The news service by and for the Research and Education Networking Community in Europe
On Friday, 28 November 2014, 250 Slovenian IT and computer experts from the faculties and laboratories of all Slovenian universities, research institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as school centres and cultural organisations took part in the ARNES Network of Knowledge 2014 conference to gain new knowledge and share experiences.
CESNET demonstrated a cyber performance as part of the MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network) 7th annual conference in Kuala Lumpur. The conference, which was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and APAN (Asian Pacific Advanced Network) was attended by many participants from abroad. CESNET was invited to demonstrate advanced data transmission methods by streaming live HD video and music.
GÉANT Association invites you to register now to benefit from the early-bird discount on participation in TNC15. The early-bird discount of € 100 is available until 23 February 2015. This means that the early registration fee is € 550 (excluding VAT). After 23 February, registration will continue at the full cost of € 650 (excluding VAT).
Registration is open earlier than in previous years in order to allow extra time to plan your travel. TNC15 will be held between 15-18 June 2015 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by FCT | FCCN, Portugal's unit for the operation of the National Research and Education Network within the funding agency for science and research in Portugal.
A new record for eduGAIN has been set with the addition of over 1,400 identity providers and service providers, thanks to a change in policy on the part of the UK Access Management Federation for Research and Education. With well over 2,000 participating services and institutions, eduGAIN sets a new record for growth as it continues to be the largest interfederation service.
This change means that 25% of all federated services that are known to REFEDS – which represents the global research and education identity federation community - are now available to be accessed by users through eduGAIN.
The TNC15 Programme Committee is still welcoming proposals for sessions and specific presentations for next year's conference. There are still a few days left to turn ideas into proposals; the deadline for submitting presentation abstracts and session proposals is midnight CET on Friday 28 November 2014.
Registration is open for the eighth Network Performing Arts Production (NPAP) workshop, which will be held on 4-6 May 2015 in London, UK. The workshop's programme is more advanced than previous events in the series and will build on the basic knowledge and skills acquired there or by using the learning materials. The NPAP workshops facilitate outreach to new user communities in the arts and humanities areas, particularly by demonstrating the use of research networks in supporting real-time musical, dance and other artistic performances. Participants learn about and use cutting-edge distance-education technology and explore new ways of incorporating audio and visual technology in performances.
On 24 November, the birthday of the late Karel Vietsch, the website of the foundation that was set up in his memory was launched (www.vietsch-foundation.org). The website has information on the criteria for the Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour and on the types of projects the foundation will be able to support.
The zero-touch connectivity principle - especially in case of campus wireless networks - was the hottest discussion topic among the 35 participants of the third Network Architects Workshop. The workshop was held from 12-13 November 2014 in conjunction with the GÉANT (GN3plus) project's 'Future Network' activity (JRA1) meeting, and was hosted by NORDUnet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
At the SuperComputing conference in New Orleans, we’ll be demonstrating how an institution – the University of Amsterdam (UvA) – can set up a light path and spin up a virtual machine within that light path in a single step and with no intervention whatsoever. Read our blog about the demo.