Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:
February 1, 2010

Submission deadline:
February 10, 2010

Acceptance notification: 
April 16, 2010

Final version:
June 1, 2010

September 7-9, 2010





Keynote speakers:

Roberto Kung (Orange Labs, France)
John Post (IBM Benelux, The Netherlands)
Ed Knightly (Rice University, United States)
Anja Feldmann (Deutsche Telekom Laboratory/TU Berlin, Germany)
Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts, United States)
Pablo Rodriguez (Telefonica, Spain)

Roberto Kung

Director Core Networks Division, Orange Labs
Paris, France

TITLE: Designing Future Networks: Challenges and Opportunities for a Network Operator


This presentation will provide an overview of what could be the main network evolutions within 10 years. This is not an easy task if one considers what was available 10 years ago (almost no IPTV, almost no mobile data...) or 20 years ago (almost no mobile, almost no broadband). We shall first mention short-term evolutions such as FTTH, fixed and mobile backhaul architecture simplification/upgrade, Content Delivery Network, VoIP and HD… We then consider mid-term capabilities that should be available within 2 years such as LTE introduction, VoIP over mobile access, 100Gbit/s transmission, IPv6… The presentation will thus focus on 10 main areas that could be of great significance within 10 years from an operator’s perspective such as ever higher bit rates, myriads of devices, true fixed and mobile convergence, green networking, future of IP, information-centric networking, network virtualization….


Roberto Kung is the Director of Core Networks R&D Center, which comprises more than 500 engineers and researchers in charge of specifying strategies and technologies used in France Telecom's networks. Previously, Roberto was Strategy Director of France Telecom's Network division, after having being Strategy & Planning Director of France Telecom's long-distance subsidiary. He had also been in charge in the R&D activities regarding the Intelligent Network and a Member of TINA-C Consortium, when he was a researcher at CNET in the early 90s’. He was also Responsible of the Working Group on Intelligent Network at ITU-T. Roberto Kung graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France and has a telecom engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech.

John Post

IBM Benelux
The Netherlands

TITLE: IBM Global Technology Outlook


The goal of the yearly Global Technology Outlook is an early Early identification of significant technology trends. It is a forward looking (3 - 10 years out) project that identifies new technologies that could have a high impact, lead to disruptive changes to business and could create game changing products & services. The GTO has a direct impact on IBM’s business and technical strategies.


Since 2008 John Post is Chief Technology Officer of IBM Benelux. He has a long and extensive experience in Information Technology working internationally in large infrastructural projects for different customers. From 1996 till 2001 John participated in IBM's Olympic technology marketing team, responsible for implementing and communicating IBM's role as sole I/T provider for the Olympic games. Before John became Chairman of the Technical Experts Council of IBM Benelux, he also acted for two years as interim manager for the communications department of IBM Netherlands. From 2009 on he is the (Sector) Technical Leader in the governance model for the 4200 technical people in IBM Benelux. He also leads the virtual team within IBM Benelux on energy and sustainability

Ed Knightly

Rice University Houston, Texas, USA

TITLE: Urban-Scale Wireless Access from MHz to THz


Today's urban-scale wireless access networks, whether in licensed or unlicensed spectrum, are narrowband and straining under vast growth in mobile data demand. In this talk, I will address challenges and research opportunities in wireless networks spanning from low RF frequencies in digital TV white spaces up to visible light communication. I will make the case that new frequencies should not be viewed simply as more spectrum to alleviate the spectrum shortage, but that they enable vastly different wireless network architectures and services. I will draw on lessons learned from our own experiments, prototypes, and operational urban access network in Houston, Texas.


Edward Knightly is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. He joined Rice in 1996 and was a visiting professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2003. He received the B.S. degree from Auburn University in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Knightly is an IEEE Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, and a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received the best paper award from ACM MobiCom 2008. Dr. Knightly served as an associate editor for multiple journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and the Computer Networks Journal, and served as guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications Special Issue on Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks. He served as general chair of ACM MobiHoc 2009 and ACM MobiSys 2007 and as technical co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and numerous workshops. He regularly serves on the program committee for numerous networking conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiCom, and ACM SIGMETRICS. Dr. Knightly's research interests are in the areas of mobile and wireless networks and high-performance and denial-of-service resilient protocol design. His experimental research includes deployment and operation of a programmable 4,000 user urban multi-tier multi-hop wireless network in Houston, TX, and design of a high-performance FPGA platform for clean-slate wireless protocol design. His protocol designs include fairness mechanisms that are now part of the IEEE 802.11s mesh and IEEE 802.17 metro standards.

