From March 13-15, 2018, CAIDA will host the 10th workshop on Active Internet Measurements (AIMS 2018) on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, CA.
AIMS 2018 is by invitation only. We are imposing a limit on the number of registrants and will close the registration when we have reached capacity.
Registration closed. We have received an overwhelming response of registrants interested in attending, but as seats are limited, we have reached capacity and are no longer accepting new registrations.
Place: Auditorium B210E/B211E Meeting Room,
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego Campus, La Jolla, CA
All participants are expected to prepare a talk or presentation. Please submit an extended abstract related to one of the topics below with your registration, no later than January 20. We will evaluate the abstracts and notify the authors about acceptance by January 31. Accepted abstracts will be posted publicly on the workshop page.
This year the focus of the workshop again will be on interaction and coordination between different existing measurement infrastructures. Topics of interest for the agenda include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Measurements that can address current or future public policy needs
- how to have impact in broader, non-technical communities (is new conference needed?)
- how to make technical results for relevant and accessible
- surveys of which studies have already had impact
- CAIDA's new PANDA project proposal
- how to measure progress toward societal aspirations for the Internet
- Infrastructure sharing
- complementary measurements on different platforms
- unified interface to traceroute platforms
- incentives to participate in measurement infrastructure
- cross-validation of results
- Infrastructure development issues
- back-end databases to store measurement results
- front-end querying interfaces
- "measurement-as-a-service" support
- ability to develop and run custom experiments
- Data access and sharing
- how applications can make use of measurement data
- concurrent measurements of interesting events
- cross-platform longitudinal data analysis
- educational use of measurements and data
- Future measurement infrastructure architectures
- resolving tensions between openness and security of measurement platforms
- the role of measurement in a larger framework for ISP information disclosure
- Innovation in scientific discourse to promote reproducibility
- Presentations of lab notebooks, e.g., Jupyter, as a mode of publishing paper supplements
- Proposed workshops that require all papers published with "lab notebook" supplements and code required to reproduce the work
- Peer-review: public vs private; anonymous vs unanonymous reviews; rating systems
Additionally, we intend to devote some time to reviewing the recommendations distilled from the discussions at the previous nine AIMS workshops (2009-2017). These recommendations (published in 2016's AIMS workshop report) deal with the following five common themes:
- Data and infrastructure building blocks
- Promoting synergies among industry, government, researchers, vendors, Internet service providers
- Path measurement research
- Quality of experience measurement research
- Network architecture research
We will look back to assess the measurable progress achieved in each area and will propose the next steps forward continuing the advancement of Internet measurements.
The workshop will run for 3 days (starting from Tuesday morning) with ample time for interactions between participants, breakout sessions, and collaborative discussions.
Participants will have 10-15 minutes to present and 5-10 minutes for questions. To prepare other participants for your presentation, and to maximize discussion rather than presentation time, please send a URL or a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org of something you'd like the audience to have read before your talk. This can be any of:
- a related URL that inspires your research
- a related URL detailing your research
- a URL related to your talk that you consider worth other participants' time to look over
- a recent blog entry or article so people can get an idea of who you are
- the actual PDF slideset which you'll be presenting
March 13 (Tuesday)
- 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
- 09:00 - 10:00 Round table introductions: What do I want to get out of this
- 10:00 - 12:15 Measurement systems: updates and new approaches
- Bradley Huffaker (CAIDA/UC San Diego), AS Rank Reborn
- kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis (PANDA): What do we need to know about the Internet?
- Matthew Luckie (University of Waikato), Learning Router Naming Conventions
- Roya Ensafi (University of Michigan), Censored Planet: Measuring Internet Censorship Globally and Continuously
- 11:00 - 11:30 Break
- Alexander Marder (University of Pennsylvania), bdrmap-IT: Mapping AS Borders in the Internet
- Hrishikesh Bhatt Acharya (Rochester Institute of Technology), Held Hostage? Mapping the influence of major providers and CDNs on the Internet
- Yves Vanaubel (University of Liège), PANDA with Augmented IP Level Data (related: MPLS Tunnels Tracking)
- 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
- 14:00 - 15:20 Policy
- James Deaton (Great Plains Network), Schools receive over $4 billion per year for "high performance" broadband: Do (we/they) know what that means?
