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Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500
Prédio 43425 - Sala 236 - Bairro Agronomia
91501-970 - Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil

alberto [at] inf [dot] ufrgs [dot] br

+55 (51) 3308-7750

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News

Jun 2020 Happy to serve as TPC co-chair for IM 2021. Please submit!
Apr 2020 Glad to receive one of the Best Reviewer Awards at NOMS 2020!
Dec 2019 P4-InTel received the Best Paper Award at the 1st ACM CoNEXT ENCP Workshop! Congratulations Lucas!
Sep 2019 Our survey on FPGA support for NFV was published in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials!
May 2019 After two long years of preparation, SBRC 2019 is finally happening! Weverton and I are really proud!
Jan 2019 Our paper on Marketplaces for NFV was published in IEEE Communications Magazine!
Jan 2019 CNPq-Brazil Research Fellowship renewed! (2019-2022)
Nov 2018 INFOCOM 2019 paper accepted! (Adaptive Multipath Routing based on Hybrid Data and Control Plane Operation)
Sep 2018 CoNEXT 2018 paper accepted! (Verification of P4 Programs in Feasible Time using Assertions)
Aug 2018 Our SBRC 2019 conference website is now online!


TPC co-chair

General co-chair

About Me

I am an Associate Professor at the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) since October/2012. I hold a Ph.D. (2009) degree in Computing from Imperial College London, and I obtained my M.Sc. (2005) and B.Sc. (2002) degrees in Computer Science at UFRGS.
Between 2009-2012 I was a Research Associate at Lancaster University, working with security and resilience monitoring in next generation networks. Between 2013-2015 I also held a position of Visiting Researcher at Lancaster University.

I am a CNPq-Brazil Research Fellow - PQ2.




Service

Organizing Committee
Technical Program Committee
Editorial Board
Reviewed for

Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award -- 17th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020)
  • Best Paper Award -- 1st ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Emerging in-Network Computing Paradigms (ENCP 2019)
  • IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017
  • Best Reviewer Award -- 15th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2017)
  • Best Paper Award -- 5th Workshop on Autonomous Software Systems (AutoSoft 2014)

Research

Research Interests
  • Network programmability
  • Network management and service virtualization
  • Network monitoring and telemetry
  • Network security and resilience
  • Network traffic classification and anomaly detection
  • Policy-based network management
  • Distributed systems and ubiquitous computing
                   

Information for prospective students:
If you are interested in pursuing a masters/Ph.D. under my supervision check additional information >> HERE <<.

Projects

Selected Publications (full publication list available here)

