Troubleshooting: Research, Theory and Operations Practice Meet
Network monitoring and
measurement has received a great deal of attention in the research
community recently. While some research to-date has been focused
on finding problems, failures and anomalies in networks this workshop
endeavors to focus specifically on such topics. The workshop
seeks papers exploring several themes:
Call For Papers
DETECTION: Mechanisms and techniques for
detecting failures, imminent failures and other anomalies in real
time. The focus of this workshop is research that can be used
operationally to help the network in the short-term. Techniques
that require heavyweight off-line analysis to find problems provide the
community with an understanding of and an insight into the dynamics and
potential long-term solutions for network issues, but are not the main
focus of this workshop.
CORRECTION: While detecting problems (or
imminent problems) and alerting network operators is a good first step,
techniques for automatically mitigating problems as they occur are also
COORDINATION: Detecting and solving
problems in a multi-provider environment inevitably involves
communicating between distinct autonomous entities. Mechanisms
and facilities to streamline and automate such communication are sought.
EXPERIENCE: Insight from network operators
into network problems they cannot easily detect (or, detect far too
late) and tools that would make network management much easier.
Input from network operators on non-obvious or non-technical
considerations which impact technical solutions are also sought.
This workshop invites two
kinds of submissions:
Original papers on any area of network
measurement, monitoring or management specifically directed towards one
or more of the above themes.
Poster presentation proposals. While
posters on any of the above themes will be accepted, posters on
operational experience are highly sought.
Note: For this workshop,
"networks" includes both physical networks and virtual networks (CDNs,
the specific problems of interest, include:
Protocol failures - link, routing,
Detecting mis-configuration of network
Partial hardware failures - intermittent,
Traffic engineering for overload control
Security - DDoS attacks, detecting
compromised network elements, intrusion detection (especially for
non-edge networks since a large body of work already tackles the
problems at the network edge)
Submissions ranging from
presentations of specific research to position papers are welcome.
Papers presenting interesting and novel ideas at an early stage of
development are preferred over completed journal-style results.
Selected papers will be forward-looking, with impact and implications
for both operational networks and ongoing or future research.
Please submit 3-6 page
papers (two column, standard SIGCOMM format with no less than 10pt
font) using the web site below. Poster proposals should be sent
in the form of 1-page abstracts. Authors are encouraged to register
papers and poster proposals as soon as possible at the web site below
(by providing a short abstract and author list) so that we can plan the
review process. The submission deadline for full papers is April
15, 2004 before 11:59 PM EST. This is a hard deadline.
Papers can be submitted at
the NetTS submission web site.
April 8, 2004
Submission deadline: April
May 15, 2004
Camera ready deadline:
June 15, 2004
Jon C.R. Bennett, Harvard University
Mark Allman, ICIR
- Randy Bush, IIJ
Greenberg, AT&T Research
Moore, CAIDA/UCSD CSE
Partridge, BBN Technologies
Spring, Univ. of Washington
Thomas, Cisco/Team Cymru