As we witness the explosion of demand for bandwidth and exciting changes in the ways we do networking brought about by SDN, virtualization, cloud, IoT and ubiquitous broadband wireless, we are facing new challenges in measurement and analysis across the entire network stack, from the physical layer up to applications and services in the cloud. TMA 2017 is therefore inviting submissions presenting new ideas, experiences, and results in collection, processing, analysis and presentation of network and traffic data, which may address performance enhancement, monitoring, management, security, privacy or other uses of network data.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Traffic measurement, analysis, characterization, visualization and classification
- The use of Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining, High-Rate Processing and Data Reduction in network measurement, analysis and visualization
- Measurements of data centers or cloud-based systems
- Measurements of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF)
- Measurements of home, mobile and wireless traffic including devices with multiple network paths
- Application-layer measurements, including web services, social networks, mobile applications
- Measurements of Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, for network services using audio, video, virtual/augmented reality and gaming
- Applications of traffic analysis for security, anomaly/vulnerability/attack detection and user profiling/privacy
- Identification and classification of traffic, including encrypted and proprietary protocols
- Techniques for and implications of privacy preservation, enhancement and anonymization in the context of traffic measurements
- Platforms for network performance and topology measurement and troubleshooting, particularly for service quality management and control in operational networks
- Current and emerging regulatory frameworks for measurement, analysis and privacy
- Measurement of traditional and new protocols (e.g. TCP, MPTCP, HTTP/2, QUIC) and modes of communication (e.g. NFC and IoT)
- Validation and repeatability of measurements, shared datasets, collaborative platforms
Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IFIP Open Digital Library, with open access, and submitted to IEEE Xplore.
Authors of selected top TMA 2017 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management for fast-track processing.
The conference will be co-located with the traditional TMA PhD school, and the main program will include a poster session for the PhD students to present their work to TMA participants.