DIMACS Workshop on Algorithms for Data Center Networks

June 5 - 7, 2017
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizing Committee:
Baruch Schieber, IBM, sbar at us.ibm.com
Hadas Shachnai, Technion, hadas at cs.technion.ac.il
Lisa Zhang, Nokia Bell Labs, ylz at research.bell-labs.com
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Information Sharing and Dynamic Data Analysis.

Workshop Program:

This is a preliminary program.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Day 1 

 9:30 - 10:20  Breakfast and Registration		

10:20 - 10:30  Welcome
               Baruch Schieber, Hadas Shachnai and Lisa Zhang
               	
Session 1		
10:30 - 11:30  Tutorial: Performance Challenges in Distributed Machine 
               Learning on Large-scale Data Centers
               Leana Golubchik and Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California 

11:30 - 11:45  Break

11:45 - 12:15  Communication-Aware (Data Center) Network Design: 
               Some Results and Challenges   
               Chen Avin, Ben-Gurion University
                                     
12:15 -  1:50  Lunch

 1:50 -  2:00  DIMACS Director's Welcome 
               Rebecca Wright, Rutgers University

Session 2		
 2:00 -  2:30  Recent Advances in Coflow-Based Networking
               Mosharaf Chowdhury, University of Michigan     

 2:30 -  3:10  On Coflow Scheduling
               Saba Ahmadi and Samir Khuller, University of Maryland

 3:10 -  3:40  Scheduling with Energy and Network Constraints
               Barna Saha, University of Massachusetts          

 3:40 -  4:10  Break

Session 3
 4:10 -  4:50  Online Vector Scheduling  
               Debmalya Panigrahi, Duke University
                            
 4:50 -  5:20  Fully Dynamic Maximal Matching
               Shay Solomon, IBM Research
                            
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Day 2

 9:00 -  9:30  Breakfast and Registration

Session 4		
 9:30 - 10:30  Tutorial: Algorithmic Issues in Network Resource Reservation Problems
               Stefan Schmid, Aalborg University              

10:30 - 11:00  Break

Session 5		
11:00 - 11:30  Towards Lossless Data Center Reconfiguration:
               Consistent Network Updates in SDNs
               Klaus-Tycho Foerster, Aalborg University          

11:30 - 12:00  Classic Network Measurements meets Software Defined Networking
               Ran Ben Basat, Technion 
                   
12:00 -  2:10  Lunch	

Session 6		
 2:10 -  3:00  Survey: Approximating Spanners
               Guy Kortsarz, Rutgers University

 3:00 -  3:30  Break

Session 7

 3:30 -  4:00  Towards Optimal-Performance Datacenters  
               Asaf Valadarsky, Hebrew University

 4:00 -  4:30  Explicit Expanding Expanders as Datacenter Topologies
               Michael Dinitz, Johns Hopkins University  

 4:30 -  5:15  TBA

 6:30          Dinner


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Day 3
 
 9:00 -  9:30  Breakfast and Registration

Session 8		
 9:30 - 10:30  Tutorial: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Placement
               Theory and Practice 
               Danny Raz, Technion

10:30 - 11:00  Break

Session 9		
11:00 - 11:30  Reusing Network Services Logic to Improve Network Performance
               Yotam Harchol, VMware Research     

11:30 - 12:00  Policy Driven Software Defined Multicast Using Efficient Selection 
               of Unicast Branching Points
               Adiseshu Hari, Nokia Bell Labs      
                                                              
12:00 - 12:30  Algorithmic Challenges in Building Efficient Cloud Infrastructure
               Janardhan Kulkarni, Microsoft Research 

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch	

Session 10		
 2:00 -  2:30  Sublinear Random Access Generators for Preferential Attachment Graphs  
               Moti Medina, MPI for Informatics
    
 2:30 -  3:00  Preemptive Resource-Constrained Scheduling with Deadlines
               Kanthi Sarpatwar, IBM Research
                 
 3:00 -  4:00  Wrapup


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