The 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2018)
Cambridge, UK, September 24-27, 2018 

Monday, September 24, 2018

1st P4 European Workshop (P4EU)

University of Cambridge | Department of Computer Science and Technology | The Computer Laboratory

08:00-09:00 Registration and tea / coffee and pastries

09:00-09:15 Opening

09:15-10:15 Keynote

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Session 1

12:15-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-13:50 Lightning Talks

13:50-15:20 Session 2

15:20-16:15 Coffee Break + Posters \& Demos

16:20-17:30 Panel

17:30-17:45 Closing

19:00-21:00 Reception Night. Canapes and Drinks. (Downing College)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Clare College, Cambridge

08:20-08:50 Breakfast (coffee and pastries)

08:50-10:30 Opening and Keynote

Keynote: Low-latency wide-area routing in space
Professor Mark Handley, UCL Computer Science

Several consortia are planning to build dense low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations in the next few years. Of these, SpaceX is the most ambitious. Filings with the US Federal Communications Committee detail a constellation referred to as Starlink, consisting of 4,425 LEO communication satellites. It will use phased array antennas for up and downlinks and laser communication between satellites to provide low-latency high bandwidth coverage over most of the world. A subsequent phase may add another 7,518 satellites in very low earth orbit (VLEO), increasing capacity and further reducing latency.
LEO constellations such as Starlink have the potential to revolutionize wide-area communications. To understand the latency properties of such a network, we built a simulator based on public details from the FCC filings. In this talk, I will discuss possible ways to use the laser links to provide a network, and look at the problem of routing on this network. I will present preliminary results on how well such a network can provide low-latency communications, and examine its multipath properties. Such networks are very different from the current Internet. To achieve low latency, the path used must constantly change. Not only do link latencies change as satellites move overhead of groundstations, but latencies between satellites in crossing orbits change too, and those links are usually of short duration.
I conclude that a network built in this manner can provide lower latency communications than any possible terrestrial optical fiber network for communications over distances greater than about 3000 km. However, to achieve these benefits in a practical network will involve re-thinking many of the systems we take for granted in the current Internet.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session 1: Edge Computing and IoT

Session Chair: Cristina Nita-Rotaru (Northeastern University)

Dynamic Heterogeneity-Aware Coded Cooperative Computation at the Edge
Yasaman Keshtkarjahromi, Yuxuan Xing, Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois at Chicago)

IoTm: A Lightweight Framework for Fine-grained Measurements of IoT Performance Metrics
Muhammad Shahzad, Anirudh Ganji (North Carolina State University)

DARE: Dynamic Adaptive Mobile Augmented Reality with Edge Computing
Qiang Liu, Tao Han (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

12:40-14:00 Lunch Break

13:00-13:55 N2Women Event (Flyer)

Topic: Navigating the path from a novice to an independent researcher
Panelists: Dr. Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge), Dr. Lixin Gao (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Dr. Thomas Karagiannis (Microsoft Research Cambridge), and Dr. Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois Chicago)

14:00-15:15 Session 2: Security and Blockchain

Session Chair: Gil Einziger (Nokia Bell Labs)

JamCloak: Reactive Jamming Attack over Cross-Technology Communication Links
Gonglong Chen, Wei Dong (Zhejiang University)

Sybil Detection in Social-Activity Networks: Modeling, Algorithms and Evaluations
Xiaoying Zhang, Xie Hong, John C.S. Lui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

A Fair Consensus Protocol for Transaction Ordering
Avi Asayag, Gad Cohen, Ido Grayevsky, Maya Leshkowitz, Ori Rottenstreich, Ronen Tamari, David Yakira (Orbs)

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-18:00 Session 3: Data Center Networks

Session Chair: Kirill Kogan (IMDEA Network Institute)

QDAPS: Queuing Delay Aware Packet Spraying for Load Balancing in Data Center
Jiawei Huang, Wenjun Lv, Weihe Li, Jianxin Wang (Central South University); Tian He (University of Minnesota)

Republic: Data Multicast Meets Hybrid Rack-Level Interconnections in Data Center
Xiaoye Steven Sun (Rice University); Yiting Xia (Facebook Inc.); Simbarashe Dzinamarira, Xin Sunny Huang, Dingming Wu, T. S. Eugene Ng (Rice University)

