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Journal and Magazine Papers

Andra Elena Lutu, Marcelo Bagnulo, Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Jesús Cid-Sueiro. "The BGP Visibility Toolkit: Detecting Anomalous Internet Routing Behavior". In IEEE/ACM Transactions On Networking (ToN), April 2015. (DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2015.2413838)

Nejc Škoberne, Olaf Maennel, Iain Phillips, Randy Bush, Jan Žorž, Mojca Ciglarič. "IPv4 Address Sharing Mechanism Classification and Trade-Off Analysis". In IEEE/ACM Transactions On Networking (ToN), Volume 22, Issue 2, April 2014, 391-404. (DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2013.2256147)

Debbie Perouli, Olaf Maennel, Iain Phillips, Sonia Fahmy, Randy Bush, Rob Austein. "An Experimental Framework for BGP Security Evaluation", in Proceedings of it-Information Technology , Jahrgang 55 (2013) Heft 4. (DOI: 10.1524/itit.2013.1006)

Matthew Roughan, Walter Willinger, Olaf Maennel, Debbie Perouli, Randy Bush. "10 Lessons from 10 Years of Measuring and Modeling the Internet's Autonomous Systems". In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC) on Measurement of Internet Topologies, Vol 29, no 9, pp. 1810-1821, October 2011. (DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2011.111006)

Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Randy Bush, Pierre Francois, Olaf Maennel. "Evolution of Internet Address Space Deaggregation: Myths and Reality". In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1238-1249, October 2010. (DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2010.101002)

Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, Bruno Quoitin, Bingjie Fu. "Impact of Routing Parameters on Route Diversity and Path Inflation". In Computer Networks Journal, Vol. 54, no. 14, pp. 2506-2518, October 2010. (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2010.04.006)

Anja Feldmann, Mario Kind, Olaf Maennel, Gregor Schaffrath, Christoph Wehrle. "Network Virtualization - An Enabler for Overcoming Ossification". In ERCIM News, Vol. 77, pp. 21-22, April 2009

Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Bingjie Fu, Mickael Meulle, Olaf Maennel. "In Search for an Appropriate Granularity to Model Routing Policies". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Kyoto, Japan, August 2007 & Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 145-156, October 2007. (DOI: 10.1145/1282427.1282398)

Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan, Steve Uhlig. "Building an AS-topology model that captures route diversity". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Pisa, Italy, September, 2006 & Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 195-206, October 2006. (DOI: 10.1145/1151659.1159937)

Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, Z. Morley Mao, Arthur Berger, Bruce Maggs. "Locating Internet Routing Instabilities". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Portland, OR, USA, September, 2004 & Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 205-218, October 2004. (DOI: 10.1145/1030194.1015491)

Olaf Maennel, Anja Feldmann. "Realistic BGP Traffic for Test Labs". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August, 2002 & Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 31-44, October 2002. (DOI: 10.1145/964725.633029)

Refereed Conference and Workshop Papers

Bernhards Blumbergs, Mauno Pihelgas, Markus Kont, Olaf Maennel, Risto Vaarandi. "Creating and Detecting IPv6 Transition Mechanism-Based Information Exfiltration Covert Channels". In proceedings of NordSec: 21st Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems, Oulu, Finland, November, 2016. (to appear)

Jun Li, Josh Stein, Mingwei Zhan, Olaf Maennel. "An Expectation-Based Approach to Policy-Based Security of the Border Gateway Protocol". In proceedings of 19th IEEE Global Internet Symposium 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 10-15, 2016

Matthias Wählisch, Robert Schmidt, Thomas C. Schmidt, Olaf Maennel, Steve Uhlig, Gareth Tyson. "RiPKI: The Tragic Story of RPKI Deployment in the Web Ecosystem". In Proceedings of HotNets 2015: Fourteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), USA, November 2015. (DOI: 10.1145/2834050.2834102)

Hayretdin Bahşi and Olaf Maennel. "A Conceptual Nationwide Cyber Situational Awareness Framework for Critical Infrastructures.". In Proceedings of NordSec: 20th Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems, Stockholm, Sweden, October, 2015. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26502-5_1)

Andra Lutu, Marcelo Bagnulo, Jesus Cid-Sueiro, Olaf Maennel. "Separating Wheat from Chaff: Winnowing Unintended Prefixes using Machine Learning". In Proceedings of IEEE Infocom, Toronto, Canada, April, 2014. (DOI: 10.1109/infocom.2014.6848023)

