The surging demand for higher bandwidth and lower latency, alongside the increasing heterogeneity of services, poses substantial new challenges in networking, distributed systems and the web. Emerging paradigms based on the softwarization, virtualization, and cloudification of infrastructures are fostering exciting changes in the ways we build and manage such systems. In particular, they force us to re-think system measurements and analysis across the whole stack, from the physical layer up to applications in the cloud.

The Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) aims at being a highly selective venue for the presentation of early-stage and mature research – as well as controversial work – on all aspects of network measurements and analysis. The TMA conference has a strong tradition of open and lively interaction among scientists and engineers in academia and industry, and serves as a premier forum to exchange ideas, and present advances over the state-of-the-art.

TMA 2020 invites submissions presenting concepts, experiences, and results in the collection, processing, analysis and visualization of network measurements across the entire network stack. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic measurement, analysis, characterization, visualization and classification

  • Use of data analytics, data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning in network measurement and analysis

  • Use of big data, 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

  • Measurement techniques and metrics for evaluating new emerging networked applications (IoT, eHealth, vehicular)

  • Measurements of quality of service and quality of experience, for network services using audio, video, virtual/augmented reality and gaming

  • Measurements of network performance, network structure and network evolution

  • Measurement of traditional and new protocols (e.g. TCP, MPTCP, HTTP/2, QUIC) and modes of communication (e.g. NFC and IoT)

  • Measurements on testbeds, experimental networks or prototype networks

  • Platforms for measurement, troubleshooting, management, and control of operational networks

  • Simulation and modelling for network measurements, analysis and visualization

  • 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

  • Applications of traffic analysis for security, anomaly/vulnerability/attack detection and user profiling/privacy

  • Current and emerging regulatory frameworks for measurement, analysis and privacy

  • Validation and repeatability of measurements, shared datasets, collaborative platforms

  • Hands-on experiences with measurements systems

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 2020 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (Impact Factor 4.682) for fast-track processing.