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
  • Exercises: Problem solving and programming labs
  • Bonus: Yes! Details will be announced during the first lecture
  • Course organization: Boris Koldehofe, Ralf Kundel
  • Exam:  Facultative
  • Course cycle: Winter term
  • Weekly hours: 4 (2 Lecture + 2 Exercise)
  • Credit points: 6
  • TUCaN-ID: 18-sm-2280 Software Defined Networking
  • Lecture Material: Moodle

Lecture and Exercise Dates

Wintersemester 2018/19: The course will take place in the forthcoming winter term. Please find below the preliminary schedule.



  • Thursdays, 09.50-11.30, S306/51, weekly
  • Start: Oct 18th 2018



  • Tuesdays, 16.15-17.55,  S103/226, see schedule
  • Start: Oct 30th 2018




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