| BU/NSF Workshop on |
Internet Measurement, Instrumentation and Characterization
|(Preceding ACM SIGCOMM'99)|
As a research community, an important next step involves an comprehensive look at the challenges that lie ahead in this area. This includes an an evaluation of both the current unsolved challenges and the upcoming challenges the Internet will present us with in the near future, and a discussion of the promising new techniques that innovators in the field are currently developing. To this end, the Networking Research Group at Boston University, with support from the National Science Foundation, is organizing a one-day workshop which will be held at Boston University on Monday, August 30, 1999, and which will immediately precede ACM SIGCOMM '99.
8:45 - 9:00 / Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:20 / Session I: Instrumentation and Measurement
Chair: Paul Barford
10:20 - 10:40 / Break
10:40 - 12:00 / Session II: Modeling and Characterization
Chair: Mark Crovella
12:00 - 13:40 / Lunch
13:40 - 15:00 / Session III: End-to-End Protocols and Services
Chair: John Byers
15:00 - 15:20 / Break
16:40 - 17:00 / Break
17:00 - 18:20 / Panel: IMIC Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives
Coordinator: Azer Bestavros
18:20 - 18:30 / Closing Remarks
The Photonics Center is located at 8 St. Mary's St., some 50 yards away from the intersection of St. Mary's and Commonwealth Avenue, the latter of which runs down the center of the B.U campus. Adjacent to this intersection is the B.U. Central subway stop, and the subway is one of our recommended routes to the workshop (details below).
On the day of the workshop, freshmen will be moving into campus dorms, so parking will be at a premium. Therefore, we recommend the use of taxis or public transportation to get to and from the workshop. A taxi from SIGCOMM hotels to B.U. will run about $10, while a taxi from the airport will be approximately $20. The subway is another convenient and inexpensive ($.85) option as the Photonics Center is 50 yards from the B.U. Central T stop on the green line B subway. (The B line terminates at Boston College, which is distinct from Boston University -- check your stops carefully!) From SIGCOMM hotels, take the red line inbound from Harvard Square, then transfer at Park Street to the outbound B green line (30-35 mins). From the airport, take the shuttle bus to the subway, then take the blue line inbound and transfer at Government Center to the B green line (35 mins).
If you plan to drive, please check the following URL for directions: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit/campus/directns.html
There are a number of parking lots near the Photonics center on Commonwealth Avenue which cost between $6 and $12 per day. As mentioned above, these will fill up earlier in the day than usual on Monday.
All other questions concerning local arrangements should be directed to Paul Barford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Information Name: _____________________________________________ Affiliation: ______________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ Phone: ____________ Fax: __________________________ Email: ____________________________________________ Brief Description of Research Interests: (Optional)An on-site registration fee of $50.00 (payable in cash, money order, or check drawn on a US bank) will be charged per attendee to defray the costs of food and beverage services.
Pending support from the NSF, the registration fee will be waived for full-time students on a First-Come-First-Serve basis. If you are interested in such a waiver, please contact Michael Mitzenmacher at (email@example.com).
Created on: 1999.07.01 Updated on: 1999.08.26