TNC20

UTC
Brighton (Hilton Metropole)

Brighton

Hilton Metropole

Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
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.

TNC20, the conference’s 36th edition, will be hosted by Jisc, United Kingdom’s National Research and Education Network organisation, and will be held in Brighton, UK.

Registration
TNC20 - Early Bird Regular
TNC20 Full Conference Pass - Early Bird Speaker
TNC20 Side Meeting pass
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: GÉANT Cloud Training: Strategy, Security, Privacy and much more Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The workshop is an interactive one-day event aiming for critical questions and solutions about cloud strategy, public and private clouds, pricing models, security, privacy and much more. The training is a wake-up call to deploy clouds: brainstorming about major challenges, exercises, debates, demos and real life scenarios.
      How would you address them? Come and find out.

      Convener: Maria Ristkok
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation (OAV) Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      This side meeting is an opportunity for TNC participants interested in broader adoption of orchestration, automation and virtualisation (OAV) principles to share their experiences and best practices. The session will be led by
      members of the GN4-3 Network Technologies and Services Development team and will include reporting and discussion on different topics including OAV architectures, tools, techniques and use cases.

      Convener: Ms Golub Ivana (PSNC)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: REFEDS Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) was created to bring together Research and Education Identity Federations and other parties interested in Identity Federation to discuss common practices, policies and procedures in
      particular to address inter-federation use-cases.REFEDs meeting are primarily addressed to identity federations operators and service providers operating in the R&E community. However REFEDs meetings are open to anybody
      interested in better understanding the Identity Federation business. The meeting at TNC20 will be the 42nd REFEDS meeting. More information can be found on the REFEDS website at: www.refeds.org.

      Convener: Ms Nicole Harris (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: SIG Marcomms Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The GÉANT Special Interest Group on Marketing Communications and Global PR Network will explore challenges and opportunities in marketing communications for research and education networks. Participants will share experiences, best practices and ideas.
      Anyone with an interest is welcome to join.
      If you have any suggestions for topics or would like to offer a presentation, contact Laura.Durnford@geant.org
      Preliminary agenda: https://wiki.geant.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=133762873

      Convener: Laura Durnford (GÉANT)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Global Cloud Collaboration Meeting Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The Global Cloud Collaboration Meeting provides a space for NRENs and regional networks from around the globe to share their experiences, successes and challenges in delivering cloud services (commercial or NREN-provided)
      to their user communities, and discuss collaboration opportunities to maximise the benefits to the global community of cloud service engagement activities by NRENs.

      Convener: Tom Fryer (GÉANT)
    • 18:30 20:00
      Social Event: Speakers' Reception i360 Viewing Tower ()

      i360 Viewing Tower

      • 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 i360 Viewing Tower, right at the seaside and is hosted by Jisc.
      Light snacks and drinks will be served.

      Address:
      i360 Viewing Tower
      Lower Kings Road
      Brighton

    • 08:30 10:30
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): Data Transfer Nodes (DTN): moving data efficiently across Research and Education Networks Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The transfer of large scale science data requires optimal end-to-end throughput. Data Transfer Nodes (DTN) are used to enhance performance. In this BoF, we will discuss how the GÉANT project can help NRENs and end users find the best solution for their needs, fostering the dissemination and collaboration around DTN-related use cases, applied methodologies, hardware and software systems and tools, performance analysis and troubleshooting. The session will feature a set of short talks from invited experts in the area, the results of the survey around DTNs will be presented and the different solutions and currently existing tools will be discussed.

      Convener: Mrs Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo (CSUC)
    • 08:30 10:30
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): Filesender Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      Meeting for Filesender funders and users past, present and future. The meeting will be an opportunity to catch up on the development work within the project, the proposed development roadmap and new feature requests, and broader project developments such as new market sectors and project rebranding.

      Conveners: Guido Aben (AARnet), Jan Meijer (Unit)
    • 08:30 10:30
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): Trust & Identity Incubator input session Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      This BOF is a session to collect input for, and discuss future activities of the Trust & Identity Incubator. The T&I Incubator, which is part of the GEANT project, uses an agile approach to work on various topics in the Trust and Identity space. As such it engages with new topics every six months. This meeting is an open session which welcomes all Trust and Identity specialists in the R&E community attending TNC20.

      Convener: Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)
    • 09:00 11:00
      Morning Coffee 2h Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 11:00 12:30
      1A: Opening Plenary Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      Official opening of TNC20 by Chairman of the GÉANT Board (Christian Grimm) and CEO of GÉANT (Erik Huizer). Featuring Richard Cooper - Controller, Digital Distribution for the BBC.

