Xiaoming Fu | 1 Sep 06:43 2010
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Folklore of protocol design

  Hi,
I enjoyed Radia Perlman's keynote at SIGCOMM yesterday who introduces 
several key aspects of protocol design - thanks! Besides the two 
graceful "algorithms" she proposed in the talk, I think there is an 
additional reading for anyone of interest that she wrote more than a 
dozen years ago: http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-iab-perlman-folklore
Xiaoming

Vinayak Hegde | 1 Sep 15:49 2010
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References for TCP congestion algorithms

Are there any good references online (or research papers) that compare
and contrast current (or recent implementations) of congestion
algorithms in Linux/freebsd such as TCP Vegas, Reno, bic, cubic etc.
Also what works best for long haul high latency networks would be
helpful.

-- Vinayak

Ted Faber | 1 Sep 18:16 2010
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Re: References for TCP congestion algorithms

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 07:19:50PM +0530, Vinayak Hegde wrote:
> Are there any good references online (or research papers) that compare
> and contrast current (or recent implementations) of congestion
> algorithms in Linux/freebsd such as TCP Vegas, Reno, bic, cubic etc.
> Also what works best for long haul high latency networks would be
> helpful.

Some of this discussion goes on in the ICCRG (Internet Congestion
Control Research Group).  I've only been skimming the list lately, but
most of the players have some representation there.  The mailman link is

http://oakham.cs.ucl.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/iccrg

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Paddy Ganti | 1 Sep 22:07 2010
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Re: References for TCP congestion algorithms

Some links that can be perused to answer your question

http://www.hamilton.ie/net/eval.htm

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/padhye/

-Paddy

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 6:49 AM, Vinayak Hegde <vinayakh <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Are there any good references online (or research papers) that compare
and contrast current (or recent implementations) of congestion
algorithms in Linux/freebsd such as TCP Vegas, Reno, bic, cubic etc.
Also what works best for long haul high latency networks would be
helpful.

-- Vinayak

Douglas Leith | 2 Sep 17:55 2010
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References for TCP congestion algorithms

Here are a few links to recent papers by the group here at the  
hamilton institute:

http://www.hamilton.ie/net/ton_eval.pdf  (hs-tcp, scalable, bic, htcp,  
fast)
http://www.hamilton.ie/net/pfldnet2007_cubic_final.pdf (cubic)
http://www.hamilton.ie/net/delay_tests_final.pdf (compound, illinois)

also some by the folks at Swinburne:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01399-7_31

and by NIST:

http://www.antd.nist.gov/Measurement%20Science%20for%20Complex%20Information%20Systems_files/ICC-study-Draft.htm

Doug

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> Are there any good references online (or research papers) that compare
> and contrast current (or recent implementations) of congestion
> algorithms in Linux/freebsd such as TCP Vegas, Reno, bic, cubic etc.
> Also what works best for long haul high latency networks would be
> helpful.
>
> -- Vinayak
>

Sangtae Ha | 3 Sep 01:11 2010
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Re: References for TCP congestion algorithms


All testing results related to CUBIC are available at http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/TCP_Testing.
You can click each of testing run.

Some of highlights are:

Internet2 testing results (BIC, CUBIC, HTCP, HSTCP and STCP)
http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Testing_between_Korea_and_Japan

Intra-protocol testing results (CUBIC, HTCP, HSTCP and TCP-SACK)
http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Intra_protocol_fairness_testing_with_kernel_2.6.18-rc4

TCP-friendliness testing results (CUBIC, HTCP, and HSTCP)
http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/TCP_friendliness_testing_with_kernel_2.6.18-rc4

Spare capacity testing results (CUBIC, HTCP, HSTCP and TCP-SACK)
http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Spare_capacity_usage_testing_with_kernel_2.6.18-rc4

Impact of background traffic results (CUBIC, HTCP, HSTCP and TCP-SACK)
http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Impact_of_background_traffic_testing_with_kernel_2.6.18-rc4

Stability of high-speed protocols (CUBIC, BIC, HTCP, HSTCP, STCP, FAST, TCP-SACK and Westwood)
Paper: http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/rhee/export/stochastic-ordering.pdf
Results: http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/convex-ordering/

Fairness, convergence time, RTT fairness, and TCP friendliness with and without background traffic
(CUBIC, BIC, HTCP, HSTCP, STCP, FAST and TCP-SACK)
Tech Report: http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/rhee/export/bitcp/asteppaper.htm
Results: http://netsrv.csc.ncsu.edu/highspeed

Rebuttal to CUBIC analysis paper at PFLDnet 2007
http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/rhee/Rebuttal-LSM-new.pdf


Sangtae


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Vinayak Hegde <vinayakh <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Are there any good references online (or research papers) that compare
and contrast current (or recent implementations) of congestion
algorithms in Linux/freebsd such as TCP Vegas, Reno, bic, cubic etc.
Also what works best for long haul high latency networks would be
helpful.

