Universita' degli Studi di Napoli ''Federico II'' (Italy)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione (DIETI)

Network Monitoring and Measurements  

Unified Architecture for Network Measurement


In the context of network monitoring we are working on a distributed platform for Internet Measurements called UANM (Unified Architecture for Network Measurement). The software platform currently offers available bandwidth measurement services in a unified architecture.
UANM main design goals are to:

  • perform fair comparisons of different measurement techniques
  • conduct repeatable measurements
  • offer requesters a uniform and highly abstracted interface
  • choose the best technique to fulfill the measurement request based on the context
  • take care of concurrent measurements aspects such as mutual exclusion
  • become a common, open development and testing platform.

Currently UANM is under alpha testing. To obtain the alpha version, please send an email to: e-mail


Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Maurizio D'Arienzo, "Unified Architecture for Network Measurement: the case of available bandwidth", Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 20 October 2011, ISSN 1084-8045, 10.1016/j.jnca.2011.10.010. [For the first time in literature, we provide a "fair comparison" of eight available bandwidth estimations tools in terms of accuracy, probing time, and intrusiveness.]

A. Botta, A. Pescapè, G. Aceto, M. D'Arienzo. UANM: a platform for experimenting with available bandwidth estimation tools. In 15th IEEE Symposium on Computer and Communications (ISCC), Riccione, Italy, June 2010 (Best paper award - local category).

L. Angrisani, A. Botta, A. Pescape, and M. Vadursi. Measuring wireless links capacity. In Wireless Pervasive Computing, 2006 1st International Symposium on, pages 5 pp.+, 2006.

A. Botta, S. D'Antonio, A. Pescape, and G. Ventre. Bet: a hybrid bandwidth estimation tool. In Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2005. Proceedings. 11th International Conference on, volume 2, pages 520-524 Vol. 2, 2005.

A. Botta, A. Pescape, and G. Ventre. On the performance of bandwidth estimation tools. In Systems Communications, 2005. Proceedings, pages 287-292, Aug. 2005.

Others available soon (we hope...)

Technical Reports

available soon (we hope...)

Student Contributors

- Giuseppe Panariello
- Baldo Del Gaudio
- Ettore Amato

If you are interested in collaborating with us or in opportunities in Traffic, please send an e-mail to Antonio Pescapè