      • 11:00
        Broadcasting in an IP world 45m

        The impact of IP is driving an unprecedented rate of change for broadcasters. We’re seeing dramatic changes in the media that people are viewing and the way that they are choosing to view it. We’re able to innovate, like never before, with the services that we provide and the way that we produce them. This keynote will explore the waves that the transition to IP is making from production to distribution, the benefits to viewers, and some of the challenges to come.

        Speaker: Richard Cooper (BBC)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 14:00 15:30
      2A: Lightning Talk Plenaries - Part 1 Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      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)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 15:30 16:00
      Demonstration: The Interactive Global R&E Network Map Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Conveners: Bharti Nagpal, Mr Ryan Davies (CANARIE Inc.), Tom Fryer (GÉANT)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3A: Community driven Solutions Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      One fundamental element which makes our research and education community quite different from the global commercial world is that we do not usually have a solution or product in search of a problem to solve, but we have a problem, and we try to find a solution or a service to fix it. This bottom up (or if you prefer, reverse commercial) approach is our great way to create innovative solutions, and to make life easier for our members and users. In this session we will see a number of these community driven solutions, why and how they were created and the impact they're going to have on their users.

      Convener: Claudio Allocchio (GARR)
      • 16:00
        On premise email collaborative platform provided to the French Research and Education community: Yes we can ! 1h 30m

        We will present the Messaging and Collaborative platform provided by RENATER (the French NREN) to the French Research and Higher Education community, which is hosted and operated by RENATER.
        This service aims to provide a real alternative to major commercial platforms, and takes into account French government data security recommendations, for example data are stored in France by RENATER.

        Speaker: Laurent Aublet-Cuvelier (GIP RENATER)
      • 16:00
        Sustainable Conferences - Virtual Conferences' positive impact on the environment and on knowledge sharing 1h 30m

        Universities environmental footprints are partly due to staff mobility needs. The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) arranged, together with the Swedish Network for IT in Higher Education (ITHU), on September 27th 2019, a virtual conference on the subject educational development and the impact of using digital tools in education. The conference had around 500 participants and was held in Zoom. Many significant actors within Swedish Higher Education were present at the conference and the response to the conference was overwhelming. In the presentation the success criteria are identified and discussed, such as Guiding principles, Conference Structure, Social activities and Technical platform. The competence is highly requested within authorities in Sweden and from other countries.

        Speaker: Ms Birgitta Hemmingsson (ITHU, Mid Sweden University)
      • 17:00
        CERN’s journey to Open Source 30m

        Over the years, CERN activities and services have become increasingly reliant on commercial software and solutions to deliver core services, often enticed by interesting financial conditions based on recognising CERN statuses as “academic", "non-profit", “research", etc. Once installed, well spread and heavily used, the leverage used to attract CERN service managers to the commercial solutions tends to disappear and is replaced by business models and licensing schemes, that are unaffordable in the long term.

        CERN's value of openness aims to deliver the same service to every type of CERN user, from employee to researcher. As a result, a high number of licenses is required to deliver services, and when traditional business models on a per user basis are applied, the costs per product can be huge. More importantly, the Cloud approach adopted by many enterprises introduces a new risk on the data. It is always easy to import data in a cloud system, but always difficult to get data out.

        The MALT project was started in 2018 to chart a course towards a different future. We will describe the methodology used to identify suitable alternatives, and the progress towards a future that prioritises Open Source, avoids vendor lock-in, keeps hands on the data and delivers the same service to everyone.

        Speaker: Hannah Short
    • 16:00 17:30
      3B: The Network Automation Journey Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      It's not the technology; it's us, the human beings. We know what we want - faster service provisioning, reliable changes, easier rollbacks - but how we get there is still a big puzzle. We'll hear from three different institutions about how they're solving this tricky problem.

      Convener: Anna Wilson (HEAnet)
      • 16:00
        Automate All The Things! 1h 30m

        AARNet is on a journey.
        In the beginning, network engineering was done by old-school artisans. Configurations were lovingly hand-crafted. Routers and switches petted and cared for. Loving attention was paid to each device under monitoring. This was fine…. until it wasn’t fine any more. We’re in 2019 now.
        Our systems have become cattle, not pets. Our ‘CloudStor synch&share’ service has grown over the last twelve months from 50,000 to over 78,000 total users, with hundreds of containers across four physical server locations. AARNet network engineers have reluctantly started handing in their CLI licences and learning to navigate Ansible + python + Git + Jenkins.
        Our hypothesis is that operator error should be reduced, time to deployment would be minimized, troubleshooting tools would be improved, integration with applications achieved... is this true? Is it all a pipe dream?
        AARNet is on a journey towards a new way of looking at how we run our network and services. Tune in to hear what we have achieved to date. What has turned out to be harder than expected? How have we measured success? Are we starting to achieve our long term goals? All shall be revealed…

        Speaker: Mr David Wilde (AARNet Pty Ltd)
      • 16:00
        Integration and automation of the circuit provisioning 1h 30m

        The presentation will introduce the work of the WP7 T2 - Network and Network Service Evolution and Future Planning working group within the GN4-3 project. The group builds on the results of the Consolidated Connection Service activity of GN4-2 and its main goal is to deploy, maintain and evolve the set of tools for automated provisioning of Ethernet circuits in GEANT network and integrate with other operation and monitoring tools.
        The overview of the GÉANT Connection Service (GCS) and different software tools supporting it will be provided. Overview of the main SW blocks and interactions between them will be explained together with the solutions for the integration of GCS with the NOC tools currently used in GEANT.

        Speaker: Michal Hažlinský (CESNET, a.l.e.)
      • 16:00
        Operational Inertia: Overcoming human factors to effect change 1h 30m

        In the past, a lack of off-the-shelf software tools to manage the packet network has led to a culture of nodal CLI provisioning and a menagerie of homegrown scripts for assisting in daily networking tasks. In recent years more mature software tools are becoming an increasingly important part of daily operations as many organizations attempt to reduce OpEx costs, get better visibility into their network, and perform reactive analytics. Workflow orchestration and automated provisioning solutions are two examples of where software can help reduce this operational overhead; however, many have found deploying these tools to be fraught with roadblocks. In this talk we present how recent experiences have shown impedance to deploying software-based networking solutions is becoming less due to software issues, and more related to human factors. We will present some thoughts on how to best address these human factors though real-life scenarios from the NREN community.

        Speakers: John MacAuley (ESnet), Mr Hans Trompert (SURFnet)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3C: We're going to need a bigger boat Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Maciej Brzezniak (PSNC)
      • 16:00
        ACE – The AARNet Cloud Ecosystem – A strategy for frictionless research for our Researchers 1h 30m

        A pillar of AARNet’s 2022 Strategic Plan is the Establish a National Collaborative Research Platform. This is leveraging the success of our Cloudstor, a collaborative research data storage platform. To implement this strategic initiative AARNet is collaborating with other e-infrastructure providers in Australia to deploy a distributed open stack community cloud for merit allocation to researchers across Australia. With the aim to launch the first stage of the service in July 2020.

        Speaker: Mr David Wilde (AARNet Pty Ltd)
      • 16:00
        CS3Mesh4EOSC – Federated Collaboration Platform for Researchers (and the Quest for a Snappy Name) 1h 30m

        There are numerous Cloud Storage Services for Synchronization and Sharing, or CS3, serving the R&E space in Europe. Such services, typically using open-source on-premise solutions, are driven at universities, research institutions and NRENs and in recent years have collectively formed a bottom-up, grassroots community (cs3community.org). These services are often isolated islands and do not necessarily fit with the collaborative nature of many research activities. It is very often difficult to give access to other institutions, share data across platforms and run applications on top of this fragmented landscape. These concerns have led the institutions mentioned above to come together and interlink these services; and they have received the support of EC to do this as a project: CS3MESH4EOSC.

        Speakers: Jakub Moscicki, Guido Aben (AARnet)
      • 16:00
        GARR Workplaces 1h 30m

        GARR, the Italian NREN, is actively working to provide the GARR Workplaces service to the community as a SaaS in the GARR Cloud. GARR Workplaces allows users which have strict regulatory requirements or concerns on privacy, or on the geographical location of their data, to enjoy the advantages of a web office real time collaborative platform, with a rich set of features and a high usability.

        GARR Workplaces is based on OnlyOffice: available as open source software, provides a multi-user online document editor which is 100% compatible with Microsoft Office documents, as well as tools for document management, communication (E-mail, CRM, calendar, chat, forums, blogs) and project management. It is designed to be integrated with pre-existing systems, as it features storage backends for OwnCloud, NextCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. and support for external authentication, through e.g. LDAP. As for the deployment, the preferred OnlyOffice installation method relies on a set of interconnected Docker-based microservices.

        Speaker: Claudio Pisa (Consortium GARR)
    • 16:00 17:30
      3D: Pain Free Federation Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      As a technology, federated authentication has been in use in the world for close to 20 years. From one perspective, that means the technology is a wild success! Feedback from research communities, service and identity providers, however, has long suggested that the actual challenges they are facing to adopt federated identity technologies need to be addressed before they can to full extent deliver value to its users. Experience also shows the journey that users are having while encountering federated authentication needs to be significantly improved and simplified. This session will focus on several initiatives related to ease of use and adapting identity federations technologies from aspects of end users, research communities, service and identity providers. It will also show how we interact with EOSC.

