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Seventh Annual Microsoft Research Networking Summit

Focus on: Mobile + Cloud

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

8:00am - 8:30am 
8:30am - 8:45am
Welcome & Round Table Introductions 

8:45am - 10:05am 

Exploiting Context (Chair: Ming Zhang, MSR Redmond)

  1. A framework for context-aware applications, Ashok Agarwala, University of Maryland. (abstract) (slides 1) (slides 2)
  2. Context-awareness, cloudlets and the case for AP-embedded, anonymous computing, Anthony LaMarca, Intel Research Seattle. (abstract) (slides)
  3. Towards context-aware computing via the mobile social cloud, Rick Han, University of Colorado. (abstract) (slides)
  4. Intentional Networking, Brian Noble, University of Michigan (abstract) (slides)

10:05am - 10:15am



10:15am - 11:35am

Partitioning & Offloading (Chair: Jitu Padhye, Microsoft Research)

  1. Leveraging fast VM fork for next generation mobile perception, Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto. (abstract) (slides)
  2. The role of cloudlets in mobile computing, Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University. (abstract) (slides)
  3. Programming smartphones as distributed systems with extreme heterogeneity, Lin Zhong, Rice University. (abstract) (slides)
  4. Resource-intensive mobile computing (Project MAUI), Alec Wolman, MSR Redmond. (abstract) (slides)

11:35am - 11:45am 


11:45am - 12:30pm 
Round Table Discussion: My favorite mobile computing research paper from last three years (not my own)

12:30pm - 1:20pm

Mingling & Lunch


1:20pm - 3:00pm

Novel Scenarios (Chair: Ratul Mahajan, MSR Redmond) 

  1. Remembering what matters, Romit Roy Choudhury, Duke University (abstract) (slides)
  2. Cloudlets on phones, Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington (abstract) (slides)
  3. Experiences with a vehicular cloud computing platform, Jason Flinn, University of Michigan (abstract) (slides)
  4. Cloudy with a chance of mobile social computing, Maria Ebling, IBM Research (abstract) (slides)
  5. Understanding the behavior of a large-scale, multi-player, mobile game in the wild, Suman Banerjee, University of Wisconsin (abstract) (slides)

3:00pm - 3:10pm

Bio Break 


3:10pm - 3:50pm

Security & Privacy (Chair: Srikanth Kandula, Microsoft Research)

  1. Vanish: self-destructing digital data, Yoshi Kohno, University of Washington (abstract)
  2. Improving the Security of Commodity Hypervisors for Cloud Computing, Stefan Saroiu, MSR Redmond (abstract) (slides)

3:50pm - 5:10pm 

Social Event

Fun times at Lucky Strike Lane & Lounge

Group photos & mingling


5:10pm - 6:30pm

Cloud Infrastructure (Chair: Sharad Agarwal, MSR Redmond) 

  1. Centralize what you can, distribute what you must: a telco's view to the cloud, Pablo Rodriguez, Telefonica Research (abstract) (slides)
  2. Networking as a service: cloud centric networking in a federated network environment, Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis (abstract) (slides)
  3. Educational support infrastructure for mobile + cloud computing (Project HAWAII), Jitendra Padhye, MSR Redmond (slides)
  4. Future challenges from FAWN, Dave Andersen, CMU. (abstract) (slides)


Cocktails & Dinner Banquet at Purple Cafe

Host: Rico Malvar, Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director, MSR Redmond



Thursday, June 3, 2010


8:30am - 9:00am 


9:00am - 9:50am 
Round Table Discussion: My five year research agenda in mobile computing

9:50am - 10:00am



10:00am - 11:20pm

Research Showcase (Demos & Posters)  


11:20am - 12:30pm 

Panel: “Smartphone: is this it?” 

Moderator: Victor Bahl, MSR Redmond


Susie Wee, CTO, Client Cloud Services, Hewett Packard

Subrahmanyam Goparaju, Vice President and Head, SETLabs, Infosys

Keith Rowe, Director of Hardware, KIN, Microsoft Corporation

Dan P. Siewiorek, Director of HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


12:30pm - 12:40pm

Set up Working Groups 


12:40pm - 1:30pm 

Mingling & Lunch 


1:30pm - 3:30pm


WG1: Cloud services for mobile

Discussion lead: Alex C. Snoeren, UCSD


WG2: Smartphone 2020 & disruptive hardware capabilities

Discussion lead: Doug Burger, eXtreme Computing Group, MSR


WG3: Sleep well – designing for security & privacy

Discussion lead: Brad Karp, University College London.


WG4: Game changing platform & applications

Discussion lead: Romit Roy Choudhury, Duke University.


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Working Group Presentations 


4:30pm - 5:30pm

Round Table Impressions & Wrap-up



Plated Dinner at Westin Hotel in the GrandBall Room-C