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Posted on 29 August 2014 by eI4Africa
Register now for "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future" Conference - October 29, Brussels

The “e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future” Conference is taking place on October 29, 2014 at Hotel Bloom, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is jointly organised by the eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU/FP7 funded projects and it will be held under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commission.

The conference aims at bringing together policy and research stakeholders from both Europe and Africa to discuss major developments and perspectives in the field of Africa-EU e-Infrastructures cooperation. The main outcomes of the eI4Africa and iMENTORS projects will be presented on this occasion.

Over 100 European and African key stakeholders in the field (from Institutions, National and International Companies, SMEs, Academia, Research institutes, etc.) coming from all over Europe and Africa will attend the event.

Registration is open (free of charge) at:


Posted on 19 August 2014 by TERENA
TNC2014 proceedings available

TERENA is pleased to release the proceedings from the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference. Sixteen papers were selected from more than one hundred submissions that were presented at TNC2014 and published with summaries of the papers and the conference, written by Erik Huizer, chair of the programme committee.

The proceedings, with ISBN/EAN code 978-90-77559-24-6 and including individually downloadable papers, are at


Posted on 18 August 2014 by CESNET
Transcontinental cultural event transmitted by CESNET

The participants of an official evening organised as part of the international advanced network meeting APAN 38 in Nantou, Taiwan, were able to watch a unique music and dance performance, entitled Dancing in Space. This performance took place concurrently in Prague, Barcelona, Miami and Taiwan. Signals from all the performance locations were transmitted in a HD format in real time, using high-speed Internet lines, and were projected onto one single screen.


Posted on 11 August 2014 by DeIC
Submit a lightning talk for the NORDUnet Conference 2014

Remember to propose a lightning talk for the NORDUnet Conference 2014 before Friday 15 August 2014.
The next NORDUnet conference takes place in Uppsala in Sweden from 23 – 25 September 2014.
The NORDUnet conference brings together networking and cloud computing experts and users from the Nordic and global communities, and offers participants a great opportunity to be inspired and share knowledge about network use and development.
The conference program is online and features keynote speakers with focus on the data and network challenges that NRENs are facing in the future collaboration with the worldwide research communities.
NORDUnet looks forward to welcoming you to historic Uppsala and Uppsala University.


Posted on 5 August 2014 by SURFnet
Event about identity and access control of Internet of Things on 4 and 5 September

On September 4 and 5, 2014, the Kantara Initiative organises the summit ‘Identity and Access Control - Context, Choice, and Control in the age of Internet of Things’. The event is hosted in Utrecht, The Netherlands by SURFnet.

In a world of increasing network connectivity that interacts with more and more active and passive sensors, data is generated, managed, and consumed in mass. Industry experts will discuss findings regarding standardisation of the Internet of Things space and where possible gaps exist. Focus will include review of use cases and demos as well as implications of identity and personal identifiable information within the IoT space.


Posted on 18 July 2014 by TERENA
Registration open for TERENA / SURFnet security, privacy and trust workshop

Security, privacy and trust are among the hottest topics in research and education networking. Because it’s important to collaborate internationally, national research and education networking (NREN) organisations are invited to attend the NREN Security Strategy Workshop that will be held on 3-4 September 2014, organised by TERENA and SURFnet and hosted in the SURFnet offices in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


Posted on 17 July 2014 by SURFnet
Kees Neggers, chief executive officer, SURF

The Board of SURF has appointed Kees Neggers as chief executive officer of SURF for a term of one year, effective from 1 July 2014. During his term, Kees Neggers will implement the reform of the SURF organisation and help draw up the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. The Board will search for a successor CEO for SURF in the year ahead.


Posted on 11 July 2014 by SURFnet
NetherLight: spanning the marketplace and science

NetherLight, the Dutch open light path exchange, launched in 2001 with a transatlantic connection to facilitate research. NetherLight formed the European end point in Amsterdam, with the US StarLight at the other end in Chicago. Twelve years on, we have multiple 10Gbit/s transatlantic connections and even a 100Gbit/s connection, alongside NetherLight’s high bandwidth connecting Europe. Today, NetherLight is an international light path exchange that facilitates fast, one-on-one connections between researchers at a host of institutions and also, started recently, with service providers. Turning from what we have achieved to what is ahead, the important question now is: What are NetherLight’s plans for the future? A look at new opportunities, market forces and open connections.


Posted on 10 July 2014 by CESNET
8th Customer Empowered Fibre (CEF) Networks Workshop in Prague

CESNET invites all interested specialists to the 8th Customer Empowered Fibre Networks Workshop which will be held in Prague from 15 to 16 September 2014. Major topics for this year event are photonic (all-optical) services, dark fibre channels, alien waves, fibre sharing, open dark fibre testbeds and virtual fibre networks. Other topics that will be addressed include research projects and disciplines requiring photonic services or dark fibre connections, and dark fibre footprints used by the research community (including CBFs and last miles to user premises) and expected development.


Posted on 8 July 2014 by TERENA
TERENA launches new website

TERENA has launched a new website for the service, the global ENUM service for academia. With the new website the growing community of (prospective) users can more easily find information and support. The website is live at


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