The 1st International NorNet Users Workshop (NNUW-1)

September 18-19, 2013

at the Simula Research Laboratory in Fornebu/Norway



More than one year ago, the NorNet project has started with the intention to build up the world’s first large-scale network  testbed for multi-homed systems. NorNet should provide researchers the possibility to perform experiments in real-world wired and wireless setups. Now, the wired part – denoted as NorNet Core – as well as the wireless part – denoted as NorNet Edge – have reached a stage that allows further researchers to start running such experiments. That is, currently 11 NorNet Core sites and more than 300 NorNet Edge nodes are ready to support your research ideas on resilience, mobility, security, multi-path transport and further subjects!

This workshop intends to provide current as well as new and future NorNet users the possibility to get information about the NorNet testbed and initial research results, to discuss their ideas with the testbed developers and to get the possibility for obtaining access to NorNet.

You can download a one-page NNUW-1 and NorNet information sheet as PDF file here!

The NorNet Core site at Universitetet på Svalbard in LongyearbyenNorNet Edge på Kringsjå

Programme and Workshop Proceedings

Note, that we have scheduled the sessions so that it may be possible to travel to Fornebu on Wednesday morning and return on Thursday evening (depending on home location and travel possibilities).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

NorNet Logo

Venue, Travel and Accomodation

How to reach the Simula Research Laboratory

The workshop will take place at the Simula Research Laboratory within the IT Fornebu complex at Martin Linges vei 17, 1364 Fornebu/Norway (coordinates: 59.89555N, 10.62791E). For a detailed location map, see OpenStreetMap. Fornebu is located approximately 7 km from the city centre of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

From Oslo, you can easily reach the Simula Research Laboratory by taking bus number 31, 31E, 36 or 36E in the direction to Fornebu (busses er labelled for Fornebu or Snarøya). Public transport schedules and ticketing information can be obtained from Ruter. Within the city centre, these busses pass by the National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) and Oslo Central Station (Oslo sentralstasjon, shortly called Oslo S). From Oslo S, there are national and international train connections (NSB) as well as a direct train from/to the airport (Flytoget). The Oslo International Airport (airport code: OSL) in Gardermoen is the nearest international airport.

Get off the bus at the «IT Fornebu» bus stop; it is two stops after Telenor Arena. When you exit the bus, you will see the orange hub in the middle of «Portalbygget». You need to walk down the stairs beneath it to get to the main entrance hall («Resepsjon»). Right before the reception, there is a staircase. Walk up the stairs to the 3rd floor and you find Simula’s main entrance.

The Portalbygget of the IT Fornebu Complex

In order to reach the Simula Research Laboratory by car, follow the directions towards Fornebu and then follow the signs for Snarøya. After you have passed the Telenor building, follow the road straight ahead through a junction and then take the second exit  («Rolfsbuktveien») at the first roundabout. Drive past the orange hub/building and take the first turn left at the corner of the HP builing. There is paid parking in the underground parking house between «Terminalbygget» and the new Statoil building. Take the stairs/lift up and walk to the reception.

Visa assistance

For international participants, please obtain information on whether you need a visa for Norway and details about the corresponding application procedure from your local travel agengy or the Norwegian embassy in your home country. If you need an invitation letter, please contact Amund Kvalbein as soon as possible!

Where to stay?

Oslo, as the capital of Norway, has various hotels. An overview can for example be found at TripAdvisor or Finn.no.

Akershus festning

What to see?

What about combining your workshop travel with a visit of the Oslo region, Østlandet or the many other nice places in Norway? Some further information can be found here:

Note, that most places in the Oslo area are very easily reachable by public transport!


The registration is open now! Please download the registration form here and send the filled-out form to dreibh@simula.no with subject «My NNUW-1 Registration».

Registration fees:

  • Early registration (until September 2, 12:00 CET): 0 NOK, i.e. it is completely for free!
  • Late registration (after September 2, 12:00 CET): up to 1,000 NOK
    (to cover increased costs of late registrations)

Please help us planning the NNUW-1 by registering as soon as possible!


In case of questions, please contact Amund Kvalbein or Thomas Dreibholz.