Laurent Vanbever
Scientific publications

Conferences & Workshops

[SIGCOMM'17] Predictive Fast Reroute upon Remote BGP Outages. [coming soon]
Thomas Holterbach, Stefano Vissicchio, Alberto Dainotti, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SIGCOMM 2017. Los Angeles, California, USA (August 2017).

[CAV'17] Network-wide Configuration Synthesis. [text] [website]
Ahmed El-Hassany, Petar Tsankov, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
CAV 2017. Heidelberg, Germany (July 2017).

[DIMVA'17] Unsupervised Detection of APT C&C Channels using Web Request Graphs. [text]
Pavlos Lamprakis, Ruggiero Dargenio, David Gugelmann, Vincent Lenders,
Markus Happe, Laurent Vanbever.
DIMVA 2017. Bonn, Germany (July 2017).

[S&P'17] Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies. [text] [website]
Maria Apostolaki, Aviv Zohar, Laurent Vanbever.
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2017. San Jose, CA, USA (May 2017).
Media coverage: Slashdot.org, Bitcoin.com, The Register, The Coin Telegraph,
Naked Security

[SOSR'17] BigBug: Practical Concurrency Analysis for SDN. [text] [website]
Roman May, Ahmed El-Hassany, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
ACM SOSR 2017. Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 2017).

[SOSR'17] iTAP: In-network Traffic Analysis Prevention using Software-Defined Networks. [text]
Roland Meier, David Gugelmann, Laurent Vanbever. [website]
ACM SOSR 2017. Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 2017).

[SOSR'17] SDX-Based Flexibility or Internet Correctness? Pick Two! [text]
Rüdiger Birkner, Arpit Gupta, Nick Feamster, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SOSR 2017. Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 2017).

[SOSR'17] Swing State: Consistent Updates for Stateful and Programmable Data Planes. [text]
Shouxi Luo, Hongfang Yu, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SOSR 2017. Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 2017).

[HotNets'16] Mille-Feuille: Putting ISP traffic under the scalpel. [text]
Olivier Tilmans, Tobias Bühler, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM HotNets 2016. Atlanta, Georgia, USA (November 2016).

[PLDI'16] SDNRacer: Concurrency Analysis for Software-Defined Networks. [text] [website]
Ahmed El-Hassany, Jeremie Miserez, Pavol Bielik, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
ACM PLDI. Santa Barbara, CA, USA (June 2016).

[NSDI'16] An Industrial-Scale Software Defined Internet Exchange Point. [text]
Arpit Gupta, Robert MacDavid, Rüdiger Birkner, Marco Canini, Nick Feamster,
Jennifer Rexford, Laurent Vanbever.
Usenix NSDI 2016. Santa Clara, CA, USA (March 2016).
Usenix NSDI 2016 Community Award
Selected in the "Best of the Rest" session at Usenix ATC 2016
Media coverage: Open Networking Foundation, CloudRouter

[SOSR'16] FLANC: A Formal Logic for Authorizing Network Control. [text]
Arpit Gupta, Nick Feamster, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SOSR 2016. Santa Clara, CA, USA (March 2016).

[SOSR'16] Safe and Flexible Controller Upgrades for SDNs. [text]
Karla Saur, Joseph Collard, Nate Foster, Arjun Guha, Laurent Vanbever, Michael Hicks.
ACM SOSR 2016. Santa Clara, CA, USA (March 2016).

[HotNets'15] Destroying networks for fun (and profit). [text]
Nick Shelly, Brendan Tschaen, Klaus-Tycho Forster, Michael Chang, Theophilus Benson, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM HotNets 2015. Philadelphia, PA, USA (November 2015).

[IMC'15] Quantifying interference between measurements on the RIPE Atlas platform. [text]
Thomas Holterbach, Cristel Pelsser, Randy Bush, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM IMC 2015. Tokyo, Japan (October 2015).

[USENIX SEC'15] RAPTOR: Routing Attacks on Privacy in Tor. [text]
Yixin Sun, Anne Edmundson, Laurent Vanbever, Oscar Li, Jennifer Rexford, Mung Chiang, Prateek Mittal.
USENIX Security 2015. Washington, D.C., USA (August 2015).
Media coverage: ACM TechNews, The Register, Computer Business Review,
Help Net Security

[SIGCOMM'15] Central Control Over Distributed Routing. [text] [website]
Stefano Vissicchio, Olivier Tilmans, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM SIGCOMM 2015. London, UK (August 2015).
ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Best Paper Award
2016 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize
Media coverage: ipSpace

[SOSR'15] SDNRacer: Detecting Concurrency Violations in Software-Defined Networks. [text] [website]
Jeremie Miserez, Pavol Bielik, Ahmed El-Hassany, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
ACM SOSR 2015. Santa Clara, CA, USA (June 2015).

