Important Dates

September 08, 2014
September 09-11, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014


IEEE Communications Society

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

08:00–09:00  Opportunity to reach BTH by boat

08:00 Departure from “Länsstyrelsen” (hotels Clarion, Conrad)

08:30 Departure from “Fisktorget” (hotels Ja, Conrad)

Onboard registration


08:15 Local registration opens 

09:15–09:45  Opening (Session Chair: Markus Fiedler)

09:45–10:45  Keynote 1: Network Communication with Social Awareness

Prof. Felix Wu (UC Davis, USA) (Session Chair: Prosper Chemouil)

Coffee Break

11:15–13:00  Session 1: Content Delivery and ISP-Related Challenges 

Feasibility Analysis of Content Charge by ISPs (Session Chair: Åke Arvidsson)

Noriaki Kamiyama (Osaka University, Japan)

On the Detection of Network Traffic Anomalies in Content Delivery Network Services

Pierdomenico Fiadino (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria); Alessandro D'Alconzo (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw.), Austria); Arian Bär (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria); Alessandro Finamore (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Pedro Casas (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria)

Economic Incentives for Adopting Congestion Accountability Protocols

Alexandros Kostopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business); Antonis Dimakis  (Athens University of Economics and Business); Costas Courcoubetis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Comparative Assessment of Centrality Indices and Implications on the Vulnerability of ISP Networks

George Nomikos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece); Panagiotis Pantazopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece); Merkourios Karaliopoulos (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece); Ioannis Stavrakakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

A Socially Aware ISP-friendly Mechanism for Efficient Content Delivery

George Darzanos (Athens University of Economics and Business and Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece); Ioanna Papafili (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); George Stamoulis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)


 13:15 Afternoon registration opens

 14:00–15:30  Session 2: Performance (Session Chair: Ulf Körner)

Rate-Based Randomized Routing in Large Heterogeneous Processor Sharing Systems

Arpan Mukhopadhyay (University of Waterloo, Canada); Ravi R Mazumdar (University of Waterloo, Canada)

A Reservation-Based Scheduling Mechanism for Fair QoS Provisioning in Packet-Based Networks

Sabine Wittevrongel (Ghent University, Belgium); Stijn De Vuyst (Ghent University, Belgium); Carl Sys (Ghent University, Belgium); Herwig Bruneel (Ghent University, Belgium)

Catalog Dynamics: Impact of Content Publishing and Perishing on the Performance of a LRU Cache

Felipe Olmos (Orange Labs, France); Bruno Kauffmann (Orange Labs, France); Alain Simonian (Orange Labs, France); Yannick Carlinet (Orange Labs, France)

TimeAudit: Blind Dissection and Analysis of Transaction Delays in Enterprise Networks

Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France); Aymen Hafsaoui (Eurecom, France); Matti Siekkinen (Aalto University, Finland)

 Coffee Break

16:00–17:45  Special Session: Disaster Management (Session Chair: Hiroshi Saito)


18:00–20:00  Welcome reception

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

08:15 Local registration opens

08:45–09:45  Keynote 2:  FI-WARE and XIFI Projects demonstrating how the European FI-PPP is stimulating FI research (Session Chair: Kurt Tutschku)

09:45–11:00  Session 3: Cloud (Session Chair: Samuli Aalto)

On Systemic Risk in the Cloud Computing Model

Vladimir Marbukh (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Performance Model for Waiting Times in Cloud File Synchronization Services

Christian Schwartz (University of Wuerzburg, Germany); Matthias Hirth (University of Wuerzburg, Germany); Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Wuerzburg, Germany); Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)

Improving Routing Scalability in Networks with Dynamic Substrates

Boris Drazic (University of Toronto, Canada); Jorg Liebeherr (University of Toronto, Canada)

Coffee Break

11:30–13:00  Session 4: Transport Issues and Protocols (Session Chair: Ryoichi Kawahara)

Understanding Synchronization in TCP Cubic

Sonia Belhareth (INRIA, I3S, CNRS, Université de Nice Sophia, France); Dino Martin Lopez Pacheco (University Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France); Lucile Sassatelli (I3S - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis/CNRS UMR 7271, France); Denis Collange (Orange Labs, France); Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France)

TCP over Large Buffers: When Adding Traffic Improves Latency

Tristan Braud (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France); Martin Heusse (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France); Andrzej Duda (Grenoble Institute of Technology, France)

