IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
20-24 April 2020 // Budapest, Hungary
Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence

Technical Sessions

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All times listed are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Tuesday, 21 April 2020


TS 1: Service Management - Cloud Management
Room 2, Chair: Filip De Turck

Discovering Collaboration: Unveiling Slow, Distributed Scanners based on Common Header Field Patterns
Harm Griffioen (Technical University of Delft), Christian Doerr (Delft University of Technology)

Sharing Incentive Mechanism, Task Assignment and Resource Allocation for Task Offloading in Vehicular Mobile Edge Computing
Tra Le (Kyung Hee University), Nguyen Tran (The University of Sydney), Yan Kyaw Tun (Kyung Hee University), Oanh Tran Thi Kim (Kyung Hee University), Kitae Kim (KyungHee University), Choong Seon Hong (Kyung Hee University)

A Cloud-agnostic Framework to Enable Cost-Aware Scheduling of Applications in a Multi-Cloud Environment
Fan Jiang (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), Kyle Ferriter (North Carolina State University), Claris Castillo (Startup)

CONTRAST: Container-based Transcoding for Interactive Video Streaming
Sajad Sameti (University of Calgary), Mea Wang (University of Calgary), Diwakar Krishnamurthy (Univ of Calgary)



TS 4: AI & ML Techniques for Service Management
Room 3, Chair: Amina Boubendir

HGDom: Heterogeneous Graph Convolutional Networks for Malicious Domain Detection
Xiaoqing Sun (Tsinghua University), Jiahai Yang (Tsinghua University), Zhiliang Wang (Tsinghua university), Heng Liu (China Electronics Cyberspace Great Wall Co., Ltd, Beijing)

Paddy: An Event Log Parsing Approach with Dynamic Dictionary
Shaohan Huang (Beihang University), Yi Liu (Beihang University), Carol Fung (Virginia Commonwealth University), Rong He (Chinese Academy of Scientific Computer Network Information Center), Yining Zhao (Chinese Academy of Scientific Computer Network Information Center), Hailong Yang (Beihang University), Zhongzhi Luan (Beihang University)

A Novel Flow-level Session Descriptor With Application to OS and Browser Identification
Omar Richardson (Karlstad University), Johan Garcia (Karlstad University)

Intrusion Detection System using Semi-Supervised Learning with Adversarial Autoencoder
Kazuki Hara (University of tsukuba), Kohei Shiomoto (Tokyo City University)



TS 7: SDN and NFV - Programming Networks
Room 4, Chair: Roberto Riggio

P4 Switch Code Data Flow Analysis: Towards Stronger Verification of Forwarding Plane Software
Karine Birnfeld (UFRGS), Diogo da Silva (UFRGS), Weverton Cordeiro (UFRGS), Breno de França (UNICAMP)

PRIME: Programming In-Network Modular Extensions
Ricardo Parizotto (UFRGS), Lucas Castanheira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Fernanda Bonetti (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), Anderson da Silva (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Alberto Schaeffer-Filho (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS))

Estimating Logarithmic and Exponential Functions to Track Network Traffic Entropy in P4
Damu Ding (FBK CREATE-NET & University of Bologna), Marco Savi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Domenico Siracusa (Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK))

P4STA: High Performance Packet Timestamping with Programmable Packet Processors
Ralf Kundel (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Fridolin Siegmund (TU Darmstadt), Jeremias Blendin (Barefoot Networks), Amr Rizk (Uni Ulm), Boris Koldehofe (TU Darmstadt)



TS 9: Management of Functional Areas - Management Processes
Room 1, Chair: Stefano Secci

Learning a Configurable Deployment Descriptors Model in NFV
Wassim Sellil Atoui (Orange Labs), Nour Assy (Lebanese International University), Walid Gaaloul (Télécom SudParis), Imen Grida ben yahia (Orange labs)

Value of Information based Optimal Service Fabric Management for Fog Computing
Filippo Poltronieri (University of Ferrara), Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara), Cesare Stefanelli (University of Ferrara), Alessandro Morelli (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)), Niranjan Suri (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition)

