List of Participants

NoNameOrganizationCountryPositionEmail
1. Saeid Abolfazli Torghabeh FSKTM, UM Iran PhD Candidate abolfazli.s@gmail.com
2. Zohreh Sanaei Moghadam FSKTM, UM
3. Muhamad Shiraz
4. Amir Haghbinshomali
5. Qi Han
5. Md Whaiduzzaman
6. Mohsen Marjani
7. Ejaz Ahmad
8. Fairuz Amalina Narudin
9. Liu Jie Yao
10. Mehdi Sookhak
11. Laleh Boroumand
12. Ibrahim Abaker Targio Hashem
13. Mohamad Reza Jabborpour
14. Mostofa Kamal Nasir
15. Michael Oche
16. Ali Jalooli
17. Saeid Gahremani
18. Dr. Mazliza binti Othman
20. Ong Bi Lynn
21. Adib M. Monzer Habbal UUM
22. Abdul Hanan (Prof.) UTM
23. Khalid Hussin UTM
24. Khalid Mahmod Awan UTM
25. Saqib Ali UTM
26. Roya Asadi UTM
27. Seyed Hamid Telebian UTM

PingER Workshop 2013 Itinerary


Day 1: 24th June 2013 (Monday)
TimeActivitySlides/Handouts
08.00-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.15 Opening Speech/Ceremony
09.15-11.00 Talk 1: "Pinger: Measuring the Worldwide Internet's end-to-end performance" (Dr. Les Cottrell) (1 hour 30 minutes) Slides
Slides
11.00-11.15 Tea Break
11.15-12.30 Talk 2.1: "PingER Delpoyment in Pakistan: Experience and Lesson's learned" (NUST) (50 minutes)
Talk 2.2: "PingER Malaysia Initiative" (by Johari Abdullah, UNIMAS) (25 minutes)
Talk 2.3: "Traceroute Case Study at UTM" (by Saqib Ali, UTM) (15 minutes)
Slides
Slides
Slides
12.30-13.45 Lunch Break
13.45-15.30 Workshop: Technical Session 1 - "Navigating the PingER web site" (Dr. Les Cottrell) Slides
Slides
15.30-15.45 Tea Break
15.45-17.00 Workshop: Technical Session 1 (Dr. Les Cottrell)
Day 2: 25th June 2013 (Tuesday)
TimeActivitySlides/Handouts
08.30-11.00 Workshop: Technical Session 2 - "PingER Deployment" Slides
Tutorial
11.00-11.15 Tea Break
11.00-12.30 Workshop: Technical Session 2 - "PingER Deployment"
12.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30 Discussion Session (Research Opportunity & Collaboration)
15.30-15.45 Tea Break
15.45-16.45 Discussion Session (Moving Forward)
16.45-17.00 Closing


PingER Background

PingER (Ping End-to-end Reporting) is the name given to the Internet End-to-end Performance Measurement (IEPM) project to monitor end-to-end performance of Internet links. It is led by SLAC and development includes NUST/SEECS (formerly NIIT), FNAL, ICTP/Trieste, and more recently Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Malaya (UM), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Originally in 1995 it was for the High Energy Physics community, however, this century it has been more focused on measuring the Digital Divide from an Internet Performance viewpoint. The project now involves measurements to over 700 sites in over 160 countries, and we are actively seeking new sites to monitor and monitoring sites for this project, as well as people interested in our data. It uses the ubiquitous ping facility.

Workshop Objective, Scope, and Participants

The main objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with an introductory overview of the PingER project, its objective, scope, and benefits with regards to performance monitoring of an Internet link.

The two days workshop will involve talks and hands on practical sessions, lead by the Principal Investigator for the PingER Project, Dr. Les Cottrell from SLAC

Participation

The workshop is open to any interested parties, no fee is charged for attendance. To ensure a place for the workshop, please confirm your attendance by providing the following details (Name, Affiliation, Organization , Email Address , Contact Number ) through email to or

Correspondance

Please send questions related to this workshop to Dr Nor Badrul Anuar Jumaat (Tel: +60379676436 Email: badrul@um.edu.my)

Download Call for Participation in pdf format here.



