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Journal Papers:

  1. F. Musumeci, C. Rottondi, A. Nag, I. Macaluso, D. Zibar, M. Ruffini and M. Tornatore. An Overview on Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Optical Networks. To appear in IEEE Surveys and Tutorials.
  2. N. Afraz and M. Ruffini. A Sharing Platform for Multi-Tenant PONs. IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology, Vol. 36 , No. 3, Oct. 2018.
  3. D. Lavery, M. Ruffini, L. Valcarenghi, N. Yoshimoto, T. Pfeiffer, D. Hood, J. Zhang, D. King, H. Roberts, R. Yadav, N. Sambo, M. Tacca, S. Fichera, F. Tecchia, M. Carrozzino, E. Wong, N. Cheng, Y. Yoshida, D. Khotimsky and J. S. Wey. Networks for Future Services in a Smart City: Lessons Learned from the Connected OFCity Challenge 2017. To apper in IEEE Communications Magazine, Aug. 2018.
  4. F. Musumeci, C. Rottondi, A. Nag, I. Macaluso, D. Zibar, M. Ruffini and M. Tornatore. A Survey on Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Optical Networks. Apr. 2018, Available in  arXiv:1803.07976 (https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07976).
  5. V. Lopez, J. M. Gran Josa, V. Uceda, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R. Martínez. End-to-end Service Orchestration From Access to Backbone [invited]. IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, Vol. 9, No. 6, June 2017.
  6. M. Ruffini, M. Achouche, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, A. Di Giglio, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, J. Montalvo, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and D.B. Payne. Access and metro network convergence for flexible end to end network design [invited].  IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, Vol. 9, No. 6, June 2017.
  7. M. Ruffini, Multi-Dimensional Convergence in Future 5G Networks. IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology, Vol. 35, No. 3, March 2017.
  8. F. Slyne and M. Ruffini, FLATLANd: A Novel SDN-based Flat Layer-2 Architecture Enabling NFV and Metro-Access Convergence. IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, Vol. 9, No 3, March 2017.
  9. G. Talli, F. Slyne, S. Porto, D. Carey, N. Brandonisio, A. Naughton, P. Ossieur, S. McGettrick, C. Blumm, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, R. Bonk, T. Pfeiffer, N. Parsons, P. Townsend. SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access Architecture for Converged Services.IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology, Vol. 35, No.3, March 2017.
  10. Rod Tucker, Marco Ruffini, Luca Valcarenghi, Divanilson R. Campelo, Dimitra Simeonidou, Liang Du, Maria-Cristina Marinescu, Catherine Middleton, Shuang Yin, Tim Forde, Kevin Bourg, Eugene Dai, Ed Harstead, Philippe Chanclou, Hal Roberts, Volker Jungnickel, Sergi Figuerola, Tomoo Takahara, Rajesh Yadav, Peter Vetter, Denis A. Khotimsky, and Jun Shan Wey. Connected OFCity: Technology Innovations for a Smart City Project. IEEE/OSA Journal of Communications and Networking, Vol. 9, No 2, Feb 2017.
  11. A. Arokkiam, P. Alvarez, X. Wu, K.N. Brown, C.J. Sreenan, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, L. Doyle, D. Payne. Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an XG-PON Module for ns-3. Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, January 2017.
  12. A. Nag, M. Furdek, P. Monti, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini. Exploiting Dual Homing in Access Networks to Improve Resiliency in Core Networks. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 8, No. 11, October 2016.
  13. S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, and M. Ruffini. Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:M Dual Homed Protection in SDN-controlled Long Reach PON and Pan-European Core. IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave technology, vol. 34, No. 18, September 2016.
  14. P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, and Marco Ruffini. Evaluating Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation of Virtualized Passive Optical Networks Over Mobile Traffic Traces. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 8, No. 3, March 2016.
  15. A. Nag, D. B. Payne, and Marco Ruffini. N∶1 Protection Design for Minimizing OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 8, No. 2, February 2016.
  16. M. Ruffini, G. Cincotti, A. Pizzinat, P. Vetter. Editorial: Next Generation Access Networks. Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology, Vol. 26, part A, December 2015.
  17. M. Ruffini, F. Slyne, C. Bluemm, N. Kitsuwan, S. McGettrick. Software Defined Networking for next generation converged metro-access networks. Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology special issue on Next Generation Access, Vol. 26, part A, December 2015.
  18. K. Christodoulopoulos, D. Lugones, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony. Performance evaluation of a hybrid Optical/Electrical interconnect. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 7, No. 3, March 2015.
  19. N. Kitsuwan, S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini. An Independent Transient Plane Design for Protection in OpenFlow-based Networks. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 7, No. 4, April 2015.
  20. N. Kitsuwan, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini. A Europe-Wide Demonstration of Fast Network Restoration with OpenFlow. IEICE Communications Express, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 2014.
  21. E. Di Pascale, D. B. Payne, L. Wosinska and M. Ruffini. Locality-Aware P2P Multimedia Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Networks. JOCN, vol. 6, no. 9, September 2014.
  22. M. Ruffini, L. Wosinska, M. Achouche, J. Chen, N. J. Doran, F. Farjady, J. Montalvo, P. Ossieur, B. O’Sullivan, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X.-Z. Qiu, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, X. Yin, D. B. Payne, DISCUS: An end-to-end solution for ubiquitous broadband optical access. IEEE Com. Mag., vol. 52, no. 2, February 2014.
  23. P. Loskot, M.A.M. Hassanien, F. Farjady, M. Ruffini and D. Payne, Long-term drivers of broadband traffic in next-generation networks. Springer annals of Telecommunications, February 2014.
  24. K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony. Tailoring the network to the problem: topology configuration in hybrid electronic packet switched/optical circuit switched interconnects. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley Online Library, 2013.
  25. M. Ruffini, D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, L. Doyle, D. B. Payne. Deployment Strategies for Protected Long-Reach PON. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 4, Issue 2, p118 – 129, Jan 2012.
  26. P. Szegedi, J.F. Riera, J.A. Garcia-Espin, M. Hidell, P. Sjodin, P. Soderman, M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, A. Bianco, L. Giraudo, M. Ponce de Leon, G. Power, C. Cervello-Pastor, V. Lopez, S. Naegele-Jackson. Enabling future internet research: the FEDERICA case. IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 49, no. 7, pp 54-61, July 2011.
  27. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Optical IP Switching: a flow-based approach to distributed cross-layer provisioning.IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 609-624, August 2010.
  28. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Automatic Configuration in Future Semi-Transparent Optical Network Nodes. Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, pp 241-251, 2007.
  29. H-J. Reumerman, M. Roggero, M. Ruffini. Application-Based Clustering Concept and Requirements for Intervehicle Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 43, no. 4. May 2005.

White papers:

  1. M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne. Business and ownership model case studies for next generation FTTH deployment. February 2016.
  2. D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini. Local Loop Unbundling regulation: is it a barrier to FTTH deployment? February 2016.
  3. M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli. Wavelength usage options in access networks. November 2013.
  4. M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, T. Pfeiffer, W. Graudszus, K. Pulverer, J. M. Garcia, A. Di. Giglio, R. Wessäly & G. Talli. Business and ownership models for future broadband networks. November 2013.

International Conferences:

  1. N. Afraz and M. Ruffini, A Marketplace for Real-time Virtual PON Sharing.
    Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2018.
  2. M. Ruffini, Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office (Invited Tutorial). Proc. of ECOC 2018.
  3. F. Slyne, J. Singh, R. Giller and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of DPDK Optimised VNF Implementation of Virtual DBA in a Multi-Tenant PON. Proc. of ECOC 2018.
