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Wednesday, 13 June 2007 Thursday, 14 June 2007
8:00 – 8:40 Breakfast Breakfast
8:40 – 9:40 Welcome
Keynote: David Johnson
What is the Science in Experimental Computer Science?
Connections:
The User In Experimental Computer Systems Research
Peter A. Dinda, Gokhan Memik, Robert P. Dick, Bin Lin, Arindam Mallik, Ashish Gupta, and Samuel Rossoff
Experimental Economics and Experimental Computer Science: A Survey
Jens Grossklags
9:40 – 9:55 Break Break
9:55 – 11:25 Measurement Challenge:
Quantifying The Cost of Context Switch
Chuanpeng Li, Chen Ding, and Kai Shen
Context Switch Overheads for Linux on ARM Platforms
Francis M. David, Jeffrey C. Carlyle, and Roy H. Campbell
The Context-Switch Overhead Inflicted by Hardware Interrupts (and the Enigma of Do-Nothing Loops)
Dan Tsafrir
Theory:
High-Contrast Algorithm Behavior: Observation, Hypothesis, and Experimental Design
Matthias F. Stallmann and Franc Brglez
Performance Testing of Combinatorial Solvers With Isomorph Class Instances
Franc Brglez and Jason A. Osborne
EXACT: The EXperimental Algorithmics Computational Toolkit
William E. Hart, Jonathan W. Berry, Robert Heaphy, and Cynthia A. Phillips
11:30 – 12:30 FCRC Planery (Avi Wigderson) FCRC Planery (Guy Steele)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Measurements and Metrics:
Analysis of Input-Dependent Program Behavior Using Active Profiling
Xipeng Shen, Chengliang Zhang, Chen Ding, Michael L. Scott, Sandhya Dwarkadas, and Mitsunori Ogihara
Quantifying the Performance Isolation Properties of Virtualization Systems
Jeanna Neefe Matthews, Wenjin Hu, Madhujith Hapuarachchi, Todd Deshane, Demetrios Dimatos, Gary Hamilton, Michael McCabe, and James Owens
An Analysis of XML Compression Efficiency
Christopher J. Augeri, Barry E. Mullins, Leemon C. Baird III, Dursun A. Bulutoglu, and Rusty O. Baldwin
Towards User-Centric Metrics for Denial-Of-Service Measurement
Jelena Mirkovic, Alefiya Hussain, Brett Wilson, Sonia Fahmy, Peter Reiher, Roshan Thomas, Wei-Min Yao, and Stephen Schwab
Architecture:
Pipeline Spectroscopy
Thomas R. Puzak, A. Hartstein, P. G. Emma, V. Srinivasan, and Arthur Nadas
Measuring Performance, Power, and Temperature from Real Processors
Francisco J. Mesa-Martinez, Michael Brown, Joseph Nayfach-Battilan, and Jose Renau
Introducing Entropies for Representing Program Behavior and Branch Predictor Performance
Takashi Yokota, Kanemitsu Ootsu, and Takanobu Baba
Empirical Performance Assessment Using Soft-Core Processors on Reconfigurable Hardware
Richard Hough, Praveen Krishnamurthy, Roger D. Chamberlain, Ron K. Cytron, John Lockwood, and Jason Fritts

15:30 – 16:00 Break Break
16:00 – 18:00 Education Roundtable:
Infrastructure for experimentation:
RA: ResearchAssistant for the Computational Sciences
Daniel Ramage and Adam J. Oliner
An Active Approach to Measuring Routing Dynamics Induced by Autonomous Systems
Samantha Lo, Rocky K. C. Chang, and Lorenzo Colitti
RiceNIC: A Reconfigurable Network Interface for Experimental Research and Education
Jeffrey Shafer and Scott Rixner
Rapid File System Development Using ptrace
Richard P. Spillane, Charles P. Wright, Gopalan Sivathanu, and Erez Zadok

dgf / 28 Mar 2007