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Networking 2012

21 – 25 May 2012

Prague, Czech Republic

Important Dates

Abstract Registration:
November 28, 2011

Full Paper Submission:
December 12, 2011

Acceptance Notification:
February 13, 2012

Camera Ready and Early Registration:
February 27, 2012

One Minute Madness Submission:
May 6, 2012

Networking Conference:
21-25 May, 2012

Networking Conference



The 11th IFIP Networking 2012 Conference is pleased to offer the following half day tutorials:

Tutorials Information

Tutorial 1: Future Multimedia Content and Services Delivery: Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband, Managed IP or Unmanaged Internet

Ivan Kotuliak was born in 1974. After receiving his MsC in computer science, he continued with INT Evry France the research in photonic switching together with Alcatel and France Telecom. He has received PhD in informatics from Versailles University and from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He leaded the Home Location Registry development for STROM Telecom, has participated on the Electronic Toll Collection System in Slovakia performance evaluation and testing. Now he is the associated professor at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava focusing on multimedia content delivery and wireless communication optimization. He is co-author of more than 50 scientific articles.


Eugen Mikoczy received his engineer degree (MSc.) in Informatics and PhD. in Telecommunication from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA). He is actually a network innovation expert responsible for design and architecture evolution of the NGN application and service control layer in Slovak Telekom (including IPTV, future IMS based NGN, FMC and NGN based IPTV standardization). As Innovation expert is focusing on innovation and further evolution of multimedia services (e.g. converged architectures and applications).

He is the representative of Slovak Telekom in ITU-T (SG13 -NGN) and ETSI TISPAN, ETSI MCD. He has been actively contributing and participating on the ETSI TISPAN NGN Release 2 and 3 standardization of both TISPAN NGN based IPTV architectures (IMS based IPTV, NGN Integrated IPTV) for the last 5 years. He was rapportuer for TISPAN Release 3 work items: NGN integrated IPTV stage 3 and TISPAN R3 IMS-based IPTV test specification. Eugen Mikoczy is member of IEEE, IEEE Communication Society, ACM (SIGCOM & SIGMM), and ICST.


Personalized multimedia services are in the centre of interest for the service providers and also over the top players. The question for the near future is how such personalized content services will be evolved, marketed and delivered to the customers over various networks. We have to understand real expectation of users and how different players and technologies are able to improve user experience and change the traditional way of content consumption. Broadcasting operators are developing new approaches in HBB to target connected TVs and other home devices. Telco operators are investing in high speed IP managed networks providing broadband internet access but also IPTV over dedicated broadband networks. However, users can also profits from high bandwidth to use a free or paid services delivered via unmanaged Internet with support of global content delivery networks. In this tutorial we explain differences in used technologies and evaluate fundamental principal strategies to be able compare these approaches and trends. We will also try to provide you insight in near future evolution of content and service delivery landscape based on our findings from latest technology trends, ongoing standardization and research activities.

Tutorial 2: Artificial Intelligence for Network Security Monitoring

Martin Rehak, Ph.D. is CEO of Cognitive Serurity and supervises the portfolio strategy of the company. His expertise covers both security and network monitoring, as well as the development of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. Martin is also a lead researcher with the Agent Technology Center at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he directs cutting-edge research in network intrusion detection and prevention (IDS & IPS) in collaboration with Cognitive Security. Prior to his current position, Martin was a member of the Mobile Communication Operations team of Schlumberger Smartcards (now Gemalto), where he defined, designed and integrated secure services for major telecommunication operators. Martin Rehak holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale, Paris, France, and a PhD from the CTU Department of Cybernetics, Prague, Czech Republic. Martin was a 2005 McKinsey Scholar, and a visiting researcher with the Tokyo National Institute of Informatics, Japan, in 2006 and published more than 60 journal and conference papers in the fields of security and AI.


Tomáš Pevný holds the position of researcher at Czech Technical University in Prague. He received his PhD in Computer Sciences from State University of New York in Binghamton in Computer Science at 2008 and MS in Computer Sciences from School of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2003. In 2008--2009, he did his post-doc at Gipsa-lab in Grenoble, France. His research interests are applications of non-parametric statistics (machine learning, data modeling) with focuses on steganography, steganalysis, and intrusion detection.


The tutorial will introduce the basic relevant techniques from the AI field and discuss their strengths and weaknesses from the standpoint of network security monitoring and network behavior analysis. In particular, we will be interested in the concepts related to (i) anomaly detection, (ii) adversarial machine learning, i.e. targeted evasion and integrity attack techniques on anomaly detection models and (iii) the use of game-theoretical concepts for the design of robust self-organized security systems. Some of the concepts will be illustrated on the CAMNEP/Cognitive Analysts system developed at Czech Technical University under the support of the US ARMY and others.

Tutorial 3: LTE Radio Network Planning

Dr. Slawomir Pietrzyk is the founder and CEO of IS-Wireless, a Warsaw-based LTE/LTE-Advanced IPR provider and software developer (for more information please visit He is the author of the first book on OFDMA, entitled OFDMA for Broadband Wireless Access, published in 2006 by Artech House. Slawomir completed his Ph.D. degree in the area of wireless access systems at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2005. He holds M.Sc. in telecommunications and postgraduate diploma in management. Prior to IS-Wireless, Dr. Pietrzyk worked for PTC (a T-Mobile daughter company) and Ubiquitous Communication Program at the Delft University of Technology. He is a professional instructor delivering technical courses in the area of LTE, WiMAX, OFDM, OFDMA, SC-FDMA and MIMO. Dr. Pietrzyk is the author of several papers on communication technologies and a reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences including Transactions on Communications, Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, ICC, Globecom and VTC.


LTE radio interface (i.e., E-UTRA) is build around OFDMA, SC-FDMA and MIMO. This is a different set of radio transmission techniques than the one used in the previous 3GPP standards (such as GERAN or UTRAN). OFDMA and SC-FDMA allow to utilize the parallelism in the frequency domain and to manage the spectral resource with the high level of granularity. MIMO provides yet another domain, namely space. These schemes cause the radio planning process for LTE to be different from the previous standards. In this tutorial, we highlight the most important differences in the radio interface architecture, draw conclusions on how they impact the process of radio network planning and formulate a basic set of recommendations on how to deal with these differences.