Technical Program


    Monday, 3rd of June

      Amphitheatre I Amphitheatre III Amphitheatre II Meeting Room
    Registration desk opens
    09:00 - 09:45 
    IOCRI Keynote
    Jan-Paul Konijn, TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)
    Gaps on intrusion detection in converging IT/OT systems
    SmartWater Keynote
    Vassilis Kanakoudis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
    Smart Freshwater systems: from theory to practice, moving from smart to intelligent
    XR&6Net Session 1
    Extended Reality (XR) and 6G Networks
    09:45 - 11:15 
    IOCRI Session 1
    Communication Networking
    SmartWater Session 1
    Smart Water Management Solutions
    11:15 - 11:30 
    Coffee break
    11:30 - 12:30 
    IOCRI Session 2
    Security and resilience in IT/OT
    TENSOR Keynote
    Jorge Sánchez-Garrido (Safran) and Emilio Florentín (Safran)
    A proposal for an enhanced TSN architecture for the industry, aerospace, and beyond - Use cases and lessons learned
    SLICES Session 1
    12:30 - 13:15 
    IOCRI Panel
    Impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures
    TENSOR Session 1
    Time-Sensitive Flow Scheduling
    13:15 - 14:00 
    Lunch break
    14:00 - 15:10 
    TX4Nets Keynote
    Carlos Natalino Da Silva (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
    Explainable Reinforcement Learning: Towards Trustworthy Autonomous Network Operations
    TENSOR Keynote
    Panagiotis Papadimitriou (University of Macedonia)
    Towards the Convergence of IoT and Edge Computing: Opportunities and Challenges for Time-Sensitive Networking
    SLICES Session 2
    TPC6 meeting (private)
    15:10 - 16:30 
    TX4Nets Session 1

    Explainability to Interpret and Optimize
    TENSOR Session 2

    TSN Architectures
    16:30 - 17:00 
    Coffee break
    17:00 - 17:50 
    TX4Nets Tutorial
    Jacopo Talpini (University of Milano-Bicocca)
    Uncertainty Quantification in Neural Networks for Reliable AI-based Network Management
    XR&6Net Panel
    XR impact on Technical and Societal Challenges
    SLICES Session 3
    TPC6 meeting (private)
    17:50 - 19:00 
    TX4Nets Session 2
    Explainability, Privacy and Trust
    SLICES Keynote
    Thomas Magedanz (TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
    Understanding the Potential of Open Campus Networks for driving an Open 6G - Lessons learned from the German Flagship Project CampusOS
    19:00 - 20:30 
    Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, 4th of June

      Amphitheatre I Amphitheatre III   Meeting Room
    Registration desk opens
    08:50 - 09:00 
    Opening remarks
    TPC6 meeting (private)
    09:00 - 09:45 
    Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (Northeastern University, USA)
    Are Today’s 5G Networks Ready to Support 5G “Killer Apps”?
    09:45 - 10:15 
    Demos & Posters presentation
    10:05 - 10:50 
    Coffee break with Posters / Demos
    10:50 - 13:00 
    Session 1
    Network automation and management
    Session 2
    Network Traffic Analysis
    TPC6 meeting (private)
    13:00 - 14:00 
    Lunch break
    14:00 - 14:45 
    Weifa Liang (City University Hong Kong, China)
    AoI-Aware Query Services in Digital-Twin Empowered Edge Computing
    14:45 - 15:30 
    Coffee break with Posters / Demos
    15:30 - 17:45 
    Recent Results Session 1
    Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing
    SPIRS Workshop
    (free but registration required)

    Presentation and open discussion of the SPIRS secure platform (with hardware root-of-trust and a Trusted Execution Environment) for application in 5G networks.

    17:45 - 19:00 
    Andrea Lacava (Northeastern University, USA)
    End-to-end simulation of the O-RAN architecture on ns-3
    SPIRS Social Event
    (only for participants to the SPIRS workshop)
    Party with the SPIRS researchers.

