[Community-Discuss] AIS 19 Internet Measurements Workshop

Musab Isah musab.isah at afrinic.net
Thu May 30 06:07:19 UTC 2019

 {Apologies for cross-posting}

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to AFRINIC's Internet Measurements Workshop scheduled to take place at Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2019 <https://www.internetsummit.africa/en/agenda/programme> in Kampala, Uganda. The two-day workshop will hold in the Lake Room, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, on 15th and 16th of June 2019 between 09:00 and 17:30. The workshop aims to provide participants with hands-on training on tools and techniques for conducting large-scale/distributed Internet measurements. 

The hands-on training will focus on Ripe Atlas and MLAB platforms, and will be facilitated by researchers and engineers from AFRINIC, RIPE NCC, and Measurement Lab (MLAB). 

There will also be presentations and discussions on status of Internet measurement in Africa as well talks related to Censorship, web and mobile broadband measurements. The workshop will provide opportunities to discuss and establish collaborations around Internet measurements research in Africa. 

The workshop agenda is detailed below:

Day 1
9.00 - 10.30:
- Introduction - State of the Internet Measurement in Africa (Musab Isah - AFRINIC) 
- Measuring Web Latency & Rendering performance: Observations from large-scale measurement  (Alemnew Asrese - Aalto University)
- On the potential of using Google AMP to promote local content in Africa (Amreesh Phokeer  - AFRINIC)

10:30 - 11:00: Tea Break

11.00 - 12.30: RIPE Atlas Tutorial (Jasper, Gerardo - RIPE NCC)
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.30: RIPE Atlas Hands-on
15:30 - 16:00: Tea Break

16.00 - 17.30: RIPE Atlas Hands-on

Day 2
9.00 - 10.30
- Presentation by CIPESA
- Internet shutdown in Benin - an Internet measurement perspective (Yazid Akanho)
- Measuring Mobile Broadband (Ahmed Elmokashfi - Simula Research Laboratory)

10:30 - 11:00: Tea Break

11.00 - 12.30: Measurement Lab Tutorial  (Georgia Bullen - MLAB)
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.30: Measurement Lab Hands-on
15:30 - 16:00: Tea Break

16.00 - 17.30: Preparation for the DNS Measurement hackathon (Willem Toorop - NLnet Labs)

The agenda is also available online via the link https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ZXHCAeqtOX1eXkuHwlbPxAzpp6gjer3SK1JbB6p8Q4/edit?ts=5cde6119#

If you plan to attend the workshop, kindly register via the following link http://bit.ly/ais2019-imw. Remote participation is also available via https://zoom.us/j/227241801.

We look forward to meeting you in Uganda.

Kind regards,

Musab Isah
Research Engineer,
African Network Information Centre,
Ebene, Mauritius
Tel: +230 403 5100

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