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Afnic Scientific Council Open Day set for Thursday 9 July 2015!

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For the fifth year running, Afnic is organizing its Scientific Council Open Day on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 9:30 to 18:30. This year, it is taking place once again in the premises of the Mines-Télécom Institute in Paris.

Open to the Internet community at large, the event this year is focusing on scientific and technical measurements via the Internet


As every year, the day is divided into two parts (a tutorial in the morning and a seminar of the Afnic Scientific Council in the afternoon):

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“What measurements can be made on the Internet, and for what scientific and technical purposes?”

  • 09:30 – 11:00: Tutorial (Part 1)

– Practical use of European IP network (RIPE) Atlas probes for network measurement / diagnostics by Stéphane Bortzmeyer (Afnic R&D Engineer)

  • 11:00 – 11:20: Coffee / Tea break
  • 11:20 – 12:30: Tutorial (Part 2)

– Practical use of European IP network (RIPE) Atlas probes for network measurement / diagnostics by Stéphane Bortzmeyer (Afnic R&D Engineer)

  • 14:00 – 18:20: Seminar
  • 14:00 -15:00: Opening session

– Opening speeches and presentation of the Afnic Scientific Council by Afnic and the Mines-Télécom Institute

– Introduction to the seminar by Laurent Toutain, Télécom Bretagne (Chairman of the Afnic Scientific Council)

– Keynote by Patrick Fältström (Head R&D, Netnod)

  • 15:00 – 16:40: Session 1 “Measurement tools and methods available to the scientific and technical Internet community” presided by Isabelle Chrisment (TELECOM Nancy – Lorraine University professor)

– The global network of “RIPE Atlas” probes serving the scientific Internet community by Daniel Karrenberg (Chief Scientist, RIPE – NCC)

– HostView: Measuring Internet quality of experience on end-hosts by Renata Teixeira [Researcher with the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)]

– ACQUA: Application-level Quality of Experience at Internet Access by Chadi Barakat (Researcher, INRIA)

– Bee ready: Catalyzing your participatory data collection through APISENSE® by Romain Rouvoy (Senior Lecturer, University of Lille)

– The mPlane distributed measurement infrastructure: overview, insights & hindsight by Dario Rossi (Professor, Télécom ParisTech)

  • 16:40:17:00: Coffee / Tea break
  • 17:00 – 18:20: Session 2 “Internet QoS / Resilience measuring systems” presided by Laurent Toutain, Télécom Bretagne (Président of the Afnic Scientific Counsil)

– BGP hijacking detection in real time by Nicolas Vivet [Network safety engineer with the French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI)]

– DNS measurements in the Big Data era: tools and challenges by Vincent Levigneron (R&D Engineer – Afnic)

– Issues and complexity of measuring the Internet QoS: presentation of the ARCEP Observatory (fixed networks) by Malo Jaffré [Network Neutrality Project Manager, French Electronic communications and postal regulatory authority (ARCEP)] and William Rang (SVP and CTO, IP-Label)

– Round table presented by Franck Simon (France-IX) avec :

  • Daniel Karrenberg (Chief Scientist, RIPE – NCC)
  • William Rang (DGA et Directeur technique, IP-Label)
  • François Devienne (Co-fondateur de Border6)
  • Camille Charaudeau (Major Account Executive chez Cedexis)
  • Alexandre Simon (Responsable du réseau régional Lothaine (Lorraine)
  • 18:20 – 18:30: Summary & conclusion
  • 18:30 – 19:30: Cocktail


Registration for the new 2015 edition is now open, and is mandatory in order to participate. To register click on the button below

More information

  • To follow the event on Twitter: use hashtag #JCSA15
  • Take review previous editions: 2013 | 2012

About Afnic

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.

In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity.
Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.

Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has nearly 90 employees.