TNC19

Europe/Tallinn
Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub' (Tallinn)

Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

Tallinn

Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
Description

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. It brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, plus identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities and worldwide sister institutions, as well as numerous  industry representatives.

TNC19, the conference’s 35th edition, will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network. EENet’s is a structural unit of HITSA (Information Technology Foundation for Education) whose main role is to ensure the development and stable functioning of the information technology infrastructure necessary for research, education and culture in Estonia. EENet ensures the functioning of a data network corresponding to the specific needs of Estonian academic institutions, the provision of data communications and content services and their development. The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city.

    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: CEO Forum Security Working Group Science Class ()

      Science Class

      The CEO Forum Security Working Group will meet for the third time at TNC to share information and knowledge and to continue working on the main initiatives. The group is initiates and supported by the Global NREN CEO Forum.

      Convener: Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: GEANT PMP Service Training D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Performance Measurement Platform (PMP) is a successor of the successfully completed perfSONAR Small Nodes activity within the GÉANT project.
      It consists of:
      low-cost hardware nodes with pre-installed perfSONAR software and deployed in GÉANT collaborating organisations in Europe and Africa, and central components including a central Measurement Archive (MA) and a Dashboard
      The small nodes perform regular measurements towards a few Measurement Points (MPs) located in the core of the GÉANT network and operated by the GÉANT network operations centre. The central components that manage the platform elements and that gather, store and represent the performance data are operated and maintained by the PMP operational team in the GÉANT project. Small node users can shape the predefined setup and configure additional measurements to their needs and get more familiar with the platform.

      Information about the perfSONAR small node project was first presented at the TNC16 conference when the first PMP nodes were being distributed to interested NRENs. In the meantime, PMP has recently become an official GEANT production service with the plan to expand the footprint in 2019 within the GN4-3 project (Work Page 6, Task 3) to all the European NRENs and improve the service and upgrade the code of the measurement boxes. TNC19, which is attended by representatives of most NRENs, but also participants from other research and education institutions and campuses, is a great opportunity for the PMP service to organize training both for new PMP users who want to learn about the benefits of the service and the ways to use it to its full potential, and for existing users who may be interested in the planned transition and upgrade process of the service.

      This event is open to every participant however if you're wiling to attend please subscribe at https://eventr.geant.org/events/3094

      Convener: Pavle Vuletic (University of Belgrade - School of electrical engineering)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Operational aspects of Spectrum Sharing implementation Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      After many years of testing and demos on “Alien Wavelength” in both NREN and operator community we see the first wave of available Alien Wavelength services in the market. As a continuations of this trend and technical maturity the work package 7 in GN4-3 is working on developing/creating a Spectrum Sharing service. This workshop will invite speakers from operator and NREN communities who deliver Alien Wavelength (AW) and Spectrum Sharing services (SS) to share their experiences with us. Some of the subjects we are going to cover are:
      • What kind of technical functionalities the host network should have in order to support AW/SS services?
      • What is the AW requirements? (agreements e.g. wavelength, power level etc )
      • Do network providers have any AW/SS SLAs?
      • How do network providers share monitoring and operational responsibilities between the host network and alien wave clients? (multi-domain management problem)
      • How do network providers handle security issues?
      - When an alien wave is sending too high or too low power to the host network or having the wrong wavelength etc. How should AWs be policed?
      - Is the AW at the receiver side receiving a broad spectrum or only the wavelength it allowed to receive (it is depend on the kind of ROADM architecture the host network is deployed)
      • Some case study and experiences on deployment and operation of AW/SS.

      Preliminary agenda:
      0930-0940: Introduction
      0940-1005: ESnet6 Optical Layer - From Photons to Policy, Chin Guok, Planning and Architecture Group Lead at ESnet
      1005-1030: Alien waves over a Power Company network, Tim Rayner, Optical Engineer at AARNet
      1030-1055: Spectrum interconnect and control, Magnus Bergroth, Layer 0-3 Architect at SUNET
      1055-1115: coffee break
      1115-1130: report from TIP-CANDI, Guy Roberts, Senior Transport Network Architect at GEANT
      1130-1200: Panel #1: Participants from NREN
      1200-1230: TIP-PSE: Physical simulation applied to real network architectures, Gert Grammel, Solutions and Network Architecture at Juniper Networks and activity leader at TIP-PSE
      12:30-13:30 lunch
      13:30-14:00 Operating the Spectrum services in Aqua Comms, Nigel Bayliff (Aqua Comms) and Ian Clarke (Ciena)
      14:00-14:30 Spectrum Services – Pushing the capacity boundaries, Daniel Cury, Product Manager - Capacity Services at Telxius
      1430-1500: Availability merits for optical spectrum services used in mission critical networks (Baltic Optical Network example)”. Andris Skadins, ITT Sales Director at Latvenergo AS and Kaida Kaeval Research Engineer Advanced Technology at ADVA Optical Networking
      15:00-15:30 Coffee break
      15:30-16:00: Alien Wavelengths at SURFnet, and evolution to Spectrum Sharing, Rob Smets, Architect Optical Network at SURFnet and Jonathan Homa, Senior Director Portfolio Marketing at ECI Telecom
      16:00-17:00: Panel #2 Participants from vendor and operator communities
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      Please note registration for this session is required. Please register here.
      If you have any difficulties with registering please contact kurosh@uninett.no

      If you join this meeting remotely, calling details will be shared a few days in advance. Please do register and select remote participation in the registration link.

      Convener: Mr Kurosh Bozorgebrahimi (Uninett)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: REFEDS Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Annual REFEDS meeting of Federation Operators and other interested parties. The meeting will present updates from the REFEDS workplan alongside presentations and themes for community members and a series of lightning talks. Please register: here.

      Convener: Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: SIG-Marcomms & Global PR Network joint meeting Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      The GÉANT Special Interest Group on Marketing Communications (SIG-Marcomms) and the Global PR Network will hold a joint meeting at TNC19. The groups will explore challenges and opportunities in the marketing communications work which supports the core business of research and education networks around the world. Participants will share their experiences and best practices and explore which TNC19 sessions and keynotes look promising for future marcomms work and collaborations.

      Separate registration is required, please register here.

      Conveners: Helga Spitaler (GÉANT), Laura Durnford (GÉANT)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 11:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: International User Org Service delivery coordination workshop Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      Within the NREN world International user organisations are a strange breed. They come in many different sizes and forms; spanning multiple countries as individual campuses (multinational), or having operations within a number of countries at co-located sites but one central headquarters (transnational). Due to the differing AUPs, legislation and respective procedures across multiple NRENs, approaches in provide services to these types of organisations have taken a variety of forms. This workshop will explore some of the ways GÉANT Association with NREN partners work with these types of organisations and give participants the chance to shape how the GÉANT community could deliver services to international organisations in a better defined way.

      Convener: Chris Atherton (GÉANT)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: AfricaConnect2/3 Coordination Meeting Tower Room ()

      Tower Room

      A meeting between GÉANT, the UbuntuNet alliance, WACREN, ASREN and the EC to coordinate activities in AC2 and prepare for AC3 proposal submission and implementation.
      This is a closed meeting for the the 4 AfricaConnect 2 implementing organisations only.

      Convener: Cathrin Stöver (GÉANT)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: GLAD Skills POP: boost your knowledge traffic Glass box in Fuel Lounge ()

      Glass box in Fuel Lounge

      Are you interested to get the most out of your TNC19 meeting?
      Would you like to know how to engage your audience and leave it with the wow factor?

      If yes, then the GLAD skills drop-in session might be just a thing for you.

      As a part of TNC19 programme, GEANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team will offer daily skills drop-in sessions to assist TNC participants get the most out of their TNC commitments. In particular GLAD will focus on two areas:

      a. Facilitating effective meetings: getting things done in an engaging and fun way
      b. Presentation skills: delivering an impactful presentation/speech

      Equally, we would be happy to explore other learning and development queries that could help you to be at your best during the conference. Come and see us on each day of the conference including a pre-conference day.

      Convener: Irina Mikhailava (GEANT)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Global clouds, a global approach: NREN cloud managers meeting D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      More and more research and education institutions are using cloud services or have plans to do so. However, implementing these services involves a range of technical and business decisions, on strategic, tactical and operational levels.
      These include user and organisational needs, technical integrations, supplier management and procurement, data privacy laws, challenges in managing a multi-vendor cloud portfolio and budget modelling and cost control.
      Institutions look to their NRENs, to provide guidance and support and deliver national or regional solutions, by brokering agreements with commercial providers and delivering community clouds.
      In this session, the cloud managers from the NRENs will gather to share information about their progress on cloud delivery and adoption, the roles they employ, service offerings in place and lessons learned.
      The cloud managers will also discuss their joint efforts on making clouds safe and easy to use on a global scale, by aggregating skills and demand.

      Convener: Andres Steijaert (SURFnet)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side meeting: Cloud services and technologies workshop: Development and future insights of cloud presented by Microsoft, Google and Amazon Science Class ()

      Science Class

      In these workshops Microsoft, Google and Amazon invite you to find out more about the latest developments in cloud services and technologies. Here you’ll gain valuable insights into the future of clouds for R&E.

      14:00-15:00 Microsoft
      Microsoft Azure and Azure in Research update with Q&A
      Register here.

      15:15 -16:15 Google
      Description follows shortly

      16:30-17:30 Amazon
      Description follows shortly

      Convener: karl meyer (GEANT)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 16:00 17:00
      Side meeting: Huawei Workshop Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      Huawei Technical Workshop AI Acceleration--Building a New Generation of Education and Research Network:

      Network device integrates AI chips, releasing infinite computing power, so that optical network neurons acceleration data acquisition can be achieved in seconds. Through using accurate analysis of big data, AI algorithm helps trend learning and predictive analysis, and turns passive response into active operation and maintenance. Moore's Law drives the continuous and rapid growth of network bandwidth, enabling unified rate of smart chip hardware to be adjusted. The industry's leading fiber optic printing technology makes intelligent dynamic scheduling of optical wavelengths come true, replacing complex fiber optic connections. Focusing on ICT infrastructure, Huawei continues to innovate and work together with customers and partners around the world to build a new generation of AI+ education and research network, making connectivity and intelligence ubiquitous, and aiming to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected and intelligent world.

      To attend this workshop, please register here.

      Convener: Mr Yicheng He
    • 18:00 19:30
      Social Event: TNC19 Speakers' Reception Tallinn Town Hall ()

      Tallinn Town Hall

      • by invitation only -

      This exclusive event for speakers and session chairs is the perfect opportunity for them to meet and discuss the presentations, as well as to meet former colleagues and make new contacts. The Speaker´s Reception will take place at the Tallinn Town Hall in the old town of Tallinn.
      Light snacks and drinks will be served.

      Address:
      Tallinn Town Hall
      Raekoja plats 1
      Tallinn

    • 07:00 07:00
      Posters Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
      • 07:00
        Maturity model as a tool for software development governance 15m

        Maturity models are a well-known improvement instrument. GÉANT Software Governance and Support is iteratively developing the GÉANT Software Maturity Model to support the identification of needs, trends and important aspects of software engineering, and to capture best practices, promote self-improvement and contribute to the quality of software development and governance. Its thematic focus is on requirements engineering, design and implementation, quality assurance, team organisation, and software maintenance. The model framework includes maturity levels, specific goals within the listed target areas and cycles on information gathering, analysis, suggesting and tracking of improvements and refinement of the model itself.

        Speakers: Branko Marović (UoB/AMRES), Marcin Wolski, Bartosz Walter (PSNC), Ivan Garnizov (DFN-FAU), Maciej Łabędzki (PSNC), Andrijana Todosijević (AMRES)
      • 07:15
        MMCFTP’s data transfer experiment over 4 x 100 Gbps lines between Japan and Europe 15m

        Advanced research projects build large experimental devices under international collaborations, and share huge measured data with distant research partners.Therefore, high-speed academic network and long-distance fast data transfer methods are critical for research efficiency. NII and GÉANT provide such academic network services for research communities in Japan and EU, respectively.

        NII has developed a fast data transfer method, MMCFTP (Massively Multi-Connection File Transfer Protocol) for advanced research projects. MMCFTP uses several thousands of TCP connections to sustain the specified target speed, and controls the number of TCP connections dynamically according to the network condition, including the RTT and packet loss rate in real time. In TNC17, MMCFTP demonstrated 131 Gbps data transfer over 2 x 100Gbps lines between London and Tokyo via USA [1].

        Recently, two international 100 Gbps routes between Japan and Europe are established. One is SINET5 Tokyo-Amsterdam 100 Gbps line. The other is a route combining the SINET5 Tokyo-Singapore 100 Gbps line and the CAE1 Singapore-London 100 Gbps line. CAE1 is a joint project of AARNet, SingAREN, TEIN*CC, NORDUnet, SURFnet and GÉANT.

        In TNC19, we will try data transfers between Tokyo and Amsterdam over these four 100 Gbps lines (Figure 1), as a collaboration activity of NII and GÉANT.

        Speaker: Kenjiro YAMANAKA (National Institute of Informatics)
      • 07:30
        CloudStor Strategy: Data Movement -> Storage -> Compute 15m

        AARNet’s strategy for research data started with its “staple”, moving data, and introduced FileSender which proved an instant success. Researchers quickly requested more permanent storage, leading to the release of CloudStor, a sync-and-share system for storing data in the cloud, whose uptake was equally meteoric. But users were not content. They wanted a data ecosystem that included tools to move, store, visualise, manage their data, and finally to process that data – these were added, culminating in Jupyter Notebooks to manage the whole data lifecycle: moving, storing and processing data. We believe NRENs must expand their vision in this way.

        Speaker: Alex Reid (AARNet)
      • 07:45
        Realization of an effective multi-factor authentication environment based on risk base in Shibboleth 15m

        An integrated authentication infrastructure based on Shibboleth have been operated in Kanazawa University. Because password authentication is no longer safe, I decided to introduce a multi-factor authentication.

        But I need to consider two points. The first point was that multi-factor authentication takes more time than password authentication. The second point was that if users don't have a specific possession, they can't authenticate. So I have realized a risk-based authentication mechanism that requires multi-factor authentication in certain specific situations. By requiring multi-factor authentication only when the user accesses the important SPs from “Outside”, security enhancements can be realized without compromising convenience.

        Speaker: Dr Takuya Matsuhira (Kanazawa University, Japan)
      • 08:00
        Non-web federated access with OIDC 15m

        The FEUDAL service can provision accounts on remote non-web services, create and assign users, and provide necessary user information. It presents a way for real-time asynchronous and dynamic management of credentials, e.g. SSH keys, and user information necessary for non-web access, like group info.

        The oidc-agent application is a set of tools to manage OIDC tokens and make them easily manageable from the CLI. Oidc-agent can communicate with trusted components (such as web browsers), which users may use to authenticate with the OIDC OP, and obtain an access token, which may “pass” to desired applications.

        Speakers: Dr Uros Stevanovic (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Dr Marcus Hardt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Mr Gabriel Zachmann (Karlsurhe Institute of Technology), Mr Lukas Burgey (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,)
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      • 08:15
        e-Schools: „Establishing a System for Developing Digitally Mature Schools - Adequate ICT Infrastructure” 15m

        In 2015 CARNET has started e-Schools project (complete project period 2015-2022). The project is funded mostly (85%) from Structural Funds of the European Union, with total budget of 40 million euro for pilot phase and 177 million euro for major project.

        The main project goals are:
        - introducing ICT into the school system
        - the upgrade and capacity expansion of the CARNET network;
        - the establishment of adequate data centers and network cloud services for educational and operational functions;
        - the establishment of an adequate school infrastructure (WiFi in focus)
        - the establishment of a network of Regional Training Centers (ROC).

        Speakers: Mr Damir Regvart (CARNET), Ms Lidija Jakovčić (CARNET), Bojan Schmidt (CARNET), Andrijana Prskalo Maček (CARNET)
      • 08:30
        GN4-3 WiFiMon - Crowdsourced Performance Measurements 15m

        WiFiMon is based on eduroam or IEEE802.1X-enabled campus wireless networks. WiFiMon measures, records and exports statistics regarding network performance (latency, bandwidth). These measurements are correlated with user identity (Radius Logs) and location, i.e. the Access Point they are connected. Measurements are triggered by users (mobile clients) when they visit WiFiMon-enabled websites and/or using WiFiMon-enabled mobile applications. Crowdsourced and traditional, deterministic measurements from appropriately placed hardware probes are combined to generate performance statements from various mobile clients. This hybrid approach provides the “best” data sets, which are applicable to address technical and strategic issues and predict the network's future state.

        Speakers: Nikolaos Kostopoulos (PhD Candidate at National Technical University of Athens), Dr Vasileios Kokkinos (GRnet ), Kurt Baumann (SWITCH), Mr Sokol Gjeci (RASH), Pavle Vuletic (University of Belgrade - School of electrical engineering)
      • 08:45
        Self protection of the critical infrastructure 15m

        We present two approaches to the protection of the backbone optical infrastructure against unwanted and unpredictable fibre cuts. They both rely on pure optical signal rerouting where the information of optical disturbance is shared via OSC between Czech Light devices. In general, the solution is a L0/L1 mechanism for imminent fibre cut detection. The mechanisms are not only able to detect the real fibre cut faster than upper protocols, but have the ability to detect the fibre cut even before it actually happens. Both methods are using special optical signals embedded in the fibre along with other optical (data) channels.

        Speakers: Rudolf Vohnout (CESNET), Josef Vojtěch (CESNET)
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      • 09:00
        CESNET: Advanced Photonic Services running on Czech LightTM Open Line System 15m

        Open Line Transmission System Czech LightTM allows a wide range of various use of optical networks for specific advanced applications. Now, we focus on diversity and possibilities in the fields of accurate time and stable frequency transmissions (T&F) and their infrastructure together with sensing via utilisation of fibres sharing other data traffic.

        Speakers: Lada Altmannová, Josef Vojtěch (CESNET), Mr Ondřej Havliš (CESNET), Mr Tomáš Horváth (CESNET), Mr Michal Hažlinský (CESNET), Mr Jan Kundrát (CESNET), Mr Petr Munster (CESNET), Mr Radek Velc (CESNET)
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      • 09:15
        OMREN Three Years of Success 15m

        This poster depicts OMREN’s three years of success. The success begins by entering into a strategic partnership with the private sector to provide a reliable data network connectivity and key services to our anticipated members by late 2016. Since then major milestones were achieved out of our clear strategic plan leading to the project vision 2030. Important steps were carried before we endeavour our mission of connecting research and higher education institutions in Oman. The mission also encourages the researcher, educators and students to collaborate and innovate. Moreover, we enrich their exposure to the international research community for innovation and this would consequently leads to community positive transformation.

        info: info@omren.om

        Speakers: Mrs Warda Al Habsi (OMREN), Dr Abdulmonem Al Kharusi (OMREN)
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      • 09:30
        Passpoint-based Public Wi-Fi and eduroam Combined Service at Sapporo Gakuin University 15m

        Demand for providing secure Wi-Fi connections to citizens visiting universities is increasing for various purposes such as lifelong learning and university-industry collaboration. The sustainable development of society through universities working in collaboration with local communities has been identified. This presentation introduces a use case of Passpoint-based Public Wi-Fi service combined with eduroam at Sapporo Gakuin University in Japan.

        We have already cooperated with some domestic Public Wi-Fi operators and some foreign operators, and are developing a world-wide roaming system that supports Public Wi-Fi / eduroam combined services.

        Speakers: Hiroyuki Harada (Sapporo Gakuin University), Mr Nakamura Motonori (National Institute of Informatics), Hideaki GOTO (Tohoku University)
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      • 09:45
        CloudNext: Federated Testbed for Cloud Computing experimentation 15m

        Virtualization has played a major role in experimental testbeds. While this approach fulfils the need of many researches, some demand direct access to hardware (e.g., when the research target is the hardware itself or the virtualization infrastructure, or when the testbed virtualization interferes with the research outcome). CloudNEXT (Cloud ComputiNg EXperimental Testbed) is an experimental testbed capable of offering baremetal resources as well as customized Cloud Computing clusters that aims to fulfill the needs of these researches. It is currently being deployed in Brazil, with integration with Brazil’s main Future Internet testbed (FIBRE).

        Speakers: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo (RNP), Prof. Tereza Carvalho (University of São Paulo), Prof. Fernando Redígolo (University of São Paulo), Dr Iara Machado (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP)), Mr Fausto Vetter (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP)), Clayton Reis da Silva (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP))
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      • 10:00
        Using Iguassu to run embarassingly parallel jobs in the Cloud 15m

        Virtualization has played a major role in experimental testbeds. While this approach fulfils the need of many researches, some demand direct access to hardware (e.g., when the research target is the hardware itself or the virtualization infrastructure, or when the testbed virtualization interferes with the research outcome). CloudNEXT (Cloud ComputiNg EXperimental Testbed) is an experimental testbed capable of offering baremetal resources as well as customized Cloud Computing clusters that aims to fulfill the needs of these researches. It is currently being deployed in Brazil, with integration with Brazil’s main Future Internet testbed (FIBRE).

        Speakers: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo (RNP), Prof. Tereza Carvalho (University of São Paulo), Prof. Fernando Redígolo (University of São Paulo), Dr Iara Machado (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP)), Mr Clayton Reis da Silva (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP)), Mr Fausto Vetter (Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP))
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      • 10:15
        Marvin – Chatbot helps scientists to focus on research 15m

        Marvin is the name of the employee facing digital assistant that has recently been implemented at the Danish Technical University in order to support faculty staff with their administrative and finance related questions. DTU is an Oracle E-Business Suite user where chatbot can be integrated into the service platform. On this poster, we describe the emerging and expanding use case of conversational chatbots in the higher education and research sector that help lecturers, scientists as well as students on campus and elsewhere to interact with IT systems more efficiently, saving them significant time usually spent on administrative tasks.

        Speakers: Mr Johnny Carlsson (Danish Technical University), Mr Peter Szegedi (Oracle)
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      • 10:30
        Up2U as a service for NRENs 15m

        The Up2University project is an EU funded project working towards bridging the gap between K-12 education and universities by providing a learning platform to upgrade the learning experience in the classroom and beyond.

        With this poster, we intend to demonstrate the benefits of this solution and to show where we partnered up with schools who introduced our learning platform in their classrooms.

        Besides showing the advantages and how we support the enhancement of the digital competences, we are here to spread the word about how NRENs can include our solution in their service portfolio that they can provide to the K-12 community and beyond.

        Contact details: contact@lists.up2university.eu

        Speakers: Casper Dreef (GÉANT), Mrs Maria Grammatikou (NTUA), Barbara Tóth (KIFÜ)
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      • 10:45
        Take out what you can: Quantitative Analysis of the Open Question Results from the National Student Survey 15m

        Fontys, with 44.000 students one of the largest universities of applied science in the Netherlands, participates in the annual National Student Survey (NSS). The NSS consists of many items, asking students to rate their satisfaction and ends with an open question. The free-format answers are currently not processed because it is too labour-intensive.

        The goal of this study is to automate the analysis of the NSS free-format answers using Natural Language Processing. After cleaning the text data (e.g. delete stop words, names and inappropriate language) both topic and sentiment analysis with state-of-the-art tools were carried out. The results provide valuable insights.

        Speakers: Masha Boosten (Fontys Hogescholen), Dr Gerard Schouten (Fontys University of Applied Sciences), Bartosz Paszkowski (Fontys University of Applied Sciences), Mr Levi van den Bogaard (Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
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      • 11:00
        InAcademia 15m

        This poster presentation highlights the features and status of the GEANT InAcademia affiliation validation service. It showcases results of the past year where we ran a pilot with community and commercial entities and collaborated with NRENs and Federation Operators to deliver InAcademia.

        This poster is also in support of the lightning talk by Justin Knight

        Speakers: Justin Knight (Jisc), Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)
      • 11:15
        Collaborative ticketing system based on a federation integrated OTRS 15m

        Use-Case:
        Several services provided by KIFÜ as Hungarian NREN. Some co-workers come from different institutions.

        Our aims:
        Provide all of our colleagues with federated OTRS login, auto user provisioning on first login.

        Implementation:
        OTRS has an HTTP Basic Auth plugin which reads REMOTE_USER server variable → we've extended it.
        The webserver is Apache2 with Shibboleth SP.

        AuthN, provn, authZ:
        OTRS module reads attribute values from server variables.
        It creates an OTRS user at the first login.
        The module adjusts group membership of users at each login.
        Group membership comes from our federated Attribute Authority (HEXAA)

        Speakers: Péter Molnár (AAI team), Attila Debreczeni (AAI team), Krisztián Kovács (AAI team)
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      • 11:30
        Data Mover Challenge 2020 (DMC20) 15m

        The capability to effect the sharing of large amounts of research data quickly and securely between collaborating entities or computational resources will rise in demand as science becomes more data-intensive with more precise and larger instruments, and global research cooperation increases. The Data Mover Challenge (DMC) brings together experts from industry and academia, to compete and push the envelope in high speed, big data transfer capabilities, across continents.

        The theme for DMC20, “Data for Science”, places an emphasis on the need for better coordination and speed in moving large amounts of scientific data between multiple sites with Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs).

        Speakers: Mr Alvin Chiam (National Supercomputing Center (Singapore)), Mr Francis Lee (SingAREN)
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    • 08:00 09:30
      Side Meeting: AD HOC meeting room Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      A list of Ad Hoc meeting room slots will be available at the registration desk only for the duration of the conference (not before) and will be managed by the organising team.

      No bookings can be made before June 16th.

      Convener: Steffie Bosman
    • 08:00 10:30
      Side Meeting: NEAAR Project Meeting D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Meeting of the NEAAR project leads and partners.

      Convener: Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)
    • 08:00 10:30
      Side Meeting: NRENs and educational technology Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      Please register there.

      The NREN community is actively working on developing and improving their support to the educational institutions. With specialised topics we would like to discuss possibilities for future collaborations, challenges and good practices. The workshop is intended to be mainly discussion based around key topics of interest. The discussion would be facilitated by a group of NRENs (including Jisc, SURFNet, UNIT, SUNET, CARNET...etc). Current topics include: joint procurement for LMS, Digital Learning Environment, eduID - MyAcademicID, learning analytics, open educational resources...etc)

      In the beginning of 2019 a Europe wide survey was conducted by GÉANT to map the existing activities of NRENs to support their educational institutions beyond connectivity (e.g. innovative projects and existing services for education) and also to explore their interest in this area. You will hear about the results of this mapping exercise.

      During the workshop, the NRENs explore opportunities to collaborate. The aim of the workshop is to identify three promising topics, and to define a first draft for a collaborative project. Projects can be aimed at knowledge-sharing, developing services, joined procurement, etc. Each project identifies one NREN that will be in the lead of this project.

      REMOTE VIEW:
      Please register in advance for this webinar via this link.

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
      Agenda:

      8:00 - 8:15 :
      Welcome
      Introduction to the workshop
      Intro Open Space segment
      Intro to the Task Force

      8:15 - 8:35:
      Results of the European NREN educational activities and services

      8:35 - 8:50:
      Lifecycle example of Learning Management Systems for NRENs

      MARKETPLACE AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS

      8:50 - 9:10:
      Burning ideas on educational services and activities, MyAcademic ID

      9:10 - 9:50:
      Group work

      WRAP UP

      9:50 - 10:10:
      Results - presentations of the groups work

      10:10 - 10:20:
      Terms of Reference feedback discussion

      10:20 - 10:30:
      Next steps + Conclusions

      Convener: Gyöngyi Horváth (GÉANT)
    • 08:00 10:30
      Side Meeting: eduVPN Service Update Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      eduVPN aims to become the VPN default for education and research. Since 2018, a number of NRENs and institutions have started deploying the service. This meeting aims at presenting the status of the service, answering questions from NRENs and research and education institutions and requiring new requirements.

      Convener: Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC)
    • 08:00 09:00
      Social Event: TNC19 Morning Run Tallinn ()

      Tallinn

      EENet of HITSA will lead the traditional TNC Morning Run. We will meet on the 17th June at 07:45am - the run will start at 08:00 on the dot - at the Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub). After some warm-up exercises we will run along the narrow streets of Tallinn’s Town Wall, pass by the Aleksandr Nevski Cathedral and Toompea Castle, head back via the city’s luscious parks and complete the run at the Kultuurikatel. Amazing views and a memorable experience guaranteed! Distance - approx. 5 km -

      We are pleased to inform you that the first 30 runners to register will receive a FREE commemorative TNC19 t-shirt.

      REGISTER NOW

    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: GLAD Skills POP: boost your knowledge traffic Glass box in Fuel Lounge ()

      Glass box in Fuel Lounge

      Are you interested to get the most out of your TNC19 meeting?
      Would you like to know how to engage your audience and leave it with the wow factor?

      If yes, then the GLAD skills drop-in session might be just a thing for you.

      As a part of TNC19 programme, GEANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team will offer daily skills drop-in sessions to assist TNC participants get the most out of their TNC commitments. In particular GLAD will focus on two areas:

      a. Facilitating effective meetings: getting things done in an engaging and fun way
      b. Presentation skills: delivering an impactful presentation/speech

      Equally, we would be happy to explore other learning and development queries that could help you to be at your best during the conference. Come and see us on each day of the conference including a pre-conference day.

      Convener: Irina Mikhailava (GEANT)
    • 09:30 10:30
      Side Meeting: Global Public Affairs Collaboration Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      The goal of this session is to strengthen public affairs efforts within National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) at the global level. This leads on from a similar session at TNC18 which aimed to help NRENs become more effective as individual organizations and as a community to influence public policy issues (including funding) and legislation impacting NRENs. At TNC17, we organized a session on best practices for public affairs activities for NRENs around the world. Building on the momentum of that session, several NRENs joined forces to create an NREN Public Affairs Collaboration group, including SURF, Internet2, GEANT, AARNet and CANARIE. This group has recognized that the public affairs function of NRENs is essential to influence public policy, build and maintain strong reputations, and find common ground with stakeholders.

      Public Affairs is complex, combining government relations, media communications, issue management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination, and strategic communications advice. Such a profession is becoming vitally important to NRENs in order to consolidate their funding bases in an increasingly austere global economy. At the same time. NRENs (or Global NRENs; GRENS) are benefitting from working with a wider range of both public and private research and education actors. However, they also are facing intense competition from private networks and services. As a result, the need for NRENs to develop their public affairs tools is greater than ever.

      One underdeveloped theme of NREN Public Affairs is the link between domestic priorities and global aims. Familiarities in the challenges that NRENs face at the domestic level are often unobserved and can be tackled be tackled by sharing common solutions, or by acting at the supranational level in groups to present their needs to larger institutions.

      This session, and the ongoing work of the NREN Public Affairs Collaboration group, will allow participants to share information in order to provide individual NRENs with the tools they need to achieve their own national public affairs goals and help develop common positions on issues impacting the global NREN community.

      During this session we will explore best practices of public affairs activities in workshop form, share information to help develop public affairs tools for NRENs, and identify new areas of partnership between NRENs around the world. Potential content for the workshop presentations and discussions will be developed from chosen case-studies of both the presenters and informed participants via the global public affairs mailing list. After each presentation of individual case studies, a discussion will follow involving the whole group, before moving to the next presentation.

      Convener: Hendrik Ike
    • 10:00 10:30
      TNC101: Getting the most out of your 1st TNC Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      Information for Newcomers
      We want you to get the most out of TNC19. To make this conference both productive and enjoyable we've organised some opportunities for you to navigate this event.

      After visiting registration and collecting your badge please come visit the GÉANT booth. Staff from the Amsterdam and Cambridge offices will be on hand to answer your questions about GÉANT and TNC19. There is a schedule of when GÉANT staff will be at the booth to help you make contact with the right people.

      The TNC Newcomers’ Welcome will give you a quick introduction to the format of TNC19, what GÉANT is about and how to get the most out of the event by following conference tracks that align with your interests. There are also some tips and tricks even if you don't know what areas you should follow.

      This introduction will get you started on setting your goals for TNC19, attending the sessions that are most valuable to you, and helping you collaborate with GÉANT and the community over the coming year.

      Wish you all a great conference.

      Conveners: Brook Schofield (GÉANT), Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 11:00 12:30
      1A: Opening Plenary Cauldron Hall & Black Box ()

      Cauldron Hall & Black Box

      Official opening TNC19 by Chairman of the board (Christian Grimm) and CEO of GÉANT (Erik Huizer).

      Convener: Erik Huizer (GÉANT)
      • 11:50
        Strengthening the Estonian Society with Technology 40m

        Estonia has been through a rapid development during the last decades, fully embracing new technologies to bring the country forward. The basic technologies used are the same as everywhere, but the purpose of which they are deployed differ, the speed of their deployment and how much it influences the life of people. In Estonia we have built a decentralized process to monitor technological developments and how they are brought into everyday use. In this talk we discuss how Estonia is trying to make technological changes and their application meaningful to everybody.

        Speakers: Linnar Viik (Estonia), Siim Sikkut (Estonia)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 12:45 13:15
      Demonstration: How to manage access to community services reflecting 8 years of experiences Demo area ()

      Demo area

      CESNET has a long-term experience with managing access to community services using open-source identity and access management system Perun. Over the course of time, Perun proved its capability to fulfill requirements coming from different communities including, among others, life-science communities (ELIXIR, BBMRI); CESNET (Czech NREN); EGI; and education (Masaryk University, Academy of Arts Architecture & Design in Prague). In this demonstration, we will show the main features of Perun covering various use-cases based on real problems which were solved using Perun system. Moreover, we will briefly explain different options of onboarding Perun which can vary from on-site deployment, Perun as a service, or getting Perun as part of GÉANT eduTEAMS offering, or EOSC-hub service.

      Convener: Slávek Licehammer (CESNET)
    • 13:20 13:50
      Demonstration: How technology supports pedagogical innovations on the Up2U platform Demo area ()

      Demo area

      Up2U project will give an introduction to NGDLE (Next Generation Digital Learning Ecosystem) environment that was designed to support the enhancement of the students’ digital skills in the classroom and beyond. A real-life showcase will demonstrate the usability and benefits of the learning platform. This platform is available for countries outside the Up2U project consortium. The GÉANT community is welcome to enjoy the benefits of our NGDLE and offer it to the end users.

      Convener: Casper Dreef (GÉANT)
    • 14:00 15:30
      2A: Lightning Talks: First Strike Black Box ()

      Black Box

      Lightning Talks are 5 minute presentations focusing on one key point. This can be an idea, successful project, a cautionary story, collaboration invitation, quick tip or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve.

      The rules for this session are easy: five minutes and only five minutes.

      Conveners: Anna Wilson (HEAnet), Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
      • 14:00
        5 things you didn’t know about perfSONAR 5m

        This lightning talk will present 5 things you didn't know about perfSONAR!

        Speaker: Mr Antoine Delvaux (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center)
      • 14:05
        ESnet6 High-Touch Services: Network Telemetry using Programmable Dataplane 5m

        This lightning talk will introduce ESnet’s motivation for high-speed, fine-grained telemetry (such as detecting micro-busts and congestion) and talk about the need for programmable data-plane to perform these functions.

        Speaker: Yatish Kumar (ESnet)
      • 14:10
        Out of the Ice Age: Can NRENs Support Antarctic Science? 5m

        My lightning talk will describe Antarctic science drivers and the current state of science data movement on the continent.

        Speaker: Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)
      • 14:15
        Alert System for Big Data quality: facing the challenge of data-correction 5m

        In my studies I focus on the metadata of the datasets reflecting the quality problems: how is it possible to identify DQ problems during the analysis?

        Speaker: Eliza Gyulgyulyan (Ph. D. student)
      • 14:20
        Impact of snippet codes from Stack Overflow in real projects 5m

        Our goal is to produce a software product API that automatically identifies the correct cryptographic algorithms to use, based on the trusted codes from these repositories. Votes of users in Stack Overflow are used as a mechanism for trust code rating.

        Speaker: Astrit Desku (SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY)
      • 14:25
        Is there a way to explain networking to ordinary people and still look clever? 5m

        Why do many technicians feel that they can be understood only by other technicians and why do they feel perplexed when asked to explain technical stuff to the “muggles”?

        Speaker: Ms Maja Vreča (Arnes staff)
      • 14:30
        She's just not that into IT 5m

        What is so innately male about this profession?

        Speaker: Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
      • 14:35
        The Commons Conservancy 5m

        In this lightning fast lightning talk, Michiel will give a 300 second guided tour about what The Commons Conservancy can do for projects that emerge from our community - whether they concern free and open source software, open hardware, or open content including educational resources. And how better governance leads to better and more successful projects.

        Speaker: Mr Rogier Spoor (SURF)
      • 14:45
        Democratizing Smart Farming with AI on LoRa Sensor Networks 5m

        Digital technologies ignited a revolution in the agrofood domain known as smart farming.

        Speaker: Luca Coviello (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Consortium GARR)
      • 14:50
        Building community Machine Learning Tool for agriculture and forest species identification 5m

        Wine certification through caste identification is of vital importance when it comes to provide the market with high-quality and trustable products.

        Speaker: ANTÓNIO SÁ MARQUES FERREIRA (UTAD – Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
      • 14:55
        "But on <insert favourite service> I get <insert favourite feature> for free!" 5m

        Winter is coming.The wind is getting harsher in the NREN world. While we were used to have very little competition for our services because we were part of the higher education community, it seems that this has changed in the last few years.

        Speaker: Mr Renato Furter (SWITCH)
      • 15:00
        Face Recognition - Internet of Things Fused System for Criminal Recognition and Location Identification in West Africa 5m

        I am interested in developing Human Language Technologies (HLT) (especially for Nigerian / African languages), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with particular deference to robotics. I am keenly interested in building intelligent systems and also, if possible, give the systems capacity to communicate in native languages. Internet of things, (IoT) and data analysis are new research areas that I am developing passion for and hope to engage in studies that can harness the strengths of IoTs, AI, HLTs and Data analysis as we advance in a world that is fast becoming digitized

        Speaker: Dr olamma iheanetu (covenant university, Ota)
      • 15:05
        Operator, please! eduroam Switchboard 5m

        Switchboard is a web app to administer all parts of an eduroam federation: IdP, SP, FLR, Realms & Clients.

        Speaker: Chris Rohrer (UbuntuNet Alliance)
      • 15:10
        Software-Defined Infrastructure at RNP 5m

        In this talk, we will describe the software-defined infrastructure and the corresponding orchestrator that is being deployed at RNP, the Brazilian NREN.

        Speaker: Mr Marcos Felipe Schwarz (RNP)
      • 15:15
        eduroam Managed IdP - eduroam users in the cloud 5m

        This lightning talk presents a new service within the eduroam portfolio: eduroam Managed IdP. By the time of TNC19, eduroam Managed IdP is in full production service and ready to accept and serve customers.

        Speaker: Stefan Winter (RESTENA Foundation)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: AD HOC meeting room Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      A list of Ad Hoc meeting room slots will be available at the registration desk only for the duration of the conference (not before) and will be managed by the organising team.

      No bookings can be made before June 16th.

      Convener: Steffie Bosman
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: InAcademia Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      InAcademia service operation planning. Meeting of key people involved in bringing InAcademia to service and ensuring a consistent operational model globally. TNC is an opportune time to bring "key players" together. Intended audience: InAcademia steering committee and representatives from NRENs interested in regional operation of InAcademia.

      Convener: Justin Knight (Jisc)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: SINET(NII)/GÉANT collaboration progress review D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Review progress with implementing 3rd year of collaborative activities between SINET and the GÉANT community in the areas of cloud computing, Trust and identity, SDN and promoting high speed EU/Japan applications.

      Convener: David West (GÉANT)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: WP5 T2 Offering IdP-as-a-Service Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      As a result of interest from several NRENS, and indirectly from their stakeholders, the GÉANT GN4-3 Trust and Identity Incubator activity is investigating the capabilities and associated business models for an IdP-as-Service offering.
      This meeting provides an opportunity to share current thinking on these topics, and to gather and discuss the views of the community on such an offering.

      Convener: Mr Alan Lewis
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 15:30 16:00
      Demonstration: eduroam Managed IdP Demo area ()

      Demo area

      The eduroam development team completed the production rollout of their new service "eduroam Managed IdP". The service enables the creation and deployment of eduroam user accounts in a web-browser in real-time, secured with EAP-TLS (client certificates) - in a very easy to use interface to the end users.

      The demonstration shows the entire system at work, with an open invitation to start using the service instantly.

      Convener: Mr Stefan Winter (RESTENA Foundation)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3A: Workshop: Time to go back to the drawing board? Black Box ()

      Black Box

      If we were to start over, what would we do, knowing what we know now? We often spend so much time in the day to day operational concerns that we can lose sight of what we're trying to do, and whether that has deviated from our original aims. By stepping back and thinking as if we were starting over, we can get an new perspective on what our real next steps should be.

      This session will begin with two presentations: one looking at the differences between the commercial and academic internet, and the other questioning the very protocol of TCP itself. We will then open up the floor to the audience for a discussion about what we would like to change, if we could, and how we might get there.

      Convener: Anna Wilson (HEAnet)
      • 16:00
        Performance analysis comparison between Academic and Commercial Internet 1h 30m

        At present it is relatively easy to make a data transfer that gets sustained bandwidth results at high data rates between two servers located at institutions connected to NRENS. Previous data transfer tests have been carried out during the last decade. But, do this type of tests measure the performance perceived by a user of our infrastructures and compare it properly with that of the Commercial Internet?

        This presentation’s objective is to describe the analysis conducted by the working group created by RedIRIS to measure the difference in performance in high-speed data transferences between the Commercial and the Academic Internet.

        Speaker: Ms Natalia Costas Lago (CESGA)
      • 16:00
        Questioning TCP 1h 30m

        TCP and UDP were forged in the early days of the Internet, anticipating the need for both a reliable delivery mechanism, as well as a simpler streaming or messaging system.  TCP has become the workhorse for data transfers on the internet, and thus we have inherited all the properties and constraints that come with TCP.  Changes have emerged due to the end of Moore's law, optical capacity limits, and the relatively small topology of R&E networks relative to the entire consumer internet.  Is TCP still the best protocol for the domain specific goal of large science data transfer ?  Elephant flows, in order packet delivery, deep packet buffers, and guaranteed packet loss are linked to the inherent design of TCP.   In this talk we question the fundamental properties and constraints inherent in TCP when applied to the network technologies of today's R&E networks.  We will present some thought exercises in network traffic engineering, and set the case for further work in network measurement and protocol design.

        Speaker: Mr Yatish Kumar (ESnet)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3B: Are we done with T&I? Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Trust and Identity has long been a theme at TNC and might lead you to ask, are we not done yet with this space? These three presentations will show how Identity Federations and NRENs are continuing to evolve and change the way they think about identity to meet the needs of students, staff and researchers.

      Convener: Rhys Smith (Jisc)
      • 16:00
        AEGIS: ensuring continuity in federated access for research collaboration beyond the AARC Project and into the EOSC 1h 30m

        In this session we will introduce the main concepts of the AARC BPA and we will outline how the AARC Blueprint Architecture model (i) leverages eduGAIN to enable users to use their own home organisation credentials to access services and, (ii) underpins community AAI services in EOSC and its implementation projects.
        We will also highlight the impact of EOSC for the GEANT Community service delivery. Lastly, we will discuss how AEGIS is going to continue after the end of the AARC project with the material support from GÉANT, EGI, EUDAT, PRACE and OpenAIRE and the broad participation from research and e-Infrastructures globally, and what the plans are for shepherding and further evolving the AARC Blueprint Architecture and its accompanying set of guidelines.

        Speakers: Christos Kanellopoulos (GÉANT), David Groep (Nikhef), Licia Florio (GÉANT)
      • 16:00
        From Transparency to Practice: InCommon Baseline Expectations 1h 30m

        This presentation describes the InCommon Federation’s motivation, process, and lessons learned throughout the InCommon Baseline Expectations deployment journey.

        A successful Trust Federation responds to its members’ evolving needs. It should be an adaptable platform to enable community-driven change and design it into the fabric of its endeavors. InCommon will describe how it met these challenges.

        Speakers: Mr Thomas Barton (University of Chicago and Internet2), Mr Nick Roy (Internet2), Mr Albert Wu (Internet2)
      • 16:00
        The Solution for IdP Discovery and the Exploration of the Next Big Thing 1h 30m

        This session will review how the RA21 project evolved and brought a solution to the identity provider discovery space and look at how those outputs are becoming part of the global instrustructure for identity federations. We will also take a look at what’s next, and how we might learn from RA21’s success in order to make progress on the next big area of friction in the identity federation space.

        Speakers: Ms Laura Paglione (Spherical Cow Group), Mr Ralph Youngen (American Chemical Society)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3C: Why Communities Matter Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      Emerging Technologies vs. NRENs, Communities, and Individuals

      The rapid pace of technological innovation naturally shapes the evolution of NRENs and how they serve their stakeholders. But individuals, communities, and NRENs have the power to shape the impact of these emerging technologies.

      This session tackles the topic from all three perspectives: a global view that examines the benefits of strengthening emerging NRENs, an example of how a motivated community is facilitating knowledge exchange, and finally a case for how human intelligence, delegated intelligence, and artificial intelligence can be harnessed to shape a safe and prosperous future.

      Convener: Nancy Carter (CANARIE)
      • 16:00
        Communities - why they matter, and what makes them work 1h 30m

        Along with digitalisation, communities seem to become more and more relevant in the future, especially in the face of challenges that digitalisation brings about. In this presentation, Nathalie will look at why communities matter by taking a close look at the Swiss academic e-learning community eduhub.
        The motivation of such a community is not a commercial one. The incentive is knowledge exchange, exchange of best practices, networking and collaboration. Members of the community can benefit from each other by collaborating on projects and discussing best practices.

        Speaker: Ms Nathalie Roth (SWITCH)
      • 16:00
        NORDUnet Emerging NREN Program 1h 30m

        In this presentation, Lars will briefly describe the evolution of established and emerging NRENs. He will then, in some detail, talk about the NORDUnet emerging NREN program and the crucial importance of global NREN collaboration to fully service research and education. Lars will outline the organisation of the conference-centred activities and the knowledge transfer activities that go along with them, and describe the benefits to both NORDUnet, Nordic NRENs, and the participating emerging NREN. Finally, he will describe the Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility project.

        Speaker: Lars Fischer (NORDUnet)
      • 16:00
        The Power of Human Disruption 1h 30m

        Many in the NREN community are preoccupied with understanding how technological disruption – from Blockchain to AI – will impact both the evolution of global NRENs, and the evolution of human society. Fewer are considering the power of human disruption to shape new technologies and mitigate the negative consequences of those technologies. In this talk, Jim will discuss how human intelligence, delegated intelligence, and artificial intelligence can be harnessed to shape a safe and prosperous future. Using examples from our everyday lives, and injecting a healthy dose of optimism and humour, Jim will remind global NREN leaders that we do in fact retain the power to mould our futures and to evolve technologies that will make our lives and our world better.

        Speaker: Mr Jim Ghadbane (CANARIE)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3D: Opening data silos Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      Nowadays the progress in science and economy depends on processing, analysing, preserving as well as sharing, opening, making data discoverable, accessible and enabling to re-use the datasets held in IT systems. NRENs should have a word in this area and a role in these processes, otherwise their significance as IT services and resources provider will be marginal. And, at the end, opportunities will be missed.

      This session sheds light on the current and envisioned future role of NRENs, collaborating universities and computing centres as well as end-users in the process of de-siloing the data, i.e. enabling high-perforkance data analytics (AARNet’s talk), ensuring data preservation (second AARNet’s talk) and fostering data-based collaboration and improving data accessibility across local on-premise sync & share installations and data repositories (CERN’s talk).

      The presenters in the session will not only show the NRENs and collaborators re-acting on the known challenges of today’s data-driven World as well as addressing needs of the community related to processing and preserving the data. The speakers will also show show how NRENs and collaborators can contribute to working out game-changing models and solutions that enable opening data siloes existing nowadays.

      We all live in the a data-driven World. Come to the session! Paritcipate in data de-siloing!

      Convener: Maciej Brzezniak (PSNC)
      • 16:00
        Analytics@AARNet - Reaching Deeper into the Research Community 1h 30m

        NRENs exist to serve the specific needs of the research community. If researchers aren’t making full use of their research networks then Universities might as well subscribe to a commercial commodity internet service provider. And the industry commercial providers’ headline advertised speeds continue to grow rapidly.

        Opening data silos for research requires data access that is high speed. Analytics@AARNetTM is an innovative solution AARNet has been using to reach deeper into Australia’s 60,000 strong research community to identify researchers getting less than the full value of their research network and to improve their data work flows and research outcomes. For AARNet a fast research network is only part of the solution. It is complemented by the data analytics platform and functionality offerted at high performance to the researchers and users through the high-speed network.

        In the presentation we will show: how to bring benefits of large infrastructure to the interested users using the proper network and how to implement scientific workflows - using data - in the real life, contributing to better data reuse and exploitation for the scientific and economic benefits.

        Speaker: Hindrik Buining (AARNet)
      • 16:00
        Going FAIR at the rate of n × log n -- Interlinking Synch&Share stores to benefit from Metcalfe’s Law 1h 30m

        In the presentation we will discuss the idea of interlinked synch&share stores composing a new pan-european data eInfrastructure. We will present the initiative backed by and coordinated with the CS3 community as well as with SIG-CISS (formely TF-Storage) group at Geant, and GN4-3’s cloud activity. Technology-wise, the basis of the federation may be provided by the OpenCloudMesh (OCM) protocol that is by now supported by most synch&share software vendors.

        The purpose of the intiative is to foster data-based collaboration, enable seamless sharing of large datasets, promote usage and adoption of sync & share standads, develop and extend enabling technologies (including OCM) and making data easily accessible by making e-Infrastructure holding them more usable and user-friendly.

        Speaker: Dr Jakub Moscicki
      • 16:00
        what if CloudStor overflows?! -- adding preservation to synch&share 1h 30m

        AARNet has for over six years offered the CloudStor platform to the Australian R&E community. CloudStor (an enriched synch&share platform based on ownCloud) was designed to accept content directly from researchers and other users, including both active research data and research data that is no longer being actively used but which has been cited in publications. Although CloudStor provides vast storage capability, long-term preservation of the data stored wasn’t actively addressed, neither in architecture nor in customer facing functionality. In the presentation, the data preservation related developments at AARNet will be discussed including the processes implemented, that will allow the data to be discovered, accessed, rendered, deemed reliable and re-used over many years and even decades. The talk will provide the view on the NREN role in the data preservation and data de-siloing processes, that are considered important part of the NRENs and other organisations mission vs the academic and scientific community.

        Speaker: David Jericho (AARNet)
    • 17:30 19:00
      Social Event: TNC19 Opening Reception Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia

      The Opening Reception will take place at the Tallinn Creative Hub 'Kultuurikatel', TNC19’s main venue, on Monday 17th June, right after the last parallel session of the day. Finger food servings will be accompanied by drinks which will be served at the bar. This is your first chance to socialise with other delegates, meet the speakers and engage with the sponsors.
      Please note that only drinks and canapes will be offered at the Opening Reception

      The Opening Reception will be co-hosted by EENet of HITSA and Google.

    • 20:30 00:00
      Social Event: TNC19 Kick-off Party Bar F-Hoone ()

      Bar F-Hoone

      Telliskivi 60, 10412 Tallinn

      This year, breaking away from tradition, TNC will host its first ever Kick-off Party on the first day of the conference to set the scene for TNC19 and get everybody networking. The party will take place at the F-Hoone Bar, a modern venue situated in the lively Telliskivi area, which few times a month turns into the most happening party spot in Tallinn. Come to spend time with old friends, meet new ones and mingle with all of us in a fun, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

      Drinks included (max 4 alcoholic drinks and unlimited for non-alcoholic drinks) and live music!

      Please, note that you MUST take your conference badge with you to join the party.

      Address:
      Bar F-Hoone
      Telliskivi 60a
      Tallinn

    • 09:00 10:30
      4A: Next Generation Networks in the UK, USA and EU Black Box ()

      Black Box

      Various R&E network operators are in the midst of refreshing not only their network but also the way the network can be utilized by their constituents. What are some of the insights and results?

      Convener: Mr JP Velders (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
      • 09:00
        Deploying 400Gbit/s on the Janet network 1h 30m

        Over the past 2 years, Jisc has successfully deployed single-carrier 400Gbit/s optical technology across the Janet network, to meet the continually increasing demands from its users. This presentation looks at what changes and enhancements to the Janet network were required prior to 400Gbit/s optical channels being put into production, the differences between theory and practice when deploying such services, and the challenging but ultimately successful delivery programme, including hardware deployment at multiple points of presence, numerous software upgrades, and 6 months of service disruption, in order to achieve the goal.

        Speakers: Mr Neil Shewry (Jisc), Mr Rob Evans (Jisc)
      • 09:00
        GÉANT Network Evolution 1h 30m

        GÉANT is currently in process of procuring the new fibre network and the new optical line system. This presentation will provide an update on the progress of fibre and optical line system procurement, the GÉANT fibre topology changes and the preparation for implementation. It will cover new changes and additions to the GÉANT Network topology, provide update on the financial impact, the procurement process and the plan for implementation of new fibre and Optical Line System.

        Speakers: Mr Guy Roberts (GEANT Association), Sebastiano Buscaglione (GEANT Association)
      • 09:00
        Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure: Process and Community Engagement 1h 30m

        Internet2 is currently engaged in a process of designing and implementing its Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI). The NGI initiative is structured to be more comprehensive than a simple network refresh - it includes community discussion of our service structures, collaborative testbed development, and technology exploration; it culminates in a comprehensive refresh of Internet2 services and optical, route-switch, and software infrastructure.

        Speakers: Dale Finkelson (Internet2), Chris Wilkinson (Internet2)
    • 09:00 10:30
      4B: eduTEAMS - Enabling digital communities Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      eduTEAMS enables users to create digital communities through which they can collaborate by sharing digital resources and services in a secure, flexible and scalable manner. eduTEAMS provides a central point for the digital community to manage its membership, to connect trusted identity sources and service providers. Communities can define access and sharing policies and integrate with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and other environments.

      In this session we are going present how eduTEAMS is being used by several communities in order to enhance their IT security and user experience and take the full advantage of federated access. We are going to discuss how eduTEAMS implements the AARC Blueprint Architecture, its capabilities and roadmap and how it can enable digital communities across a spectrum of disciplines and sizes to create and manage their collaborative environments.

      In this session, we are going present how eduTEAMS is being used by several communities in order to enhance their IT security, Identity Management capabilities and user experience and take the full advantage of federated access. We are going to discuss how eduTEAMS implements the AARC BPA and how it can enable digital communities across a spectrum of disciplines and sizes to use best practices, the collective knowledge and the work that has been put in eduTEAMS by the GÉANT community itself.

      Convener: Mandeep Saini (Ms)
      • 09:00
        eduTEAMS - Enabling digital communities 1h 30m

        Licia Florio from GÉANT and Marina Adomeit from AMRES ​are going to introduce us to the strategic goals of the GN4-3 project in the Trust & Identity space and how eduTEAMS will be helping GÉANT in achieving these goals.

        Christos Kanellopoulos from GÉANT is going to provide an in depth view of the eduTEAMS service, its capabilities and roadmap. He is going to walk the audience through the three different eduTEAMS offerings and discuss with them how eduTEAMS can be used to help research communities and NRENs enable their members to create and manage digital collaborations.

        Mihaly Heder from SZTAKI and Slavek Licehammer from CESNET are going to present how eduTEAMS takes advantage of the existing ecosystem of tools such as COmanage, HEXAA and Perun in order to deliver capabilities that meet a wide range of communities and discuss the plans for the evolution of this ecosystem of tools.

        Chris Atherton from GÉANT is going to present the work we are doing with communities and NRENs and how we can help them deliver services to their users in a number of strategic fields.

        In a more technical presentation, Ivan Karakanakis from SUNET is going to present the “Identity Python” initiative, the work that has been taking place and how we are pushing forward the underlying software infrastructure that drives not only eduTEAMS but also a number of AAI projects globally.

        Speakers: Chris Atherton (GÉANT), Christos Kanellopoulos (GÉANT), Ivan Kanakarakis (SUNET), Dr Mihály Héder (SZTAKI), Slávek Licehammer (CESNET)
    • 09:00 10:30
      4C: Digital collaborations Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      How to provide the better services to support for the scientific and educational purposes in our community is a very popular topic for many years since NRENs were established. The three presentations in this session will share their experiences and lessons learned nowadays about how to work with their end users to support data transfer for the distributed collaborations between domain scientists, and to support the universities and institutions for building their digital learning environment.

      Convener: Jie An (China Education and Research Network Center)
      • 09:05
        Pragmatic Science Engagement Using an Operations Center Approach 25m

        The Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC) works with domain scientists to accelerate the ability of distributed collaborations to share data in order to reach broader science goals. This presentation will give a detailed look at how we are working with end user scientists related to European and African collaborations and data transfers, and how others can use these services. It will also detail lessons learned so that other science engagement approaches can be modified to be more effective based on the EPOC approach to further the support of today’s digital collaborations.

        Speakers: Jennifer Schopf (Indiana University), Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)
      • 09:35
        Creating Learning Standards to Support Next Generation Digital Learning Environments 25m

        In 2015, EDUCAUSE released a report on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) that was funded by the Gates Foundation. This work identified the need for learning systems to evolve from being LMS-centric to the creation of a learning ecosystem that would support interoperability, personalization, analytics, collaboration, and accessibility and universal design. This session will explain the key standards efforts underway in the US and Europe to support the NGDLE. As part of this effort, we will discuss a major project in open educational resources (OER) textbooks and courseware at Rice University, named OpenStax. Attendees will learn about the key standards efforts they should follow and some of the major projects that can benefit their universities in supporting high-quality stem content.

        Speakers: Mr Jack Suess (UMBC), Klara Jelinkova (Rice University)
      • 10:05
        Back to the Future: Bringing students to the XXI century 25m

        Up to University (Up2U) aims to bridge the gap between secondary schools and universities by providing European schools with a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) that helps high school teachers equip their students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to succeed at university.
        To support universal use, Up2U’s architecture has been designed as modular, scalable and portable. Students and teachers will be able to create, share, attend and search for digital multimedia content produced at international level.
        Running Up2U will tie students closer to the NREN and also help the NREN to better understand the situation its institutions are in, it is R&E networks but E&R services.

        Speakers: Mrs Maria Grammatikou (NTUA), Casper Dreef (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 10:30
      4D: EOSC Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      Want to find out more about how different aspects of the European Open Science Cloud support and forge new Digital Societies – and what this paradigm change means for European National Research and Education Networks? Then this is the session for you! We aim to demonstrate how EOSC supports pan-European digital societies and wider communities and also showcase existing and fledgling National initiatives and collaborations. You will also learn more about how Research and Education communities can benefit from current and future European Open Science Cloud initiatives and how you can get involved.

      Conveners: Cathrin Stöver (GÉANT), Natalia Manola (University of Athens, Greece)
      • 09:00
        European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): It’s a brave new world - creating and supporting digital Communities 1h 30m

        Over recent years, the vision of Open Science has developed, defining a world of transparent, data-driven science capable of accelerating competitiveness and innovation.
        The embodiment of this vision in Europe is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), first proposed in April 2016 as part of the Communication on the ‘European Cloud Initiative’, making it one of the pillars of European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. In order to make this vision a reality a number of implementation projects are in place and you will find out more about them during this interactive session.

        Speakers: Mr Stelios Sartzetakis (GRNET), Mr Federico Ruggieri (GARR), Cathrin Stöver (GÉANT), Mr Alasdair Reid (EFIS Centre), NATALIA MANOLA (University of Athens, Greece), Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI Foundation), Ms Liina-Maria Munari (DGCNCT)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: GLAD Skills POP: boost your knowledge traffic Glass box in Fuel Lounge ()

      Glass box in Fuel Lounge

      Are you interested to get the most out of your TNC19 meeting?
      Would you like to know how to engage your audience and leave it with the wow factor?

      If yes, then the GLAD skills drop-in session might be just a thing for you.

      As a part of TNC19 programme, GEANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team will offer daily skills drop-in sessions to assist TNC participants get the most out of their TNC commitments. In particular GLAD will focus on two areas:

      a. Facilitating effective meetings: getting things done in an engaging and fun way
      b. Presentation skills: delivering an impactful presentation/speech

      Equally, we would be happy to explore other learning and development queries that could help you to be at your best during the conference. Come and see us on each day of the conference including a pre-conference day.

      Convener: Irina Mikhailava (GEANT)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Demonstration: Live demonstration of 100G+ spectrum services on a >1200km fiber link between Estonia and Poland Demo area ()

      Demo area

      • This demonstration takes place at the ADVA booth in Cauldron Hall. *

      Employing an open optical line system approach, we will demonstrate the practical delivery of coherent optical spectrum services in a commercial long-haul network. A fiber link between the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in Poland and the TNC’19 conference venue Kultuurikatel in Tallinn (> 1200km distance) traversing Latvia and Lithuania will be used. The optical characteristics of a spectrum slice in the network are retrieved by network telemetry and fed into a machine-learning based configuration engine. Taking service requirements and policies into account, the engine will then determine the best terminal equipment configuration for the spectrum slice out of hundreds of possible configurations. The configuration will be deployed on ADVAs TeraFlexTM terminal platform, which offers 100-600G services per optical carrier with programmable signal shaping capabilities to optimize capacity, performance and spectral occupation. The demonstration aims at driving network efficiency while at the same time reducing operational complexity in a real live network.

      Convener: Joerg-Peter Elbers (ADVA)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 11:00 12:30
      5A Plenary: Building Foundations of Trust / Research Infrastructures Black Box ()

      Black Box

      Our Tuesday Plenary will bring two keynotes - Merike Kaeo, CEO and founder of Double Shot Security and John Womersley, Director General of the European Spallation Source.

      Convener: Inder Monga (ESnet)
      • 11:00
        Building Foundations of Trust 45m

        Functioning digital societies rely on generating trust between government, private sector and public interests. This digitalization provides infinite number of opportunities but also risks and challenges for human and data safety. The vast amount of data freely shared to enable societal functions to be online and the increasing number of breaches that put our private information at risk has given pause to consider the balances between convenience, security and privacy. This talk will delve into what security, privacy, safety and risk mitigation mean in today’s global interconnected digital world.

        Speaker: Merike Kaeo (Double Shot Security)
      • 11:45
        Research Infrastructures 45m

        Scientific and Technological innovation is key to our future economic prosperity in a globalising, knowledge-based world; and it’s also essential if we are to address the challenges of climate, energy, secure and safe food supply, and an aging population. These large research challenges require large scale investments in scientific capability in the form of major research infrastructures. Whether these are physical investments in a single site, like my own project the European Spallation Source, or distributed networks of nodes spread across Europe, they bring together large numbers of scientists to address common goals, and they generate large amounts of data that must be analysed and made available in an open way. I’ll describe some of the challenges and opportunities that this landscape brings and how it is changing the way research is done.

        Speaker: John Womersley ( European Spallation Source)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 12:45 13:15
      Demonstration: Federated Cloud Appliances Available in Public Cloud Demo area ()

      Demo area

      Cloudkeeper is a tool used in a hybrid federated cloud platform operated by the European Grid Initiative (EGI) to synchronize virtual appliance images across the infrastructure. Cloudkeeper reads image lists published by the EGI Application DB and synchronizes updates to target cloud sites. Before partnering with GÉANT Cloudkeeper only supported OpenNebula and OpenStack.
      Most resources in the EGI federated cloud platform are privately owned by resource providers but there are several scenarios where the use of public cloud resources becomes relevant:

      • Virtual operators – resource providers who do not own their own resources on-premise but rent cloud resources form public clouds.
      • Cloud bursting – resource providers or user groups who regularly use private resources but may burst out into public cloud for periods of peak consumption.

      The Federated Cloud Platform is mostly focused on HPC use, i.e., resources are typically allocated short-term but in large volumes.
      Therefore we have proposed to implement a pilot using Amazon Web Services as an environment that would enable participation of virtual operators and/or cloud bursting of Federated Cloud use cases. The work consisted primarily in extending Cloudkeeper to import virtual appliance images from EGI AppDB to AWS so that federated cloud users could use the same appliances across clouds, including the public cloud offered by AWS.

      Convener: Mr Milan Ševčík (CESNET)
    • 13:20 13:50
      Demonstration: EOSC Portal – a practical way of supporting and building new Digital Communities Demo area ()

      Demo area

      Want to find out more about how different aspects of the EOSC Portal support and forge new Digital Societies? Then come and view our demonstration!

      The EOSC Portal drives a new, open science cloud forward so that resources are available in one place, across borders and scientific disciplines. It provides access to digital communities of researchers from all domains allowing for transparency and lowering barriers to entry. One the one hand it makes the work of existing (digital communities) easier and, on the other hand, supports the creation of new digital communities.

      The EOSC Portal is jointly developed and maintained by current implementation projects: eInfraCentral, EOSC-hub, EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance.

      Convener: Jelena Angelis (EFIS Centre)
    • 14:00 15:30
      6A: Lightning Talks: Second Strike Black Box ()

      Black Box

      Lightning Talks are 5 minute presentations focusing on one key point. This can be an idea, successful project, a cautionary story, collaboration invitation, quick tip or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve.

      The rules for this session are easy: five minutes and only five minutes.

      Conveners: Nicholas Mbonimpa (Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)), Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
      • 14:00
        TNC – behind the scenes 5m

        We would like to present TNC multimedia "behind the scenes" from technical perspective. Everything one wanted to ask about, but there has never been an opportunity: innovative ideas, artistic work, advanced technologies and some ordinary, though well-prepared craftsmanship. Since the effect of these works can usually be seen as audio and video design & artwork, this time we would show, what we normally want to hide…

        Speakers: Bartlomiej Idzikowski (PSNC), Damian Niemir (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
      • 14:05
        InAcademia - towards a production service 5m

        The purpose of this lightening talk is to raise awareness of InAcademia, who it is aimed at, why it's been developed, and to encourage promotion and uptake as the service moves into production.

        Speaker: Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)
      • 14:10
        Consumer IoT security and privacy frameworks, trustmarks and certifications: useful, or useless? 5m

        There is a growing number of organizations and government agencies actively working on developing or promoting IoT security and privacy frameworks, and related trustmark and certification programs, around the world. How can we work with these programs?

        Speaker: Steve Olshansky (Internet Society)
      • 14:15
        Internet4kids 5m

        Internet4kid is a creative lab ideated by GARR, the Italian NREN, to explain how internet works, for kids but not only. The laboratory is based on the use of straws that are interconnected together creating a model of the Internet with links and routers.

        Speaker: Gabriella Paolini (GARR)
      • 14:20
        Mansplaining Diversity 5m

        Yhe talk will ask the question of the audience to determine if there are practical or subconscious barriers preventing staff of BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) from attending education focused conferences such as TNC.

        Speaker: Mr Mark Williams (Jisc)
      • 14:25
        Project Fox, a quest for a statically typed embeddable programming language 5m

        In today’s world, most embeddable programming languages are dynamically typed - so, if you’re like me and prefer static typing, you’re out of luck!

        Speaker: Mr Pierre VAN HOUTRYVE (HEPH Condorcet Mons)
      • 14:30
        FOG Computing as a Lifeline for E-Health Users 5m

        E-Health services are becoming ubiquitous in the modern world however, this connection comes at a price - latency is a main concern when dealing with enormous amounts of sensitive data, and especially so when the data is time-critical as well. Monitoring health parameters for individuals with chronic or life-threatening conditions is not just a luxury, but also a necessity.

        Speaker: Era Ajdaraga Krluku (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University)
      • 14:35
        Content interaction powered distance learning - Contact, pointing, immersion and feeling of presence 5m

        Development of a real-time cooperative interface for score/textual material in support to (music) distance learning and practicing on audio-video conference systems, open source, easily accessible and easily executable.

        Speaker: Enrico Pietrocola (Conservatorio G.Verdi Milano - GARR)
      • 14:40
        Open Infrastructure: Integrating OpenStack and Kubernetes 5m

        OpenStack and Kubernetes are currently the most popular Open Infrastructure solutions: it is worthwhile to provide users access to a platform that provides both services, using a single personal account. Currently this is hardly possible, since the two systems provide different authentication mechanisms.

        Speaker: Giuseppe Attardi (Consortium GARR)
      • 14:45
        Enlighten the darkness in your fiber topology 5m

        Your customer will disappear from the network. You wont receive light anymore, what is the problem? Could it be an equipment issue at the customer site or is it a fiber cut? Your precious Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) tool is ready but the customer is located too far away, you cannot just go to make OTDR measurements yourself. The only option left would be reporting the issue to the fiber provider even if
        it may as well be a hardware problem or a power outage.

        Speaker: Mr Jani Myyry (CSC/Funet)
      • 14:50
        Non-web federated access using QR-codes 5m

        In this lightning talk, we will present a proof-of-concept solution for federated access to non-web based services using standardised protocols and technologies. The solution is based on out-of-the-bound authentication flow executed by users who might initiate it in a user-friendly manner using QR-codes and a mobile device.

        Speaker: Slávek Licehammer (CESNET)
      • 14:55
        Open, Honest & Wonderful! 5m

        This lighting talk attempts to highlight why being honest (sometimes brutally so) is good for the community and to present a few answers to the question of "Will people be interested in what I have to say?" In the end we want everyone to be open, honest and wonderful!

        Speaker: Mr Brian Nisbet (HEAnet)
      • 15:00
        CloudStor Strategy – One Ring to Rule Them All 5m

        AARNet’s original vision for CloudStor was to provide a simple-to-use ad hoc cloud storage capability, to meet the needs of researchers who just wanted somewhere to put their data “for the time being”. Some of us maybe had a grander vision, but in any case we soon became overwhelmed by the adoption rate of this sync-and-share cloud storage, built on ownCloud. The number of research users in Australia has now exceeded 60,000, which is remarkable considering there are only that many researchers in the whole of Australia.

        We have asked our users what they want from CloudStor, and apart from all the usual requirements of reliability, speed of access, ease of use, longevity, backup and so on, they shared that they wanted CloudStor to form the backbone of their research data workflow.

        We have thus planned for and introduced a range of capabilities to enable this integration. These features enable CloudStor users to support the whole range of sharing, publishing and archiving research data.

        Equally importantly, and arguably far more strategically, we have been working to include, along with storage and data movement (our core capabilities), the ability to integrate compute. This we have done by incorporating into CloudStor, in conjunction with CERN, their Service for Web-based Analysis (SWAN), which allows users to perform interactive data analysis in CloudStor. It is built upon the widely-used Jupyter Notebooks, which allows users to perform data analyses using only a web browser, and which can be launched through SWAN to analyse research data using cloud computing services. In the era of research reproducibility, we believe that this represents a dramatic and powerful development of our support for the research endeavour, and forms the keystone of a strategy and roadmap for a National Collaborative Storage Infrastructure for the Australian research community. We believe this heralds how NRENs are likely to develop in the future – “not just a network organisation”.

        Speaker: Alex Reid (AARNet)
      • 15:05
        Prediction of Emergence of Novel Rotavirus Lineages in G1P[8] and G2P[4] Strains 5m

        There are many cases of severe diarrhea in under five children worldwide. Rotavirus is one of the leading causes of these diarrhea cases.

        Speaker: Akuzike Banda (University of Malawi, Chancellor College)
      • 15:10
        Strengthening engineering research and training in Africa through Low cost environmental monitoring systems 5m

        The project aims at implementing innovative research and training in some African universities while reinforcing collaboration between universities.

        Speaker: Charlene GABA (National Institute of Water, University of Abomey-Calavi, BENIN)
      • 15:15
        Extending the NREN through Campus Network as a Service 5m

        Share campus network and security operations by standardizing network architecture, tools and processes. A brief overview on what GÉANT, Uninett and Sunet are trying to accomplish.

        Speaker: David Heed (Sunet)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: AD HOC meeting room Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      A list of Ad Hoc meeting room slots will be available at the registration desk only for the duration of the conference (not before) and will be managed by the organising team.

      No bookings can be made before June 16th.

      Convener: Steffie Bosman
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: GCC / GPPC Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Convener: Gyöngyi Horváth (GÉANT)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 15:30 16:00
      Demonstration: Combining clouds with Fogbow Demo area ()

      Demo area

      Increasingly, users are turning to hybrid cloud computing infrastructures for the deployment of their applications. Cloud federation, cloudbursting, and cloud brokering are some of the most popular models for combining multiple cloud computing providers into a single infrastructure.

      This demo shows how the Fogbow middleware can be used to support different cloud combination models, both from the end-users’, as well as the cloud providers’ perspectives. In this demonstration, we will show the main features provided by the middleware, and how it can be easily customised to combine multiple clouds, running different cloud orchestrators.

      Fogbow has been developed in the context of two cooperative R&D projects executed by Brazilian and European institutions (CloudConnect and ATMOSPHERE), and has been used to support a trans-Atlantic federation of cloud providers. RNP, the Brazilian NREN, is currently investigating the use of Fogbow to enhance RNP’s portfolio of services.

      Convener: Francisco Brasileiro (UFCG)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7A: SDN and Optical:New kids on the block Black Box ()

      Black Box

      What new advances are impactful in the area of Optical and Software-Defined Networking? This session will cover topics that cover new approaches to Optical networks, programmable data planes for telemetry as well as experience with building production OpenFlow-based networks.

      Convener: Inder Monga (ESnet)
      • 16:00
        AmLight-INT: In-band Network Telemetry to support big data applications 1h 30m

        AmLight SDN network is being expanded to support in-band network telemetry using P4 and programmable switches. The goal is to support bandwidth-intensive science drivers with very strict SLAs, such as the LSST project. This presentation will share our experience in replacing the current SDN switches for PISA switches as well as trying in-band network telemetry in the field in partnership with NoviFlow switch manufacturer.

        Speaker: Jeronimo Bezerra (AmLight)
      • 16:00
        Differentiation in the Age of Optical Convergence 1h 30m

        At TNC 2018, SURFnet and ECI jointly presented a vision of Organic Self-Adjusting Optical Networks. At TNC 2019, we bring this subject to the present. We detail how a Programmable Modular Optical Network – the forbearer of an Agile Self-Adjusting Optical Network – can be specified and constructed today. Most importantly, and this is the central theme, we show an approach that allows NRENs and vendors alike to differentiate their offerings, based on where they choose to focus, even though underlying optical transmission and switching technologies are converging. In particular, we show how the work of industry consortiums like the Open ROADM MSA initiative can be a boost to differentiation by defining functional boundaries in which innovation can take place.

        Speakers: Dr Rob Smets (SURFnet), Mr Jonathan Homa (ECI)
      • 16:00
        SDN is the Easy Part: Production OpenFlow 1h 30m

        Over the previous decade many technologies have emerged in the networking space that have positioned themselves to disrupt traditional workflows. They enable engineers and operators to rely more on software, reduce human intervention, and obfuscate the mechanics upon which networks have traditionally been operated. However, in this space there has been slow movement, reluctance to adopt and deploy, and in some cases refusal to consider the emerging alternatives.
        In this talk we briefly explore the multi-year transformation from hand crafted networking to an acceptance of automation and tooling, and do a deep dive into a world-first, production deployment of a fully software-defined network. In the course of this discussion we will explore the significant advantages, the dark corners, the limits, the exceptions, and the lessons learned building and running a large-scale production software-defined network.

        Speaker: Nicholas Buraglio (ESnet (DOE Office of Science - Energy Sciences Network))
    • 16:00 17:30
      7B: Crypto For Now! Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      This session will look at a variety of new and emerging projects in the field of cryptography that are support innovation in the NREN environment. Covering topics as diverse as Internet of Things (IoT), Hardware Security Modules (HSM) and document encryption, this session will demonstrate that cryptography is still very much a technology for now!

      Convener: Robin Wilton
      • 16:00
        CrypTech Open Source Crypto Project 1h 30m

        The CrypTech project began in 2014 with a vision to make key Internet security infrastructure transparent and trustworthy. To do this, we set out to make a fully open crypto-engine reference design, including both hardware and software, to enable the development of critical Internet infrastructure components. Such a fully open design is transparent and fully auditable by external parties. We believe this helps ensure trust in the components used to operate the Internet. Examples of this key security infrastructure include Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), TOR Consensus, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), Identity Federations, and the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority (CA).

        This talk will provide a brief history of the project, an overview of the hardware and software design of CrypTech, a discussion of use cases in DNSSEC signing and identity management, a brief overview of how to use CrypTech, and explore additional collaboration opportunities with the NREN community.

        Speaker: Ms Karen O'Donoghue (Internet Society)
      • 16:00
        IoT Cybersecurity with Natural Language Processing 1h 30m

        In this talk we present a novel technique for securing large and heterogeneous IoT deployments by leveraging modern Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques.

        Our approach automatically models the meaning of higher-order networking concepts (e.g., what is a TCP packet? how do packet towards port 53/udp usually look like? etc.) to distils the typical behavior of a given IoT network endpoint and alert of any unusual or suspect change.

        Learning is done in a purely unsupervised manner, without requiring the end user to “label” traffic. Additionally, network flow data is ingested and only used once in the learning process, without requiring the user of operating a “big data” storage backend. We call this approach zero-footprint behavioral modelling.

        In this presentation we will provide a quick primer to recent NLP techniques for language modelling, describe our algorithm and finally give a live demo of the current implementation.

        Speakers: Dr Giacomo Bernardi (Extreme Networks), Benoit Lourdelet
      • 16:00
        Remote Document Encryption - encrypting data for passport holders 1h 30m

        We introduce Remote Document Encryption (RDE) allowing any party to encrypt data for a holder of an electronic passport such that only with physical possession of the passport decryption is possible. RDE is not an intended functionality of passports and actually consists of a tweak of passport protocols. Electronic passports allow for 160 bit security exceeding current good practice of 128 bit security. In the presentation we also indicate possible applications including secure email and end-to-end secure file sending. In the second quarter of 2018 a proof-of-concept was done with RDE based secure mail. This pilot was successful and indicated that RDE was indeed a viable technique. SURF, the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch education and research, intends to implement RDE in its Filesender instance and is planning a pilot in 2019.

        Speaker: Prof. Eric Verheul (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7C: Multilayered service orchestration and monitoring Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      Welcome and Introduction (Ivana Golub, PSNC, 15 mins)

      In this session we present the work on network technology and service development that began in January with the new GÉANT GN4-3 project, where Work Package 6 is tasked with evaluating new technologies and services for their applicability to NREN use cases, and developing network management and monitoring software platforms towards and into production.
      The scope of the work is broad, and as a result the WP has a very wide representation, with 78 team members from 32 partner organisations across 23 countries. In this session we’ll present the work that is being undertaken in three areas: network technology evolution, network services evolution and development, and monitoring and management, and allow plenty of time for questions, comments and discussion.

      Conveners: Anna Wilson (HEAnet), Klaas Wierenga (GEANT)
      • 16:00
        Network technology and service development in the new GÉANT Project 1h 30m

        Network Technology Evolution (Xavier Jeannin, Renater, 20 mins)

        Our white box activity is exploring practical scenarios for white box deployment in NREN networks, whether an open Network Operating System (NOS) combined with use of P4 might form the basis for an R&E router platform, and exploring use cases for data plane programmability (DPP), such as telemetry and DDoS detection and mitigation. The optical time and frequency networking (OTFN) work is determining how to deploy such an ultra high precision, stable infrastructure within GÉANT, building on the expertise from the CLONETS project, and working with the meteorologist research community. Our activity on Low Latency (LoLa) explores infrastructures to support such applications and solutions for steering network traffic across specific low latency paths. And our data transfer node (DTN) stimulation activity is reviewing approaches for supporting large scale data transfers across NREN networks, with a view to identifying a potential new service.

        Network Services Evolution and Development (Roman Lapacz, PSNC, and Tim Chown, Jisc, 20 mins)

        Adoption of orchestration, automation and virtualisation (OAV) principles is becoming increasingly important for network operators. In this area we are seeking to promote knowledge exchange and sharing of best OAV practices, building consensus towards a longer-term OAV strategy for the GÉANT and NREN community and the necessary immediate next steps along that path. A survey of the NRENs run in April, and a Future Strategy workshop held in May, have provided very good input on the strategy and next steps, which we will report here, together with our future plans. In parallel, we are performing development activity towards an enhanced self-service portal (SSP) for GÉANT connectivity services, working in collaboration with WP7 for priorities on operational requirements, and exploring other services to which the portal could be applied.

        Management and Monitoring (Pavle Vuletic, AMRES, 20 mins)

        We are developing and maintaining a range of network management and monitoring tools. The perfSONAR toolkit and its associated multi-domain consultancy and expertise service have been in production for some time, offering an open platform for measurement of network performance characteristics. The Performance Measurement Platform (PMP) service provides a set of perfSONAR small nodes across Europe measuring the performance of the GÉANT network from the NREN perspective. And Network Management as a Service (NMaaS) offers a secure, cloud-based network management platform with pre-installed network management tools. Tools being worked on towards future service include WiFiMon, a crowd-sourced, distributed performance monitoring package for WiFi networks and NetMon, a network service performance verification and fault localisation platform.

        Open discussion (15 mins)

        We conclude the session with open discussion of the topics raised.

        Speakers: Dr Ivana Golub (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center), Dr Tim Chown (Jisc), Prof. Sonja Filiposka (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University), Prof. Pavle Vuletic (University of Belgrade - School of electrical engineering), Mr Xavier Jeannin (RENATER), Mr Roman Lapacz (PSNC)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7D: edu* Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      The edu (wildcard) session is all about edu services and supportive actions – edumeet, edubadges and eduVPN. The edu* suite is all about services developed by NRENs for NRENs to meet the specific and unique needs of our community.

      • edumeet aims to tackle issues of standardised compliance and cost of service.
      • edubadges will provide a more flexible and transparent approach to curriculum and grading for all learners.
      • eduVPN tackles the security and privacy concerns of the very mobile staff and student that we cater for.

      We will see and discuss how those three activities have supported the NREN community, why it was important to tackle these issues as NRENS, how important issues like standards, security and privacy were tackled and where we are heading next with these edu* products.

      Convener: Mr Sten Aus
      • 16:05
        edumeet – easy and cheap video-conferencing for NRENs 25m

        Research and education users need to collaborate across different organisations and countries, through services that are safe, easy to use, accessible, affordable and inter-operable.
        edumeet is a WebRTC web-conferencing platform, designed and developed within GÉANT project. Comprehensive and transverse approach resulted in set if services, that are supporting each other in order to offer a full value product, in particular:
        - WebRTC video conferencing service;
        - distributed STUN/TURN infrastructure to overcome firewall and NAT obstacles;
        - monitoring, statistics and testing modules to assess the performance of the aforementioned components.

        Speaker: Bartlomiej Idzikowski (PSNC)
      • 16:35
        We endorse you for being an edubadger! 25m

        At SURF we strongly believe that open badges enable micro-credentialing and therefore are the new digital currency for learning that fit well within a rapidly changing educational system. We see an increasing demand for a more transparent and flexible curriculum, which better suits the personal ambition- and qualification level of the individual student and meet the needs of employers.

        For over a year now and together with 16 Higher Education institutions we are conducting a pilot with an open badge infrastructure. In this presentation we will share our findings and discuss the next steps in realizing an edubadges service offering.

        Speakers: Frans Ward (SURF), Mr Alexander Blanc (SURFnet)
      • 17:05
        eduVPN 25m

        Internet users and ISPs within and outside the R&E community usually identify security and privacy issues as key preoccupations. However, this doesn’t necessarily trigger behaviours. This is sometimes described as the privacy or the security paradoxes: people are aware that they are at risk but yet they don’t necessarily do the right thing to protect themselves.
        eduVPN aims to contribute and address these issues in two ways: trust and ease of use. eduVPN is co-provided by NRENs using open-sourced audited software; it’s using apps in known operating systems for ease of use.

        Speakers: Mr Rogier Spoor (SURF), Mr Tangui Coulouarn
    • 19:30 23:00
      Social Event: TNC19 Conference Dinner Seaplane Harbour Museum ()

      Seaplane Harbour Museum

      Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn

      We all agree that the conference dinner is TNC’s social programme highlight. This year’s chosen venue is the Seaplane Harbour, the very popular Estonian Maritime Museum. The impressive building hosting the museum, the Seaplane Hangar is filled with great ideas, adventures and history and thanks to its striking architecture and cultural heritage, it has won many prestigious international prizes.

      All registered participants (with a Full Conference Pass) are cordially invited to take part in TNC19’s unforgettable night at the museum!

      Logistics
      The Seaplane Harbour is located at Vesilennuki 6 in the Kalamaja neighbourhood, approx. 1.3 km walking distance from the Kultuurikatel.

      You can use public transportation (free for TNC19 delegates wearing the congress badge) or take a taxi. Bus no. 73 will take you directly to the venue, bus stop “Lennusadam”.

      After dinner a coach service will operate from the Seaplane Harbour to the city centre. Buses will depart from the museum from 22:00 until 23:30, every 15 minutes. The first stop is “Linnahalli” – across the road from the Kultuurikatel and near the Tallink Spa & Conference and Europa Hotels. The last stop is Mere pst 5 in the city centre, next to the Sokos Hotel Viru, Estoria and the Nordic Hotel Forum. From there you can take a taxi or public transport to other destinations in and around the city.

    • 09:00 10:30
      8A: Under the sea Black Box ()

      Black Box

      When it comes down to moving data around the world, a lot of activity is happening deep down in the sea! To keep the global R&E networking community able to serve the current and (more importantly) future needs of global science and education, submarine cable systems are the “place you want to be”.

      In this session we will present three different cases where regional or national RENs are playing a leading role in building or partnering with those cable systems that will be the vessel to carry scientific data between continents in the next decades, in three different regions of the world: Asia to Europe (CAE-1), Asia-Pacific (INDIGO) and Latin America (AARCLight).

      Come and listen to how the R&E Networks are gearing up to deep-sea diving.

      Convener: Vincenzo Capone (GÉANT)
      • 09:00
        CAE-1: A Next Step in Securing Sustainable Intercontinental R&E Bandwidth in the GREN 1h 30m

        This presentation will dive into the opportunities, hurdles and obstacles encountered during the process of creating a six party collaboration for jointly buying intercontinental transmission bandwidth. This presentation is, besides a story of a new and sustainable collaboration of R&E Networks jointly entering the whole-sale market, a peek into a number of interesting lessons learned that other R&E Networks around the world can consider when planning their next investments in transmission infrastructure, while contributing to the growth of the GREN, along the lines of the Global Network Architecture.

        Speakers: Mr Erik-Jan Bos (NORDUnet), Ms Mary Fleming (AARNet), Mr Francis Lee (SingAREN)
      • 09:00
        Developments in the South Atlantic: Exploring models for sharing submarine cable capacity 1h 30m

        Bandwidth in the South Atlantic is increasing for the R&E community. In 2018, four events occurred. GEANT and CLARA announced an IRU with EllaLink, connecting Europe and Latin America . FIU signed an IRU with Angola Cables on the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and interconnection in Fortaleza to the Monet cable connecting Brazil to Florida . AmLight-ExP announced an IRU with Angola Cable for spectrum from Florida to Fortaleza and Sao Paulo. The SACS submarine cable system started interconnecting Fortaleza and Luanda, Angola. We will report on the AARCLight study and status of network infrastructure via the South Atlantic

        Speakers: Dr Michael Stanton (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa - RNP (Brazilian NREN)), Mr Len Lotz (TENET), Dr Heidi Morgan (Information Science Institute (ISI) Internet and Networked Systems group at the University of Southern California (USC))
      • 09:00
        Interfacing to Indigo - Technical & Operational considerations interfacing to a submarine open line system 1h 30m

        The presentation will focus on the technical aspects of interfacing to the INDIGO submarine cable system. We will share the lessons we’ve learned with the NREN community whilst making this strategic initiative a reality. This capacity will continue to allow Australian researchers to participate in global research collaborations like the SKA that demand high speed connectivity around the globe.

        Speaker: Mr Tim Rayner (AARNet)
    • 09:00 10:30
      8B: OpenID Connect in R&E Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      The three presentations in this session will give both an overview on the state of the art of OpenID Connect and R&E world relationship, as well as a glance to the currently available bleeding-edge OpenID Connect Federation standard and tools.

      Convener: Paul Dekkers (Surfnet)
      • 09:00
        OpenID Connect and R&E 1h 30m

        First Presentation: OpenID Connect and R&E: Achievements, challenges, and future plans. Presenter: Chris Phillips, CANARIE Inc.

        The R&E community has built a successful, reliable, and trusted global identity ecosystem over the past decade and a half using SAML as the backbone protocol. As a result, researchers and their platforms are able to focus on their mission to be globally connected with fewer distractions as we focused on infrastructure to support them. Recently, researchers have been using more off the shelf components that depend on OpenID Connect (OIDC), and are asking to integrate this protocol into the trust ecosystem. In this presentation we will discuss how we are working with the OpenID Foundation(OIDF), through the OIDC R&E working group to help bring the R&E community’s unique trust and identity needs into a bona fide Profile in the OIDF. An OIDF Profile represents a standard OIDC profile that off the shelf OIDC solutions need to be capable of supporting, thus allowing our community to continue to benefit from an enhanced R&E trust ecosystem

        Second Presentation: OpenID Connect Federations: Achievements, challenges, and future plans. Presenter: Roland Hedberg, OpenID Foundation

        The R&E community has run Identity Federations based on SAML2 now for more then a decade. Now when OIDC are making inroads at our Universities we need to understand how to run Identity Federations based on OIDC. At the same time if we can figure out how to run authorization federations based on OAuth2 we’re even better of. The work on OIDC Federation is being done in the OIDF AB/Connect working Group and the intent is to eventually get it accepted as an OIDF standard. A first draft on how to do OIDC Federations was accepted as an Implementers draft July 2018. Since then we have been working on implementations on the draft that will allow us to start running pilots.
        In this presentation we will discuss what OIDC Federations can do for you that SAML2 Federations can not.

        Third Presentation: Research and Education profiles for OpenID Connect. Presenter: Davide Vaghetti, GARR

        To run SAML2 based Identity Federations, R&E identity specialists developed quite a large number of specifications, profiles, guidelines and operational procedures to effectively manage those federations. OpenID Connect based Identity Federations cannot be built without the proper tools, profiles and procedures.

