We would like to give to the 'Battle of the Mesh' the flavor of 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 find this bunch of crazy folks gathering for the Wireless Battle of the Mesh V6 very interesting. This event is also an opportunity to meet developers from the most popular open source mesh protocol implementations (Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N. L3 and L2, BMX, IEEE 802.11s, OLSR) and watch their ideas compete. If you have implemented an interesting mesh protocol capable of running on OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment you can take part in the tournament too.
- Participant Registration and Fee
- Blog Ping-Backs and Media Coverage
- What to Bring
- List of the Hardware Available for the WBMv6
The BattleMeshV6 will be held at Aalborg, Denmark. The testing / hacking / talks will take place in the Aalborg University. Two larger rooms have been booked for the BattleMesh participants. Expect to find an internet connection, plenty of space, video projector, canteen, and some curious students.
Some first impressions (Aalborg, University site, pumpkins):
Accommodation and Food Supply
A low cost package for accommodation and food supply is available for participants. For this, we have made a block reservation at Hotel Aalborg. Transportation between hotel and university is by bus, for which you will get full-day passes for the entire week. Breakfeast and dinner is also included in the package and will be served at the university. Lunch can be bought the the university canteen.
If you have special needs for accommodation or food, we are happy to help - please contact Martin.
How To Get to the Hotel / University from the Aalborg Airport
Getting from Aalborg Airport to the hotel or the university is very easy: Take bus number 2H, 2G, 2J or 22. The hotel is close to the stop at Bornholmsgade v. Færøgade (after 25 minutes) and the university site is close to Mejrupstien (after ~40 minutes).
Busses going directly from Aalborg Airport to the hotel and Aalborg University:
- Bus 2H towards AAU Busterminal
- Bus 2G towards AAU Busterminal
- Bus 2J towards Storvorde v/ Rødhøjvej
- Bus 22 towards AAU Busterminal
The event takes place on the following dates: Monday 15th to Sunday 21st of April 2013.
Rooms are reserved for this whole week, but you are welcome to arrive later or leave earlier.
We have, unfortunately, been unable to arrange an affordable and relevant warm-up event, so this year will not include such. Hopefully we will see a warm-up next year!
In brief: We will deploy a wireless mesh network over the campus, run different routing protocols on top of it, perform some tests and see which routing protocol behaves better. (More Infos about the firmware: BattleMeshV6/Firmware)
Side activities will be organized. Workshops and talks on wireless topics are on the time table:
Call for Talks: BattleMeshV6/CallForTalks
Side Events: BattleMeshV6/SideEvents
Video clip made at WBMv5 to give you a feeling what this event is like: http://vimeo.com/39412090
Video clip made at WBMv4: http://vimeo.com/21953373
Participant Registration and Fee
The event itself is free of charge and open for all, so to register without hotel and food supply, simply add your name to the BattleMeshV6 participants list.
Living costs in Denmark are high and in order to provide an option for a low cost accomodation and low cost food supply, several special group bookings have been arranged. Payment in advance is required to get the full benefit of the discount. Therefore, this year's edition features an "early bird low cost" registration program, including:
Accommodation at Hotel Aalborg for the entire week.
- Breakfeast and dinner the entire week.
- Public transportation in Aalborg the entire week.
The package is available for 1500 DKK (~201€) if the payment is made before February 15th, 2013. The price goes up to 1900 DKK (255€) for all payments made after February 15th. These late arrangements are subject to availability. Of course, this package is not compulsory. You can also find your own bed and food supply yourself during the event if you wish to do so. To register, please follow this link:
We prefer online payments, but if you are unable to pay by credit card, you can contact Martin to get instructions for bank transfers. Group payments is unfortunately not supported by the payment system, so groups have to perform one payment per participant.
Once your payment is received and approved, your name will be listed on the BattleMeshV6 participants list.
IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh (webchat)
We would like to thank the following for making this event possible:
NOVI Research Park
A complete and updated list is available at the Endorsement 2013 page.
Blog Ping-Backs and Media Coverage
What to Bring
- Access Points
- Ethernet Cables
- switches and hubs
- your laptop
List of the Hardware Available for the WBMv6
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30x TP-Link 4300 (some Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300) sponsored by Bastian Bittorf
- 9 OM1P's and 10 OM2P's from Aalborg University
5 TP-Link TL-WDR3600 from the Confine project (UPC)
- 12x TP-Link 3040 (with battery inside for mobile usage) from Freifunk Leipzig
- 3x TP-Link 3600, 1xLinksys WRT54GS, 1x Nanostation M5 and some antennas from Freifunk Leipzig
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