GAIA Workshop: “From the cyber to the physical: a multi-scale mapping of the Internet infrastructure and services.”

The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) at Simula Metropolitan is organizing a workshop on multi-scale mapping of Internet infrastructure and services. The discussions and presentations are centered around the physical mapping of the Internet routes, geolocation of micro-services and various topological vulnerabilities.

Date: 13 Oct 2021

Location: Oslo, Norway (Virtual Event)


Opening remarks 

Session 1 “Measurements and policy”  (16:35 CEST / 7:35 PST)

  • Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Delft), 'A Year in Lockdown: How the Waves of COVID-19 Impact Internet Traffic'

  • Romain Fontugne (IIJ Research Lab), 'Impact of geopolitical changes in the Internet'

  • Ben Du (CAIDA), 'IRR Hygiene in the RPKI Era'

Panel discussion (Measurements and policy/security)        

  • Moderator: Ioana Livadariu (SimulaMet)


Session 2 “Measurements and security”: (17:28 CEST/ 8:28 PST)

  • Kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego), 'Designing a global measurement infrastructure to improve Internet security'

  • Emile Aben (RIPE NCC), 'RIPE Atlas minRTT dataset and map'

  • Ioana Livadariu (SimulaMet), 'Inferring undersea cable links in traceroute data'

Panel discussion (Measurements and policy/security)

  • Moderator: Ahmed Elmokashfi (SimulaMet)


Session 3 “Security and vulnerabilities I” (18:26 CEST/ 9:26 PST)

  • Cristel Pelsser (University of Strasbourg), 'Detecting forwarding detours'

  • Maksim Kitsak (Delft University of Technology), 'Shortest Path Finding in incomplete networks: BGP Security'

  • Aamir Gulistan (SimulaMet), ‘Detecting physical impacts and movements of optical fibre cables’


Session 3 “Security and vulnerabilities II” (19:07 CEST/ 10:07 PST)

  • Stephen Strowes (Fastly), 'IPv6 Address Assignment Practices in Domestic ISPs'

  • Mattijs Jonker (University of Twente),  'Investigating the Impact of DDoS Attacks on DNS Operation'

Panel discussion (Security and vulnerabilities)

  • Moderator: Haakon Bryhni (SimulaMet)        

Closing remarks

About GAIA

From 2019 to 2022 Simula Metropolitan’s Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) is teaming up with The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) to undertake crucial multidisciplinary research that aims to develop new methods, metrics and frameworks for understanding the complex interplay between digital vulnerabilities and national autonomy. The research is funded by the Research Council of Norway and hosted by CRNA.

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