NOMS 2006 Workshops (CALL FOR PAPERS)

Five workshops will be held at NOMS 2006.

Fourth IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON'06) - CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON) 3th April 2006, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Canada In conjunction with the 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS'06)

E2EMON'06 is the fourth workshop in a series focusing on advances in network monitoring technology. The workshop offers a unique opportunity for researchers in this area to exchange ideas and experiences on next-generation monitoring systems for emerging technologies such as Grid, overlay, p2p and Ad hoc networks, and end-to-end path measurements. E2EMON will be co-located with the 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS'06), which is the major network management conference in the year 2006. The workshop provides an intimate setting for discussion and debate through panels and group work. The program committee is soliciting original papers describing research in the area of e2e monitoring. Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

E2EMON'06 Technical Program

07:55 - 08:00Opening Talk
08:00 - 08:50Invited Speaker: Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Bandwidth Estimation in Computer Networks: Measurement Techniques and their Applications
08:55 - 10:15Traffic Monitoring and Data Mining (Session chair: Go Hasegawa, Osaka University, Japan)
A Hybrid Approach for Accurate Application Traffic Identification
Young Won, Byung-Chul Park, James Hong (POSTECH),
Hong-Taek Ju (Keimyung University),
Myung Sup Kim (University of Toronto)

Object-Relational DBMS for Packet-Level Traffic Analysis: Case Study on Performance Optimization
Matti Siekkinen (Institut Eurecom), Vera Goebel (University of Oslo),
Ernst Biersack (Institut Eurecom)

How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow
Mark Timmer, Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, Aiko Pras (University of Twente)

Active Probing Approach for Fault Localization in Computer Networks
Maitreya Natu, Adarsh Sethi (University of Delaware)
10:45 - 11:50Real-time Monitoring (Session chair: Prosper Chemouil, France Telecom)
Implementation and evaluation of an inline network measurement algorithm and its application to TCP-based service
Tomoaki Tsugawa, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata (Osaka University)

Implementation and Evaluation of a Protocol for Detecting Network-Wide Threshold Crossing Alerts
Fetahi Wuhib, Rolf Stadler (KTH Royal Institute of Technology),
Alexander Clemm (Cisco Systems)

A Classification Scheme for Evaluating Management Instrumentation in Distributed Middleware Infrastructure
Fariaz Karim (Intel Corporation)
1:30 - 3:00Panel Session: "12 Hot Research Topics in Monitoring and Measurements"
Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech
Dave Plonka, University of Wisconsin
Aiko Pras, University of Twente
3:30 - 4:50Path Characteristics Monitoring (Session chair: Thomas Lindh, KTH, Sweden)
Tuning the Temporal Characteristics of a Kalman-Filter Method for End-to-End Bandwidth Estimation
Erik Hartikainen (Linköping University),
Svante Ekelin (Ericsson Research)

ICIM: An Inline Network Measurement Mechanism for High-speed Networks
Cao LeThanhMan, Go Hasegawa (Osaka University)

An Analysis of Active End-to-End Bandwidth Measurements in Wireless Networks
Andreas Johnsson, Mats Björkman (Mälardalen University),
Bob Melander (Ericsson Research

PPrate: A Passive Capacity Estimation Tool
Taoufik En-Najjary (Institut Eurecom)
4:50 - 5:00Closing Remarks

Workshop chairs

Ehab Al-ShaerDePaul UniversityUSA
Aiko PrasUniversity of Twentethe Netherlands
Nevil BrownleeUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

TPC members

Ahsan HabibUniversity of California Berkeley
Aiko PrasUniversity of Twente
Anees ShaikhIBM TJ Watson Research Center
Constantinos DovrolisGeorgia Tech
Danny RazTechnion
Dave PlonkaUniversity of Wisconsin
Dina PapagiannakiIntel Research
Ehab Al-ShaerDePaul University
Fulvio RissoPolitecnico di Torino
Hani JamjoomIBM Research
Henk UijterwaalRIPE
Herbert BosVU Amsterdam
Joel SommersUniversity of Wisconsin
Jordi Domingo-PascualUniversity Polytechnic of Catalunya
Kamil SaracThe University of Texas at Dallas
Keith RossPolytechnic University
M. Y. SanadidiUCLA
Mark CrovellaBoston University
Nevil BrownleeThe University of Auckland
Olivier FestorLORIA - INRIA Lorraine
Pal VargaBudapest University of Technology and Economics
Philippe OwezarskiLAAS-CNRS
Radu StateLORIA - INRIA Lorraine
Raouf BoutabaUniversity of Waterloo
Reza RejaieUniversity of Oregon
Simon LeinenSwitch
Taesang ChoiETRI
Thomas PlagemannUniversity of Oslo
Tony McGregorWaikato University

