IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Mobile Network Measurement (MNM’17)


John Hume Lecture Theatre 4 (JHL4), 1st Floor, John Hume Building

In conjunction with TMA Conference 2017
June 20, 2017

Network measurement provides essential input for operations and diagnostics as well as a basis for the network design and development of protocols in today’s complex networks. Over the last few decades, mobile networks have become a vital piece of the modern communications infrastructure, underpinning many aspects of modern society. However, measurement is challenging for mobile networks, because the mobile ecosystem is complex with many different components required to work together in a dynamic environment where channel conditions constantly change and users move. The workshop will focus on active and passive measurement methods and results for mobile networks.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and industry, especially mobile operators and businesses whose operations depend on mobile networks, for discussion of measured network effects as well as optimization and advancement of measurement tools and methods for mobile environments. We solicit contributions on the state-of-the-art, results of ongoing research, open issues, trends and new ideas.


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurements of end-to-end performance metrics in mobile broadband networks, especially for 3G/4G
  • Measurements of application-level performance & Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Tools and methods for end-to-end performance measurements
  • Tools and methods for assessing application-level performance and QoE
  • Tools and methods for middlebox and proxy detection
  • Classification and modeling of in-network function in mobile networks
  • Machine learning and data analytics for network monitoring, traffic analysis and network management
  • Visualization of dynamics in mobile networks for diagnostics
List of accepted papers
  • MONROE-SOPHIA – A Software Radio Platform for Mobile Network Measurement
    Paul Sutton and Ismael Gomez (Software Radio Systems)
  • Use of Mobile Network Analytics for Application Performance Design
    Irene Alepuz, Jorge Cabrejas, and Jose F. Monserrat (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia) and Alvaro G. Perez, Gonzalo Pajares, and Roberto Gimenez (EUROB CREATIVE)
  • Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider
    Iain R. Learmonth (University of Aberdeen), Andra Lutu (Simula Research Laboratory), Gorry Fairhurst (University of Aberdeen), and David Ros and Ozgu Alay (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Data analytics for forecasting cell congestion on LTE networks
    Pedro Torres, Paulo Marques, Hugo Marques, and Rogério Dionísio (Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco) and Tiago Alves, Luis Pereira, and Jorge Ribeiro (ALLBESMART)
  • SOMETIME: SOftware defined network-based Available Bandwidth MEasuremenT In MONROE
    Giuseppe Aceto, Valerio Persico, Antonio Pescapè, and Giorgio Ventre (University of Napoli Federico II)
  • Concept and Implementation of Video QoE Measurements in a Mobile Broadband Testbed
    Anika Schwind and Michael Seufert (University of Würzburg), Özgü Alay (Simula Research Laboratory), Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), and Phuoc Tran-Gia and Florian Wamser (University of Würzburg)
  • Exploring DSCP modification pathologies in mobile edge network
    Ana Custura, Andre Venne, and Gorry Fairhurst (University of Aberdeen)
  • MIMIC: Using Passive Network Measurements to Estimate HTTP-based Adaptive Video QoE
    Tarun Mangla (Georgia Institute of Technology), Emir Halepovic (ATT Labs Research), and Mostafa Ammar and Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Examining Cellular Access Systems on Trains: Measurements and Change Detection
    Johan Garcia, Stefan Alfredsson, and Anna Brunstrom (Karlstad University)
  • Hic Sunt NATs: Uncovering Address Translation with a Smart Traceroute
    Raffaele Zullo and Antonio Pescapè (Università di Napoli Federico II) and Korian Edeline and Benoit Donnet (Université de Liège)
Important Dates

Paper Submissions: April 7, 2017 April 14, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: April 28, 2017 May 5, 2017
Camera-ready Papers Due: May 12, 2017 May 19, 2017
Workshop Date: June 20, 2017

Registration is open!


Authors should only submit original work that has not been published before and is not under submission to any other venue. Submissions must not exceed 6 pages in IEEE 2-column style, including all figures and references. Check specific formatting instructions here. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IFIP Open Digital Library, with open access, and on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The submission site for MNM 2017 is available at

Workshop Co-Chairs

Özgü Alay, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Mirja Kühlewind, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop Technical Program Committee

Stefan Alfredson, Karlstad University, Sweden
Marco Ajmone Marsan, POLITO, Italy
Anna Brunstrom, Karlstad University, Sweden
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks, Italy
Gorry Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Vijay K. Gurbani, Bell Lab, US
Paul Hoffman, ICANN, US
Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
Andra Lutu, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Håkon Lønsethagen, Telenor Research, Norway
Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks, Spain
David Plonka, Akamai, US
David Ros, Simula Research Networks, Norway
Brian Trammell, ETH Zurich


The MNM workshop is sponsored by EU H2020 MONROE and MAMI projects.
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