GENI Engineering Conference 23 (GEC23), June 15-18, 2015

Co-hosted by:
Debbie Fligor Brighten Godfrey
Lead Network Engineer Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Conference Registration and Logistics


The 23rd GENI Engineering Conference
Jun 15-18, 2015

IHotel and Conference Center

Contact: Debbie Fligor

Directions to IHotel and Conference Center


To register click here

Registration Fee: $250 before May 20th and $285 after May 20th

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are fully refundable until 7 days prior to the conference.

Breakfasts and lunches will be provided.

We urge all GEC attendees to ensure they have access to the GENI Portal prior to attending GEC23. Please verify or create a new account.

Hotel Reservation:

Conference Hotel : IHotel and Conference Center
Address: 1900 South First Street, Champaign, Illinois
Make a reservation
Rate: $100
The special room rate will be available until May 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Backup Hotel: Hawthorn Hotel
Address: 101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign Illinois
Phone number: 1 800 337 0202 Reservations can be made online but a phone call is needed to get GEC23 rate
Rate: $80
The special room rate will be available until May 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Travel Grants (Deadline of May 4 or while funds are available)

A limited number of travel grants are available.
Please see GEC 23 Travel Grant Application Instructions.

Airport and Transportation information:

The nearest airport to the conference is the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) (flight schedule).
Both hotels provide airport shuttle service from/to CMI. Please coordinate with the hotel prior to your arrival.

The conference is also:
  • 2.5 hour drive from Chicago Midway
  • 3 hour drive from Chicago O'Hare
  • 2.5 hour drive from the Indianapolis, Indiana airport
The best way to get from these airports to the conference is by rental car.

Anti-Harrassment Policy

The GENI Engineering Conference 23 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. If you believe you are being harassed, believe that you have noticed someone else being harassed or have other concerns, please contact any representative of the GENI project office immediately.

Hands-On Tutorial Pre-work

Most hands-on tutorials require a GENI account and the standard prework.

Some tutorials have additional pre-work which is posted as it becomes available.

Conference Agenda

Live Stream of the Plenary (Wed June 17, 8.30am to 10.30am CT):

Agenda - 02 June 2015

Call for Sessions, Tutorials, and Tutorial Instructors / Helpers

Newcomers Day - Mon June 15

9.00am - 10.00am - An Introduction to GENI and Experimentation using GENI


10.15am - 11.30am - Tutorial: Getting Started With GENI: Part I

11.30am - 12.30pm - Introduction to the GENI Instrumentation & Measurement Tools


01.30pm - 03.00pm - Tutorial: Getting Started With GENI: Part II


03.30pm - 05.30pm - Tutorial: Getting Started With GENI: Part III

Newcomer's Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Dinners

BoF dinners are open all. We will collect RSVPs during the day on Monday. We will meet at the hotel (iHotel) and go to the restaurant together.

When Where Organizer
Mon, 6.30p Houlihan's located in the iHotel S. Edwards

Tutorials, Community Sessions, Demo Night - Tue June 16

08.00am - 09.15am - GENI Overview
08.00am - 09.15am - Architects Meeting - by invitation only

09.30am - 10.00am - Demo Lightning Talks


10.30am - 12.30pm - Tutorial: Building Your Own Cloud with CloudLab
10.30am - 12.30pm - Tutorial: Building Experiments Using the GENI and SAVI Testbeds
10.30am - 12.30pm - Software Defined Exchanges (SDX)


01.30pm - 03.00pm - Tutorial: Introduction to GENI WiMAX for Experimenters and Educators
01.30pm - 03.00pm - GENI Future Planning

01.30pm - 03.30pm - Experimenter-Educator-Developer Roundtable


03.30pm - 05.00pm - Tutorial: Monitoring and Controlling Experiments with GENI Desktop Scripts and Modules
04.00pm - 05.00pm - Presentation: Introduction to the GENI Network Architecture
04.00pm - 05.00pm - Research Work-In-Progress
03.30pm - 05.00pm - GENI Future Planning


05.30pm - 07.30pm - Demo Session and Networking

Plenary, Tutorials - Wed June 17

Newcomers' Breakfast

08.30am - 10.30am - Plenary Session


11.00am - 11.45am - Presentation: Introduction to OpenFlow

11.00am - 12.30pm - GENI Opt-In: Bringing Real Users and Traffic to GENI Experiments
11.00am - 12.30pm - Developer Drop-In / Experimenter Drop-In
11:00am - 12:30pm - GENI Future Planning

11.45am - 12.30pm - Demo: Chameleon Cloud Platform


01.30pm - 03.30pm - Tutorial: Programming GENI OpenFlow Resources
01.30pm - 03.30pm - Tutorial: WAN Experiments Using VTS (Virtual Topology Service) Part I
01.30pm - 03.30pm - Domain Science in GENI
01.30pm - 03.00pm - GENI Future Planning


04.00pm - 05.30pm - Tutorial: Building Controllers for OpenFlow 1.3
04.00pm - 05.30pm - Tutorial: WAN Experiments Using VTS (Virtual Topology Service) Part II
04.00pm - 05.30pm - Applying GENI Principles to LTE Networks
04.00pm - 05.30pm - Operations, Monitoring and Trials session, including Tutorial: GENIMonitoring: Exploring the System from the User Perspective

Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Dinners

BoF dinners are open to anybody with an interest in the topic of the dinner. You do not have to be an expert on the topic. Please RSVP so the organizer has a reasonably accurate headcount for restaurant reservations.

Topic When Where Organizer RSVP

Developer Day - Thu June 18

09.00am - 12.30pm - Developer Roundtable
09.00am - 10.30pm - Experimenter, Operations, and Monitoring Office Hours

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