IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
10–11 July 2024 // Boston, MA, USA


Note that the following program schedule uses Boston Time (GMT-4).


8:30-9:00 Opening
9:00-10:00 Keynote 1: Application customized networking - Minlan Yu
10:00-11:00 Coffee Break and Posters/Demos
11:00-12:15 Session 1: Security and Reliability
12:15-14:00 Lunch Beak
14:00-15:30 Session 2: 5G/6G
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 3: Private Networks
19:30 Conference Dinner


9:30-10:30 Keynote 2: “Beyond Speed: Infusing Determinism and Intelligence into the Future of Wi-Fi”- Carlos Cordeiro
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:15 Session 4: LAN/WAN
12:15-2:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 5: SDN and Cloud
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:15 Session 6: Transport Protocols  
17:15-17:30       Closing Remarks

DAY 1: JULY 10, Wednesday


Chair: TBD


KEYNOTE 1: Application customized networking

Chair: TBD


Minlan Yu (Harvard University, USA)

Abstract:  As applications become highly distributed, the need for high-performance communication and coordination between servers becomes critical. Unfortunately, today's network abstractions and network stacks significantly limit performance optimization due to their generic for diverse applications: Traditional network abstractions focus on individual connections, missing the potential benefits of coordinating groups of connections in distributed systems. Efforts on network-layer performance optimization sometimes lead to more computation at applications. Layers of network stacks in the kernel, which are essential for security and resource sharing, introduce significant overhead. 

In this talk, I advocate for application-customized networking, which empowers applications to specify their own communication needs and optimizations in the network layer. This approach enables applications to coordinate across connections, perform end-to-end optimizations, and reduce kernel overhead, all while retaining the security and resource-sharing benefits of the kernel. I will give two examples of application-customized networking: First, for distributed transaction systems, we introduce DINT, which leverages eBPF to support frequent-path transaction operations directly in the kernel. DINT achieves up to 2.6× higher throughput than using a DPDK-based kernel-bypass stack, with only a maximum of 10% increase in average unloaded latency. Second, for distributed deep learning, we introduce THC, a bidirectional tensor homomorphic compression framework that enables the direct aggregation of compressed values and thus eliminates the computational overheads of (de)compression at the parameter server. THC reaches target accuracy up to 1.47× faster compared with state-of-the-art systems.

SESSION 1: Security and Reliability

Chair: TBD


A Method for Low-Latency Secure Multiple Access

Yingbo Hua (University of California, Riverside, USA), Md Saydur Rahman (University of California Riverside, USA), Ananthram Swami (DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, USA)

IoTHaven: An Online Defense System to Mitigate Remote Injection Attacks in Trigger-action IoT Platforms

Md Morshed Alam (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), A B M Mohaimenur Rahman (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Weichao Wang (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)

Towards the Detection of Unobservable Losses in Real-Time Communications

Tailai Song (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Paolo Garza (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Maurizio M. Munafò (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)


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Downlink STBC-GSSK and STBC-UAV Assisted NOMA for 6G and Beyond

Anindya Bal (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA), Haofan Cai (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

Assessing the energetical cost of 5G softwarization

Aude Jean-Baptiste (LAAS-CNRS, France), Philippe Owezarski (LAAS-CNRS, France), Pascal Berthou (CNRS/LAAS - Université de Toulouse, France), Isabelle Silvain (LAAS-CNRS, France)

Automated Private 5G Network Planning for Professional Industries

Melina J. Geis (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Caner Bektas (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Stefan Böcker (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

On Link-level Performance of Passive IRS-boosted Indoor mmWave Communications and Road Ahead

Simon Häger (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Marco Danger (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Stefan Böcker (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

SESSION 3: Private networks

Chair: TBD


AI-driven Planning of Private Networks for Shared Operator Models

Melina J. Geis (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Caner Bektas (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Stefan Böcker (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Custom Design and Experimental Evaluation of Passive Reflectors for mmWave Private Networks

Simon Häger (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Marco Danger (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Karsten Heimann (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Yasin Gümüs (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Stefan Böcker (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Christian Wietfeld TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Experimental Evaluation for TCP/IP Communication Performance in Multi-hop Private LoRa Network

