Nelson Fonseca
University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil





Network-as-a-Service: Network Virtualization and Programability

Recently, we have witnessed dramatic changes in computing and communication demands with the introduction of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones as well as the new paradigm of cloud computing. It is expected that by 2016 there will be three networked devices and 15 gigabytes data per capita in comparison to one networked device and 4 gigabyte data per capita in 2011. Networking and communications will become an even more critical service than it is already today . Moreover, networking is supposed to become a functional component of this new technological scenario and accessible to users as an added-value service rather than an infrastructure composed of bit pipes. In this talk, the state of the art in network virtualization and programmability will be overviewed to offer perspectives in the deployment of the so called Network-as-a-Service. 

Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca received his Electrical Engineer (1984) and MSc in Computer Science (1987) degrees from The Pontificial Catholic University at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the MSc (1993) and Ph.D (1994) degrees in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California.

He is a Full Professor at Institute of Computing of The University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil. He has published 300+ papers and supervised 50+ graduate students. As Visiting Professor, he lectured at the University of Trento, the University of Pisa and the University of Basque Country.

Nelson is an active IEEE ComSoc Volunteer. Currently, He is ComSoc Vice President Member Relations. He served as: Member-at-Large in ComSoc Board of Governors, Director of Latin America Region, Director of on-line Services. He is past EiC of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, past EiC of ComSoc Electronic Newsletter and past Editor of the Global Communications Newsletter. He is Senior Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and Senior Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, a member of the editorial board of Computer Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Journal of Internet Services and Applications and International Journal of Communication Systems.

He founded the IEEE Latin America Conference on Communications (LATINCOM) and the Latin America Conference on Cloud Computing and Communications (LATINCLOUD). He was technical chair of over 10 IEEE ComSoc conferences.