  4. C. Browning, M. Ruffini, B. Cardiff and L.P. Barry, Single Lane 168 Gb/s PAM-8 Short Reach Transmission Using an EAM with Receiver Skew Compensation. Proc. of ECOC 2018.
  5. V. Frascolla, C. Colman-Meixner, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, F. Slyne, Y. Zhang, L. A. DaSilva, M. Ruffini, M. Martinello, R. S. Guimarães, M. R. Nunes Ribeiro. When optical networks meet wireless systems: experiments at the boundary. Proc. of Photonics in Switching, Sept. 2018.
  6. M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation. Proc. of IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, July 2018.
  7. Paulo Marquez et al., Optical and wireless network convergence in 5G systems – an experimental approach. To appear in proc. of CAMAD 2018.
  8. Y. Zhang, F. Barusso, D. Collins, M. Ruffini and L. A. DaSilva. Dynamic Allocation of Processing Resources in Cloud-RAN for a Virtualised 5G Mobile Network. Accpeted for publication at the 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Sept. 2018.
  9. Alan A. Díaz-Montiel, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Yao Li, Daniel C. Kilper and Marco Ruffini. Performance Analysis of QoT Estimator in SDN-Controlled ROADM Networks. Proc. of Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), May 2018.
  10. Jiakai Yu, Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper. Midhaul Transmission Using Edge Data Centers with Split PHY Processing and Wavelength Reassignment for 5G Wireless Networks.Proc. of Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), May 2018.
  11. C. Browning, M. Ruffini, Y. Lin, R. B. Timens, D. H. Geuzebroek, C. G. H. Roeloffzen, D. Geskus, R. M. Oldenbeuving, R. G. Heideman, Y. Fan3, K. J. Boller and L. P. Barry. Optically switched 56 GBd PAM-4 using a hybrid InP-TriPleX integrated tunable laser based on silicon nitride micro-ring resonators. Proc. of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 2018.
  12. Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Marco Ruffini, DBA Capacity Auctions to Enhance Resource Sharing across Virtual Network Operators in Multi-Tenant PONs. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), paper Th.1B.3, March 2018.
  13. Pedro Alvarez, Frank Slyne, Christian Bluemm, Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Luiz A. DaSilva, Marco Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of SDN-controlled Variable-rate Fronthaul for Converged LTE-over-PON. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), paper Th2A.49, March 2018.
  14. Frank Slyne, Amr Elrasad, Christian Blumm and Marco Ruffini, Demonstration of Real Time VNF Implementation of OLT with Virtual DBA for Sliceable Multi-Tenant PONs. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), paper Tu3D.4, March 2018.
  15. Yao Li, Mariya Bhopalwala, Sandip Das, Jiakai Yu, Weiyang Mo, Marco Ruffini, Daniel C. Kilper, Joint Optimization of BBU Pool Allocation and Selection for C-RAN Networks. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), paper Th1B.5, 2018.
  16. Nima Afraz, Amr Elrasad, Hamed Ahmadi and Marco Ruffini, Inter-Operator Dynamic Capacity Sharing for Multi-Tenant Virtualized PON. 28th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication, PIMRC, Oct. 2017.
  17. Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Frank Slyne, Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Paul Townsend, Metro-Scale Optical Access Supporting Service Convergence and SDN Controlled Reconfigurability. Proc. of IEEE Photonic Conference, Oct. 2017.
  18. D.B. Payne, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin and M. Ruffini, End-to-end network design and experimentation in the DISCUS project. Proc. of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2017.
  19. Paulo Marques, Carlos Silva, Valério Frascolla, Edmundo Madeira, Cristiano Both, Moises Ribeiro, Pekka Aho, F. Macedo, Ali Hammad, Pedro Alvarez, Marco Ruffini, Johann M. Marquez-Barja and Luiz DaSilva, Experiments Overview of the EU-Brazil FUTEBOL Project. Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), July 2017.
  20. Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Multi-service SDN Controlled Reconfigurable LongReach Optical Access Network. Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), July 2017.
