Kansas City, USA
March 25-27, 2015 (Tutorials on March 24)
DRCN | 2015
  • Overall Schedule
  • Detailed Schedule

    All events unless noted otherwise are at the Student Union at UMKC, 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO


    Tuesday, March 24 - Tutorials - RM 401AB

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM







    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM









    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Tutorial 1: Survivable Optical Networks

    Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada

    RM 401A




    Tutorial 3: Advanced Coding Schemes for Improving Network Reliability

    Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M University

    RM 401A






    DRCN Reception at Gram and Dun on the Plaza, 600 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

    Tutorial 2: Modeling and Quantification of Network Survivability

    Poul Heegaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Kishor Trivedi (Duke University)

    RM 401B


    Tutorial 4: Recursive InterNetwork Architecture

    Dimitri Staessens+, Leonardo Bergeseo*, Sander Vrijders+, Francesco

    Salverstrini~, Eduard Grasa* and Didier Colle+ (+Ghent University, Belgium, *Fundacio i2CAT, Spain, ~Nextworks, s.r.l., Italy)

    RM 401B

    Wednesday, March 25 - Technical Sessions - RM 401AB

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM





    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


























    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


























    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM






































    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM








    Opening Remarks

    Keynote 1: Network Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures

    Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California-Davis


    TS1: Robustness - I


         Virtual Network Embedding under Uncertainty: Exact and Heuristic Approaches

              Stefano Coniglio, Arie M. C. A. Koster and Martin Tieves, RWTH Aachen University,



         Cost-Efficient Multi-Layer Network Design Employing Traffic Re-Aggregation and

         Shared Protection Across Layers

              Tomohiro Hashiguchi, Yutaka Takita, Kazuyuki Tajima and Toru Katagiri, Fujitsu

              Laboratories LTD., Japan


         Enhancing Network Robustness via Shielding

              Jianan Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Eytan Modiano

              (MIT, USA), David Hay (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


         Detour Planning for Fast and Reliable Failure Recovery in SDN with OpenState

              Antonio Capone (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Carmelo Cascone (Politecnico di

              Milano and École Polytechnique de Montréal, Italy), Alessandro Nguyen

              (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Brunilde Sansò (École Polytechnique de Montréal,



         On Smart Grid Communications Reliability

              Velin Kounev, Martin Lévesque and David Tipper (University of Portugal, USA),

              Teresa Gomes (University of Coimbra & INESC COIMBRA, Portugal)



    TS2: Protection and Recovery - I


         DSP Survivable Network Capacity Allocation and Topology Design Using Multi

         Period Network Augmentation

              Brody Todd and John Doucette, University of Alberta, Canada


         Finding Geographic Vulnerabilities in Multilayer Networks using Reduced

         Network State Enumeration

              M. Todd Gardner (University of Missouri-Kansas City & Federal Aviation

              Administration, USA), Rebecca May, Cory Beard and Deep Medhi (University

              of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)


         Protection Coordination for Dual Failure on Two-Layer Networks

              Victor Yu Liu, Huawei, USA


         Hitting Set Algorithms for Fast Data Recovery in the Face of Geographic

         Correlated Attacks

              Guy Grebla (Columbia University, USA), Alon Efrat (University of Arizona, USA),

              Esther Ezra (Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, USA), Rom Pinchasi

              (Technion, USA), Swaminathan Sankararaman (Akamai Technologies, USA)


         Demand-Wise Shared Protection Network Design and Topology Allocation

         with Dual-Failure Restorability

              Brody Todd and John Doucette, University of Alberta, Canada



    Poster Session - RM 401CD


         An Efficient Content Search Scheme to Expand the Search Range in Content-

         Centric Networking

              Yurino Sato (University of Kitakyushu, Japan), Takahiro Kawano (University of

              Kitakyushu & Graduate School of Environmental Engineering, Japan), Hiroyuki

              Koga (University of Kitakyushu, Japan)


         A Selective Caching Scheme that Adapts to Content Popularity Changes in

         Content-Centric Networking

              Takahiro Kawano (University of Kitakyushu & Graduate School of Environmental

              Engineering, Japan), Masayoshi Shimamura (Network Application Engineering

              Laboratories, Ltd., Japan), Hiroyuki Koga (University of Kitakyushu, Japan)


         Reliability in Automotive Ethernet Networks

              Fabio L. Soares and Divanilson R. Campelo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco,

