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Professor Marco Ruffini
Professor in, Computer Science

Biography

Marco Ruffini received the M.Eng. degree in telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2007, where he joined Trinity College Dublin in 2005, after working as a Research Scientist with Philips, Germany. He is Associate Professor and Fellow of Trinity College and he is Principal Investigator of both the CONNECT Telecommunications Research Centre, and the IPIC Photonics Integration Centre. He is currently involved in several Science Foundation Ireland and H2020 projects, and leads the Optical Network Architecture Group, TCD. He has authored over 140 international publications, over ten patents and contributed to standards at the broadband forum. His main research is in the area of 5G optical networks, where he carries out pioneering work on the convergence of fixed-mobile and access-metro networks, and on the virtualization of next generation networks, and has been invited to share his vision through several keynote and talks at major international conferences across the world.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

B. Missi Xavier, M. Dzaferagic, I, Vilà, M. Martinello and M. Ruffini, Cross-Domain AI for Early Attack Detection and Defense Against Malicious Flows in O-RAN, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2024, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2024

A. Ganguli and M. Ruffini., Low-Latency Upstream Scheduling in Multi-Tenant, SLA Compliant TWDM PON, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2024, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2024

F. Slyne, K. O"Sullivan, M. Dzaferagic, B. Richardson, M. Wrzeszcz, B. Ryan, N. Power, R. Giller and M. Ruffini., Demonstration of Cooperative Transport Interface using open-source 5G OpenRAN and virtualised PON network, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2024, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2024

B. M. Xavier, M. Dzaferagic, D. Collins, G. Comarela, M. Martinello and M. Ruffini, Machine Learning-based Early Attack Detection Using Open RAN Intelligent Controller, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2023, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2023

S, Mondal and M. Ruffini, Fairness Guaranteed and Auction-based x-haul and Cloud Resource Allocation in Multi-tenant O-RANs, IEEE Transactions in Communications, 2023, p3452 - 3468 Journal Article, 2023

A. Ganguli, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini., Real-time, low latency virtual DBA hypervisor for SLA-compliant multi-service operations over shared Passive Optical Networks, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

M. Ruffini, C. Xie, L. shi and J. S. Wey., Connected OFCity Challenge: an updated perspective on technology for connected cities, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

M. Ruffini, M. Furdek, R. Mûnoz, M. Ribeiro, S. Wey, Novel optical networking architectures and open interfaces for 5G and future 6G networks, Elsevier Optical Fiber Technology (OFT), 2023, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2023

J. Horgan, D. Briantcev, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, M. Ruffini and D. Kilper., Progress on Integrating Quantum Communications in Optical Systems Testbeds, Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

S. Das, F. Slyne, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Two-tier PON virtualisation with scheduler synchronization supporting application-level ultra-low latency in MEC based Cloud-RAN, using MESH-PON, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2023, p100 - 107 Journal Article, 2023

B. Agarwal, M.A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, A Comprehensive Survey on Radio Resource Management in 5G HetNets: Current Solutions, Future Trends and Open Issues, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2023, p2495 - 2534 Journal Article, 2023

A. Raj, Z. Wang, F. Slyne, T. Chen, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Self-Normalizing Neural Network, Enabling One Shot Transfer Learning for Modeling EDFA Wavelength Dependent Gain, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

R. Bali, A. Tittelbaugh, S. L. Jenkins, A. Agrawal, J. Horgan, M. Ruffini, D. Kilper, B. A. Bash, Routing and Spectrum Allocation in\ Broadband Degenerate EPR-Pair Distribution, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2023, pp1 - 7 Conference Paper, 2023

F. Slyne, C. Browning, A. Delmade, L.P. Barry and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of Network Convergence with Coherent and Analog Radio-over-Fibre signals For Densified 5.5G/6G Small Cell Networks, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2023, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2023

J. Muller, F. Slyne, K. Kaeval, S. Troia, T. Fehenberger, J.P. Elbers, D. C. Kilper, M. Ruffini and C. Mas-Machuca, Experimental Demonstration of ML-Based DWDM System Margin Estimation, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

A. Delmade, F. Slyne, C. Browning, D. Kilper, L. Barry and M. Ruffini, Metro Access Network with Convergence of Coherent and Analog RoF Data Services, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

N. Afraz, F. Wilhelmi H. Ahmadi and M. Ruffini, Blockchain and Smart Contracts for Telecommunications: Requirements vs. Cost Analysis, IEEE Access, 2023, p95653 - 95666 Journal Article, 2023

S. Das, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, Optimal slicing of virtualised Passive Optical Networks to support dense deployment of Cloud-RAN and Multi-Access Edge Computing, IEEE Network, 2022, p131 - 138 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

J.F. Santos, D. da Silva Brilhante, J.F. de Rezende, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini and L.A. DaSilva, Optimal Embedding of Heterogeneous RAN Slices for Secure and Technology-agnostic RANaaS, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 19, (4), 2022, p5284 - 5298 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

S. Mondal and M. Ruffini, Optical Front/Mid-haul with Open Access-Edge Server Deployment Framework for Sliced O-RAN, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

M. Ruffini, Edge cloud networking in support for Smart City applications: Open Ireland experimental approach , 47th Wireless World Research Forum, Bristol, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022 URL

M. Ruffini, D. Kilper and I. Seskar, Open testbed research infrastructure with Open Ireland and COSMOS, IoT week, Dublin, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022 URL

A. Mukhopadhyay and M. Ruffini., Design Methodology for Wireless Backhaul Fronthaul using Free space Optics and Fibers, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2022, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2022

S. Das, F. Slyne, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Schedulers Synchronization Supporting Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) in Cloud-RAN over Virtualised Mesh PON, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2022, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2022 URL

N. Afraz, M. Ruffini, Trusted Distributed Marketplace for Virtual Passive Optical Network Sharing, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2022, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

B. Agarwal, M.A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, QoE-Driven Optimization in 5G O-RAN Enabled HetNets for Enhanced Video Service Quality, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2022, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

K. Kaeval, F. Slyne, S. Troia, E. Kenny, J.Pedreño Manresa, S. Patri, K. Grobe, D. Kilper, M. Ruffini and G. Jervan, Exploring Service Margins for Optical Spectrum Services, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2022, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2022 URL

D. R. Mafioletti, F. Slyne, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon, D. Coyle, B. Ryan and M. Ruffini, Demonstration of a low latency bandwidth allocation mechanism for mission critical applications in virtual PONs with P4 programmable hardware, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2022, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2022 URL

D. Mafioletti, M. Martinello, M.R.N. Ribeiro, M. Ruffini and Frank Slyn, To Embed or Not to Embed SHA in Programmable Network Interface Cards, IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) , October 2022, 2022, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2022

M. Dzaferagic, J.A. Ayala-Romero and M. Ruffini, ML Approach for Power Consumption Prediction in Virtualized Base Stations, Globecom, 2022, 2022, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2022