    Wednesday, 5th of June

      Aphitheater I Aphitheater III   Meeting Room
    Registration desk opens
    09:30 - 10:15 
    Francesca Cuomo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Unlocking IoT Potential: Empowering LoraWAN for Secure, Distributed Smart Water Management
    10:15 - 10:50 
    Coffee break
    10:50 - 13:00 
    Session 3
    Anomaly and Malware Detection
    Session 4
    5G/6G and Beyond
    13:00 - 14:00 
    Lunch break
    14:00 - 16:05 
    Session 5
    Blockchain and Quantum Techniques
    Session 6
    Data Center Networking
    16:05 - 16:30 
    Coffee break
    16:30 - 18:30 
    Recent Results Session 2
    Machine Learning and Networking (II)
    Nikolaos Pappas (Linköping University, Sweden)
    From Information Freshness to Semantics of Information and
    Goal-oriented Communications
    Invited Talk
    Chuan Heng Foh (University of Surrey, UK)
    A New Multi-Agent Machine Learning Model for Cooperation in Competing Environment
    20:00 - 22:00 
    Social Dinner
    Roof garden restaurant of the ELECTRA PALACE hotel
    Aristotélous 9, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

    Thursday, 6th of June

      Amphitheatre I Amphitheatre III    
    Registration desk opens
    09:30 - 10:15 
    RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
    The Next Wave of IoT -- Extreme IoT
    10:15 - 10:50 
    Coffee break
    10:50 - 13:00 
    Session 7
    Performance Measurements
    Session 8
    Machine Learning and Networking
    13:00 - 14:00 
    Lunch break
    14:00 - 15:45 
    Session 9
    Resilient Networks
    Session 10
    Network Attack Detection and Mitigation
    15:45 - 16:00 
    Best Paper Award
    16:00 - 16:30 
    Closing Ceremony

    All times are in Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

    Information for presenters

    Each presentation will have a slot of 25 minutes, 20 for the presentation and 5 for questions. Pdf format would be preferable as it does not depend on the OS.

    Presentations need to be stored at the local computer (either downloaded online or copied from external drives). Please, each presenter contacts the session chair or one of the conference assistants before the start of the session.

    All papers will be made available online to all participants through a private website as the conference proceedings in IFIP and IEEE will not be ready at the time of the conference.


    Are Today’s 5G Networks Ready to Support 5G “Killer Apps”?

    Dimitrios Koutsonikolas
    Northeastern University, USA

    Abstract: 5G rollout started in 2019 and the wide-scale deployment has been rapid and aggressively marketed by all mobile network operators. 5G promises unprecedented high bandwidth and ultra-low latency, particularly in the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency bands and holds the promise to finally support the next-generation of latency-critical applications such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), panoramic video streaming, cloud gaming, and connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs), often dubbed as 5G “killer apps”. Most recent measurement studies of 5G performance have focused on measuring performance primarily in the downlink direction under static conditions while the uplink performance (which is critical for several uplink-oriented 5G “killer apps” such as AR, XR, CAVs) and the performance under driving remain largely unknown. In this talk, I will present our research efforts towards a detailed understanding of the performance of today’s 5G networks and their potential to support 5G “killer apps”. The talk will focus on the first in-depth measurement study of the mobile networks of all three major US carriers while driving across the continental US (5700km+, from Los Angeles to Boston) and our findings in terms of coverage, performance, and impact on applications. I will also discuss our recent and ongoing work on exploring the potential of 5G mmWave to support single-user and multi-user AR. I will finish by describing our recent efforts to deploy an open, programmable, multi-vendor 5G O-RAN testbed at Northeastern University.

    Dimitrios Koutsonikolas received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in August 2010 and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the same department from September to December 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University and a member of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. Previously, he was in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, first as an assistant professor (2011-2016) and then as an associate professor (2017-2020) and Director of Graduate Studies (2018-2020). Dimitrios’ research interests are broadly in experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a current focus on 5G and Beyond 5G networks and applications. He received an IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award in 2019, the UB Teaching Innovation Award in 2018, the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Senior Teacher of the Year Award in 2017 and the Early Career Researcher of the Year Award in 2015, the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, Best Paper Awards in IEEE GLOBECOM 2023, ACM WiNTECH 2022, ACM mmNets 2019, IEEE WCNC 2017, and SENSORCOMM 2007, and a Best Dataset Award in PAM 2021. He has served as general chair for IEEE LANMAN 2024, IEEE WoWMoM 2023, and ACM EWSN 2018, and as TPC chair for IEEE LANMAN 2023, IEEE HPSR 2023, IEEE DCOSS 2022, IEEE WoWMoM 2021, and IFIP Networking 2021. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM and a member of USENIX.

