Simon Balon @ RUN
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Name Simon Balon
Former position at RUN Researcher
Current affiliation Electrabel
Current personal page http://www.run.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~bal
Biographical Notes
Simon Balon joined RUN in August 2003 and left in November 2008.
Current diploma(s) : Engineer in Computer Science (5 years), 2003, ULg; Master in Applied Science, 2006, ULg; PhD in Computer Science, 2008
Publications at RUN
* BGP-aware IGP Link Weight Optimization in Presence of Route Reflectors
S. Balon and G. Leduc
Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 20-24 Apr. 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 316-324
(Acceptance ratio = 282/1435 = 20%)
* Combined Intra- and Inter-domain Traffic Engineering using Hot-Potato Aware Link Weights Optimization
S. Balon and G. Leduc
Keywords : BGP, Hot-potato Routing, IGP, OSPF, Traffic Engineering
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ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, vol. 36, nb. 1, June 2008, pp. 441-442
Proc. of ACM SIGMETRICS 2008 - International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, 2-6 Jun. 2008, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, pp. 441-442
Extended version available on arxiv (arXiv:0803.2824)
* Contributions to Traffic Engineering and Resilience in Computer Networks
S. Balon
Doctoral thesis, University of Liège
CCollection des Publications de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées de l'Université de Liège, nr. 271, 2008, 172 pp.
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* Can Forwarding Loops Appear when Activating iBGP Multipath Load Sharing ?
S. Balon and G. Leduc
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Proc. of the Third Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC 2007), 27-29 Nov. 2007, Phuket, Thailand, S. Fdida and K. Sugiura (ed.), Sustainable Internet, LNCS, 4866, pp. 213-225, Springer-Verlag
(Acceptance ratio = 14/66 = 21%)
* Traffic Engineering an Operational Network with the TOTEM Toolbox
S. Balon, J. Lepropre, O. Delcourt, F. Skivée and G. Leduc
Keywords : BGP, IP, MPLS, TE, TOTEM, Traffic Engineering
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IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), vol. 4, nb. 1, Jun. 2007, pp. 51-61
* Dividing the Traffic Matrix to Approach Optimal Traffic Engineering
S. Balon and G. Leduc
Keywords : IP, MPLS, Optimal Routing, Traffic Engineering
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Proc. of 14th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2006), 13-15 Sep. 2006, Singapore, Singapore
(Acceptance ratio = 101/261 = 38%)
* A scalable heuristic for hybrid IGP/MPLS traffic engineering - Case study on an operational network
F. Skivée, S. Balon and G. Leduc
Keywords : hybrid IP/MPLS, MPLS, Simulated Annealing, TOTEM, Traffic Engineering
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Proc. of 14th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2006), 13-15 Sep. 2006, Singapore, Singapore
(Acceptance ratio = 101/261 = 38%)
* TOTEM: A TOolbox for Traffic Engineering Methods
J. Lepropre, S. Balon and G. Leduc
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Demonstration at INFOCOM'06, 23-29 April 2006, Barcelona, Spain.
* How Well Do Traffic Engineering Objective Functions Meet TE Requirements?
S. Balon, F. Skivée and G. Leduc
Keywords : Objective Function, Traffic Engineering
Proc. of IFIP International Networking Conference, 15-19 May 2006, Coimbra, Portugal, LNCS, 3976, pp. 75-86
(Acceptance ratio = 88/440 = 20%)
* Providing public intradomain traffic matrices to the research community
Steve Uhlig, Bruno Quoitin, J. Lepropre and S. Balon
Keywords : intra-domain traffic matrices, traffic statistics
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ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, vol. 36, nb. 1, Jan 2006, pp. 83-86
(ISI IF 2006 = 0.578)
* A scalable and decentralized fast-rerouting scheme with efficient bandwidth sharing
S. Balon, L. Mélon and G. Leduc
Keywords : Backup LSP, Fast Recovery, MPLS, Resource Sharing
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Computer Networks, vol. 50, nb. 16, Nov. 2006, pp. 3043-3063
(ISI IF 2006 = 0.631)
* An Open Source Traffic Engineering Toolbox
G. Leduc, H. Abrahamsson, S. Balon, S. Bessler, M. D'Arienzo, O. Delcourt, J. Domingo-Pascual, S. Cerav-Erbas, I. Gojmerac, X. Masip, A. Pescapè, B. Quoitin, S. P. Romano, E. Salvadori, F. Skivée, H. T. Tran, S. Uhlig and H. Ümit
Computer Communications, vol. 29, nb. 5, March 2006, pp. 593-610
(ISI IF 2006 = 0.444)
* Comparing traffic engineering objective functions
S. Balon, F. Skivée and G. Leduc
Keywords : Objective Function, Traffic Engineering
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Proc. of Co-Next 2005, Student Workshop, 24-27 Oct. 2005, Toulouse, France, pp. 224-225
* Architecture d'une boîte à outils d'algorithmes d'ingénierie de trafic et application au réseau GEANT
F. Skivée, S. Balon, O. Delcourt, J. Lepropre and G. Leduc
Mots-clés : MPLS, Boîte à outils, DAMOTE, Géant, Ingénierie de trafic
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Actes de Colloque Francophone sur l'Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP), 29 Mar.-1 Avr. 2005, Bordeaux, France, Richard Castanet (ed.), Ingénierie des protocoles - Qualité de service, multimédia et mobilité, pp. 317-332, Hermès Lavoisier
(Acceptance ratio = 33/108 = 30.6%)

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