Technical Program (click here for a text version)

The International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution (WCW) is a premiere technical meeting for researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of content caching, distribution and delivery on the Internet. This year's meeting will be held on the Boston University Campus (click here for more details) and will build on the successes of the five previous WCW meetings. We have assembled a strong program consisting of eight technical sessions and three panels. 


Wednesday June 20th

09:00 Welcome Note
Workshop Co-Chairs: Michael Rabinovich and Azer Bestavros
09:15 Session 1: Content Delivery Networks I
Chair: Duane Wessels, Measurement Factory
"The Trickle-Down Effect: Web Caching and Server Request Distribution", Ronald P. Doyle, Jeffrey S. Chase, Syam Gadde, Amin M. Vahdat
"CDN Brokering", Alex Biliris, Chuck Cranor, Fred Douglis, Michael Rabinovich, Sandeep Sibal, Oliver Spatscheck, Walter Sturm
Synopsis: "Web Service Scalability and Performance with Optimising Intermediaries", Mark Nottingham
10:30 Morning Break
10:45 Session 2: Content Delivery Networks II
Chair: Jeff Chase, Duke University
"Object Replication Strategies in Content Distribution Networks", Jussi Kangasharju, James Roberts, Keith W. Ross
"Topology-Informed Internet Replica Placement", Pavlin Radoslavov, Ramesh Govindan, Deborah Estrin
"A Novel Approach to Managing Consistency in Content Distribution Networks", Zongming Fei
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Panel 1: Resolved: Publish no more papers on Web cache replacement policies
Moderator: Jeffrey Mogul, Compaq Western Research Lab 
Panelists: Martin Arlitt, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; Pei Cao,  Cisco Systems; Alex Rousskov, The Measurement Factory; Carey Williamson, University of Saskatchewan
15:30 Afternoon Break
15:45 Session 3: Edge and Browser Services
Chair: Mike Dahlin, University of Texas
"Content Services Network: the Architecture and Protocols", Wei-Ying Ma, Bo Shen, and Jack Brassil
"Enabling the Internet to Deliver Content-Oriented Services", Andre Beck, Markus Hofmann
Synopsis: "Evaluating Dynamic Deployment Mechanisms for Application Network Provisioning on the Internet", O. Ardaiz, F. Freitag, L. Navarro
Synopsis: "Expanding the Scope of Prefetching through Inter-Application Cooperation", Amy S. Hughes and Joseph D. Touch

Thursday June 21st

09:15 Session 4: Architectures
Chair: Gary Tomlison, Cacheflow
"Instantaneous Offloading of Transient Web Server Load", Vsevolod V. Panteleenko and Vincent W. Freeh
"The Cyclone Server Architecture: Streamlining Delivery of Popular Content", Stanislav Rost, John Byers, Azer Bestavros
Synopsis: "MPLS-based Request Routing", Arup Acharya, Anees Shaikh, Renu Tewari, Dinesh Verma
10:30 Morning Break
10:45 Panel 2: Content Distribution Internetworking: Vital or Valueless?
Moderator: Mark Day, Cisco Systems
Panelists: Lisa Amini,IBM; Brad Cain, Cereva; Fred Douglis, AT&T; Dave Farber, Digital Island; Avi Freedman, Akamai; Phil Rzewski, Inktomi
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Session 5: Prefetching
Chair: Valentino Cavali, Terena
"Provably Efficient Stream Merging", E.G. Coffman, Jr. Predrag Jelenkovic, Petar Momcilovic
"The potential costs and benefits of long-term prefetching for content distribution", Arun Venkataramani, Praveen Yalagandula, Ravi Kokku, Sadia Sharif, Mike Dahlin
"Assertion: Prefetching With GET is Not Good", Brian D.Davison
15:30 Afternoon Break
15:45 Panel 3: Rule-Based Active Edge Services
Moderator: Micah Beck, University of Tennessee & Lokomo Systems
Panelists: Markus Hofmann, Lucent Technologies; Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research China; Mark Nottingham, Akamai Technologies
18:00 Workshop Banquet on-board the Spirit of Boston

Friday June 22nd

09:00 Session 6: Workload Characterization
Chair: Mark Crovella, Boston University
"Thin-Client Web Access Patterns: Measurements from a Cache-Busting Proxy", Terence Kelly
"Analysis of Web Workloads Using the Bootstrap Methodology", Johnson Lee, William Miniscalco, Meng Li, W. David Shambroom, John Buford
"Analyzing the Impact of Robots on Performance of Web Caching Systems", V. Almeida, D. Menasce, R. Riedi, F. Peligrinelli, R. Fonseca, W. Meira Jr.
10:30 Morning Break
10:45 Session 7: Performance Measurement
Chair: Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Using a Proxy to Measure Client-Side Web Performance", Richard Liston, Ellen Zegura
"The Medusa Proxy: A Tool For Exploring User-Perceived Web Performance", Mimika Koletsou, Geoffrey M. Voelker
"Comparative measurements of Internet traffic using cache-triangle", Serge A. Krashakov and Lev N. Shchur
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Session 8: Streaming Media Delivery
Chair: Abdelsalam Heddaya, Infolibria
"Streaming media traffic: an empirical study", Dario Luparello, Sarit Mukherjee, Sanjoy Paul
"An Interactive Video Delivery and Caching System Using Video Summarization", Sung-Ju Lee, Wei-Ying Ma, and Bo Shen
"Joint Server Scheduling and Proxy Caching for Video Delivery", Olivier Verscheure, Chitra Venkatramani, Pascal Frossard and Lisa Amini