              Brazil), Sarah Ruepp, Ying Yan and Lars Dittmann (Technical University of

              Denmark, Denmark), Lars Ellegaard (Vitesse Semiconductor, Denmark)


         Errors Announcing 32-bit ASNs in BGP Routes

              Riad Mazloum (UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France), Jordan Augé and Dario

              Rossi (Telecom ParisTech, France), Timur Friedman (UPMC Sorbonne

              Universités, France)


         Look-Ahead Rate Adaptation Algorithm for DASH under Varying Network


              Parikshit Juluri (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA), Venkatesh Tamarapalli

              (Indian Institute of Technology, India), Deep Medhi (University of Missouri-Kansas

              City, USA)


         Implementation and Evaluation of the DFF Protocol for Advanced Metering

         Infrastructure (AMI) Networks

              Akshay Kapoor and Melody Moh, San Jose State University, USA


         Quantitative Study of Reliable Communication Infrastructure in Smart Grid NAN

              Shengjie Xu and Yi Qian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA



    TS3: Robustness - II


         Modeling Robustness of Critical Infrastructure Networks

              Srinath Pinnaka, Rajgopal Yarlagadda and Egemen K. Cetinkaya, Missouri

              University of Science and Technology, USA


         Performance Evaluation of Resilience using Service Relocation for GMPLS


              Henrik Wessing, Sven Hermann and Sarah Ruepp, Technical University of

              Denmark, Denmark


         Effects of Multi-Link Failures on Low Priority Traffic in MPLS-TE Networks

              Zhen Lu, Yamini Jayabal and Yue Fei (University of Texas at Dallas, USA),

              Andrea Fumagalli (UTD, USA), Gabriele Maria Galimberti and Giovanni Martinelli

              (Cisco Photonics, Italy)


         Understanding University Campus Network Reliability Characteristics using

         a Big Data Analytics Tool

              Hyungbae Park, Haymanot Gebre-Amlak, Baek-Young Choi and Sejun Song

              (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA), David Wolfinbarger (University of

              Missouri-Kansas City, USA)


         Design of A Software-Defined Resilient Virtualized Networking Environment

              Xuan Liu (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA), Sarah Edwards (BBN

              Technologies, USA), Niky Riga (BBN Technologies, USA), Deep Medhi

              (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)


         The Human Factor: a Challenge for Network Reliability Design

              Magreth Mushi, Emerson Murphy-Hill and Rudra Dutta (North Carolina State

              University, USA)


         Dual Failure Resiliency on Single Failure Protected Packet Optical Integrated


              Zhicheng Sui (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., P.R. China), Victor Yu Liu

              (Huawei, USA)

    Thursday, March 26 - Technical Sessions - RM 401AB

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM



    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

























    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
































    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM







    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Keynote 2: Concepts and Implementation of Disaster-free Networks

    Hiroshi Saito, NTT Labs, Japan


    TS4: Resilience and Anomaly Detection


         Robustness Analysis of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Human Mobility Traces

              Dongsheng Zhang (University of Kansas, USA), James P. G. Sterbenz (University

              of Kansas & Lancaster University (UK), USA)


         Survivability as a Generalization of Recovery

              Poul E. Heegaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology & NTNU,

              Norway), Bjarne E. Helvik (Norwegian University of Science and Technology &

              NTNU, Norway), Kishor S.Trivedi (Duke University, USA), Fumio Machida

              (NEC Corporation, Japan)


         Performability Analysis of a Metropolitan Area Cellular Network

              Kostas N Oikonomou (AT&T Labs Research, USA), Rakesh K Sinha, Byoung-Jo

              J. Kim and Robert Doverspike (AT&T Labs Research, USA)


         PCA-Based Network-wide Correlated Anomaly Event Detection and Diagnosis

              Prasad Calyam, Yuanxun Zhang and Saptarshi Debroy (University of Missour-

              Columbia, USA), Mukundan Sridharan (The Samraksh Company, USA)


         Comprehensive Comparison and Accuracy of Graph Metrics in Predicting

         Network Resilience

              Mohammed J.F. Alenazi (University of Kansas & King Saud University, USA),

              James P. G. Sterbenz (University of Kansas & Lancaster University (UK), USA)


    TS5: Availability and Recovery


         Toward Control Path High Availability for Software-Defined Networks

              Hyungbae Park, Sejun Song and Baek-Young (University of Missouri-Kansas

              City, USA), Taesang Choi (Electronic and Telecommunications Research

              Institute, Korea)


         Modeling Interdependencies over Incomplete Join Structures of Power Law


              Goitom Weldehawaryat (Gjovik University College, Norway), Stephen D.

