1st International Summer School on Network and Service Management (ISSNSM 2007)

The 1st summer school on network and service management takes place July 9-13 2007 in Bremen, Germany. This school combines class room lectures with hands on lab sessions and primarily targets PhD. students working in the area of network and service management. It is organized by Jürgen Schönwälder.

July 9-13, 2007, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany


The EMANICS summer school will provide advanced classes on a comprehensive suite of advanced topics in network management. The courses will be accompanied with practical hands-on labs in order to combine the theoretical background with some operational experience. The instructors are well known members of the academic and industrial community.


Courses and associated practical labs will be organized by instructors who are well known experts. The courses introduce technologies, which are later further studied by the students in a series of exercises of lab experiments.

  • Topic #1: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Border Gateway Protocol BGP (Iljitsch van Beijnum)
    • BGP Analysis and Simulation (Bruno Quoitin)
  • Topic #2: Packet Capturing and Time Series Storage (CAPTIME)
    • Monitoring Traffic with ntop (Luca Deri)
    • Round Robin Databases (RRDs) (Tobi Oetiker)
  • Topic #3: Flow Export and Visualization (FLOWVIZ)
    • NetFlow and IPFIX (Maurizio Molina)
    • NetFlow Sensor (NfSen) (Peter Haag)

The labs will assume working experience with Unix/Linux systems and there might be further lab specific prerequisites. Participants are expected to bring personal notebooks (preferably with a CD-ROM) and they are expected to know how to install software and how to administrate their system. More details will be provided by each lab instructor.


The Jacobs University Bremen is a highly selective, private institution for the advancement of education and research. It is located on a green campus in the city of Bremen, Germany. The campus has ideal meeting facilities and can host a large number of people during the summer on campus.

The city or Bremen is well connected. The local airport provides connectivity to the major airports in Europe and the airports in Hannover and Hamburg are about an hour by train from the city center. Train connectivity within Germany and the surrounding countries is also very good.


The overall schedule for the week is shown below. The summer school will start on Monday after lunch time and close on Friday at lunch time.

Monday 14:00-15:00 Welcome and Overview Lecture Hall R2
  15:30-17:00 Lab Setup and Introduction Computer Hall R1
  17:30-....... Trip to Bremen Downtown  
Tuesday 09:00-10:30 Course Slot #1 (BGP) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Course Slot #2 (BGP) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Lunch  
  14:00-18:00 Lab Exercises (BGP) Computer Hall R1
Wednesday 09:00-10:30 Course Slot #3 (CAPTIME) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Course Slot #4 (CAPTIME) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Lunch  
  14:00-18:00 Lab Exercises (CAPTIME) Computer Hall R1
Thursday 09:00-10:30 Course Slot #5 (FLOWVIZ) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Course Slot #6 (FLOWVIZ) Lecture Hall R2
  11:00-12:30 Lunch  
  14:00-20:00 Excursion to Relax and Interact
Friday 09:00-13:00 Lab Exercises (FLOWVIZ) Computer Hall R1


Jacobs University Bremen is a campus university and has all facilities available on campus to host students and instructors, including a student bar or the university club for the evenings. We have allocated rooms in our new and comfortable student colleges to host summer school participants and instructors. The first option is a single room in a double apartment with shared ensuite bathroom and the slightly more expensive option is a single room with ensuite bathroom. All rooms include full board.


The number of students that can participate is limited to 40. It is therefore important to register early. Preference will be given to PhD students.

  • Registration fees, including room and board, shared bathroom:
    • Early bird rate (until May 15st): 320.- Euro
    • Normal rate (after May 15st): 350.- Euro
  • Registration fees, including room and board, ensuite bathroom:
    • Early bird rate (until May 15st): 350.- Euro
    • Normal rate (after May 15st): 380.- Euro
  • Registration fee, excluding room and board:
    • Early bird rate (until May 15st): 170.- Euro
    • Normal rate (after May 15st): 200.- Euro

To register, you have to fill out a online registration form. Once accepted, you will receive a bill which you have to pay via bank transfer.


  • Luca Deri (ntop.org, Italy)

    Luca Deri is the leader of the ntop project (http://www.ntop.org/) aimed at developing an open source monitoring platform for high speed traffic analysis. He currently shares his time between NETikos S.p.A. and the University of Pisa where he has been appointed as lecturer at the Computer Science department.

  • Maurizio Molina (Dante, United Kingdom)

    Maurizio Molina graduated in Electronic Engineering (Italian Laurea) from the Polytechnic of Turin in 1993. Since then, he has worked in the telecommunications industry, mainly in research centres, including Telecom Italia Labs (Turin, Italy) and the NEC Network Laboratories (Heidelberg, Germany). He published several papers about IP and ATM traffic modeling and network measurements. He contributed to the ITU-T ATM standardization process, and to working groups in the IETF (on IPFIX and PSAMP). He joined DANTE's Systems group in November 2004, working on performance monitoring, security and authentication and authorization infrastructures.

  • Tobias Oetiker (Oetiker + Partner, Switzerland)

    Tobias Oetiker is an electrical engineer by education and a system administrator by vocation. For the last ten years he has been working for the ETH Zurich, making sure students and staff get ahead with their computers. Last year he started to work for his own company OETIKER+PARTNER, spending amongst other things much more payed time on his pet open source projects MRTG, RRDtool, and SmokePing. In November 2006, Tobias received the prestigious SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award for his work on MRTG and RRDtool.

  • Peter Haag (Switch, Switzerland)

    Peter Haag is a member of SWITCH-CERT, the Swiss Education & Research Network CERT. He received a master's degree (1991) in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and worked as a digital hardware design engineer for four years. In 1995, he changed into the design, development and operation of Internet Server Systems. In 2002, Peter Haag joined SWITCH as an network security engineer. WithinSWITCH-CERT he is in charge of incident handling, computer forensics, malware analysis and security tool design. He is the author of the open source netflow tools nfdump and NfSen. At the moment he is actively involved in several projects doing netflow and traffic analysis.

  • Iljitsch van Beijnum (www.bgpexpert.com, Netherlands)

    Iljitsch van Beijnum is a networking consultant and writer who focuses on BGP and IPv6. After working for several Dutch ISPs and starting one with a group of others in the 1990s, he became a freelance consultant and wrote a book about BGP (O'Reilly, 2002) and one about IPv6 (Apress, 2005) and started contributing to the IETF multi6 and shim6 working groups.

  • Bruno Quoitin (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

    Bruno Quoitin is a research fellow within the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Universit? Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. His main research interests are interdomain routing and large scale network modeling. He is the main author of C-BGP, an open-source BGP routing solver (http://cbgp.info.ucl.ac.be).


  • Jürgen Schönwälder, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Bendick Mahleko, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Radu State, LORIA - INRIA Loraine, Nancy, France