CAIA News

July 2014
Change of Director

Dr Philip Branch is now Acting Director of CAIA until June 2015. After 12 years of being CAIA Director, Professor Grenville Armitage is spending the next 12 months focused on research projects.

June 2014
Winter interns

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Payne and Lucas Claudino as CAIA interns during the Winter 2014 non-teaching period. They will be working with Dr Jason But and Dr Philip Branch respectively.

Staff changes

For the Winter 2014 non-teaching period, Dominic Allan and Jonathan Kua return as full-time Research Assistants and Djuro Mirkovic joins CAIA as a Research Assistant for the first time.

Homenet3D v0.2

CAIA's Homenet3D project has released prototype version 0.2 for OpenWRT. Homenet3D is a project exploring the utility of presenting a home gateway's current state into a 3D world.

New centre coordinator

Barbara Gillespie replaces Caroline Ditchburn as CAIA's Research Centre Coordinator this month. We thank Caroline for her work, and welcome Barbara to the role.

May 2014
CAIA Research Leaders

"Research Leader" is a title recognising on-going research leadership activity. The following Research Leader roles are being acknowledged within CAIA:

  • Professor Grenville Armitage -- Research Leader, "Network Performance and Measurement"
  • Dr Philip Branch -- Research Leader, "Data Network Traffic Classification"
  • Dr Jason But -- Research Leader, "Software Defined Networking"
  • Professor Hai Vu -- Research Leader, "Mobile, Vehicular and Transport Communications"

  • The named themes/areas reflect areas within with each Research Leader already has a keen interest and active involvement.

    April 2014
    FreeBSD Foundation support for scholarship

    The FreeBSD Foundation has agreed to support a Masters(research) project here at CAIA to pursue Multipath TCP performance evaluation and enhancements in the FreeBSD kernel. The agreement is worth $40K AUD over 18 months.

    March 2014
    New PhD students

    We welcome Hong Nam Hoang and Tarikul Islam this month, who start their PhDs in the Intelligent Transport Systems area under the supervision of Professor Hai Vu and Dr Manoj Panda.

    February 2014
    New centre coordinator

    Caroline Ditchburn has joined the Faculty as CAIA's new Research Centre Coordinator (RCC).

    January 2014
    New university structure

    As part of the university-wide restructure, CAIA is now part of the new School of Software and Electrical Engineering within the new Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

    December 2013
    Summer Interns 2013

    CAIA is pleased to announce that Jonathan Kua, Nathan Dyer and Prashan Abeysekera will be joining us as interns this summer.

    August 2013
    New Netflix relationship

    CAIA has signed a collaborative research agreement with Netflix Inc worth $172K AUD over four years. This agreement will support a new PhD research program supervised and led by Professor Grenville Armitage and focussed on technologies and techniques associated with high performance, IP-based content delivery.

    New Research Staff

    We are pleased to note that Dominic Allan starts this month as a Research Assistant on the 'Low cost home network monitoring using "3D virtual environments"' (homenet3d).

    June 2013
    Winter Interns 2013

    CAIA is pleased to announce that Djuro Mirkovic, Jonathan Kua and Michal Scigocki will be joining us as interns this winter.

    New Cisco funding

    CAIA has signed a sponsored research agreement with Cisco Systems with $65K AUD for a project titled "Study in TCP Congestion Control Performance In A Data Centre". This project will be led by Professor Grenville Armitage.

    March 2013
    New Research Staff

    We are pleased to note four new staff appointments this month!
    Dr Manoj Panda joins us as a post-doctoral Research Fellow, working with Professor Hai Vu on the Intelligent Transport Systems project.
    Dr. Mohammad Rezaeian joins us as a Research Fellow working with Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew on energy management.
    Mr Lawrence Stewart joins as a Research Fellow working on the "Exploring possible mitigation for incast TCP congestion in data centres" project.
    Mr Nigel Williams joins us as R&D Engineer working on the "Using Multipath TCP to improve `Vehicle to Infrastructure' communications" project.

    December 2012
    Congratulations to Dr Hong (Suong) Nguyen

    Congratulations are in order as Suong Nguyen was recently awarded her PhD! Suong's thesis is titled "Service differentiation in wireless local area networks", and she was supervised by Associate Professors Hai Vu and Lachlan Andrew.

    November 2012
    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA three new grants totalling $193K USD

    Cisco Systems' research group has awarded CAIA grants for three new projects starting in 2013. The projects are "Exploring possible mitigation for incast TCP congestion in data centres" ($54,402 USD, PI: Grenville Armitage), "Low cost home network monitoring using '3D virtual environments'" ($46,852 USD, PI: Grenville Armitage) and "Using Multipath TCP to improve 'Vehicle to Infrastructure' communications" ($92,000 USD, co-PIs: Hai Vu and Grenville Armitage)

    CAIA Researchers win ARC Discovery Project grant

    We are excited to announce that Associate Professors Hai Vu and Lachlan Andrew have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant worth $300K over 3 years beginning 2013. Their project is titled "Congestion control of networks: a unified stochastic framework", is joint work with Dr Yoni Nazarathy (UQ), Professor Steven Low (Caltech) and Prof Dr Michel Mandjes (University of Amsterdam)

    Promotions for CAIA staff

    CAIA would like to congratulate Jason But and Hai Vu on their promotions (effective January 2013) to Senior Lecturer and Professor respectively -- well done!

    Summer Interns 2012/2013

    CAIA is pleased to announce that Adam Malcontenti-Wilson and Djuro Mirkovic will be joining us as interns this summer.

    Swinburne releases ATC Networking Lab video

    Swinburne's Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies has put together a video clip describing the Telcommunications Academic Group's new Networking Lab in the ATC building. The video is embedded below:

    August 2012
    New Research Staff

    We are pleased to note that Dr Slava Abramov has joined CAIA as Research Fellow in Congestion Control, to work with Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew in studying the long-term implications of fairness policies in TCP.

    CAIA in the news

    Our STING research project has been mentioned in iTNews.com.au this month -- "Swinburne researchers seek out IPv4 remains"

    July 2012
    New Research Staff

    We are pleased to note that Suong Nguyen has joined CAIA as Research Fellow in Wireless Networking, to work with Associate Professors Lachlan Andrew and Hai Vu on ARC Discovery Project 1095103.

    ARC Future Fellowship awarded to CAIA member

    We're very pleased to congratulate Associate Professor Hai Vu on being awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship! The ARC will be providing around $693K over four years to enable Hai's pursuit of a research project titled "Easing urban congestion through intelligent use of distributed information". This is an exciting win for Hai and CAIA, and well deserved recognition of Hai's research track record.

