Tue 6 Nov 2018 11:37 - 12:00 at Horizons 6-9F - Log Mining Chair(s): Dongyoon Lee

Logs are often used for troubleshooting in large-scale software systems.
For a cloud-based online system that provides 24/7 service, a
huge number of logs could be generated every day. However, these
logs are highly imbalanced in general, because most logs indicate
normal system operations, and only a small percentage of logs
reveal impactful problems. Problems that lead to the decline of system
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are impactful and should be
fixed by engineers with a high priority. Furthermore, there are various
types of system problems, which are hard to be distinguished
manually. In this paper, we propose Log3C, a novel clustering-based
approach to promptly and precisely identify impactful system problems,
by utilizing both log sequences (a sequence of log events)
and system KPIs. More specifically, we design a novel cascading
clustering algorithm, which can greatly save the clustering time
while keeping high accuracy by iteratively sampling, clustering,
and matching log sequences. We then identify the impactful problems
by correlating the clusters of log sequences with system KPIs.
Log3C is evaluated on real-world log data collected from an online
service system at Microsoft, and the results confirm its effectiveness
and efficiency. Furthermore, our approach has been successfully
applied in industrial practice.

Tue 6 Nov

Displayed time zone: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey change

10:30 - 12:00
Log MiningJournal-First / Research Papers at Horizons 6-9F
Chair(s): Dongyoon Lee Virginia Tech, USA
Studying and Detecting Log-Related Issues
Mehran Hassani , Weiyi Shang Concordia University, Canada, Emad Shihab Concordia University, Nikolaos Tsantalis Concordia University, Canada
VT-Revolution: Interactive Programming Video Tutorial Authoring and Watching System
Lingfeng Bao Zhejiang University City College, Zhenchang Xing Australia National University, Xin Xia Monash University, David Lo Singapore Management University
Using Finite-State Models for Log Differencing
Research Papers
Hen Amar Tel Aviv University, Israel, Lingfeng Bao Zhejiang University City College, Nimrod Busany Tel Aviv University, Israel, David Lo Singapore Management University, Shahar Maoz Tel Aviv University
Identifying Impactful Service System Problems via Log Analysis
Research Papers
Shilin He Chinese University of Hong Kong, Qingwei Lin Microsoft, China, Jian-Guang Lou Microsoft Research, Hongyu Zhang The University of Newcastle, Michael Lyu , Dongmei Zhang Microsoft Research, China