IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
1-3 July 2019 // Paris, France


Monday, July 1 2019

9:30 – 9:45 Opening and Welcome
9:45 – 11:00 Session 1: Edge and Data Centers
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Keynote 1: The need for a  Research Infrastructure in Digital Sciences
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Session 2: Resource Allocation
14:45 – 15:15 Poster/Demo Lightning Talks
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:45 Session 3: Networking
16:45 – 18:15 Poster Demo and Reception

Tuesday, July 2 2019

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote 2: The Internet: A complex system at its limits
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Session 4: Network Function Virtualization
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:45 Panel: Network Infrastructure for a Smart City
14:45 – 17:30 Free Time
17:30 – 19:00 Social Event – Musée du Quai Branly
19:00 – 20:00 Free Time
20:00 – 23:00 Banquet – Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, July 3 2019

9:30 – 10:45 Session 5: Cellular Networks and Wi-Fi
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Session 6: Information-Centric Networking
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Monday, July 1 2019

Keynote 1: The Need for a Research Infrastructure in Digital Sciences

Serge Fdida, Professor Sorbonne Université

Serge Fdida is a Professor with Sorbonne Université (formally UPMC) since 1995.

His research interests are related to the future internet technology and architecture. He has been leading many research projects in Future Networking in France and Europe, notably pioneering the European activity on federated Internet testbeds. He is currently leading the Equipex FIT, a large-scale testbed on the Future Internet of Things. Serge Fdida has published numerous scientific papers, in addition to a few patents and one rfc.  He is a Distinguished ACM Member and an IEEE Senior member. He was one of the founders of the ACM Conext conference, general chair of ACM Mobicom 2015 and IEEE Infocom 2019.

Serge Fdida has also developed a strong experience related to innovation and industry transfer, – he was the co-founder of the Qosmos company, – one of the active contributors to the creation of the Cap Digital cluster in Paris, and currently the President of the EIT Health French community.He held various community and management responsibilities in various organizations including Sorbonne Université and CNRS.

Serge Fdida is Vice President for International Development of Sorbonne University.


Digital transformation is at the heart of our society in all the activities we develop. This evolution is made possible by the progressive deployment of a sophisticated service infrastructure characterized by its size, diversity and articulation with the various players.  The result is a system of systems whose scalability, availability, reliability, security and performance challenge us in order to make it a strong asset of sovereignty, innovation and industrial competitiveness.

As in other sciences, experimentally driven research has developed in order to equip our community with instruments that can assist the testing of various technologies and architectures. Testbed as a Service appeared to support this need and propose matured solutions for that purpose. PlanetLab, Orbit, OneLab/FIT, GENI and Fed4Fire+ are examples of such test platforms that have hosted thousands of experiments and users. They are now extended and enriched through new initiatives such as SLICES, NSF/PAWR, CENI, Colosseum and ICT-17 projects.

Building and deploying test platforms is complex as digital infrastructures develop quite rapidly, are powered by technology and driven by applications. They are designed to provide an open, remote and programmable access to a virtualized resource marketplace.  They offer a wide variety of advanced computing resources of varying sizes and in sufficient quantity (objects connected to a set of data centers) for the testing, qualification and analysis of assumptions for models, algorithms, and technologies. It mobilizes a broad set of research communities including networking, system, software engineering and vertical applications.

The presentation will highlight the main approaches and solutions currently being deployed and will discuss the various challenges and concerns regarding the design and usage of these platforms. The talk will be illustrated with examples taken from various projects.

Session 1: Edge and Data Centers

Chair: Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Pulser: Fast Congestion Response Using Explicit Incast Notifications for Datacenter Networks
Hamidreza Almasi, Hamed Rezaei, Muhammad Usama Chaudhry and Balajee Vamanan (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Enabling Multi-Domain Orchestration using Open Source MANO, OpenStack and OpenDaylight
Panagiotis Karamichailidis, Kostas Choumas and Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Living on the Edge: Serverless Computing and the Cost of Failure Resiliency
Sameer G Kulkarni (University of California, Riverside, USA); Guyue Liu (The George Washington University, USA); K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA); Timothy Wood (The George Washington University, USA)

Session 2: Resource Allocation

Chair: K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Sustainable Cloud Encoding for Adaptive Bitrate Streaming over CDNs
Cong Wang (RENCI – UNC Chapel Hill, USA); Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

Resource Optimization in Visible Light Communication for Internet of Things
Akash Dey and Sifat Ibne Mushfique (University of Central Florida, USA); Ahmad Alsharoa (Virginia State University, USA); Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Design and Evaluation of COBALT Queue Discipline
Mohit P. Tahiliani, Jendaipou Palmei and Shefali Gupta (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India); Stefano Avallone (University of Naples, Italy); Pasquale Imputato (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy); Dave Taht (, France); Jonathan Morton (None, Finland)

Poster/Demo Lightning Talks

Chair: Jordan Augé (Cisco Systems, France)

Study of Transmission-Delay Time for IP Remote Production of 8K UHDTV
Junichiro Kawamoto, Tomofumi Koyama, Masahiro Kawaragi and Ryo Shirato (Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Japan); Takuya Kurakake (Nhk(Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan); Kyoichi Saito (NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan)

The benefits of Deceit: a Malicious client in a 5G Cellular Network
Jason J Quinlan (University College Cork, Ireland); Utz Roedig (Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Integration of oneM2M in Inter-IoT’s platform of platforms
Steffen Thielemans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Benjamin Sartori (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium); An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Kris Steenhaut (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Imec, Belgium)

DI5GUISE: A highly dynamic framework for real-time simulated 5G evaluation
Jason J Quinlan (University College Cork, Ireland); K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA); Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork, Ireland)

