The 24th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM) Conference and Metro-Haul Best Paper Award

 In 2020, 2020, Blog, May

Technical conferences are becoming increasingly virtual since the outbreak of Covid-19, and last week the 24th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM) transitioned to become a remote participation event.

ONDM has a history in presenting ideas on recent trends such as 5G and beyond; data-center networking; Internet of things; cloud/edge computing and content delivery; Big Data, data analytics, network telemetry and machine learning. It also covers new optical network architectures, based on different optical network disaggregation models, exploiting and integrating novel multidimensional photonic technology solutions as well as adopting open and highly programmable hardware and software platforms such as software defined networking (SDN), and network function virtualization (NFV). Click here to see this years program.

During the conference, Metro-Haul was well represented with numerous speakers and topics, the Best Paper award was also won by Metro-Haul members António Eira and João Pedro, optical researchers at Infinera.

Their publication “The Role of Metro Transport Node Architectures in Optimized Edge Data-Center Dimensioning” investigated the joint dimensioning of the metro transport network and the DC infrastructure, assuming metro networks based on either FOADM, filterless or reconfigurable OADM (ROADM) nodes. It evaluated the relationship between the node architecture in metro-access optical transport networks and the ability to provide optimized cost deployments balancing edge DC and transponder costs.

The combination of the results presented in the paper, along with accurate modeling of the optical nodes’ costs, will be useful to determine the ideal architecture for each network and traffic combination.

Service processing load characterization and DC dimensioning options.

Their work also used architecture and economic costings found in the Metro-Haul Deliverable D2.3: Network architecture definition, design methods and performance evaluation, Apr 2019.

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