Organizing Committee

Jérôme François
Inria Nancy Grand Est, France

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
Aalborg University, Denmark

Hsu-Chun Hsiao
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Steering Committee

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Weverton Cordeiro
UFRGS, Brazil

Program Committee

Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, China

Christian Hammerschmidt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Cynthia Wagner, Restena Foundation, Luxembourg

Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech, USA

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Aalborg University, Denmark

Gerard Wagener, CIRCL, Luxembourg

Jassim Happa, University of Oxford, UK

Jeferson Campos Nobre, UNISINOS, Brazil

Joerg Daubert, TU Darmstadt, Germany

José Jair Santanna, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil

Minho Park, Soongsil University, Korea

Mohamed Faten Zhani, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada

Rafael Esteves, IFRS, Brazil

Ramin Sadre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Ricardo Schmidt, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil

Shankar Karuppayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Thibault Cholez, LORIA / INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France

Past Editions

DISSECT 2019 @ Washington, D.C.

DISSECT 2018 @ Taipei, Taiwan

DISSECT 2017 @ Lisbon, Portugal

DISSECT 2016 @ Istanbul, Turkey

DISSECT 2015 @ Ottawa, Canada



5TH IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Security for the Next Wave of Cyber and Social Networks

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP IM 2019
Washington D.C., USA


Keynote II (back to main page)

Abdelkader Lahmadi
University of Lorraine, France

Toward Self-driving Networks: Network Management and Security Challenges

April 8th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Abstract: Networks continue to grow and their management becomes a challenging task to cope with their complexity. For many year, networking and management communities tried to construct networks with a clean slate design, autonomic and self-organizing systems and components, but without a great success. In another context and with more success, we are now able to build autonomous and self-driving cars where a user only provides a goal such as going to a particular destination and the car drives itself to such destination. Managing a network in a similar way where an operator provides a high level goal and the network drives itself to meet that goal is more difficult and challenging. Making networks self-driving is gaining traction and a lot of work exist in this new era of network management using recent enabling technologies including SDN and NFV. In this talk, we provide an overview of the challenges behind making a network self-driving and explain why this is difficult and hard. We also cover most recent and prominent work that are contributing to construct self-driving networks, in particular to meet network security goals.

Biography: Dr. Abdelkader Lahmadi is Associate Professor of Computer Science in the ENSEM Engineering School at the University of Lorraine, France. He is a permanent member of the RESIST research team at LORIA - INRIA Nancy Grand Est, working on security monitoring and management. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science (2007). Abdelkader Lahmadi is the developer of the highly distributed Open source components IGMP Proxy deployed in millions of devices today. He also published in all major conferences in Network and Service Management. His research interests include monitoring Internet security and threats, Software Defined Networks, Cybersecurity in IoT and SCADA systems by applying machine learning techniques.


Date and Location

Washington D.C., USA, April 8th, 2019

Held co-located with IFIP/IEEE Int'l Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)


DISSECT 2019 will take place at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel - Crystal City, which is located in the vibrant Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Further information on workshop venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the IM 2019 website http://im2019.ieee-im.org/

Important Dates

Dec. 5, 2018 Jan. 5th, 2018 Paper submission Deadline (EXTENDED)

Jan. 25, 2019 Acceptance Notification

Feb. 15, 2019 Camera-Ready Version Due

Apr. 8, 2019 Workshop Day

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to the workshop. All contributions must be submitted in PDF format via JEMS.

The submission and acceptance of contributions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability.

Paper Format

All papers must be limited to 6 pages in an IEEE 2-column style and will be subject to a peer-review process.

The accepted papers will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present their paper at the workshop.

Distinguished papers will be invited to extend an extended version for a Special Issue of the Int'l Journal on Network Management (IJNM) on Advanced Security Management.

Poster Info

Papers accepted as posters must be limited to 4 pages in an IEEE 2-column style. The accepted posters will also be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Posters will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present them at the workshop.