RESIST at IFIP/IEEE IM 2019, Washington DC

The members of the RESIST team have actively participated to IFIP/IEEE IM 2019. This international event and leading conference in the area of network management took place April 2019 in Washington D.C. During several months, the team worked hard with all the OC led by the general chairs, C. Fung (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) and J. Betser (The Aerospace Corporation, USA). J. François and R. Badonnel were respectively TPC co-chair and experience session co-chair. They participate to create a very attractive program that was completed by posters, keynotes, demos… and workshops. A. Lahmadi was co-chair of the first edition of HotNSM (International Workshop on Hot Topics on Network and Service Management) and was a keynote of the DISSECT workshop talking about self-driving networks. Thank to Olivier Festor, publication co-chair, all papers are now accessible through IFIP digital library in open access. He was one of the distinguished panel expert to debate on intelligent network management and automation.


For three of our students, this was their first international and public presentation. P.-M. Junges explained how IoT gateways leak private information even when using encrypted communications. L. Evrard introduced a method to use the attackers for creating better metrics for supporting TCP port information in machine learning and showed a nice demonstration of our tool, port2dist. M. Ma demonstrated how to attack a smart grid network thanks to synchronized malicious behaviors.


While we are now in the era of network softwarization, Nicolas Schnepf showed how formal methods can help to simplify by merging and verify network function chains and also demonstrated his technique. In total, eight members of the team were in Washington D.C. All enjoyed this opportunity to present their most recent work and receive the feedback during the sessions that were very interactive.

After one intense week of conference, the team has been honored by three distinctions due to the excellent contributions and leadership of its members. R. Badonnel was elected Chair of the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) WG6.6 (Working Group 6.6), J. François have been awarded the IEEE Young Professional in Network and Service Management and O. Festor received the Dan Stokesberry Award. They are the results of the RESIST team and its predecessor (MADYNES) to be one indisputable leader in the area of network and service management.

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