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 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 II (back to main page)

Fernando Ramos (homepage)
Assistant Professor @ University of Lisbon

Secure network virtualisation with user-centric clouds

May 12th, 14:00 pm - 15:00 pm


Abstract: Existing multi-tenant network virtualization platforms have so far focused on the offer of conventional networking services by a single cloud provider. As such, they face limitations in terms of security and dependability, both in terms of the infrastructure itself and of the services offered to their customers.

In this talk we present the design and implementation of Sirius, a network virtualization platform that overcomes these limitations by creating the abstraction of user-centric clouds. In our solution, users define U-Clouds, which are isolated sets of computation and networking services that run over both private and public clouds operated by multiple providers, with customized security and dependability requirements.

In the talk we focus on two of the fundamental technical challenges of our design: isolation and virtual network embedding (VNE). We tackle the first problem by employing a logically-centralised network architecture. The Sirius controller has network-wide visibility and is able to exert direct control over all network elements, enabling isolation. For the second problem we present a novel solution for VNE that finds efficient mappings of virtual networks requests onto the substrate network, while fulfilling the security and dependability requirements of users.

Biography: Fernando Ramos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, at the Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon. He is also an integrated researcher at the LaSIGE — eXtreme Computing Lab, being a member of the Navigators group, and member of the MEF Research Council.

Until 2010 Dr. Ramos was a supervisor in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that he also lectured at the ISEL and at the University of Aveiro. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, where he worked with Jon Crowcroft and Ian H. White. He also holds an MSc Degree in Telecommunications from Queen Mary University of London (supervised by Laurie Cuthbert and Manuel Duarte) and a Licenciatura (roughly equivalent to BSc+MSc) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro.

He is interested in computer networks and communication systems. In particular, network programmability (Software-Defined Networking and siblings), network virtualization, network verification, and cloud computing, with security and dependability as orthogonal concerns.


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.