  • Niemiec, G. S., Batista, L. M. S., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Nazar, G. L. (2019). A survey on FPGA support for the feasible execution of virtualized network functions. IEEE Communications Surveys Tutorials. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Bondan, L., Franco, M. F., Marcuzzo, L. C., Venancio, G., Santos, R. L., Pfitscher, R. J., Scheid, E. J., Stiller, B., De Turck, F., Duarte Junior, E. P., Schaeffer-Filho, A., dos Santos, C. R. P., and Granville, L. Z. (2019). FENDE: Marketplace-based distribution, execution, and life cycle management of VNFs. IEEE Communications Magazine, 57(1):13-19. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Dobson, S., Hutchison, D., Mauthe, A., Schaeffer-Filho, A., Smith, P., and Sterbenz, J. P. G. (2019). Self-organization and resilience for networked systems: Design principles and open research issues. Proceedings of the IEEE, 107(4):819-834. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Castanheira, L., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Benson, T. A. (2019). P4-InTel: Bridging the gap between ICF diagnosis and functionality [Best Paper Award]. In 1st ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Emerging In-Network Computing Paradigms (ENCP 2019), pages 21-26, Orlando, FL. ACM. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Castanheira, L., Parizotto, R., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2019). Flowstalker: Comprehensive traffic flow monitoring on the data plane using P4. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2019), pages 1-6, Shanghai, China. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Pizzutti, M. and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2019). Adaptive multipath routing based on hybrid data and control plane operation. In IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2019), pages 730-738, Paris, France. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Neves, M., Freire, L., Schaeffer-Filho, A. E., and Barcellos, M. (2018). Verification of P4 programs in feasible time using assertions. In 14th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2018), pages 73-85, Heraklion, Greece. ACM. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Pizzutti, M. and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2018). An efficient multipath mechanism based on the flowlet abstraction and P4. In IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2018), pages 1-6, Abu Dhabi, UAE. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Pfitscher, R. J., Jacobs, A. S., Scheid, E. J., Franco, M. F., dos Santos, R. L., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Granville, L. Z. (2018). A model for quantifying performance degradation in virtual network function service chains. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018), pages 1-9, Taipei, Taiwan. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Schardong, F., Nunes, I., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2018). Providing cognitive components with a bidding heuristic for emergent NFV orchestration. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018), pages 1-9, Taipei, Taiwan. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Freire, L., Neves, M., Leal, L., Levchenko, K., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Barcellos, M. (2018). Uncovering bugs in P4 programs with assertion-based verification. In Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR 2018), Los Angeles, CA. ACM. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Schardong, F., Nunes, I., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2017). A distributed NFV orchestrator based on BDI reasoning. In IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2017), pages 107-115, Lisbon, Portugal. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Scheid, E. J., Machado, C. C., Franco, M. F., dos Santos, R. L., Pfitscher, R. P., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Granville, L. Z. (2017). INSpIRE: Integrated NFV-based intent refinement environment. In IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2017), pages 186-194, Lisbon, Portugal. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Franco, M. F., d. Santos, R. L., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Granville, L. Z. (2016). VISION - interactive and selective visualization for management of NFV-enabled networks. In 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2016), pages 274-281, Crans-Montana, Switzerland. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Martins, R. J., Schaurich, V. G., Knob, L. A. D., Wickboldt, J. A., Schaeffer-Filho, A., Granville, L. Z., and Pias, M. (2016). Performance analysis of 6LoWPAN and CoAP for secure communications in smart homes. In 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2016), pages 1027-1034, Crans-Montana, Switzerland. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Silva, E. G., Silva, A. S., Wickboldt, J. A., Smith, P., Granville, L. Z., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2016). A one-class NIDS for SDN-based SCADA systems. In 40th IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2016), volume 1, pages 303-312, Atlanta, Georgia. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Scheid, E. J., Machado, C. C., dos Santos, R. L., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Granville, L. Z. (2016). Policy-based dynamic service chaining in network functions virtualization. In IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC 2016), pages 340-345, Messina, Italy. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Machado, C. C., Granville, L. Z., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2016). ANSwer: Combining NFV and SDN features for network resilience strategies. In IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC 2016), pages 391-396, Messina, Italy. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Silva, A. S., Wickboldt, J. A., Granville, L. Z., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2016). ATLANTIC: A framework for anomaly traffic detection, classification, and mitigation in SDN. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016), pages 27-35, Istanbul, Turkey. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Wermann, A. G., Bortolozzo, M. C., Silva, E. G., Schaeffer-Filho, A., Gaspary, L. P., and Barcellos, M. (2016). ASTORIA: A framework for attack simulation and evaluation in smart grids. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016), pages 273-280, Istanbul, Turkey. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Silva, A. S., Smith, P., Mauthe, A., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2015). Resilience support in software-defined networking: A survey. Computer Networks, 92:189 - 207. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Marnerides, A. K., Smith, P., Schaeffer-Filho, A., and Mauthe, A. (2015). Power consumption profiling using energy time-frequency distributions in smart grids. IEEE Communications Letters, 19(1):46-49. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Schaeffer-Filho, A., Lupu, E., and Sloman, M. (2015). Federating policy-driven autonomous systems: Interaction specification and management patterns. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 23(3):753-793. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Silva, E. G., Knob, L. A. D., Wickboldt, J. A., Gaspary, L. P., Granville, L. Z., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2015). Capitalizing on SDN-based SCADA systems: An anti-eavesdropping case-study. In IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2015), pages 165-173, Ottawa, Canada. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Machado, C. C., Wickboldt, J. A., Granville, L. Z., and Schaeffer-Filho, A. (2015). Policy authoring for software-defined networking management. In IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2015), pages 216-224, Ottawa, Canada. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Schaeffer-Filho, A., Smith, P., Mauthe, A., and Hutchison, D. (2014). Network resilience with reusable management patterns. IEEE Communications Magazine, 52(7):105-115. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Smith, P., Schaeffer-Filho, A., Hutchison, D., and Mauthe, A. (2014). Management patterns: SDN-enabled network resilience management. In IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2014), pages 1-9, Krakow, Poland. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

  • Schaeffer-Filho, A., Mauthe, A., Hutchison, D., Smith, P., Yu, Y., and Fry, M. (2013). PReSET: A toolset for the evaluation of network resilience strategies. In IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013), pages 202-209, Ghent, Belgium. IEEE. [ bib | http ]

  • Schaeffer-Filho, A., Smith, P., Mauthe, A., Hutchison, D., Yu, Y., and Fry, M. (2012). A framework for the design and evaluation of network resilience management. In IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2012), pages 401-408, Maui, Hawaii. IEEE. [ bib | DOI ]

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