The program of the TMA conference consists of two keynotes, 15 full paper presentations, poster presentations, and social events.

Before the TMA main conference, the PhD Forum will take place on May 21-22.

You can register for the PhD Forum and the main conference here.


Wednesday, May 22 (Conference Day 0)

18:30-19:30: Campus TourMore information

20:00-22:00: Welcome ReceptionMore information

Thursday, May 23 (Conference Day 1)

09:00-09:30: Welcome

09:30-10:30: Keynote 1

A case for Internet Transparency – the Responsible Internet
Speaker: Ralph Holz


Despite some progress over the last 20 years, Internet security problems just keep cropping up. At the infrastructure level in particular – from hardware to critical services – it is sobering to realize that the incentives to invest in modern technologies too often clash with business or organisational considerations. Instead of continuing to rely on technologies that tend to be poorly received by the market, we provide arguments why it is more expedient to take a more indirect approach by introducing and fostering so-called “Internet Transparency”. This idea is based on earlier empirical evidence: if it is possible to determine by which operator, and why, a problem was caused, the incentives to invest in security and less flawed processes change across the board. We will therefore start by presenting a few results from previous work to motivate why we should now focus on Internet Transparency, before moving on to a possible approach for implementing this, which is largely based on global measurements and decentralised logging, flanked by economics and governance research and efforts. We have nicknamed this multidisciplinary approach the Responsible Internet, and the remainder of the talk will introduce our approach and ongoing efforts. [More]

Session Chair: Mirja Kühlewind (Ericsson)

10:30-11:00: Break

11:00-12:30: Session 1: Domain Use and Misuse

Session Chair: Mirja Kühlewind (Ericsson)

  1. Evaluating the Impact of Design Decisions on Passive DNS-Based Domain Rankings (PDF, Community Contribution Award)
    Victor Le Pochat (DistriNet, KU Leuven), Simon Fernandez (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG), Tom Van Goethem (DistriNet, KU Leuven), Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob (ICANN), Lieven Desmet (DistriNet, KU Leuven), Andrzej Duda (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG), Wouter Joosen (DistriNet, KU Leuven), Maciej Korczyński (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG) [Community Contribution Award]
  2. Shielding Brands: An In-depth Analysis of Defensive Domain Registration Practices Against Cyber-Squatting (PDF)
    Ben Chukwuemeka BENJAMIN (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG, France), Jan Bayer (KOR Labs Cybersecurity), Simon Fernandez (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG, France), Andrzej Duda (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG, France), Maciej Korczynski (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG, France)
  3. Do CAA, CT, and DANE Interlink in Certificate Deployments? A Web PKI Measurement Study (PDF)
    Pouyan Fotouhi Tehrani (TU Dresden), Raphael Hiesgen (HAW Hamburg), Teresa Lübeck (HAW Hamburg), Thomas Schmidt (HAW Hamburg), Matthias Wählisch (TU Dresden)

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Poster Session

  1. RIPEn at Home – Surveying Internal Domain Names using RIPE Atlas
    Elizabeth Boswell, Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow)
  2. Identification of HTTP Traffic Injection for Free-Riding in Zero-Rating Data Plans
    Carlos Gómez Chico, Luis de Pedro, Daniel Perdices, Jorge E. López de Vergara (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  3. First Steps Towards Federated Learning Network Traffic Detection
    Antonio Boiano, Valeria Detomas, Alessandro Enrico Cesare Redondi, Matteo Cesana (Politecnico di Milano)
  4. Can Blocklists Explain Darknet Traffic?
    Damiano Ravalico (Università di Trieste); Rodolfo Valentim (University of Turin); Martino Trevisan (Università di Trieste); Idilio Drago (University of Turin)
  5. uTNT: Unikernels for Efficient and Flexible Internet Probing
    Letemple Maxime (Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux); Gaulthier Gain, Sami Ben Mariem, Laurent Mathy, Benoit Donnet (Université de Liège)
  6. MSTG: A Flexible and Scalable Microservices Infrastructure Generator
    Emilien Wansart, Maxime Goffart, Justin Iurman, Benoit Donnet (Université de Liège)
  7. Towards Reusable Models in Traffic Classification
    Jan Luxemburk (Faculty of information technology, Czech Technical University in Prague); Karel Hynek (CESNET z.s.p.o.)
  8. Timeless Foundations: Exploring DC-VAEs as Foundation Models for Time Series Analysis
    Gastón García González (IIE-FING, Universidad de la República); Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology); Emilio Martínez, Alicia Fernández (IIE-FING, Universidad de la República)
  9. HALIDS: a Hardware-Assisted Machine Learning IDS for in-Network Monitoring
    Belén Brandino, Eduardo Grampin (INCO-FING, Universidad de la República); Katharina Dietz, Nikolas Wehner (University of Würzburg); Michael Seufert (University of Augsburg); Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Würzburg); Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  10. More than Words is What you Need – Detecting DGA and Phishing Domains with Dom2Vec Word Embeddings
    Lucas Torrealba Aravena (NIC Labs, Universidad de Chile); Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology); Javier Bustos-Jiménez (NIC Labs, Universidad de Chile); Mislav Findrik (cyan Security Group)

15:30-16:00: Break

16:00-18:00: Session 2: Identifying Malicious Actors

Session Chair: Matthias Wählisch (TU Dresden)

