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Comsnets 2011 - Technical Program

List of Sessions



Session  T1-1: Security I

Sigma Hall 1 - 6 January - (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)

Session chair:
Sanjoy Paul


  • Mirage: Mitigating Illicit Inventorying in a RFID Enabled Retail Environment
    Jonathan White (University of Arkansas, USA)

    Nilanjan Banerjee (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • Sequencegram: n-gram Modeling of System Calls for Program based Anomaly Detection
    Neminath Hubballi (IIT Guwahati, IN)

    Santosh Biswas (IIT Guwahati, IN)

    Sukumar Nandi (IIT Guwahati, IN)
  • Group Key Management Scheme for Simultaneous Multiple Groups with Overlapped Membership
    Purushothama B R (National Institute of Technology Warangal, IN)
    Bharat Amberker (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, IN)
  • A System Approach to Network Modeling for DDoS Detection using Naive Bayesian Classifiers
    Rajagopalan Vijayasarathy (SETS, IN)
    Ravindran B (IIT Madras, IN)
    Serugudi Venkataraman Raghavan (IIT Madras, IN)



Session  T2-1: Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing

Sigma Hall 2 - 6 January - (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)

Session chair:
Joerg Ott

Aalto University, Finland

  • The Dataware Manifesto
    Derek McAuley (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

    Richard Mortier (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

    James Goulding (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

    - Invited Paper
  • CrowdLab: An Architecture for Volunteer Mobile Testbeds
    Eduardo Cuervo (Duke University, USA)
    Peter Gilbert (Duke University, USA)
    Bi Wu (Duke University, USA)
    Landon Cox (Duke University, USA)
  • Augmenting Topic Models with User Relations in Context based Communication Services
    K. Kishore Dhara (Avaya Labs Research, USA)
    Venkatesh Krishnaswamy (Avaya Labs Research, USA)
    Vikranth Babu (IIT Madras, IN)
  • Minimizing Content Provisioning Cost in Heterogeneous Social Wireless Networks
    Mahmoud Taghizadeh (Michigan State University, USA)
    Subir Biswas (Michigan State University, USA)


Session  T1-2: IPTV, Video and Mobility

Sigma Hall 1 - 6 January - (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Session chair:
David Kotz

Dartmouth College, USA

  • Farsighted Flow Management for Video Delivery in Broadband Wireless Networks
    Rajesh Mahindra (NEC Labs America, USA)
    Ravi Kokku (NEC Laboratories America, USA)
    Honghai Zhang (NEC Labs America, USA)
    Sampath Rangarajan (NEC Labs America, USA)
  • A formal approach to mobility modeling
    Ashutosh Dutta (NIKSUN, USA)
    Bryan Lyles (Telcordia Technologies, USA)
    Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, USA)
  • Capacity Requirements for On-Demand IPTV
    Pat Diminico (AT&T, USA)
    Vijay Gopalakrishnan (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
    Rittwik Jana (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
    K. K. Ramakrishnan (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
    Deborah Swayne (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
    Vinay A. Vaishampayan (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
  • Voice Messaging for Mobile Delay-Tolerant Networks
    Md. Tarikul Islam (Aalto University, FI)
    Turkulainen (Aalto University, FI)
    Joerg Ott (Aalto University, FI)



Session  T2-2: Security II

Sigma Hall 2 - 6 January - (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Session chair:
Sergey Gorinsky

Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain

  • Hierarchical Networks with Byzantine Robustness
    Radia Perlman (Intel Labs, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • Defeating the Insider Threat via Autonomic Network Capabilities
    Faisal Sibai(George Mason University, USA)
    Daniel Menascé (George Mason University, USA)
  • Impact of Prefix Hijacking on Payments of Providers
    Pradeep Bangera (Institute IMDEA Networks, ES)
    Sergey Gorinsky (Institute IMDEA Networks, ES)
  • Confidential Program Update with Dynamic Key Computation for Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks
    Nirmala (Siddaganga Institute of Technology, IN)



Session  F1-1: Network Topology

Sigma Hall 1 - 7 January - (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM)

Session chair:
SriKrishna Bhashyam

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

  • k-dense Communities in the Internet AS-Level Topology
    Enrico Gregori (CNR-IIT, IT), Luciano Lenzini (University of Pisa, IT)
    Chiara Orsini (University of Pisa, IT)
  • Separating Event Points by Binary Proximity Sensors: An Asymptotic Analysis
    SanthanaKrishnan Boopalan (IIT, Bombay, IN)
  • Efficient Target Tracking through Binary-Detection in Sparsely Deployed WSN
    Deepak Jeswani (IIT Kanpur, IN)
    Ankit Kesharwani (IIT Kanpur, IN)
    Sneha Chaudhari (IISc Bangalore, IN)
    Vaishali P Sadaphal (Tata Research, IN)
    Ratan K. Ghosh (IIT Kanpur, IN)
  • Can one Hear the Shape of the Network
    Abubakr Mohammed

