With great enthusiasm, we announce the participation of the LERIS team at the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC’24), held from May 20 to 24, 2024. This event, one of the most important in the country in the area of networks and computing, was the stage for discussions and presentations on the latest advances in the sector.

The LERIS team, led by Professor Fábio Verdi, actively participated in the symposium, standing out for the collaborative and innovative work of their students. Among the projects presented, the team made significant contributions to the search for intelligent and efficient solutions for distributed networks and systems.

The papers presented at SBRC’24 addressed relevant and current topics, demonstrating LERIS’s commitment to cutting-edge research and technological innovation. The team’s participation not only reinforces the importance of our laboratory in the academic and scientific scenario but also contributes to the development and application of new technologies in Brazil.

We congratulate the entire LERIS team for their excellent performance and valuable contributions to SBRC’24. The dedication and effort of each member are essential for the continuous advancement of our research and for maintaining academic excellence.

Below, more information about the works presented by the LERIS team:

  • Full papers
Mina Kaviani, Jurandy Almeida and Fábio L. Verdi.  Residual-based Adaptive Huber Loss (RAHL) - Design of an improved Huber loss for CQI prediction in 5G networks.

Matheus Lucas, Gabriel Nery, Karlla Rodrigues, Sand L. Correa and Fábio L. Verdi.  Uma avaliação empírica sobre o uso de WebAssembly para descarga de funções de realidade aumentada.

Mateus N. Bragatto, João P. M. Clevelares, Rodolfo S. Villaça, Cristina K. Dominichi and Fábio L. Verdi.  MM-INT: Telemetria em Switches Programáveis com Múltiplas Filas usando Roteamento Multicaminhos na Origem.

André L. B. Rocha, Paulo Maciel and Fábio L. Verdi.  SEA: Towards Slicing Elasticity as a Service.

Thiago H. S. Rodrigues, Thiago C. Tavares and Fábio L. Verdi.  Detectando Heavy Hitters globalmente em dispositivos programáveis multi-pipes.

Leandro C. de Almeida, Paulo D. M. Junior and Fábio L. Verdi.  Evaluating L4S Framework Performance with Programmable Data Plane Hardware.

  • Tutorials
Marcelo C. Luizelli, Francisco Vogt, Guilherme M. V. Matos, Weverton Cordeiro, Alberto E. Shaeffer-Filho, Marcos Schwarz, Fábio L. Verdi and Christian E. Rothenberg.  SmartNICs: The Next Leap in Networking. 

Thiago C. Tavares, Leandro C. de Almeida, Washington R. D. Silva, Christian R. E. Rothenberg, Ariel G. Castro and Fábio L. Verdi.Generation of Synthetic Datasets in the Context of Computer Networks using Generative Adversarial Networks.

With pride, we announce the participation of LERIS, represented by Professor Fábio Verdi, at the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS’24) held in South Korea. Professor Verdi’s attendance at this prestigious event is a reflection of the collective efforts and innovative spirit of the LERIS team.

At NOMS’24, Professor Verdi presented two full papers, showcasing the cutting-edge research conducted at LERIS and emphasizing our team’s commitment to contributing to the global community in network operations and management.

We congratulate Professor Verdi for his outstanding representation of LERIS and for bringing international attention to our team’s dedication to excellence in research.

Below, more information about the works presented by the LERIS team:

Thiago C. Tavares, Leandro C. de Almeida, Washington R. D. Silva, Marco Chiesa, and Fábio L. Verdi.  TimeGAN as a Simulator for Reinforcement Learning Training in Programmable Data Planes.

Felipe A. S. Novais, Fábio L. Verdi.  Unlocking Security to the Board: An Evaluation of SmartNIC-driven TLS Acceleration with kTLS.

Leandro Cavalcanti de Almeida defended his PhD thesis entitled “Enhancing QoS in Adaptive Video Streaming Through a Smart Closed Loop in Programmable Networks”. Thanks for the jury: Luciano Gaspary, Rodrigo Miani, Hermes Senger e Guilherme Piegas.

LERIS research group got three papers accepted (two as full and one as short) in the IEEE NOMS 2024 conference. The paper “TimeGAN as a Simulator for Reinforcement Learning Training in Programmable Data Planes.“, lead by the Post-doc Thiago Caproni, shows that GANs are quite useful for enhancing Reinforcement Learning by means of generating synthetic data from the programmable data plane. The paper “Unlocking Security to the Board: An Evaluation of SmartNIC-driven TLS Acceleration with kTLS“, lead by Msc student Felipe A. S. Novais, reveals several takeaways regarding crypto functions offloading in a smartNIC. The paper shows that, in certain setups, offloading of crypto functions to the smartNIC may not bring gains.

Finally, the paper “Detecting Network-Wide Heavy Hitters in Multi-Pipe Programmable Devices”, accepted as short, lead by the Msc student Thiago Henrique Silva Rodrigues, proposes a mechanism for collecting network-wide heavy-hitter flows in multi-pipes switches.

Congrats to all the team!

Prof. Fábio Verdi has been invited to join the program committee for the ACM SIGMETRICS Student Research Competition (SRC) 2024. This prestigious event offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The SRC consists of two rounds of competition, held at conferences, and a grand finals competition.

The event will be held on June 11 and June 13, 2024, in Venice, Italy, co-located with the ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP PERFORMANCE 2024, the flagship conferences of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community and of the IFIP working group WG7.3 on performance modeling and analysis.

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The First Edition of São Carlos Experience happened on October 25, with participation of Prof. Fábio L. Verdi. He talked about his research topics, 5G/6G and the CPE SMARTNESS, presenting the Engineering Research Center that brings together Unicamp, USP and UFSCar in an initiative financed by Fapesp and Ericsson, focusing on Smart Networks and Services in the context of applications for 5G and the evolution to 6G.

The São Carlos Experience was created to strengthen connections and widely publicize companies, people, institutions, businesses and inspiring local and global cases, through lectures, debates, workshops, shows, artistic interventions, tourism and lots of gastronomy.

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Mina Kaviani defended her Master’s qualification entitled “Evaluating the Impact of Loss Functions in Deep Learning for Prediction of CQI in 5G Networks”. We would like to thank the jury members: Hermes Senger, Bruno Kimura and Fabio Luciano Verdi.

MSc student Felipe Novais has achieved a significant milestone by being accepted as a mentee in the ACM CCS iMentor Workshop 2023. Felipe is a member of the LERIS research group at UFSCar and works under the SMARTNESS Research Center. Felipe’s selection highlights his potential as an academic researcher in the field of cybersecurity and reflects his commitment to excellence.

His inclusion in this year’s iMentor Workshop positions him as a mentee, set to benefit from expert mentorship and advance his journey as an academic researcher in the field of cybersecurity.

SMARTNESS and LERIS are proud of Felipe’s achievement. Their support has undoubtedly played a crucial role in Felipe’s selection for this opportunity.

The Individualized Cybersecurity Research Mentoring (iMentor) Workshop, part of the ACM Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS) conference, offers an exceptional platform for early-stage graduate students like Felipe. As a mentee, Felipe will have the chance to receive guidance to advance his expertise in cybersecurity and solidify his footing as a researcher in the field.

Felipe’s acceptance as a mentee in the iMentor Workshop 2023 is a testament to his dedication and potential as a cybersecurity researcher. The SMARTNESS and LERIS research group members and the academic community congratulate him and eagerly anticipate his continued success in cybersecurity.

More info about the iMentor program:

Prof. Fábio L. Verdi from UFSCar gave a keynote at the Federal Institute of Paraiba and at the Innovation Pole of Paraiba in July 2023. During his visit, the Prof. had a few meetings regarding future collaborations with SMARTNESS in the context of 5G and Industry 5.0. Also, the IFPB team manifested interest in sending students to attend the MSc and Ph.D. programs at the UFSCar so that a stronger collaboration can be started.