IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
7–10 June 2021 // Paris, France

Call for Workshop Papers

Supply Chain Cybersecurity and Risk Management (SCCRM-21) Workshop

Call for papers

Nowadays, there is a growing interest on the management of cybersecurity in supply of chains, especially because the connection of different parties in a supply of chain by using Internet, increases the attack surface. This realized vulnerability can be used by hackers to infiltrate large organizations, for instance in the case of software, by attacking small software providers, hackers could access to the larger organization.
Even in the case where each one of the partners in a supply of chains have implemented its cybersecurity mechanisms, a coordinate cybersecurity approach for the whole system is still needed for guaranteeing complete trust of the supply of chain. Therefore, the provision of trust of cybersecurity as well as the risk management is a complex problem with several challenges to be solved. Inspired by these challenges we propose this workshop: “Supply Chain Cybersecurity and Risk Management (SCCRM-21)” co-located with the HPSR 2021 conference, addressing the next topics:

  • Cybersecurity requirements on supply of chains
  • Supply of chain vulnerability and impact assessment
  • Supply of chain risk management
  • Cybersecurity best practices on supply of chain
  • Control access and authentication on supply of chains
  • Cybersecurity prediction maintenance
  • Trust and incident management on supply of chains
  • Blockchain in cybersecurity

Workshop General Chairs:

  • Panagiotis Trakadas, Synelixis Solutions S.A.
  • Eva Marín Tordera, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs

  • Ales Cernivec (XLAB)
  • Joao Pita da Costa (XLAB)
  • Antonio Lioy (POLITO)
  • Cataldo Basile (POLITO)
  • Xavi Masip (UPC)
  • Alexandre Santos (UMinho)
  • Henrique Santos (UMinho)
  • Nelly Leligou (Synelixis Solutions S.A.)
  • Admela Jukan (TUBS)
  • Francisco Carpio (TUBS)
  • José Francisco Ruiz (Atos ES)
  • Diego López (Telefónica I+D)
  • José Soriano (ALTRAN)
  • Guillermo Jiménez (ALTRAN)
  • Grigorios Kalogiannis (STS)
  • Ana Silva (SONAE)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for workshop paper submission:  May 11 2021
  • Acceptance/rejection notification:              May 16, 2021
  • Final workshop papers due:                        May 19, 2021
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SARNET-21: Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks Workshop

Call for papers

The recent ongoing wider digital industrial transformation is being supported by various emerging networks technologies, with requirements for those emerging technologies, in turn, being driven from this transformation. While routing and addressing has faced many challenges in developing today’s Internet solutions, most notably scalability, there are several challenges that have emerged in recent years due to those new scenarios and deployments of Internet technology.

The support for highly dynamic topologies is one such challenge, with satellite and vehicular networks being examples of network deployments where the larger dynamics of network nodes moving in relation to each other may cause stability challenges for existing routing protocols.

Supporting other addressing semantics beyond network locations is another area of investigation for future routing architectures. For instance, directly addressing services or even information at the level of routable packets may improve flow completion latency while possibly posing challenges for routing scalability.

Efficiency is another challenge that motivates some changes to addressing semantics and routing, such as integrating service and network-specific metrics into selecting the appropriate service instances, particularly in the environment with high virtualization of service functionality. The goal here is often to improve the Quality of Experience beyond merely assuring latency-bound communication. Flow-based models in addressing and forwarding, on the other hand, are used to realize the often tight latency constraints in, e.g., industrial control scenarios.

An efficiency challenge of a different kind is accommodating short addresses, e.g., used in wireless sensing, while still preserving more comprehensive Internet connectivity. The inflexible address structure of the Internet makes header compression and translation gateways necessary, posing challenges independently.

The challenges mentioned above are being addressed both in the presence of and as a replacement to the current Internet address and routing, which poses challenges on compatibility, restriction of semantics due to retrofitting into IPv6 semantics, and deployment of solutions.

For this workshop, we solicit contributions that address some of the challenges we have identified, provide pathways into addressing them in the context of the existing Internet and evaluate the efficacy of the solutions. Contributions should foster discussion among participants on possible ways forward in the improvements to the Internet as we know it, provide credible solutions to drive that discussion, and evidence in the form of original designs and evaluations.

Research works, technical achievements, innovations and visionary papers on the following topics, but not limited to, are welcome for submission to the “Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks” workshop:

  • Innovations in routing technologies and addressing in future networks
  • IP addressing with multi-semantics (e.g. location, name, topology, etc.)
  • Network interoperability in the presence of alternative addressing
  • Pluginized routing protocols
  • Distributed routing aggregation
  • Service routing
  • Network slice-based routing
  • Topology based routing
  • Routing security and privacy
  • Resource allocation mechanisms for deterministic data transmission
  • Protocols and methods for delivery of high precision services with KPIs guarantees
  • Methods and frameworks enabling customized functions on data packets and processes to program the header of the packets
  • High-performance in-network processing and management for routing and forwarding
  • Ad-hoc multicast creation and management

The best technical, innovative, and visionary papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version for fast-track review in the following magazine:

  • IEEE Communications Magazine Series on Network Softwarization and Management (Impact Factor: 11.052)

Workshop General Chairs:

  • Alex Galis, UCL
  • David Lou, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs

  • Olivier Bonaventure (UCLouvain)
  • Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Ning Wang (University of Surrey)
  • Xiaoming Fu (Gottingen University)
  • Tarik Taleb (Aalto University)
  • Maziar Nekovee (University of Sussex)
  • Miguel Rio (UCL)
  • Dirk Trossen (Huawei Technologies)
  • Michael Menth (University Tuebingen)
  • Jon Crowcroft (Cambridge University, UK)
  • Lefteris Mamatas (University of Macedonia, Greece)
  • Albert Cabellos-Aparicio (University Politecnica de Catalunya)
  • Noura Liman (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Stefano Secci (CNAM, France)
  • Akihiro Nakao (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Mohamed Faten Zhani (ETS, Canada)
  • Luigi Iannone (Huawei Technologies)
  • Cristel Pelsser (University of Strassbourg)
  • Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
  • Leonardo Linguaglossa (Telecom Paris)
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Important dates

  • Deadline for workshop paper submission:  May 11 2021
  • Acceptance/rejection notification:              May 16, 2021
  • Final workshop papers due:                        May 19, 2021
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VNI: Virtualization for Enabling Next-Generation IoT Networks Workshop

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Virtualization is one of the important techniques for enabling next-generation networks in current decades. It helps in utilizing the resources efficiently by creating multiple virtual instances simultaneously. Some of the advantages of the virtualization are — a reduction in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX), fast service provisioning, increased utilizations, and overall productivity. Currently, virtualization is a routine practice in different organizations to increase productivity with less expenditure. The common types of virtualization include desktop virtualization, network virtualization, storage virtualization, CPU/GPU virtualization, and sensor virtualization.
Typically, IoT infrastructure provides a unified platform to serve multiple distinct applications simultaneously. In these applications, different heterogeneous resources such as memory, processor, and sensors are heavily involved. When we consider the real-implementation of an IoT infrastructure over a large deployment area, the efficient management and utilization of these resources become a crucial part of the system. However, the virtualization technological paradigm becomes popular in managing the resources in IoT infrastructure.

Virtualization expedites the IoT platform to serve multiple distinct types of applications concurrently and eliminates the single-user-centric usage of the costly resources. Typically, in virtualization, the virtual instance of the resources is created to utilize them in different IoT applications. On the other hand, users are abstracted from the process of virtualization and are unaware of which physical resources are associated with the application services. Multiple actors such as resource owners and service providers participate in the virtualization platform. However, these actors may be involved with monetary transactions and earn profit from the virtualization platform.

The existing literature addresses different research issues in the domain virtualization. However, there are still certain unexplored issues that are required to be addressed for an efficient utilization of the resources for IoT applications. In order to increase the mass adoption, by addressing the existing research issues of the virtualization in different IoT applications, we plan to organize this workshop in the premier conference venue of IEEE HPSR 2021. The proposed workshop is a collaborative endeavor to discover and establish new schemes, frameworks, algorithms, and protocols to address the existing challenges in virtualization for IoT applications. Moreover, we believe that the researchers from the different parts of the globe will receive an opportunity to address the unexplored research lacunae and present their work through this workshop. We expect to receive a large number of submissions of high-quality research manuscripts across the globe. The
scope of this workshop focuses on topics, not limited to:

  •  Sensor virtualization for IoT Application
  • Cloud resource virtualization
  • Networks virtualization for IoT
  • Efficient end-to-end management of virtualized network infrastructures for IoT
  • Virtualization for network and service automation
  • Algorithms for efficient management of virtualized resources
  • Management of virtualized wireline and wireless network resources, services and functions
  • Edge computing and in-network processing for virtualization in IoT networks
  • Dynamic migration of network functions and NFV-based systems
  • Availability, reliability, robustness and resilience of virtualized resources in IoT networks
  • APIs, protocols and algorithms for the management of resources in IoT networks
  • Service virtualization for IoT applications
  • Virtualization in smart city applications such as smart agriculture, smart traffic management, smart industrial applications, and smart healthcare systems.

Workshop General Chairs:

  • Arijit Roy, SensorDrops Networks Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Ayan Mondal, University of Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA, France
  • Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Albert Y. Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs

  • Farid Nait-Abdesselam, University of Missouri – Kansas City, United States
  • Barun Kumar Saha, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, India
  • Yogachandran Rahulamathavan, Loughborough University London, UK
  • Rajarajan Muttukrishnan, City University, London, UK
  • Anandarup Mukherjee, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Guillaume Pierre, University of Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA, France
  • Aishwariya Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Nurzaman Ahmed, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Bibudhendu Pati, Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Hai Jiang, Arkansas State University, United States
  • Ali J. Fahs, R&D Cloud\Edge Engineer at ActiveEon, France
  • Chhabi Rani Panigrahi, Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Nikos Parlavantzas, INSA Rennes, IRISA, Inria, France
  • Arif Ahmed, Experienced Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Ovidiu-Cristian MARCU, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Grégoire Danoy, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Claudio FIANDRINO, University of Madrid, Spain
  • Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
  •  Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Weitao Xu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Omid Tavallaie, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Pushpendu Kar, University of Nottinghum, China
  • Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy

Important Dates

  • Deadline for workshop paper submission:  May 11 2021
  • Acceptance/rejection notification:              May 16, 2021
  • Final workshop papers due:                        May 19, 2021

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