    AoI-Aware Query Services in Digital-Twin Empowered Edge Computing

    Weifa Liang
    City University of Hong Kong, HK. P. R. China

    Abstract: The Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm gives impetus to the vigorous advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT), through provisioning low-latency computing services at the edge of core networks. The emerging digital twin technique has grown in the IoT community, and bridges the gap between physical objects and their digital representations in MEC networks, thereby enabling real- time data analysis, simulating the dynamics of systems, predicting the behaviours of objects, and optimizing decision-making. In this talk, we consider AoI-aware query services in an MEC network empowered by the digital twin technology for diverse IoT applications, with the aim to jointly optimize the freshness of query results that are measured by the Age of Information (AoI), and service response delays. We focus on two query service problems: The first one is to minimize the weighted sum of the accumulative freshness of query results and the total delay of query services, for which we devise an approximation algorithm with a provable approximation ratio, by exploring non-trivial trades-off between the two conflicting optimization objectives. The second one is to maximize user service satisfaction measured by a non-decreasing submodular function that aims to improve the freshness of query results by multiple digital twins’ placements for each object. We formulate two optimization problems under static and dynamic query arrival settings, for which we develop performance- guaranteed approximation and online algorithms for them. We finally evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithms via simulations. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithms are promising, outperforming their comparison benchmarks.

    Weifa Liang received the PhD degree from the Australian National University in 1998, the ME degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1989, and the BSc degree from Wuhan University, China in 1984, all in Computer Science. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK). Prior to joining CityUHK, he was a professor in the Australian National University and worked there for over 20 years. His research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), digital twins and Internet of Things, approximation and online algorithm design, and graph theory. He has been actively publishing high quality papers in the prestigious venues including top journals (e.g., TON, TMC, TPDS, TC, TKDE, JVLDB, JSAC, TCOM, TWC, JPDC, TCS) and conferences (e.g., INFOCOM, ICDCS, IPDPS, IWQoS, WWW, ICPP, PerCom). He has co-authored nearly 300 papers so far, and his work has been cited nearly 9,600 by Google Scholar with index 53. His research is funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Australian Research Council (ARC). He currently serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and for Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Elsevier, respectively.

    Unlocking IoT Potential: Empowering LoraWAN for Secure, Distributed Smart Water Management

    Francesca Cuomo
    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    Abstract: This Keynote explores the convergence of IoT technology and sustainable water management, providing advances for future distributed and secure IoT applications. Firstly, it investigates the transformation of LoRaWAN networks, crucial for enabling long-range, low-power connectivity in IoT applications. Advocating for decentralized architectures exemplified by DeLoRaN, the study showcases how distributed control and blockchain technology enhance reliability, scalability, and resilience. Through empirical validation, DeLoRaN's superiority over centralized models is demonstrated, heralding a paradigm shift in IoT connectivity. Secondly, by addressing critical privacy concerns related to LoRaWAN device identity, the keynote highlights the need for robust mitigation strategies to safeguard IoT ecosystems. Finally, we present the framework represented by GraphSmart which optimizes energy efficiency while ensuring precise water flow measurement within the LoRaWAN infrastructure, serving as a metering and communication platform for water management. This multifaceted exploration not only advances IoT technology but also offers sustainable solutions to mitigate global water scarcity challenges.

    Francesca Cuomo is Full Professor at Sapienza University of Rome teaching courses in Telecommunications, Network Infrastructures and Smart Environments. Prof. Cuomo has advised numerous master students in computer engineering and has been the advisor of 14 PhD students in Networking. She is the Chair of the Master Degree in Data Science in Sapienza. Her current research interests focus on Low Power Wide Area Networks and Internet of Things, 5G and Open Radio Access Networks, Smart Metering and Vehicular networks, Multimedia Networking. She participated in several national and international research projects, being Principal Investigator of many on them. Francesca Cuomo has authored over 185 peer-reviewed papers published in prominent international journals and conferences. Her Google Scholar h-index is 33 with >4650 citations. She has been in the editorial board of Computer Networks (Elsevier), Ad-Hoc Networks (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Sensors (MDPI), Frontiers in Communications and Networks Journal. She has been the TPC co-chair of several editions of the ACM PE-WASUN workshop, TPC Co-Chair of ICCCN 2016, TPC Symposium Chair of IEEE WiMob 2017, General Co- Chair of the First Workshop on Sustainable Networking through Machine Learning and Internet of Things (SMILING), in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2019; Workshop Co-Chair of AmI 2019: European Conference on Ambient Intelligence 2019. She will be track chair of IEEE WCNC 2025. She is IEEE senior member.

