Nathan Saraiva

Nathan Saraiva

PhD Candidate

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Short Bio

Nathan Saraiva has a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science from Federal University of Piaui (UFPI), in 2005 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UNICAMP. He works in a project funded by Ericsson named Control Loop Architecture with Adaptive Policy and Machine Learning Capabilities. Since 2010 he is a Computer Analyst at the Federal Institute of Piaui (IFPI). Experienced Network Analyst with experience in network administration and management, Firewalls, Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), and SDN.

Research Interests
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Functions Virtualization
  • Multi-domain Orchestration
  • Closed Control Loop

Authors: Type:


  • [PDF] N. S. Sousa and C. E. Rothenberg, “CLARA: Closed Loop-based Zero-touch Network Management Framework,” in 7th IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, 2021.
    title={{CLARA: Closed Loop-based Zero-touch Network Management Framework}},
    author={Sousa, Nathan Saraiva and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve},
    booktitle={{7th IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks}},
  • [PDF] [DOI] N. S. F. de Sousa, D. L. Perez, C. E. Rothenberg, and P. H. Gomes, “End-to-End Service Monitoring for Zero-Touch Networks,” Journal of ict standardization, vol. 9, p. 91–112, 2021.
    author = {Sousa, Nathan F Saraiva de and Perez, Danny Lachos and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve and Gomes, Pedro Henrique},
    doi = {10.13052/jicts2245-800X.923},
    journal = {Journal of ICT Standardization},
    pages = {91--112},
    title = {{End-to-End Service Monitoring for Zero-Touch Networks}},
    volume = {9},
    year = {2021}


  • [PDF] C. E. Rothenberg, D. A. Lachos Perez, N. F. Saraiva de Sousa, R. V. Rosa, R. U. Mustafa, M. T. Islam, and P. H. Gomes, “Intent-based control loop for dash video service assurance using ml-based edge qoe estimation,” in 2020 6th ieee conference on network softwarization (netsoft), 2020, pp. 353-355.
    author={C. E. {Rothenberg} and D. A. {Lachos Perez} and N. F. {Saraiva de Sousa} and R. V. {Rosa} and R. U. {Mustafa} and M. T. {Islam} and P. H. {Gomes}},
    booktitle={2020 6th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)},
    title={Intent-based Control Loop for DASH Video Service Assurance using ML-based Edge QoE Estimation},


  • [PDF] N. F. Saraiva, D. L. A. Perez, R. V. Rosa, M. A. Santos, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Network service orchestration: A survey,” Elsevier Computer Communications, 2019.
    title={{Network service orchestration: A survey}},
    author={Saraiva, Nathan Franklin and Perez, Danny A Lachos and Rosa, Raphael V and Santos, Mateus AS and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve},
    journal={{Elsevier Computer Communications}},
  • [PDF] N. F. Saraiva, D. A. L. Perez, N. Islam, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Policy-Driven Network Traffic Rerouting Through Intent-Based Control Loops,” in SBRC 2019 – XXIV workshop de gerência e operação de redes e serviços (WGRS), 2019.
    author = {Saraiva, Nathan Franklin and Perez, Danny Alex Lachos and Islam , Nazrul and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve},
    title = {{Policy-Driven Network Traffic Rerouting Through Intent-Based Control Loops}},
    booktitle = {{SBRC} 2019 - {XXIV} Workshop de Ger{\^e}ncia e Opera{\c c}\~{a}o de Redes e Servi{\c c}os {(WGRS)}},
    year = {2019},


  • [PDF] D. L. Feferman, J. S. Mejia, N. F. Saraiva, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Uma Nova Revolucao em Redes: Programacao do Plano de Dados com P4,” in Escola Regional de Informátiva do Piauí (ERIPI), Teresina, Brazil, 2018.
    title={{Uma Nova Revolucao em Redes: Programacao do Plano de Dados com P4}},
    author={Daniel Lazkani Feferman and Juan Sebastian Mejia and Nathan Franklin Saraiva and Christian Esteve Rothenberg },
    booktitle = {{Escola Regional de Informátiva do Piauí (ERIPI), Teresina, Brazil}},
    month= {8}


  • [PDF] N. F. Saraiva and C. E. Rothenberg, “Softwarização em Redes: Do Plano de Dados ao Plano de Orquestração,” in Anais Eletônicos ENUCOMP 2017, Parnaíba: Fuespi, 2017, p. 628–650.
    abstract = {Packet Processor Programming, Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are different technologies involved in network programming, typi- cally known as Network "Softwarization". This trend is already a reality in the Telecom- munications and Information Technology and Communication industry. The network pro- grammability seeks to optimize costs, automate processes, and offer new services with the flexibility and agility to create them. The “Softwarization" is creating the conditions for reinventing the network and service architectures. This mini-course has the follow- ing objectives: to present a bottom-up vision in the area of network programming; to approach the principles of programming in the data plane presenting the P4 language; define data forwarding technology through the OpenFlow protocol (SDN); to present the network function virtualization in the orchestration of services; and finally, to discuss the main challenges in the area of network programming. Thus, the mini-course will provide the participants the main points of the network "softwarization" with focus on the current tendencies for several lines of research.},
    address = {Parna{\'{i}}ba},
    author = {Saraiva, Nathan Franklin and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve},
    booktitle = {{Anais Elet{\^{o}}nicos ENUCOMP 2017}},
    chapter = {1},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Users/natha/AppData/Local/Mendeley Ltd./Mendeley Desktop/Downloaded/Sousa, Rothenberg - 2017 - Softwariza{\c{c}}{\~{a}}o em Redes Do Plano de Dados ao Plano de Orquestra{\c{c}}{\~{a}}o.pdf:pdf},
    isbn = {978-85-8320-201-1},
    keywords = {NF,SDN,orchestration,softwarization of networks},
    pages = {628--650},
    publisher = {FUESPI},
    title = {{Softwariza{\c{c}}{\~{a}}o em Redes: Do Plano de Dados ao Plano de Orquestra{\c{c}}{\~{a}}o}},
    url = {{\_}anaisX{\_}2017.pdf},
    year = {2017}