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The 3rd GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE 2014)

Held conjunction with GEC19, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 19-20, 2014


The GREE workshop registration is free.

Please go to the registration website to register:

Thursday Morning Sessions

The GREE Thursday morning sessions will be at the 1st floor of Technology Square Research Building (TSRB), where we had Monday night poster session. Breakfast will start at 7:30am. The first session will start at 8:30am.

Workshop Program

The GREE Program has been released. Please take a look at the pdf on the bottom of this page.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ada Gavrilovska from the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) at Georgia Tech will deliver a keynote talk, and we will have a panel on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and a tutorial on OpenFlow. In the GREE program, we will have 18 papers to be presented on the authors' experimental research with GENI testbeds.

March 19, 2014, Wednesday

Registration and Check-in (12:45-1:15pm)

Opening Remarks (1:20-1:30pm):  Chip Elliott (BBN), Mark Berman (BBN), and Yong Guan (Iowa State University)

Keynote Talk  (1:30-2:30): The Role of Open Testbeds for Cloud Computing Innovation,
by Dr. Ada Gavrilovska, Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) at Georgia Tech

Afternoon Break (2:30-2:45pm) 

Session 1 (2:45-4:25pm): Software Defined Networks and Cloud Computing
Chair: Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)

1	"Next Generation Emergency Communication Systems via Software Defined Networks", Milos Manic, Dumidu Wijayasekara and Kasun Amarasinghe
2	"GENI with a Network Processing Unit: Enriching SDN Application Experiments", Levent Dane and Deniz Gurkan
3s	"VIRO-GENI: SDN-based Approach for a Non-IP Protocol in GENI", Hesham Mekky, Cheng Jin and Zhi-Li Zhang
4	"GENI Laboratory Exercises Development for a Cloud Computing course", Prasad Calyam, Sripriya Seetharam and Ronny Bazan Antequera
5s	"Network Aware VM Migration in Cloud Data Centers", Hellen Maziku and Sachin Shetty
6	"Toward PrimoGENI Constellation for Distributed At-Scale Hybrid Network Test", Jason Liu, Mohammad Obaida and Fernando Dos Santos

Short Break (4:25-4:30pm)

Panel (4:30-5:30pm): Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Experiment-based Research
Panel Coordinator:   Rick McGeer (SAP and US IGNITE, USA)
Panelists: Zongming Fei (University of Kentucky), Deniz Gurkan (University of Houston), 
Joseph B. Lyles (NSF), and Niky Riga (BBN)

End of the 1st Day Meeting

March 20, 2014, Thursday

Check-in and Breakfast (7:30-8:25am)

Session 2 (8:30-10:00am): Experimental Research with GENI
Chair: Vic Thomas (BBN)

1	"Experimental Evaluation of a Scalable WiFi Multicast Scheme in the ORBIT Testbed", Yigal Bejerano , Jaime Ferragutz, Katherine Guo, Varun Gupta, Craig Guttermany, Thyaga Nandagopal, Gil Zussman
2	"Fault-Tolerant OpenFlow-based Software Switch Architecture with LINC Switches for a Reliable Network Data Exchange", Gandhimathi Velusamy, Deniz Gurkan, Sandhya Narayan and Stuart Bailey
3s	"Delegation of Computation with Verification Outsourcing using GENI Infrastructure", Gang Xu, George Amariucai and Yong Guan 
4s	"Characterizing the GENI Networks", Ping Yi and Zongming Fei
5s	"Leveraging and Adapting ExoGENI Infrastructure for Data-driven Domain Science Workflows", Anirban Mandal, Paul Ruth, Ilya Baldin, Yufeng Xin, Claris Castillo, Mats Rynge and Ewa Deelman
6s	"Experimenting with Routing Policies Using ProtoRINA over GENI", Yuefeng Wang, Ibrahim Matta and Nabeel Akhtar
7s	"A GENI Meso-Scale Experiment of a Verification Service", Ahmet Can Babaoglu and Rudra Dutta

Morning Break (10:00-10:15am)

Session 3 (10:15-10:45am): Work-in-Progress (5 minutes Talk)
Chair: Houssain Kettani (Fort Hays State University)

1	"Embedding Switch Number, Port Number, and MAC Address (ESPM) within the IPv6 Address", Bahaa Araji and Deniz Gurkan
2	"A Framework for Integration of Rule-oriented Data Management Policies with Network Policies", Shu Huang, Hao Xu and Yufeng Xin
3	"OpenFlow-based Network Management with Visualization of Managed Elements", Anatoliy Malishevskiy, Deniz Gurkan, Levent Dane, Rajarevanth Narisetty, Sandhya Narayan and Stuart Bailey
4	"Load Balancing in a Campus Network using Software Defined Networking", Ashkan Ghaffarinejad and Violet Syrotiuk
5	"Evaluating Interest Broadcast in Vehicular Named Data Networking", Meng Kuai, Xiaoyan Hong and Roberto Raguze Flores