              Wolthusen (Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom)


         Multi-vendor Interconnection-based Emergency Multi-layer Networks in

         Disaster Recovery

              Sugang Xu (National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan),

              Noboru Yoshikane (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan), Masaki Shiraiwa

              (National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan), Takehiro Tsuritani

              (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan), Hiroaki Harai, Yoshinari Awaji and

              Naoya Wada (National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan)


         An Analytical Model for Fast and Verifiable Assessment of Large Scale

         Wireless Mesh Networks

              Florian Meier and Volker Turau, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany


         Size-based Flow Management Prototype for Dynamic DMZ

              Haotian Wu, Xin Li, Caterina M Scoglio, Don M. Gruenbacher and Daniel

              Andresen (Kansas State University, USA)


         Probability of Data Loss Between Mars Tumbleweed Rovers

              Tyler Hook (Raytheon & Texas Tech University, USA), Alan Barhorst (Texas Tech

              University, USA)


    Panel: Network Resilience for Massive Failures and Attacks

    Moderator: James Sterbenz, The University of Kansas, Lancaster University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Panelists: Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University; Poul Heegaard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California-Davis; David Tipper, University of Pittsburgh


    Tour of Kansas City and dinner at the Simpson House

    Pickup at 5100 Cherry Street

    Friday, March 27 - Technical Sessions - RM 401AB

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM



    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
































    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

































    Keynote 3: Automated Planning and Provisioning for Carrier Metro Networks

    Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs, USA


    TS6: Resilience and Detection


         Data-Driven Analytics for Automated Cell Outage Detection in Self-Organizing


              Ahmed Zoha (QMIC, Qatar), Arsalan Saeed (University of Surrey, United Kingdom),

              Ali Imran (University of Oklahoma, USA), Muhammad Ali Imran (University of

              Surrey, United Kingdom), Adnan Abu-Dayya (QMIC, Qatar)


         ResilientFlow: Deployments of Distributed Control Channel Maintenance

         Modules to Recover SDN from Unexpected Failures

              Takuma Watanabe and Takuya Omizo (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan),

              Toyokazu Akiyama (Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan), Katsuyoshi Iida (Tokyo

              Institute of Technology, Japan)


         Low-cost Enhancement of the Intra-domain Internet Robustness Against

         Intelligent Node Attacks

              Panagiotis Pantazopoulos (Institute of Communications and Computer Systems

              (ICCS), Greece), Ioannis Stavrakakis (National and Kapodistrian University of

              Athens, Greece)


         Evolution of the IP-over-Optical Core Network

              Weiyi Zhang (AT&T Labs Research, USA), Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Rakesh K.

              Sinha and Robert Doverspike (AT&T Labs Research, USA), Peter Magill (Silicon

              Lightwave Services, USA), Aswatnarayan Raghuram (AT&T Labs, USA), Gagan

              Choudhury (AT&T Labs Research, USA)


         Optimising Dual Homing for Long-reach Passive Optical Networks

              Alejandro Arbelaez (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland), Deepak Mehta

              (Insight Centre for Data Analytics & University College Cork, Ireland), Barry

              O'Sullivan (University College Cork, Ireland), Luis Quesada (Insight Centre for

              Data Analytics, Ireland)


    TS7: Potpourri


         Network Coding for Coping with Flash Crowd in P2P Multi-Channel Live

         Video Streaming

              Navid Bayat and Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada


         D2D Communication Underlay Uplink Cellular Network With Fractional

         Frequency Reuse

              Zekun Zhang and Rose Qingyang Hu (Utah State University, USA), Yi Qian

              (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA), Apostolos Papathanassiou (Intel

              Corporation & Intel Architecture Group, USA), Geng Wu (Intel Corporation, USA)


         Design for Reliable and Self-Sustaining Neighborhood Area Network in

         Smart Grid

              Feng Ye (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA), Yi Qian (University of Nebraska-

              Lincoln, USA), Rose Qingyang Hu (Utah State University, USA)


         Distributed DCT Based Data Compression in Clustered Wireless Sensor


              Minh T. Nguyen and Keith A. Teague, Oklahoma State University, USA


         An FPTAS for managing playout stalls for multiple video streams in cellular


              Swapnoneel Roy (University of North Florida, USA), Anand Seetharam

              (California State University Monterey Bay, USA)


