Publications

Journal and Magazine papers

[J14] Chowdhury, S.R., Anthony, A., Bian, H., Bai, T., and Boutaba, R. A Disaggregated Packet Processing Architecture for Network Function Virtualization. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 38(6): 1075-1088, June 2020. (PDF, .bib)

[J13] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Zulfiqar, M., Tornatore, M., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Reliable Slicing of 5G Transport Networks with Bandwidth Squeezing and Multi-path Provisioning. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. Accepted April 2020. (PDF)

[J12] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, M.M.A, Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Virtual Network Embedding with Guaranteed Connectivity under Multiple Substrate Link Failures. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 68(2): 1025 - 1043, February 2020. (PDF, .bib)

[J11] Bari, M.F, Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. ESSO: An Energy Smart Service Function Chain Orchestrator. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management - Special Issue on Latest Developments for the Management of Softwarized Networks, 16(4): 1345 - 1359, December 2019. (PDF, .bib)

[J10] Chowdhury, S.R., Salahuddin, M.A., Limam, N., and Boutaba, R. Re-architecting NFV Ecosystem with Microservices: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges. IEEE Network, 33(3): 168-176, May 2019. (PDF, .bib)

[J9] Chowdhury, S.R., Ayoubi, S., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 15(3): 1132 - 1145, September 2018. (PDF, .bib)

[J8] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Fathi, S., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. Virtual Network Survivability through Joint Spare Capacity Allocation and Embedding. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 36(3): 502-518, March 2018. (PDF, .bib)

[J7] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., and Mitra, J. Generalized Recovery from Node Failure in Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 14(2): 261-274, June 2017. (PDF, .bib)

[J6] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, M.M.A., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Dedicated Protection for Survivable Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(4): 913-926, December 2016. (PDF, .bib, CPLEX Code, Heuristic Code)

[J5] Bari, M.F, Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Duarte, O. Orchestrating Virtualized Network Functions. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(4): 725-739, December 2016. (PDF, .bib, Code)

[J4] Ahmed, R., Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Rabbani, M., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. αRoute: Routing on Names. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 24(5): 3070-3083, January 2016. (PDF, .bib)

[J3] Chowdhury, S.R., Roy, A.R., Shaikh, M., and Daudjee, K. A Taxonomy of Decentralized Online Social Networks. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer 8(3): 367-383, May 2015. (PDF, .bib)

[J2] Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. A Survey of naming and routing in Information Centric Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 50(12): 44-53, December 2012. (PDF, .bib)

[J1] Chowdhury, S.R. , Hasan, M.M., Iqbal, S., and Rahman, M.S. Computing a Longest Common Palindromic Subsequence. Fundamenta Informaticae, IOS Press 129(4): 329-340, 2014. (PDF, .bib)

Conference and Workshop papers

[C28] Laraba, A., Francois, J., Chrisment, I., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. Defeating Protocol Abuse with P4: an Application to Explicit Congestion Notification. To appear in IFIP Networking 2020 Conference, Paris, France. (Acceptance Rate: 27.5%) (PDF

[C27] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Zulfiqar, M., Tornatore, M., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Reliable Slicing of 5G Transport Networks with Dedicated Protection. In proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2019, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 16.5%) [Best Paper Award] (PDF, .bib)

[C26] Taeb, S., Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Virtual Network Embedding with Path-based Latency Guarantees in Elastic Optical Networks. In proceedings of IEEE ICNP 2019, pp. 1-12. (Acceptance Rate: 19.3%) (PDF, .bib)

[C25] Henry, B., Chowdhury, S.R., Lahmadi, A,, Azais, R., Francois, J., and Boutaba, R. SPONGE: Software-Defined Traffic Engineering to Absorb Influx of Network Traffic. In proceedings of IEEE LCN 2019, pp. 193-201. (Acceptance Rate: 28.9%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C24] Chowdhury, S.R., Anthony, A., Bian, H., Bai, T., and Boutaba, R. μNF: A Disaggregated Packet Processing Architecture. In proceedings of IEEE NetSoft 2019, pp. 342-350. (Acceptance Rate: 24.7%) [Best Paper Award] (PDF, .bib, Slides, Source code)

[C23] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Achieving a Fully-Flexible Virtual Network Embedding in Elastic Optical Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2019, pp. 1756-1764. (Acceptance Rate: 19.6%) (PDF, .bib)

[C22] Anthony, A., Chowdhury, S.R., Bai, T., Boutaba, R., and Francois, J. UNiS: A User-space Non-intrusive Workflow-aware Virtual Network Function Scheduler. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2018, pp. 152-160. (Acceptance Rate: 15.9%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C21] Ayoubi, S., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. Breaking Service Function Chains with Khaleesi. In Proceedings of IFIP Networking 2018, pp. 64-72. (Acceptance Rate: 24.4%) (PDF, .bib, Slides, Heuristic Code, CPLEX Code)

[C20] Chowdhury, S.R., Ayoubi, S., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. MULE: Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2017, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 17.6%) [Best Paper Award] (PDF, .bib, Slides, Heuristic Code, CPLEX Code)

[C19] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Sharmin, M., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. Availability in P2P based Online Social Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE NSySS 2017, pp. 1-9. (PDF, .bib)

[C18] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J, and Liu, L. Joint Backup Capacity Allocation and Embedding for Survivable Virtual Networks. In Proceedings of IFIP Networking 2017, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 28.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C17] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J, and Liu, L. ReViNE: Reallocation of Virtual Network Embedding to Eliminate Substrate Bottlenecks. In Proceedings of IFIP/IEEE IM 2017, pp. 116-124 (Acceptance Rate: 28.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides, Heuristic Code, CPLEX Code)

