WNM 2011


6th IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements 

IEEE Computer


To be held in conjunction with
    36th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (
LCN 2011)
4 October 2011

Hilton Hotel
Bonn, Germany


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 five IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements were 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High quality, previously unpublished work is solicited on the topics including, but not limited to: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  27, 2011
Paper submission deadline:   May 27, 2011  

Notification of acceptance:   June 30, 2011
Camera-ready paper due:     July  28, 2011
Registration deadline:           July  28, 2011

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

General Chairs

Tarun Banka                           
Cisco Systems
725 Alder Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035 USA
Nischal Piratla                           
Xerox India Innovation Hub
IIT Madras Research Park
Kanagam Road, Taramani
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 113


Program Committee

Swades De Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India  
Dominique Dudkowski    NEC Europe Ltd, Germany                                       
Victor Govindaswamy Texas A&M, USA
Manoj Pandey Cisco Systems, Inc., USA                     
Antonio Pescapé  University of Napoli Federico II, Italy              
Petros Zerfos   IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA                  
Mehmet Hadi Gunes University of Nevada, Reno, USA           
Pablo Vidales
Deutsche Telekom Labs

  Steering Committee:
       Anura Jayasumana,    Tarun Banka, Nischal Piratla