Adv. Topics in Dist. Sys. Spring 06. Presentation Schedule.


Student-led presentations start 2/7, first batch runs 2/7 through 3/7.

By January 31, 5 pm, sign up for a presentation slot (from below, on the dates 2/7 through 3/7 only): Form groups of 2, or discuss with Indy at one of his office hours (Tu, Th 3.30-5 pm, 2112 SC). To sign up for a presentation slot, you have to meet Indy during one of his office hours (email will not be accepted).

O What to Do for Each Class (February 7 onwards)

Instructions for presentation sessions (discussed in class): 

Note: Some papers may be accessible from only inside the CS department.

Your work (presentations and reviews) should be original and independent. If you reuse slides from someone else's presentation, please acknowledge them. The standard university policies on original work, cheating and attribution apply to these presentations.

A final note to all: You are encouraged to read ahead of the class, especially if you find one (or more) topics that interest you enough to want to do a project and write a paper on. As a tip, some of the more interesting topics occur in the second half of the course.







Main Papers

More Papers (optional)

Must-see Papers if you're doing a project in the area.

1/17 Indy [ppt] [pdf] Introduction   
1/19 Indy [ppt] [pdf]

Decentralized (P2P) Systems


1/24 Indy [ppt] [pdf]

Decentralized (P2P) Systems

1/26 Indy [ppt] [pdf] Sensor Networks


1/31 Indy [ppt] [pdf] Basic Distributed Computing Concepts
2/2 Indy [ppt] [pdf] The Grid  
2/7 Long Vu & Ravi Sathyam [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Overlays and DHTs
2/9 Praveen J. & Raghu G. [REVIEWS] [ppt slides]


2/14 Michael Earnhart & Andrew Badr [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] P2P Apps (1)
2/16 Bach Bui & Juan Jose Jaramillo [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Sensor Net Routing
2/21 Hussam A.-L. & Anthony Cozzie [REVIEWS] In-network processing


2/23 Mehedi Bakht [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] P2P Apps (2)
2/28 Ercan Ucan & Brandt Dusthimer[REVIEWS] [pdf slides] Algorithms for Systems 
3/2 Muyuan Wang & Mohammed Maifi [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] In Byzantium  

Project Survey Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 3 pages max]

3/7  Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Design Methodologies (1)
3/9 Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Distributed Management


3/14 Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Membership


3/16 Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] A Step Back   



Spring Vacation - No Class.







Spring Vacation - No Class.




3/28  Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] P2P Characteristic Studies

Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides]


Design Methodologies (2)

Project Midterm Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 8 pages max]

4/4 Mike Earnhart [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Caching
4/6 Ercan Ucan [REVIEWS] [pdf slides] Practical theory perspectives
4/11 Muyuan Wang and Long Vu [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Publish-Subscribe


4/13 Bach Bui and Mohammed Maifi [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Sources of unreliability in networks


4/18 Juan Jose Jaramillo [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Selfish algorithms   
4/20 Brandt Dusthimer and Mehedi Bakht [REVIEWS] [slides] Security
4/25  Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Handling Stress
4/27 Indy [REVIEWS] [ppt slides] Structure of Networks
5/2 Indy [ppt slides] Misc. & Wrap-Up

(paper copies for the first three were handed out in class)


5/8 (tentative)

Poster Presentation of Project

5/12 (extended, final)

Project Final Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 12 pages max]

Leftover   Economic Theory
Leftover   The future of sensor nets?
Leftover   P2P - Etc.  
Leftover   The End-to-End Approach
4/25 Automatic Computing and Inference
Leftover    Topology and Naming

         (20% New papers. Total 80 papers, 16 new papers since recent Fall 2004 course version.)

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