The news service by and for the Research and Education Networking Community in Europe
Industrial Engineer and Master Specialist in Human Talent Management at the University of Quebec, Leonardo Alexánder Rodríguez López was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the colombian NREN by the Board of RENATA.
For Rodríguez López, "RENATA is called to grow. We want to be, through RENATA, the human and technological support to connect the Colombian institutions of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation, with the world's leading institutions to contribute to improving the level of scientific productivity of our country".
The GÉANT cloud activity is publishing a clouds newsletter. In the newsletter there are useful links to user stories, case studies, interviews, showcases, workshops, and much more. The newsletter is sent to NREN and project contacts that have expressed interest in the GÉANT cloud activity.
In September 2016, the project leaders of the innovation scheme "Digital Assessment for Customised Education" completed their experiments. What lessons have they learned and what are the results of their projects? And also: what now? You can read the answers to these questions on the project leaders' blogs.
After two years of success, 5 meetings, 45 presentations, 19 hours of recordings and 195 participants, the GÉANT Task Force on Web Real-Time Communications - TF-WebRTC - has decided to conclude and re-charter as a new, more inclusive, open format multimedia special interest group - SIG-Multimedia.
The 49th meeting of the computer security incident response team community - TF-CSIRT - was hosted by SWITCH in Zürich, Switzerland, on 20-21 September 2016. The meeting was co-located with a celebration of 20 years of SWITCH CERT, including a symposium, and with a side-meeting role-playing exercise, thanks to the REFEDS Sirtfi initiative. See the blog...
OpenConext has a new feature that enables institutions to control access to services more precisely. SURFnet has added a fine-grained (XACML based) access possibility to OpenConext, so the institutions in its Hub & Spoke can create and manage policies to decide which of their identities have access to a service provider. More information can be found on the web page, where you can also watch a short animation.
We invite you to share your ideas for GÉANT's next annual conference by submitting proposals for a single presentation, a full session, a meeting or a demonstration. "The art of creative networking" is the theme of TNC1, hosted by ACOnet in Linz, Austria, from 29 May to 2 June 2017. The first deadline, for submitting presentation abstracts and session proposals, is 30 November 2016. The event will focus not only on the latest technology, but will also highlight people from the global research and education networking community who make innovation possible. This year there is an opportunity to change the paradigms, to break the rules and to surprise with unexpected ideas in order to showcase the creative solutions that come out of our brains and enable better networking and stronger research and education.
Sure, for some the Internet of Things is just an opportunity to make money. But what if it's also an opportunity to share our expertise - and in the process, make the world a better place? Marco Hogewoning examines this question in a RIPE blog.
For updates about the REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) group’s work, see recent blogs about TechEx 2016 panel discussions, a new version of the Research and Scholarship Entity Category, and about support for rapidly developing federations in the Asia-Pacific region.
GÉANT invites NRENs to participate in the Compendium survey, which forms the basis of an annual report on the state of the community and the services it offers its users. The 2016 survey is open and will be available until 23 October 2016: we encourage all NRENs to complete it. All questions and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org