IETF and the Operations and Management Area
Bert Wijnen - Lucent Technologies

    This talk will consist of two parts.

  1. Overview of the IETF. This part of the talk will explain what the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is, how it is organized, how it works, and how you can participate. It will explain the various types of RFCs (Request For Comments) as you see them published by the RFC-Editor. It will also explain how the work in the IETF is distributed between various focused Areas and how the Working Groups are chartered to work on a specifci topic of Internet Technology.
  2. Overview of current Network Management activities in the IETF. This part will list the activities in the Operations and Management Area in the IETF and it will highlight the current Network Management Standards and the ongoing work in the Network management space.
Bert currently works at Lucent Technologies in the Global Strategic Standardization group in Advanced Technologies in Bell Labs. Most of his time he spends serving the IETF in his role of Area Director for the Network Management side of the "Operations and Management" Area. He co-authored major pieces of the SNMPv3 specifications and while doing so also implemented the various SNMP versions for both managing and managed systems. In his earlier career he devoted his time in the mainframe Systems Programming and Automated Operations areas.
Medium and Long Term Strategy in Telecommunication Networks
Guy Pujolle - Paris 6 University
Programme of the tutorial
  • The different technologies for future telecommunication networks : from IP networks to GMPLS.
  • The strong evolution of Ethernet networks towards MAN and WAN, and the expansion of Ethernet virtual private networks.
  • The revolution in wireless networks with Wimedia, Wi-Fi, WiMax, Wi-Mobile, and Wi-RAN, and the integration in the future IP wireless networks.
  • The massive arrival of sensor networks and the evolution of network architecture.
  • The new techniques for the control of QoS and security.
  • The new concepts and paradigms : autonomic networking, intelligent networking,
  • The evolution of the local loop, triple play, very-high speed, Ethernet-based.
  • The orientations for 2020 and the future replacement of the TCP/IP architecture.
Guy Pujolle received the Ph.D. and "Thèse d'Etat" degrees in Computer Science from the University of Paris IX and Paris XI on 1975 and 1978 respectively. He is currently a Professor at the University of Paris VI and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the France Telecom Group (FT, Orange, Wanadoo). He was appointed by the Education Ministry to found the Department of Computer Science at the University of Versailles, where he spent the period 1994-2000 as Professor and Head. He was Head of the MASI Laboratory (University of Paris VI), 1981-1993, Professor at ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications), 1979-1981, and member of the scientific staff of INRIA (Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique), 1974-1979. Dr. Pujolle is chairman of IFIP Working Group 6.2 on "Network and Internetwork Architectures". He is an editor for International Journal of Network Management, WINET, Ad Hoc Networks Journal, and IEEE Surveys & Tutorials. He was an editor for Computer Networks (until 2000), Operations Research (until 2000), Editor-In-Chief of Networking and Information Systems Journal (until 2000), and several other journals. He is a governor of the ICCC (International Council for Computer Communications). Guy Pujolle is a pioneer in high-speed networking having led the development of the first Gbps network to be tested in 1980. He was also a European expert involved in the development of IP over ATM for European high-speed networks. He was chairman of the French Research Network REUNIR from 1987 to 1991, one out of the three members of the Wisdom Committee (Lars Backstrom, Brian Carpenter, Guy Pujolle) to decide on the future of TCP/IP in the European research network (decision January 22, 1990 to choose TCP/IP as the technology to be used for Europe). Chairman of the expert committee of the Ministry of Telecommunications for Telecommunication regulation (1992-1998). Guy Pujolle is currently Technical Chairman of the WLANSmartCard consortium for normalizing security and mobility in wireless LANs using a smartcard. He has published widely in the area of computer systems modeling and performance, queueing theory, high-speed networks. He has published 19 influential texts and monographs in the area. His research interests include the analysis and modeling of data communication systems, protocols, high performance networking, intelligence in networking, and wireless networks. He is a Professor Honoris Causa of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications since 1988. He was awarded the Special Seymour Cray Award in 1991 for his research, and Silver Core from IFIP in 1995. Also in 1995 his book " les Réseaux " was awarded the Roberval Prize in France for the best scientific book of the year. Guy Pujolle is co-founder and member of the scientific board of QoSMOS (www.qosmos.fr), Ucopia Communications (www.ucopia.com), and Ginkgo-Networks (www.ginkgo-networks.com).
Towards Autonomic Network Management
Marcus Brunner - NEC Europe Ltd., Network Laboratories

