MERMAT 2013: 2nd International Workshop on Measurement-based Experimental Research, Methodology and Tools

May 7th, 2013 - Dublin, Ireland

About the Workshop

Measurement and associated tools play nowadays a fundamental role in iterative experimental research. This role includes the evaluation of protocols, systems and their associated components, etc. functionality and performance by means of reliable and verifiable tools following a systematic methodology. It is also anticipated that distributed measurement and associated tools will also become prominent in the context of operation and management of autonomic information communication infrastructures, at the equipment and monitoring level but also in support of higher-level control functionality such as on-line data analysis mining and diagnostic.

This workshop, co-located with Future Internet Week (FI Week) 2013, aims at gathering all research projects and initiatives under the measurement-based experimental research, methodology and tools thematic. Participants are invited to present their current research and developments on measurements and associated tools in the context of experimental research including simulation, emulation, prototypes, etc.


The EULER Project is a MERMAT 2013 Sponsor FIRE is a MERMAT 2013 Technical Sponsor CREW is a MERMAT 2013 Sponsor

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers:
  • Notification of acceptance:
  • Camera-ready submission:

Topics of Interest

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Measurement techniques and tools specialized for traffic spatio-temporal properties, network and routing topology/properties, protocol performance, wireless/wireline technologies, etc. in experimental settings
  • Methods and techniques to generate repeatable, reproducible, and reliable measurements in experimental homogeneous/heterogeneous settings
  • Methods, techniques, and tools to reproduce representative experimental conditions
  • Measurement verification and comparison methods and techniques
  • Extrapolation and interpolation techniques
  • Sampling techniques, calibration / timing and synchronization techniques, etc.
  • Large-scale simulation and emulation distributed measurement methodology, tools, etc.
  • Distributed measurement techniques and tools for test-beds/experimental facilities including small to large-scale test-beds, federated test-beds, homogeneous/ heterogeneous test-beds, etc.
  • Advances on distributed measurement: agents, platforms and on-line analysis
  • Data-mining, interpretation, knowledge acquisition from experimental measurements
  • Modeling/analyzing experimental data by time series (frequency-domain/time-domain methods, parametric and non-parametric methods, univariate/multivariate) for exploratory analysis, prediction and quantitative forecasting, regression analysis, etc.
  • Multivariate experimental data analysis, e.g., analysis of variance, regression analysis, principal component analysis and variants, discriminant analysis and variants, etc.
  • Estimation methods and techniques using experimental data
  • Interval estimation and statistical hypothesis tests using sample of experimental data

Workshop Final Program

Workshop Leaflet (including abstracts)

Camera-Ready Submission

Authors should only submit original work that has not been published before and is not under submission to any other venue.

All submissions must be written in English with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 double-column pages (10 point font) including references and figures. All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings:

At least one author must register to FIA Dublin 2013. The minimum registration is €50 for the Pre FIA Workshop Day Tuesday May 7th event, which includes lunch, teas/coffees and delegate gift bag.

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Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Pere Barlet, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Pierre Borgnat, Phys-ENS Lyon, France
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Piet Demeester, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Stefano Giordano, Università di Pisa, Italy
  • Luc Hogie, CNRS INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • Scott Kirkpatrick, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France
  • Charalambos Skianis, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece
  • Fabien Tarissan, UPMC-CNRS, Paris, France
  • Sandrine Vaton, Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France

Location and Venue

The Helix Center is located on Dublin City University (DCU) Campus in Glasnevin, North Dublin.

Further details on the Helix location and venue, as well as a transportation guide, can be found in the venue website.