June 01, 2018

DARN: Dynamic Baselines for Real-time Network Monitoring

  • Mijumbi R.

Network monitoring is necessary so as to ensure high reliability and availability in telecom networks. One of the main challenges posed by state-of-the-art monitoring tools is the creation of network baselines. Such baselines include thresholds that can be used to determine whether monitored values (with a given context, e.g. time) represent normal network operation or not. The size and complexity of current (and future) networks makes it infeasible to manually determine and set baselines for each network operator and metric, let alone adapting the thresholds to changes in network conditions. This leads to the use of default baselines and/or setting baselines only once and never changing them throughout the lifetime of network elements. This does not only cause inefficient operation, but could have implications for network reliability and availability. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of DARN: a collection of analytics and machine learning-based algorithms aimed at ensuring that network baselines are automatically adapted to different metric evolution. DARN has been comprehensively evaluated on a deployment with real traffic to confirm accuracy of generated baselines, a 22% improvement in accuracy due to baseline adaptation, and a 72% reduction in false alarms.

Recent Publications

August 09, 2017

A Cloud Native Approach to 5G Network Slicing

  • Francini A.
  • Miller R.
  • Sharma S.

5G networks will have to support a set of very diverse and often extreme requirements. Network slicing offers an effective way to unlock the full potential of 5G networks and meet those requirements on a shared network infrastructure. This paper presents a cloud native approach to network slicing. The cloud ...

August 01, 2017

Modeling and simulation of RSOA with a dual-electrode configuration

  • De Valicourt G.
  • Liu Z.
  • Violas M.
  • Wang H.
  • Wu Q.

Based on the physical model of a bulk reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) used as a modulator in radio over fiber (RoF) links, the distributions of carrier density, signal photon density, and amplified spontaneous emission photon density are demonstrated. One of limits in the use of RSOA is the lower ...

July 12, 2017

PrivApprox: Privacy-Preserving Stream Analytics

  • Chen R.
  • Christof Fetzer
  • Le D.
  • Martin Beck
  • Pramod Bhatotia
  • Thorsten Strufe

How to preserve users' privacy while supporting high-utility analytics for low-latency stream processing? To answer this question: we describe the design, implementation and evaluation of PRIVAPPROX, a data analytics system for privacy-preserving stream processing. PRIVAPPROX provides three properties: (i) Privacy: zero-knowledge privacy (ezk) guarantees for users, a privacy bound tighter ...