Online Monitoring of TCP Throughput Limitations
Simon Bauer (Technical University of Munich), Kilian Holzinger (Technische Universität München), Benedikt Jaeger (Technical University of Munich), Paul Emmerich (Technical University of Munich), Georg Carle (Technical University of Munich)

A Process Mining Approach for Supporting IoT Predictive Security
Adrien Hemmer (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria)), Remi Badonnel (INRIA - TELECOM Nancy - University of Lorraine), Isabelle Chrisment (TELECOM Nancy - Université de Lorraine)



TS 2: Service Management -Security Management
Room 2, Chair: Jérôme François

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Detection with Autoencoder
Kun Yang (New York University), Junjie Zhang (Fortinet, Inc.), Yang Xu (Fudan University), Jonathan Chao (New York University)

ATMoS: Autonomous Threat Mitigation in SDN Using Reinforcement Learning
Iman Akbari (University of Waterloo), Ezzeldin Tahoun (University of Waterloo), Mohammad Salahuddin (University of Waterloo), Noura Limam (University of Waterloo), Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo)

Automated Keyword Extraction from One-day Vulnerabilities at Disclosure
Clément Elbaz (Univ Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA), Louis Rilling (DGA), Christine Morin (INRIA)

NFV-based IoT Security for Home Networks using MUD
David Hay (Hebrew University), Anat Bremler-Barr (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Yehuda Afek (Tel Aviv University), Lior Shafir (Tel Aviv University), Ran Goldschmidt (IDC), Gafnit Avraham (IDC), Avraham Shalev (IDC)



TS 5: AI & ML Techniques for Network Management
Room 3, Chair: Martin Husak

Physical Layer Anomaly Detection Mechanisms in IoT Networks
Pedro Martins (University of Aveiro), Andre Braga Reis (Instituto de Telecomunicações), Paulo Salvador (University of Aveiro, Institute of Telecommunications), Susana Sargento (Universidade de Aveiro)

IoT or Not: Identifying IoT Devices in a Short TimeScale
Anat Bremler-Barr (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Haim Levy (IDC), Zoar Yakhini (IDC)

Using Blackbox ML Techniques to Diagnose QoE Problems for an IPTV Service
Jawwad Ahmed, (Ericsson Research), Amadeu Nascimento Junior (Ericsson Research), Caner Kilinc (Ericsson AI), Jörgen Gustafsson (Ericsson Research), Dan Pan (Telenor Sverige AB), Jaume Rius i Riu (Telenor Sverige AB)

aiOS: An Intelligence Layer for SD-WLANs
Estefania Coronado (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Abin Thomas (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)vSuzan Bayhan (University of Twente), Roberto Riggio (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)



TS 8: SDN and NFV - Resource Mangement
Room 4, Chair: Csaba Simon

Network Service Embedding with Multiple Resource Dimensions
Angelos Pentelas (University of Macedonia), George Papathanail (University of Macedonia), Ioakeim Fotoglou (University of Macedonia), Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia)

Cost-aware Placement and Chaining of Service Function Chain with VNF Instance Sharing
Hantao Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Ying Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Zi fan Li (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Xue-song Qiu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Hengbin An (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Peng Yu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Ningcheng Yuan (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Moving Target Defense for Virtual NetworkFunctions
David Hay (Hebrew University), Reuven Peretz (The Hebrew University), Shlomo Shenzis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel)

Towards a Client-Centric QoS Auto-Scaling System
Thomas Lin (University of Toronto), Alberto Leon-Garcia (University of Toronto)


Wednesday, 22 April 2020


TS 3: Service Management - Service Management Techniques
Room 1, Chair: Joan Serrat

MicroRCA: Root Cause Localization of Performance Issues in Microservices
Li Wu (Elastisys and Technische Universität Berlin), Johan Tordsson (Elastisys and Umea University), Erik Elmroth (Elastisys and Umea University), Odej Kao (Technische Universität Berlin)

Layer-Integrated Edge Distributed Data Store for Real-time and Stateful Services
Koichiro Amemiya (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.), Akihiro Nakao (The University of Tokyo)



TS 10: Smart Verticals and Industry 4.0 - Mangement of Smart Systems
Room 2, Chair: Marc-Oliver Pahl

