WNM 2009


4th IEEE LCN Workshop on
Network Measurements 

IEEE Computer Society


To be held in conjunction with
34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2009)
October 20-23, 2009

Swissôtel Zürich
Schulstrasse 44, CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland

The workshop will be held on Oct. 23rd. See  The Final Program .

The LCN International Workshop on Network Measurements, will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN). The workshop will include papers and panels dealing with latest advances and challenges facing the field. The expected audience will include networking researchers, practitioners, scientists and engineers from industry, academia and government.  LCN registration will cover  workshop attendance.

The first three IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements was very successful in bringing together a set of participants actively working on network measurements in various domains. We will continue  to address network measurements from different perspectives and different domains. 

Topics of Interest

Network measurements are crucial for operation, diagnosis, and characterization of complex networks. Accurate characterization is important for understanding the behavior of networks and for evaluating the scalability, reliability and performance of protocols. Cross-layer designs, and overlay protocols often rely on measurements. Measurements in wired and wireless domains, and end-to-end and subnet measurements face domain specific constraints while sharing common objectives. Complex dynamics of the networks and also the difficulties in performing measurement itself pose many challenges. This workshop will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in network measurements to discuss and exchange measurement related research in both wireless and wired domains, and also explore emerging fields of measurements such as on mobile devices.

High quality, previously unpublished work is solicited on the topics including, but not limited to:

  • Measurements on homogeneous and heterogeneous networks
  • Physical layer characteristics and measurements for wireless networks
  • Implementation and operational challenges of wireless testbeds
  • Mobility models and traffic patterns
  • Wired and wireless domain measurements
  • Measurement tools, benchmarks and data sets
  • Bandwidth, capacity and delay estimation
  • Active and passive measurements at core nodes
  • End-to-end and/or application-level measurements over the Internet
  • Metrics for network characterization
  • Measurements on Mobile devices
  • Applications and protocols relying on network measurements

Paper length should not exceed 8 pages. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via EDAS.  Papers will go through a thorough review process. The accepted papers will appear in the IEEE LCN conference proceedings and also be available via IEEE Xplore.

Proposals for panel sessions are also invited. Please send the proposal by the same deadline as for papers.

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:  May 12,  2009
Paper submission deadline:  May 19, 2009
Notification of acceptance:  June  30, 2009
Camera-ready paper due:   July   28, 2009
Registration deadline:          July   28, 2009

Information on registration, hotel, etc.  is available at IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

General Chairs
Nischal M. Piratla
Deutsche Telekom, Inc.,
R&D Lab
5050 El Camino Real
Los Altos 94022, USA
Anura P. Jayasumana
Computer Networking Research Laboratory
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

Program Committee

Tarun Banka
Cisco Systems, USA
Falko Dressler
University of Erlangen, Germany
Dominique Dudkowski
NEC, Germany
Ying Liu
Cisco Systems, USA
Dan Massey
Colorado State University, USA
Angela Nicoara
Deutsche Telekom, Inc., R&D Lab, USA
Jens-Peter Redlich
Humboldt University, Germany
Qin Yang
HIT ShenZhen Graduate School,  Hong Kong
Daniel Vivanco
ClearWire,  USA
Rick Whitner
Agilent Technologies, USA
Petros Zerfos
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Beichuan Zhang
University of Arizona, USA