TMA 2019 will feature a special session on hands-on network traffic measurement and analysis. The goal of this session is to provide a venue to disseminate network measurement and analysis work that is of a more practical flavor, describing experience with hands-on measurement, data collection and analysis, system implementation, design and development of data collection tools, and application of measurement systems and tools in practice.

Papers should focus on describing experiences that can benefit the community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • “tips and tricks” in measurement and data analysis
    • new tools and trends in data collection/analysis/visualization
    • common measurement/analysis pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • strengths and limitations of existing measurement systems & tools.

Submissions to this session will be reviewed by the main conference program committee; however, the evaluation criteria for the special session will focus more on practical aspects of the work rather than research contributions.

Important dates

Submission deadline: April 7, 2019
Author notification: May 3, 2019 May 13, 2019
Camera ready: May 17, 2019
Conference dates: June 19-21, 2019

Submission Guidelines for the Special Session

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 8 pages in IEEE 2-column style, including references.

Use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for LaTeX or MS Word at

If the paper is typeset in LaTeX, please use an unmodified version of the LaTeX template IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b, and use the preamble: \documentclass[10pt, conference, letterpaper]{IEEEtran}
Do not use additional LaTeX commands or packages to override and change the default typesetting choices in the template, including line spacing, font sizes, margins, space between the columns, and font types. This implies that the manuscript must use 10 point Times font, two-column formatting, as well as all default margins and line spacing requirements as dictated by the original version of IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b.

If you are using Microsoft Word to format your paper, you should use an unmodified version of the Microsoft Word IEEE Transactions template (US letter size).

Regardless of the source of your paper formatting, you must submit your paper electronically, in Portable Document Format (PDF). The review process is single-blind, hence include authors’ names and affiliations in the front page of the article. Papers must print clearly and legibly, including all the figures, on standard black-and-white printers.

Submissions that do not comply with all requirements above will be rejected without further review.

Papers must be submitted at, by creating a personal account. The article metadata, including title, up-to-250-word abstract, and authors list, must be provided before the paper registration deadline.

Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IFIP Open Digital Library, with open access, and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the TMA 2019 main conference and present the paper during the scheduled special session.


Feel free to contact the TPC co-chairs if you have any questions regarding the special session: