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  • From: Jason Zurawski <>
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  • Subject: CFP: IEEE Communications Magazine - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Multi-domain Networks using Measurement Federations
  • Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:18:03 -0400

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP]

IEEE Communications Magazine - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Multi-domain
Networks using Measurement Federations
CALL FOR PAPERS - First announcement

Aims and Scope

In both the scientific and corporate worlds, users, resources, and data are
often physically distributed, making networks increasingly important for all
operations. Enormous progress has been made in increasing the capacity and
accessibility of networking infrastructures, which in turn has fostered wider
adoption of Cloud and Grid environments. Unfortunately, these advances have
not directly translated into improved performance for all applications and
users; instead, network performance problems become even more subtle and
detrimental as the capacity of the network increases, and troubleshooting
them on multi-domain network paths is highly challenging. These problems may
be as benign as congestion from other network users, or as serious as packet
loss caused by one or more intermediate-domain infrastructure and
architectural flaws.
Troubleshooting performance problems on multi-domain networks requires a
great deal of effort and expertise, as well as measurement policy agreements
that mutually benefit domains within measurement federations. Novel
approaches are needed to foster wider adoption of explicit measurement
federations such as perfSONAR, SamKnows, Grenouille and M-Lab involving
co-operating agents in collaborating vendor organizations as well as user
communities. These approaches may also be suitable for implicit measurement
federations seen in content-delivery networks involving multiple service
providers that co-operate to reduce operating costs, while providing
satisfactory end-user experience. Building upon current end-to-end
measurement federation related standards-development efforts - at Open Grid
Forum (OGF), IETF IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), IEEE 802.1 ag, ITU-T Y.1731,
and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) - can benefit the interoperability and
sustainability of explicit and implicit measurement federations.

In addition, sophisticated tools are required to monitor multi-domain
networks and to detect, localize and diagnose performance problems in
real-time. As networks increase in capacity, and new paradigms such as
Software Defined Networking emerge to aid in traffic management, performance
monitoring tools must be scalable and capable of detecting performance issues
in a timely manner. The monitoring and diagnosing tools must comply with
measurement federation policies, and aid network operators when
troubleshooting perceived abnormalities, as well as help network middleware
and intelligent applications to work around problems, ultimately minimizing
the impact to end users.

This special issue will cover novel techniques and standardization efforts in
the area of monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain networks using
measurement federations. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

• Algorithms and Techniques for Automated Network Troubleshooting
• Architectures for Federated Measurement Collection and Sharing
• Intra and Inter Domain Monitoring Strategies
• Measurement Federation related Standards-development Efforts
• Monitoring of Software Defined, Content-delivery and Overlay
• Troubleshooting of Hybrid Packet and Circuit Networks
• Network-aware Middleware for High Speed Networks
• Measurements from Cloud and Grid Environments
• Security and Policy Considerations for Federated Measurements
• New Policy-based Network Monitoring/Analysis Tools and Paradigms
• End-to-End ("Disk-to-Disk") Performance Problem Troubleshooting
• Scalability of Measurement Methods and Infrastructures
• Embedded Active Monitoring based Collaborative Management
• Case Studies of End-to-End or Network Performance Troubleshooting
• Federations to jointly troubleshoot Home-area and Wide-area Networks

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be tutorial in nature and written in a style comprehensible
to readers outside the specialty of the article. Authors must follow the IEEE
Communications Magazine's guidelines for preparation of the manuscript.
Complete guidelines for prospective authors can be found at It is very
important to note that the IEEE Communications Magazine strongly limits
mathematical content, and the number of figures and tables. Paper length
should not exceed 4,500 words. All articles to be considered for publication
must be submitted through the IEEE Manuscript Central
( by the deadline. Select
"November 2013/Monitoring and Troubleshooting Multi-domain Networks using
Measurement Federations" from the drop down menu.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Due: March 1, 2013
Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2013
Final Manuscript Due: September 1, 2013
Publication: November 2013

Guest Editors

Constantine Dovrolis - Georgia Institute of Technology -

Prasad Calyam - Ohio Supercomputer Center/OARnet, The Ohio State University -

Raj Kettimuthu - Argonne National Laboratory -

Brian Tierney - Energy Sciences Network -

Jason Zurawski - Internet2 -

Loki Jorgenson - NooCore Technology Consulting -


Jason Zurawski, Senior Research Engineer

office: [+1-202-331-5354]
mobile: [+1-703-981-2494]
fax: [+1-202-872-4318]

TIP2013, University of Hawaii Mānoa
January 13 - January 17, 2013, Honolulu, HI

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