Internet2 Global Summit 2018

Julio ExP Global Summit 2018sAmLigth Team presented Americas Africa Research and eduCation Lightpaths (AARCLight) Study findings for year one (NSF award #1638990), AtlanticWave-SDX (NSF award#1451024), and current status and future goals for the AmLight Express and Protect (AmLight-ExP)(NSF award #1451018) projects at the IRNC PI Meeting at the Internet2 Global Summit.

The 2018 Internet2 Global Summit, co-hosted by CENIC, University of California San Diego and San Diego State University, features keynote addresses from top R&E leaders, presentations from noted experts, and sessions focused on advanced and trusted infrastructure, identity, federation and access management, and solutions for researchers with the goal of benefiting the entire research and education ecosystem.

The research and higher education community has a long-standing history of pioneering disruptive and breakthrough technologies in pursuit of advancing scholarship, scientific research, and new discoveries. The community also is known for engaging in mutual-interest collaboration across a diverse set of communities to solve common challenges for the benefit of all.

Internet2 plays a vital role in connecting people, networks, technologies and solutions across the broader research and education ecosystem. Working together, the community continues to transform and elevate the development of revolutionary innovations in network and infrastructure technologies–from building the world’s fastest network, to meeting expanding global needs, to growing an extensive portfolio of end-to-end network services, cloud services, and trust and identity capabilities–for the benefit of educators across the world.

The R&E community and Internet2 are now at a key inflection point–one that presents an incredible opportunity to move forward, reshape our collective thinking and once again take a leadership role in the broader technology landscape. With a leadership transition, an upcoming network infrastructure refresh and advanced and ongoing developments in trust and identity, now is the time to set our collective course for the future. Together we can continue to accelerate discovery and advance national and global research and education.

For AARCLight presentation click here.
For AmLight ExP presentation click here.


Advances in ICT are highlights of technical scientific event presented by RNP in Campos do Jordão

WRNP 2018 brings debates around e-Science, cloud computing, and STI policies

Members of the research community will meet at the Campos do Jordão Convention Center, in the state of São Paulo, for the 19th edition of the RNP Workshop (WRNP 2018). The initiative aims to broaden discussions on the advances of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), both in Brazil and abroad. The event will be held on May 07 and 08, along with the 36th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC), which will happen in São Paulo for the first time in 21 years.

Through panels and technical sessions, Brazilian and foreign experts will point possible paths to encourage new ideas and stimulate future advances in the Brazilian academic network infrastructure. This year, the workshop program focuses on e-Science services, cloud computing, and STI policies for research and innovation, in addition to a joint panel with SBRC to debate innovation.

There will also be technology demonstrations for different projects of the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP) R&D programs. Among them, the Working Groups in Advanced Services and Advanced Internet, the experimentation platforms (testbeds) for innovation, and the initiatives of three coordinated calls with the United States and the European Union. Together, all three international calls, in the last three years, have already amounted investments of around 53.6 million reals for research. These international technical cooperation projects are conducted between research and educational institutions and Brazilian companies, with partners from different countries.

José Rezende, a researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and coordinator of the Committee for the WRNP Program, explains that this meeting will benefit the academic community with an exchange of experiences and new perspectives. “Amplifying knowledge is only possible through the research process. With discussions, we encourage new ideas about network platforms and possible technological tendencies for the development of new knowledge,” assures Rezende.

The complete program and registration for the event can be found at the official website: wrnp.rnp.br.


19th Brazilian National Research and Educational Network Workshop (WRNP 2018)
Date: May 07 and 08, 2018
Location: Convention Center, Campos do Jordão – SP.
Transmission linkhttp://video.rnp.br/portal/transmissao/wrnp2018-english

About RNP: qualified as a Social Organization (OS), the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa – RNP) is linked to and maintained by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communication (MCTIC), along with the Ministries of Education (MEC), Culture (MinC), Health (MS), and Defense (MD), all of which participate in the RNP Inter-Ministerial Program (PI-RNP). A pioneer in Internet access in Brazil, RNP plans, operates and maintains the Ipe Network, a national high-performance optical academic infrastructure. Present in 27 units of the federation, the network connects 1,197 campuses and units in capitals and interior cities. Over 4 million users enjoy an advanced network infrastructure for communication, computing, and experimentation, which contributes to the integration of Science and Technology, Superior Education, Health, Culture, and Defense systems.


Are you a R&E network with a story to tell? “in The FIELD” wants to hear it!