[SOSR'15] Scalable Programmable Inbound Traffic Engineering. [text]
Peng Sun, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM SOSR 2015. Santa Clara, CA, USA (June 2015).

[INFOCOM'15] On the Co-Existence of Distributed and Centralized Routing Control-Planes. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Luca Cittadini, Olivier Bonaventure, Geoffrey Xie, Laurent Vanbever.
IEEE INFOCOM 2015. Hong Kong (April 2015).

[CoNEXT'14] DRAGON: Distributed Route Aggregation on the Global Network. [text] [slides]
João Luís Sobrinho, Laurent Vanbever, Franck Le, Jennifer Rexford. [website]
ACM CoNEXT 2014. Sydney, Australia (December 2014).
2015 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize

[HotNets'14] Anonymity on QuickSand: Using BGP to Compromise Tor. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Oscar Li, Jennifer Rexford, Prateek Mittal.
ACM HotNets 2014. Los Angeles, CA, USA (October 2014).

[HotNets'14] Sweet Little Lies: Fake Topologies for Flexible Routing. [text] [website]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM HotNets 2014. Los Angeles, CA, USA (October 2014).

[ICNP'14] In-Band Update for Network Routing Policy Migration. [text]
Shuyuan Zhang, Sharad Malik, Sanjai Narain, Laurent Vanbever.
IEEE ICNP 2014 (Concise Papers Track). Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (October 2014).

[SIGCOMM'14] SDX: A Software Defined Internet Exchange. [text]
Arpit Gupta, Laurent Vanbever, Muhammad Shahbaz, Sean Donovan, Brandon Schlinker,
Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford, Scott Shenker, Russ Clark, Ethan Katz-Bassett.
ACM SIGCOMM 2014. Chicago, IL, USA (August 2014).

[INFOCOM'14] Safe Routing Reconfigurations with Route Redistribution. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Luca Cittadini, Geoffrey Xie, Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE INFOCOM 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada (April 2014).

[ONS'14] Enabling SDN in old school networks with Software-Controlled Routing Protocols. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever and Stefano Vissicchio.
Open Network Summit (Research Track). Santa Clara, CA, USA (March 2014).

[CoNEXT'13] SoftCell: Scalable and Flexible Cellular Core Network Architecture. [text]
Xin Jin, Li Erran Li, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM CoNEXT 2013. Santa Barbara, CA, USA (December 2013).

[ICNP'13] Using Routers to Build Logic Circuits: How Powerful is BGP? [text]
Marco Chiesa, Luca Cittadini, Giuseppe Di Battista, Laurent Vanbever, Stefano Vissicchio.
IEEE ICNP 2013. Göttingen, Germany (October 2013).
ICNP 2013 Best Paper Award

[HotSDN'13] HotSwap: Correct and Efficient Controller Upgrades for Software-Defined Networks. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Joshua Reich, Theophilus Benson, Nate Foster, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM SIGCOMM HotSDN 2013 Workshop. Hong Kong, China (August 2013).

[INFOCOM'13] When the Cure is Worse than the Disease: the Impact of Graceful IGP Operations on BGP. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Stefano Vissicchio, Luca Cittadini, Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE INFOCOM 2013. Turin, Italy (April 2013).

[ONS'13] CellSDN: Software-Defined Cellular Core Networks. [text]
Xin Jin, Li Erran Li, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
Open Network Summit (Research Track). Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 2013).

[INFOCOM'12] iBGP Deceptions: More Sessions, Fewer Routes. [text] [slides]
Stefano Vissicchio, Luca Cittadini, Laurent Vanbever Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE INFOCOM 2012. Orlando, FL, USA (March 2012).

[SIGCOMM'11] Seamless Network-Wide IGP Migrations. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Stefano Vissicchio, Cristel Pelsser, Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure.
ACM SIGCOMM 2011. Toronto, ON, Canada (August 2011).

[PRESTO'09] A Hierarchical Model for BGP Routing Policies. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Bruno Quoitin, Olivier Bonaventure.
ACM SIGCOMM PRESTO Workshop. Barcelona, Spain (August 2009).