M. Dzaferagic, J.A. Ayala-Romero and M. Ruffini, ML Approach for Power Consumption Prediction in Virtualized Base Stations, IEEE Globecom, Brazil, December 2022, 2022, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2022

S. Mondal and M. Ruffini, A Max-Min Fair Resource Allocation Framework for Optical x-haul and DU/CU in Multi-tenant O-RANs, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC),, 2022, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2022 DOI

Agarwal, M.A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M Muntean, Joint Performance-Resource Optimization for Improved Video Quality in Fairness Enhanced HetNets., IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC),, 2022, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2022 DOI

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, 'Low latency split-DBA', UK PTO, 2022 Patent, 2022 Other

M. Ruffini, SDN control of optical networks: from network automation to quantum communications, Keynote talk at IEEE Netsoft, Performance Issues in Virtualized Environments and Software Defined Networking Workshop, Milan, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022 URL

B. Agarwal, M.A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, A Comprehensive Survey on Radio Resource Management in 5G HetNets: Current Solutions, Future Trends and Open Issues, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2022, p1 - 40 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

D. Mafioletti, R. Mello, M. Ruffini, V. Frascolla, M. Martinello, M. R. N. Ribeiro, Programmable Data Planes as the Next Frontier for Networked Robotics Security: A ROS Use Case, International Workshop on Network Programmability and Automation, 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

Optical Fibre Technology, 2022, Elsevier, [eds.], 2021-2022 Editorial Board, 2021

M. Ruffini et al., Improving Optical Control Plane Research and Development through Synergetic Testbed Experimentation and Emulation, OSA Photonics in Switching conference, Japan, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

A. Mukhopadhyay, G. Iosifidis and M. Ruffini, Migration-aware Network Services with Edge Computing., IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2021, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

M. Ruffini, Compute and networking for edge cloud: Is AI both the problem and the solution?, International Conference on Network of the Future, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

F. Slyne, S. Zeb and M Ruffini, Stateful DBA Hypervisor Supporting SLAs with Low Latency & High Availability in Shared PON, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2021, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2021 Other URL TARA - Full Text

S. Das and M. Ruffini, Optimal Virtual PON Slicing to Support Ultra-Low Latency Mesh Traffic Pattern in MEC-Based Cloud-RAN, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, Trust-Less Virtual PON Sharing for 5G Services, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2021, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

M. Ruffini et al., Digital Twin for Cross-Atlantic Open Access Testbeds, Digital around the world, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

B. Agarwal, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, Reduced Complexity Optimal Resource Allocation for Enhanced Video Quality in a Heterogeneous Network Environment, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2021, p1 - 17 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

C. Zukowsky, A. Mukhopadhyay, D.B. Payne, M, Ruffini, Cost Analysis of Rural Roll-Out using long reach PON: Trading off Upfront Cost Under Uncertainty of User Take-up Rate, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 13, (5), 2021, p69 - 84 Journal Article, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text

Irfan Jaband ić ,Fadhil Firyaguna, Spilios Giannoulis, Adnan Shahid, Atri Mukhopadhyay, Marco Ruffini and Ingrid Moerman, The CODYSUN Approach: A Novel Distributed Paradigm for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in Satellite Communications, Sensors, 2021, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Network, IEEE, [eds.], 2021-2022 Editorial Board, 2021

M. Ruffini, Access network evolution: convergence, virtualization and intelligent control for 5G and beyond, 5G webinar series, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

C. K. Dominicini, R. S. Guimaraes, D. Mafioletti, M. Martinello, M. R. N. Ribeiro, R. S. Villaca, F. Loui, J. Ortiz, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, E. Kenny, Deploying PolKA Source Routing in P4 Switches, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

D.R. Mafioletti, F. Slyne, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon, B. Ryan and M. Ruffini, A Novel low-latency DBA for Virtualised PON implemented through P4 In-Network Processing, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2021, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2021 Other URL

A. Diaz-Montiel, B. Lantz, J. Yu, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Real-Time QoT Estimation through SDN Control Plane Monitoring Evaluated in Mininet-Optical, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 2021, p1050 - 1053 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

B. Agarwal, M. A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, A Fairness-Driven Resource Allocation Scheme Based on a Weighted Interference Graph in HetNets, IEEE International Conference on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

M. Ruffini, Towards digital twinning: a networking journey from closed systems towards open programmable concepts, architecture and infrastructure, Rutgers University, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

F. Shahzad, I. Khan, M. U. Masood, A. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Ruffini, V. Curri, Impairment-Aware Virtual Network Embedding Using Time Domain Hybrid Modulation Formats in Optical Networks, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

Hyperledger Blockchain-Based Distributed Marketplace for 5G Networks in, Wireless Blockchain, principles, technologies and applications, Wiley, Wiley, 2021, pp117 - 133, [N. Afraz, M. Ruffini and H. Ahmadi] Book Chapter, 2021 URL

A. Diaz-Montiel, A. Bhardwaj, B. Lantz, J. Yu, A.N. Quraishy, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Real-Time Control Plane Operations for gOSNR QoT Estimation through OSNR Monitoring, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2021, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2021 URL Other

B Agarwal, M. A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, A Low Complexity Multi-knapsack-based Approach for User Association and Resource Allocation in HetNets, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2021, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2021 DOI

M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, A digital twin optical network for scalable control plane development and evaluation, OSA Asia Photonic Conference (ACP), China, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

B. Lantz, J. Yu, A. Bhardwaj, A. Diaz-Montiel, A. Quraishy, S. Santaniello, T. Chen, R. Fujieda, A. Mukhopadhyay, G. Zussman, M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, SDN-controlled Dynamic Front-haul Provisioning, Emulated on Hardware and Virtual COSMOS Optical x-Haul Testbeds, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2021, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2021 URL Other

S. Das, M. Ruffini, PON Virtualisation with EAST-WEST Communications for Low-Latency Converged Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Colm Browning, Qixiang Cheng, Nathan C. Abrams, Marco Ruffini, Liang Yuan Dai, Liam P. Barry and Keren Bergman, A Silicon Photonic Switching Platform for Flexible Converged Centralized-Radio Access Networking, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2020, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

M. Ruffini, Passive Optical Networks: architectures, technology and evolution towards virtualised systems, 5GStepFWD Marie Curie Ph.D. training network, Chalmers University, Gotheborg, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

B. Agarwal, M. A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M. Muntean, Mitigating the Impact of Cross-Tier Interference on Quality in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2020, pp497 - 502 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

H. Ahmadi, I. Macaluso, M. Ruffini and N. Afraz, Blockchain technology and smart contracts in 5G and beyond networks, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020, 1 - 3pp Invited Talk, 2020

