Talk Schedule

If you notice any problems with the program, such as the wrong author listed as speaker, please let Rodrigo Fonseca know. (The speakers are in bold, to the best of our knowledge)

Time Title
8:30-9:00 Check-in, breakfast, poster set up
9:00 – 9:50 Session I – Cloud Infrastructure
Chair: Theo Benson
Improving optimistic concurrency control
Yihe Huang, Eddie Kohler (Harvard); Barbara Liskov (MIT); Liuba Shrira (Brandeis University)
Lightweight VMs using Virtualization-aware Managed Runtimes
Eddie Kohler, James Mickens (Harvard University)
DANS: A Duplicate-Aware Networked Stack for the Cloud
Hafiz Mohsin Bashir, Ali Musa Iftikhar, Peter Vondras, Fahad Rafique Dogar (Tufts University); Ihsan Ayyub Qazi (LUMS); Muhammad Asim Jamshed (Intel Labs)
Cloud-Hosted Intelligent Capture of IoT Data Streams with Derecho
Edward Tremel, Sagar Jha (Cornell University); Jonathan Behrens (MIT); Theo Gkountouvas, Matthew Milano, Weijia Song, Sydney Zink, Kenneth P. Birman, Robbert van Renesse (Cornell University)
9:50 – 10:45 Coffee & Mini Poster Break
10:45 – 11:30 Session II – Moving Data
Chair: Marwan Fayed
Footprint Descriptors: Theory and Practice of Cache Provisioning in a Global CDN
Aditya Sundarrajan (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Mingdong Feng, Mangesh Kasbekar (Akamai Technologies); Ramesh K. Sitaraman (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies)
ConfigTron: Tackling network diversity with heterogeneous configurations.
Usama Naseer, Theophilus Benson (Brown University)
Rethinking TCP Throughput and Latency Modeling
Yi Cao, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi (Stony Brook University)
The Case for Moving Congestion Control Out of the Datapath
Akshay Narayan, Frank Cangialosi, Prateesh Goyal, Srinivas Narayana, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan (MIT CSAIL)
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:20 Session III – Privacy and Security
Chair: Dave Choffnes
AnonRep: Towards Tracking-Resistant Anonymous Reputation
Ennan Zhai (Yale University)
liberate,(n): A library for exposing (traffic-classification) rules and avoiding them efficiently
Fangfan Li (Northeastern University); Abbas Razaghpanah (Stony Brook University); Arash Molavi Kakhki (Northeastern University); Arian Akhavan Niaki (Stony Brook University); David Choffnes (Northeastern University); Phillipa Gill (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Alan Mislove (Northeastern University)
Bolted: Security as a Service
Amin Mosayyebzadeh (Rochester / MOC), Ali Raza (BU), Jason Hennessey (NetApp), Kyle Hogan (MIT), Trammell Hudson (TwoSigma), Gerardo Ravago(Amazon), Larry Rudolph (TwoSigma), Nabil Schear(MIT LL), Sahil Tikale(BU), Gang Wang (University of Connecticut), Gene Cooperman (NEU), Peter Desnoyers (NEU), Orran Krieger (BU)
1:20 – 3:00 Poster Session
3:00 – 3:25 Session IV – Storing Data
Chair: Rodrigo Fonseca
Microchains: Removing Parasitic Abstractions to Create Fast, Decentralized, and Minimal Distributed Ledgers
James Larisch, Ronny Ko, James Mickens (Harvard University)
FSTL: A Framework for Design and Exploration of Shingled Magnetic Recording Translation Layers
Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi, Mania Abdi, Mansour Shafaei Moghaddam, Peter Desnoyers (Northeastern University)
3:25 – 4:00 Session V – Tracing / Debugging / Performance
Chair: Raja Sambasivan
Baggage Context: A Narrow Waist for Distributed System Instrumentation
Jonathan Mace, Rodrigo Fonseca (Brown University)
BLeak: Automatically Debugging Memory Leaks in Web Applications
John Vilk, Emery D. Berger (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Identification of Root Causes of Performance Variations on Large Scale Systems
Emre Ates, Ozan Tuncer, Yijia Zhang, Ata Turk (Boston University); Jim Brandt, Vitus J. Leung (Sandia National Laboratories); Manuel Egele, Ayse K. Coskun (Boston University)
4:00 The end!

Accepted Posters

(In no particular order)
The speakers listed above are also invited to have posters on the respective talks.

  • UIWear: Easily Adapting User Interfaces for Wearable Devices Jian Xu, Qingqing Cao, Aruna Balasubramanian (Stony Brook University); Donald E. Porter (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Pythia: a just-in-time instrumentation framework for distributed applications Lilian Sturmann (Harvard Extension / Boston University); Shuwen Jethro Sun,  Orran Krieger (Boston University), Ayse Coskun (Boston University), Peter Portante (RedHat), Raja Sambasivan (Boston University), 
  • Towards An Auditing Language Framework for Preventing Correlated Failures in the Cloud Ennan Zhai (Yale University)
  • Recycling Lost CPU Cycles: Managing Multiple Many-core Jobs Apoorve Mohan, Rohan Garg (Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA); Said Taazi (Univ. de Toulouse, UT1, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France); Gene Cooperman (Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA)
  • Vesper: Measuring Time-to-Interactivity for Modern Web Pages
    Vikram Nathan, Ravi Netravalli (MIT CSAIL); James Mickens (Harvard University); Hari Balakrishnan (MIT CSAIL)
  • A-Tree: A Bounded Approximate Index Structure Michael Markovitch, Alex Galakatos, Rodrigo Fonseca, Tim Kraska (Brown University); Carsten Binning (TU Darmstadt)
  • D3N: A Datacenter-scale Data Delivery Network Emine Ugur Kaynar (Boston University); Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi, Mania Abdi (Northeastern University); Ata Turk (Boston University); Peter Desnoyers (Northeastern University); Orran Krieger, Raja R Sambasivan (Boston University); Larry Rudolph (Two Sigma)
  • Automatic Inference of Road Networks Favyen Bastani, Songtao He (MIT)
  • A Step towards Dynamically Scaling Hadoop Clusters Qiaobin Fu (Boston University); Nicholas Timkovich, Pierre Riteau (University of Chicago); Kate Keahey (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • WProfX: Visualizing Web Page Loads Javad Nejati, Arunesh Pandey, Aruna Balasubramanian
  • Canopy: An End-to-End Performance Tracing And Analysis System Jonathan Mace
  • Multiverse Databases for Secure Web Applications Lara Timbó Araujo, Malte Schwarzkopf (MIT CSAIL); Eddie Kohler (Harvard University); M. Frans Kaashoek, Robert Morris (MIT CSAIL)
  • Symphony: An Automated Approach to Consistency Requirements Detecting and Orchestrating Saim Salman, Theo Benson (Brown University)
  • Understanding the Role of Registrars in DNSSEC Deployment Taejoong Chung (Northeastern University); Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente and SURFnet); David Choffnes (Northeastern University); Dave Levin (University of Maryland); Bruce M. Maggs (Duke University and Akamai Technologies); Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson (Northeastern University)
  • Toward usable network traffic policies for IoT devices in consumer networks Nicholas DeMarinis, Rodrigo Fonseca (Brown University)
  • Resource Federation in a Multi-Landlord Cloud Kristi Nikolla (BU / MassOpenCloud)
  • Towards Efficient Distributed and Fault-Tolerant Data-Flow Computations Jon Gjengset, Jonathan Behrens, Malte Schwarzkopf (MIT CSAIL); Eddie Kohler (Harvard University); M. Frans Kaashoek, Robert Morris (MIT CSAIL)