Champaign-Urbana, USA
5-9 June, 2017

Call for Papers
Call for Workshops
Student Travel Grant
Program Committee
Keynote and Sigmetrics Award Lectures
Sponsors and Supporters
Venue, Hotel and Travel Information


 Monday, June 5th

Workshops Breakfast and registration opens at 7:30. Breaks 10:30-11:00 and 15:30-16:00. Lunch on your own, 12:30-14:00. Workshop schedules:

 Tuesday, June 6th

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast + Registration
08:30 - 08:45 Opening Remarks/ Presentation of the Test of Time Award
08:45 - 10:00 Sigmetrics Achievement Award
(Prof. Sem Borst)
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Session 1
11:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45 Session 2
14:45 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:30 Session 3
16:45 - 19:00 Reception / Poster Session

 Wednesday, June 7th

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast + Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Keynote
(Dr. Vahab Mirrokni)
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Session 4
11:45 - 11:50 Conference Group Photo
11:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45 Session 5
14:45 - 14:50 Description of Blue Waters Tour -- Bill Kramer (NCSA)
14:45 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:30 Session 6
16:40 - 17:15 Sigmetric Board Update -- New Journal
17:45 - 18:45 Tour of Blue Waters Supercomputer
19:00 - 21:45 Banquet at Papa Del's See map for transportation on your own or bus, for Blue Waters tour and/or banquet. Bus departs from NCSA building at 17:30 for tour and at 18:30 for Papa Del's.

 Thursday, June 8th

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast + Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Keynote
(Prof. Michael I. Jordan)
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Session 7
11:45 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Sigmetrics Rising Star Award
(Prof. Sewoong Oh)
14:15 - 15:30 Session 8
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:15 Session 9
17:15 - 19:00 Student Event /Industry Fair / Reception

 Friday, June 9th

Tutorials Breakfast and registration opens at 8:30. Sessions run 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30 in Rooms 1030 and 2100. Twenty minute coffee breaks. Lunch on your own.

 Program (see with abstracts )

Both the POMACS Journal Issue with full papers and the Performance Evaluation Review with extended abstracts of posters will be available for one month starting at the beginning of the conference from the ACM Digital Library

Session 1: Load Balancing Among Switches and Caches

Tuesday, 10:30-11:45
Session Chair: Philippe Robert (INRIA)

A Low-Complexity Approach to Distributed Cooperative Caching with Geographic Constraints
Konstantin Avrachenkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis), Jasper Goseling (University of Twente), Berksan Serbetci (University of Twente)

Optimal Service Elasticity in Large-Scale Distributed Systems
Debankur Mukherjee (Eindhoven University of Technology), Souvik Dhara (Eindhoven University of Technology), Sem Borst (Eindhoven University of Technology, Nokia Bell Labs), Johan S.H. van Leeuwaarden (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Queue-Proportional Sampling: A Better Approach to Crossbar Scheduling for Input-Queued Switches
Long Gong (Georgia Institute of Technology), Paul Tune (), Liang Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Sen Yang (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jun (Jim) Xu (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Session 2: Algorithms for Massive Processing Applications

Tuesday, 13:30-14:45
Session Chair: Y.C. Tay (National University of Singapore)

Hieroglyph: Locally-Sufficient Graph Processing via Compute-Sync-Merge
Xiaoen Ju (University of Michigan), Hani Jamjoom (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan)

A Simple Yet Effective Balanced Edge Partition Model for Parallel Computing
Lingda Li (Rutgers University), Robel Geda (Rutgers University), Ari B. Hayes (Rutgers University), Pranav Chaudhari (Rutgers University), Eddy Z. Zhang (Rutgers University), Mario Szegedy (Rutgers University)

Overcommitment in Cloud Services - Bin Packing with Chance Constraints
Maxime C. Cohen (New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business), Philipp Keller (Google), Vahab Mirrokni (Google), Morteza Zadimoghaddam (Google)

Session 3: Assessing Vulnerability of Large Networks

Tuesday, 15:15-16:30
Session Chair: Adam Wierman (California Institute of Technology)

Investigation of the 2016 Linux TCP Stack Vulnerability at Scale
Alan Quach (University of California, Riverside), Zhongjie Wang (University of California, Riverside), Zhiyun Qian (University of California, Riverside)

Characterizing and Modeling Patching Practices of Industrial Control Systems
Brandon Wang (University of Iowa), Xiaoye Li (University of Iowa), Leandro P. de Aguiar (Siemens), Daniel S Menasche (UFRJ), Zubair Shafiq (University of Iowa)

Security Game with Non-additive Utilities and Multiple Attacker Resources
Sinong Wang (The Ohio State University), Ness Shroff (The Ohio State University)

Session 4: Performance Analysis of Very Large Systems

Wednesday, 10:30-11:45
Session Chair: Mor Harchol-Balter (Carnegie Mellon University)