[INM'08] Towards Validated Network Configurations with NCGuard. [text] [slides]
Laurent Vanbever, Grégory Pardoen, Olivier Bonaventure.
Internet Network Management Workshop. Orlando, FL, USA (October 2008).

Journals

[TON'17] Safe Update of Hybrid SDN Networks. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Luca Cittadini, Geoffrey G. Xie, Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, accepted, to appear, 2017.

[TON'16] Scaling the Internet Routing System through Distributed Route Aggregation. [text]
João Luís Sobrinho, Laurent Vanbever, Franck Le, André Sousa, Jennifer Rexford.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp. 3462-3476 (December 2016).

[CCR'14] Opportunities and Research Challenges of Hybrid Software Defined Networks. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Olivier Bonaventure.
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review, Editorial Zone (April 2014).

[TON'13] Improving Network Agility with Seamless BGP Reconfigurations. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Cristel Pelsser, Luca Cittadini,
Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp. 990-1002 (June 2013).
2013 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize

[TON'12] Lossless Migrations of Link-State IGPs. [text]
Laurent Vanbever, Stefano Vissicchio, Cristel Pelsser, Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp. 1842-1855 (December 2012).

Theses

Methods and Techniques for Disruption-Free Network Reconfiguration.
[text] [slides]
PhD thesis, University of Louvain, 2012.
Runner-up for the ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
Winner of the ICTEAM Best Thesis Award

Liquidity analysis of the belgian non-regulated stock market. How to improve it? [text] [slides]
Master thesis (in French), Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, 2010.
Winner of the CeFiP Academic Award Belgium

Design and implementation of a software allowing the validation and the generation
of network configurations.
[text]
Master thesis (in French), University of Louvain, 2008.
Winner of the Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Award

Technical Reports

Network-wide Configuration Synthesis [text]
Ahmed El-Hassany, Petar Tsankov, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev
eprint arXiv:1611.02537 (Nov 2016).

Hijacking Bitcoin: Large-scale Network Attacks on Cryptocurrencies [text]
Maria Apostolaki, Aviv Zohar, Laurent Vanbever
eprint arXiv:1605.07524 (May 2016).

Morpheus: Safe and Flexible Dynamic Updates for SDNs. [text]
Karla Saur, Joseph Collard, Nate Foster, Arjun Guha, Laurent Vanbever, Michael Hicks
University of Maryland (March 2015).

Supercharge me: Boost Router Convergence with SDN. [text]
Michael Alan Chang, Thomas Holterbach, Markus Happe, Laurent Vanbever
eprint arXiv:1505.06630 (May 2015).

RAPTOR: Routing Attacks on Privacy in Tor. [text]
Yixin Sun, Anne Edmundson, Laurent Vanbever, Oscar Li, Jennifer Rexford, Mung Chiang, Prateek Mittal
eprint arXiv:1503.03940 (March 2015).

SDX: A Software Defined Internet Exchange. [text]
Arpit Gupta*, Muhammad Shahbaz*, Laurent Vanbever*, Hyojoon Kim, Russ Clark, Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford, Scott Shenker
* These authors contributed equally to this work
Georgia Institute of Technology, GT-CS-13-06 (November 2013).

Safe Updates of Hybrid SDN Networks. [text]
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Luca Cittadini, Geoffrey Xie, Olivier Bonaventure
University of Louvain, TR-134360 (October 2013).

SoftCell: Taking Control of Cellular Core Networks. [text]
Xin Jin, Li Erran Li, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford
Princeton University, TR-950-13 (May 2013).

Computing with BGP: from Routing Configurations to Turing Machines. [text]
Marco Chiesa, Luca Cittadini, Giuseppe Di Battista, Laurent Vanbever, Stefano Vissicchio
University of Louvain, TR-113003 (August 2012).

Towards a Modular Architecture for Future Internet Control Plane Protocols. [text]
Olivier Bonaventure, Simon van der Linden, Laurent Vanbever.
University of Louvain, 2010.

Invited Talks and Presentations

Boosting existing networks with SDN. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. [coming soon]
> ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland (July 2016).
> EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (June 2016).
> Open Cloud Day, Winterthur, Switzerland (June 2016).

Improving the Internet. From Fragility to Resilience. [slides] [video]
> ETH Zürich, Inaugural Lecture (December 2015).
Media coverage: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)

SIGCOMM preview session: SDN track. [slides]
> ACM SIGCOMM 2015, London, UK (August 2015).

SDN Research Directions: Promising problems to invest time on. [slides]
> Summer School on Software-Defined Networks (SDNschool 2015), Greece (July 2015).

