Academic Salon on High-Performance and Low Latency Networks and Systems, November 30 - December 1, 2023


  • Core technologies on High Speed and Low-Latency Communication
  • Advanced Networking Concepts with Programmable Network Components and In-Networked Computation
  • Applications, in particular from the industrial domain, with requirements met by these core technologies, and that benefit from the capability of the advanced concepts
  • Network-related innovations, contributions on implementation, innovative technologies, methods and tools for performance assessment, and insights into applications with high demands on performance and resilience.

Topical Scope

  • Network-related innovations, in particular architecture innovations such as acceleration techniques for packet processing in Network Interface Cards and Switches
  • Innovative processing and I/O technologies, such as P4-based protocol processing and remote DMA technologies
  • Design, specification, verification, implementation, measurement, testing, and analysis of advanced network components
  • Methods, tools and research infrastructure for performance assessment
  • Applications and use-cases, in particular of the industrial domain.

Organisation by Technical University of Munich

  • Georg Carle (Chair)

Dates and Location

  • Afternoon November 30th and Morning December 1st, 2023
  • TUM-IAS Institute of Advance Studies
    • Lichtenbergstraße 2 a, 85748 Garching bei München
    • also online (Hybrid Event)


Thursday 30.11.2023

Session 1 - 14:00 - 15:30 (Session Chair: Georg Carle)

Topic Area: Innovations for High-Performance Packet Processing

  • Tom Barbette, UCLouvain: Keynote – High-Speed Stateful Packet Processing
    PDF | Video
  • Steffen Lindner, Marco Häberle, Michael Menth, University of Tübingen: P4TG: 1 Tb/s Traffic Generation for Ethernet/IP Networks
    PDF | Video
  • Manuel Simon, Sebastian Gallenmüller, Georg Carle, TUM: Never Miss Twice – Add-On-Miss Table Updates in Software Data Planes
    PDF | Video


  • Panel Discussion: What is the future of pipelined processor approaches, such as RMT and PISA, see Pensando and Tofino, vs. eBPF and CPUs?

Session 2 - 16:15 - 17:45 (Session Chair: Georg Carle)

Topic Area: Tools and Research Infrastructures for Network Experiments

  • Damien Saucez, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis: Rethink testbeds with blueprints
    PDF | Video
  • Sebastian Gallenmüller, Dominik Scholz, Henning Stubbe, Manuel Simon, Georg Carle, TUM: The SLICES/pos Framwork: A Methodology and Toolchain for Reproducible Network Experiments
    PDF | Video


  • Panel Discussion: Which Research Infrastructure and Tools foster best scientific Collaborations?

Friday 1.12.2023

Session 3 - 9:00 - 10:50 (Session Chair: Georg Carle)

Topic Area: Networking in industrial scenarios

  • Lisa Maile, University Erlangen-Nürnberg: Dynamic Reservation of Ultra-Reliable Real-Time Streams in Time-Sensitive Networking
    PDF | Video
  • Fabian Ihle, Steffen Lindner, Michael Menth, University of Tübingen: P4-PSFP: P4-Based Per-Stream Filtering and Policing for Time-Sensitive Networking
    PDF | Video
  • Hamza Chahed, Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University: OpenCNC: A Software-Defined Control Plane for Automating TSN Network Configuration
    PDF | Video
  • Max Helm, Florian Wiedner, Alexander Deichendt, Jonas Andre, Georg Carle, TUM: Modeling Tail-Latencies
    PDF | Video


  • Panel Discussion: With our understanding of how we can ensure quality and latency guarantees, what are the limitations we would like to overcome?

Session 4 - 11:20 - 13:15 (Session Chair: Sebastian Gallenmüller)

Topic Area: Real-Time Networking approaches and tools

  • David Raunecker, Alexej Grigorjew, Stefan Geißler, Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg: Performance Evaluation and Configuration in Time-Sensitive Networking
    PDF | Video
  • Florian Wiedner, Max Helm, Alexander Deichendt, Jonas Andre, Georg Carle, TUM: Containing Low Tail-Latencies in Packet Processing Using Leightweight Virtualization
    PDF | Video
  • Marcin Bosk, Filip Rezabek, Johannes Abel, Kilian Holzinger, Max Helm, Georg Carle, Jörg Ott, TUM: Simulation and Practice: A Hybrid Experimentation Platform for TSN
    PDF | Video
  • Filip Rezabek, Kilian Glas, Richard von Seck, Achraf Aroua, Tizian Leonhardt, Georg Carle, TUM: Reproducible Experiments of Threshold Cryptography Functions and Trusted Execution Environments – METHODA
    PDF | Video


  • Panel Discussion: How well can we predict latency properties of systems in support of time-sensitive applications? How detailed do we want to monitor data plane properties?

Wrapup of the Academic Salon