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TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Tuesday, 11 April 2000
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 1: CORBA-based Management
Chair:
Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea

Integrated Management Architecture based on CORBA
Kenya Nishiki, Kenichi Yoshida, Masataka Oota, Hitachi, Japan
Masahiro Ooba, Hitachi Software Engineering, Japan

Provision of Global Number Portability Using CORBA
Kyu-Hyung Kim, Jong-Tae Park, Dong-Hee Lee, Eun-Ju Ha, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Jeong-Hwan Kim, Sang-Ki Kim, ETRI, Korea

Validating Interaction Patterns of CORBA-based Network Management Systems
Presented by: Heiko Dassow, T-Nova Deutsche Telekom
Guido Carls, T-Nova Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Ying Lu, Gerd Aschemann, Darmstaft University of Technology, Germany

Advanced Filtering Approach for CORBA-based Management Systems
Marek Malowidzki, Military Communication Institute, Poland


Session 2: Applications Management
Chair:
Heinz-Gerd Hegering, University of Munich, Germany

Managing Application Services over Service Provider Networks: Architecture and Dependency Analysis
Gautam Kar, Alexander Keller, Seraphin B. Calo, IBM T. J. Watson, USA

Towards Generic Application Auto-discovery
V. Machiraju, M. Dekhil, K. Wurster, P. Garg, M. Griss, J. Holland, HP Labs, USA

Design and Analysis of a Proactive Application Management System
Salim Hariri, Yoonhee Kim, University of Arizona, USA

Remote Management of Narwhal Client Agents using the Enterprise Management Protocol
G. Carpenter, G. Goldszmidt, IBM T. J. Watson, USA


Session 3: Quality of Service Management
Chair:
Sigmund Handelman, IBM Research, USA

Providing Quality of Service Monitoring: Challenges and Approaches
Yuming Jiang, Chen-Khong Tham, Chi-Chung Ko, National University of Singapore, Singapore

End-to-End QoS Measurement: Analytic Methodology of Application Response Time vs. Tunable Latency in IP Networks
Elizabeth Suet H. Tse-Au, AT&T Labs, USA
Patricia A. Morreale, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

A Distributed Resource Controller for QoS Applications
Phil Yonghui Wang, Yechiam Yemini, Danilo Florissi, Columbia University, USA
John Zinky, BBN Technologies, USA

Resource Allocation for Elastic Traffic: Architecture and Mechanisms
Zheng Wang, Anindya Basu, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA



Tuesday, 11 April 2000
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Session 4: Web-based Management
Chair:
Nikos Anerousis, VoiceMate.com, USA

Web-based Secure Configuration Management Architecture for Internet Backbone Router
Hosoon Ku, Jan Forslow, Joongil Park, Ericsson, USA

An Efficient Embedded Web Server for Web-based Network Element Management
Mi-Jung Choi, Hong-Taek Ju, Hyun-Jun Cha, Sook-Hyang Kim, James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea

Web-based Expert System for Automated DSL Loop Qualification
Ruowen Rong, Dave Brooks, Gang Fu, GTE Labs, USA
Elliot Eichen, GTE Internetworking, USA


Session 5: Architectures and Frameworks
Chair:
Enrico Bagnasco, CSELT, Italy

Integrated Management Solution Architecture
Graham Chen and Qinzheng Kong, CiTR, Australia

Workflow A Unifying Technology for Operational Support Systems
Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Tony Richardson, Systems Technology Solutions, UK

European ATM Service Introduction -OSS Interconnection between Operators
D Milham, C Hatch, BT, UK
A Hensen, T-Nova, Germany
B. S. Johnsen, Telenor R&D, Norway
R Moons, KPN Research, The Netherlands


Session 6: PANEL: QoS Management
Chair:
Poornima Lalwaney, General Instrument Corp, USA

Panel:
Silvano Gai, Cisco Systems, USA
K.K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Research, USA
Jon Crowcroft, University College London, UK
Burkhard Stiller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Abstract: Quality of Service introduces the notion of dedicated resources over the shared Internet Infrastructure. Various models of quality of services are evolving on the Internet, including but not limited to, integrated services (RSVP), differentiated services model, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS). The participants will address amongst other issues the following:

  • Should applications be "network aware" or should networks be "application aware"?
  • Should reservations be end-to-end (RSVP) or should they be based on a DiffServ?
  • Is COPS becoming the de-facto protocol for policy provisioning and admission control?
  • How do network entities authorize, authenticate and account for resource utilization?


