5th OLSR Interop / Workshop, Vienna, Austria, 2009

Call For Contributions / Call For Participation

The 5th OLSR Interop & Workshop will be held October 2-4 in Vienna, Australia.

The OLSR Interop & Workshop is an event aimed at gathering researchers and practitioners who implement, deploy, develop, test, extend or otherwise work with OLSR and OLSRv2 and who want to participate in interoperability testing, discuss their work and exchange ideas for the future of OLSR and OLSRv2 with peers in the community.

What Will Happen During the 3 Days?

A WORKshop is held during the first day of the event (2/10/2009), and is a chance to discuss different topics with the OLSR and OLSRv2 community. The emphasis is on WORK in WORKshop - it's a participative event.

If you have a topic in mind that relates to OLSR and OLSRv2, you are encouraged to write a brief paper/memorandum/propsal/note of max 5 pages (A4) and submit according to instructions given below. Submissions will be reviwed and, if accepted, a presentation is expected at the WORKshop -- which will form a basis for discussion among the WORKshop participants.

While we encourage all topics relative to OLSR and OLSRv2 MANETs, we are especially encouraging contributions concerning OLSR or OLSRv2-related activities of an experimental and practical nature. This includes, but is not limited to, implementations, performance-analysis, extensions, deployments etc.

On the two last days (3-4/10/2009), we'll be launching an interoperability testing of OLSR and - especially - of OLSRv2. Bring your OLSRv2 implementation and as many laptops/PDAs as you can carry, and test if interoperability with other independent implementations is ensured. Actually, bring the source-code and your favourite complier too, such that bugs can be squished on the spot.

The "programme at a glance" looks as below:

  • October 2, 2009: OLSR Workshop (9:00-19:00);
  • October 3-4, 2009: OLSR Interop (9:00-19:00);

Who Should Participate?

Since a core activity of this event is the OLSR and OLSRv2 interoperability testing and live-network experiments, you should definitely participate if you:

  • Have an independant implementation (even partial) of OLSR [RFC3626] or any constituent parts of OLSRv2;
  • Use an OLSR [RFC3626] or any constituent parts of OLSRv2 either for experiments or deployments;
  • Have developed extensions for OLSR [RFC3626] or any constituent parts of OLSRv2.
So, if you've got "running code", or are working towards such, it's a no-brainer, you should definitely join - and bring your code to test against that of others. Usually, it's a great way of finding bugs, getting new ideas and meet peers in the OLSR community.

If you've got no running code (yet), but you've got a good, great or excellent idea for an OLSRv2 extension or deployment, you're welcome too -- and be both ready to talk

How Much Does it Cost?

There is no participation fee or registration fee for this event, and our generous sponsors allow us to ensure coffee and lunches for everyone participating - however you will have to find your own way to Ottawa, and to assure your own lodging. On the "Local Information" page, you will find suggested accommodation near the event venue, as well as directions to the event venue.

Due to limited space, priority is given to those who have activities to present, e.g. implementations for interoperability testing, presentations, papers accepted and so on. To register, please follow this link. All those who register will receive email notifications and further information regarding their registration.

Paper Submission

We are soliciting short papers (maximum 5 pages) for the OLSR workshop. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications, or deployments of OLSR;
  • Experimental results and experiences with developing or deploying OLSR;
  • Implementations and deployments of OLSR on "unusual" platforms, or in "unusual" ways;
  • Extensions developed for OLSR;
  • Application requirements to future developments of OLSR;
  • Anything related to OLSRv2 and its components.
  • We insist that submitted papers should be of a "practical" nature. They should relate to OLSR and preferably encourage discussions among the attendees.

    Papers are to be typeset with the IEEE template (LaTeX zip, tar.gz; LaTeX bibliography zip, tar.gz; Word template or instructions) and must not exceed 5 pages in 10 pt Times font. The first section of the paper should include a short abstract.

    Submitted papers will be reviewed for format, scope, content and quality, before being accepted (or rejected). Authors must ensure that the papers they submit are "camera ready" since no iterations will follow upon acceptance or rejection notification.

    The submission deadline is fixed to September 20, 2009 at midnight CET. For submission instruction, please follow this link.

    For further information, please contact thomas@thomasclausen.org.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 5th OLSR Interop/Workshop in Vienna!

    Ecole PolytechniqueLIX - Ecole Polytechnique INRIA Funkfeyer.at