4/14/09 - The Spring 2009 (PDF) edition of the CAC newsletter is available.

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The University of Florida , the University of Arizona and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey , have established a national research center for autonomic computing (CAC).

This center is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, CAC members from industry and government, and university matching funds.

Semi-Annual CAC Meeting, Spring 2009

April 15-16 2009, Rutgers University, Busch Campus. Piscataway, NJ.

Location and Directions

Note: Updated parking information is below.

The meeting will take place on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in the CoRE Bulding Leture Hall. Detailed directions, including hotel, parking, and mass transit information, are available from the Directions Page.

The Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center requests that Industry attendees pay a registration fee of $200 for the Spring '09 meeting. This fee will help CAC with the cost of meals and meeting space, and will ensure that more industrial membership dollars go toward research. Industry attendees should bring to the meeting organizer's attention any case where this may hinder their ability to participate in the meeting.

Tentative Agenda

Dates: April 15 (full day) and April 16 (half day), 2009; optional evening reception on April 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
18:00-20:00 Meet and Greet Reception (small informal gathering for early arrivals) - CoRE Building, 7th Floor Boardroom

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Registration and Breakfast, CoRE Building Atrium. Attendees will be able to register and pick up conference information


Welcome Remarks, CoRE Auditorium

1.Welcome Address by Michael Pazzani, Rutgers University VP for Research and Graduate & Professional Education

2.Welcome Address by Yogesh Jaluria, Acting Dean School of Engineering

3.NSF Presentation

4.CAC Status Report Presentation by José Fortes, CAC Director

5.Center Evaluation and Surveys Presentation by Vida Scarpello, NSF Evaluator


Current Project Presentations - I, CoRE Auditorium

1.Adaptive policy application for autonomic system management using decentralized online clustering, Andres Quiroz, RU

2.DART: high-throughput asynchronous data transfers, Ciprian Docan, RU

3.Policy-driven autonomic cloudbursts using CometCloud, Hyunjoo Kim, RU

10:00-10:30 Break and Poster Session , CoRE Atrium

Current Project Presentations - II, CoRE Auditorium

1.Demand-driven service and power management in data centers, José Fortes, UF

2.Self-organizing IP-over-P2P Overlays for Virtual Networking, Renato J. Figueiredo, UF

3.Improving timer accuracy in virtualized systems for real-time computing, José Fortes, UF

11:30-13:30 Lunch and Posters, CoRE 6th Floor Atrium and Conference (Room 601) + IAB Working Lunch (Room 603)

Current Project Presentations - III, CoRE Auditorium

1.Autonomic network defense system, Youssif Al-Nashif, UA

2.Autonomic trust agent, Don Cox, UA

3.Scale-right provisioning in next generation datacenters, Mazin Yousif, UA

14:30-15:30 Break and Poster Session, CoRE 6th Floor Atrium and Conference Room (Room 601)
15:30-17:00 Proposed New Project Presentations, CoRE Auditorium
17:00-17:30 IAB Inputs on Current and New CAC Research, CoRE Auditorium
18:30-19:30 Cocktail Hour , Zimmerli Art Museum, Lower Dodge
19:30-22:30 Dinner , Zimmerli Art Museum, Lower Dodge

Thursday, April 16, 2009
07:00-08:00 Registration and Breakfast, CoRE Building Atrium

LIFE forms evaluation (Universities and IAB), CoRE Auditorium

08:00-10:00 Poster Session, CoRE 6th Floor Atrium (General Assembly)
10:00-10:30 Break and Poster Session, CoRE 6th Floor Atrium and Conference Room (Room 601)
10:30-12:00 IAB Meeting CoRE Auditorium
12:00-12:30 Boxed Lunch, CoRE 6th Floor Atrium and Conference Room (Room 601)
12:30 Conference end

List of Posters

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)

1. Adaptive Policy Application for Autonomic System Management using Decentralized Online Clustering

2. Asynchronous High Throughput/Low-Latency Data Transfers

3. Policy-driven Autonomic Cloudbursts using CometCloud

4. Towards Autonomic Workload Provisioning for Enterprise Data Centers and Clouds

5. OOSP: Combining Stream Programming with Object Oriented Programming

6. Value at Risk on NVIDIA CUDA

7. Hybrid Dynamic Virtual Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks

8. Computing Value-at-Risk on the Cell Processor

9. Towards Application-Aware Energy Management for HPC Workloads

10 .Selective Replication for Robust Distributed Clustering Analysis

11 .Autonomic Computing Engines for Data Analytics on Microsoft HPCS

12 .Continuous Patient Vital Sign Monitoring for Trauma Triage Using Wireless Body Area Networks

13 .Human Movement Recognition Using Body Area Networks

The University of Florida (UF)

1. Autonomic Management of the Tagged TLB in Virtualized Environments

2. SocialVPN: Facilitating the Deployment of Ad-hoc Virtual Organizations with Integrated Social and Overlay Networks

3. IPOP: A Self-Organizing Virtual Network for Wide-Area Environments

4. Grid Appliances: Simplifying Grid Computing with Self-Organizing Wide-Area Virtual Clusters

The University of Arizona (UA)

1. Accelerated Discovery Cycle Development Environment

2. Autonomic Network Defense (AND) System

3. Autonomic Application Security Management

4. Autonomic Trust Agent System

5. Autonomia: Autonomic Control and Management Environment

6. SEA (Survivability Evaluation & Analysis)

7. Scale-Right Provisioning Architecture for Next Generation Data Centers

New: Parking Information

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Recommended Hotels

Conference rates are available at two hotels in downtown New Brunswick, NJ.

The Heldrich (2.5 miles from CoRE building)
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(866) 609-4700

If you book a room at the Heldrich by phone, ask for the Rutgers rate (Luxury Double or King at $163/night). If you book online, select the "Stay 2 Days Save 20%" rate ($164.68 per night). Self-parking is available for $1.50 per hour or $14 per day. Overnight valet parking is available for $24 per day.

The Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 873-1234

The conference rate is $163 per night; ask for the Rutgers rate when you book by phone. The conference rate is not available for online booking. Guest parking is $13 per day.

Logistical information

Shuttles from Newark Airport may be reserved through the Olympic Airporter Shuttle Service . Fares are approximately $39 one way; estimated travel time is one hour.

Regular train and bus schedules can be found at the New Jersey Transit website . The Newark/New Brunswick train route is serviced by the Northeast Corridor Line.