Speakers and Talks
School of Electrical Engineering, The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. ISRAEL
|Short Bio:||Yuval Shavitt is a faculty member in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His research interests include Internet measurements, mapping, and characterization; and data mining peer-to-peer networks. Shavitt has a D.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel. Contact him at shavitt <at> eng [dot] tau [dot] ac [dot] il.||Talk:||Measuring the Internet Topology
Research Scientist and Network Manager, Computer Science Department, University of Pisa. ITALY
|Short Bio:||Luca Deri is the leader of the ntop project (http://www.ntop.org/) aimed at developing an open-source monitoring platform for high-speed traffic analysis. He has worked for University College of London and IBM Research, prior receiving his PhD at the University of Berne with a thesis about software components for traffic monitoring applications. Well known in the open-source and Linux community as well in the industry where he has been appointed in the technical advisory board of several leading companies. When not working on the ntop project, he currently shares his time between the .it Internet Domain Registry (nic.it) and the University of Pisa where he has been appointed as lecturer at the CS department.|
|Talk:||High-Speed Traffic Capture and Analysis Using Open-Source Software and Commodity Hardware (Theory)
Modern computer architectures have changed the way traffic is monitored. High-speed traffic monitoring can be performed only when multi-core systems are effectively exploited. This required both software applications and kernel packet processing to be modified, as well modern multi-queue network adapters to be exploited. Virtualization has recently entered the monitoring arena, as it promises to reduce operational costs while providing adequate traffic analysis performance. On the other hand, modern traffic analysis cannot be limited to simple metrics such as bytes and packets, but rather it has to deeply analyze traffic in order to detect specific protocol metrics.
|Talk:||High-Speed Traffic Capture and Analysis Using Open-Source Software and Commodity Hardware (Practise)
This tutorial highlights the main challenges and solutions to efficient traffic analysis, covers what the ntop project has produced in the past few years in this area, and it shows how open-source software can very well exploit modern computing architectures to provide accurate traffic monitoring. In order to provide attendees a practical knowledge, this tutorial is divided in two parts: on the first one the main challenges and solutions are highlighted, whereas on the second part some experiments are performed using the software components described on the first part.
|Speaker:||Ernst W. Biersack
Professor, Networking and Security Department, Eurécom. FRANCE
|Short Bio:||Ernst Biersack studied Computer Science at the Technische Universität München and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Dipl. Inform. (M.S.) and Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degrees in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the University of Nice, France. From March 1989 to February 1992 he was a Member of Technical Staff with the Computer Communications Research Group of Bell Communications Research, Morristown, US. Since March 1992 he has been a Professor in Telecommunications at Eurecom, in Sophia Antipolis, France. His current Research is on:
|Talk:||Why, what and how to measure
The measurement of networks and end-systems as a field with its own conferences such as PAM or IMC has been existing for about one decade. I will take this occasion to "step back" a bit and ask questions such as "Why to measure", "What to measure", or "How to measure" and to illustrate some of the challenges by drawing on my own experience. I will also try to reflect on the current state of the field of measurement and on ways that could help advance it.