Important dates

Submission Guidelines

The paper must be original material that is not currently under review, and has not been previously published by another conference or journal. The submission process involves the following three steps:

  1. Creation of a personal account on JEMS (if the author does not already have one)
  2. Registration of the paper (requiring a title and short abstract of up to 150 words)
  3. Upload of the paper. Only in pdf format

The paper must be formatted as PDF format. Papers must be written in English. The paper minimum/maximum length is 6/8 printed pages including figures. Paper submission guidelines can be found at:

The 1st IEEE workshop on VoIP Management and Security: VoIP MaSe - Call for papers

Workshop Slides

3rd April 2006, Vancouver, Canada, co-located with IEEE NOMS 2006

The recent wave of VOIP deployment and its take-off as a pragmatic solution for cost effective communication alternative is challenged by major security and management requirements. VOIP networks are potential targets for multiple attack vectors - SPAM over Internet telephony, denial of service, call hijacking, and fraudulent usage - for which the current defence solutions are still incumbent. New conceptual paradigms and practical short term solutions for assuring and managing VOIP are demanded from both the research community and the operational actors.
The VOIP workshop, to be held in conjunction with NOMS 2006, covers the security and management issues in VOIP networks. Research papers on VOIP security, management, state of the art introduction to VOIP security and management, operational experience and ongoing research activities are encouraged to be submitted. Papers covering the following list of topics as well as related issues are encouraged for submission to the workshop.
The accepted papers will be published in proceedings with an IEEE ISBN number


Important Dates

Preliminary Program

09:00 - 10:00Keynote Talk: VoIP/SIP-related security at the IETF
Speaker: Cullen Jennings
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00Invited Talk: ZFONE/ZRTP : Phil Zimmermann, Jon Callas
11:00 - 12:00SESSION 1: VoIP Signaling Security
Securing VoIP and PSTN from Integrated Signaling Network Vulnerabilities
Hemant Sengar, George Mason University, U.S.A., Ram Dantu, University of North Texas, U.S.A., Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, U.S.A.

A Lightweight Scheme for Securely and Reliably Locating SIP Users
Lei Kong, Vijay Arvind Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:00SESSION 2: VoIP Security Assessment
Threat Assessment of IP Based Voice Systems
William J. Rippon, IBM Research I/S, U.S.A.

VoIP Security Assessment: Methods and Tools
H. Abdelnur, V. Cridlig, R. State, O. Festor, LORIA - INRIA Lorraine, France
14:00 - 15:00SESSION 3: VoIP Monitoring and Management
Statistical Traffic Identification Method Based on Flow-Level Behavior for Fair VoIP service
Toshiya Okabe, Tsutomu Kitamura, Takayuki Shizuno, NEC Corporation, Japan

Enabling Java-based VoIP backend platforms through JVM performance tuning
Bruno Van Den Bossche, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester, Ghent University, Belgium
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00Panel session "Top three challenges in VoIP security and management"
  • Ram Dantu
  • Dorgham Sisalem
  • Jonathan Zar
  • Nicolas Fischbach
17:00 - 18:00SESSION 4: VoIP Monitoring and Management
SIP Intrusion Detection and Prevention: Recommendations and Prototype Implementation
S. Niccolini, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, R. G. Garroppo, S. Giordano, G. Risi, University of Pisa, Italy, S. Ventura, School of Business and Engineering Vaud, Switzerland

Detecting DoS Attacks on SIP Systems
Eric Y. Chen, NTT Corporation, Japan

Paper submission procedure

The submission must be original material that is not currently under review, and has not been previously published by another conference or journal. The submission process involves the following three steps:

  1. Creation of a personal account on JEMS (if the author does not already have one)
  2. Registration of the paper (requiring a title and short abstract of up to 150 words)
  3. Upload of the paper. Only in pdf format

The paper must be formatted as PDF format, IEEE two column style. Papers must be written in English. The paper length is 6 printed pages including figures.