B. Lantz, A. Diaz-Montiel, J. Yu, C. Rios, M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, Demonstration of Software-DefinedPacket-Optical Network Emulation with Mininet-Optical and ONOS, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, A. Diaz, B. Lantz, J. Yu, A. Bhardwaj, A. Quraishy, D. Kilper, Mininet-Optical: an SDN optical network emulator for disaggregated optical systems, Asian Conference on Photonics (ACP), China, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

M. Ruffini, Open networking: benefits, challenges, AI and the road to edge cloud , University of Antwerp, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

F. Slyne, D. Coyle, J. Singh, R. Sexton, B. Ryan, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of multiple Disaggregated OLTs with Virtualised Multi Tenant DBA, over General Purpose Processor, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, A. Ahmadi, S. Zeb, N. Afraz and F. Slyne, The Virtual DBA: Virtualizing Passive Optical Networks to Enable Multi-Service Operation in True Multi-Tenant Environments, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2020, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

A. Mukhopadhyay, M. Ruffini, Learning Automata for Multi-Access Edge Computing Server Allocation with Minimal Service Migration, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

A. Ahmad, F. Slyne, S. Zeb, A. Wahab, R. Azhar Khan and M. Ruffini, Capacity sharing approaches in multi-tenant, multi-service PONs for low-latency fronthaul applications based on cooperative-DBA, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

S. Das, F. Slyne, A. Kaszubowska and M. Ruffini, Virtualised EAST-WEST PON Architecture Supporting Low-Latency communication for Mobile Functional-Split Based on Multi-Access Edge Computing, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 12, (10), 2020, p109 - 119 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

N. Slamnik-Krijestorac, H. Kremo, M. Ruffini and J. M. Marquez-Barja, Sharing Distributed and Heterogeneous Resources toward End-to-End 5G networks: A Comprehensive Survey and a Taxonomy, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2020, p1 - 38 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

N. Afraz, M. Ruffini, 5G Network Slice Brokering: A Distributed Blockchain-based Market, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2020, pp23 - 27 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

M. Ruffini, Embedding SDN and virtualisation into 5G telecommunications networks and beyond, IEEE Young Professionals affinity group, IIT Kharagpur, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

M. Ruffini, Fibre access virtualisation technology and evolution paths to MEC support, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

M. Hajizadeh, N. Afraz, M. Ruffini and T. Bauschert, Collaborative Cyber Attack Defense in SDN Networks using Blockchain Technology, IEEE NetSoft Conference, 2020, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

A. Palade, A. Mukhopadhyay, A. Kazmi, C. Cabrera, E. Nomayo, G. Iosifidis, M. Ruffini and S. Clarke, A Swarm-based Approach for Function Placement in Federated Edges, International Conference on Services Computing, 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

S. Zhu, C. Gutterman, A. Diaz Montiel, J. Yu, M. Rufini, G. Zussman and D. Kilper, Hybrid Machine Learning EDFA Model, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, D. Coyle, J. Singh, R. Sexton, B. Ryan, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon and F. Slyne, Evolution of access network sharing towards software based passive optical network: can virtual OLTs run at full line rate?, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

F. Slyne, M. Ruffini., Joint Dynamic Bandwidth and Queue Management for Upstream SLA-Oriented QoS in Multi-Tenant, Multi-Service PONs, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2020, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2020 TARA - Full Text

C. Both, R. Guimaraes, F. Slyne, J. Wickboldt, M. Martinello, C. Dominicini, R. Martins, Y. Zhang, D. Cardoso, R. Villaca, I. Ceravolo, R. Nejabati, J. Marquez-Barjia, M. Ruffini, L. Da Silva, FUTEBOL Control Framework: Enabling Experimentation in Convergent Optical, Wireless, and Cloud Infrastructures, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2019, p52 - 62 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

N. Afraz, F. Slyne, H. Gill and M. Ruffini, Evolution of Access Network Sharing and Its Role in 5G Networks, Applied Sciences, 2019, p1 - 21 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE, [eds.], 2019 Editorial Board, 2019

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Distributed Bilateral Resource Market Mechanism for Future Telecommunications Networks, IEEE Globecom, 2019, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Marco Ruffini, Full PON Virtulisation Supporting Multi-Tenancy Beyond 5G", OSA Advanced Photonic Congress, Burlingame, 2019 Invited Talk, 2019

Long-reach PON and access/metro integration in, editor(s)Peter Winzer, Biswanath Mukherjee, Ioannis Tomkos , Massimo Tornatore , Springer Handbook of Optical Networks, Springer, 2019, pp1 - 45, [D.B. Payne, G. Talli , M. Ruffini , A. Hill, P. Townsend] Book Chapter, 2019

F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, ' Apparatus and Method for Network Scheduling', UK patent Office, 2019 Patent, 2019 URL

A. A. Dıaz-Montiel, S. Aladin, C. Tremblay and M. Ruffini, Active Wavelength Load as a Feature for QoTEstimation Based on Support Vector Machine, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2019, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

F. Slyne, R.S. Guimaraes, Y. Zhang, M. Martinello, R. Nejabati, M. Ruffini and L.A. DaSilva, Coordinated fibre and wireless spectrum allocation in SDN-controlled wireless-optical-cloud converged architecture, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2019, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

N. Afraz, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini., Full PON Virtulisation Supporting Multi-Tenancy Beyond 5G., OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, 2019, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation for converged access-metro networks in, Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks, Wiley, 2019, pp30 , [Marco Ruffini and Frank Slyne] Book Chapter, 2019 Other

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, Moving the Network to the Cloud: the Cloud Central Office Revolution and its Implications for the Optical Layer, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2019, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. Musumeci, C. Rottondi, A. Nag, I. Macaluso, D. Zibar, M. Ruffini and M. Tornatore, An Overview on Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Optical Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2019, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

F. Slyne, B. Cornaglia, M. Boselli and M. Ruffini, 3-stage Hierarchical Quality of Service for Multi-tenant Passive Optical Network, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2019, pp6 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

F. Slyne, B. Cornaglia, M. Boselli and M. Ruffini, Single-stage scheduler for accurate QoS delivery in virtualised multi-tenant Passive Optical Networks, European Conference on Optical Communications, 2019, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

M. Baldi, F. Chiaraluce, L. Incipini and M. Ruffini, Code-based physical layer secret key generation in passive optical networks, Ad Hoc Networks, 2019, p1 - 26 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

M. Ruffini, K. Pillay, C. Xie, L. Shi, D. Smith, I. Monga, X. Wang and J. S. Wey, Connected OFCity Challenge: Addressing the Digital Divide in the Developing World, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 11, (7), 2019, p354 - 361 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

S. Das and M. Ruffini, A Variable Rate Fronthaul Scheme for Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), Journal of Lightwave Technology, 37, (13), 2019, p3153 - 3165 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

