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IEEE LANMAN has an established tradition as a forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical advances in local and metropolitan area networking. Cutting-edge papers spanning both theory and experimentation are solicited in all areas of networking. A further tradition of IEEE LANMAN 2016 consists in identifying, every year, a central theme that is of current interest in our field. This year, the symposium’s central theme is Adaptive, Agile and Fluid networking, a broad topic encompassing autonomic and reconfigurable networking, network function virtualization and software defined networking. This theme reflects recent disruptive innovations in data center networks, enterprise networks, and edge cloud networks. Internet-of-Things is another aspect of the theme to identify new technologies and architectures to support various requirements from different industry sectors, such as smart cities combined with data analytics.
The intimate single-track session format of the symposium encourages stimulating exchanges between researchers. The symposium is expected to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas on architectures, algorithms, service models, pricing, and performance. Speculative and potentially transformative ideas are particularly encouraged, as are studies reporting measurements from real-life networks and test-beds. Papers are solicited on any LANMAN topic including, but not limited to, the following topics:

       - Novel data center network architectures, technologies, and protocols
       - Mobile Edge Computing and architecture innovation
       - Software defined networking and network function virtualization in the network edge
       - Name-to-name communications and name-based abstractions
       - Energy-efficiency, reliability, resource allocation, and pricing in data centers
       - Wireless access technologies (WiFi, LTE, etc) and their integration in (and extension for) 5G networks
       - Performance measurement and modeling
       - Impact of Internet-of-Things and Machine-to-machine communications
       - Access networks for densely located users
       - Wired access technologies and architectures including Ethernet in the first mile, EPONs, FTTx, etc.
       - Network management related to edge networks
       - Local-area and metropolitan-area network security
       - LAN-based and MAN-based applications (gaming, distributed computing, media distribution to and in the home, enterprise applications, ambient technology, wearable-computing)

Important Dates

-    Paper Submission deadline: March 7
-    Acceptance notification: Apr 19
-    Camera-ready Submission: May 2
-    Early registration deadline: May 9
-    Symposium dates: June 13-15

General Co-chairs
Nicola Blefari Melazzi    University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Vishal Misra              Columbia University, USA

TPC Co-chairs
Giuseppe Bianchi          University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Arata Koike               NTT R&D, Japan

Publicity Chairs
Lan Wang                  University of Memphis
Toru Hasegawa             Osaka University
Daniel Corujo             Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Aveiro

Publication Chair
Luca Chiaraviglio         Universita di Roma La Sapienza

Local Coordination and Web Chair
Pierpaolo Loreti          University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy

Steering Committee
George Rouskas            North Carolina State University
Jack Brassil              Princeton, National Science Foundation
Suresh Subramaniam        George Washington University
Murat Yuksel              University of Nevada, Reno
K. K. Ramakrishnan        University of California, Riverside

Technical Program Committee
Kemal Akkaya              Florida International University, USA
Sergey Andreev            Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Mayutan Arumaithurai      University of Gottingen, Germany
Andrea Bianco             Politecnico di Torino,Italy
Jack Brassil              Princeton Uiversity, USA
Walter Cerroni            University of Bologna, Italy
Kai Chen                  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Florin Ciucu              University of Warwick, UK
Reuven Cohen              Technion, Israel
Marco Conti               Italian National Research Council, Italy
Daniel Corujo             Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal
Virgil Dobrota            Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jordi Domingo-Pascual     UPC, Spain
Vincenzo Eramo            University of Roma Sapienza, Italy
Ashley Flavel             Salesforce, USA
Xiaoming Fu               University of Goettingen, Germany
Stein Gjessing            University of Oslo, Norway
Deke Guo                  National University of Defense Technology, China
Dongsu Han                Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Toru Hasegawa             Osaka University, Japan
Rittwik Jana              AT&T Labs, USA
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman    IBM Research, Australia
Yuki Koizumi              Osaka University, Japan
Dan Li                    Tsinghua University, China
Wei Li                    University of Sydney, Australia
Fangming Liu              Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Renato Lo Cigno           University of Trento, Italy
Tsutomu Murase            Nagoya University, Japan
Kiran Nagaraja            Ericsson Research, USA
Sergio Palazzo            University of Catania, Italy
Dan Pei Tsinghua          Univeristy China
George Polyzos            Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Gregorio Procissi         Universita di Pisa , Italy
Ioannis Psaras            University College London, UK
Zhiyun Qian               University of California Riverside, USA
K.K. Ramakrishnan         University of California Riverside, USA
Byrav Ramamurthy          University of Nebraska?Lincoln, USA
George Rouskas            North Carolina State University, USA
Pablo Serrano Yanez-Mingot Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Puneet Sharma             HP, USA
Vasilios Siris            Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Michael Sirivianos        Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
Cormac Sreenan            University College Cork, Ireland
Ashwin Sridharan          AT&T Labs, USA
Burkhard Stiller          University of Zurich, Switzerland
Suresh Subramaniam        George Washington University, USA
John Tadrous              Rice University, USA
Tilman Wolf               University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Tim Wood                  George Washington University, USA
Henry Xu                  City University of Hong Kong
Murat Yuksel              University of Nevada Reno, USA

Fri, 29/01/2016
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Today, Christopher Lima has successfully concluded his PhD thesis, with the title of Context-Aware Framework for Collaborative Applications. Our congratulations for the termination of this stage of his life, and the best for his future!

