Work on IP geolocation: Best Artifact Award


Kévin Vermeulen and Omar Darwich contributed to work on IP geolocation, whose paper won the Best Artifact Award at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2023.

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At the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) in October 2023, the Best Artifact Award went to the paper on IP geolocation by LAAS-CNRS, with Kévin Vermeulen (CNRS research fellow) and Omar Darwich (PhD student), in collaboration with LIP6.

The geolocation of a device via its IP address, or IP geolocation, is one of the most widely used forms of metadata for IP addresses. Despite nearly twenty years of effort by the scientific community, there is no accurate, complete, up-to-date, explainable and publicly accessible dataset.

You perform an online search by typing your query into your web browser, confident that the answer will automatically appear in a few seconds. Unfortunately, the page “cannot be displayed”. Where's the problem? Probably between your computer and the server of the service you're using.

In fact, your request and its response pass from operator to operator across the web. Knowing these paths can help limit access problems, which can occur anywhere along the route between client and server. Up to now, tools such as Traceroute have provided a partial solution to this problem. However, they only allow you to see the outbound paths, for example between a server and a client. (...)

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published on 31.05.24