  21. Amr Elrasad and Marco Ruffini, Frame Level Sharing for DBA Virtualization in Multi-Tenant PONs. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2017.
  22. Giuseppe Talli, Stefano Porto, Daniel Carey, Nicola Brandonisio, Peter Ossieur, Paul Townsend, Rene Bonk, Thomas Pfeiffer, Frank Slyne,Seamas McGettrick, Christian Blümm, Marco Ruffini, Alan Hill, David Payne, Nick Parsons, Technologies and Architectures to Enable SDN in Converged 5G/Optical Access Networks. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2017.
  23. Christian Bluemm, Yi Zhang, Pedro Alvarez, Marco Ruffini and Luiz A. DaSilva,  Dynamic Energy Savings in Cloud-RAN: An Experimental Assessment and Implementation. ICC 2017, May 2017.
  24. Marco Baldi, Franco Chiaraluce, Lorenzo Incipini and Marco Ruffini. Physical layer secret key generation in passive optical networks. BalkanCom, Conference on Communications and Networking, May 2017.
  25. Amr Elrasad, Nima Afraz, and Marco Ruffini, Virtual Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Enabling True PON Multi-Tenancy. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), paper M3I.3, March 2017.
  26. Irene Macaluso, Bruno Cornaglia, Marco Ruffini, Antenna, Spectrum and Capacity trade-off for Cloud-RAN Massive Distributed MIMO over Next Generation PONs. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2017.
  27. Avishek Nag, Yi Zhang, Luiz A. DaSilva, Linda Doyle, and Marco Ruffini, Integrating Wireless BBUs with Optical OFDM Flexible-Grid Transponders in a C-RAN Architecture. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2017.
  28. J. M. Marquez-Barja, M. Ruffini, N. Kaminski, N. Marchetti, L. Doyle and L. A. DaSilva, Decoupling Resource Ownership From Service Provisioning to Enable Ephemeral Converged Networks (ECNs). Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 2016.
  29. G. Talli, S. Porto, D. Carey, N. Brandonisio, A. Naughton, P. Ossieur, F. Slyne, S. McGettrick, C. Blum, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, R. Bonk, T. Pfeiffer, N. Parsons, P. Townsend. Demonstration of SDN Enabled Dynamically Reconfigurable High Capacity Optical Access for Converged Services. Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2016, post-deadline paper.
  30. M. Ruffini, Metro-Access Network Convergence, Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2016, invited tutorial Th4B.1.
  31. F. Slyne and M. Ruffini. FLATLANd: A Novel SDN-Based Telecoms Network Architecture Enabling NFV and Metro-Access Convergence. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2016. Conferred best student paper award.
  32. P. Alvarez, A. Hill, N. Marchetti, D. Payne and M. Ruffini. Analysis of the Maximum Balanced Load in Long-Reach PONs. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2016.
  33. C. Raack, R. Wessaely, D. Payne, M. Ruffini. Hierarchical Versus Flat Optical Metro/Core Networks: A Systematic Cost and Migration Study. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2016.
  34. J. M. Gran Josa, V. Lopez, F. Slyne, M. Ruffini, R. Vilalta, A. Mayoral, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, R.Martínez. End-to-end Service Orchestration From Access to Backbone. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2016.
  35. R. Vilalta, V. Lopez, A. Mayoral, N. Yoshikane, M. Ruffini , D. Siracusa, R. Martınez, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, S. Peng, R. Casellas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, J. P. Fernandez-Palacios, and R. Munoz. The Need for a Control Orchestration Protocol in Research Projects on Optical Networking. Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), July 2015.
  36. E. Di Pascale and M. Ruffini. Cache Storage Optimization for Locality-Aware Peer-to-Peer Multimedia Distribution. ICC, June 2015.
  37. S. McGettrick, F. Slyne, N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini. Experimental End-to-End Demonstration of Shared N:1 Dual Homed Protection in Long Reach PON and SDN-Controlled Core. Paper Tu2E.5, Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2015.
