Monday – June 22, 2020


Opening Introduction

09:00 – 09:10 

Session chair: tba


Invited Keynote

09:10 – 10:00

Learning Network Protocols
by Michael Schapira 

The Machine learning (ML) has deeply impacted many subareas of computer science, including computer vision, natural language processing, computational biology, and more. Yet, computer networking has largely withstood the ML tide until recently. Recent advances suggest that this might be changing. We ask whether/when network protocol design, which traditionally relies on the handcrafting of protocols by human experts, can be replaced by a learning-driven approach. We will investigate this question in the context of two fundamental networking challenges: routing and congestion control.

Session chair: Cristel Pelsser


Technical Session 1

10:00 – 11:00

The Internet in Crimea: a Case Study on Routing Interregnum (30 min)
Romain Fontugne (IIJ Research Lab), Ksenia Ermoshina (CIS CNRS / Citizen Lab), and Emile Aben (RIPE NCC)

Measuring Basic Load-Balancing and Fail-Over Setups for Email Delivery via DNS MX Records (30 min)
Jukka Ruohonen (University of Turku)

Session chair: Klaus-Tycho Foerster


Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:10


Invited Keynote

11:10 – 12:00

What else is new in 5G?
by Simone Ferlin

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) provides a complete system specification for Radio Access Networks (RAN), Core Networks (CN) and service capabilities for mobile networks.
While the goal of the previous standard generations has been to offer faster and reliable mobile data services, the upcoming 5G takes a leap towards broadening the application scenarios and specifying service requirements. We will discuss how these requirements lead to the transformation of the RAN architecture into a disaggregated, flexible and virtual network, and how this new architecture can impact the end-to-end picture, how services can be delivered in the future.

Session chair: Stefan Schmid


Technical Session 2

12:00 – 13:00

General Knapsack Bounds of Web Caching Performance Regarding the Properties of each Cacheable Object (30 min)
Gerhard Hasslinger (Deutsche Telekom), Konstantinos Ntougias (University of Cyprus), Frank Hasslinger (Darmstadt Univ. of Tech.), and Oliver Hohlfeld (Brandenburg Univ. of Tech.)

A Link Scheduling Algorithm for Underwater Optical Wireless Networks (30 min)
Zhengxin Fan, Lei Wang, Chi Lin, Yongda Yu, Bingxian Lu, Zhongxuan Luo, Zhenquan Qin, and Ming Zhu (Dalian University of Technology)

Session chair: Simone Ferlin


Workshop wrap-up & closing

13:00 – 13:10