Targeting audience: graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in networking.
Aim: introduce the whole process of an experimental research cycle from problem identification, proposing solution, experiment design, to finally evaluate the proposed solutions in the simulations or emulation.
We will cover basic techniques in experimental design, measurements, modelling and simulations. A number of tools frequently used in network research will be introduced.
- Measurement strategies and techniques
- Principles of network modelling
- Fundamental of experimental design and
- erformance evaluation
- A collection of network research tools
- Measurement tool: ping, traceroute, iperf
- Collection tool: tcpdump, ethereal
- Simulation tool: NS-2
- Emulation tool: nisnet, dummynet, nse
- Internet Measurement: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications, Mark Crovella and Balachander Krishnamurthy, ISBN 0-470-01461-x
- ns-2 http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/
- Orbit Wireless testbed http://www.orbit-lab.org/
- PlanetLab http://www.planet-lab.org/
- Emulab http://www.emulab.net/
- Ping http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/ping.8.html
- Hping http://wiki.hping.org/
- Traceroute http://www.traceroute.org/
- Iperf http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/
- tcpdump http://www.tcpdump.org/
- ethereal http://www.ethereal.com/
- tethreal http://www.ethereal.com/docs/man-pages/tethereal.1.html
- Nistnet http://www-x.antd.nist.gov/nistnet/
- Dummynet http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/ip_dummynet/
- Internet Measurement Conference http://www.imconf.net/
- Internet Research needs better model http://www.icir.org/models/
How to review a paper
- What are the major issues addressed in the paper? Are these issues important?
- Novelty and creativity of the paper?
- Technical depth of the paper?
- What are the strengths of the paper?
- What are the weakness of the paper? Can you improve the paper?
- Writing style and readability?
Evaluation of paper review
- Do you describe the motivation of the paper?
- Do you describe the methodology used in the paper?
- Do you point out the strength of the paper?
- Do you point out the weakness or limitations of the paper?
- Is your presentation understandable?