June 1, 2005 - June 2, 2005

Self-Managing Networks Summit 2005

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Venue: http://www.thewoodmark.com/
Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington
Kirkland, Washington

Sponsored by Microsoft Research


smn_logo_cropMaking Networks Self-Aware


Can we make IT departments obsolete? More seriously though, can we build technologies that reduce the cost of IT departments by minimizing human intervention in managing large complex computer networks.


Self Managing Networking Summit 2005 is a two-day intensive mindswap event between industrial and university researchers to brainstorm about next generation self-aware networks. The scenarios we intend to focus on are: managing home, enterprise, and city-wide networks. We will discuss topics such as: automatic fault and anomaly detection & diagnosis, P2P cooperation for network self-healing, self-management of multi-hop wireless and sensor networks, automated management and auto-configuration of enterprise, home and city-wide networks, knowledge / management / control planes etc.

The goal is for us as a group to come together and sketch a path forward. Attendees include established researchers with expertise in network performance analysis, network fault diagnosis, large-scale network operation, cooperative protocols, etc. The meeting will be interactive with a healthy dose of information exchange as the researchers collectively identify open problems and discuss creative approaches to solving these problems. It is the hope of the organizers that at the end of this meeting, all attendees will have a better understanding of the state of the art and the key set of open research problems. The meeting will help identify areas for potential collaborations among the participants.

Although this summit is by invitation only all presentations, position papers, and videos of talks and panels will be available for download on this web site shortly after the meeting is over.

FYI – Last year’s summit was on Mesh Networking.

    • Tom Anderson (University of Washington)
    • Victor Bahl (Microsoft Research)
    • Hari Balakrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Paul Barford (University of Wisconsin)
    • Christophe Diot (Intel Research Cambridge)
    • Ranveer Chandra (Cornell University)
    • James T. Farricker (Boeing)
    • Paul Francis (Cornell University)
    • S. Keshav (University of Waterloo)
    • Jaehoon Kim ((Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
    • Arvind Krishnamurthy (Yale University)
    • Craig Labovitz (Arbor Networks)
    • Byoung-Joon (BJ) Lee (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
    • Bruce Maggs (Carnegie Mellon University / Akamai)
    • Ratul Mahajan (University of Washington)
    • Dave Maltz (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • Vivek Pai (Princeton University)
    • Dina Papagianaki (Intel Research Cambridge)
    • Lili Qiu (University of Texas Austin)
    • Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
    • Timothy Roscoe (Intel Research Berkeley)
    • Elaine Shi (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • Puneet Sharma (HP Labs. Palo Alto)
    • David Wetherall (University of Washington)
    • Ming Zhang (Princeton)

    In addition to the above several researchers from Microsoft Research Labs world-wide will participate in this mindswap.