RAPTOR: Routing Attacks on Privacy in TOR. [slides]
> Columbia University, NY, New York, USA (May 2015).

Boosting existing networks with Software-Defined Networking. [slides]
> Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (June 2015).
> Swisscom AG, Ittigen, Switzerland (May 2015).
> ETH Zürich, D-INFK, Lunch Seminar, Zurich, Switzerland (April 2015).

Making the Internet more scalable and manageable (Job Talk). [slides]
> ETH Zürich, Switzerland (March 2014).

On integrating Software-Defined Networking within existing routing systems. [slides]
> Applied Communication Sciences (ACS), NJ, USA (August 2014).
> Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, CA, USA (November 2013).
> Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA (November 2013).
> Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (November 2013). [video]
> UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA (November 2013).

Novel Applications for an SDN-Enabled Internet Exchange Point.
> AT&T/Intel/ONRC SDN Retreat, Stanford, CA, USA (October 2014). [slides]
> Fed4FIRE/GENI Research Experiment Summit, FGRE 2014, Ghent, Belgium (July 2014). [slides]
> Workshop on Prototyping and Deploying Experimental SDX, Washington DC, (June 2014). [slides]
> RIPE 67, Plenary Session, Athens, Greece (October 2013). [slides]
[video]
> Software Defined Networking Research Group, IETF, Berlin, Germany (July 2013). [slides]

Improving Network Agility with Seamless BGP Reconfigurations. [slides]
> IRTF Open Meeting, IETF, Berlin, Germany (July 2013).
> AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA (March 2012).
> Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA (March 2012).

CellSDN: Taking control of cellular core networks. [slides]
> IBM Thomas J Watson Rearch Center, NY, USA (April 2013).

Methods and Techniques for Disruption-free Network Reconfiguration. [slides]
> Future Internet Architecture Workshop, Brussels, Belgium (September 2012).

Seamless Network-Wide Migrations. [slides]
> Network Automation, Upperside conferences, Paris, France (November 2011).
> Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy (May 2011).
> Internet Initiative Japan, Tokyo, Japan (February 2011).

Towards Validated Network Configurations with NCGuard. [slides]
> Workshop on Data Networks as Formal Objects. Adelaide, Australia (February 2010).

Customized BGP Route Selection Using BGP/MPLS VPNs. [slides]
> Cisco Systems, NAG Routing Symposium. San Jose, CA, USA (October 2009).

Demos

[SIGCOMM'16] Fibbing in action: On-demand load-balancing for better video delivery. [text]
Olivier Tilmans, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Jennifer Rexford.
ACM SIGCOMM 2016. Florianopolis, Brazil (August 2016).

[SIGCOMM'15] Chaos Monkey: Increasing SDN Reliability through Systematic Network Destruction. [text]
Michael Alan Chang, Brendan Tschaen, Theophilus Benson, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SIGCOMM 2015. London, UK (August 2015).

[SIGCOMM'14] SDX: A Software Defined Internet Exchange. [text]
Arpit Gupta, Laurent Vanbever, Muhammad Shahbaz, Sean Donovan, Brandon Schlinker,
Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford, Scott Shenker, Russ Clark, Ethan Katz-Bassett.
ACM SIGCOMM 2014. Chicago, IL, USA (August 2014).

Posters

Sentinels: Guarding ISP Networks from Forwarding Anomalies. [text]
Tobias Bühler, Ingmar Poese, Laurent Vanbever
ACM CoNEXT 2016 Student Workshop. Irvine, CA, USA (December 2016).

[SIGCOMM'15] Supercharge me: Boost Router Convergence with SDN. [text]
Michael Alan Chang, Thomas Holterbach, Markus Happe, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM SIGCOMM 2015. London, UK (August 2015).

[TMA'15] Quantifying interferences between measurements on RIPE Atlas. [poster]
Thomas Holterbach, Cristel Pelsser, Randy Bush, Laurent Vanbever.
PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA), Barcelona, Spain (April 2015).

Software-Defined Inbound Traffic Engineering for Enterprises.
Peng Sun, Nanxi Kang, Jennifer Rexford, Laurent Vanbever.
New England Networking and Systems Day, Boston, MA (October 2014).

Disruption-free network reconfiguration. [poster]
ICTEAM Young Researchers' Day, University of Louvain (May 2012).

IETF

RFC 4360 Clarification Request. [text]
Bruno Decraene, Laurent Vanbever, and Pierre Francois.
draft-decraene-idr-rfc4360-clarification-00, Internet-Draft (October 2009).