Network measurement and analysis plays a central role in the design, implementation, management and maintenance of modern and complex telecommunication networks. With the exponential growth of existing networks (e.g., including the Internet, the Web, data-center, social, mobile, cellular, vehicular, sensor and body area networks) and the continued proliferation of new types of services, measurement and analysis is becoming not only a paramount task but also a very challenging one.
Traditional approaches to network measurement and analysis need to be frequently updated to cope with the growth in traffic volume and diversity, as well as to answer to new research questions. For instance, in terms of methodology and technology, Big Data analytics is becoming increasingly relevant (including streaming/batch frameworks, but more generally to all statistical, machine learning or signal processing techniques that can be applied to large volumes of data). In terms of topics, in addition to the classical topics in network measurement (see below for a non-inclusive list of topics), novel techniques are needed to cope with increasingly important subjects concerning security, privacy and forensics matters.
David Malone, Hamilton Institute, Ireland
David Malone is a senior lecturer at the Hamilton Institute inMaynooth University, Ireland. His research interests include measuring protocols like WiFi, PLC, IPv6, DNS, or NTP. His Ph.D. is from Trinity College Dublin.
Oliver Hohlfeld, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Oliver Hohlfeld is a researcher at RWTH Aachen University and heading the network architectures group within the chair of communication and distributed systems (COMSYS). His research interests include internet measurements and quality of experience.
Fabián Bustamante, Northwestern University, US
Fabian E. Bustamante is a Professor of Computer Science in the EECS department at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. Bustamante's research interests include networking and distributed systems, both wired and wireless. His work focuses on understanding Internet systems from the perspective of users at the edge of the network, and improving and designing systems based on the gained insight.