October 28, 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada
Co-located with IEEE/IFIP CNSM


Modern network devices are becoming increasingly intelligent and programmable. Examples range from router scripting environments to fully programmable server blades. As a result, networked applications are no longer constrained just to servers that are interconnected via a network, but can migrate into and become embedded within the network itself. This promises to accelerate the current trend towards systems that are increasingly autonomous and to a certain degree self-managing. The next frontier lies in applications that go beyond traditional management and control functions and that are becoming increasingly decentralized, not constrained in scope to individual systems. Examples include decentralized monitoring, gossip-based configuration, network event correlation inside the network across multiple systems, overlay control protocols, and network-aware multi-media applications. At the same time, another trend looks at utilizing increased programmability of networks to add more networking intelligence outside, not inside the network.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform at which researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest trends and ongoing research in network-embeddable applications and contrast different emerging approaches of how to best leverage increased network programmability. The program committee would like to encourage submissions in this area.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Network embedded applications

- Programmable networking infrastructure

- Open Router Platforms

- Applications for programmable networking infrastructure and Open Router Platforms

- Software Defined Networking and Manageability

- Network embedded management

- Decentralized management algorithms

- Intelligent network instrumentation

- Instrumentation and manageability integration of network-embedded applications

- Network management implications of programmable network devices

- DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) enabled management and control applications

- Network-enabling the Cloud

- Intelligent networking inside the Cloud

- Context and energy-aware networking; "Embedded Green"

The proceedings of the workshop will be published by Springer. In addition, authors of selected papers from the workshop may be invited to contribute an expanded version as a contributed chapter in a forthcoming book by Springer on the same topic.


Paper submission: May 12

Notification: June 26

Camera ready:July 16

Workshop:October 28

QUESTIONS? chairs@nema.networkembedded.org



Alexander Clemm, Cisco, USA

Ralf Wolter, Cisco, Germany


Aiko Pras, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Akhil Sahai, VMware Inc, USA

Bruno Klauser, Cisco, Germany

Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Carl Sutton, F5 Networks, USA

Gabi Dreo Rodosek, University of Federal Armed Forces, Munich, Germany

Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, Consultant, Switzerland

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University, USA

Joan Serrat, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

John McDowall, Cisco, USA

Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil

Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil

Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany

Masum Hasan, Cisco, USA

Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland

Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy, France

Radu State, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada

Rolf Stadler, KTH, Sweden

Silvia Figueira, Santa Clara University, USA

Sven Graupner, HP Laboratories, USA

Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Waltenegus Dargie, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Xiaoyun Zhu, WMware Inc, USA