Conference Program

TUESDAY (AFTERNOON), October 7, 2014

14-14.30 Opening Session

14.30-16 Session 1: Caches. Session Chair: Jim Roberts
  • Exact Analysis of TTL Cache Networks.
    Daniel S. Berger, Philipp Gland, Sahil Singla and Florin Ciucu.
  • Building a High-performance Key-value Cache as an Energy-efficient Appliance.
    Yuehai Xu, Eitan Frachtenberg and Song Jiang.
  • Caching and Optimized Request Routing in Cloud-based Content Delivery Systems.
    Niklas Carlsson, Derek Eager, Ajay Gopinathan and Zongpeng Li.
16-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-18 Session 2: Scheduling. Session Chair: Peter Buchholz
  • Scheduling Analysis with Martingales.
    Felix Poloczek and Florin Ciucu.
  • Probe Scheduling for Efficient Detection of Silent Failures.
    Edith Cohen, Avinatan Hassidim, Haim Kaplan, Yishay Mansour, Dan Raz and Yoav Tzur.
  • An Opportunistic and Non-Anticipating Size-Aware Scheduling Proposal for Mean Holding Cost Minimization in Time-Varying Channels.
    Ianire Taboada, Fidel Liberal and Peter Jacko.
18.30Welcome Reception.

WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2014

9-10 Invited talk
  • Scalable online stream-based monitoring: tools, applications, and modeling issues
    Giuseppe Bianchi
10-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.30 Session 3: Data Center. Session Chair: Mor Harchol-Balter
  • Reducing the Expenses of Geo-distributed Data Centers with Portable Containerized Modules.
    Marco Brocanelli, Wenli Zheng and Xiaorui Wang.
  • Joint Latency and Cost Optimization for Erasure-coded Data Center Storage.
    Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Vaneet Aggarwal and Yih-Farn Chen.
  • A distributed speed scaling and load balancing algorithm for energy efficient data centers.
    Young Myoung Ko and Yongkyu Cho.
  • Enhanced Cluster Computing Performance through Proportional Fairness.
    Thomas Bonald and James Roberts.
12.30-14 Lunch

14-16 Session 4: Queueing. Session Chair: Sindo Nunez-Queija
  • Perfect sampling for closed queuing networks.
    Anne Bouillard, Ana Busic and Christelle Rovetta.
  • Sojourn Times in Fluid Queues with Independent and Dependent Input and Output Processes.
    Gábor Horváth and Miklos Telek.
  • Estimating Life-Time Distribution by Observing Population Continuously.
    Hanhua Feng, Parijat Dube and Li Zhang.
  • Refining Piecewise Stationary Approximation for a Markov-Regulated Fluid Queue.
    Guodong Pang, Bo Zhang and Bert Zwart.
  • Light traffic performance under the power-of-two load balancing strategy: The case of server heterogeneity.
    Ane Izagirre and Armand M. Makowski.
16-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-18.15 Session 5: Networks and Parallelism Session Chair: Michela Meo
  • Evaluating Transport Protocol Performance over High Throughput Wireless Mesh Backbone: Do Existing Protocols Scale Well?.
    Sandip Chakraborty and Sukumar Nandi.
  • Throughput of CSMA Networks with Buffer Dynamics.
    Fabio Cecchi, Sem C. Borst and Johan S.H. van Leeuwaarden.
  • Random-Walk-Based Biased Sampling for Data Collection on Communication Networks.
    Shigeo Shioda.
  • Spectral Efficiency of Energy Efficient Multi-carrier Systems.
    Majed Haddad, Oussama Habachi, Piotr Wiecek and Yezekael Hayel.
  • Microarchitectural Characterization of Irregular Applications on GPGPUs.
    Tao Zhang, Guangshuo Chen, Wei Shu and Min-You Wu.
20.00Gala Dinner.

THURSDAY, October 9, 2014

9-10Invited talk
  • Timelines Analysis and competition over popularity, influence and visibility in social networks
    Eitan Altman
10-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12 Session 6: Storage Systems. Session Chair: Benny Van Houdt
  • Rectifying Pitfalls in the Performance Evaluation of Flash Solid-State Drives.
    Ilias Iliadis.
  • Ddelta: A Deduplication-Inspired Fast Delta Compression Approach.
    Wen Xia, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, Lei Tian, Min Fu and Yukun Zhou.
  • Performance Evaluation of Fragmented Structures: A Theoretical Study.
    Ed Coffman, Robert Margolies, Peter Winkler and Gil Zussman.
12-14 Lunch

14-16 Session 7: Cloud Systems and Power Grids. Session Chair: Rob van der Mei
  • A Resource-Sharing Game with Relative Priorities.
    Josu Doncel, Urtzi Ayesta, Olivier Brun and Balakrishna J. Prabhu. .
  • Value Driven Load Balancing.
    Sherwin Doroudi, Esa Hyytiä and Mor Harchol-Balter.
  • Profiling and Evaluating Hardware Choices for MapReduce Environments: Application-Aware Approach.
    Abhishek Verma, Lucy Cherkasova and Roy Campbell.
  • On Competitive Provisioning Of Cloud Services.
    Jayakrishnan Nair, Vijay Subramanian and Adam Wierman..
  • On the probability of current and temperature overloading in power grids: A large deviations approach.
    Joost Bosman, Jayakrishnan Nair and Bert Zwart.
16-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17 Closing Session