A. A. Dıaz Montiel and M. Ruffini, A Performance Analysis of Supervised Learning Classifiers for QoT Estimation in ROADM-based Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2019, pp6 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

F. Slyne, J. Singh, R. Giller and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of DPDK Optimised VNF Implementation of Virtual DBA in a Multi-Tenant PON, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Marketplace for Real-time Virtual PON Sharing., Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

D. Lavery, M. Ruffini, L. Valcarenghi, N. Yoshimoto, T. Pfeiffer, D. Hood, J. Zhang, D. King, H. Roberts, R. Yadav, N. Sambo, M. Tacca, S. Fichera, F. Tecchia, M. Carrozzino, E. Wong, N. Cheng, Y. Yoshida, D. Khotimsky and J. S. Wey, Networks for Future Services in a Smart City: Lessons Learned from the Connected OFCity Challenge 2017, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2018, p138 - 144 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Sharing Platform for Multi-Tenant PONs, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2018, p5412 - 5423 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Marco Ruffini, DBA Capacity Auctions to Enhance Resource Sharing across Virtual Network Operators in Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

M. Ruffini, From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals conference, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Jiakai Yu, Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper, Midhaul Transmission Using Edge Data Centers with Split PHY Processing and Wavelength Reassignment for 5G Wireless Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2018, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Y. Zhang, F. Barusso, D. Collins, M. Ruffini and L. A. DaSilva, Dynamic Allocation of Processing Resources in Cloud-RAN for a Virtualised 5G Mobile Network, European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2018, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Marco Ruffini, The virtualisation of telecommunications networks and its effect on optical networking, workshop on "Mathematical Techniques in Optical Networks, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper, Joint Optimization of BBU Pool Allocation and Selection for C-RAN Networks, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

C. Browning, M. Ruffini, Y. Lin, R. B. Timens, D. H. Geuzebroek, C. G. H. Roeloffzen, D. Geskus, R. M. Oldenbeuving, R. G. Heideman, Y. Fan3, K. J. Boller and L. P. Barry, Optically switched 56 GBd PAM-4 using a hybrid InP-TriPleX integrated tunable laser based on silicon nitride micro-ring resonators, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Marques, P. and Do Carmo, A.P. and Frascolla, V. and Silva, C. and Sena, E.D.R. and Braga, R. and Pinheiro, J. and Astudillo, C.A. and De Andrade, T.P.C. and Gama, E.S. and Bittencourt, L.F. and Villas, L.A. and Madeira, E.R.M. and Da Fonseca, N.L.S. and Both, C. and Lando, G. and Schimuneck, M. and Wickboldt, J. and Trevisan, A.P.V. and De Jesus Martins, R. and Vassallo, R.F. and De Queiroz, F.M. and Picoreti, R. and Gomes, R.L. and Dominicini, C.K. and Garcia, V. and Guimaraes, R.S. and Villaca, R. and Martinello, M. and Ribeiro, M.R.N. and Macedo, D.F. and Silva, V.F. and Guimaraes, J.C.T. and Colman-Meixner, C. and Nejabati, R. and Simeonidou, D. and Zhang, Y. and Slyne, F. and Alvarez, P. and Collins, D. and Ruffini, M. and DaSilva, L.A. and Marquez-Barja, J.M., Optical and wireless network convergence in 5G systems - An experimental approach, International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2018-September, (8514972), 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Alan A. Díaz-Montiel, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Yao Li, Daniel C. Kilper and Marco Ruffini, Performance Analysis of QoT Estimator in SDN-Controlled ROADM Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2018, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Frank Slyne, Amr Elrasad, Christian Blumm and Marco Ruffini, Demonstration of Real Time VNF Implementation of OLT with Virtual DBA for Sliceable Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

M. Ruffini, Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office", European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, 1 - 2pp Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Marco Ruffini, CONNECT's view on virtualisation: Testbeds, experimentation and future plans, Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) meeting, Tokyo, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, OSA, [eds.], 2018 Editorial Board, 2018

V. Frascolla, C. Colman-Meixner, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, F. Slyne, Y. Zhang, L. A. DaSilva, M. Ruffini, M. Martinello, R. S. Guimarães, M. R. Nunes Ribeiro, When optical networks meet wireless systems: experiments at the boundary., Photonics in Switching, 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

Pedro Alvarez, Frank Slyne, Christian Bluemm, Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Luiz A. DaSilva, Marco Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of SDN-controlled Variable-rate Fronthaul for Converged LTE-over-PON, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018 URL DOI

Marco Ruffini, Virtualising the central office from the network functions down to the optical layer, Asia Conference on Photonic Communicaiotns (ACP), 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, 2018, pp153 - 154 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

C. Browning, M. Ruffini, B. Cardiff and L.P. Barry, Single Lane 168 Gb/s PAM-8 Short Reach Transmission Using an EAM with Receiver Skew Compensation., European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2018, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2018

Paulo Marques, Carlos Silva, Valério Frascolla, Edmundo Madeira, Cristiano Both, Moises Ribeiro, Pekka Aho, F. Macedo, Ali Hammad, Pedro Alvarez, Marco Ruffini, Johann M. Marquez-Barja and Luiz DaSilva, Experiments Overview of the EU-Brazil FUTEBOL Project, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2017, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Lorincz, J. and Meo, M. and Alsusa, E. and Ruffini, M. and Monti, P. and Saavedra, A.G. and Ho, C.K., Conference Report/IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2016, IEEE Communications Magazine, 55, (1), 2017, p6-7 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Technologies and Architectures to Enable SDN in Converged 5G/Optical Access Networks, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

M. Ruffini, M. Achouche, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, A. Di Giglio, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, J. Montalvo, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and D.B. Payne, Access and metro network convergence for flexible end to end network design, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2017, p524 - 535 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

M. Ruffini, Multi-Dimensional Convergence in Future 5G Network, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 35, (3), 2017, p535 - 549 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

M. Ruffini, A. Elrasad, N. Afraz, 'System and Method for Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment (DBA) Virtualization in a Multi-Tenant Passive Optical Network', UK patent office, PCT/EP2018/056767, 2017 Patent, 2017 URL

Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Hamed Ahmadi and Marco Ruffini, Inter-Operator Dynamic Capacity Sharing for Multi-Tenant Virtualized PON, International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication, PIMRC, 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Rod Tucker, Marco Ruffini, Luca Valcarenghi, Divanilson R. Campelo, Dimitra Simeonidou, Liang Du, Maria-Cristina Marinescu, Catherine Middleton, Shuang Yin, Tim Forde, Kevin Bourg, Eugene Dai, Ed Harstead, Philippe Chanclou, Hal Roberts, Volker Jungnickel, Sergi Figuerola, Tomoo Takahara, Rajesh Yadav, Peter Vetter, Denis A. Khotimsky, and Jun Shan Wey, Connected OFCity: Technology Innovations for a Smart City Project, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking,, 9, (2), 2017, p245 - 255 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