    Pragmatically, a network can be labeled autonomic when it provides inherent functionalities which lead to self-organization, self-management, self-diagnoses, and self-repairs. These self-X features also imply that nodes can self-associate to the network without user intervention, and that applications self-discover available network resources and services. On the other hand many of the above properties can be seen in environments where the semantics and the mechanisms of a network architecture have been localized and optimized to the requirements of its application domain.
     It is imperative to make most of the management mechanisms distributed, autonomic, and situated-aware, so that management actions can be timely and reliable. In addition, these autonomic mechanisms will enable providers to maintain and manage their networks and the services supported by them. The mechanisms should rely on an intelligent monitoring system while their logic must be faultless accounting for a variety of conditions.
    This talk will give an overview of various approaches to autonomic networking and autonomic network and service management including some work from NEC Network Laboratories and European projects in that area.

Marcus BRUNNER is a chief researcher at NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany. He received his Ph.D. (1999) and Diploma degree (1994) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. He is Editor of the IEEE eTransactions on Network and Service Management (eTNSM) and he is in the Technical Program and Organization Committees of major network management and networking conferences such as NOMS, IM. Currently, he is IEEE Globecom Symposium chair on Autonomic Networking.

Invited Speeches

On Deriving Unknown Vulnerabilities from Zero-Day Exploits
Felix Wu - UC Davis

    Analyzing vulnerabilities that allow worms to hijack the control flow is a very critical task in detecting and responding to large scale Internet-based security attacks. For the same vulnerability (or the same set of vulnerabilities), multiple different polymorphic or metamorphic exploits can be developed (or twisted) to counter the effectiveness of many "exploit-driven" protection solutions. In fact, several of the previous proposed solutions are unlikely to survive simply because the "focus" of the solutions is on "exploits". In this talk, we will present the "Epsilon-Gamma-Pi" model as a powerful tool in analyzing zero-day vulnerabilities. Our model has been realized as the Minos/DACODA honeypot, which has been ruunning in several months and catching/analyzing real attacks with claimed (or theoretically) zero-false positive, even for zero-day control flow hijack vulnerabilities.

Felix Wu is part of the Computer Security group at UC Davis. In research, he is interested in security issues related to networking systems. Currently, Felix focus on the following research areas: IPSec/VPN Policy Management, BGP, Email Antispam, Information Visualization for Security, Anomaly Analysis and Explanation. His research projects are currently supported by Boeing, DARPA, DHS, Intel, NSF, and Sprint.
Peer-to-peer Networking: the operator’s perspective
Antonio Liotta, University of Essex

    Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing reduces, in some cases even eliminates, the need for a user application to rely on pre-determined servers. The P2P paradigm is hence a powerful means for deploying distributed applications and overlay networks. Because of their inherent ability to support distributed computation, process off-loading and resource sharing, P2P systems are gaining significant momentum. Appealing properties include scalability, robustness and fault-tolerance.
   P2P systems complement extremely well their client-server counterparts while a wealth of new P2P applications is further revolutionising the web. This talk revisits P2P, taking the network operator’s viewpoint. We shall tackle the controversial issues and threats that P2P poses to the operator: does P2P enable operator bypass? Is it a hopeless, disruptive technology? We’ll then displace some myths surrounding P2P, speculating on how it may present an unprecedented opportunity to the operator.

    Antonio Liotta is Senior Lecturer in pervasive networks and services at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex (UK). He holds a ‘Laurea’ degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering, University of Pavia (Italy), an MSc in Information Technology, Polytechnics of Milan (Italy), and a PhD in Computer Science, University College London (UK). He is a member of IEEE, a Member of the Professional Body of Engineers (Italy), and a Registered Practitioner of the UK Higher Education Academy.
   Antonio has over 50 publications in the areas of service management, distributed computing and advanced networking. He is a Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Network and System Management; has served the Technical Programme Committee of NOMS, DSOM, and IM since 2001; and is also a TPC member of several other international conferences.
   Antonio’s current research interests include pervasive networks and services; advanced service provisioning; service middleware; and P2P networking and applications. In the last few years he has looked in particular at the emerging area of distributed computing in the mobile / wireless arena, co-ordinating several UK and EU projects and collaborating closely with Vodafone R&D, Hewlett-Packard Labs and Hitachi France.