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 Refereed Papers and Invited Talks Tracks 1998 USENIX Annual Technical Conference - June 15-19, 1998 - Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Technical Sessions     Refereed Papers & Invited Talks Tracks
[Wed, June 17]    [Thurs, June 18]    [Fri, June 19]    [FREENIX]

Friday, June 19

Refereed Papers Track
  Invited Talks Track

Friday, June 19   9:00am - 10:30am    see [FREENIX Track]

Session Chair: Elizabeth Zwicky, Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Transformer Tunnels: A Framework for Providing Route Specific Adaptations
Pradeep Sudame and B. R. Badrinath, Rutgers University

The Design and Implementation of an IPv6/IPv4 Network Address and Protocol Translator
Marc E. Fiuczynski, Vincent K. Lam, and Brian N. Bershad, University of Washington

Increasing Effective Link Bandwidth by Supressing Replicated Data
Jonathan R. Santos and David J. Wetherall, MIT

  Highlights from USENIX Conferences & Symposia

This session will present highlights from some of USENIX's recent events: Symposium on Internet Technologies & Systems; Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies & Systems; and 7th USENIX Security Symposium.

Friday, June 19   10:30am - 11:00am   Break


Friday, June 19   11:00am - 12:30pm    see [FREENIX Track]

Real Time
Session Chair: Greg Minshall, Fiberlane Communications

Making Commodity PCs Fit for Signal Processing
Michael Ismert, MIT

The Eclipse Operating System: Providing Quality of Service via Reservation Domains
John Bruno, Eran Gabber, Banu Özden, and Avi Silberschatz, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs

A Framework for Alternate Queueing: Towards Traffic Management by PC-UNIX Based Routers
Kenjiro Cho, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Inc.

  Panel Discussion: Is a Clustered Computer In Your Future?
Panelists: Ron Minnich, Project Beowulf; Fred Glover, Digital Equipment Corp.; Bruce Walker, Tandem Computer; Rick Rashid, Microsoft, and two more to be confirmed

Distributed systems technologies have culminated in the current round of Multicomputers or Cluster products. Some clustering products are aimed at solving higher availability, others are directed towards scalable computing. This panel will bring leaders of some of the different clusters projects together to explore different tradeoffs, such as message interfaces, file systems, single system image/levels of transparency, performance, NORMA vs NUMA archiectures.

Friday, June 19   12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch (on your own)


Friday, June 19   2:00pm - 3:30pm    see [FREENIX Track]

Session Chair: Fred Douglis, AT&T Labs - Research

Implementing Multiple Protection Domains in Java
Chris Hawblitzel, Chi-Chao Chang, Grzegorz Czajkowski, Deyu Hu, and Thorsten von Eicken, Cornell University

The Safe-Tcl Security Model
Jacob Y. Levy, Laurent Demailly, John Ousterhout, and Brent Welch, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.

  The Future of the Internet
Speaker: John S. Quarterman, Matrix Information and Directory Services (MIDS)

Will the U.S. continue to contain more than half of the Internet? Will one company make all the software? This talk uses graphs, geographical maps (both static and animated), tables, and text to present historical data about the growth of the Internet, followed by predictions of future growth, worldwide and regional, with speculations on what will happen to current Internet players, corporate, national, and personal.


Friday, June 19   3:30pm - 4:00pm   Break


Friday, June 19   4:00pm - 5:00pm   Joint Closing Session

Beyond Wearable Computing: Personal Imaging as Example of Humanistic Intelligence
Steve Mann, University of Toronto

My "WearComp" photographic apparatus of the 1970s and early 1980s, as described in, comprised a body-worn computer with a video screen over one eye and a miniature keyboard in one hand. This invention formed the basis for a new genre of photograhic imaging called "dusting" (Lightspace Rendering). Multiple, differently exposed/illuminated images of the same scene or objects were captured under program control of the apparatus. I will present early examples, together with new results in photometric imaging arising from this work. Most recently, this Wearable Wireless Webcam is built into ordinary-looking sunglasses and clothing which include a video processor and wireless Internet connection. The apparatus has become a visual extension of my mind and body, facilitating a new genre in documentary video and, I believe, connected collective humanistic intelligence. It formed the basis for my social commentary video "ShootingBack." For further information, see:


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[Wed, June 17]    [Thurs, June 18]    [Fri, June 19]    FREENIX Track

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