Tutorial (10:50-12:20): OpenFlow Tutorial and Demo, Ryan Izard and Kuangching Wang (University of Clemson)

Closing Remarks (12:20-12:30): Kaiqi Xiong (RIT) and Vic Thomas (BBN)

GREE 2014: OpenFlow Tutorial and Demo

It is a pleasure to announce that we will have a new OpenFlow tutorial and demo at GREE 2014. This tutorial is designed to provide insight into how OpenFlow can be used to conduct network experiments. At present, Clemson University is developing a seamless vertical handover testbed for use by future GENI experimenters. The design of the testbed utilizes OpenFlow and consists of two key components that enable a seamless handover: (1) the client-level and (2) the network-level. Each will be described in detail at the introduction for this tutorial, and you will be given the opportunity to explore a version of the client-level implementation. For the purpose of this tutorial, the client-level component has been ported to a virtual machine (VM) so all can participate without regard to the unique hardware capabilities of each participant. The full tutorial, prerequisites, and VM download link can be found here: Prior to the tutorial, please download the VM and follow the host machine instructions within the "Tools" section.

Call for Papers

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a suite of research infrastructure rapidly taking shape across the United States. GENI provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education. It is well suited for exploring networks at scale thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, services and applications. Over a thousand experimenters are using GENI for research and education and their numbers continue to grow rapidly.

The third GREE Workshop (GREE 2014) will run from noon March 19 to noon March 20, co-located with GEC19 in Atlanta, GA. As with previous successful GREE workshops (GREE2012 in Los Angeles, California and GREE2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah), this workshop will aim to inspire researchers and students to use GENI in novel and interesting ways. The workshop will also foster communication between GENI experimenters and GENI developers. The workshop will include a keynote speech, paper presentations, an experimenter panel/open discussion, tutorials and demos.

We strongly encourage participations not only from current GENI developers and experimenters, but also from researchers not previously involved in GENI but are interested in using it for research and education. We wish to build a larger community of researchers and students using the GENI infrastructure.

We solicit GENI related research and education papers in all areas. We welcome "regular papers" that report research results as well as "short papers" that report on-going work and may not be complete. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel protocol research and experimentation
  • Network security related experiments
  • Software defined networking
  • GENI-based courseware and tutorials
  • Experiences using GENI in the classroom
  • Novel GENI tools and services for experimenters and operators
  • Design of experiments
  • Federating GENI with other testbeds

We are also interested in proposals for tutorials that might be of interest to GENI experimenters.For tutorial proposals please email All papers will go through a thorough review process by experienced researchers who will provide constructive feedback. Furthermore, all accepted papers will be submitted for indexing by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

GREE 2014 will offer awards to the best research and best education paper in the workshop program.

Partial travel support from BBN-GPO/NSF may be available.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 1/6/2014 (Extended to 1/28/2014)

Paper submission deadline: 1/10/2014 (Extended to 1/28/2014)

Acceptance notification: 2/19/2014 (Extended to 2/22/2014)

Final pre-workshop paper: 3/10/2014

Final camera-ready paper: 4/1/2014

Workshop: noon March 19 to noon March 20, 2014 (co-located with GEC 19)

Submission Instructions

Format of Manuscript: All submissions should follow the IEEE standard 8.5" x 11" two-column format ( Research/education regular paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages, while short paper submissions should not exceed 4 pages.

All the papers should be submitted through Easychair system ( If you have questions, you can contact us at:

Workshop Co-organizers

Mark Berman (BBN-GPO)

Yong Guan (Iowa State University)

Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)

Vicraj (Vic) Thomas (BBN-GPO)

Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)

Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Workshop Program Committee

Jay Aikat (UNC)

Jeannie Albrecht (Williams College)

Mark Berman (BBN-GPO)

Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri)

Jim Chen (Northwestern University)

James Griffioen (University of Kentucky)

Yong Guan (Iowa State University)

Deniz Gurkan (University of Houston)

Rick McGeer (HP Labs)

Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)

Vicraj (Vic) Thomas (BBN-GPO)

Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)

Kuang-Ching Wang (Clemson University)

Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts)

Contact Information

Please send inquiries to [mailto;].

Workshop sponsors

BBN-GENI Program Office/National Science Foundation

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