  38. E. Di Pascale, F. Slyne and M. Ruffini. A Transparent OpenFlow-based Oracle for Locality-Aware Content Distribution. IEEE Networks 2014.
  39. F. Slyne, N. Kituswan, S. McGettrick, D.B. Payne and Marco Ruffini. Design and experimental test of 1:1 End-to-End Protection for LR-PON using an SDN multi-tier Control Plane. Paper Mo.3.2.4, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), September 2014.
  40. F. Slyne, M. Ruffini. An SDN-Driven Approach to a Flat Layer-2 Telecommunications Network. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2014.
  41. N. Kitsuwan, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini. A novel protection design for OpenFlow-based Networks. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2014.
  42. A. Di Giglio, M. Schiano, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, N. Doran, M. Achouche, R. Jensen, B. O’Sullivan, T. Pfeiffer, R. Bonk, H. Rohde, X. Yin, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo, G. Talli. Towards the Distributed Core for Ubiquitous Superfast Broadband Optical Access. Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 2014.
  43. P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini. Backhaul Mobile Systems with GPON using Group Assured Bandwidth. Proc. of European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC), 2014.
  44. C. Zukowski, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini. Modelling accurate planning of PON networks to reduce initial investment in rural areas. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2014.
  45. S. Pal, C. Zukowski, A. Nag, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini. Cable Length Minimisation in Long-Reach-PON Planning for Sparsely Populated Areas. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2014
  46. D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini , D.B. Payne, L. Doyle. A Scalable Optimisation Approach to Minimising IP Protection Capacity for Long-Reach PON. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2014.
  47. X. Yin, X.Z. Qiu, G. Torfs, C. Van Praet, R. Vaernewyck, A. Vyncke, J. Verbrugghe, B. Moeneclaey,M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, and J. Bauwelinck. Performance Evaluation of Single Carrier 40-Gbit/s Downstream for Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks. Proc. Of Optical Networks Design and Modeling (ONDM), May 2014.
  48. A. Nag, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, N:1 Protection Design for Minimising OLTs in Resilient Dual-Homed Long-Reach Passive Optical Network. Paper Tu2F.7, Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2014.
  49. K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, Accelerating HPC Workloads with
    Dynamic Adaptation of a Software-Defined Hybrid Electronic/Optical Interconnect. Paper Th2A.11, Proc. of Optical Fibre Communications conference (OFC), March 2014.
  50. D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, An End to End Architecture for Ubiquitous Super-Fast Broadband. Asia communications and photonic conference, 2013.
  51. E. Di Padcale, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Impact of Popularity Evolution on P2P-Based VoD Delivery over Next-Generation Optical Access Networks. Globecom conference 2013.
  52. S. McGettrick, L. Guan, A. Hill, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Ultra-fast 1+1 Protection in 10 Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PON. European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), September 2013.
  53. D. Lugones, K. Christodoulopoulos, K. Katrinis, M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, M. Collier, Accelerating communication-intensive parallel workloads using commodity optical switches and a software-configurable control stack. International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2013).
  54. M. Ruffini , E. Di Pascale, D.B. Payne, Improving high fidelity multimedia distribution in next-generation optical networks (Invited). International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2013.
  55. M. Ruffini, N. Doran, M. Achouche, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X. Yin, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Ossieur, B. O’Sullivan, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, J. Montalvo and D.B. Payne, DISCUS: End-to-end network design for ubiquitous high speed broadband services (Invited). International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July, 2013.
  56. D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, D.B. Payne, L. Doyle, M. Ruffini, Routing and network design for HEAnet (Invited). International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July, 2013.
  57. C. Zukowski, D.B. Payne, M. Ruffini, Optical Splitters Configuration for Long-Reach Passive Optical Network Deployment. Proc. of European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC), 2013
  58. M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne, N. Doran, M. Achouche, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X. Yin, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Ossieur, B. O’Sullivan, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska and J. Montalvo, DISCUS: the Distributed Core for Ubiquitous Broadband Access, FUNEMS conference, 2013.
