Levente Csikor

Levente Csikor
Office:
I.E. 347
+36 (1) 463-3438
E-mail:
csikor_at_tmit_dot_bme_dot_hu
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Current Research

  • Network Function Virtualization (dataplane performance)
  • Software Defined Networking
  • IP Fast ReRoute with Remote Loop-Free Alternates
  • Future Internet routing and addressing

Awards

GEÁNT Competition 2013

  • GÉANT
    • Attendance at Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2013

Sandor Csibi Research Scholarship 2013 Sep – 2014 Jun

  • Pro Progressio Foundation, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    • Topic: Failure-free Internet

Best Paper award nomination at RNDM’12 2012

  • IEEE Reliable Networks Design and Modeling

Best Paper award at DRCN’11 2011

  • IEEE Design of Reliable Communication Networks

Pollák-Virág Award for the paper Routing Strategies in Delay Tolerant Networks 2012

  • Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE)

Research and Educational Grant 2010-2013

  • Pro Progressio Foundation, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

(Technical) Program Committee Member

  • IEEE DRCN ’13 – International Conference on Design of Reilable Communication Networks
  • ICAI ’13 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • ICIIS’13 The International Conference on Information and Intelligent System
  • ICMASM ’13 International Conference on Mobile Applications and Security Management
  • ICNGCC’13 International Conference on Networking and Grid Cloud Computing
  • WSCAR’14 World Symposium on Computer Applications & Research
  • Webchair at WoWMoM2013 conference (http://wowmom2013.tmit.bme.hu)

Scinetific Membership

  • ACM (SIGCOMM) 2013 to current
  • IEEE 2011 to current

Publications

2016

  • L. Molnár, G. Pongrácz, G. Enyedi, Z. Kis, L. Csikor, F. Juhász, A. Kőrösi, and G. Rétvári, “Dataplane Specialization for High-performance OpenFlow Software Switching,” in ACM SIGCOMM, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{molnar2016sigcomm,
    author = {L\'{a}szl\'{o} Moln\'{a}r and Gergely Pongr\'{a}cz and G\'{a}bor Enyedi and Zolt\'{a}n Kis and Levente Csikor and Ferenc Juh\'{a}sz and Attila K\H{o}r\"osi and G\'{a}bor R\'{e}tv\'{a}ri},
    title = {Dataplane Specialization for High-performance OpenFlow Software Switching},
    booktitle = {ACM SIGCOMM},
    year = {2016},
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and top}
    }

2015

  • [PDF] [DOI] L. Csikor and G. Rétvári, “On Providing Fast Protection with Remote Loop-Free Alternates,” Telecommunication Systems Journal, vol. 60, iss. 4, pp. 485-502, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{csikor_telsys2014,
    author = {Levente Csikor and G. R\'etv\'ari},
    title = {On Providing Fast Protection with Remote Loop-Free Alternates},
    journal = {Telecommunication Systems Journal},
    volume={60},
    number={4},
    publisher = {Springer US},
    doi = {10.1007/s11235-015-0006-9},
    issn = {1572-9451},
    year = {2015},
    month = {March},
    pages={485-502},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute}
    }
  • [PDF] L. Csikor, M. Szalay, S. Balázs, and L. Toka, “NFPA: Network Function Performance Analyzer,” in IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks Demo Track (NFV-SDN), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2015, pp. 17-19.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{csikor2015nfvsdn,
    title={{NFPA}: Network Function Performance Analyzer},
    author={Levente Csikor and M\'ark Szalay and Sonkoly Bal{\'a}zs and L\'aszl\'o Toka},
    booktitle={IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks Demo Track (NFV-SDN)},
    pages={17--19},
    year={2015},
    address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization and demo}
    }
  • [PDF] B. Németh, J. Czentye, G. Vaszkun, L. Csikor, and B. Sonkoly, “Customizable real-time service graph mapping algorithm in carrier grade networks,” in IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks Demo Track (NFV-SDN), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2015, pp. 30-32.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{nemethb2015nfvsdn,
    title={Customizable real-time service graph mapping algorithm in carrier grade networks},
    author={N\'emeth, Bal\'azs and Czentye, J\'anos and Vaszkun, G\'abor and Csikor, Levente and Sonkoly, Bal{\'a}zs},
    booktitle={IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks Demo Track (NFV-SDN)},
    pages={30--32},
    year={2015},
    address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization and demo}
    }

