Renata.TEIXEIRA | 1 Sep 20:58 2008

CFP Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference 2009

			   Call for Papers
	 Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2009
			     Seoul, Korea
			  April 1 - 3, 2009

The tenth Passive and Active Measurement conference will be held April
1-3rd, 2009 in Seoul, Korea. PAM focuses on research and practical
applications of network measurement and analysis techniques. The
conference's goal is to provide a forum for current work in its early
stages. Original papers are invited from the research and operations
communities on topics including, but not limited to:

    * Active Network Measurements
    * Passive Network Measurements
    * Performance Metrics
    * Traffic Statistics
    * Measurement Visualization
    * New Measurement Approaches & Techniques
    * Deployment of Measurement Infrastructure
    * New Measurement Initiatives
    * Applications of Network Measurements
    * Network Measurements and Security
    * Network Troubleshooting using Measurements
    * Reproduce (or Refute) Previous Measurement Results

The PAM steering committee believes that releasing measurement data
allows for better science to be conducted in the field of network
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Laurent Mathy | 5 Sep 19:28 2008

SIGCOMM 2009: Call for Workshops Proposals

[Apologies for multiple copies]

SIGCOMM 2009 will hold multiple one day workshops on Monday August 17
and Friday August 21, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain, co-located with the
main conference.

We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to
computer communication and packet networking before November 7, 2008 to
the Workshop Chairs. Proposals on emerging topics guaranteed to generate
significant interest in the community will be selected. SIGCOMM 2009
will have some returning and some new workshops.

A workshop proposal should contain at least:

    * A draft call for papers (as complete as possible)

    * The workshop deadlines (internal and external)

    * Names and affiliations of main organizers and tentative
composition of the committees

    * Motivation and rationale for the workshop

    * Expected number of submissions and participants

    * Prior history of this workshop, if any.

        Please include:

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James Minseok Kwon | 7 Sep 19:22 2008

ICNP 2008: Call for Participation

[Sincere apologies if you receive multiple copies of this Call for

                       CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                             ICNP 2008
        The 16th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
               Orlando, Florida, USA,  October 19-22, 2008

ICNP 2008, the sixteenth IEEE International Conference on Network
Protocols, is a conference covering all aspects of network protocols,
including design, analysis, specification, verification,
implementation, and performance.

ICNP 2008 will be held at the Regal Sun Resort in the Walt Disney
World Resort area, Orlando, Florida, October 19-22, 2008.

ICNP 2008 will feature a keynote presentation; 33 research paper
presentations organized into 10 technical sessions on wireless
networking, peer-to-peer systems, routing and transport protocols, and
security; a panel session on peer-to-peer systems versus ISPs; and a
student poster session.  Professor James F. Kurose (University of
Massachusetts, Amherst) will be the keynote speaker.

Two workshops will be held in conjunction with ICNP on October 19th:

1. Fourth Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec):
2. Workshop on Internet Network Management (INM):
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Yates, David | 22 Sep 22:54 2008

CFP -- PerSeNS 2009 -- IEEE PerCom Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing

Dear Colleague,

 Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.

  David Yates / CIS / Bentley College




The Fifth IEEE PerCom International Workshop on
Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing (PerSeNS 2009)


in conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2009 (
March 16-20, 2009, Dallas, TX







Thanks to wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing environments are

becoming a reality. Wireless sensor networks are aggregates of sensor nodes into

sophisticated sensing, computational and communication infrastructures. These

new networks are having a significant impact (and promises to have even more) on

a wide array of applications ranging from military, to scientific, to

industrial, to health-care, to domestic, establishing ubiquitous computing that

will pervade society and redefine the way in which we live and work.


