Cisco - École Polytechnique networking Innovation and Research Symposium
The Cisco Paris Innovation and Research Lab (PIRL) holds its first annual symposium jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique on March 7th and 8th, 2016.
The symposium invites industrial and academic experts from around the world to talk on topics related to development, deployment, and evolution of Internet Protocols. After an Introduction made by Alain Fiocco and David Ward from Cisco, Dr. Thomas Clausen will say some words about École Polytechnique and inaugurate thus the first day of the Symposium.
Dr. Giovanna Carofiglio chairs the first session on Information Centric Networking (ICN). The ICN represents an architectural shift in networking away from a host-centric paradigm based on device connectivity. This paradigm shift has been considered as having the potential to be as significant as the move from the circuit-switched public telephone system to the Internet we have today based on TCP/IP and DNS.
APNIC Chief Scientist George Michaelson will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the event. After his talk, Cisco Fellow Fred Baker will chair a session on Internet Measurements. Scientific experiments and accurate measurement of what we have today are crucial to the goal of making it better. École Polytechinque students working at Cisco helped for example to create and launch the “6lab” IPv6 measurements website which operates from the PIRL data center in Paris and has been crucial in our understanding of the progress and quality of IPv6 deployment since the World IPv6 Launch in 2012.
IPv6 Pioneer and Cloudflare CTO Martin Levy will keynote the session on the Opportunities and Challenges of Internet Protocol Evolution. Cisco Fellow Mark Townsley will be chairing this session, which includes a great lineup of speakers from industry leaders, as well as presentations from projects that Cisco has done in collaboration with École Polytechnique students over the years.