Call for Papers International Workshop on Internet Measurements Research in Africa

 Call for Papers
Submission: 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
Notification: 1 OCTOBER 2017
Camera-ready submission: 30 OCTOBER 2017
Conference takes place: 11-12 DECEMBER 2017
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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.
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.

Submission Guidelines and Paper Submission:

Please check the submission guidelines here
All the papers should be in English and formatted according to the Author’s Kit
IMRA papers should be submitted into IMRA track in confy

Further workshop details may be found here.

Workshop Chair:
Dr. Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University of London
Dr. Enrico Calandro, Research ICT Africa
Workshop Co- Chair:
Amreesh Phokeer, AFRINIC
Josiah Chavula, AFRINIC
Technical Program Committee
Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University of London
David Johnson, University of Cape Town
Nick Feamster, Princeton University
Elizabeth Belding, University of California
Arjuna Sathiaseelan, University of Cambridge
Enrico Calandro, Research ICT Africa
Senka Hadzic, University of Cape Town / Meraka Institute (CSIR)
Natasha Zlobinsky, Meraka Institute (CSIR)
Amreesh Phokeer, AFRINIC
Josiah Chavula, AFRINIC
Ahmed Elmokashfi, Simula Research Lab
Antoine Bagula,University of the Western Cape