    The Next Wave of IoT -- Extreme IoT

    Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad
    Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

    Abstract: In this interactive and thought-provoking session, we will embark on a captivating exploration of the remarkable world of systems that have some extreme characteristics. These systems hold immense potential to benefit us even in applications that confront extreme limits. While the Internet of Things (IoT) has already revolutionized our interaction with technology by connecting everyday objects to the digital world, this lecture takes us beyond conventional boundaries. We will dive deeper into the realm of extreme IoT, where we push the limits and discover how IoT can thrive and excel in environments with traditional constraints. We will explore various aspects, including crucial factors such as battery life, longevity, delay, and the challenging environmental conditions in which these systems must operate. By challenging the status quo, we uncover novel solutions that overcome these hurdles and unleash the true potential of sensors and radios. Prepare to be inspired as we present real-world examples and showcase research that demonstrates the transformative power of this field. Through this interactive session, we will, together, engage, ponder, and envision the future possibilities that lie within the realm of extreme IoT.

    R Venkatesha Prasad is an associate professor at the Networked Systems group of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Between 2005 and 2012, he was a senior researcher and adjunct faculty at TU Delft. At TU Delft, he has supervised 21 PhD students (19 graduated, 2 ongoing) and 62 MSc students. He has (co-)authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed international transactions/journals, Patents, and conferences in the areas of Tactile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Energy-harvesting, 60 GHz mmWave networks, Smart energy systems, Personal networks, Cognitive Radios and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). He has been successful in acquiring and executing several European and Dutch national projects in the areas of IoT, Future home networks (60 GHz), Smart-energy systems, Personal networks, and Cognitive Radios. Venkatesha Prasad received his 4TU University Teaching Qualification diploma with excellence in 2014. Recognizing his research contributions to IoT, he has been selected as an IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer on the Internet of Things for the period 2016-2018. He has been contributing significantly to valorizing research to practice by contributing to standards on Cognitive radios and Tactile Internet. He is currently the vice-chair of the IEEE Tactile Internet standardization group. He is also leading many IEEE activities through positions on standards boards (secretary in the ComSoc standards board) and technical committees (vice-chair of the cognitive networking committee in 2013-16). He is on the editorial board of many international transactions and magazines and is a regular TPC member for many prestigious journals and conferences. He was responsible for the signing of the MoU between IISc - TU Delft and he is anchoring the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and TU Delft cooperation. He was the Deputy Project Director for Lunar Zebro – a moon rover project. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He is a Fellow of IETE. He completed his PhD from IISc, Bangalore, India in 2003. During his PhD research, a scalable VoIP conferencing platform was designed. His thesis work led to a start-up venture, Esqube Communication Solutions. While at Esqube, eight patent applications and three PCT applications were filed along with his colleagues. He was instrumental in Esqube’s selection as top 100 IT innovators in India in 2006 by NASSCOM and the top 100 promising companies in Asia by RedHerring in 2008. Recently, he led a student team to win the worldwide Airbus challenge -- Fly Your Ideas (2019).

    Session Session 1: Network automation and management

    Tuesday, 4th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater I

    Intelligent Routing as a Service (iRaaS) A Flexible Routing Framework for Knowledge-Defined Networks
    Saptarshi Ghosh; Konstantinos Antonakoglou; Ioannis Mavromatis; Konstantinos Katsaros

    Baiji: Domain Planning for CDNs under the 95th Percentile Billing Model
    Juan Vanerio; Huiran Liu; Qi Zhang; Stefan Schmid

    Increasing Network Resilience Through Dynamic Routing with Disjoint Paths
    Konrad Altenhofen; Julian Zobel; Björn Scheuermann

    Industry Use Case Viability Study with Performance Models for Satellite Computing Networks
    Fabian Poignée; Frank Loh; Florian Zeiger; Markus Sauer; Tobias Hoßfeld

    Gaming on the Edge: Performance Issues of Distributed Online Gaming
    Diletta Olliaro; Paolo Castagno; Vincenzo Mancuso; Marco G Ajmone Marsan; Matteo Sereno

