The 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA-03)

April 16-18, 2003
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA

Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

Wednesday, April 16, 2003


9.00am - 9.30am
Message from the Distinguished Chair - J. Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Message from the Program Chair - D. Avresky, Northeastern University, USA

Session 1 - Keynote Paper

9.30am - 10.15am
Leveraging Grid Technology in Network-centric Environments
John Salasin, DARPA, USA
Assad Moini, Software Productivity Consortium, VA, USA

Coffee Break 10.15am - 10.30am

Session 2 - Web Caching and Switching

10.30am - 11.00am
Optimal Content Placement for En-Rote Web Caching
Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang and Jehoshua Bruck
Caltech, CA, USA

11.00am - 11.30am
Transparent Distributed Redirection of HTTP Requests
Aline Baggio and Maarten van Steen
Vrije University, The Netherlands

11.30am - 12.00 noon
Kernel-based Web switches providing content-aware routing
Mauro Andreolini, Marcello Nuccio, and Michele Colajanni
University of Roma, University of Modena, Italy

12.00 noon - 12.30pm
Replication of Web Content Using Web++
Mehmet Sayal, Hewlett Packard, USA
Peter Scheuermann, Northwestern University, USA
Radek Vingralek, Oracle Corp., USA

Lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Session 3 - Web Caching and Switching

1.30pm - 2.00pm
Distributed Cooperation Schemes for Document Lookup in Multiple Cache Servers
Riccardo Lancellotti, Bruno Ciciani, and Michele Colajanni
University of Roma, University of Modena, Italy

2.00pm - 2.30pm
SWIFT: Scheduling in Web Servers for Fast Response Time
Mayank Rawat and Ajay Kshemkalyani
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

2.30pm - 3.00pm
Web Proxy Cache Replacement: Do's, Don'ts, and Expectations
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Ioannis Aekaterinides, University of Crete, Greece

3.00pm - 3.30pm
A Genetic Algorithm for Multicast Mapping in Publish-Subscribe Systems
Mario Guimaraes and Luis Rodrigues
University of Lisboa, Portugal

3.30pm - 4.00pm
Adaptive Resource Selection for Grid-Enabled Network Services
Byoung-Dai Lee and Jon B. Weissman
University of Minnesota, USA

Coffee Break 4.00pm - 4.30pm

Session 4 - Keynote Paper

4.30pm - 5.15pm
NSF Activities in Cyber Trust
Carl Landwehr
Director, Trusted Computing Program
National Science Foundation, USA

Coffee Break 5.15pm - 5.30pm

Session 5 - Broadcasting and Multicasting

5.30pm - 6.00pm
Scheduling Correlated Broadcast Data Considering Access Frequencies with Temporal Variations
Wataru Uchida, Takahiro Hara, and Shojiro Nishio
Osaka University, Japan

6.00 - 6.30pm
Scalable Diverse Protected Multicast as a Programmable Service Leveraging IP-Multicast - Experimental paper
Christian Bachmeir and Peter Tabery
Technical University of Munich, Germany

6.30pm - 7.00pm
Split-Layer Video Multicast Protocol: A New Receiver-Based Rate-Adaptation Protocol
Simon C. Brennan, Naveen K. Chilamkurti, and Ben Soh
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

7.00pm - 7.30pm
SOME-Bus-NOW: A Network of Workstation with Broadcast
Constantine Katsinis and Diana Hecht
Drexel University, USA

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Session 6 - Group Communications

8.00am - 8.30am
A Scalable Protocol for Content-based routing in Overlay Networks
R. Chand and P. Felber
Institute Eurocom, France

8.30am - 9.00am
Admission Control in Collaborative Groups
Yongdae Kim, Daniele Mazzocchi, and Gene Tsudik
University of Minnesota, USA
Torino Polytechnic, Italy

9.00am - 9.30am
Group Communication based on Standard Interfaces
Matthias Wiesmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Xavier Defago, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Andre Schiper, EPFL, Switzerland

9.30am - 10.00am
Trigger Grouping: A Scalable Approach to Large Scale Information Monitoring
Wei Tang, Ling Liu, and Calton Pu
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

10.00am - 10.30am
AdHocFS: Sharing Files in WLANs
Malika Boulkenafed and Valerie Issarny
INRIA, France

Coffee Break 10.30am - 10.45am

Session 7 - Keynote Paper

10.45am - 11.30am
Privacy Issues in an Insecure World
W. Timothy Strayer
BBN Technologies, USA

Session 8 - Network Security

11.30am - 12.00 noon
Challenges of Source-End DDoS Defense
Jelena Mirkovic, Gregory Prier, and Peter Reiher
University of California - Los Angeles, USA

12.00 noon - 12.30pm
Reflections On Evaluating Survivability: The APOD Experiments
Patha Pal, Micheal Atighetchi, Franklin Webber, Richard Schantz, and Chris Jones
BBN Technologies, USA

Lunch 12.30pm - 1.45pm

Session 9 - Keynote Paper

1.45pm - 2.30pm
Building an Open Grid
Ian Foster
Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago, USA

Session 10 - Dependable Network Computing

2.30pm - 3.00pm
A Configurable Middleware Framework with Multiple Quality of Service Properties for Small Embedded Systems
A. David McKinnon, Kevin E. Dorow, Tarana R. Damania, Olav Haugan, Wesley E. Lawrence, David E. Bakken, and John C. Shovic
Washington State University, WA, USA

