Sixth International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA)

London, UK, 14 April 2014


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Scope of the workshop
Now in its sixth year, the TMA workshop will continue its focus on novel aspects of network measurements and traffic monitoring research, with particular focus on validation (or invalidation) of previous work. The network measurement community frequently finds itself struggling with reproducibility of previous findings.  Reasons include restrictions on the shareability of underlying datasets, as well as the ephemeral nature of the subject under study.  Therefore, the measurement community stands to benefit considerably from research that improves our understanding of these shortcomings and ways to overcome them.
As a true workshop, TMA welcomes maturing research that provides independent validation of existing work or commonly held beliefs, reports on practical experiences gained with real-world measurements and monitoring activities, or outlines a high-level vision for measurement & validation.


Relevant topics
TMA 2014 welcomes work in the area of Internet traffic monitoring and analysis that
  • reports on independent validation or critical revision of earlier works on traffic analysis and network measurements
  • provides technology and material to enable and promote validation works, such as shared datasets, tools, or collaborative platforms
  • reports hands-on lessons learned and operational experience gained with performing measurement/monitoring in a real network setting, e.g. discuss practical problems and workarounds in large-scale monitoring campaigns for production use
  • defines methodologies for collecting and analyzing measurements in different network environments (wireless and wired infrastructures, social networks, home networks)
  • proposes benchmarking methodologies to compare competing solution in the field of traffic analysis
  • defines techniques for improving the repeatability of tests, benchmarks, and validation studies
  • introduces novel measurement and analysis techniques while providing all the necessary material for independent validation


Important Dates
Submission Deadline: November 22, 2013
Author Notification: January 8, 2014
Camera-ready and Registration: January 31, 2014


Submission Guidelines
Submissions must not exceed 6 (six) pages including figures, tables, and references, formatted in two columns, using 10-point type on
12-point leading, in PDF format. Authors should use the using the classic IEEE manuscript template .
Be sure to use the template’s conference mode (“\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}”). See template documentation for details.
Reviewing is single-blind; please include author information.
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