2014

  • [DOI] A. Csoma, B. Sonkoly, L. Csikor, F. Németh, A. Gulyás, W. Tavernier, and S. Sahhaf, “ESCAPE: Extensible Service Chain Prototyping Environment Using Mininet, Click, NETCONF and POX,” in ACM SIGCOMM (DEMO), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2014, pp. 125-126.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{csoma2014escape,
    author = {Csoma, Attila and Sonkoly, Bal\'azs and Csikor, Levente and N\'emeth, Felici\'an and Guly\'as, Andr\'as and Tavernier, Wouter and Sahhaf, Sahel},
    title = {ESCAPE: Extensible Service Chain Prototyping Environment Using Mininet,
    Click, NETCONF and POX},
    booktitle = {ACM SIGCOMM (DEMO)},
    year = {2014},
    pages = {125--126},
    address = {Chicago, Illinois, USA},
    publisher = {ACM},
    acmid = {2631448},
    doi = {10.1145/2619239.2631448},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-2836-4},
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and NETCONF and click and mininet and prototyping and service chain and demo},
    numpages = {2},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2619239.2631448}
    }
  • [PDF] A. Csoma, B. Sonkoly, L. Csikor, F. Németh, A. Gulyás, D. Jocha, J. Elek, W. Tavernier, and S. Sahhaf, “Multi-layered Service Orchestration in a Multi-Domain Network Environment,” in EWSDN (DEMO), Budapest, Hungary, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{ewsdn2014,
    author = {Attila Csoma and Bal\'azs Sonkoly and Levente Csikor and Felici\'an N\'emeth and Andr\'as Guly\'as and Da\'vid Jocha and Ja\'nos Elek and Wouter Tavernier and Sahel Sahhaf},
    title = {Multi-layered Service Orchestration in a Multi-Domain Network Environment},
    booktitle = {EWSDN (DEMO)},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Budapest, Hungary},
    month = sep,
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and demo}
    }
  • [PDF] B. Sonkoly, F. Németh, L. Csikor, L. Gulyás, and A. Gulyás, “SDN based testbeds for evaluating and promoting multipath TCP,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014, pp. 3044-3050.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{sonkoly2014sdn,
    author = {Sonkoly, Bal\'azs and N\'emeth, Felici\'an and Csikor, Levente and Guly\'as, L\'aszl\'o and Guly\'as, Andr\'as},
    title = {SDN based testbeds for evaluating and promoting multipath TCP},
    booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
    year = {2014},
    pages = {3044--3050},
    organization = {IEEE},
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking}
    }

