About WISDOM

The Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters Of Madison (WISDOM) welcomes you.

The future infrastructure of the data center is increasingly becoming software defined: instead of adhering to (or even being aware of) the limits of the underlying physical infrastructure, applications and platforms will be able to specify their fine-grained needs, thus precisely defining the virtual environment in which they wish to run; software, placed at key locations within the datacenter infrastructure, will implement the needed functionality, thus delivering hardware-like features to applications and services in the manner they desire; the various components that make up such a system will be deeply programmable, facilitating the realization of such systems. This software-defined datacenter (SDD) thus forms the core of the future cloud platform.

To tackle these problems, and usher in a new era of the software-defined data center, we are forming the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters of Madison (WISDOM). The institute brings together an eclectic group of researchers in the Computer Sciences department in storage, networks, and security. The storage team consists of Professors Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Michael Swift, all of whom have years of experience in storage and systems research. Professors Aditya Akella and Paul Barford form the networking team; both have extensive research experience in core networking technologies. Finally, Professors Somesh Jha and Thomas Ristenpart comprise the security team, thus adding expertise in formal security methods and cloud security to the team. This "micro-interdisciplinary" group, reaching across three distinct and important areas of computer science, has been brought together with the single focus of defining the future SDD and attacking the research challenges therein; because the problems within SDDs are large and complex, we believe such a broad team is critical to our success.

Key to the success of WISDOM will be a strong set of industrial partners. These partners, through deep collaborative interactions, will help shape and refine our research directions, thus ensuring that the research work we do will have impact; these partners, through through their support, help us grow WISDOM to have the broadest possible reach, enabling a large and vibrant community of graduate students who form the core of our efforts.

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Spring Workshop (May 5th/6th, 2014): Final Agenda

Monday MAY 5th

Breakfast

07:30am-08:30am

Welcome

08:30am-09:00am

Faculty Talk: Welcome and Overview, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

Session 1: Up In The Clouds

09:00am-10:20am

Break

10:20am-10:50am

Session 2: The Virtualized Datacenter

10:50am-12:10pm

Lunch

12:10pm-01:30pm

Faculty Talk: Understanding Latency In Software-Defined Networks, Aditya Akella

Break

01:30pm-02:00pm

Session 3: Networking, Usually Software-defined

02:00pm-03:00pm

Break

03:00pm-03:30pm

Session 4: The Trouble With Layers

03:30pm-04:50pm

Break

04:50pm-05:30pm

Session 5: Dinner (Talk and Posters)

05:30pm-08:00pm

Faculty Talk: Measuring and Analyzing Online Advertising, Paul Barford

Poster Session: All presented work plus many others; poster PDFs can be found here.

Tuesday MAY 6th

Breakfast

07:30am-08:15

Faculty Talk

08:15am-09:15am

Faculty talk: Rethinking Security in the Era of Cloud Computing, Tom Ristenpart

Session 6: Working With Industry

09:15am-10:15am

Break

10:15am-10:30am

Session 7: New Technologies

10:30am-11:30am

Lunch [NOTE: in 1240 CS]

11:30am-1:30pm

Faculty Talk: Understanding Wireless Interference, Suman Banerjee

Session 8: (In)Security

01:30pm-02:30pm

Break

02:30pm-02:45pm

Session 9: Wireless, Debugging, and Beyond

02:45pm-03:45pm

Dinner

05:00pm-08:00pm

On your own

WISDOM Workshop II

Intro: The second annual WISDOM workshop will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday May 5th and Tuesday May 6th. The meeting will be held in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), just across the street from the Computer Sciences department.

Agenda: The two-day agenda is listed here.

Hotels: Most visitors will choose to stay in the Wisconsin Union Hotel which is adjacent to WID and the CS building. Close by hotels include the Hotel Red and the DoubleTree.

Registration: Registration is now closed. Attendance is limited to industrial sponsors and students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; please email if you have questions about this.