Daiki Nobayashi Kyushu (Institute of Technology, Japan), Kazuya Tsukamoto (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan), Takeshi Ikenaga (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

Enhancing Application Performance: A Focus on Energy-Optimized Routing in Wireless Sensor Network

Muhammad Ehsan ul Haq (National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan), Muhammad Ehsan Ul Haq (National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan), Moeen ud din Tariq (National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan)

DAY 2: JULY 11, Thursday

KEYNOTE 2: Beyond Speed: Infusing Determinism and Intelligence into the Future of Wi-Fi

Chair: TBD


Carlos Cordeiro, Intel Corporation, USA

Abstract: Wi-Fi, a cornerstone of global wireless connectivity, is estimated to carry anywhere between 50% to 80% of the world's Internet traffic volume. Recent strides in Wi-Fi technology, exemplified by Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7, showcase remarkable achievements in meeting escalating data demands through innovations like OFDMA, wider 320 MHz channels, 4K QAM modulation, and multi-link operation, enabling aggregate peak data rates exceeding 30 Gbps. While these advancements are commendable, the future of Wi-Fi extends beyond raw speed. Anticipating the next decade, this presentation centers on the imperative for Wi-Fi to evolve into a reliable, deterministic, and intelligent network foundation. This evolution is essential to cater to emerging applications such as contextual computing, environmental sensing, multi-device experiences, gesture recognition, AR/VR, ambient and industrial IoT, and gaming. As such, in this talk, we navigate through Wi-Fi's historical journey, and its current state, and illuminate the major technological trends shaping the next decade. Emphasis is placed on the development of key technologies required to bring determinism and intelligence to Wi-Fi, thus addressing the diverse and complex needs of the future.


Chair: TBD

11:00 -12:15

WiHound: Target Tracking with ISAC Using EMLSR in Next-Generation IEEE 802.11 WLANs

Ching-Lun Tai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Jingyuan Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Douglas Blough (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Raghupathy Sivakumar (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Characterization of the Beamforming Training Interruption in IEEE 802.11ay Networks

Diogo Pereira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Rodolfo Oliveira (Nova University of Lisbon, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal), Daniel Benevides da Costa (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia), Hyong Kim (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Distributed VR: An Analysis of Inter-server Traffic Through a LAN

Mahad Ali (University of Central Florida, USA), Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)

SESSION 5: SDN and Cloud

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Dynamic Crosstalk-Aware Routing, Modulation, Core, and Spectrum Allocation for Sliceable Demands in SDM-EONs

Arash Rezaee (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA), Ryan J McCann (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA), Vinod M. Vokkarane (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

Multi-Criteria Handover in SDN-based Multi-RAT Networks

Pavan Kumar Mangipudi (University of Florida, USA), Sharon Boamah (University of Florida, USA), Lorenz Carvajal (University of Florida, USA), Janise McNair (University of Florida, USA)

Measurement of Cloud-based Game Streaming Systems Competing with DASH Flows

Xiaokun Xu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Mark Claypool (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Early-Exit meets Model-Distributed Inference at Edge Networks

Marco Colocrese (UIC, USA), Erdem Koyuncu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA), Hulya Seferoglu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

SESSION 6: Transport protocols

Chair: TBD


Improving QUIC Slow Start Behavior in Wireless Networks with SEARCH

Amber K Cronin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Maryam Ataei Kachooei (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Jae Chung (Viasat, USA), Feng Li (Viasat, USA), Benjamin Peters (Viasat, USA), Mark Claypool (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Z-stack: A High-performance DPDK-based Zero-copy TCP/IP Protocol Stack

Anvaya B. Narappa (University of California, Riverside, USA), Federico Parola (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Shixiong Qi (University of California, Riverside, USA), K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Hercules: Heterogeneous Requirements Congestion Control

Neta Rozen-Schiff (Network Time Foundation, USA), Leon Bruckman (Huawei, Israel), Amit Navon (Check Point, Israel), Itzcak Pechtalt (Unifabrix, Israel)