      Convener: Marina Adomeit (SUNET)
      • 16:00
        eduTEAMS: Connecting communities and services in EOSC 1h 30m

        The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will enable the digital transformation of research towards more data-intensive, collaborative and cross-disciplinary science. This presentation will introduce the capabilities of eduTEAMS and describe the ways in which eduTEAMS can be used to connect national infrastructures, services and research communities to EOSC. We are going to show how NRENs and research infrastructures can use eduTEAMS to:
        Provide VO management platform for their communities and enable them to access EOSC resources.
        Deliver services to communities in EOSC following the FAIR principles in various production environments.
        Reduce the complexity of implementing federated access and connecting to EOSC for Service Providers.
        Implement policy control and enforcement points that meet the GDPR requirements.

        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GÉANT)
      • 16:00
        It’s Not Just a Destination – It’s a Journey: IdP Discovery, Attribute Release, User Experience 1h 30m

        User experience with federated authentication starts with users finding their identity provider. That is where projects like the RA21 initiative and its operational successor, SeamlessAccess.org, have focused their guidance. This presentation will introduce the SemlessAccess.org project and will engage the audience with demo how the user experience advice has been implemented. We will also talk about the next steps and about the guidance coming out of the SeamlessAccess.org Entity Category and Attribute Bundles Working group. While SeamlessAccess.org does not itself have anything to do with attribute release, with the improvements in the federated authentication workflow, attribute release becomes a strong area of interest for both service providers and various special interest groups.

        Speakers: Heather Flanagan (Spherical Cow Consulting), Ralph Youngen (ACS)
      • 16:00
        Running a cloud identity provider platform — technology is the easy part 1h 30m

        The Australian Access Federation (AAF) began the journey to build a cloud IdP platform (Rapid Identity Provider) in 2016. Two years later the first customer migrated from their on-site IdP to the AAF platform. This presentation invites Federation Operators interested in cloud IdP platforms to hear about the successes and learnings from the AAF’s journey over the last four years.
        The presentation will discuss topics like: the rationale and strategic objectives, high-level architecture, resourcing levels and investment, the things we wished we had known when we started and the challenges that are still to be resolved (hint: none of them are technical).

        Speaker: John Scullen
    • 17:30 19:00
      Social Event: TNC20 Opening Reception Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The Opening Reception will take place at Hilton Brighton Metropole, TNC20’s venue, right after the last parallel session of the day on Tuesday 9 June. Join us and take the opportunity to socialise with other delegates, meet the speakers and engage with our sponsors. Finger food and drinks only.

    • 20:30 00:00
      Social Event: TNC20 Kick-Off Party The Mesmerist ()

      The Mesmerist

      1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton

      Following last year’s success, TNC will host its second Kick-off Party on the first day of the conference to set the scene for TNC20, get everybody making waves together and networking.

      The party will take place at the Mesmerist, a stylish and sophisticated lounge bar located right at the heart of the famous Lanes - this beautiful, historic area has been the main hub of Brighton since the 1700s, and is known for the unique shops and bars that inhabit its winding streets.

      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 3 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:
      The Mesmerist
      1-3 Prince Albert St
      Brighton

    • 09:00 10:30
      4A: Charting a course above the net Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Jie An (China Education and Research Network Center)
      • 09:00
        Enhancing customer value of the SURFcumulus cloud proposition 1h 30m

        “Enhancing customer value of the SURFcumulus cloud proposition” is about value creation of cloud services for Research & Education by a structured and community serving approach. The first wave of SURFcumulus delivery was a simple transactional type of service. In the past few years the SURFcumulus proposition has evolved and now is moving towards a new value proposition including professional services for cloud implementation, governance & operations and a community SaaS solution for Virtual Research Environments.

        Speakers: Mr Carl Reitsma (SURFnet), Mr Michel Wets (SURFnet)
      • 09:00
        Expanding the Brazilian NREN to build the National Innovation Network 1h 30m

        RNP and ANPROTEC are moving together to leverage a National Innovation Network by offering RNP cyberinfrastructure and services as an innovation platform to science and technology parks amongst other players. To achieve such a goal, RNP and ANPROTEC have decided to undergo a pilot project inviting 6 science parks to establish the conditions for the admission and participation of innovation promotion environments as RNP System User Organisations. This presentation will focus on results of the pilot and on the building blocks to enable the establishment of a long term relationship with this new User Organisation community.

