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Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis

This multimedia archive allows anyone with multicast IP connectivity to view the presentations that were made at SIGCOMM'99 in Boston MA, USA between Tuesday 31 August and Friday 3 September 1999. Electronic copies of the papers published in the conference proceedings are available as well.

Selections will play back with audio on and video on You can watch the sessions with any standard mbone tools, for example:

vat -r -I 1 -t 127
vic -t 127 -I 1

T1: Tuesday, 31 August, 8:30 a.m.­3:30 p.m.

The Technical History of the Internet
Vinton G. Cerf

Senior Vice President, MCI WorldCom

Dr. Cerf will be joined by a stellar cast of original technical contributors to the history of internetworking, including Paul Baran, Bob Braden, Dave Clark, Danny Cohen, Dave Farber, Sandy Fraser, Van Jacobson, Steve Kent, Peter Kirstein, Len Kleinrock, Larry Landweber, Dave Mills, Craig Partridge, Louis Pouzin, Larry Roberts, Dave Walden, Steve Wolff, and Hubert Zimmermann.

The Internet that is everywhere today began a long, long time ago in a world without personal computers, VCRs, or cellular telephones. How did it evolve from a few radical ideas about packet switching in the early 1960s into the global Internet that dominates the communications landscape today?

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9:00 a.m.­10:15 a.m.
Opening Session

Introductory Remarks: Lyman Chapin, Guru Parulkar, and Craig Partridge.

Presentation of Best Student Paper Award: This year's Best Student Paper Award goes to Suchitra Raman for A Model, Analysis, and Protocol Framework for Soft State-Based Communication.

Presentation of 1999 SIGCOMM Award and Keynote Address: The SIGCOMM Chairman will present the 1999 ACM SIGCOMM Award to Peter Kirstein, recognizing his contributions to the practical understanding of large-scale networks through the deployment of international testbeds.

Keynote Address: Peter Kirstein, Research on Networks versus Networks for Research: The Need for International, Internet, Testbeds.

10:45 a.m.­12:15 p.m.
Session 1 Protocols: Modeling and Implementation

A Readable TCP in the Prolac Protocol Language, Eddie Kohler, M. Frans Kaashoek, and David R. Montgomery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A Model, Analysis, and Protocol Framework for Soft State-Based Communication, Suchitra Raman and Steven McCanne, University of California at Berkeley.

The Impact of Multicast Layering on Network Fairness, Dan Rubenstein, Jim Kurose, and Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

1:45 p.m.­3:15 p.m.
Session 2 Multicast

Scaling of Multicast Trees: Comments on the Chuang-Sirbu Scaling Law, Graham Phillips, USC/ISI; Scott Shenker, ACIRI/ICSI; and Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit, USC/ISI.

KHIP - A Scalable Protocol for Secure Multicast Routing, Clay Shields and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, University of California at Santa Cruz.

IP Multicast Channels: EXPRESS Support for Large-Scale Single-Source Applications, Hugh W. Holbrook and David R. Cheriton, Stanford University.

3:45 p.m.­5:15 p.m.
Session 3 Differentiated Services

Providing Guaranteed Services Without Per Flow Management, Ion Stoica and Hui Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University.

A Flexible Model for Resource Management in Virtual Private Networks, N.G. Duffield, Pawan Goyal, Albert Greenberg, Partho Mishra, K.K. Ramakrishnan, and Jacobus E. Van der Merwe, AT&T Labs­Research.

Proportional Differentiated Services: Delay Differentiation and Packet Scheduling, Constantinos Dovrolis, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Dimitrios Stiliadis, Bell Labs; and Parameswaran Ramanathan, University of Wisconsin at Madison.


9:00 a.m.­10:30 a.m.

Session 4 Packet Classification and Filtering

BPF+: Exploiting Global Data-Flow Optimization in a Generalized Packet Filter Architecture, Andrew Begel, Steven McCanne, and Susan L. Graham, University of California at Berkeley.

Packet Classification Using Tuple Space Search, V. Srinivasan, Subhash Suri, and George Varghese, Washington University.

Packet Classification on Multiple Fields, Pankaj Gupta and Nick McKeown, Stanford University.

11:00 a.m.­12:30 p.m.
Session 5 New Research


2:00 p.m.­3:30 p.m.
Session 6 Applications and Middleware

A Scalable Web Cache Consistency Architecture, Haobo Yu, USC/ISI; Lee Breslau, AT&T Labs­Research; and Scott Shenker, ACIRI/ICSI.

An Integrated Congestion Management Architecture for Internet Hosts, Hari Balakrishnan and Hariharan Rahul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Srinivasan Seshan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Quality Adaptation for Congestion Controlled Video Playback over the Internet, Reza Rejaie, USC/ISI; Mark Handley, ACIRI/ICSI; and Deborah Estrin, USC/ISI.

4:00 p.m.­5:30 p.m.
Session 7 Routing

Routing with a Clue, Anat Bremler-Barr, Yehuda Afek, and Sariel Har-Peled, Tel-Aviv University.

Load-Sensitive Routing of Long-Lived IP Flows, Anees Shaikh, University of Michigan; Jennifer Rexford, AT&T Labs-Research; and Kang G. Shin, University of Michigan.

A Simple Approximation to Minimum-Delay Routing, Srinivas Vutukury and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, University of California at Santa Cruz.


9:00 a.m.­10:30 a.m.

Session 8
Network Topology and Path Characterization

Using pathchar to Estimate Internet Link Characteristics, Allen B. Downey, Colby College.

On Power-Law Relationships of the Internet Topology, Michalis Faloutsos, University of California at Riverside; Petros Faloutsos, University of Toronto; and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University.

On Estimating End-to-End Network Path Properties, Mark Allman, NASA Glenn Research Center; and Vern Paxson, ACIRI/ICSI and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

11:00 a.m.­12:30 p.m.
Session 9 Network Analysis

An Analysis of BGP Convergence Properties, Timothy G. Griffin and Gordon Wilfong, Bell Labs.

The End-to-End Effects of Internet Path Selection, Stefan Savage, Andy Collins, Eric Hoffman, John Snell, and Tom Anderson, University of Washington.

Dynamics of IP Traffic: A Study of the Role of Variability and the Impact of Control, Anja Feldmann, Anna C. Gilbert, AT&T Labs-Research; Polly Huang, USC/ISI; and Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs­Research.

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