Prefix hijacking is a common phenomenon in the Internet that often causes routing problems and economic losses. In this demo, we propose ARTEMIS, a tool that enables network administrators to detect and mitigate prefix hijacking incidents, against their own prefixes. ARTEMIS is based on the real-time monitoring of BGP data in the Internet, and software-defined networking (SDN) principles, and can completely mitigate a prefix hijacking within a few minutes (e.g., 5-6 minutes in our experiments) after it has been launched.

ARTEMIS Technical Report

You can view the ARTEMIS Technical Report here (pdf).

ARTEMIS Survey Report

You can view the ARTEMIS Survey Report here (pdf).

ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Poster

You can view the poster that was presented to the conference here (pdf).



The research that led to ARTEMIS was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) Grant 338402 - The NetVolution Project (


[1] G. Chaviaras, P. Gigis, P. Sermpezis, X. Dimitropoulos "ARTEMIS: Real-Time Detection and Automatic Mitigation for BGP Prefix Hijacking" Proceedings of the 2016 conference on ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Conference, 625-626. (demo/poster) Florianopolis, Brazil, 2016

[2] P. Sermpezis, G. Chaviaras, P. Gigis, X. Dimitropoulos "Monitor, Detect, Mitigate: Combating BGP Prefix Hijacking in Real-Time with ARTEMIS" ArXiv:1609.05702, September 2016. (

[3] P. Sermpezis, A. Dainotti, “Survey on BGP prefix hijacking”, online