    Session Session 2: Network Traffic Analysis

    Tuesday, 4th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater III

    In-Network Management of Parallel Data Streams over Programmable Data Planes
    Bochra Boughzala; Boris Koldehofe

    Characterizing Power Usage in Zero Reserved Power Data Centers to Enable Planned Maintenance
    Hassan A Khan; Muhammad Shahzad; Kyle Woolcock; Nithish Mahalingam

    Glancing at Extended Reality: an empirical model of 3D Animated XR Data Traffic
    Tiziana Cattai; Luca Mastrandrea; Alessandro Priviero; Gaetano Scarano; Stefania Colonnese

    dAQM: Derivative-based Active Queue Management
    Saad Saleh; Sunny Shu; Boris Koldehofe

    PB-FS: Postcard-Based Fast Start
    Dan Aaronson; Reuven Cohen

    Session Session 3: Anomaly and Malware Detection

    Wednesday, 5th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater I

    Autonomous Systems Risk Level in the Route Server infrastructure of an Internet Exchange Point
    Stefano Servillo; Pietro Spadaccino; Francesca Cuomo; Flavio Luciani

    AB-TCAD: An Access Behavior-Based Two-stage Compromised Account Detection Framework
    Kunling He; Fenghua Li; Jessie Hui Wang; Han Zhang; Yiren Zhao

    MalFusion: Simple string manipulations derail malware detection
    Sri Shaila G; Michalis Faloutsos

    Anamoly Detection in In-Network Fast ReRoute Systems
    Divya Pathak; Sree Prathyush Chinta; Dilip Kumar Reddy; Praveen Tammana; Harish SA

    Chain-sawing: A Longitudinal Analysis of Certificate Chains
    Marcus Döberl; York Freiherr von Wangenheim; Carl Magnus Bruhner; David Hasselquist; Martin Arlitt; Niklas Carlsson

    Session Session 4: 5G/6G and Beyond

    Wednesday, 5th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater III

    Enhancing Real-Time Streaming Quality through a Multipath Redundant Communication Framework
    Jin Nakazato; Koki Ito; Romain Fontugne; Manabu Tsukada; Hiroshi Esaki

    Is Multi-Link Operation of 802.11be TCP friendly? Analysis and Solution
    Jagrati Kulshrestha; Srimant Mohanty; Stefano Avallone; Pasquale Imputato; Mukulika Maity

    X-OAR: Orchestration of Access Resources for extended reality educational applications
    Alessandro Priviero; Luca Mastrandrea; Ioannis Chatzigiannakis; Stefania Colonnese

    Enhanced Mobility Management with SD-RAN in 5G Networks
    Anna Prado; Merve Ciki; Fidan Mehmeti; Wolfgang Kellerer

    Packet Ordering Functions in Low-power Wireless Deterministic Networks
    Juan Cruz Piñero; Alberto P Blanc; Jose Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin; Georgios Z. Papadopoulos

    Session Session 5: Blockchain and Quantum Techniques

    Wednesday, 5th of June, 14:00 - 16:05, Aphitheater I

    BIoTFlex: A Scalable Architecture for Multi-Application Supporting BIoT Environments with Application Shifting at Runtime
    Akin Eker; Theo Tryfonas; George Oikonomou

    A Quantum of QUIC: Dissecting Cryptography with Post-Quantum Insights
    Marcel Kempf; Nikolas Gauder; Benedikt Jaeger; Johannes Zirngibl; Georg Carle

    Secure Target-Tracking by UAVs in O-RAN Environment
    Seyed Ahmad Soleymani; Mohammad Shojafar; Shidrokh Goudarzi; Chuan Heng Foh; Wenwu Wang

    Optimizing Virtual Payment Channel Establishment in the Face of On-Path Adversaries
    Lukas Aumayr; Esra Ceylan; Yannik Kopyciok; Matteo Maffei; Pedro Moreno-Sanchez; Iosif Salem; Stefan Schmid

    I Know Who You Scanned Last Summer: Mapping the Landscape of Internet-Wide Scanners
    Julian Mayer; Markus Schramm; Lukas Bechtel; Nils Lohmiller; Sabrina Kaniewski; Michael Menth; Tobias Heer

