Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Yokohama, Japan


The IRTF & Internet Society Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM), in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM, will take place at the Pacifico Yokohama on Saturday, Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Pacifico is the venue for the IETF-94 meeting.


Start time Duration (min) Session
9:00 15 Welcome & logistics L. Eggert
Measurement platforms & tools
9:15 45 Session keynote B. Trammell
10:00 120 Lightning talks A. Morton, M. Kühlewind, A. M. Mandalari, J. Campos Nobre, J. Fabini, A. Lutu, A. Improta, P. Emmerich, S. Gallenmüller, M. Luckie, R. Kisteleki, L. McNamara, I. Marsh, T. Holterbach, K. Fujiwara, H Asai, R. Padmanabhan, R. Broberg, S. Rich, R. Winter
12:00 90 Lunch break
Measurement of fixed & mobile broadband access networks
13:30 45 Session keynote P. Eardley
14:15 90 Lightning talks J. Fabini, R. Teixeira, M. Luckie, A. Brunstrom, D. Chang, L. Daigle, P. Casas, R. Chang, K. Fukuda
15:45 30 Break
Internet characterization through measurements
16:15 45 Session keynote E. Katz-Bassett
17:00 90 Lightning talks N. Brownlee, Q. Hu, E. Aben, G. C. M. Moura, M. Luckie, C. Perkins, Z. Lai, M. I. Robles, M. R. Anwar, M. Ninomiya, C. Paasch, Y. Vanaubel, A. Dainotti, S. Kamei, K. Fall, E. Osterweil, S. Strowes, V. Singh
18:30 End