2013

  • [PDF] L. Csikor, G. Rétvári, and J. Tapolcai, “Optimizing IGP Link Costs for Improving IP-level Resilience with Loop-Free Alternates,” Computer Communications Journal, vol. 36, iss. 6, pp. 645-655, 2013. Special Issue on Reliable Network-based Services
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{csikor2012cc,
    author = {L. Csikor and G. R\'etv\'ari and J. Tapolcai},
    title = {Optimizing {IGP} Link Costs for Improving {IP}-level Resilience with
    Loop-Free Alternates},
    journal = {Computer Communications Journal},
    year = {2013},
    volume = {36},
    pages = {645--655},
    number = {6},
    comment = {Special Issue on Reliable Network-based Services},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute},
    publisher = {Elsevier}
    }
  • [PDF] L. Csikor, G. Rétvári, and J. Tapolcai, “High Availability in the Future Internet,” in The Future Internet, Springer, 2013, pp. 64-76.
    [Bibtex]
    @INCOLLECTION{csikor2013high,
    author = {L. Csikor and G. R\'etv\'ari and J. Tapolcai},
    title = {High Availability in the Future Internet},
    booktitle = {The Future Internet},
    publisher = {Springer},
    year = {2013},
    pages = {64--76},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute}
    }
  • [PDF] F. Németh, B. Sonkoly, L. Csikor, and A. Gulyás, “A Large-Scale Multipath Playground for Experimenters and Early Adopters,” in ACM SIGCOMM (DEMO), Hong Kong, China, 2013, pp. 482-483.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{nemethf_multipath_playground2013,
    author = {Felici\'an N\'emeth and Bal\'azs Sonkoly and Levente Csikor and Andr\'as Guly\'as},
    title = {A Large-Scale Multipath Playground for Experimenters and Early Adopters},
    booktitle = {ACM SIGCOMM (DEMO)},
    year = {2013},
    pages = {482-483},
    address = {Hong Kong, China},
    month = aug,
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and demo}
    }
  • [PDF] F. Németh, B. Sonkoly, L. Csikor, and A. Gulyás, “Improving resiliency and throughput of transport networks with OpenFlow and Multipath TCP: Demonstration of results over the Géant OpenFlow testbed (Demonstration of results over the Géant OpenFlow testbed),” in Open Networking Summit (DEMO), Santa Clara, USA, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{nemethf_ons2013,
    author = {Felici\'an N\'emeth and Bal\'azs Sonkoly and Levente Csikor and Andr\'as Guly\'as},
    title = {Improving resiliency and throughput of transport networks with OpenFlow
    and Multipath TCP: Demonstration of results over the Géant OpenFlow
    testbed (Demonstration of results over the Géant OpenFlow testbed)},
    booktitle = {Open Networking Summit (DEMO)},
    year = {2013},
    address = {Santa Clara, USA},
    month = apr,
    keywords = {Software Defined Networking and demo}
    }

2012

  • [PDF] L. Csikor and G. Rétvári, “IP Fast Reroute with Remote Loop-Free Alternates: the Unit Link Cost Case,” in Proc. RNDM, 2012, pp. 16-22.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{csikor_rndm2012,
    author = {L. Csikor and G. R\'etv\'ari},
    title = {{IP} Fast Reroute with Remote Loop-Free Alternates: the Unit Link
    Cost Case},
    booktitle = {Proc. RNDM},
    year = {2012},
    pages = {16-22},
    month = {Oct},
    issn = {2157-0221},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute}
    }

2011

  • [PDF] L. Csikor, M. Nagy, and G. Rétvári, “Network Optimization Techniques for Improving Fast IP-level Resilience with Loop-Free Alternates,” Infocommunications Journal, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 2-10, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{csikor_combined_method,
    author = {L. Csikor and M. Nagy and G. R\'etv\'ari},
    title = {Network Optimization Techniques for Improving Fast IP-level Resilience
    with Loop-Free Alternates},
    journal = {Infocommunications Journal},
    year = {2011},
    volume = {3},
    pages = {2--10},
    number = {4},
    address = {Budapest, Kossuth Lajos sqr., Hungary},
    issn = {2061-2079},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute}
    }
  • [PDF] G. Rétvári, L. Csikor, J. Tapolcai, G. Enyedi, and A. Császár, “Optimizing IGP Link Costs for Improving IP-level Resilience,” in Proc. International Workshop on Design Of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Krakow, Poland, 2011, pp. 62-69. winner of Best Paper Award
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{retvari2011lfa_drcn,
    author = {G. R\'etv\'ari and L. Csikor and J. Tapolcai and G. Enyedi and A. Cs\'asz\'ar},
    title = {Optimizing {IGP} Link Costs for Improving IP-level Resilience},
    booktitle = {Proc. International Workshop on Design Of Reliable Communication
    Networks (DRCN)},
    year = {2011},
    pages = {62--69},
    address = {Krakow, Poland},
    comment = {winner of Best Paper Award},
    keywords = {IP Fast ReRoute}
    }