Final Program

October 14, 2019
October 15, 2019
October 16, 2019
Plenary Session
Panel Discussion
Special Session
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Technical Session I
Technical Session IV
Special Session
Closing Session
Technical Session II
Technical Session V
Coffee break
Coffee break
Technical Session III
Technical Session VI
Welcome Reception
Gala Dinner

October 14, 2019
Registration (8:30 - )
Opening Session (9:00 - 9:45)
Plenary Session
Keynote Talk - 9:45-10:30
AI-backed resiliency for "dedicated" and "non-dedicated" sensor networks against misbehaviour
Burak Kantarci (University of Ottawa, CA)
The advances in sensor networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-inspired services paved the way towards smart spaces. Wide adoption of services offered by smart spaces over “dedicated” and “non-dedicated” sensor networks concurrently extends the impact of potential cyber threats on mobile environments. An example is the smart grid services where a dedicated sensor network monitors the power grid equipment. Another example is the mobile crowdsensing campaigns that serve as a critical building block for the IoT applications in the form of non-dedicated sensor networks. Although selling sensory data of their own smartphones, wearables or even vehicles will offer opportunities to the users, the non-dedicated nature of the sensing network leaves the system vulnerable in the presence of unknown misbehaving patterns. Legacy solutions can address resiliency against cyber threats to a certain extent; therefore, robust, adaptive and intelligent mechanisms are emergent. This talk will present the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed solutions to detect and prevent cyber threats in “dedicated” and “non-dedicated” sensor networks. Furthermore, as non-dedicated sensing is relatively a new concept, the talk will discuss how AI can also help to model adversarial behavior in such environments.
Dr. Burak Kantarci is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. From 2014 to 2016, he was an assistant professor at the ECE Department at Clarkson University, where he currently holds a courtesy professor appointment. Dr. Kantarci received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Istanbul Technical University, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. While pursuing his Ph.D thesis, he studied as a Visiting Scholar with the University of Ottawa (2007-2008). He has co-authored over 160 papers in established journals and conferences, and contributed to 13 book chapters. He has served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of fifteen international conferences/symposia/workshops. He has been the PI/co-PI of several federally/provincially-funded research projects supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and MITACS (Canada). Dr. Kantarci is an editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and an area editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, an associate editor of IEEE Networking Letters, and associate editor for Elsevier Vehicular Communications. He serves as the Chair of the IEEE Communication Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM.

Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)
Technical Session I - Resilience of Optical Networks (11:00 - 12:30)
Chair: Jacek Rak (PL)
1. On the Efficient Dynamic Routing in Spectrally-Spatially Flexible Optical Networks (FP, 11:00-11:30)
Roza Goscien (PL)
2. Survivable and Secure Elastic Optical Networks using Network Coding (FP; 11:30-12:00)
Giannis Savva (CY); Konstantinos Manousakis (CY); Georgios Ellinas (CY)
3. Resilient Wheel-Based Optical Access Network Architecture (SP; 12:00-12:25)
Chrysovalanto Christodoulou (CY); Georgios Ellinas (CY)
Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)
Technical Session II - Future Internet resilience (13:30 - 15:00)
Chair:Roza Goscien (PL)
1. Controller Placement and Availability Link Upgrade Problem in SDN Networks (FP; 13:30-14:00)
Dorabella Santos (PT); Teresa Gomes (PT)
2. Spare Capacity Dimensioning for different Re-Routing Strategies in Transport Networks (FP; 14:00-14:30)
Hassan Saeed (DE); Ronald Romero Reyes (DE); Thomas Bauschert (DE); Matthias Gunkel (DE); Felix Wissel (DE)
3. SEC-BlockEdge: Security Threats in Blockchain-Edge based Industrial IoT Networks (SP; 14:30-14:55)
Tanesh Kumar (FI); An Braeken (BE); Vidhya Ramani (FI); Ijaz Ahmad (FI); Erkki Harjula (FI); Mika E. Ylianttila (FI)
Coffee Break (15:00 - 15:30)
Technical Session III - Models and algorithms of survivable networks design and modeling (15:30 - 17:00)
Chair: George Ellinas (CY)
1. Resilient Dataflow Graph Embedding for Programmable Software Switches (FP; 15:30-16:00)
Tamas Levai (HU); Gabor Retvari (HU)
(COST CA15127-RECODIS paper)
2. Hybrid Bio-Inspired Heuristics for the Robust Network Slice Design Problem (FP; 16:00-16:30)
Thomas Bauschert (DE); Varun S. Reddy (DE)
3. A combined iBGP and IP/MPLS resilient transit backbone design (FP; 16:30-17:00)
Claudio Risso (UY); Cristina Mayr (UY); Eduardo Grampin (UY)
Welcome Reception (18:00 - 21:00)
October 15, 2019
Panel Discussion - Disaster-resilience of Optical Networks (9:00 - 10:30)
Chair: Jacek Rak (PL)
Panelists: Teresa Gomes (PT), Marija Furdek (SE), Burak Kantarci (CA), Massimo Tornatore (IT)
Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)
Technical Session IV (COST CA15127-RECODIS)- Resilience of Networks to Multiple Failures (11:00-12:20)
Chair: Teresa Gomes (PT)
1. A RMSA Algorithm Resilient to Multiple Node Failures on Elastic Optical Networks (FP; 11:00-11:30)
Fabio Barbosa (PT); Amaro F. de Sousa (PT); Agostinho Agra (PT); Krzysztof Walkowiak (PL); Roza Goscien (PL)
(COST CA15127-RECODIS paper)
2. FRADIR-II: An Improved Framework for Disaster Resilience (SP; 11:30-11:55)
Alija Pasic (HU); Rita Girao-Silva (PT); Balazs Vass (HU); Teresa Gomes (PT); Ferenc Mogyorosi (HU); Peter Babarczi (HU); Janos Tapolcai (HU)
(COST CA15127-RECODIS paper)
3. Network Resiliency Against Earthquakes (SP; 11:55-12:20)
Alessandro Valentini (IT); Balazs Vass (HU); Jorik Oostenbrink (NL); Levente Csak (HU); Fernando A. Kuipers (NL); Bruno Pace (IT); David Hay (IL); Janos Tapolcai (HU)
(COST CA15127-RECODIS paper)

