IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on CNERT: Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds - Program

The 5th IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds 2018
(IEEE CNERT 2018) – An INFOCOM 2018 Workshop

Monday, 16 April 2018 ● 08:30 – 18:30 ● Room: Honolulu1


Experimentation has played a very important role in advancing computer and networking research. Although analysis and simulation are important tools in studying the behavior of data traffic and analyzing new protocols and algorithms, it is essential that new research ideas be validated on real systems. To facilitate researchers, a variety of testbeds have been built in academia, national laboratories and industry. Example testbeds include GENI, PlanetLab, Emulab, ORBIT, BGP-Mux, Amazon, FIRE testbeds, etc. This workshop will bring together researchers and technical experts to share experiences and advance the state of the art in experimental research in areas such as networking, distributed systems and cloud computing.


The workshop will have a strong experimental component. Authors will be strongly encouraged to include live demonstrations with their presentations. In addition to a best paper award, we will grant an award to the best demo that exemplifies the principles of experiment repeatability and reproducibility on real systems with running code.


Steering Commitee

  • Piet Demeester, Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
  • Ibrahim Matta, Boston University, USA
  • Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, USA (Chair)
  • Kaiqi Xiong, University of South Florida, USAMin Song, Michigan Tech, USA


Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Eric Keller, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Ilenia Tinnirello, Univesity of Palermo, Italy



Monday, 16 April 2018, 08:45 – 9:00

Opening Session

Chair: Eric Keller


Monday, 16 April 2018, 09:00 – 10:00

WS-03-Keynote-1:  Keynote


Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break


Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:30 – 12:00

WS-03-01: Software tools and stack architectures for network experiments

Room: Honolulu 1

Chair: Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State University, USA)


Rumba: a Python Framework for Automating Large-Scale Recursive Internet Experiments on GENI and FIRE+

 Sander Vrijders (Ghent University - imec, Belgium); Dimitri Staessens (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Marco Capitani (Nextworks, Italy); Vincenzo Maffione (University of Pisa, Italy)

Measurement Based Mobility Emulation Platform for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Parishad Karimi, Shreyasee Mukherjee, Jakub Kolodziejski and Ivan Seskar (WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA); Dipankar Raychaudhuri (Rutgers University, USA)

EnosStack: A LAMP-like stack for the experimenter

Ronan-Alexandre Cherrueau, Matthieu Simonin and Alexandre van Kempen (INRIA, France)

MONROE-Nettest: A Configurable Tool for Dissecting Speed Measurements in Mobile Broadband

Cise Midoglu (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway); Leonhard Wimmer (TU Wien, Austria); Andra Lutu, Ozgu Alay and Carsten Griwodz (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)


Monday, 16 April 2018, 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break


Monday, 16 April 2018, 13:30 – 15:00

WS-03-02: Wireless Testbeds and Experiments

Room: Honolulu 1



NeutMon: Studying Neutrality in European Mobile Networks

Enrico Gregori (CNR-IIT, Italy); Valerio Luconi (IIT-CNR, Italy); Alessio Vecchio (University of Pisa & Dip. Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Italy)

The CityLab Testbed - Large-scale Multi-technology Wireless Experimentation in a City Environment: Neural Network-based Interference Prediction in a Smart City

Jakob Struye, Bart Braem and Steven Latré (University of Antwerp - imec, Belgium); Johann M. Marquez-Barja (University of Antwerpen - imec & IDLab Research Group - imec, Belgium)

Analysis of Large-Scale Experimental Data from Wireless Networks

Stephen Seidel (Arizona State University, USA); Michael Mehari (Ghent University - imec, IDLab, Belgium); Charles Colbourn (ASU, USA); Eli De Poorter (Ghent University & Imec, Belgium); Ingrid Moerman (Ghent University - imec, Belgium); Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State University, USA)

Experimental Performance Evaluation of WebRTC Video Services over Mobile Networks

Mohamed Moulay (IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain); Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)


Monday, 16 April 2018, 15:00 – 15:30 Break


Monday, 16 April 2018, 15:30 – 17:00

WS-03-03: SDN/NFV  

Room: Honolulu 1



Toward Live Inter-Domain Network Services on the ExoGENI Testbed

Paul Ruth (UNC-CH, USA); Mert Cevik and Cong Wang (RENCI - UNC Chapel Hill, USA); Yuanjun Yao, Qiang Cao, Rubens Farias, Jeff Chase and Victor Orlikowski (Duke University, USA); Nick Buraglio (ESNet, USA)

EL-SEC: ELastic Management of SECurity Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure

Nabeel Akhtar, Ibrahim Matta and Ali Raza (Boston University, USA); Yuefeng Wang (Akamai Technologies, Inc, USA)

GRASP: a GReen energy Aware SDN Platform

Garegin Grigoryan, Keivan Bahmani, Grayson Schermerhorn and Yaoqing Liu (Clarkson University, USA)

Predictive Analytics for Fog Computing using Machine Learning and GENI

Jon Patman, Meshal Alfarhood, Soliman Islam, Mauro Lemus and Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA); Kannappan Palaniappan (University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)


Monday, 16 April 2018, 17:00 – 18:30

WS-03-I1: Demo Session

Room: Honolulu 1