EU-MED Event Programme

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Day 1
Access to research infrastructures in the Mediterranean: status, perspectives and strategies for the future
WORKSHOP CHAIR: Vasilis Maglaris, National Technical Univerity of Athens, Chairman of the NREN Policy Committee
13:45-14:00 Welcome Address

Bernhard Fabianek, European Commission
14:00-14:30 Telecommunications markets and regulations in Mediterranean countries
The current picture of Telecommunications market and regulatory issues in the Mediterranean area.

Claire Milne, Antelope Consulting (slides)
14:30-15:00 Applications and end-user projects in Mediterranean countries: MedGeNet
The activities undertaken in the MedGeNet project and the added-value of using the network for implementing them.

Michele Bianco, Managing Director European Genetics Foundation (slides)
15:00-15:30 Applications and end-user projects in Mediterranean countries: EUMEDGRID
A picture of the EUMEDGRID initiative, highlighting the importance of networks to make efficient use of Grid infrastructures.

Federico Ruggieri, INFN (slides)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Arab States Network Access Points
The NAP initiative and the evolution of network connectivity in the region.

Nisreen Araj, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Jordan (slides)
16:20-17:30 Panel Session: Access to infrastructure in Mediterranean countries
GianMarco Badii, Telecom Italia Sparkle (slides)- Dimitris Botsis, OTEGlobe - Gil Sidis, Bezeq International - Jean-Marc Uzé, Juniper Networks, Fernando de Paula - Telefónica (slides)

Chair: Vasilis Maglaris, NTUA
17:30-18:00 Infrastructure in Mediterranean countries: conclusions and ways forward
Assessment of the telecom infrastructure in a few Mediterranean countries and their accessibility by research organisations.

David West, DANTE (slides)