3.00pm - 4.00pm
Performance Study of Reliable Server Pooling
M. Umit Uyar, Jianliang Zheng, Mariusz A. Fecko, and Sunil Samtani
City University, New York, USA
Telcordia Technologies, Inc., USA

Coffee break 4.00pm - 4.30pm

Session 11 - Keynote Paper

4.30pm - 5.15pm
Apsara: The Quest for the Perfect Server for Network Computing
Pankaj Mehra
Hewlett Packard, USA

5.15pm - 6.00pm
Panel - High Speed System Area Networks (InfiniBand): Challenges and solutions.
K. Dierling, Mellanox Tech., Inc.,USA
D. Cassaday, Sun Microsystems, USA
I. Colloff, Aggilent, USA
D. Garcia, Hewlett Packard, USA

Section 12 - Practical Experiences

6.00pm - 6.30pm
Fault-oriented Software Robustness Assessment for Multicast Protocols
S. Xiao, S. li, X. Wang, and L. Deng
Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

6.30pm - 7.00pm
Organizing a Distributed Application in a Mobile Ad-hoc Network
Cristian Tuduce and Thomas Gross
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Friday, April 18, 2003

Session 13 - Keynote Paper

8.30am - 9.15am
On Scalable Information Retrieval Systems
Ophir Frieder, David Grossman, and Abdur Chowdhury
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
America on Line, USA

Section 14 - Experimental Papers

9.15am - 9.45am
Theoretical Maximum Throughput of IEEE 802.11 and its Applications
J. Jun, P. Peddabachagari, and M. Sichitiu
North Carolina State University, USA

9.45am - 10.15am
Network Assisted IP Mobility Support in Wireless LANs
W. Wu, N. Banerjee, K. Basu, and S. K. Das
The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

10.15am - 10.45am
G-REMiT: An Algorithm for Building Energy Efficient Multicast
Trees in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
B. Wang and S. K. S. Gupta
Arizona State University, USA

Coffee Break 10.45am - 11.15am

Session 15 - Keynote Paper

11.15am - 12.00 noon
Policy Based Architecture for the UMTS Multimedia Domain
Wolfgang Bohm and Peter Braun
Siemens Mobile, Munich, Germany

Lunch 12.00 noon - 1pm

Session 16 - Performance Modeling and QoS in Computer Networks

1.00pm - 1.30pm
A Truthful Mechanism for Fair Load Balancing in Distributed Systems
Daniel Grosu and Anthony T. Chronopoulos
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

1.30pm - 2.00pm
A Study of Providing Statistical QoS in a Differentiated Services Network
S. Wang, D. Xuan, R. Bettati, and W. Zhao
Texas A&M University, USA

2.00pm - 2.30pm
Performance Analysis of an Application-level Cooperative Control Protocol
Giancarlo Fortino, Carlo Mastroianni, and Wilma Russo
Univdersity of Calabria, Italy
Italian Research Councel, Italy

Section 17 - Optical Switching Networks

2.30pm - 3.00pm
LSOM: A Link State Protocol over MAC Addresses for Metropolitan Backbones Using Optical Ethernet Switches
R. Garcia, J. Duato, and F. Silla
Technical University of Valencia, Spain

3.00pm - 3.30pm
Blocking Probability in WDM Multicast Switching Networks with Limited Wavelength Conversion
X. Qin and Y. Yang
State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

Coffee Break 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Session 18 - Dependable Multicomputer Systems

4.00pm - 4.30pm
A Limited-global Information Model for Dynamic Fault-Tolerant Routing in Cube-Based Multicomputers
Z. Jiang and Jie Wu
West Chester University, USA
Florida Atlantic University, USA

4.30pm - 5.00pm
Fault-tolerant Memory Design for HW/SW Co-Reliability in Massively Parallel Computing Systems
M. Choi, N.-J. Park, K. M. George, B. Jin, Y. B. Kim, and F. Lombardi
University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
Oklahoma State University, USA
Northeastern University, USA

Session 19 - Performance Modeling/Analysis and QoS in Computer Networks

5.00pm - 5.30pm
An extensible RTCP control framework for large multimedia distributions
Julian Chesterfield and Eve M. Schooler
University of Cambridge, UK
AT&T Labs-Research, CA, USA

5.30pm - 6.00pm
Analysis of Active Queue Management
Jae Chung and Mark Claypool
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

6.00pm - 6.30pm
A Performance Model and Analysis of Heterogeneous Traffic with Heavy Tails
Imad Antonios and Lester Lipsky
University of Connecticut, USA

6.30pm - 7.00pm
The Implication of Short-Range Dependency on Delay Variation Measurement
Q. Li and David L. Mills
Philips Research, NJ, USA
University of Delaware, USA

7.00pm - 7.30pm
Performance Analysis for a DiffServ-enabled network: The case of Relative Service
Christos Bouras and Afrodite Sevasti
University of Patras, Greece

7.30pm - 8.00pm
Reducing the Reservation Establishment Time in IP Tunnels by Using Staged Refresh Timers
Paolo C. Vidal and Otto C. Duarte
Military Engineering Institute, Brazil
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Closing Remarks
8.00pm - 8.15pm