[Battlemesh] BattleMesh v7 talk and workshop proposals now welcome!

ameba23 ameba23 at riseup.net
Sun Feb 9 13:25:36 CET 2014

Do you have an idea or project related to mesh routing protocols? Are you involved in a community networking project that uses a mesh network? Are you aware of a related issue that you think should be discussed? 

Your workshop or presentation proposal is welcomed to BattleMeshV7 Leipzig!

What is Battlemesh?

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims at bringing together people from across Europe and beyond to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, OLSR, 802.11s and Static Routing.

It is a tournament with a social character. If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you might want to check this out !

The goal of the WirelessBattleMesh events is to set-up hands-on testbed for each available mesh routing protocol with a standard test procedure for the different mesh networks. During the different WBM events, similar hardware and software configuration will be used based on the OpenWRT BoardSupportPackage and packages for each protocol implementation. The WBM events are also a great opportunity to develop testing tools for PHY/MAC radio layers (drivers, scripts and PHY analyzers) .

This years Battlemesh will take place from 12 - 18 May 2014 in Leipzig, Germany at the Sublab, Karl-Heine-Stra├če 93, 04229 Leipzig.   


Format and topic of talks

Workshops or talks relating directly to open source mesh routing protocols will be prioritised, but we welcome proposals of anything you think may be of interest to mesh routing and community networking enthusiasts.

They may take any format, for example a presentation, talk, discussion, debate, practical workshop, or film showing.  The suggested length for talks is one hour (40 minutes talk, 10 minutes questions and 10 minutes break/buffer).

To get an idea of the kinds of talks and workshops at the previous events, see http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV6/Agenda, http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV5/Agenda and http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV4/Agenda  

Lightening talks

Lightening talks are shorter talks which can be submitted later than the main workshops deadline, to allow everybody to have the opportunity to present their project/idea. Each lightening talk will be 7 minutes long followed by 3 minutes of questions. Projector slides can be submitted before in PDF format to: submissions at battlemesh.org


To allow an efficient handling of your proposal, please provide the following information and send them by email to the email to the address below:

 * Your name
 * What format will it take (talk/workshop/panel discussion/lightening talk)
 * Your topic headline
 * Your topic description which can be brief (does not need to exceed a couple of lines) but should provide a reasonable summary of your talk
 * The dates of your stay at the event and (optional) preferred day for your slot
 * The length of the slot if you wish to do a workshop (all other slots will be limited to one hour)
 * Any requirements you need, for example, a projector. 


The deadline for proposals is the 1st of May.


Email your proposals or specific questions to: submissions at battlemesh.org

For general questions, please use the Battlemesh mailing list: http://ml.ninux.org/mailman/listinfo/battlemesh

Please forward this message any groups or individuals who might be interested.

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