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Posted on 4 February 2014 by TERENA
TNC2014: call for student contest participation

Post-graduate students working in appropriate fields are invited to submit proposals for this year's student contest at the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014), which is sponsored by Cisco Systems and Internet Society. Submissions should be made in PDF format no later than 16 April 2014.

This is the sixth consecutive year of the contest, which has seen posters submitted and presented on a wide range of topics relevant to research and education networking. However, a new twist this year is that accepted poster presenters may also be selected to present their topic in one of the two 'lightning talks' sessions at TNC2014.

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Posted on 30 January 2014 by TERENA
Submit TNC2014 lightning talks and posters - earliest get early-bird discount!

For anyone wanting to present their work in poster format or to share their ideas with the research and education networking community in a five-minute ‘lightning talk’, there is the chance to do so at this year’s TERENA Networking Conference, TNC2014. The conference will explore topics around the theme ‘Networking with the world’ and will be held in Dublin, Ireland, 19-22 May.

Proposals are invited until 16 April, but early submissions are advised so that presenters of posters and lightning talks may also benefit from the early-bird registration discount, which is available until 24 February.

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Posted on 28 January 2014 by TERENA
TNC2014 keynote speakers confirmed and schedule online

The keynote speakers and other presentations for the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014) are now confirmed and the schedule is online. The conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 19-22 May, hosted by HEAnet, the Irish national research and education networking organisation.

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Posted on 28 January 2014 by SURFnet
New report about Identity Management as a Service

SURFnet has published a research report, ‘Connecting Identity Management services to SURFconext’, to give an overview of the Identity Management as a Service (IdMaaS) supplier landscape.

We conclude that Dutch research and higher education institutes are generally not ready for a complete cloud offering of Identity Access Management (IAM) services. By and large they lack a clear policy for adopting cloud services and have a reserved position towards IdMaaS due to the sensitive nature of the data involved and their awareness to comply to privacy regulations.

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Posted on 27 January 2014 by SURFnet
Animation about cloud access using SURFconext

SURFnet has launched a new animation about SURFconext. In three minutes we answer the question: how do institutions give their users cloud access in an open, safe and controllable manner?

Students, researchers and lecturers make heavy use of smart cloud services. By using cloud services, online collaboration on national and international levels becomes so much simpler. SURFconext is an open collaboration infrastructure where institution services and cloud services can be linked to each other. View the animation and discover the advantages, both for organisations and users.

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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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