Category Archives: Network coding

MIT RLE Seminar talk (Fulcrum Network Codes)

This coming Monday (May 11, 2015) at 2:00PM I will be giving at talk at MIT on our work on Fulcrum Network Codes.


This talk introduces Fulcrum network codes, a network coding framework that achieves three seemingly conflicting objectives: a) to reduce the overhead per coded packet to almost 1 bit per original packet; b) to operate the network using only GF(2) operations at intermediate nodes if necessary, reducing complexity in the network; c) to deliver an end-to-end performance that is close to that of a large field size network coding system for high-end receivers while simultaneously catering to low-end ones that can only decode in GF(2). As a consequence of (b) and (c), Fulcrum codes have a number of interesting traits making them interesting for practical implementations using network coding.

See flyer here:fulcrun

IETF 91 and the IRTF Network Coding Research Group

irtfThis week the IETF 91 is being held in Honolulu Hawaii and along side it several of the IRTF research groups are also meeting. I will presenting our work on Fulcrum Network Codes a the Network Coding Research Group (NWCRG) on the last day (Friday Nov. 14). You can find the agenda here.

If you want to watch the talks the IETF usually has very good remote participation tools. I would recommend the Meetecho option (direct link for the NWCRG Meetecho here).

December 2013 IEEE ComSoc Papers on Network Coding

IEEE Transactions on Communications

IEEE Communications Letters

IEEE Surveys & Tutorials

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Source: IEEE Comunications Society’s Publications Contents Digest

Tutorial Implementing Network Coding (IEEE Globecom 2013)

globecom-2013-croppedThis Friday I will together with Frank Fitzek ( be presenting our “Implementing Network Coding” tutorial at IEEE Globecom 2013 in Atlanta.


Network coding has raised a lot of interest in the research community lately and first attempts in standardization bodies are taking place to integrate this ground breaking technology in commercial products. This tutorial will give a short introduction to network coding, but the main focus is to enable the audience to implement their own ideas either in simulations or in real testbeds. Therefore the tutorial organizers will present their own software library for network coding. The software library comes with a small simulation environment to test out first simple relaying topologies. It can be further integrated into NS3 and allows more complex simulations. The tutorial will show how to embed the software library and to do the parameterization for different scenarios. Understanding the impact of different parameter choices are of critical importance in order to successfully deploy network coding in real networks and on real devices. Throughout the tutorial participants will gain hands-on experience with the impact of key parameters such as finite field size, generation size and systematic coding.
The tutorial will also show how to implement the software on commercial platforms such as Android phones, tablets, or laptops. Some demonstrators of network coding will be available showing the full potential of network coding in larger testbeds. The goal of the tutorial is that each participant understands the basic functionality of network coding and is able to integrate network coding in own projects. The software library is fully accessible to the audience even after the tutorial. This tutorial will be held for the first time and the implementation of network coding is a very timely topic.

Read more about the tutorial here:

November 2013 IEEE ComSoc Papers on Network Coding

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

IEEE Communications Letters

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

Source: IEEE Comunications Society’s Publications Contents Digest

TPC and Call for Papers NetCod 2014

The 2014 International Symposium on Network Coding (NetCod 2014) will be held in Aalborg Denmark. This year I have been invite to participate in the Technical Program Committee (TPC), which I’m looking forward to.

If you are working in the area of network coding the NetCod 2014 call for papers is now available. You can find that and more information about NetCod on the webpage:

Hope to see you in Aalborg.