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Welcome Session Phoenix, AZ, Tue, Apr 15, 2008 TPC Co-Chairs Jennifer Hou (UIUC) Shiv Kalyanaraman (IBM IRL, Bangalore, India / RPI, USA) Krishna Sivalingam.

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1 Welcome Session Phoenix, AZ, Tue, Apr 15, 2008 TPC Co-Chairs Jennifer Hou (UIUC) Shiv Kalyanaraman (IBM IRL, Bangalore, India / RPI, USA) Krishna Sivalingam (Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County / IIT Madras) TPC Vice-Chair for Information Systems (EDAS) Byrav Ramamurthy, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln

2 2 In Memory of Jennifer Hou We mourn the passing of Jennifer Hou, who contributed greatly to the success of INFOCOM 2008 in her role as TPC Co-Chair.

3 Thanks to… Byrav Ramamurthy, TPC Vice Chair, Information Systems/EDAS 285 TPC members for reviews and TPC discussion summaries. 31 Area TPC Chairs for their oversight & recommendations 20 Designated reviewers for their reviews 115 TPC members who attended the TPC Meeting in Washington, DC in Oct Henning Schulzrinne and EDAS Staff K.K. Ramakrishnan and Byrav Ramamurthy, mini-conference co- chairs Suresh Subramaniam and Susan Cheng: TPC meeting hosts Sergey Gorinsky and Aleksandar Kuzmanovic: Publications Co- Chairs Outstanding Papers Selection Committee Harvey Freeman, Kazem Sohraby and others on the INFOCOM Standing Committee Session chairs, presenters, student volunteers and attendees

4 Review process Each paper reviewed by 3 TPC Members Online discussion phase followed review submissions TPC Summary and Recommendation forwarded to Area TPC Chairs Area TPC Chairs obtained additional reviews for controversial/borderline papers (>350 papers had 4+ reviews) –All papers (except those rejected early) received at least 3 reviews, with some papers receiving as many as 6 reviews Area TPC Chairs provided their recommendation based on TPC reviews/recommendation, extra reviews and their opinion At TPC meeting in Oct. 2007, the paper selection was finalized (Approx. 110 TPC members attended) –Around 288 papers were discussed at TPC Meeting, besides 84 papers that were directly recommended for Accept by ATPC Chairs

5 Data on submitted papers 1152 papers were reviewed, after post-submission withdrawals –Total of 236 papers accepted for the main-conference –Total of 75 papers accepted for the mini-conference, chaired by K.K. Ramakrishnan and Byrav Ramamurthy

6 Mini-Conference Chairs: Drs. K.K. Ramakrishnan and Byrav Ramamurthy Started last year (as INFOCOM 2007 Mini-Symposium) All INFOCOM submissions were automatically considered for the Mini-Conference. Mini-Conference program used the same TPC and process as the selection for the main program. –TPC was asked to recommend papers for mini-conference Mini-Conference papers had a 5-page limit on camera-ready version (from 9-page submission): –To highlight important contributions. –Provide authors opportunity to obtain feedback to improve their paper and publish an extended version later. Mini-Conference attendance was free to all INFOCOM registered attendees. –Average attendance was 55 people/session (range:35-100). Mini-Conference was very successful this year: 75 papers were arranged in four sessions across four parallel tracks.

7 % authors by region (1152 papers) Region#% 2007 (%) North America Asia/Pacific Europe, Middle East, Africa Canada Latin America Unknown

8 Number of papers by topic AreaNumber Ad Hoc Networks321 Internet/Wired Networks536 Network Security176 Optical Networks65 Sensor Networks331 Wireless561 Note: Each paper selected on average 1.7 topics

9 Accepted Paper: Author Stats. (from EDAS) RegionAuthors (%) United States65.0% Europe, Middle East, Africa 18.1% Asia/Pacific12.9% Canada 3.6% Latin America 0.5%

10 Top Three Outstanding Papers Award

11 Top Three Outstanding Papers: Selection Committee Don Towsley K.K.Ramakrishnan Steven Low Mingyan Liu Jorg Liebeherr

12 Top Three Outstanding Papers are … (in no particular order) Understanding the Capacity Region of the Greedy Maximal Scheduling Algorithm in Multi-hop Wireless Networks –Changhee Joo (The Ohio State University, US); –Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, US); –Ness Shroff (The Ohio State University, US)

13 On the Feasibility of the Link Abstraction in (Rural) Mesh Networks –Dattatraya Gokhale (IIT, Kanpur, IN); –Sayandeep Sen (University of Wisconsin Madison, US); –Kameswari Chebrolu (IIT Kanpur, IN); –Bhaskaran Raman (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, IN) Top Three Outstanding Papers are … (in no particular order)

14 Theoretical Results on Base Station Movement Problem for Sensor Networks –Yi Shi (Virginia Tech, US); –Thomas Hou (Virginia Tech, US) Top Three Outstanding Papers are … (in no particular order)

15 Technical Program Organized in parallel tracks (between 5 to 6 simultaneous tracks) in 59 sessions of 90 minutes each Each session has 4 papers –18 minutes for presentation –3 minutes for questions –1 minute to transition between speakers Presenters: Please contact your session chairs well ahead of session Session chairs: Presenter name and brief bio, available on EDAS, for most papers

16 Panels and Demos Panel 1: All-Conference Panel: DoD Research in Networking, Tue, 11am, (Dr. Robert Bonneau, AFOSR, moderator) Panel 2: Entrepreneurship in Networking Research, Wed, 8:30am, (Prof.Steven Low, Caltech, moderator) Panel 3: Networking in Challenging Environments: Hype or Reality, Thu, 10:30am (Prof. Jie Wu, NSF/FAU, moderator) Atrium, Tue & Wed, 1pm-6 pm

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