SEATTLE, WA, USA - JUNE 15-19, 2009

Learning for Networking

Learning for Networking
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009
June 15, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Workshop program now available: [html]

Goal: Communication and computer networks are becoming increasingly complex in their architecture and control features to accommodate growing diversity of services. For example, heterogeneity arises from the different types of networks and technologies and leads to high dimensional models with inter-dependent variables. The scalability challenge arises as networks serve increasing numbers of users and communities and are required to offer wider arrays of computations and services.

More and more automated and intelligent approaches have been applied to networking to tackle these challenges. Adaptive learning provides a theoretical and algorithmic foundation to those intelligent approaches. But the potential of learning in networking is yet to be explored. For example, it will require combining techniques from adaptive learning with new architectural concepts in networking to make the network self-aware and self-managing.

: This workshop hopes to stimulate further interest in the interdisciplinary area of learning for networking by facilitating sharing of lessons learned and exploring potential future directions. This workshop is organized for the first time at Sigmetrics, combining knowledge in both learning and networking. The workshop encourages original contributions that address how adaptive learning contributes to the science and applications of networking. In particular, the submissions may address the following, but not limited to, topics:

  • Networking models, mechanisms and protocols which facilitate and utilize learning to
    enhance performance.
  • Approaches for acquiring and modeling the knowledge needed for control and management of heterogeneous and large networks.
  • Learning approaches for network control and management.
  • Learning approaches for analyzing network performance.
  • Learning approaches for extracting information from large amount of heterogeneous network data.

The workshop also intends to provide a forum for active discussions among speakers and participants.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are welcome to submit a 4-page abstract in the standard ACM format to EDAS by the below deadline. The extended abstract will be reviewed by the Workshop TPC. Accepted abstracts will be published by Performance Evaluation for distribution in the community. Authors of high quality selected abstracts will be encouraged to submit extended papers to a potential special issue at an IEEE Journal.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission : May 10, 2009 (Extended)
  • Author notification: May 20, 2009
  • Final abstract due: May 30, 2009
  • Workshop: June 15, 2009


  • Program Committee:
    John Mark Agosta, Intel Research
    Timothy Brown, Univ. of Colorado
    Ritu Chadha, Telcordia
    Mark Coates, McGill University
    Tin Kam Ho, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent
    Chuanyi Ji, Georgia Tech (Workshop Co-Chair)
    Anthony Kuh, University of Hawaii
    Vladimir Marbukh, NIST
    Craig Partridge, BBN
    Guy Pujolle, Pierre et Marie Curie University
    Chris Ramming, Intel
    Subhabrata Sen, AT&T
    Fei Sha, USC
    Jonathan Smith, Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Pravin Varaiya, UC Berkeley
    Akshaya K. Vashist, Telcordia
    Anwar Walid, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent (Workshop Co-Chair)

Learning for Networking Workshop Sponsors:

IBM Research     HP Labs    Georgia Tech Broadband Institute