NetSoft CREATE

Network Softwarization: Principles and Foundations (Theory & Design)

Objective

This course introduces concepts and principles of Network Softwarization. The course is offered simultaneously at four universities: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Université Laval and École de technologie supérieure.
Students must successfully complete this course in order to qualify for CREATE industry internships in the area of Network Softwarization.

Schedule

The course is offered in flip mode. Pre-recorded video lectures are provided prior to class and weekly interactive sessions (remotely attended by students in other universities) give an opportunity to discuss lecture material and answer students’ questions.

Outline

Part 1: Software-Defined Networking Principles and Design

chevron_right Introduction to SDN (Week 1)
chevron_right SDN Data, Control Planes, and APIs (Week 2)
chevron_right Network Virtualization (Week 3)

Part 2: Software-Defined Optical WAN and Radio Access

chevron_right 5G Fronthaul requirements
chevron_right Trends in multicarrier optical physical layer (Week 5)
chevron_right Spacial Multiplexing (Week 6)

Part 3: Sustainable Management of Clouds and Networks

chevron_right Introduction to Cloud Computing (Week 7)
chevron_right Data Analytics (Week 8)
chevron_right Energy efficient and sustainable management (Week 9)

Part 4: Network Function Virtualization and Orchestration

chevron_right Programmable Networks (Week 10)
chevron_right Network Function Virtualization (Week 11)
chevron_right IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G Use Cases (Week 12)

Lecture Videos

Lecture Lecture Video Interactive Session Video(s)

Introduction to SDN

Lecture Video

 

Interactive Session Video 1

Interactive Session Video 2

Interactive Session Video 3

SDN Control Plane, Data Plane, and APIs

Lecture Video

 

Interactive Session Video

Network Virtualization

Lecture Video

 

Interactive Session Video

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

Network Function Virtualization & Orchestration

Lecture Video 1

Lecture Video 2

Lecture Video 3

Lecture Video 4

Interactive Session Video

MANO: Management and Orchestration, Introduction to ONAP Architecture, AI and Network Automation

Lecture Video 1

Lecture Video 2

Lecture Video 3

Lecture Video 4

Lecture Video 5

Interactive Session Video

 

Internet of Things (IoT)

and 5G Networks

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

Network Energy Efficiency and

Sustainable Management

Lecture Video 1

Lecture Video 2

Interactive Session Video

NETWORK DATA ANALYTICS

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

Introduction to C-RAN in 5G

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

Making the optical PHY programmable

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

Spatial Division Mutliplexing

Lecture Video

Interactive Session Video

NetSoft Internships

 

Interactive Session Video