Software Defined Networking

"Software Defined Networking" is a course for M.Sc. and diploma students of Electrical Engineering and B.Sc. and M.Sc. students of Computer Science (and related study programs). It is held as a combination of a lecture (TUCaN-no. 18-hh-2050-vl) and exercises (TUCaN-no. 18-hh-2050-ue).


Prof. Dr. David Hausheer


Julius Rückert, M.Sc., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inform. Jeremias Blendin, Leonhard Nobach, M.Sc., Christian Koch, M.Sc., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inform. Matthias Wichtlhuber

Hours per week:

2 + 2




Thursday, 09:50 - 11:30, Location: S311/08, Introduction on 20.10.2016


Tuesday, 16:15 - 17:55, Location: S311/006


tbd - In case of few registrations, an oral exam will be held.



Course Description

The course deals with cutting edge topics in the area of software defined networking (SDN):

  • SDN Architecture (Application, Control, Infrastructure Layer)
  • SDN Interfaces (North/South-bound vs. East/West-bound interface)
  • SDN Applications and Use Cases (e.g. Multicasting)
  • Network Virtualization and Slicing (e.g. FlowVisor)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Network Service Chaining
  • SDN Security
  • Network Operating Systems and Languages
  • OpenFlow Controller (e.g. NOX, Beacon, etc.)
  • Hardware Switches (e.g. NEC IP8800, Pronto) vs. Software Switches (e.g. NetFPGA, OpenVSwitch)
  • SDN in Wireless Networks (e.g. OpenWRT)

Students will get a deep insight into Software Defined Networking and its applications.


Textbooks as indicated.

Slides and paper copies as necessary.


Basic courses of the first 4 semesters are required. Knowledge of lectures Communication Networks I and II are recommended.


The lab material will be made available using the Moodle platform:

You will be registered to the Moodle course automatically, after signing up in TUcAN.


Prof. Dr. David Hausheer

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Peer-to-Peer Systems Engineering

Building S3/19, Room 3

Rundeturmstr. 12

64283 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-20890 (direct)

+49 6151 16-29100 (assistant)

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