Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications

Services and Security for Next Generation Networks

July 1,2 2008
Heidelberg, Germany

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Conference Program

Some program highlights are: a stimulating technical program (16 papers accepted out of more than 50 submitted), a keynote speaker, a social event and a guided tour of Heidelberg, industry talks and a demos program with Q&A time. Hope to see you in Heidelberg in July!

Day One - July 1

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome Note
Saverio Niccolini (NEC Laboratories Europe, DE) and Pamela Zave (AT&T Laboratories, US)

09:10 – 10:10 Keynote
Dr. Ralf Steinmetz, Professor, Multimedia Communications Lab (TU Darmstadt, DE).
"Real-time Communications and Services in 2018 and Beyond."

10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 – 12:10 Session I: SIP and new service environments

A SIP-based Programming Framework for Advanced Telephony Applications
Wilfried Jouve (INRIA / LaBRI, FR); Nicolas Palix (LaBRI/INRIA, FR); Charles Consel (LaBRI/INRIA, FR); Patrice Kadionik (IMS, University of Bordeaux, FR)

An IMS Based Mobile Podcasting Architecture Supporting Multicast Delivery
Heiko Perkuhn (Ericsson Research, DE)

Generalized Third-Party Call Control in SIP Networks
Eric Cheung (AT&T, US); Pamela Zave (AT&T Laboratories, US)

12:10 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Session II: Attack detection and mitigation in SIP networks

Automatic Adaptation and Analysis of SIP Headers using Decision Trees
Karin Hummel; Michael Nussbaumer; Andrea Hess Helmut Hlavacs (Univ. of Vienna, AT); Karin Hummel (University of Vienna, AT); Michael Nussbaumer (University of Vienna, AT); Andrea Hess (University of Vienna, AT)

A Self-Learning System for Detection of Anomalous SIP Messages
Konrad Rieck (Fraunhofer FIRST, DE); Stefan Wahl (Alcatel-Lucent, DE); Pavel Laskov (Fraunhofer FIRST, DE); Peter Domschitz (Alcatel-Lucent, DE); Klaus-Robert Müller (Technical University of Berlin, DE)

Secure SIP: A scalable prevention mechanism for DoS attacks on SIP based VoIP systems
Gaston Ormazabal (Verizon, US); Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, US); Eilon Yardeni (Columbia University, US); Sarvesh Nagpal (Columbia University, US)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 Session III: Performance management in SIP networks

One Server Per City: Using TCP for Very Large SIP Servers
Kumiko Ono (Columbia University, US); Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, US)

SIP Server Overload Control: Design and Evaluation
(Recipient of IPTComm 2008 "Best Student Paper" Award)
Charles Shen (Columbia University, US); Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, US); Erich Nahum (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Improving the scalability of an IMS-compliant conferencing framework. Part II: involving mixing and floor control
Simon Pietro Romano (University of Napoli Federico II, IT); Alessandro Amirante (University of Napoli Federico II, IT); Tobia Castaldi (University of Napoli Federico II, IT); Lorenzo Miniero (University of Napoli Federico II, IT)

On Mechanisms for Deadlock Avoidance in SIP Servlet Containers
Laura Dillon; Kurt Stirewalt; Yi Huang (Michigan State University, US)

18:00 Guided Tour

20:00 Social Event

Day Two - July 2

09:00 – 10:30 Session IV: Security, legal and modeling issues of SIP based communications

Lawful Interception in P2P-based VoIP Systems
Jan Seedorf (NEC Europe Ltd., DE)

Security Analysis of an IP Phone: Cisco 7960G
Italo Dacosta (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)

Understanding SIP Through Model-Checking
Pamela Zave (AT&T Laboratories, US)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Session V: Next generation services for VoIP

Detecting VoIP Traffic Based on Human Conversation Patterns
Chen-Chi Wu (National Taiwan University, TW); Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica, TW); Yu-Chun Chang (National Taiwan University, TW); Chin-Laung Lei (National Taiwan University, TW)

Template-based Signaling Compression for Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC)
Andrea Forte (Columbia University, US); Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, US)

Providing Content Aware Enterprise Communication Services
Xiaotao Wu (Avaya Labs Research, US); K. Kishore Dhara (Avaya Labs Research, US); Venkatesh Krishnaswamy (Avaya Labs Research, US)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Industry talk session

An overview of ETSI standardisation activities in the Information Security arena with a focus on NGNs
Carmine Rizzo, Technical Officer, ETSI Standardisation Projects

Simulating Realistic Metro-area Network Behavior
Darius, Product Manager, Empirix

Process-Based Security Testing in a Carrier Environment
Sven Weizenegger, Lead of Security Testing and Senior Consultant, T-Systems; Heikki Kortti, Senior Security Specialist, Codenomicon

VoIP Security: Do Claims of Threats Justify Continued Research Efforts?
Jonathan Zar, Pingalo, Inc; Eric Y. Chen, NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories

15:30 – 18:00 Demo session

5 minutes presentation for each demo

demo show time with coffee break

Q&A time in the main conference room after demos (1 presenter per demo)


Advanced Structural Fingerprinting in SIP
Humberto J. Abdelnur Radu State, Olivier Festor (INRIA)

Robustness Testing Of SIP, IMS and Of the Underlying IP Infrastructure
Lauri Piikivi (Codenomicon)

Protocol interactions among User Agents, Application Servers andMedia Servers
A. Amirante, T. Castaldi, L. Miniero and S. P. Romano (University of Napoli Federico II)

SOA-Type Service Composition With Reusable Telecommunications Components
Ioannis Fikouras (Ericsson Research), Gregory W. Bond (AT&T Laboratories)

VoIP SEAL 2.0 Security Suite for SIP enabled networks
Thilo Ewald, Nico d’Heureuse, Saverio Niccolini (NEC Laboratories Europe, DE)

On the deployment of Network Processors in Operational and Testing Network Devices
Fabio Mustacchio, Federico Rossi, Francesco Lamonica (NetResults Srl); Andrea Di Pietro, Fabio Vitucci, Domenico Ficara (University of Pisa - Department of Information Engineering)

Vishing Prevention by Authenticated Display-name
Stanley Chow Christophe Gustave Dmitri Vinokurov (Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Laboratories)