Background and activities

Short Bio

Gianfranco Nencioni received the Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering ‘‘cum laude’’ from the University of Pisa in 2008, and the Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2012.
In the fall of 2011, he was a visiting Ph.D student at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Jon Crowcroft. 
From 2012 to 2015 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa.
He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (formerly Department of Telematics) of the NTNU. 
His past research activity has mainly regarded energy-aware routing and network design in both wired and wireless environments.
His current research activity regards dependability on SDN and NFV.



Gianfranco Nencioni, Bjarne E. Helvik, Poul E. Heegaard;
"Including Failure Correlation in Availability Modelling of a Software-Defined Backbone Network";
accepted at the IEEE TNSM Special Issue on "Advances in Management of Softwarized Networks", DOI 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2755462

Book chapter

Poul E. Heegaard, Bjarne E. Helvik, Gianfranco Nencioni, Jonas Wäfler; 
“Managed dependability in interacting systems; 
in Principles of Performance and Reliability Modeling and Evaluation, L. Fiondella and A. Puliafito (eds.), Springer, 2016, pages 197-226, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-30599-8_8

Conference proceedings

Andrzej Kamisinski, Bjarne E. Helvik, Andres J. Gonzalez, Gianfranco Nencioni;
"Assessing the Risk of Violating SLA Dependability Requirements in Software-Defined Networks";
accepted at the 4th Workshop on Network Function Virtualization and Programmable Networks (NFVPN)

Andres J. Gonzalez, Gianfranco Nencioni, Bjarne E. Helvik, Andrzej Kamisinski;
"A Fault-Tolerant and Consistent SDN Controller";
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2016), Dec 4-8, 2016, Washington, DC, USA

Gianfranco Nencioni, Bjarne E. Helvik, Andres J. Gonzalez, Poul E. Heegaard, Andrzej Kamisinski;
“Availability Modelling of Software-Defined Backbone Networks”
2nd Workshop on Dependability Issues on SDN and NFV (DISN 2016), Jun 28, 2016, Toulouse, France

Andres J. Gonzalez, Pål R. Grønsund, Kashif Mahmood, Bjarne E. Helvik, Poul E. Heegaard, Gianfranco Nencioni; 
“Service availability in the NFV Virtualized Evolved Packet Core”;
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015), Dec 6-10, 2015, San Diego, California, USA

Technical Reports

Gianfranco Nencioni, Bjarne E. Helvik, Poul E. Heegaard;
“Implementing the Availability Model of a Software-Defined Backbone Network in Mobius”;
IIK, NTNU, Tech. Rep., March 2017

Gianfranco Nencioni, Bjarne E. Helvik, Andres J. Gonzalez, Poul E. Heegaard, Andrzej Kamisinski;
Impact of SDN Controllers Deployment on Network Availability;
Department of Telematics, NTNU, Tech. Rep., March 2016