- Ann Cox (DHS S&T Cyber Security Division), CSD Project Overview
- Erin Kenneally (DHS), Driving Data in the Cybersecurity Economy
- James Miller (FCC / OET), Measuring Broadband America: Fixed & Mobile Broadband Performance Measurement
- 15:20 - 15:45 Break
- 15:45 - 17:30 Performance
- Saptarshi Guha (Mozilla), Internet Connection Quality (ICQ)
- Paul Schmitt (Princeton University), Correlating Network Congestion with Video QoE Degradation - a Last-Mile Perspective
- Amogh Dhamdhere (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Measurement and Analysis of Interdomain Congestion (MANIC)
- Alexander Marder (University of Pennsylvania), Modeling Persistent Congestion for Tail Drop Queue
- Esteban Carisimo (CAIDA/Universidad de Buenos Aires), Applying Stable distribution on congestion latency signatures (15 min)
- 17:30 - 20:00 Dinner reception on site
March 14 (Wednesday)
- 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
- 09:00 - 10:00 Interaction: What did I learn from day 1
- 10:00 - 12:30 Traceroute data: measurements and interpretations
- Kevin Vermeulen and Timur Friedman (Sorbonne University), Deploying MDA Traceroute on RIPE Atlas Probes
- Stephen Strowes (RIPE NCC), Adding Multipath Route Tracing to RIPE Atlas
- Young Hyun (CAIDA/UC San Diego), An Alias Resolution Service for the Community
- Peter Boothe (Google/M-Lab), Measurement Lab Update
- Ya Chang (Google), A better schema for paris-traceroute
- 11:00 - 11:30 Break
- Emile Aben (RIPE NCC), OpenIPmap Geolocating Internet Infra-Structure with Inference Engines and Crowdsourcing
- M. Abdullah Canbaz (University of Reno Nevada), Exhaustive Mapping of an Autonomous System (related: Internet Measurement Platform)
- Alberto Dainotti (CAIDA/UC San Diego), (a conversation on) hyperpapers and open co-authoring
- 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
- 14:00 - 17:45 Measurement systems: updates and new approaches, continued
- Kirill Levchenko (UC San Diego), PacketLab: A Universal Measurement Endpoint Interface
- Ahmed Elmokashfi (SIMETRIC/Simula), fling: A Flexible Ping for Middlebox Measurements
- Darryl Veitch (University of Technology Sydney), Timing Verification as a Service
- Alistair King (CAIDA/UC San Diego), BGPStream V2 Private Beta
- 15:30 - 16:00 Break
- David Choffnes (Northeastern University), Auditing net neutrality violations globally (or, What happened when Apple said no) (20 min)
- Ricky Mok (CAIDA/UC San Diego), QUINCE: A gamified crowdsourcing QoE assessment framework
- Ginga Kawaguti (NTT), QoE measurement in the field
- 17:45 - 20:00 Dinner reception on site
March 15 (Thursday)
- 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
- 09:00 - 10:00 Interaction: What did I learn from day 2
- 10:00 - 12:45 Security and Stability
- Marinho Barcellos (UFRGS), Using IXPs to Measure Improvements of Source Address Validation Filtering in Inter-Domain Traffic
- Ramakrishna Padmanabhan (University of Maryland), Measuring and Inferring Weather's Effect on Residential Link Failures (related: Residential Internet outages in areas with severe weather alerts)
- 11:00 - 11:30 Break
- John Heidemann (USC/ISI), Clustering Internet Outages: from Leaves to Trees
- Alberto Dainotti (CAIDA/UC San Diego), ARTEMIS: Neutralizing BGP Hijacking within a Minute
- Mattijs Jonker (University of Twente), 1100 Days of Blackholing: Who's affected? (15 min)
- Erin Kenneally (DHS), Beyond Warm & Fuzzy - Ethics as a Value Proposition
- Roderick Fanou (CAIDA/UC San Diego), A Route-collectors Data Analyzer to support peering in a region: the case of the Internet frontier (related: ARDA: African Route-Collectors Data Analyzer)
- 12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
- 14:00 Adjourn and fill out survey
For this workshop, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the workshop. For CAIDA's list of local hotels including shuttle availability, see the updated Local Hotels list (PDF). Contact the hotel directly for hotel shuttle schedules (if available) to the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
This workshop is being held in the SDSC East Auditorium (Room B210E/B211E) that faces Hopkins Drive.
(For those GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinates near the SDSC Auditorium is WGS84: 32°53'03.77"N, 117°14'20.31"W)
General driving directions to SDSC are located on the CAIDA Contact and Visitor Info page.
- Shuttle to Hotels: SuperShuttle can be arranged to shuttle to UC San Diego campus or your hotel.
- Taxis and drop-off: San Diego Taxi Information maintains a list of taxis with rates and additional information. Uber and Lyft are also well established in San Diego and now have access to service San Diego's airport. GPSes will need to go to the intersection of Hopkins Drive and Voigt Lane.
10100 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 is the nearest street address most GPSes/maps recognize.
- Car: Rental available at the airport near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.
- Parking on campus
The most convenient parking is in the Hopkins parking structure at Hopkins Dr and Voigt Dr, just south of SDSC.
Parking Permits: Parking permits are required to park on UC San Diego Campus.
Parking legally is the attendee's responsibility. It is recommended you go to the Hopkins Parking Structure next to SDSC. Near the elevators will be a parking permit machine that will sell passes for $20/day. With a permit purchased in the Hopkins structure, you can park in any White " V ", Yellow " S ", or Green " B " spaces unless otherwise indicated. Please be sure to read the directions on the parking permit. Parking is limited. The penalty for an improperly parked car is at least $65 per day. We cannot be held responsible for citations issued for parking in an incorrect space or improperly displaying your permit.
For transportation concerns, general questions and help before the workshop, contact Cindy Wong at <cindy at caida.org>.
Funding for this event is provided by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.