Advanced ICT is the core of the global network of research & education networks, but these critical networks are made up of much more than fiber, pipes, routers, and switches.

Research & education networking infrastructure traverses the globe, enabling access to content and resources, connecting people, delivering new experiences, fostering collaboration and cultivating interdisciplinary communities striving to make a difference.

This blog embodies that very spirit, bringing the research & education network community together in a global collaboration with users and beneficiaries to showcase and share some of our most inspiring stories and achievements.

To submit your story, please visit “in The FIELD” at https://www.inthefieldstories.net/

Amlight-Exp Activates two new 100 Gbps Points-of-Presence Enhancing Infrastructure for Research and Education



Media Contact:
Heidi Morgan,
Co-Founder CIARA FIU
Information Science Institute USC

Miami, Florida, March 29, 2018 – Florida International University’s Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) is pleased to announce two new points-of-presence operating at 100G as part of the five-year AmLight-ExP (IRNC BACKBONE: Americas Lightpaths Express and Protect) NSF Award#ACI-1451018.

AMLIGHTLinks-100G March2018On February 23rd and March 8th, the AmLight network engineering team finished installing two 100G links in Fortaleza, Brazil, and two 100G links in Santiago, Chile, respectively. With these new 100G links, researchers and students in these countries will have access to a new network infrastructure with ten times more bandwidth, enhancing international academic collaboration. The links are provided as part of the NSF IRNC AmLight Express and Protect project and the AmLight Consortium: a group of not-for-profit universities, state, national and regional research and education networks including the AmLight ExP project at Florida International UniversityAURALSSTRNPANSPClaraREUNAFLRTelecom Italia Sparkle, and Internet2. The figure represents the new AmLight-ExP map including new sites operating at 100G.

Dr. Julio Ibarra, Assistant Vice President of Technology Augmented Research at FIU, said “Santiago, Chile and Fortaleza, Brazil are strategic locations geographically in the southern hemisphere. By adding Santiago and Fortaleza to the AmLight-ExP 100G ring, the collaborative research and education activities between the U.S. and the nations in South America can rely on a more resilient and higher throughput network infrastructure.”

Dr. Chris Smith, Head of Mission AURA Observatory in Chile said “This network represents a fundamental strategic investment by the NSF in the advancement of science internationally. While it is mission critical for NSF’s newest flagship astronomical facility, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), under construction by AURA in Chile and the USA, it also enhances the operational capabilities of all of the astronomical facilities in Chile, including the existing NSF facilities of NOAO, Gemini, and ALMA as well as the many smaller university-led projects that are located in northern Chile to take advantage of the excellent observational conditions there.”

Jeffrey Kantor, of the LSST Project Management Office, said, “This development will enable LSST to realize a reliable, high-speed network connecting LSST sites in Chile and the United States. This network will permit LSST data to travel in seconds to our LSST Data Facility at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) where it is processed into real-time alerts of transient events and annual data releases ultimately containing billions of galaxies and stars.”

“The new 100G AmLight-ExP links form a ring Miami-Fortaleza-São Paulo-Santiago-Miami, by making this capacity also available in Santiago and Fortaleza. This ring will soon be connected in Fortaleza, to the future 100G cables Ellalink (from Portugal) and SACS (from Angola), forming what is to be called the South Atlantic Crossroads (SAX)”, said Dr. Michael Stanton, Director of Research and Development at Brazil’s National Research and Education Network, RNP.

Eduardo Grizendi, Director of Engineering & Operation at Brazil’s National Research and Education Network, RNP, said “With these activations, we are completing a network infrastructure of excellence for the next years, of 100G high capacity, robust and redundant, to support international academic collaboration, especially between the Americas.”

“Reliable high bandwidth connectivity has been always a challenge in a continental country like Brazil, plenty of rainforests and economic difficulties. This great work of RNP with Brazillian electricity companies, will allow us to extend a 100G backbone from the extreme northern rainforest to the southern planes. This first inauguration shows it is indeed possible at a payable price and that RNP can and is doing it. No need to say how important this is to the national and international scientific collaboration in the American continent”, said Dr. Luis Lopez, Principal Investigator (PI) of ANSP.