         Multi-Failure Restoration with Minimal Flow Operations in Software Defined


              Saeed Akhavan Astaneh and Shahram Shah Heydari (University of Ontario

              Institute of Technology, Canada)


         Real-Time Network Anomaly Detection System Using Machine Learning

              Shuai Zhao, Mayanka Chandrashekar, Yugyung Lee and Deep Medhi,

              University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA



  • Events

    DRCN Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Gram and Dun


         The DRCN Welcome Reception will take place

    at local gastropub Gram and Dun on the Country

    Club Plaza, just a short walk from the conference

    location. Gram and Dun is a place "for the people"

    where we can relax and enjoy the neighborhood

    vibe while we test theories of food, drink and the

    evolution of good times.





    Tour of Kansas City

    Thursday, March 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, departing from conference venue


          DRCN attendees are welcomed to join us on a free motorcoach tour of the City of Fountains. The tour will depart from the conference venue at 5:30pm and will explore many historic locations in Kansas City, including the Lewis and Clark Memorial overlooking the Missouri River, Union Station, Downtown Kansas City, Crossroads Art District, Historic Westport and the Country Club Plaza. Our trip will conclude at the historic Simpson House, where dinner will be served.




    DRCN Dinner by Julian

    Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm - 9:30pm at the Simpson House


          The DRCN dinner will be a feast for the eyes and palette. It will be hosted at the beautiful Simpson House, located near the Nelson Art Gallery and Country Club Plaza. Julian & Collection will cater the meal, featuring food by renowned Chef Celina Tio who creates soul-satisfying dishes, crafted with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, refined with signature twists.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Keynote 1: Network Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures

    Biswanath Mukherjee, Distinguished Professor, University of California-Davis, USA



          To combat the rising risk of terrorist threats (e.g., Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) attacks) and natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, etc.) against our national/global interests and economic wellbeing --­ events which could lead to a domino effect of catastrophic failures of telecommunications, power, transportation, financial, and other critical infrastructures --­ novel methods are needed to provide protection in our information and communication networks. Topics such as the following will be discussed in this talk: normal preparedness, enhanced preparedness, degraded service under resource crunch, content connectivity (vs. network connectivity) due to the increasing deployment of cloud services, correlated cascading failures in interdependent networks, etc.

    About the speaker

          Biswanath Mukherjee is Distinguished Professor at University of California, Davis, where he has been a faculty member since 1987 and was Chairman of Computer Science during 1997-2000.  He received the BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1980) and PhD from University of Washington, Seattle (1987).  He was General Co-Chair of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference 2011, Technical Program Co-Chair of OFC¹2009, and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM¹96 conference.  He is Editor of Springer¹s Optical Networks Book Series.  He has served on eight journal editorial boards, most notably IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Network.  In addition, he has Guest-Edited Special Issues of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Communications.

    Dr. Biswanath Mukherjee

          To date, he has supervised 62 PhDs to completion and currently mentors 18 advisees, mainly PhD students.  He is winner of the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award and the 2009 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award at UC Davis.  He is co-winner of nine Best Paper Awards from various conferences, including Optical Networking Symposium Best Paper Awards at IEEE Globecom 2007 and 2008.


          He is author of the graduate-level textbook Optical WDM Networks (Springer, January 2006).  He served a 5-year term on Board of Directors of IPLocks, a Silicon Valley startup company (acquired by Fortinet).  He has served on Technical Advisory Board of several startup companies, including Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom).  He is Founder, President, and CEO of Ennetix, Inc., a startup company incubated at UC Davis and developing cloud-based network performance analytics and management software. He is an IEEE Fellow. More information can be found at his UC Davis site.


    Keynote 2:  Concept and Implementation of Disaster-free Networks

    Hiroshi Saito, NTT Network Technology Laboratories, Japan



          This talk presents the concept Disaster-free Network. This concept is implemented by the proposed network design and control. Through a method for evaluating metrics such as the probability of network components (such as the main route and its backup) intersecting/encountering a disaster area, network design, such as geographical physical route configuration and placement of servers or backups for optimizing the metrics, has become possible.  In addition to the network design, a disaster avoidance control against forecastable disasters, such as typhoons, is also proposed. This control relocates objects, such as data and software, in the network based on the disaster forecast.

