CAIDA's 2nd NSF Workshop on Overcoming Measurement Barriers to Internet Research (WOMBIR-2)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Friday, April 16, 2021

This event will be held remotely.

Dates: April 15, 16, 20 (Thu, Fri, Tue) 2021, 10:00 - 16:00 EDT (07:00 - 13:00 PDT)
Location: Closed-session Video Teleconference via Zoom
Open and free to the public, but advanced registration is required.

This workshop is hosted by the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA). The goals of this 3-day workshop are to identify critical research questions that warrant a call for network measurement (broadly defined), identify barriers and facilitators of that research, and discuss how research results can have impact beyond the research community.

As we think about how NSF can foster a robust community of network researchers, we see a range of issues that form an arc from question through technique to impact: We have structured this workshop around a set of issues that start with the identification of critical questions that justify research, and then explores the various possible barriers to the successful execution of that research, and collective activities that might facilitate that research.

This workshop is a follow-up to the WOMBIR 2021 workshop in January. Our goal is to provide recommendations to NSF that can help overcome barriers related to measurement of Internet infrastructure. The first workshop had broad topics based on submitted white papers. In this second workshop we will go deeper into specific subjects, and generate text on those subjects that will contribute to the final report.

The structure of this workshop will be discussion sessions, each preceded by brief framing talks and followed by capturing the key points collaboratively. We will also have a third day, the following week, to read out and discuss summaries of the breakouts in a closing plenary session.