ACM SIGCOMM '96 Conference Program

Monday, August 26th


Registration: 8 AM - 5 PM (Location to be Announced)

Tutorial MON1: 9 AM - 5 PM
Dr. Stephen Deering, IPv6: The Next-Generation Internet Protocol

Tutorial MON2: 9 AM - 5 PM
Dr. George Varghese, Algorithmic Techniques for Efficient Protocol Implementations

Tuesday, August 27th


Registration: 8 AM - 5 PM (Location to be Announced) 6 - 7:30 PM (at Conference Reception)

Tutorial TUE1: 9 AM - 5 PM
Dr. David B. Johnson, Wireless and Mobile Networking

Tutorial TUE2: 9 AM - 5 PM
Vern Paxson, An Introduction to Internet Measurement and Modeling

Conference Reception: 6 PM - 7:30 PM (by Kresge Auditorium). Winetasting and hors d'oeurves. Wine graciously donated by Dan Lynch (founder of Interop, co-founder of Cybercash and one-time TCP/IP programmer).

Wednesday, August 28th


Registration: 8 AM - 5 PM (Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University)

All conference sessions will be in Kresge Auditorium on the Stanford University campus.

Session 1: [9AM-10AM]
ACM SIGCOMM Award Address by Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Senior Vice President, MCI, and winner of the 1996 ACM SIGCOMM Award.

Session 2: [10:30AM-Noon] Measurement and Modeling. Chair: Jim Kurose
The Importance of Long-Range Dependence of VBR Video Traffic in ATM Traffic Engineering: Myths and Realities, B.K. Ryu (Columbia Univ.) and A. Elwalid (Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies)

On the Relevance of Long-Range Dependence in Network Traffic, M. Grossglauser and J-C. Bolot (INRIA)

End-to-end Routing Behavior in the Internet, V. Paxson (Univ. of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Lunch: A catered lunch will be provided.

Session 3: [1PM-2:30PM] Code generation and execution. Chair: Jeff Mogul
ASHs: Application-Specific Handlers for High-Performance Messaging, D.A. Wallach, D. Engler, and M.F. Kaashoek (MIT)

DPF: Fast, Flexible Message Demultiplexing using Dynamic Code Generation, D. Engler and M.F. Kaashoek (MIT)

Generating Efficient Protocol Code from an Abstract Specification, C. Castelluccia and W. Dabbous (INRIA) and S. O'Malley (Univ. of Arizona)

Session 4: [3PM-4:30PM] Protocol Performance Enhancement. Chair: Karen Sollins
Analysis of Techniques to Improve Protocol Latency, D. Mosberger, L.L. Peterson, P.G. Bridges, S. O'Malley (Univ. of Arizona)

Speeding up Protocols for Small Messages, T. Blackwell (Harvard Univ.)

Masking the Overhead of Protocol Layering, R. van Renesse (Cornell Univ.)

SIGCOMM Business Meeting: [4:30PM-5:30PM]

Social Event: [6:30PM-10PM] Dinner at Thomas Fogarty Winery.
(There will be dinners at the winery both Wednesday and Thursday. Half the attendees will be there each night. Busses depart from Stanford Campus starting at 6 PM).


Thursday, August 29th


Session 5: [9AM-10:30AM] Realtime. Chair: Hui Zhang
Efficient Support of Delay and Rate Guarantees in an Internet, L. Georgiadis (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki) and R. Guerin, V. Peris, and R. Rajan (IBM, Watson Research Center)

Receiver-driven Layered Multicast, S. McCanne, V. Jacobson, and M. Vetterli, (Univ. of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

A Reliable and Scalable Striping Protocol, H. Adiseshu, G. Parulkar, and G. Varghese (Washington Univ., St. Louis)

Session 6: [11AM-12:30AM] Packet scheduling. Chair: Bruce Davie
Hierarchical Packet Fair Queueing Algorithms, J.C.R. Bennett and H. Zhang (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)

Start-time Fair Queuing: A Scheduling Algorithm for Integrated Services Packet Switching Networks, P. Goyal, H.M. Vin, and H. Chen (Univ. of Texas, Austin)

Phantom: A Simple and Effective Flow Control Scheme, Y. Afek, Y. Mansour and Z. Ostfeld (Tel Aviv Univ.)

Lunch: a catered lunch will be provided.

Session 7: [1:30PM-3PM] Routing. Chair: Jon Crowcroft
Multicasting Protocols for High-Speed, Wormhole-Routing Local Area Networks, M. Gerla, P. Palnati, S. Walton (UCLA)

Simulation Study of the Capacity Effects of Dispersity Routing for Fault Tolerant Realtime Channels, A. Banerjea (Philips Research)

Routing High-Bandwidth Traffic in Max-min Fair Share Networks, Q. Ma, P. Steenkiste, and H. Zhang (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)

Session 8: [3:30PM-5PM] Wireless and Mobility. Chair: Martha Steenstrup
A Channel Access Scheme for Large Dense Packet Radio Networks, T.J. Shepard (BBN Systems and Technologies)

Adaptive Resource Management Algorithms for Indoor Mobile Computing Environments, S. Lu and V. Bharghavanan (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Measurement and Analysis of the Error Characteristics of an In Building Wireless Network, D. Eckhardt and P. Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
Social Event: [6:30PM-10PM] Dinner at Thomas Fogarty Winery.
(See notes from Wednesday).

Friday, August 30th


Session 9: [9AM-10:30AM] TCP. Chair: K.K. Ramakrishnan
A Comparison of Mechanisms for Improving TCP Performance over Wireless
Links
, H. Balakrishnan, V.N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R.H. Katz (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

Improving the Start-up Behavior of a Congestion Control Scheme for TCP, J.C. Hoe (MIT)

Forward Acknowledgement: Refining TCP Congestion Control, M. Mathis and J. Mahdavi (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)

Session 10: [11:AM-12:30PM] Evaluation of Network Services. Chair: Paul Francis
Removal Policies in Network Caches for World-Wide Web Documents, S. Williams, M. Abrams, C.R. Standridge, G. Abdulla, and E.A. Fox (Virginia Tech)

Measuring the Performance of Communication Middleware on High-Speed Networks, A. Gokhale and D.C. Schmidt (Washington Univ., St. Louis)

Internet Mobility 4x4 , S. Cheshire and M. Baker (Stanford Univ.)