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PhD Forum

The PhD Forum has been a regular event of the IEEE ICNP conference for the past years. This forum is intended for both doctoral students who are starting their PhD and those who are towards the end of their dissertation to discuss their work among each other and with senior researchers. In contrast to previous years, the PhD Forum of ICNP 2013 is designed as a full day event including keynote talks, short oral presentations by PhD students, and group discussions. You find more details in the Call for PhD Forum.


The ICNP PhD Forum takes place in room Max, Monday, October 7 from 8:30 - 17:45. 

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome Message (Chairs)

08:45 - 09:00 About the Applied Networking Research Prize (Mat Ford, ISOC)

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote 1: Eric Osterweil (Verisign Labs)

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 12:45 Pitch Talks by PhD Students

        #1: Wireless and Cellular Networks

        Interference and Capacity Analysis in Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks
        Muhammad Zeeshan (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)

        Link Quality Aware Geographical Routing in Hybrid Cognitive Radio Mesh Networks
        Qian Li (EDM, Hasselt University, Belgium)

        Optimizing Energy Consumption and QoE on Mobile Devices
        Fabian Kaup (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany); David Hausheer (TU Darmstadt,                Germany)

        Collision-driven Physical-layer Identification of RFID UHF Tags
        Dan Ma (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Jinsong Han (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R.                    China); Zhi Wang (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

        RLoad: Reputation-based Load-balancing Network Selection Strategy for Heterogeneous            Wireless Environments
        Ting Bi (Dublin City University, Ireland); Ramona Trestian (Middlesex University, United Kingdom);         Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)

        #2: Resource Management and Security

        Standards-based End-to-End IP Security for the Internet of Things
        René Hummen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Klaus Wehrle (RWTH Aachen University,                Germany)

        Resource Optimization for Speculative Execution in a MapReduce Cluster
        Huanle Xu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Wing Cheong Lau (The Chinese            University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

        Rethinking Congestion Control in Virtualized Datacenters
        Luwei Cheng (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

        #3: SDN

        Measurement-Based TCP Parameter Tuning in Cloud Data Centers
        Simon Jouet (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom); Dimitrios P Pezaros (University of Glasgow,         United Kingdom)

        Defining a Network Management Architecture
        Yury Jimenéz (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain); Cristina Cervelló-Pastor (Universidad            Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain); Aurelio Garcia (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)

        Software Defined Live Virtual Machine Migration
        Jiaqiang Liu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Depeng Jin (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

        #4: ICN

        Content-centric User Networks: WebRTC as a Path to Name-based Publishing
        Christian Vogt (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Max Jonas Werner (Hamburg         University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Thomas C. Schmidt (Hamburg University of Applied                Sciences, Germany)

        PhD Forum: Not So Cooperative Caching
        Xiaoyan Hu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Jian Gong (Southeast University, P.R. China)

        #5: Network Traffic and Network Reachability

        Measuring Interdependencies and Transitivity of End to End Traffic Flows by Traffic                    Correlation
        Sabri E Zaman (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

        Formal Methods to Improve the Identification and Validation of Network Traffic
        Michael Finsterbusch (Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (FH), Germany); Jean-Alexander         Müller (Leipzig University, Germany)

        Efficient Verification of Network Reachability Properties
        Hongkun Yang (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Keynote 2: Emmanuel Baccelli (INRIA)

14:30 - 15:30 Poster and Group discussion

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:45 Poster and Group discussion


At the PhD Forum we will have two keynote talks given by young and well-established experts. Eric Osterweil and Emmanuel Baccelli will share their insights into specific technical topics, as well as experiences in professional research in academia and industry.

Eric Osterweil

Eric Osterweil is a Senior Research Engineer on the Verisign Labs team. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science department of UCLA in 2010. He did his thesis work in the Internet Research Lab (IRL) where his advisor was Professor Lixia Zhang, and his dissertation topic was a new substrate for Internet-scale security systems called "Measurable Security." 
Eric is an active member of the IETF and other research communities. In the IETF he participates in the evolution of protocols and systems such as DNS and DNSSEC. As part of his participation in the community, Eric has authored several utilities that have helped facilitate and evolve the DNSSEC deployment (including SecSpider, dnsfunnel, dnskey-grab, and Vantages). Much of Eric's operational interactions have lead to publications of his research results in various ACM and IEEE venues. More information can be found at Verisign Labs

Emmanuel Baccelli

Emmanuel Baccelli is a Scientific Researcher at INRIA, Paris, France. After working for AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA, and for Metro-Optix Inc. in the Silicon Valley, as software engineer until 2002, he joined Hitachi Europe as research engineer. He received his Ph.D. from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, in 2006 and joined INRIA in 2007. Emmanuel Baccelli received his Habilitation from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France in 2012, and he is currently visiting professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. His main research interests involve spontaneous wireless networks, mobility, design and analysis of network protocols and algorithms. Aside of his participation in the research community, Emmanuel Baccelli also contributes continuously in standardization efforts within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). More information can be found at


PhD Forum Chairs

Chen Qian, University of Kentucky
Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universität Berlin 

Program Committee

The TPC consists of senior researchers and professors but also of some selected PhD students. 

Aruna Balasubramanian, University of Washington 
Luca Cittadini, Universita' Roma Tre 
Rubén Cuevas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 
Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego 
Matthew Grosvenor, University of Cambridge 
Song Han, University of Texas 
Amir Houmansadr, University of Texas at Austin 
Jington Hu, University of Texas at Dallas
Luigi Iannone, Telecom ParisTech
Suman Jana, University of Texas at Austin
Hongxing Li, University of Hong Kong 
Ming Li, Utah State University 
Zhenhua Li, Peking University 
Cristian Lumezanu, NEC Labs 
Zhiyun Qian, NEC Labs 
Christian Rothenberg, University of Campinas 
Eric Rozner, AT&T 
Thomas Schmidt, HAW Hamburg 
Xiaozheng Tie, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Michael Tuexen, Muenster Universiy of Applied Sciences
Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University 
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong 
Mike Wittie, Montana State University
Tianyin Xu, UC San Diego
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business