Inherent Vulnerability of Demand Response Optimisation against False Data Injection Attacks in Smart Grids
Thusitha Dayaratne (Monash University), Carsten Rudolph (Monash University), Ariel Liebman (Monash University), Mahsa Salehi (Monash University)

Analysis of Smart Grid Fault Recovery Protocols
Luana Uchôa (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Silvio Quincozes (UFF), Juan Lucas Vieira (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Daniel Mossé (University of Pittsburgh), Diego Passos (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Celio Albuquerque (UFF)

Predicting Internet of Things Data Traffic Through LSTM and Autoregressive Spectrum Analysis
Yuhong Li (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Di JIn (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Bailin Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Xiang Su (University of Helsinki), Jukka Riekki (University of Oulu), Chao Sun (Hua Wei), Hanyu Wei (Hua Wei), Hao Wang (Hua Wei)

Towards delay-aware container-based Service Function Chaining in Fog Computing
Jose Santos (Ghent University - imec, IDLab), Tim Wauters (Ghent University - imec), Bruno Volckaert (Ghent University - imec, IDLab), Filip De Turck (Ghent University - imec)



TS 12: Network Operations and Management - Monitoring & Security Techniques
Room 3, Chair: Olivier Festor

Scalable monitoring heuristics for improving network latency
Maxime Mouchet (IMT Atlantique), Martin Randall (UdeLAR), Marine Segnere (LAAS-CNRS), Isabel Amigo (IMT Atlantique), Pablo Belzarena (Universidad de la República), Olivier Brun (LAAS-CNRS), Balakrishna Prabhu (LAAS-CNRS), Sandrine Vaton (IMT Atlantique)

Allocating and Scheduling Monitoring Applications
Raquel Rugani Lage (Orange Labs - Telecom SudParis), Anthony Lambert (Orange Labs)

Is the Uplink Enough? Estimating Video Stalls from Encrypted Network Traffic
Frank Loh (University of Würzburg), Florian Wamser (University of Wuerzburg), Christian Moldovan (University of Würzburg), Bernd Zeidler (University of Würzburg), Dimitrios Tsilimantos (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France SASU), Stefan Valentin (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France SASU), Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Würzburg)

A Hybrid Game Theory and Reinforcement Learning Approach for Cyber-Physical Systems Security
Joseph Khoury (American University of Beirut), Mohamed Nassar (AUB



TS 14: SDN and NFV -Management Reliability
Room 4, Chair: Abdelkader Lahmadi

Reliable Network Slices based on Elastic Network Resource Demand
Gabriel Galdino (Universidade Estadual do Ceará), Rafael Lopes Gomes (Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)), Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (UNICAMP), Edmundo Madeira (UNICAMP)

LogiSig: Automatic Interaction Detection in Software-based Networks
Daphné Tuncer (Imperial College London), Marinos Charalambides (University College London)

Network Service Mapping and Scheduling under Uncertain Processing Time
Yuncan Zhang (Kyoto University), Fujun He (Kyoto University), Eiji Oki (Kyoto University)

Decentralization of 5G slice resource allocation
Francesca Fossati (CNAM), Stefano Moretti (Universite Paris-Dauphine), Stephane Rovedakis (CNAM), Stefano Secci (Cnam)



TS 11: Smart Verticals and Industry 4.0 - Blockchain Management
Room 2, Chair: Lefteris Mamatas

Dual Vote Confirmation based Consensus Design for Blockchain integrated IoT
Zheng Qiu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Jianjun Hao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Yijun Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Yi Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

BIIT: Standardization of Blockchain-based I2oT Systems in the I4 Era
Sina Rafati Niya (University of Zurich), Eryk Schiller (University of Zurich), Ile Cepilov (University of Zurich), Burkhard Stiller (University of Zürich)

Blockchain Based Decentralized Framework for Energy Demand Response Marketplace
Varun Deshpande (Université Paris-Est, LIGM, ESIEE Paris), Laurent George (ESIEE Paris - LIGM Lab, UPE, France), Hakim Badis (University of Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée), Alemayehu Desta (ESIEE Paris)



TS 6: AI & ML Techniques - Cognitive Network Techniques
Room 1, Chair: Burkhard Stiller

