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The 2005 Cartel meeting will be held at Columbia University Wednesday 20 July through Friday 22 July.


There are no major hotels on or immediately adjacent to campus. Some hotels for visitors to campus include

Hotel Location Current Starting Rates Travel To Campus
The Lucerne 79th & Amsterdam $215/night One minute walk to 79 St Station on #1 subway, then about 10 minutes to 116 St. Or, about 10 minutes by taxi or 30-40 minutes by foot.
The Excelsior 81st & Columbus $159/night Ten minute walk to 79 St Station on #1 subway, then about 10 minutes to 116 St. Or, about 10 minutes by taxi or 35-45 minutes by foot.
Most major chains Times Square $200/night Twenty minutes from 42 St or 50 St Stations on #1 subway to 116 St.
Columbia Dorms 115th & Broadway $51/night On campus. Please do not contact Conference Housing directly.


The meeting will be held in 523 Butler Library.

Enter at the main library entrance (north side, facing campus). A list of registered attendees will be provided to the guard. After passing the guard, turn right and follow the hallway until reaching the west elevators. At the fifth floor, turn right leaving the elevators. 523 is at the end of the hall.

This space is equipped with free love wireless and a projector. Adequate power will be provided.


Don't drive or rent a car here unless you have a really good reason.

MetroCards are valid on city subways and buses, and a handful of other systems.

The closest subway station to campus is 116 St on the #1 line, which is a short walk from Butler Library. Do not use any other 116 St station, as they are quite far and separated by Morningside Park from campus.

From Newark airport, AirTrain Newark will get you to Penn Station (34 St) for about $12 via New Jersey Transit. From JFK, AirTrain JFK will take you to the subway for $5. From La Guardia, the M60 bus will take you directly to campus.

New York City taxi fare information is available here. Information for taxis from Newark airport is here.


Wednesday 20 July 2005

  • 9:00 - 12:30 (Break at 10:30)
    1. Introductions and Breakfast
    2. Network:
      • Infrastructure: Wireless, Dark Fiber, Monitoring, Firewalls
      • Administration: Patch Management, Network Address Management, Load Balancing, Bandwidth
    3. Policies: Legal, Abuse, Log Retention, Access, Password Strength/Aging, etc
  • 12:30 - 1:30
  • 1:30 - 5:00 (Break at 3:00)
    1. Desktops and Servers: Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris 10, Windows, etc
    2. Public Computing Facilities:
      • Spaces: Labs, Clusters, Learning Spaces, Classrooms, Software and Management
      • Kiosks
      • Printing
    3. Statistics, Reporting, Usage Analysis
  • 7:00
    Dinner at Carmines.

Thursday 21 July 2005

  • 9:00 - 12:30 (Break at 10:30)
    1. Breakfast
    2. Email:
      • SPAM, Viruses, Filtering, etc.
      • Webmail, PC Clients, PDAs
      • Scalability and Performance
    3. Storage:
      • SAN/iSCSI solutions and experience
      • Filesystems: AFS, NFS, etc,
      • Remote/Web Access: WebDAV, ftp, sftp, Gollem, Trouser
  • 12:30 - 1:30
  • 1:30 - 5:00 (Break at 3:00)
    1. Identity Management:
      • Authentication and Authorization
      • Data Sourcing, Directories
      • PKI, etc.
    2. Course Management: Sakai, etc
    3. Workgroup Support:
      • Calendars, Address Books
      • Wikis, Blogs, Content Management Systems, etc
      • Chat Software

Friday 22 July 2005

  • 9:00 - 12:30 (Break at 10:30)
    1. Breakfast
    2. Oncall
    3. Project/Change Management Tools and Procedures
    4. HelpDesk/Support, Issue Tracking
    5. Working In A Heterogeneous, Reorganizing Environment
    6. Administrivia
  • 12:30
  • After Lunch
    Machine Room, Public Facilities Tours, etc


Dinner plans are under investigation. In addition, informal tours of the area rail networks and neighborhoods could also be arranged.



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RSVP to If you have any dietary restrictions or are interested in campus dorm housing, please indicate. Friday, 22-Jul-2005 09:09:59 EDT