. Bringing Energy Aware Routing closer to Reality with SDN Hybrid Networks.

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