Efficient Real-Time Traffic Generation for 5G RAN
Diarmuid Corcoran (Ericsson / KTH), Per Kreuger (RISE SICS), Christian Schulte (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

A scalable SON coordination framework for 5G
Diego Fernando Preciado Rojas (Technische Universität Ilmenau), Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (Ilmenau University of Technology)

Environment Modeling and Abstraction of Network States for Cognitive Functions
Stephen Mwanje (Nokia Bell Labs), Marton Kajo (Technical University of Munich), Sayantini Majumdar (Technical University of Munich), Georg Carle (Technical University of Munich)



TS 13: Network Operations and Management - Performance Management
Room 3, Chair: Holger Karl

A Dynamic Clustering Approach for Increasing User Throughput in 5G Wireless Networks
Wael Afifi (Electronics Research Institute), Ali ElMoursy (University of Sharjah), Mohamed Saad (University of Sharjah), Salwa Nassar (Electronics Research Institute), Hadia El-Hennawy (Ain Shams University)

User Group Behavioural Pattern in a Cellular Mobile Network for 5G Use-cases
Gabor Soos (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Daniel Ficzere (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Pal Varga (Budapest University ot Technology and Economics)

ElasticWISP ? Energy-Proportional WISP Networks
Duncan Cameron (Victoria University of Wellington), Alvin Valera (Victoria University of Wellington), Winston Seah (Victoria University of Wellington)

Predicting Round-Trip Time Distributions in IoT Systems using Histogram Estimators
Andreas Johnsson (Ericsson Research), Christofer Flinta (Retired from Ericsson Research), Wenqing Yan (Uppsala University)



TS 15: SDN and NFV -Security
Room 4, Chair: Remi Badonnel

5G QoS: Impact of Security Functions on Latency
Sebastian Gallenmüller (Technical University of Munich), Johannes Naab (Technical University of Munich), Iris Adam (Nokia), Georg Carle (Technical University of Munich)

Towards a Dynamic Policy Enhanced Integrated Security Architecture for SDN Infrastructure
Kallol Krishna Karmakar (University of Newcastle), Vijay Varadharajan (University of Newcastle), Uday Tupakula (University of Newcastle), Michael Hitchens (Macquarie University)

Implementing a Security Policy Management for 5G Customer Edge Nodes
Hammad Kabir (Aalto University, Finland), Raimo Kantola (Aalto University)

Community Cleanup: Incentivizing Network Hygiene via Distributed Attack Reporting
Yu Liu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Craig Shue (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Thursday, 23 April 2020


TS 16: Management Approaches - Management Operation Techniques
Room 3, Chair: Attila Hilt

Rapid Detection and Localization of Gray Failures in Data Centers via In-band Network Telemetry
Chenhao Jia (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Tian Pan (BUPT), Zizheng Bian (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Xingchen Lin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Enge Song (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Cheng Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Tao Huang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Yunjie Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

PleBeuS: a Policy-based Blockchain Selection Framework
Eder John Scheid (University of Zurich (UZH)), Daniel Lakic (University of Zürich (UZH)), Bruno Rodrigues (Communication Systems Group CSG@IfI, University of Zurich), Burkhard Stiller (University of Zürich)



TS 17: Operational Experience - Management Integrity (Part 1)
Room 3, Chair: Attila Hilt

Mikrotik Devices Landscape, Realistic Honeypots, and Automated Attack Classification
Christian Scholten (University of Twente), João Ceron (University of São Paulo), Aiko Pras (University of Twente), José Jair Santanna (University of Twente)

Uncovering Vulnerable Industrial Control Systems from the Internet Core
Marcin Nawrocki (Freie Universität Berlin), Thomas Schmidt (HAW Hamburg), Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin)


11:00-13:00 TS 19: SDN and NFV -Control Plane Techniques
Room 4, Chair: Rolf Stadler

Load Migration in Distributed SDN Controllers
Mohammad Amin Beiruti (University of Toronto), Yashar Ganjali (University of Toronto)

Perfect is the Enemy of Good: Lloyd-Max Quantization for Rate Allocation in Congestion Control Plane
Shiva Ketabi (University of Toronto), Yashar Ganjali (University of Toronto)

