Tianyin Xu's Publications
My current research focus is configuration and management of large-scale software systems. Here are some of my recent papers.
Tianyin Xu, Long Jin, Xuepeng Fan, Yuanyuan Zhou, Shankar Pasupathy, and Rukma Talwadker. Hey, You Have Given Me Too Many Knobs! ---Understanding and Dealing with Over-Designed Configuration in System Software. In Proceedings of the 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE'15), Oct. 31-Sep. 4, Bergamo, Italy (to appear).
Tianyin Xu and Yuanyuan Zhou. Systems Approaches to Tackling Configuration Errors: A Survey. ACM Computing Surveys (accepted).
Jiaqi Zhang, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Xiaolan Zhang, Niyu Ge, Vasanth Bala, Tianyin Xu, and Yuanyuan Zhou. EnCore: Exploiting System Environment and Correlation Information for Misconfiguration Detection. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'14), Mar. 1-5, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. [Paper: pdf]
Tianyin Xu, Jiaqi Zhang, Peng Huang, Jing Zheng, Tianwei Sheng, Ding Yuan, Yuanyuan Zhou, and Shankar Pasupathy. Do Not Blame Users for Misconfigurations. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'13), Nov. 3-6, 2013, Farmington, PA, USA. [Paper: pdf]
I'm also interested in some other system topics, namely mobile systems, storage systems, and social networks. Sometimes I do math stuff for fun but I don't have a strong believe in it. Here is a list of projects I enjoyed. You can find the complete list of my publications on Google Scholar.
Zhenhua Li, Cheng Jin, Tianyin Xu, Christo Wilson, Yao Liu, Linsong Cheng, Yunhao Liu, Yafei Dai, and Zhi-Li Zhang. Towards Network-level Efficiency for Cloud Storage Services. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'14), Nov. 5-7, 2014, Vancouver, Canada. [Paper: pdf]
Lei Jiao, Jun Li, Tianyin Xu, Wei Du, and Xiaoming Fu. Optimizing Cost for Online Social Networks on Geo-Distributed Clouds. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Oct. 15, 2014. [Paper: pdf]. (A conference version is published in proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP'12) [Paper: pdf])
Qinhui Wang, Baoliu Ye, Tianyin Xu, Sanglu Lu, and Song Guo. Approximately Truthful Mechanisms for Radio Spectrum Allocation. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Aug. 5, 2014. [Paper: pdf]
Tianyin Xu, Yang Chen, Lei Jiao, Ben Y. Zhao, Pan Hui, and Xiaoming Fu. Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands. In Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware'11), Dec. 12-16, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. [Paper: pdf]
Tianyin Xu, Jianzhong Chen, Wenzhong Li, Sanglu Lu, Yang Guo, and Mounir Hamdi. Supporting VCR-like Operations in Derivative Tree-Based P2P Streaming Systems. In Proceedings of the 44th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'09), Jun. 14-18, 2009, Dresden, Germany. (Best Paper Award) [Paper: pdf] (We have a journal version published in Chinese Journal of Software [Paper: pdf])