From June 29th to July 3rd I attended the 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2015) in Columbus, Ohio. The last flight from Toronto to Columbus was an Air Canada flight on a Bombardier Dash 8-100 Machine. I have never – ever – felt so uncomfortabe!
At the conference, I presented our recent results on diffusion based load balancing. Our paper (On Discrete Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Networks with a Focus on Second-Order Diffusion) can be obtained from arXiv. The presentation slides are also available online!
From May 25 to May 29 I attended the IPDPS’15 conference in Hyderabad, India. I also held a talk on Wednesday, May 27, where I presented our recent research in the area of randomized information dissemination. The presentation slides I used in my talk are available online and the paper can be found on arXiv.
Travel and Hotel
I had a pleasant flight since I managed to get a seat with lots of space for my legs. The hotel was nice with friendly staff and good breakfast.
Plenty of Space on the Airplane
The Hotel Lobby of Novotel Hyderabad International Convention Centre
The view from my hotel room. The desserted area is supposed to be a lake.
Birds on the Sky over Hyderabad International Convention Centre
The view from the lounge on 6th floor
Me at the pool after arriving in Hyderabad.
It’s HOT outside! Can you see the 45°C?
Once again at the pool after a long day attending many conference talks.
On Tuesday evening we booked a taxi and went sightseeing in Hyderabad.
a temple nearby the hotel
A construction site with the infamous Indian Tuc-Tuc!
Streets of India
Fruit market: Cook it, boil it, peel it or forget it!
Buddha Statue of Hyderabad
Bats, not birds!