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Eighth Annual Microsoft Research Networking Summit

Data Analytics and the Networks that Enable them

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time / Event/ Topic 

7:30 - 8:30 AM


9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks 

Victor Bahl,  Research Manager, Mobility & Networking, MSR

9:15 - 10:00 AM

KeynoteState of the Art and Challenges of Big Data for Enterprises (Surajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, XCG) 

10:00 - 10:30 PM

Coffee Break & Mingling

10:30 - 12:00 noon

Session 1: A New World

Session Chair: Srikanth Kandula

    • Analytical Tools for Analyzing Genomes across Populations (George Varghese)
    • Challenges in Cloud Telemetry (Craig Labovitz)
    • Hardware Trends – How do they Impact Data Analytics? (Ant Rowstron)
    • Supporting Scientfic Analyses (Brighten Godfrey)
    • Hardware 2020: Challenges, Disruptions, and Opportunities (Doug Burger)

12:00 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 3:30 PM

Session 2:  Networking Research meets Data Analytics

Session Chair: Ming Zhang

    • Next Generation Networking Architectures for Cloud-based Data Applications (Raj Jain)
    • Big Data and Networking – Closing the Loop (Mark Crovella)
    • Network Programming Languages (Nate Foster)
    • Is OpenFlow/SDN sufficient for Cloud Nets with Big Data Apps? (Srini Seetharaman)
    • eXpressive Network Architecture for the Cloud (Aditya Akella)

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Mingling Time 

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Session 3: Large-Scale Analytics

Session Chair: Badrish Chandramouli

    • Big data workloads + Parallel DBMSs 101 (Magda Balazinska) 
    • Unifying streaming and batch computation models for large scale analytics (Ion Stoica)
    • Performance Isolation in Cloud Data Services (Vivek Narasayya)
    • Taming Big Data with the Sparse Fourier Transform (Dina Katabi)

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Break & Mingle 

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Session 4: It's all about Mobile

Session Chair: Alec Wolman

    • Mobile Computing Meets Big Data (David Wetherall)
    • Enriching the Mobility Service Abstraction through the use of Intelligence derived from Network Sata (Kobus Van Der Merwe)
    • Why the Mobile Data Analytics is Fundamentally Different and Harder (Sharad Agarwal)

7:30 PM --

Dinner Banquet 

Host: Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

At the Chateau Ste. Michelle.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time / Event/ Topic

8:00 - 8:30 AM


9:00 - 10 AM

Session 5: Infrastructure Optimizations

Session Chair: Jeremy Elson

    • Managing Data in Big Data Processing Frameworks for Performance and Fault Tolerance (Eugene Ng)
    • Distributed Adaptive Routing for Datacenter Networks (Xiaowei Yang)
    • Service-centric Networking for Datacenter Services (Mike Freedman)

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Poster Session, Morning Break & Mingle

    • SLAs for data-parallel jobs and other things (Peter Bodik)
    • Automatic IO Filtering to Optimize Cloud Analytics (Christo Gkantsidis)
    • CARAT: Collaborative Energy Debugging (Anand Iyer)
    • FairCloud: Sharing the Network in Cloud Computing (Gautam Kumar)
    • SILT: A Memory-Efficient, High-Performance Key-Value Store (Hyeontaek Lim)
    • XIA: An Evolvable, Expressive, and Secure Internet Architecture (Hyeontaek Lim and Aditya Akella)
    • AppInsight: Mobile App Performance Monitoring in the Wild (Lenin Ravindranath Sivalingam)

10:45 - 12:00 Noon

Panel: Reflections from Practitioners: The State of Research vs. Practice

Moderator: Ratul Mahajan

Panelists: Deepak Bansal, Vijay Gill, Craig Labovitz, Jingren Zhou

12:00 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 1:45 PM

Breakouts: Rules of Engagement - Framework and Deliverables

1:45 - 3:30 PM

Working Group Breakout Discussions

    • WG1: Frameworks for Distributed Analyses: with consideration to what is out there, what is ideal, and what is needed to get us there. Report.
    • WG2: Network Support for Performance: with consideration to appropriate networks, architectures and techniques. Report.
    • WG3: New Directions: with consideration to programmable networks, genomics, scientific data, hardware trends. Report.

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Stretching

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Working Group Reports

5:00 --

Impressions, Summary and Closing Remarks