[AfrICANN-discuss] AFRICOMM2017: Call for papers on Internet measurements

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh at afrinic.net
Mon Jul 3 09:40:22 UTC 2017

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Call for Papers
Workshop on Internet Measurements Research in Africa <http://africommconference.org/2017/show/IMRA>
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. While the Internet ecosystem comprises a diversity of stakeholders and service providers, it is difficult for any single stakeholder to access all of Internet topology data without the cooperation of the rest 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 usage. 
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:
● 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
● 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)
Submissions should be made electronically as PDF in the Confy system: IMRA track <http://confy.eai.eu/#conftrack-overview/conf/52446/cid/52366> .
Papers will be selected through a single-blind peer-review process.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in Springer digital library.
Important deadlines
15 AUGUST 2017
30 AUGUST 2017
Camera-ready submission
30 OCTOBER 2017
Conference takes place
11-12 DECEMBER 2017
Submission Guidelines and Paper Submission:
Please check the submission guidelines here: http://africommconference.org/2017/show/initial-submission <http://http//africommconference.org/2017/show/initial-submission>
All the papers should be in English and formatted according to the Author's Kit
IMRA papers should be submitted into 'IMRA track <http://confy.eai.eu/#conftrack-overview/track/1779/cid/52366>" in confy
Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.
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