Organizing comitee

TPC co-chairs & contact
Saverio NiccoliniNEC Europe
Henning SchulzrinneColumbia

TPC members
Marcus BrunnerNEC Europe Ltd.
Alexander ClemmCisco Systems
Isabelle ChrismentUniversity Henri Poincare
Ram DantuUniversity of North Texas
Olivier FestorINRIA
Rosario GarroppoUniversity of Pisa
Dipak GhosalUniversity of California, Davis
Renato Lo CignoUniversity of Trento
Giorgio NunziNEC Europe Ltd.
Amy PendletonNortel Networks
Aiko PrasUniversity of Twente
Juergen QuittekNEC Europe Ltd.
Dan RomascanuAvaya
Stefano SalsanoUniversity of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Juergen SchoenwalderInternational University Bremen
Dorgham SisalemTekelec
Felix WuUniversity of California at Davis
Jonathan ZarSonicwall/VoIPSA

The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Broadband Convergence Networks (BcN) - CALL FOR PAPERS

April 7, 2006, Vancouver, Canada, (In conjunction with IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS 2006))

In Broadband Convergence Networks (BcN), also known as Next Generation Networks (NGN), various types of convergence will take place such as convergence of wired and wireless networks, and convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting. For broadband end-to-end mobile networking, the broadband wired networks (such as IP/MPLS with WDM optical networks) will be converged with wireless networks (such as IEEE 802.11e Wireless LAN, 802.16 Wireless MAN and 3G/4G wireless cellular networks). Also, the IP-based telecommunication network will be converged with broadcast network to provide IP-based high-quality broadband multimedia broadcasting and multicasting. Several countries of strong Internet infrastructure are going to provide initial BcN commercial services soon.

For efficient service provisioning on the broadband converged networks, well-designed and implemented network operations and management functions with traffic engineering are essential. ITU-T has been operating a special expert group called FGNGN (Focus Group on Next Generation Networks) to provide the architecture of NGN, but the network operations and management issues have not fully studied yet. IETF has some working groups on network operations and managements of IP/MPLS networks, but the operations and management for integrated networking with wired & wireless, telecommunication and broadcasting networks has not been covered yet.

The goal of this workshop is to gather people with different backgrounds to share the current status on standardization efforts, technology development, end users' requirements, research issues as well as regulatory issues of BcN and to discuss challenges and possible solutions in the broadband networking for QoS-guaranteed real-time multimedia services on BcN. Areas of interest include the architectures, applications, and management issues of BcN.

Topics of interest for this workshop include, but not limited to, the following:

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit a paper up to 10 pages (single-spaced single-column pages). The contribution must be original and unpublished. Papers must be submitted online in a PDF format via the "Paper Submission" link that can be found on the BcN 2006 webpage. Paper format must follow the LNCS style available from Springer-Verlag (see the author's instructions for Springer's LNCS series). The selected papers will be published in a proceedings with an IEEE ISBN number.


Young-Tak KimYeungnam Univ.Korea
Takeo HamadaFujitsu Labs of AmericaUSA
Nazim AgoulmineUniversity of EvryFrance

Advisory Committee

Masayoshi EjiriFujitsuJapan
Idir FodilFrance Telecom R&DFrance
James HongPOSTECHKorea
Dong-Myun LeeKTKorea
Kyung-Hyu LeeETRIKorea
Doug ZuckermanTelcordiaUSA

Technical Program Committee

Il-Soo AhnSamsung ElectronicsKorea
Raouf BoutabaU. of WaterlooCanada
Marcus BrunnerNEC EuropeGermany
Tae-Sang ChoiETRIKorea
Lionel FiatAlcatelFrance
Yacine GhamriIIEFrance
Choong-Seon HongKyung Hee UniversityKorea
Milla HuuskoVTT Technical Research Center of FinlandFinland
Seong-Beom KimKTKorea
Young-Myoung KimKTKorea
Chae-Sup LeeITU-TSwitzerland
Alberto Leon-GarciaU. of TorontoCanada
Alan MarshallQueen University of BelfastUK
Jose Marcos Silva NogueiraFederal University of Minas GeraisBrazil
Christian RadAT&TUSA
Veli SahinSahin Assoc.USA
John StrassnerMotorolaUSA
Memhet UlemaManhattan CollegeUSA
Carlos WestphallSanta Catalina Federal UniversityBrazil
Jae-Hyung YooKTKorea
Makoto YoshidaUniv. of TokyoJapan
Dong-Sik YunKTKorea
Sven van Der MeerWaterford Institute of TechnologyIrland

Important Dates

Organization, Sponsorship, Patron

Organized by KNOM, MIC, KT, ETRI
Sponsored by IEEE CNOM