CPSC 641: Performance Issues in High Speed Networks

Professor Carey Williamson

Winter 2020

Paper Presentations

Each student in CPSC 641 must do an in-class presentation of a selected paper from the current networking research literature. We will probably need 4-5 lectures for these, with 2 students on each day. These presentations will take place in mid-March.

You should plan to make a conference-style presentation of 20-25 minutes time duration, highlighting the topic, methodology, results, and contributions of the paper, using about 15 slides (PowerPoint or equivalent). You do not need to present the entire contents of the paper; rather it suffices to "hit the highlights" to give the rest of the class a good feel for what the paper is about, and how it might relate to other material that we covered during the semester. You will also play the lead role in a 10-15 minute question-and-answer discussion session following your presentation.

You will be evaluated based on the quality of your presentation (e.g., slides, organization, pace, content, insights), your competence with the subject matter presented, and your question-answering capability. Particular things that I will be looking for are your ability to extract the main points from the paper, your ability to convey the material in understandable terms to your classmates, and your ability to relate the paper in the context of the many network performance issues that we have discussed during the semester.

Class participants are encouraged to ask questions and be involved in the discussions of the papers. We should be able to complete 2 presentations in our 75-minute time slot each day, with a couple minutes for changeover time between speakers.

Suggested Papers

Below is a list of suggested papers to present. You can also propose a paper of your own choosing, if you have found a highly relevant one from the recent literature.

Please get your choice to me no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 25. Requests will be honoured on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please have an alternative choice in mind in case your desired paper has already been taken.

