Advances in Computing

Advances in Computing deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. It publishes regular papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers.

Olaf Maennel

Editorial Board Member of Advances in Computing

Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK

Research Areas

Computer Networks, Routing Protocols, Next Generation Internet Technology, Network Virtualization, Network Debugging, Active Routing Measurements, Configuration Management


2005DrTechnische University München Doctorate in Computer Science
2002DiplomUniversity des Saarlandes


Since 2009Loughborough University Lecturer (comparable to "assistant prof."); Loughborough, United Kingdom
2005-2008University of Adelaide Senior research associate; Adelaide, S.A., Australia
2002-2005Technische Universitat München Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Ph.D. candidate)


IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
Computer Networks Journal (COMNET)
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2011
Third COST TMA International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
Third International Conference on Advances in Future Internet-AFIN 2011
IADIS International Conference Telecommunications, Networks and Systems, 2011
Conference on emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), 2010
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2010
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2009-external reviewer
Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), 2008
IEEE INFOCOM, 2008-external reviewer
Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, 2007
ACM SIGCOMM Shadow PC, 2005
Interdomain Routing Workshop (IDRWS), 2004

Publications: Journals

[1]  Matthew Roughan, Walter Willinger, Olaf Maennel, Debbie Perouli, Randy Bush, "10 Lessons from 10 Years of Measuring and Modeling the Internet's Autonomous Systems", Special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) on Measurement of Internet Topologies, Vol. 29, No. 9, October 2011.
[2]  Iuniana Oprescu, Mickael Meulle, Steve Uhlig, Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Philippe Owezarski, "oBGP: an Overlay for a Scalable iBGP Control Plane", in Internation Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)-Networking 2011, Valencia, Spain, May 2011.
[3]  Cristel Pelsser, Olaf Maennel, Pradosh Mohapatra, Randy Bush, Keyur Patel, "Route Flap Damping Made Usable", in Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), Atlanta, GA, USA, March 2011.
[4]  Andreas Wundsam, Amir Mehmood, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, "Network Troubleshooting with Shadow VNets", IEEE GlobeCom 2010's Workshop of Networks of the Future (FutureNet-III), Miami, FL, December 2010.
[5]  Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Randy Bush, Pierre Francois, Olaf Maennel, "Evolution of Internet Address Space Deaggregation: Myths and Reality", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, VOL. 28, NO. 8, October 2010.
[6]  Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, Bruno Quoitin, Bingjie Fu, "Impact of Routing Parameters on Route Diversity and Path Inflation", Computer Networks Journal, 2010.
[7]  Hung Nguyen, Matthew Roughan, Simon Knight, Nick Falkner, Olaf Maennel, Randy Bush, "How to Build Complex, Large-Scale Emulated Networks", The 6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, Berlin, Germany, May 2010.
[8]  Anja Feldmann, Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Randy Bush, Olaf Maennel. "HAIR: Hierarchical Architecture for Internet Routing", ReArch'09 (CoNext Workshop), Rome, Italy, December 2009.
[9]  Randy Bush, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan, Steve Uhlig. "Internet optometry: assessing the broken glasses in Internet reachability", Internet Measurement Conference 2009, Chicago, USA, November 2009.
[10]  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", 21st International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 21), Paris, France, September 2009.
[11]  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 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure Systems and Architectures-Barcelona, Spain, August 2009.
[12]  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.
[13]  Anja Feldmann, Mario Kind, Olaf Maennel, Gregor Schaffrath, Christoph Wehrle. "Network Virtualization– An Enabler for Overcoming Ossification" in ERCIM News Journal, (77):21-22, April 2009.
[14]  Andrew Coyle, Miro Kraetzl, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan. "On the predictive power of shortest-path weight inference" in Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'08), Vouliagmeni, Greece, October 20-22, 2008.
[15]  Matthew Roughan, Jonanthan Tuke, Olaf Maennel. "Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Yeti and other missing links:what we don't know about the AS graph" in Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'08), Vouliagmeni, Greece, October 20-22, 2008.
[16]  Ashley Flavel Olaf Maennel, Belinda Chiera, Matthew Roughan, Nigel Bean."CleanBGP: Verifying the Consistency of BGP Data" in Internet Network Management Workshop (INM'08), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 19, 2008.
[17]  Randy Bush, James Hiebert, Olaf Maennel, Matthew Roughan, Steve Uhlig. "Testing the reachability of (new) address space" in Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Internet Network Management (INM'07), Kyoto, Japan, September 2007.
[18]  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, September 2007.
[19]  Ashley Flavel, Matthew Roughan, Nigel Bean, and Olaf Maennel. "Modeling BGP Table Fluctuations" in Proceedings of 20th International Teletraffic Congress, Ottawa, Canada, June 2007.
[20]  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.
[21]  Anja Feldmann, Nils Kammenhuber, Olaf Maennel, Bruce Maggs, Roberto De Prisco, Ravi Sundaram. "A Methodology for Estimating Interdomain Web Traffic Demand" in Proceedings of Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'04), Sicily, Italy, October 2004.
[22]  Anja Feldmann, Olaf Maennel, Z. Morley Mao, Arthur Berger, Bruce Maggs. "Locating Internet Routing Instabilities" in Prococeedings of ACM SIGCOMM, Portland, USA, August 2004.
[23]  Anja Feldmann, Hongwei Kong, Olaf Maennel, Alexander Tudor. "Measuring BGP Pass-Through Times" in Proceedings of Passive and Active Measurement Workshop, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, April 2004.
[24]  Olaf Maennel, Anja Feldmann. "Realistic BGP Traffic for Test Labs" in Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, Pittsburgh, USA, August 2002.