Network Orchestration
(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Research Staff

  • Prof. Kazumasa Kobayashi

    Kazumasa Kobayashi

  • Assoc.Prof. Eiji Kawai

    Eiji Kawai

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Research Area

1. Virtualization technologies for network infrastructure

Switch/router virtualization

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Networking for cloud computing

2. Next- and new-generation network infrastructure technologies

IPv6 and beyond-IPv6 technologies

Infrastructure technology for service-oriented networks such as mobile networks, sensor networks, content-centric networks, etc.

3. Orchestration technology for large-scale network infrastructures

Management of wide-area and virtualized networks

Wide-area and virtualized network advanced traffic engineering

Multi-domain networks

Key Features

The Network Orchestration Laboratory is a collaborative laboratory with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). In particular, we are developing the JGN-X network testbed, a nation-wide experimental network infrastructure founded by NICT. JGN-X provides high-speed international connectivity to the United States, China, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand, and forms part of a global R&E network infrastructure. Those students who are interested in real-world ICT infrastructure technologies find great opportunities to conduct research not only utilizing the facilities of JGN-X, but also applying their products to JGN-X.