TERENA is pleased to release the proceedings from the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) 2009. Twelve papers were selected from more than one hundred submissions that were presented at the TNC 2009. The theme of the conference was "Virtuality into Reality" – the emergence of ideas and technologies from research laboratories and networks into everyday life and the opportunities and challenges for network developers, operators and users that this presents.
Providing recorded or live multimedia footage of university lectures to the education community has become increasingly popular and NRENs are in a great position to facilitate these services. TERENA’s planned new task force on media management, TF-Media, will bring together European NRENs and universities to explore the architectures, technologies and workflow processes necessary for various rich media content production management and distribution.
Those interested in participating in the harmonisation and advancement of these services are invited to participate in the TF-Media preparation meeting on 5-6 November 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by CESNET, the Czech national research and education networking organisation. Open to anyone interested in joining this new task force, the preparation meeting is being held to finalise the work items and timelines and to select volunteers to contribute ideas for the future direction of the task force.
A contract between TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association) and S-CURE BV of the Netherlands was signed recently, marking the 9th consecutive year of this relationship. Under the agreement, S-CURE will continue to provide the Trusted Introducer service, under contract to TERENA, which collects the fees from the accredited teams.
TERENA’s Trusted Introducer service is an accreditation scheme that helps build a web of trust between Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). Many research and education networking organisations, commercial Internet service providers, telecommunications operators and governments have established CSIRTs to deal with network security incidents. Collaboration between these teams is very important because in many cases incidents originate from outside the network that is affected. Such collaboration needs to be based on strong trust between the teams.
The GÉANT Common Network Information Service (cNIS) is a set of tools that automatically discovers network information from routers, switches and other devices in a network, and provides a number of tools for analysis and possible re-design of the network. The first step in the roll out of this new service was to provide training to five NRENs across Europe. The network administrators of these NRENs were trained on how to install/uninstall, configure and use cNIS on their servers.
Marek Lewandowski from the Polish Research and Education Network, PSNC, provided the training, which took place in the TERENA Secretariat offices on the 23 July 2009 in Amsterdam. Mr. Lewandowski is one of the core developers of the cNIS software.
Registration for the first TERENA and Internet2 hands-on audio/video production workshop is open until 8 July 2009. Potential participants are cordially requested to register as soon as possible via http://www.garr.it/papws.
The workshop will be held on 13-15 July 2009, hosted by GARR in cooperation with the Music Conservatory of Trieste, in Italy. The event will emphasise the equipment and staffing requirements for interactive performing arts education, multi-site performance events and high quality netcasting. It is meant to be the first in a series of annual workshops on this topic.
The new president of the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) was elected by the General Assembly of its members during a meeting held on 11-12 June 2009 in Malaga, Spain. TERENA’s vice-president for conferences and treasurer were also re-elected and the association's 2009 membership fees and service costs were reviewed.
This year’s TERENA Networking Conference concluded today, Thursday 11 June, with a playful invitation for attendees to visit TNC in Vilnius, Lithuania. from 31 May to 3 June 2010.
Laimutis Telksnys of the Lithuanian research and education network LITNET presented a short film highlighting the city’s attractions, and participants of TNC 2009 received a picturesque puzzle-cube to take home as a reminder to attend next year.
Postgraduate students met leading figures from TERENA and Cisco at the TERENA Networking Conference this week, Tuesday 9 June. Recognising that today’s students are the future leaders of the networking community, TERENA invited students of relevant fields to attend TNC 2009. Cisco endorsed the initiative by providing sponsorship, enabling the students to attend the event free of charge, so being exposed to current best practices and cutting-edge technologies.
Archived streams of presentations from this year's TERENA Networking Conference (TNC 2009) are available on the conference website. Around 450 people attended the event, which also featured online presentation materials for those who could not be there in person.
The conference, with the theme ‘Virtuality into Reality', continued until 13.30 CET on Thursday. The closing plenary was delivered by Simone Brunozzi, Amazon.com’s Web Services Evangelist. In addition to five more plenary talks, each day included parallel sessions of presentations on a diverse range of topics.
All streams are available from http://tnc2009.terena.org.
The first TERENA and Internet2 hands-on audio/video production workshop will be held on 13-15 July 2009, hosted by GARR in cooperation with the Music Conservatory of Trieste, in Italy.
The workshop will emphasise the equipment and staffing requirements for interactive performing arts education, multi-site performance events and high quality netcasting. It is meant to be the first in a series of annual workshops on this topic.