GENI Summer Camp 2016

The Sixth GENI Research and Educational Experiment Camp (GREE-SC 2016)



Application deadline: April 18, 2016 April 22, 2016 (extended)
Boston University, MA
May 24-27, 2016

Camp attendees are expected to also attend the workshop on Monday, May 23.

GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education. It is well suited for exploring networks at scale, thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, services and applications. For more information visit the GENI website.

The Sixth GENI Research and Educational Experiment (GREE) Camp will be held at Boston University (BU) from May 24-27, 2016.  It follows five successful camps held at the University of Connecticut (Summer 2015),  Iowa State University (Summer 2014), BBN Technologies (Winter 2014), University of Connecticut (Summer 2013), and Rochester Institute Technology (Summer 2012).  It will provide participants opportunities to learn and use the various GENI resources and tools through tutorials, labs and a team-based project. The camp lasts for four days, culminating with final team presentations by the camp participants on the last day. You can take a look at final presentations from previous camps:  GREE-SC2015GREE-SC2013, and GREE-SC2012.

A limited number of travel grants are available for camp attendees.  See details below.  Undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty at different-level colleges are welcome to apply. Industrial attendees are welcome too. The focus of this camp is on systematic experiments.  Hands-on tutorials using several GENI tools will cover systematic experiments and will also introduce other capabilities of GENI.


To apply, please fill out the registration form (camp registration now closed). Camp attendees are expected to also attend the workshop on Monday, May 23. You will be asked for the following information:

  1. Your resume, including your name and gender, and if a student, current year in your degree path and when the degree is expected;
  2. A brief description on why you are interested in attending the camp, your areas of interest 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 submit their results to the next Network Innovators Community Event (GENI NICE) or the next International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research Using Testbeds (CNERT) – see CNERT 2016 and NICE 2015.

Program details

  • Date: May 24-27, 2016.
  • Location: Boston University, MA 02215.
  • Lodging and food (breakfast & lunch, and a dinner reception): covered.
  • Travel: grant will cover extra meals and travel expenses, including airfare and transportation.

Application Deadline

April 18, 2016 April 22, 2016 (extended)

Application inquiries:

Camp Organizers

  • Ibrahim Matta (Boston University)
  • Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State University)
  • Niky Riga (BBN-GPO)
  • Vicraj Thomas (BBN-GPO)

Camp Sponsors


GENI Program Office at BBN Technologies

The Boston University Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

Contact Information