Network Service Interface - gateway to future network services

The Network Service Interface (NSI) was created as a result of collaborative development by network and application engineers primarily associated with the Research and Education (R&E) community. The objective was to deliver network infrastructures as a service to both novice and expert end users. The first step was to design a protocol which could enable the automated creation of multi-domain heterogeneous network circuits and offer it as a “Connection Service” at global scale. The presentation will show current status of the protocol, explain encountered issues and lessons learned.



  • Radosław Krzywania PSNC, PL
  • Chin Guok, ESnet, US
  • Inder Monga, ESnet, US
  • Tomohiro Kudoh, AIST, JP
  • John MacAuley, SURFNET, NL
  • Guy Roberts, DANTE, UK
  • Jerry Sobiesky, NORDUNET, DK

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