Stein's Method for Mean Field Approximations in Light and Heavy Traffic Regimes
Lei Ying (Arizona State University)

Expected Values Estimated via Mean-Field Approximation are 1/N-Accurate
Nicolas Gast (Inria)

Analysis of a Stochastic Model of Replication in Large Distributed Storage Systems: A Mean-Field Approach
Wen Sun (INRIA), Veronique Simon (UPMC Paris), Sebastien Monnet (Universite Savoie Mont Blanc), Philippe Robert (INRIA), Pierre Sens (UPMC Paris)

Session 5: Towards Efficient and Durable Storage

Wednesday, 13:30-14:45
Session Chair: Bhuvan Urgaonkar (Pennsylvania State University)

Understanding Reduced-Voltage Operation in Modern DRAM Devices: Experimental Characterization, Analysis, and Mechanisms
Donghyuk Lee (NVIDIA), Samira Khan (University of Virginia), Lavanya Subramanian (Carnegie Mellon University), Saugata Ghose (Carnegie Mellon University), Rachata Ausavarungnirun (Carnegie Mellon University), Gennady Pekhimenko (Microsoft Research), Vivek Seshadri (Microsoft Research), Onur Mutlu (ETH Zurich)

Exploiting Data Longevity for Enhancing the Lifetime of Flash-based Storage Class Memory
Wonil Choi (The Pennsylvania State University), Mohammad Arjomand (The Pennsylvania State University), Myoungsoo Jung (Yonsei University), Mahmut Kandemir (The Pennsylvania State University)

Design-Induced Latency Variation in Modern DRAM Chips: Characterization, Analysis, and Latency Reduction Mechanisms
Kevin K. Chang (Carnegie Mellon University), Abdullah Giray Yaglikci (Carnegie Mellon University), Saugata Ghose (Carnegie Mellon University), Abhijith Kashyap (NVIDIA), Hasan Hassan (TOBB University), Aditya Agrawal (NVIDIA), Niladrish Chatterjee (NVIDIA), Donghyuk Lee (NVIDIA), Mike O'Connor (NVIDIA / UT-Austin), Onur Mutlu (ETH)

Session 6: New Design for Large Network Applications

Wednesday, 15:15-16:30
Session Chair: Anshul Gandhi (Stony Brook University)

Hadoop on Named Data Networking: Experience and Results
Mathias Gibbens (University of Arizona), Chris Gniady (University of Arizona), Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona), Lei Ye (University of Arizona)

Using Burstable Instances in the Public Cloud: Why, When and How?
Cheng Wang (Penn State University), Bhuvan Urgaonkar (Penn State University), Neda Nasiriani (Penn State University), George Kesidis (Penn State University),

Dandelion: Redesigning the Bitcoin Network for Anonymity
Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Giulia Fanti (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Pramod Viswanath (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Session 7: Resource Allocation & Economics

Thursday, 10:30-11:45
Session Chair: Lei Ying (Arizona State University)

Portfolio-driven Resource Management for Transient Cloud Servers
Prateek Sharma (University of Massachusetts Amherst), David Irwin (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Optimal Posted Prices for Online Cloud Resource Allocation
Zijun Zhang (University of Calgary), Zongpeng Li (University of Calgary), Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong)

On Optimal Two-Sided Pricing of Congested Networks
Xin Wang (University of Science and Technology of China), Richard T. B. Ma (School of Computing, National University of Singapore), Yinlong Xu (University of Science and Technology of China)

Session 8: Analyzing and Controlling Network Interaction

Thursday, 14:15-15:30
Session Chair: Nicolas Gast (INRIA)

Outward Influence and Cascade Size Estimation in Billion-scale Networks
Hung T. Nguyen (Virginia Commonwealth University), Tri P. Nguyen (Virginia Commonwealth University), Tam Vu (University of Colorado, Denver), Thang N. Dinh (Virginia Commonwealth Unviersity)

Accelerating Performance Inference over Closed Systems by Asymptotic Methods
Giuliano Casale (Imperial College London)

Quality and Cost of Deterministic Network Calculus – Design and Evaluation of an Accurate and Fast Analysis
Steffen Bondorf (Distributed Computer Systems (DISCO) Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Paul Nikolaus (Distributed Computer Systems (DISCO) Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Jens B. Schmitt (Distributed Computer Systems (DISCO) Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Session 9: Accurate and Efficient Performance Measurement

Thursday, 16:00-17:15
Session Chair: Giuliano Casale (Imperial College London)

A Case Study in Power Substation Network Dynamics
David Formby (Georgia Institute of Technology), Anwar Walid (Bell Laboratories), Raheem Beyah (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Persistent Spread Measurement for Big Network Data Based on Register Intersection
You Zhou (Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida), Yian Zhou (Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida), Min Chen (Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida), Shigang Chen (Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida)