    June 2012
    Swinburne Research releases CAIA-related video

    Swinburne Research has put together a range of short video clips relating to different research themes around the University. The CAIA video clip is titled "The engineering of the Internet", and you can see it embedded below:

    CAIA labs from a Quake III Arena perspective

    Back in 2003 we created a Quake III Arena virtual world based CAIA's AS327 lab. Now in 2012 we have re-visited the idea and created a new world based on our EN605 lab. Check out (and perhaps even play in) our virtual labs here

    May 2012
    CAIA Turns 10!

    CAIA was founded in March 2002, and on May 18th we had a party to celebrate turning 10 years old! Many ex and current CAIA members and associates came along for an evening of socialising and reminiscing. Photos can be here

    Congratulations to Dr Kewin Stoeckigt

    Congratulations are in order as Kewin Stoeckigt's PhD was awarded on May 3, 2012! Kewin's thesis is titled "Analysis, Limitations and Improvements of Voice over IP in IEEE 802.11 WLAN", and he was supervised by Associate Professor Hai Vu and Dr Dr Philip Branch.

    April 2012
    Intelligent Transport System Lab launch

    CAIA is pleased to note the official opening of Swinburne's Intelligent Transport System Lab on April 19, 2012. The lab is a joint collaboration between VicRoads and Swinburne University of Technology's CAIA and SUCCESS research centres in the Faculty of ICT. Associate Professor Hai Vu noted that "Research conducted in the Lab will utilise real-time traffic data streamed from VicRoads head office to make intelligent decisions and effectively communicate them to improve traffic flows. CAIA and SUCCESS researchers will bring their expertise in applying smart information use to achieve new results and to solve real-life problems in traffic control and management." The Lab is located in in room EN508f of the EN building (Hawthorn campus).

    March 2012
    New Research Staff

    We're pleased to note that Nigel Williams has joined CAIA as a Research Engineer working on our "Multipath TCP for FreeBSD" project, and Chris Holman has joined CAIA as a Research Assistant for his IBL year.

    February 2012
    Animation of online game server discovery traffic

    Online game server discovery traffic is known to have diurnal fluctuations. As part of our STING project CAIA has released an animation showing the planet-wide variations in server discovery traffic between December 25th 2009 and March 10th 2010 of the CounterStrike game family.

    January 2012
    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $97K USD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $97K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Professor Grenville Armitage titled "Multipath TCP for FreeBSD". Fred Baker was our 'Cisco Champion' for this proposal, and we will be working with Fred, Alan Ford and Mark Thompson as the project progresses.

    FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE includes CAIA TCP code

    We are pleased to note that the recent release of FreeBSD 9.0 includes TCP/IP stack congestion control enhancements from CAIA's "newtcp" project (enhanced with support from the FreeBSD Foundation).

    CAIA in the news

    Two different CAIA research topics have been mentioned on iTNews.com.au this month -- "Swinburne, Google target data centre congestion" and "Researchers to patent vulnerability search algorithm"

    November 2011
    Summer interns for 2011/2012

    CAIA is pleased to announce that Nigel Williams and Chris Holman will be joining us as interns this summer.

    ISOC funds CAIA member to attend IETF

    The Internet Society (ISOC) has provided CAIA member Mr Mattia Rossi with full financial support to attend IETF-82 in Taipei, Taiwan this month. This follows on from the earlier ANRP award that allowed Mattia to attend IETF‑81 in July 2011.

    October 2011
    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $83K USD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $83K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Professor Grenville Armitage titled "Using delay-gradient TCP to reduce the impact of 'bufferbloat' and lossy wireless paths." Fred Baker was our 'Cisco Champion' for this proposal, and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses.

    CAIA member helps with submission to the Australian Government's Cyber White Paper

    Dr Philip Branch has been helping in the preparation of Swinburne's submission to the Australian Government's Cyber White Paper. The White Paper is intended to address policy matters related to helping Australia achieve potential benefits of greater online engagement but also to address the related risks. Philip's contribution has been on measures to mitigate risks to online users.

    August 2011
    CAIA wins FreeBSD Foundation funding

    CAIA PhD student Lawrence Stewart and Professor Grenville Armitage have been awarded $15600 USD by the FreeBSD Foundation for a development project titled "DIFFUSE for FreeBSD". This money will fund work by Lawrence over roughly 6 weeks to tidy up and augment CAIA's DIFFUSE prototype distributed traffic classification system into FreeBSD's existing code base.

    June 2011
    Mattia Rossi awarded IRTF's Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)

    We're pleased to note that Mattia Rossi has been awarded an Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) by the Internet Society (ISOC) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). This award will fund Mattia's attendance at IETF‑81 (Quebec City, Canada, July 2011) to discuss his work on BGP Path Exploration Damping ("A Technique for Reducing BGP Update Announcements through Path Exploration Damping," IEEE JSAC Vol. 28, No. 8, October 2010). Only two of 24 applications for the ANRP were successful.

    CAIA member quoted regarding Sony PSN attacks

    Dr Philip Branch was recently quoted in an article in The Conversation regarding the recent Sony Playstation Network attack. The article can be found here.

    April 2011
    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $75K USD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $75K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Professor Grenville Armitage titled "Detecting and Reducing BGP Update Noise". Robert Raszuk was our 'Cisco Champion' for this proposal, and we will be working with Robert and Geoff Huston of APNIC Pty Ltd as the project progresses.

    March 2011
    CAIA student awarded Google internship

    We are pleased to announce that CAIA PhD student, Lawrence Stewart, will be taking up an internship at Google's Sydney office from May 2011.

    CAIA member receives IEEE INFOCOM 2011 Best Paper Award

    We are very pleased to note that CAIA's Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew is co‑author of IEEE INFOCOM 2011's recently announced Best Paper. The paper, titled "Dynamic right‑sizing for power‑proportional data centers", was authored by Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Lachlan Andrew and Eno Thereska.

    INFOCOM 2011 will be held in Shanghai, April 10‑15.

