I am a researcher at the University of Luxembourg in communication networks.

About Me

I am a researcher at the University of Luxembourg in the SEDAN group at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

My research interest center around the management and security aspects of computer networks and related application scenarios.


PhD Thesis

"Fault Detection and Network Security in Software-Defined Networks with OpenFlow"
March 2014, University of Luxembourg, Link

Selection of Papers

  • K. Blaiech, S. Hamadi, S. Hommes, P. Valtchev, Omar Cherkaoui and R. State, "Rule Compilation in Multi-Tenant Networks", in 13th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS) , Beijing, China, May. 2017, pp. 97--98. Bib,
  • S. Hommes, R. State and T. Engel, "Implications and Detection of DoS Attacks in OpenFlow-based Networks", in Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, USA, Dec. 2014, pp. 537--543. Bib,
  • S. Hommes, R. State, and T. Engel, "Classification of log files with limited labeled data", in Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications (IPTComm), Chicago, USA, Oct. 2013. Bib,
  • S. Hommes, F. Hermann, R. State, and T. Engel, "Automated source code extension for debugging of OpenFlow based networks", in 9th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 2013. Bib,
  • S. Hommes, R. State, and T. Engel, "Detecting stealthy backdoors with association rule mining", in Proceedings of the 11th international IFIP TC 6 conference on Networking - Volume Part II, ser. IFIP. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp. 161--171. Bib,
  • S. Hommes, R. State, and T. Engel, "A distance-based method to detect anomalous attributes in log files," in IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2012, pp. 498--501. Bib,
  • Stefan Hommes, Radu State, Andreas Zinnen, and Thomas Engel. "Detection of abnormal behaviour in a surveillance environment using control charts", in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), Klagenfurt, Austria, Aug. 2011. Bib,


Communication Networks

Software-defined Networking (SDN) with OpenFlow

Data plane programmability of network devices

Network security and monitoring

Internet-of-Things (IoT)


Réseaux Informatiques 1 (Computer Networks 1) TP - WS 2017/2018

Réseaux Informatiques 1 (Computer Networks 1) TP - WS 2016/2017

Contact Me

My private mail:
  stefan.hommes#gmail.com    (# = @)

My work mail:
stefan.hommes#uni.lu    (# = @)