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5 & 6 May 2020, Cambridge,  UK, hosted by GÉANT and Jisc


"Smarter tools in a complex network landscape".


Homerton College, University of Cambridge

How to get there:

The venue is 10 minute walk from Cambridge train station, reachable by train directly from Stansted Airport. Trains run every ~30 minutes.

Where to stay

  • Travelodge Cambridge Central is closest and best value. (5 mins walk).
  • Centennial Hotel (10 minutes walk)
  • Ibis Cambridge Central Station (10 mins walk)

Remote Participation

Details will follow closer to the date

Register here


Tuesday 5th of May

12:00-13:00Arrival - Lunch
13:00-13:15Welcome by the event's hosts - GÉANT and Jisc
13:15-14:15Trials and tribulations of DIY development: the Story of developing an in-house SNMP management tool at GÉANT - Tony Barber, Temoor Khan and Erik Reid, GÉANT
The growth in the services and the changes in the architecture are some of the reasons that have made Géant develop a new SNMP monitoring tool. This joint presentation between network and software engineers will give details about the challenges, the problems faced and the solutions found.
14:15-15:15AI Augmented Network Operations - Jean-Marc Uzé, Augtera Networks
This presentation will give an overview of the benefits of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to network operations.
15:15-15:45Coffee break

WifiMon: Monitoring Eduroam - Kostas Stamos & Nikos Kostopoulos, GRNET

The WiFiMon system is extended with low-cost hardware probes. WiFiMon hybrid approach enriched with the correlation of measurements results with the eduroam logs is capable to provide insights into the operation of WiFi network and eduroam infrastructure. The presentation will provide details of the WiFimon operation and show the results and experience from some demos.

16:15-16:30Flash talk

Visiting GÉANT NOC

19:00Dinner, hosted by Jisc

Wednesday, 6th of May

Green datacentres - Nicky Thomson
Climate change should lead us to build datacentres thinking on energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. This presentation will explain some possible solutions.

GÉANT's new Inventory Management System - Emma Apted, GÉANT

This is a commercial software product purchased from VC4, already used by SURFnet and RedIRIS. An overview of this software, called IMS, and the implementation approach in GÉANT.

10:00-10:30Jisc's SOC - Lee Harrigan-Green, Jisc
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Ethernet OAM/CFM and the problems of managing LANPHY Ethernet - GÉANT's Network Engineering Team
Presentation about the experiences and challenges both from the engineering and management points of view to manage LANPHY ethernet. What happens when new equipment does not support it? What workarounds can you apply?
11:30-12:15Flash talks
12:30Goodbye and Lunch
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