-- Vinayak

Joe Touch | 20 Sep 23:05 2010
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CCW 2010 Call for Participation

We cordially invite you to join us:

	   IEEE Computer Communications Workshop (CCW) 2010
			Lake Arrowhead Resort
			  Lake Arrowhead, CA
		       http://www.ieee-ccw.org/

CCW is the annual flagship workshop of the IEEE Communications
Society's Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). It is
a panel-based workshop with informal, interactive sessions exploring
emerging issues and trends in networking and computer communications.

This year's panels include:
- a keynote by Mostafa Ammar, Recipient of the 2009 IEEE TCCC Service Award
- two industry panels on smart grid issues
- panels on satellite networking, quantum crypto, and social networking
- panels on network architecture, including future networks

Please kindly note:
- The workshop program spans 2.5 days from Monday to Wednesday noon
- Early registration deadline:   Oct 3, 2010
- Hotel reservation cut-off due: Sep 24, 2010

TCCC welcomes new members and encourages anyone interested to join and
participate in our technical activities. Joining TCCC only requires that
you subscribe to the TCCC mailing list. Instructions on how to join our
mailing list can be found under the Mailing List heading of the TCCC
Home Page: http://www.comsoc.org/~tccc/

In case you need more information on TCCC, feel free to contact any of
the current TCCC officers.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Lake Arrowhead!

Joe Touch, USC/ISI and Gene Tsudik, UCI
CCW 2010 Chairs

Jatinder Pal Singh | 19 Sep 21:37 2010
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Call for Workshop Proposals - IEEE INFOCOM 2011


The 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 
2011)

Call for Workshop Proposals

The IEEE INFOCOM 2011 conference will be held in Shanghai, China, April 10-15, 
2011.The program will feature technical sessions, tutorials, panel discussions 
and workshops.

The aims of the workshops are to explore special topics, and provide a forum 
for researchers to present early research results and share experiences focused 
on more specific research areas than the main conference. There were four 
workshops at Infocom 2010, and the organizers of Infocom 2011 welcome more 
quality workshops in 2011, and encourage new workshop proposals on emerging 
topics including Cloud Computing, Green Computing/Communications, 
Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Grid, Wireless/mobile networking for the 
Developing World, etc.

Each workshop will have 4 sessions of 1 1/2 hours each. The dates for paper 
submission, notification and camera-ready version can vary with each workshop, 
but in general, papers are due in December or January, with camera-ready 
version due in late February or early March. All workshop papers will appear in 
IEEE Xplore (and are EI Indexed).

The workshop proposal, in plain text or PDF, should provide the following 
information:

1. Title, scope and topics of the workshop

2. Names, addresses, and affiliation of Workshop organizers

3. Tentative committee lists (organizers, steering...)

4. Contribution format (short papers, long papers, demos, panels...)

5. Past history of the workshop (if any)

6. Rationale - reasons why the workshop would attract enough submissions, and 
why is the topic important.

Please send a draft call for papers, if it is available. Workshop organizers 
should send their workshop proposals to the workshop co-chairs at the email 
addresses given below by October 1, 2010. Notification of acceptance for 
workshop proposals will be on October 15, 2010.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Chunming Qiao - State University of New York, Buffalo, USA 
<qiao <at> cse.buffalo.edu>

Ivan Stojmenovic - University of Ottawa, Canada, <ivan <at> site.uottawa.ca>

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Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:

Lionel Ni ( Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong )

Wenjun Zhang ( Shanghai Jiao Tong University , P.R. China)

General Vice Chair:

Minglu Li ( Shanghai Jiao Tong University , P.R. China)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Byrav Ramamurthy ( University of Nebraska-Lincoln , USA )

Jie Wu ( Temple University , USA )

Qian Zhang ( Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong )

Standing Committee Chair:

Harvey Freeman (HAF Consulting, Inc., USA )

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Jatinder Pal Singh
Vice President of Research
Deutsche Telekom, Inc.