About CIARA: Florida International University’s Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA), in the Division of IT, has developed an international, high-performance research connection point in Miami, Florida, called AMPATH (AMericasPATH; www.ampath.net). AMPATH extends participation to underrepresented groups in Latin America and the Caribbean, in science and engineering research and education through the use of high-performance network connections. AMPATH is home to the Americas Lightpaths (AmLight) high-performance network links connecting Latin America to the U.S., funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), award #ACI-0963053 and the Academic Network of São Paulo (award #2003/13708-0). (http://ciara.fiu.edu/)

About ANSP: The Academic Network of São Paulo (ANSP) provides connectivity to the top R&E institutions, facilities and researchers in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, including the University of São Paulo, the largest research university in South America. ANSP directly connects to AmLight in Miami at 20G. ANSP also provides connectivity to Kyatera, a 9-city dark-fiber-based optical network infrastructure linking 20 research institutions in the state and a number of special infrastructure projects like GridUNESP, one of the largest computational clusters in Latin America, supporting interdisciplinary grid-based science. (www.ansp.br)

About AURA: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 40 US institutions and 4 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce. AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities. (www.aura-astronomy.org)

About LSST: Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).  (www.lsst.org).

About CLARA: CLARA, the Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks (Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas), is a non-profit organization whose members are the NRENs of Latin America, and which is in charge of the management, development and operation of RedCLARA as well as the coordination of Latin America’s research networking activities. RedCLARA directly connects to AmLight links in São Paulo, Santiago, Miami and Tijuana. Latin American NRENs connected to RedCLARA: Argentina (Innova-Red), Brazil (RNP) ,Chile (REUNA), Colombia (RENATA), Costa Rica (RedCONARE), Ecuador (CEDIA), El Salvador (RAICES), Guatemala (RAGIE), México (CUDI), Panamá (RedCYT), Perú (RAAP), Uruguay (RAU) and Venezuela (REACCIUN). (www.redclara.net)

About Florida LambdaRail: Florida LambdaRail (FLR) is Florida’s Research and Education Network.  With its 100 Gbps 1,540 mile dark fiber network, FLR provides a cost effective, ultra-high speed, inter-connected, broadband service delivery network that enables Florida’s higher education institutions and partners to collaborate, connect, utilize and develop new innovative broadband applications and services in support of their scientific research, education, and 21st century economy initiatives. (www.flrnet.org)

About Internet2: Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 consists of more than 250 U.S. universities, 80 leading corporations, 70 affiliate members and government agencies, 39 regional and state education networks and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Emeryville, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. (www.internet2.edu)

About REUNA (Chile): Red Universitaria Nacional, REUNA, provides a leading digital platform that articulates, connects, and fosters collaboration between those entities that based in Chile belong to the fields of science, education, and the Chilean local culture, connecting them to the rest of the world throughout innovating services. With over 20 years’ experience and currently made up of 31 institutions, REUNA’s digital platform covers 13 regions between the northern city of Arica and the southern city of Osorno. (www.reuna.cl/en/)

About RNP: The Brazilian Education and Research Network (RNP), qualified as a Social Organization (OS) by the Brazilian government, is supervised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and is maintained through the inter-ministerial RNP program, which also includes the Ministries of Education (MEC), Health (MS) and Culture (MinC). The first Internet provider in Brazil with national coverage, RNP operates a high-performance nationwide network, with points of presence in all 26 states and the national capital, providing service to over 1200 distinct locations. RNP’s more than four million users are making use of an advanced network infrastructure for communication, computation and experimentation, which contributes to the integration of the national systems of Science, Technology and Innovation, of Higher Education, of Health and of Culture. (www.rnp.br/en)


Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science (INDIS) at SC17

AtlanticWave-SDX team presented the research paper “Orchestrating Intercontinental Advance Reservations with Software-Defined Exchanges” at the 4th International Workshop on Innovating the Network for Data Intensive Science (INDIS) 2017, held in conjunction with SC17: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Denver, CO, on November 12, 2017.

The Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science workshop brings together network engineers and researchers to share challenges and potential solutions in the information systems and networking communities.

With its inaugural appearance at SC14 in New Orleans, INDIS has become an academic forum for experts, researchers, and engineers in research and education (R&E) networking.

The workshop encourages research papers that address one or more of the networking needs; and developments that are essential in the information systems infrastructure for the scientific discovery process.

The AtlanticWave-SDX team presented the design, implementation, and evaluation of an architecture for end-to-end service orchestration in multi-domain science networks that leverages software-defined exchanges (SDX) for providing multi-path, multi-domain advance reservations using the AtlanticWave/SDX controller on a physical testbed.

