Tutorial/Lecture: "Web caching and content transformation"

Tutorial/lecture for SIKS-Ph.D.-students and others interested in the topic by
dr. John Buford, Director, Internet Technologies, at Verizon Laboratories, USA.

Date: Mondays, 9 april 2001
Time: 14.00-17.00 hrs
Location: Free University of Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081.
Building of Mathematics and Computer Science Room: S 2.01
Host: prof.dr. H. van Vliet (VU)


Participation is free for academic participants; however, registration is obliged. Please contact mrs. Ilse Thomson, email: ilse@few.vu.nl
Applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Please register before 2 april 2001.
For non-academic participants the fee is f150,-, which has to be paid at the start of the tutorial in Amsterdam. Fore remaining questions, please contact the coordinator of SIKS (office@siks.nl )

As the tutorial is part of the "advanced components stage" of SIKS' educational program, all SIKS- Ph.D- students are strongly encouraged to participate.


Web content is a large and growing component of internet traffic. The use of content caches in the network can provide significant performance and cost advantages. The performance of caches for web content is critical to the design and management of the network. Topics to be covered: web caching overview, caching architectures, traffic models, performance characterization, commercial systems, content transformation, research directions.

About the speaker

Dr. John Buford is Director, Internet Technologies at Verizon Laboratories, USA. Verizon Communications is the largest telecomunications carrier in the US. Previously Dr. Buford was Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Director of the Distributed Multimedia Systems Lab there. He holds the PhD from T.U. Graz, Austria, and BS and MS from MIT.