    February 2011
    CAIA's TCP congestion control enhancements incorporated into official FreeBSD source tree

    CAIA is pleased to announce that FreeBSD's official source tree now includes a modular framework for adding new TCP congestion control algorithms, a new modular implementation of the existing NewReno algorithm, four other TCP algorithms from the literature (H-TCP, CUBIC, Vegas and HD) and a novel delay-based algorithm developed here at CAIA (CHD). This is a result of our NewTCP project and work funded by the FreeBSD Foundation. The project website is here.
    January 2011
    CAIA members appointed to editorial board of IEEE and ACM journals

    We're pleased to note that Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew has been appointed to the editorial board of IEEE's Transactions on Networking (ToN), and Professor Grenville Armitage has been appointed to the editorial board of ACM's Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP)

    December 2010
    DIFFUSE version 0.1 released

    We are pleased to announce DIFFUSE v0.1, our first release of a system enabling FreeBSD's IPFW firewall subsystem to classify IP traffic based on statistical traffic properties in addition to the traditional use of packet inspection. DIFFUSE v0.1 contains an example classifier model for identifying real‑time first person shooter game traffic. In the next release we will include a classifier model to detect Skype traffic. Download DIFFUSE here.

    November 2010

    CAIA member quoted regarding the National Broadband Network

    On November 23rd the ABC TV broadcast a segment titled "Broadband debate" by Catherine McGrath. Our very own Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew is interviewed and appears
    at the 1min15sec and 2min01sec marks.

    October 2010

    CAIA wins ARC Linkage Project grant

    CAIA is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an ARC Linkage Project grant for a project starting January 2011. The project is titled "Tools and models for measuring and predicting growth in internet addressing and routing complexity", and is a joint project between CAIA (Grenville Armitage and Lachlan Andrew) and APNIC Pty Ltd (Geoff Huston). Over three years the project will receive ~$211K from the ARC and $126K from APNIC Pty Ltd.

    September 2010
    CAIA wins FreeBSD Foundation funding

    CAIA has been awarded $19320 USD by the FreeBSD Foundation for a development project titled "Five New TCP Congestion Control Algorithms for FreeBSD". This money will fund work by David Hayes and Lawrence Stewart to tidy up and augment CAIA's NewTCP work on a modular congestion control framework and new TCP congestion control algorithms for FreeBSD.

    August 2010
    CAIA member appointed to editorial board of IEEE CST

    We're pleased to note that Professor Grenville Armitage has been appointed to the editorial board of IEEE's Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST)

    July 2010

    Sebastian Zander is awarded his PhD

    We are proud to announce that Swinburne approved the award of the degree of PhD to Mr Sebastian Zander on July 12th 2010. His thesis is titled "Performance of Selected Noisy Covery Channels and their Countermeasures in IP Networks". His supervisors where Professor Grenville Armitage (co-ordinating supervisor) and Dr Philip Branch (associate supervisor).

    CAIA receives funding to pursue "statelessTCP for DNS"

    We're pleased to announce a grant of $20K from APNIC Pty Ltd and Nominet UK to support our project titled "Exploring the utility of Stateless TCP for highspeed, high-load DNS under FreeBSD". This short project will experimentally investigate the potential benefits of using a cut-down TCP (stateless TCP)  as a front-end to DNS servers experiencing high load and reply packets too large for conventional UDP transport.

    May 2010

    CAIA Winter 2010 Internships

    Tung Le, Michael Allwright and Rozanna Jenusadan have been selected as CAIA Interns for the winter of 2010. They will join us for six weeks from June 21st to July 30th, 2010.

    April 2010

    Telecomms Academic Group and CAIA welcome new staff member

    We are pleased to announce that Dr Thuy Nguyen is taking up a full-time position as Lecturer within the Telecommunications Engineering academic group. She will be actively engaged in both teaching and research as a member of CAIA.

    CAIA PhD student to speak at BSDCan 2010 in May

    CAIA PhD student, Lawrence Stewart, will present a one-hour talk at BSDCan 2010 (Ottawa, Canada, May 8-9, 2009) titled "FreeBSD Development for Smarties: The quest for a better kernel development environment". BSDCan 2010 are paying for Lawrence's travel, accommodation and registration. His talk derives from experiences gained during a number of projects at CAIA.

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $104K AUD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of ~$89K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Professor Grenville Armitage titled "Extending Open Source Packet Filtering to support Distributed Statistical Traffic Classification." Fred Baker was our 'Cisco Champion' for this proposal, and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses.

    March 2010

    CAIA staff member attending INFOCOM, IETF and visiting CalTech

    Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew is travelling in March and April to visit a number of sites in California, USA -- INFOCOM (San Diego) and IETF-77 (Anaheim), then two weeks visiting collaborators at Caltech (Professor Steven Low and Assistant Professor Adam Wierman).

    December 2009

    New Adjunct Research Fellow

    We're pleased to announce that Geoff Huston (Chief Scientist, APNIC Pty Ltd) has accepted an appointment as an Adjunct Research Fellow to CAIA for the next three years. We'll be collaborating with Geoff on a range of research relating to IP address space management and routing protocol behaviours and growth. (http://www.apnic.net/events/apnic-speakers/geoff-huston)

    November 2009

    CAIA Researchers win ARC Discovery Project grant

    We are excited to announce that Associate Professors Hai Vu and Lachlan Andrew have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant worth $50K per year over 3 years. Their project is titled "Mechanism design for next generation random access wireless protocols" and begins in 2010.

    CAIA Director is a Visiting Scientist at CSIRO

    Professor Grenville Armitage has been appointed as a Visiting Scientist with CSIRO's ICT Centre for two years. He will be collaborating with members of the Networking Technologies Laboratory on network measurement and visualisation for large scale Internet networks.

    September 2009

    ARC Future Fellowship awarded to CAIA member

    We're very pleased to congratulate Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew on being awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship! The ARC will be providing around $683K over four years to enable Lachlan's pursuit of a research project titled "Increasing internet energy and cost efficiency by improving higher-layer protocols". This is an exciting win, and well deserved recognition of Lachlan's research track record.

    July 2009

    CAIA releases CUBIC TCP congestion control for FreeBSD

    CAIA is please to announce the release of our first implementation of the CUBIC Congestion Control Algorithm for FreeBSD's TCP stack. Written by Lawrence Stewart, FreeBSD CUBIC builds on our Modular TCP Congestion Control for FreeBSD system released under the NewTCP project.

    CAIA launches BITSS project

    Supported by a grant from the Agilent Technologies Foundation, CAIA has now launched the Broadband Internet Traffic Simulation & Synthesis (BITSS) project.

    CAIA releases an update to SIFTR and H-TCP congestion control for FreeBSD

    CAIA is pleased to announce new updates to our SIFTR (Statistical Information For TCP Research) and H-TCP congestion control systems for FreeBSD. Please see the NewTCP project tools page for more details.

