Thursday April 19th 2001. Technical Conference, Day 3
8:30am-9:30am Keynote - Urs Hölzle, Google Inc. Google -- Linux Clustering for Fun and Profit
  Google currently processes over 70 million queries per day for and
its licensees.  Despite having to search a multi-terabyte web index for every
query, Google's average response times are below half a second. In this talk
I'll give a technical overview of the software and hardware infrastructure that
makes this performance possible.
9:30am-10:00am BREAK
10:00am-11:30am Session 7A: Mobility Theory and Practice Session Chair: Ravi Prakash, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Support for Speculative Update Propagation and Mobility in Deno U. Çetintemel, P. Keleher, University of Maryland, College Park, USA and M. Franklin, University of California Berkeley, USA.
A Traveling Salesman Mobility Model and Its Location Tracking in PCS Networks M.-H. Yang, L.-W. Chen, National Central University, Cheung-Li, Taiwan, Y.-C. Tseng National Chiao-Tung University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, and J.-P. Sheu, National Central University, Cheung-Li, Taiwan.
Lime: A Middleware for Physical and Logical Mobility A. Murphy, University of Rochester, USA, G. Picco, Plitechnico di Milano, Italy, and G.-C. Roman, Washington Universtiy, St. Louis, USA.
10:00am-11:30am Session 7B: Network Protocols Session Chair: Xian-He Sun, Illinios Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
OSU-MAC: A New, Real-Time Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless WANs with Asymmetric Wireless Links C. Liu, Y. Ge, M. Fitz, J. Hou, W.-P. Chen, and R. Jain, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.
A Heuristic for Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation with Preemption and Degradation for Prioritized Requests P. Dharwadkar, H. Siegel, and E. Chong, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.
A General Resource Allocation Synchronization Problem P. Keane, Danet Inc, Wexford, USA and M. Moir, Sun Microsystems, Burlington, USA.
10:00am-11:30am Session 7C: Distributed Software Engineering Session Chair: Franklin Webber, BBN Technologies, USA
Modeling and Analyzing Real-Time CORBA and Supervision & Control Framework and Applications F. Marotta, A. Morzenti, and D. Mandrioli, Politechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
JR: Flexible Distributed Programming in an Extended Java A. Keen, T. Ge, J. Maris, and R. Olsson, University of California, Davis, USA
A Hierarchical Cluster Algorithm for Dynamic, Centralized Timestamps P. Ward and D. Taylor, University of Waterloo, Canada.
11:30p-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm-2:30pm Session 8A: Resource Management Session Chair: Xaohua Jia, City University of Hong Kong, China
Developing and Refining an Adaptive Token-Passing Strategy B. Englert, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, L. Rudolph, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, and A. Shvartsman, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.
Shared State Consistency for Time-Sensitive Distributed Applications V. Krishnaswamy, M. Ahamad, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, M. Raynal, INRISA, University of Rennes, France, and D. Bakken, Washington State University, Pullman, USA.
Differentiated Caching Services; A Control-Theoretical Approach Y. Lu, A. Sexana, and T. Abdelzaher, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA.
1:00pm-2:30pm Session 8B: Middleware Session Chair: Douglas Schmidt, University of California, Irvine, USA
Comparing and Contrasting Adaptive Middleware Support in Wide-Area and Embedded Distributed Object Applications J. Loyall, R. Schantz, J. Zinky, P. Pal, R. Shapiro, C. Rodrigues, M. Atighetchi, D. Karr, BBN Technologies, USA, J. Gossett, The Boeing Company, USA, and C. Gill, Washington University, St. Louis, USA.
Constructing Adaptive Software in Distributed Systems W.-K. Chen, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, M. Hiltunen, and R. Schlichting, AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, USA.
Design and Implementation of a Composable Reflective Middleware Framework N. Venkatasubramanian, M. Deshpande, S. Mohapatra, S. Gutierrez-Nolasco, and J. Wickramasuriya, University of California, Irvine, USA.
1:00pm-2:30pm Session 8C: Internet Technology Session Chair: Xiaodong Zhang, College of Williams and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
A Dynamic Heuristic Broadcasting Protocol for Video-on-Demand S. Carter, J.-F. Pâris, S. Mohan, University of Houston, USA, and D. Long, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.
The Effects of Inter-packet Spacing on the Delivery of Multimedia Content A. Kapadia, University of Illinois, Urana-Champaign, USA, A. Feng,  and W.-C. Feng, Los Alamos National Laboratories, USA.
Performance Analysis of the General Packet Radio Service C. Lindemann and A. Thümmler, University of Dortmund, Germany.
2:30pm-4:00pm PANEL (with refreshments),

Open Source Software: Is it More or Less Secure?

Moderator: Douglas Maughan, DARPA
  Peter Neumann, SRI International
  Lee Badger, NAI Labs
  Carl Landwehr, Mitretek

  Steve Lipner, Microsoft
  Gary McGraw, Cigital
The development of software using an open-source model of software validation and distribution continues to gain popularity worldwide. This panel of experts will explore the issues of whether this model is appropriate for ensuring the quality and assurance of software and how the open-source model impacts the assurance of software for critical systems, both commercial and military.
This is a VERY important topic, especially for the future of Internet privacy and security. Please attend and badger the panel with our opinions. There will be about an hour scheduled for audience questions participation.