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COST ACROSS MC and WG1-3 meeting, Bilbao, Spain, 13-14 October 2016


The venue will be the Bizkaia Aretoa:,-3.2109333,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd4e4fdecdf9dee3:0x529de363ac4a9d01!8m2!3d43.268446!4d-2.9377949

How to get there:



  • Plenary:
    • Arriaga Aretoa (2nd Floor)
  • Coffee breaks/meals:
    • Laboa (2nd Floor)
  • “Parallel tracks”:
    • Barandiaran (Floor 0)
    • Elhuyar (Floor 0)

Technical presentations:

  1. Towards a Framework for Comparing Application-Network Interaction Mechanisms
    Susanna Schwarzmann, Thomas Zinner, Ognjen Dobrijevic
  2. Transport protocol performance over cellular access: adaptability issues and future steps
    Eneko Atxutegi, Ake Arvidsson
  3. Smart operation of the future power distribution grid
    Poul Heegaart
  4. On QoE Metrics and QoE Fairness for Network & Traffic Management
    Tobias Hossfeld, Lea Skorin-Kapov, Poul Heegaard
  5. Analysis and Measurement of BitTorrent
    Andri Lareida
  6. Energy aware server with setup delay: analysis and optimization
    Misikir Gebrehiwot and Samuli Aalto
  7. A Mobile IoT Device Simulator for IoT Cloud Systems
    Atilla Kertesz
  8. Evaluation of new efficient web caching strategies
    Gerhard Hasslinger
  9. Reference model for resource distribution in Cloud Federation
    Wojtek Burakowski
  10. Modeling fault behavior in evolving complex open software environments
    Tihana Grbac
  11. Generalized Aggregation Functions and Quality Indicators in Overall Telecommunication Network Models
    Stoyan Poryazov, Emilia Saranova

COST ACROSS Workshop on “Quality Engineering for a Reliable Internet of Services”

Co-located with ITC28, Würzburg, 13-15 September 2016

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

The emergence of new, powerful network concepts like 5G and advanced cloud technologies – complemented with the nearly unlimited data access nowadays – will provide unbounded possibilities and flexibility in the creation and implementation of new, innovative services. A challenging factor in service reliability and quality provisioning is the highly dynamic nature of these complex environments, imposing a high degree of uncertainty in many respects (e.g., in terms of number and diversity of the service offerings, the system load of services suddenly jumping to temporary overload, demand for cloud resources, etc.). This raises the need for online control methods that quickly adapt to – or even anticipate to – changing circumstances. The workshop addresses fundamental scientific challenges for (autonomous) quality-driven control in such virtualized (through NFV, SDN), cloud-based network settings. Particular focus will be on: (i) quantitative methods and algorithms for quality control, and resource and energy efficiency (ii) concepts and methods for QoS monitoring and prediction, and (iii) pricing and competition in the future Internet of Services.

Programme COST-ACROSS workshop at ICT28

9.45 – 10.00 Hans van den Berg (workshop co-chair), TNO, The Hague, Netherlands Welcome and Introduction
10.00 – 10.30 Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden Energy-Aware Opportunistic Mobile Data Offloading
10.30 – 11.00 Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands Delivering stable high-quality video with DASH assisting network elements
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 Vasilios Siris, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece Exploiting Mobility Prediction for DASH Adaptation
12.00 – 12.30 Lucia D’Acunto, TNO, The Hague, Netherlands Auctioning In-Network Caching Capacity in ICN
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Andrea Araldo, Télécom ParisTech, France Enhanced Network Caching to Improve Video Delivery and Reduce ISP Cost
14.00 – 14.30 Åke Arvidsson, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden Challenges within Transport Protocols (tentative)
14.30 – 15.00 Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Characterizing Energy Consumption and Adaptation Strategies for Cloud Applications
15.00 – 15.15 Rob van der Mei (workshop co-chair), CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands Wrap-up and Closing

The workshop is organized by the European COST Action IC1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (COST ACROSS,

For more information, please contact Hans van den Berg,, or Rob van der Mei,