Andra Lutu, Marcelo Bagnulo, Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel. "Understanding the Reachability of IPv6 Limited Visibility Prefixes". In Proceedings of 15th Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM 2014), Los Angeles, USA, March, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04918-2_16)

Simon Knight, Hung X Nguyen, Iain Phillips, Olaf Maennel, Randy Bush, Nickolas Falkner, Matthew Roughan. "An Automated System for Emulated Network Experimentation". In Proceedings of ACM CoNext, Santa Barbara, USA, December 2013. (DOI: 10.1145/2535372.2535378)

Andra Lutu, Marcelo Bagnulo, Olaf Maennel. "The BGP Visibility Scanner". In Proceedings of 16th IEEE International Global Internet Symposium (GI 2013), Turin, Italy, April, 2013. (DOI: 10.1109/INFCOMW.2013.6562877 & 10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6567145). Appeared also as RIPE Labs posting.

Debbie Perouli, Timothy G. Griffin, Olaf Maennel, Sonia Fahmy, Cristel Pelsser, Alexander Gurney, Iain Phillips. "Detecting Unsafe BGP Policies in a Flexible World". In Proceedings of International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Austin, TX, USA, November 2012. (DOI: 10.1109/ICNP.2012.6459974)

Debbie Perouli, Stefano Vissicchio, Alexander Gurney, Olaf Maennel, Timothy G. Griffin, Iain Phillips, Sonia Fahmy, Cristel Pelsser. "Reducing the Complexity of BGP Stability Analysis with Hybrid Combinatorial-Algebraic Models". In Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering (WRIPE), Austin, TX, USA, November 2012. (DOI: 10.1109/ICNP.2012.6459945)

Olaf Maennel, Iain Phillips, Debbie Perouli, Randy Bush, Rob Austein, Askar Jaboldinov. "Towards a Framework for Evaluating BGP Security", in Proceedings of 5th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET'12), Bellevue, WA, USA, August 2012.

Iuniana Oprescu, Mickaël Meulle, Steve Uhlig, Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Philippe Owezarski. "oBGP: an overlay for a scalable iBGP control plane". In Proceedings of the 10th international IFIP TC 6 conference on Networking - Volume Part I (NETWORKING'11), LNCS, Vol. 6640/2011, pp.420-431, Springer-Verlag, Valencia, Spain, May 2011. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20757-0_33)

Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Pradosh Mohapatra, Randy Bush, and Keyur Patel. "Route Flap Damping Made Usable". In Proceedings of the 12th international Conference on Passive and Active Measurement (PAM), LNCS, Vol. 6579/2011, pp. 143-152, Springer-Verlag, Atlanta, GA, USA, March, 2011. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19260-9_15; IETF: RFC 7196, and RIPE ripe-580 recommendation)

Andreas Wundsam, Amir Mehmood, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel. "Network Troubleshooting with Mirror VNets". In Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2010's Workshop of Network of the Future (FutureNet-III), pp. 283-287, Miami, FL, USA, December 2010. (DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOMW.2010.5700327)

Hung Nguyen, Matthew Roughan, Simon Knight, Nick Falkner, Olaf Maennel, Randy Bush. "How to Build Complex, Large-Scale Emulated Networks". In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom), LNICST, Vol. 46/2011, pp. 3-18, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, May 2010. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_1)

Anja Feldmann, Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Randy Bush, Olaf Maennel. "HAIR: Hierarchical Architecture for Internet Routing". In Proceedings of the 2009 workshop on Re-architecting the internet (ReArch'09 - CoNext workshop), pp. 43-48, Rome, Italy, December 2009. (DOI: 10.1145/1658978.1658990)

Randy Bush, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan, Steve Uhlig. "Internet optometry: assessing the broken glasses in Internet reachability". In Proceedings of Internet Measurement Conference 2009 (IMC), Chicago, IL, USA, November 2009. (DOI: 10.1145/1644893.1644923). Translated into Japanese by Toshiya Asaba and published in IIJ Internet Infrastructure Review journal, Vol 6, Feb 2010 (paper)

Hamed Haddadi, Damien Fay, Almerima Jamakovic, Olaf Maennel, Andrew W. Moore, Richard Mortier, Steve Uhlig. "On the Importance of Local Connectivity for Internet Topology Models". In Proceedings of 21st International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 21), pp.1-8, Paris, France, September 2009.