    Session Session 6: Data Center Networking

    Wednesday, 5th of June, 14:00 - 16:05, Aphitheater III

    Opportunistic Packet Forwarding for Proactive Transport in Datacenters
    Amir Shani; Sogand Sadrhaghighi; Mahdi Dolati; Majid Ghaderi

    HyperSFC: State-Intensive Service Function Chaining on Hyper-Converged Edge Infrastructure
    Yan Zou; Tian Pan; Lu Lu; Zhiqiang Li; Kehan Yao; Yan Mu; Ying Wan; Tao Huang; Yunjie Liu

    Utility-driven Optimization of TTL Cache Hierarchies under Network Delays
    Karim S. Elsayed; Fabien Geyer; Amr Rizk

    Improving Performance Bounds for Network min-Systems with Link Correlations
    Jianwei An; Kui Wu; Cuiying Feng

    AdaFlow: Efficient In-Network Traffic Classification using Programmable Switches
    Sankalp Mittal; Kotha Harshith; M. Anand Krishna; Praveen Tammana

    Session Session 7: Performance Measurements

    Thursday, 6th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater I

    How Mature is 5G Deployment? A Cross-Sectional, Year-Long Study of 5G Uplink Performance
    Imran Khan; Moinak Ghoshal; Joana Angjo; Sigrid Dimce; Mushahid Hussain; Paniz Parastar; Yenchia Yu; Claudio Fiandrino; Charalampos Orfanidis; Shivang Aggarwal; Ana C Aguiar; Ozgu Alay; Carla Fabiana Chiasserini; Falko Dressler; Y. Charlie Hu; Steven Y. Ko; Dimitrios Koutsonikolas; Joerg Widmer

    Indoor Localization in Current 5G Networks: The Way to Go
    Antonin Le Floch; Rahim Kacimi; Pierre Druart; Yoann Lefebvre; André-Luc Beylot

    Optimizing Information Freshness in IoT Systems with Update Rate Constraints: A Token-Based Approach
    Erfan Delfani; Nikolaos Pappas

    Experimenting with Ledbat++: Fairness, Flow Scalability and LBE Compliance
    Ioanna Angeliki Kapetanidou; Vassilis Tsaoussidis; IOANNIS ZACHARIS; Marios Kostopoulos

    Preprocess your Paths – Speeding up Linear Programming-based Optimization for Segment Routing Traffic Engineering
    Alexander Brundiers; Timmy Schüller; Nils Aschenbruck

    Session Session 8: Machine Learning and Networking

    Thursday, 6th of June, 10:50 - 13:00, Aphitheater III

    CARTA: Coordinated Arrangement of Receivers for Target Acquisition
    Alireza Famili; Angelos Stavrou

    xeoverse: A Real-time Simulation Platform for Large LEO Satellite Mega-Constellations
    Mohamed M Kassem; Nishanth Sastry

    Quantority: Parameter Prioritization for Incremental Updates of Convolutional Neural Networks in Small Satellite Missions
    Olga Kondrateva; Stefan Dietzel; Björn Scheuermann

    A Site-Specific LoRaWAN Parameters Selection Approach with Multi-loss Propagation Model
    Shubham Pandey; Preti Kumari; Hari Prabhat Gupta; Devashish Rai; S. V. Rao

    Mapping Wireless Networks into Digital Reality through Joint Vertical and Horizontal Learning
    Zifan Zhang; Mingzhe Chen; Zhaohui Yang; Yuchen Liu

    Session Session 9: Resilient Networks

    Thursday, 6th of June, 14:00 - 15:45, Aphitheater I

    oFIQUIC: Leveraging QUIC in OSPF for seamless network topology changes
    Nicolas Rybowski; Cristel Pelsser; Olivier Bonaventure

    Practical Heavy-Hitter Detection Algorithms for Programmable Switches
    Rani Abboud; Roy Friedman

    Dynamic, Reconfigurable and Green Network Slice Admission Control and Resource Allocation in the O-RAN Using Model Predictive Control
    Nikolaos Fryganiotis; Eleni G Stai; Ioannis Dimolitsas; Anastasios Zafeiropoulos; Symeon Papavassiliou

    Enabling User Intent-based Network Path Adaptation for Live Volumetric streaming
    Peng Qian; Ning Wang; Chuan Heng Foh; Carl Udora; Rahim Tafazolli

