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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


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

Cancelation Policy: Full refund if canceling at least 7 days prior to conference start date, no refund after that.

Registration link: TBD 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.

Hotel 2: Hawthorn Hotel
Address: 101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign Illinois
Phone number: 1 800 337 0202 Reservation cam 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.

Transportation to/from the airport:


Important Dates:

  • Session and Hands-On Tutorial Proposals due - Friday, April 17
  • Tutorial Helper Applications due - Friday, May 1
  • Travel Grant Applications due - Monday, May 4
  • Hawthorn Hotel negotiated room rate expires - Friday, May 11
  • Conference hotel (IHotel) negotiated room rate expires - Wed, May 20
  • Early registration expires - TBD
  • GEC23 - June 15-18

Travel Grants (Deadline of May 4)

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

Conference Agenda


The name, content, and time of individual tutorials and sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday may change. However, Newcomer's Day will be on Monday, Demo night will be on Tuesday, the Plenary session will be on Wednesday, and Developer Day will be on Thursday.

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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 TBD1 S. Edwards
Mon, 6.30p TBD2 S. Edwards
Mon, 6.30p TBD3 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: GENI-SAVI
10.30am - 12.30pm - SDX


01.30pm - 03.00pm - Experimenter-Educator-Developer Roundtable
01.30pm - 03.00pm - Tutorial: Introduction to GENI WiMAX for experimenters and educators

03.30pm - 05.00pm - Tutorial: TBD
03.30pm - 05.00pm - Presentation: Introduction to the GENI Network Architecture
03.30pm - 05.00pm - Research Works In Progress


05.30pm - 07.30pm - Demo Session and Networking

Plenary, Tutorials - Wed June 17

Newcomers' Breakfast

08.30am - 10.30am - Plenary Session


11.00am - 12.30pm - Developer Drop-In
11.00am - 12.30pm - Presentation: Introduction to OpenFlow
11.00am - 12.30pm - GENI Opt-In: Bringing Real Users and Traffic to GENI Experiments
11.00am - 12.30pm - Monitoring For Experimenters


01.30pm - 03.30pm - Tutorial: Building Network Experiments Using the Virtual Topology Service
01.30pm - 03.30pm - Tutorial: Programming GENI OpenFlow Resources
01.30pm - 03.30pm - Applying GENI Principles to LTE Networks
01.30pm - 03.30pm - Domain Science


04.00pm - 05.30pm - Experimenter Drop In
04.00pm - 05.30pm - Tutorial: OpenFlow 1.3
04.00pm - 05.30pm - GENI Operations

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 and Operations Office Hours

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