Written by Alberto Dainotti
Aug 31, 2009 at 05:43 PM
The European COST Action IC0703 "Data Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA): theory, techniques, tools and applications for the future networks" started on March 2008.
Modern packet networks are highly complex and ever-evolving objects.
Understanding, developing and managing such environment is difficult
and expensive in practice. Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA)
has always been seen as a key methodology to understand
telecommunication technology and operation, and the complexity of the
Internet has attracted many researchers to face traffic measurements
since the pioneering times. The recent advances in the field of TMA
suggest that evolved TMA-based techniques can play a key role in the
operation of real networks. Today, the lack of insight and early
recognition of emerging risks and/or performance issues can expose the
network infrastructure to stability and security problems. TMA is
therefore the basis for prevention and response in network security, as
typically the detection of attacks and intrusions requires the analysis
of detailed traffic records, e.g. packet traces.
This Action will coordinate both Research Groups and Network
Operators active in the field of TMA, promoting the development of
novel techniques and focusing the research efforts towards commonly
recognized problems, thus driving the research towards real-world
applications. It will foster the adoption of common monitoring tools
and analysis platforms, so as to catalyze the emergence of a European
de-facto standard for traffic monitoring, ultimately increasing the
impact of European research in the field.