Dr. Heidi Morgan and Dr. Julio Ibarra participated in GEFI Workshop which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 26-27, 2017, and was hosted by the Brazilian national research and education network – Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP). The GEFI series of workshops grows out of an agreement between the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) and Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) projects in 2015 to advance the joint interests in hosting at-scale experimentation in future internet architectures.

CIARA FIU partnered with the GEFI Workshop organizers under the NSF projects: SwitchOn Workshops (NSF Award # 1443285 ) and GEFI Workshop (NSF Award # 1724805) to provide participants support. The goals were to encourage collaborative research across international boundaries, in a set of topics that are interesting to researchers in each of the participating countries:

  • Investigations of the research infrastructures suitable for hosting at-scale experimentation in future internet architectures, services, and applications, and use of such infrastructures for experimental research.
  • A collaboration that will encompass joint specification of system interfaces, development of interoperable systems, adoption of each other’s tools, experimental linkages of the testbeds, and experimentation that spans the infrastructures.
  • Envision that students and young professors from participating nations will visit each other and collaborate deeply in these activities, in hopes of sparking friendships and life-long research collaborations between the communities.

The GEFI program can be found here.