Recent Publications

2014

Lanyue Lu, Yupu Zhang, Thanh Do, Samer Al-Kiswany, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '14)
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Vijay Chidambaram, Ramnatthan Alagappan, Samer Al-Kiswany, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau.
Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '14)
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau.
Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Timely Results in Operating Systems (TRIOS '14)
Anand Krishnamurthy, Shoban P. Chandrabose, and Aaron Gember-Jacobson.
Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN), Chicago, IL, 2014
Robert Grandl, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Srikanth Kandula, Sriram Rao, Aditya Akella
Sigcomm 2014, Chicago, IL
Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Raajay Vishwanathan, Chaithan Prakash, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid, Sourav Das, Aditya Akella
Sigcomm 2014, Chicago, IL
Thomas Ball, Nikolaj Bjorner, Aaron Gember, Shachar Itzhaky, Aleksandr Karbyshev, Mooly Sagiv, Michael Schapira, Asaf Valadarsky
Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2014
Haris Volos, Sanketh Nalli, Sankaralingam Panneerselvam, Venkatanathan Varadarajan, Prashant Saxena, Michael M. Swift
EuroSys '14, April 2014
Sriram Subramanian, Swaminathan Sundararaman, Nisha Talagala, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau
EuroSys '14, April 2014
Zhang, Yupu and Dragga, Chris and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14)
Ao Ma and Dragga, Chris and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
ACM Transactions on Storage
Harter, Tyler and Borthakur, Dhruba and Siying Dong and Amitanand Aiyer and Liyin Tang and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14)

2013

J. Chabarek and P. Barford
5th ACM HotPlanet Workshop (HotPlanet)
Zhang, Yiying and Soundararajan, Gokul and Storer, Mark W. and Bairavasundaram, Lakshmi N. and Subbiah, Sethuraman and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
Towards Efficient, Portable Application-Level Consistency
Pillai, Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana and Vijay Chidambaram and Joo-young Hwang and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Dependable Systems (HotDep '13)
Lu, Lanyue and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau and Lu, Shan
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
Protocol Misidentification Made Easy with Format-Transforming Encryption
Kevin Dyer and Scott Coull and Thomas Ristenpart and Thomas Shrimpton
Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
Vijay Chidambaram and Pillai, Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana and Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea and Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi
24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '13)
Next Stop, the Cloud: Understanding Modern Web Service Deployment in EC2 and Azure
Keqiang He and Alexis Fisher and Liang Wang and Aaron Gember and Aditya Akella and Thomas Ristenpart
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)
J. Chabarek and S. Banerjee and P. Sharma and J. Mudigonda and P. Barford
5th Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design
The Mix-and-Cut Shuffle: Small-domain Encryption Secure against N Queries
Thomas Ristenpart and Scott Yilek
Advances in Cryptology (Crypto)
Message-Locked Encryption and Secure Deduplication
Mihir Bellare and Sriram Keelveedhi and Thomas Ristenpart
Advances in Cryptology (Eurocrypt)
R. Durairajan and S. Ghosh and X. Tang and P. Barford and B. Eriksson
5th ACM HotPlanet Workshop (HotPlanet)
Do, Thanh and Harter, Tyler and Liu, Yingchao and Gunawi, Haryadi S. and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
Saxena, Mohit and Zhang, Yiying and Swift, Michael M. and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
Asim Kadav and Matthew J. Renzelmann and Swift, Michael M.
18th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)
Drew Davidson and Benjamin Moench and Somesh Jha and Thomas Ristenpart
USENIX Security
Ma, Ao, and Dragga, Chris and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
Dongsu Han and Robert Grandl and Aditya Akella and Srinivasan Seshan
SIGCOMM
M. Gupta and J. Sommers and P. Barford
ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN)
J. Chabarek and P. Barford
4th International Green Computing Conference (IGCC)
Mihir Bellare and Sriram Keelveedhi and Thomas Ristenpart
USENIX Security
D. Plonka and P. Barford
IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC)
Analyzing the Potential Benefits of CDN Augmentation Strategies for Internet Video Workloads
Athula Balachandran and Vyas Sekar and Aditya Akella and Srinivasan Seshan
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)

2012

Aaron Gember and Prathmesh Prabhu and Zainab Ghadiyali and Aditya Akella.
Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets)
Aaron Gember and Robert Grandl and Ashok Anand and Theophilus Benson and Aditya Akella
Venkatanathan Varadarajan and Thawan Kooburat and Benjamin Farley and Thomas Ristenpart and Swift, Michael M.
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Computer and communications security
Benjamin Farley and Venkatanathan Varadarajan and Kevin Bowers and Ari Juels and Thomas Ristenpart and Michael Swift
Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC)
Saxena, Mohit and Swift, Michael M. and Zhang, Yiying
European Conference on Computer Systems (Eurosys)
Aaron Gember and Christopher Dragga and Aditya Akella
Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS)
Zhang, Yiying and Leo Prasath Arulraj and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
In FAST
Zhang, Yinqian and Ari Juels and Reiter, Michael K. and Thomas Ristenpart
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Computer and communications security
Vijay Chidambaram and Tushar Sharma and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
FAST
Aaron Gember and Theophilus Benson and Aditya Akella.
Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS)

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