Making Networks Self-Aware

June 1-2, 2005
Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington
Kirkland, Washington
http://www.thewoodmark.com

Sponsored by Microsoft Research




Technical Program Program Notes Abstracts & Bios Hotel & Travel


Challenge

Can we make IT departments obsolete? More seriously though, can we build technologies that reduce the cost of IT departments by minimizing human intervention in managing large complex computer networks.

Description

Self Managing Networking Summit 2005 is a two-day intensive mindswap event between industrial and university researchers to brainstorm about next generation self-aware networks. The scenarios we intend to focus on are: managing home, enterprise, and city-wide networks. We will discuss topics such as: automatic fault and anomaly detection & diagnosis, P2P cooperation for network self-healing, self-management of multi-hop wireless and sensor networks, automated management and auto-configuration of enterprise, home and city-wide networks, knowledge / management / control planes etc.

The goal is for us as a group to come together and sketch a path forward. Attendees include established researchers with expertise in network performance analysis, network fault diagnosis, large-scale network operation, cooperative protocols, etc. The meeting will be interactive with a healthy dose of information exchange as the researchers collectively identify open problems and discuss creative approches to solving these problems. It is the hope of the organizers that at the end of this meeting, all attendees will have a better understanding of the state of the art and the key set of open research problems. The meeting will help identify areas for potential collaborations among the participants.

Although this summit is by invitation only all presentations, position papers, and videos of talks and panels will be available for download on this web site shortly after the meeting is over.

FYI - Last year's summit was on Mesh Networking.

Location

The summit will be held at the Woodmark Hotel located on Lake Washington in Kirkland, Washington. Prominently set within the Carillon Point waterfront community, the Woodmark is just 15 minutes east of Seattle and approximately 20 miles from the SEATAC Airport. The luxury of this lakeside hotel and world class Spa embraces travelers with the charm of a private residence. Combining intimacy and elegance, The Woodmark Hotel is the only hotel located on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington and showcases shoreline views of the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains. It is minutes from shopping, galleries, the high-tech Silicon Forest of Seattle�s Eastside and tourist destinations. The Hotel has been awarded one of the Northwest's Best Places 2005-2006 by Best Places� Northwest.


Wireless Internet Access will be provided at the summit

ORGANIZERS

Tom Anderson (University of Washington)
Victor Bahl (Microsoft Research)

NON-MICROSOFT PARTICIPANTS

Hari Balakrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Paul Barford (University of Wisconsin)
Christophe Diot (Intel Research Cambridge)
Ranveer Chandra (Cornell University)
James T. Farricker (Boeing)
Paul Francis (Cornell University)
S. Keshav (University of Waterloo)
Jaehoon Kim ((Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
Arvind Krishnamurthy (Yale University)
Craig Labovitz (Arbor Networks)
Byoung-Joon (BJ) Lee (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
Bruce Maggs (Carnegie Mellon University / Akamai)
Ratul Mahajan (University of Washington)
Dave Maltz (Carnegie Mellon University)
Vivek Pai (Princeton University)
Dina Papagianaki (Intel Research Cambridge)
Lili Qiu (University of Texas Austin)
Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
Timothy Roscoe (Intel Research Berkeley)
Elaine Shi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Puneet Sharma (HP Labs. Palo Alto)
David Wetherall (University of Washington)
Ming Zhang (Princeton)

In addition to the above several researchers from Microsoft Research Labs world-wide will participate in this mindswap.



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