The news service by and for the Research and Education Networking Community in Europe
Educational institutions are being targeted by cybercriminals for their valuable data. The question is how to address this and where to find the resources needed.
SWITCH rolled out the Swiss edu-ID at the start of March 2015. What is it, and what benefits does it bring?
The GLIF Technical Working Group held a meeting on 19-20 March 2014 in conjunction with the 22nd GENI Engineering Conference and the 43rd Open Grid Forum in Washington D.C, USA. This was attended by nearly 50 participants from around the world who discussed current GLIF technical activities, whilst looking ahead at GLIF’s role in developing a future global architecture for research and education networks.
The Institute of Information Technology hosted a scientific-practical seminar "AzScienceNet: state-of-the-art, opportunities and prospects" on April 10, 2015. Ministry of Education, universities and research institutes were represented in the seminar to share their ideas and visions on the present and future of research and education networking in Azerbaijan. AzScienceNet infrastructure, its role in the development of e-science, research perspectives on e-infrastructure of AzScienceNet, eduroam, cloud services, security and monitoring issues were discussed. Collaboration with GEANT Association, perspectives of the GEANT Project and E@PConnect Project were stressed by several speakers and highly appreciated by the participants. Prof. Rasim Alguliyev, Academic secretary of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences highlighted the role of AzScienceNet in Azerbaijan`s 2020 targets. Samir Mammadov, head of the Informatization of Education Systems in the Ministry of Education stressed the importance of cooperation between the Ministry of Education and ANAS in research and education networking.
The Netherlands is hosting 'Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015' on 16 and 17 April. By playing host, the Dutch government wishes to clearly position itself in the international dialogue concerning cyberspace as a proponent of a free, open and safe digital realm. SURFnet will be showcasing technological demonstrations and participates in a panel discussion.
GCCS2015 will take place on 16 and 17 April in the World Forum in the Hague. Representatives from governments, the private sector and civil-society organisations will come together to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, to improve capacity building in this area, and to talk about norms for responsible conduct in cyberspace.
There's still time to register for the Network Performing Arts Production (NPAP) workshop that will be held on 4-6 May 2015 in London, UK. The use of the latest networking technology in combination with performing arts will be demonstrated and explained, and an evening performance by students at the Royal College of Music is included free of charge for workshop participants.
So now we will also have electrical school bags. And given the fact that ARNES is also involved in the e-School Bag project, this is a good enough reason to give this year’s ARNES Conference within the framework of the SIRikt a slightly more educational bent. Teaching at all levels through the use of e-content and e-services requires teaching methods to be customised in order to become more dependent on accessible and user-friendly technology, as well as reliable infrastructure. The importance of safety and security at all levels – from secure networks to safe online behaviour – is coming to the fore, and also requires schools to take a comprehensive approach.
Data are a university's crown jewels, so to speak, and this year's SWITCH Executive Focus was all about protecting them.
In order to make international group-based collaboration easier, SURFnet is introducing eduTEAMs, an experimental service. It allows groups to be assembled and managed across borders. eduTEAMs is linked to eduGAIN. SURFnet is looking for pilot partners in order to test eduTEAMs for international collaborative projects.
This week is your final chance to submit proposals for posters or lightning talks for this year's networking conference, TNC15. Many good proposals for papers, lightning talks and posters have been submitted, but further ideas are still welcome. If you would like to participate with a poster or lightning talk, you can submit your ideas until midnight CEST on 15 April 2015.