Organizing Committee

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Weverton Cordeiro
UFRGS, Brazil

Jérôme François
Inria Nancy Grand Est, France

Program Committee

Marinho Barcellos, UFRGS, Brazil

Thibault Cholez, Université de Lorraine / Inria, France

Weverton Cordeiro, UFRGS, Brazil

Yehia Elkhatib, Lancaster University, UK

Rafael Esteves, Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Carol Fung, VCU, USA

Luciano Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil

Mohamed Ali Kafar, NICTA, Australia

Abdelkader Lahmadi, Université de Lorraine / Inria, France

Kahina Lazri, Orange Labs, France

Zhongzhi Luan, Beihang University, China

Samuel Marchal, Aalto University, Finland

Barbara Martini, CNIT, Italy

Bill McCormick, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Giovane Moura, SIDN Labs, The Netherlands

Jéferson Nobre, UNISINOS, Brazil

Mohammad Rahman, Tennessee Tech, USA

Jean-Marc Robert, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Ramin Sadre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Ricardo Schmidt, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Chamseddine Talhii, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

John Yang, Tsinghua University, China

Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University,Canada

Mohamed Faten Zhani, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Quanyan Zhu, New York University, USA

Past Editions

DISSECT 2020 Virtual Event

DISSECT 2019 @ Washington, D.C.

DISSECT 2018 @ Taipei, Taiwan

DISSECT 2017 @ Lisbon, Portugal

DISSECT 2016 @ Istanbul, Turkey

DISSECT 2015 @ Ottawa, Canada



3RD IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Secure and Integrated Management in the Cloud and 5G Era

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP IM 2017
Lisbon, Portugal


Keynote I (back to main page)

Giovane Moura (homepage)
Data Scientist @ SIDN Labs

The Rise of DDoS attacks: why, how, and what we can do about it

May 12th, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Abstract: Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a major threat of the Internet today. Lately, they are becoming bigger (665 Gbps confirmed), easier to be carried out with the rise of IoT botnets, and more frequent. DDoS attacks are particularly challenging if they hit the core parts of the Internet, such as the Root DNS System and big DNS providers, such as Dyn 1.2 TB DDoS attacks in October 2016.

Underlying these attacks, there is an entire series of actors and legacy design choices that have provided ways for malicious actors to carry out such activities. While such attacks were extremely difficult to coordinate in the past, they can be now hired online as a service for few dollars.

In this talk, we will cover why this is happening, how these attacks are taking place, the mismatch incentives in attacking/defending, and what can be done in order to mitigate the impact of such attacks. Solutions for this problem are likely not to stay only in the technology realm; policy makers will eventually need to be more directly involved.

Biography: Giovane Moura is a Data scientist with SIDN Labs, and work on security & performance research projects. Prior to SIDN, Dr. Moura worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands. He obtained my Ph.D. degree with Prof. Aiko Pras at the University of Twente, with focus on both active and passive Internet measurements.


Date and Location

Lisbon, Portugal, 12th May 2017

Held in conjunction with IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)


To be held at the at Altis Grand Hotel, a landmark hotel with a prime location in central Lisbon, Portugal. Further information on workshop venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the IM 2017 website http://im2017.ieee-im.org

Preliminary Program

The preliminary workshop program is now available!

Important Dates

15th Dec 2016 10th Jan 2017 Paper Registration Deadline (EXTENDED)

19th Dec 2016 15th Jan 2017 Paper Registration Deadline (EXTENDED)

30th Jan 2017 5th Feb 2017 Acceptance Notification

20th Feb 2017 Camera-Ready Papers

12th May 2017 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 https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/im2017_dissect2017.

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 Security for Emerging Open Networking Technologies.