  59. S. McGettrick, D. B. Payne and M. Ruffini, Improving Hardware Protection Switching in 10Gb/s Symmetric Long Reach PONs, Optical Fibre Copnference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, 2013.
  60. X. Wu, K. Brown, C. Sreenan, P. Alvarez, M. Ruffini, N. Marchetti, D. B. Payne and L. Doyle, An XG-PON Module for the NS-3 Network Simulator, WNS3, International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, 2013
  61. Christodoulopoulos, K., Katrinis, K., Ruffini, M. & O’Mahony, D. Topology Configuration in Hybrid EPS/OCS Interconnects. International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2012), Rhodes, Greece, August 27th-31st, 2012. Received “Distinguished Paper Award”
  62. E. Di Pascale, D. B. Payne, M. Ruffini. Bandwidth and Energy Savings of Locality-Aware P2P Content Distribution in Next-Generation PONs. Proceedgins of IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 2012
  63. M. Ruffini, D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, L. Doyle, D. B. Payne. Deployment case studies of an energy efficient protected LR-PON architecture. Proceedings of IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling, University of Essex, UK, 2012
  64. H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle. A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks. Proceedings of 23rd IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 7-9 November 2011
  65. M. Ruffini, B. O’Sullivan, D. Metha, L. Quesada, F. Farjady, N. Doran, D. Payne, A protected LR-PON deployment for the UK, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 Septemner 2011
  66. F. Farjady, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, N. Doran, Techno-economic comparison of GPONs and long-reach PONs, EPSRC photonic communications workshop, Oxford, UK, 28-29 Septemner 2011
  67. H. Cambazard, D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. B. Payne, L. Doyle. A Combinatorial Optimisation Approach to the Design of Dual Parented Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks. Proceedings of 22nd Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. AICS 2011.
  68. D. Mehta, B. O’Sullivan, L. Quesada, M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle. Designing Resilient Long-Reach Passive Optical Networks. Proceedings of IAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2011.
  69. M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle. Protection Strategies for Long-Reach PON. ECOC 2010.
  70. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Testing the impairments of dynamic optical switching on TCP traffic through the European FEDERICA testbed infrastructure. ICTON 2010.
  71. M. Ruffini, D. Kilpler, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Cost Study of Dynamically Transparent Networks. OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2008.
  72. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Dynamic Optical Path Allocation in Multi-Layer Traffic Engineering. In proceedings of the Workshop on Traffic Engineering in Next Generation IP Networks, IEEE International Conference on Communications, pp 11-12, 2007.
  73. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Optical IP Switching for dynamic traffic engineering in next-generation optical networks. In proceedings of the conference on Optical Networks Design and Modeling, Springer press, pp 309-318, 2007.
  74. A. Sánchez, S. Figuerola, G. Junyent, E. Kenny, V. Reijs, M. Ruffini. A user provisioning tool for EoMPLS services based on UCLPv1.5. In proceedings of the TERENA Networking Conference, 2007.
  75. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. Feasibility of Flow-Based Optical Provisioning in GÉANT. In proceeding of the OSA Optical Fiber Communication conference, 2007.
  76. D. O’Mahony, M. Ruffini. Optical IP Switching – A Responsive Solution for Grid Interconnect. In proceedings of the International Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management, 2006.
  77. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. A cost analysis of Optical IP Switching in new generation optical networks. In proceesings of the IEEE Photonics in Switching conference, 2006.
  78. G. Mulvihill, M. Ruffini, F. Smith, L. Barry, L. Doyle, D. O’Mahony. Optical IP Switching a Solution to Dynamic Lightpath Establishment in Disaggregated Network Architectures. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, pp 78-81, 2006.
