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JKVine Consulting has offered to host the next CMG Australia Meetup. Light refreshments will be provided. The agenda for the next meeting includes:
• Business : 15mins
Swinburne & CMG Australia Quarterly Workshops - Dates and Speakers need to be locked down. Volunteers include - Marty, Kevin, Michael, Trevor and IBM(Andrew).
Swinburne & CMG Australia Industry Day 2014 - Detailed planning required.
Industry Projects for Students - To be discussed.
• 1.5 Hrs : Tech Talk (Un-conference format)
• Networking : 15mins
Please reach me on[masked] if you have trouble finding the place. Thanks to Nick Singh and JKVine Consulting for putting their hand up and helping us out with the location. More updates to come.
Guest Speaker - Liming Zhu (Principal Researcher & Research Leader, Software Systems Research Group, NICTA) has offered to come over from Sydney and talk to us about the work he and his group are doing within SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) at NICTA. It will be a great opportunity to understand what NICTA is doing in the SPE space and bounce ideas on areas of collaboration/discussions/workshops going forward.
Topic - Dependable Operation
Duration - 35mins + QA - 10mins
Brief - Modern large-scale applications experience sporadic changes due to operational activities such as upgrade, redeployment, on-demand scaling and interferences from other simultaneous operations. This poses new challenges in system monitoring, capacity planning, performance management, error detection and diagnosis. For example, the traditional anomaly-detection-based techniques are less effective during the “sporadic” operation period as a wide range of legitimate changes confound the situation and make performance baseline establishment for “normal” operation difficult. The increasing frequency of these sporadic operations (e.g. due to continuous deployment) is exacerbating the problem. In this talk, we will introduce a number of ongoing research activities at NICTA addressing these issues. For example, we propose the Process Oriented Dependability (POD) approach, an approach that explicitly models these sporadic operations as processes and uses the process context to filter logs, traverse fault trees and conduct adaptive monitoring.
Liming will be coming down from Sydney. If any of you have any concerns on having this included in the agenda for the night please register your concerns by the 28th of Feb 14.
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CMG Aus Exec Committee