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Paolo Costa, Wenjun Hu, Vyas Sekar (editors), Proceedings of the 2012 CoNEXT Student Workshop, CoNEXT Student'12, (co-located with CoNEXT'12) December 10, 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. ACM 2012, ISBN 978-1-4503-1779-5.

Table of Contents

CoNEXT 2012 Student Workshop Chairs' Welcome
Paolo Costa (Imperial College London)
Wenjun Hu (Microsoft Research Asia)
Vyas Sekar (Stony Brook University)

CoNEXT 2012 Student Workshop Organization

CoNEXT Student 2012 Workshop Author Index

Keynote Address

Keynote Address

PhD Forum Session

WIP Session 2

WIP Session 1

WIP Session 3

Keynote Address
Session Chair: Wenjun Hu (Microsoft Research Asia)


10 Years in the Making: A Retrospective to a Research Career (Page 1)
Konstantina Papagiannaki (Telefonica Research)

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PhD Forum Session
Session Chair: Vyas Sekar (Stony Brook University)


AutoSlice: Automated and Scalable Slicing for Software-Defined Networks (Page 3)
Zdravko Bozakov (Leibniz University of Hannover)
Panagiotis Papadimitriou (Leibniz University of Hannover)


Toward Fast and Efficient IP-level Network Topology Capture (Page 5)
Thomas Bourgeau (UPMC Sorbonne Universités)
Timur Friedman (UPMC Sorbonne Universités)


QoS-Driven Channel Selection for Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks (Page 7)
Luca Zappaterra (George Washington University)


AFR: Automatic Multi-Stage Forensic Data Retrieval (Page 9)
David Gugelmann (ETH Zurich)
Dominik Schatzmann (ETH Zurich)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse)


Implications of Source Routing (Page 11)
Onur Ascigil (University of Kentucky)
Ken Calvert (University of Kentucky)


Inferring Networked System Models from Behavior Traces (Page 13)
Ivan Beschastnikh (University of Washington)

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WIP Session 1
Session Chair: Paolo Costa (Imperial College London)


OpenCache: Exploring Efficient and Transparent Content Delivery Mechanisms for Video-on-Demand (Page 15)
Matthew Broadbent (Lancaster University)
Nicholas Race (Lancaster University)


From Your Routine to Hotspot Deployment for Data Offloading (Page 17)
Eduardo Mucelli Rezende Oliveira (Ecole Polytechnique & INRIA)
Aline Carneiro Viana (INRIA)


The Complete Picture of the Twitter Social Graph (Page 19)
Maksym Gabielkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)
Arnaud Legout (INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)


Dissecting Foursquare Venue Popularity via Random Region Sampling (Page 21)
Yanhua Li (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Moritz Steiner (Bell Labs)
Limin Wang (Bell Labs)
Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Jie Bao (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)


Diverse Routing in Networks with Star SRLGs (Page 23)
Jean-Claude Bermond (INRIA, I3S, CNRS, University Nice Sophia)
David Coudert (INRIA, I3S, CNRS, University Nice Sophia)
Gianlorenzo D'Angelo (INRIA, I3S, CNRS, University Nice Sophia)
Fatima Zahra Moataz (INRIA, I3S, CNRS, University Nice Sophia)


Interaction or Interference: Can AQM and Low Priority Congestion Control Successfully Collaborate? (Page 25)
Yixi Gong (Télécom ParisTech)
Dario Rossi (Télécom ParisTech)
Claudio Testa (Télécom ParisTech)
Silvio Valenti (Google)
Dave Täht (


Enabling Energy-Aware Mobile Data Offloading for Smartphones Through Vertical Collaboration (Page 27)
Aaron Yi Ding (University of Helsinki)
Pan Hui (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories)
Markku Kojo (University of Helsinki)
Sasu Tarkoma (University of Helsinki)


How to Prevent AS Hijacking Attacks (Page 29)
Johann Schlamp (TU München)
Georg Carle (TU München)
Ernst W. Biersack (Eurecom)

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Keynote Address
Session Chair: Vyas Sekar (Stony Brook University)


Reactions on Advice Given by Others on the Business of Becoming a Researcher (Page 31)
Paul Francis (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)

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WIP Session 2
Session Chair: Wenjun Hu (Microsoft Research Asia)


