Laurent Vanbever
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Selected publications since I joined ETH (2015—)

[NSDI'18] Stroboscope: Declarative Traffic Mirroring on a Budget. [coming soon]
Olivier Tilmans, Tobias Bühler, Ingmar Poese, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever.
USENIX NSDI 2018. Washington, USA (April 2018).

[NSDI'18] NetComplete: Practical Network-Wide Configuration Synthesis with Autocompletion. [coming soon]
Ahmed El-Hassany, Petar Tsankov, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
USENIX NSDI 2018. Washington, USA (April 2018).

[NSDI'18] Net2Text: Interactive Summarization of Network Forwarding Behaviors. [coming soon]
Rüdiger Birkner, Dana Drachsler Cohen, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev.
USENIX NSDI 2018. Washington, USA (April 2018).

[HotNets'17] Integrating Verification and Repair into the Control Plane. [text]
Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Costin Raiciu, Laurent Vanbever.
ACM HotNets 2017. Palo Alto, California, USA (November 2017).

[SIGCOMM'17] SWIFT: Predictive Fast Reroute. [text] [website]
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).

[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:, The Register, The Coin Telegraph, Naked Security,
The Morning Paper,, Hacking Distributed

[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).
Media: OVS Orbit

[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: Open Networking Foundation, CloudRouter

[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).

[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: 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: ipSpace

Selected publications before I joined ETH

[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).

[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).

[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
Fun: Our paper is listed on Accidentally Turing-Complete

[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

[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).

[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).