Stefano Vissicchio

Lecturer @ UCL

s.vissicchio (at) cs (dot) ucl (dot) ac (dot) uk





University College London
Department of Computer Science
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT, UK



Publication Overview

Globally, I have co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including the following ones -- whose ranking score refers to the quality of the conference/journal according to the Computing Research and Education (CORE) Web site.

  • 7 Transactions on Networking (ranking: A*)

  • 4 SIGCOMM (ranking: A*, acceptance 15%)

  • 8 INFOCOM (ranking: A*, acceptance 16-20%)

  • 3 ICNP (ranking: A, acceptance 18%)

  • 3 Hotnets (ranking: A, acceptance 22%)

  • 1 IMC (ranking: A, acceptance 24%)


Full List of Publications

  • N. Gvozdiev, S. Vissicchio, B. Karp, M. Handley. Low-Latency Routing on Mesh-Like Backbones. In Proc. HotNets, 2017. To appear. (paper)

  • S. Gay, P. Schaus, S. Vissicchio. REPETITA: Repeatable Experiments for Performance Evaluation of Traffic-Engineering Algorithms. In arXiv:1710.08665, 2017. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini. Safe, Efficient and Robust SDN Updates by Combining Rule Replacements and Additions. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 25(5):3102-3115. Oct 2017. (paper)

  • T. Holterbach, S. Vissicchio, A. Dainotti, L. Vanbever. SWIFT: Predictive Fast Reroute. In Proc. SIGCOMM, 2017. (paper)

  • S. Gay, R. Hartert, S. Vissicchio. Expect the Unexpected: Sub-Second Optimization for Segment Routing. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2017. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, L. Cittadini, G. G. Xie, O. Bonaventure. Safe Update of Hybrid SDN Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 25(3):1649–1662. June 2017. (paper)

  • O. Tilmans, T. Buhler, S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever. Mille-Feuille: Putting ISP traffic under the scalpel. In Proc. HotNets, 2016. (paper)

  • O. Tilmans, S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, J. Rexford. Fibbing in Action: On- Demand Load-Balancing for Better Video Delivery. In Proc. SIGCOMM, demo session, 2016. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini. FLIP the (Flow) Table: Fast LIghtweight Policy-preserving SDN Updates. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2016. (paper) (talk)
    Selected as INFOCOM 2016 Best Paper Award Runner-up

  • F. Aubry, D. Lebrun, S. Vissicchio, M. T. Khong, Y. Deville, O. Bonaventure. SCMon: Leveraging Segment Routing to Improve Network Monitoring. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2016. (paper)

  • C. Cardona, S. Vissicchio, P. Francois, P. Lucente. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Helping Autonomous Systems to Identify their Unsatisfied Inter-domain Interests. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM). 13(1):43-57. March 2016. (paper)

  • F. Clad, S. Vissicchio, P. Merindol, P. Francois, J.-J. Pansiot. Computing Minimal Update Sequences for Graceful Router-wide Reconfigurations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 23(5):1373-1386. Oct 2015. (paper)

  • R. Hartert, P. Schaus, S. Vissicchio, O. Bonaventure. Solving Segment Routing Problems with Hybrid Constraint Programming Techniques. In Proc. CP, 2015. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, O. Tilmans, L. Vanbever, J. Rexford. Central Control over Distributed Routing. In Proc. SIGCOMM 2015. (paper) (talk) (Web site)
    Selected as SIGCOMM 2015 Best Paper, awarded with the IRTF Applied Network Research Prize 2016

  • R. Hartert, S. Vissicchio, P. Schaus, O. Bonaventure, C. Filsfils, T. Telkamp, P. Francois. A Declarative and Expressive Approach to Control Forwarding Paths in Carrier-Grade Networks. In Proc. SIGCOMM 2015. (paper) (talk) (Web site)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini, G. G. Xie, O. Bonaventure, L. Vanbever. On the Co-Existence of Distributed and Centralized Routing Control-Planes. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2015. (paper) (talk)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista. On iBGP Routing Policies. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 23(1):227-240. Feb 2015. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, J. Rexford. Sweet Little Lies: Fake Topologies for Flexible Routing. In Proc. HotNets, 2014. (paper) (talk)

  • O. Tilmans, S. Vissicchio. IGP-as-a-Backup for Robust SDN Networks. In Proc. CNSM, 2014. (paper)

