ISMA 2009 AIMS - 1st Workshop on Active Internet Measurements

On February 12-13, 2009, CAIDA hosted a workshop on Active Internet Measurements supporting science and policy in La Jolla, CA. This workshop continued the series of Internet Statistics and Metrics Analysis (ISMA) workshops that are held to discuss the current and future state of Internet measurement and analysis.

This workshop sought to define priority directions of various active measurement infrastructures especially aimed at macroscopic security, stability, and performance measurements.

Dates: February 12 (Thu) - 13 (Fri), 2009
Place: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

For information on Local Arrangements / Getting to SDSC, see the bottom of this document.


The Workshop on Active Internet Measurements supporting science and policy (AIMS) involved participants from a wide range of areas including researchers, operators, and policymakers. The high-level program collaborated on cross-functional analysis of goals, means, and emerging issues in active Internet measurement projects.

The main objectives of the ISMA AIMS Workshop were to understand the potential and limitations of active measurements in the wide area Internet, to identify relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries, to promote synergistic solutions, and to build a coordinated strategy to address the future data needs.


The workshop consisted of two days of presentations with significant time to be designated for group interaction among participants. Topics of specific interest included:

  • priorities/objectives/plans of various active measurement infrastructures
  • clarifying academic, commercial, and government needs for active measurement data
  • data sharing issues
  • possible improvements in coordination of measurements across different (academic and non-academic) active measurement infrastructures

Workshop Agenda

February 12 (Thursday)

February 13 (Friday)

Local Arrangements / Getting to SDSC

For this workshop, attendees are expected to make their own arrangements from their hotels to the workshop. For CAIDA's list of recommended local hotels including shuttle availability, see the AIMS 2009 Hotels list (PDF). Contact the hotel directly for details on hotel shuttle service schedules to the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

For this workshop, it is best to park in the Hopkins parking structure on Hopkins Drive, just south of SDSC. Park on the lower level and walk north to the new SDSC building (on your left). Before you go up the stairs, the auditorium where the conference will be held in will be on the left, Meeting Room B212E. Be aware that there are two wings of SDSC. This workshop is being held in the new east wing that faces Hopkins Drive.

UCSD Maps and general UCSD Visitor Parking information is additionally available. General driving directions to SDSC are located on the CAIDA Contact and Visitor Info page (note these directions refer you to the main SDSC building, not the SDSC East wing where the workshop will be held. They are adjacent and connected. To find the East Wing Auditorium from the main SDSC building, go straight through the lobby into the East Wing, and head outside and down the stairs - the auditorium will be on your right, Room B212E).


Funding for this event is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the National Science Foundation (NSF), CAIDA sponsors, and by the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Additional Content

ISMA 2009 AIMS Workshop: Participants

This page contains the list of participants of the ISMA 2009 AIMS Workshop on February 12-13, 2009.

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