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[safnog] 2nd Workshop on Internet Measurements Research in Africa

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Internet Measurements Research in Africa
co-located to AFRICOMM 2018, 29-30 Nov, Dakar, Senegal

Call for Papers/Presentations

Internet measurements provide useful insights into the accessibility of the Internet (e.g. coverage of WiFi and cellular networks), performance (e.g. Internet throughput and latency) and Internet usage. Internet development campaigners, national regulators, and policy makers in the developing regions are recognising  the crucial role that Internet measurement data can play in facilitating evidence-based policy-making and regulation. Given that the Internet ecosystem comprises a diversity of stakeholders and service providers it is difficult for any other single entity to access all of Internet topology data without the cooperation of the Internet community. For this reason, appropriate acquisition of Internet data requires a variety of cooperative research methods, including wide distribution of Internet probes for technical measurements, located in diverse locations and networks, as well as region-specific techniques and demand-side surveys on Internet access and use.

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate discussions around mechanisms and challenges of measuring Africa?s Internet; to evaluate the breadth of Internet measurements research and to formulate strategic directions for such research in Africa; and to initiate and accelerate collaboration among Africa?s Internet measurements researchers.

The workshop is calling for high-quality papers that are focused on Internet measurements research in Africa. Papers are invited on topics related to tools, methods and analysis of:

End-to-end Internet performance metrics
Internet topology characteristics, including peering and routing
Application-level performance, including DNS, Web, CDNs, Cloud Computing
Physical layer performance measurements, including for TVWS, WiFi, and 3G/4G
Mobile and Cellular technologies
Detection of middleboxes, censorship, and content filtering
Data analytics for network monitoring, traffic analysis and network
Network topology and performance visualization
Internet access, use, and Quality of Experience (QoE) surveys


General Workshop Chair
Amreesh Phokeer <mailto:amreesh at afrinic.net> ? AFRINIC

Technical Programme Committee
Ahmed Elmokashfi <mailto:ahmed at simula.no> (TPC Co-chair) ? Simula Research Laboratory
Josiah Chavula <mailto:jchavula at cs.uct.ac.za> (TPC Co-chair) ? University of Cape Town
Amreesh Phokeer ? AFRINIC
Gareth Tyson ? Queen Mary University of London
Alemnew Asrese ? Aalto University
Ermias Walelgne ? Aalto University
Assane Gueye ? UADB-Senegal
Roderick Fanou ? CAIDA/UC San Diego


Accepted and registered papers will be included in the AFRICOMM conference proceedings.

Submission Instructions

See the instructions for paper submission here:
<http://africommconference.org/initial-submission/ <http://africommconference.org/initial-submission/>>

Workshop papers will be selected through a peer-review process.

N.B Previous and already published peer-reviewed work on Internet measurements may also be accepted for presentation only. Presentations should be emailed to the workshop TPC co-chairs.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 28th September 2018
Notification deadline: 15th October 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 30th October 2018

Amreesh Phokeer
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