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[geni-announce] GENI Experimenters Workshop



Subject: [geni-announce] GENI Experimenters Workshop
Date: 	Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:18:37 -0400




Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to inform you of an upcoming workshop for researchers who
are interested in conducting experiments using GENI.  This workshop is a
collaborative opportunity to meet with representatives from NSF and the
GENI development community, to engage with other GENI experimenters,  to
learn about GENI capabilities, and to plan and design experiments.

Please review the call for white papers below and consider submitting a
three page white paper.

I hope to see you in Princeton.

Sincerely,
Mark Berman
GENI Project Office


*Call for White Papers *

GENI Experimenters Workshop  June 29-30, 2010 Princeton University

The GENI infrastructure
(http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GeniExperiments) is fast becoming
mature enough to support major networking research experiments.  Getting
an initial set of researchers running experiments on GENI is crucial to
the success of the GENI initiative. The initial set of researchers
accessing the infrastructure will have a unique opportunity to
demonstrate their research ideas at scale, and under realistic
conditions, leading to new experimental results and influential research
publications.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
running experiments on GENI to attend talks and tutorials on the GENI
control framework and the current resources available on GENI.  We
envision inviting 20 researcher-student pairs to the workshop, based on
white papers describing the experiments they wish to conduct.  In
addition to meeting the designers of different parts of GENI, the
attendees will also meet representatives from NSF and from the GENI
Project Office, which will be helpful in exploring whether their
experiments would be a useful demonstration of the GENI infrastructure.
The workshop is expected to lead to future projects and requests for NSF
funding, to conduct these experiments on the GENI infrastructure.


Attendees will be selected by the workshop committee based on 3-page
white papers (submitted by researchers at U.S.-based institutions
eligible for NSF research funding) outlining a candidate experiment, how
it would address a key research problem, and identifying two attendees
(one a professor or researcher at a government or industrial lab, and
the other a graduate student). The workshop is not about experiments
using only a single resource such as PlanetLab US, ORBIT, and others.
The workshop seeks experiments that would use a federated infrastructure
of one kind of resource (like an experiment spanning PlanetLab US and
OneLab, or multiple OpenFlow networks) or  multiple kinds of
resources (e.g., two or more of PlanetLab, ProtoGENI OpenFlow,
ORBIT); or a new kind of resource (e.g., SPP, BGP-Mux, OpenFlow).  The
first kind of experiment stresses the control framework, the second
stress interoperation across heterogenous resources, the third tests new
functionality. The white papers will be selected based on the novelty of
the research, proposed experiment(s) and with a goal of diverse
experiments that collectively stress the breadth of components in GENI.
Individual experiments must use more than one component or substrate of
GENI. We will also encourage participation from researchers not
previously involved in GENI to build a larger community of researchers
using the infrastructure.  The program will include presentations,
tutorials on GENI components, open discussion, and break-out sessions.

*Important Dates *

White paper submission deadline:                   April 26, 2010
Acceptance notification:                                   May 7th, 2010
Workshop:                                                       June
29-30, 2010

*Submission Instructions*

Send your white paper in PDF to GEW@lists.cs.princeton.edu
<mailto:GEW@princeton.edu> before midnight EST, April 26th, 2010. For
more information send email to GEW-info@lists.cs.princeton.edu
<mailto:GEW-info@princeton.edu>.

*Workshop Co-Chairs *

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton
Guru Parulkar, Stanford

Workshop Committee

Mark Berman, BBN/GPO
Victor Frost, NSF
Larry Landweber, NSF
Guru Parulkar, Stanford
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton