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XXxx & XXxx April/May 2019, Xxxxx, Xxxxx

4th & 5th April 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

SIG-NGN is the Special Interest Group on Next Generation Networks.

This meeting is was the first second meeting of the SIG and aligned with the 8th SIG-NOC meeting and SIG and hosted by GARR SUNET in RomeStockholm.

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whiteboxing" & "optical"




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Meeting location: GARR, via dei Tizii 6, RomeMore details on how to get there and where to stay provided on the SIG-NOC wiki SUNET, Tulegatan 11, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Agenda (all times are in CET)

Wednesday 21st November 2018

8th SIG-NOC meeting from midday

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Thursday, 4th April 2019 - "White boxing"

TimeWhat's happening
914:00- 14:10
8th SIG-NOC meeting13:00

Lunch - Efeso il Barrocciaio, Via dei Salentini, 12

GÉANT GN4-3 WP6 White boxing workshop

This is open to all SIG-NGN attendees


Xavier Jeannin (Renater), Ivana Golub (PSNC), Tim Chown (Jisc)

In this session we present the work ongoing in the new GÉANT GN4-3 project in the area of white boxing and P4, to solicit input and feedback from the SIG-NGN community on uses cases and services.

09:00-09:10Welcome and introductions - Ivana Golub, PSNC, GN4-3 WP6 co-leader
09:10-09:40White boxing for NRENs, where we are today, lessons learnt, uptake strategy - Xavier Jeannin, Renater
09:40-10:20Work planned and use cases (including new services) within the GÉANT project - Xavier Jeannin, Renater and Christos Argyropoulos, GRNet
10:20-10:40Coffee break
10:40-10:50Data plane programming, status, uptake strategy - Xavier Jeannin, Renater
10:50-11:10Designing a routing platform for the R&E academic community - Frédéric Loui, Renater
11:10-11:30Network monitoring and security (DDoS mitigation) with P4 - Marco Savi, FBK


12:30-13:00Discussion around white box adoption (Updated)
  • Use cases, services, innovation, new features, concerns, ...
  • Uptake - quick-wins and challenges
  • How should we build a strong community around white boxing and data plane programming (inc. P4) ?

13:00-13:15Welcome & Introduction - Rob Evans, Jisc
, Rudolf Vohnout, CESNET
, Edoardo Martelli, CERN
at GARR, via dei Tizii 6
, Lars Fischer, NORDUnet, Jac Kloots, SURFnet
What do we mean by automation?" - Jerry Sobieski, NORDUnet
Whiteboxing at LINX" - Flemming Heino (LINX)
A Plethora of P4 Particulars" -
Davide Bassani, Arista
Aaron A. Glenn


SURFnet's DTAP (Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production) street for automation" – Jac Kloots, SURFnet

P4-to-VHDL: How We Built the Compiler for FPGA Devices" - Pavel Benacek & Jan Korenek (CESnet). (Video P4-INT | IPv7 Demo )

15:30-16:00Tea and coffee break


Network automation at GRNET: lessons learned and the way forward" - Yannis Mitsos & Andreas Polyrakis, GRNET16:30-17:00 "Automation for delivering Campus-Networking as a Service" - Per Nihlén, SUNET17:00-17:20 "perfSONAR automated mesh deployment with Ansible" - Antoine Delvaux, PSNC17:20-17:40"High level automation using microservices" - Sonja Filiposka, MARnet17:40-19:30Pause19:30Dinner (at own expense at Ristorante Pizzeria i Fratelli, Via degli Umbri, 14)
Friday, 23rd November 2018

FPGA and NPU technologies into our next generation production network" - Yatish Kumar (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

16:45-17:30"ESnet6 High-Touch Services: Telemetry and Rate Monitoring." - Richard Cziva (ESnet)
17:30-19:30Pause (or provide feedback at Menti.com67 00 73)
19:30-20:30Meet for drinks on the roof top bar Urban Deli (pay for yourself).
20:30Dinner at Urban Deli on Sveavägen 44 (Hosted by SUNET)

Friday, 5th April 2019 - "Optical"

TimeWhat's happening
09:00-09:30"Automation of Photonic layer using NETCONF/YANG Model" - Jan Kundrat, CESNET
09:30-10:00 "Automation at AARNet" - Warrick Mitchell, AARnet (remote presentation)
10:00-10:30   "Continuous deployment through Gitlab" – Anna Wilson, HEAnet
SIG-NGN Steering Committee Catchup
09:30-09:40Variable T/F Infrastructure and Testbed - Josef Vojtech (presented by Rudolf Vohnout), CESnet
09:40-09:55"How to measure and analyze non-data applications in fibres?" - Jan Radil & Rudolf Vohnout (CESnet)
09:55-10:45"Disaggregated optical systems" - Kent Lidström (Smartoptics)
10:45-11:15 Tea and coffee
11:0015-11:3045 "GTS v6 Community Engagement" – Anke Russell, GÉANT

"GEANT lab automation and network evolution." - Guy Roberts (GÉANT)

11:3045-12:00 SIG-NGN terms of reference (PDF|PPTX) -  Brook Schofield, GÉANT"Optical time frequency: its a relative thing" - Guy Roberts (GÉANT)
12:00-12:3045"OpenROADM Multi Service Agreements" - Rob Smets (SURFnet)

Wrap up, Summary and Next Steps

- Rob Evans, Jisc, Rudolf Vohnout, CESNET, Edoardo Martelli, CERN, Lars Fischer, NORDUnet, Jac Kloots, SURFnet

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