PAMS 2015

The 5th International Workshop on
Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support
(PAMS 2015)

In conjunction with the
29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)

March 24-27, 2015, Gwangju/South Korea

Logo of the PAMS 2015


Network transport protocols such as TCP/IP have been designed under the assumption that an endpoint is connected to a single network and is addressed by only one Network Layer address. But today, with the popularity of resilience-critical applications, such as e-commerce, e-health and emergency services, there is more and more interest in having multi-homed endpoints, where systems are connected to multiple networks and are therewith able to support the necessary resilience. The management of multi-homing creates challenges for applications and underlying protocols as well. For the best application performance, multiple approaches, situated on different protocol layers, should work cooperatively.

Multi-homed Transport Layer protocols such as SCTP are available for quite some time. However, in the last period, and with the recent progress by the IETF related with Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP), which adds multi-homing functionalities to the standard TCP protocol, multi-homed Transport Layer protocols have become a hot research topic. In addition to it, multiple large research projects are working on approaches on the Session Layer (e.g. HIP) and Network Layer (e.g. LISP, ILNP) and are dealing with similar issues. Furthermore, multi-homing is an interesting topic for interconnection networks (e.g. Infiniband). Here, it has to be mentioned that Cross-Layer Optimization in this field may lead to further improvements.

The intent of our workshop is to bring people from research and industry together in order to provide a discussion forum for state-of-the-art topics related with multi-homing on Data Link, Network, Transport, Session and Application Layers. The workshop will include full-paper sessions as well as a poster session (with short presentations) to introduce preliminary ideas as well as work in progress.

Call for Papers


The main topics to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • Network Resilience by Multi-Homing
  • Network Architectures for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Performance Evaluation of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Deployment of Multi-Homed Protocols in Existing Networks with Middleboxes
  • Design and Implementation of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Testbeds for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Load Sharing and Load Balancing for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Mobility for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Protocols with Multi-Homing Support
  • Congestion and Flow Control of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Quality of Service for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Multi-Homing for Interconnection Networks
  • Security of Multi-Homed Systems
  • Application Deployment and Support for Legacy Applications
  • Cross-Layer Optimization for Multi-Homed Systems
  • Multi-Homing in the Context of the Future Internet


Workshops proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Service.

Download of the Call for Papers

The Call for Papers as PDF file can be downloaded here.

Please closely follow the manuscript preparation guidelines before submitting your paper!

Step 1: Paper Submission For Review

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript for review.

  1. Authors are invited to submit full or short papers for presentation at the conference. Full papers (up to 6 pages) should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. Short papers are an opportunity to present preliminary or interim results and are limited to 4 camera-ready pages in length. Short papers will be presented in a poster format and are published in the proceedings. All papers must include title, complete contact information for all authors, abstract, and keywords on the cover page.Please ensure that your paper is formatted in accordance with the guidelines. Visit for detailed paper formatting instructions.
  2. Submit your paper using the EDAS online submission system:
    (You can also navigate to the AINA-2015 entry in EDAS, then select «Workshop-PAMS-2015: Fifth International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support».)
  3. Each paper will undergo independent review by at least three reviewers. You will receive an e-mail notification of the outcome of this review.
  4. In case of questions or problems, just write an e-mail to

Step 2: Author Registration and Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission

The information on the camera-ready paper submission is sent to authors of accepted papers by e-mail.

Session Schedule

PAMS-S1: Multipath Transport Protocols – Room 6 (Wednesday, March 25, 17:00-19:00)

Chair: Xing Zhou, Hainan University, China
  1. Thomas Dreibholz, Jarle Bjørgeengen, Jonas Werme
    «Maintaining and Monitoring the Infrastructure of the NorNet Core Testbed for Multi-homed Systems»
  2. Thomas Dreibholz, Xing Zhou, Fu Fa
    «Multi-Path TCP in Real-World Setups – An Evaluation in the NorNet Core Testbed»
  3. W. Naeem, N. Javaid, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, A. Mahmood, Z. Mehmood, A. Ahmad, F. Ali, W. Sarwar
    «Performance Evaluation of Experimental Setups in Home Energy Management Systems in Smart Grid«
  4. Yuansheng Luo, Kun Yang, Qiang Tang, Jianming Zhang, Shi Qiu
    «Device-to-Device Service Selection Framework in Cloud Radio Access Network»

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: October 25, 2014 — EXTENDED! —
  • Author Notification: December 20, 2014
  • Author Registration: January 20, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: January 20, 2015
  • Submission of Presenter Information: February 1, 2015
  • Workshop: March 25, 2015


General Chairs

  • Thomas Dreibholz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Hakim Adhari, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Publicity Chairs

  • Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Xing Zhou, Hainan University, China

Program Committee

  • Hakim Adhari, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Nicola Altan, ista International, Germany
  • İlknur Aydın, Farmingdale State College, U.S.A.
  • Martin Becke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Anna Brunström, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Łukasz Budzisz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Ahmed Elmokashfi, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Kristian Evensen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Simone Ferlin, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Ernst Gunnar Gran, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Michio Honda, Keio University, Japan
  • Seok Joo Koh, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Amund Kvalbein, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Michael Menth, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Samuel Rodrigo Mocholi, Oracle, Norway
  • Preethi Natarajan, Cisco, U.S.A.
  • Jesús Escudero Sahuquillo, Oracle, Norway
  • Francisco Triviño-García, Oracle, Norway
  • Esbold Unurkhaan, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
  • Thomas Volkert, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
  • Alan Wagner, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Michael Welzl, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Xing Zhou, Hainan University, China