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The deadline for talks proposals has now passed, but lightening talks (7 mins + 3 mins questions) may still be submitted.

Monday 12th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

5pm

Unofficial welcome gathering

We will introduce ourselves and spend an informal evening preparing testing for the mesh. This is the 'unofficial' welcome because not everybody will have arrived and the main introductory talk will be on Tuesday.

Gathering

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-

8pm - 9pm

WiBed, a testbed platform for WiFi experiments

Wibed is a platform for facilitating the quick and cost-efficient acquisition, deployment, and manage-ment of testbeds based on commodity IEEE802.11 routers and enabling experimentation with wireless technology including the modification of low-level system components such as physical and link layer mechanisms, and network and transport layer protocols.

Talk

Pau

wibed slides

Tuesday 13th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

3.30pm-4.30pm

Introductory talk

We will introduce ourselves and the different groups and projects involved, explain logistics of the event, the agenda, and the mesh deployment. We will also introduce topics about the Wireless Battle Mesh event generally to be worked during the week and to be debated during the closing session (for example, the location for WBM v8).

talk

Organisers and participants

-

5pm-6pm

Wireless optical networking with KORUZA

After a brief introduction to wireless optical / free-space optical networking history and an overview of the technology you will be prompted to discuss ideas and play around with a low-cost 3D printable wireless optical system KORUZA and get tutored into establishing 100m long 1Gbps links, so one the design files are released open-source and parts/units made available, you will be able to start deploying such links as well.

Workshop

Musti

6pm-6.45pm

Hunting a digital fox at 5GHz

5GHz networks are generally deployed to cover larger distances and thus cover a wide area. Even a single or a few “evil” Wi-Fi transmitters may significantly degrade the performance of other devices and hinder a portion of the free spectrum useless.
The talk is based on real events and will teach you the basic approach to analysing the spectrum at a given location and choosing a frequency, pinpointing the source of a wireless node performing a De-Auth attach on your node or generally spamming the spectrum, likely as a result of an infection with malicious code.

Talk

Musti

Video of the talk

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

11am-12

CONFINE project meeting

The CONFINE EU project aims at building research testbeds in community networks. The meeting is open to everybody.

Meeting

Clauz

2pm-3pm

Cjdns & Project Meshnet

Cjdns implements an encrypted IPv6 network using public key cryptography for address allocation and a distributed hash table for routing This provides near zero-configuration networking without many of the security and robustness issues that regular IPv4 and IPv6 networks have.

Talk

Lars

Video, Slides, Source Code, OpenWRT Feed

3pm-4pm

CommunityCoin, a cryptocurrency for community networks

Based on the BitCoin block chain, the community coin (CCN) is a crypto-currency made for network Communities. The coin reward is not based on the block finding but in the contribution and participation of the community individuals.
There is nothing to present because there is nothing yet implemented. However it might be an interesting topic to discuss about to see what the community network members around the world think.

panel discussion

Pau

Projector required CommunityCoin_slides.pdf

4pm-5pm

Netengine

Netengine is a new project started at the end of 2013. It is an abstraction layer to extract information from network devices.
This talk will cover the basic concepts and explain the work being done on it plus the work the GSOC student will have accomplished before the event.

Talk

Federico (ninux.org)

netengine slides netengine github repositoryVideo of the Netengine talk

5pm-6pm

B.A.T.M.A.N. V: what's coming next

A metric tailored around packet loss is not the best choice when it comes to determining the optimal path through the network. This talk presents the approach taken by batman's next generation routing protocol (B.A.T.M.A.N. V) covering a range of topics from multi-interface routing to bandwidth based routing decisions.

Talk

Marek Lindner and Antonio Quartulli

slides

6pm-10pm

Barbeque and Mesh presentation at the trailer park

We'd like to have a nice outdoor BBQ at the trailer park and do some presentation of the mesh network and voip setup there.

