Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:
March 15, 2015 (final extension)
Full paper deadline:
March 22, 2015 (final extension)
September 07, 2015
September 08-10, 2015
September 11, 2015


Main Track - Tuesday September 8, 2015

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15-10:15 Keynote 1
Session chair: Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Session 1: Traffic and Performance Monitoring
Session chair: Ron Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • "Towards a General Solution for Detecting Traffic Differentiation At the Internet Access"
    Riccardo Ravaioli, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller, Chadi Barakat
  • "A Study of the Impact of DNS Resolvers on Performance Using a Causal Approach"
    Hadrien Hours, Ernst W. Biersack, Patrick Loiseau, Alessandro Finamore, Marco Mellia
  • "YouLighter: An Unsupervised Methodology to Unveil YouTube CDN Changes"
    Danilo Giordano, Stefano Traverso, Luigi Grimaudo, Marco Mellia, Elena Baralis, Alok Tongaonkar, Sabyasachi Saha

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Session 2: Content Delivery and Caching
Session chair: Fabrice Guillemin, Orange Labs, France

  • "Designing Adaptive Replication Schemes in Distributed Content Delivery Networks"
    Mathieu Leconte, Marc Lelarge, Laurent Massoulié
  • "Optimizing Cache Location and Route on CDN Using Model Predictive Control"
    Noriaki Kamiyama, Yousuke Takahashi, Keisuke Ishibashi, Kohei Shiomoto, Tatsuya Otoshi, Yuichi Ohsita, Masayuki Murata
  • "An Efficient Delivery Scheme for Coded Caching"
    Abinesh Ramakrishnan, Cedric Westphal, Athina Markopoulou
  • "Performance Evaluation of Video Transcoding and Caching Solutions in Mobile Networks"
    Salah Eddine Elayoubi, James Roberts

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 Session 3: Scheduling Algorithms
Session chair: Jörg Liebeherr, University of Toronto, Canada

  • "Scheduling Announced Requests for Streamed Information"
    Danny De Vleeschauwer, Bart Feyaerts, Herwig Bruneel, Sabine Wittevrongel
  • "Efficient Content Delivery in the Presence of Impatient Jobs"
    Maialen Larranaga, Onno Boxma, Rudesindo Nunez-Queija, Mark S. Squillante
  • "Fill the Void: Improved Scheduling for Optical Switching"
    Kurt Van Hautegem, Wouter Rogiest, Herwig Bruneel

18:00 Welcome reception



Main Track - Wednesday September 9, 2015


9:00-10:00 Keynote 2
Session chair: Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Session 4: Queueing and Traffic Models
Session chair: Joris Walraeven,  Ghent University, Belgium

  • "An Analytical Approach to Performance Analysis of Coupled Processor Systems"
    Christian Vitale, Gianluca A. Rizzo, Balaji Rengarajan, Vincenzo Mancuso
  • "On Optimal Control for Energy-Aware Queueing Systems"
    Vincent Maccio, Douglas Down
  • "Traffic Models for User-Level Performance Evaluation in Data Networks"
    Thomas Bonald
  • "A Non-stationary Service Curve Model for Performance Analysis of Transient Phases"
    Nico Becker, Markus H. Fidler

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 5: Cloud Computing and Energy Efficiency
Session chair: Hans van den Berg, TNO, The Netherlands

  • "The Power of Randomized Routing in Heterogeneous Loss Systems"
    Arpan Mukhopadhyay, Ravi R. Mazumdar, Fabrice M. Guillemin
  • "Analysis of the Energy-Response Time Tradeoff for Mobile Cloud Offloading Using Combined Metrics"
    Huaming Wu, William J. Knottenbelt, Katinka Wolter
  • "Fairness Through Linearly Increasing Holding Costs in Systems of Parallel Servers with Setup Delays"
    Esa Hyytiä, Rhonda Righter

15:00-16:00 Panel Discussion on "Traffic, Performance and Big Data"
Session Chair: Steven Latré

  • Pedro Casas (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria)
  • Nelson Fonseca (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

16:30 Social activity and conference dinner



Main Track - Thursday September 10, 2015


9:00-10:00 Keynote 3
Session chair: Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Session 6: QoS, QoE and Streaming Applications
Session chair: Danny De Vleeschauwer, Alcatel-Lucent, Belgium

  • "Real-Time QoS Control for Service Orchestration"
    Joost W. Bosman, Hans van den Berg, Rob van der Mei
  • "Controlling Impatience in Cellular Networks Using QoE-aware Radio Resource Allocation"
    Fabrice M. Guillemin, Salah Eddine Elayoubi, Christine Fricker, Philippe Robert, Bruno Sericola
  • "A Simulation Framework for Evaluating the QoS and QoE of TCP-based Streaming in an LTE Network"
    Florian Metzger, Tobias Hoßfeld, Christoph Steindl
  • "Modeling Stability and Bitrate of Network-Assisted HTTP Adaptive Streaming Players"
    Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, Sergio Cabrero, Rob van der Mei, Pablo Cesar

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Session 7: Wireless/Cellular Networks
Session chair: Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • "Backlog and Delay Reasoning in HARQ Systems"
    Sami Akin, Markus H. Fidler
  • "RCATool - A Framework for Detecting and Diagnosing Anomalies in Cellular Networks"
    Pierdomenico Fiadino, Alessandro D'Alconzo, Mirko Schiavone, Pedro Casas
  • "An Approach for Spatial-temporal Traffic Modeling in Mobile Cellular Networks"
    Shuo Wang, Xing Zhang, Jiaxin Zhang, Jian Feng, Wenbo Wang, Ke Xin

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-16:45 Session 8: Software-Defined Networking
Session chair: Tobias Hossfeld, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • "Specialized Heuristics for the Controller Placement Problem in Large Scale SDN Networks"
    Stanislav Lange, Steffen Gebert, Joachim Spoerhase, Piotr Rygielski, Thomas Zinner, Samuel Kounev, Phuoc Tran-Gia
  • "Software-Defined LANs for Interconnected Smart Environments"
    Mathieu Boussard, Dinh Thai Bui, Laurent Ciavaglia, Richard Douville, Michel Le Pallec, Nicolas Le Sauze, Ludovic Noirie, Serge Papillon, Pierre Peloso, Francesco Santoro

16:45-17:15 Closing session (best paper awards, next ITC)