Tuesday, 11 April 2000
4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Session 7: Active Networks
Chair:
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada

A Service Management Toolkit for Active Networks
Marcus Brunner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Management Middleware for Application Front-ends on Active Networks
Toru Egashira, Yoshiaki Kiriha, NEC Corporation, Japan

A Middleware Architecture for Active Distributed Management for IP Networks
Ryutaro Kawamura, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
Rolf Stadler, Columbia University, USA


Session 8: Network Design and Planning
Chair:
Ed Pinnes, Telcordia, USA

Traffic Measurement Based Bandwidth Dimensioning of Broadband Networks
T. S. Randhawa, K. Moir, Simon Fraser University, Canada
R. H. S. Hardy, Simon Fraser University, Canada

IconoNET: a Tool for Automated Bandwidth Allocation Planning
C. Frei, B. Faltings, G. Melissargos, P. Pu, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

On the Design and Capacity Planning of a Wireless Local Area Network
Ricardo C. Rodrigues, Geraldo R. Mateus, Antonio A. F. Loureiro Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


Session 9: PANEL: Service Level Agreement - Facing the Challenge
Chair:
Salah Aidarous, NEC, USA

Panel:
Enrico Bagnasco, CSELT, Italy
Christian Rad, Telcordia, USA
Ran Rathore, NASA, USA
Ken Smith, GTE, USA

Abstract: Today's service providers are faced with unprecedented challenges with intense competition to gain market share. Diversity of telecom and computing technologies coupled with ambiguous deregulation has become the catalyst of industry's primary focus on customer requirements for Quality of Service (QoS). The participants will address amongst other issues the following:

  • What are the SLA requirements, specification, information models, and application platforms?
  • What are the SLA parameters embraced and implemented by the telecom industry?
  • What are the current measurement techniques, and are they end-to-end?
  • What are the standards and the telecom responsibilities to the customer?

Wednesday, 12 April 2000
10:30 am- 12:30 pm


Session 10: Enabling Technologies

Chair:
Nobuo Fujii, NTT, Japan

Using CORBA for PBX Management
Peer Hasselmeyer, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Mark Andrew, Bosch Telecom, Germany

Building a Service Provisioning System using the Enterprise Java Bean Framework
Sencan Sengul, GTE Information Technology, USA
James W. Gish, James F. Tremlett, GTE

Information Technology, USA COJ: A free CMIS Compliant Java API and its Various Implementations
Laurent Andrey, Olivier Festor, Radu State, LORIA / INRIA Lorraine, France

Component-oriented Network Management System Development
Taichi Kawabata, Ikuo Yoda, Hiroyuki Maeomichi, Masahisa Tago, Kouji Yata, NTT, Japan


Session 11: Case Studies and Experiences
Chair:
Seong-Beom Kim, Korea Telecom, Korea

A Phased Approach towards an Open Standards based, Highly Available, Scalable Architecture with Asynchronous Message Processing
Y. Rajan, R. Reddy, S. Thoranam, A. Bhatia, GTE, USA

A True TMN Conformed Network Management System for Large-scale Transport Network Using Distributed Object Environment
Y.Tsubakihara, KDD Corporation, Japan
M. Takimoto, T. Miyazaki, Fujitsu Limited, Japan

Configuration Management of Large IP Telephony Networks
Robert Israel, Pamela Cohen, Yu Fang, Elliot Eichen, GTE Internetworking, USA

