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EdgeNet 2006 Technical Program

Thursday, June 1

  • 08:00 - 8:30 Breakfast (Falls Terrace Room)
    The Salish mangers have requested that we use the external entrance to the Falls Terrace Room on Thursday, as there will be another group meeting in the Potlach room. If it is raining the valet will have umbrellas for our use.
  • 08:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductions (Salish Ballroom)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Keynote (Salish Ballroom)
    Kiril Tatarinov, VP Microsoft Windows & Enterprise Management Division
    Model-Based Management of Distributed Servicesslides | video

    Traditional systems management has not been successful, and with ever-increasing scale, complexity and agility the problem keeps getting worse. The central problem is a lack of knowledge of the managed systems: what they are like, and what they should be like. We need formalized knowledge, in the form of system models, that allow automated management of deployment, configuration, security and operations. This knowledge must be captured already during the development phase, with models and policies refined and adjusted during the system’s life cycle. Microsoft’s industry-wide Dynamic Systems Initiative is aimed at providing infrastructure and tools for model-based management.
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 - 11:45 Issues in Enterprise Networks (Salish Ballroom)
    - Operator View Points - discussion of enterprise/campus networks from the people that run them. | video
    - Panel organized by Ken Klingenstein | slides
    - Panelists: Terry Gray | slides, Jim Pepin, Mark Poepping
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Buffet Lunch (Falls Terrace room)
  • 12:45 - 14:15 Measuring and Monitoring Network Performance (Salish Ballroom)
    What do enterprise networks look like today, and what issues exist in monitoring them?

    Speakers

    - Richard Mortier - Measuring and Monitoring Microsoft’s Enterprise Network | see abstractsslides | video
    - David Kotz - Wireless Network Measurement Challenges | see abstractsslides | video
    - Chas DiFatta, Mark Poepping - The Case for Comprehensive Diagnosticsabstractslides | video
  • 14:15 - 14:30 Break
    14:30 - 15:45 Poster Session (Vintage Room)
    - Posters and demos from students, researchers, and Microsoft architects
    - Abstracts and pictures of the posters available on abstracts
  • 15:45 - 17:15 Working Session: Discussion of Problems/Directions (Salish Ballroom)
    Session is intended to work towards the goals below. So that the breakout sessions capture the areas of interest/excitement in the room, participants will suggest topics they want to lead a discussion on. Other participants will divide themselves among the topic leaders, and we will dynamically coalesce groups as needed. After discussions, which can extend into the evening, the group leader will make short presentation during the final session on Friday.

    Goals:
    - List hard problems facing enterprise network IT staffs, separating near-term issues from the ones that require research or new approaches.
    - Describe scenarios campus/enterprise IT managers will have to support & build over the next 3-5 years.
    - Define distinguishing characteristics of enterprise networks
  • 17: 15 - 18:30 Enterprise Security and Policy (Salish Ballroom)

    Speakers
    - Mark Ashida - Customer Insight: CSO's Perspective on Network Policies | see abstractsslides | video
    - Martin Casado - The Protection Problem in Enterprise Networks 

    | see abstractsslides | video
    - Jitu Padhye - Managing Corporate WiFi Networks Using DAIR | see abstractsslides | video

  • 18:30 - 19:30 Walk down to the falls

Friday June 2

  • 09:00 - 10:15 Network Architectures and Network Design (Salish Ballroom)

    Speakers
    - David A. Maltz - Problems and Solutions in Enterprise Network Control | see abstractsslides | video
    - Aditya Akella - New Directions in Enterprise Network Management | see abstractsslides | video
    - Sharad Agarwal - Is an Office Without Wires Feasible? | see abstractsslides | video
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Services and Management (Salish Ballroom)

    Speakers
    - Tzi-cker Chiueh - Virtual LAN as a Network Control Mechanism | see abstractsslides | video
    - Ken Birman - Pushing Group Communication to the Edge Will Enable Radically New Distributed Applications | see abstractsslides | video
    - Dinesh Verma - Experiences Managing Networks in IBM HPC Grid Infrastructure and Enterprise VoIP | see abstractsslides | video
    - Anders Vinberg - A Data Model for Policy | see abstractsslides | video
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Falls Terrace room)
  • 13:00 - 14:15 Diagnosis (Salish Ballroom)

    Speakers
    - Nick Feamster - Campus and Personal Network Troubleshooting | see abstractsslides | video
    - Yin Zhang - Experimental Design for Flexible Network Diagnosis | see abstractsslides | video
    - Albert Greenberg - Managing Data for Diagnosis | see abstractsslides
  • 14:15 - 16:00 Presentations of ideas from break out sessions and critiques (Salish Ballroom)

    Each break out group will give a short presentation of their ideas. These presentations will be followed by comments from a critique panel whose panelists will describe their reactions to the ideas in the breakout presentations and the other sessions.

    Breakout session Reports:
    - Data Sharing and Repositories to Support Research | slides
    - Isolation in Networks | slides
    - Models in Management | slides
    - Network Automation | slides

    - Critique panelists
    - Tom Anderson
    - Fred Barker | slides