6th International Workshop on the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture
(RINA 2019)

Monday February 18, 2019 - RINA Program

09:30 - 09:35  Welcome and Introduction

  • Eduard Grasa (Fundcaió i2CAT) & Peyman Teymoori (University of Oslo)

  • 09:35 - 09:50The RINArmenia initiative

  • Philippe Poux (Startdoon, Armenian)

  • 09:50 - 10:30Industry panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for RINA adoption

  • Sven van der Meer (Ericsson, Ireland), Raghu Ranganatham (Ciena, USA), Neil Davies (Predictable Network Solutions, UK). Moderated by Sue Rudd (Strategy Analytics, USA)

  • 10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break (demos will be setup in the room)

    11:00 - 13:00Technical Session - Chaired by Eduard Grasa (Fundació i2CAT)

    1. Experimenting with Real Application-specific QoS Guarantees in a Large-scale RINA Demonstrator
      Jordi Perelló (UPC), Albert López (UPC), Davide Careglio (UPC)
    1. First Contact: Can Switching to RINA save the Internet?
      Kristjon Ciko (University of Oslo), Michael Welzl (University of Oslo)
    1. Unifying WiFi and VLANs with the RINA model
      Leland Smith (Boston University), Dan Cokely (Boston University), Heather Bell (Boston University), Lou Chitkushev (Boston University), John Day (Boston University)
    1. One of the Ways How to Make RIB Distributed
      Kamil Jerabek (Brno University of Technology), Vladimir Vesely (Brno University of Technology)
    1. Design Considerations for RINA Congestion Control over WiFi Links
      Kristian A. Hiorth (University of Oslo), Michael Welzl (University of Oslo)
    1. Large-scale Experimentation with Network Abstraction for Network Configuration Management
      Sven van der Meer (Ericsson), John Keeney (Ericsson), Liam Fallon (Ericsson), Saman Feghhi (Ericsson), Amy Amy de Buitleir (Ericsson)
    1. Error and Flow Control Protocol (EFCP) Design and Implementation: A Data Transfer Protocol for the Recursive Internet Architecture
      Miquel Tarzan (Fundació i2CAT), Leonardo Bergesio (Fundació i2CAT), Eduard Grasa (Fundació i2CAT)
    1. Multi-operator "IPC" VPN Slices: Applying RINA to Overlay Networking
      Miguel Ponce de Leon (Waterford Institute of Technology), Raghu Ranganathan (Ciena), David Bainbridge (Ciena), Karthik Ramanarayanan (Ciena), Andy Corston-Petrie (BT), Eduard Grasa (Fundació i2CAT)

    13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

    RINA 2019 Registration

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    RINA 2019 Keynote

    Elena Fersman AIMLEM 2019 Keynote

    Philippe Poux (Startdoon, Armenian)

    Title: The RINArmenia initiative

    Abstract: This talk will introduce the goals of the RINArmenia initiative, a partnership between the Armenian government and private entrepreneurs. RINArmenia has the long-term goal of deploying RINA-based technology as an alternative to the current Internet; first in Armenia and later expanding through the world. Over the coming months a group of scientists and researchers will be formed in Armenia to operate the new computer network architecture and launch it through the country.

    Biography: to be announced

    RINA 2019 Panel Session

    Title: Industry panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for RINA Adoption

    Moderator: Sue Rudd (Strategy Analytics, USA)

    Abstract: This panel will discuss challenges and opportunities for RINA adoption with three industry experts. The panel will feature an interactive discussion touching on topics such as what are the top RINA opportunities in different industries; what are the technical and business challenges that are more difficult to deal with; the usual objections to RINA adoption or how these can be overcomed.