Issues and Experiences of CORBA-based Management Agents
Daniel Ranc, Institut National des Communications, France
George Pavlou, University of Surrey, UK
David Griffin, University College London, UK
Juan Simon de la Horra, ALTRAN SDB, Spain


Session 12: Internet Management
Chair:
Seraphin Calo, IBM Research, USA

Efficient Content Placement and Management on Cluster-based Web Servers
Chu-Sing Yang, Mon-Yen Luo, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Efficient Instrumentation of Management Information Models with SNMP
Morsy Cheikhrouhou, Jacques Labetoulle, Eurocom Institute, France

Economically Managing Multiple Private Data Networks
D. Raz and B. Sugla, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA

Developing Platform for Cooperative Internet Management
Masaki Hamada, NTT Communications, Japan
Toshinobu Inuzuka, Tomohiro Fujisaki, NTT Information Sharing, Japan
Katsuyoshi Kageyama, NTT West, Japan



Wednesday, 12 April 2000
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Session 13: AI Techniques
Chair:
Gabriel Jakobson, GTE, USA

Multiagent-based Cooperative Inter-AS Diagnosis in ENCORE
Osamu Akashi, Toshiharu Sugawara, Ken-ichiro Murakami, Mitsuru Maruyama, Naohisa Takahashi, NTT, Japan

Automatic Configuration of PVCs in ATM Networks
Morsy Cheikhrouhou, Pierre Conti, Jacques Labetoulle, Eurocom Institute, France

Troubleshooting Network Faults Using Past Experience
Cristina Melchiors, Liane M. R. Tarouco, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Session 14: Security Management (I)
Chair:
Jose Marcos Nogueira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

ISCP: Design and Implementation of An Inter-Domain Security Management Agent Coordination Protocol
Zhi Fu, He Huang, Tsung-Li Wu, S. Felix Wu, NCSU, USA
Fengmin Gong, Chong Xu, Ilia Baldine, MCNC, USA

Network Security Management with Intelligent Agents
K. Boudaoud, H. Labiod, Eurecom Institute, France
R. Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Z. Guessoum, LIP6-OASIS, France

Study on the Prevention of SYN Flooding by Using Traffic Policing
Yen-Wen Chen National Central Police University, Taiwan


Session 15: PANEL: IP Telephony
Chair:
Jonathan Weinstock, General Instrument Corp, USA

Panel:
Mark Vitale, Telcordia
Azita Kia, Cisco
Roger Loots, Lucent

Abstract: IP telephony is an emerging technology with significant business focus and management. This panel will focus on:

  • How is high QoS assured over time in end-to-end IP telephony systems?
  • How are network faults identified and sectionalized in end-to-end IP telephony systems?
  • How do multiple organizations share resources that provide data, voice, and video?
  • What really exists today and where should OSS standards efforts be focused on?

Wednesday, 12 April 2000
4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Session 16: Mobile Agents
Chair:
Rolf Stadler, Columbia University, USA

Integration of Mobile Agents with SNMP: Why and How
B. Pagurek, Y. Wang, T. White Carleton University, Canada

Enabling Mobile Agent Technology for Intelligent Bulk Management Data Filtering
Damianos Gavalas, Mohammed Ghanbari, Mike O'Mahony, University of Essex, UK
Dominic Greenwood, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, UK

Using Mobile Agents for Network Performance Management
C. Bohoris, G. Pavlou, H. Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK


Session 17: Security Management (II)
Chair:
Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Security Considerations for Workflow Systems
Shunge Li, Debin Jia, Guozhong Zhuang, Armin Kittel, GTE, USA

Authentication Protocols for the Broadband ISDN Billing System
C. C. Lo, Y. C. Yeh, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

A Proposal for and Evaluation of Secure Key Management in Service Operation Systems
Kenji Muto, Hiroshi Arimichi, NTT Communications, Japan
Hideo Kikuchi, NTT Information Sharing, Japan


Session 18: PANEL: Provisioning of Datacentric Networks and Services: Achilles Heel of the Internet?
Chair:
C.J. Stumpf, GTE Corp, USA

Panel:
Robert Taylor, Cisco Systems, USA
Jim Becker, Quest Communications Corporation, USA
Milan Gupta, GTE Corporation

Abstract: Flow-through provisioning is a critical enabling technology for the projected growth of datacentric network and services. As such, it is the subject of considerable angst and expense amongst carriers and ASP, and is the focus of a small explosion of niche players and equipment provider investments.