    - Invited Paper



Session  F2-1: Wireless & 4G/WiMax - I

Sigma Hall 2 - 7 January - (11:15 AM - 12:25 PM)

Session chair:
Neelesh B. Mehta

Indian Institute of Science, India

  • Models of 802.11 Multi-Hop Networks: Theoretical Insights and Experimental Validation
    Adel Aziz (EPFL, Switzerland)
    Mathilde Durvy (Cisco Systems, Switzerland)
    Olivier Dousse (Nokia Research Center, Switzerland)
    Patrick Thiran (EPFL, Switzerland)

    -Invited Paper
  • Downlink Transmission Mode Selection And Switching Algorithm For LTE
    Shubhodeep Adhikari (Motorola, IN)
  • An Instantaneous Call Admission Control using Information Dissemination for WiMAX Mesh Networks
    R Saravana Manickam (IIT Madras, IN)
    Siva Ram Murthy (IIT Madras, IN)



Poster Session

7 January - (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

The list of papers that will be presented in the poster session are available here.

The Poster session starts at the end of the session F2-1.



Session  F1-2: Resilience & Network Planning

Sigma Hall 1 - 7 January - (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Session chair:
Patrick Thiran

EPFL, Switzerland

  • Modelling and Analysis of Network Resilience
    James P. G. Sterbenz (University of Kansas & Lancaster University (UK), USA)

    Egemen K Çetinkaya (University of Kansas, USA)

    Mahmood A Hameed (University of Kansas, USA)

    Abdul Jabbar (The University of Kansas, USA)

    Justin P Rohrer (The University of Kansas, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • Survivable Network Design using Polyhedral approaches
    Yogesh Agarwal (IIM Lucknow, IN)
  • Planning Rules for Split Ratio Selection in Building {GPON}-based Access Networks
    Hamada Alshaer (Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC) Khalifa University, UAE)
    Mohamed Alyafei (Etisalat, UAE)
  • SRLG Identification from Time Series Analysis of Link State Data
    Goutam Das (University of Ghent, BE)
    Dimitri Papadimitriou (Alcatel-Lucent Bell, BE)
    Bart Puype (Ghent University, BE)
    Didier Colle (IBBT - Ghent University, BE)
    Mario Pickavet (Ghent University, BE)
    Piet Demeester (Ghent University, BE)



Session  F2-2: Multimedia & Wireless I

Sigma Hall 2 - 7 January - (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Session chair:
Amarjeet Singh

IIIT-Delhi, India

  • A Network Assisted System for Energy Efficiency in Mobile Devices
    Joshua Hare (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

    Dheeraj Agrawal (Google, USA)

    Arunesh Mishra (Google, USA)

    Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA)

    Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • Flexible Playout Adaptation for Low Delay AAC RTP Communication
    Jochen Issing (University of Erlangen, DE)
    Falko Dressler (University of Erlangen, DE)
    Nikolaus Färber (Fraunhofer IIS, DE)
    Stefan Reuschl (Fraunhofer IIS, DE)
  • Loss behavior analysis and its application in design of link quality metrics
    Kameswari Chebrolu (IIT Bombay, IN)
    Advait Mishra (Microsoft, IN)
  • Multi-state Power Management of Communication Links
    Krishna Kant (National Science Foundation, USA)



A Repeat of Poster Session.

7 January - (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

The list of papers that will be presented in the poster session are available here.

Session  F1-3: Wireless Protocols

Sigma Hall 1 - 7 January - (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Session chair:
P. R. Kumar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Processing Interference at the Physical Layer to Enhance Information Flow in Wireless Networks
    Bama Muthuramalingam (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)

    Srikrishna Bhashyam (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

    Andrew Thangaraj (IIT Madras, India)

    - Invited Paper
  • Optimal Contention-free Multiplexing for Wireless Access
    G R Dattatreya (Mitre Corporation, USA),

    Ajay Kulkarni (Cisco Systems, USA)
  • Multimedia Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks based on Sample Division Multiplexing
    Ansuman Bhattacharya (ISI Kolkata, IN)
    Rabindranath Ghosh (St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, IN)
    Koushik Sinha (Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, IN)
    Bhabani Sinha (ISI Kolkata, IN)
  • FREEZE: Rate Adaptation in Wireless LANs using channel contention estimates
    Ajay Kulkarni (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

    Shanthy Menezes (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

    Ravi Prakash (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)



Session  F2-3: Multimedia & Wireless II

Sigma Hall 2 - 7 January - (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Session chair:
Narasimha Reddy

