Alessio Botta

I am an assistant professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy and the CEO of a startup called NM2.

For my teaching activities, please refer to this other site (mostly in Italian).

Details on my publications are also available on my Google Scholar profile as well as on DBLP.

News

  • [Dec 2017]- I will serve as Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom 2019 symposium Next-Generation Networking and Internet
  • [Lug 2018] I will serve as TPC Co-Chair of Mobile Cloud 2019
  • [Aug 2018] Check out the brand new SPADA project: we do anomaly detection with Apache Spark

Short Bio

I am an assistant professor (fixed term or RTD-A as we call it in Italy) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technlogies of the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy. I am also CEO and co-founder of NM2 a startup, spinoff of the University of Napoli Federico II, developing innovative products and services in the area of network monitoring.

I graduated in Telecommunications Engineering and obtained a PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy.

I am member of the research group called Traffic, working in the area of computer networks and multimedia and part of the larger COMICS, a research group on networking headed by Prof. Giorgio Ventre. I am also member of the CINI-Item research consortium.

From February to August 2009 I have been at Eurecom Institute in Sophia Antipois (FR) as a visiting scientist under the guidance of Prof. Ernst Biersack.

My research interests fall in the area of computer networks, and, in particular, of their performance measurement and improvement. I am currently working on Cloud Computing and Cloud Robotics, Software Defined Networks, and network security..

Projects

These are some of the projects I am or have been working on.

SPADA

Spark-Based Anomaly Detection Algorithm.

D-ITG

A traffic generator and performance measurement tool.

UANM

Unified Architecture for Network Measurement.

TimeD

Time and Path diversity in IP networks.

HyNetD

A hybrid software tool for network level topology discovery.