Participants & submissions

All papers made available upon request of the original authors; copyrights remain with the respective copyright holders.
Invitee Submission
Al Morton Al Morton. Improved Internet speed tests can enhance QoS and QoE. Proc. 4th International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2013), Vienna, Austria, September 2-4, 2013.
Marcelo Bagnulo Anna Maria Mandalari, Marcelo Bagnulo and Andra Lutu. Informing Protocol Design Through Crowdsourcing: the Case of Pervasive Encryption. Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Crowdsourcing and crowdsharing of Big (Internet) Data (C2B(I)D), London, UK. August 2015.
Jéferson Campos Nobre Nobre, J. C., Granville, L. Z., Clemm, A., & Gonzalez Prieto, A. (2014, May). On the Use of Traffic Information to Improve the Coordinated P2P Detection of SLA Violations. In Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on (pp. 613-620). IEEE.
Giovane C. M. Moura Moura, G. C. M., Gañán, C. H., Lone, Q., Poursaied, P., Asghari, H., van Eeten, M. How Dynamic is the ISPs Address Space? Towards Internet-Wide DHCP Churn Estimation. In: 14th IFIP Networking Conference. May 20-22, 2015, Toulouse, France
Robert Broberg Tom Anderson, Ken Birman, Robert Broberg, Matthew Caesar, Douglas Comer, Chase Cotton, Michael J. Freedman, Andreas Haeberlen, Zachary G. Ives, Arvind Krishnamurthy, William Lehr, Boon Thau Loo, David Mazières, Antonio Nicolosi, Jonathan M. Smith, Ion Stoica, Robbert van Renesse, Michael Walfish, Hakim Weatherspoon, and Christopher S. Yoo. 2014. A brief overview of the NEBULA future internet architecture. SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 44, 3 (July 2014), 81-86.
Özgü Alay Özgü Alay, Andra Lutu, David Ros, Rafael Garcia, Vincenzo Mancuso Audun Fosselie Hansen, Anna Brunstrom, Marco Ajmone Marsan and Hakon Lonsethagen. MONROE: Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe. Position paper.
Pedro Casas P. Casas, B. Gardlo, M. Seufert, F. Wamser, R. Schatz, “Taming QoE in Cellular Networks: from Subjective Lab Studies to Measurements in the Field”, to appear in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 09-13 November, 2015.
Yves Vanaubel Y. Vanaubel, P. Mérindol, J.-J. Pansiot and B. Donnet, “MPLS under the Microscope: Revealing the Actual Usage of Transit Path Diversity,” in Proc. ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), October 2015.
Fabian E. Bustamante John P. Rula, Zachary S. Bischof, and Fabian E. Bustamante. 2015. Second Chance: Understanding diversity in broadband access network performance. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Crowdsharing of Big (Internet) Data (C2B(1)D ‘15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-14.
Alessandro Improta Pietro Giardina, Enrico Gregori, Alessandro Improta, Alessandro Pischedda, Luca Sani. Isolario: a Do-ut-des Approach to Improve the Appeal of BGP Route Collecting. Position paper.
Mirja Kühlewind Brian Trammell, Mirja Kühlewind. Observing Internet Path Transparency to Support Protocol Engineering. Position paper.
Carsten Bormann Julian Kornberger, Carsten Bormann. Continuous Measurement Platforms can help Mitigate Pervasive Surveillance. Position paper.
Ethan Katz-Bassett PEERING: An AS for Us. Brandon Schlinker, Kyriakos Zafiris, Italo Cunha, Nick Feamster, and Ethan Katz-Bassett. Hot Topics in Networking (HotNets), Los Angeles CA, October 2014.
Ethan Katz-Bassett Reverse Traceroute. E. Katz-Bassett, H. Madhyastha, V. Adhikari, C. Scott, J. Sherry, P. van Wesep, A. Krishnamurthy, T. Anderson. USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI), 2010.
Kazunori Fujiwara Kazunori Fujiwara, Akira Sato and Kenichi Yoshida, ”DNS traffic analysis – CDN and the World IPv6 Launch“, Journal of Information Processing, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 517-526, July 2013.
Joachim Fabini Fabini, J.; Zseby, T., “M2M communication delay challenges: Application and measurement perspectives,” Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2015 IEEE International, pp.1859,1864, 11-14 May 2015.
Phillipa Gill, Ruwaifa Anwar Investigating Interdomain Routing Policies in the Wild. Ruwaifa Anwar, Haseeb Niaz, David Choffnes, Italo Cunha, Phillipa Gill, and Ethan Katz-Bassett. To appear: ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2015.
Yi-Ching Chiu, Ethan Katz-Bassett Yi-Ching Chiu, Brandon Schlinker, Abhishek Balaji Radhakrishnan, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Ramesh Govindan, Are We One Hop Away from a Better Internet?, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC ‘15), Oct. 2015.
Deliang Chang, Qianli Zhang Deliang Chang, Qianli Zhang, Xing Li. Study on OS Fingerprinting and NAT/Tethering based on DNS Log Analysis. Position paper.
Yong Cui, Linhui Sun QuickSync: Improving Synchronization Efficiency for Mobile Cloud Storage Services. Yong Cui, Zeqi Lai, Xin Wang, Ningwei Dai, Linhui Sun. Proceedings of the 21th ACM annual international conference on Mobile computing and networking, 2015.
Thomas Holterbach, Cristel Pelsser, Randy Bush, Laurent Vanbever Thomas Holterbach, Cristel Pelsser, Randy Bush and Laurent Vanbever, “Quantifying interference between measurements on the RIPE Atlas platform” To appear: ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2015.
Maria Ines Robles Maria Ines Robles, Petri Jokela. Design of a Performance Measurements Platform in Lightweight M2M for Internet of Things. Position paper.
Satoshi Kamei, Motoyuki Ooki Satoshi Kamei, Motoyuki Ooki. Internet Structural Analysis by End-to-End Measurement. Position paper.
Liam McNamara, Ian Marsh Liam McNamara, Ian Marsh, Sverker Forslin. CheesePi: A Raspberry Pi based measurement platform. Position paper.
Paul Emmerich Paul Emmerich, Sebastian Gallenmüller, Florian Wohlfart, Daniel Raumer, and Georg Carle. MoonGen: A Scriptable High-Speed Packet Generator. Accepted at Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2015), October 2015.
Anna Brunstrom Delay Metrics and Delay Characteristics: A Study of Four Swedish HSDPA+ and LTE Networks. Johan Garcia, Stefan Alfredsson, Anna Brunstrom. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2015).
Qinwen Hu Hu, Q., & Brownlee, N. (2014, December). How Interface ID Allocation Mechanisms are Performed in IPv6. In Proceedings of the 2014 CoNEXT Student Workshop (pp. 26-27). ACM
Nevil Brownlee Se-young Yu; Brownlee, N.; Mahanti, A., “Characterizing Performance and Fairness of Big Data Transfer Protocols on Long-haul Networks”, Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2015 IEEE 40th Conference, 26-29, October, 2015.
Matthew Luckie, kc claffy Matthew Luckie, Robert Beverly, Tiange Wu, Mark Allman, and kc claffy. Resilience of Deployed TCP to Blind Off-Path Attacks. Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement (IMC 2015) Conference, Tokyo, JP, October 2015 (to appear).
Ramakrishna Padmanabhan, Neil Spring Timeouts: Beware surprisingly high delay. Padmanabhan, Ramakrishna; Owen, Patrick; Schulman, Aaron; Spring, Neil. Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference, 2015, Tokyo.
Alberto Dainotti, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, Alistair King, Karyn Benson Lost in Space: Improving Inference of IPv4 Address Space Utilization. Alberto Dainotti, Karyn Benson, Alistair King, kc claffy, Eduard Glatz, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, Philipp Richter, Alessandro Finamore, Alex C. Snoeren. Technical Report, 2015.
Rocky K. C. Chang Weichao Li, Ricky K. P. Mok, Daoyuan Wu, and Rocky K. C. Chang, “On the Accuracy of Smartphone-based Mobile Network Measurement,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, Apr. 2015.
Ilya Nikolaevskiy Ilya Nikolaevskiy, Markus Palonen, Andrey Lukyanenko, Andrei Gurtov. Hypervisor-based Traffic Observation for Fair Bandwidth Allocations in Datacenter. Position paper.
Philip Eardley Marcelo Bagnulo, Trevor Burbridge, Sam Crawford, Philip Eardley, Juergen Schoenwaelder, and Brian Trammell. Building a Standard Measurement Platform. Communications Magazine, IEEE (Volume 52, Issue 5), pp 165 - 173 May 2014.
Rolf Winter Michael Faath, Rolf Winter. Measurements with the masses. Position paper.
Colin Perkins Stephen McQuistin, Colin Perkins. Is Explicit Congestion Notification usable with UDP? To appear in ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 2015.
Nicolas Vivet Nicolas Vivet, Guillaume Valadon. Measuring Internet Resilience through BGP. Position paper.
Kevin Fall Dmitri Krioukov, Kevin Fall, Xiaowei Yang. Compact Routing on Internet-Like Graphs. IEEE Infocom 2004.
Theophilus Benson Network Traffic Characteristics of Data Centers in the Wild. Benson, Theophilus; Akella, Aditya; Maltz, David A. Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Internet Measurement, Pages 267-280, Melbourne, Australia.
Hirochika Asai, Masafumi Oe Operational Monitoring and Measurement Challenges in Large Scale WiFi Networks. Hirochika Asai, Masafumi Oe, Keiichi Shima. Position paper.
Matt Calder, Ethan Katz-Bassett Matt Calder, Ashley Flavel, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Ratul Mahajan, and Jitu Padhye. “Analyzing the Performance of an Anycast CDN.” In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Internet Measurement.
Eric Osterweil Osterweil, Eric, Danny McPherson, and Lixia Zhang. “The Shape and Size of Threats: Defining a Networked System’s Attack Surface.” Network Protocols (ICNP), 2014 IEEE 22nd International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.
Eric Osterweil Eric Osterweil, Shane Amante, Dan Massey, and Danny McPherson. 2011. The great IPv4 land grab: resource certification for the IPv4 grey market. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-X). ACM, New York, NY, USA
Jörg Ott Saba Ahsan, Vaibhav Bajpai, Jörg Ott, Jürgen Schönwälder. Measuring YouTube from Dual-stacked Hosts. Proceedings of the IEEE Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), March 2015.


