Making Networks Self-Aware

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

Sponsored by Microsoft Research



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NOTES

  • Each talk with Q&A should be 20 minutes (Session Chairs will enforce this rule strictly)
  • Breaks are 30 minutes each, mingling is highly encouraged
  • Panel is 90 minutes
  • Thursday's after-lunch agenda is open for discussion and changes
  • Internet Access is provided, but please refrain from checking emails etc. during talks & discussions

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 1, 2005



7:15 - 8:15

Breakfast (Lake Washington Room)

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks - Summit Goals (Lake Washington Room)
Tom Anderson, University of Washington
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research
Video

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Lessons in Engineering Self-Managed Networks,
Bruce Maggs, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and Vice President for Research and Development, Akamai

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Break - Coffee

10:30 - 12:00

Session 1: Self Configuring Networks
Session Chair: Jitu Padhye
Speakers:

  • Evolving Toward a Self-Managing Network,
    Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
    Abstract & Bio
     |  PPT |  Video
  • Coordinating Chaotic Wireless Networks,
    David Wetherall (University of Washington)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Toward Self-directed Intrusion Detection,
    Paul Barford (University of Wisconsin)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Self Organized Wireless LAN Mesh,
    Christoph Diot (Intel Research Cambridge)
    Abstract & Bio

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (Olympic Terrace)

13:30 - 15:15

Session 2: Measurement Based Solutions & Algorithms
Session Chair: Ming Zhang
Speakers:

  • The Practicality of End-User Network Monitoring,
    Vivek Pai (Princeton University)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • NetQuest: A Flexible Framework for Internet Measurement,
    Lili Qiu (University of Texas Austin)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Scalable Network Proximity Estimation,
    Puneet Sharma (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT
  • NetHealth: A Client-centric Approach to Detecting, Diagnosing and Managing Networks,
    Victor Bahl / Venkat Padmanabhan / Alec Wolman (Microsoft Research)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT - Wolman  |  PPT - Padmanabhan  |  Video
  • Efficient and Decentralized Discovery of Approximate Global State,
    S.Keshav (University of Waterloo)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT |  Video

15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon Break - Snacks & Mingling

15:45 - 18:00

Session 3: Network Management & Architecture
Session Chair: Sharad Agarwal
Speakers:

  • Rethinking the Systems for Network Control and Management: The Case for a New 4D Architecture
    David A. Maltz (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Towards Reality-based Network Management,
    Paul Francis (Cornell University)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT - PDF  |  Video
  • Automating Network Diagnostics to Help End-Users,
    Dave Thaler (Microsoft)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Towards an Internet that Never Fails,
    Hari Balakrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT  |  Video
  • Declarative Networking,
    Timothy Roscoe (Intel Research Berkeley)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT - PDF
  • Evolving a Manageable Internet,
    Tom Anderson (University of Washington)
    Abstract & Bio
    | PPT

18:00 p.m. - 19:00 p.m.

Adjourn to Library Bar
Experience the intimate setting of The Library Bar where a cozy fire completes the distinct ambiance. Curl up on a couch, unwind after a hard day's work and relax.
50% off tantalizing appetizers and sumptous bites
$5.50 Wine Specials

19:30 p.m.

Dinner (Invitation Only - Marina Room)
Host: Dan Ling, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

Thursday, June 2, 2005


7:30 - 8:45

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Self Managed Networks - Dream or Reality,
Jawad Khaki, Vice President, Windows Networking & Devices Division, Microsoft
Abstract & Bio  |   PPT  |   Video

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Break - Coffee

10:30 - 12:00

Panel: Self-Management - What does it mean & can it be effective?
Moderator: Alec Wolman (Microsoft)
Panelists: James Farricker (Technical Fellow & Chief Engineer, Enterprise Network Operations, Boeing),
Craig Labovitz (Director of Engineering & Chief Architect, Arbor Networks),
Sunjeev Pandey (Senior Director, Global Technology Services, Microsoft Corporation)
K. Jonas Svensson (Supportability Program Manager, Consumer Windows Support Organization, Microsoft Corporation)
Abstract & Bio  |   PPT - Labovitz  |   PPT - Pandey  |   Video

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (Olympic Terrace)

13:30 - 15:00

Open Problems
5 minutes from each participant, on the most important problem in self-managing systems that you aren't currently working on.
Video

15:00 - 15:15

Discussion Framework and Working Groups
Tom & Victor
Video

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee, Cookie & Soda Break

15:45 - 17:00

Working Group Breakout Discussions
    WG 1: 4D Architecture? How do we make progress? (Mercer Room)
        - Lead: David Maltz (Carnegie Mellon University)
    WG 2: Infrastructure & Methodology: What do we need to make progress? and how do we evaluate progress? (Vashon Room)
        - Lead: S. Keshav (Waterloo)
    WG 3: Managing Enterprise Networks: how do we reduce IT costs? (Bambridge Room)
        - Lead: Dave Thaler (Microsoft)
    WG 4: Managing Wireless Networks (Lake Washington Room)
        - Lead: Ratul Mahajan (University of Washington)

17:00 - 18:00

Working Group Reports
    17:00 - 17:15 4D Architecture WG - PPT
    17:15 - 17:30 Infrastructure & Methodology WG - PPT
    17:30 - 17:45 Managing Enterprise Networks WG - PPT
    17:45 - 18:00 Managing Wireless Networks - PPT

18:00 - 18:30

Open Discussions All
Summary & Closing Remarks - Tom & Victor

18:30

Meeting Adjourns





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