14th Asian School on Computer Science

Advanced Topics on Internet Technology

Date : 1-4 December 2003 [detailed program]
Venue : Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium, AIT Extension/ITServ Building, Asian Institute of Technology(AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand
Sponsor: AIT, INRIA and the French Government

The Asian School of Computer Science is conducted annually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France.? The purpose of the school is to provide short courses conducted by leading experts in the computer science fields enabling local participations from the Asia Pacific region.

The 14th Asian School on Computer Science is a one-week graduate course concentrating on the Advanced Topics on Internet Technology. The course will cover 4 interesting research topics, High Performance Protocol Architecture, Multicast Communications, Audio over the Internet, Internet Measurement and Traffic Analysis.


Course?s topics and details :

High Performance Protocol Architecture by Walid Dabbous

In this course, we will present classical transmission control protocols such as TCP and the alternative protocols. We study in particular the impact of the layered model on performance and discuss the Application Level Framing approach to design multimedia network applications.


Multicast Communications by Walid Dabbous

In this course we will present the multicast routing protocols proposed to support the multipoint to multipoint communications (IGMP ,DVMRP, PIM-DM and PIM-SM). We also present some reliable multicast protocols and congestion control mechanisms for multimedia applications.


Audio over the Internet by Chadi Barakat

??????????? In last years we have experienced a fast increase in the volume of audio traffic over the Internet. Historically for data applications, the Internet provides a simple best-effort service without any guarantee in terms of delay, losses and jitter, which is not suitable for audio applications, especially interactive ones. To solve the problem, one trend has been to improve the service provided by the Internet by introducing QoS mechanisms. This trend requires change at different places in the network and cooperation among operators which is not an easy task. The second trend has been to make the audio applications intelligent so that they can adapt their behavior to the best-effort Internet service. It is this second trend that we will address in this course. We will overview the different solutions that have been proposed to improve the audio quality in a best-effort environment. We will also overview the protocols that have been proposed to support an audio over IP service and an interoperability with telephonic networks. Our focus will be mainly on the Real Time Protocol and on the Session Initiation Protocol.


Internet Measurement and Traffic Analysis by Chadi Barakat

??????????? The Internet has become a network of huge size that no person is able to control. Operators and end users are more and more in need for techniques to measure the traffic in the Internet, to infer its topology, to evaluate the performance of applications, and to detect any anomaly. The domain of Internet Measurement and Traffic Analysis has gained lot of importance the last years and most of the research labs in the world have activities in this direction. In this course, we summarize the different techniques used to monitor the Internet as well as the main tools. We mainly focus on the passive and active measurement approaches and we give examples of each one.? Then, we present an analysis of Internet traffic based on real measurements together with an overview of the models for Internet traffic. The course contains a refresh on the main protocols of the Internet and on the theoretical and statistical tools required to analyze the data collected by measurements.


Speakers :

Walid Dabbous, Scientific Leader, PLANETE research group, INRIA - Sophia Antipolis

He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the Lebanese University in Beirut in 1986 (Electrical Engineering Department). He obtained his Doctorat d'Universit from the University of Paris XI in 1991. He joined the RODEO Team within INRIA in 1987. He is a staff researcher at INRIA since 1991. He was leader of the RODEO team from 1996 to 2000, and leader of the PLANETE team since 2001. His main research topics are high performance communication protocols, congestion control, reliable multicast protocols, audio and video conferencing over the Internet, efficient and flexible protocol architecture design and the integration of new transmission media such as satellite links in the Internet.

Chadi Barakat, Research scientist, PLANETE research group, INRIA - Sophia Antipolis

He is currently a permanent research scientist in? the PLANETE research group at INRIA - Sophia Antipolis since March 2002. In July 1997, he got his Electrical and Electronics? engineering degree from the Lebanese University of Beirut. In June 1998, he got the DEA degree in Networking and Distributed Systems from the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France. After the DEA, he joined the MISTRAL research group at INRIA - Sophia Antipolis to prepare a Ph.D. in Networking. He received his Ph.D degree in April 2001 and after that, he joined EPFL-Lausanne for a post-doctoral position of ten months. His main research interests are congestion and error control in computer networks, the TCP? protocol, voice over IP, Internet measurement and traffic analysis, and performance evaluation of communication protocols.


Fee : The school's registration fee is 5,000 THB with course materials included. Refreshments and lunches are included in this price.


Accommodation :
The recommended hotel is the AIT Conference Center which is within the AIT
Campus. The hotel rate with breakfast is as follows.

Single room??? : Standard? 1,000 B : Superior 1,300B
Double room?? : Standard? 1,250 B : Superior 1,600B

The hotel reservation can be done through the online registration.


Registration :
The registration deadline is 28 November 2003.


Photos : ?http://irl.cs.ait.ac.th/Asian2003pic/page_01.htm


Enquiries are welcome and can be made to Patcharee Basu(yoo@cs.ait.ac.th)/ Tippyarat Tansupasiri(fon@cs.ait.ac.th), +66 - 2524-6619.

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