Photon Netw Commun (2014) 28:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s11107-014-0454-2 EDITORIAL Software-deﬁned elastic optical networks Jason Jue · Vincenzo Eramo · Víctor López · Zuqing Zhu Published online: 18 June 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Recent advances in ﬂexible and programmable device tech- related to recent advances in elastic optical network and nologies, such as ﬂexible-spectrum variable-rate transceivers software-deﬁned optical networks. The Special Issue con- and reconﬁgurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs), sists of ﬁve papers. The ﬁrst paper is a survey article on coupled with emergence of software-deﬁned network para- Software Deﬁned Optical Network. The next paper focuses digms, such as OpenFlow, have enabled the possibility of on the proposal and evaluation of a new Elastic Optical Net- software-deﬁned elastic optical networks that can be ﬂexibly work (EON) paradigm based on Spatial, Spectral and Tem- and dynamically provisioned and reconﬁgured. The ability poral domain. The third paper proposes and evaluates new to ﬂexibly manage and provision resources allows service mapping techniques of Virtual Networks in EON. The last providers to support a wide range of emerging dynamic high- two papers focus on the experimental evaluation of restora- bandwidth applications, including data center networking, tion mechanisms in EONs. Brief summaries
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