Gregor Schaffrath, Christoph Werle, Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Anja Feldmann, Roland Bless, Adam Greenhalgh, Andreas Wundsam, Mario Kind, Olaf Maennel, Laurent Mathy. "Network Virtualization Architecture: Proposal and Initial Prototype". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure Systems and Architectures (VISA), Barcelona, Spain, August 2009. (DOI: 10.1145/1592648.1592659)

Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Olaf Maennel, Adam Greenhalgh, Anja Feldmann, Laurent Mathy. "Implementing Network Virtualization for a Future Internet". In 20th ITC Specialist Seminar on Network Virtualization - Concept and Performance Aspects, Hoi An, Vietnam, May 18 - 20, 2009.

Andrew Coyle, Miro Kraetzl, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan. "On the predictive power of shortest-path weight inference". In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), pp. 305-310, Vouliagmeni, Greece, October 2008. (DOI: 10.1145/1452520.1452556)

Matthew Roughan, Jonathan Tuke, Olaf Maennel. "Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Yeti and other missing links: what we don't know about the AS graph". In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), pp.325-330, Vouliagmeni, Greece, October 2008. (DOI: 10.1145/1452520.1452558)

Ashley Flavel, Olaf Maennel, Belinda Chiera, Matthew Roughan, Nigel Bean. "CleanBGP: Verifying the Consistency of BGP Data". In Proceedings of ICNP workshop on Internet Network Management (INM'08), pp. 1-6, Orlando, Florida, USA, October 19, 2008. (DOI: 10.1109/INETMW.2008.4660327)

Randy Bush, James Hiebert, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan, Steve Uhlig. "Testing the reachability of (new) address space". In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Internet Network Management (INM'07), pp. 236-241, Kyoto, Japan, August 2007. (DOI: 10.1145/1321753.1321756)

Ashley Flavel, Matthew Roughan, Nigel Bean, Olaf Maennel. "Modeling BGP Table Fluctuations". In Proceedings of 20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), LNCS, Vol. 4516/2007, pp. 141-153, Springer-Verlag, Ottawa, Canada, June 2007. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-72990-7_16)

Anja Feldmann, Nils Kammenhuber, Olaf Maennel, Bruce Maggs, Roberto De Prisco, Ravi Sundaram. "A Methodology for Estimating Interdomain Web Traffic Demand". In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), pp. 322-335, Sicily (Italy), October 2004. (DOI: 10.1145/1028788.1028833)

Anja Feldmann, Hongwei Kong, Olaf Maennel, Alexander Tudor. "Measuring BGP Pass-Through Times". In Proceedings of the 5th Passive and Active Measurement Workshop (PAM), LNCS, Vol. 3015/2004, pp. 267-277, Springer-Verlag, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, April, 2004. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-24668-8_27)

Keynotes, Editor of Proceedings, Selected Reports, RFCs & Posters/Demos

Olaf Maennel. "On the future of Higher Education". Formal Public Speech at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, 17 September 2015.

Steve Uhlig, Olaf Maennel. "SIGCOMM '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication" ISBN: 978-1-4503-3542-3, ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Anna-Maria Osula, Olaf Maennel. "Proceedings of the 1st interdisciplinary cyber research Workshop (ICR)", ISBN: 978-9949-430-89-5, Tallinn, Estonia, July 2015.

Margus Ernits, Johannes Tammekänd, Olaf Maennel. "i-tee: A fully automated Cyber Defense Competition for Students". Demo at ACM SIGCOMM, London, August 2015. (DOI: 10.1145/2785956.2790033, i-tee source code)

Olaf Maennel. "On the easiness of listening to your internet conversations". Keynote at Symantec's Cutting Edge Conference, 29 May 2015.

Matthias Wählisch, Robert Schmidt, Thomas C. Schmidt, Olaf Maennel, Steve Uhlig. "When BGP Security Meets Content Deployment: Measuring and Analysing RPKI-Protection of Websites". Tech Report arXiv:1408.0391, August 2014.

Olaf Maennel. "How to Use Inter-Domain Routing in Cyber Conflicts". Invited talk at 5th Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), 3-7 June 2013.

