[Fwd: Network Conference/Tutorials in Austin!]

Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 00:56:30 -0500

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Y'all come for geeking and barbecue!


Dan Connolly

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On behalf of UT's Computer Sciences networking researchers, I would like to invite you to join us at ICNP 98, an international network research conference, that will be in Austin soon (Oct 13-16). Note, that the conference is preceded by two tutorials which will appeal to a broader audience.

Also, I would appreciate your forwarding this email to your peers. (PS - if you would like some paper copies for posting (with amusing graphics;-) please send me your postal address.)

Thanks, Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan (chris@cs.utexas.edu)

Announcing: 6th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 98) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ October 13-16, 1998 Omni Hotel Downtown Austin, Texas, USA

ICNP is a single-track networking conference known for it's high quality papers from the research communities of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, and ACM SIGCOMM. It's been almost 10 years since this community last came to Austin!

This email describes a subset of the Advance Program, focusing on highlights, tutorial briefs, conference committees, and sponsors. For more information please see the Conference Web Page or send email to chris@cs.utexas.edu

Sponsored by: Technical Committee on Distributed Processing of the IEEE Computer Society in cooperation with the Technical Committee on Computer Communications of the IEEE Communications Society and ACM SIGCOMM.

Corporate Sponsor: SBC Technology Resources, Inc.


* Steve Deering, of Cisco Systems, Inc., delivers the keynote speech entitled, "Watching the Waist of the Protocol Hour-Glass".

* A full day tutorial "Distribution of Stored Information in the Internet: Network Web Caching and Pushing", is given by Dr. Keith Ross, Eurecom, France.

* A full day tutorial "Traffic Control and Quality of Service Management in the Internet" will be taught by Dr. Hui Zhang, CMU.

* Panel discussion: "The Future of Transport Protocols: Evolution or Revolution?" is chaired by Joseph Bannister, of ISI.

* Panel discussion: "Internet Telephony---The Next Killer App?" is chaired by Henning Schulzrinne, of Columbia University.

* Nine paper sessions (in a single track, 3 full day format) featuring state-of-the-art research results: including protocols in Switching, Routing, Quality of Service, Congestion Control, Resource Management, Security, Verification, Multicast, Signalling and Services, and Wireless Networks.

== TUTORIAL BRIEFS == Tutorial 1: Traffic Control and Quality of Service (QoS) Management in the Internet Presenter: Hui Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University

Due to the success of the Internet, we see two important trends: first, the Internet is evolving into a global and commercial communication infrastructure, second, the Internet technology is now the technical basis for not only the Internet but also for most data communication networks, both public and private.

These new developments are stretching the limits of the original design of TCP/IP along all possible dimensions. In particular, the best-effort service model and the end-system-only (cooperating TCP sources) traffic management scheme are no longer adequate. New service models and sophisticated resource management algorithms and protocols have been developed. In this tutorial, we will give an overview of the service models, algorithms, and protocols that are under development to cope with emerging applications, and new business and administrative requirements. Throughout the tutorial, we will discuss the architectural implications of the new algorithms/protocols/service models, including their impact on the following important goals for the Internet: scalability, robustness, heterogeneity.

*** for more info on each tutorial please see the conference web page ***

Tutorial 2: Distribution of Stored Information in the Internet: Network Web Caching and Pushing Presenter: Keith W. Ross, Eurecom Inst., Sophia-Antipolis, France

The majority of information sent through the Internet is stored information, including documents, images, and video. The distribution of stored information can be greatly facilitated by introducing into the network intermediate storage nodes that replicate or cache popular objects. By caching popular objects close to the user, a Web cache can significantly reduce the number of times the same object is retransmitted over a link and significantly reduce the average time to retrieve an object. Further improvements in latency performance are possible by pushing objects to caches and clients.

ISPs are currently adding network caches to their networks at phenomenal rates. Because disk capacity is growing at a rate of 60% a year, ISPs will be able to cache terabytes of information. This points to a paradigm shift: up to very recently the principle resource in a network was bandwidth; now the there are two principle network resources, bandwidth and storage.

The goal of this tutorial is twofold: First to examine in detail caching and pushing technologies, including the challenges they will need to meet in the upcoming years. Second, to provide an overview of trends and research in areas of hierarchical caching and pushing.


General Co-Chairs Sudhir Aggarwal, SUNY Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, Univ. of Texas, Austin

ICNP Steering Committee Mohamed Gouda, Univ. of Texas, Austin Simon Lam, Univ. of Texas, Austin David Lee, Bell Labs Ming T. (Mike) Liu, Ohio State Univ. Raymond Miller, Univ. of Maryland, College Park Krishan Sabnani, Bell Labs

Tutorials Chair Sanjoy Paul, Bell Labs

Publicity Chair Geoffrey Xie, Naval Postgraduate School

Local Arrangements Chair Doug Steves, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Technical Program Co-Chairs Mario Gerla, UCLA Mohamed Gouda, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Program Committee Sudhir Aggarwal, SUNY Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech Anish Arora, Ohio State Univ. Joseph Bannister, ISI Ken Calvert, University of Kentucky Imrich Chlamtac, Univ. of Texas, Dallas Jorge Cobb, Univ. of Texas, Dallas Jon Crowcroft, University College, London, UK Michael Dahlin, Univ. of Texas, Austin Christophe Diot, INRIA, France Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, Univ. of Texas, Austin Li Gong, JavaSoft Teruo Higashino, Osaka University, Japan Ibrahim Matta, Northeastern Univ. Nicholas Maxemchuk, AT&T Labs Raymond Miller, Univ. of Maryland, College Park Melody Moh, San Jose State Univ. Sanjoy Paul, Bell Labs Steve Pink, SICS/Lulea Univ., Sweden Marco Schneider, SBC Technology Resources Gurdip Singh, Kansas State Univ. David Su, Information Technology Lab Kenji Suzuki, Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Japan Terry Todd, Olivetti and Oracle Res. Lab, UK Joe Touch, ISI David Yau, Purdue University Geoffrey Xie, Naval Postgraduate School Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech Hui Zhang, Carnegie Mellon Univ.


The IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) addresses the technical aspects of specifying, designing, implementing, and evaluating Distributed Computing Systems. Formed in 1979, TCDP brings together professionals who work in the forefront of Distributed Processing in both industry and academia, fostering information exchange and promoting cooperative research.

SBC Technology Resources, Inc. (TRI) is the applied research subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc. (formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corporation). With headquarters in Austin, Texas, and offices in San Ramon and Pleasanton, California, TRI provides technology consulting and expertise to the SBC Communications family of companies, exploring new ways to incorporate leading-edge technology into communications products and services.

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