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Project Status Report – October 2012

Period: 11/1/2011 – 10/31/2014

1. Major Accomplishments

The main accomplishments this quarter were 1) following up with the students who attended the first GENI research and educational experiment summer camp (GREE-SC2012), 2) planning the second GENI research and educational experiment workshop (GREE2013), to be held in March 2013 at the University of Utah, and 2) planning the second GENI research and educational experiment summer camp (GREE-SC2013), to be held in June 2013 at the University of Connecticut.

1.1. Milestones Achieved

Three major milestones were achieved during this period. 1) All the graduate students who attended GREE-SC2012 are actively using GENI resources for their research projects and planning to submit their work to GREE2013, 2) we have been actively planning and advertising GREE2013, and 3) we have been actively planning and advertising GREE-SC2013.

1.2 Deliverables Made

The past four months of work on ARPA-GENI have resulted in progress towards three deliverables: 1) the following-up of the students who attended GREE-SC2012, 2) the GREE2013 flyer, and 3) the 2013 GENI summer camp flyer.

2. Description of Work Performed

2.1 Activities and Findings

We have followed up with the students who attended GREE-SC2012 on the status of their projects after the summer camp. The students have provided a description of their project topics and experiment setup. Mark Berman and Niky Riga have followed up and provided technical inputs to the students. All of the eight graduate students (one is currently a faculty member of CalPoly) are currently using GENI resources for their research or education projects, and are planning to submit their results to GREE2013. The two undergraduate students who attended GREE-SC2012 are also actively using GENI resources. Both of them have given demos at GEC15.

The workshop and summer camp organizing committees have exchanged numerous emails and met several times (in person and over skype) on how to organize the workshop and summer camp. We have finished flyers for these two events, and distributed them to several mailing lists, conferences, and workshops (NSF workshop on Designing Tools and Curricula for Undergraduate Courses in Distributed Systems, SIGCOMM 2012, TridentCom 2012, GEC 15, IMC 2012 (todo)). We have finalized the format of the workshop which includes keynote speech, paper presentations, NSF advice session, panel discussion, and tutorials, and communicated with NSF representatives (Erwin Gianchandani and Bryan Lyles) about the workshop. We have also consulted people working on GENI wireless resources and confirmed that focusing the summer camp on using GENI wireless resources is feasible.

2.2 Project Participants

The Workshop Organizing Committee

Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)
Mark Berman (BBN/GPO)
Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)

The Workshop Technical Program Committee
Jay Aikat (UNC)
Jeannie Albrecht (Williams College)
Mark Berman (BBN/GPO)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Rick McGeer (HP Labs)
Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Niky Riga (BBN/GPO)
Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)
Kuang-Ching Wang (Clemson University)
Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Michael Zink (UMass, Amherst)

The Summer Camp Organizing Committee
Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)
Mark Berman (BBN/GPO)
Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)

2.3 Outreach Activities

We continue to work with the students who attended GREE-SC2012. In addition, we have been distributing the information on GREE-SC2013 to other students in conferences. Kaiqi Xiong and his students presented GENI-related posters in the AFOSR PI meeting and the Cyber and Information Challenges 2012 Conference, respectively. Kaiqi Xiong delivered presentations on GENI related projects in AFRL on Sept 21, 2012 and at RIT on October 26, 2012, respectively.

2.4 Collaborations

Our main collaborations to date are with GPO staff. Mark Berman and Niky Riga at GPO served on the workshop and summer camp organizing committees. We have a lot of communications with Henry Yeh, Mark Berman and Robert Ricci (through emails, skype calls and at GEC15) regarding the logistics of the workshop. We have initiated communication with Ivan Seskar and Harry Mussman on using wireless GENI resources during the summer camp.