Conservatism in Computer Science

I have attended a seminar discussing how to encourage reproducability in scientific research of the Internet. Obviously, everybody agrees that it is desirable that research findings are reproduced by independent studies (and I mean reproduced and not just repeated although repeated is more than nothing). The question, however, is how to get there. For me this is largely an issue of incentives and I am sure there are a couple of things that can be done to increase incentives to reproduce research.

Active learning, flipped classrooms, online learning, peer reviewing, learning analytics

I am enjoying a Dagstuhl seminar on Using Networks to Teach About Networks where people talk about their experience with modern teaching methods such active learning, flipped classrooms, online learning, peer reviewing, and learning analytics when teaching computer networks. (Some people even talk about using blockchains to maintain student records.) And then there are of course discussions about what do we teach students and why and which tools people have found useful for student labs.

Towards Self-Destructing Networks

I am attending the Dagstuhl Seminar on the Management of the Future Internet and as some of you might know, I also love to create new terms when I go to this kind of events. (I somehow believe that for many hype terms, the words have been found before they were given an interpretation.) While sitting in the wine cellar, I heard my mouth suddenly saying “self-destructing networks” and so I started to think what this could possibly mean.

Dagstuhl Seminar Visualization and Monitoring of Network Traffic

I am organizing a Dagstuhl seminar Visualization and Monitoring of Network Traffic, scheduled for Spring 2009. Our main objective is to bring together visualization experts and computer network monitoring experts in order to exchange ideas how to better visualize what our networks are doing.

Dagstuhl Seminar Autonomic Management of Networks and Services

I am organizing a Dagstuhl seminar on “Autonomic Management of Networks and Services” together with Marcus Brunner (NEC C&C Research, Germany), Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada), and Rolf Stadler (KTH, Sweden). This seminar runs back-to-back with another Dagstuhl seminar of a similar topic: “Resilient and Survivable Networks, Infrastructures and Services”. I have never been in Dagstuhl before, but so far I only heard very positive reports about Dagstuhl events…