The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss

solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and

application developers both from industry and academia. Original papers

addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of sensor networks are

solicited. Papers describing prototype and experimental implementations and

deployment of sensor networks and systems are particularly welcome.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


  - Sensor-based systems and applications

  - Operating systems

  - Middleware and software tools

  - Networking architectures and protocols

  - Data gathering, aggregation and dissemination

  - Topology control

  - Power management and energy-efficient design

  - Time synchronization

  - Location management

  - Sensor networks with mobile elements

  - Cross-layer architectures

  - Intelligent sensor nodes

  - Security and dependability issues

  - Modelling and performance evaluation

  - Measurements





Papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or

currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be limited to

6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the

IEEE Computer Society author guidelines



All submissions will be handled via EDAS. Accepted papers will be published by

the IEEE Computer Society Press in the combined PerCom 2009 workshops

proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend

the workshop to present the paper.





Papers due                    OCTOBER 10, 2008

Notification of acceptance    December 19, 2008

Camera-ready papers due       January 7, 2009





Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy

Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA





Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Switzerland

Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA





Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy

Jianping Wang, City University of Hong Kong, HK

David Yates, Bentley College, USA





Ozgur Akan, Middle East Technical University at Ankara, Turkey

Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA

Alan Bertossi, University of Bologna, Italy

Raheem A. Beyah, Georgia State University, USA

Edoardo Biagioni, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Ladislau Boloni, University of Central Florida, USA

Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy

Levente Buttyan, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Tiziana Calamoneri, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Jiannong Cao, HK Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Diane J. Cook, Washington State University, USA,

Sajal K. Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Tech, USA

Mario Di Francesco, University of Pisa, Italy

Isabelle Guerin Lassous, INRIA, France

Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Holger Karl, University of Paderborn, Germany

Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA 

Yonghe Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Giuseppe Lo Re, University of Palermo, Italy

Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy

Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK

Janise McNair, University of Florida, USA

Pietro Michiardi, Institut Eurecom, France

Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece

Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy

Cristina Pinotti, University of Perugia, Italy

Ravi Prakash, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland

Alex Rogers, University of Southampton, UK

Maria Giovanna Sami, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Rahul Shah, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, USA

Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy

Kuang-Ching (KC) Wang, Clemson University, USA

Jie Wu, Florid Atlantic University, USA

Guoliang Xing, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

David Yates, Bentley College, USA

Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland, USA

Mark Claypool | 23 Sep 16:59 2008

NetGames 2008 Call for Participation

+++++++++++++++ NetGames 2008 Call for Participation ++++++++++++++++

     Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games: NetGames 2008
         October 21st and 22nd, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


The 7th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games
(NetGames 2008) will be held in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA on
October 21-22, 2008.  The sponsor is Worcester Polytechnic Institute
with cooperation from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM
SIGMM and ACM SIGCOMM).  The NetGames workshop brings together
researchers and developers from academia and industry to present new
research in understanding networked games of today and in enabling the
next generation of networked games of tomorrow.

The highlights of this year's program includes fourteen full-length
papers, poster session, an industry panel, a keynote and a game jam!



  Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
  8:00      Registration and Breakfast
  8:45      Opening remarks
  9:00      Cheat Detection
  10:30     Break
 11:00      Keynote
 12:00      Lunch
  1:30      Peer-to-Peer
  3:00      Poster Session
  4:00      Massively Multiplayer Online Games
  6:00      Dinner
  8:00      Game Jam

  Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
  8:30      Breakfast
  9:00      Architectures
 10:30      Break
 11:00      Panel
 12:00      Lunch
  1:30      Bandwidth and Latency Reduction
  3:00      Closing remarks



   (8:00)   Registration and Breakfast

   (8:45)   Opening Remarks

    (9:00)  Cheat Detection

   A Peer Auditing Scheme for Cheat Elimination in MMOGs
   Authors: Josh Goodman (McGill University)
            Clark Verbrugge (McGill University)

   Stealth Measurements for Cheat Detection in On-line Games
   Authors: Wu-chang Feng (Portland State University)
            Ed Kaiser (Portland State University)
            Travis Schluessler (Intel)

   Game Bot Identification Based on Manifold Learning
   Authors: Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
            Hsing-Kuo Kenneth Pao (National Taiwan University)
            Hong-Chung Chang (National Taiwan University)

