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Posted on 16 February 2015 by EUNIS
EUNIS 2015: call for papers deadline extension

The deadline for the EUNIS 2015 conference call for papers has now passed; however, due to a number of requests, the deadline has been extended to allow for more submissions. We’ve had a fantastic response so far and look forward to receiving further papers before the final deadline.

Please note the new and final deadline is Friday 27 February 2015.
Papers can be submitted as extended abstracts only - not full papers - on any of the following tracks:
• Leadership, Management and Governance
• Information & Communications Technology
• Teaching and Learning
• Corporate Information Systems & Business Applications
• Research and IT (in collaboration with euroCRIS)
• Software Development

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Posted on 16 February 2015 by DANTE
GÉANT accelerates European e-infrastructure and Earth Sciences partnerships

On 22 and 23 January this year, GÉANT - in collaboration with European e-infrastructures EGI, PRACE and EUDAT - organised a knowledge-sharing workshop to increase dialogue with the Earth Sciences community.

The workshop, held in Amsterdam, brought together key Earth Sciences users and research infrastructures dedicated to solving some of mankind’s most pressing issues.

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Posted on 12 February 2015 by DANTE
Award recognises positive female role models in tech

Cathrin Stöver is a finalist in the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in the category 'International Leader of the Year'. She was nominated for her work supporting the global connectivity of the GÉANT Project. This is a great opportunity for GÉANT to show its support for women in technology, a key issue we are keen to be involved in. She joins a very strong category, including senior execs from American Express, VMware International and Credit Suisse AG.

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Posted on 10 February 2015 by SURFnet
eduGAIN Code of Conduct: Safe and reliable use of international services

The eduGAIN Data Protection Code of Conduct is an important legal document for institutions and service providers wanting a safe and reliable way to exchange data internationally. The Code describes the principles that must be observed by service providers in order to offer services to members of the eduGAIN community safely and reliably. SURFconext also places demands on service providers that are designed to ensure privacy and confidentiality. In a blogpost, we look at the similarities and differences between the SURFconext agreement and the eduGAIN Code of Conduct.

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Posted on 9 February 2015 by CUDI
6th International Conference on Supercomputing in Mexico - ISUM 2015

The organising committee of the 6th International Conference on Supercomputing in
Mexico (ISUM 2015) invites the scientific, academic, engineering, industrial, and
business communities as well as graduate students to submit the results of research
in topics related to Supercomputing. The paper submission deadline is 20 February 2015.

Aims & Scope
Building on the success of the previous five editions of the ISUM Conference, the
2015 edition will take place in Mexico City where the major research centres,
universities, industry and business of the country are found. The main goal of ISUM
is to provide a forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Mexico through
the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC.

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Posted on 9 February 2015 by TERENA
Reasons to nominate a colleague for this year's Community Award

There is still time to nominate a peer or colleague for the 2015 research and education networking Community Awards, before the deadline of midnight on 29 March 2015. Anyone who has contributed their time, ideas and expertise to the research and education networking community's collaborative work is eligible. People who were nominated but did not receive the award in 2014 may be nominated again this year, so please take this opportunity!

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Posted on 9 February 2015 by TERENA
Only a few more weeks to enjoy early-bird discount for TNC15

You can enjoy a discounted rate for this year’s networking conference,TNC15, until midnight (CET) 22 February so be quick to register! Registration before this date costs €550 ex. VAT, and includes access to all sessions, demonstrations, posters, exhibits, lightning talks and social events as well as coffee and lunch breaks. After this deadline you can still register online until 5 June at a cost of €650 ex. VAT.

Proposals for lightning talks, demos, exhibits and posters are welcome until 15 April. Additional sponsors are welcome any time.

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Posted on 5 February 2015 by TERENA
Trusted Introducer welcomes newly certified teams

The Trusted Introducer service welcomed four newly certified teams and awarded re-certification to NCSC-NL at the 44th meeting of TF-CSIRT (task force on Computer Security Incident Response Teams) in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The meeting was a joint event with FIRST (global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams) and TF-CSIRT coming together to run a Joint Technical Colloquium, welcoming over 130 attendees from across the globe.

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Posted on 3 February 2015 by TERENA
TNC15 keynote speakers confirmed

The TNC15 conference programme is now available and the keynote speakers are confirmed.
Six high-profile speakers will address hot topics in the realm of research and education networking:

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Posted on 3 February 2015 by TERENA
Join the OpenCloudMesh initiative!

GÉANT Association is proud to announce an ambitious project that for the first time links together researchers and universities in Europe, the Americas and Asia via a series of interconnected, secure private clouds. OpenCloudMesh, a joint international initiative under the umbrella of the GÉANT Association, is built on ownCloud’s open server-to-server sharing application programming interface (API). It delivers universal file access through a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds, without sacrificing any of the advantages in privacy, control and security an on-premises cloud provides. Leading research organisations from all over the world have joined the initiative and more participants are welcome.

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