Introduction

We are very excited to announce the 8th edition of the Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA Conference 2024), this year organized by the TUD Dresden University of Technology.

TMA Conference is a highly selective venue for the presentation of both early-stage and mature research as well as controversial work on all the aspects of network measurements. The focus is on improving the practice or application of network measurements across the entire network stack up to application layers, with an emphasis on diverse areas of network communication such as Network Function Virtualization, Software-Defined Networks, Cloud Services, Data Centers or Content Distribution Networks, so as to support innovative services and applications. We also welcome more traditional measurement topics, such as traffic classification, anomaly detection, network performance evaluation and traffic analysis.

The Conference maintains its tradition of open and lively interaction between scientists and engineers in academia and industry and serves as a premier forum to exchange ideas, present new results and advance the state-of-the-art.

TMA Conference 2024 will present a Best Paper Award to the best contribution. Authors of selected top TMA 2024 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (Impact Factor 5.3) for fast-track processing.

Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IFIP Open Digital Library, with open access, and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Committee

General chairs

  • Matthias Wählisch, TU Dresden, Germany

TPC chairs

  • Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson, Germany
  • Nitinder Mohan, TU Munich, Germany

PhD school chairs

  • Antonia Affinito, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Quentin De Coninck, University of Mons, Belgium
  • Markus Wutzler, TU Dresden, Germany

TMA posters chairs

  • Pedro Casas, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Idilio Drago, University of Turin, Italy

Publicity chair

  • Johannes Zirngibl, TU Munich, Germany

Web chair

  • Daniel Jeschor, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Paul Pickhardt, TU Dresden, Germany

Sponsorship chairs

  • Pedro Casas, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Proceedings chairs

  • TBA

Travel grants chair

  • TBA

Technical program committee

  • Abhishta Abhishta, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Alexander Garrido Gamero, Northeastern University, USA
  • Amreesh Phokeer, Internet Society, Mauritius
  • Arani Bhattacharya, IIIT Delhi, India
  • Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Benoit Donnet, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Brian Trammel, Google, Switzerland
  • Chadi Barakat, Inria/University of Côte d’Azur, France
  • Cigdem Sengul, Brunel University London, UK
  • Colin Perkins, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Danilo Giordano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Daphné Tuncer, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
  • Devashish Gosain, BITS Pilani, India
  • Diana Andreea Popescu, Amazon Web Services, USA
  • Doowon Kim, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Eduard Marin, Telefonica Research, Spain
  • Esteban Carisimo, Northwestern University
  • Faraz Ahmed, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
  • Gautam Akiwate, Stanford University, USA
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, TU Deflt, The Netherlands
  • Kenjiro Cho, Internet Initiative Japan, Japan
  • Kevin Vermeulen, LAAS, Toulouse, France
  • Lai Yi Ohlsen, MLab, USA
  • Lars Prehn, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
  • Marco Mellia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Matteo Varvello, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • Massimo Gallo, Huawei Technologies, France
  • Oliver Michel, Princeton University, USA
  • Özgü Alay, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Raffaele Sommese, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Ram Durairajan, University of Oregon, USA
  • Ricky Mok, CAIDA/UC San Diego, USA
  • Robin Marx, Akamai, Belgium
  • Roland Van Rijswijk, Uni Twente
  • Romain Jacob, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roman Kolcun, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sebastian Gallenmüller, TUM, Germany
  • Solange Rito Lima, Centro Algoritmi, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Stephen Strowes, Fastly, UK
  • Suranga Seneviratne, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Tanya Shreedhar, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Vasileios Giotsas, Cloudflare/Lancaster University, UK
  • Zachary Bischof, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Steering committee

  • Alessio Botta, University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
  • Anna Brunström, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Niklas Carlsson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Pedro Casas, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Idilio Drago, University of Turin, Italy
  • Cristel Pelsser, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Roland van Rijswijk, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Ramin Sadre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Anna Sperotto, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Johanna Ullrich, SBA Research, Austria
Call for paper

Important date

1970-01-01 00:00:00
Abstract submission deadline
1970-01-01 00:00:00
Abstract notification of acceptance
2024-03-04 00:00:00
Draft paper submission deadline
1970-01-01 00:00:00
Draft paper acceptance notification

The Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) aims to be a highly selective venue for presenting both mature and early-stage research – as well as controversial work – on all aspects of measurement and analysis of network traffic. TMA conference has a strong tradition of open and lively interaction among scientists and engineers in academia and industry, and serves as a premier forum to exchange ideas, and present advances over the state-of-the-art in measurements of Internet traffic on all layers, as well as in measurement and analysis techniques.

TMA 2024 invites submissions presenting concepts, experiences, and of course results in collection, processing, analysis and visualization of network traffic data to enable traffic classification, anomaly detection, performance enhancement, monitoring, management, security, privacy or other uses of network data. The focus is on improving network measurements across the entire network stack up to application layers, with an emphasis on diverse areas of network communication such as data centers, satellite networks, mobile networks, IoT devices as well as devices connected to multiple networks. 

To further encourage the results’ faithfulness and avoid publication bias, the conference will particularly encourage negative results revealed by novel measurement methods or vantage points. All regular papers are hence encouraged to discuss the limitations of the presented approaches and also mention which experiments did not work. Additionally, TMA will also be open to accepting papers that exclusively deal with negative results, especially when new measurement methods or perspectives offer insight into the limitations and challenges of network measurement in practice. Negative results will be evaluated based on their impact (e.g. revealed in realistic production networks) as well as the novelty of the vantage points (e.g. scarce data source) or measurement techniques that revealed them.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurements of network performance and network topology
  • Measurements of the deployment, performance, and security of Internet infrastructure including the use of the Internet Naming system
  • Measurements of energy consumption of Internet infrastructure and data centers
  • Measurement of the deployment and use of protocols (e.g. TCP, MPTCP, IPv6, HTTP/2, QUIC)
  • Identification and classification of traffic, including encrypted and proprietary protocols
  • Techniques for privacy preservation and anonymization of traffic measurements
  • Traffic analysis for anomaly/vulnerability/attack detection, including measuring the economic/financial impact of cyber attacks
  • Measurement and analysis of deployed techniques for censorship
  • Application-layer measurements, including web services, social networks and  identity management systems
  • Measurements of quality of service and quality of experience for audio/video streaming, video conferencing, virtual/augmented reality and gaming
  • Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in network measurement and analysis
  • Visualization of measurement data including novel representations based on learning methods
  • Measurements of data centers or cloud-based systems, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF)s
  • Measurements of mobile and wireless traffic including devices with multiple network paths
  • Measurements of satellite communication systems and impacts on performance
  • Measurements of IoT devices, their traffic patterns as well as the use of protocols, and in home networks
  • Measurements on testbeds, experimental networks, or prototype networks
  • Platforms for measurement, troubleshooting, and management of operational networks
  • Simulation and modeling for network measurements, analysis, and visualization
  • Current and emerging regulatory frameworks for measurement, analysis,  privacy.
  • Measurements of fragmentation as well as consolidation and centralization effect on the Internet
  • Validation and repeatability of measurements, shared datasets, and measurement tools
  • Negative results revealed by novel traffic measurements
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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    May 21

    2024

    to

    May 24

    2024

  • Mar 04 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • May 24 2024

    Registration deadline

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Dresden University of Technology
IEEE Communications Society
IFIP TC6 Working Group 6.6
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