  (10:30)   Break

  (11:00)   Keynote

   Speaker: Aubrey Hodges, Director of Audio, 38 Studios

  (12:00)   Lunch

   (1:30)   Peer-to-Peer

   A Case for Mutual Notification: A Survey of P2P Protocols for 
   Massively Multiplayer Online Games
    Author: Stephan Krause (Universität Karlsruhe)

   Efficient Triangulation for P2P Networked Virtual Environments
   Authors: Eliya Buyukkaya (LIP6, University of Paris 6)
            Maha Abdallah (LIP6, University of Paris 6)

   Area-Based Gossip Multicast
   Authors: Christian Seeger (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
            Patric Kabus (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
            Bettina Kemme (McGill University)
            Alejandro Buchmann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

   (3:00)   Poster Session

   Quantifying the Effect of Content-based Transport Strategies for
   Online Role Playing Games
   Authors: Chih-Ming Chen (National Taiwan University)
            Te-Yuang Huang (National Taiwan University)
            Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
            Polly Huang (National Taiwan University)

   Dragon Kill Points: Loot Distribution in MMORPGs
   Authors: Ernst Gunnar Gran (Simula Research Laboratory)
            Sven-Arne Reinemo (Simula Research Laboratory)

   Dynamic Voice Communication Support for Multiplayer Online Games
   Authors: Tomas Hildebrandt (KOM - TU Darmstadt)
            Sonja Bergsträßer (KOM - TU Darmstadt)
            Christoph Rensing (KOM - TU Darmstadt)
            Ralf Steinmetz (KOM - TU Darmstadt)

   A CAPTCHA System for Nintendo DS
   Authors: Mohammad Shirali-Shahreza (Sharif University of Technology)
            Sajad Shirali-Shahreza (Sharif University of Technology)

   Action-specific Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games 
   Traffic Analysis: A Case Study of World of Warcraft
   Authors: Mirko Suznjevic (University of Zagreb)
            Maja Matijasevic (University of Zagreb)
            Ognjen Dobrijevic (University of Zagreb)

   (4:00)   Massively Multiplayer Online Games

   An Analysis of WoW Players' Game Hours
   Authors: Pin-Yun Tarng (National Taiwan University)
            Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
            Polly Huang (National Taiwan University)

   Persistence in Massively Multiplayer Online Games
   Authors: Kaiwen Zhang (McGill University)
            Bettina Kemme (McGill University)
            Alexandre Denault (McGill University)

   (6:00)   Dinner

   (8:00)   Game Jam


   (8:30)   Breakfast

   (9:00)   Architectures

   A Hybrid Architecture for Massively Multiplayer Online Games
   Authors: Jared Jardine (Brigham Young University)
            Daniel Zappala (Brigham Young University)

   Dynamic Server Allocation in a Real-Life Deployable Communications 
   Architecture for Networked Games
   Authors: Peter Quax (Hasselt University)
            Bart Cornelissen (Hasselt University)
            Jeroen Dierckx (Hasselt University)
            Gert Vansichem (Androme NV)
            Wim Lamotte (Hasselt University)

   Performance Analysis of Game WorGame World Partitioning Methods 
   for Multiplayer Mobile Gaming
   Authors: Kusno Prasetya (Bond University)
            Zheng da Wu (Bond University)

   (10:30)   Break

   (11:00)   Panel

   Industry Issues in Massively Multiplayer Online Games
   Panelists: Darius Kazemi, President, Orbus Gameworks
              Keith Thompson, Senior Staff Engineer, Project Darkstar
              Jon Laff, Chief Technology Officer, 38 Studios

   (12:00)   Lunch

   (1:30)    Bandwidth and Latency Reduction

    Latency Reduction by Dynamic Core Selection and Partial Migration 
    of Game State
    Authors: Paul B. Beskow (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Knut-Helge Vik (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Pål Halvorsen (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Carsten Griwodz (Simula / University of Oslo)