Deconstructing the Energy Consumption of the Mobile Page Load
Yi Cao (Stony Brook University), Javad Nejati (Stony Brook University), Muhammad Wajahat (Stony Brook University), Aruna Balasubramanian (Stony Brook University), Anshul Gandhi (Stony Brook University)


Fluid-Model-Based Car Routing for Modern Ridesharing Systems
Anton Braverman (ORIE, Cornell University), J. G. Dai (ORIE, Cornell University), Xin Liu (ECE, Arizona State University), Lei Ying (ECE, Arizona State University)

On the Capacity Requirement for Arbitrary End-to-End Deadline and Reliability Guarantees in Multi-hop Networks
Han Deng (Texas A&M University), I-Hong Hou (Texas A&M University), Derya Cansever (Army CERDEC)

Why "Some" Like It Hot Too: Thermal Attack on Data Centers
Xing Gao (College of William and Mary), Zhang Xu (College of William and Mary), Haining Wang (University of Delaware), Li Li (Ohio State University), Xiaorui Wang (Ohio State University)

Incentivizing Reliable Demand Response with Customers' Uncertainties and Capacity Planning
Joshua Comden (Stony Brook University), Zhenhua Liu (Stony Brook University), Yue Zhao (Stony Brook University)

A Study on Performance and Power Efficiency of Dense Non-Volatile Caches in Multi-Core Systems
Amin Jadidi (Pennsylvania State University), Mohammad Arjomand (Pennsylvania State University), Mahmut T. Kandemir (Pennsylvania State University), Chita R. Das (Pennsylvania State University)

Pseudo-Separation for Assessment of Structural Vulnerability of a Network
Alan Kuhnle (University of Florida), Tianyi Pan (University of Florida), Victoria G. Crawford (University of Florida), Md Abdul Alim (University of Florida), My T. Thai (University of Florida)

Optimizing Speculative Execution of Deadline-Sensitive Jobs in Cloud
Maotong Xu (George Washington University), Sultan Alamro (George Washington University), Tian Lan (George Washington University), Suresh Subramaniam (George Washington University)

A Spot Capacity Market to Increase Power Infrastructure Utilization in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
Mohammad A. Islam (UC Riverside), Xiaoqi Ren (Caltech), Shaolei Ren (UC Riverside), Adam Wierman (Caltech)

Hour-Ahead Offering Strategies in Electricity Market for Power Producers with Storage and Intermittent Supply
Lin Yang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Mohammad Hassan Hajiesmaili (Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Hanling Yi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Minghua Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Scheduling Coflows in Datacenter Networks: Improved Bound for Total Weighted Completion Time
Mehrnoosh Shafiee (Columbia University), Javad Ghaderi (Columbia University)

Characterizing 3D Floating Gate NAND Flash
Qin Xiong (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Fei Wu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Zhonghai Lu (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Yue Zhu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), You Zhou (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Yibing Chu (Renice Technology Co., Limited), Changsheng Xie (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Ping Huang (Temple University)

ECF: An MPTCP Path Scheduler to Manage Heterogeneous Paths
Yeon-sup Lim (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Erich M. Nahum (IBM Research), Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Richard J. Gibbens (University of Cambridge)

Simplex Queues for Hot-Data Download
Mehmet Fatih Aktas (Rutgers University), Elie Najm (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Emina Soljanin (Rutgers University)

An Empirical Analysis of Facebook's Free Basics
Rijurekha Sen (MPI-SWS), Siddharth Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Vedant Nanda (IIIT-Delhi), Sohaib Ahmad (LUMS), Satadal Sengupta (IIT-Kharagpur), Amreesh Phokeer (University of Cape Town), Zaid Ahmed Farooq (LUMS), Taslim Arefin Khan (BUET), Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (IIIT-Delhi), Ihsan Ayyub Qazi (LUMS), David Choffnes (Northeastern University), Krishna P. Gummadi (MPI-SWS)

Multipath TCP on a VANET: A Performance Study
Jorge Mena (UCLA), Peter Bankole (UCLA), Mario Gerla (UCLA)

A Fast, Small, and Dynamic Forwarding Information Base
Ye Yu (University of Kentucky), Djamal Belazzougui (CERIST), Chen Qian (University of California, Santa Cruz), Qin Zhang (Indiana University Bloomington)

HFTraC: High-Frequency Traffic Control
Ning Wu (Cornell University), Yingjie Bi (Cornell University), Nithin Michael (Waltz Networks, Inc.), Ao Tang (Cornell University), John Doyle (Caltech), Nikolai Matni (Caltech)

Adaptive TTL-Based Caching for Content Delivery
Soumya Basu (The University of Texas at Austin), Aditya Sundarrajan (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Javad Ghaderi (Columbia University), Sanjay Shakkottai (The University of Texas at Austin), Ramesh Sitaraman (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies)