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Posted on 27 January 2014 by CESNET
First US patent for CESNET

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent US 8,582,967 for the device for the multicasting of optical signals in Internet and other networks, developed by CESNET. The device is available on the market as a CzechLight Multicast switch (CLM).

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Posted on 27 January 2014 by SWITCH
Young people in Switzerland willingly disclose personal information online

Privacy on the Internet is yesterday’s news – at least as far as today’s young people are concerned. This is made clear by the findings of the SWITCH Junior Web Barometer 2013 survey, in which 510 school students answered in-depth questions about their online behaviour.

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Posted on 27 January 2014 by RIPE NCC
NTP Reflections

After the recent amplification attacks involving NTP servers, John Kristoff, a researcher with Team Cymru, kindly agreed to publish an analysis of the history and timeline leading up to the attacks on RIPE Labs.

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Posted on 27 January 2014 by DANTE
The sound of space discovery - GÉANT brings 36 years of spacecraft data to life

GÉANT, the pan-European data network serving 50 million research and education users at speeds of up to 500Gbps, recently demonstrated the power of high speed networks for research and education, by enabling the sonification of 36 years’ worth of NASA Voyager spacecraft data and converting it into a musical duet. The story has proved extremely popular, reaching a press/web/broadcast audience so far of over 40 million people.

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Posted on 23 January 2014 by TERENA
One month left to get TNC2014 early-bird registration discount

The discounted fee for early-bird registration for this year’s TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014) is available for just one more month, until 24 February 2014. Until this date, registration costs € 550, including access to all sessions, demonstrations, posters, exhibits, lightning talks and social events as well as coffee and lunch breaks. After the deadline it will still be possible to register online until 9 May at a cost of €650. TERENA invites you to take advantage of the discount while the early-bird period continues!

The early bird discount was increased this year from 50 to 100 Euro and has been available for several months longer than in previous years to allow participants extra time to plan their travel.

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Posted on 23 January 2014 by PSNC
Invitation to VISIONAIR Open Forum!

On 5th and 6th February 2014 VISIONAIR Open Forum 2014 conference will be hosted in Poznan, Poland. The event will focus on integration of services and construction of high-quality visualization platform of the VISIONAIR project, which is available free of charge to scientists and researchers from European countries.

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Posted on 22 January 2014 by TERENA
TERENA and APAN strengthen ties through new MoU

TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association) and APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a broad cooperation between the two sister organisations. TERENA’s Acting Secretary-General, Valentino Cavalli, and Dae Young Kim, Chairman of the APAN Board of Directors, signed the agreement during the 37th APAN meeting, in Bandung Indonesia, on 22 January 2014, following a keynote presentation by Valentino Cavalli.

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Posted on 22 January 2014 by TERENA
TERENA and TEIN*CC agree Memorandum of Understanding

TERENA and TEIN*CC (Trans-Eurasia Information Network * Cooperation Center) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation and collaboration between the two organisations on various levels. TERENA’s Acting Secretary-General, Valentino Cavalli, and Tae-hee Lee, President of TEIN*CC, signed the agreement in a special ceremony during the 5th TEIN*CC Governors' Meeting and TEIN4 Project Meeting in Bandung Indonesia, on 20 January 2014.

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Posted on 21 January 2014 by SURFnet
Infographic available about sharing services easily within Collaborative Organisations

Collaborative Organisations (COs) allow researchers to work across institutions on a shared topic, while making use of each other’s services. One of their requirements is to have an easy, effective and secure solution to access each other's services. For managers of these services, it is of course important to be able to grant this access easily. For researchers, the best way is to have a single login that grants access to all services. To achieve this, standard solutions are available.

The available infographic describes how COs can share services easily and what they need to facilitate collaboration as a CO. Also with a best practice of WeNMR: by making efficient use of the authentication and authorisation infrastructure of SURFconext and eduGAIN, researchers from various research institutes across Europe can use their own trusted institutional account to obtain single sign-on access to WeNMR services hosted at Utrecht University.

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Posted on 21 January 2014 by TERENA
Last Call for Papers for EUNIS2014

The deadline for submitting papers for the EUNIS2014 conference is fast approaching: the last day of submissions is 31 January 2014. EUNIS2014 will be held in Umeå, Sweden from 11-13 June, under the theme "Higher Education in the Digital Era". Scientific, technological and good practices papers are invited.

The programme is divided into six tracks: CIO and IT management; Supporting teaching and learning; University management systems – BI; University cooperation - Consortia, Partnerships and open source; Security; and Software development.

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