Towards Energy Efficient LoRa Multihop Networks
Maite Bezunartea (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Imec, Belgium); Roald Van Glabbeek and An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Jacques Tiberghien (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium); Kris Steenhaut (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Imec, Belgium)

QoE Performance of Adaptive Video Streaming in Information Centric Networks
Koki Goto (Kansai University, Japan); Yusaku Hayamizu (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Masaki Bandai (Sophia University, Japan); Miki Yamamoto (Kansai University, Japan)

On Minimizing Service Access Latency: Employing MEC on the Fronthaul of Heterogeneous 5G Architectures
Virgilios Passas (University of Thessaly, Greece), Nikos Makris (University of Thessaly, Greece; CERTH, Greece), Christos Nanis (University of Thessaly, Greece), Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, Greece; CERTH, Greece)

Virtualized Heterogeneous 5G Cloud-RAN deployment over Redundant Wireless Links
Nikos Makris (University of Thessaly, Greece; CERTH, Greece), Christos Zarafetas( University of Thessaly, Greece), Kostas Choumas( University of Thessaly, Greece), Paris Flegkas (University of Thessaly, Greece; CERTH, Greece), Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, Greece; CERTH, Greece)

Application-specific policy-driven 5G Transport with Hybrid ICN
Mauro Sardara (Cisco Systems, France), Jacques Samain (Cisco Systems, France), Jordan Augé (Cisco Systems, France), Giovanna Carofiglio (Cisco Systems, France)

Session 3: Networking

Chair: Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

Are Darknets All The Same? On Darknet Visibility for Security Monitoring
Idilio Drago, Marco Mellia, Martino Trevisan and Francesca Soro (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); José Jair Santanna and João Ceron (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Critical Reroute: A Practical Approach to Network Flow Prioritization using Segment Routing
Simon Redman, David M. Johnson and Jacobus Van der Merwe (University of Utah, USA)

Virtual Wires: Rethinking WiFi networks
Yudong Yang (Columbia University, USA); Yuming Jiang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway); Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University, USA)

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Keynote 2: The Internet: A Complex System at its Limits

Anja Feldmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Anja Feldmann is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, since 2018. Her research interests include Internet measurement, traffic engineering and traffic characterization, network performance debugging, intrusion detection, network architecture.  She has published more than 70 papers and has served on more than 50 program committees, including as Co-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2003, ACM IMC 2011, PAM 2018 and as Co-PC-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM, ACM IMC,  and ACM HotNets. She held professor positions at TU Berlin, Germany (2006-17), TU München, Germany (2002-06) and Saarland University (2000-02). Before that she was a member of AT&T Labs – Research in Florham Park, NJ. She received a M.S. degree from the University of Paderborn, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the BBAW, Academia Europea, and was a member of the supervisory board of SAP SE from 2012 to 2018. She is a recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2011, the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis 2011, the Vodafone Innovation Award 2018, and the Schelling-Preis 2018 of the Bayrische Akademie derWissenschaften.


While the Internet is a hugely successful, human made artifact that has changed the society fundamentally, it has become a complex system with many challenges.  In this talk, I will outline some of them and also point out a number of surprises in terms of our mental models of the Internet that we develop over the years. Next, I will focus on the evolution of the Internet and discuss methods for detecting Internet infrastructure outages and combat major DDoS attacks.  I will end with an outlook on how we may evolve the Internet to tackle the network management challenges as well as handle the flood of ubiquitous data availability from sensors and devices everywhere.

Session 4: Network Function Virtualization

Chair: Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University, USA)

Advancing Network Function Virtualization Platforms with Programmable NICs
Zhen Ni (George Washington University, USA); Guyue Liu (The George Washington University, USA); Dennis Afanasev (George Washington University, USA); Jinho Hwang (IBM Research, USA); Timothy Wood (The George Washington University, USA)

Application Components Migration in NFV-based Hybrid Cloud/Fog Systems
Seyedeh Negar Afrasiabi, Somayeh Kianpisheh, Carla Mouradian and Roch Glitho (Concordia University, Canada); Ashok Moghe (Cisco, Canada)

Policy-Based Function-Centric Computation Offloading for Real-Time Drone Video Analytics
Dmitrii Chemodanov, Chengyi Qu, Osunkoya Opeoluwa, Songjie Wang and Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)

Panel: Network Infrastructure for a Smart City

Chair: Biplab Sikdar (National University of Singapore)

Anja Feldman (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University)
K.K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside)
Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri)

Wednesday, July 3 2019

Session 5: Cellular Networks and Wi-Fi

Chair: Toru Hasegawa (Osaka University, Japan)

eNAV – Enhanced Co-Existence of IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11
Swen Leugner (Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Horst Hellbrück (University of Applied Sciences Lübeck & CoSA Center of Excellence, Germany)

On Minimizing Service Access Latency: Employing MEC on the Fronthaul of Heterogeneous 5G Architectures
Nikos Makris (University of Thessaly & CERTH, Greece); Virgilios Passas, Christos Nanis and Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Managing Background Traffic in Cellular Networks
Shanyu Zhou and Muhammad Usama Chaudhry (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA); Vijay Gopalakrishnan and Emir Halepovic (AT&T Labs – Research, USA); Balajee Vamanan and Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Session 6: Information-Centric Networking

Chair: Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)

Securing Health-Related Data Transmission Using ECG and Named Data Networks
Iustin-Alexandru Ivanciu, Liliana Ivanciu, Daniel Zinca and Virgil Dobrota (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Computing Node Selection for Location-based Service in NDN Networks
Yoshiki Kurihara, Yuki Koizumi and Toru Hasegawa (Osaka University, Japan)

H2NDN: Supporting Connected Vehicle Applications with Hierarchical Hyperbolic NDN
Ning Yang and Kang Chen (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA); Yaoqing Liu (Clarkson University, USA)