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The CESNET Association is the only entity in the Czech Republic to be actively involved in the European research project Future Internet – Public Private Partnership. Its aim is to establish a large pan-European experimental and development infrastructure (so-called Extra Large Testbed), which would reflect the latest networking and application trends.
New ways of teaching proposed by the European Commission through the Opening Up Education initiative are introducing numerous new approaches, both from the perspective of using technology in education and to the concept of teaching itself. The main goal of this initiative is to provide learning environments and content that will be available to all. At this year’s ARNES Conference, which took place in Kranjska Gora on 28 May 2014, we thus focused on solutions that facilitate the open exchange of knowledge.
The deadline for Early Bird registration for the NORDUnet Conference 2014 has been extended until 15 June. NORDUnet, the regional network in the Nordic countries - welcomes you to historic Uppsala in Sweden for the NORDUnet Conference 2014.
PROGRAM - The conference programme features keynote talks and presentations. It includes talks on technical developments, new services, advanced applications of research and education networks, complete with lightning talks.
INNOVATION - Our aim is to showcase Nordic, European and global innovation, as well as future developments, current challenges and recent results within the topics and areas covered by the conference.
MEETING PLACE – NORDUnet 2014 is the Nordic networking meeting place, bringing together the networking community from Nordic universities and NRENs along with their European and global colleagues.
UNCONFERENCE – This year's conference offers an unconference session. Join this novel event and voice your views.
You can find the programme and register for the conference at: www.ndn2014.net
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 14th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop, which will be hosted by REANNZ on 29 September - 1 October 2014 at the Rydges Lakeland Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand.
This will bring together leading network personnel from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new lambda networking technologies, middleware and applications. The workshop will have a strong focus on new infrastructure developments, software defined networking, high-bandwidth video transmission and other data intensive scientific applications.
The registration fee is NZD 475 (including GST) and you can register and pay online at https://glif-2014-conference.lilregie.com/
The main topic of the TERENA General Assembly meeting of 22-23 May 2014, held in Dublin, Ireland, was the ongoing community investigation into restructuring collaborative activities through TERENA and DANTE. Following a presentation by Bob Day (Chair of Board, DANTE), it was agreed to continue to the next phase of discussions, with an extra General Assembly meeting planned for 26 June in Paris.
SURFnet provides different services related to digital identity, including the flagship SURFconext service which provides identity federation functionality. A report describes what the most potential value-add for SURFnet and its institutions is in this area.
SURFnet involved different stakeholders and experts from within and outside higher education and research. We analyzed trends and uncertainties and organised different sessions to diverge and converge on the topics. The result will help SURFnet and its institutions to prioritise the possible value-adds to pursue and where to invest innovation budgets, scoped to the area of digital identity and a period of 3-5 years. Download the report:
On May 22, SWITCH named the best websites put together by young people in Switzerland. For the eighth year in a row, a jury scrutinised web projects by classes at primary and secondary schools to gauge how their design and content enhance the user experience. Some 131 projects were judged this year, and the winners’ hard work will be rewarded with a lot of recognition and some great prizes.
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) has launched the Federated Cloud—a cloud service tailored for European researchers. The announcement was made by EGI at the annual EGI Community Forum, taking place in Helsinki. The CESNET association is one of the 16 resource providers involved.
In 2013, SURFnet celebrated its 25th birthday. Since our inception in 1988, we have created ICT solutions that go beyond the interests of individual institutions and have demonstrated the value of collaboration between higher education and research institutions. Promoting, developing and running a reliable and interconnected ICT infrastructure will allow researchers, lecturers and students to collaborate in a transparent and effective manner, and to make the most of what ICT has to offer.
SURFnet's annual report shows you what SURFnet achieved in 2013 in the fields of network infrastructure, collaboration infrastructure and security.
This project aims at creating a simple, copy & paste-able HOWTO for secure crypto settings of the most common services (webservers, mail, ssh, etc.). It was presented by Aaron Kaplan at the recent RIPE 68 Meeting in Warsaw.