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G-Lab DEEP

G-Lab DEEP

News

  • February 08, 2012
    Added NOMS 2012 paper.
  • February 06, 2012
    Added ICC 2012 paper.
  • January 03, 2012
    Added PAMS 2012 paper.
  • December 23, 2011
    Added information on PAMS 2012.
  • September 29, 2011
    Added SoftCOM 2011 paper.
  • 01. - 02. August 2011
    G-Lab Session at EuroView in Würzburg
  •  05. - 07. July 2011
    G-Lab DEEP Meeting in Kaiserslautern 
  •  22. - 25. March 2011
    1st International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS 2011) in Singapore 
  • 13. - 15. March 2011
    The team project of Alexander Marold has won the best idea award at the first DFG/GENI doctoral consortium in Puerto Rico 
  • 15. and 16. February 2011
    G-Lab Meeting in Passau 
  •  19. November 2010
    G-Lab SIG Multipath Meeting in Essen 
  • 11. and 12. November 2010
    G-Lab DEEP Meeting in Essen 
  •  20. - 22. September 2010
    G-Lab DEEP Demonstration in 3rd Future Internet Symposium in Berlin 
  • 04. August 2010
    G-Lab internal meetings in Wüzburg 
  • 02. - 03. August 2010
    G-Lab Session at EuroView in Würzburg 
  • 09. June 2010
    The 5th GI/ITG KuVS Workshop on the Future Internet in Stuttgart/Germany 
  •  22. April 2010
    G-Lab DEEP WP 2/3 meeting in Berlin 
  • 11. February 2010
    G-Lab DEEP meeting in Berlin 
  • 14. January 2010
    G-Lab DEEP WP 4 meeting in Kaiserslautern 
  • 14. October 2009
    G-Lab DEEP meeting in Berlin 
  • 20. May 2010
    Creation of the project webpage.

G-Lab?

With the G-Lab project, a Germany wide research community and experimental facility platform is built up to investigate the interplay between new technologies and the requirements of emerging applications. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF), the project consists of 32 partners. The first phase had started in October 2008 with six partners. Since 2009, the Computer Networking Technology Group is involved in the second phase of the project. For more information, see https://www.german-lab.de

Deepening and Extending G-Lab for Cross-Layer Composition and Security (G-Lab DEEP)

G-Lab DEEP researches innovative composition approaches for the cooperation between network and service levels with focus on security in the Future Internet. To evaluate the developed concepts, we use and extend the G-Lab platform. In this project, we develop qualified tools and frameworks to establish communication workflows for secure voice communication and multimedia-based applications in the Future Internet. Furthermore, the project investigates possibilities for a secure federation with other internationally relevant Future Internet experimental platforms, e.g. FIRE / GENI. Enhancing the G-Lab platform is an important aspect of this project and provides capabilities for future-oriented experimental research in the context of the G-Lab project. For more information, see http://www.g-lab-deep.de

Computer Networking Technology Group in G-Lab DEEP

We as the Computer Networking Technology Group of University Duisburg-Essen are performing research in the context of the G-Lab DEEP in the following work packages:

  • Work Package 1.2: Scenarios 
    In this work package, we define relevant communication scenarios taking into account Functional Composition as workflow and cross layer approaches to security. As starting point for these investigations, we selected the Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and multimedia communication based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). On one hand, voice and multimedia services are highly relevant and challenging for the Future Internet. On the other hand, relevant data is already available on service characteristics and threat scenarios, which makes theses services ideally suited for our research.  For the definition of possible attack scenarios we exploit the detailed knowledge on real attack patterns gained in our VoIP Honeypot project
    Based on these scenarios we define cross-layer attack detection and mitigation schemes. The demonstration of our scenario established for first phase of the project has been presented at the EuroView2010.  The scenario is available at EuroView2010 Demo. For the second phase of the project, we defined a new scenario that will be demonstrated at the EuroView2011 in Würzburg and is available at EuroView2011 Demo
  • Work Package 2.2: Service Layer Functions for Anomaly and Fault Detection 
    Based on the scenarios specified in work package 1.2, we define monitoring and detection mechanisms in this work package. In particular, we already developed a distributed sensor system detecting SIP attacks based on the predefined attacks patterns from WP 1.2. Our system not only automatically detects and identifies the specified attacks but also allows user interaction to enable user feedback on specific calls and to the system for the current threat state.  By reporting the detected anomalies to an Intrusion Correlation and Aggregation Center, the collected information can be provided to the network level and the respective mitigation mechanisms can be triggered. Furthermore, the efficiency of the system can be considerably enhanced by accessing and exploiting the information collected at the network level.  Hence, a distributed cross-layer detection system will be the result of our activities in WP 2.
  • Work Package 3: Defense and Mitigation 
    In this work package lead by our group, defense and mitigation mechanisms addressing both the network and service level are developed based on the detection system designed in WP2.  Specifically, we design a filter system that mitigates the attacks at the service level and allows user interaction to enhance and calibrate the scheme. By cooperating with the mitigation schemes implemented on the network level, a comprehensive protection can be achieved.
  • WP 4.1: DEEP Boot Image 
    In contrast to other experimental platforms G-Lab offers the possibility of using alternative boot images. Therefore, we extend the G-Lab platform currently based on PlanetLab Software by creating a specific boot image providing additional functionalities.  One of the additional functionalities we provide is a Multi-Homing capability for G-Lab nodes. The other one is the possibility of realising more complex network topologies in G-Lab by introducing routing functionality in G-Lab nodes. Specifically, we deploy the additional functionalities and evaluate them in the context of experiments with load sharing over multiple network paths. These experiments are based on our research related to extensions of the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP).

