Software Defined Networking

The objective of the course Software Defined Networking is to obtain a deep insight into Software Defined Networking as well as underlying concepts, technologies and applications.

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The course number is 18-sm-2280-vl Software Defined Networking.


  • Language: English
  • Teaching form: lecture & excercises (virtual)
  • Exercises: Problem solving and programming labs
  • Bonus: Yes! Details will be announced in moodle and during the first lecture
  • Course organization: Boris Koldehofe, Saad Saleh (RuG), Benjamin Becker
  • Exam:  Facultative
  • Course cycle: Winter term
  • Weekly hours: 4 (2 Lecture + 2 Exercise)
  • Credit points: 6 (may depend on your course of studies)
  • TUCaN-ID: 18-sm-2280
  • Lecture Material: Moodle

Lecture and Exercise Dates

Wintersemester 2021/22: The course will take place in the forthcoming winter term virtual. Please find below the preliminary schedule.



  • Thursdays, 09:45-10:55, weekly - see moodle plan
  • Fridays, 13:30-15:00, weekly - see moodle plan
  • Start: Nov 18th 2021



  • Thursday, 16:15-18:00, weekly - see moodle plan
  • Start: Nov 19th 2020


Please ensure that you are registered in moodle! We will only announce updated course information there!
You should be registered in moodle automatically one day after registering in TUCaN. If not: please contact us.


The course deals with topics in the area of software defined networking:

  • SDN Data Plane
  • SDN Control Plane
  • SDN Application Plane
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization and Slicing
  • QoS and QoE in Software Defined Networks