Networks are the lifeline of modern applications. The reliability of these applications is directly correlated with the networks that support them. Preserving the availability and trustworthiness of computer networks continues to be an open challenge, which is further magnified with the scale and sophistication of modern networks. Traditionally, we used expert engineers to manage all aspects of the network. This approach is not viable for large-scale networks. On one hand, we have cloud networks that comprise several hundreds of thousands of network devices that interconnect several million servers. New advances such as programmable network devices further magnify the complexity - we now also have churn in the dataplane in addition to the control plane. On the other hand, we have enterprises migrating to the cloud and deploying virtual networks at scale. Managing both kind of networks require solving the same set of challenges:
We invite talk proposals on early-stage ideas, position papers, and case studies on all topics relating to verifying reliability, dependability, and trustworthiness of computer networks including, but not limited to:
David A. Maltz is the engineering leader for the Azure Networking team, responsible for developing, deploying, and operating the software and network devices that connect Microsoft's largest services, including the Azure Public Cloud and Microsoft 365. We write the code for the network services ranging from Network Security to DNS, the distributed systems that control our software defined and physical network, and the SONiC firmware that runs many of our physical switches. We design the cloud-scale networks and data centers that provide petabits of connectivity at low cost and high reliability, from the optical systems on up.
Anees Shaikh is with the Global Networking team at Google where he works on software systems to support WAN traffic management, routing security, and cloud network management in Google's production networks. Prior to joining Google, he was the Chief SDN Architect in the System Networking product group at IBM, and a research lead at the T.J. Watson Research Center working in all three major divisions of IBM Research (software, services, and systems). Anees has published widely in the areas of networking, cloud computing, and system management, and has been an invited speaker in numerous industry forums. He has also been active in a number of open source and standards efforts, including ONF, OpenStack, and IETF, as well as helping to found the OpenDaylight and OpenConfig projects.
|Submission deadline||September 18, 2021|
|Notification of acceptance||September 28, 2021|
|Camera-ready version||October 22, 2021|
|Workshop Date||November 1, 2021|
|Conference Dates||November 1 - 5, 2021|