10th CEF Networks Workshop 2019

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The 10th Customer Empowered Fibre Networks Workshop shall be held in Prague from September 3rd to 4th. Major topics for this year event are:

  • Rapidly developing applications of photonic or dark fibre connectivity (cryptography, metrology, seismology, space, observation, sensor networks, etc.)
  • Photonic (all-optical) services, spectrum sharing, dark fibre channels, alien waves, fibre sharing, optimal or dynamic usage of transmission spectrum and virtual fibre networks
  • SDN approach and end to end services for high precision and high bandwidth, performance applications, real-time applications of wide-area all-optical networks
  • Multi-vendor/disaggregated lighting of CEF networks, interoperability and vendor-independent description of transmission systems
  • Dark fibre or channel test-beds and experimental facilities (in campuses, regional, national or continental) used for experiments and additional production traffic
  • Deployments and testing of high-speed transmission systems, power consumption of transmission systems(greening)
  • Development of dark fibre footprint used for Research and Education
  • Research and Education community in Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Europe
  • Improvement of long term Research and Education community economy


Registration fee: 100€

Use the registration form to register.

The workshop programme

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019


09:00 registration starts
10:00 Jan Gruntorád, CESNET: “Opening of the 10th CEF Networks workshop”
10:15 Josef Vojtěch, CESNET: “How to accommodate increased bandwidth requests of advanced applications”
10:50 Artur Binczewski, PSNC: “The New Challenges for PIONIER Infrastructure”13:00Buseung Cho, KREONET: “Upgrading the optical system of KREONET (domestic) and KREONet2 (international)”
11:20 Ernst Heiri, SWITCH: “Time and Frequency transfer using C-band-edge”
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Jan Ferré, DeIC: “Building DWDM networks like a LEGO system”
14:00 Gloria Vuagnin, Massimo Carboni, GARR : “New optical lab facility at GARR: set-up and first test results”
14:30 tea and coffee break
15:00 Jani Myyry, FUNET:  “FUNET2020”
15:30 Christian Panigl, ACONET: “Various procurement options experience when re-tendering network”
16:00 Michael Stanton, RNP: “Developments in R&E networking in South America and the South Atlantic Ocean”
16:30 Presentation TBC by LBNL
17:00 End of presentations, discussion
19:00 dinner

Wednesday,  September 4th, 2019


09:00  Free consultations
09:30 Tim Rainer, AARNET: “600 Gbps flexgid trial, preliminary title”
10:00 Aurelija Gefenienė  LITNET: ”Title TBC”
10:30 Martin Šlapák, CESNET: “Affordable fibre infrastructure monitoring”
11:00 tea and coffee break
11:30 Alwyn Seeds, NDFF consortium: “The UK National Dark Fibre Facility- Technology and Applications”
12:00 Sebastian Neumann, IQOQI: “QUAPITAL – Towards a European Quantum Internet”
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Karim Boudjemaa, RENATER: “INFINERA /T/F equipment deployment planning progress, tooling”
14:00 reserved (proposal expected)
14:30 tea and coffee break
15:00 reserved (proposal expected)
15:30 reserved (proposal expected)
16:00 Jan Radil, CESNET: “GEÁNT, the lessons learnt”
16:30 Discussion and Workshop recommendations
17:30 Closing of 10th CEF Networks workshop


Masaryk Dormitory, CTU in Prague,
Thákurova 1, Prague 6

How to get there

The location of Masaryk Dormitory is really suitable. There is a good connection from/to the airport in less than 30 minutes. When using public transportation, bus 119 plus metro, or tram is available. See the .

From the airport:
Bus no. 119 (stop is in the middle of the car park outside the arrival hall, just walk straight and look for the signs) will take you to the Metro station “Nadrazi Veleslavin” (15 minutes). Bus 119 ends here, so don’t worry. Change to Metro (subway) and go two stations in direction “Depo Hostivar” to the station “Dejvicka”. The bus comes quite frequently—see the time table. You have to buy a general public transport ticket and stamp it inside the bus. The tickets are sold at yellow vending machines in all metro stations or tram stops and newspaper kiosks for 32 CZK (about 1.2 Euro).
From anywhere else:
Use subway (Metro). Go to the line A and then to the Dejvicka station. Plans of Metro lines are available on stations and inside trains (above every door).

Accommodation tips

We can recommend following accommodation options for the participants of the workshop. All hotels are located nearby the workshop venue.

We have no contracts with the hotels below. Feel free to use booking.com or any other generic accom

modation website to find a hotel suitable to your preferences.

Previous CEF Networks Workshops

2017, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Last change: 17.7.2019