  79. M. Ruffini, D. O’Mahony, L. Doyle. A Testbed Demonstrating Optical IP Switching (OIS) in Disaggregated Network Architectures. In proceedings of the IEEE conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructure for the Development of Network and Communities, 2006.
  80. M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman. Power-Rate adaptation in high-mobility distributed ad-hoc wireless networks. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’05), May 2005.
  81. M. Ruffini, H-J. Reumerman. Distributed Power Control for Reliable Broadcast in Inter-Vehicle Communication Systems. 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (WIT 2005), March 2005.
  82. P.J.F. Maguire, M. Ruffini, L.P. Barry. All-Optical Switching Techniques to Enable High-Speed, Next Generation Photonic Transport Systems . IEI/IEE Symposium on Telecommunications Systems Research, November 2001.

Book chapters:

  • S. Figuerola, J. A. García-Espín, J. Ferrer Riera, V. Reijgs, E. Kenny, M. Lemay, M. Savoie, S. Campbell, M. Ruffini, E. Grasa, A. Willner “Bringing Optical Network Control to the User Facilities: Evolution of the User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning Paradigm”, in Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks, to be published by Springer in 2012.

My PhD thesis:

  • Marco Ruffini. Optical IP Switching, Computer Science Department, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2008.

Patents

  1. M. Ruffini, A. Elrasad, N. Afraz. System and Method for Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment (DBA) Virtualization in a Multi-Tenant Passive Optical Network. Filed on March 2017.
  2. M. Ruffini, S. McGettrick, D.B. Payne, A. Hill. Mirrored Passive Optical Access Network. Filed as PCT/EP2014/076297, May 2015.
  3. P. Alvarez, N. Marchetti, M. Ruffini, D.B. Payne. Method and Scheduler for Grouped Transmission Containers in Passive Optical Networks. Filed in UK as 1418192.9, October 2014.
  4. A. Van Wageningen, M. Ruffini. Communication Device and Communication System as Well as Method of Communication Between and Among Mobile Nodes. Patent No. US2008055068, published as WO2006008722(A1), 06-03-2008. Patent No. EP1774677, published as EP1774677(A0) in 18-04-2007.
  5. M. Ruffini, J. Habetha. Device and method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes. Patent No. CN101057463 published as WO2006051436(A1) in 17-10-2007. Patent No. EP1813065 published as EP1813065(A0) in 01-08-2007.
  6. M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen. Scheduling the transmission of messages on a broadcast channel of an AD-HOC network dependent on the usage of this channel. Patent No. CN101023635, published as WO2006011109(A1), 22-08-2007. Patent No. EP1782588, published as EP1782588(A0) 09-05-2007.
  7. M. Roggero, A. Van Wageningen, H.-J. Reumerman, M. Ruffini. Communication System, Method Of Communication Between And Among Vehicles And Vehicle Comprising Such A Communication System. Patent No. US2007197230, published as WO2005107181(A1), 23-08-2007. Patent No. EP1745605, published as EP1745605(A0) in 24-01-2007.
  8. M. Ruffini. Controller unit, communication device and communication system as well as method of communication between and among mobile nodes. Patent No. CN1989704, published as CN1989703(A) in 27-06-2007. Patent No. KR20070042149, published as WO2006011123(A1) in 20-04-2007. Patent No. EP1774675, published as EP1774675(A0) in 18-04-2007.
  9. M. Ruffini , H.-J. Reumerman. Method for Communicating Between a Plurality of Nodes Using a Wireless Communication Protocol, Inter-Vehicle Network. Published as WO2007034387 in 29-03-2007.
  10. M. Ruffini, A. Van Wageningen. Method of improving communication between mobile nodes. Patent No. CN1914863, published as WO2005074199(A1) in 14-02-1007. Patent No. EP1714438, published as EP1714438(A0) in 25-10-2006.
  11. M. Ruffini. Method for Determining the Head Element of a Cluster. Published as WO2005074201 in 11-08-2005.
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