14th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2018)

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 14th edition of DRCN – the International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks – in Paris, France. The conference has been co-located with ICIN 2018 at Orange Gardens near Paris, the campus of Orange for Innovations, Marketing and Technologies.

Since its creation in 1998, DRCN has become over the years a well-established forum for scientists from both industry and academy who have interest in reliability and availability of telecommunication networks, or other resilience-related topics. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from various disciplines, ranging from engineering of survivable equipment and network technologies to network management and monitoring, through methods and models for survivable and robust network design.

In the recent years, some new reliability issues have been identified through the emergence of virtualization techniques and network softwarization. This is nicely reflected in the technical program of DRCN 2018 with 3 plenary technical sessions that address new research and application challenges regarding reliability and resilience of new-generation networks. For the keynote, we have the pleasure to welcome Professor Olivier Bonaventure for a talk entitled “Innovation is back in the transport and network layers”.

We would like to first thank all the authors who submitted their research contributions to the conference. We are also indebted to the TPC members and additional reviewers who have significantly contributed to the quality of the scientific program through the selection process. We are also very grateful to our Keynote Speaker. Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the ICIN organizers for hosting the conference and supporting its organization.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we hope that you will enjoy DRCN 2018 and the numerous attractions of Paris, the City of Lights.

Eric Gourdin, TPC Co-Chair, DRCN 2018
Michael Menth, TPC Co-Chair, DRCN 2018
Jérémie Leguay, TPC Co-Chair, DRCN 2018

Prosper Chemouil, General Co-Chair, ICIN 2018
Bruce Maggs, General Co-Chair, ICIN 2018

Technical Program Chairs


Eric Gourdin Michael Menth Jeremie Leguay
Eric Gourdin
Orange Labs, France
Michael Menth
University of Tuebingen, Germany
Jeremie Leguay
Huawei Technologies, France

ICIN Chairs

Prosper Chemouil
Orange Labs, France

Bruce Maggs
Duke University and Akamai, USA