7th NDN Retreat 2016

The NDN-NP Project hosted the 7th NDN Retreat on November 3-4, 2016 on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The 3rd NDN Hackathon was held on November 4-5, 2016 after the retreat.

Date: November 3 (Thu) - 5 (Sat), 2016
Place: Morgan Library Event Hall, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
(Hackathon only) Computer Science Building, Room 315/325/3rd floor lounge, Colorado State University

7th NDN Retreat 2016

We are pleased to announce the 7th NDN 2016 Retreat: an opportunity to discuss the application environments, the NDN software platform and testbed, and focus on some specific areas such as security. The retreat itself is on Thursday and Friday, while NDN hackathon will be held after the retreat on Friday and continuing on Saturday.

The primary goals of the retreat are:

  • Gain new insights and ideas for NDN trust and security mechanism in the context of the network environments
  • Find new design directions for the pilot applications in the proposed network environments
  • See active involvement by all attendees

We wish to focus our interactions and discussions on making problems of security within the targeted NDN-NP application environments concrete and to find and flesh out application specific security problems. We hope to focus on student interaction and new ideas related to NDN NP applications in a retreat-style setting.

The NDN project uses current and future applications to drive the development and deployment of the architecture and its supporting modules, to test prototype implementations, and to encourage an iterative cycle of hands-on experimentation, evaluation, and design. So, we particularly encourage attendees to prepare in advance of the retreat: install all prerequisites for developing and running NDN applications.


Slides are not available online for this Retreat.

November 3 (Retreat Thursday)

Retreat: Morgan Library Event Hall
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Introductions
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Topics in NDN
    • Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona), Packet Forwarding Related Issues
    • Lixia Zhang (UCLA)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Hyperbolic Routing
    • Lan Wang (University of Memphis), FIB and PIT Designs Proposed by JJ Garcia
    • Lan Wang (University of Memphis), Hyperbolic Routing in Testbed
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Security, Ongoing steps
  • 15:00 - 15:30 break
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Funding: Sync-up and planning
  • 16:30 - 17:30
    • Ryan Mulligan (Jacobs Engineering), Beyond Traffic: The Denver Smart Cities Challenge. Proposal Round 1 and Round 2.
    • Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP), Thoughts on NSF S&CC solicitation
  • 18:00 Dinner

08:00 - 09:00 Recap from day one
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Topics in NDN
    • Zhehao Wang (UCLA REMAP), NDNoT: NDN-IoT Framework -- with example application "flow"
    • John DeHart (Washington University), NDN Testbed: Status and upcoming changes
    • Klaus Schneider (University of Arizona), Practical Congestion Control for NDN: Short-term Design & Implementation
    • Peter Gusev (UCLA REMAP), Catching Up with NDN-RTC
    • NDN codebase and infrastructure
    • IOT and mobile platform/progress
    • IoT status
    • Codebase usability
    • Move more focus on library development / applications / end-to-end examples of distributed systems
    • NDN testbed: need more automation and management tools
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00 NDNcomm preparation
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Continuation of morning discussion
  • 17:00 - 23:00 NDN Hackathon
    • Hackathon participants will meet at 5pm in CSB 130, receive room assignments, then move to CSB 315/325 and the 3rd floor lounge. Light snacks and refreshments provided. See Hackathon page for more details.

  • November 5 (Hackathon Saturday)

    Hackathon: Computer Science Building Rooms 315/325/3rd floor lounge
    • 09:00 - 20:00 NDN Hackathon
      • Hackathon resumes in CSB 315/325 and the 3rd floor lounge at 9am until 5:30pm, with project presentations and reception to follow. Light snacks and refreshments provided. See Hackathon page for more details.

    Local Arrangements / Getting to Colorado State University

    For the retreat and the hackathon, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the venue. We have arranged room blocks with two nearby hotels, both of which are only an 11-minute walk to the retreat meeting space, include wifi, and free parking:

      Directions to and from the Denver International Airport (DIA)

    • Shuttle: Green Ride Shuttle provides door-to-door service from the airport to your hotel for $88 round trip, and is recommended.
    • Car: Rentals are available at the airport. Driving directions are provided on the CSU Airport directions page. The recommended hotels provide free parking with your reservation.

    Getting to campus

    The retreat will be held in the Morgan Library Event Hall on Colorado State University campus. The hackathon will be held in the Computer Science Building, CSB 315/325/3rd-floor lounge

    • Walk from hotel: Walking from the nearby hotels to the retreat is highly recommended. A map with walking directions will be made available.
    • Taxis: For those using a GPS, the best address is 1201 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521.
    • Car: Directions to the Morgan Library are available on the CSU website or by heading to Morgan Library on Google maps. Parking permits are required to park on Colorado State University campus. See CSU's Visitors page for more information, including short-term parking rates and Parking map (PDF). We recommend using the Morgan Library Parking Lot (Visitor Parking Lot 425), on the north side of campus. In the Morgan Library Parking lot, parking is enforced every day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekends are free in that lot, so anyone coming to the hackathon should be able to park for free after Friday 4pm and all day Saturday. For attendees who need parking permits, we will have a student in the morning in the northeast corner of the Morgan Library parking lot to provide complementary parking permits. Metered spots are also available. Contact us so we know to save a parking permit for you.

    For transportation concerns, general questions and help before the retreat, contact Diana Ehrlich <Diana.Ehrlich at colostate.edu>.

    General Colorado State University Maps are available which shows the location of Morgan Library and the nearby Visitor Parking.

    Additional Content

    7th NDN Retreat 2016 - Participants

    This page contains the list of participants of 7th NDN Retreat 2016 on November 3-5, 2016.

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