Publications*

International Journals
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Pietro Marchetta, Valerio Persico, Antonio Pescapè "A Comprehensive Survey on Internet Outages", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, vol. 113, pp. 36-63, July 2018.
Alessio Botta, Aniello Avallone, Mauro Garofalo, Giorgio Ventre, "A user-oriented performance comparison of video hosting services", Computer Communications, Elsevier, Volume 116, January 2018, Pages 118-131.
Pèter Megyesi, Alessio Botta, Giuseppe Aceto, Antonio Pescapè, Sàndor Molnàr, "Challenges and solution for measuring available bandwidth in software defined networks", Computer Communications, Elsevier, Volume 99, 1 February 2017, Pages 48-61.
Pietro Marchetta, Valerio Persico, Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "Measuring Networks using IP Options", IEEE Network, Volume 31, Issue 3, 15 February 2017.
Valerio Persico, Alessio Botta, Pietro Marchetta, Antonio Montieri, Antonio Pescapè, "On the performance of the wide-area networks interconnecting public-cloud datacenters around the globe", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 112, p. 67-83, January 2017, ISSN: 1389-1286.
Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Valerio Persico, Antonio Pescapè, "Integration of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things: a Survey", Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, Volume 56, March 2016, Pages 684-700.
Valerio Persico, Pietro Marchetta, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "Measuring Network Throughput in the Cloud: the case of Amazon EC2", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 93, Part 3, 24 December 2015, Pages 408-422.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "IP packet interleaving for UDP bursty losses", Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier, Volume 109, pp.177-191, November 2015.
Leopoldo Angrisani, Alessio Botta, Gianfranco Miele, Antonio Pescapè, Michele Vadursi, "Experiment-Driven Modeling of Open-Source Internet Traffic Generators", IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 63, no. 11, pp.2529-2538, September 2014.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "On the performance of new generation satellite broadband internet services", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, no.6, pp.202-209, June 2014.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè, "Cloud monitoring: A survey", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 57, Issue 9, 19 June 2013, Pages 2093-2115.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Cedric Westphal, "Efficient Storage and Processing of High-Volume Network Monitoring Data", IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol.10, no.2, pp.162,175, June 2013.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè, "D-ITG: Distributed Internet Traffic Generator ", Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation. Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 49-49, ISSN (Online) 1865-8342, ISSN (Print) 0930-5157.
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, "A tool for the generation of realistic network workload for emerging networking scenarios", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 56, Issue 15, 15 October 2012, Pages 3531-3547.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Maurizio D'Arienzo, "Unified Architecture for Network Measurement: the case of available bandwidth", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, Volume 35, Issue 5, September 2012, Pages 1402-1414.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Claudio Guerrini, Marin Mangri, "A customer service assurance platform for mobile broadband networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.49, no.10, pp.101-109, Oct. 2011.
Alessio Botta, Roberto Canonico, Giovanni Di Stasi, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, Serge Fdida, "Integration of 3G Connectivity in PlanetLab Europe", ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Volume 15, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 344-355.
Vinh Bui, Weiping Zhu, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "A Markovian Approach to Multi-path Data Transfer in Overlay Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol.21, no.10, pp.1398-1411, Oct. 2010.
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, "Do You Trust Your Software-based Traffic Generator?", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.48, no.9, pp.158-165, Sept. 2010.
Thomas Silverston, Olivier Fourmaux, Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, Kavè Salamatian, "Traffic Analysis of Peer-to-Peer IPTV Communities", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 53, Issue 4, 18 March 2009, Pages 470-484.(Among the most cited Computer Networks Articles)
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "An approach to the identification of network elements composing heterogeneous end-to-end paths", Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 52, Issue 15, 23 October 2008, Pages 2975-2987.
Roger P. Karrer, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "High-speed backhaul networks: Myth or reality ?", Computer Communications, Elsevier, Volume 31, Issue 8, 25 May 2008, pp. 1540-1550.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Quality of Service Statistics over Heterogeneous Networks: Analysis and Applications", EJOR, Elsevier, special Issue on Performance Evaluation of QoS-aware Heterogeneous Systems, Volume 191, Issue 3, 16 December 2008, Pages 1075-1088.
Alessio Botta, Donato Emma, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Systematic Performance Modeling and Characterization of Heterogeneous IP Networks", Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier, Volume 72, Issue 7, Performance modelling and evaluation of computer systems, November 2006, Pages 1134-1143.
Book Chapters