  1. Propagating Threat Scores With a TLS Ecosystem Graph Model Derived by Active Measurements (PDF)
    Markus Sosnowski (Technical University of Munich), Patrick Sattler (Technical University of Munich), Johannes Zirngibl (Technical University of Munich), Tim Betzer (Technical University of Munich), Georg Carle (Technical University of Munich)
  2. Serial BGP Hijackers: A Reproducibility Study and Assessment of Current Dynamics (PDF)
    Ebrima Jaw (University of Twente), Moritz Muller (University of Twente, SIDN Labs), Cristian Hesselman (University of Twente, SIDN Labs), Lambert Nieuwenhuis (University of Twente)
  3. Towards Identifying Neglected, Obsolete, and Abandoned IoT and OT Devices (PDF, Best Paper Award)
    Yaben (Technical University of Denmark (DTU)), Niels Peter Vinkel Ahle Lundsgaard (Technical University of Denmark (DTU)), Jacob August Indahl Lundin (Technical University of Denmark (DTU)), Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis (Technical University of Denmark (DTU))
  4. How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Impacted Internet Peering of the Conflicted Countries (PDF)
    Antonios Chatzivasileiou (FORTH-ICS & University of Crete), Alexandros Kornilakis (FORTH-ICS), Katerina Lionta (University of Crete), George Nomikos (FORTH-ICS), Xenofontas Dimitropoulos (University of Crete & Cisco ThousandEyes), Georgios Smaragdakis (Delft University of Technology)

19:30-23:00: Social: DinnerMore information

Friday, May 24 (Conference Day 2)

09:00-10:00: Keynote 2

Counting Stars: Earth-based Strategies to Understand Space-based ISPs
Speaker: Nishanth Sastry


Satellite communications is seeing a resurgence with new space-based ISPs such as Starlink. Using thousands of satellites in Low Earth Orbits, such megaconstellations of satellites aim to provide connectivity rivalling terrestrial broadband providers, and are largely succeeding. Yet, complexities created by the fast moving satellites may require reexamining or redesigning higher layers of the network stack. This talk will look at various ways to measure and understand the promise and pitfalls of space-based connectivity from right here on earth, using techniques ranging from browser extension-based measurements to developing a distributed testbed that aims to be a “PlanetLab for Starlink” to developing a “digital twin” that can scale to the size of today’s megaconstellations and beyond. [More]

Session Chair: Nitinder Mohan (TU Munich)

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-12:00: Session 3: Wireless and Mobile Networks

Session Chair: Thomas Schmidt (HAW Hamburg)

  1. Starlink on the Road: A First Look at Mobile Starlink Performance in Central Europe (PDF)
    Dominic Laniewski (Osnabrück University), Eric Lanfer (Osnabrück University), Simon Beginn (Osnabrück University), Jan Dunker (Osnabrück University), Michael Dückers (SWO Netz GmbH), Nils Aschenbruck (Osnabrück University)
  2. WetLinks: A Large-Scale Longitudinal Starlink Dataset with Contiguous Weather Data (PDF)
    Dominic Laniewski (Osnabrück University), Eric Lanfer (Osnabrück University), Bernd Meijerink (University of Twente), Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente), Nils Aschenbruck (Osnabrück University)
  3. RoME-QCD: Robust and Measurement Efficient Quickest Change Detection in 5G Networks (PDF)
    Simon Lindståhl (Ericsson Research), Alexandre Proutiere (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Andreas Johnsson (Ericsson Research)

12:00-13:30: Lunch 

13:30-15:00: Session 4: Latency and Geolocation

Session Chair: Oliver Gasser (IPinfo)

  1. A Shortcut Through the IPX: Measuring Latencies in Global Mobile Roaming with Regional Breakouts (PDF)
    Viktoria Vomhoff (University of Wuerzburg), Marleen Sichermann (University of Wuerzburg), Stefan Geissler (University of Wuerzburg), Martin Giess (emnify GmbH), Andra Lutu (Telefonica Research), Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Wuerzburg)
  2. Where Has the Time Gone? Examining Over a Decade of Broadband Latency Measurements (PDF)
    Jason Schnitzer (University of Colorado, Boulder), David Reed (University of Colorado, Boulder), Ashutosh Gandhi (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  3. Selection of Landmarks for Efficient Active Geolocation (PDF)
    Shinyoung Cho (Smith College), Zachary Weinberg (Independent researcher), Arani Bhattacharya (Indraprastha Institute of Technology Delhi), Sophia Dai (Smith College), Ramsha Rauf (Smith College)

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-16:30: Session 5: Network Performance

Session Chair: Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow)

  1. Improving Cloud Gaming Traffic QoS: A Comparison Between a Class-Based Queuing Policy and L4S (PDF)
    Philippe Graff (University of Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA), Xavier Marchal (University of Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA), Thibault Cholez (University of Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA), Bertrand Mathieu (Orange Innovation), Stéphane Tuffin (Orange Innovation), Olivier Festor (University of Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA)
  2. Quality of Service Performance of Multi-Core Broadband Network Gateways (PDF)
    Rubens Figueiredo (BISDN GmbH), Hagen Woesner (BISDN GmbH), Andreas Kassler (Karlstads Universitet), Holger Karl (Hasso-Plattner-Institute)

16:30-17:00: Final remarks