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The GENI Research and Educational Experiment Winter Camp (GREE-WC 2014)

Theme: GENI as a Platform for Cloud Computing Research

January 8 -11, Boston MA


The Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) infrastructure is becoming a mature virtual laboratory for exploring future Internet at-scale. It supports at-scale experimentation on shared and heterogeneous GENI resources among multiple users, permits users deep programmability throughout the network, and offers collaborative and exploratory environments for innovative research and education. More and more researchers, educators, and students have started or are starting to conduct research and educational experiments on the GENI infrastructure. The GENI project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is free to use for research and education. Please see for more information.

The theme for this camp will be GENI as a platform for cloud computing research. GENI may be viewed as a collection of clouds distributed across the United States that are connected by national research backbone networks such as Internet2 and National Lambda Rail. GENI therefore enables experimentation with distributed clouds. Cloud-research relevant topics to be covered at this camp include OpenFlow and Hadoop-style experiments on GENI.

The camp is suitable for those who have never used GENI and those with some GENI experience looking to further develop their knowledge of GENI. The camp will start with introductory tutorials on using GENI and GENI tools such as the GENI Portal, Flack, LabWiki and GIMI. Over the course of the camp participants will form teams to define a research project that requires experimentation with GENI.

This is the third GREE camp and follows two successful summer camps at the Rochester Institute Technology (RIT) and University of Connecticut in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Final project presentations from these camps can be found at and

Who Should Attend

Undergraduate and graduate students; faculty; researchers from industry.

No prior experience with GENI needed. Those with prior experience are also welcome as they will benefit from the advanced tutorials and team-based projects.


Please send the following information in a single pdf file to

  1. Your resume, including your home institution, the current year in your degree path and when the degree is expected
  2. A short description (1-2 pages) on why you are interested in this camp, your expectations, area of interests for GENI experiments, and if applicable, your experience with GENI;
  3. For student applicants, a support letter from your advisor to confirm the expected benefits to the applicant;
  4. An estimate of travel cost.

Preference will be given to applicants who will continue to use GENI resources for research and education after the camp, and who will try to publish their results.

Program Details

  • Duration: January 8-11, 2014 (tentative)
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Stipend: Lodging: covered; Travel: covered up to $400; $200 stipend

Application Deadline

December 10, 2013

Please send your application to


GREE-WC2014 Agenda
GREE-WC2014 Handout

Link to Pre-work

Keynote Speech

Dr. Azer Bestavros's Talk Abstract and Short Bio

Setting up GENI Tools

Attendees will need to install GENI tools on their laptops. See instructions at GENI tools setup.


Final Presentation

Camp Location

BBN Technologies
10 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Directions to BBN and the hotel can be found in the GREE-WC2014 Handout

Camp Co-organizers

Kaiqi Xiong (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Bing Wang (University of Connecticut)
Mark Berman (BBN-GPO)
Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)
Vicraj Thomas (BBN-GPO)

Camp Sponsors

BBN-GENI Program Office/NSF

Contact Information

Please send inquiries to

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