Program at a Glance

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Monday, August 19

IP Control of Optical Networks, and GMPLS (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Jennifer Yates and Albert Greenberg, AT&T Labs-Research
Detecting Packet Patterns at High Speeds (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
George Varghese, University of California, San Diego
How to Use the Emulab Public Network Testbeds
(This tutorial is offered as both a half-day morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a full-day version that includes an afternoon lab session that runs from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. )
Jay Lepreau, Mac Newbold, Rob Ricci (University of Utah) and Chris Alfield (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Tuesday, August 20

Data-mining the Internet: What we know, what we don't, and how we can learn more (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Michalis Faloutsos, University of California, Riverside and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University


Computer Networking: Curriculum Designs and Educational Challenges (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
CANCELLED-Retrospective Workshop of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urban Room on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel
Sponsored by Intel

Dinner on your own. (Due to the overwhelming student registration at this year's SIGCOMM, we were unable to arrange a student dinner.)

Wednesday, August 21

Introductions, Awards, Keynote (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
Keynote Address - Dr. Scott Shenker of the ICSI Center for Internet Research, SIGCOMM 2002 Award Winner

Full Technical Program Details

Technical Program: BGP Analysis (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Understanding BGP Misconfigurations
On the Correctness of IBGP Configuration
Realistic BGP Traffic for Test Labs

Technical Program: Overlay Networks (1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Informed Content Delivery Across Adaptive Overlay Networks
SOS: Secure Overlay Services
Internet Indirection Infrastructure

Technical Program: Congestion Control (3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Internet Congestion Control for Future High Bandwidth-Delay Product Environments
On the Long-Run Behavior of Equation-Based Rate Control
Selfish Behavior and Stability of the Internet: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of TCP


Thursday, August 22

Invited Talk (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) - Mike O'Dell - "Reflections on the Future of Very Large Data Networks"

Large-scale engineering is an economic optimization problem. The tools required are indeed technological, but their evolution must be driven by the economic nature of the problem. This talk will offer lively, contrarian, and perhaps even curmudgeonly reflections on those economic matters and what they portend if we are to see the successful deployment of very large data networks.

Michael D. O'Dell is President of Compass Rose Labs which focuses on opportunities in computing and communications. In a previous life he was Senior Vice-president and Chief Scientist of UUNET Technologies, an early purveyor of fine Internet access products, where he was responsible for network and product architecture

Technical Program: Measuring and Simulating Networks (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Measuring ISP Topologies with Rocketfuel
Network Topology Generators: Degree-Based vs Structural
Traffic Matrix Estimation: Existing Techniques Compared and New Directions

Technical Program: P2P and Multicast (1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Replication Strategies in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks
Wave and Equation Based Rate Control Using Multicast Round Trip Time
Scalable Application Layer Multicast

Student Poster Session (with refreshments)
Sponsored by AOL/Time Warner

Technical Program: Routing Dynamics (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Route Flap Damping Exacerbates Internet Routing Convergence
Route Oscillations in I-BGP with Route Reflection

Friday, August 23

Technical Program: Router Design and Analysis (9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
Routers with a Single Stage of Buffering
Lightweight Network Support for Scalable End-to-End Services
On Fundamental Tradeoffs between Delay Bounds and Computational Complexity in Packet Scheduling Algorithms

Technical Program: Measuring Paths and Flows (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
End-to-end Available Bandwidth: Measurement Methodology, Dynamics, and Relation with TCP Throughput
On the Characteristics and Origins of Internet Flow Rates
New Directions in Traffic Measurement and Accounting

Position Papers: (
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
An End-to-End Approach to Globally Scalable Network Storage, Micah Beck, presenter
Micah Beck, Terry Moore and James S. Plank
University of Tennessee
Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow's Internet, David Clark, presenter
David D. Clark, John Wroclawski, Karen Sollins and Robert Braden
MIT / USC/Information Sciences Institute

The final session will end at 2:30 p.m.