GEC15 Agenda

Conference Information

The 15th GENI Engineering Conference
October 23-25, 2012
The Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar
Houston, Texas, 77010, USA


[Online registration]
Conference Fee: $475
Hotel Deadline: October 8, 2012
Hotel Registration:

Room rate: $195 Per night

To make your reservation: Call 800-236-2905 and ask for the University of Houston GENI 15 Engineering Conference
Reservation code: 1GN
Or visit

Transportation to/from the airport or university of Houston

Both the hotel and university website suggest SuperShuttle:

Local IAH reservations: 800-BLUE VAN (800-258-3826)

To/From the University, it is $27 for the first passenger, $7 for each
additional passenger, with a max of 10 people.

To/From the hotel, it is $23 per passenger. Max passengers is 10.

Advice for Newcomers

Experimenters unfamiliar with GENI are encouraged to to attend tutorials, which will present an introduction to GENI concepts and selected GENI resources. In addition, the two Newcomer's Breakfasts will provide an informal opportunity to discuss your plans and questions with GENI project office staff and other newcomers. If you are starting design or development of your experiment, you may want to participate in either the Wednesday afternoon Experimenter Drop-in Help Session or the Thursday afternoon Coding Sprint, Experimenter Tutoring, and Operations GENI Hands-On session, where you can get hands-on assistance from GENI developers.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available. Please see travel grant application instructions.

Tutorial Feedback

If you attend a tutorial during GEC15, we would love to get your feedback. Please let us know what you think by completing this form (TBA).

Conference Agenda

Conference Sessions and Events

Click on an event for additional information. (Coming soon)

Tuesday Sessions
Newcomer's Breakfast
I&M: GIMI and GEMINI Design Topics
Introduction to GENI and Experiment Lifecycle
Campus/Experiment Topics in Monitoring and I&M
Aggregate Manager Topics
Experiment Lifecycle Tools
Tutorial: Intro to Omni
Tutorial: GEMINI

Evening Demo and Networking Event at the University of Houston, Alumni Center’s Great Hall, Melcher Board Room, and Life Member Room
What's happening, how to get there, bus schedules etc.

Wednesday Sessions
Plenary Session: GENI Updates
Tutorial: Advanced GENI Topologies with Omni
GENI Portal and Clearinghouse
GENI Racks at Campuses and Regionals
WiMAX Campus Deployments and Experiments Update
Experimenter Drop-in Help Session
Tutorial: ExoGENI

Thursday Sessions
Newcomer's Breakfast
Tutorial: GIMI
Programmable Networks and GENI
Experimenter Roundtable
Tutorial: WiMAX
Coding Sprint, Experimenter Tutoring, and Operations GENI Hands-On

Wednesday Evening Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Dinners

BoF dinners are opportunities for participants interested in the same GENI-related topic to get together in a social setting. Anybody is free to organize a BoF dinner; just add it to the table below.

Day Time Topic Meeting Place Leader Links
Wednesday 6pm Experiment Management Meet at 6pm in lobby of hotel, to organize carpools to the original Ninfa's on 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston Please RSVP to Sarah Edwards
Wednesday 6pm WiMAX Campus and Experiments (now combined with I&M) Meet at 6pm in lobby of hotel to depart by cab to Ibiza Food and Wine Bar, 2450 Louisiana, Manu Gosain Please indicate preference at:
Wednesday 6pm I&M BOF Dinner (now combined with WiMAX) Meet at 6pm in lobby of hotel to depart by cab to Ibiza Food and Wine Bar, 2450 Louisiana, Harry Mussman 781-266-8479 Please sign-up at:
Wednesday 6pm Campus and Regional networking/SDN Meet at 6pm at the original Ninfa's on 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston. Carpooling arranged informally at the end of the Racks and Campuses session. Please RSVP to Heidi Dempsey if you have not already
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