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Panel Discussion

 Topic:  New Directions in Networking and Data Management


Ali R. Butt, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

Zhihui DuDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing [slides]

Shantenu Jha, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

Raj Kettimuthu,  Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Inder Monga, Energy Sciences Network  [slides]

Jason Zurawski, Internet2  [slides]

Moderators: Mehmet Balman, Surendra Byna

Suggested Panel Questions:

- What do you envision will have dramatic impact in the future networking and data management?  What research challenges do you expect in achieving your vision? 

- Do we need to re-engineer existing tools and middleware software? Elaborate on network management middleware in terms of virtual circuits, performance monitoring, and diagnosis tools.

- How do current applications match increasing data sizes and enhancements in network infrastructure? Please list a few network-aware application.  What is the scope of networking in the application domain?

- Resource management and scheduling problems are gaining importance due to  current developments in utility computing and high interest in Cloud infrastructure. Explain your vision.  What sort of algorithms/mechanisms will practically be used in the future?

- What are the main issues in designing/modelling cutting edge dynamic networks for large-scale data processing? What sort of performance problems do you expect?

- What necessary step do we need to implement to benefit from next generation high bandwidth networks? Do you think there will be radical changes such as novel APIs or new network stacks?