Joint MAMI/MONROE workshop on Mobile Network Measurements (MNM’17) held on June 20 in Dublin

On June 20, we had a joint workshop with the EU-H2020 MONROE project on Mobile Network Measurements (MNM). The workshop was held in conjunction with TMA Conference 2017 in Dublin/Maynooth which was a great fit for this workshop and our project given the strong focus on measurements we have in WP1. For us the goal of the workshop was two-fold: of course it’s a good opportunity to disseminate the goals and results of our two projects but it was also a great chance to meet up with people that use or plan to use the MONROE testbed as well as PATHspider which is available on MONROE and build a focused community  around this group of people.

The workshop received 16 paper contributions, and 10 6-page papers were selected by the TPC, consisting of participants from both projects as well as MAMI EAB members, for presentation at the workshop. At this point again a big thanks to all TPC members, providing reviews within an incredibly short period of only two weeks!

The workshop was organized in three technical sessions focusing on network performance in mobile networks (like congestion forecasting or available bandwidth estimation) as well as application performance (e.g. Video QoE) over a mobile network and middlebox mangling in mobile networks (such as DCSP rewrites and NAT). The technical session where supplemented by a keynote on “From packets to knowledge: applying data science approaches to traffic measurement” held by Marco Mellia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

With a total of 18 registered participants, and a couple of visitors from the parallel workshops, the workshop provided lively discussion and a good opportunity to make people aware of MAMI’s measurement efforts, raising interest in a focused community of MONROE users as well as other researchers working on Internet measurements in academia and industry. And we are already discussing to have another workshop next year again!