    About the speaker

          Hiroshi Saito received the B.E. degree in mathematical engineering in 1981, the M.E. degree in control engineering in 1983, and the Dr.Eng. degree in teletraffic engineering in 1992 from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He joined NTT in 1983. He is currently an Executive Research Engineer at NTT Network Technology Labs, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include traffic technologies of communications systems, network architecture, and ubiquitous systems. He received the Young Engineer Award of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) in 1990, the Telecommunication Advancement Institute Award in 1995 and 2010, and the excellent papers award of the Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ) in 1998.

          He was an Editor and a Guest Editor of technical journals such as Performance Evaluation, IEEE Journal of Selected  Areas in Communications, and IEICE Transactions Communications.

    Dr. Hiroshi Saito

          He was the Director of Journal and Transactions of IEICE, the organizing committee/program committee Chairman of a few international conferences, and a program committee member of more than 30 international conferences. He is currently an Editorial Board Member of Computer Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE, and ORSJ, and a Member of IFIP WG 7.3. More information can be found at his website.


    Keynote 3:  Automated Planning and Provisioning for Carrier Metro Networks

    Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs ­ Research, USA



          Carrier metropolitan area (metro) networks pose a uniquely challenging setting in which to automate network management and control. With the recent explosion of interest in both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), the time appears ripe. Yet, metro networks are relatively poorly understood by the wider research community. Consequently, we describe the characteristics of metro networks, explain how carriers can benefit from increased automation, highlight some of the key technical challenges, and describe our approach to leverage these technologies to achieve this goal.

    About the speaker

          Robert Doverspike has his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He did research at Bell Labs (1979), Bellcore (1984), and AT&T Labs Research (1997-present), where he is now Executive Director, Network Evolution Research. Dr. Doverspike has made extensive contributions to the field of optimization of multi-layered networks, pioneered the concept of packet-aware transport in carrier networks and is a world-renowned expert in network restoration of IP/Optical-Layer networks. He is an IEEE Fellow, INFORMS Fellow, Member OSA, Member OFC Steering Committee. He has published extensively and is a holder of many patents. More information can be found at AT&T's Research site.

    Dr. Robert Doverspike

  • Tutorials

    Tutorial 1: Survivable Optical Networks

    Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada



          The emergence of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology has provided a new dimension in exploiting the huge capacity of optical fibers.  WDM allows multiple optical signals to be transmitted simultaneously and independently in different optical channels over a single optical fiber and thus provides enormous bandwidth at the optical layer to different higher network layers.  In view of this fact, wavelength-routed WDM networks have been widely considered to be the potential network architecture for future wide area networks.  Due to the huge transmission capacity, however, a single failure in a wavelength-routed WDM network may cause a large amount of data loss, which would greatly degrade the quality of service (QoS), and even disrupt the services being offered to the customers.  For this reason, network survivability has been a crucial concern in wavelength-routed WDM networks.  A network must support various protection and restoration capabilities in order to provide guaranteed services to their customers.  While survivability capabilities are now available at different higher layers (e.g. IP, ATM, SONET, etc.), to provide survivability at the optical layer is still attractive because of its fast recovery mechanisms, efficient resource utilization, and some other reasons.

          Optical layer protection and restoration has been extensively studied for wavelength-routed WDM networks.  To survive different types of network failures (e.g. a fiber cut or a node fault), a variety of optical layer protection and restoration schemes have been proposed with the objectives to provision backup paths rapidly and utilize network resources efficiently.  In this tutorial we will address faults in optical networks and in particular wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks and optical network control architectures. We will cover dedicated and shared protection schemes including path and link shared protection, short leap shared protection and channel protection. We will address the Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) problem within survivable wavelength-routed WDM networks and in particular the survivable routing and spare capacity allocation problem. Finally we will provide a brief coverage on tools for the design and performance evaluation of survivable optical networks.

    About the speaker

          Hussein T. Mouftah is a Canada Research Chair and Distinguished University Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (then known as Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-2008). He is the author or coauthor of 10 books, 65 book chapters and more than 1400 technical papers, 14 patents and 143 industrial reports. He is the joint holder of 19 Best Paper and/or Outstanding Paper Awards.

           He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the EIC 2014 K. Y. Lo Medal, the 2007 Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal, the 2007-2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit, the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the U of O Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Science (2008).