    Tackling Online Game Development Problems with a Novel Network 
    Scripting Language
    Authors: Paul Sheppard (ITI Techmedia)
             George Russell (Codeplay Software Ltd)
             Rich Rowan (Codeplay Software Ltd)
             Verena Achenbach (Codeplay Software Ltd)
             Alastair F. Donaldson (Codeplay Software Ltd)

    Improving Application Layer Latency for Reliable Thin-stream Game
    Authors: Andreas Petlund (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Kristian Evensen (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Pål Halvorsen (Simula / University of Oslo)
             Carsten Griwodz (Simula / University of Oslo)

   (3:00)   Closing Remarks



  Mark Claypool (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


  Grenville Armitage (Swinburne University of Technology)
  Surendar Chandra (Notre Dame)
  Kajal Claypool (MIT Lincoln Labs)
  Wu-chang Feng (Portland State University)
  Wu-chi Feng (Portland State University)
  David Finkel (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  Tobias Fritcsh (Freie Universitat Berlin)
  Carsten Griwodz (University of Oslo)
  Paal Halvorsen (University of Oslo)
  John Miller (Microsoft Research)
  Travis Schluessler (Intel Corporation)
  Anees Shaikh  (IBM Research)
  Ooi Wei Tsang (National University of Singapore)
  Lars Wolf (Technical University Braunschweig)


  Early registration:          September 21, 2008
  Final registration:            October 10, 2008*
  Workshop:                   October 21-22, 2008

  *Note! There will be no on-site registration!

+++++++++++++++ NetGames 2008 Call for Participation +++++++++++++++++

Oleg Vishnepolsky | 29 Sep 16:28 2008

dont fragment bit in XP/Vista

I am new to the list and I apologize profusely if this has been discussed here already.
I see dont fragment bit set in all IP datagrams in XP machines. Why would Microsoft stack set that, and is there to disable this ? We had a number of issues with this setting.
I suspect that this was turned on by a Microsoft TCP/IP stack engineer during a debugging session, and never cleared.
Thoughts ?
Oleg Vishnepolsky
David Borman | 29 Sep 17:01 2008

Re: dont fragment bit in XP/Vista

This is part of Path MTU discovery.  See RFC 1191 for more details.
			-David Borman

On Sep 29, 2008, at 9:28 AM, Oleg Vishnepolsky wrote:

> I am new to the list and I apologize profusely if this has been  
> discussed here already.
> I see dont fragment bit set in all IP datagrams in XP machines. Why  
> would Microsoft stack set that, and is there to disable this ? We  
> had a number of issues with this setting.
> I suspect that this was turned on by a Microsoft TCP/IP stack  
> engineer during a debugging session, and never cleared.
> Thoughts ?
> Oleg Vishnepolsky

Li Li | 1 Oct 14:50 2008


CALL FOR PAPERS: Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Oct. 15th 2008
6th IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing  (MP2P'09)

Dallas, Texas, USA, March 16-20, 2009

In conjunction with the 7th IEEE International Conference on
Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom'09)

Technical funding by EuroNGI (*):

(*) Final approval pending

Important Dates:

Papers due:                          October 15, 2008         *** NEW 
DATE ****
Notification of acceptance      November 18, 2008
Camera-ready papers due       December 15, 2008

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing is a networking and distributed computing
paradigm which allows the sharing of computing resources and services
by direct, symmetric interaction between computers. The advance in
mobile wireless communication technology and the increasing number of
mobile users, extend the arena of P2P computing to encompass mobile
devices and wireless networks.  The special characteristics of mobile
environments, such as highly variable connectivity, disconnection,
location-dependency, resource contraints, and diversity in wireless
networks as well as carrier-grade performance requirements bring new
challenges for research in mobile P2P communication and computing.

MP2P'09 is intended to serve as a continuing forum for scientists and
engineers in academia and industry to exchange and discuss their
experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of  mobile
P2P computing and communications. It will address the  challenges,
technologies, and architectures leading to real-world  solutions that
provide users with direct access and control of their  critical peer-based
information and services, regardless of location or  device.

