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FABRIC Virtual Community Workshop

Date: April 15, 2020

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Registration link coming soon!

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Event Details

Coronavirus Update

The Community Workshop will now be attended virtually. The FABRIC leadership has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constantly. The decision to make the conference virtual was based on the latest scientific data being reported and the fact that a large number of attendees at this meeting would have to travel. This decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our registrants, staff, and vendors.

In addition to hosting this virtual workshop, we will be adding a Face-to-Face workshop in the fall. Please make sure to check our website later for more information.


On April 15-16th 2020 FABRIC will virtually host a Community Visioning Workshop via Zoom.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for academic researchers, industry, technologists, R&E network and computing facilities operators, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and provide feedback on the proposed architecture and scope of the FABRIC project.

Attendee Information


Registration is now open! Click here to register.

Reading List
Day 1 - April 15, 2020 from 9am-2pm CT
Time Topic Presenter
9:00 AM Introductions & Welcome Ilya Baldin, RENCI
Deep Medhi, NSF
Margaret Martonosi, NSF
9:30 AM FABRIC Design and Engineering Overview Tom Lehman, Virnao
Jim Griffioen, University of Kentucky
10:15 AM Feedback on Architecture Participants
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Science Design Drivers
Georgia Institute of Technology Russ Clark, Georgia Tech
Florida International University Alex Afanasyev, Florida International University
University of Virginia Malathi Veeraraghavan, University of Virginia
Stanford SRI Phil Porras, SRI
12:30 PM Lightning Talks - Day 1
#1 AcceleratorFabric: A holistic view to managing cloud accelerators Theophilus Benson, Brown University
#2 SAGE: A Software Defined Sensor Network Charlie Catlett, Discovery Partners Institute/SAGE
#3 COSMOS Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University
#4 On the Importance of Measurement Capability in FABRIC Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin - Madison
#5 Leveraging Dynamic Resource Provisioning and In-network Processing for Scientific Workflows Operating on Huge Data George Papadimitriou, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
1:30 PM Open Discussion & Presenting Breakout Groups Participants
2:00 PM Day 1 Concludes

Day 2 - April 16, 2020 from 9am-1pm CT
Time Topic Presenter
9:00 AM Welcome Ilya Baldin, RENCI
9:15 AM Lightning Talks - Day 2
#1 FABRIC for High-Energy Physics Prototyping Shawn McKee, University of Michigan
#2 Sharing Expertise and Artifacts for Reuse through Cybersecurity Community Hub (SEARCCH) David Balenson, SRI International
#3 Privacy - THe Final Frontier Richard Brooks, Clemson University
#4 NDN-DPDK for NDN Experimentation on FABRIC Junxiao Shi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
#5 Experimentation with DLedger over FABRIC Lixia Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles
#6 Global Experimentation Leveraging FABRIC Wallace Chase, REANNZ
10:15 AM Open Discussion Participants
10:45 AM Move to Break Out Groups
10:50 AM Break Out Groups Participants
12:00 PM Breakout Group Discussion Participants
1:00 PM Day 2 Concludes


Application deadline has passed

Due to the venue's limited capacity, we are unable to accept everyone interested in attending this Workshop. Please fill out a workshop application with your information and topic(s) you intend to bring, and we will try our best to align your interests to either this workshop or FABRIC workshops in the near future. Note that the first consideration deadline is January 31, 2020.

White Paper Assignment

Pick an idea/topic regarding testbeds and experimentation and submit a 1-2 pager on it. We'd especially like to foster discussion such as:

  • Feedback on the FABRIC architecture and thoughts about its use?
  • Beyond the 4 initial science drivers (IoT, Security, Machine Learning, NDN), what other research areas have unique networking requirements? What other research communities and opportunities can we engage as early design partners?
  • Should experimental data be shared between experimenters and how?
  • What were any important deficiencies in existing testbeds that made you not use them? How can FABRIC change your mind about testbed benefits?
  • What are possible opportunities for global experimentation leveraging FABRIC?
  • What advanced network measurement functions would you like to see, including timing precision functions?
  • Do you see opportunities for innovative education, in and beyond classrooms, leveraging FABRIC?

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