Optimizing the Flexibility of SDN Control Plane
Mu He (Technical University of Munich), Mei-Yuan Huang (Technical University of Munich), Wolfgang Kellerer (Technical University of Munich (TUM))

xRAC: Execution and Access Control for Restricted Application Containers on Managed Hosts
Frederik Hauser (University of Tuebingen), Mark Schmidt (University of Tuebingen), Michael Menth (University of Tuebingen)



TS 18: Operational Experience - Management Integrity (Part 2)
Room 3, Chair: Pal Varga

All that Glitters is not Bitcoin -- Unveiling the Centralized Nature of the BTC (IP) Network
Sami Ben Mariem (Universite de Liege), Pedro Casas (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Matteo Romiti (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Benoit Donnet (Universite de Liege), Rainer Stütz (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Bernhard Haslhofer (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)

Global-Scale Anycast Network Management with Verfploeter
Wouter de Vries (University of Twente), Salman Aljammaz (Cloudflare), Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente)

VoicePerf: A Quality Estimation Approach for No-reference IP Voice Traffic
Péter Orosz (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Tamas Tothfalusi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

Bloom Filter-based Routing for Dominating Set-based Service-Centric Networks
Ali Marandi (University of Bern), Vincent Hofer (University of Bern), Mikael Gasparyan (University of Bern), Torsten Braun (University of Bern), Nikolaos Thomos (University of Essex)



TS 20: SDN and NFV -Configuration Management
Room 4, Chair: Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville

Cost-and-QoS-Based NFV Service Function Chain Mapping Mechanism
Yimin Li (BUPT), Lifang Gao (State Grid Hebei Information & Telecommunication Branch), Siya Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Qinghai Ou (State Grid Information & Telecommunication Group), Xinyu Yuan (Tianjin University), Qi Feng (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Shaoyong Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Xuesong Qiu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

?BGP: rethinking BGP programmability
Nicholas Hart (Lancaster University), Charalampos Rotsos (Lancaster University), Vasileios Giotsas (Lancaster University), Nicholas Race (Lancaster University), David Hutchison (Lancaster University)

Computing at the Edge: But, what Edge?
Luis Miguel Contreras Murillo (Telefonica I+D), Javier Baliosian (University of the Republic), Pedro Martinez-Julia (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)), Joan Serrat (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

High-Precision Latency Forwarding over Packet-Programmable Networks
Alexander Clemm (Futurewei), Toerless Eckert (Futurewei)

Presenter Instructions

As you are already aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the NOMS 2020 conference to go online - as such, there was the need to adjust the conference session formats in order to make them compatible with an online synchronous event. Naturally, technical sessions were not exempt from this.

You are asked to get prepared to do you presentation via Webex Events, which is available on all major computer platforms and in browser, as well.

Please prepare with a 16:9 sized presentation format either in pdf or ppt(x) that you can share from your computer.

Dedicated Webex Events sessions will be assigned to the technical sessions, where you can share your screen and give a live talk together with camera feed. You will have a 30 minutes long slot altogether, including take over the screen, give the talk and give room for the questions (to be collected in the chat field of Webex Events). Hence, the maximum length of the presentation 20 minutes, please do not exceed that. The presenter must be available on-line for take the questions and answer them part of the slot, even if the presentation is pre-recorded. Each session will have a chair as usual, who will give the control to the actual presenter.

A guided test session will be provided where you can check your presentation.

While we all prefer live presentation (even if on-line), it is wise to have a plan B for unexpected situations. As a best practice we suggest all authors to prepare a pre-recorded video of their presentation (e.g., ppt with voice-over, or even more elaborated video styles; uploaded as a hidden YouTube video). Even if we use a pre-recorded video, the author has to be there for the Q & A session, otherwise the paper cannot make it into the proceedings and IEEExplore.

Please upload your presentation material (pdf/ppt or video, even a zip file) to JEMS latest after your presentation. A dedicated upload possibility is opened for that case.

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Don’t hesitate to contact the chairs, in case you have any doubts.

Best Regards,
--NOMS 2020 TPC Chairs