    Tutorial 2: Modeling and Quantification of Network Survivability

    Poul Heegaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Kishor Trivedi (Duke University)



          The goal of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to the concept and definition of survivability and to demonstrate approaches to model and quantify the survivability in networks.  Survive means that the services provided are compliant with the requirement also in presence of major and minor failures in network infrastructure and service platforms that are caused by undesired events that might be external or internal. The network survivability is quantified as defined by the ANSI T1A1.2 committee, which is the transient performance from the instant an undesirable event occurs until steady state with an acceptable performance level is attained. Examples are taken from the survivability of mobile networks and virtual connection over an IP network.

    About the speakers


    Poul E. Heegaard

          Poul E. Heegaard received his Siv.ing. degree (M.S.E.E. ) in 1989 from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Trondheim, Norway. He was awarded the degree Dr. Ing. (PhD) from NTH, University of Trondheim in 1998. The title of my thesis: "Efficient simulation of network performance by importance sampling". Heegaard was Associate Professor (2006-2010) and since 2010 he is Professor at Department of Telematics, NTNU. He was the coordinator of the Network Research area from 2004-2009, and since 2009 he has been the head of the department. From 1999 - 2009 he was a Senior Research Scientist position at Telenor R&I. He has previously been a Research Scientist and Senior Scientist at SINTEF Telecom and Informatics (1989-1999). In 1994-1998 he was a research scholar at Department of Telematics, NTNU, and in 1999 he became an adjunct associate professor at the same department.

          His research interests cover performance, dependability and survivability evaluation and management of communication systems. Special interests is in rare event simulation techniques, and monitoring, routing and management in dynamic networks. He has developed a java-based traffic generator called GenSyn. His current research focus is on distributed, autonomous and adaptive management and routing in communication networks and services. Heegaard has been active in several EU-IST collaborations.

          Heegaard is the author/co-author of a number of research papers, reports and lecture notes. He has given numerous talks in national and international meetings and conferences. He has been part of international organization committees (e.g. General Chair for RESIM 2012), program committees (e.g. DSN 2011). He is also an expert reviewer for different journals and PhD committees.


    Kishor Trivedi

          Kishor Trivedi holds the Hudson Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC. His research group is known as Duke High Availability Assurance Laboratory (DHAAL). He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science at Duke. He was the Duke-Site Director of an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center between NC State University and Duke University for carrying out applied research in computing and communications. He has been on the Duke faculty since 1975. He has served as a Principal Investigator on various AFOSR, ARO, Burroughs, DARPA, Draper Lab, NEC, IBM, DEC, Alcatel-Lucent, Telcordia, Motorola, NASA, NIH, ONR, NSWC, Boeing, Union Switch and Signals, NSF, Cisco, Huawei, NATO, JPL and SPC funded projects and as a consultant to industry and research laboratories.

          He was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers from 1983-1987. He was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Systems. He is a co-designer of NASA's HARP, IBM's SAVE, SHARPE, SPNP, Boeing's IRAP and SREPT modeling packages. He has authored the following books: "Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications,"  "Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems," and "Queueing Networks and Markov Chains".


    Tutorial 3: Advanced Coding Schemes for Improving Network Reliability

    Alex Sprintson,Texas A&M University



          The tutorial will provide a comprehensive survey of advanced coding techniques for improving

    reliability and robustness of communication and data storage networks. We will provide a detailed

    description of the methods and tools for constructing coding schemes that: (i) ensure resilience to

    failures of network links and nodes; (ii) protect transmitted and stored data against an eavesdropper

    with access to some of network links and nodes; (iii) mitigate an active adversary that can modify

    the packets transmitted over the network.

          We will cover a wide range of topics from the mathematical foundations to practical applications

    in wired, wireless, and storage networks. We will cover concepts, theories, and solutions for a broad

    range of network reliability problems. We will start with presenting a network coding schemes that

    provide instantaneous recovery from link and node failures. With instantaneous recovery, the destination node can decode the packets sent by the source node even if one of the network nodes

    fails. Next, we cover design of both strongly and weakly secure codes to protect the network data

    against an eavesdropper. Strongly secure codes provide information-theoretic security by using random keys while weakly secure codes provide an efficient and low-overhead way to protect individual packets.

          Next, we discuss different coding schemes that can mitigate an activity adversary that can inject malicious traffic in different parts of the network. In particular, we discuss subspace codes

    that that correct malicious errors in a non-coherent settings (i.e., settings in which the underlying

    network topology is not known the sender).

          Our discussion focuses on the three types of networks. First, we focus on wireline networks that

    include directed communication link between network nodes. We discuss different wireline network

    settings, including backbone networks, local area networks, and content-distribution networks.

