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Special Issue "Network Traffic: Models, Challenges and Research Opportunities"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2023 | Viewed by 263

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Habib Mostafaei
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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: networked systems; network measurements
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Dr. Marco Savi
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Guest Editor
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1 - 20126 Milano, Italy
Interests: SDN; NFV; programmable data planes; network monitoring; edge computing
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Dr. Sebastian Troia
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN); Software-Defined Networking (SDN); machine-learning for networking; Network Function Virtualization (NFV); 5G and Centralized Radio Access Networks (5G-RAN)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Internet service providers today offer a wide spectrum of applications and services, and with the rise of technologies such as 5G, the number of connected devices grows exponentially. Furthermore, applying emerging paradigms such as softwarization and virtualization to the network infrastructure has led to exciting changes in the way such networked systems are built. Insight from traffic flows is the key to unlocking network operators’ capacity to manage and secure networks since it provides complete visibility of the process and events occuring within the network. These insights further allow network operators to devise a set of tools to run their network to meet the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) or Quality of Experience (QoE) requirements. 

This Special Issue aims to focus on the models, challenges and research opportunities for network traffic modeling, management and optimization. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Modeling of network traffic;
  • Challenges in network traffic characterization;
  • Traffic measurement, analysis, and classification;
  • Traffic Measurements in Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV);
  • Data plane programming (e.g. P4, eBPF, XDP) for network traffic analysis;
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in analyzing network traffic;
  • Network traffic anomaly detection and mitigation;
  • Network traffic analytics in edge, cloud and fog computing.

Dr. Habib Mostafaei
Dr. Marco Savi
Dr. Sebastian Troia
Guest Editors

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