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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) continuing to follow up with the students who attended the First GENI Research and Educational Experiment Summer Camp (GREE-SC2012), 2) holding the Second GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE2013) at the University of Utah, March 21-22, 2013, and 2) planning the Second GENI Research and Educational Experiment Summer Camp (GREE-SC2013) to be held at the University of Connecticut in June 2013.

1.1. Milestones Achieved

Five 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, 2) we have been actively planning and advertising GREE2013 that was held successfully at the University of Utah, co-located with GEC16, 3) the papers of 7 (out of the 10 summer camp students who attended GREE-SC2012) were accepted in GREE2013 and one of them was awarded the Best Research Award at GREE2013, 4) Accepted papers of GREE2013 will appear in IEEE Digital Library, and 5) 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) research papers of the students who attended GREE-SC2012, 2) the GREE2013 technical program and proceedings to be published and indexed by Conference Publication Services, a service of the IEEE Computer Society, and 3) the 2013 GENI summer camp flyer and website.

2. Description of Work Performed

2.1 Activities and Findings

We have organized GREE2013 successfully. The technical program includes a keynote speech, an NSF Advice for New GENI Experimenters & Panel Session, paper presentations (of 21 papers), and a tutorial on ExoGENI Rack. The workshop attracted a large number of attendees: 40 people registered in the conference, and 6 did onsite registration (we asked the attendees to sign up if they have not registered). The actual number of attendees at peak time is above 50.

The paper presentation sessions consist of 21 papers, including 8 full papers, 11 short papers, and 2 work-in-progress papers, with a good balance between research and educational papers, achieving the goal of the workshop to promote both GENI related research and education. All the papers went through a rigorous review process. The authors of accepted papers were required to carefully address review comments and provide a revision summary when submitting their final papers.

Summer camp students (i.e., the students who attended GREE-SC2012) contributed 7 papers to GREE2013, including 3 full papers, 3 short papers, and one work-in-progress paper. In addition, one of the full papers was awarded as the Best Research Paper Award. In general, the summer camp students at GREE-SC2012 have done a very good job in extending their knowledge and skills gained from the summer camp to their research work; in addition to the papers submitted to GREE2013, one student has already published a full-paper in a regular conference (with an earlier deadline than GREE2013), and a group of students from RIT who attended GREE-SC2012 have finished a full paper that is currently under review in another conference. Quoting from the advisor of one summer camp student, “The summer camp really gave my student a jump-start to know what is needed to start the research project.”

We have set up a survey website and distributed the hardcopies of the survey to attendees. The 14 received responses have showed that the workshop program is well received. The overall quality of the workshop is rated very good (4 out of 5), “how well the workshop meets your expectations” is rated as above very good (4.3 out of 5), and of the 13 responses to “are you going to recommend the workshop to other people,” 12 responses are positive.

The technical program of GREE2013 will be published and indexed by the Conference Publication Services (CPS), a service of the IEEE Computer Society. We contacted CPS early December 2012. Due to the tight publication of CPS, we decided to do post-workshop publication. The submission deadline of the papers to CPS is April 12, and the publication of the papers will appear shortly after the deadline.

The summer camp organizing committee has also been actively planning for the summer camp. We have created a website for the summer camp. Furthermore, we have finalized the date and schedule for the summer camp and posted them on the website. We have also communicated with NSF representative (Dr. Bryan Lyles) to have an NSF advice session in the summer camp. The instructors of the summer camp have also been determined.

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.

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. Furthermore, we have communicated with Ilia Baldine, Yufeng Xin, Niky Riga, and Victor J. Orlikowski on the ExoGENI tutorial that was given at GREE2013. In addition, we have initiated communication with the various instructors of the summer camp.