Outdoor

BBQ

8pm-9pm

BATMAN developers community meeting (at the BBQ)

Batman-adv users (wireless communities, commercial projects or other) may present their way of using batman-adv in real world setups to the present developers and batman users. The goal is to foster exchange about where and how batman-adv is used today, what are the challenges / difficulties while doing so and what can be done to further improve batman-adv.
Batman-adv Project wiki

Meeting

Marek Lindner

at the BBQ

Thursday 15th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

1.30pm-2.30pm

Troubleshooting MTU problems on IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Ninux Roma is a Native IPv6 network with legacy support to IPv4.
Usually we expect 1500 bytes of MTU and a boring NOC life. Unfortunately life is different. All kind of tunneling (VLAN, GRE, TINC, MPLS) are deployed on the Internet, eating bytes out of the MTU. Some mesh routing protocols use tunneling techniques themself. IPv4 packet fragmentation introduces bad performances but a working IPv4 end to end connectivity even if some link have a smaller MTU than needed.
In the IPv6 Internet a MTU problem can blackhole your traffic. In this talk we will see some well known tools (ping6, radvd), and we will understand how to use them to check the end to end MTU.

Talk

Saverio Proto

IPv6andMTU.pdf

3pm-6pm

Social event

A walk in the Leipzig west introducing the density of interesting socio-cultural projects in the area of Plagwitz, Lindenau & Leutzsch

Social event

-

-

6pm-6.45pm

Trusted multi-topology routing with Bmx6

Challenges, idea, and implementation of a receiver-driven approach for supporting securely-entrusted multi-topology routing for truly open and decentralized mesh network. First measurements quanifying cpu/memory/traffic overhead indicate the feasibility for supporting hundreds of nodes with (typical openWrt) embedded devices which shall be compared with further experiments during the event...

Talk

Axel

Projector required

7pm-8pm

Nodeshot / CitySDK

A talk about the new version of nodeshot and the work that has been done on the CitySDK project regarding common APIs, smart participation / active citizenship.

Talk

Federico (ninux.org)

Live test instanceslidesGithub repositoryDocumentation

8pm-9pm

Retroshare - Secure decentralized communication for everyone and qaul.net

This is a double slot. The first talk will cover the Retroshare project and introduce a Google Summer of Code projects, a social network plugin for retroshare.

Followed by a talk on qaul.net, a user friendly, multi language, multi platform application that allows every one to build a self configurable wifi mesh communication network.
It combines Wifi-configuration, mesh routing, network services such as public and private text chat, voice chat, file sharing and user discovery in single application. qaul.net networks connect e.g. informal settlements in the suburbs of Paris and is building an independent mesh network in Istanbul, Turkey.

Talk

Tillmann Gansky and Mathias Jud

Projector required

9pm-night

sublab lounge

We'll do a special edition of the bi-weekly sublab lounge. Music, cocktails, chilling

Party

Sublab Crew

Bar + some clear Space required

Friday 16th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

2pm-3pm

Network Coding for Mesh Networks

The talk is a follow up on Martin Hundeboll's talk at BattleMeshv6 about the potential of network coding in meshed networks. Based on some examples the importance of protocol design for network coding is highlightes. Furthermore the basics of network coding are repeated in a nutshell to give the audience the basic understanding.

Talk

Frank Fitzek

Video (Youtube)

3pm-4pm

Are Wireless Community Networks really decentralized networks?

The topology of three networks (Ninux, FF-Graz, and FF-Wien) have been analysed to try to understand:
* Are they really decentralized topologies?
* Are they robust to failures/attacks/interception?
* For those that use OLSR, why don't use MPRs?

Talk

Leonardo Maccari (researcher at the university of Trento, part of the Ninux network).

leonardo_wireless_decentralized.pdf Here is the original paper on this, limited to Ninux, presented it at CNBUB last year and at the Ninux-day in Rome. There is now much more data and some deeper analysis. Projector required

5pm-6pm

Dynamic Frequency Selection in 5 GHz mesh networks

The 5 GHz band is an interesting alternative to the crowded 2.4 GHz ISM band to set up mesh networks. However, DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) support is required in many countries to avoid disturbing primary users (e.g. military or weather radar systems), and DFS support was not available in open source drivers until last year.

In this talk I'll present what DFS is and how it can be handled, summarise the current status in open source drivers and userspace tools, and discuss limitations and requirements to get it running in mesh networks.

Talk

Simon Wunderlich

Projector required - Slides Video (Youtube)

6pm-7pm

Lightening talks - Session 1

A series of short talks, to allow everybody to have an opportunity to present their project or idea.