  1. "HPCC: High Precision Congestion Control" (ACM SIGCOMM 2019)
    Y. Li, R. Miao, H. Liu, Y. Zhuang, F. Feng, L. Tang, Z, Cao, M. Zhang, F. Kelly, M. Alizadeh, M. Yu
  2. Mehdi "Zooming in on Wide-area Latencies to a Global Cloud Provider" (ACM SIGCOMM 2019)
    Y. Jin, S. Renganathan, G. Ananthanarayanan, J. Jiang, V. Padmanabhan, M. Schroder, M. Calder, A. Krishnamurthy
  3. "Information Exposure from Consumer IoT Devices: A Multidimensional, Network-Informed Measurement Approach" (ACM IMC 2019)
    J. Ren, D. Dubois, D. Choffnes, A. Mandalari, R. Kolcun, and H. Haddadi
  4. "What-If Analysis of Page Load Time in Web Browsers Using Causal Profiling" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2019)
    B. Pourghassemi, A. Sani, A. Chandramowlishwaran
  5. "Understanding the Networking Performance of Wear OS" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2019)
    X. Zhu, Y. Guo, A. Nikravesh, F. Qian, Z.Mao
  6. "Load Balancing Guardrails: Keeping Your Heavy Traffic on the Road to Low Response Times" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2019)
    I. Grosof, Z. Scully, M. Harchol-Balter
  7. "An Analysis of Performance Evolution of Linux's Core Operations" (ACM SOSP 2019)
    X. Ren, K. Rodrigues, L. Chen, C. Vega, M. Stumm, D. Yuan
  8. Navid "Taiji: Managing Global User Traffic for Large-Scale Internet Services at the Edge" (ACM SOSP 2019)
    D. Chou, T. Xu, K. Veeraraghavan, A. Newell, S. Margulis, L. Xiao, P. Ruiz, J. Meza, K. Ha, S. Padmanabha, K. Cole, D. Perelman
  9. "Coming of Age: A Longitudinal Study of TLS Deployment" (ACM IMC 2018)
    P. Kotzias, A. Razaghpanah, J. Amann, K. Paterson, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, J. Caballero
  10. "Inferring Persistent Interdomain Congestion" (ACM SIGCOMM 2018)
    A. Dhamdhere, D. Clark, A. Gamero-Garrido, M. Luckie, R. Mok, G. Akiwate, K. Gogia, V. Bajpai, A. Snoeren, kc claffy
  11. "B4 and After: Managing Hierarchy, Partitioning, and Asymmetry in Google's Software-Defined WAN" (ACM SIGCOMM 2018)
    C-Y. Hong, S. Mandal, M. Al-Fares, M. Zhu, R. Alimi, K. Naidu, C. Bhagat, S. Jain, J. Kaimal, S. Liang, K. Mendelev, S. Padgett, F. Rabe, S. Ray, M. Tewari, M. Tierney, M. Zahn, J. Zolla, J. Ong, A. Vahdat
  12. Asif "A Measurement Study on Multi-path TCP with Multiple Cellular Carriers on High-speed Rails" (ACM SIGCOMM 2018)
    L. Li, K. Xu, T. Li, K. Zheng, C. Peng, D. Wang, X. Wang, M. Shen, R. Mijumbi
  13. "Supporting Mobile VR in LTE Networks: How Close Are We?" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2018)
    Z. Tan, Y. Li, Q. Li, Z. Zhang, Z. Li, S. Lu
  14. "Practical Bounds on Optimal Caching with Variable Object Sizes" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2018)
    D. Berger, N. Beckmann, M. Harchol-Balter
  15. "SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2018)
    Z. Scully, M. Harchol-Balter, A. Scheller-Wolf
  16. "On Ride Sharing Competition and Accessibility: Evidence from Uber, Lyft, and Taxi" (WWW 2018)
    S. Jiang, L. Chen, A. Mislove, and C. Wilson
  17. "Re-architecting Datacenter Networks and Stacks for Low Latency and High Performance" (ACM SIGCOMM 2017)
    M. Handley, C. Raiciu, A. Agache, A. Voinescu, A. Moore, G. Antichi, and M. Wojcik
  18. Abdelghani "The QUIC Transport Protocol: Design and Internet-Scale Deployment" (ACM SIGCOMM 2017)
    A. Langley, A. Riddoch, A. Wilk, A. Vicente, C. Krasic, D. Zhang, F. Yang, F. Kouranov, I. Swett, J. Iyengar, J. Bailey, J. Dorfman, J. Roskind, J. Kulik, P. Westin, R. Tenneti, R. Shade, R. Hamilton, V. Vasiliev, W. Chang, and Z. Shi
  19. "Wi-Fi Goes to Town: Rapid Picocell Switching for Wireless Transit Networks" (ACM SIGCOMM 2017)
    Z. Song, L. Shangguan, and K. Jamieson
  20. "TCP Congestion Signatures" (ACM IMC 2017)
    S. Sundaresan, A. Dhamdhere, M. Allman, k claffy
  21. "Investigation of the 2016 Linux TCP Stack Vulnerability at Scale" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2017)
    A. Quach, Z. Wang, and Z. Qian
  22. "Dandelion: Redesigning the Bitcoin Network for Anonymity" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2017)
    S. Venkatakrishnan, G. Fanti, and P. Viswanath
  23. "Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next-Generation Cellular Networks" (ACM SIGCOMM 2016)
    D. Vasisht, S. Kumar, H. Rahul, and D. Katabi
  24. Kyle "Beyond Counting: New Perspectives on the Active IPv4 Address Space" (ACM IMC 2016)
    P. Richter, G. Smaragdakis, D. Plonka, and A. Berger
  25. "An Empirical Analysis of a Large-scale Mobile Cloud Storage Service" (ACM IMC 2016)
    Z. Li, X. Wang, N. Huang, M. Kaafar, Z. Li, J. Zhou, G. Xie, and P. Steenkiste
  26. "Reducing Latency Through Page-aware Management of Web Objects by Content Delivery Networks" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2016)
    S. Narayanan, Y. Nam, A. Sivakumar, B. Chandrasekaran, B. Maggs, and S. Rao
  27. Vahid "Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?" (ACM SIGMETRICS 2016)
    M. Gabielkov, A. Ramachandran, A. Legout, and A. Chaintreau
  28. "Understanding Mobile Traffic Patterns of Large Scale Cellular Towers in Urban Environment" (ACM IMC 2015)
    H. Wang, F. Xu, Y. Li, P. Zhang, and D. Jin
  29. "Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor MITM... An Empirical Analysis of Email Delivery Security" (ACM IMC 2015)
    Z. Durumeric, D. Adrian, A. Mirian, J. Kasten, E. Bursztein, N. Lidzborski, K. Thomas, V. Eranti, M. Bailey, and A. Halderman
  30. Rachel "Peeking Beneath the Hood of Uber" (ACM IMC 2015)
    L. Chen, A. Mislove, and C. Wilson