Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, the 8th Annual Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking. The UbuntuNet-Connect series of conferences has been held for the past seven years and is regarded as one of the premier conferences in Africa. This year the conference will take place on 19-20 November 2015 in Maputo (main venue will be communicated soon), Mozambique and will be hosted by MoRENet, the NREN of Mozambique.
NORDUnet congratulates Kent Engström (SUNET and Linköping University) with being awarded the 2015 GÉANT Community Award. Kent was honoured for his contributions to the Trusted Certificate Service (TCS – formerly known as TERENA Certificate Service), which helps to increase security in online transactions by facilitating the deployment of digital certificates. The award was presented during the closing plenary of the 2015 TNC conference.
NORDUnet congratulates Roland Hedberg, University of Umeå, with being awarded a Vietsch Foundation medal of honour for his activities in the specification and development of essential components of current Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures (AAI), a cornerstone of secure access to websites, applications and data.
The medal was presented to Roland at the closing plenary of the TNC15 conference in Porto.
Using the most northernly subsea cable system in the world, Norwegian NREN UNINETT on 9 May started servicing the arctic research facilities at Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, with highspeed network connectivity. The connection replaces a radio link with far less capacity.
The Ny Ålesund facility is a unique resource for global research. Located at 78°55′30″N, it offers research teams opportunities found nowhere else. Ny Ålesund is a global research facility used by reasearhers from all over the world.
The "ICT" event is a major conference and network event in the European Commission ecosystem. This year, ICT 2015 takes place on 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. This years theme is "Innovate, Connect, Transform".
The ICT 2015 event will be naturally focused on the newly started Horizon2020 programme of the EC, and will comprise a number of parallel activities:
The UNINETT Conference 2015 will take place June 3 to 4 in Tromsø, Norway. There will be adjacent workshops June 2 This year's conference theme is Sharing is caring - sharing as a key to success for ICT in higher education.
NORDUnet and the Nordic NRENs have joined forces to present the Nordic network showcase at a booth at the TNC15 Networking Conference.
At the joint Nordic booth we will showcase the highlights of Nordic networking, and you can meet the Nordic network people and learn more about the cooperative effort to ensure researchers from the Nordic countries access to resources and collaboration all over the world.