    June 2009

    CAIA Winter 2009 Internships

    Tung Le, Christopher Leong and Lam Hoang Do have been selected as CAIA Interns for the winter of 2009. They will be working with Dr Philip Branch and Dr Jason But until end of July 2009.

    CAIA staff at ACM NOSSDAV 2009

    Dr Philip Branch will represent CAIA this month at ACM NOSSDAV 2009. The conference runs from June 3-5 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Philip will present a paper titled "Rapid Identification of Skype Traffic", part of our research into machine learning techniques for traffic classification.

    CAIA staff visiting CalTech

    Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew will be visiting Professor Steven Low's group at CalTech (USA) for much of June/July, after he attends SIGMETRICS 2009.

    New staff member joins Agilent-funded project

    We are pleased to announce that Carl Javier will be joining CAIA as a research engineer, working on a project titled "Large Scale synthesis and evaluation of interactions between VoIP, online multiplayer games and traditional TCP-based services in the broadband consumer environment." This project has been funded by the Agilent Technologies Foundation (USA), and will be performed in collaboration with Agilent Technologies here in Melbourne.

    May 2009

    Thuy Nguyen is awarded her PhD

    We are proud to announce that Swinburne awarded Ms Thuy Nguyen the degree of PhD on May 4th 2009. Her thesis is titled "A novel approach for practical, real-time, machine learning based IP traffic classification". Her supervisors where Professor Grenville Armitage (co-ordinating supervisor) and Dr Philip Branch (associate supervisor).

    March 2009

    CAIA PhD student to speak at BSDCan 2009 in May

    CAIA PhD student, Lawrence Stewart, will present a one-hour talk at BSDCan 2009 (Ottawa, Canada, May 8-9, 2009) titled "Improving the FreeBSD TCP Implementation: An update on all things TCP in FreeBSD and how they affect you". BSDCan 2009 are paying for Lawrence's travel, accommodation and registration. His talk derives from experiences gained as part of our ETCP09 project.

    February 2009

    CAIA welcomes Dr David Hayes as new member of academic staff

    CAIA is pleased to welcome Dr David Hayes back to the group as a Research Fellow. David will be working on our new Cisco-funded project titled "Implementing and testing delay-based and rate-based transport protocols in FreeBSD". This project will augment, and evolve from, our existing NewTCP project.

    Visiting Fellow from Innsbruck, Austria

    Dr Michael Welzl (from the University of Innsbruck, Austria) will be visiting CAIA for 4 weeks during February 2009, collaborating with staff here on TCP and related issues.

    December 2008

    CAIA Summer Internships begin

    Atwin Calchand and Van Tuan Dihn have been selected as CAIA Interns for the summer of 2008/09. They will be working with Dr Philip Branch and Dr Jason But until late February 2009.

    Agilent Technologies USA awards CAIA $45K USD Research Grant

    The Agilent Technologies Foundation has awarded CAIA $45K USD in support of a 12-month project proposed by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, titled "Large Scale synthesis and evaluation of interactions between VoIP, online multiplayer games and traditional TCP-based services in the broadband consumer environment." Mr Geoff Smith, of Agilent Technologies in Melbourne, is our technical liason with Agilent on this project.

    CAIA Announces first release of Greynets toolkit

    Our Greynets toolkit is a tool developed by CAIA with the support of a grant from the auDA Foundation. Greynets passively monitor selected unused IP addresses across an entire enterprise or ISP network. Some types of malware scan across a network's IP address space looking for hosts to infect. We hope our toolkit will assist in detecting these scans (particularly in conjunction with L3DGEWorld 2.3).

    We are pleased to release version 0.5.8 of Greynets, and encourage the networking research community to explore its capabilities. More information can be found at http://caia.swin.edu.au/greynets

    October 2008

    CAIA welcomes Dr Lachlan Andrew as new member of academic staff

    CAIA and the Telecommunications Engineering Academic Group are very pleased to welcome Dr Lachlan Andrew as our new Associate Professor of Telecommunications Engineering.

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $80K USD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $80K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage titled "Implementing and testing delay-based and rate-based transport protocols in FreeBSD". Fred Baker was our 'Cisco Champion' for this proposal, and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses. This project will augment, and evolve from, our existing NewTCP project.

    September 2008

    CAIA wins FreeBSD Foundation funding

    CAIA PhD student Lawrence Stewart and Associate Professor Grenville Armitage have been awarded $14850 USD by the FreeBSD Foundation for a development project titled "Enhancing the FreeBSD TCP Implementation". This money will fund work by Lawrence over roughly 6 months to extend and augment FreeBSD's existing TCP stack. Our improvements will ultimately be folded into the FreeBSD kernel.

    CAIA announces summer 2008/2009 internship program

    CAIA would like to invite undergraduate student applications for our summer 2008/2009 internship program. Further details may be found here.

    CAIA announces opening for IBL student in 2009

    Swinburne students interested in an IBL position at CAIA as a Research Assistant for 2009 are advised to contact the Faculty of ICT's IBL office as soon as possible.

    August 2008

    CAIA students attend AusNOG-02

    CAIA PhD students, Mr Warren Harrop and Mr Lawrence Stewart, attended AusNOG-02 recently to gather new insights into the operational side of Australian IP networking.

    CAIA hosts visit by Mr Fred Baker (Cisco)

    CAIA hosted a successful visit and public seminar this month by Mr Fred Baker, a Cisco Fellow of Cisco Systems USA. His talk was titled "IPv6 Transition."

    July 2008

    APNIC awards CAIA a $50K research grant

    The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has awarded CAIA a grant of $50K AUD for a project to be led by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage. The project will run for approximately 6-months, beginning in late 2008, and is titled "Exploring the Utilisation of IPv4 Address Space and Size of the NATed IPv4 Internet."

    CAIA hosts public seminar by Mr Geoff Huston (APNIC)

    CAIA hosted a successful public seminar this month by Mr Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist of APNIC. His talk was titled "Beyond IPv4."

    CAIA Winter Internships begin

    Alana Huebner and Marcus Wong have been selected as CAIA Interns for the winter of 2008. Alana will be working with Associate Professor Grenville Armitage and Lawrence Stewart on evaluation of next generation TCP algorithms. Marcus will be working with Dr Philip Branch and Associate Professor Grenville Armitage on the modelling and simulation of online multiplayer game traffic with the NS-2 network simulator package.

    April 2008

    CAIA PhD student to speak at BSDCan 2008 in May

    CAIA PhD student, Lawrence Stewart, will present a one-hour talk at BSDCan 2008 (Ottawa, Canada, May 16-17) titled "Up close and personal with TCP in FreeBSD: A look at the new modular TCP congestion control framework and tools for TCP forensics", BSDCan 2008 are paying for Lawrence's travel, accomodation and registration. His talk derives from experiences gained as part of our NewTCP project.

    Applications for CAIA Winter internships now open

    We are now taking applications for three 2008 winter internships.

    New staff member on Greynet project

    We're pleased to announce that Lucas Parry joins us this month to work on the Greynet project, supported by a research grant from the  auDA Foundation.
    February 2008

    New IBL student starts at CAIA for 2008

    CAIA would like to congratulate Amiel Heyde on beginning a 12-month Industry Based Learning (IBL) position at CAIA. Amiel will be a Research Assistant, involved with numerous projects and tasks around CAIA over the next 12 months.

    New staff member on SONATA project

    We're pleased to announce that Dr David Hayes joins us this month to work with Dr Jason But on the Cisco-supported SONATA (SCTP Over NAT Adaptation) project.

    CAIA Announces release of L3DGEWorld 2.3

    As part of our Cisco-supported L3DGE project we are pleased to announce the release of L3DGEWorld 2.3, a significant advance on our platform for real-time display of network activity. L3DGEWorld 2.3 now incorporates hierarchical virtual world maps, dynamically updateable entity positions, and is based on the Open Arena game engine (itself based on the GPL'd Quake III Arena 3D game engine).

    Research Assistants leaving CAIA

    Lucas Parry, James Healy and Aaron Sims finish up this month after being with CAIA for the past year. Lucas and James dedicated their time to our L3DGEWorld and NewTCP projects respectively. Aaron Sims worked with Dr Hai Vu on a VoIP over 802.11 testbed. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
    January 2008

    Visitor from Innsbruck, Austria

    Dr Michael Welzl from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, will be visiting CAIA for four weeks in late January and early February 2008. Dr Welzl will be collaborating with us on our NewTCP project

    Thuy Nguyen has a baby girl!

    We're happy to announce that staff member Thuy Nguyen is now the proud mother of a baby girl, Linh Khiet Nguyen. Our congratulations to the new parents, Thuy and Denis!
    December 2007

    auDA Foundation Awards CAIA $19K Research Grant

    The auDA Foundation has awarded a grant of $19K to CAIA in support of a proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage titled “An Open-source Tool for Passive Detection of Unsolicited Network Scans in Small ISP and Enterprise networks”. We will be hiring a student to work on this project during 2008, and releasing a software tool by mid- to late-2008.

    H-TCP released for FreeBSD, and new TCP measurement tools

    CAIA is please to announce the release 0.9.1 of a pluggable congestion control framework for FreeBSD, version 0.9 of our independent implementation of H-TCP under FreeBSD, and version 1.1.5 of our SIFTR tool for precise monitoring of TCP state variables during active sessions. Details and downloads can be found from our NewTCP tools site.

    CAIA Internship begins

    Amiel Heyde has been selected as a CAIA Intern for the summer of 2007/2008. Amiel will be working with Dr Philip Branch, evaluating the merits of using dedicated hardware capture devices for IP-based lawful interception.

    Joint ITS / CAIA Internship begins

    Michael Allen has been selected as an ITS intern for a joint ITS/CAIA project over the summer of 2007/2008. Working with Rick Upward at ITS, and co-supervised by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage from CAIA, Michael will be developing a remote, virtual-world UPS monitoring systems based on L3DGEWorld

    Sebastian has a baby boy!

    We're happy to announce that CAIA PhD student, Sebastian Zander, is now the proud father of a baby boy - Lukas. Our congratulations to the new parents, Sebastian and Wunna!
    November 2007

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $94K USD Research Grant

    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $94K USD to CAIA in support of a proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage and Geoff Huston titled “Heuristics to reduce BGP Update Noise”. Tony Li was our 'Cisco Champion', and we will be working with Tony as the project progresses.

    CAIA Researcher wins Swinburne Researcher Development Grant for 2008

    CAIA congratulates Dr Philip Branch for being awarded funding under Swinburne's Researcher Development Scheme for 2008. Philip will receive $12K for a project titled "Lawful interception of peer-to-peer voice over IP traffic".

    CAIA PhD student speaks at AusNOG 2007

    CAIA PhD student, Warren Harrop, spoke this month at the 1st Australian Network Operators Group conference, held 15th and 16th of November in Sydney. The only representative from academia, he spoke about CAIA's research into the use of 3D game engines to support real-time visualisation of network metrics and dynamically varying network state (L3DGE).
    September 2007

    CAIA hosts Netgames 2007 Workshop (in co-operation with ACM SIGCOMM)

    On September 19th and 20th 2007 the 6th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (Netgames 2007) was held at Swinburne University of Technology, hosted by CAIA. Thirty five participants (with 25 from outside Australia) heard keynote speeches by Professor Farzad Safaei (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Associate Professor Wu-chang Feng (Portland State University, USA), making the workshop an enjoyable success for all concerned. Copies of the papers may be found in the Netgames 2007 online program.

    CAIA announces summer 2007/2008 internship program

    CAIA would like to invite undergraduate student applications for our summer 2007/2008 internship program. Further details may be found here.
    August 2007

    CAIA Announces release of L3DGEWorld 2.1

    As part of our Cisco-supported L3DGE project we are pleased to announce the release of L3DGEWorld 2.1, a significant advance on our platform for real-time display of network activity. L3DGEWorld 2.1 now incorporates multiple controllable entity behaviours in a virtual world, and is based on Open Arena game engine (itself based on the GPL'd Quake III Arena 3D game engine. More information can be found at http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/l3dge
    June 2007

    CAIA Director speaking at COIN-ACOFT 2007 Workshop

    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage has been invited to speak at the COIN-ACOFT 2007 opening workshop on Sunday June 24th 2007, on the topic "Driving the demand for high speed consumer access".

    Three interns join CAIA for winter 2007

    CAIA would like to welcome Carl Javier, Andrew Brand and Ho Trung Nhan  as our winter interns for the period from June 18th to July 27th 2007. They will be participating in a range of short research projects, under the supervision of Associate Professor Grenville Armitage and other CAIA research staff.

    CAIA PhD student on 3 month Cisco Internship

    CAIA PhD student Warren Harrop has been awarded a 3 month internship with Cisco Systems USA. As part of this internship he will spend a month with Cisco engineers in Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, North Carolina. His Cisco mentor during the entire period is Charles Smith, Senior Consulting Engineer, Cisco Research Center.

