Coseners 2018

30th Multi-Service Networks workshop (MSN 2018)

Thursday, 5th July 2018

10:00 Registration and coffee

10:30 Welcome (Iain Phillips, Hamed Haddadi)

10:35 Session 1 (Chair: Iain Phillips )

  • Chris Cooper: A Brief History of NGN-MSN
  • Gianni Antichi (C): Detecting Large Traffic Aggregates in the Dataplane
  • Mays AL-Naday (Es): Service-aware Fog Computing
  • Will Yang (U): National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS)
  • Eder Leão Fernandes (Q): Improving the speed of network experiments
  • Vasileios Giotsas (L): Detecting Remote IXP Peerings
  • James P.G. Sterbenz (L & K): What *really* is 5G, and will you see it in your lifetime?

12:15 Photos & Lunch at Cosener’s House

13:30 Session 2 (Chair: Richard Clegg)

  • Timm Böttger* (Q): Looking for Hypergiants in PeeringDB 
  • Morteza Kheirkhah Sabetghadam (U): MARC, A New Rate Control for Cellular Networks
  • Christos Nikolaou (C): When DDoS Attacks meet Traffic Engineering
  • Mohammad Malekzadeh* (I): Protecting Sensory Data from Sensitive Inferences
  • Naomi Arnold* (Q): Uncovering network evolution mechanisms using temporal data
  • Noa Zilberman (C): In-network computing: truth, lies, and realities
  • Simon Chatterjee (Ci): Building high-performance protocols in practise

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Session 3 (Chair: Gareth Tyson)

  • Mahesh Marina (Ed): Reimagining Indoor Mobile Access
  • Mohamed Kassem* (Ed): DIY Model for Mobile Network Deployment
  • Salvator Galea* (C): Hidden Hierarchical Heavy Hitters
  • Derek McAuley (N): Defence Against the Dark Artefacts
  • Jon Crowcroft (ATI): Weaponised research results

17:00 Free time!

19:00 Drinks followed by dinner at Cosener’s House


Friday, 6th July 2018

9:30 Session 4 (Chair: Andrew Moore)

  • Mohammed Alasmar* (S): Embracing Path and Data Redundancy in Data Centres
  • Pietro Bressana* (IT): A Programmable Framework for Validating Data Planes
  • Antonio Marsico* (F): Could a P4 partial deployment be enough for my network?
  • Rui Li* (Ed): Maximising the Utility of Virtualised Millimetre-Wave Backhauls
  • Stephen McQuistin* (G): DailyCatch, A Provider-centric View of Anycast Behaviour
  • Stefano Vissicchio (U): 2020: time to shutdown DDoS?

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Session 5 (Chair: Ian Wakeman)

  • Omer Sella* (C): Adaptive fabrics
  • Diana Andreea Popescu* (C): Network Latency in Data Centres
  • Kleomenis Katevas* (I): Detecting Social Interactions using Multi-Modal Mobile Sensing
  • Igor Ivkić (FHB): Modelling Security Costs in Self-Adaptable Cyber Physical Systems
  • Kyle Jamieson (P & U): Wi-Fi Goes to Town: Building Picocell Networks for Transit
  • Mark Handley (U): Routing in space

13:00 Lunch & Brendan Murphy prize

Affiliation codes:  ATI (Alan Turing Institute), C (Cambridge), Ci (Cisco), Ed (Edinburgh), Es (Essex), F (FBK CREATE-NET), FH (FH Burgenland), G (Glasgow), I (Imperial), IT (Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana), K (Kansas), L (Lancaster), Lo (Loughborough), N (Nottingham), P (Princeton), Q (QMUL), S (Sussex), U (UCL)

*: PhD student talk.

We are pleased to have CISCO as a sponsor this year.



Registration is now closed as we have a waiting list.  If you need to be put on the waiting list, then please get in touch with Iain

Talk slot requests:   (waiting list in place now)

  • Staff rate £240 including accommodation
  • Staff rate £130 without accommodation
  • Student rate £100 (subsidised – with or without accommodation)
  • Day rate £100
  • Staying the Wednesday night £100.

If anyone has anything they can suggest to make the event even better, please email Hamed and Iain

NOTES on the booking system

  1. The software reserves a place for you the moment you select which type of delegate you are.  If you don’t complete a purchase and don’t log out, then that space won’t be available for anyone else.  Please log out or cancel you transaction if you can’t pay at the time.
  2. There should be 4 options, Staff and Student, with and without accommodation.  At the moment all are available and if the one you want is not listed, then the system is lying.  Email if this happens and I’ll fix it.
  3. You have to create an account, but don’t worry it will copy details from your account details to your booking at the click of the appropriate button.
  4. The person creating the account (e.g. an administrator) can book on behalf of several people at once.
  5. A credit card is needed, this makes things a whole lot simpler at our end.
  6. Dietary and access requirements can be entered at the appropriate stage.  If you forget to, please email later.
  7. Spaces are limited (we all know how big/small the venue is), so we’d like to avoid too many registrations from a single institution, but at this stage only asking people to be sensible.

FAQ on the booking system

  1. none yet

Email me if you have any questions and I’ll update here as I can.