Dipl.-Inform. Wolfgang Braun

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Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze

Universität Tübingen

Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik

Sand 13, 72076 Tübingen



  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • OpenFlow
  • Network resilience
    • IP fast reroute
    • SDN resilience
    • (Remote) loop-free alternates (LFAs)

  • Traffic Engineering

Research Projects




Supervised Theses

  • 2015
    • Christian Duta (Diploma Thesis): Design and Performance Evaluation of Traffic Engineering Methods Using Load-Dependent Flow Splitting

  • 2014
    • Gregor Kovacs (Diploma Thesis): Implementation of Explicit Inter-Domain Paths Using the Locator/ID Separation Protocol



List of Publications

  1. W. Braun and M. Menth: Scalable Resilience for Software-Defined Networking Using Loop-Free Alternates with Loop Detection, (preprint), in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Management Issues in SDN, SDI and NFV (MISSION) in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), April, 2015
  2. W. Braun and M. Menth: Load-Dependent Flow Splitting for Traffic Engineering in Resilient OpenFlow Networks, (preprint), in Proceedings of ITG/GI Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), Workshop on Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization for Flexible Network Management (SDNFlex), March, 2015, Cottbus, Germany
  3. W. Braun and M. Menth: Wildcard Compression of Inter-Domain Routing Tables for OpenFlow-Based Software-Defined Networking, (preprint), in Proceedings of the European Workshop on Software Defined Networking (EWSDN), September 2014, Hungary Budapest
  4. W. Braun and M. Menth: Software-Defined Networking Using OpenFlow: Protocols, Applications, and Architectural Design Choices, in Future Internet, vol. 6, no. 2, May 2014, MDPI
  5. M. Menth and W. Braun: Performance Comparison of Not-Via Addresses and Maximally Redundant Trees (MRTs), in Proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, May 2013, Belgium Ghent