Texas A & M University, USA

  • Delay Contained: Scheduling Voice Over Multi-hop Multi-channel Wireless Mesh Networks
    Vijay Gabale (IIT Bombay, IN)
    Ashish Chiplunkar (IIT Bombay, IN)
    Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay, IN)
    Partha Dutta (IBM IN Research Lab, IN)
  • Error-Resilient Image Transmission over Multihop Wireless Networks
    Pradipta De (IBM India Research lab, IN)
    Nilanjan Banerjee (IBM Research, IN)
    Swades De (IIT Delhi, IN)
  • Optimizing Power Consumption of Always-On Applications Based on Timer Alignment
    Ville Könönen (VTT, FI)
    Pekka Pääkkönen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, FI)
  • 'Control Plane' Properties for Signaling in Loss-feedback based Video Multicast Rate Adaptation over Shared Infrastructure Networks
    Kaliappa Ravindran (City University of New York, USA)
    Ramesh Bharadwaj (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
    Supratik Mukhopadhyay (Louisiana State University, USA)
    Mohammad Rabby (City University of New York, USA)
    Gaurav Mangukiya (IIT Kharagpur, IN)



Session  S1-1: Network Architectures and Systems

Sigma Hall 1 - 8 January - (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM)

Session chair:
Derek McAuley

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Hulu in the Neighborhood
    Dongsu Han (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

    David Andersen (CMU, USA)

    Michael Kaminsky (Intel Labs, USA)

    Konstantina Papagiannaki (Intel Research, USA)

    Srinivasan Seshan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • A System for Audio Signalling Based NAT Traversal
    Ashish Patro (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
    Yadi Ma (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
    Fatemeh Panahi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
    Jordan Walker (Center for Integrated Data Analytics, USA)
    Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Towards Truly Heterogeneous Internets: Bridging Infrastructure-based and Infrastructure-less Networks
    Rao Naveed Bin Rais (INRIA, France)
    Marc Mendonca (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
    Thierry Turletti (INRIA, France)
    Katia Obraczka (UC, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • On the Game Server Network Selection with Delay and Delay Variation Constraints
    Yuh-Rong Chen (University of Oklahoma, USA)
    Sridhar Radhakrishnan (University of Oklahoma, USA)
    Sudarshan Dhall (University of Oklahoma, USA)
    Suleyman Karabuk (University of Oklahoma, USA)



Session  S2-1: Virtualisation & Scaling

Sigma Hall 2 - 8 January - (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM)

Session chair:
Aditya Akella

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • Vis-á-Vis: Privacy-Preserving Online Social Networking via Virtual Individual Servers
    Amre Shakimov (Duke University, USA)

    Harold Lim (Duke University, USA)

    Ramón Cáceres (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)

    Landon P. Cox (Duke University, USA)

    Kevin Li (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)

    Dongtao Liu (Duke University, USA)

    Alexander Varshavsky (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)

    - Invited Paper
  • Scalability of a Distributed Virtual Environment Based on a Structured Peer-To-Peer Architecture
    Jiehua Chen (Technical University of Berlin, DE)
    Sven Grottke (Technical University of Berlin, DE)
    Jan Sablatnig (Technical University fo Berlin, DE)
    Ruedi Seiler (Technical University of Berlin, DE)
    Adam M Wolisz (Technical University of Berlin, DE)
  • The Local and Global Effects of Traffic Shaping in the Internet
    Massimiliano Marcon (MPI-SWS, DE)
    Marcel Dischinger (MPI for Software Systems, DE)
    Krishna Phani Gummadi (MPI for Software Systems, DE)
    Amin Vahdat (UC, San Diego, USA)
  • Splitting HTTP Requests on Two Servers
    Bharat Rawal (Towson University, USA)
    Ramesh Karne (Towson University, USA)
    Alexander L Wijesinha (Towson University, USA)



Session  S1-2: Wireless & 4G/WiMax II

Sigma Hall 1 - 8 January - (12:55 PM - 1:45 PM)

Session chair:
Rajarshi Roy

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • Interference planning for multicell OFDM downlink
    Nidhin Koshy Vaidhiyan (IISc Bangalore, IN)

    Renu Subramanian (IISc Bangalore, IN)

    Rajesh Sundaresan (IISc Bangalore, IN)

    - Invited Paper
  • Energy Efficient Resource Allocation in Mobile Ad Hoc Computational Grids
    Sayed Chhattan Shah (Korea University, KR)



Session  S2-2: Network Algorithms

Sigma Hall 2 - 8 January - (12:55 PM - 1:45 PM)

Session chair:
K. K. Ramakrishnan

AT&T Labs - Research, USA

  • Reaching approximate Wardrop equilibrium at reduced costs of link state updates
    Yong Oh Lee (Texas A & M University, USA)

    Balaji Rengarajan (Institute IMDEA Networks, ES)

    Narasimha Reddy (Texas A & M University, USA)
  • Three Metrics for Stochastic Networks: Capacity, Queue Size and Complexity
    Devavrat Shah (MIT, USA)

    - Invited Paper



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