ISMA 2013 AIMS-5 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements

On February 6-8, 2013, CAIDA hosted the 5th 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.

Dates: February 6 (Wed) - 8 (Fri), 2013
Place: Weaver Conference Center, Institute of the Americas
UCSD Campus, La Jolla, CA

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


The workshop focus this year is on creating, managing, and analyzing annotations of very large longitudinal active Internet measurement data sets ("big data", O(TB) over several years). Due to popular demand, we also dedicate half a day to large-scale active measurement (performance/topology) from mobile/cellular devices.


In response to overwhelming survey feedback from previous years about these workshops spending too much time with speakers and not leaving enough time for interactions, we are limiting all talks to 10 minutes (unless indicated otherwise), and talks that are updates from previous AIMS workshops to 5 minutes each, plus 5 minutes for questions after each talk. This schedule is intended to make more room for structured and unstructured interaction.

Additionally, the following ground rules apply for all talks:

  1. include one slide on data sharing
  2. include one slide on vizualization of data (extra credit)
  3. last slide: what you want to get from the audience / workshop

To generate discussion and to orient other participants to your talk, please send a URL or a PDF to webmaster 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 related 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

February 6 (Wednesday)

February 7 (Thursday)

February 8 (Friday)

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 updated Recommended Hotels list (PDF).

The AIMS-5 workshop will be held in the Weaver Center at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. For directions to the Institute of the Americas, visit their website at

  • Driving onto campus

    Parking Permits: Parking permits are required to park on UCSD Campus. On arrival to campus on the morning of Day 1, check in with a CAIDA staff member just before the small parking strip (P306) on International Lane near the Institute of the Americas plaza. We will give you a parking permit for the day, and then point you to the Pangea Parking Structure for parking.

    A campus map for the AIMS workshop shows where the permits will be distributed, the parking structure, and the Weaver Center where the meeting will be held.

    Parking permits for Day 2 and Day 3 will be distributed at the end of the previous day's session.

For transportation concerns, general questions and help, contact Cindy Wong at <cindy at> or (858) 534-5109.

General UCSD Maps and general UCSD Visitor Parking information are useful resources for navigating on campus. (For GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinates of the Weaver Center is WGS84: 32°53'6.30'N, 117°14'28.02'W)


Funding for this event is provided by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.

Additional Content

ISMA 2013 AIMS-5 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements : Talk Abstracts

This page contains names, talk abstracts (if presenting), and topics the the participants are interested in discussing, as well as any related URLs. Participants are encouraged to read these ahead of time to anticipate workshop discussion.

ISMA 2013 AIMS-5 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements: Participants

This page contains the list of participants of the ISMA 2013 AIMS-5 - Workshop on Active Internet Measurements on February 6-8, 2013.

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