Consulting Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Homepage: http://www.stanford.edu/~jatinder

Neil Spring | 20 Sep 17:16 2010
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PAM 2011 CFP

Call for Papers
Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2011
Atlanta, GA, USA
Conference Web: http://pam2011.gatech.edu/
Submissions: http://pam11.cs.umd.edu/

The 12th Passive and Active Measurement conference will be held March  
20-22nd, 2011 in Atlanta. PAM focuses on research and practical  
applications of network measurement and analysis techniques. The  
conference's goal is to provide a forum for current work in its early  
stages. Original papers are invited from the research and operations  
communities on topics including, but not limited to:

	* Active Network Measurements
	* Passive Network Measurements
	* Performance Metrics
	* Traffic Statistics
	* Measurement Visualization
	* New Measurement Approaches & Techniques
	* Deployment of Measurement Infrastructure
	* New Measurement Initiatives
	* Applications of Network Measurements
	* Network Measurements and Security
	* Network Troubleshooting using Measurements
	* Reproduce (or Refute) Previous Measurement Results
The PAM steering committee believes that releasing measurement data  
allows for better science to be conducted in the field of network  
measurement. Therefore, an award will be given at PAM 2011 for the  
best paper based on a new dataset that the authors are releasing for  
community use in subsequent research. To qualify, a paper must  
significantly utilize a dataset that has been collected for the work  
presented in the paper. Further, the dataset must be freely available  
to any researcher; wireless data sets may, for instance, be published  
through CRAWDAD. Authors should flag papers they wish to be considered  
for this award with a footnote on the first page of the paper. Novel  
datasets are especially encouraged. The awarded paper will be chosen  
from the set of qualifying papers accepted for the conference by a  
committee made up of a subset of the program and steering committees.

Important Dates
	* Abstract Registration: October 2, 2010 23:59pm GMT (UK Time)
	* Paper Submission: October 9, 2010 23:59pm GMT (UK Time)
	* Conference: March 20-22, 2011

Conference Organizers

General Chair: George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology
Program Chair: Neil Spring, University of Maryland

Program Committee

Nevil Brownlee, University of Auckland
kc claffy, CAIDA
Benoit Donnet, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech
Mehmet Gunes, University of Nevada, Reno
Gianluca Iannaccone, Intel Research
Arvind Krisnamurthy, University of Washington
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern University
Sridhar Machiraju, Google
Alan Mislove, Northeastern University
Ricardo Oliveira, Thousandeyes
Dina Papagiannaki, Intel Research
George Riley, Georgia Tech
Eve Schooler, Intel Research
Rob Sherwood, Deutsche Telekom Inc. R&D Lab
Fernando Silveira, Technicolor
Joel Sommers, Colgate University
Oliver Spatschek, AT&T Labs -- Research
Nina Taft, Intel Research
Arun Venkataramani, University of Massachusetts
Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs -- Research
Injong Rhee | 22 Sep 17:39 2010
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Call for papers -- PFLDNeT Deadline 10/8/2010

  Hi Folks,
I would like to bring your attention to PFLDNeT 2010. This year, we are 
looking for short position papers in topics related to transport 
protocols for wired and wireless networks including new protocols, 
enhancements to existing ones and measurement studies and interesting 
observations.  It is a great way to get feedback on your 
work-in-progress and proof-of-concept work.

Note: PFLDNeT will be held immediately before CoNEXT 2010, and its venue 
is located only a short drive or train ride from Philadelphia, making it 
easy to attend both events in one trip.  It will also be co-located with 
ICCRG.
Injong
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CALL FOR PAPERS

PFLDNeT 2010

The 8th International Workshop on Protocols for Future,
Large-Scale and Diverse Network Transports (PFLDNeT)

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
November 28-29, 2010
Web page: http://pfld.net/2010

Scope:

The Internet continues to evolve along several dimensions, allowing more 
and more end systems to communicate in increasingly diverse ways. At one 
end of the performance spectrum, the Internet protocols provide 
communication facilities for extremely-high-speed special-use networks. 
At the other end of the performance spectrum, the Internet contains very 
low-power and low-bandwidth networks that cater to infrequent, bursty 
communication. Enabling efficient and high-performance end-to-end 
communication across such a diverse internetwork is a difficult problem, 
which is not solved by current transport layer protocols.  The need to 
support an application base that grows more and more dissimilar adds 
additional challenges.

The 8th International Workshop on Protocols for Future, Large-scale & 
Diverse Network Transports (PFLDNeT) brings together researchers and 
practitioners from all continents to exchange their ideas and 
experiences in the area of transport issues for modern communication 
networks. The workshop provides theorists, experimentalists and 
technologists with a focused, highly interactive opportunity to present, 
discuss and exchange experience on leading research, development and 
future directions in transport and application protocols for networks 
that are increasingly growing in size, heterogeneity and dynamicity of 
interaction.