    Sue Rudd (Strategy Analytics, USA)

    Sue Rudd brings to Strategy Analytics a unique range of marketing strategy and business experience across wireless, fixed telephony and internet services. At Strategy Analytics she focuses on matching new technology to business opportunities for SON, HetNets, Small Cells and Wi-Fi Interoperability as well as service opportunities for Network Slicing, SDN/NFV, Edge Services, Video Delivery Optimization and Telco Cloud. Her reports cover competitive analyses of service platforms, OSS transformation, Cloud database requirements and business cases to maximize CSP Revenue per GB. Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Sue worked for Comverse Technologies (now Mavenir) developing business cases for converged fixed and mobile IP services and VoIP over 3G. Previously at Motorola Cellular Infrastructure (now Nokia Networks) she coordinated wireless data services and directed projects for mobile network management and Intelligent Networking. Sue has over 30 years’ experience selling to Internet, Telecommunications and Mobile service providers for multiple RF and ‘dot.com’ startups, Codex (Motorola’s modem and Enterprise T1 subsidiary), BBN (now Raytheon) and Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys).

    Neil Davies (Predictable Network Solutions, UK)

    Neil Davies is an expert in resolving the practical and theoretical challenges of large scale distributed and high-performance computing, particularly scalability effects in large distributed systems, their operational quality, and how to manage their degradation gracefully under saturation and adverse operational conditions. He is a computer scientist, mathematician and hands-on software developer who builds rigorously engineered working systems and scalable demonstrators of new computing and networking concepts. Throughout his 20-year career at the University of Bristol he was involved with early developments in networking, its protocols and their implementations. He collaborated with organisations such as NATS, Nuclear Electric, HSE, ST Microelectronics and CERN on issues relating to scalable performance and operational safety. He was also technical lead on several large EU Framework collaborations relating to high performance switching, and has mentored PhD candidates at CERN. He co-founded Degree2 Innovations in 2000, commercialising network QoS research, and went on to found Predictable Network Solutions in 2003. He has worked on performance aspects of the Department of Defense’s Future Combat Systems project, and has developed approaches to delivering consistent video telephony for sign language users over retail broadband. He is the co-author of several patent families.

    Sven van der Meer (Ericsson, Ireland)

    Sven van der Meer is a Master Engineer at the Network Management Lab at Ericsson. My team started designing a closed control loop pattern called Sahara, which resulted into a major contribution to Ericsson's COMPA architecture. We then moved to adaptive policies; a topic I've been working on for more than 10 years now. We developed a Unifying Policy Theory (UPT) and did build an Adaptive Policy EXecution Environment (APEX). The APEX software is now subject to an open source contribution. In this context, my team is heavily involved in the Linux Foundation project ONAP, mainly the Policy Framework. I am also involved in advancing RINA, the Recursive InterNetwokring Architecture contributing to the Pouzin Society as well as participating in European projects (FP7 PRISTINE, H2020 ARCFIRE). We gained significant knowledge from the scientific, research, and development activities in the RINA community. Our particular interest is in advancing network management, as in decreasing variance and increasing invariance. This work also informs the product road map of Ericsson network management product my team is contributing to. I was also involved in some standard activities, namely the IETF SUPA policy information model and the MEF modelling work. A large part of my work is dedicated to patents and publications, with regular contributions to IEEE/IFIP NOMS, IFIP/IEEE IM, IEEE CNSM, and some journals in the area of network and service management.

    Raghu Ranganathan (Ciena, USA)

    Raghu Ranganathan has been with Ciena since 1998. He has worked extensively on Product Development, Strategy and Standards related to Connectivity Services, Edge Computing, IoT, Network/Service Architecture and Multi-domain Service Orchestration. He has been active in MEF since 2003 and, during 2011-2017, was member of Board of Directors in MEF as well as Co-Chair of Committee developing MEF Specifications. In addition, he has been Editor of multiple MEF Specifications. He is also active in multiple industry activities including ONAP and TIP. Dr. Ranganathan is a Senior Member of IEEE.

    6th International Workshop on the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture
    (RINA 2019)

    (Click here to download CFP in PDF format)

    During the last decade research funding bodies have allocated money to fund “Future Internet” or “Clean-slate” designs that could reduce network complexity by redesigning the network protocol architecture, questioning some of its key principles. Industry groups such as the ETSI ISG NGP are looking at alternatives to the current “TCP-IP” protocol suite. However, few initiatives have really been able to “clean the slate” and question the core model and underlying principles of current Internet protocols. Of those who have done it, RINA – the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture - is probably the simplest yet most general solution.

