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SmartenIT paper ranked in the top-4 of FIA Book 2013

posted May 13, 2013, 7:41 AM by Corinna Schmitt   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:44 AM ]
The SmartenIT paper entitled

"Towards a Socially-Aware Management of New Overlay Application Traffic Combined with Energy Efficiency in the Internet (SmartenIT)"

was accepted for the FIA Book 2013 out of 18 selected papers of 38 submissions. The paper was ranked in the top-4.


  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich, Department of Informatics, Communication Systems Group, Switzerland
  • David Hausherr, P2P Systems Enfineering, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg, Institute of Computer Science, Würzburg, Germany


The Internet has seen a strong move to support overlay applications, which demand a coherent and integrated control in underlying heterogeneous networks in a scalable, resilient, and energy-efficient manner. A tighter integra- tion of network management and overlay service functionality can lead to cross- layer optimization of operations and management, thus, being a promising ap- proach to offer a large business potential in operational perspectives for all players involved. Therefore, SmartenIT (Socially-aware Management of New Overlay Application Traffic combined with Energy Efficiency in the Internet) targets at an incentive-compatible cross-layer network management for provid- ers of overlay-based application (e.g., cloud applications, content delivery, and social networks), network providers, and end-users to ensure a QoE-awareness, by addressing accordingly load and traffic patterns or special application re- quirements, and exploiting at the same time social awareness (in terms of user relations and interests). Moreover, energy efficiency with respect to both end- user devices and underlying networking infrastructure is tackled to ensure an operationally efficient management. Incentive-compatible network management mechanisms for improving metrics on an inter-domain basis for ISPs serve as the major mechanism to deal with and investigate real-life scenarios.


Economic traffic management, application-layer traffic optimization, inter-cloud communications, social networks, QoE, energy efficiency

Paper download:

FIA Book download:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 7858 2013
The Future Internet
Future Internet Assembly 2013: Validated Results and New Horizons
Editors: Alex Galis, Anastasius Gavras
ISBN: 978-3-642-38081-5 (Print), 978-3-642-38082-2 (Online)