Xcast6 Treemap Islands - Revisiting Multicast Model (Page 33)
Truong Khoa Phan (Joint project Mascotte, I3S, INRIA)
Joanna Moulierac (Joint project Mascotte, I3S, INRIA)
Cuong Ngoc Tran (Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology)
Nam Thoai (Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology)


Evolving TCP. How Hard Can It Be? (Page 35)
Zubair Nabi (University of Cambridge)
Toby Moncaster (University of Cambridge)
Anil Madhavapeddy (University of Cambridge)
Steven Hand (University of Cambridge)
Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge)


A Multi-Platform Event-Driven Controller for Network Experiments (Page 37)
Alina Quereilhac (INRIA)
Thierry Turletti (INRIA)
Walid Dabbous (INRIA)


Distributed k-Core Decomposition of Dynamic Graphs (Page 39)
Paul Jakma (University of Glasgow)
Marcin Orczyk (University of Glasgow)
Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow)
Marwan Fayed (University of Stirling)


Who Is More Reliable? An Evaluation Method for Distributed-Memory Aggregation in the Internet (Page 41)
Hongyi Chen (National University of Defense Technology)
Zhigang Sun (National University of Defense Technology)
Bin Huang (National University of Defense Technology)
Tao Li (National University of Defense Technology)
Xilong Mao (National University of Defense Technology)


Source Routed Forwarding with Software Defined Control, Considerations and Implications (Page 43)
Mourad Soliman (Carleton University)
Biswajit Nandy (Carleton University)
Ioannis Lambadaris (Carleton University)
Peter Ashwood-Smith (Huawei Canada)


Specification and Composition of Network Services in Future Internet Architectures (Page 45)
Xinming Chen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Abhishek Dwaraki (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Hao Cai (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Tilman Wolf (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)


Decoupling BGP Policy from Routing with Programmable Reactive Policy Control (Page 47)
Peter W. Thai (Drexel University)
Jaudelice C. de Oliveira (Drexel University)


Exploring Reachability via Settlement-Free Peering (Page 49)
Sebastian Meyer (Freie Universität Berlin)
Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin)
Thomas C. Schmidt (HAW Hamburg)

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WIP Session 3
Session Chair: Paolo Costa (Imperial College London)


Smooth Transmission Over Unsynchronized VLC Links (Page 51)
Qifan Pu (University of Science and Technology of China)
Wenjun Hu (Microsoft Research Asia)


Actors and Publish/Subscribe: an Efficient Approach to Scalable Distribution in Data Centers (Page 53)
Dominik Charousset (HAW Hamburg)
Thomas C. Schmidt (HAW Hamburg)
Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin)


Deadline-Aware Data Plane for Internet Video (Page 55)
Junchen Jiang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Hui Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)


Chkdiff: Checking Traffic Differentiation at Internet Access (Page 57)
Riccardo Ravaioli (I3S/CNRS UMR 7271)
Chadi Barakat (Inria)
Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (I3S/CNRS UMR 7271)


The Case for Software-Defined Networking in Heterogeneous Networked Environments (Page 59)
Marc Mendonca (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Katia Obraczka (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Thierry Turletti (INRIA)


Automated Home Network Troubleshooting with Device Collaboration (Page 61)
Stéphane Wustner (UMPC/ Technicolor)
Diana Joumblatt (UPMC)
Renata Teixeira (UPMC)
Jaideep Chandrashekar (Technicolor)


Gaining Insight into AS-Level Outages through Analysis of Internet Background Radiation (Page 63)
Karyn Benson (University of California, San Diego/CAIDA)
Alberto Dainotti (University of California, San Diego/CAIDA)
kc Claffy (University of California, San Diego/CAIDA)
Emile Aben (RIPE NCC)


Meddle: Middleboxes for Increased Transparency and Control of Mobile Traffic (Page 65)
Ashwin Rao (INRIA)
Justine Sherry (UC Berkeley)
Arnaud Legout (INRIA)
Arvind Krishnamurthy (University of Washington)
Walid Dabbous (INRIA)
David Choffnes (University of Washington)


Optimal Storage Allocation for Road Side Unit Aided Vehicular Mobile Content Dissemination (Page 67)
Wenyu Ren (Tsinghua University)
Yong Li (Tsinghua University)
Depeng Jin (Tsinghua University)
Pan Hui (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories)