April 4-6, 2001
Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix, Arizona

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Wednesday, April 4th

Preliminary Tutorial Information

07:30-08:00 am: Registration

08:00-12:00 pm: Morning Tutorials

12:00-01:00 pm: Lunch

01:00-05:00 pm: Afternoon Tutorials

06:30-08:00 pm: Reception Buffet

Thursday, April 5th

07:00-08:00 am: Registration

08:00-09:00 am: Keynote Speech

Title:       Pervasive Computing: Finding Value in the Emerging Infrastructure
Speaker:  Rick Simonian, Vice President for Telecom Engineering of Harris Corporation
We are experiencing a worldwide proliferation of mobile computing devices, a convergence of voice and data networks, an explosion of accessible information, and a growing expectation from users to be able to access this information securely anytime, anywhere. And yet they have an expectation that their communication costs will continue to decline, while the value they get goes up. In this talk we will look at some of the forces driving this change, examine the convergence trends, and consider where the users will find value in the era of pervasive computing and pervasive information.

Speaker Bio:
Rick Simonian is Vice President of Engineering with Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida. Harris is a $2B high-tech communications and information processing company, providing products and services to customers around the world. Rick's group within Harris primarily provides U.S. Government agencies with large, complex communication and information processing systems for various uses, such as weather data management and processing, satellite image processing, wide-band high speed communications, voice switching, air to ground communication, tactical communications, large scale archival and dissemination systems, and information assurance. Rick has extensive background in software project management and software processes, application of object-oriented analysis and design techniques, research and development planning, and management of information technology advances. He has been with Harris Corporation in various engineering roles since 1985. Rick has a BS in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Florida. He is a long time member of the ACM, Chair for the University of Florida Engineering Advisory Council, and Vice-Chair for the University of Central Florida Industry Advisory Board.

09:00-09:15 am: Break

09:15-10:30 am: FIRST SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 1.1: Networking I
Reducing Contention in Multiple Multicasts
Zhiyu Zhou and Zhimin Tang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

QoS-Aware Hierarchical Multicast Routing on Next Generation Internetworks
Satyabrata Pradhan, Yi Li, and Muthucumaru Maheswaran, University of Manitoba

Packet Marking Strategies for Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)
Ivan Kai-Kin Leung and Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology

Session 1.2: Invited: Distributed File and Storage Systems

Noah: Low-cost file access prediction through pairs
Ahmed Amer and Darrell D.E. Long, University of California, Santa Cruz

Strong Security for Distributed File Systems
Ethan Miller and Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
William Freeman, TRW
Benjamin Reed, IBM Research

Performance and Locking Issues in a Cluster File System
Jon Brassow, Mike Declerck, Matt O'Keefe, David Teigland, and Mike Tilstra, Sistina Software

10:30-10:45 am: Break

10:45-12:00 noon: SECOND SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 2.1: Networking II
Adaptive Bandwidth Allocation Scheme for Lightwave LANS with Asymetric Traffic
G. I. Papadimitriou, Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University, Greece
A. S. Pomportsis, Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University, Greece
M.S. Obaidat, Monmouth University

Communication Delay in Circuit-Switched Interconnection Networks
Geyong Min, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, and Hamid Sarbazi-Azad
University of Glasgow

Configuration of Distributed Message Converter Systems using Performance Modeling
Karl Aberer, LSIR - Distributed Information Systems Laboratory, Switzerland
Thomas Risse and Andreas Wormbacher, GMD-IPSI, Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute, Germany

Session 2.2: Invited: Video On Demand
Towards Scalable VoD Distribution on the Internet
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta

Frame-Based Periodic Broadcast and Fundamental Resource Tradeoffs
Subhabrata Sen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lixin Gao, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
D. Towsley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A Better Dynamic Broadcasting Protocol for Video-on-Demand
Pei-Fen You and Jehan-Francois Paris, University of Houston

12:00-01:15 pm: LUNCH

01:30-02:45 pm: THIRD SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 3.1: High Speed Networking
Evaluating STREAMS-based Protocol Stacks over High-Performance Networks
Sherali  Zeadally and D. Ford, Dept. of Computer Science,Wayne State University

Traffic Characteristics of Bulk Data Transfer using TCP/IP over Gigabit Ethernet
Aamir Shaikh and Kenneth Christensen
Dept. of Comp. Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

Real Time TCP QoS Monitoring in Wireless ATM CDMA Networks Using Aggregative Large Deviation Principle
C. Ben Ahmed, N. Boudriga, and M.S. Obaidat, Monmouth University and University of Tunis

Improving Call Admission Control in ATM Networks Using Case-Based Reasoning
Hossam Hassanein, Dept. of Computing & Information Science, Queen's University
Ahmed Al-Monayyes and Moudhi Al-Zubi, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Kuwait University

Session 3.2: Invited: Embedded and Internetworking Technologies
An Arizona Ecosystem for Embedded Systems
S. Pri-Tal, Motorola
J. Robertson, ASU and Motorola
B. Huey, ASU

Cache Design and Exploration for Low Power Embedded Systems
C. Chakrabarti, Arizona State University

Wireless Optical Ad-Hoc Networks for Embedded Systems
Joseph Hui, Arizona State University

Embedded Software for a Space Interferometry System: Automated Analysis of a Software Product Line Architecture
Gerald Gannod, ASU
Robyn R. Lutz, Jet Propulsion Lab, CA
Marian Cantu, ASU

02:45-03:00 pm: Break

03:00-04:15 pm: FOURTH SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 4.1: Network Routing
Coded Path Routing: A New Approach to Broadcasting in 3D Meshes
A.Y. Al-Dubai, Deparment of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, Deparment of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Performance of Adaptive Routing Strategies in Wavelength-Routed Networks
Ching-Fang Hsu, Te-Lung Liu,  and Nen-Fu Huang
National Tsing-Hua University

Performance Comparison and Analysis of Ad Hoc Routing Algorithms
Azzedine  Boukerche, Univ. of North Texas

Session 4.2: Modeling Algorithms and Techniques
Fair, Efficient, and Scalable Scheduling Without Per-Flow State
Salil Kanhere and Harish Sethu, Dept. of ECE, Drexel University

Efficient Comparison-Based Fault Diagnosis of Multiprocessor Systems Using Genetic Algorithms
Mourad ELHADEF and Bechir AYEB
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke

TCP Reno with Random losses: Latency, Throughput and Sensitivity Analysis
Biplab Sikdar,  S. Kalyanaraman, and K.S. Vastola
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Increasing the Accuracy of Statistical Simulation for Modeling Superscalar Processors
Lieven Eeckhout,  Dept. of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University
Koen De Bosschere, Dept. of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University

04:15-04:30 pm: Break

04:30-06:00 pm: PANEL SESSION

Research Challenges in Embedded Systems Technologies and Applications to Communications Systems Research


Dr. Peter Crouch
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Dr. Jeffery M. Harris
Director of Research and Systems Architecture
Motorola Computer Group

Slomo Pri-Tal
Director, International Business
Motorola Computer Group

David Dannenburg
Director, Intel Network Processing Group
Intel Corporation

Dr. Ben Huey
Associate Dean for Administration
Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
ASU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

06:30-08:00 pm: Reception Buffet


Friday, April 6th

07:00-08:00 am: Registration

08:00-09:00 am: PANEL SESSION

Bluetooth: From Cable Replacement to Pervasive Computing
Panelists TBD

09:00-09:15 am: Break

09:15-10:30 am: FIFTH SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 5.1: Distributed Systems
Client-Transparent Fault-Tolerant Web Service
Navid Aghdaie and Yuval Tamir, UCLA

TaBLA: A Client-Based Scheduling Algorithm for Web Proxy Clusters
Girija Narlikar, Lakshman Y.N, and Tin Kam Ho
Lucent Technologies

Universal self-stabilizing phase clock protocol with bounded memory
Florent Nolot and Vincent Villain
University of Picardie Jules Verne

An Analysis of a CORBA-Based Approach to Accessing Geospatial Information via the Internet
Don Needham, US Naval Academy
Ruth Wilson and Kevin Shaw, Mapping Charting and Geodesy Naval Research Laboratory

Session 5.2: Short Paper Session
Trusted Objects
Philip L. Campbell, Lyndon G. Pierson, Edward L. Witzke
Sandia National Laboratories

Optimising Thin Clients for Wireless Computing via Localization of Keyboard Activity
Siva Ramamurthy and Sumi  Helal, University of Florida

Comparison of Some Numerical Methods for QBD-M Processes via Analysis of an ATM Concentrator
Hung T. Tran and Tien V. Do, Budapest University of Tech. and Economics

10:30-10:45 am: Break

10:45-12:00 noon: SIXTH SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 6.1: Invited: Large Scale Distributed Storage System
An Analysis of Three Gigabit Networking Protocols for Storage Area Networks
Kaladhar Voruganti and Prasenjit Sarkar, IBM Almaden Research Center

When Local Becomes Global: An Application Study of Data Consistency in a Networked World
Erik Riedel, Susan Spence and Alistair Veitch, Hewlett Packard Labs

A Technique for Managing Mirrored Disks
Darrell D. E. Long, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

Session 6.2: Invited: Home and Multimedia Networking I
Mamba - a Programmable Broadband Multimedia Interface Board
Klaus Wuerflinger, GCS GmbH

Set-Top Box Software Architectures for Digital Video Broadcast and Interactive Services
Rudolf Jaeger, BetaResearch

Reconfigurable Embedded Media Processors
S. Panchanathan, Arizona State University

12:00-01:15 pm: LUNCH

01:30-02:45 pm: SEVENTH SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 7.1: High Performance Computing
Just How Accurate Are Performance Counters?
Wendy Korn and Patricia Teller, University of Texas at El Paso
Gilbert Castillo, IBM, Austin, TX

Temporal Analysis of Cache Prefetching Strategies for Multimedia Applications
Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Massimo Piccardi, University of Ferrara
Andrea Prati, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Inexpensive Throughput Enhancement in Small-Scale Embedded Microprocessors with Block Multithreading: Extensions, Characterization, and Tradeoffs
John W. Haskins Jr,  Kevin R. Hirst, and Kevin Skadron
University of Virginia

An efficient Instruction Cache Scheme for Object-Oriented Languages
Yul Chu and M. R. Ito, University of British Columbia

Session 7.2: Multimedia Networking
Cluster-Based Smoothing for MPEG-based Video-on-Demand Systems
Rajesh Sabat and Carey Williamson, University of Saskatchewan

An Interactive Broadcasting Protocol for Video-on-Demand
Jehan-Francois Paris, University of Houston

Impact of CPU Reservation on End-to-End Media Data Transmission
Arun Viswanathan, Klara Nahrstedt,  Dongyan  Xu, Duangdao Wichadakul
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

02:45-03:00 pm: Break

03:00-04:15 pm EIGHTH SESSION (Track 1 & 2)

Session 8.1: Invited: Real-Time Systems
Message Passing Architectures for Stochastic and Dynamic Distributed Real Time Systems
David Andrews, University of Kansas
Amy Apon, University of Arkansas
Lonnie Welch, The Ohio University

Adaptive Scheduling via Feedback Control for Dynamic Real-Time Systems
Douglas Lawrence, Jianwei Guan, Shruti Mehta, and Lonnie Welch
The Ohio University

Performance Analysis of Dynamic Soft Real-Time Systems
Scott Brandt, University of California Santa Cruz

Session 8.2: Invited: Home and Multimedia Networking II
IP appliances and home networks
Marie-José Montpetit, Nokia Home Communications

Delivery of Interactive Content to Broadband Devices
Jurij R Paraszczak, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Gateways and Advanced Set-top Units
Mike Mercurio, Nokia Home Communications

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