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Aug 15

Notification of Acceptance Aug 29

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Sept. 5

LADIS 2008

Sept. 15-17

Program at a Glance
The full program is available for download here.
Monday, September 15
8:30 9:00  Registration, gathering, coffee, opening remarks
**Plan to leave your hotel by 8:15am in order to arrive on time.**
9:00 10:00  Keynote 1
Gennaro Cuomo, IBM Fellow, VP, WebSphere CTO
10:00 10:30  Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00 Invited Industrial Talk

eBay's Scalability Odyssey: Growing and Evolving a Large eCommerce Site.  Franco Travostino and Randy Shoup, eBay Inc.

11:00 12:00  Technical Session 1: Scalable storage and data management in a datacenter and across
Smoke and Mirrors: Shadowing Files at a Geographically Remote Location Without Loss of Performance. Hakim Weatherspoon, LakshmiGanesh, Tudor Marian, Mahesh Balakrishnan, and Ken Birman, Cornell
A Novel Data Placement Model for Highly Available Storage Systems. VenugoplanRamasubramanian, MSR
12:00   Lunch
1:15 2:45  Technical Session 2: General fault-tolerance techniques and tools I

A Simple Totally Ordered Broadcast System. Benjamin Reed, Flavio P. Junqueira, Yahoo! Research

Paxos for System Builders: An Overview. Yair Amir, and Jonathan Kirsch, Johns Hopkins

Towards Distributed Software Transactional Memory Systems. Paolo Romano, Nuno Carvalho, INESC-ID/IST; Luis Rodrigues, U of Lisboa

2:45 3:00  Coffee Break
3:00 4:30  Technical Session 3: Aggregation and monitoring

Distributed Slicing. Anne-Marie Kermarec, INRIA

Experience with Gossip-Based Monitoring for Datacenter Management. Robbert van Renesse, Cornell

Decentralized Real-Time Monitoring of Network-Wide Aggregates. Rolf Stadler, KTH

4:30 4:45  Coffee Break
4:45 5:45  Technical Session 4: Byzantine Fault Tolerance I
Defining Weakly Consistent Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Services. Petr Kuznetsov, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Atul Singh, Petros Maniatis, Intel Research Berkeley; Pedro Fonseca, MPI-SWS
Low-latency Access to Robust Amnesic Storage. Dan Dobre, Matthias Majuntke, and Neeraj Suri, TUD
5:45   Posters and demos in the cafeteria annex (hors d'oeuvres, light refreshments)
Tuesday, September 16
8:45  Arrival at IBM Site
9:00 10:00  Keynote 2
James Hamilton, Microsoft Research, Data Center Futures Team
10:00   Coffee Break
10:30 12:00  Technical Session 5: Byzanitne Fault-Tolerance (BFT)

BFT: the Time is Now. Allen Clement, Mirco Marchetti, Edmund Wong, Lorenzo, Alvisi, Mike Dahlin, UT Austin

Reducing the Costs of Large-Scale BFT Replication. Marco Serafini, and Neeraj Suri, TUD

The Next 700 BFT Protocols. Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Vivien Quema, CNRS, Marko Vukolic, EPFL

12:00   Lunch
1:15 2:35  Technical Session 6: Scalable Event Notification
Interest-Based Peer Clustering for Scalable Overlay-Based Multicast: SpiderCast and Gravity. Gregory Chockler, IBM Research; Sarunas Girdijauskas, EPFL; Roie Melamed, IBM Research; Yoav Tock, IBM Research; Roman Vitenberg, U of Oslo
Scalable Time-Critical Event Notification for Data Centers. Joe Hoffert, Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt; Mahesh Balakrishnan, Ken Birman, Cornell
2:35  Coffee Break
3:00 4:30  Technical Session 7: Resource Management in a Data Center
Decentralized Approaches to Performance/Resource Optimization. Mike Spreitzer, IBM Research
Efficient On-Demand Operations in Dynamic Distributed Infrastructures. Steven Y. Ko, and Indranil Gupta, UIUC
Configuration-Space Performance Anomaly Depiction. Christopher Stewart, Kai Shen, Rochester; Arun Iyengar, Jian Yin, IBM
5:00  Departure for the Hudson River Dining Cruise
Wednesday, September 17
8:45  Arrival at IBM Site
9:00 - 10:00  Technical Session 8: Tools and Abstractions for Robust Distributed Systems II
Write Markers for Probabilistic Quorum Systems. Michael G. Merideth, CMU, Michael K. Reiter, UNC
Building distributed applications using Sinfonia. Marcos Aguilera, MSR

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00  Technical Session 9: Scalable Communication Primitives
Content-Based Networking: Ideas for Scalable Content-Based Publish/Subscribe Communication (Some Old, Some New). Antonio Carzaniga, U of Lugano
Dr. Multicast: Rx for Datacenter Communication Scalability. Ymir Vigfusson, Hussam Abu-Libdeh, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Ken Birman, Cornell, Yoav Tock, IBM Research
Heterogeneous Gossiping. Davide Frey, INRIA, Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, Maxime Monod, EPFL, Vivien Quema, CNRS

12:00 Concluding remarks, adjourn