C. Bluemm, Y. Zhang, P. Alvarez, M. Ruffini, and L. A. DaSilva, Dynamic Energy Savings in Cloud-RAN: An Experimental Assessment and Implementation, IEEE ICC Workshops, Paris, France, 21-25 May, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI URL

Marco Ruffini, Network convergence in future 5G networks, CPqD workshop on "Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks and 5G", 2017, 1 - 50pp Invited Talk, 2017

Amr Elrasad, Nima Afraz, and Marco Ruffini, Virtual Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Enabling True PON Multi-Tenancy, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Network convergence for high performance and sustainable 5G networks, Workshop on Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks Joining Brazilian and European Researchers and Network Operators, Brasilia, Brazil, 2017, 1 - 47pp Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Avishek Nag, Yi Zhang, Luiz A. DaSilva, Linda Doyle, and Marco Ruffin, Integrating Wireless BBUs with Optical OFDM Flexible-Grid Transponders in a C-RAN Architecture, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI URL

A. Arokkiam, P. Alvarez, X. Wu, K.N. Brown, C.J. Sreenan, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, L. Doyle, D. Payne, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an XG-PON Module for ns-3., Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2017, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Irene Macaluso, Bruno Cornaglia, Marco Ruffini, Antenna, Spectrum and Capacity trade-off for Cloud-RAN Massive Distributed MIMO over Next Generation PONs., Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), L.A. (CA), 2017, pp3 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A Novel SDN-based Flat Layer-2 Architecture Enabling NFV and Metro-Access Convergence, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, 9, (3), 2017, p90 - 100 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Arokkiam J.A, Alvarez P, Wu X, Brown K.N, Sreenan C.J, Ruffini M, Marchetti N, Doyle L, Payne D, Design, implementation, and evaluation of an XG-PON module for the ns-3 network simulator, SAGE Simulation, 93, (5), 2017, p409 - 426 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Amr Elrasad and Marco Ruffini, Frame Level Sharing for DBA Virtualization in Multi-Tenant PONs, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

V. Lopez, J. M. Gran Josa, V. Uceda, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R. Martínez, End-to-end Service Orchestration From Access to Backbone, IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, 2017, p137 - 147 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Optical Networks in the 5G era, CommNet2, Future Networks Workshop, London, 2017, 1 - 37pp Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Marco Baldi, Franco Chiaraluce, Lorenzo Incipini and Marco Ruffini, Physical layer secret key generation in passive optical networks, BalkanCom, Conference on Communications and Networking, May 2017, 2017, pp5 Conference Paper, 2017

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Multi-service SDN Controlled Reconfigurable LongReach Optical Access Network, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2017, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

D.B. Payne, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and M. Ruffini, End-to-end network design and experimentation in the DISCUS project, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2017, 17154865 - Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Frank Slyne, Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Paul Townsend, Metro-Scale Optical Access Supporting Service Convergence and SDN Controlled Reconfigurability, IEEE Photonic Conference, 2017, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A novel SDN-based Telecoms network architecture enabling NFV and metro-Access convergence, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, and M. Ruffini, Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:M Dual-Homed Protection in SDN-Controlled Long-Reach PON and Pan-European Core, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2016, p10 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini, Evaluating Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation of Virtualised Passive Optical Networks Over Mobile Traffic Traces, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8, (3), 2016, p129 - 136 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A. Nag, M. Furdek, P. Monti, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini, Exploiting Dual Homing in Access Networks to Improve Resiliency in Core Networks, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8, (11), 2016, p854 - 862 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Converged Metro-Access, OFC conference, 2016, 1 - 59pp Invited Talk, 2016 URL

D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Local Loop Unbundling regulation: is it a barrier to FTTH deployment?, Lightreading, 2016, p1 - 15 Report, 2016 URL

Marco Ruffini, Access-metro convergence in next generation broadband networks, IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2016, 1 - 56pp Invited Talk, 2016 URL

P. Alvarez, A. Hill, N. Marchetti, D. Payne and M. Ruffini, Analysis of the maximum balanced load in Long-Reach PONs, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, Business and ownership model case studies for next generation FTTH deployment, Lightreading, 2016, p1 - 19 Report, 2016 URL

Giuseppe Talli, Frank Slyne, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blumm, Marco Ruffini, David Payne, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Nick Parsons, Paul Townsend, SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access Architecture for Converged Services, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2016, p11 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

J. M. Gran Josa, V. Lopez, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R.Martíne, End-to-end service orchestration from access to backbone, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

J Marquez-Barja, Marco Ruffini, Nicholas Kaminski, Nicola Marchetti, Linda Doyle, Luiz A DaSilva, Decoupling resource ownership from service provisioning to enable ephemeral converged networks (ECNs), European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2016 Handle URL

A. Nag, D. B. Payne, and Marco Ruffini, N:1 Protection Design for Minimizing OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2016, p8 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

C. Raack, R. Wessaely, D. Payne, M. Ruffini, Hierarchical Versus Flat Optical Metro/Core Networks: A Systematic Cost and Migration Study,, Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2016, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

G. Talli, S. Porto, D. Carey, N. Brandonisio, A. Naughton, P. Ossieur, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, C. Blum, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, R. Bonk, T. Pfeiffer, N. Parsons, P. Townsend, Demonstration of SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access for Converged Services, Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC),, 2016, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Metro-Access Network Convergence, Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC),, 2016, pp1 - 59 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Kitsuwan, N., McGettrick, S., Slyne, F., Payne, D.B., Ruffini, M., Independent transient plane design for protection in OpenFlow-based networks, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7, (4), 2015, p264-275 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

E. Di Pascale and M. Ruffini, Cache Storage Optimization for Locality-Aware Peer-to-Peer Multimedia Distribution, International Conference on Communications, London, 2015, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, D. Lugones, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Performance evaluation of a hybrid Optical/Electrical interconnect, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7, (3), 2015, p193 - 204 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

R. Vilalta, V. Lopez, A. Mayoral, N. Yoshikane, M. Ruffini , D. Siracusa, R. Martınez, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, S. Peng, R. Casellas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, and R. Munoz, The need for a control orchestration protocol in research projects on optical networking, European conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2015, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Optical Fibre Technology, Elsevier, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 DOI

R. Vilalta, V. Lopez, A. Mayoral, N. Yoshikane, M. Ruffini , D. Siracusa, R. Martınez, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, S. Peng, R. Casellas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, and R. Munoz, The Need for a Control Orchestration Protocol in Research Projects on Optical Networking, European conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2015, pp340 - 344 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, C. Bluemm, N. Kitsuwan, S. McGettrick, Software Defined Networking for next generation converged metro-access networks, Optical Fiber Technology, 2015, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

