Monday Oct 14 Workshops & Tutorial
ADGA 2013 – The 2nd Workshop on Advances on Distributed Graph Algorithms
- About: ADGA is a one-day workshop that focuses on the theoretical foundations of distributed graph algorithms. The program consists of one-hour invited talks that are targeted to the general DISC audience.
BDA 2013 – The 1st Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms.
- About: BDA is a one-day workshop that focuses on the shared principles, strategies and goals of distributed biological and computational systems. The program consists of contributed and invited talks that are targeted to both the general DISC audience and also to interested biologists.
WTTM 2013 – The 5th Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory
- About: WTTM is a one-day workshop that focuses on the theoretical challenges and recent achievements in the context of speculative concurrent computing with emphasis on transactional memory. The program consists of contributed and invited talks that are targeted to the general DISC audience.
- Title: The Evolution of SDN and How Your Network Is Changing
- Speaker: Teemu Koponen – Nicira/VMWare
Network data planes have greatly evolved since the invention of Ethernet: the port densities, forwarding latencies and capacities of modern switches are all at levels no one would have predicted. Yet at the same time, the principles of network control planes have remained unchanged; over the past decades, network control planes have been a story of distributed algorithms and manual configuration.As seen in the trade press and networking conference proceedings, Software Defined Networks (SDN) is quickly challenging this, and in networking, the past few years have been all about the evolution of the control plane, almost to the point that it’s difficult to tell what SDN is!In this tutorial, I’ll cover the evolution of the SDN: its beginning, current state, and where it might be heading next. Using the industry use cases as examples I’ll discuss the management challenges SDN is solving today, as well as how the implementation of SDN control planes has evolved, how ‘logical centralization’ doesn’t remove aspects of distribution (but exactly the opposite!) and most importantly, how SDN has opened new avenues for the design of network control. In the end, it may turn out the network community is now more receptive for new distributed algorithms than ever before!.
Teemu Koponen was the chief architect at Nicira Networks before joining VMware as a part of Nicira acquisition in 2012. Teemu received his PhD from Helsinki University of Technology in 2008 and ever since has been indecisive enough to remain active within the network research community while working for the industry. He received the ACMSIGCOMM Rising Star Award 2012 for his contributions on network architectures.
Thursday-Friday Oct 17-18 Workshops & Networking Event
FOMC 2013 – The 9th ACM Int. Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing
- About: FOMC is a one-day workshop (split to two half-days this year) that focuses on the foundations of mobile computing. The program consists of contributed and invited talks that are targeted to the general DISC audience.
TADDS 2013 – 5th Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Dynamic Distributed Systems
- About: TADDS 2013 is a half-day workshop that focuses on the dynamic aspects of distributed systems, encompassing systems in existence today and looking into the future development and deployment of dynamic distributed systems, with sound theoretical foundations in mind. The program consists of half-hour contributed and invited talks that are targeted to the general DISC audience.
- Organizers: David Hay and Michael Schapira
- About: The DISC event on networking will focus on research in the networking community that takes a distributed systems approach to various aspects of computer networks, including performance, stability, and security. The 1.5-hour event on networking complements the Software-Defined Networking tutorial (to be given on Oct 14th), and is intended to provide a broader perspective on some current trends in networking research..