[C16] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., and Mitra, J. ReNoVatE: Recovery from Node Failure in Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2016, pp. 19-27 (Acceptance Rate: 15.5%) (PDF, .bib)

[C15] Roy, A.R, Chowdhury, S.R., Bari, M.F., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. Emulating an Infrastructure with EASE. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2016 (Mini-Conference), pp. 167-173 (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C14] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, M.M.A, Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Connectivity-aware Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IFIP Networking 2016, pp. 46 - 54 (Acceptance Rate: 29%) (PDF, .bib)

[C13] Dolberg, L., François, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Engel, T. A Generic Framework to Support Application-Level Flow Management in Software-Defined Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE NetSoft 2016, pp. 121-125 (PDF, .bib)

[C12] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, MMA., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Zeng, F. Protecting Virtual Networks with DRONE. In Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2016, pp. 78-86 (Acceptance Rate: 25.3%) (PDF, .bib, Slides, Heuristic Code, CPLEX Code)

[C11] Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. nf.io: A File System Abstraction for NFV Orchestration. In Proceedings of IEEE NFV-SDN Conference 2015, pp. 135-141 (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C10] Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. On Orchestrating Virtual Network Functions. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE/IFIP CNSM 2015 (Mini conference), pp. 50-56 (PDF, .bib, Code)

[C9] Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Pokluda, A., Bari, M.F., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. pWeb: A Personal Interface to the World Wide Web. In proceedings of IFIP Networking Conference, 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 25%) (PDF, .bib)

[C8] Chowdhury, S.R., Adam, C., Wu, F., Rofrano, J., and Boutaba, R. Managing the File Sytem from the Kernel. In proceedings of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 28.9%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C7] Chowdhury, S.R., Bari, M.F., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. PayLess: A Low Cost Network Monitoring Framework for Software Defined Networks. In proceedings of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 28.9%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C6] Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. PolicyCop: An Autonomic QoS Policy Enforcement Framework for Software Defined Networks. In proceedings of IEEE SDN4FNS 2013, pp. 1-7 (PDF, .bib)

[C5] Bari, M.F., Roy, A.R., Chowdhury, S.R., Zhang, Q., Zhani, M.F., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. Dynamic Controller Provisioning in Software Defined Networks. In proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2013, pp. 18-25 (Acceptance Rate: 18.1%) [Runner-up for best paper award] (PDF, .bib)

[C4] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Sharmin, M., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. Ensuring β-availability in P2P Social Networks. In Proceedings of HotPOST 2013 (ICDCS 2013 Workshops), pp. 150-155 (Acceptance Rate: 40%) [Best Paper Runner-up] (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C3] Ahmed, R., Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R. , Rabbani, M., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. αRoute: A Name Based Routing Scheme for Information Centric Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM, 2013, pp. 90-94 (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C2] Chowdhury, S.R., Iqbal, S., Hasan, M.M., and Rahman, M.S. Computing a Longest Common Palindromic Subsequence. In Proceedings of IWOCA 2012, LNCS 7643:219-223 (PDF, .bib)

[C1] Iqbal, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Hyder, C.S., Vasilakos, A.V., and Wang C. Vehicular Communication: Protocol Design, Testbed Implementation and Performance Analysis. In Proceedings of IWCMC VehiComm Workshop 2009, pp. 410-415 (PDF, .bib)

Book Chapter(s)

[B1] Dolberg, L., François, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Engel, T. Network Configuration and Flow Scheduling for Big Data Applications. In Networking for Big Data. S. Yu, X. Lin, J. Misic, and X. Shen (editors). pp. 121-138, CRC Press, 2015 (PDF, .bib)

Extended abstracts

[E2] Shahriar, N., Zulfiqar, M., Chowdhury, S.R., Taeb, S., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J, and Hemmati, M. Disruption-minimized Re-adaptation of Virtual Links in Elastic Optical Networks. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Poster), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar 8 - 12, 2020. (PDF, .bib)

[E1] Bari, M.F., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. nf.io: A File System Abstraction for NFV Orchestration. ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (Demo), London, UK, Aug 17 - 21, 2015. (PDF, .bib)

Patents

[P7] Shahriar, N., Mitra, J., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. Methods and Systems for Failure Recovery in a Virtual Network Environment. US Patent No. 10,505,840. Granted: December 2019.

[P6] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Method and systemfor latency-aware embedding of a virtual network onto a substrate optical network. US Patent Application No. 16/600,103. Filed: October 2019.

[P5] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., Taeb, S., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Method andsystem for reliability-aware embedding of a virtual network onto an elastic optical network. US Patent Application No. 16/657,635. Filed: October 2019.

[P4] Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Shahriar, N., and Boutaba, R. Dedicated Protection for Virtual Network Embedding. US Patent No. 10,313,195. Granted June 2019.

[P3] Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Shahriar, N., and Boutaba, R. Connectivity-aware virtual network embedding. U.S. Patent No. 9,813,287. Granted November 2017.

[P2] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., and Ayoubi, S. Multi-layer Virtual Network Embedding. US Patent Application No. 15/815,871. Filed: November 2017.

[P1] Shahriar, N., Khan, A., Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. System and Method for Joint Embedding and Backup Provisioning in Virtual Networks. US Patent Application No. 15/650,354. Filed: July 2017.