The principal theme of MP2P'09 is the peer-to-peer paradigm as used in
mobile ad hoc networks (MANETS), sensor networks, and large-scale
heterogeneous overlays.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Peer-to-peer overlays for MANETs and sensor networks
- Hybrid P2P architectures for integrated MANETs and wide-area networks
- Large-scale heterogeneous P2P systems
- Mobility in federated overlay architectures
- Impact of network mobility on P2P systems and services (mobile IP /
- P2P-based information sensing and fusion
- MP2P performance & measurement studies
- Semantic routing & overlay routing in MP2P
- Delay tolerant MP2P systems
- Resource and service discovery in MP2P
- Resource exchange mechanisms in MP2P
- Peer access and control in mobile environment
- Data exchange and rendering techniques for mobile P2P devices
- Secure communication protocols for MP2P
- Nature-inspired algorithms for MP2P
- Novel MP2P applications & services
- Theoretical issues on mobile information diffusion
- MP2P messaging systems, monitoring systems, searching systems, games,
- Location dependent MP2P services
- MP2P over different bearer services: 2.5/3G (GPRS/UMTS) / 802.11  (WLAN)
- MP2P & operator/provider requirements
- Reliability and carrier-grade performance of MP2P services

Paper Submission:
Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 5 pages in IEEE
proceedings style. Authors MUST submit their papers through the 
EASYCHAIR web site
( )
in three steps:

* Creation of a personal account on EASYCHAIR (if the author does not
already have one)
* Registration of the paper (requiring a short abstract of up to 150  

* Upload of the paper. Only in pdf format

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present
the paper. All submissions will be reviewed and selected based on their
originality of the paper. Accepted papers must be presented at the  
and will appear in a combined PerCom 2009 workshop proceedings  
published by
IEEE Computer Society Press. Paper must not be submitted  elsewhere.

Authors that present a system in their paper are highly encouraged to
demonstrate also the system in the demo session of the workshop.

Organizing Committee, Program Co-chairs:

John Buford, Avaya Labs, USA.
Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada.
Kurt Tutschku, Department of Computer Science, University of Vienna, 

Steering Board

- Frank-Uwe Andersen, Siemens Communications, Berlin, Germany.
- Jiannong Cao, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic  University.
- Y. Charlie Hu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue
- Cecilia Mascolo, Department of Computer Science, University College
- Maria Papadopouli, Department of Computer Science, University of  North
Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publicity Chair

Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada.

Program Committee Members (Pending Approval)

- John Buford, Avaya Labs, USA.
- Jiannong Cao, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic  University
- Hermann de Meer, Department of Computer Networks & Computer
Communications, University of Passau, Germany.
- Krishna Kishore Dhara, Avaya Labs Research, Lincroft, NJ, USA.
- Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada.
- Stephen Hailes, Department of Computer Science, University College of
London, UK
- Y. Charlie Hu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue
- Norihiro Ishikawa, NTT Docomo, Japan.
- Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
- Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe,
- Mario Kolberg, University of Sterling, UK.
- Thomas Kunz, Dept. of Systems and Comp. Engineering, Carleton  
- Li Li, Communication Research Center Canada, Canada
- Christoph Lindemann, University of Leipzig, Germany.
- George Roussos, School of Computer Science and Information Systems,
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
- Jochen Schiller, Institute of Computer Science, FU Berlin, Germany.
- Hans-Peter Schwefel, Department of Communication Technology, Aalborg
University, Denmark.
- Shervin Shirmohammadi, School of Information Technology and  Engineering
(SITE), University of Ottawa, Canada.
- Kurt Tutschku, Department of Distributed Systems, University of  
- Klaus Wehrle, Distributed Systems Group, RWTH Aachen, Germany.
- Chansu Yu, Dept. Of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland  State
University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
- Karin Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria

- Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
- Dario Rossi, ENST Telecom Paris
- Adrian Popescu, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Michaela Meo, Politiecnico di Torino, Italy