This talk describes my work in making an access device (Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network) OpenFlow enabled. This is done via a proxy which uses VLAN tagging. The software is public source and available https://github.com/richardclegg/xcpd. This software should be adaptable to work with any access device of similar specification.
- Invited talkLocation:3rd UK Network Science WorkshopSlides:Comments:
This paper is a presentation of the FETA framework and new work with Naomi Arnold on time varying models.
- Conference paperProc IEEE Infocom
This paper updates previous work on fitting traffic profiles. We use more modern statistical techniques to question (and refute) previous assumptions about heavy tails in statistics. In this case we believe that the best fit for traffic volume per unit time is the log-normal distribution. Tail distributions an have big impacts for capacity planning and for prediction of pricing (say 95th percentile).
- Workshop paperACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation
This paper looks the problem of releasing time-series data when privacy is a concern. It uses information theory to look at what extra information could "leak" if our device sends motion data. For example, can users be reidentified or can features such as height and weight be determined. A machine learning framework is given that can produce a tradeoff between allowing useful data to pass through while distorting the signal minimally to disguise information we wish to be private.
- Workshop paperSecond Workshop on Advances in Mining Large-Scale Time Dependent Graphs (TD-LSG)
This paper describes the Raphtory system which is used to analysis large-scale time-varying graph systems. It can ingest streaming graph information and store the complete graph history. It enables queries to be made over the graphs at different points in that graph's history.
- Workshop paperDemo and Doctoral Workshop DEBS (Distributed and Event Based Systems)
This work in progress was accepted as a Demo and at the Doctoral workshop for DEBS (Distributed and Event-Based Systems). It shows the early development of a system that ingests events and can create (and eventually query) a dynamic graph.
- Conference paperProc. USENIX ATC
This paper describes a C# library that can be used to build networked programs which can compile to several target hardware and software platforms. This greatly eases development and debugging. The system is tested using NetFPGA as a target and performs almost as well as hand tuned code.
- Workshop paperACM MobiSys (Demo)
This demo shows how Apple's iBeacon technology can be used to track groups of people who are moving together in a crowd.
- Journal PaperTransactions on Cloud Computing (to appear)
This paper is a simulation based study of cloud assisted multi-user video streaming. It is based upon two use cases (one related to video poker the other related to MOOCs). The paper looks at strategies for placing cloud locations to facilitate streaming using Amazon EC2 cloud locations. The paper compares a strategy that dynamically picks new locations for cloud hosts as time goes on. Interestingly this seems to provide little benefit compared with simply having a good initial choice of sites even when users may drop into and out of a cloud chat session over the course of many hours.
- Journal PaperComputer Networks
This paper is a considerably expanded version of the INFOCOM paper.
Again it argues that TCP is no longer mainly controlled by loss and congestion but instead by algorithms and settings under the control of the sender or receiver deliberately or accidentally designed to restrict throughput for a variety of reasons (for example limiting video sending to the rate at which the viewer is watching).
It contains extended discussion of the methodology and in particular how flight and RTT data was extracted from passive traces.
- Workshop paperHuman Activity Sensing Corpus and Applications Workshop
This paper looks at how sensor measurements in mobile phones can be used to determine when people are talking in a group.