    CAIA PhD student on 3 month visit to Cambridge University Computer Laboratory

    CAIA PhD student Sebastian Zander leaves in late June to spend 3 months visiting the security research group at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University, UK. The security group is an informal group of people with similar interests: mainly security, cryptology, and distributed systems. Sebastian will perform collaborative work on temperature-based covert channels with Steven Murdoch and Dr. Markus Kuhn.

    May 2007

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $72K USD Research Grant
    The Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative (CCRI) has awarded a grant of $72K USD (approximately $86K AUD) to CAIA in support of a research proposal by Dr Jason But and Associate Professor Grenville Armitage entitled "FreeBSD Implementation of an SCTP friendly NAT". Randall Stewart was our 'Cisco Champion', and we will be working with Randall as the project progresses.

    April 2007

    CAIA Announces first release of Stockade
    Stockade is a network-layer spam-mitigation tool developed by CAIA with the support of a grant from the auDA Foundation. A unique feature of stockade is the auto-rehabilitation of IP addresses that have previously been declared to be spammers. More information can be found at http://caia.swin.edu.au/stockade

    We are pleased to release version 0.2 of stockade under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and encourage the networking research community to explore its capabilities.

    CAIA Announces first release of L3DGEWorld
     As part of our Cisco-supported L3DGE project we are pleased to announce the first release of L3DGEWorld - a system for real-time display of network activity using the Quake III Arena 3D game engine. L3DGEWorld also allows virtual interactions within a game environment to control actual network elements in the real world. More information can be found at http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/l3dge

    February 2007

    CAIA is hosting Netgames 2007
    In co-operation with ACM SIGCOMM, the 6th Annual Workshop on Network Support for Online Games - Netgames 2007 http://caia.swin.edu.au/netgames2007 will be hosted by CAIA here in Melbourne, Australia. CAIA Director, Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, is the Chair and overall organiser for Netgames 2007.

    CAIA has left the Applied Science building
    After 9+ months of discussions and partial-moves, CAIA has finally moved the last of its servers and lab equipment from AS327 to the EN building. 2007 should be an excellent year for experimental research in the new facilities of EN605 and the refurbish 6th-floor server/lab room.

    January 2007

    New staff member for the newtcp project
    James Healy will be taking time off studying to work full-time as a Research Assistant on the newtcp project for 2007. Newtcp is funded in part by a Cisco URP grant received for the project "Public implementation and interoperability testing of next generation TCP stack under FreeBSD"

    December 2006

    CAIA Researchers win Swinburne Researcher Development Grants for 2007
    CAIA congratulates Dr Hai Vu and Dr Jason But for being awarded funding under Swinburne's Researcher Development Scheme for 2007. http://www.swin.edu.au/research/swinonly/ResBulletin/2006/newsletter_88.htm
    Jason will receive $27,490 for a project titled "Analysis of BitTorrent performance in a content caching context". Hai will receive $19,440 for a project titled "Replacing mobile communication with wireless VoIP."

    Two summer interns join CAIA
    Aaron Sims and Gerarde Kelly join CAIA as interns for the 2006/2007 summer break, under the supervision of Dr Hai Vu and Dr Jason But respectively.

    New staff member for the L3DGE project
    Lucas Parry will be taking time off studying to work full-time as a Research Assistant on the L3DGE project http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/l3dge for 2007. L3DGE is funded in part by a recent Cisco URP grant for the project "Anomalous traffic detection and collaborative network configuration using 3D multiplayer game engines".

    New staff member for the Stockade project
    Malcolm Robb will be joining CAIA as a Research Assistant for 4 days a week over summer 2006/2007 to develop 'Stockade'. Stockade is our network-layer spam-mitigation project recently awarded funding from the auDA Foundation.

     

    September 2006

    CAIA wins auDA Foundation grant
    CAIA has been awarded a $20K grant by the auDA Foundation in response to our proposal titled "Open source implementation of a TCP layer algorithm for Email Spam mitigation." The grant will help CAIA hire a research assistant between December 2006 and March 2007 who will develop an innovative network later spam-mitigation proxy under FreeBSD to sit between regular SMTP servers and the Internet. We expect to release this software to the community under an open source licence in early 2007.

    July 2006

    CAIA PhD student receives ACM SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant
    Thuy Nguyen has been awarded an ACM SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant to attend ACM SIGCOMM 2006, being held this year in Pisa, Italy. The grant includes free registration to SIGCOMM 2006 and $2000 USD to cover travel, food and lodging during the conference.

    June 2006

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $65K USD Research Grant
    The Cisco System University Research Program (URP) has awarded a grant of $65K USD (approximately $85K AUD) to CAIA in support of a research proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage and Mr Warren Harrop entitled "Anomalous traffic detection and collaborative network configuration using 3D multiplayer game engines". The project will begin in September/October 2006. Fred Baker was our URP 'Cisco Champion', and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses. (The April 2006 URP round accepted only 25% of all reviewed submissions.)

    May 2006

    Collaborative Research Agreement signed with Electronic Communication and Commerce Pty Ltd (ECC)
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage is happy to announce the signing of a collaborative research agreement between the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA) and Electronic Communication and Commerce Pty Ltd (ECC), an emerging IP Telephony company based in Melbourne, Australia. CAIA will provide technical insights, network architecture advice and performance analysis techniques to ECC in the areas of Voice over IP and wireless mobility. Worth at least $60K AUD over 24 months, this agreement is the culmination of discussions initiated in 2005 by Eryadi Masli (Simon), Lecturer of Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Enterprise.

    February 2006

    SECURECon 2006
    Andres Rojas, a PhD student at CAIA, has been invited to give a talk titled "Lawful Interception" at SECURECon 2006 , Feb 8th to 10th 2006.

    An uptodate local copy of Andres' talk slides can be found here.

    Visitor from Cisco
    Dr Lloyd Wood, from Cisco Systems' space initiatives group, is visiting CAIA for two weeks this month. Dr Wood will give a CAIA Seminar on the Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit project (CLEO)

    December 2005

    Summer Interns
    CAIA welcomes four Swinburne undergraduate students - Shaun Burriss, Philip Jay, David Kennedy and Kenny Nguyen - as summmer interns for 2005/2006.

    They will be working with CAIA Research Fellows, Dr Jason But , Dr Qiang Fu, Dr Irena Atov and Sebastian Zander.

