ACM SIGCOMM 2016, Florianópolis, Brazil

Conference Program

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  • Monday, August 22, 2016

  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm Topic Preview 1

    Room: Agata

  • Topic Preview 1

    Topic Preview 1 will take place at Agata room. The topics covered will be Scheduling, Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization, and Datacenter Networking.

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception

  • Welcome Reception

    The Welcome Reception will take place at the Oceania Convention Center. Drinks and hors d'oeuvre will be served. Please visit the Social Events page for further information.

  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm N2Women Dinner

  • N2Women Dinner

    SIGCOMM'16 is experimenting a new format for the N2Women event, which will be held over a dinner at Canto do Mar Ingleses Restaurant. Check out the Social Events page for further information, and please RSVP if you plan to attend the dinner.

  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm Award Dinner

  • Award Dinner

    Participation in this event is by invitation only.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  • 8:45am - 10:30am Opening Session and Keynote

    Session Chair: Marinho Barcellos (UFRGS), Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge)

    Room: Diamante

  • Opening Session

  • Keynote: Networking Research, Education, Mentoring and Service: Ten Insights

    Jim Kurose (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    Bio: Jim Kurose received a B.A. degree in physics from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Columbia University. He is currently Distinguished University Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, INRIA, Institut EURECOM , the University of Paris, the Laboratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences, and Technicolor Research Labs.

    His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, and multimedia communication. Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS, and ACM Internet Measurement conferences. He has won several conference best paper awards and received the IEEE Infocom Achievement Award and the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award.

    He has received a number of awards for his teaching including outstanding teacher awards from the National Technological University, the UMass College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools, and the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. He has recently served on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, and on the scientific advisory boards of IMDEA Networks in Madrid and the Laboratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences (LINCS) in Paris. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (7th edition), published by Addison-Wesley/Pearson. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.

    Since January 2015, he is serving as an Assistant Director of the US National Science Foundation, where he leads the Directorate for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in its mission to fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Kurose oversees the CISE budget of more than $900 million. He also serves as co-chair of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, helping coordinate the activities of 17 government agencies.


  • 10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break

  • 11:00am - 12:40pm Session 1 - SDN & NFV I

    Session Chair: Nate Foster (Cornell University)

    Room: Diamante

  • ClickNP: Highly Flexible and High Performance Network Processing with Reconfigurable Hardware

    Bojie Li (USTC / Microsoft Research), Kun Tan (Microsoft Research), Layong (Larry) Luo (Microsoft), Yanqing Peng (SJTU / Microsoft Research), Renqian Luo (USTC / Microsoft Research), Ningyi Xu (Microsoft Research), Yongqiang Xiong (Microsoft Research), Peng Cheng (Microsoft Research), Enhong Chen (USTC)

  • Packet Transactions: High-Level Programming for Line-Rate Switches

    Anirudh Sivaraman (MIT CSAIL), Alvin Cheung (University of Washington, Seattle), Mihai Budiu (VMWare Research), Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks), Mohammad Alizadeh (MIT CSAIL), Hari Balakrishnan (MIT CSAIL), George Varghese (Microsoft Research), Nick McKeown (Stanford University), Steve Licking (Barefoot Networks)

  • SNAP: Stateful Network-Wide Abstractions for Packet Processing

    Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo (Princeton University), Yaron Koral (Princeton University), Michael Greenberg (Pomona College), Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University), David Walker (Princeton University)

  • Programmable Packet Scheduling at Line Rate

    Anirudh Sivaraman (MIT CSAIL), Suvinay Subramanian (MIT CSAIL), Mohammad Alizadeh (MIT CSAIL), Sharad Chole (Cisco Systems), Shang-Tse Chuang (Cisco Systems), Anurag Agrawal (Barefoot Networks), Hari Balakrishnan (MIT CSAIL), Tom Edsall (Cisco Systems), Sachin Katti (Stanford University), Nick McKeown (Stanford University)

  • 12:40pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break

  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm Session 2 - Wide Area Networks

    Session Chair: Bruce Maggs (Duke University)

    Room: Diamante

  • Evolve or Die: High-Availability Design Principles Drawn from Google's Network Infrastructure

    Ramesh Govindan (Google / USC), Ina Minei (Google), Mahesh Kallahalla (Google), Bikash Koley (Google), Amin Vahdat (Google)

