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TERENA has received the first nominations for the Community Awards, after having opened the nominations page on 18 February. More candidates for the awards are still welcome until midnight on 20 March 2014. You can submit up to three nominees. The winner(s) will be presented with a small personal gift on Thursday 22 May during the closing plenary session of TNC2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
High-speed networks are transforming global arts and humanities. Have you ever tried singing Happy Birthday over Skype? It’s pretty dismal. So imagine coordinating a live performance between groups of professional musicians in different continents - made doubly nail biting because they’re performing in front of a global audience. Oh, and did I mention they’re improvising? Noticing subtle variations in each other’s tone and tempo is key to blissful audio rapture… or ear-splitting disaster.
Thanks to very high capacity networks such as GÉANT and high definition, low latency technologies, artists can now see and hear each other so well, the creative tension is palpable. Today some truly jaw-dropping simultaneous collaborations are taking place, where distance is erroneous and imagination the only barrier to what can be achieved. This is the future of performing arts across boundaries.
During the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014), SURFnet will provide a workshop on OpenConext. Participants can explore the possibilities of OpenConext themselves.
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the concepts and components of OpenConext and its example use cases (JISC from United Kingdom and AARNet from Australia). In addition participants will install the platform and be able to configure it with the management tools, connect services or identity providers, to explore the potential of the platform yourself. Experts from SURFnet, JISC and AARNet will be available to assist you and there will plenty of time for all of your questions as well as discussion on functionality, features and more. Join us for an interactive hands-on session and experience OpenConext yourself!
Please register for this workshop via https://eventr.terena.org/events/1941.
The third eI4Africa workshop 'Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science' is taking place on 19 March 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with Sigma Orionis and all the eI4Africa consortium members, the workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR), an activity centre of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.
GÉANT and its National Research and Education Network partners are helping to revolutionise global collaboration between schools and colleges thousands of miles apart by bridging the digital divide.
From interactive teaching materials to videoconferencing and tablet computers in the classroom, e-Education is changing how students and pupils learn and work together. Today’s ‘digital native’ students expect e-Education to be at the heart of their experience, teaching new skills that are vital for their futures.
CESNET and INVEA-TECH have developed a new generation of acceleration adapters supporting 40G and 100G Ethernet. The equipment based on the adapters effectively processes network traffic in the advanced high-speed networks thanks to hardware accelerations. The adapters and related technologies were developed during the project supported under the Alfa program of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.
20 Years of NAFTA and Beyond
Join us for a daylong symposium to engage with business leaders, policy makers and scholars in discussions on Mexico's progress and future goals 20 years after the signing of NAFTA.
TERENA invites bidders to submit an offer for a managed certificate service.
This service will allow national research and education network (NREN) organisations acting as service providers to their constituencies to provide the European education and research community with a functionally unlimited number of certificates. The deadline for proposals is at 12:00 CEST on 18 April 2014.
CESNET as a member of the GN3 (GÉANT) project together with other partners from the activity NA3—Task 2 Campus Best Practices organises a workshop focused on campus network monitoring and security. Participants shall discuss common practices in monitoring, tools used and processes deployed to improve management of campus networks. Date: April 24 to 25, 2014. Venue: Hotel Diplomat, Prague, the Czech Republic.
Please register now!
TERENA is mourning the loss of Karel Vietsch, who passed away on 23 February 2014. Karel had been TERENA’s Secretary General from March 1996 until March 2012, when illness prevented him from fulfilling his duties. In spite of this illness, Karel continued to show a strong attention to TERENA activities, providing information and support to the Secretariat staff and occasionally engaging with the wider community. He will be much missed.