    RINA goes back to the early days of network research, in which operating systems and distributed applications were the model for thinking about packet networks. Networking was though as the enabler of distributed computing. Hence the main function of networks was to communicate applications, not devices. RINA builds on the premise that networking is Inter-Process Communication (IPC) and only IPC, to provide a theory and a model that reconstructs the overall structure of the Internet, forming a model that comprises a single repeating layer, the DIF (Distributed IPC Facility), which is the minimal set of components required to allow distributed IPC between application processes. RINA supports inherently and without the need of extra mechanisms mobility, multi-homing and Quality of Service, provides a secure and configurable environment, motivates for a more competitive marketplace and allows for a seamless adoption

    We solicit papers that investigate the application of RINA in different types of network segments and applications, papers reporting on prototype implementations, experimental deployments and interoperability with existing technologies.

    Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • Quality of Service in RINA
    • Mobility, multi-homing and multicast
    • Security: authentication, access control, confidentiality
    • Routing in recursive layers
    • Management of recursive networks
    • RINA scalability
    • Policies for large-scale RINA DIFs
    • Deployment scenarios for RINA
    • RINA prototype implementations
    • Deployment of 5G network slices enabling RINA networks
    • Analysis of case studies showing benefits of RINA
    • Specific RINA policies and DIF designs for wireless networks
    • Specific RINA policies and DIF designs for RINA for datacentre networks
    • Specific RINA policies and DIF designs for RINA for IoT networks
    • Specific RINA policies and DIF designs for RINA for service provider networks
    • RINA applied to Vehicular networking
    • Specific RINA policies and DIF designs for RINA as a next generation virtual network overlay
    • Supporting the requirements of large-scale decentralized applications (e.g. blockchains)

    Submission guidelines

    Main track: Submitted papers must be original work, not under review at other journals/conferences, and may comprise a maximum of 6 A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) pages in 2-column IEEE conference style with a minimum font size of 10 pt. Papers should be submitted electronically using the EDAS online submission system. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors.Submission: http://edas.info/N25385

    Demo track: Submitted papers must be original work, not under review at other journals/conferences, and may comprise a maximum of 4 A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) pages in 2-column IEEE conference style with a minimum font size of 10 pt. Papers should be submitted electronically using the EDAS online submission system. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must present the demonstration at the workshop.


    Papers accepted for RINA 2019 will be included in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore. The IEEE reserves the right to remove any paper from IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop.

    Workshops Co-Chairs

    • Eduard Grasa (Fundació i2CAT, Spain)
    • Peyman Teymoori (University of Oslo, Norway)

    Workshops Publicity Chair

    • Anis Laouiti (Telecom SudParis, France)

    Technical Program Committee

    TPC Co-Chairs

    • Eduard Grasa (Fundació i2CAT, Spain)
    • Peyman Teymoori (University of Oslo, Norway)
    • Tobias Hossfeld (University of Würzburg, Germany)

    TPC Committee

    • Steve Bunch (TRIA Network Systems LLC, USA)
    • Diego Lopez (Telefonica, Spain)
    • Mohamed Boucadir (Orange, France)
    • Antonio Marcos Alberti (Inatel, Brazil)
    • Kevin Smith (Vodafone, UK)
    • Sue Rudd (Strategy Analytics, USA)
    • Eleni Trouva (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
    • Ibrahim Matta (Boston University, USA)
    • Roberto Riggio (Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy)
    • David Hayes (Simula Research Labs, Norway)
    • Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
    • Sven van der Meer (Ericsson NM Labs, Ireland)
    • Yuefeng Wang (Akamai, USA)
    • David Hutchinson (Lancaster University, UK)
    • Torsten Braun (Universitat Bern, Switzerland)
    • John Day (Boston University, USA)
    • Lou Chitkushev (Boston University, USA)
    • Miguel Ponce de Leon (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland)

    Important Workshop dates

    • Paper submission deadline
      November 29, 2018
    • Acceptance notification
      December 20, 2018
    • Workshop camera-ready papers (hard deadline)
      January 10, 2019
    • Workshop date
      February 18, 2019

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