12th IMDEA Networks Annual International Workshop

8 Jun

Members of IMDEA Networks’ Scientific Council and researchers

Major Event (Highlighted Event)

IMDEA Networks Institute annually holds a by-invitation-only thematic workshop in Madrid. The workshop accompanies a meeting of our Scientific Council comprised of prominent researchers. In addition to talks by Scientific Council members and Faculty Members, the workshop includes a breakout session divided into three clusters: Networked Systems and Algorithms, Wireless Networking and Measurements, Privacy & Security. The workshop program aims to present participants’ recent research results, discuss and identify priorities and challenges for the research agenda, as well as explore new paths toward making future networks a true commodity for the needs of society.

Agenda (June 8th)

09:00 – 09:20 | Coffee, Doors open

09:20 – 09:30 | Opening remarks
Albert Banchs and Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain)

09:30 – 10:15 | Modeling Service Mixes in Access Links [Keynote]
Marco Ajmone, Politecnico di Torino and IMDEA Networks Institute (Italy and Spain)

Abstract: Access links, both wired and wireless, carry the traffic generated by a mix of services, such as video, audio, web, gaming, etc. Some services generate traffic with a constant or almost constant data rate (for example a voice conversation or the live streaming of a sport event) while other services can adapt their data rate to the available network resources (for example a file transfer or a web page download).
The prediction of the performance that can be obtained in presence of mixes of traffic of different nature is important for the definition of access control and scheduling algorithms and has been tackled by several researchers, mostly resorting to approximations, because exact solutions are not available. This talk shows that a simple quasi-optimal admission control scheme allows the simple derivation of exact results that highlight interesting, unexpected behaviors.

10:15 – 11:00 | IMDEA Networks: vision for the future
Nikolaos Laoutaris, IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain)

11:00 – 12:00 | Scientific Posters Exhibit & Demo session (during the coffee break)

12:00 – 13:30 | Strategic Plenary Meeting
Presentations from IMDEA Networks faculty and Scientific Council members

13:30 – 15:00 | Lunch Break

15:00 – 15:45 | The Software-ization of Networking: Protocols, People, Pedagogy [Keynote]
Jim Kurose, Distinguished University Professor of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. USA.

Abstract: It has been said that “software is eating the world”. With the arrival of software-defined networking (SDN), software is “eating” networking as well. In this talk, we consider the impact of SDN on the evolution of network protocols, on network management and “people in the loop”, and how and what we will teach to future generations of networking students.

15:45 – 16:45 | Breakout Session
All workshop participants (three clusters):
Networked Systems and Algorithms | Wireless Networking | Measurements, Privacy & Security

16:45 – 17:45 | Alumni Event: Career Advice/Development
Qing Wang, TU Delft (The Netherlands)
Hany Assasa, Pharrowtech (Belgium)
Guillermo Bielsa, Telefónica (Spain)
Ignacio Castro, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

17:45 – End | Closing remarks
Joerg Widmer and Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain)

18:00 – Onwards   |  Social event


Please note: Attendance is by invitation only


Scientific posters authored by PhD Students and Internship Students from IMDEA Networks will be exhibited during the workshop.

Poster Author/s Supervisor
“Beyond Voronoi: Plain Probabilistic Spatial Coverage Inference from Base Station Deployments” Orlando E. Martínez-Durive, Theo Couturieux, Cezary Ziemlicki, Marco Fiore Marco Fiore, IMDEA Networks
Demo: “PassiveLiFi: Rethinking LiFi for Low-Power and Long Range RF Backscatter” Muhammad Sarmad Shahab Mir, Javier Talavante, Dayrene Frómeta,  Ignacio López de Rego, Borja Genovés Guzmán and Domenico Giustiniano Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks
“Edge Gaming: a Greening Perspective” Francesco Spinelli, Antonio Bazco-Nogueras, Vincenzo Mancuso Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks
“Wireless towing with reinforcement learning” Constantine Ayimba, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Paolo Casari, Vincenzo Mancuso Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks
“A Framework for Spectrum Data Classification using Crowdsensing Platform” Alessio Scalingi, Domenico Giustiniano, Nikolaos Apostolakis, Gérôme Bovet, Roberto Calvo Palomino Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks
“FL-Torrent: decentralised AI for the masses” Alvaro Garcia-Recuero and Nikolaos Laoutaris Nikolaos Laoutaris, IMDEA Networks
“What Is the Price of Data? A Measurement Study of Commercial Data Marketplaces” Santiago Andrés Azcoitia, Costas Iordanou, Nikolaos Laoutaris Nikolaos Laoutaris, IMDEA Networks
“Implementation and Scalability Evaluation of Random Forests for In-Switch Inference” Aristide Tanyi-Jong Akem, Michele Gucciardo, Marco Fiore Marco Fiore, IMDEA Networks
“Creating a Holistic Indicator of Polarization to Measure Online Sexism” Vahid Ghafouri, Guillermo Suárez-Tangil, Jose Such Guillermo Suárez-Tangil, IMDEA Networks
“Cleaning Matters! Anomaly Detection and Classification with Explainable Machine Learning” Juan Marcos Ramírez, Pablo Rojo, Fernando Díez, Vincenzo Mancuso, Antonio Fernández Anta Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks
“MIMO experimentation platform for sub6GHz and mm-wave systems” Rafael Ruiz, Jesus O. Lacruz, Joerg Widmer Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks
“Toward Native Explainable and Robust AI in 6G Networks” Giulia Attanasio, Serly Moghadas Gholian, Claudio Fiandrino, Marco Fiore, Joerg Widmer Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks
“Offloading Algorithms for Maximizing Accuracy under Time Constraint” Andrea Fresa, Jaya Prakash Champati Jaya Prakash Champati, IMDEA Networks
Simulation framework for Tele-Operated Driving Valerio Cislaghi, Christian Quadri, Vincenzo Mancuso, Marco Ajmone, Gian Paolo Rossi Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks
“Preamble-based user identification for directional reception and interference management in mmWave WiFi networks” Sai Pavan Deram, Nina Grosheva, Jesus Omar Lacruz, Joerg Widmer Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks
“Understanding Pockets of Knowledge in Russian-speaking Illicit Forums” Mariella Mischinger, Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, Sergio Pastrana Guillermo Suárez-Tangil, IMDEA Networks
“Towards independent and automatic privacy assessment of IoT devices” Aniketh Girish and Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez Narseo Vallina, IMDEA Networks
  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 09:00
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