Conference Program


Rooms: Giant 100.


Monday, February 19

Opening Session

9:15 - 9:30

Keynote Session

Title: Innovation is back in the transport and network layers

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Speaker: Olivier Bonaventure, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Session chair: Stefano Secci (UPMC, France)


Many researchers represent the TCP/IP protocol suite by using the hourglass model. There is a wide variety of application layer protocols that use a wide variety of link-layer technologies but only a few protocols in the network and transport layers. Although the key principles of IPv6 have been known for almost 20 years, it only started to be deployed at a large scale during the last few years. The transport layer is another example of convervatism since most applications continue to rely on the venerable TCP and UDP protocols. After years of slow evolution, the IETF has recently agreed to change several of the key transport and network protocols. In this talk, I'll explore the motivations and the basic principles of three of these recently proposed protocols : Multipath TCP, IPv6 Segment Routing and QUIC. These three protocols, alone or combined, can affect network researchers because they open a new dimension in the way endhosts can interact with the network. This opens new possibilities for failure recovery, congestion control, traffic engineering, ...


Biography: Olivier Bonaventure is Professor at UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium where he leads the IP Networking Lab. Together with his students, he has contributed to the design and implementation of various Internet protocols (BGP, LISP, Multipath TCP, IPv6 Segment Routing, Multipath QUIC, ...). This research received various best paper awards. Olivier Bonaventure is the current Editor of SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review where he encourages the publication of reproducible research.

Session A: Resilient Network Design & Modelling

11:00 - 13:00

Session chair: Dimitri Papadimitriou (Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium)

  • Reliability Maximization in Stochastic Binary Systems
    Hector Cancela, Gustavo Guerberoff, Franco Robledo, Pablo Gabriel Romero (Univ. de la Republica, Uruguay)

  • Designing a High Availability Subnetwork to Support Availability Differentiation
    Abdulaziz S Alashaikh and David Tipper (Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA), Teresa Gomes (Univ. of Coimbra & INESC COIMBRA, Portugal)

  • Spectral Utilization Efficient Coarse Granular Routing Optical Networks with Resiliency against Multiple Failures
    Tomohiro Ishikawa, Yojiro Mori and Hiroshi Hasegawa (Nagoya Univ., Japan), Ken-Ichi Sato (Nagoya Univ., Japan)

  • A Modeling approach for Dependability analysis of Smart Distribution Grids
    Tesfaye Amare Zerihun, Bjarne E. Helvik and Poul E. Heegaard (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology & NTNU, Norway)

Session B: Resilience for SDN/NFV & DC Networking

14:00 - 15:30

Session chair: Dominique Verchere (Nokia Bell Labs, France)

  • LUMEN: A Global Fault Management Framework For Network Virtualization Environments
    Sihem Cherrared (Univ. of Rennes 1 & Orange Labs and INRIA, France) and Sofiane Imadali (Orange Labs, France), Eric Fabre and Gregor Goessler (INRIA, France).

  • Robust SDN Controller Placement to Malicious Node Attacks
    Dorabella Santos and Amaro F. de Sousa (Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal), Carmen Mas Machuca (Technical Univ. Munich, Germany).

  • OTF: Optical Torus-based Fault-tolerant DCN
    Saeedeh Akbari Rokn Abadi and Somayyeh Koohi (Sharif Univ. of Technology, Iran).

Session C: Resilience for Internet Technology

16:00 - 17:30

Session chair: Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)

  • An Experimental Evaluation of MPTCP-Tunnel- based Hybrid Access
    Rolf Winter and Arthur Holzner (Univ. of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany).

  • Evaluation of Algorithms for Multipath Route Selection over the Internet
    Fabian Helfert, Heiko Niedermayer and Georg Carle (Technical Univ. Munich, Germany).

  • Destination-Specific Maximally Redundant Trees: Design, Performance Comparison, and Applications
    Wolfgang Braun, Daniel Merling and Michael Menth (Univ. of Tuebingen, Germany).


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