M. Ruffini, Design for Sustainable, Multi-service Optical Network Architectures, IEEE Photonic Networks and Devices Conference, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, J. Habetha, 'Device and method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes Images', European Patent Office, EP1813065B1, 2015 Patent, 2015 URL

S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:1 Dual Homed Protection in Long Reach PON and SDN-Controlled Core, Optical Fibre Communications, Los Angeles, 2015, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

M. Ruffini, G. Cincotti, A. Pizzinat, P. Vetter, Editorial: Next Generation Access Networks, Optical Fiber Technology, 2015, p1 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Photonic Networks and Communications, Springer, [eds.], 2015-2018 Editorial Board, 2015 URL

F. Slyne, N. Kituswan, S. McGettrick, D.B. Payne and Marco Ruffini, Design and experimental test of 1:1 End-to-End Protection for LR-PON using an SDN multi-tier Control Plane, European Conference on Optical Communications, Cannes, 2014, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

X. Yin, X.Z. Qiu, G. Torfs, C. Van Praet, R. Vaernewyck, A. Vyncke, J. Verbrugghe, B. Moeneclaey,M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, and J. Bauwelinck, Performance Evaluation of Single Carrier 40-Gbit/s Downstream for Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp162 - 167 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

C. Zukowski, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Modelling accurate planning of PON networks to reduce initial investment in rural areas, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp138 - 143 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Accelerating HPC Workloads with Dynamic Adaptation of a Software-Defined Hybrid Electronic/Optical Interconnect, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, San Francisco, 9-13 March, 2014, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, An SDN-Driven Approach to a Flat Layer-2 Telecommunications Network, International conference on transparent optical networks, Graz, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

E. Di Pascale, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, A Transparent OpenFlow-based Oracle for Locality-Aware Content Distribution, Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium , Madeira, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

M. Ruffini, L. Wosinska, M. Achouche, J. Chen, N. J. Doran, F. Farjady, J. Montalvo, P. Ossieur, B. O'Sullivan, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X.-Z. Qiu, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, X. Yin, D. B. Payne, DISCUS: An end-to-end solution for ubiquitous broadband optical access, IEEE Communications Magazine, 52, (2), 2014, p24 - 32 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

S. Pal, C. Zukowski, A. Nag, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, Cable Length Minimisation in Long-Reach-PON Planning for Sparsely Populated Areas, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp234 - 239 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

A. Di Giglio, M. Schiano, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, N. Doran, M. Achouche, R. Jensen, B. O'Sullivan, T. Pfeiffer, R. Bonk, H. Rohde, X. Yin, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo, G. Talli, Towards the Distributed Core for Ubiquitous Superfast Broadband Optical Access, Networks and Communications, Bologna, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, D. Payne, M. Ruffini, Backhauling Mobile Systems with XG-PON Using Grouped Assured Bandwidth, European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Loskot, P., Hassanien, M.A.M., Farjady, F., Ruffini, M., Payne, D., Long-term drivers of broadband traffic in next-generation networks, Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications , 2014, p1-10 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

N. Kitsuwan, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, A Europe-Wide Demonstration of Fast Network Restoration with OpenFlow, IEICE Communications Express, 3, (9), 2014, p275 - 280 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, A novel protection design for OpenFlow-based Networks, International conference on transparent optical networks, Graz, 2014, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI URL

E. Di Pascale, D. B. Payne, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini, Locality-Aware P2P Multimedia Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Networks, Journal of optical communications and networking, 6, (9), 2014, p782 - 792 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini , D.B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Scalable Optimisation Approach to Minimising IP Protection Capacity for Long-Reach PON, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Stockholm, 2014, pp31 - 36 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

A. Nag, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, N:1 Protection Design for Minimising OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, US, 9-13 March, 2014, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

X. Wu, K. Brown, C. Sreenan, P. Alvarez, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, D. B. Payne and L. Doyle, An XG-PON Module for the NS-3 Network Simulator, Proceedings of the 6th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, WNS3, International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, Brussels, 2013, pp195-202 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Lugones, D., Christodoulopoulos, K., Katrinis, K., Ruffini, M., O'Mahony, D., Collier, M., Accelerating communication-intensive parallel workloads using commodity optical switches and a software-configurable control stack, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , 8097, 2013, p713-724 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

E. Di Padcale, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Impact of Popularity Evolution on P2P-Based VoD Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Access Networks., Globecom, December, 2013, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, Tailoring the Network to the Problem: Topology Configuration in Hybrid EPS/OCS Interconnects, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience., 25, (17), 2013, p2412-2432 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

M. Ruffini, N. Doran, M. Achouche, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X. Yin, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Ossieur, B. O'Sullivan, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo and D.B. Payne, DISCUS: End-to-end network design for ubiquitous high speed broadband services, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Cartagena; Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, art. no. 6602948 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, An End to End Architecture for Ubiquitous Super-Fast Broadband, Asia communications and photonic conference, November, 2013, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

D. Lugones, K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, M. Collier, Accelerating communication-intensive parallel workloads using commodity optical switches and a software-configurable control stack, Euro-Par'13 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Parallel Processing, 2013, pp713 - 724 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

M. Ruffnin, D.B. Payne, DISCUS: the distributed core for ubiquitous broadband access, Future Network and Mobile Summit, 2013, pp1 - 3 Oral Presentation, 2013 DOI

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, D.B. Payne, L. Doyle, M. Ruffini, Routing and network design for HEAnet, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Cartagena; Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, ppart. no. 6603033 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, Improving Hardware Protection Switching in 10Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PONs, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference,, Optical Fibre Copnference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, 17-21 March, 2013, ppArticle number 6533158 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

S. McGettrick, L. Guan, A. Hill, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Ultra-fast 1+1 Protection in 10 Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PON, ECOC, March, 2013, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli, Wavelength usage options in access networks., 2013, p1 - 21 Report, 2013 URL

M. Ruffini , E. Di Pascale, D.B. Payne, Improving high fidelity multimedia distribution in next-generation optical networks, ICTON, Cartagena, Spain, 23-27 June, 2013, pp1-4 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

C.Zukowski, D.B.Payne, M.Ruffini, Optical Splitters Configuration for Long-Reach Passive Optical Network Deployment, Proceedings of the European Conference on Network and Optical Communication, 8th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications, Graz; Austria, 10-12 July, 2013, pp185-190 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

McGettrick, S., Guan, L., Hill, A., Payne, D.B., Ruffini, M, Ultra-fast 1+1 protection in 10 Gb/s symmetric long reach PON, IET Conference Publications , 39th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECOC 2013, London, 22-26 September, 2013, IET, 2013, pp1203-1205 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli., Business and ownership models for future broadband networks., 2013, p1 - 22 Report, 2013 URL

Bringing Optical Network Control to the User Facilities: Evolution of the User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning Paradigm in, editor(s)Springer , Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks, Springer, 2012, [S. Figuerola, J. A. García-Espín, J. Ferrer Riera, V. Reijgs, E. Kenny, M. Lemay, M. Savoie, S. Campbell, M. Ruffini, E. Grasa, A. Willner] Book Chapter, 2012 DOI

