The final deadline for registration for the TERENA Networking Conference 2013 (TNC2013) and co-located meetings is approaching fast. TNC2013, hosted by SURFnet, the Dutch national research and education networking organisation (NREN) will take place on 3-6 June in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Online registration closes at midnight CET on 24 May 2013.
National research and education networking organisations (NRENs) are invited to participate in a survey that has been developed as part of the new Common NREN Information Model (CNIM). NRENs are kindly requested to complete the survey by 30 June 2013. The survey, and information on how to complete it, is available at http://www.terena.org/activities/compendium.
A new website has been launched for the Trusted Introducer (TI) service, which provides accreditation and certification to Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) across Europe. The website offers information relevant to the whole CSIRT community.
Registration is open for a free hands-on training session on 'SIP-based video calling via NRENum.net', which precedes this year's TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) in Maastricht, Netherlands, on Sunday 2 June. While video conferencing, voice over IP (VoIP), screen sharing and remote presentations are some of the most rapidly growing areas in academia and the home, it can still be overwhelming for a user to set up his systems and get working. NRENum.net attempts to close some of the gaps between the different technologies.
NRENum.net has been developing rapidly in recent months. At the mid-March joint meeting of NRENum.net and the GÉANT project's eduCONF service in Amsterdam, it was agreed that TERENA / NRENum.net should negotiate with Internet2, AARnet and NORDUnet about operating DNS (Domain Name System) slaves in their regions to supplement existing ones at CARNet and SWITCH with the DNS master continuing to be operated by NIIF/HUNGARNET. This global distribution of DNS slaves is now complete and moves the resilience of the NRENum.net infrastructure closer to true enterprise grade.
A Common NREN Information Model has been developed to document the work achieved by national research and education networking organisations (NRENs) around the world. A global panel that formed in January guided the work, which was a collaboration between APAN, ASREN, CANARIE, Internet2, RedCLARA, TERENA, UbuntuNet and WACREN, and built on earlier accomplishments in Europe, Asia and Latin America by TERENA, APAN and RedCLARA.
To benefit the most from this year’s TERENA Networking Conference (TNC), which will take place in Maastricht (Netherlands) from 3-6 June, participants are invited to join one or more of the extra meetings and demonstrations that will surround the core programme ‘Innovating Together’. Topics raised will examine the role of the research and education networking community in regards to sustainability issues, the health sector, Big Data infrastructure, a pan-European network for public services, and the future of the Internet. Registration to attend TNC2013 is now open until 24 May, with a discounted ‘early bird’ fee available until midnight CET on 15 April.
Descriptions of all extra events are available via the schedule overview at: https://tnc2013.terena.org/core/event/list. Please note that some of these may require separate registration:
The deadline for the early registration discount for the 2013 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is quickly approaching. TNC2013, ‘Innovating Together’, will be hosted by SURFnet, the Dutch national research and education networking organisation (NREN), in Maastricht, the Netherlands. It will run from 3 to 6 June. Registration is open until 24 May, but a lower-cost ‘early bird’ fee is available only until midnight CET on 15 April.
The Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) marked the beginning of its second term by renewing its membership – including the election of a new chair - and welcoming a new roaming operator (RO). SingAREN – the Singaporean NREN (national research and education networking organisation) became the 60th RO to be officially recognised by the GeGC as operating the eduroam® (education roaming) service.
Actions towards unified dialling in videoconferencing were agreed at a joint working-group meeting of NRENum.net and eduCONF® that was held in Amsterdam on 18-19 March 2013. These actions will aid the development of both these services and facilitate their cooperation, with unified dialling as the mutual objective.
More than 20 participants from across Europe and the United States attended the NRENum.net-eduCONF joint workshop hosted by TERENA. They discussed how ‘virtual’ numbers generated by eduCONF could be handled by NRENum.net to facilitate reachability between valid Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Global Dialling System (GDS) and eduCONF Direct Dialling (eDDi) numbers.
The REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) community has published a toolkit and guidelines to improve user experience of federated access to online services. Inconsistent login experience has long been highlighted as a problem and this has formed an obstacle to the use of federated identity. The toolkit and guidelines define standard practices for the use and presentation of logos and error messages on login pages and help Service Providers understand the business model for improving the user experience. They are to be used by Service Providers that are, or plan to be, part of an identity federation.