    Second, we focus on the wireless networks and show the application of the coding methods to

    take advantage of the broadcast properties of wireless spectrum. Finally, we present methods for

    improving reliability and robustness of storage networks. In particular, we discuss regenerating

    codes that facilitate quick recovery from disc failures.

          The tutorial will emphasize deep connections between coding theory, network coding, information theory and other areas of networking. Our goal is to expose the richness of coding applications

    for improving network reliability. We will discuss the outcomes of the intensive research efforts as

    well as new insights that have been gained over recent years. We will also discuss open problems

    and present new exciting opportunities for research and application development.

    About the speaker

          Alex Sprintson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. His research interests lie in the general area of communication networks with a focus on network coding and software defined networks. Dr. Sprintson received the Wolf Award for Distinguished Ph.D.students, the Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER award. Currently, he serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has been a member of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Infocom 2006–2015.


    Tutorial 4: Recursive InterNetwork Architecture

    Dimitri Staessens+, Leonardo Bergeseo*, Sander Vrijders+, Francesco

    Salverstrini~, Eduard Grasa* and Didier Colle+

    (+Ghent University, Belgium, *Fundacio i2CAT, Spain, ~Nextworks, s.r.l., Italy)



          The Internet is a global infrastructure, which is critical to the whole of society. Despite its tremendous success,  the underlying TCP/IP technology is showing more and more signs it is being stretched beyond its limitations. Issues arising when new and more demanding services need to be delivered to an ever growing number of devices, already exceeding billions in number,  are currently addressed with incremental  point solutions. This methodology is appealing because of its agility and fast deployment into production, but it also leaves the root causes, which slumber deep in the architecture and require significant effort to tackle, unaddressed. This leads to an explosion in complexity (which is clearly demonstrated by the growth in the number of IETF RFC’s in recent years).


          Recently, a promising alternative to the current Internet architecture has emerged in the form of the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA), pioneered by John Day. Its core principle is that the endpoints of any communication are processes running on a host system. The goal of the tutorial is to provide the audience with an introduction to the concepts, motivation and state of the art of RINA. The first part of the tutorial will be dedicated to the theory and concepts behind RINA. The second part will be a demonstration session making use of the Open Source prototype developed by the FP7 IRATI project, illustrating the concepts through a hands-on approach. Finally some recent advancements from within the FP7 PRISTINE project will be presented, focusing on how RINA supports resilient communication and high availability for services and applications.

    About the speakers


    Dimitri Staessens

          Dimitri Staessens received his M.Sc. Degree in numerical computer science in 2004 from Ghent University, Belgium. Since 2005 he has been working at the "Internet Based Communications Networks and Services group" and finished a PhD on survivability of optical networks in 2012. This work led to over 30 publications and was performed in European projects such as NOBEL, DICONET, and NoE's e-photon/One and BONE. His current interests are in the control and management of networks, Software Defined Networking and future network architectures.

  • Panel



          As the Internet becomes increasingly important to all aspects of society, the consequences of disruption are increasingly severe. Thus it is critical to increase the resilience and survivability of the future networks in general, and the Internet in particular. Resilience is the ability of the network to provide acceptable service even when the network is challenged by attacks, large-scale disasters, and other failures. Attacks challenge networks by causing distributed correlated failures on its most vulnerable parts. The goal is doing the most damage, including network partition and failure of critical infrastructure servers and protocols, such as DNS and BGP. Large-scale disasters such as hurricanes and power blackouts cause a large area of the network to fail. This panel will discuss vulnerabilities in the current Internet and other networks, as well the challenges and research directions to make the Future Internet and interdependent critical infrastructures robust to such challenges.



    James Sterbenz, The University of Kansas, Lancaster

    University, & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


    James P.G. Sterbenz is Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer

    Science and a member of technical staff at the Information &

    Telecommunication Technology Center at The University of Kansas,

    Visiting Professor of Computing and Communications in InfoLab 21 at Lancaster University in the UK, Adjunct Professor of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has been a Visiting Guest Professor in the Communication Systems Group at ETH Zürich. He has previously held senior staff and research management positions at BBN Technologies, GTE Laboratories, and IBM Research. His research interests include resilient, survivable, and disruption tolerant networking, future Internet architectures, active and programmable networks, and high-speed networking and components. He is director of the ResiliNets Research Group, and has been PI in a number of projects including the NSF FIND and GENI programs, the EU FIRE ResumeNet project, leads the GpENI international programmable network testbed project, and has lead a US DoD project in highly-dynamic ad hoc disruption-tolerant networking. He received a DSc in computer science from Washington University in 1991.