This panel will explore whether provisioning may indeed be the "Achilles Heel" of the networks and services of the new millennium. The panel will address questions like:

  • Will today's legacy systems work for the Internet?
  • Will standards help or hinder?
  • Can ISPs and traditional carriers work together?

Thursday, 13 April 2000
10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Session 19: Fault Management
Chair:
Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland

GRACE: Building Next Generation Event Correlation Services
G. Jakobson, M. Weissman, L. Brenner, C. Lafond, C. Matheus, GTE Labs, USA

Value-Oriented Network Management
Steven H. Schwartz and David Zager Avesta Technologies, USA

Layered Model for Supporting Fault Isolation and Recovery
Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems, USA


Session 20: ATM Network Management
Chair:
Alexander Clemm, Cisco, USA

On the Design and Implementation of a Hierarchical, Generic and Scalable Open Architecture for the Network Management Layer
Filip De Turck, Filip Vandermeulen, Piet Demeester, University of Ghent, Belgium

Network Management with Bounded Flooding Routing Algorithm to Ensure IP QoS over ATM Virtual Path Network
Won-Kyu Hong, Dong-Sik Yun, Korea Telecom, Korea

Simulating ATM Network Management using Virtual Devices
B. Thurm, H. R. Wiltfang, University of Karlsruhe, Germany


Session 21: Policy-based Management
Chair:
Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK

POWER Prototype: Towards Integrated Policy-based Management
M. Casassa Mont, A. Baldwin, C. Goh, Hewlett Packard, UK

Netmon: network management for the SARAS softswitch
Aashu Virmani, Jorge Lobo, Madhur Kohli, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA

Security Policy Management for Networked Information Systems
Denis Trcek, Institut "Josef Stefan", Slovenia


Thursday, 13 April 2000
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Session 22: Proactive Management
Chair:
Ken Lutz, Telcordia, USA

Predictive Models for Proactive Network Management: Application to a Production Web Server
Dongxu Shen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Joseph Hellerstein, IBM T. J. Watson, USA

Proactive Maintenance Tools for Transaction-Oriented Wide Area Networks
Symeon Papavassiliou, Mike Pace, Anthony Zawadzki, AT&T Laboratories, USA

Raising Network Fault Management Intelligence
John Burgess, Ray Guillermo Predictive Systems, USA


Session 23: Mobility Management
Chair:
Yoshiaki Kiriah, NEC, Japan

A Mobile Agent Infrastructure for Terminal, User and Resource Mobility
Paolo Bellavista, Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
Cesare Stefanelli, University of Ferrara, Italy

CORBA-based Integrated Control and Management for IMT-2000 Global Roaming Service
Dong-Hee Lee, Moon-Sang Jeong, Jong-Tae Park, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Go-Bong Choi, ETRI, Korea

Wireless Usage Analysis for Capacity Planning and Beyond: A Data Warehouse Approach
Ming Tan, Johnson Lee, Hao Xu, Joshua Introne, Chris Matheus, GTE Labs, USA


Session 24: PANEL: Policy-based Management
Chair:
Morris Sloman, Imperial College, UK

Panel:
Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
George Pavlou, Professor, University of Surrey, UK
John Straussner, Cisco, USA

Abstract: Policy based management is currently a hot topic with vendors who develop management tools. The IETF/DMTF community is attempting to bring order in the field through standardization efforts, and this panel will discuss amongst others, the following key questions:

  • What are the policy definition languages?
  • Can we automatically go from business goals to policies?
  • Are vendors on the right track with their tool development effort?
  • What infrastructure is needed to implement policies?

 


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