Tuesday 26.6

08:00 – 09:00Morning Coffee

09:00 – 18:00TMA Experts Summit

18:00 – 22:00Conference Welcome Reception

The welcome reception takes place in the same building of the conference, at the Tech Gate Vienna tower terrace.


Wednesday 27.6

08:00 – 09:00Morning Coffee

09:00 – 09:30Conference Opening

09:30 – 10:30Keynote – Mergeable Summaries and the Data Sketches Library

Edo Liberty, principal scientist at AWS and the head of Amazon AI Labs, USA.

Mergeable summaries (formalized by Agarwal et al. in PODS 2012) allow one to process many different streams of data independently, and then the summaries computed from each stream can be quickly combined to obtain an accurate summary of various combinations of the datasets (union, intersection, etc.). Among other major benefits, mergeable summaries allow data to be automatically processed in a fully distributed and parallel manner, by partitioning the data arbitrarily across many machines, summarizing each partition, and seamlessly combining the results.

This talk will describe a line of research that has grown out of the development of Data Sketches, an open source library of production-quality implementations of mergeable summaries for basic problems including unique counts, quantiles, frequent items, sampling, and matrix analysis. The library is currently used by several companies and government agencies (Yahoo/Oath, Amazon, Splice Machine, GCHQ, etc.) and enables real-time processing of massive datasets.

10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30Session I – Traffic Analysis, chaired by Marco Mellia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  1. eMIMIC: Estimating HTTP-based Video QoE Metrics from Encrypted Network Traffic
    Tarun Mangla (Georgia Institute of Technology), Emir Halepovic (AT&T Labs – Research), Mostafa Ammar and Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  1. FlowMon-DPDK: Parsimonious per-flow Software Monitoring at Line Rate
    Tianzhu Zhang (Politecnico di Torino), Leonardo Linguaglossa (Telecom ParisTech), Massimo Gallo (Nokia Bell Labs), Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino) and Dario Rossi (Telecom ParisTech)
  1. Degree-based Outliers Detection within IP Traffic Modelled as a Link Stream
    Audrey Wilmet, Tiphaine Viard, and Matthieu Latapy (Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6, LIP6) and Robin Lamarche-Perrin (Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France, ISC-PIF)
  1. First Look at Data Center Network Conditions Through The Eyes of PTPmesh
    Diana Andreea Popescu and Andrew W. Moore (University of Cambridge)

12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30Session II – Data Analytics, chaired by Dario Rossi, Telecom ParisTech and Ecole Polytechnique, France

  1. Dmap: Automating Domain Name Ecosystem Measurements and Applications
    Maarten Wullink, Giovane C. M. Moura and Cristian Hesselman (SIDN Labs)
  1. On the Analysis of Network Measurements through Machine Learning: the Power of the Crowd
    Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  1. An Artificial Arms Race: Could it Improve Mobile Malware Detectors?
    Raphael Bronfman-Nadas and Nur Zincir-Haywood (Dalhousie University) and John T. Jacobs (Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems)
  1. Mobile Encrypted Traffic Classification Using Deep Learning
    Aceto Giuseppe (University of Napoli Federico II & NM2), Domenico Ciuonzo (NM2), Antonio Montieri (University of Napoli Federico II) and Antonio Pescapè (University of Napoli Federico II & NM2)

15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15Session III – Mobile Measurement, chaired by Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada

  1. Anycast on the Move: A Look at Mobile Anycast Performance
    Sarah Wassermann (Inria Paris), John P. Rula and Fabián E. Bustamante (Northwestern University), and Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  1. Measurement Analysis of TCP Congestion Control Algorithms in LTE Uplink
    Ali Parichehreh, Stefan Alfredsson and Anna Brunstrom (Karlstad University)
  1. Measuring Mobile Network Multi-Access for Time-Critical C-ITS Applications
    Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, Henrik Abrahamsson, and Bengt Ahlgren (RISE SICS)

18:30 – 24:00Gala Dinner at the Vienna City Hall

IEEE Internet TC Best Paper Awards will be presented at the gala dinner.


Thursday 28.6

08:00 – 09:30Morning Coffee

09:30 – 10:30Keynote – Network Research and Falling Trees

Fabián Bustamante, professor at Northwestern University, USA.

