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The Programme Committee for the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014) has issued a Call for Papers exploring the theme ‘Networking with the World’. The deadline for submitting papers is 29 November 2013.
TNC2014 will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 19-22 May 2014, hosted by HEAnet, the Irish national research and education networking organisation (NREN).
The 8th summit on implementing the IPv6 protocol in Slovenian and foreign networks will be held on Tuesday 22 October 2013 in Ljubljana. This summit will be devoted to activities resulting from the final exhaustion of the available IPv4 address space.
Registration is now open for the second Network Architects workshop, which will bring together next-generation network architecture designers and deployers to exchange ideas and best practice within the research and education networking community. The event will be hosted by TERENA with the support of CESNET, the Czech national research and education networking organisation (NREN) in Prague, Czech Republic, on 13-14 November 2013.
The workshop will be held back-to-back with a meeting of TF-NOC, the recently re-chartered TERENA Task Force on Network Operation Centres, on 14-15 November, for which registration is also open.
An updated policy for the NRENum.net service, which makes collaborative video and voice communications easy to use, and a newly-created Global NRENum.net Governance Committee (GNGC) were noted by the TERENA Executive Committee on 25 September 2013.
The NRENum.net community’s request for a firmer basis for NRENum.net operations and governance worldwide stems from the wider deployment and growing use of this end-user telephone number mapping (ENUM) service, which is made available to academia by NRENs (national research and education networking organisations).
The TERENA Task Force on Network Operation Centres, TF-NOC, will continue activities in new 'lightweight' form led by a newly created Steering Committee rather than a Chair. The new terms of reference were approved by the TERENA Technical Committee on 19 September, allowing TF-NOC to run in this new form until March 2015.
Under the new structure, formal work items, deliverables and deadlines have been replaced with periodical reporting and assessments of activities and overall progress. Specialised TERENA support tailored to the needs of the task force may be requested by the Steering Committee.
In the 'Eternal City' the TERENA Task Force on Communications and Public Relations, TF-CPR, marked its tenth anniversary last week. The meeting, held back-to-back with the GEANT PR Network, was hosted by GARR in Rome from 24-26 September. At the same time, TF-CPR's updated terms of reference were approved by the TERENA Executive Committee, on Wednesday 25 September, renewing the group's mandate for another two years from 1 October.
TF-CPR was set up to support the exchange of ideas, experience, information and best practices across the full range of topics NRENs (national research and education networking organisations) need to communicate. The new terms of reference include work items related to the exchange and re-use of promotional videos and the development of best practice documents. These kicked off to a good start during the Rome meeting with a session in which teams of participants gathered information, reviewed content and defined priorities.
Registration is now open for the CHAIN-REDS project workshop on "e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences" focusing on cloud computing and data repositories in Beijing on 22 October 2013. The workshop is organised under the aegis of the European Commission and in co-location with the International Conference on e-Science (IEEE2013) 2013 that will be held in Beijing on 17-22 October 2013.
Organised by IHEP, INFN and Sigma Orionis with the support of all project partners, this workshop will aim to present the state of the art of cloud computing in Europe and in China and discuss the opportunities offered by having interoperable and federated e-Infrastructures, as well as explore the existing initiatives of data infrastructures in Europe and China, and highlight the data repositories of interest for the virtual research communities in several domains such as health, agriculture, climate etc.
HP-SEE reached its end in August 2013. In its three-year activity, HP-SEE worked across several strategic lines of action, aiming to link pre-existing and new HPC facilities in South East Europe in a common infrastructure, and provide access to it to a wide range of user communities. The project brought together partners from 14 countries in the SEE region, while more than 10 institutions participated in the project as third parties to the consortium partners. HP-SEE was carried out within the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme under the “Research Infrastructure” action.
For 25 years now, SURFnet has been a leader in innovation in networks and services for higher education. Examples include eduroam and SURFconext. An overview of the latest innovations is given in the SURFnet Innovation Report.
The XIFI project paves the way for the establishment of large-scale trials, dedicated to Future Internet services and applications, through the creation of a pan-European federation of infrastructures.
In April 2013, XIFI started to set up a core federation of five nodes in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, assisted by investments in European infrastructure such as GÉANT for their interconnection. During 2014, more infrastructures will be added to the federation, to increase the XIFI offer to fulfil the needs of running FI-PPP projects and to enlarge the available capacity to be able to also support FI-PPP Phase 3 projects. This is being achieved through the "Expansion of the infrastructure capacity of the FI-PPP" competitive call launched by the XIFI consortium on 9t September 2013.
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