Olaf Maennel. "Towards a security evaluation framework?". Keynote at 7th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols, 30 October 2012.

Debbie Perouli, Timothy G. Griffin, Olaf Maennel, Sonia Fahmy, Iain Phillips, Cristel Pelsser. "Detecting the Unintended in BGP Policies". Poster at International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Austin, TX, USA, October 2012 (DOI: 10.1109/icnp.2012.6459955).

Simon Knight, Askar Jaboldinov, Olaf Maennel, Iain Phillips, Matthew Roughan. "AutoNetkit: simplifying large scale, open-source network experimentation". Poster at ACM SIGCOMM, see Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 97-98, October 2012. (DOI: 10.1145/2377677.2377699)

Matthias Wählisch, Olaf Maennel, Thomas C. Schmidt. "Towards detecting BGP route hijacking using the RPKI". Poster at ACM SIGCOMM, see Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 103-104, October 2012. (DOI: 10.1145/2377677.2377702)

Gabor Bajko, Mohamed Boucadair, Steven M. Bellovin, Randy Bush, Luca Cittadini, Olaf Maennel, Reinaldo Penno, Teemu Savolainen, Jan Žorž. "The A+P Approach to the Broadband Provider IPv4 Address Shortage". RFC 6346, August 2011.

Urban Kunc, Ivan Pepelnjak, Janez Sterle, Matjaž Straus Istenič, Andrej Kobal, Simeon Lisec, Olaf Maennel, Jan Žorž. "Study: Transition to IPv6 (Guidelines for Deliberation on the National IPv6 Strategy)". The Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. (Slovenian version 10 November 2010, english translation & update, 16 March 2012)

Iuniana Oprescu, Mickael Meulle, Steve Uhlig, Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Philippe Owezarski. "Rethinking iBGP Routing". Poster at ACM SIGCOMM, see Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 411-412, October 2010. (DOI: 10.1145/1851275.1851236)

Andreas Wundsam, Amir Mehmood, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel. "Network Troubleshooting with Shadow VNets". Demo at ACM SIGCOMM 2009, Barcelona, Spain, August 2009.

Andreas Wundsam, Amir Mehmood, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel. "Improving Network Troubleshooting using Virtualization". Technical Report Technical University Berlin, WMFM-INTV-09, No. 2009-12, June 2009.

Jon Arnold, Olaf Maennel, Ashley Flavel, Jeremy McMahon, Matthew Roughan. "Quantitative Analysis of Incorrectly-Configured Bogon-Filter Detection". In Proceedings of Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2008), pp.10-15, Adelaide, Australia, December 2008. (DOI: 10.1109/ATNAC.2008.4783287)

Hamed Haddadi, Damien Fay, Almerima Jamakovic, Olaf Maennel, Andrew W. Moore, Richard Mortier, Miguel Rio, Steve Uhlig. "Beyond Node Degree: Evaluating AS Topology Models". Technical Report Computer Laboratory University of Cambridge, UCAM-CL-TR-725, July 2008.

Olaf Maennel, Randy Bush, Luca Cittadini, Steven Michael Bellovin. "A Better Approach than Carrier-Grade-NAT". Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-041-08, September 2008.

Olaf Maennel, Steve Uhlig. "Ensuring the Robustness of Internet Routing". In WIRED: Workshop on Internet Routing Evolution and Design, October 2006.

Steve Uhlig, Olaf Maennel, Wolfgang Mühlbauer. "Modeling as a necessary step for understanding Internet-wide route propagation". In WIRED: Workshop on Internet Routing Evolution and Design, October 2006.

Olaf Maennel, Anja Feldmann, Christian Reiser, Rüdiger Volk, Hagen Böhm. "Network-Wide Inter-Domain Routing Policies: Design and Realization". North American Network Operators' Group Meeting (NANOG 34: Seattle, Washington), May 2005.

Olaf Maennel. "Handling the complexity of BGP - via characterization, testing and configuration management". Ph.D. thesis Technical University Munich, Germany. 24 October 2005.

Olaf Maennel, Anja Feldmann. "Generating realistic routing tables in a test lab". MSc thesis Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 08 May 2002 & Computer Communications Review (CCR), Vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 78, January 2002 (DOI: 10.1145/510726.510752)

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