Workshop on Measurements Up and Down the STack (W-MUST)
Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction
9:10-10:30 Session 1: Design From the Networking Perspective
Measuring the Perceptual Quality of Skype Sources
Chien-nan Chen; Cing-Yu Chu; Su-Ling Yeh; Hao-hua Chu; Polly Huang (National Taiwan University)
Creating Relevant Network Measurements That Are Accessible to User-Facing Systems
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Design From the User Perspective
Estimating Packet Loss Rate in the Access Through Application Level Measurements
Simone Basso (NEXA Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino) Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino) Antonio Servetti (Politecnico di Torino) Juan Carlos De Martin (NEXA Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino)
Up, Down and Around the Stack: ISP Characterisation From Network Intensive Applications
Zachary S. Bischof; John S. Otto; Fabian E. Bustamante (Northwestern University)
Incorporating User Needs Into Network Measurement Design
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Session 3: Co-Design, Considering the Network Stack and the End-User
User-driven Dynamic Prioritisation In the Home
Jake Martin (Georgia Tech); Nick Feamster (University of Maryland)
Bridging the HCI and Networking Communities to Create User-Centered Systems
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Reflect and Wrap-Up
Following the success of the first W-MUST workshop at SIGCOMM 2011, we are holding a second workshop this year. W-MUST aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the networking and HCI communities to share new ideas and experiences addressing the challenges of measuring networked applications on end-user platforms for purposes related to performance, privacy, security, diagnosis, and troubleshooting. We are particularly interested in gathering context related to user activity or reflecting measurement-derived information to users. Work that solely considers network-level traces is out of scope. This workshop encourages work toward understanding how to gather the user view and correlate it with lower-level measurements.PDF versionText version
We solicit short papers describing positions and work-in-progress that will generate lively discussion. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Incentivizing and providing feedback to users.
- Techniques for gathering individual user perspectives during measurement.
- Sampling users in the face of unpredictability.
- Data collection techniques that respect personalised user privacy.
- Correlating user experience with low level measurements.
- Disambiguating intentional from unintentional network activity.
- Disambiguating user-generated from non-user generated activity.
- Combining user, application, and network measurements on smartphone platforms.
- Exposing hidden activities, on the network and in the cloud, to users.
- Understanding tradeoffs in host data collection between performance impact and data quality.
- Annotating measurement of peoples’ use of networked applications with context.
- Optimising network and system resources via context-aware user profiles.
- Quantifying user experience with both network-centric and user-centric metrics.
- Integration of formal and informal user-centric methodologies into measurement.
Submissions must be as PDF files no longer than 6 pages in length. They must include the authors’ names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Submissions must follow the SIGCOMM formatting guidelines. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. Papers should be submitted via the submission site.Email the Organizers
March 30, 2012
April 6, 2012; extension: April 10, 2012, 23:59 PM PST)
Notification of Acceptance
May 16, 2012
August 17, 2012
- Program Committee Co-Chairs
University of Nottingham
- Program Committee Members
University of Wisconsin
Microsoft Research Redmond
University of St. Andrews
Microsoft Research Cambridge