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Planning for the FIND meetings

FIND Kickoff meeting

November 8/9, 2006

 

Summary agenda

 

Day 1  Wednesday, November 8

9:00-10:00: Introduction

            Report on the FIND program and awards

            Review of the program objectives and objectives of the meetings

            Review of the agenda

            Introduction Slides by Darleen Fisher.

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Technical Program I: Network virtualization: Diversified Architecture, Optical Network

            Talk Slides on Diversified Internet Architecture.
            Talk Slides on Future Optical Network Architecture.
            Talk Slides on Bulk-Data Metanet: Virtualization by Example.

12-1:30 Lunch: Table Discussion: Meet with an NSF Program Officer

1:30-3:00 Technical Program II:   Services Architectures

            Talk Slides on Services Architectures - Network Intermediaries and End-to-end Abstractions.3-4:00 Working break

4:00-5:00 Envisioning the Future: a plenary session interactive exercise

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Reception

Dinner: Table Discussion: what topics are missing from the current FIND portfolio?

 

Day 2  Thursday, November 9

8:30-9:30 Discussion Groups: Size and makeup of the FIND group; student participation

            Report from Group 3.

9:30-10:00 Plenary Session: Summary of discussion groups, future meetings

            Notes from Discussion Group 1.

10-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Technical Program III: Sensor networks and future architecture

            Talk Slides on Searching Internet of Sensors.

12-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Discussion Groups: Review of technical sessions: requirements for future nets

            Talk Slides on The Future Internet.

2:30-3:00 Plenary Discussion: summary of discussion groups.

            Summary Slides of the Virutalization Group.

3:00 Adjourn


FIND Kickoff meeting

November 8/9, 2006

 

Purpose of the meeting and annotated agenda

 

This FIND meeting has a number of objectives:

  • To discuss and debate a set of requirements that a future Internet should be designed to meet.
  • To allow each of us to learn about the range of research that is being carried out as part of FIND.
  • To allow us to discover research being done by others that is relevant to our own research.
  • To build the awareness and understanding that will start us toward the eventual emergence of integrated architectural proposals.

We want to achieve these objectives in ways that are interesting and stimulating, and which are consistent with the size and makeup of the FIND community, which can be expected to grow over the next several years.

 

9:00  Introduction:The meeting will start with a series of presentations that summarize the results of the last FIND solicitation, review the long terms goals for the FIND project, describe the objectives of this meeting and the organization of the agenda, and cover a number of other “getting started” issues.

            Introduction Slides by Darleen Fisher.

 

10:30 Technical Program I: Network virtualization: Diversified Architecture, Optical Network  Rather than have a series of short, superficial talks on individual research topics, we want to establish a pattern where we pick a few topics for each meeting, and explore each of these in depth. Our plan is to identify perhaps 3 topics for each meeting, identify the contributors doing research in each of these areas, and ask them to organize a session of perhaps 1.5 hours, in which they present a joint overview of the area, review the range of approaches being taken (including their own research), review other relevant work in the area, and discuss implications for other areas of research. The format might include a panel session, an outside speaker if appropriate, and/or a respondent from the community that can comment on the work as presented.

            Talk Slides on Diversified Internet Architecture.
            Talk Slides on Future Optical Network Architecture.
            Talk Slides on Bulk-Data Metanet: Virtualization by Example.

 

12:00 Lunch: Meet an NSF Program Officer: There are actually a number of NSF program officers that are concerned with FIND. You may not know them all. They will distribute themselves around at tables: feel free to sit down and talk with one about their particular interests and programs.

 

1:30 Technical Session II:See above

            Talk Slides on Services Architectures - Network Intermediaries and End-to-end Abstractions. 

3:00 Working Break:  Don’t run away or sleep. Find other investigators you want to talk to and explore joint interests and how your research interacts.

 

4:00 Envisioning the Future:  We want to poll the community to grow our collective view on what the future of 10 or 15 years will bring, in order to have a rich set of visions to drive our work, and in order to review and revise the list of requirements that were drafted for the NSF FIND solicitation.  We have planned a visioning exercise that involves debating assertions about the future. You will receive separate instructions for this session.

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Day 2:

8:30 Discussion Groups:

We will break into smaller discussion groups in order to discuss two topics. We expect each group to divide their time between the two topics, and identify a reporter who can briefly summarize conclusions of the group at the following plenary session. All the groups are to discuss the same material—the goal of the smaller groups is to facilitate a more interactive and effective discussion.

 

Topic 1:  The size and makeup of the FIND group: There is good research, relevant to a future Internet, that does not happen to be funded by NSF this year. There is work funded in prior years, there is work funded by other agencies, there may be work going on in industry, and there is relevant work being done overseas.  We must consider how that work should be factored in to our process. It would seem reasonable to invite researchers with matching goals to come to the FIND meetings, but we have to think about how to deal with a meeting size that grows larger. At a minimum, there will be additional FIND awards in future years, which will grow the group. We would like the group to discuss this issue and offer advice.  On what basis should we expand the group, and how can we have useful and effective meetings as the group grows larger?

 

Topic 2: Student interaction: As part of FIND, we want to allow opportunities for students to get to know each other. We plan to have some sort of student meeting, and perhaps we should provide funding for some form of student exchange. We will ask your opinion on this issue. What should we organize (and what might NSF fund) that would help our students grow, and be a full part of this project?

            Report from Group 3.

 

9:30 Plenary Session:

In the plenary session, we will get a quick report from the discussion groups, and discuss the planning of future meetings—how to have them hosted, timing, etc.

            Notes from Discussion Group 1.

 

10:30  Technical Program III

            Talk Slides on Searching Internet of Sensors.

 

1:30  Discussion Groups-- Review of technical sessions: requirements for future nets

            Talk Slides on The Future Internet.

 

2:30  Plenary Session: report of group discussions:

Once again, we will break into smaller discussion groups. In this case, there will be one discussion group for each of the technical program sessions. We will ask the presenters of each of the technical sessions to gather with other interested FIND investigators, to provide an additional period for questions and discussion.  While the conversation can address any issues of interest to the group, we want to ask each group to discuss, for at least part of the time, a specific topic.

            Summary Slides of the Virutalization Group.

 

Topic: Requirements for a Future Global Network:  The FIND solicitation from NSF had a candidate list of requirements that a future network might address.  However, there is no reason to think that this list is complete or correct. One way to test this list is to look at the research that has actually been proposed, and see what problems the research is actually proposing to solve. We are interested in discovering requirements for a future network that are not mentioned in that preliminary list in the solicitation, or requirement on that list that perhaps do not matter. The idea of this discussion group is to explore with the speakers from the technical sessions what requirements their research addresses, and how to elaborate the list of requirements that (eventually) guides our progress toward coherent architectures.