  • Optimizing Bulk Transfers with Software-Defined Optical WAN

    Xin Jin (Princeton University), Yiran Li (Tsinghua University), Da Wei (Tsinghua University), Siming Li (Stony Brook University), Jie Gao (Stony Brook University), Lei Xu (Sodero Networks), Guangzhi Li (AT&T Labs), Wei Xu (Tsinghua University), Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

  • Dynamic Pricing and Traffic Engineering for Timely Inter-Datacenter Transfers

    Virajith Jalaparti (Microsoft), Ivan Bliznets (St. Petersburg Academic University), Srikanth Kandula (Microsoft), Brendan Lucier (Microsoft), Ishai Menache (Microsoft)

  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm Posters and Demos I (includes coffee break from 3:35pm-4:15pm)

    Room: Topazio and Agata

  • Posters and Demos I

    Posters session will take place at Topazio room. Demos session will take place at Agata room. Includes coffee break from 3:35pm-4:15pm.

  • 4:15pm - 5:30pm Session 3 - Monitoring and Diagnostics

    Session Chair: Jeff Mogul (Google)

    Room: Diamante

  • One Sketch to Rule Them All: Rethinking Network Flow Monitoring with UnivMon

    Zaoxing Liu (Johns Hopkins University), Antonis Manousis (Carnegie Mellon University), Gregory Vorsanger (Johns Hopkins University), Vyas Sekar (Carnegie Mellon University), Vladimir Braverman (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Trumpet: Timely and Precise Triggers in Data Centers

    Masoud Moshref (University of Southern California), Minlan Yu (University of Southern California), Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California), Amin Vahdat (Google)

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Differences: Better Network Diagnostics with Differential Provenance

    Ang Chen (University of Pennsylvania), Yang Wu (University of Pennsylvania), Andreas Haeberlen (University of Pennsylvania), Wenchao Zhou (Georgetown University), Boon Thau Loo (University of Pennsylvania)

  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm Conference Banquet

  • Conference Banquet

    The Conference Banquet will take place at the Slaviero Essential Florianópolis Ingleses. Please visit the Social Events page for further information.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

  • 8:30am - 10:10am Session 4 - Scheduling

    Session Chair: Sergey Gorinsky (IMDEA Networks Institute)

    Room: Diamante

  • 2DFQ: Two-Dimensional Fair Queueing for Multi-Tenant Cloud Services

    Jonathan Mace (Brown University), Peter Bodik (Microsoft), Madanlal Musuvathi (Microsoft), Rodrigo Fonseca (Brown University), Krishnan Varadarajan (Microsoft)

  • CODA: Toward Automatically Identifying and Scheduling Coflows in the Dark

    Hong Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Li Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Bairen Yi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Kai Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Mosharaf Chowdhury (University of Michigan), Yanhui Geng (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab)

  • Scheduling Mix-flows in Commodity Datacenters with Karuna

    Li Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Kai Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Wei Bai (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Mohammad Alizadeh (MIT)

  • NUMFabric: Fast and Flexible Bandwidth Allocation in Datacenters

    Kanthi Nagaraj (Stanford University), Dinesh Bharadia (Stanford University), Hongzi Mao (M.I.T), Sandeep Chinchali (Stanford University), Mohammad Alizadeh (M.I.T.), Sachin Katti (Stanford University)

  • 10:10am - 10:40am Coffee Break

  • 10:40am - 12:20pm Session 5 - Datacenters I

    Session Chair: Alex Snoren (UC San Diego)

    Room: Diamante

  • Globally Synchronized Time via Datacenter Networks

    Ki Suh Lee (Cornell University), Han Wang (Cornell University), Vishal Shrivastav (Cornell University), Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University)

  • Robotron: Top-down Network Management at Facebook Scale

    Yu-Wei Eric Sung (Facebook), Xiaozheng Tie (Facebook), Starsky H.Y. Wong (Facebook), Hongyi Zeng (Facebook)

  • RDMA over Commodity Ethernet at Scale

    Chuanxiong Guo (Microsoft Research), Haitao Wu (Microsoft), Zhong Deng (Microsoft), Gaurav Soni (Microsoft), Jianxi Ye (Microsoft), Jitu Padhye (Microsoft Research), Marina Lipshteyn (Microsoft)

  • ProjecToR: Agile Reconfigurable Data Center Interconnect

    Monia Ghobadi (Microsoft Research), Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research), Amar Phanishayee (Microsoft Research), Nikhil Devanur (Microsoft Research), Janardhan Kulkarni (Microsoft Research), Gireeja Ranade (Microsoft Research), Pierre-Alexandre Blanche (University of Arizona), Houman Rastegarfar (University of Arizona), Madeleine Glick (University of Arizona), Daniel Kilper (University of Arizona)

  • 12:20pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

  • 12:40pm - 1:30pm Topic Preview 2

    Room: Diamante

  • Topic Preview 2

    Topic Preview 2 will take place at Diamante room. The topics covered will be Verification, Datacenter Networking / TCP, Policies, and Neutrality.

  • 1:30pm - 3:10pm Session 6 - Verification

    Session Chair: Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California)

    Room: Diamante

  • Fast Control Plane Analysis Using an Abstract Representation

    Aaron Gember-Jacobson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Raajay Viswanathan (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research)

  • Symnet: scalable symbolic execution for modern networks

    Radu Stoenescu (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Matei Popovici (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Lorina Negreanu (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Costin Raiciu (University Politehnica of Bucharest)

  • Don't Mind the Gap: Bridging Network-wide Objectives and Device-level Configurations

    Ryan Beckett (Princeton University), Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft), Todd Millstein (University of California, Los Angeles), Jitendra Padhye (Microsoft), David Walker (Princeton University)

  • Jumpstarting BGP Security with Path-End Validation

    Avichai Cohen (Hebrew University), Yossi Gilad (Boston University and MIT), Amir Herzberg (Bar Ilan University), Michael Schapira (Hebrew University)

  • 3:10pm - 4:10pm Posters and Demos II (includes coffee break from 3:30pm-4:10pm)

    Room: Topazio and Agata

  • Posters and Demos II

    Posters session will take place at Topazio room. Demos session will take place at Agata room. Includes cofee break. Includes coffee break from 3:30pm-4:10pm.

  • 4:10pm - 5:25pm Session 7 - Networked Applications

    Session Chair: Nick Feamster (Princeton University)

    Room: Diamante

  • WebPerf: Evaluating What-If Scenarios for Cloud-hosted Web Applications

    Yurong Jiang (University of Southern California), Lenin Ravindranath (Microsoft Research), Suman Nath (Microsoft Research), Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California)

  • CS2P: Improving Video Bitrate Selection and Adaptation with Data-Driven Throughput Prediction

    Yi Sun (ICT/CAS), Xiaoqi Yin (CMU), Junchen Jiang (CMU), Vyas Sekar (CMU), Fuyuan Lin (ICT/CAS), Nanshu Wang (ICT/CAS), Tao Liu (iQIYI), Bruno Sinopoli (CMU)

  • Via: Improving Internet Telephony Call Quality Using Predictive Relay Selection

    Junchen Jiang (Microsoft Research / CMU), Rajdeep Das (Microsoft Research), Ganesh Ananthanarayanan (Microsoft Research), Philip A. Chou (Microsoft Research), Venkata Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research), Vyas Sekar (CMU), Esbjorn Dominique (Microsoft), Marcin Goliszewski (Microsoft), Dalibor Kukoleca (Microsoft), Renat Vafin (Microsoft), Hui Zhang (CMU)

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Community Feedback

    Room: Diamante

  • Community Feedback

  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm Student Dinner

  • Student Dinner

    The SIGCOMM 2016 Student Dinner will take place at Ataliba Churrascarias Florianópolis. Please visit the Social Events page for further information.

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • 8:30am - 10:35am Session 8 - Wireless

    Session Chair: Bruce Maggs (Duke University)

    Room: Diamante

  • Inter-Technology Backscatter: Towards Internet Connectivity for Implanted Devices

    Vikram Iyer (University of Washington), Vamsi Talla (University of Washington), Bryce Kellogg (University of Washington), Shyamnath Gollakota (University of Washington), Joshua Smith (University of Washington)

  • Enabling Practical Backscatter Communication for On-body Sensors

    Pengyu Zhang (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Mohammad Rostami (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Pan Hu (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Deepak Ganesan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • Braidio: An Integrated Active-Passive Radio for Mobile Devices with Asymmetric Energy Budgets

    Pan Hu (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Pengyu Zhang (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Mohammad Rostami (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Deepak Ganesan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • Real-time Distributed MIMO Systems

    Ezzeldin Hamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Hariharan Rahul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Mohammed A. Abdelghany (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dina Katabi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next-Generation Cellular Networks

    Deepak Vasisht (MIT), Swarun Kumar (CMU), Hariharan Rahul (MIT), Dina Katabi (MIT)

  • 10:35am - 11:05am Coffee Break

  • 11:05am - 12:20pm Session 9 - Datacenters II

    Session Chair: Sergey Gorinsky (IMDEA Networks Institute)

    Room: Diamante

  • Virtualized Congestion Control

    Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff (VMware / Stanford), Aran Bergman (Technion), Shay Vargaftik (Technion), Madhusudhan Ravi (VMware), Nick McKeown (Stanford), Ittai Abraham (VMware), Isaac Keslassy (VMware / Stanford / Technion)

  • AC/DC TCP: Virtual Congestion Control Enforcement for Datacenter Networks

    Keqiang He (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Eric Rozner (IBM Research), Kanak Agarwal (IBM), Yu (Jason) Gu (IBM), Wes Felter (IBM Research), John Carter (IBM), Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Taking the Blame Game out of Data Centers Operations with NetPoirot

    Behnaz Arzani (University of Pennsylvania), Selim Ciraci (Microsoft), Boon Thau Loo (University of Pennsylvania), Assaf Schuster (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology), Geoff Outhred (Microsoft)

  • 12:20pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm Session 10 - Censorship and Choice

    Session Chair: Nick Feamster (Princeton University)

    Room: Diamante

  • An Internet-Wide Analysis of Traffic Policing

    Tobias Flach (University of Southern California / Google), Pavlos Papageorge (Google), Andreas Terzis (Google), Luis Pedrosa (University of Southern California), Yuchung Cheng (Google), Tayeb Karim (Google), Ethan Katz-Bassett (University of Southern California), Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California / Google)

  • Neutral Net Neutrality

    Yiannis Yiakoumis (Stanford University), Sachin Katti (Stanford University), Nick McKeown (Stanford University)

  • The Deforestation of L2

    James McCauley (UC Berkeley / ICSI), Mingjie Zhao (UESTC / ICSI), Ethan J. Jackson (UC Berkeley), Barath Raghavan (ICSI), Sylvia Ratnasamy (UC Berkeley / ICSI), Scott Shenker (UC Berkeley / ICSI)

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm Posters and Demos III (includes coffee break from 3:05pm-3:45pm)

    Room: Topazio and Agata

  • Posters and Demos III

    Posters and demos from main track papers session will take place at Topazio room. Industrial demos session will take place at Agata room. Includes coffee break from 3:05pm-3:45pm.

  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm Session 11 - SDN & NFV II

    Session Chair: Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin Madison)

    Room: Diamante

  • OpenBox: A Software-Defined Framework for Developing, Deploying, and Managing Network Functions

    Anat Bremler-Barr (The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya), Yotam Harchol (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), David Hay (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • PISCES: A Programmable, Protocol-Independent Software Switch

    Muhammad Shahbaz (Princeton University), Sean Choi (Stanford University), Ben Pfaff (VMware), Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks), Nick Feamster (Princeton University), Nick McKeown (Stanford University), Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

  • Dataplane Specialization for High-performance OpenFlow Software Switching

    László Molnár (Ericsson Research, Hungary), Gergely Pongrácz (Ericsson Research, Hungary), Gábor Enyedi (Ericsson Research, Hungary), Zoltán Kis (Ericsson Research, Hungary), Levente Csikor (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Ferenc Juhász (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Attila Körösi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Gábor Rétvári (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

  • 5:00pm - 5:50pm Best of CCR

    Session Chair: Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo)

    Room: Diamante

  • CrowdSurf: Empowering Transparency in the Web

    H. Metwalley (Politecnico di Torino), S. Traverso (Politecnico di Torino), M. Mellia (Politecnico di Torino), S. Miskovic (Symantec Corp.), M. Baldi (Politecnico di Torino)

  • Values and Networks: Steps Toward Exploring their Relationships

    Carsten Orwat (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Roland Bless (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

  • 5:50pm - 6:20pm Closing

    Room: Diamante