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2nd GAIA Meeting

The 2nd GAIA workshop will be in Cambridge (Oct 20, 21) at the Cambridge Computer Lab. The workshop will be focussed on bringing together the European research community to discuss a 3-5 research agenda on Universal Service Provisioning. We will be discussing the different challenges as well as the different projects/deployments in this space. 

The 2nd GAIA workshop is generously supported by the Internet Society (ISOC).

Final attendees list is here: . Travel and local stay info is available here. More directions to the lab can be found here. We have limited visitor parking. There are several free parking spaces on the Clerk Maxwell Road as well as the Madingley Park and Ride.

Pictures from the workshop are here.


Monday October 20, 2014 (Room FW11)

8:45-9:00 Welcome (Chairs: Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Marco Zennaro)

9:00-10:30: Session 1: Community Wireless
Felix Freitag (UPC) - Community Clouds
Roger Baig ( - Deployment experiences

10:30-10.45: Coffee 

10:45-12:15: Session 2: New Broadband Delivery Models
Adam Wolisz (TU Berlin) - Considerations on the cost of Internet access and charging for it

12:15-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Session 3: Future Internet Architectures
Yan Shvartzshnaider (Cambridge)/Max Ott (NICTA) - The Economics of Time Elasticity: A case for a new mobile network service

3:00-3:30: Coffee

3:30-5:00: Panel discussion: "One Size (Never) Fits All: Access, Storage, Computation, and Beyond:
    What to expect where from Community Networks" 

    Panel Chair: Joerg Ott
    Panel: Jon Crowcroft, Adam Wolisz, Gorry Fairhurst, Ioannis Psaras and Roger Baig

5:00 onwards: The Castle Inn pub

Tuesday October 21, 2014 (Room FW26)

8:45-10:15: Session 4: Future Wireless
Marco Zennaro (ICTP) - TV White Space and ICTD
Panagiotis Papadimitriou (Uni of Hannover) - Software Defined Crowdshared Networks

10:15-10.30: Coffee 

10:30-12:00: Session 5: Applications and Societal Challenges

12:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Session 6: Broadband Deployment and Performance
Neil Davies (PNSOL) - Broadband performance, experience and sustainability
Gorry Fairhurst (Aberdeen) - Satellite Internet for Rural Access (SIRA)
Daniele Trinchero (Politecnico di Torino) - Solution for the Internet of Things in Developing Rural Areas

3:00-3:30: Coffee

3:30-4:30: Session 7: Delay Tolerant Networking Architectures
Ioannis Komnios (DUTH) - A DTN Architecture for Public Transport Networks