Eastern Great Lakes
Systems and Networking


Date: 08/20/11 (Saturday)
Location: Niagara Falls Conference Center
Organizers: Systems and Networking Faculty at UB
Schedule: Workshop Program

8am - 8:30am


8:30am - 8:40am


8:40am - 10:05am

Session 1: Data Centers and Cloud Platforms 1
(Session Chair: Murat Demirbas)

  • Unshackle the Cloud! (25 mins)
    Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell Univ.)

  • System Support for Flexible Cloud Computing (25 mins)
    Eyal de Lara (Univ. of Toronto)

  • Efficiently Dealing with More Failures (25 mins)
    Robbert van Renesse (Cornell Univ.)

  • Heterogeneous Data Center Design and Management (10 mins)
    Siddharth Garg (Univ. of Waterloo)

10:05am - 10:30am


10:30am - 11:40am

Session 2: Networking
(Session Chair: Dimitrios Koutsonikolas)

  • Frenetic: A Network Programming Language (25 mins)
    Nate Foster (Cornell Univ.)

  • Optimizing Cost and Performance in Online Service Provider Networks (25 mins)
    Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue Univ.)

  • Inter-Datacenter Bulk Transfers with NetStitcher (10 mins)
    Nikolaos Laoutaris (Telefonica)

  • Survivable Virtual Infrastructure Mapping for Highly Available IaaS (10 mins)
    Chunming Qiao (Univ. at Buffalo)

11:40am - 12:10pm

Open Mic

12:10pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 2:40pm

Session 3: OS and Security
(Session Chair: Tevfik Kosar)

  • Unicorn: Two-Factor Attestation for Data Security (25 mins)
    David Lie (Univ. of Toronto)

  • Our Troubles with Linux and Why You Should Care (25 mins)
    Tim Brecht (Univ. of Waterloo)

  • Linux Kernel Instrumentation with DynamoRIO (10 mins)
    Angela Demke Brown (Univ. of Toronto)

  • PhoneLab: A Participatory Smartphone Testbed (10 mins)
    Geoff Challen (Univ. at Buffalo)

2:40pm - 3:00pm


3:00pm - 4:05pm

Session 4: Storage and Data Management in the Cloud
(Session Chair: Geoff Challen)

  • Database High Availability in the Cloud (25 mins)
    Ashraf Aboulnaga (Univ. of Waterloo)

  • End-to-end Data Reliability with Runtime Verification (10 mins)
    Ashvin Goel (Univ. of Toronto)

  • Performance Isolation in Shared Cloud-based Storage Systems (10 mins)
    Bernard Wong (Univ. of Waterloo)

  • Unity: A Single System Image for a User's Devices (10 mins)
    Boem Heyn (Ben) Kim (Univ. of Toronto)

  • Embarrassingly Parallel Meets Inherently Sequential: Issues with Serving Files from Disk (10 mins)
    Jim Summers (Univ. of Waterloo)

4:05pm - 4:30pm


4:30pm - 5:40pm

Session 5: Data Centers and Cloud Platforms 2
(Session Chair: Steve Ko)

  • High Assurance Cloud Computing with Isis2 (25 mins)
    Ken Birman (Cornell Univ.)

  • Innovative Datacenter Interconnect Technologies (25 mins)
    Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell Univ.)

  • Maestro: A Datacenter Computing Framework with Predicated Locking (10 mins)
    Murat Demirbas (Univ. at Buffalo)

  • Stork Data Scheduler for Cloud Computing (10 mins)
    Tevfik Kosar (Univ. at Buffalo)

5:40pm - 6:30pm

Open Mic


Dinner (on your own)