    November 2005

    CAIA members received IEEE LCN 2005 Best Paper Award
    CAIA research fellow Dr Jason But, along with David Kennedy, Urs Keller and Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, received the Best Paper award to the IEEE's 30th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2005).

    The paper is: J.But, U.Keller, D.Kennedy, G.Armitage, "Passive TCP Stream Estimation of RTT and Jitter Parameters"

    This year LCN was held in Sydney, Australia, between 15 - 17 November.

    September 2005

    CAIA Director chairing session at Australian IPv6 Summit
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage has been invited to chair the session on "Transition and Security" at the First Australian IPv6 Summit, Canberra ACT Australia, Mon 31 October - Tue 1 November 2005.

     
    July 2005

    Formation of Women-in-Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group
    CAIA research fellow Dr Irena Atov initiated the formation of an IEEE Victorian section full-member Women-in-Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group and acted as its convenor during the process of its establishment. On July 22nd 2005 the IEEE Victorian Section WIE Affinity Group was officially formed to become the very first WIE group in Australia or New Zealand. Dr Atov currently acts as the Affinity Group Chair

     
    June 2005

    CAIA PhD student receives ACM SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant
    Minh Tran has been awarded an ACM SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant to attend ACM SIGCOMM 2005, being held this year in Philadelphia, USA. The grant includes free registration to SIGCOMM 2005 and $1250 USD to cover travel, food and lodging during the conference. Ms Tran was one of 36 award recipients from 84 strong applications.

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $88K USD Research Grant
    The Cisco System University Research Program (URP) has awarded a grant of $88K USD (approximately $115K AUD) to CAIA in support of a research proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage entitled "Public implementation and interoperability testing of next generation TCP stack under FreeBSD". The project will begin in August 2005. Fred Baker was our URP 'Cisco Champion', and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses. This was one of only 15 projects funded out of 85 applications in the April 2005 round.

    Associate Professor in the USA
    A/Prof Grenville Armitage will be representing CAIA at NOSSDAV 2005, in Washington state, USA, June 12th to 14th. From June 15th to 17th he will visit industry and academic sites in the Silicon Valley area.

    CAIA Research in Europe
    Between June 12th and June 17th Dr Jason But will be representing CAIA at ACM SIGCHI 2005 in Valencia, Spain, and at Cambridge Computer Labs, Cambridge University, UK.

     
    May 2005

    2005 Optimization Days
    CAIA research fellow Dr Irena Atov traveled to Montreal, Canada to attend "2005 Optimization Days" conference and an International Colloquium which was organized for the 25th anniversary of GERAD (Group for Research in Decision Analysis), University of Montreal - a leading research centre in the world in Operations Research created in 1979. She presented a book chapter which appears in "Performance Evaluation and Planning Methods for the Next Generation Internet", a book that was published by Kluwer Academic Publishers and was officially launched during the conference as part of the celebrations of GERAD's 25th anniversary. The book contribution is titled: "Design of IP Networks with End-to-End Performance Guarantees" and is co-authored by Prof. R.J. Harris from Massey University, New Zealand.

     
    April 2005

    CAIA joins Smart Internet Technologies CRC
    In April 2005 CAIA launched a new research program titled "Automated Network Re-engineering Techniques and Planning Tools to Support Highly Interactive, Latency-Constrained Applications". Although Swinburne itself was a founding member of the Smart Internet Technologies (SIT) CRC, it is only this year that CAIA has joined the University of Wollongong researchers in the SIT CRC's Smart Networks program. Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, Dr Philip Branch, Sebastian Zander and Tony Cricenti will contribute to this project. The project also includes funding to hire a new Research Fellow.

    CAIA director to serve on US National Science Foundation review panel
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage has been invited to serve on a panel reviewing funding applications to the US National Science Foundation's Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

     
    March 2005

    Sebastian Zander presents short paper at PAM 2005
    CAIA research fellow Sebastian Zander travelled to Boston, MA at the end of March to present a short paper during the poster session of the 2005 Passive and Active Measurement workshop (PAM 2005). The paper is titled "Self-learning IP Traffic Classification based on Statistical Flow Characteristics" and was co-authored by CAIA PhD student Thuy Nguyen and A/Prof Grenville Armitage.

     
    December 2004

    Cisco Systems USA Awards CAIA $42455 USD Research Grant
    The Cisco System University Research Program (URP) has awarded a grant of $42,455 USD (approximately $55K AUD) to CAIA in support of a research proposal by Associate Professor Grenville Armitage and Sebastian Zander entitled "Dynamic Self-learning Traffic Classification based on Flow Characteristics." The project will run full-time in 2005. Fred Baker was our URP 'Cisco Champion', and we will be working with Fred as the project progresses. CAIA was one of only 18 projects funded out of 65 applications in the August 2004 round. (In the previous round held during April 2004, only 12 of 89 were funded.)

    CAIA presents 11 papers at ATNAC 2004
    A large contingent of CAIA staff and students attended the Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2004) in Sydney, December 8th to 10th, 2004. We presented eight long papers and three short papers - the largest contribution from a single research group at this conference.

    CAIA presents 2 papers at WITSP 2004
    Two members of CAIA, Thuy Nguyen and Lawrence Stewart, will attend the 3rd Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing (WITSP) to present two papers. WITSP 2004 is being held in Adelaide from December 20th to 22nd, 2004.

    CAIA director in Sydney
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage is co-chairing the "First Australian Workshop on Network Support for Interactive Multimedia and Games (NSIM'04)" which will be held in Sydney, December 10th, 2004 as part of the Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2004)


     
    November 2004

    CAIA PhD candidate takes part in Globecomm
    CAIA PhD student, Thuy Nguyen, will be presenting her paper "Experimentally derived interactions between TCP traffic and service quality over DOCSIS cable links" at the Global Internet and Next Generation Networks Symposium, IEEE Globecomm 2004, Texas, USA (November 29th to December 3rd, 2004)

    Dr Atov presents internationally
    CAIA Research Fellow, Dr Irena Atov, will be presenting her paper "Capacity Planning Tool for Multiservice IP Networks" at the IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON2004), in Singapore. (November 16-19, 2004)

    CAIA director invited to forum
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage will be giving an invited talk on "Communications technology and what it can deliver" at the Regional Healthcare Technologies Forum, being held as part of EPSM2004 in Geelong, Vic, November 14th to 18th, 2004

     
    October 2004

    CAIA Research makes its way to ICCCN2004
    CAIA Research Fellow, Dr Fei Peng, will be presenting her paper "Dynamic Congestion Control to Improve Performance of TCP Split-Connections over Satellite Links", at the 13th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN2004) which is being held in Chicago, IL (USA) from October 11th to 13th.

