MineNet 2007
workshop on Mining Network Data

June 12, 2007
San Diego, CA

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS
Held in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS '07 and FCRC '07


Today's large scale networked systems are extensively instrumented for collecting a wealth of different types of data including traffic (e.g., packet or flow level traces), control (e.g., router forwarding tables, BGP and OSPF updates) and management (e.g., fault, SNMP traps) data. Suitable methodologies, tools and techniques are needed to process and analyze the vast amount of primarily unstructured measured data and extract structures, relationships, and "higher level knowledge" embedded in it, and use this information to aid network management and operations. The goal of this workshop is to explore new directions in and to share experiences with using data mining, and root cause analysis techniques and tools for network monitoring, management, and remediation. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers and practitioners from the networking protocols/systems, data mining, machine learning, and statistics communities, to get together and collaboratively approach this important problem of information mining for network management from their respective vantage points. Recent research efforts e.g., in anomaly detection, characterization and control are showing the potential of such an inter-disciplinary approach. The workshop solicits original / position / work-in-progress / experience papers on the application of data mining, machine learning and statistical techniques to solve network management and operation problems such as network reliability and performance, security, root-cause-analysis, troubleshooting, traffic engineering and control. This year the workshop also encourages position papers describing their research as well as practical experiences in these areas from leading researchers and industry experts.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Registration Deadline: 19 April 2007 at 5:00PM EDT
Paper Submission Deadline: 20 April 2007 at 11:59PM EDT

Notification Acceptance: 5 May 2007
Early Registration Deadline: May 11, 2007
Camera-ready Deadline: 21 May 2007

Workshop Date: 12 June 2007