Software Defined Networking

The objective of 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, Jeremias Blendin, Leonhard Nobach
  • 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 be again in the wintersemester. The Date of lecture and exercise is not yet fixed. We assume, that the lecture will take place in the same slot than last year.



  • Thursdays, 09.50-11.30, S306/51, weekly
  • Start: Oct 19th 2017



  • Tuesdays, 16.15-17.55,  S311/006, see schedule
  • Start: Nov 7th 2017




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