Presentation Schedule // CS 525: Advanced Distributed Systems // Spring 2013

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1/15 Indy


Introduction See topic "Epidemics" below
1/17 Indy



Before, There Were Clouds

Recommend that you join Googlegroups on Cloud Computing

1/22 Indy


Cloud Computing Continued




P2P Systems


Last day to sign up for a presentation slot (2/7/13 through 4/4/13 only). Two presenters per slot only.

Instructions for Presentations and Reviews

1/29 Indy


P2P Systems (contd.)


1/31 Indy


Basic Distributed Algorithms Fundamentals and Sensor Networks




2/5 Indy


Key-value Stores and NoSQL

Others: MongoDB


2/7 Babak Behzad && Faraz Faghri


Programming in the Cloud Student Presentations and Reviews Start - See Instructions


2/12 Furquan Shaikh && Fangzhou Yao

[Paxos slides-Indy]

[paper slides-pdf]

Everyone uses Paxos Please don't review the first paper

(Review these) - Student Presenters will present these


2/14 Karan Parikh && Onur Karaman


Store it in the Cloud



Project Survey Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 3 + 1 pages max] (In groups of 2-3)

Instructions for Survey and its Submission

2/19 Junjie Hu && Xueman Mou


Other looks at MapReduce



2/21 Chien-Nan Chen && Abhishek Sreenath


A Touch of Sensor Nets
2/26 Cuong Pham && Biplab Deka


The CAP never fits - Consistency in the Cloud  



2/28 Hilfi Alkaff && Lionel Li


Management Science
3/5 Viencent Bindschadler && Ala Alkhaldi


There's an App for That
3/7 Haiming Jin && Zhenhuan Gao


P2P App for That
3/12 Hongyang Li && Mo Dong


Process it In-network
3/14 Mainak Ghosh && Mayur Sadavarte


Spreading the Rumor




Spring Vacation - No Class.







Spring Vacation - No Class.




3/26 Indy


How does it Behave?


3/28 Indy


Low Fees Required - Probabilistic Membership




Project Midterm Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 8 + 1 pages max] (In groups of 2-3)

Instructions for Midterm and its Submission

4/2  Ting Xie


How Much is That?  


4/4 No class (Midterm reviews).

Midterm Reviews due, 11.59 PM

Midterm Review Form

4/9 Indy


Datacenter Disasters - Case Studies  
  •  (No main readings)

(If you reviewed any of the papers below, then you can submit them. We will not cover these papers during this session. We might be able to discuss these papers later in the semester.)


4/11 Anirudh Ravula && Tanvir Al Amin


Fast on SLOs


4/16 Faraz Faghri && Ala Alkhadi


So Much Data!  


4/18  Mainak Ghosh && Hilfi Alkaff


In-memory clusters    
4/23 Vinay Nagar



Imranul Hoque






4/25 Indy



How do Networks Look?



4/30 Indy


Completing the Circle

(No reviews required for the following papers. Paper copies for offline papers were handed out during previous lecture.)

  • R. Hoffmann, "Why buy that theory?", 2003
  • R. P. Feynman, "Metaplast Corp."


5/5 (Sunday)

Project Final Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 12 + 1 pages max] (In groups of 2-3)

(Deadline is Hard and final, no extensions!)

Instructions for Final Report and its Submission


The following sessions are a rich source of ideas and directions for your projects - mine them! We could not include them in the course schedule due to the limited time.


(You can't sign up yet for this slot)


Leftover   In Byzantium
Leftover   Geo-Distribution


Old Wine: Stale or Vintage?


Leftover   Publish-Subscribe/CDNs


Distributed Monitoring and  Management


Leftover Green Clouds
Leftover   Distributed Debugging


Leftover Flash!  
Leftover   The Middle or the End?

(review any one of the following 3 papers)


Leftover   Availability-Aware Systems

(read the papers, but no reviews required for this session)

Leftover   Design Methodologies, Handling Stress

(No class today, but if you submitted a review on time, you can skip one of the remaining review sessions)

Leftover Sources of unreliability in networks


Leftover  A Step Back 


Leftover   Distributed Management (2)  
Leftover Handling Stress
Leftover   Selfish algorithms   
Leftover Security
Leftover   Economic Theory
Leftover   The future of sensor nets?
Leftover   P2P - Etc.  
Leftover   The End-to-End Approach
Leftover Automatic Computing and Inference
Leftover   Modular Systems  
Leftover Practical theory perspectives
Leftover    Topology and Naming
Leftover   Classical Algorithms  
Leftover   Caching


Note: The Spring 2013 schedule has roughly 50% new papers compared to the last version of CS525 (SP11).

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