Alessio Botta, Alan Davy, Brian Meskill, Giuseppe Aceto, "Active Techniques for Available Bandwidth Estimation: Comparison and Application", in E. Biersack, C. Callegari, M. Matijasevic, "DATA TRAFFIC MONITORING AND ANALYSIS: From Measurement, Classification and Anomaly Detection to Quality of Experience", LNCS 7754, Springer, Heidelberg (2013).
Alessio Botta, et al., "Putting it all together: Using the ArtDeco approach in the wine business domain", in G. Anastasi, E. Bellini, E. Di Nitto, C. Ghezzi, L. Tanca, E. Zimeo, "Methodologies and Technologies for Networked Enterprises", LNCS 7200, Springer, (2013).
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Roger Karrer, "Wireless Networks Test-beds: when heterogeneity plays with us", in "Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks, Architectures and Protocols", Springer, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-387-09776-3.
International Conferences
Simona Esposito, Alessio Botta, Melania De Falco, Iunio Iervolino, Antonio Pescapè, Antonio Santo, "Seismic Risk Analysis of Data Communication Networks: a Feasibility Study", 16ECEE, 16th Conference on Earthquake Engineeering, June 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Alessio Botta, Jonathan Cacace, Vincenzo Lippiello, Bruno Siciliano, Giorgio Ventre, "Networking for Cloud Robotics: a case study based on the Sherpa Project", International Conference on Cloud and Robotics ICCR2017, November 22-23, 2017, Saint Quentin, France.
Valerio Persico, Alessio Botta, Antonio Montieri, Antonio Pescapè, "A First Look at Public-cloud Inter-datacenter Network Performance", IEEE Global Communication Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2016), December 4-8, 2016, Washington, DC, USA.
Peter Megyesi, Alessio Botta, Giuseppe Aceto, Antonio Pescapè, and Sandor Molnar, "Available Bandwidth Measurement in Software Defined Networks", ACM SAC 2016, NET - Networking Track, Pisa (Italy) 2016.
Alessio Botta, Aniello Avallone, Mauro Garofalo, and Giorgio Ventre, "Internet streaming and network neutrality: comparing the performance of video hosting services", International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, Rome (Italy) 2016.
Valerio Persico, Pietro Marchetta, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "On Network Throughput Variability in Microsoft Azure Cloud", IEEE Global Communication Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2015), December 6-10, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Nick Feamster, Faheem Awan, Tahir Ahmad, Saad Qaisar, "Monitoring Internet Censorship with UBICA", 7th International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA'15) Barcelona (Spain), April 2015.
Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Valerio Persico, Antonio Pescapè, "On the Integration of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things", The 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2014), August 2014, Barcellona, Spain.
Walter de Donato, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "HoBBIT: a Platform for Monitoring Broadband Performance from the User Network" Sixth International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA), April 2014, London, UK.
Pietro Marchetta, Alessio Botta, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Antonio Pescapè, "Dissecting Round Trip Time on the Slow Path Using a One-Packet Approach", Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) 2014, March, Los Angeles, USA.
Leopoldo Angrisani, Alessio Botta, Gianfranco Miele, Michele Vadursi"An experimental characterization of the internal generation cycle of an open-source software traffic generator", IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking (M&N 2013), Napoli, Italy, October 2013.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "New generation satellite broadband Internet services: should ADSL and 3G worry?", 5th IEEE International Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Workshop (TMA 2013), co-located with IEEE INFOCOM 2013, April 2013, Torino, Italy.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè, "Cloud Monitoring: definitions, issues and future directions", 1st IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (IEEE CloudNet'12)", Paris (France), NOVEMBER 28-30, 2012.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Pietro Marchetta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Open Source Platforms for Internet Monitoring and Measurement", 2012 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems (SITIS 2012), 25-29, November 2012, Sorrento (Napoli), Italy.
Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Cedric Westphal "An efficient storage technique for network monitoring data", IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking (M&N 2011), Capri, Italy, October 2011.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "IP packet interleaving: bridging the gap between theory and practice", 16th IEEE Symposium on Computer and Communications (ISCC), Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece, June 2011.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "Monitoring and measuring wireless network performance in the presence of middleboxes", The 8th International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Bardonecchia (Torino), Italy, January 2011. (Download the poster).
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giuseppe Aceto, Maurizio D'Arienzo, "UANM: a platform for experimenting with available bandwidth estimation tools", 15th IEEE Symposium on Computer and Communications (ISCC), Riccione, Italy, June 2010. (Best paper award - local category).
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, Ernst Biersack, Stefan Rugel, "Performance footprints of heavy-users in 3G networks via empirical measurement", 6th International workshop on Wireless Network Measurements (Winmee) 2010, Avignon, France, May 2010.