Christodoulopoulos, K., Katrinis, K., Ruffini, M. & O'Mahony, D., Topology Configuration in Hybrid EPS/OCS Interconnects, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2012), Rhodes, Greece, August 27th-31st, 7484, 2012, pp701-715 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Emanuele Di Pascale, David B. Payne, Marco Ruffini, Bandwidth and Energy Savings of Locality-Aware P2P Content Distribution in Next-Generation PONs, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 17-20 April, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Linda Doyle, David B. Payne, Deployment case studies of an energy efficient protected LR-PON architecture, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 17-19 April, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Linda Doyle, David B. Payne, Deployment Strategies for Protected Long-Reach PON, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 4, (2), 2012, p118 - 129 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

P. Szegedi, J.F. Riera, J.A. Garcia-Espin, M. Hidell, P. Sjodin, P. Soderman, M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, A. Bianco, L. Giraudo, M. Ponce de Leon, G. Power, C. Cervello-Pastor, V. Lopez, S. Naegele-Jackson, Enabling future internet research: the FEDERICA case, IEEE Communications Magazine, 49, (7), 2011, p54 - 61 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

F. Farjady, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, N. Doran, Techno-economic comparison of GPONs and long-reach PONs, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 September 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011 TARA - Full Text

D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle, Designing Resilient Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, IAAI, Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco, 7-8 August, 2011, pp1674 - 1680 Conference Paper, 2011

H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, 22nd Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. AICS 2011., Derry, 31-08-2011 / 02-09-2, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O'Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle, A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks, 23rd IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 7-9, November 2011, 2011, pp785 - 792 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, B. O'Sullivan, D. Metha, L. Quesada, F. Farjady, N. Doran, D. Payne, A protected LR-PON deployment for the UK, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 September 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, Next-Generation Fibre to the Home Deployment - A HEAnet Case Study, HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, 10-11, November 2011, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011 TARA - Full Text

M. Ruffini, Victor Reijs, HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, November 2010, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Testing the impairments of dynamic optical switching on TCP traffic through the European FEDERICA testbed infrastructure, IEEE International Conference on Tranparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Munich, Germany, 2010, 2010, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Optical IP Switching: a flow-based approach to distributed cross-layer provisioning, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2, (8), 2010, p609 - 624 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Ruffini, M., Payne, D.B., Doyle, L., Protection strategies for Long-Reach PON, European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC, European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC , Torino; Italy, 19-23 April, 2010, Article number 5621156 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

M. Ruffini , H.-J. Reumerman, 'Method for communicating between a plurality of nodes using a wireless communication protocol, inter-vehicle network', World Intellectual Property Organization, WO2007034387A3, 2009 Patent, 2009 URL

Ruffini, M. and Kilper, D. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Cost study of dynamically transparent networks, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2008), Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFCNFOEC 2008), San Diego, USA, 24 - 28 February, Optical Society of America, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

Marco Ruffini, Optical IP Switching, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2008 Thesis, 2008 URL

A. Van Wageningen, M. Ruffini, 'Communication Device and Communication System as Well as Method of Communication Between and Among Mobile Nodes', European Patent Office, EP1774677A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

Marco Ruffini, 'Controller unit, communication device and communication system as well as method of communication between and among mobile nodes', European Patent Office, EP1774675A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

M.Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle., Automatic Configuration in Future Semi-Transparent Optical Network Nodes, Photonic Network Communications, Springer Ed., 14, (3), 2007, p241 - 251 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI URL

Ruffini, M. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Dynamic optical path allocation in multi-layer traffic engineering, IEEE International Conference on Communications 2007, Workshop (W-03) - Traffic Engineering in Next Generation IP Networks, Glasgow, Scotland, 24-28, June 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Optical IP Switching for dynamic traffic engineering in next-generation optical networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Optical Network Design and Modeling, Athens, Greece, 29 - 31 May 2007, 4534, (2007), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2007, pp309 - 318 Conference Paper, 2007 URL URL DOI

M. Roggero, A. Van Wageningen, H.-J. Reumerman, M. Ruffini, 'Communication system, method of communication between and among vehicles and vehicle comprising such a communication system', European Patent Office, EP1745605A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

Ruffini, M. and O'Mahony, D. and Doyle, L., Feasibility of flow-based optical provisioning in GÈANT, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2007) , Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFCNFOEC 2007), Anaheim, CA, USA, 25 - 27 March 2007, Optical Society of America, 2007, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2007 URL DOI URL

A. Sánchez, S. Figuerola, G. Junyent, E. Kenny, V. Reijs, M. Ruffini, A user provisioning tool for EoMPLS services based on UCLPv1.5, TERENA Networking Conference, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen, 'Scheduling the transmission of messages on a broadcast channel of an ad-hoc network dependent on the usage of this channel', European Patent Office, EP1782588A1, 2007 Patent, 2007 URL

M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen, 'EP1714438A1', European Patent Office, EP1714438A1, 2006 Patent, 2006 URL

Ruffini, M and O'Mahony, D and Doyle, L., A cost analysis of optical IP switching in new generation optical networks, International Conference on Photonics in Switching, 2006 (PS '06.), Heraklion, Crete, October 16 - 18, IEEE, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 URL DOI URL

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, A Testbed Demonstrating Optical IP Switching (OIS) in Disaggregated Network Architectures, IEEE conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructure for the Development of Network and Communities, Barcelona, Spain, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI

Mulvihill, G, Ruffini, M, Smyth, F.,Barry,L,Doyle,L.,O'Mahony,D., Optical IP Switching a Solution to Dynamic Lightpath Establishment in Disaggregated Network Architectures, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2006, Nottingham, 2006, pp78 - 81 Conference Paper, 2006 URL DOI

M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman, Power-Rate adaptation in high-mobility distributed ad-hoc wireless networks, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC'05) , Stockholm, Sweden, May 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI

M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman, Distributed Power Control for Reliable Broadcast in Inter-Vehicle Communication Systems, 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (WIT 2005), March 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

H-J. Reumerman, M. Roggero, M. Ruffini, Application-Based Clustering Concept and Requirements for Intervehicle Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 43, (4), 2005, p108 - 113 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Marco Ruffini, 'Method for determining the head element of a cluster', World Intellectual Property Organization, WO2005074201A1, 2005 Patent, 2005 URL

P.J.F. Maguire, M. Ruffini, L.P. Barry, All-Optical Switching Techniques to Enable High-Speed, Next Generation Photonic Transport Systems, IEI/IEE Symposium on Telecommunications Systems Research, November 2001, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