The recordings from the workshop are available on YouTube in four parts. Due to a technical glitch, the last 20 minutes of part 2 have no audio. We’re really sorry about this.

Call for participation

To increase collaboration between industry and academia in the field of networking, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are organizing a workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM), scheduled for the Saturday in between the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) in Tokyo and the 94th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Yokohama.

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners that are advancing the state of the art in measuring networked systems to share measurement-based insights into operational networks, to improve the use of research in protocol design decisions, and to suggest relevant new topics for research.

Attendees requiring an invitation letter for a visa: If you are attending ACM IMC, the ACM will generate one for you as part of their registration process. Otherwise, you can register for the IETF meeting and have the IETF system generate a letter for you afterwards. You do not need to pay the registration fee to have the letter generated, and you do not need to pay the IETF registration fee to attend the RAIM workshop.


Submission deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015
Notifications: Friday, August 28, 2015
Lightning talks due: Friday, October 30, 2015

Why participate?

For IETF‘ers

ACM SIGCOMM’s Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is devoted to innovative and influential research in the area of network and Internet measurement. Topics range from Internet traffic analysis, to network management and security. Interest in Internet measurement has dramatically increased in recent years, reflecting the increasing understanding that measurement is critical to effective engineering of the Internet’s components. Over the years, IMC has become the premier conference in its field; it is now the conference for presenting and learning about all areas of Internet measurement.

IETF’ers participating at RAIM will get a unique opportunity to hear about the latest results in Internet measurements and to exchange ideas with the top researchers in the field. Presenting industrial problems at RAIM will attract top academics to work on problems that are relevant to industry and help push forward the frontier of industrial knowledge.

For IMC’ers

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual, and newcomers are encouraged to browse through The Tao of IETF and Getting Started in the IETF in order to learn a bit more about the organization. The IRTF, the Internet Research Task Force, is the IETF’s sister organization and promotes research of importance to the evolution of the Internet by creating focused, long-term research groups working on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology.

IMC’ers participating at RAIM will be able to present their results to engineers working in key industrial positions. RAIM should help get your research ideas into practice. Moreover, the exchange with industry should help define new research problems.

IMC’ers wishing to attend some of the IETF sessions in the week following the RAIM workshop are encouraged to contact the IRTF Chair to enquire about the availability of free or reduced IETF meeting registrations.


We encourage submission of position papers on all topics related to Internet measurements. Based on the submitted papers, the organizers will structure the workshop into themed sessions.

Example topics of interest include:

Other interesting topics include those in the ACM IMC call-for-papers, especially when they relate to operational networks or applied techniques.


Workshop attendance is by invitation only. Individuals interested in participating are invited to submit one of the following two submission types:

  1. an original short position paper (four pages or less) outlining their views on topics related to the workshop; or
  2. a copy of a previously published academic paper related to the topics of the workshop.

The collection of submitted position papers and references to published academic papers will be made available online. The IETF “Note Well” does not apply to workshop submissions or any discussions at the workshop. We are investigating whether the workshop can be recorded and/or live-streamed. Remote inbound participation will not be possible.

Organizing committee