    Session Session 10: Network Attack Detection and Mitigation

    Thursday, 6th of June, 14:00 - 15:45, Aphitheater III

    SSCL-IDS: Enhancing Generalization of Intrusion Detection with Self-Supervised Contrastive Learning
    Pegah Golchin; Nima Rafiee; Mehrdad Hajizadeh; Ahmad Khalil; Ralf Kundel; Ralf Steinmetz

    Supervising Smart Home Device Interactions: A Profile-Based Firewall Approach
    François De Keersmaeker; Ramin Sadre; Cristel Pelsser

    Inter-slice Defender: An Anomaly Detection Solution for Distributed Slice Mobility Attacks
    Ricardo Misael Ayala Molina; Nathalie Wehbe; Hyame Alameddine; Makan Pourzandi; Chadi Assi

    Poisoning Attacks on Federated Learning-based Wireless Traffic Prediction
    Zifan Zhang; Minghong Fang; Jiayuan Huang; Yuchen Liu

    Recent Results Session Session 1: Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing

    Tuesday, 4th of June, 15:30 - 17:45, Aphitheater I

    Cost-Aware Digital Twin Migration in Mobile Edge Computing via Deep Reinforcement Learning
    Yuncan Zhang; Weifa Liang

    Deduplicator: When Computation Reuse Meets Load Balancing at the Network Edge
    Md Washik Al Azad; Spyridon Mastorakis

    Pub/Sub meets MLS: End-to-End Secure Group Data Sharing over Publish-Subscribe
    Kazuaki Ueda; Chikara Sasaki; Atsushi Tagami

    Workload Prediction for Efficient Node Management in Mobile Edge Computing
    Efthymios Oikonomou; Stefanos Plastras; Dimitrios Tsoumatidis; Dimitrios N Skoutas; Angelos Rouskas

    CoDel-ACT: Realizing CoDel AQM for Programmable Switch ASIC
    Aditya Peer; Vedant Bothra; Vijay Kumar Singh; Mukulika Maity; Rinku Shah

    Feasibility of Application Layer Header Parsing in eBPF and P4
    Ashwin Kumar; Abhik Bose; Khushboo Tiwari; Arnav Aviraj Mishra; Abhishek Dixit; Abuhujair Khan; Mythili Vutukuru

    Do Cloud Games Adapt to Client Settings and Network Conditions?
    Minzhao Lyu; Yifan Wang; Vijay Sivaraman

    A First Look at 160 MHz WiFi 6/6E in Action: Performance and Interference Characterization
    Moinak Ghoshal; Shravan Bhoopasamudram Krishna; Francesco Gringoli; Joerg Widmer; Dimitrios Koutsonikolas

    Online Learning of Weakly Coupled MDP Policies for Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
    Eshwar S R; Lucas Lopes Felipe; Alexandre Reiffers-Masson; Daniel Menasché; Gugan Thoppe

    Optimal Control for Distributed Wireless SDN
    Quang M Nguyen; Eytan Modiano

    Through the Lens of Google CrUX: Dissecting Web Browsing Experience Across Devices and Countries
    Jayasree Sengupta; Tanya Shreedhar; Robert Kramer; Vaibhav Bajpai

    Recent Results Session Session 2: Machine Learning and Networking (II)

    Wednesday, 5th of June, 16:30 - 18:30, Aphitheater I

    A Generic Blue Agent Training Framework for Autonomous Cyber Operations
    Muhammad Omer Farooq; Thomas Kunz

    Secrets are forever: Characterizing sensitive file leaks on IPFS
    Zhengyu Wu; Brian Kondracki; Nick Nikiforakis; Aruna Balasubramanian

    Decentralized Collection of Attestations for Single-Slot Finality in Proof-of-Stake Blockchains
    János Tapolcai; Bence Ladoczki

    Charting Censorship Resilience and Global Internet Reachability: A Quantitative Approach
    Marina Ivanović; François Wirz; Jordi Subirà Nieto; Adrian Perrig

    GLIDS: Towards Global Latency Transparency
    Cyrill Krähenbühl; Seyedali Tabaeiaghdaei; Simon Scherrer; Matthias Frei; Adrian Perrig

    RM-Gen: Conditional Diffusion Model-Based Radio Map Generation for Wireless Networks
    Xuanhao Luo; Zhizhen Li; Zhiyuan Peng; Dongkuan Xu; Yuchen Liu

