News Archive


Check out our new website on Automated Network Captioning (i.e. network chatbots)

We just released our new website ( covering our work on network explainability with Net2Text. Check it out to see how we can make networks "talk" proper English.


Bayonet: Probabilistic Inference for Networks conditionally accepted at PLDI 2018!


Maria Apostolaki receives one of the IRTF/IETF Applied Networking Research Prize 2018!

Maria got nominated for her work on routing attacks on cryptocurrencies which got published at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. This is the fourth ANRP prizes our group receives, after DRAGON, Fibbing, and our work on seamless BGP reconfiguration.


Three papers accepted at NSDI 2018!

Our group starts 2018 in the best way possible with three accepted papers at the upcoming NSDI! Stay tuned to learn about: automated network captioning and network reasoning (with Net2Text), declarative traffic mirroring (with Stroboscope), and partial network configuration synthesis (with NetComplete).


New website!

Welcome to our brand new website! Stay tuned for more content.


Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Embedded Information Systems

Our institute is looking for a new colleague (professor or tenure-track assistant professor) in Embedded Information Systems. Come work with Roger, Lothar and I! The closing date for the application deadline is 15 December 2017.


Integrating Verification and Repair into the Control Plane" will appear at ACM HotNets 2017


Research proposal on Data-Driven Internet Routing has been accepted for funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


Media coverage for SDNRacer and BigBug

Our work on SDNRacer and BigBug got covered by OVS Orbit. Check out Ahmed's podcast and our project website.


Media coverage for our DIMVA paper


SWIFT: Predictive Fast Reroute

The camera-ready version of our upcoming SIGCOMM 2017 paper on predictive fast reroute is now online. Check it out to see how we can make BGP converge within few seconds!


"Boosting the BGP convergence in SDXes with SWIFT"

Accepted as a demo at SIGCOMM 2017


The Swiss Federal Department of Defense writes about our paper

Our paper done in collaboration with armasuisse entitled "Unsupervised Detection of APT C&C Channels using Web Request Graphs" got covered by the Swiss Federal Department of Defense. Read the media report in English, German, French or Italian.


CyCon Junior Scholar Award 2017

Roland Meier wins the CyCon Junior Scholar Award 2017 for his Master thesis which led to the iTap paper!


SWIFT: Predictive Fast Reroute accepted at ACM SIGCOMM 2017!

Stay tuned for the final version.


Unsupervised Detection of APT C&C Channels using Web Request Graphs accepted at DIMVA 2017.


Network-wide Configuration Synthesis accepted at CAV 2017.

More info on the project (including a pre-print) can be found on


Media coverage for our Oakland paper

Our Oakland paper Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies got covered by Slashdot.orgBitcoin.comThe RegisterThe Coin Telegraph and Naked Security. More info on the project can be found on Check also our guest post on Hacking, Distributed (Emin Gün Sirer's blog).


Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2017!


Four papers accepted at ACM SOSR 2017!