Micro-burst in Data Centers: Observations, Analysis, and Mitigations
Danfeng Shan, Fengyuan Ren (Tsinghua University); Peng Cheng (Tsinghua University and Microsoft Research); Ran Shu (Tsinghua University); Chuanxiong Guo (Bytedance)

DCQCN+: Taming Large-scale Incast Congestion in RDMA over Ethernet Networks
Yixiao Gao, Yuchen Yang, Chen Tian, Jiaqi Zheng, Bing Mao, Guihai Chen (Nanjing University)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Clare College, Cambridge

08:20-08:50 Breakfast (coffee and pastries)

08:50-10:30 Session 4: Network Functions and Congestion Control

Session Chair: Timothy Griffin (University of Cambridge)

New Alternatives to Optimize Policy Classifiers
Vitalii Demianiuk (IMDEA Networks Institute); Sergey Nikolenko (Steklov Math. Institute); Pavel Chuprikov, Kirill Kogan (IMDEA Networks Institute)

Virtual Network Function Deployment in Tree-structured Networks
Yang Chen, Jie Wu, Bo Ji (Temple University)

CADIA: Towards Decoupling the Congestion Control for Multipath TCP
Kang Chen, Mijanur Rahaman Palash (Southern Illinois University)

Grus: Enabling Latency SLOs for GPU-Accelerated NFV Systems
Zhilong Zheng, Jun Bi, Haiping Wang, Chen Sun, Heng Yu (Tsinghua University); Hongxin Hu (Clemson University); Kai Gao, Jianping Wu (Tsinghua University)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:15 Session 5: Data Analytics and Video Streaming

Session Chair: Shuai Wang (University of Minnesota)

HotDASH: Hotspot Aware Adaptive Video Streaming using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Satadal Sengupta, Niloy Ganguly, Sandip Chakraborty (IIT Kharagpur, India); Pradipta De (Georgia Southern University, USA)

Ares: a High Performance and Fault-tolerant Distributed Stream Processing System
Changfu Lin, Jingjing Zhan, Hanhua Chen, Jie Tan, Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

RPC: Joint Online Scheduling of Reducer Placement and Coflow Bandwidth for Clusters
Yangming Zhao (the State University of New York at Buffalo); Chen Tian (Nanjing University); Jingyuan Fan, Tong Guan, Chunming Qiao (the State University of New York at Buffalo)

12:15-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:50 Session 6: SDN

Session Chair: Nick Zhang (Huawei)

Cuttlefish: Hierarchical SDN Controllers with Adaptive Offload
Rinku Shah, Mythili Vutukuru, Purushottam Kulkarni (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

On SDN-Enabled Online and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Stream Analytics
Walid A. Y. Aljoby, Xin Wang (National University of Singapore); Tom Z. J. Fu (Advanced Digital Sciences Center); Richard T. B. Ma (National University of Singapore)

INDAGO: A New Framework For Detecting Malicious SDN Applications
Chanhee Lee, Changhoon Yoon, Seungwon Shin, Sang Kil Cha (KAIST)

Hermes: Utility-aware Network Update in Software-defined WANs
Jiaqi Zheng, Qifang Ma, Chen Tian, Bo Li, Haipeng Dai (Nanjing University); Hong Xu (City University of Hong Kong); Guihai Chen (Nanjing University); Qiang Ni (Lancaster University)

14:50-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-17:30 Session 7: Poster & Demo Session

[Poster] Stabilizing Chaotic Behavior of RED
Oscar Martinez-Bonastre, Guillem Duran, Jose Maria Amigo, Jose Valero Cuadra, and Angel Gimenez Pastor (Dept. of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics. Miguel Hernandez University. Spain)

[Poster] LTSM: Lightweight and Time Sliced Measurement for Link State
Liang Gu, Ran Ju, Zhaogui Xu, Jin Li, and Feng Li (Huawei Technologies)

[Poster] Innovating at the connected Industry: SDN and NFV experiences and lessons learned
David GarcĂ­a, Jasone Astorga, and Eduardo Jacob (Department of Communications Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)