AtlanticWave-SDX’s Presentation | Research Paper
For the INDIS SC17 program click here.

AtlanticWave-Software Defined Exchange (SDX) project is supported by NSF Award #1451024.


Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI 2017) October 26-27

Dr. Heidi Morgan and Dr. Julio Ibarra participated in GEFI Workshop which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 26-27, 2017, and was hosted by the Brazilian national research and education network – Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP). The GEFI series of workshops grows out of an agreement between the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) and Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) projects in 2015 to advance the joint interests in hosting at-scale experimentation in future internet architectures.

CIARA FIU partnered with the GEFI Workshop organizers under the NSF projects: SwitchOn Workshops (NSF Award # 1443285 ) and GEFI Workshop (NSF Award # 1724805) to provide participants support. The goals were to encourage collaborative research across international boundaries, in a set of topics that are interesting to researchers in each of the participating countries:

Investigations of the research infrastructures suitable for hosting at-scale experimentation in future internet architectures, services, and applications, and use of such infrastructures for experimental research.

A collaboration that will encompass joint specification of system interfaces, development of interoperable systems, adoption of each other’s tools, experimental linkages of the testbeds, and experimentation that spans the infrastructures.

Envision that students and young professors from participating nations will visit each other and collaborate deeply in these activities, in hopes of sparking friendships and life-long research collaborations between the communities.

The GEFI program can be found here.


LSST Inter-Domain Coordination at ADASS 2017

adass2017250Jeronimo Bezerra presented the academic paper “International Networking in support of Extremely Large Astronomical Data-centric Operations” at the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference which was hosted by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Atacama Millimeter/ submillimiter Array (ALMA) and the Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM) in collaboration with several Chilean governmental agencies and institutions in Santiago, Chile on October 21-27, 2017. The conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems. The program consists of invited talks, contributed oral and display papers, tutorials, user group meetings and special interest group meetings


Novel Network Services for Supporting Big Data Science Research

Sci GW 2017 AtlanticWave-SDX Team presented the “Novel Network Services for Supporting Big Data Science Research” at the 12th Gateway Computing Environments Conference on October 23-25, 2017, hosted by University of Michigan, Ann Harbor.

Science gateways allow science & engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. They are typically a web portal or a suite of desktop applications.

Gateway developers and users—regardless of their domain area—have a lot in common but have had few venues for exchanging experiences. The second Gateways annual conference (formerly the Gateway Computing Environments workshop series) will be an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways as part of a vibrant community with common interests.

This gathering for gateway creators and enthusiasts features hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues.

To interconnect research facilities across wide geographic areas, network operators deploy science networks, also referred to as Research and Education (R&E) networks. These networks allow experimenters to establish dedicated network connections between research facilities for transferring large amounts of data. Recently, R&E networks have started using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Exchanges (SDX) for deploying these connections. AtlanticWave/SDX is a response to the growing demand to support end-to-end network services spanning multiple SDN domains. However, requesting these services is a challenging task for domain-expert scientists, because the interfaces of the R&E networks have been developed by network operators for network operators. In the presented paper, AtlanticWave-SDX Team proposes interfaces that allow domain-expert scientists to reserve resources of the scientific network using abstractions that focus on their data transfer needs for scientific workflow management. Recent trends in the networking field pursue better interfaces for requesting network services (e.g., intent-based networking). Although intents are sufficient for the needs of network operations, they are not abstract enough in most cases to be used by domain-expert scientists. This is an issue we are addressing in the AtlanticWave/SDX design: network operators and domain-expert scientists will have their own interfaces focusing on their specific needs.

SDX User Interface Demo:
Network Operator: https://youtu.be/EczfnoeHbgQ
Scientist: https://youtu.be/tjoKZNM41Qk
AtlanticWave-SDX’s Presentation | Poster | Paper
For trying out the AtlanticWave/SDX controller visit the Github link

For the 12th Gateway Computing Environments Conference program click here.
Gateways 2017 is organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI).

AtlanticWave-Software Defined Exchange (SDX) project is supported by NSF Award #1451024.


AtlanticWave-SDX Team at Internet2 Technology Exchange 2017

AtlanticWave-SDX Team presented the latest updates on the AtlanticWave-Software Defined Exchange (SDX) (NSF Award #1451024) project.