G-Lab Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

In addition to projects, several SIGs have been formed in the context of the G-Lab.  Within these SIGs, researchers with similar research interests meet exchange their results for potential co-operations. In the context of the G-Lab, we lead the following SIGs:

  • Security This group established in (here year) should bring together the research interests in the network and communication security.  For more information, see https://www.german-lab.de/wiki/sig/security/start.
  • Multipath Researchers having interests in multi-path transfer aspects meet in this group, which has been established in 2010. In addition to meetings within G-Lab conferences, we organised the first G-Lab Multipath Meeting in Essen on 19.11.2010. For more information, see https://www.german-lab.de/wiki/sig/multipath/start.

Workshops arranged by our group in the context of G-Lab

  • In addition to the SIG Multipath, we organise the 2nd International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS), in conjunction with the 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) in Fukuoka/Japan in March 2012. For more information, see http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/workshops/pams-2012/welcome.
  • Also, in addition to the SIG Multipath, we have organised the 1st International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS), in conjunction with the 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) in Singapore in March 2011. For more information, see http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/workshops/pams-2011/welcome.

Contact

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erwin P. Rathgeb. 

Publications in the context of G-Lab

  • Martin Becke, Thomas Dreibholz, Hakim Adhari, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    On the Fairness of Transport Protocols in a Multi-Path Environment
    IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
    Ottawa/Canada, June 2012
    Paper BibTeX
  • Martin Becke, Thomas Dreibholz, Hakim Adhari, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    A Future Internet Architecture supporting Multipath Communication Networks
    13th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS)
    Maui, Hawaii/U.S.A., April 2012
    Paper BibTeX
  • Thomas Dreibholz, Hakim Adhari, Martin Becke, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    Simulation and Experimental Evaluation of Multipath Congestion Control Strategies
    2nd International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS)
    Fukuoka/Japan, March 2012
    Paper BibTeX
  • Thomas Dreibholz, Martin Becke, Hakim Adhari, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    Evaluation of A New Multipath Congestion Control Scheme using the NetPerfMeter Tool-Chain
    19th IEEE International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)
    Split/Croatia, September 2011
    Paper BibTeX
  • Thomas Dreibholz, Martin Becke, Hakim Adhari, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    On the Impact of Congestion Control for Concurrent Multipath Transfer on the Transport Layer
    11th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL)
    Graz/Austria, June 2011
    Paper  BibTeX
  • Julius Mueller, Abbas Siddiqui, Martin Becke, Michael Kleis
    Evaluating a Future Internet Cross-Layer Composition Prototype
    Proceedings of the Tridentcom 2011. Shanghai China, April 2011
  • Hakim Adhari, Thomas Dreibholz, Martin Becke, Erwin P. Rathgeb, Michael Tüxen
    Evaluation of Concurrent Multipath Transfer over Dissimilar Paths
     1st International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS)
    Singapore, March 2011
    Paper  BibTeX
  • Martin Becke, Thomas Dreibholz, Erwin Paul Rathgeb, Johannes Formann
    Link Emulation on the Data Link Layer in a Linux-based Future Internet Testbed Environment
    10th International Conference on Networks (ICN)
    St. Maarten/Netherlands Antilles, January 2011
    Paper  BibTeX
  • Martin Becke, Thomas Dreibholz
    Multi-Path Transport
    Poster presentation at the 1st DFG/NSF Doctoral Consortium
    San Juan/Puerto Rico, March 2011
    Poster BibTeX
  • Julius Müller, Abbas Siddiqui, and Dirk Hoffstadt
    Cross-Layer Security Demonstrator for Future Internet
    In Workshop „Security in NGNs and the Future Internet”, part of Future Internet Symposium (FIS), September 20, 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • Martin Becke, Konrad Campowsky, Christian Henke, Dirk Hoffstadt, Julius Müller, Carsten Schmoll, Abbas Siddiqui, Thomas Magedanz, Paul Müller, Erwin Paul Rathgeb, and Tanja Zseby
    Addressing Security in a Cross-Layer Composition Architecture
    In 10th Würzburg Workshop on IP:
Joint ITG, ITC, and Euro-NF Workshop
"Visions of Future Generation Networks"
 (EuroView 2010), August 2-3, 2010, Würzburg, Germany 
  • Thomas Dreibholz, Martin Becke, Christian Henke, Erwin P. Rathgeb
    An Approach for Transferring an End-to-End Transport Service into a Functional Building Block Structure
    5. GI/ITG KuVS-Fachgespräch “Future Internet”. Stuttgart, June 2010
    Paper BibTeX
  • Christian Henke, Carsten Schmoll, Tanja Zseby, Abbas Ali Siddiqui, Paul Müller, Thomas Magedanz, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    Scenarios for a Future Internet based on Cross-Layer Functional Composition
    5. GI/ITG KuVS-Fachgespräch “Future Internet”. Stuttgart, June 2010
  • Christian Henke, Carsten Schmoll, Tanja Zseby, Abbas Siddiqui, Paul Müller, Thomas Magedanz, Erwin Paul Rathgeb
    Scenarios for a Future Internet based on Cross-Layer Functional Composition
    5th GI/ITG KuVS Workshop on Future Internet, June 9, 2010, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Tanja Zseby, Carsten Schmoll, Christian Henke, Dirk Hoffstadt, and Abbas Siddiqui
    G-Lab Deep: Cross-layer Composition and Security for a flexible Future Internet
    In the 6th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities (Tridentcom 2010), May 18-20, 2010, Berlin, Germany 
  • Tanja Zseby, Carsten Schmoll, Christian Henke, Dirk Hoffstadt, Abbas Ali Siddiqui
    G-Lab Deep: Cross-layer Composition and Security for a flexible Future Internet