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23 March 2010
Make the most of extras at TNC 2010
Vilnius, Lithuania

Several meetings will surround the core programme of this year's TERENA Networking Conference, which runs from 30 May to 3 June 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Topics raised in Vilnius promise to challenge the paradigms of the research and education community in areas such as media and content delivery, e-learning and e-research.

Make your participation at TNC as productive as possible by registering for one or more of the extra meetings described in the schedule overview at http://tnc2010.terena.org/schedule. By signing up before April 9, 2010, you can also take advantage of discounted early registration rates for TNC.

Extra meetings at TNC 2010 include:

DNSSEC changes the world of DNS

DNSSEC deployment is gathering momentum and is becoming more important for the NREN community and connected institutions. With the signing of the DNS root taking place in July 2010, a large-scale deployment of DNSSEC will become possible for the first time. A broad spectrum of relevant topics will be addressed in the DNSSEC workshop on Thursday, June 3, from a short introduction, to the impact on resolvers and authoritative DNS servers.

REFEDs is evolving

On Sunday, May 30, identity federation operators are invited to get together and review the progress made to the REFEDs roadmap created in March 2009, and discuss the future of this global group, including identity federations' models, Levels of Assurance and REFEDs governance.

Supporting the shared use of e-infrastructures

Recommendations on maximising the socio-economic benefits of new innovation opportunities will be discussed during the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) Birds of a Feather session on Tuesday, April 1. During the BoF, two important documents produced by e-IRG will be reviewed 1) the e-IRG roadmap on e-infrastructures and 2) the e-IRG "Blue Paper".

Task forces and other groups

Other side events will include meetings of several technical and non-technical TERENA task forces, BoFs about Adobe Connect and the quality of email services, and workshops about PERTs and about vendor activities.

About TNC

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference - over 500 participants including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry representatives attend. Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.