     
    September 2004

    New intern joins CAIA from EPFL for 6 months
    Mr Urs Keller, a Masters student from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, joins CAIA this month to work with us for 6 months on the ICE3 project.

     
    August 2004

    Grenville presents in NetGames2004
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage will be presenting a paper "Some Thoughts on Emulating Jitter for User Experience Trials" at the NetGames2004 Workshop being held in Portland, Oregon (USA). NetGames2004 is part of the ACM SIGCOMM2004 conference, August 30th to September 3rd.

     
    July 2004

    High praise for CAIA workshop
    CAIA Research Fellow, Dr Irena Atov, and CAIA Alumni, Ms Ana Pavlicic, were given high praise on July 22nd 2004 for their contribution to Swinburne's "Girls In Technology" day targetted at Years 10 & 11 female secondary students. Irena and Ana ran an entertaining workshop for three groups of girls, providing insights into how the Internet functions and the role it plays in connecting people through multimedia conferencing and online games.

     
    June 2004

    Dr Branch attends international conference
    Dr Philip Branch, Senior Lecturer in telecommunications engineering at Swinburne, recently attended the Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE2004) conference at the National University of Singapore. Philip presented two papers on teletraffic generated by on-line games and chaired a session where presenters discussed their experiences in implementing novel games. The conference was well attended with most delegates coming from the USA and the United Kingdom.

     
    May 2004

    CAIA continues to grow
    CAIA welcomes the following new staff members:

    • Dr Fei Peng
      Research Fellow

    • Sebastian Zander
      Research Fellow, Network Performance and Security

    • Dr Irena Atov
      Research Fellow, Network Modelling and Performance Evaluation

    • Kris Mitchell
      R&D Engineer (RULE project)

     
    March 2004

    Dr Jason But joins the CAIA team
    On Monday 22 March the CAIA welcomed Jason But as a Research Fellow, Network Performance and Resilience. Jason has recently submitted his PhD thesis at Monash University in the area of Copyright Protection of Streaming Networked Video via encryption. He also holds a double degree in electrical engineering and computer science from The University of Melbourne. Jason has previously held research and teaching positions at Monash University in the telecommunications (IP and general networking) area. Welcome Jason!

     
    December 2003

    ATNAC 2003
    Between 8-10th December 2003, several researchers from CAIA will be presenting their papers at the Australian Telecommunications, Networks and Application Conference (ATNAC2003), held in Southbank, Melbourne.

     
    November 2003

    CAIA director part of planning committee for international conference
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, Director of CAIA, has been invited to be on the Technical Program Committee for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON2004), to be held in Singapore from 16 - 19 November, 2004.

     
    October 2003

    Connecting the Future
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage will be giving an invited talk at 'Connecting the Future', a one day forum being held in Sydney, on 2 October. The forum is organised by the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU), the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications (ac3), and the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre (SIT CRC). Grenville's talk is entitled "Making The Internet Go Away", and will focus on the technical challenges involved in making the Internet become a trusted, reliable, and essentially invisible part of our modern lives.

     
    September 2003

    CAIA Welcomes Two Students from Switzerland
    Wendy Vanhonacker and Claudio Favi arrived the week of Monday 8 September and have begun settling in to CAIA. Wendy and Claudio are at the end of their Masters degrees at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). They will be here for six months as Research Assistants, working with Clancy Malcom and Grenville Armitage under the ICE^3 project.

     
    August 2003

    CAIA LIFE project news
    A consultation agreement was signed between the School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and the company, Independent Business Analysis Pty Limited (IBAP). Tony Scully and David Terry from IBAP have engaged the services of Dr Philip Branch, a Senior Lecturer in telecommunications engineering at Swinburne to help IBAP in their lawful interception work with Australian telecommunications companies and Australian law enforcement agencies. Philip joined Swinburne earlier this year after working with Ericsson AsiaPacific Laboratories as Development Manager in lawful interception solutions, and prior to this, was a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University.

    Telecommunications Conference chaired by Associate Professor
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage chaired a day-long workshop at the prestigious international telecommunications conference, SIGCOMM2003, in Karlsruhe, Germany. The workshop, entitled "Revisiting IP Quality of Service: Why do we care, what have we learned? (RIPQOS)" brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss the history of IP QoS research and development, review what could have been done better, and develop a new focus going forward. RIPQOS is the result of eight months organisation by Grenville and a program committee drawn from the US and Europe.

     
    July 2003

    Demand for Director
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, Director of CAIA, was invited to be on two conference committees this month:

    • the Technical Program Committee for Global Internet and Next Generation Networks Symposium 2004, to be held in conjunction with Globecom 2004 in Dallas Texas, 29 November through to 3 December, 2004

    • the Program Committee for ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2004), to be held 3rd - 5th June 2004, in Singapore

    Two Swinburne IBL students successful
    Ana Pavlicic and Lawrence Stewart, from the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications and Internet Technologies)/Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) double degree course at Swinburne, were the successful candidates of CAIA's IBL intake. They will undertake a 12 month Industry-Based Learning (IBL) placement in the Centre working on current and developing research projects, beginning this month.

    CAIA hosts Masters Interns from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
    Towards the end of their studies, Masters students of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have the opportunity to do internships at companies all over the world. Two students will be joining the research team at CAIA from September 2003. Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, is excited to be supporting these students and adding additional research linkages between the University and key European institutions. Grenville said "we have just concluded a delightful and productive six month visit by Sebastian Zander from Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin, and we are looking forward to continuing this momentum with EPFL."

     
    October 2002

    Director of Research Centre Invited to Attend European Conference
    Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, has been invited to join a small delegation of eight Australians attending the European 'Information Society Technologies (IST 2002) Exhibition and Networking Conference' in Copenhagen, between 3 November and 6 November, 2002. The delegation is subsidised by Department of Education Science and Training (DEST), and is being organised by Redcentre in conjunction with STRATINNOVA.

     
    September 2002

    Conference Program Committee Invitations
    The Director of the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures, Associate Professor Grenville Armitage, has been invited to serve on the Program Committees for:

    • ICON2003, the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking to be held in Sydney in September 2003

    • NetGames2003, the 2nd International Workshop on Network-Based Multiplayer Gaming to be held in Redwood City, California, USA in May 2003

     

     

     
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