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All sessions will take place in the Crystal Room unless otherwise noted.

Session papers are available to workshop registrants immediately and to everyone beginning April 27, 2010.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.    Continental Breakfast, Regency Foyer
8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

It's Not the Cost, It's the Quality!
Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley

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In this talk, I will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities faced by streaming video over the Internet. First, I would argue that for premium content reducing the distribution cost is no longer the main challenge. To large extent, this is due to the rapid decrease of the CDN costs, and the emergence of the HTTP chunking technologies. Next, I'll show that the quality of video streaming has a significant impact on the video engagement, and by extension on the content provider's revenue. Finally, I will show that the quality problem is not fully solved by today's CDNs, and argue that it is an opportunity for the p2p community to step up and address this problem.

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    Break
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Enterprise P2P

Session Chair: Michael Piatek, University of Washington

Blindfold: A System to "See No Evil" in Content Discovery
Ryan S. Peterson, Bernard Wong, and Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University and United Networks, L.L.C.

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AmazingStore: Available, Low-cost Online Storage Service Using Cloudlets
Zhi Yang, Peking University, Beijing; Ben Y. Zhao, University of California, Santa Barbara; Yuanjian Xing, Song Ding, Feng Xiao, and Yafei Dai, Peking University, Beijing

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Peer-to-Peer Bargaining in Container-Based Datacenters
Yuan Feng and Baochun Li, University of Toronto; Bo Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.–Noon

P2P Search

Session Chair: John R. Douceur, Microsoft Research

Estimating Peer Similarity using Distance of Shared Files
Yuval Shavitt, Ela Weinsberg, and Udi Weinsberg, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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Don't Love Thy Nearest Neighbor
Cristian Lumezanu, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dave Levin, Bo Han, Neil Spring, and Bobby Bhattacharjee, University of Maryland

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SplitQuest: Controlled and Exhaustive Search in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Pericles Lopes and Ronaldo A. Ferreira, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

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Noon–1:30 p.m.    Workshop Luncheon, Regency 1 Room
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Gossiping Systems

Session Chair: Ben Y. Zhao, University of California, Santa Barbara

Balancing Gossip Exchanges in Networks with Firewalls
João Leitão, INESC-ID/IST; Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University; Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID/IST

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A Middleware for Gossip Protocols
Michael Chow and Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University

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StAN: Exploiting Shared Interests without Disclosing Them in Gossip-based Publish/Subscribe
Miguel Matos, Ana Nunes, Rui Oliveira, and José Pereira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

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2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.    Break
3:00 p.m.–4:20 p.m.


Session Chair: Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington

Public and Private BitTorrent Communities: A Measurement Study
M. Meulpolder, L. D'Acunto, M. Capotă, M. Wojciechowski, J.A. Pouwelse, D.H.J. Epema, and H.J. Sips, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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Comparing BitTorrent Clients in the Wild: The Case of Download Speed
Marios Iliofotou, University of California, Riverside; Georgos Siganos, Xiaoyuan Yang, and Pablo Rodriguez, Telefonica Research, Barcelona

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Power-law Revisited: A Large Scale Measurement Study of P2P Content Popularity
György Dán, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Niklas Carlsson, University of Calgary, Canada

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Strange Bedfellows: Community Identification in BitTorrent
David Choffnes, Jordi Duch, Dean Malmgren, Roger Guiermà, Fabián Bustamante, and Luís A. Nunes Amaral, Northwestern University

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4:20 p.m.–5:00 p.m.    Demo Session and Break

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5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Invited Talk

Telling Time
Bram Cohen and Arvid Norberg, BitTorrent

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A completely synchronized clock which gives the same time everywhere does not exist. We will explain the problems this causes for measuring delays, and discuss techniques for dealing with those problems used in utp, including a new technique for canceling out clock drift.

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Closing Address

Backend Consistency for Large-Scale Live Services
Dahlia Malkhi, Microsoft Research

Companies that build large live cloud service face daunting scalability and availability requirements. Often, these are met at the expense of consistency, e.g., allowing shopping carts to lose items (oh well), or for web search to return stale results (oh well). These solutions fail to meet today's advanced cloud services, for which consistency is a must. For example, Microsoft SQL Azure provides live relational DB services from a cloud. Microsoft FAST Search Server provides indexing and search hosting services for enterprises. In both, clients benefit from quick deployment and transparent management by a cloud which is provisioned and managed by with the highest assurance.

The backend systems supporting these live services guarantee strict data consistency while maintaining scalability, high availability, and failure handling. The talk reviews lessons taken from the innovative architectures and algorithms designed to meet the extreme requirements of these large live data services

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