PFLDNeT 2010 solicits papers that further the research on end-to-end 
communication protocols for todays and tomorrows Internet in all its 
diversity along the continuum from specialized grid networks, optical 
transports, wireless connections, to lossy and low-power networks.  A 
specific focus of the workshop lies on transport protocols for the
efficient end-to-end transfer of data for a diverse set of applications 
and application-layer protocols.

Now approaching its eighth instantiation, the PFLDneT workshop has 
broadened its focus over the years from protocols targeted at specific 
fast, long-distance networks (the original expansion of the PFLDNeT 
acronym) into a venue where all kinds of new ideas relating to 
end-to-end transport protocols for diverse network scenarios are being 
discussed first.

The previous International Workshops on Protocols for Fast, 
Long-Distance Networks held at CERN (2003), Argonne (2004), Lyon (2005), 
Nara (2006), Marina del Rey (2007), Manchester (2008), and Tokyo (2009) 
were very successful in bringing together many researchers from all over 
the world, including North America, Europe and Asia, who are working on 
these problems.  PFLDNeT 2010 will continue this tradition, and provide 
a perfect forum for researchers in this area to exchange ideas and 
experience.

As in previous years, a meeting of the IRTF Internet Congestion Control 
Research Group (ICCRG) will be co-located with PFLDNeT, on November 29, 
2010.

Important Dates and Relevant Event Information:

Abstract submission: October 4, 2010
Position paper submission: October 8, 2010
Notification of acceptance: October 27, 2010
Final camera ready submission: November 14, 2010
Workshop: November 28-29, 2010
IRTF ICCRG meeting (co-located): November 29, 2010

Note: PFLDNeT 2010 will be immediately before CoNEXT 2010, and its venue 
is located only a short drive or train ride from Philadelphia, making it 
easy to attend both events in one trip.

Topics:

PFLDNeT 2010 covers all aspects related to transport protocols for the 
current and future Internet, including, but not limited to:

- Transport protocol development
- Enhancements to TCP and other transports
- Innovative congestion control mechanisms
- Novel data transport protocols designed for new networks and applications
- Transport services for data center networks and grids
- Transport services for wireless and sensor networks
- Explicit signaling protocols: optimization criteria and deployment 
strategies
- Pacing and shaping of traffic
- Parallel transfers and multi-streaming
- Performance evaluation
- Modeling and simulation-based results
- Interaction of transport protocols and network equipment
- Experiments on real networks and live measurements
- Transport protocol benchmarking
- Transport over optical networks
- Transport implementation and hardware issues
- End system performance
- Data replication and striping
- Applications with demanding or unusual network performance requirements
- Bulk-data transfer applications
- Quality-of-service and scalability issues
- Multicast

Workshop Organizers:

Program Committee Chairs:
Bryan Ford, Yale University, USA
Injong Rhee, North Carolina State University, USA

Steering Committee:
Lachlan Andrew, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Richard Hughes-Jones, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Katsushi Kobayashi, AIST, Japan
Doug Leith, Hamilton Institute, Ireland
Injong Rhee, North Carolina State University, USA
Pascale Vicat-Blanc, INRIA, France
Michael Welzl, University of Oslo, Norway

Technical Program Committee (preliminary):
Mark Allman, ICIR, USA
Scott Brim, Cisco, USA
Bob Briscoe, BT, UK
Dirceu Cavendish, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Stuart Cheshire, Apple, USA
Larry Dunn, University of Minnesota, USA
Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Ted Faber, USC/ISI, USA
Saikat Guha, Microsoft Research, India
Sangtae Ha, Princeton University, USA
Janardhan Iyengar, Franklin & Marshall College, USA
Katsushi Kobayashi, AIST, Japan
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern University, USA
Preethi Natarajan, Cisco, USA
Joerg Ott, TKK, Finland
Narasimha Reddy, Texas A&M University, USA
Medy Sanadidi, UCLA, USA
Pasi Sarolahti, Aalto University, Finland
Michael Scharf, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
Hideyuki Shimonishi, NEC, Japan
Murari Sridharan, Microsoft, USA
Joe Touch, USC/ISI, USA
Michael Welzl, University of Oslo, Norway
Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska, USA

Local Arrangements:
Janardhan Iyengar, Franklin & Marshall College, USA

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