  • N. Laurent, S. Vissicchio, M. Canini. SDLoad: An Extensible Framework for SDN Workload Generation. In Proc. HotSDN, poster session, 2014. (paper)

  • L. Cittadini, S. Vissicchio, B. Donnet. On the Quality of BGP Route Collectors for iBGP Policy Inference. In Proc. IFIP Networking, 2014. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, L. Cittadini, G. G. Xie, O. Bonaventure. Safe Routing Reconfigurations with Route Redistribution. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2014. (paper)

  • D. Lebrun, S. Vissicchio, O. Bonaventure. Towards Test-Driven Software Defined Networking. In Proc. NOMS, 2014. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, O. Bonaventure. Opportunities and Research Challenges of Hybrid Software Defined Networks. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review. 44(2):70- 75. April 2014. (paper)

  • L. Vanbever, S. Vissicchio. Enabling SDN in old school networks with Software-Controlled Routing Protocols. In Proc. ONS Research Track, 2014. (paper)

  • M. Canini, D. De Cicco, P. Kuznetsov, D. Levin, S. Schmid, S. Vissicchio. STN: A Robust and Distributed SDN Control Plane. In Proc. ONS Research Track, poster session, 2014. (paper)

  • F. Clad, P. Merindol, S. Vissicchio, J.-J. Pansiot, P. Francois. Graceful Router Updates for Link-State Protocols. In Proc. ICNP, 2013. (paper)

  • M. Chiesa, L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista, L. Vanbever, S. Vissicchio. Using Routers to Build Logic Circuits: How Powerful is BGP? In Proc. ICNP, 2013. (paper)
    Selected as ICNP 2013 Best Paper

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, C. Pelsser, L. Cittadini, P. Francois, O. Bonaventure. Improving Network Agility with Seamless BGP Reconfigurations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 21(3):990-1002. June 2013. (paper)
    Awarded with the IRTF Applied Network Research Prize 2013

  • C. Pelsser, L. Cittadini, S. Vissicchio, R. Bush. From Paris to Tokyo: On the Suitability of ping to Measure Latency. In Proc. IMC, 2013. (paper)

  • L. Vanbever, S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini, O. Bonaventure. When the Cure is Worse than the Disease: the Impact of Graceful IGP Operations on BGP. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2013. (paper)

  • L. Vanbever, S. Vissicchio, C. Pelsser, P. Francois, O. Bonaventure. Lossless Migrations of Link-State IGPs. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 20(6):1842-1855. Dec 2012. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini, L. Vanbever, O. Bonaventure. iBGP Deceptions: More Sessions, Fewer Routes. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2012. (paper)

  • L. Cittadini, M. Rimondini, S. Vissicchio, M. Corea, G. Di Battista. From Theory To Practice: Efficiently Checking BGP Configurations for Guaranteed Convergence. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. 2011. 8(4):387-400. Dec 2011. (paper)

  • L. Vanbever, S. Vissicchio, C. Pelsser, P. Francois, O. Bonaventure. Seamless Network-Wide IGP Migrations. In Proc. SIGCOMM, 2011. (paper)

  • L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista, M. Rimondini, S. Vissicchio. Wheel + Ring = Reel: the Impact of Route Filtering on the Stability of Policy Routing. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 19(4):1085-1096. Aug 2011. (paper)

  • M. Chiesa, L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista, S. Vissicchio. Local Transit Policies and the Complexity of BGP Stability Testing. In Proc. INFOCOM, 2011. (paper)

  • G. Balestra, S. Luciano, M. Pizzonia, S. Vissicchio. Leveraging Router Programmability for Traffic Matrix Computation. In Proc. PRESTO, 2010. (paper)

  • L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista, S. Vissicchio. Doing Don’ts: Modifying BGP Attributes within an Autonomous System. In Proc. NOMS, 2010. (paper)

  • S. Vissicchio, L. Cittadini, M. Pizzonia, L. Vergantini, V. Mezzapesa, M. L. Papagni. Beyond the Best: Real-Time Non-Invasive Collection of BGP Messages. In Proc. INM, 2010. (paper)

  • L. Cittadini, G. Di Battista, M. Rimondini, S. Vissicchio. Wheel + Ring = Reel: the Impact of Route Filtering on the Stability of Policy Routing. In Proc. ICNP, 2009. (paper)