    He has been program chair for IEEE GI, GBN, and HotI; IFIP RNDM, IWSOS, PfHSN, and IWAN; and was on the editorial board of IEEE Network. He is principal author of the book High-Speed Networking: A Systematic Approach to High-Bandwidth Low-Latency Communication.


                                       Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University


                                            Rudra Dutta received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur

                                            University, Kolkata, India, in 1991, a M.E. in Systems Science and

                                            Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1993,

                                            and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University,

                                            Raleigh, USA, in 2001. From 1993 to 1997 he worked for IBM as a

                                            software developer and programmer in various networking related projects. He has been employed from 2001 - 2007 as Assistant Professor, from 2007 - 2013 as Associate Professor, and since 2013 as Professor, in the department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. During the summer of 2005, he was a visiting researcher at the IBM WebSphere Technology Institute in RTP, NC, USA. His current research interests focus on design and performance optimization of large networking systems, Internet architecture, wireless networks, and network analytics.


    His research is supported currently by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and industry, including a recent GENI grant and a FIA grant from NSF. He has served as a reviewer for many premium journals, on NSF, DoE, ARO, and NSERC (Canada) review panels, as part of the organizing committee of many premium conferences, including Program Co-­‐chair for the Second International Workshop on Traffic Grooming. Most recently, he has served as Program Chair for the Optical Networking Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2008, General Chair of IEEE ANTS 2010, Steering Committee of IEEE ANTS 2011-13, and as guest editor of a special issue on Green Networking and Communications of the Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking.

    Poul Heegaard, Norwegian University of Science and



    Poul E. Heegaard received his Siv.ing. degree (M.S.E.E. ) in 1989 from

    the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Trondheim, Norway. He was

    awarded the degree Dr. Ing. (PhD) from NTH, University of Trondheim in

    1998. The title of the thesis is: "Efficient simulation of network performance

    by importance sampling".


    His research interests cover performance, dependability and survivability evaluation and management of communication systems, and communication system interacting with other technical infrastructures such as Smart Grids. Special interests is monitoring, routing and management in dynamic networks. He has developed a java-based traffic generator called GenSyn. He has worked on rare event simulation techniques, and on distributed, autonomous and adaptive management and routing in communication networks and services. Heegaard has been active in several national (Norwegian Research Council) and international (EU-IST, COST, Celtic) research projects and collaborations.

                                Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California-Davis


                                      Biswanath Mukherjee obtained his undergraduate degree in electronics and

                                      electrical communications engineering — with honors — in 1980, at the

                                      Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in his native India. He then

                                      moved to the United States and obtained back-to-back master’s degrees in

                                      computer science and electrical engineering, both at Southern Illinois

                                      University, Carbondale. This was followed by a Ph.D., also in electrical engineering, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Immediately upon completing his doctorate, in 1987, he joined the UC Davis College of Engineering.


    He quickly established a strong reputation for his work with optical networks and security protocols: specifically, lightwave networks, with the goal of developing novel architectures, protocols and algorithms for the next generation of high-speed networks designed to exploit wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) optical technology; network intrusion detection, with the goal of detecting network software vulnerabilities and attacks in real time; and wireless and sensor networks. He also has been a prolific author during his quarter-century at UC Davis, with a staggering list of published articles and research papers to his credit. His graduate-level textbook, 2006's Optical WDM Networks, remains an invaluable resource to this day; the 956 page book is part of Springer's Optical Networks series, which Mukherjee edits. He also serves — or has served — on the editorial boards of eight journals, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Network. He was made an IEEE Fellow in 2006.

    David Tipper, University of Pittsburgh


    David Tipper is a graduate of the University of Arizona (Ph.D. Electrical

    Engineering 1988, M.S. Systems Engineering 1984) and Virginia Tech

    (B.S. Electrical Engineering 1980). His research interests include network

    design, virtual network design, methods for improving network survivability,

    the development of efficient algorithms for nonstationary/transient queueing

    analysis, and the design and analysis of network controls (e.g. routing,

    admission control, scheduling, etc.) and communication networks for smart grid His research has been supported by grants from various government and corporate sources such as the National Science Foundation, ARO, IBM, DARPA and MCI. He is a Senior member of IEEE. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Telecommunications and Networking Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has a secondary appointment in the Electrical Engineering Department.

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