Talk

-

-

Saturday 17th May 2014

Time

Title

Abstract

Type

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

2pm-3pm

Lightening talks - Session 2

A series of short talks, to allow everybody to have an opportunity to present their project or idea.

Talk

-

Slides on MABB/Berlin funding: freifunk-praesentation-mabb.pdf

3pm-4pm

The Freifunk API

The Freifunk API is an approach of decentralized information gathering inspired by spaceapi.net. We'll introduce the API, show recent developments and give an outlook on future features

Talk

Monic & Andi (Saturday or Sunday only)

Freifunk Api Talk (open format), Freifunk Api Talk (beautiful)

4.30pm-5pm

Battlemesh V6 Tests Postprocessing

Talk

Some results from the last battlemesh

Clauz & Axel

wbmv6.pdf wbmv6postproc.pdf

5pm-7pm

DIY ISP Meeting

Meeting of diy-isp from all over the world.
We would like to continue our discussion that started at the 30C3 and FOSDEM and see how we can grow as community and share our knowledge about all the topics involved in changing the internet landscape.

Meeting

Philipp Borgers

Diyisp.org Project wiki, Pad with notes from the FOSDEM meeting, Pad with notes from the 30c3 meeting Projector required

7pm-8pm

Closing session

Here we will discuss the results of testing the mesh network protocol deployments, reflect on how the event was and discuss organisation for the Wireless Battle Mesh future events.

Tests information

Sunday 18th May 2014

Do-what-you-want day. There are no programmed talks or workshops on Sunday, we can continue working on projects or just hang out together.

Lightening talks

Session 1 - Friday 6pm - 7pm

Title

Abstract

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

Rugged Battery Pack

Rugged Battery Pack is designed to be used with Serval Project Mesh Extender in extreme environments and in developing countries, where power supply networks are limited , nonexistent or very intermittent, however there are very important use-cases here in Europe too. It can be charged by almost anything, from phone wall charger or a car to hand crank generators, cars, hacked together generators, wind turbines...
The lightning talk can be extended in a longer session with the topic Powering wireless equipment deployments, the field Musti has quite extensive experience.

Musti (wlan slovenija)

Video of the talk

Minstrel-Blues - joint rate and power control

I will present my work on Minstrel-Blues, a Linux kernel module capable of jointly controlling transmit power and rate in real WiFi networks. By using his algorithm, spatial reuse is increased, and therefore the overall network throughput, by dynamically adapting the power level per link in such a way, that throughout per link is maximized while interference and spectrum pollution is minimized.

Thomas Huehn (aka Bluse-Blue)

Projector required

battlemesh.org

Status of the battlemesh.org infrastructure

Clauz

Projector required

KadNode

KadNode - A simple DNS system based on a DHT

Moritz Warning

KadNode slides

Session 2 - Saturday 2pm-3pm

Title

Abstract

Speaker

Slides & Documentation

Open Building Interconnection Reference Model

Networks in small office applications and in small buildings called SOHO are typical application areas of Ethernet based communication services.
Here, a new infrastructure concept is proposed, which is simple, clear and understandable for SoHo-Installations.
The future target:
By applying this concept, an entire building can be connected to the internet. All internet service can be established as a basic service of a building, similar to water and electricity installations. Finaly i will give a small outlook on my current work on benchmark methods for SoHo-Networks.

Peter Kußmann

BattleMeshV7_lightening_talk_OBI_final.pdf

Operating at -40 to +70°C or Industrial rugged hardware with OpenWRT

Some words about the CyBox

Wolfgang

ELTEC_CyBox-AP_engl.pdf Projector required

GSoC 2014 - BGP/Bird integration with OpenWRT and QMP

A brief description of this GSoC project

Eloi

Projector required BGP-Bird integration with OpenWRT and QMP.pdf

Meshine

decentralized communication for the meshes

Felix / steffen

Projector required

Social events

Thursday morning: Activity outside of the sublab and without laptops! More details to follow.

Saturday evening: Voku (Collective meal) at the sublab. This is normally every saturday evening at the sublab, and quite well attended. It could be a great way to finish the event and for other users of the sublab to find out what battlemesh is about.

More social events to be announced/proposed.

BattleMeshV7/Agenda (last edited 2014-06-05 15:26:55 by simon)