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4th CAIDA Internet Measurement And Political Science (IMAPS) Workshop 2018

On September 5th-7th, 2018, CAIDA will host an invitation-only workshop on interdisciplinary research of political events that affect the Internet and/or are partially visible through analysis of Internet measurement data.

|   Agenda    Participants   |
Dates: September 5 (Wed) - 7 (Fri), 2018
Place: SDSC East, Synthesis Center EB-143,
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego Campus, La Jolla, CA


September 5 (Wednesday)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:15 Introductions
    • Alberto Dainotti (CAIDA/UC San Diego), IMAPS agenda
  • 09:15 - 12:00 Denial-of-Service
    • Alistair King (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Realtime detection and analysis of Denial of Service attacks
    • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
    • Lukas Kawerau (University of Konstanz, Germany), Contentious 503 - The political consequences of DoS attacks
    • Philipp Lutscher (University of Konstanz, Germany), Hot Topics: Cyberattacks on news websites in competitive autocracies
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 13:30 PANDA
    • kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis (PANDA): What do we need to know about the Internet?
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Denial-of-service
    • Arthur Blair (CyberDefcon), Lessons learned from SISSDEN darknets. Collection and analysis.
  • Afternoon free for leisure and/or informal breakout sessions

September 6 (Thursday)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 User-to-user connectivity
    • Petros Gigis (FORTH-ICS), Measuring Internet connectivity between user populations using active measurements
    • Emile Aben (RIPE NCC), Sketching connectivity between users
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 - 12:00 Key Internet Terrain
    • Bradley Huffaker (CAIDA/UC San Diego), AS Rank Reborn
    • Alberto Dainotti (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Mapping key Internet terrain
    • Alex Gamero-Garrido (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Inferring country-level transit influence of autonomous systems
    • Esteban Carisimo (Universidad de Buenos Aires), What is the influence of state-owned ASes in their national AS ecosystem?
    • Shuai Hao (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Understanding the country-level dependency of Internet services
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Working Lunch
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Outages and Social Media
    • Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld, Molly Roberts, and Kennedy Middleton (UCLA, UC San Diego), Measuring Internet outages using Twitter
    • Alexei Abrahams (Princeton University), Combating propaganda bots on Arabian Gulf Twitter
  • Afternoon free for leisure and/or informal breakout sessions
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

September 7 (Friday)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Internet Outages
    • Philipp Winter (CAIDA/UC San Diego), Who shuts down the Internet and why?
    • Andreas Guillot (Université de Strasbourg), Detecting outages using unsolicited Internet traffic and SARIMA
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Internet Censorship
    • Eda Keremoglu-Waibler (University of Konstanz, Germany), Interference at different layers: How dictators control the Internet
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 13:15 Wrap up and Adjourn
  • Afternoon free for leisure and/or informal breakout sessions

Local Arrangements / Getting to UCSD

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 Building's Synthesis Center / Visualization Lab, Room B143-E.
(For those GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinates near the conference room is WGS84: 32°53'04.00"N, 117°14'22.00"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.
  • Car: Rental available at the airport near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.
  • 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. This should take you to a small turn-in in front of the SDSC East Entrance / Auditorium, with a building sign visible that reads "Halicio─člu Data Science Center".

  • Parking on campus
    The most convenient parking is in the Hopkins parking structure at Hopkins Dr and Voigt Dr, just south of SDSC.

    From the Hopkins Structure, after setting your permit, take the elevators to the 2nd floor and walk safely out to Hopkins Dr. and the front of the Supercomputer Center. Walking past the Auditorium outside (and a sign reading "Halicio─člu Data Science Center"), go up the staircase to the entrance of the East building, and go through the double doors. Now inside the building, look under the staircase ahead to find Room B143-E, also labeled "Synthesis Center / Visualization Lab".

UCSD Maps and general UCSD Visitor Parking information is additionally available.

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