1pm on 23 Oct to 1pm on 24 Oct, 2018

Jisc Offices, 6th Floor, Churchgate House,

56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU.

About the event

Jisc held the 5th GEANT SIG-PMV meeting at its Jisc Manchester offices on 23/24 October 2018, with remote participation for those who could not make it in person.

Slides from the event are now available below, linked from the agenda.


Tuesday 23rd October

1.00pm Lunch 

2.00pm Welcome, introductions

2.10pm Update on SIG-PMV status; goals, scenarios - Tim Chown (Jisc) - see PMV Scenarios (link)

2.20pm perfSONAR: pScheduler extensibility and applicability for the GEANT community - Antoine Delvaux (PSNC) - slides (PDF)

3.10pm Jisc: perfSONAR use cases - Tim Chown (Jisc)   -  slides (PDF)

3.20pm perfSONAR discussion

3.40pm Coffee break

4.00pm eduroam peering monitoring - Nik Mitev (Jisc) slides (PDF)

4.20pm eduroam monitoring schema - Miroslav Milinovic (SRCE, Zagreb) -  slides (PDF)

4.40pm eduroam / WiFi monitoring discussion

5.00pm Close - dinner details and invitation

Wednesday 24th October

9.00am Coffee, pastries

9.30am Network Technologies and Services Development - GN4-3 WP6 - Ivana Golub (PSNC) - slides (PDF)

9.50am NetMon; potential integration with perfSONAR - Pavle Vuletic (University of Belgrade) - slides (PDF)

10.20am Network Management as a Service (NMaaS) - Ivana Golub (PSNC) - slides (PDF)

10.40am Coffee break

11.00am GÉANT monitoring platforms - Craig Volp (GÉANT) - slides (PDF)

11.15am Jisc monitoring platforms - Martin Dunmore (Jisc) - slides (PDF)

11.30am GRENA monitoring platforms - Zurab Bukhnikashvii (GRENA) - slides (PDF)

11.45am Discussion of platforms, best practices, gaps, desirable future work

12.00pm White box platform monitoring - Domenico Siracusa (FBK) - slides (PDF)

12.20pm Discussion of SIG-PMV goals and KPIs

12.30pm Close and Lunch 


The Jisc offices are very close to Manchester Oxford Road railway station, which connects to Manchester Piccadilly (next stop) and Manchester Airport. It's about a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly to the training venue, or 2 minutes from Oxford Road.

The trains from the Airport to Piccadilly (and back) take 15-20 minutes, and run frequently through the day, multiple times per hour. You can check train times at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. You can buy tickets at a machine at the airport station with a credit card. If you buy a ticket to Manchester Stations you can ride to Manchester Oxford Road station, or you can walk from Piccadilly.


The Macdonald Hotel is very close to Piccadilly station, and reasonably priced. It's about half a mile from the Jisc offices venue.
See: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-manchester-hotel-spa/

There is also the Jury's Inn hotel, which is relatively cheap and quite close.
See: https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/manchester/

If you prefer a very interesting hotel close to Piccadilly station, but a bit pricier, the Adobe Manchester is very good.
See: https://www.abodemanchester.co.uk//

Note that Manchester United are playing at home on Tuesday night, so you should book your hotel early, but there should still be plenty of rooms available via TripAdvisor if necessary.

Special Requirements

If you have any special dietary needs, or accessibility requirements, please email tim.chown@jisc.ac.uk.