TMA 2011 workshop

Third COST TMA International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis

Vienna, Austria, April 27, 2011 - co-located with European Wireless 2011

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TMA 2011 Proceedings published by Springer in LNCS 6613.

The TMA-2011 workshop will have a  full-day program on April 27 (see TMA program here), hosted by the Vienna University of Technology in co-location with the EW2011 conference (the whole EW2011 program is  here).

On the April 28 (morning) the MC meeting of COST Action IC0703 will take place in the same location, find here the agenda and schedule.

Location: the TMA Workshop and the MC meeting will take place in the building of TU Wien at Wiednerhauptstrasse 8 (link to map), in room FH HS8. The building is in the center of Vienna,  it is easily reachable by public transport, there is an important metro station "Karlsplatz" nearby (lines U1/U2/U4).

TMA Workshop Program (27 April) is available here.

MC meeting agenda (28 April) is available here.

Registration: the participation fee for TMA-2011 workshop is 150 €, reduced to 100 € for the participants to the EW2011 conference. Registrations are handled by the EW2011 site (link to registration page). The registration includes the participation to the Social Dinner organized by EW2011 on the same day of the workshop (Wednesday 27/4).
No registration fee is required to participate in the MC meeting of Thursday 28/4.

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Call for Papers

After two successful editions of the TMA Workshop organized by the COST Action IC0703 “Data Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA): theory, techniques, tools and applications for the future networks”, we are pleased to announce the third edition that will be held in Vienna (Austria) co-located with the European Wireless Conference 2011. More info and facts about the past TMA Workshop editions can be found here. Flier of the Call for Papers.

Scope of the Workshop

Research works dealing with network measurements and traffic monitoring have surged in the last decade, making this area of research one of the most active ones within the networking community. This type of research is empirical in nature as it ultimately deals with data obtained from a real-world system: the network and its users. In any field of experimental research, it is of paramount importance for scientists to guarantee the reproducibility of experiments, which enables independent validation of results. As a matter of fact, validation works are rare in our community, and too often reproducibility of the results is regarded as a nice-to-have optional rather than a must-have requirement. Unfortunately, validation works are expensive to perform and bring little benefit to their authors. On the other hand, these works are important to improve the quality and credibility of the results, and make our networking community seen more as a Science than an Art. Independent validation works as well as reports about practical experience gained with real-world measurements and monitoring activities should be regarded as a service of fundamental importance offered to the research community, and as such they should be explicitly promoted. To this aim, we will give the highest precedence to this type of works at the third edition of the TMA Workshop.

Relevant topics

With respect to the area of network measurements, monitoring and analysis of network traffic at large, we are soliciting papers that address some of the following topics:

  • Traffic analysis and statistics
  • New and improved measurement and monitoring methods and techniques
  • Measurement-based applications
  • Measurement-based network management
  • Large scale monitoring and measurement
  • Anomaly detection
  • Validation and benchmarking of measurement tools
  • Measurement-based experiments: repeatability tests, shared datasets, collaborative platforms

Paper Submission

Submissions should not exceed 14 pages (8.5”x11”), including figures, tables, and references, using the LNCS format. We recommend using the LNCS users' guide to format your paper. Papers that exceed the 14 pages limitation will not be reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer.

Submission site: https://crp.net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de/tma11/

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration: October 11, 2010
  • Paper Submission: October 18, 2010
  • Notification of Decision: January 10, 2011
  • Camera Ready: February 1, 2011
  • Workshop: Vienna, April 27, 2011

Organization Committee


Technical Program Chairs
Jordi Domingo-Pascual               Technical University of Catalunya (UPC)
Steve Uhlig                                T-Labs/TU Berlin
Yuval Shavitt                              Tel Aviv University

Local Arrangements Chairs
Fabio Ricciato                             University of Salento and FTW
Alessandro D’Alconzo                  FTW

Technical Programme Committee
Pere Barlet-Ros (Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain)
Ernst Biersack (Eurecom, France)
Pierre Borgnat (ENS Lyon, France)
Albert Cabellos (Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain)
Kenjiro Cho (IIJ, Japan)
Ana Paula Couto da Silva (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
Xenofontas Dimitropoulos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Benoit Donnet (Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium)
Gianluca Iannaccone (Intel Research Berkeley, USA)
Ethan Katz-Bassett (University of Washington, USA)
Udo Krieger (University of Bamberg, Germany)
Youngseok Lee (CNU, Korea)
Olaf Maennel (Loughborough University, UK)
Gregor Maier (ICSI, Berkeley, CA USA)
Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Philippe Owezarski (CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Dina Papagiannaki (Intel Pittsburgh, USA)
Antonio Pescape (University of Napoli, Italy)
Aiko Pras (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Fabio Ricciato (University of Salento, Italy and FTW, Austria)
Dario Rossi (TELECOM ParisTech, France)
Luca Salgarelli (University of Brescia, Italy)
Ruben Torres (Purdue University, USA)
Tanja Szeby (Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany)