Calls for practical sessions and presentations

1st Grid’5000-FIT school – — save the date, call for presentations and practical sessions

Dear <Grid’5000 | FIT> users or prospective users,

It is our pleasure to announce the first Grid’5000-FIT school, that will be held in Sophia Antipolis, France from April 3rd to April 6th, 2018. This event is a first public milestone in the SILECS project, that aims at bringing together both infrastructures.

The program is being polished and will be available soon on The week of work will give priority to practical sessions where you will use the FIT and Grid’5000 platforms and learn how to conduct scientific and rigorous
experiments. Moreover, to foster collaboration, we will arrange a special session where you can present your own work (see “call for presentations” below) or propose your own practical session (see “Call for practical session” below).

We would like to stress in this announcement that we hope users will consider presenting their great work during the school, including already published results. The focus of user presentations during the school is not so much on new results but on showcasing great uses of Grid’5000 and/or FIT platforms, singlely or together, with a focus on how the results have been derived from the platforms usage.

Registration will be free but mandatory due to the limited number of seats.

Stay tuned for extra details on

Call for presentations

Users of the Grid’5000 and FIT infrastructures are invited to present recent results (including already published results) obtained using one (or both) platforms as well as the tools and techniques used to produce these results. They will be evaluated based on:

  • their scientific contribution,
  • the quality of their experimental process
  • the potential for other users to reproduce those experiments and/or to learn from those experiments for their own problems
  • availability and visibility of the environments and scripts used, or
    clear description of the techniques used

Submissions in the Springer LNCS style should be either:

  • A 1 page extended abstract followed by a pre-print or already published paper describing recent work. The extended abstract shoud focus on the usefulness of the testbeds when preparing the attached paper. The attached paper will not be made public.
  • A 2 pages document, with 1 page presenting work in progress, and a second page focused on the interest of Grid’5000 or/and FIT for the work in progress

Submissions will be handled through Easychair system:

  • Deadline: 23/02 (no extensions)
  • Notification: 03/03

Call for practical sessions

Seasoned Grid’5000/FIT users are invited to submit proposals for practical sessions.

These practical sessions should be focused on elementary as well as advanced usages of the platforms. They can also present specific tools developed or used to ease the use of Grid’5000 or FIT (e.g., on common use-cases of the instrument). In particular, maintainers of cloud/network management stacks, data frameworks, SDN/SDR/wireless technologies and experiment orchestration tools (to name a few) are invited to make their work known.

Practical sessions should be 1.5 hours. Authors are invited to submit a 1 page long proposal detailing the tool, environment or technique that will be taught to practitioners, as well as the main steps of the practical session. The focus should be on hands-on experience, not on the presentation of the tool. Submissions must be sent by email to

  • Deadline: 16/02 (no extensions)
  • Notification: The school organisers will contact separately each author to see how to integrate the proposition within the school program.