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Preliminary Technical Program

Preliminary technical program including abstracts in PostScript Format .ps or .ps.gz, Portable Document Format .pdf, or in HTML format.

Introduction Session
Wednesday, Aug 30, 9.00-10.15

  • Welcome
  • SIGCOMM Award Ceremony
    André Danthine (University of Liege, Belgium)
  • Mutual Cloning between Network Paradigms
    André Danthine
Session 1: Multicast and Anycast
Wednesday, Aug 30, 10.45-12.15
  • A Framework for Scalable Global IP-Anycast (GIA) (abstract, paper)
    Dina Katabi, John Wroclawski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • pgmcc: A TCP-friendly Single-Rate Multicast Congestion Control Scheme (abstract, paper)
    Luigi Rizzo (Universita di Pisa)
  • Fault Isolation in Multicast Trees (abstract, paper)
    Anoop Reddy, Ramesh Govindan, Deborah Estrin (USC/Information Sciences Institute)
Session 2: Control Mechanisms
Wednesday, Aug 30, 13.30-15.00
  • Equation-Based Congestion Control for Unicast Applications (abstract, paper)
    Sally Floyd, Mark Handley (AT&T Center for Internet Research at ICSI), Jitendra Padhye (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Joerg Widmer (AT&T Center for Internet Research at ICSI)
  • Endpoint Admission Control: Architectural Issues and Performance (abstract, paper)
    Lee Breslau (AT&T Research), Edward Knightly (Rice University), Scott Shenker (AT&T Center for Internet Research at ICSI), Ion Stoica, Hui Zhang (CMU)
  • Decoupling QoS Control from Core Routers: A Novel Bandwidth Broker Architecture for Scalable Support of Guaranteed Services (abstract, paper)
    Zhi-Li Zhang, Zhenhai Duan (University of Minnesota), Lixin Gao (Smith College), Yiwei Thomas Hou (Fujitsu Labs)
Session 3: World Wide Web
Wednesday, Aug 30, 15.30-17.00
  • A Protocol-Independent Technique for Eliminating Redundant Network Traffic (abstract, paper)
    Neil T. Spring, David Wetherall (University of Washington)
  • On Network-Aware Clustering of Web Clients (abstract, paper)
    Balachander Krishnamurthy (AT&T Research), Jia Wang (Cornell University)
  • The Content and Access Dynamics of a Busy Web Site: Findings and Implications (abstract, paper)
    Venkata N. Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research), Lili Qiu (Cornell University)
Session 4: Performance Analysis and Modeling
Thursday, Aug 31, 9.00-10.30
  • Critical Path Analysis of TCP Transactions (abstract, paper)
    Paul Barford, Mark Crovella (Boston University)
  • Tuning RED for Web Traffic (abstract, paper)
    Mikkel Christiansen, Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • A Fluid-based Analysis of a Network of AQM Routers Supporting TCP Flows with an Application to RED (abstract, paper)
    Vishal Misra, Wei-Bo Gong, Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Session 5: Routing Stability and Convergence
Thursday, Aug 31, 11.00-12.00
  • Routing Stability in Congested Networks: Experimentation and Analysis (abstract, paper)
    Aman Shaikh (University of California, Santa Cruz), Lampros Kalampoukas, Rohit Dube (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies), Anujan Varma (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • An Experimental Study of Delayed Internet Routing Convergence (abstract, paper)
    Craig Labovitz (Microsoft Research), Abha Ahuja, Abhijit Abose, Farnam Jahanian (University of Michigan)
Session 6: Routing and Bridging
Thursday, Aug 31, 13.30-14.30
  • FIRE: Flexible Intra-AS Routing Environment (abstract, paper)
    Craig Partridge (BBN Technologies), Alex C. Snoeren (BBN Technologies & Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Strayer, Beverly Schwartz, Matthew Condell, Isidro Castineyra (BBN Technologies)
  • SmartBridge: A Scalable Bridge Architecture (abstract, paper)
    Thomas L. Rodeheffer, Chandramohan A. Thekkath (Compaq Systems Research Center), Darrell Anderson (Duke University)
Student Poster Session - Work in Progress
Thursday, Aug 31, 14.30-15.30
  • Student Poster Exhibition
    Click here for instructions for submission.
Session 7: TCP Analysis
Thursday, Aug 31, 15.30-17.00
  • TCP is Max-Plus Linear (abstract, paper)
    Francois Baccelli, Dohy Hong (ENS-INRIA)
  • A Stochastic Model of TCP/IP with Stationary Random Losses (abstract, paper)
    Eitan Altman, Kostia Avrachenkov, Chadi Barakat (INRIA)
  • On the Propagation of Long-range Dependency in the Internet (abstract, paper)
    Andras Veres (Ericsson), Zsolt Kenesi, Sandor Molnar (Technical University of Budapest), Gabor Vattay (Eotvos University, Budapest)
Session 8: Tracing and Measurement
Friday, Sep 1, 9.00-11.00
  • Deriving Traffic Demands for Operational IP Networks: Methodology and Experience (abstract, paper)
    Anja Feldmann (University of Saarbruecken), Albert Greenberg, Carsten Lund, Nick Reingold, Jennifer Rexford, Fred True (AT&T Research)
  • Trajectory Sampling for Direct Traffic Observation (abstract, paper)
    Nick Duffield, Matthias Grossglauser (AT&T Research)
  • Measuring Link Bandwidths Using a Deterministic Model of Packet Delay (abstract, paper)
    Kevin Lai, Mary Baker (Stanford University)
  • Practical Network Support For IP Traceback (abstract, paper)
    Stefan Savage, David Wetherall, Anna Karlin, Tom Anderson (University of Washington)
Session 9: Header Processing
Friday, Sep 1, 11.30-13.00
  • When the CRC and TCP Checksum Disagree (abstract, paper)
    Jonathan Stone (Stanford University), Craig Partridge (BBN Technologies)
  • Packet Types: Abstract Specification of Network Protocol Messages (abstract, paper)
    Peter J. McCann, Satish Chandra (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies)
  • Memory-Efficient State Lookups with Fast Updates (abstract, paper)
    Sandeep Sikka (Inktomi), George Varghese (UCSD)