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USITS '01, March 26-28, 2001, San Francisco, California
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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2001
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Opening Remarks, Best Paper Awards, and Keynote Address

S. Guthery photo Keynote: Interfaces Are Forever, or, It's the Hole, Stupid
Scott Guthery, CTO of Mobile-Mind, Inc.

The characteristics of a technology's connections to its neighbors have as much to do with its success and persistence as with the characteristics of the technology itself. This talk will attempt to draw a roadmap of Internet technologies and systems--particularly those in the mobile and wireless space--by examining the interfaces between the technologies. Interfaces that are tried and true, interfaces that are emerging, interfaces that are fading, and even interfaces that are needed but nowhere in sight are all considered. The talk concludes with the observation that standards meetings aren't just about good restaurants in exotic locations.

10:00 am - 10:30 am    Break
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Streaming Media
Session Chair: Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University

Measurement and Analysis of a Streaming Media Workload
Maureen Chesire and Alec Wolman, University of Washington; Geoffrey M. Voelker, University of California, San Diego; and Henry M. Levy, University of Washington

Partial Prefetch for Faster Surfing in Composite Hypermedia
Javed I. Khan and Qingping Tao, Kent State University

Modular and Efficient Resource Management in the Exedra Media Server
Stergios V. Anastasiadis, Kenneth C. Sevcik, and Michael Stumm, University of Toronto

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm    Symposium Luncheon
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Novel Architectures
Session Chair: Steve McCanne, Fast Forward

An Architecture for Content Routing Support in the Internet
Mark Gritter and David R. Cheriton, Stanford University

ALMI: An Application Level Multicast Infrastructure
Dimitrios Pendarakis, Tellium Optical Network Systems; Sherlia Shi, Washington University in St. Louis; Dinesh Verma, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; and Marcel Waldvogel, Washington University in St. Louis

CSP: A Novel System Architecture for Scalable Internet and Communication Services
Hemal V. Shah, Dave B. Minturn, Annie Foong, Gary L. McAlpine, Rajesh S. Madukkarumukumana, and Greg J. Regnier, Intel Corporation

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flea Market
Session Chair: Greg Minshall, Redback Networks

The Age Penalty and Its Effect on Cache Performance
Edith Cohen, AT&T Labs--Research; and Haim Kaplan, Tel-Aviv University

On-Line Markets for Distributed Object Services: The MAJIC System
Lior Levy, Liad Blumrosen, and Noam Nisan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion

More details coming soon!

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Invited Talk: Search Engine Experience and Internals
Mike Burrows, Compaq Computer Corporation Systems Research Center

Mike worked on a Web search site called AltaVista from 1995 to 1997. After giving an overview of how the Web site was structured and some operational problems encountered, he'll describe some software internals, focusing on things he enjoyed building. Parts of the talk will be interesting to system administrators, parts to people who enjoy algorithms and data structures, and a (small) part to people who enjoy over-optimizing short sections of assembly language.

10:00 am - 10:30 am    Break
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Internet Measurements
Session Chair: Vivek Pai, Princeton University

End-to-End WAN Service Availability
Bharat Chandra, Mike Dahlin, Lei Gao, and Amol Nayate, University of Texas at Austin

PRO-COW: Protocol Compliance on the Web–A Longitudinal Study
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs--Research; and Martin Arlitt, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Nettimer: A Tool for Measuring Bottleneck Link Bandwidth
Kevin Lai and Mary Baker, Stanford University

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm    Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Work-in-Progress Reports
Session Chair: Steve Gribble, University of Washington

Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce interesting new or ongoing work, and the USITS audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. If you have work you'd like to share or a cool idea that's not quite ready for publication, then send in a brief summary to Submissions are due by 6:00pm on Friday March 16th; your submission must be less than a page in length. We'll send out acceptances by Wednesday, March 22nd. We are particularly interested in presenting students' work.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Break
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session Chair: Mary Baker, Stanford University

CANS: Composable, Adaptive Network Services Infrastructure
Xiaodong Fu, Weisong Shi, Anatoly Akkerman, and Vijay Karamcheti, New York University

Dynamic Host Configuration for Managing Mobility Between Public and Private Networks
Allen Miu, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science; and Paramvir Bahl, Microsoft Research

Puppeteer: Component-based Adaptation for Mobile Computing
Eyal de Lara, Dan S. Wallach, and Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cool Hacks
Session Chair: Brian Pinkerton, Excite

Alpine: A User-Level Infrastructure for Network Protocol Development
David Ely, Stefan Savage, and David Wetherall, University of Washington

Measuring Client-Perceived Response Time on the WWW
Ramakrishnan Rajamony and Mootaz Elnozahy, IBM Austin Research Lab

10:00 am - 10:30 am    Break
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Scalability and Fault Tolerance
Session Chair: Bill Weihl, Akamai Technologies

Neptune: Scalable Replication Management and Programming Support for Cluster-based Network Services
Kai Shen, Tao Yang, Lingkun Chu, JoAnne L. Holliday, Douglas A. Kuschner, and Huican Zhu, University of California, Santa Barbara

System Support for Scalable, Reliable, and Highly Manageable Web Hosting Service
Mon-Yen Luo and Chu-Sing Yang, National Sun Yat-Sen University

Fine-Grained Failover Using Connection Migration
Alex C. Snoeren, David G. Andersen, and Hari Balakrishnan, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

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