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ISMA Data Catalog 2004 Workshop Agenda

June 3 (Thu), 2004
Location: Auditorium, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Workshop logistics

In the morning, we will present CAIDA's vision of the Internet Measurement Data Catalog (IMDC). The objective of the IMDC project is to facilitate access, archiving, and reproducibility of Internet data and research results as well as sharing data among Internet researchers.

The rest of the day will consist of open discussions of measurement needs of the Internet research community. We expect and encourage informal presentations by workshop participants.


    8:15-9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15 Welcome, workshop agenda and objectives
    kc claffy (host), Mark Allman (IMRG chair)

  • 9:15-10:15 Internet Measurement Data Catalog: Introduction
    1. IMDC: vision, mission & conceptualization
    2. Implementation phases and user interface
      - feedback from participants is encouraged
    3. Short demo

  • 10:15-10:30 CAIDA data sets
    1. passive data
      - backbone (OC48, OC12) traces: anonymized & unanonymized
      - UCSD link traces
      - network telescope data
      - table summaries of passive data sources
    2. active macroscopic topology data
      - raw traces
      - AS adjacencies
      - Internet Topology Data Kits
    3. miscellaneous data
      - DNS data
      - geographical data
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:00 Existing Internet Measurement Data
    Chair: kc claffy
    • Supratik Bhattacharyya (Sprint ATL), "IP Monitoring at Sprint" (.pdf)
    • Dan Gunter (LBNL), "SOAP on a Rope: Standard Schemas for Grid Network Measurements" (.pdf)
    • Martin Swany (U. Delaware), "Efficiency vs. Extensibility in network measurement systems" (.pdf)
    • Henk Uijterwaal (RIPE NCC), "Information services at the RIPE NCC" (.pdf)
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30 Existing Internet Measurement Data (continued)
    Chair: kc claffy

    • George Riley (Georgia Institute of Technology), "Internet performance measurement with NETI@Home" (.pdf)
    • Christos Papadopoulos, (USC/ISI), "Spectral Techniques for Internet Traffic" (.pdf)
    • Les Cottrell, (SLAC), "SLAC Internet Measurement Data" (.pdf)
    • Nick Feamster, (MIT), "Wide-area network data and analysis at MIT" (.pdf)

    • Supplemental materials
      These talks were not presented at the workshop, but are included here for completeness and as useful references.
      - Dave Meyers, (U. of Oregon & Cisco Systems), "Route Views Update" (.html)
      - bill manning, (, "DNS software - authoritative server checks" (.pdf)

    • Input from participants (3-5 slides):
      • brief description of their data sets
      • tools used
      • cataloging and archiving the data
      • problems (if any) with the data
      • desirable database support
      • future plans

  • 2:30-3:15 Roundtable discussion of existing data sets
    Coordinator: Mark Allman ("How Do We Build a Culture that Values Data Catalogs?")
    • Juana Sanchez (UCLA), "Data Needs for Sampling the Internet to Measure Performance" (.pdf)
    • Bill Yurcik (NCSA/U of Illinois), "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: an overview of scalable security data management for internal/external data sharing" (.pdf)
    3:15-3:30 Coffee break
  • 3:30-4:30 Discussion of supporting tools and techniques
    Chair: Colleen Shannon
    • Ethan Blanton (Purdue U.), "Scalable Internet Measurement Repository (SIMR)" (.pdf)
    • Timur Friedman, (Paris 6), "Meta-databases: Experiences from the French measurement infrastructure, Metropolis" (.pdf)
    • Dave Plonka, (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), "Bare-bones Measurement Data Archiving" (.pdf)

    • Discussion topics:
      • cataloging tools with data (for better reproducibility)
      • database access policies
      • security levels
      • anonymization
      • data access policies

  • 4:30-5:00 Wrap-up discussion of data needs in the Internet community
    Coordinator: kc claffy

  • 5:00 Workshop is adjourned
    5:00-7:30 Reception
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