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Call for Session and Tutorial Proposals and for Tutorial Instructors/Helpers

For the upcoming GENI Engineering Conference 23 (GEC23), proposals are solicited for sessions and tutorials.

  • Sessions can be presentations, discussions, or community working meetings.
  • Tutorials should have an interactive, hands-on component but they can be a combination of presentation, interactive workshop, and hands-on training.

We are also looking for volunteer helpers for all tutorials from Mon-Wed (June 15-17) and a small number of instructors for the introductory sequence on Monday (June 15).

Session leaders, tutorial instructors, and helpers from US institutions who need assistance with travel costs will receive priority for Travel Grants.


If you have any questions please contact

Proposals for Sessions and Tutorials

Sessions can have a duration ranging from 1 to 4 hours. Please see agendas from previous GECs for examples of past sessions.

Preference will be given to sessions concerning or using GENI federated resources. They should cover topics of interest to the GENI community including but not limited to:

  • Sessions for experimenters, educators, operators, developers
  • Discussion of federation or use of GENI Federated Aggregates, including international testbeds
  • Development or use of experimenter tools
  • Tools for managing experiments (including standard software or system administration tools)
  • Experiment methodology
  • The use of GENI in education
  • Session or tutorials on networking, distributed systems, SDNs, cloud computing, SDIs, 4G wireless

Proposals that cover multiple topics are encouraged.

Submission information

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title, Presenter(s) and a full list of instructors
  • Session Type: presentation, hands-on tutorial, or discussion/community working meeting
  • Abstract
  • Intended audience: experimenter, developer, operations (or a combination)
  • Level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Duration - Detailed description and outline (1 page maximum)
  • Has this session been given before and if so how will this session be different.
  • In addition, hands-on tutorials MUST include:

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format, should not exceed two (2) pages (not including the attached form), and be sent to

Important dates

  • Session proposals due: Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Notifications to proposers: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Update Session wiki page: Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Agenda posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • Hands-On Tutorial Material posted: Friday, June 5, 2015

Call for Tutorial Leads and Helpers

We are seeking:

Tutorial helpers and instructors from US institutions who need assistance with travel costs will receive priority for Travel Grants.

Preference will be given to applicants who can support multiple tutorials. We will accommodate conflicts with other GEC sessions and demos.

Submission information

If you are interested in helping in this capacity, please send an email to by WED, April 22, with the following information:

  1. Your contact information including:
    • Name
    • e-mail
    • School or Institution
    • Role (Professor, PhD/Masters/undergraduate student, Staff, etc)
    • Advisor (if applicable)
  2. Have you attended GENI tutorials before (at GEC or anywhere else)? If so, which ones.
  3. How have you used GENI outside a tutorial (e.g. classroom exercises, classroom projects, thesis/dissertation, instructor/TA of a class, developer, admin/operations)?
  4. Any additional comments (e.g. special areas of expertise)?
  5. Are you interested in being a lead for the Getting Started with GENI tutorials on Monday, June 15?

Important dates

  • Tutorial helper applications due: Friday, May 1
  • Notification: Tue, May 5

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