Anja Feldmann

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
Berlin, Germany

TITLE: An Opportunity for ISP and Application Collaboration


Our analysis of residential broadband Internet traffic reveals a number of surprises in terms of the mental models we developed from the measurement literature. For example, we find that HTTP - not peer-to-peer - traffic dominates by a significant margin; that more often than not the home user's immediate ISP connectivity contributes more to the round-trip times the user experiences than the WAN portion of the path; and that the DSL lines are frequently not the bottleneck in bulk-transfer performance. Moreover, we note that applications often put their own traffic optimization strategies in place. Among the popular examples are Content Distribution Networks, large content providers with multiple data centers around the world, as well as P2P networks. However, these applications rarely respect or even consider the underlying network. To overcome this, we suggest that applications and ISPs should collaborate. We propose and evaluate the feasibility of a solution using as ISP offered information service.


Anja Feldmann is a full professor at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories a unit of Deutsche Telekom and an An-Institut of the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. From 2000 to 2006 she headed the network architectures group first at Saarland University and then at TU Muenchen. Before that (1995 to 1999) she was a member of the Networking and Distributed Systems Center at AT&T Labs -- Research in Florham Park, New Jersey. She has published more than 50 papers, has served on more than 45 program committees, including as Co-Chair of Sigcomm 2003 and Co-PC-Chair of ACM IMC'09 and ACM Sigcomm'06, and associative editor of ACM/IEEE ToN. She is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and, e.g., of the scientific board of Inria. She received a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany, in 1990 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Her current research interests include new network architectures as well as understanding the current Internet and its novel applications such as online social networks for the purpose of improving performance and preventing intrusions.

Don Towsley

Dept. of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01002

TITLE: Towards a Network Measurement Science


Network measurements these days are conducted in a mostly ad hoc manner. Users quite often perform one-time measurement experiments in an unprincipled manner, in many cases leading to inefficient measurements and, even worse, biased and incorrect measurements. Networking companies have developed and standardized a number of measurement tools, e.g., NetFlow from Cisco. However, these tools are typically inefficient in that they often yield statistics with large error ranges. Motivated by the above observations, in this talk we argue for the need for a network measurement science that can deal in a principled way with the issues of measurement efficiency and measurement bias. To deal with measurement efficiency, we advocate the use of Fisher information during the design and execution of measurement experiments and measurement tools. Briefly, Fisher information measures the anount of information that a single measurement provides to the computation of a statistic such as loss rate. We illustrate its application to the problem of estimating flow size distribution based on packet sampling, a widely used technique for performing network measurements. In the context of measurement bias, we shift our attention to measurements leading to the characterization of graphs as commonly found in the Internet and on-line social networks. We review several studies where biased measurements led to flawed (but widely believed) conclusions and then describe how such biases can be easily avoided.



Pablo Rodriguez

Telefonica Research
Barcelona, Spain

TITLE: It's Financial Times, Network Financial Times




Pablo Rodriguez is the Research Director at Telefonica, where he is responsible for shaping Telefonica's long-term technology vision. He has also held research positions at Microsoft Research, and Bell Labs, and was Software Architect at two Silicon Valley startups. Pablo's research centers around addressing problems in the Internet, Content Distribution and Wireless networks, and his innovations include MultiSource Swarming Downloads, the first Multicast and Caching combined architecture, network coding P2P, and locality aware P2P. These days, Pablo works on issues such as network neutrality and mobile cloud services. He has served as general chair for ACM/Sigcomm and served on the board of several journals including IEEE/ToN and ACM/CCR. He holds more than 40 patents, and has published over 50 papers, with several best paper awards. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland.