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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.

25 January 2010
Contribute to the future direction of TF-Storage at next meeting

The next meeting of TF-Storage marks the conclusion of the task force's first two year mandate. TF-Storage will review and re-draft the terms of reference during the meeting on 4-5 March 2010, which will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and will be hosted by the Dutch national research and education network, SURFnet.

26 December 2009
Apply now for TRANSITS workshop on Internet security

Five prominent members of the computer and network security community in Europe will present a two-day "TRANSITS" training course for staff members of new or established Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) on 4-5 March 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Co-organised by TERENA, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and SUNET (Swedish University Computer Network), the course will focus on the operational, organisational and legal aspects of incident response. It is designed for professionals who are current or future members of existing computer security teams, or who will be involved in building such a team within their own organisation.

18 December 2009
Improving the quality of email workshop takes first step

The majority of worldwide email can be considered 'spam' (unsolicited email). Over 30 participants from NRENs, universities and industry came together on 9 December to discuss how to detect and block spam email messages, in order to help overcome this problem which is expected to increase in the coming years.

The issue of spam suppression is not an easy one to solve. By coming together, there is hope of formulating a single, collaborative solution. TERENA's task force on management of service portfolios, TF-MSP, organised its first workshop on this subject in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to gauge interest on the subject and enable possible collaboration in the future.

17 December 2009
Making the case for GÉANT in Ukraine

Opportunities for the Ukraine to increase national and international scientific collaboration was the main theme of the latest round-table discussion, organised as part of the Development Support activity of the GN3 (GÉANT) project. Hosted by URAN, the NREN of Ukraine, at the Polytechnic University of Kiev, and organised by TERENA on 8 December 2009, 20 participants from several universities in Ukraine attended the discussion.

The workshop was a follow-up from a country needs assessment of Ukraine, carried out by TERENA in 2008 as part of a similar support activity in the GN2 project, the predecessor to GN3.

11 December 2009
Growing importance of on-demand infrastucture services seen at workshop

Participants heard presentations on provisioning and virtualisation systems, and on related standardisation issues at the On-demand Infrastructure Services Provisioning workshop, held on 8 December 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organised by the PHOSPHORUS consortium and TERENA, the workshop was a follow-up to a workshop and set of demonstrations that were organised by PHOSPHORUS in Malaga on the day before the TERENA Networking Conference 2009.

Representatives from national research and education networking organisations (NRENs) and from Alcatel-Lucent Bell labs, Cisco, Juniper and Nortel participated in the sessions, which were attended by about 35 people while another 10 followed the live video stream remotely. "It was an opportunity to synchronise our developments within the European research community and to align our visions and requirements for the coming projects", said Dominique Verchere (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France). "I would encourage repeating such a fruitful technical event."

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