[Poster] NetVision: Towards Network Telemetry as a Service
Zhengzheng Liu, Jun Bi, Yu Zhou, Yangyang Wang, and Yunsenxiao Lin (Tsinghua University)

[Poster] In Search of the Lost Nodes in BANs
Costas Michaelides, Maria Iloridou, and Fotini-Niovi Pavlidou (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

[Poster] Model-less Approach of Network Traffic for Accurate Packet Loss Simulations
Masahiro Terauchi, Kohei Watabe, and Kenji Nakagawa (Nagaoka University of Technology)

[Poster] ICN Performance Enhancing Proxies for the Global Content Distribution
Kazuaki Ueda and Atsushi Tagami (KDDI Research, Inc.)

[Poster] Kiram and WOE : Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in Named-Data Networking
Mohibi Hussain and Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge)

[Demo] Themis: Cross-Domain Resource Orchestration and Virtualization in Cellular Computing Networks
Qiang Liu and Tao Han (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

18:30-21:00 Banquet

Banquet starts at 18:30 in the garden, dinner starts at 19:00, last drink ordered at the bar is at 23:45.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

08:20-08:50 Breakfast (coffee and pastries)

08:50-10:05 Session 8: Wireless Network 1

Session Chair: Tao Han (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Networking Support For Physical-Layer Cross-Technology Communication
Shuai Wang, Zhimeng Yin (University of Minnesota); Zhijun Li (Harbin institute of technology); Tian He (University of Minnesota)

SIDE: Semi-Distributed Mechanical Equilibrium based UAV Deployment
Shuxin Zhong, Yu-Xuan Qiu, Rukhsana Ruby, Lu Wang, Kaishun Wu (Shenzhen University)

ELI: Empowering LTE with Interference Awareness in Unlicensed Spectrum
Ramanujan K Sheshadri (University at Buffalo, SUNY); Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Eugene Chai, Sampath Rangarajan (NEC Labs America); Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

10:05-10:35 Coffee Break

10:35-11:50 Session 9: Programming Switches and Named Networks

Session Chair: Gianni Antichi (Queen Mary University of London)

KeySight: Troubleshooting Programmable Switches via Scalable High-coverage Behavior Tracking
Yu Zhou, Jun Bi (Tsinghua University); Tong Yang (Peking University); Kai Gao, Cheng Zhang, Jiaming Cao, Yangyang Wang (Tsinghua University)

A Fast and Memory-Efficient Trie Structure for Name-based Packet Forwarding
Chavoosh Ghasemi (The University of Arizona); Hamed Yousefi, Kang G. Shin (The University of Michigan); Beichuan Zhang (The University of Arizona)

Efficient Measurement on Programmable Switches Using Probabilistic Recirculation
Ran Ben Basat (Technion); Xiaoqi Chen (Princeton University); Gil Einziger (Nokia Bell Labs); Ori Rottenstreich (Technion)

11:50-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:50 Session 10: Routing and Economic Model

Session Chair: Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona)

Quantifying Deployability & Evolvability of Future Internet Architectures via Economic Models
Li Ye, Hong Xie, John C.S. Lui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Rate of convergence for policy-rich path-vector routing protocols
Matthew Daggitt, Timothy Griffin (Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge)

Shifter: A Consistent Multicast Routing Update Scheme in Software-Defined Networks
Guanhao Wu, Xiaofeng Gao, Tao Chen, Hao Zhou, Linghe Kong, Guihai Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

14:50-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-17:00 Session 11: Wireless Network 2

Session Chair: Richard G. Clegg (Queen Mary University of London)

Canon: Exploiting Channel Diversity for Reliable Parallel Decoding in Backscatter Communication
Chengkun Jiang, Yuan He (Tsinghua University); Meng Jin (Northwest University); Xiaolong Zheng, Junchen Guo (Tsinghua University)

Distributed Spectrum Sharing for Enterprise Powerline Communication Networks
Kamran Ali, Alex X. Liu (Michigan State University); Ioannis Pefkianakis, Kyu-Han Kim (Hewlett Packard Labs)

If you can't beat them, augment them: Improving Local WiFi with Only Above-driver Changes
Ahmed Saeed, Mostafa Ammar, Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology); Khaled Harras (Carnegie Mellon University)