Developers and integrators trying to set up federations often deal with similar issues, the solutions to which are not always obvious. By providing participants answers to some of the more challenging federation set up problems, the latest Advanced EuroCAMP (European Campus Architecture Middleware Planning) will enpower developers with how-to knowledge on getting applications and services working in an identity federation.
This is an unique opportunity for developers to participate in the 10th TERENA EuroCAMP, hosted by the Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University in Budapest, Hungary, 17 - 18 November 2009. These popular workshops bring together people from European campuses and national research and education networks (NRENs) to share experiences and learn about identity management, authentication, authorisation, directories and other middleware standard technologies.
In response to requests from the research and education networking community, TERENA is offering remote and on-site participation options to the upcoming preparation meeting for TF-Media. Located in Prague, Czech Republic on 5-6 November, this meeting is being organised to finalize the draft TF-Media terms of reference so that clear objectives and potential deliverables are identified, along with corresponding timelines and voluntary leaders.
Expected to launch in January 2010, TF-Media aims to collect and exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences about the technical, administrative and legal aspects of multimedia production, management and distribution workflows on a pan-European scale.
Setting up eduroam is the focus of this latest eduroam training, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 24 - 25 November 2009. This course is ideal for NREN or campus eduroam administrators who want to setup an eduroam Identity Provider or simply an eduroam Service Provider, and optionally, for those who are interested in delivering training to their local constituency.
The TERENA Task Force on Public relations and Information Dissemination (TF-PR) has changed its name to the Task Force on Communications and Public Relations (TF-CPR), effective from 1 October 2009.
“We held a vote and the majority of particpants felt that ‘PR’ is not a name that adequately reflects their day-to-day work,” explains Maria Ristkok (EENet), who is stepping down after completing two years as the task force chair. “The majority now has a much broader range of responsibilities, including marketing communications or promotional work, not only public relations.”
The Programme Committee for the TERENA Networking Conference 2010 has issued a Call for Papers exploring the theme: 'Living the network life'.
The conference will be held from 31 May - 3 June 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania, organised by TERENA and hosted by LITNET, the academic and research network in Lithuania.
The aim of EuroCAMP (European Campus Architectural Middleware Planning) is to develop awareness of middleware at a grassroots level and to present some of the various identity management (IdM) and authentication mechanisms available. Located in Budapest, Hungary on 17-18 November, 2009, the latest Advanced EuroCAMP will focus on developers' needs for getting applications and services working in an identity federation.
By supporting the developer and bringing 'off the shelf', open source and home grown applications into a federated environment, the search for the "killer application" will become easier and more aligned with what users want.
The potential for better cooperation between NRENs and Grids was demonstrated through various use-cases that were presented at the 8th NRENs and Grids Workshop this week, 22 September. More than 30 people from 13 countries across Europe joined the event, which was co-located with the EGEE’09 conference in Barcelona.
Xavier Jeannin from EGEE SA2 explains that, “collaboration with NRENs is required in order to provide better services for end users.” Ideas were exchanged on four main topics of common interest: Grid Monitoring Solutions, Advanced Network Services, Project-wide Network Operations and Grid Middleware.
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.