Group Photo (12:20 - 12:40)

Lunch (12:45 - 13:45)
Technical Session V - Theory of Network Resilience (13:45 - 15:10)
Chair: Emma Fitzgerald (SE)
1. Challenges in Stochastic Binary Systems (Invited Paper; 13:45-14:15)
Pablo Romero (UY)
2. Topological approach to measure network recoverability (FP; 14:15-14:45)
Zhidong He (NL); Peng Sun (NL); Piet Van Mieghem (NL)
3. Modeling Technological Interdependency in IoT - A Multidimensional and Multilayer Network Model for Smart Environments (SP; 14:45-15:10)
Amir Modarresi (US); John Symons (US)
Coffee Break (15:10 - 15:40)
Technical Session VI - Resilience of wireless networks (15:40 - 16:30)
Chair: Pablo Romero (UY)
1. Efficient pilot allocation for URLLC traffic in 5G industrial IoT networks (SP; 15:40-16:05)
Emma Fitzgerald (SE); Michal Pioro (PL)
2. Modeling transmission degradation on FSO links caused by weather phenomena in WMN (SP; 16:05-16:30)
Marinela Shehaj (FR); Ilya Kalesnikau (PL); Dritan Nace (FR); Michal Pioro (PL); Ermioni Qafzezi (FR)
Gala Dinner (20:00 - 22:30)
October 16, 2019
Training School Session of COST-RECODIS (9:00 - 10:05)
Chair: Jacek Rak (PL)
1. Introduction (9:00-9:05)
Jacek Rak (PL)
Course 1 How to Model and Enumerate Geographically Correlated Failure Events in Communication Networks? (9:05-9:35)
Balazs Vass (HU)
Course 2 Resilience Evaluation and Improvement of Network Topologies to Multiple Targeted Failures (9:35-10:05)
Amaro de Sousa (PT)
Special Session - Disaster-resilience of Communication Networks (10:05 - 10:45)
Chair: Amaro de Sousa (PT)
1. Solving the Backup Controller Placement Problem in SDN under simultaneous targeted attacks (10:05-10:25)
Eusebi Calle (ES); Sergio Gomez Cosgaya (ES); David Martinez (ES); Michal Pioro (PL)
2. Attack-aware Lightpath Provisioning in Elastic Optical Networks with Traffic Demand Variations (10:25-10:45)
Konstantinos Manousakis (CY); Tania Panayiotou (CY); Panayiotis Kolios (CY); Ioannis Tomkos (GR); Georgios Ellinas (CY)
Coffee Break (10:45 - 11:15)
Special Session - Disaster-resilience of Communication Networks (11:15-12:15)
Chair: Bjarne Helvik (NO)
1. An Interplay between Critical Node Detection and Epidemic Models (11:15-11:35)
Amaro F. de Sousa (PT); Juan Piccini (UY); Franco Robledo (UY); Pablo Gabriel Romero (UY)
2. Optimization of PMU Location and Communications in a Power Grid (11:35-11:55)
Luis Almeida (PT); Teresa Gomes (PT); Carlos Henggeler Antunes (PT)
3. Numerical evaluation of MPTCP schedulers in terms of throughput and reliability (11:55-12:15)
Muge Sayit (TR); Erdem Karayer (TR); Stefano Secci (FR); Dung Chi Phung (FR); Selma Boumerdassi (FR)
Closing Session (12:15 - 12:30)
Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)