IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
25-27 June 2018 – Washington, DC


Monday June 25, 2018
9:30 – 9:45am Opening and Welcome
9:45 – 10:45am Keynote – Lixia Zhang, UCLA
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00 – 12:15pm Session 1 : ICN and Edge Computing
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:30pm Session 2: NFV Pricing and Placement
2:30 – 3:00pm Poster/Demo Lightning Talks
3:00 – 3:15pm Break
3:15 – 4:30pm Panel : Networking The Intelligent Edge
4:30 – 4:45pm Break
4:45 – 6:15pm Poster/Demo Session and Reception
Tuesday June 26, 2018
9:30 – 10:30am Keynote – Eve Schooler, Intel
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 12:00pm Session 3 : Traffic Management and Engineering
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Break (travel to Air & Space Museum)
2:00 – 6:00pm Social Excursion
2:00 – 3:30pm Guided tour of Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
3:30 – 6:00pm Bus tour around Washington, D.C.
6:00 – 8:30pm Banquet Dinner
Wednesday June 27, 2018
9:00 – 10:15am Session 4 : Mobility and SDN 
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:45am Session 5 : Energy Cost Evaluation and Disaster Management
11:45 – 1:00pm Session 6 : IoT and Fog Computing 
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch (to go bags available)


Monday June 25, 2018

Keynote 1: Modernizing Networking from the Edge In

Lixia Zhang (UCLA)

Abstract:  Computing devices have penetrated into every corner of the modern society. What is the best way to network them?  There seems a broad recognition of the various limitations with today’s TCP/IP protocol stack; at the same time, its replacement also seems inconceivable.  Drawing lessons learned from the 35 years of Internet development, this talk contemplates the following questions: How should a new protocol stack look like?  How do we know we get a right one?  And how can a new protocol stack ever get rolled out?  A brave exploration of these seemingly daunting questions could be both informative and provocative, generating further discussions.

Session 1

Session Chair: Arata Koike

Content-Centric and Named-Data Networking Security: The Good, The Bad and The Rest (invited)
Gene Tsudik (University of CA, Irvine, USA); Paolo Gasti (New York Institute of Technology, USA)

On-Demand Routing for Chaining Multiple Functions in ICN-Based In-Network Processing
Yusaku Hayamizu (Kansai University, Japan); Akira Nagata (iD Corporation & Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan); Miki Yamamoto (Kansai University, Japan)

Predictive Edge Computing with Hard Deadlines
Yuxuan Xing and Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Session 2

Session Chair: Hulya Seferoglu

On-path Cloudlet Pricing for Low Latency Applications’ Provisioning (invited)
Argyrios G. Tasiopoulos, Onur Ascigil and Ioannis Psaras (University College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Stavros Toumpis (Research Center – Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); George Pavlou (University College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Online VNF Placement and Chaining for Value-added Services in Content Delivery Networks
Narjes Tahghigh Jahromi, Somayeh Kianpisheh and Roch Glitho (Concordia University, Canada)

Application Component Placement in NFV-based Hybrid Cloud/Fog Systems
Carla Mouradian, Somayeh Kianpisheh and Roch Glitho (Concordia University, Canada)

Panel  – Networking The Intelligent Edge

Ken Calvert (NSF, University of Kentucky)
Lixia Zhang (UCLA)
Gene Tsudik (UC Irvine)
Eve Schooler (Intel IoTG)
Carlee Joe-Wong (Carnegie Mellon University)
Luca Muscariello (Cisco, moderator)

Poster and Demo Session

A Delay-Aware Service Function Chain Placement Scheme Based on Dynamic Programming
Yansen Xu (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan); Ved P. Kafle (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

A Prototype of In-Band Full-Duplex Free-Space Optical Transceiver
A F M Saniul Haq, Mahmudur R Khan and Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Measuring Performance and Isolation Tradeoffs for NFV
Zhen Ni (George Washington University, USA); Timothy Wood (The George Washington University, USA)

Proxy-based Network Function to Assist Robotic Feedback Control System
Arata Koike (Tokyo Kasei Universitry, Japan); Naoki Higo (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Japan); Yoshiko Sueda (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp, Japan)

Multipath Communication over Terrestrial and Satellite Links
Jörg Deutschmann and Kai-Steffen Hielscher (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Torben Keil (German Aerospace Centre, Germany); Reinhard German (University of Erlangen, Germany)

Saving Relay Time in a Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network
Mohammed Saber (Medical College of Wisconsin, USA); Mahmuda Naznin (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh)

Toward Preventive Network Service Management by Neural Networks
Taichi Kawabata (NTT, Japan); Takashi Kurimoto (National Institute of Informatics, Japan); Kimihiro Mizutani (NTT Network Innovation Labs., Japan)

Multi-path and Compressed Data Transmission for Haptics Media Communication in Robotic System
Naoki Higo (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Japan); Toshimitsu Tsubaki (NTT Network Inovation Laboratories, Japan); Yoshiko Sueda (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp, Japan); Takeshi Kuwahara (NTT, USA); Arata Koike (Tokyo Kasei Universitry, Japan)

The Evaluation of a Meshed Tree Protocol on the GENI Testbed
Peter Willis (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA); Nirmala Shenoy (Rochester Institute of Technology & Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)

Reunifying Families after a Disaster via Serverless Computing and Raspberry Pis
Justin Franz, Andrew Wartman and Tanmayi Nagasuri (Saint Louis University, USA); Agnese Vincenza Ventrella (Politecnico di Bari, Italy); Flavio Esposito (Saint Louis University, USA)

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Keynote 2: Networking for the Intelligent Edge: From a Data-centric IoT to Ambient Intelligence

Eve Schooler (Intel)

Abstract: To enable the Internet of Things, there has been a dramatic shift from Cloud to Edge computing. Consequently, a serious effort is underway to rethink where traditional cloud functionality (compute/analytics, storage, networking, control and data management) can and should reside in the network, to meet the varied requirements of IoT use cases. While the network edge is an important element in this transformation, it is not without its ambiguities and challenges. This talk delves into several of these issues: it asks where exactly is the network edge, characterizes the tussle between competing definitions, examines the role of an intelligent edge in an era witnessing the convergence of wireline and wireless networks, and grapples with how to offer distributed yet seamless IoT data stewardship within this context. In essence, the intelligent network edge is part of a broader data-centric IoT vision that is evolving towards a completely disaggregated data center, where the network itself is a key enabler for ambient intelligence.

Session 3

Session Chair: Murat Yuksel

Piece of CAKE: A Comprehensive Queue Management Solution for Home Gateways (invited)
Toke Høiland-Jørgensen (Karlstad University, Sweden); Dave Taht (, France); Jonathan Morton (None, Finland)

A Game-theoretic Approach to Resolve Conflict between Traffic Engineering for Energy Efficiency and Load Balancing
Yuki Koizumi, Junji Takemasa and Toru Hasegawa (Osaka University, Japan)

Analytical Blocking Model for Generalized Light-tree in Optical WDM Networks
Yan Cui and Vinod M. Vokkarane (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

Social Excursion

Following the LANMAN tradition, the conference will include an extensive social excursion so that attendees can get to know each other and discuss their work in an informal setting. This year’s excursion will include a guided tour of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum followed by an open-top bus tour around Washington, D.C.’s major sights.

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Session 4

Session Chair: Geraldine Texier

Takeaways in Large-scale Human Mobility Data Mining (invited)
Guangshuo Chen and Aline Carneiro Viana (INRIA, France); Marco Fiore (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Predicting the Users’ Next Location from WLAN Mobility Data
Ljubica Pajevic (Technische Universität München, Germany & KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Viktoria Fodor and Gunnar Karlsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

NOA: A Middleware to maximize the OpenDaylight SDN Controller Orchestration Perspectives
Kevin Costa and Emídio Neto (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN), Brazil); Felipe Sampaio Dantas Silva (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte & Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil); Charles H. F. dos Santos (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil); Augusto J. Venancio Neto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil & Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal); Marcilio Lemos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

Session 5

Session Chair: K. K. Ramakrishnan

Assessing the Power Cost of Virtualization Through Real-world Workloads (invited)
Claudio E. Casetti, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Francesco Malandrino and Senay Semu Tadesse (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

The Evolving Nature of Disaster Management in the Internet and Social Media Era
Mohammad Jahanian (University of California, Riverside, USA); Yuxuan Xing (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA); Jiachen Chen (WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA); K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA); Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA); Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

Z-Wave-Based Vehicular Blackbox with Automatic Emergency Assistance
Eduard Luchian (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca & Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania); Adrian Taut, Iustin-Alexandru Ivanciu, Gabriel Lazar and Virgil Dobrota (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Session 6

Session Chair: Virgil Dobrota

Orchestration and Monitoring in Fog Computing for Personal Edge Cloud Service Support (Invited)
Florian Wamser (University of Wuerzburg, Germany); Chiara Lombardo (University of Genoa & CNIT- Research Unit of the University of Genoa, Italy); Constantinos Vassilakis (Ubitech Ltd &, Greece); Lam Dinh-Xuan (University of Wuerzburg, Germany); Paolo Lago and Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy); Phuoc Tran-Gia (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)

Robustness of IoT Application Protocols to Network Impairments
Elizabeth Liri (University of California, Riverside, USA); Prateek Kumar Singh (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Abdulrahman BIN Rabiah (University of California, Riverside, USA); Koushik Kar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Kiran Makhijani (Huawei Technologies & Huawei Technologies, USA); K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Leveraging the power of the crowd and offloading urban IoT networks to extend their lifetime
Geraldine Texier (IMT Atlantique/IRISA & BCOM, France); Valerie Issarny (INRIA, France)