Whenever we make the case for the relevance of our field we point to the societal impact of the Internet – that research experiment that escaped the lab to become the global communication infrastructure, critical to nearly every part of modern society. There seem to be an endless pool of technology innovation around and over this network and a equally infinite wealth of challenging research problems. The research agendas we build from them, however, seem at times light years from having any societal impact. In this talk, I will discuss the promises and perils of a crafting a networked systems research agenda focused on end users, from the opportunity to run a research program without having all the right “connections” to the constant struggle for turning user problems into interesting research questions your community would appreciate.

10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30Session IV – Content/Application Measurement, chaired by Emir Halepovic, AT&T, USA

  1. Passive Observations of a Large DNS Service: 2.5 Years in the Life of Google
    Wouter B. de Vries (University of Twente), Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente and SURFnet), Pieter-Tjerk de Boer and Aiko Pras (University of Twente)
  1. A Wrapper for Automatic Measurements with YouTube’s Native Android App
    Michael Seufert, Bernd Zeidler, and Florian Wamser (University of Würzburg), Theodoros Karagkioules and Dimitrios Tsilimantos (Huawei Technologies France), Frank Loh and Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Würzburg), and Stefan Valentin (Huawei Technologies France)
  1. A Second Screen Journey to the Cup: Twitter Dynamics during the Stanley Cup Playoffs
    Daniel de Leng, Mattias Tiger, Mathias Almquist, Viktor Almquist and Niklas Carlsson (Linkoping University)
  1. Studying the Evolution of Content Providers in the Internet Core
    Esteban Carisimo (Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, CAIDA/UC San Diego), Carlos Selmo (Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires), J. Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin (Universidad de Buenos Aires,Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, CONICET) and Amogh Dhamdhere (CAIDA/UC San Diego)

12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30Session V – Hands-on Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis, chaired by Pere Barlet-Ros, UPC BarcelonaTech and Talaia Networks, Spain

  1. Tracing Internet Path Transparency
    Mirja Kühlewind and Michael Walter (ETH Zurich), Iain R. Learmonth (University of Aberdeen) and Brian Trammell (ETH Zurich)
  1. Towards Provable Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis via Semi-Labeled Trace Datasets
    Milan Cermak, Tomas Jirsik, Petr Velan, Jana Komarkova, Stanislav Spacek, Martin Drasar and Tomas Plesnik (Masaryk University)
  1. Comparison of Spectral and Energy Efficiency Metrics using Measurements in a LTE-A Network
    Sandrine Boumard, Ilkka Harjula, Teemu Kanstren and Seppo J. Rantala (VTT Oy)
  1. Non-parametric Bootstrap Detection of Availability Service Level Objective Violations in Cloud Storage
    Maurizio Naldi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30Session VI – Demos and PhD School Student Posters

18:30 – 23:00Dinner at the Badeschiff am Donaukanal


Friday 29.6

08:00 – 09:30Morning Coffee

09:30 – 10:30Keynote – Seeing Things: Measuring IoT, IPv6, and Privacy

David Plonka, senior research scientist at Akamai Technologies, USA.

In this talk, we’ll consider challenges and approaches to measurements in three key areas: the Internet of Things, Internet Protocol version 6, and end-user privacy. I’ll share results and thoughts on how and where new approaches help us understand these critical, yet often unmeasured, aspects of the Internet today.

10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15Session VII – Inference of Network Properties, chaired by Amogh Dhamdhere, CAIDA UC San Diego, USA

  1. Demystifying TCP Initial Window Configurations of Content Distribution Networks
    Jan Rüth and Oliver Hohlfeld (RWTH Aachen University)
  1. Using Crowdsourcing Marketplaces for Network Measurements: The Case of Spoofer
    Qasim Lone (Delft University of Technology), Mobin Javed (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Maciej Korczynski (Grenoble Institute of Technology), Hadi Asghari (Delft University of Technology), Matthew Luckie (University of Waikato) and Michel van Eeten (Delft University of Technology)
  1. Exploring usable Path MTU in the Internet
    Ana Custura, Gorry Fairhurst and Iain Learmonth (University of Aberdeen)

12:15 – 12:45TMA Conference 2018 Awards and Closing

Best Paper Award
Best Open Dataset Award
Best Demo Award