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FAST '05
Wednesday, December 14
8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Wednesday
Welcome to FAST '05
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas
8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Wednesday
Jim Gray

Keynote Address
Greetings from a Filesystem User
Jim Gray, Distinguished Engineer, Scaleable Servers Research Group, Microsoft Bay Area Research Center

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Jim Gray is part of Microsoft's research group. His work focuses on databases and transaction processing. Jim is active in the research community, is an ACM, NAE, NAS, and AAAS Fellow, and received the ACM Turing Award for his work on transaction processing. He edits of a series of books on data management, and has been active in building online databases like TerraServer and Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.   Break  
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Wednesday
File Systems Semantics
Session Chair: Jon Howell, Microsoft Research

A Logic of File Systems
Muthian Sivathanu, Google Inc.; Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Somesh Jha, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Providing Tunable Consistency for a Parallel File Store
Murali Vilayannur, Partho Nath, and Anand Sivasubramaniam, Pennsylvania State University

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Wednesday
Sensor Storage
Session Chair: Jason Flinn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MicroHash: An Efficient Index Structure for Flash-Based Sensor Devices
Demtrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, University of Cyprus; Song Lin, Vana Kalogeraki, Dimitrios Gunopulos, and Walid A. Najjar, University of California, Riverside

Adaptive Data Placement for Wide-Area Sensing Services
Suman Nath, Microsoft Research; Phillip B. Gibbons, Intel Research Pittsburgh; Srinivasan Seshan, Carnegie Mellon University

12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.   Conference Luncheon  
1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Wednesday
Fault Handling
Session Chair: David L. Black, EMC Corporation

Awarded Best Paper!
Ursa Minor: Versatile Cluster-based Storage

Michael Abd-El-Malek, William V. Courtright II, Chuck Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger, James Hendricks, Andrew J. Klosterman, Michael Mesnier, Manish Prasad, Brandon Salmon, Raja R. Sambasivan, Shafeeq Sinnamohideen, John D. Strunk, Eno Thereska, Matthew Wachs, and Jay J. Wylie, Carnegie Mellon University

Zodiac: Efficient Impact Analysis for Storage Area Networks
Aameek Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology; Madhukar Korupolu and Kaladhar Voruganti, IBM Almaden Research Center

Journal-guided Resynchronization for Software RAID
Timothy E. Denehy, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison

3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   Break  
3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Wednesday
Session Chair: Richard Golding, IBM Almaden

DULO: An Effective Buffer Cache Management Scheme to Exploit Both Temporal and Spatial Localities
Song Jiang, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Xiaoning Ding, Feng Chen, Enhua Tan, and Xiaodong Zhang, Ohio State University

Second-Tier Cache Management Using Write Hints
Xuhui Li, Ashraf Aboulnaga, and Kenneth Salem, University of Waterloo; Aamer Sachedina, IBM Toronto Lab; Shaobo Gao, University of Waterloo

WOW: Wise Ordering for Writes—Combining Spatial and Temporal Locality in Non-Volatile Caches
Binny S. Gill and Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM Almaden Research Center

Thursday, December 15
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Thursday
Session Chair: Peter Honeyman, CITI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Secure Deletion for a Versioning File System
Zachary N.J. Peterson, Randal Burns, Joe Herring, Adam Stubblefield, and Aviel D. Rubin, The Johns Hopkins University

TOCTTOU Vulnerabilities in UNIX-Style File Systems: An Anatomical Study
Jinpeng Wei and Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology

A Security Model for Full-Text File System Search in Multi-User Environments
Stefan Büttcher and Charles L. A. Clarke, University of Waterloo

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.   Break  
10:30 a.m.–noon Thursday
Multi-Fault Tolerance
Session Chair: Peter Corbett, Network Appliance

Matrix Methods for Lost Data Reconstruction in Erasure Codes
James Lee Hafner, Veera Deenadhayalan, and KK Rao, IBM Almaden Research Center; John A. Tomlin, Yahoo! Research

STAR: An Efficient Coding Scheme for Correcting Triple Storage Node Failures
Cheng Huang, Microsoft Research; Lihao Xu, Wayne State University

WEAVER Codes: Highly Fault Tolerant Erasure Codes for Storage Systems
James Lee Hafner, IBM Almaden Research Center

noon–1:30 p.m.   Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Thursday
Work-in-Progress Reports
Session Chair: Kimberly Keeton, Hewlett-Packard Labs

The FAST technical sessions will include slots for Work-in-Progress reports, preliminary results, and "outrageous" opinion statements. For the schedule and to view the presentations, click here.

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Break  
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Thursday
On the Media
Session Chair: Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz

Awarded Best Paper!
On Multidimensional Data and Modern Disks

Steven W. Schlosser, Intel Research Pittsburgh; Jiri Schindler, EMC Corporation; Stratos Papadomanolakis, Minglong Shao, Anastassia Ailamaki, Christos Faloutsos, and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University

Database-Aware Semantically-Smart Storage
Muthian Sivathanu, Google Inc.; Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Managing Prefetch Memory for Data-Intensive Online Servers
Chuanpeng Li and Kai Shen, University of Rochester

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.   Conference Reception  
Friday, December 16
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Friday
On the Wire
Session Chair: Kai Li, Princeton University and Data Domain

A Scalable and High Performance Software iSCSI Implementation
Abhijeet Joglekar, Michael E. Kounavis, and Frank L. Berry, Intel Research and Development

TAPER: Tiered Approach for Eliminating Redundancy in Replica Synchronization
Navendu Jain and Mike Dahlin, University of Texas at Austin; Renu Tewari, IBM Almaden Research Center

VXA: A Virtual Architecture for Durable Compressed Archives
Bryan Ford, CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.   Break  
10:30 a.m.–noon Friday
Session Chair: Daniel Ellard, Sun Microsystems Laboratories

I/O System Performance Debugging Using Model-driven Anomaly Characterization
Kai Shen, Ming Zhong, and Chuanpeng Li, University of Rochester

TBBT: Scalable and Accurate Trace Replay for File Server Evaluation
Ningning Zhu, Jiawu Chen, and Tzi-cker Chiueh, Stony Brook University

Accurate and Efficient Replaying of File System Traces
Nikolai Joukov, Timothy Wong, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

Noon   Conference Ends  
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