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IEEE JSAC Special issue on Measuring and Troubleshooting the Internet

mPlane organizes a JSAC special issue on "Measuring and Troubleshooting the Internet: Algorithms, Tools and Applications"
Please find the call for paper here.

Call for papers

The ubiquity of Internet access, and the wide variety of Internet-enabled devices and applications, have made the Internet a principal pillar of the Information Society. However, its distributed nature leads to operational brittleness and difficulty in identifying and tracking the root causes of performance and availability issues. This special issue aims to bring together the state-of-the-art studies done by researchers and practitioners in respect to an extensive range of topics about proactive and reactive troubleshooting for network communications. Special consideration will be reserved to works sharing software and/or datasets with the research community.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanisms for enabling scalable and real-time network monitoring and to orchestrate the collection of data from large population of probes;
  • Hardware or multi-core assisted tools for high-speed measurement probes (e.g., 10Gbps+) or light-weight probes for resource constrained devices (e.g., mobile phones, sensors);
  • Novel passive, active and hybrid measurements techniques for emerging Internet services such as cloud services, media and content distribution;
  • Traffic classification and topology discovery tools for monitoring the evolving status of the network and the quality of the end-to-end connections;
  • Techniques and algorithms for correlating measurements from the application (e.g., web browsing, video streaming, social networks, etc.) and network layers to gain insight on both network state and application performance;
  • Techniques to address performance issues on mobile devices related to network connectivity an d service performance;
  • Techniques and algorithms for automating network and Internet services management, troubleshooting, and reconfiguration;
  • Novel visualization approaches to detect and diagnose network performance issues;
  • Novel testbeds for distributed performance measurements;
  • Privacy-preserving schema for regulating and securing the exchange of information among different Internet entities and domains;
  • System architecture and protocol design for exchanging measurements and enhancing the collaboration among domains;
  • Routing and switching technology for fast network reconfiguration;
  • Benchmark and testing methodologies of network devices and paths;
  • The impact on, and use of new networking concepts for network measurement, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Submission guidelines

Authors must follow the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications guidelines regarding the manuscript and its format. 
Important: for accepted papers typeset in the final IEEE format (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font), all pages over the first 8 will attract page charges of 220$ per page.  For details and templates, please refer to  Submissions should go through EDAS (search for “2015 JSAC-SI-MT” or use according to the schedule as reported in the "Important dates" section.

Important dates

  • Initial paper submission: 8/15/2015 9/11/2015
  • First reviews complete: 12/15/2015
  • Second reviews complete/acceptance letters sent: 2/15/2016
  • Final to publisher: 3/15/2016
  • Publication: Second Quarter 2016

Guest Editors

  • Maurizio Dusi, NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Alessandro Finamore, Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain
  • KC Claffy, CAIDA, University of California San Diego, US
  • Nevil Brownlee, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Darryl Veitch, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia