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AGENDA: HPTS October 9-12, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Time Activity Location
3:00pm - 6:00pm Registration begins Hearst Social Hall
6:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner Crocker Dining Hall
7:30pm - 11:30pm Beer, Wine, opening remarks, and Chat Chapel
9:30pm - 11:30pm (breakout) Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer Director's Cottage

* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are held in Crocker Dining Hall. All talks are in the Chapel. All Night Owl's events are in the Director's Cottage.


Monday, October 10, 2022

Time Activity/Subject
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40am

Opening Remarks - Peter and Pat

8:40am - 10:00am Session 1: Keynote and Student Intro Chair: Peter Alvaro

HPTS Comes Full Circle - James Hamilton (Amazon)

Student intros - Ippokratis Pandis

10:00am - 10:30am Break and Snacks
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 2: Scale (but done right) Chair: Camille Fournier

Dynamo at 15: What Worked and What's Next in Majority Quorum Databases - Scott Andreas (Contributor, Apache Cassandra)

Who's afraid of Distributed Transactions? - Chuck Carman (Amazon)

Evolution of the Storage Engine for an Exabyte Scale Database System - David F. Bacon (Google). Related paper. Related blog post.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 3: Languages vs Data Chair: Peter Alvaro

Specifying Ourselves out of a Job - Margo Seltzer (The University of British Columbia)

Postmodern Systems and Datalog - Quinn Wilton (Fission)

A data-first, hands-free distributed programming model - Achilles Benetopoulos (UCSC)

Advanced Queries Over Programs - Anna Herlihy (EPFL)

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break and Snacks
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session 4: DB and OS: back at it again Chair: Justin Levandoski

All rpCs Are Bad (at least, by themselves) - Daniel Bittman (UCSC)

DBOS: A Database-oriented Operating System - Mike Stonebraker (MIT)

The Design of Apiary: a Programming Environment DBOS - Peter Kraft (Stanford University)

The Ultima Thule of a DBMS-backed Operating System - Kostis Kaffes (Stanford University)

5:00pm - 6:00pm Break
6:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:00pm Gong Show Emcee: Ippokratis Pandis
9:00pm - 11:30pm Drinks and discussion - (Chapel)
9:00pm - 11:30pm (breakout) Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer - (Director's Cottage)

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am Session 5: Scale Session 2 Chair: Randy Shoup

Scaling Systems for Critical Infrastructure - Colin Breck (Tesla). Related video. Related blog post.

Systems Architecture at Scale: the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Simplicity - Randy Shoup

Snowflake Architecture: Scaling the Data Warehouse for the Cloud - Thierry Cruanes (Snowflake)

10:00am - 10:30am Break and Snacks
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6: Verification, formal and otherwise Chair: Marc Brooker

Formal Modeling and Analysis of Distributed Systems (Finding Critical Bugs Early!) - Ankush Desai (Amazon)

Jepsen XV: Unsafe at Any Speed - Kyle Kingsbury (Jepsen, LLC)

Formal Methods Only Solve Half My Problems - Marc Brooker (Amazon)

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 7: Data Governance, Security, and Privacy: Computing with Seat Belts Chair: Jennie Rogers

Toward Building Deletion Compliant Data Systems - Subhadeep Sarkar (Boston University)

Towards Regulating Large-Scale Multi-Enterprise Environments with Privacy Guarantees - Mohammad Javad Amiri (University of Pennsylvania)

Authenticated Concurrent Databases - Suyash Gupta (University of California, Berkeley)

Privacy-Preserving Systems - Johes Bater (Tufts University)

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break and Snacks
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session 8: Making hardware work for data Chair: Rebecca Taft

How to kill two birds with one stone - Matteo Interlandi (Microsoft)

Transparent Data Transformation - Manos Athanassoulis (Boston University)

MACH: Breaking the CPU Speed Barrier with In-Flight Data Processing - Alberto Lerner (eXascale Infolab -- University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Flash-based GPU-accelerated queries - Hamish Nicholson (EPFL)

5:00pm - 6:00pm Break
6:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 7:45pm HPTS Business Chair: Pat, Shel, Ippo - (Chapel)
7:45pm - 11:30pm Drinks and discussion - (Chapel)
7:45pm -9:00pm (breakout) Poster session - (Marlin)
9:00pm - 11:30pm (breakout) Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer - (Director's Cottage)


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am Session 9: Potpourri Chair: Neeraja Yadwadkar

Systems support for ML: It's all about the choices! - Neeraja Yadwadkar (UT Austin)

Using Spot VMs for a Remote Cache - Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research)

From LotsOfCode to NoCode: Runtime-optimized analytics - Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL)

10:00am - 10:30am Break and Snacks
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 10: Echoes of Jim Gray Chair: Peter Alvaro

Coordination: The Partial Collapse of Partial Order - Pat Helland (Salesforce)

Remembering Jim Gray - Many

12:00pm Farewell
12:05pm - 1:30pm Lunch