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following workshops will be co-scheduled with ICNP 2014:
Experimentation has played a very important role in advancing research in computing. Although simulation is an important tool for studying and analyzing the behavior of new protocols and algorithms, it is essential that new research ideas be validated on real systems and testbeds.
This workshop will bring together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance the state of the art in experimental research in areas such as networking, distributed systems and cloud computing. It aims to inspire researchers to use testbeds in novel and interesting ways as a means to validate research ideas. Of particular interest are experiments on publicly available testbeds such as GENI, PlanetLab, Emulab, Orbit, Ofelia, and so on. Authors are encouraged to include references to detailed experiment setups that will enable others to extend their work.
We solicit papers with experimental results from areas including, but not limited to:
A major recent development in computer networking is the emergence of Software Defined Networking (SDN), whose goal is to provide a centralized, programmable control plane that is decoupled from the distributed data planes on individual network devices. In particular, the development of OpenFlow has demonstrated many potential benefits of SDN, and multiple vendors have started to offer commercial switches supporting the OpenFlow standard. Researchers have also made progress on SDN components including SDN controllers, switches, programming interfaces, verification and debugger tools, and SDN applications in data center network, campus network, routing, and traffic engineering.
Despite the progress, many important questions regarding SDN still remain, especially in longer term issues around SDN thermal foundation, programmability and control logic, formal methods and protocol engineering, abstraction and view, network operating system, etc. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate research and discussion related to those longer timer SDN topics.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Cognitive radio enables access to broader pools of spectrum and more efficient utilization of current wireless resources and thus plays a key role for the next generation of mobile broadband. Recently, there are more efforts on design and implementation of cognitive radio architecture for broadband applications. Development of novel cognitive network protocols with adaptive configurations is needed to support traffic demands by exploiting all dimensions of wireless spectrum. The traditional static spectrum allocation, although simple, poses a major obstacle for efficient use of limited wireless resources across time, space, and frequency. This challenge has promoted developing cognitive radio technologies for efficient spectrum utilization. There have been efforts to analyze fundamental limits of cognitive radio network capabilities and design algorithms at different layers or cross-layer algorithms to capture spectrum efficient solutions. Beyond these efforts, there is now an increasing demand to develop mature architectures and network protocols for cognitive radios. Novel design paradigms can cover the entire protocol stack and provide spectral agility and resilience with dynamic network protocol functionalities. These capabilities open new ways to improve spectrum efficiency of wireless communications and can be used in many emerging broadband applications, including application of cognitive radio to current 4G LTE environments, and how it could be used to enable 5G or later generations of mobile broadband services.
This workshop focuses on cognitive radio protocol design, analysis, implementation, test, and evaluation to address the future of mobile broadband. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
The Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec) is a top workshop focusing on cutting-edge research with a broad range of topics related to secure network protocols. NPSec 2014 is a one-day event held in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2014). NPSec 2014 focuses on two exciting areas related to secure network protocols. The first focus is on the development and analysis of networking protocols for the secure operation of various network infrastructures, including both today's Internet and future Internet architectures, wireless and mobile networking, cloud-based networking, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, online social networking, and Internet of things. Papers about new secure protocols, security enhancements to existing protocols, or protocol analysis (such as new attacks on existing protocols) are all welcome. The second focus is on employing such secure network protocols to create or enhance network applications, such as those related to the Web, online social networking, online gaming, or cloud-based applications.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
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