GN3 eduCONF - TERENA Joint Workshop

March 18-19, 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The joint GN3 eduCONF - TERENA Workshop will be held on 18-19 March, 2013, hosted by the TERENA Secretariat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Singel 468D
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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All NRENs (GN3 project participants and others) are invited to participate in the workshop in order to present the requirements of their national community. Participants may include the NRENs' VC/VoIP service product managers and representatives from other NRENs who do not yet have a VC/VoIP service. GN3 project covers the travel cost of the NREN representatives to the workshop.

Places are limited, please do the registration. Remote participation via VC will be possible.

About the joint pilot of GN3 SA3 eduCONF Task & TERENA Service
Between November 2012 and March 2013 the joint working group pilots ENUM support in the eduCONF (European Video Conferencing) infrastructure by populating virtual EDDI (eduCONF Direct Dialling) numbers in the tree to look up destinations and to allow reachability for callers from other VoIP networks or services. This may ultimately lead to a seamless transition from a centralised gatekeeper-based Global Dialling Scheme (GDS) into a distributed DNS-lookup-based ENUM addressing scheme. To complete this objective, mutual policy agreements and small technical developments are required to both the eduCONF infrastructure and the service.
The working group is jointly coordinated by the eduCONF task leader, Rui Ribeiro (FCCN), and the service coordinator, Peter Szegedi (TERENA). Participants from within the GN3 Consortium may reclaim expenses from the project, while those outside the project (such as RedCLARA, APAN and North American countries) are welcome to contribute to the pilot on a voluntary basis.

Workshop's DRAFT agenda are available here.

About the ENUM survey
The pilot issued an online survey to collect some information from the VC and/or VoIP operators in the community identifying a set of policy recommendations that can help solving the issues as follows:
1. Management of virtual numbers
2. Integration of virtual numbers into tree populated by valid E.164 numbers
3. Implementation options and technical parameters defined on a consensus basis
4. Number delegation to transnational organizations/projects that are a) not affiliated with academic community or b) not representing a particular country

The survey was open between 10 December 2012 - 15 January 2013.
The implementation options preferred are being deployed in the joint eduCONF/ pilot. The trial period will be running until April 2013.

The preliminary analisys of the survey results can be found here.

20 November 2012 and eduCONF call for working group participation.

15 May 2012 service goes global, recognised as viable alternative to for academia.