Main Speaker and Facilitator

R. Les Cottrell joined SLAC as a research physicist in High Energy Physics, focusing on real-time data acquisition and analysis in the Nobel prize winning group that discovered the quark. In 1972/3, he spent a year's leave of absence as a visiting scientist at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and in 1979/80 at the IBM U.K. Laboratories at Hursley, England, where he obtained United States Patent 4,688,181 for a dynamic graphical cursor. He is currently the Assistant Director of the SLAC Computing Services group and leads the computer networking and telecommunications areas. He is also a member of the Energy Sciences Network Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and the chairman of the ESnet Network Monitoring Task Force. He was the U.S. end leader of the effort that, in 1994, resulted in the first permanent Internet connection to mainland China. He is also the leader/PI of the DoE sponsored Internet End-to-end Performance Monitoring (IEPM) effort, and the ICFA/SCIC network monitoring working group. In 2002/3, he was the co-PI of teams that captured the Internet2 Land Speed Record twice, a feat that was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records and also earned the team the CENIC 2003 On the Road to a Gigabit, Biggest Fastest in the West award.

PingER Workshop 2012

The Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology (FCSIT), UNIMAS has successfully organized the PingER (Ping End-to-end Reporting) Workshop 2012 which was held at the Network Lab 2 FCSIT, UNIMAS from 13th to 14th of December 2012.

This workshop was jointly organized by FCSIT, UNIMAS as the host and both SLAC and NUST in Pakistan. NUST has been the main collaborator on the PingER project with vast experience on using the data collected by the project. Two facilitators, one from SLAC and another one from NUST have facilitated the workshop sessions. From SLAC is Dr. Les Cotrell who is the Principle Investigator for the PingER project and Mr Kashif Sattar who is a research student involved in the project. Dr. Anjum Naveed whom is the Principle Investigator for the PingER initiave in Pakistan also help to facilitate the workshop sessions.

Objectives:
The objectives of the workshop are as follow:-

  • To promote the PingER project and exchange technical knowledge on the implementation and working of the system.
  • Discussion on how the data collected from the project can be utilized to monitor and benchmark the end-to-end Internet performance.
  • Discussion on how to further collaborate on this project in term of research and development.

Event and Activities:
The workshop has attracted 20 participants which is less than the targeted maximum capacity of 30 pax. This due to many intended participants from Peninsula Malaysia could not get the flight ticket for the workshop due to high traffic during that period. There is a good mix of background of the participant which includes researcher from other institution, lecturers from UNIMAS, research student, and also from the public sectors. The main activities of the workshop are the talk sessions and also the hands on sessions.

Workshop Itinerary
Day 1: 13th December 2012 (Thursday)

TimeActivity
08.00-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.15 Opening Speech/Ceremony
09.15-11.00 Talk 1 (Dr. Les Cottrell) (1 hour 30 minutes)
11.00-11.15 Tea Break
11.00-12.30 Talk 2 (NUST) (1 hour 30 minutes)
12.30-13.45 Lunch Break
13.45-15.30 Workshop: Technical Session 1 (Dr. Les Cottrell dan NUST)
15.30-15.45 Tea Break
15.45-17.00 Workshop: Technical Session 1 (Dr. Les Cottrell dan NUST)


Day 2: 14th December 2012 (Friday)
TimeActivity
08.30-11.00 Workshop: Technical Session 2 (Dr. Les Cottrell dan NUST)
11.00-11.15 Tea Break
11.00-12.30 Workshop: Technical Session 2 (Dr. Les Cottrell dan NUST)
12.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30 Discussion Session (Research Opportunity & Collaboration)
15.30-15.45 Tea Break
15.45-16.45 Discussion Session (Moving Forward)
16.45-17.00 Closing

Conclusion:
The workshop has been organized successfully and achieves its intended objectives. However, the number of participants did not achieve the targeted number. Based on this workshop, further collaboration has already started in term of applying for research grant and also to attract more organizations to join the project as monitoring host in Malaysia.

Slides from the workshop: