It has been more than eight years since the original P4 paper was published. Since then, programmable data planes have blossomed in diverse environments like data centers, telecom, and industrial networks. In this talk, I will give you a ten-thousand-foot view of the current programmable data plane landscape from one of its central components: the network services. I will present some of our research results towards deploying novel network services on programmable network devices and mention a few of the hurdles we believe still prevent greater innovation.
About Israat Haque
Dr. Israat Haque is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, where she leads the Programmable and Intelligent Networking (PINet) Lab. She works in the areas of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) focused on the performance, security, reliability, and sustainability aspects of wired and wireless networked systems. She is also interested in applying data-driven approaches to solve practical and relevant networking problems. Dr. Haque received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. Subsequently, she held an NSERC post-doctoral position at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, before joining Dalhousie University. She served as an area editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and is currently an Editor of the Internet of Things Series of the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag). Dr. Haque also actively participates in organizing and technical program committees of conferences like IEEE ICNP, IEEE CloudNet, IFIP Networking, IEEE NetSoft, IEEE CNSM, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, etc.
This event will be conducted in English