|1||1/15||—||Eide||no meeting — organizational email|
|2||1/22||malware triage||Eide||BitShred: Feature Hashing Malware for Scalable Triage and Semantic Analysis. Jiyong Jang et al. In CCS ’11, Oct. 2011.|
|3||1/29||I/O virtualization||Jacobsen||A Comprehensive Implementation and Evaluation of Direct Interrupt Delivery. Cheng-Chun Tu et al. In VEE ’15, Mar. 2015.|
|4||2/5||kernel design and security||Bauer||ret2dir: Rethinking Kernel Isolation. Vasileios P. Kemerlis et al. In USENIX Security ’14, Aug. 2014.|
Networking: An API for Application Control of SDNs.
Andrew D. Ferguson et al.
In SIGCOMM ’13,
(Oops, a repeat! We previously read this paper in spring 2014.)
|6||2/19||—||—||no meeting — student research posters|
|7||2/26||private messaging||Wong||Vuvuzela: Scalable Private Messaging Resistant to Traffic Analysis. Jelle van den Hooff et al. In SOSP ’15, Oct. 2015.|
|8||3/4||analysis of an Internet census||Duerig||An Internet Census Taken by an Illegal Botnet — A Qualitative Assessment of Published Measurements. Thomas Krenc et al. ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 44(3):103–111, Jul. 2014.|
|9||3/11||provenance||Eide||Trustworthy Whole-System Provenance for the Linux Kernel. Adam Bates et al. In USENIX Security ’15, Aug. 2015.|
|10||3/18||—||—||no meeting — University spring break|
|11||3/25||cellular networks||Webb||Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez et al. In MobiSys ’15, May 2015.|
|12||4/1||bare-metal clouds||Jacobsen||Improving Agility and Elasticity in Bare-metal Clouds. Yushi Omote et al. In ASPLOS ’15, Mar. 2015.|
|13||4/8||security in SDNs||Baek||Poisoning Network Visibility in Software-Defined Networks: New Attacks and Countermeasures. Sungmin Hong et al. In NDSS ’15, Feb. 2015.|
|14||4/15||VMI||Li||SoK: Introspections on Trust and the Semantic Gap. Jain et al. In IEEE S&P ’14, May 2014.|
|15||4/22||first-class virtual address spaces||Hibler||SpaceJMP: Programming with Multiple Virtual Address Spaces. Izzat El Hajj et al. In ASPLOS ’16, Apr. 2016.|
|16||4/27||hash all the things!||Eide||Wednesday 4/27 at 12:00 PM:
Cryptographically Secure Page Numbering in LaTeX. William Gunther and Brian Kell. In SIGBOVIK ’16, Apr. 2016.
The spring 2016 offering of CS 7934 will cover a variety of systems topics, with an eye toward two goals.
The first is to increase participants' familiarity with recent and important results in the area of computer systems research. Attendees will read and discuss papers from recent and imminent top-tier systems conferences: e.g., SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, SIGCOMM, FAST, systems-related security conferences, and so on. Attendees will typically discuss one paper each week. Papers will be selected for their relevance to participants' research or upcoming Utah visitors. In contrast to some recent offerings of the seminar, there is no preset “focus topic” for spring 2016. One can anticipate, however, that the semester will include discussions about operating systems, distributed systems, cloud computing, datacenters, networking, and security.
The second is to be a venue for student presentations. Every student participating in the seminar will be required to lead at least one meeting during the semester. This may be a “formal” research presentation—ideally of a student's current work—or it may be an analysis of the research papers chosen for a seminar meeting.
CS 7934 is often called “the CSL seminar.” The name CSL is historic.
To get on the class mailing list, use Mailman to subscribe to csl-sem.
The course syllabus contains important information for students, including the course's policies on grading and cheating.
Students may enroll for one (1) credit. Although the University lists the course as “variable credit,” the two- and three-credit options are not currently available. Please contact the instructor if you would be interested in enrolling for more than one credit.
Those taking the course for credit must read all of the assigned papers, submit a short summary of each assigned paper prior to class (PDF, LaTeX), participate in each discussion, and facilitate at least one seminar meeting during the semester. Refer to the syllabus for further information.
Upcoming and recent conference proceedings are good sources of papers for discussion. Below are links to some relevant conference series.
|Fall 2015||no focus topic chosen; many systems security papers|
|Spring 2015||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2014||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’14 papers|
|Spring 2014||no focus topic chosen; many systems security papers|
|Fall 2013||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’13 papers|
|Spring 2013||reversible and “time-traveling” debugging|
|Fall 2012||modern networking and network management; peer-review process|
|Spring 2012||systems approaches to dynamic problem detection and repair|
|Fall 2011||datacenter architectures and issues|
|Spring 2011||malicious software, i.e., malware|
|Fall 2010||systems approaches to security|
|Spring 2010||testbed-like infrastructures for cloud computing and scientific computing|
|Fall 2009||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’09 papers|
|Fall 2008||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’08 papers|
|Summer 2008||no focus topic chosen; informal biweekly meetings|
|Spring 2008||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2007||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’07 papers|
|Fall 2006||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’06 papers|
|Fall 2005||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’05 papers|
|Spring 2005||no focus topic chosen; many NSDI ’05 papers|