        OpenID Connect based Identity Federations cannot be built without the proper tools, profiles and procedures. That is why we developed a registry application, a metadata signing service and a federation profile that combined together can be used to successfully set up an OpenID Connect Identity Federation. Let’s see how.

        Speakers: Maarten Kremers (SURFnet), Mr Roland Hedberg (Catalogix), Mr Chris Phillips (CANARIE Inc.), Mr Davide Vaghetti (GARR)
    • 09:00 10:30
      8C: Cloud User Stories Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      The GÉANT digital single cloud market changed the way European researchers and instructors access cloud services. In this session you will hear how institutions and NRENs have saved time, money and improved research and education by deploying cloud-based services safely and easily. Representatives from HEAnet, DFN, JISC, SURFnet and RedIRIS will share their institutions’ experience, as well as their own. This session is recommended for anyone interested in cloud sourcing, migration and usage for their own institution, or to support cloud deployment of other users.

      Conveners: Andres Ehrenpreis, Kristina Lillemets, Maria Ristkok
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: GLAD Skills POP: boost your knowledge traffic Glass box in Fuel Lounge ()

      Glass box in Fuel Lounge

      Are you interested to get the most out of your TNC19 meeting?
      Would you like to know how to engage your audience and leave it with the wow factor?

      If yes, then the GLAD skills drop-in session might be just a thing for you.

      As a part of TNC19 programme, GEANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team will offer daily skills drop-in sessions to assist TNC participants get the most out of their TNC commitments. In particular GLAD will focus on two areas:

      a. Facilitating effective meetings: getting things done in an engaging and fun way
      b. Presentation skills: delivering an impactful presentation/speech

      Equally, we would be happy to explore other learning and development queries that could help you to be at your best during the conference. Come and see us on each day of the conference including a pre-conference day.

      Convener: Irina Mikhailava (GEANT)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Side Meeting: NREN CEO Forum - Financial Benchmarking Committee D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Convener: Nancy Carter (CANARIE)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Demonstration: Live streaming of ultra-high definition 8K Demo area ()

      Demo area

      In this demo we will present ultra-high definition 8K live video content. It will be streamed from PSNC facilities in Poznań, Poland to Tallin over GEANT network. The presentation will compare several encoding and streaming parameters, within capabilities of developed system, showing their influence on quality and perception of video. It will also indicate network requirements for such performance.

      The issues of creating, encoding and streaming high resolution and high quality video (HDR, HFR, WCG) are addressed by the Immersify project. The project is implemented under the H2020 programme in a consortium of five partners, including Spin Digital, which provides advanced HEVC codecs optimized for immersive media up to 16K resolution using just PC systems. Other partners are leading research institutions working on immersive technologies and high resolution media (Ars Electronica, Visualisation Center C, PSNC) or organizers of events related to the film and VR sector (Marche du Film, the organizer of the Festival de Cannes). They together are developing not only new solutions for compression of the immersive media for high-resolution installations such as Deep Space or Dome Theatres, but also want to provide a complete system for recording, transmission and display. Importantly, they also create immersive video content, both with the use of 8K cameras, laser scanners, omnidirectional camera rigs or CGI.

      Conveners: Maciej Glowiak (PSNC), Mr Maciej Strozyk (PSNC), Mr Szymon Malewski
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 11:00 12:30
      9A: Sharing (Spectrum) Fair & QAM64 Black Box ()

      Black Box

      As R&E network operators utilize and offer spectrum services to each
      other, how do they jointly (co)operate their distinct networks across
      each others physical infrastructures ? Existing initiatives, tests and
      future plans are used to illustrate that in this session.

      Convener: JP Velders (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
      • 11:00
        Spectrum Sharing for Next Generation Networks 1h 30m

        Spectrum sharing technology pioneered by NRENs allow multiple networks, with different governance and different business and operational objectives to co-exist on the same core fibre infrastructure. The purpose of this session is to address the strategic and business-oriented aspects of the spectrum sharing and optical services in federated infrastructure environments. We will give examples of how federated operations have been realized to make spectrum sharing an operational reality today, emphasizing the strategic and long-term outlook on provision of consistent services using the underlying fabric of federated infrastructure.

        Speakers: Mr Kurosh Bozorgebrahimi (Uninett), Mr Guy Roberts (GEANT Association), Mr Jørgen Qvist (NORDUnet)
    • 11:00 12:30
      9B: Are you ready for your next crisis? Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Crisis exercises are an ideal way of allowing a group of people – ranging in size from a small team to multiple organisations – the opportunity to test and train their way of dealing with (aspects of) a crisis in a safe manner and context. Conducting crisis exercises has additional benefits next to the immediate benefits related to security: It effectively shines a light on the importance of crisis management, tests personal and team skills and provides a group-bonding experience to the players that will make working together in times of a real crisis much easier.

      Convener: Alf Moens (SURFnet)
    • 11:00 12:30
      9C: Everything you always wanted to know about cloud but were afraid to ask Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      With research and education becoming increasingly global and collaborative, access to cost effective and easy to use services is essential. Cloud computing and cloud based services are a vital component in delivering the next generation of education facilities.

      Cloud computing is moving from the computer science labs into the mainstream of R&E with users across all sectors from archaeology to music and drama. Users will become consumers of cloud computing facilities rather than managers or developers. This changes how services are developed and consumed and presents new opportunities and challenges to cloud services providers.

      Convener: karl meyer (GEANT)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: NREN CEO Forum - Policy & Strategy Committee D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Convener: Nancy Carter (CANARIE)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 12:45 13:15
      Demonstration: Diamond Key Hardware Security Module (HSM) Demo area ()

      Demo area

      The vast majority of encryption solutions in the marketplace are proprietary or have been implemented in “closed” environments by private entities. This results in security and trust models built upon leaps of faith, rather than rock-solid foundations. These closed solutions operate as “black boxes” and cannot be analyzed or verified for internal function or readily modified or enhanced. Consumers thus cannot be assured of the underlying security provided.

      Diamond Key Security™ (DKS) changes this cybersecurity trust paradigm by bringing to market affordable, verifiable encryption solutions based on technology from the open-source CrypTech Project. The first DKS solution, the Diamond-HSM™, will be demonstrated at TNC19 where digital key generation, key management, and signing will be on display in the Internet Society booth.

      Convener: Stuart Jones (Diamond Key)
    • 13:20 13:50
      Demonstration: Software-defined perimeters: The future for network security and 100% traffic inspection Demo area ()

      Demo area

      The demo is of a security inspection solution for 100 Gbps that decouples security from the network using in-line horizontal scaling and enables 100% traffic inspection even when all traffic encrypted. Unlike current attempts to achieve inspection at scale, decoupling security from the network can create an architecture that allows security inspection and services to be added or removed without impacting network performance and without any expensive changes to the network. We will show an in-line security service load balancer controlling and enabling traffic offload to a cluster of multi-vendor SSL/TLS inspection appliances; i.e. intelligently splitting work between more devices so you can inspect 100% of your traffic. The SSL/TLS cluster will be made up of both physical and virtual appliances. We will also discuss how this same security service load balancer copying traffic, generating NetFlow (sampled or 1:1) at this same point in the network produces valuable information for network and security monitoring analytics and your security intelligence stack.

      Convener: Carolyn Raab (Corsa Technology)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10A: 5G: pan-European mobile research capabilities Black Box ()

      Black Box

      Research in mobile networks is hampered today by the lack of access to licensed spectrum and commercial equipment. Telecom providers and mobile network operators have invested heavily in licensed radio spectrum and the cellular infrastructure needed to utilize that spectrum. Emerging 5G technologies and IoT-like services require a level of integration with the network (not previously required )to provide extremely low latency services for autonomous vehicles, gaming, sensors, and advanced computationally or data intense services. Research in these technologies are not just hampered by financial or commercial issues, there are jurisdictional and legal issues surrounding access to and use of licensed spectrum.

      The EuWireless Project is developing the technical capabilities and administrative recommendations that will allow network researchers to access and share licensed spectrum and link it seamlessly with edge computing facilities, core transport facilities, and large-scale cloud facilities. Technical approaches utilizing abstraction and infrastructure virtualization, network slicing, and software-defined network (SDN) are being complemented with access to spectrum virtualization and sharing, software-defined radio (SDR), and mobile user equipment and applications.

      Convener: Nicholas Mbonimpa (Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU))
      • 14:00
        EuWireless – An initiative to deliver pan-European mobile research capabilities over licensed spectrum 1h 30m

        This session will describe the EuWireless Project goals and present a number of key technologies being explored and refined to provide scalable, secure, and ubiquitous access to licensed spectrum and state of art mobile networking infrastructure for European research and development.

        As of Dec 2018, the EuWireless project funded and completing first year. By June 2019, we expect to have early prototypes of virtualized mobile resources: eNodeB devices and virtual spectrum. This work is leveraging the network slicing capabilities of the GEANT Testbeds Service software to construct virtual network slices incorporating mobile resource and spectrum. If things go well, we will demonstrate the spectrum sharing.

        Speakers: Victoriano Giralt (Universidad de Málaga), Alvaro Martin Heredia (Universidad de Malaga), Jerry Sobieski (NORDUnet), Jarno Pinola (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10B: Trust and Security for Students Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Technology has changed and improved the traditional education in campuses, allowing students and staff to collaborate instantly with others all over the world. This strong dependency on technology brings a responsibility to provide a robust and safe digital environment that needs to be open and inspiring as well.

      This session will focus on several initiatives related to the security and T&I in higher education sector.

      Convener: Marina Adomeit (AMRES)
      • 14:00
        eIDAS-enabled Student Mobility (ESMO) for Identity Federation 1h 30m

        ESMO, which stands for eIDAS-enabled Student Mobility, is an EC co-funded project through the Connection Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom program, on e-Identification & e-Signature. The aim of ESMO is to enable students and Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Staff access to HEI online resources and services anywhere in Europe, through the validation of their national eIDs and academic records. This goal is mainly achieved by enabling the convergence among the two main blocks currently advancing in the European Identity Federation scene: eduGAIN and eIDAS.

        Speaker: Mr Nikos Triantafyllou (University of the Aegean)
      • 14:00
        Security & Privacy Awareness for everyone! 1h 30m

        ICT has brought improvements to traditional education and research processes, it allows students, scholars and staff to collaborate and it has digitalized most if not all administrative processes. This also brings a challenge, not only because of increasing cyber criminality, security leaks and data breaches, but also because institutions and individual users are making use of – often free – cloud services.
        Institutions can improve their security and privacy through technological solutions, introducing policies and increasing individual awareness. This inherently makes security a shared responsibility within an institution, and SURFnet believes that a joint effort of institutions, a collective approach, will lead to a more robust, a more mature and a more resilient community.
        SURFnet provides a service to its constituency called Cybersave Yourself, as a toolkit for institutions to build their own awareness programme. This presentation will share how we set-up the service and how we collaborate with the community.

        Speaker: Albert Hankel (SURFnet)
      • 14:00
        SWITCH edu-ID: How to spoof Identity Providers 1h 30m

        In this presentation, we present new developments of the SWITCH edu-ID service during the last two years. As presented earlier, the key aspect of edu-ID is to tie the identity, i.e. the account and it's associated information, to the person using it instead of to the organisation providing it. Thus the identity can span multiple relationships with academic institutions, the latter only adding (and later removing) attributes to the account that describe the person's affiliation with the institution. Hence, edu-ID introduces a more comprehensive long-term identity schema with personal attributes provided by users themselves and affiliation attributes provided by organisations. These "attribute sets" have varying sources and degrees of quality. How can they be managed, kept up to date, deleted and transmitted to services that use them? These are the challenges our developments address, with a strong penchant for backward compatibility and minimisation of changes for existing services.

        Speaker: Etienne Dysli Metref (SWITCH)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10C: Network Automation and Monitoring Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      Network automation and monitoring is a subject a lot of NRENs are looking into or working on these years. In the first talk we will learn about what drives NRENs to consider network automation, not as much from a technological perspective but from the perspective of providing value to the NREN. The second talk looks into practical and technical experiences with building a monitoring platform that scientific communities deploy monitoring nodes inside their own domains and measuring performance toward centrally placed measurement points.

      Convener: Josva Kleist (NORDUnet A/S)
      • 14:00
        Building Performance Measurement Platform - Lessons learned from operations 1h 30m

        Widely deployed multi-domain measurement frameworks enhance the user’s ability to have better network performance visibility. They facilitate the optimal operation of research infrastructures and provide the performance view for globally distributed ecosystems for scientific organisations. perfSONAR is an international open source project focused on delivering a multi-domain network performance measurement and monitoring capability, with a particular emphasis on Research and Education (R&E) networks where high-speed, international data transfers are an increasingly common requirement.

        The Performance Measurement Platform is composed of a number of low-cast perfSONAR nodes with pre-installed perfSONAR software deployed in Europe and Africa, a set of measurement points located in the core GÉANT network and a central server. Each small node performed regular network performance measurements towards the core sites and streamed the results into the central archive from which performance data can be displayed, used for alerting and further analysis.

        In the talk we relay our experience in deploying the PMP platform and share lessons learned from operating and using it for measurements. We show how the distribution of different monitoring platforms contributes to a global view of network performance and how the perfSONAR-based PMP platform adds a new perspective to existing deployments. We discuss the differences in research network capabilities in different R&E domains that create challenges in the full operation of PMP. We show how participation to the PMP platform inspired the scientific community into further extensions and deployments of monitoring infrastructures.

        Speaker: Mr Szymon Trocha (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
      • 14:00
        Network Automation & Orchestration: Are you in business? 1h 30m

        Today, many NRENs are developing network automation strategies. Network technology has been advancing towards the vague promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN) over the last years. Software evangelists promise a world of endless possibilities and ultimate freedom: industry giants will perish and innovation will finally speed up since the hardware is no longer the limitation.

        But NREN’s, are struggling. The cooperative power that made the Internet great, is needed to converge all the great new ideas that are labeled SDN. Standards are needed and scattering of valuable developing effort needs to be avoided. Support must be organised for open source applications before they can be deployed in a high availability network. Clearly, developing an automation strategy is not for the faint of heart.

        SURFnet has been investing a lot of time and effort in automation & orchestration over the last years. While our new network, SURFnet8, is being deployed across the Netherlands, SURFnet is developing the software that will determine its features and operations.

        In this talk, we will share our insights, not just taking a technological perspective, but rather exploring the arguments that may lead NRENs to balance their efforts between automation and serving niches. We will aim to identify fairytales and help guide NRENs who wish to take the next step towards network automation. But we are also interested in learning what the audience believes. Which problem are you solving? Is it worth the effort? At what cost?

        Speaker: Ruben van den Brink (SURFnet)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Side Meeting: Canadian NREN Partners & Global NREN CEO Meeting D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      Convener: Kathryn Anthonisen (CANARIE)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 15:30 16:00
      Demonstration: InfoBlox secure DNS Services Demo area ()

      Demo area

      Students and parents are concerned with security and safety online. Infoblox Secure DNS solutions provide an effective, highly scalable mechanism for providing both of these. Infoblox will be showcasing our solutions for content control, malware protection and mitigation, and defence against data theft. We will also show about how organisations can combine threat data from multiple sources to increase their overall security posture.

    • 16:00 17:30
      11A: Closing Plenary Black Box ()

      Black Box

      With: Tusu Tusubira, Founding CEO of the UbuntuNet Alliance & Managing Partner of Knowledge Consulting Ltd

      Convener: Josva Kleist (NORDUnet A/S)
      • 16:00
        Research and Education Networks in an Environment of Accelerating Change: The Need for a Community-based Approach 45m

        Rapid and unpredictable changes driven by the fourth industrial revolution and global mega-trends mean RENs, like other organisations, must adopt a different mould and learn new skills that will make the difference between withering and growth. The technological boundary between REN space and commercial space has become a continuum with unclear borders. The power of the whole that RENS have unleashed through unprecedented access to global knowledge, computational power, and collaboration has led to scientific breakthroughs that challenge ethical underpinnings around the world. We face an uncertain future whose scientific breakthroughs can be predicted, but with social consequences that remain shrouded. This presentation will set a reflective tone with the thesis of a community approach and different skill sets for NRENs to be ready for an exciting but uncertain future

        Speaker: Tusu Tusubira (Knowledge Consulting Ltd.)
    • 18:00 19:00
      Side Meeting: AD HOC meeting room Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      A list of Ad Hoc meeting room slots will be available at the registration desk only for the duration of the conference (not before) and will be managed by the organising team.

      No bookings can be made before June 16th.

      Convener: Steffie Bosman
    • 18:00 20:00
      Side Meeting: Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) Small Hall ()

      Small Hall

      The annual face-to-face meeting of the Global eduroam Governance Committee meeting bringing together the regional representatives of eduroam roaming operators.

      Convener: Brook Schofield (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Side Meeting: GÉANT SIG-TNE Meeting D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      GÉANT SIG-TNE side meeting with attendance from a core group of NRENs (including Jisc, Internet2, GARR, CERNET and SURFNet) to discuss and collaborate on strategic, technological and operational challenges that NRENs face in supporting transnational education (TNE). This side meeting will be beneficial to any NREN looking to establish a TNE support programme who could find value in collaborating with the wider community and seeking advice and guidance on common pitfalls and best practise guidance on how to support our communities. It will also be of use to institutions delivering international education, identifying technological issues critical to a successful programme and optimal student experience and satisfaction. We will also be taking this opportunity to discuss the recently published GÉANT-Jisc NREN TNE Resource Pack, a free resource available to all NRENs interested in establishing a TNE support programme.

      Convener: Emma Athawes (Jisc)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Side Meeting: GÉANT-ESnet Meeting Tower Room ()

      Tower Room

      Convener: Tom Fryer (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Side Meeting: TF-RED Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Within the NREN world International user organisations are a strange breed. They come in many different sizes and forms; spanning multiple countries as individual campuses (multinational), or having operations within a number of countries at co-located sites but one central headquarters (transnational). Due to the differing AUPs, legislation and respective procedures across multiple NRENs, approaches in provide services to these types of organisations have taken a variety of forms. This workshop will explore some of the ways GÉANT Association with NREN partners work with these types of organisations and give participants the chance to shape how the GÉANT community could deliver services to international organisations in a better defined way.

      Convener: Chris Atherton (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Side Meeting: filesender progress BoF Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      The yearly BoF where the filesender community gathers and establishes their roadmap. Now with more EaPconnect and African NREN partners than ever before!

      Convener: Guido Aben (AARnet)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Social Event: Cloud Café Fuel Lounge ()

      Fuel Lounge

      The Cloud Café is organised as an informal discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences on the adoption of cloud services. Refreshments and finger food will be served. Here you can meet the GÉANT project cloud team, colleagues working with clouds from NRENs and institutions across Europe and representatives from cloud providers.

      Convener: Maria Ristkok
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Federation 2.0 Working Group Science Class ()

      Science Class

      The new REFEDS Federation 2.0 Working Group will follow a strategic planning methodology to collect information and feedback from many parties and synthesize this to produce future scenarios that R&E Federations may need to adapt to. The proposed meeting will be professionally facilitated by an impartial 3rd party to help WG members produce those scenarios. This is a key step in the working group's activity.

      Convener: Mr Thomas Barton (University of Chicago and Internet2)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: GLAD Skills POP: boost your knowledge traffic Glass Box in Fuel Lounge ()

      Glass Box in Fuel Lounge

      Are you interested to get the most out of your TNC19 meeting?
      Would you like to know how to engage your audience and leave it with the wow factor?

      If yes, then the GLAD skills drop-in session might be just a thing for you.

      As a part of TNC19 programme, GEANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team will offer daily skills drop-in sessions to assist TNC participants get the most out of their TNC commitments. In particular GLAD will focus on two areas:

      a. Facilitating effective meetings: getting things done in an engaging and fun way
      b. Presentation skills: delivering an impactful presentation/speech

      Equally, we would be happy to explore other learning and development queries that could help you to be at your best during the conference. Come and see us on each day of the conference including a pre-conference day.

      Convener: Irina Mikhailava (GEANT)
    • 09:00 17:00
      Side Meeting: Global Network Advancement Group meeting Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel (Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel)

      Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel

      Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel

      Sadama 11a 10111 Tallinn Estonia

      The high-level agenda for this full day meeting is as follows:

      Morning: Setting direction, after completing the merger between the GNA Technical WG and the GLIF.
      Afternoon: Filling in the details (people, tasks, etc.), and kick-starting the work.

      This meeting is open to all, but please register before 1 June 2019. Please register here.

      Conveners: Dale Finkelson (Internet2), David Wilde (AARNet), Erik-Jan Bos (NORDUnet A/S)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: Incubator meeting Tower Room ()

      Tower Room

      A meeting the Trust and Identity Incubator Advisory board

      Convener: Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Mobility Day Woodblock Hall ()

      Woodblock Hall

      Mobility Day is an annual event that is part of the GÉANT Community Programme (GCP) and was put in place as an annual check to replace the more regular TF-Mobility meetings. Mobility Day has taken place at TNC since TNC16.
      The agenda is available.

      The day typically covers topics including govroam, eduroam, 4G, 5G, hotspot 2.0 and other mobility related topics.
      Mobility Day is supported by the GeGC.

      Separate registration is required.

      Convener: Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation (OAV) BoF D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      TNC19: Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation (OAV) BoF

      This side meeting, which has been organised by WP6 of the new GÉANT GN4-3 project, explores issues around the adoption and use of orchestration, automation and virtualisation (OAV) in the GÉANT and NREN communities.

      Existing network infrastructures require significant operational workload when it comes to configuration, troubleshooting and management of network services. Traditional approaches require a significant amount of manual and repetitive configuration by network managers to deploy and manage a network service. Thus, in recent years, the R&E networking community has started taking steps towards low-level automation as a way to reduce human, error prone, intervention and instead abstract their multi-vendor, multi-technology platforms to a programmatic environment. Such low-level automation capabilities can further be exploited using service orchestration to synthesise high-level automation of workflows and processes, coupled with back-end configuration management databases.. Interoperability and standardisation are important properties for a successful transition towards automated, flexible and cost-effective service orchestration of single and multi-domain services.

      The main purpose of the meeting is to act as a BoF session for the consensus building phase of the GÉANT GN4-3 WP6 activity on Network Services Evolution and Development by discussing the current status and future plans and trends concerning service orchestration in automated and/or virtualised network environments, with a view to exploring common ground within the R&E networking community that in turn can foster interoperability and use of common standards. The result of the consensus building will shape the future work of the project.

      The project has already run a survey of NRENs, structured into the areas of current OSS/BSS systems, current OAV use cases, challenges in adopting OAV, future use cases, and how the GÉANT project might help the NRENs. The survey drew responses from 30 NRENs, the results of which were presented at the GN4-3 Future Service Strategy Workshop in Amsterdam on 9 May 2019, and where open discussion was then held on the future strategy and immediate next steps to take. The outcome of those discussions will be presented in this session to seed discussion.

      To see the agenda and register to attend this open meeting in person or remotely please visit eventr.

      Convener: Sonja Filiposka (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: Radiator technical workshop Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      Radiator AAA server software as an integral component in building eduroam RADIUS confederation. It is used from eduroam top level RADIUS servers to individual organisation RADIUS servers.


      In the workshop we will present, discuss and develop further best practices in configuring and utilising Radiator AAA software based on the recommendations of Radiator experts and feedback from our users.


      We also welcome participants interested in eduroam, govroam and other RADIUS federations, interoperability or just interested to learn more how to integrate with RADIUS based AAA solutions.

      Agenda


      • 9:30 - 10:00 Introduction, what’s new with Radiator (Software)
      • 10:00 - 11:00 Using Radiator to ensure better SP/IdP connections to eduroam/govroam
      • 11.00 - 12.30 Meet the Radiator developers: Radiator tuning andconfiguration hints, questions, answers, feature discussion, use cases

      Please register here.

      Convener: Karri Huhtanen (Radiator Software Oy)
    • 09:00 14:30
      Side Meeting: Security Day Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in security related talks, meetings and other activities at TNC, which is mirroring what is happening in the R&E community as a whole - security has become a priority of most organisations, which led to formation and expansion of various security collaborations (TF-CSIRT, SIG-ISM, WISE, Global NREN Security working group, etc) and a creation of a separate security work package in the GN4-3 project. Although many of the groups are working on similar topics, there is not enough coordination and collaboration between them.

      The main aims of the Security Day event would be to share the work that has already been done so going forward nobody is trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’ and look at how to collaborate in the future, sharing resources and avoiding duplication.

      The session will be in two parts:

      1. Introductions by various groups: GN4-3 Security work package, SIG-ISM, WISE, TF-CSIRT, Global NREN Security working group, (+ any others)
      2. Security Unconference: all participants will be invited to suggest topics for the agenda of the second part of the day. The agenda for the afternoon will be made of the most popular topics and led by the participant who suggested the topic.

      Separate registration is required: here.

      Convener: Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Collaborating to Connect the North Seminar Room ()

      Seminar Room

      A focussed discussion on exploring shared challenges and strategies for NRENs who support remote geographic areas. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together any NREN who has or is currently working towards increase/enhance connectivity in remote geographic regions. This is a shared global challenge and TNC is a unique opportunity to come together to learn from and support each other.

      Conveners: Mr Alfonso Licata, Mr David Smith
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: P4 Programming BoF - Exploring R&E Community Use Cases D-Hall ()

      D-Hall

      P4 Programming BoF - Exploring R&E Community Use Cases

      The P4 programming language offers the potential to facilitate more rapid testing and deployment of new network functions and services through an open source software interface to the underlying hardware of capable network equipment. There is a growing international P4 community, and a number of organisations interested in the technology within the European R&E community. P4 is primarily supported by vendors of “white box” equipment.

      The GÉANT GN4-3 project started on 1 January 2019; it includes activities within WP6 Task 1 on white box technology and data plane programmability (DPP). The latter activity includes the initial use case of network monitoring (e.g., Netflow or counter-based monitoring, or in-band packet telemetry, generation of enhanced flow characteristics), but is expected to extend to other areas, potentially including DDoS mitigation. Platforms that are being used are expected to include FPGA equipment and also Tofino-based Wedge equipment. During the first months of the project the existing work done and anticipated use cases will be documented and proposed; this BoF aims to describe and solicit feedback and discussion on the proposals.

      In the search for future Internet technologies (such as SCION, RINA and NDN) that can support secure, stable and transparent functions, the 2STiC Programme (a cooperation between NLnet Labs, SIDN Labs, SURFnet, TUDelft, UTwente and UvA) is looking at P4-enabled networks to be able to test these future Internet technologies in a multi-domain environment. Aspects like data plane, control plane including management functions will be of importance. The initial experience around a multi-domain P4 testbed using In-band Network Telemetry (INT) for hop recording will be shared with the community. Members of the 2STiC Programme will contribute to the BoF.

      The BoF aims to help build a the P4 community within the R&E environment (including GÉANT, NRENs, campuses and research organisations), focusing on use cases for P4, building expertise through the sharing of best practices, including experiences and examples of P4 software being used, and exploring TNC2019 potential common use cases and opportunities.

      To see the agenda and register to attend this open meeting in person or remotely please visit eventr.

      Convener: Dr Tim Chown (Jisc)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: WiFiMon - Roadmap discussions Tower Room ()

      Tower Room

      To detect automatically performance degradation (BW, Latency) in the network: With the WiFiMon Hybrid approach we establish an alert system (based on HW-probes), which detect in real time performance lack based on the performance benchmark (history). Benefit of such a system is the performance VERIFICATION resulting in a QoA statement that supports the NRENs NOCs in decision-making.

      To make prediction to performance behaviour technically and strategically: Prediction of performance behaviour will be recognized through recording long-term histories and making performance benchmarking. Existing work in performance predictions shall be evaluated, and deep learning, a machine learning approach for mobile-client behaviour on the campus will be deployed. The visualization of prediction facilitates the decision-making process of the NRENs and Campuses NOCs.

      To build WiFiMon as a Service:WiFiMon as a service is based on the PLM process(Ref ? ) or will be built on the MIT’s approach of Design thinking process (https://goo.gl/pjU1qS ). So for a productive service standards and open APIs has to be considered. The benefit of such a service/product provides a quality statement and allows cost-effective planning (CAPEX/OPEX).

      Convener: Kurt Baumann (SWITCH)
    • 14:30 17:00
      Side Meeting: WP8 T3.3 DDoS coordination workshop Terrace Hall ()

      Terrace Hall

      The workshop will introduce the DDoS activities within the current GÉANT project phase. The focus will lie on outlining the planned activities to support the DDoS activities within the NRENs, as well as showing the planned activities for the GÉANT network itself. This is the first DDoS workshop of the current GÉANT project phase, so it will also be used to kickstart coordination activities between the NRENs.

      The agenda consists of 20 minute time slots which will either be filled by talks or discussion points. While the exact timetable will be laid out closer to the Workshop day, the planned time slots are as follows:
      
          - GÉANT DDoS Task introductions ( GN4.3 WP8 T3.3 )
          - The DDoS Situation within GÉANT itself (Evangelos Spatharas, GÉANT)
          - Supporting NRENs and GÉANT with NeMo (Jochen Schönfelder, DFN-CERT)
          - Firewall on Demand (FoD) updates and integration (David Schmitz, LRZ)
          - DDoS-handling at CESNET (Tomáš Čejka, CESNET)
          - DDoS at GARR + DDoS survey results (Nino Ciurleo, GARR)
          - DDoS Protection in DFN's service portfolio (Ralf Gröper, DFN)
          - Discussion point: "Request for collaboration: What do we want to share during DDoS attacks?"
          - Discussion point: "Request for collaboration: Create a DDoS working group?"
      

      As most of the GÉANT DDoS subtask group will be at the venue, you will also have the possibility to get into contact. We will be very open to any ideas on enhancing the DDoS situation within the GÉANT community.

      Interested parties -- if not already directly addressed -- should get into contact with WP8 T3.3 if they want to participate.

      Convener: Jochen Schoenfelder
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Kultuurikatel 'Tallinn Creative Hub'

      Tallinn

      Põhja pst 27a Tallinn 10415 Estonia
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