URoute '16, The first international workshop on Unconventional Routing 2016

Where Big Data meets SDN/NFV


The first internation workshop on unconventional routing 2016 (URoute'16) will beheld in conjuction with 2016 International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2016) in Washington D.C., USA.

Call for Papers:

Recent advances in network technologies led to increases in their performance which are not yet fully leveraged by big-data analytics applications. In URoute '16 , we will focus on realigning these two areas, particularly addressing the increase in flexibility: big-data analytics applications may be further customized by employing such technologies as Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

URoute'16 will provide the international research community with a venue to discuss and present the network requirements of big-data applications and to bring forward new designs that meet such requirements. We encourage contributions that analyze a large variety of big-data applications from a network perspective to understand how they may take full advantage of modern networks.

Topics of interest:

  • Novel algorithms and methods for unconventional Routing, Reliability and Fault tolerance
  • Network virtualization and Software Defined Networks.
  • Quality of Service (QoS), load balancing and traffic engineering.
  • Routing for HPC applications
  • Routing for Big Data applications
  • Routing through Big Data Analytics
  • Software defined infrastructures.
  • Performance evaluation of unconventional routing techniques
  • Manageability aspects of large-scale distributed systems and applications
  • Bandwidth guarantees in data-centers; scheduling applications while taking bandwidth guarantees into account.
Submission Format
The complete submission must be no longer than five (5) pages not including references. We solicit original papers on the topics listed above but we also encourage the submission of shorter position papers that describe novel research directions and work that is in its formative stages, as well as papers about practical experiences and lessons learned from production systems.

Submissions should be typeset in two-column format in 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. The names of authors and their affiliations should be included on the first page of the submission. Papers can be submitted here

Important Dates:

  • Oct 14, 2016: Due date for full workshop papers submission
  • Nov 1, 2016: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • Nov 15, 2016: Camera-ready of accepted papers due.
  • Dec 5-8, 2016: Workshops

Organizing committee:

  • Sander Klous (chair),University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (s.klous@uva.nl)
  • Ana Oprescu (co-chair), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (a.m.oprescu@avu.nl)
  • Marc X. Makkes (co-chair),Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (m.x.makkes@vu.nl)

Program Committee Members

  • Brian Tierney (ESNET, USA)
  • Cees de Laat (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Marian Bubak (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Paola Grosso (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Philip Homburg (RIPE, The Netherlands)
  • Robert Meijer (TNO, the Neterlands)
  • TBA