Tutorial: Further experiment development using OEDL

Live Stream Information



Tuesday 01.30pm - 03.00pm

Tutorial Instructors

Thierry Rakotoarivelo
Max Ott
Mike Zink
UMass Amherst
Divyashri Bhat
UMass Amherst

Agenda Details

Learn to design, describe and run an experiment using the LabWiki workspace and the OEDL experiment scripting language. LabWiki and OEDL make it easy to design repeatable experiments, try out different experiment configurations and publish experiments for use by others.

At the previous GEC18 conference, we gave a tutorial on the basics of developing, executing and observing simple experiments with OEDL. In this new tutorial at GEC21, we focus on 3 specific features of OEDL and demonstrate how to use them in an experiment.

This hands-on tutorial will show you how to use the LabWiki interface and the OMF Experiment Description Language (OEDL) to:

  • describe and execute an experiment which dynamically react to changes in the resources being used
  • describe and execute an experiment which dynamically react to collected measurements
  • develop an experiment which automatically retrieves provisioned resources from !Labwiki's Topology Editor

At the end of this tutorial you should be able to develop and run repeatable dynamic experiment with LabWiki and OEDL.


  • A GENI account, if you don't have one sign up!
  • Familiarity with how to reserve GENI resources with any of the GENI Tools (GENI Experimenter Portal, Omni, Flack). If you don't know you can take any of the tutorials Flack or Omni
  • Optional: you may wish to attend the LabWiki tutorial which is before this OEDL tutorial, and which provides the basics of Labwiki and OEDL

Please Arrive With:

  • Participants will need a laptop with a web browser. LabWiki has been tested with Chrome and Safari, which we recommend for this tutorial.

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