Mon, 21/12/2015
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Today, a new member of ATNOG team, David, was born. He and his mother are fine, and his proud father is preparing himself for starting the engineering training of the baby using some iOS applications. To the whole Gomes family, our congratulations, and the best of life for small David.

Mon, 21/12/2015
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Ritika Thakur defended his Master Thesis today (Access Control Model to Support Orchestration of CRUD Expressions). We all wish you the very best for your future. Congratulations Ritika.
(Óscar Mortágua Pereira)

Wed, 16/12/2015
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Today, ATNoG took part of a presentation of the current scientific activities of the Instituto de Telecomunicações, for a special visit from Prof. Dr. Paulo Vila Real, Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro. The group's latest projects were showcased in different demonstrators, supported by a poster session, at the new building of the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro.

Mon, 14/12/2015
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The paper Privacy in Data Publishing for Tailored Recommendation Scenarios, by João M. Gonçalves, Diogo Gomes, Rui L. Aguiar, has just been published in Transactions on Data Privacy. The paper can be found here.

Sun, 13/12/2015
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During the preparation of the first phase of the research and innovation projects of the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) within the Horizon2020 framework, at Deutsche Telekom’s initiative, the CONFIG consortium was built. The CONFIG project, running without public EU funding, aims at defining next-generation convergent network architecture from a holistic perspective. Huawei, selected as Technical Manager, is among the key players in the project, together with other world-class network operators and vendors.
A group of 14 leading players within the 5G-PPP, including world class network operators, vendors, research institutes, universities and SMEs, are joining forces in an ambitious research project aiming at defining next-generation convergent network architecture. Focusing on Core Network, and leveraging on consolidating SDN and NFV technologies, the CONFIG (COntrol Networks in FIve G) project targets the definition and design of a clean slate 5G Control Plane, allowing the integration of heterogeneous access networks and the support of services and applications for next generation devices.
Appointed Technical Manager for the project, Huawei is playing a leading role in a consortium made up of major European partners, including network operators (Deutsche Telekom, the Project Coordinator, Orange and Telenor), vendors (Thales Communications, NEC), SMEs (UBITECH, B-com), academic institutions and research institutes (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Eurescom, IMinds, I2Cat).
The project will be developed in three phases. Starting from the analysis of 5G Use Cases and System Requirements, CONFIG will conceive 5G Convergent System Concepts and Intelligent Connectivity solutions. The project will be completed with the development of Proof of Concepts and 5G Control Plane Prototypes. Notably, one of the key goals of CONFIG is to Lead Standardisation Future Paths, delivering concepts and results, and trying to influence SDOs active on 5G technologies.

Thu, 10/12/2015
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Rui L. Aguiar has made a presentation at the 9.º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI - ''5G e a Internet do futuro'', with the title "Como vamos chegar ao 5G".

Fri, 04/12/2015
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João Gonçalves has concluded today his PhD with the public presentation and defense of his thesis titled Context-awareness Privacy in Data Communications. Congratulation to the new Doctor, and best wishes for his future life in Belgium.

Fri, 06/11/2015
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Dear colleagues,
You are cordially invited to attend, TODAY, at the IT AMPHITHEATER at 18h, the invited talk by Dr. Artur Hecker on "TOWARDS AN SDN-BASED MCN".
In this talk, we compare different ways, how today's highly popular OpenFlow SDN (concept, principles, technologies) can be used in the telco networks. By juxtaposing the telco requirements and the SDN reality, we reveal several interesting findings about what SDN is and what it probably should be, hence identifying gaps for further SDN-related research. Then, assuming most of the identified problems are solved, we compare different ways how SDN could be employed in the core network realization of a mobile operator. Here, we start with an almost standard-conform "SDN as an interface to the data plane" and then progressively add NFV into the picture, get rid of tunnels, dissolve or remove some architectural entities, until we converge at a quite radical FULL-SDN redesign of the current MCN. During this walk along the design  space, we briefly introduce every idea trying to gather its pros and cons, when necessary by referring to the relevant state of the art at the origin of the respective ideas.
Finally, we are trying to justify the proposed Full-SDN approach for MCN design by looking at the promises of what today is generally referred to as 5G. We first discuss the architectural and operational advantages of the Full-SDN design. Then, we present our prototype implementations of some MCN functions and, by delving deeper into the implementations, show some more specific problems and bottlenecks in the SDN switches and the SDN controllers. Here, we intend to show some early, still unpublished, quantitative results as a motivation for further studies.This talk mostly presents new, partly unverified ideas, and is therefore thought as a motivation for further research for Master- and PhD-level students. We hope to convey an idea about the current state of the 5G research, debunk some often-repeated myths about the SDN, confirm some fundamental truths about distributed systems but also show the promising potential of general abstractions and functional decoupling.

Dr. Artur Hecker (MSc from Universität Karlsruhe and PhD from the ENST, Paris) is Director of Future Networks Technologies at the European Research Center of Huawei Technologies. From 2006 to 2013, Artur was Associate Professor at Télécom ParisTech, where he was leader of Security and Networking group. Artur looks back at more than 15 years of entrepreneurial, academic and industry experience in networks, systems and system security research.

Thu, 05/11/2015