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Flexible Programmable Networking: A Reflective, Component-based Approach

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper


Publication date06/2003
Original languageEnglish


ConferenceThe 4th Postgraduate Networking Conference (PGNET 2003)
CityLiverpool, UK
Period1/01/00 → …


The need for programmability and adaptability in networking systems is becoming increasingly important. More specifically, the challenge is in the ability to add services rapidly, and be able to deploy, configure and reconfigure them as easily as possible. Such demand is creating a considerable shift in the way networks are expected to operate in the future. This is the main aim of programmable networking research community, and in our project we are investigating a component-based approach to the structuring of programmable networking software. Our intention is to apply the notion of components, component frameworks and reflection ubiquitously, thus accommodating all the different elements that comprise a programmable networking system.