    Distributed Predictive QoS in Automotive Environments under Concept Drift
    Georgios Drainakis; Panagiotis Pantazopoulos; Konstantinos V. Katsaros; Vasilis Sourlas; Angelos Amditis; Dimitra I Kaklamani

    Collaborative Optimization of the Age of Information under Partial Observability
    Anam Tahir; Kai Cui; Amr Rizk; Heinz Koeppl

    Programmable Real-time Scheduling of Disaggregated Network Functions
    Tamás Lévai; Balázs Vass; Gábor Rétvári

    Exploring The Benefits of In-Band Service Routing
    Emilia Weyulu; Dirk Trossen


    End-to-end simulation of the O-RAN architecture on ns-3

    Andrea Lacava
    End-to-end simulation of the O-RAN architecture on ns-3

    Abstract: The rise of the 5G technology has set new requirements and use cases. Such challenges have shown the inefficiency of the black-box monolithic architectures, paving the way to open approaches like O-RAN. In O-RAN, the classic cellular Base Station is disaggregated into different units coordinated by the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). This new architectural approach paves the way to solve old and new challenges by exploiting data that in the past was not possible to collect and by the use of an on-demand fine-tuning control of the network entities. Indeed, thanks to O-RAN, researchers and network operators can leverage RIC centralized abstraction to create AI solutions for various use cases such as on-demand Traffic Steering, Anomaly Detection, and Quality of Service management. These AIs can be therefore packaged and shared in containers named xApps. In this talk, we present the current state of the art of the O-RAN architecture, showing its potential and describing its impact on the current challenges toward enabling intelligence in the next generation of cellular networks. Moreover, we propose ns-O-RAN, a software integration between a real-world near Real-Time RIC and an ns-3 simulated RAN. ns-O-RAN is designed to be a framework for the development of xApps, and the generation of realistic datasets with no O-RAN infrastructure expenses. Following the O-RAN specifications, this integration uses the E2 interface to connect different simulated base stations with the RIC enabling the exchange of E2 messages and RAN KPIs to be consumed by standard xApps. Finally, ns-O-RAN can work in a stand-alone mode, i.e. without the connection with the RIC to parallelize data collection campaigns and AIs training.

    From Information Freshness to Semantics of Information and Goal-oriented Communications

    Nikolaos Pappas
    From Information Freshness to Semantics of Information and Goal-oriented Communications

    Abstract: This tutorial will identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to task-oriented and semantics-aware communications for future wireless networks. The tutorial is mainly divided into two parts. In the first part, we will provide the motivation and discuss the current approaches towards semantics-aware goal-oriented communications, such as earlier studies that consider the age and value of information. Then, we will consider the topic beyond the age of information. We will present results on autonomous maintenance in real-time remote tracking and actuation, industrial IoT, semantic source coding, and autonomous systems. We will summarize the tutorial by providing a future outlook of task-oriented and semantics-aware communication and networks.

    Demos & Posters

    Tuesday, 4th of June, 09:45 - 10:15, Aphitheater I

    SWI-FEED: Smart Water IoT Framework for Evaluation of Energy and Data in Massive Scenarios
    Antonino Pagano, Domenico Garlisi, Fabrizio Giuliano, Tiziana Cattai, Francesca Cuomo

    Weather-Based Link Prediction for LEO-Satellite Networks using the WetLinks Dataset
    Eric Lanfer, Dominic Laniewski, Daniel Otten, Nils Aschenbruck

    Dynamic Connectivity Solutions: UAV Integration with 5G Networks
    Jesus Perez, Luis Diez, Johnny Choque, Luis Munoz, Pedro Velasco, Jose R Soldado

    A Data-Driven Solution for Improving Transferability of Traffic Flow Feature Selection
    Pegah Golchin, Nima Rafiee, Ralf Kundel

    Securing 5G: Trusted Execution Environments for Centrally Controlled IPsec Integrity
    Grazia Donghia, Flavio Ciravegna, Giacomo Bruno, Mattin Antartiko Elorza Forcada, Antonio Pastor, Antonio Lioy

    Latency-Aware Node Selection in Federated Learning
    Rustem Dautov and Erik Johannes Husom

    Posters & Demos will be available for presentation at the during the coffee breaks (10:05 - 10:50, 14:45 - 15:30) of Tuesday, June 4th, at the fouagie area at the entrance of the aphitheaters II and III.