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Call for papers

SIGCOMM 2005 - Workshop on

Mining network data (MineNet-05)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. August 26, 2005

Todays IP networks are extensively instrumented for collecting a wealth of information including traffic traces (e.g., packet or flow level traces), control (e.g., router forwarding tables, BGP and OSPF updates), and management (e.g., alarms, SNMP traps) data. The real challenge is to process and analyze this vast amount of primarily unstructured information and extract structures, relationships, and higher level knowledge embedded in it and use it to aid network management and operations. The goal of this one day workshop is to explore new directions in network data collection, storage, and analysis techniques, and their application to network monitoring, management, and remediation. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds, including networking, data mining, machine learning, and statistics, to get together and collaboratively approach this problem from their respective vantage points.

We are soliciting original/position papers on topics (including, but not limited to) listed below.

  • Collection, storage and access infrastructure: platform instrumentation (e.g. multi-modal, multi-resolution sensors), collection techniques (e.g. event sampling, filtering, aggregation, etc.), storage and access (e.g. retention policy, indexing techniques etc.).
  • Network data analytics techniques and tools: network stream mining, network graph mining, micro-clustering, temporal and statistical correlation, causality tracking, machine learning.
  • Applications to network operations and management network problem determination, network reliability and performance, root-cause analysis, security, emerging phenomenon detection (e.g. DDoS, virus/worm, spam etc.), traffic classification.

Of particular interest are (i) new solution techniques as well as applications of existing techniques from data mining, machine learning and statistics to IP network problems, (ii) experiences with the use of such techniques for IP networks, and (iii) open networking problems and challenges that would benefit from the use of such techniques. Selected papers will be forward-looking, with impact and implications for both operational networks and ongoing or future research.

Submission instructions

Papers should be at most 6 pages long, in standard ACM format (single-spaced, double column, at least 10pt font), and in either postscript or pdf format only. Author names, affiliations, contact information, paper title and paper abstract. should also be entered in ascii format at the submission website. Submit papers via the MineNet-05 submission site: http://www.ece.gatech.edu/conferences/minenet05/index.html.

Papers will be reviewed single blind. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED (please follow details/instructions on the submission site).

Important dates

Registration deadlineWed, April 6, 2005, 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Submission deadlineSat, April 9, 2005, 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Notification deadlineMay 10, 2005
Camera ready deadlineMay 30, 2005
Workshop dateAugust 26, 2005

Workshop organizing chairs

Subhabrata SenAT&T Labs-Research
Chuanyi JiGeorgia Tech
Debanjan SahaIBM Research
Joe McCloskeyDept. of Defense

Technical program committee

Constantinos DovrolisGeorgia Tech
Chuanyi JiGeorgia Tech
Nick KoudasUniv. of Toronto
Vipin KumarUniv. of Minnesota
Joe McCloskeyDept. of Defense
Robert NovakUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
Rajeev RastogiLucent Bell Labs
John ReumannIBM Research
Jennifer RexfordPrinceton Univ.
Matthew RoughanUniv. of Adelaide
Debanjan SahaIBM Research
Subhabrata SenAT&T Labs-Research
William SzewczykDept. of Defense
Walter WillingerAT&T Labs-Research
Zhi-Li ZhangUniv. of Minnesota

Contact information

For general questions regarding the workshop, please contact the organizers: minenet-org@mail.ee.gatech.edu.


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