Network of Excellence in Internet Science

NNTools 2015

NN Tools 2015

Network Neutrality Tools workshop

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 January 2015

Location: Nexa Center (Via Boggio 65/a, Torino)


NNTools2015 puts together people working on experiments and people that do policy in the network neutrality domain, so that they can learn from each other. People working on measurements should help others to better understand the Internet, what could be measured, and what could be interesting research questions given what could be measured. Conversely, social scientists and people working on policy should help people working on network measurements to understand their policy/research questions, and to understand which experiments could be helpful to answer such questions.

Draft Programme

19 January 2015

Workshop Session 1: Measurements -> Policy: 14:30 - 18:30

The objective of this session is to discuss existing measurement tools to highlight their strengths and weaknesses. This is functional to discuss how to improve the state of the art among people working on tools and, more importantly, to explain people working on policy what could and what could not be measured easily.

14:30 - 14:45: Welcome and framework (Juan Carlos De Martin and Simone Basso

14:45 - 15:15: Round table: introduce yourself and why you're here/p>

15:15 - 16:15: Lightning talks

Collin Anderson, M-Lab

Simone Basso, Nexa Center at Politecnico di Torino, Neubot project

Arturo Filastò, HERMES Center for Transparency and Digital Human Right, GlobaLeaks, The Tor and OONI projects

Enrico Gregori, Instituto di Informatica e Telematica - Italian National Research Council e Valerio Luconi Portolan project

Marco Mellia, Politecnico di Torino, mPlane and Tstat projects

Walter De Donato, Universita di Napoli, HoBBIT project

16:15 - 17:15: Discussion after the lightning talks

17:15 - 18:15: Break out session (ISP interconnection/shaping and throttling)

18:15 - 18:30: Wrap up of break out session and conclusions

20:00: Dinner

20 January 2015

Workshop Session 2: Policy -> Measurements: 09:30 - 13:30

The objective of this session is to discuss what evidence is needed to guide policy research on network neutrality, and to identify how existing tools can be used and/or improved to produce meaningful data useful to move policy research forward, and/or how existing datasets collected by existing tools could be combined to achieve the same goal.

09:30 - 10:00: Lightning talks

Chris Marsden, University of Sussex

Kavé Salamatian, Université de Savoie

Bendert Zevenbergen, Oxford Internet Institute

Ben Wagner, European University Viadrina [remotely from Berlin]

Luca Cicchelli, TOP-IX Consortium

Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana [recorded video]

10:00 - 11:00: Discussion after the lightning talks

11:00 - 11:15: Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45: Bringing all together and preparing a short paper for the Internet Policy Review open-access journal (lead: Federico Morando, Nexa Center at Politecnico di Torino, and Xin Wang, University of Southampton)

12:45 - 13:00: Goodbyes

Full information can be found on the Nexa Center's for Internet & Society website