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Dario Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:55:10 +0100
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The detailed program of the 6th TMA Workshop and of the 4th TMA PhD 
School are now available!  Do not hesitate to check them and to apply to 
the school at http://goo.gl/YHqZCm  !!


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              Call for participation to the

4th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA), 2014
     http://networks.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news/tma-2014/phdschool/

            Colocated with the 6th TMA Workshop

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Organizers:
* Dario Rossi, Chair ([log in to unmask])
* Sabri Zaman, Local chair ([log in to unmask])
* Hamed Saljooghinejad, Local chair & Webmaster 
([log in to unmask])

Speakers:
* Timur Friedman and Jordan Auge and Marc-Olivier Buob (Université 
Pierre et Marie Curie)
* Benoit Donnet and Korian Edeline (Université de Liege)
* Renata Teixeira and Anna-Kaisa Pitilainen (Inria)
* Alessandro Finamore (Politecnico di Torino)

Dates:
* April 14th-16th, London UK
* Colocated with the 6th TMA Workshop, held the April 14th
   http://networks.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news/tma-2014

Application:
* http://goo.gl/YHqZCm  (application deadline March 12th)
   Application is free of charge and entitles participation to the TMA 
Workshop
   Be sure to register before the deadline!

Venue:
* Room Eng.209, School of EECS at Queen Mary University of London, Mile 
End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom


Summary
-------

For the first time, the 6th TMA Workshop (14th april) and the TMA PhD 
school (15-16th april) will be jointly held, at Queen Mary University of 
London. This year school includes theoretic courses, hands on 
laboratories  and PhD poster sessions as well.

Colocation of both events not only exposes students to the technical 
program of the TMA workshop (participation to the school entitles 
attendance of the workshop at no cost), but will also give PhD students 
the  chance to present their ongoing work to TMA attendees and take 
valuable feedback (as the poster sessions span over the 3 days of both 
events).

See below a hint of the program and some logistic information, but do 
not esitate to browse through the School and Workshop websites! 
http://networks.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news/tma-2014/




Program
---------

The 4th edition of the TMA PhD School continues the traditional blend of 
theory and practice initiated by the three former editions (see the TMA 
portal http://www.tma-portal.eu/cost-tma-action/phd-schools/ ).

Talks will be followed by hands on laboratory sessions where PhD 
students will have the chance to put in practice cutting-edge 
methodologies they just have been exposed to --  aiming at reinforcing 
the learning process and drive down the cost to start new research work 
in the TMA domain. This year school will cover both passive and active 
measurement techniques, with emphasis  on inference of network behavior, 
possibly at scale, covering the whole value chain of the Internet ecosystem.

In the current Internet, users access  Cloud based applications through 
Web browsers or smartphone apps. The overall user experience depends on 
different and independently operated network segments and software 
tools:  so that the overall path from the household to the Cloud starts 
from an home network and traverse several autonomous systems, before 
finally hitting the data center or content distribution node. It follows 
that to assess the quality of user experience, and troubleshoot issues 
that potentially arise at any step in the path, a multitude of 
methodologies are needed.

For example, problems may be local to the user home (e.g., bufferbloat), 
or in the path (e.g., failing or misconfigured equipment),  or in the 
datacenter (e.g., faraway Cloud node). Techniques and tools learnt 
throughout the school will allow students to detect Cloud applications 
that are using anycast addresses by leveraging multiple vantage points. 
They will reveal and fingerprint intermediate routers in the paths to 
the Cloud. They will assess application performance from the edge, 
either by peeking through the user browser, or by passive inspection of 
the traffic from network links.


Talks and labs in the school will precisely address the above topics:

    * Active inference: Router fingerprinting via Tracebox
         Benoit Donnet and Korian Edeline (Université de Liege)

    * Achieving scale:  Large scale active measurement from PlanetLab
         Timur Friedman,  Jordan Auge  and Marc-Olivier Buob (Université 
Pierre et Marie Curie)

    * Passive inference: Troubleshooting the Cloud with Tstat
          Alessandro Finamore (Politecnico di Torino)

    * Close to users: Performance measurement via Fathom
         Renata Teixeira and Anna-Kaisa Pitilainen (Inria)



Detailed program and schedule is available at 
http://networks.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news/tma-2014/phdschool/



Logistics
----------

The PhD school will take place right after the TMA conference and school 
attendees will have the chance to follow the TMA workshop at no cost 
(travel grants may be available; decision is pending).

During the school, by means of  poster sessions, PhD students will have 
a chance to present their ongoing work to TMA attendees and take 
valuable feedback. Additionally, participants can share her/his research 
with peers and specialized professors during practical sessions with the 
aim of advancing her/his own project and consolidating a network of 
practitioners and scholars in the TMA field.

At the end of the school, we will release a certificate that will report 
the total number of hours of the school (and the outcome of an optional 
final examination for students that require it). You can use that 
certificate to ask for credits at your institution (in most Universities 
1 credit = 5 hours).

For further information, please visit the PhD School website at 
http://networks.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news/tma-2014/phdschool/



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