Performance Evaluation of Object Recognition Tasks in Visual Sensor Networks

Luca Baroffio (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Matteo Cesana (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Alessandro E. C. Redondi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Marco Tagliasacchi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Traffic Splitting Policies in Wireless Networks with Concurrent Access: a Comparison

Gerard Hoekstra (Thales Nederland / CWI, The Netherlands); Rob van der Mei (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands); Joost W Bosman (CWI, The Netherlands)


13:15 Afternoon registration opens

14:00–15:30  Session 5: Datacenters (Session Chair: Ralf Lehnert)

Impact of Virtual Bridging on Virtual Machine Placement in Data Center Networking

Dallal Belabed (UPMC, France); Stefano Secci (University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France); Guy Pujolle (University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France); Deep Medhi (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)

Energy-aware Job Assignment in Server Farms with Setup Delays under LCFS and PS

Esa Hyytiä (Aalto University, Finland); Rhonda Righter (University of California Berkeley, USA); Samuli Aalto (Aalto University, Finland)

On Resource Pooling in SITA-like Parallel Server Systems

Yinghui Wang (McMaster University, Canada); Douglas Down (McMaster University, Canada)

Prognostic Redesign of Survivable Virtual Networks for Cloud Data Centers

Sara Ayoubi (Concordia University, Canada); Yiheng Chen (Concordia University, Canada); Chadi Assi (Concordia University, Canada)

Coffee Break

16:00–17:45  Special Industry Session: The Future of Operators – Entrepreneurship in Networks, Applications and Media (Session Chair: Kurt Tutschku)


  • Georg Löffelmann (A1 Telekom Austria AG, Vienna, Austria)
  • Johan Christenson (CityNetwork, Karlskrona, Sweden)
  • Martin Jartelius (Outpost24, Karlskrona, Sweden)
  • Jonas Gustafsson (Ballou, Karlskrona, Sweden)
  • Johnny Gylling (Telenor Sverige AB, Karlskrona, Sweden)  

18:00  Transfer (optional, incl. sightseeing. Bring you passport, as the sightseeing involves travelling across the Naval base, without the passport you will not be allowed to enter the base).

19:15  Conference Dinner

Thursday, September 11, 2014

08:00 Local registration opens

08:15   Honoree talk by the recipient of the

 "Arne Jensen Lifetime Award" (Session Chair: Phuoc Tran-Gia)

09.00-10:00   Keynote 3: The ICT sectors sustainability dilemma, to both the savior as well as a part of the problem(Session Chair: Markus Fiedler)

10:30–11:30  Session 6: Access Networks  (Session Chair: Luigi Fratta)

Strategic Migration Optimization Of Urban Access Networks Using Meta-Heuristics

Stefan Türk (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Johannes Noack (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Rico Radeke (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Ralf J. Lehnert (Technische Universitaet Dresden (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)

A cost comparison of survivable subwavelength switching optical metro networks

Ion Popescu (Telecom Bretagne, France); Bogdan Uscumlic (Telecom Bretagne, France); Yvan Pointurier (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France); Annie Gravey (Institut Mines Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France); Philippe Gravey (Télécom Bretagne, France); Michel Morvan (Telecom Bretagne, France)

Uplink Cellular Network Models with Ginibre Deployed Base Stations

Takuya Kobayashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan); Naoto Miyoshi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

11:45–13:15  Session 7: Wireless and Mobile (Session Chair: Sabine Wittevrongel)

Opportunistic Scheduling of Flows with General Size Distribution in Wireless Time-Varying Channels

Ianire Taboada (University of the Basque Country, Spain); Peter Jacko (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Urtzi Ayesta (CNRS-LAAS and Ikerbasque-University of the Basque Country, Spain); Fidel Liberal (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Power Minimization for Industrial Wireless Networks under Statistical Delay Constraints

Neda Petreska (Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK, Germany); Hussein Al-Zubaidy (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden); James Gross (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

Users' Reaction to Network Quality during Web Browsing on Smartphones

Hideyuki Koto (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan); Norihiro Fukumoto (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan); Sumaru Niida (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan); Hidetoshi Yokota (KDDI Labs, Japan); Shin'ichi Arakawa (Osaka University, Japan); Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)

Mobile QoS tomography using compressed sensing

Ryoichi Kawahara (NTT, Japan); Yoshihide Tonomura (NTT, Japan)


14:15–15:45  Panel (Session Chair: Hans van den Berg and Kurt Tutschku)

15:45  Closing (Session Chair: Ulf Körner)

16:00  End