This year’s I2 TechEx was held in downtown San Francisco from October 15–18, and featured over 90 presentations, 50 working meetings, 10 in-depth tutorials, and 5 co-located workshops on a broad spectrum of topics related to advanced networking, information security, trust and identity, web-scale computing, and applications for research support.
Internet2’s annual Technology Exchange conference is a premier technical event in the global R&E community, convening the community’s technology visionaries—including chief technologists, scientists, engineers, architects, operators and students from around the U.S. and the globe. Technology Exchange content focuses primarily on implementation challenges, best common practices, and future directions.

For trying out the AtlanticWave/SDX controller visit the Github link
For the Internet2 Technology Exchange program click here.
For the AtlanticWave-SDX’s presentation click here.
For the AmLight ExP’s presentation click here.

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FIU is hosting GENI Regional workshop (GRW) & GENI Engineering Conference (GEC25)

Hosted by: Florida International University


GENI Regional Workshop (GRW): Monday, March 13, 2017
GENI Engineering Conference (GEC): Tuesday, March 14 to Wednesday (1:00 pm), March 15, 2017


Breakfast & Lunch will be provided at The Kovens Conference Center.

GRW Agenda: Click here
GEC Agenda: Click here


The GEC demo/poster session will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 14.  Please submit your poster/demo request using this Online Form by Tuesday, February 7, 2017.


A limited number of travel grants are available for persons wishing to attend the GEC 25. The purpose of the grants is to increase the educational, ethnic and geographic diversity of conference attendees and to create opportunities for informal social networking between participants from a wide range of universities and companies. Any applicant affiliated with a U.S institution, including students at U.S schools, is eligible.

Online Application: Please fill up the Online Form

Application deadline: Sunday, February 5th but applications will continue to be accepted after that date while funds are available.

Notifications: Those applying by the deadline will be notified by February 10th.


Kovens Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Kovens Conference CenterDirectionsFloor Plan of the Kovens Conference Center


*If you planning to arrive at the Kovens Conference Center with your own vehicle use this URL to register your car tag for the parking.


Marenas Beach Resort 
18683 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Phone: (305) 503-6000
Direction to Marenas Hotel here.
* parking at Marenas Hotel cost about $15 per night

Please use this link to book your room at the Marenas Beach Resort:  http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1749049&hotelID=73579

or Direct Contact: Sandra Hanono at (305) 503-6000 or shanono@marenasresort.com, Code: GENI/GEC25

For March 12-14, 2017 we negotiated a room rate of $196+13%Tax**. Rates are subject to availability for 3 days before and after March 12-14, 2017. Please book your room by February 19, 2017.
* Please note that the shuttle to the Kovens Conference Center will be from the Marenas Hotel. One of the conference shuttles will pass by Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel as well.
**Resort fees will be waived upon check in.
***Cancellation and modification can be made 7 days prior.

Courtyard Marriot Aventura Hotel
2825 NE 191st Street, Aventura, FL  33180
Phone: (305) 937-0805
Directions to Courtyard Marriott Aventura here.
*Complimentary self-parking included

Please use this link to book your room at the Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel by February 24, 2017:
Book your room for GENI Conference

* Please note that the shuttle to the Kovens Conference Center will be from the Marenas Hotel. One of the conference shuttles will pass by Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel as well.

** For reservation after the deadline please contact Carola Portillo at cportillo@turnberry.com or Stephanie Philips at sphilips@turnberry.com. Tel: 305-937-0805, 305-918-7444


Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel can be made online using Super Shuttle for approximately $30-$40.

Taxi fares from Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate $52.
Taxi fares from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate $50

Uber rate from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate  $19-$36



Shuttle from the Marenas Hotel and the Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel to the Kovens Conference Center will be provided.



The demo/networking event will be held at the Kovens Conference Center. A reception will accompany the demo night event from 5:30 -7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The Receptions is generously sponsored by:

MATRIX Integration

MATRIX Integration is a trusted technology advisor and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. They have deployed new technologies that respond to evolving demands for network support, cloud computing, database management, mobility and security initiatives.



Registration after February 19, 2017, will be $300.
Registration fees are fully refundable until 7 days prior to the conference.


GENI Regional Workshop (GRW)

A GENI Regional Workshop will precede GEC25 on Monday, March 13th. If you are interested in hands-on tutorials, you must register separately for the regional workshop. More information about it and registration can be found in the GRW webpage.


For more information about things to do in and around North Miami Beach click here.



The GENI Engineering Conference 25 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. If you believe you are being harassed, believe that you have noticed someone else being harassed or have other concerns, please contact any representative of the GENI Project Office immediately.