ISMA 2011 AIMS-3 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements

On February 9-11, 2011, CAIDA hosted the 3rd workshop on Active Internet Measurements supporting science and policy. This workshop continues 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.

Participation in AIMS-3 was by invitation only. Please contact for inquiries on future ISMA workshops.

Dates: February 9 (Wed) - 11 (Fri), 2011
Place: UCSD Faculty Club (Wed, Thu)
Weaver Conference Center, Institute of the Americas (Fri)
UCSD Campus, La Jolla, CA

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


Continuing a two-year tradition, CAIDA organized the 3rd Workshop on Active Internet Measurement Systems (AIMS-3) in February 2011. We continued the discussion of active measurement issues in the network and security research community, and also invite NSF's International Research Network Connections community to participate.


The workshop was three days long, running from Wednesday February 9th to Friday February 11th. The second half of Day 3 is intended to develop the workshop summary and contribute to writing the report, or develop collaborations that have been identified on Day 1-2.

A list of agenda items includes:

  • reviewing objectives, plans and results of various active measurement projects;
  • identifying measurement priorities, strengths, and weaknesses of measurement efforts
  • introducing IRNC participants to range of active measurement research activities, and exchange views on operational and research measurement needs
  • exploring how active measurement can support existing and planned security research projects
  • geolocation database accuracy and evaluation methods
  • fostering collaboration, coordination, and data sharing among participants

Mailing List

Please join the AIMS-3 2011 workshop mailing list for updates, announcements, discussion of the workshop, etc.

Workshop Agenda

February 9 (Wednesday)

Place: UCSD Faculty Club

February 10 (Thursday)

Place: UCSD Faculty Club

February 11 (Friday)

Place: Weaver Conference Center, Institute of the Americas

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 recommended local hotels including shuttle availability, see the AIMS-3 2011 Hotels list (PDF).

The AIMS-3 will be held at the UCSD Faculty Club on campus, and attendees will have to make their arrangements to get to and from the site.

  • Limited van-shuttle service to the Faculty Club
    UCSD will be providing a limited-service courtesy shuttle for workshop attendees from the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel directly to the Faculty Club. Please contact Darlene Piche at (858) 534-5109 to ask for details on pickup, as seating is extremely limited (14 seats) and will not be able to accommodate all the attendees.
  • Driving onto campus
    Driving Directions to the UCSD Faculty Club are written out, but those driving into campus are encouraged to look at the Interactive UCSD Parking Map and at the Faculty Club on Google Maps as well.

    Parking: Upon arrival, stop in at the Faculty Club and go to the registration table to get your one-day parking permit from Darlene Piche. We are only allowed a fifteen (15) parking spots at the Faculty Club parking lot P206. After those are filled, park in any green "B" or yellow "S" space anywhere on campus with the parking permit that Darlene provides.

For transportation concerns, general questions and help, contact Darlene Piche at (858) 534-5109.

General UCSD Maps and general UCSD Visitor Parking information are useful resources for navigating on campus. (For those GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinates of the Faculty Club are 32°52'43.77" N, 117°14'22.86" W)


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), and CAIDA sponsors, and by the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Additional Content

ISMA 2011 AIMS-3 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements: Talk Abstracts

This page contains names, talk abstracts (if presenting), and topic keywords for workshop participants.

ISMA 2011 AIMS-3 Workshop: Participants

This page contains the list of participants of the ISMA 2011 AIMS-3 Workshop on February 9-11, 2011.

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