Alessio Botta, Roberto Canonico, Giovanni Di Stasi, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Providing UMTS connectivity to PlanetLab nodes", 3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays & Distributed Systems, collocated with ACM CoNEXT 2008, Madrid, Spain, 9 - 12 December, 2008.
Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Networked Embedded Systems: a Quantitative Performance Comparison", IEEE Globecom 2008, New Orleans (LA), USA, 30 November - 4 December, 2008.
Vinh Bui, Weiping Zhu, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "An MDP-based Approach for Multipath Data Transmission over Wireless Networks", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, 19 - 23 May 2008.
Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Discovering Topologies at Router Level: Part II", IEEE Globecom 2007, Washington D.C., 26-30 November, 2007.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, Roger P. Karrer, "High-speed wireless backbones: measurements from MagNets", Fourth IEEE International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (Broadnets), Raileigh, North Carolina (USA), 10 - 14 September 2007.
Vinh Bui, Weiping Zhu, Antonio Pescapè, Alessio Botta, "Long Horizon End-to-End Delay Forecasts: A Multi-Step-Ahead Hybrid Approach", IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Aviero, Portugal, 1 - 4 July 2007.
Roger P. Karrer, Istvan Matyasovszki, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "MagNets - experiences from deploying a joint research-operational next-generation wireless access network testbed", International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TRIDENTCOM), Orlando, Florida (USA), 21 - 23 May 2007.
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Reducing Network Traffic Data Sets", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, Scotland, 24 - 28 June 2007.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Identification of Network Bricks in Heterogeneous Scenarios", First IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements,Tampa, Florida, 14 - 17 November 2006.
Roger Karrer, Istvan Matyasovszki, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "Experimental Evaluation and Characterization of the Magnets Wireless Backbone", 1st ACM MobiCom 2006 International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization (WiNTECH 2006), Los Angeles, California (USA), 29 September 2006.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "On the Statistics of QoS Parameters over Heterogeneous Networks", IFIP Networking 2006 Workshop Towards the QoS Internet (To-QoS'2006), Coimbra, Portugal, 15 - 19 May 2006.
Leopoldo Angrisani, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Michele Vadursi, "Measuring Wireless Links Capacity", IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing 2006, Puket, Thailand, 16 - 18 January 2006.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "On the Performance of Bandwidth Estimation Tools", IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks (ICHSN 2005), Montreal, Canada, 14 - 17 August 2005
Alessio Botta, Donato Emma, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Systematic Performance Modeling and Characterization of Heterogeneous IP Networks", IEEE Workshop on Performance Modelling in Wired, Wireless, Mobile Networking and Computing (PMW2MNC'05), Fukuoka, Japan, 20 - 22 July 2005
(An extended version of this aricle is present in a Special Issue of Journal of Computer and System Sciences).
Alessio Botta, Salvatore D'Antonio, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "BET: A Hybrid Bandwidth Estimation Tool", IEEE Workshop on Performance Modeling and Analysis of Communication in Parallel, Distributed, and Grid Networks (PMAC-PDG'05), Fukuoka, Japan, 20 - 22 July 2005.
Poster
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, and Antonio Pescapè, "Do you know what you are generating?", ACM Conext 2007 Student Workshop, New York (USA), December 2007.
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, "Searching for invariants in network games traffic", ACM Conext 2006 Student Workshop, Lisbon, December 2006.
Technical Reports
Alessio Botta, Ernst Biersack, Antonio Pescapè ,"New generation cellular networks: performance measures from an operational deployment", (TR-DIS-CEL-9-2009) University of Napoli Federico II (Italy) and Eurecom (France), September 2009.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè ,"Packet interleaving from theory to practice", (TR-DIS-INT-7-2009) Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Napoli Federico II, July 2009.
Alessio Botta, Walter De Donato, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre " Design, Implementation, and Testing of a Hybrid Tool for Network Topoly Discovery", (TR-DIS-TD-3-2007) Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Napoli Federico II, March 2007.
Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "How to set up and configure StarEast in Access Point Mode with Intel 2200 Wireless Network Interfaces ", (TR-DIS-NP-2-2007) Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Napoli Federico II, February 2007.
Alessio Botta, Istvan Matyasovszki, Antonio Pescapè, Roger Karrer, "Results of the Experimentation of Magnets Wireless Backbone", (TR-DTLab-UoN-2006) University of Napoli Federico II (Italy) and Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin (Germany), June 2006.
Alessio Botta, Donato Emma, Salvatore Guadagno, and Antonio Pescapè, "Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Network Scenarios", (TR-DIS-102004) Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Napoli Federico II, October 2004.
Others
Antonio Pescapè, Alberto Dainotti, Alessio Botta, "On Internet Measurement Research", 1st Newsletter of the IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling, November 2006.
Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Antonio Pescapè, "Multi-protocol and multi-platform traffic generation and measurement", IEEE INFOCOM 2007 DEMO Session, May 2007, Anchorage (Alaska, USA).
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