B. Cornaglia, M. Ruffini et al., Functional model for PON abstraction interface, 1, - Standard, URL

B. Cornaglia, M. Ruffini, et al., Cloud CO Enhancement - Access Hardware Disaggregation, 1, - Standard, URL

B. Cornaglia, M. Ruffni, et al., Fixed Access Network Sharing-Architecture and Nodal Requirements, 2, - Standard, URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

B. Chen and M. Ruffini, Resource Cooperation in MEC and SDN based Vehicular Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2023, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2023

V. Karunakaran, J. Muller, F. Slyne, K. Kaeval, S. Troia, A. Autenrieth, D.C. Kilper, T. Bauschert and M. Ruffini, Model-based Service Provisioning in Optical Networks, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2023, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2023

K. Kaeval, F. Slyne, S. Troia, E. Kenny, K. Große, H. Griesser, D.C. Kilper, M. Ruffini, J-J Pedreno-Manresa, S.K. Patri and G. Jervan., Employing Channel Probing to Derive End-of-Life Service Margins for Optical Spectrum Services, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2023, p63 - 73 Journal Article, 2023

M. Ruffini, The Open Ireland research infrastructure: from open networking to digital twins, Telecom SudParis University, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022 URL

M. Ruffini, OpenIreland: end-to-end testbed for network disaggregation using open source and open hardware, Cork Smart Gateway webinar, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021 URL

M. Ruffini, Open Networking to enable end-to-end network research across wireless, optical and cloud domains, ComReg, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, 'Method and Scheduler for Grouped Transmission Containers in Passive Optical Networks', UK patent office, 1418192.9, 2015, 1 December 2022 Patent, 2015 URL

M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, CTVR-2: The vision, the technology: the network, HEAnet workshop, Dublin, June 2010, 2010, HEAnet Invited Talk, 2010

D. O'Mahony, M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching - A Responsive Solution for Grid Interconnect, International Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management, Dublin, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching & UCLP, UCLP Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, August 2006, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests are next generation networks, including passive optical networks, metro transmission networks, Software-Defined-Networks, convergence of mobile, fixed and cloud networking, network slicing and virtualisation. Part of my work involves the use of experimental testbeds validation, in the area of passive optical networks, multi-wavelength systems, cloud Radio Access Network and Network Function Virtualisation.

Projects

  • Title
    • O'SHARE
  • Summary
    • O'SHARE aims at designing and demonstrating an SDN-based dynamic control and management platform for broadband access networks to enable efficient sharing of physical resources among multiple Network Operators and Service Providers. The main issue behind the sluggish deployment of high-speed and ubiquitous fibre access infrastructure is the long payback period. Besides the high upfront cost, the issue is exacerbated by the fact that many operators are considering Fibre-to-the-Home as a residential-only solution, which can only generate a small amount of revenue. In O'SHARE we aim at developing an SDN- based access network control framework that will enable convergence of multiple operators and services over the same physical infrastructure, thus increasing the revenue generated by the access network. This is achieved through two main innovations: open-access oriented interfaces, which will simplify network access by multiple network operators and service providers; and algorithms and techniques to virtualise Passive Optical Networks, leading to a more efficient exploitation of system resources. The theoretical work carried out in O'SHARE will be first tested through simulations and then implemented into a hardware testbed, which will lead up to an international demonstrator showcasing industry-led networking scenarios. O'SHARE will create the basis for an information-led society without digital divide.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • November 2015
  • Date To
    • October 2019
  • Title
    • DISCUS
  • Summary
    • DISCUS will analyse, design, and demonstrate a complete end-to-end architecture and technologies for an economically viable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable future-proof optical network. It will provide a revolution in communications networks applicable across Europe and the wider world exploiting to the full the opportunity offered by LR-PONS and flat optical core networks to produce a simplified and evolvable architecture which will be the foundation for communications for the long term future. The architecture will be ultra energy efficient, simple to operate, robust to new technology introduction and providing universal availability of bandwidth and features regardless of geographic location. This ideal is obtained by a clean-slate approach to the architectural design by universal application of optical technologies throughout the fixed network eliminating traditional demarcations of metro, regional, core and access. Thus our essential concept is to use advanced optical technologies throughout giving rise to economies of scale and allowing bandwidths and flexibility hitherto unimaginable. Specifically the DISCUS architecture will: scale gracefully and economically, over a common physical infrastructure, as FTTP drives bandwidth growth by three orders of magnitude or more. It will evolve from today's architectures, adopting future technologies while co-existing with earlier generations. A unique feature will be a "Principle of Equivalence" whereby all network access points have equal bandwidth and service capability including core bandwidths (10Gb/s to 100+Gb/s) delivered to the access edge. It will seamlessly integrate wireless and fixed optical networks, fully exploiting both technologies. It will enable a competitive and simple regulatory environment controlled by customers and users rather than network operators and service providers.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • November 2012
  • Date To
    • October 2015
  • Title
    • Agile cloud service delivery using integrated photonics networking.
  • Summary
    • Next generation transparent optical datacentres
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI/NSF
  • Date From
    • December 2015
  • Date To
    • November 2018

Keywords

Internet technologies; Networks and telecommunications research; Photonic Networks

Recognition

Representations

Associated Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) since 2018

Associate Editor of the Springer Photonic Network Communications 2015-2018

Managing editor of the Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology special issue on Access networks. 2015

Member of the EPSRC (UK) Associate College, for providing peer reviews of EPSRC funding applicarions 2016

External examiner for the PhD committee of candidate Cristophe Van Praet, from IMEC, University of Ghent, in Belgium, December 2013. 2013

External Ph.D examiner for Alvaro Fernandez Fernandez, from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2017

External examiner for the research master student Sidhant Hasija from Waterford Institute of Technology 2018

Steering committee member for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference 2018-

Awards and Honours

Fellow of The University of Dublin, Trinity College. 2018

Shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Awards Ceremony IBEC 2022 on "Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year" 2022

Winner of the Trinity Innovations Award "ones to watch" category 2020

Shortlisted for the Trinity Innovations Award " Industry Engagment" category 2021

Shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Awards Ceremony IBEC 2021 on "Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year" 2021

My research featured in the SFI annual report 2021 2021

My research featured in the SFI annual report 2020 2020

Best paper award, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM) 2021 2021

Best paper award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2018 2018

Awarded best paper award at IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2016. 2016

Senior IEEE member 2015

Ireland'Champions of EU Research 2012, presented by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins 2012

My research activity appeared in the TCD Provost Annual Review 2012-2013 2012

Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE NTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (Europar) 2012 2012

Memberships

Elected steering committee member for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) forum. 2018 – 2021

TCD representative for the Broadband Forum standardisation group 2015 – 2020

Member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), OpenRAN, Open packet optical and Open City Infrastructure programmes. – 2020

Member of OPTICA, optical society of America – 2018

IEEE member (senior from 2015) and communications society member 2005

Member of Italian Engineers Associations 2002