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23 March 2010
Make the most of extras at TNC 2010

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.

16 March 2010
CSIRT training workshop enhanced with role-play exercise

A snowy and secluded location provided the right setting for a training workshop for members of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) that was organised by TERENA in Uppsala, Sweden on 4-5 March 2010. The workshop was attended by 30 trainees from 24 organisations in 18 European countries, including staff members of CSIRTs in research networking organisations, banks, government institutions and universities.

The trainees completed exercises, heard presentations and joined in discussions about the legal, technical, operational and organisational aspects of CSIRTs, as well as the role of CSIRTs in dealing with vulnerabilities. The training materials were developed originally in the TRANSITS (Training of Network Security Incident Teams Staff) project. For the first time, TERENA included an extensive role-play exercise in the programme of a TRANSITS workshop.

16 March 2010
Participants agree way forward for new term of TF-Storage

A proposal for new terms of reference was introduced during the fifth TF-Storage meeting, held on March 4-5, 2010 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, hosted by SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Networking (NREN) organisation. Participants expressed their interest in continuing the task force in the current style and format, and they accepted the new terms without changes.

The two-year mandate of TF-Storage expired in February 2010, explained Jan Meijer (UNINETT), the current task force chair. The new terms of reference will be reviewed by the TERENA Technical Committee before they come into effect.

10 March 2010
Collaboration provides eduroam in Japanese public spaces

The Japanese National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Livedoor, a Japanese provider of commercial WLAN services, have collaborated to create a region-wide eduroam service in the Kanto area of Japan.

As a result, eduroam is now available in over 130 access points ('hotspots') at cafes, convention centres and a few large shops in the area including Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama.

1 March 2010
Call for Posters for TERENA Networking Conference 2010

Proposals for poster presentations for TERENA Networking Conference 2010 (TNC 2010) are cordially requested by the Programme Committee. Proposals can be submitted by sending a short abstract of 100 to 250 words by email, before the end of Friday, 30 April 2010.

Poster presentations are less formal than regular presentations, are more interactive and can provoke various points of view. They are ideal for sharing ideas that are shorter than a conference paper, of interest to fewer people, or which are best communicated graphically. Poster presentations on all subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference are welcome. Selected posters will be displayed in an area close to the parallel sessions and on the conference website.

19 February 2010
Register today for TERENA Networking Conference 2010

TERENA invites you to register for this year’s TERENA Networking Conference (TNC 2010), which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 31 May - 3 June. “Living the network life” is the theme of TNC 2010, including talks about multi-federation and peer-to-peer roaming, ultra high-definition streaming media distribution, user interaction based on new human-machine interface design principles and new innovative tools for distance teaching and e-collaboration.

Take advantage of the early registration rates, available until April 9 midnight. Registration can be done online or using a downloadable form (pdf) at http://tnc2010.terena.org/register/. Back by popular demand this year, students can apply to attend the conference free of charge: a limited number of free registration places will be available for bona fide postgraduate students. Information about all registration options is available on http://tnc2010.terena.org/register/.

19 February 2010
Students invited to 'live the network life' at TNC 2010

Students from relevant fields are kindly welcomed to participate in this year's TERENA Networking Conference (TNC 2010), taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 31 to 3 June. Eligible students who meet the selection criteria and present a poster at TNC 2010 and online will receive free admission to the conference, with sponsorship by Cisco Systems, Inc. This is a unique opportunity for students to share their ideas with a knowledgeable audience keen on innovation. The best student poster will receive an award at the end of the conference.

To apply, students are encouraged to submit a short poster abstract (100 to 250 words) on any of the subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference, the theme of which is 'living the network life'. Applications should be sent to tnc2010@terena.org with the subject ‘TNC 2010 Student Poster‘ by 30 April 2010.

11 February 2010
European research networking ripe for green action

National research and education networking organisations (NRENs) throughout the world are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their networks and services. Some NRENs are measuring their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce their carbon footprints. Others are interested in learning about best practices. These were some of the conclusions discussed during the recent ‘Green Workshop’ in the NORDUnet offices in Kastrup, Denmark on 3-4 February 2010. Participants also stressed the importance of disseminating information about potential environmental policies and practices.

As part of the GN3 (GÉANT) project, the “Study of Environmental Impact” task will evaluate the effects of ICT, particularly wide-area networks, on the environment. The Green Workshop was organised under the auspices of TERENA by the study group, attended by more than 25 participants, mostly NREN managers and technicians responsible for networks and data centres.

5 February 2010
Personal and eScience Personal Certificates available through TCS

TERENA is pleased to announce that effective from 5 February 2010, the TERENA Certificate Service (TCS) will provide Personal and eScience Personal Certificates, as well as Code-Signing Certificates.

The TERENA Certificate Service allows a variety of digital certificates to be offered to research and education institutions in the countries of the participating national member organisations of TERENA. The certificates are issued by Comodo CA Limited, one of the largest Certification Authority providers worldwide.

5 February 2010
Registration is open for next TF-Media meeting

The Greek Research and Technology Network, GRNET, will host the first TF-Media meeting on 18-19 March 2010, in Athens, Greece. The TF-Media task force meeting will be preceded by a GRNET workshop on academic media casting on 18 March 2010. Participants are invited to sign up to both events.

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