[Measurement-wg] Fwd: 2nd Workshop on Internet Measurements Research in Africa

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh at afrinic.net
Wed Sep 5 12:13:47 UTC 2018

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Amreesh Phokeer <amreesh.phokeer at gmail.com>
> Subject: 2nd Workshop on Internet Measurements Research in Africa
> Date: 5 September 2018 at 16:07:50 GMT+4
> To: African Network Operators <afnog at afnog.org>, safnog at safnog.org
> Cc: net4d at cs.uct.ac.za
> {apologies for cross-posting}
> {please circulate}
> 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
> Committee
> 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
> Publication
> 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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