        Speaker: Fausto Vetter (RNP)
      • 09:00
        Restructuring Norwegian HE&R shared service delivery 1h 30m

        The Norwegian ecosystem of central organisations supporting and providing shared ICT services to Norwegian HE&R went through a major restructuring during 2017. This restructuring has lead to a changed role for the Norwegian NREN Uninett, and the establishment of a new governmental agency (Unit) with a strong, decision-making mandate for a central shared services portfolio for Norwegian HE&R.
        The dust of this major operation is now starting to settle which gives an opportunity to tell the NREN community about the reasons for the restructuring and the envisioned benefits, explain how Norway now has organised its HE&R ICT support and reflect on lessons learned so far.
        The lessons learned so far are likely to be of interest to others, especially NREN management.
        In addition I hope this talk will help the NREN community understand who does what in Norway and how to engage with us.

        Speaker: Mr Jan Meijer (Unit - The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education & Research)
    • 09:00 10:30
      4B: CNaaS chat Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      NRENs have a remarkable opportunity not just to provide a new service to our clients, but to integrate our way of working with them, and perhaps even overcome the historical challenges we've had in providing services end-to-end. How do we get this right? We'll hear two presentations from four speakers in this area, and then engage in a full discussion with everyone in the room invited to contribute.

      Convener: Anna Wilson (HEAnet)
      • 09:00
        Funet Campus Network as a Service in University of Helsinki 1h 30m

        CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd has launched a new Funet Campus Network as a Service (Funet CNaaS). Funet backbone router network administration has been automated with Ansible, and Funet CNaaS will use the same automation methods as in the backbone.

        Speakers: Matti Laipio (CSC - IT Center for Science), Matti Saarinen (University of Helsinki / IT Centre)
      • 09:00
        User experience and network performance monitoring for CNaaS 1h 30m

        NREN taking charge of managing their customers’ networks need to have powerful, versatile and easy to deploy tools that can scale to networks of different sizes. This talk will present an automatically deployed measuring infrastructure using perfSONAR on small devices, paired with an ELK based easy to read dashboard that is monitoring both user experience and network performance.

        Speakers: Mr Antoine Delvaux (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center), Mr Tsotne Gozalishvili (GRENA)
    • 09:00 10:30
      4C: Riding the data flow - Supporting R&E Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Nancy Carter (CANARIE)
      • 09:00
        Mapping the Global Research and Education Network 1h 30m

        Previous maps of the global R&E network helped visualize its reach in a one-time snapshot but until now, showing the real-time, global reach of the GREN - at the level of individual institutions - was unfeasible. Enter the GREN Mapping Working Group, who are making waves by building a dynamic, real-time visualization of the value and reach of the global R&E network.
        This talk will update the global community on the evolution of the GREN Map, the challenge of making the map a reality, and the steps the Canadian NREN is taking to launch a pilot implementation.

        Speaker: Mr Ryan Davies (CANARIE Inc.)
      • 09:00
        Supporting international science applications through Software Defined Exchange points 1h 30m

        Science applications are dependent on international research network connections This talk will describe what a Software Defined Exchange points (SDX) is and why SDXs are relevant to scientific workflows in the global R&E network (GREN). The AtlanticWave-SDX project and its SDX controller will be presented as a novel distributed programmable controller along with use cases for two science drivers. Results from experiments conducted in an international testbed alongside a production SDN environment will be presented. Finally, future work on the development of SDX will be described to improve support of international science applications, such as programming application requirements into the SDX.

        Speaker: Dr Julio Ibarra (Florida International University)
      • 09:00
        Transforming US and European Science Collaborations through better data movement using NetSage 1h 30m

        The Networks for European, American, and African Research (NEAAR) collaboration, led by Indiana University (IU) and GEANT, has been working closely with the NetSage project to better understand network usage and data transfer performance of international circuits operated by the NEAAR partners.
        This talk will provide an overview of NetSage and walk through several live examples of how the NEAAR partners are using NetSage dashboards to investigate the use of international links. We will highlight practical use cases centered on US/European science collaborations and show how network engineers, research users, network planners, and CIOs can use NetSage to understand network usage and data transfer performance.

        Speakers: Jennifer Schopf (Indiana University), Mr Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Demonstration: Vulnerability assessment as a service - GARR SCARR Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Conveners: Fabio Farina (Consortium GARR), Simona Venuti (Consortium GARR)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 11:00 12:30
      5A: Wednesday Plenary Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      When we have our heads down in code or in cables, sometimes it is easy to forget the impact of what we do. As keynote presenters in this plenary session, Tanya Reilly and Paulo Artaxo will each remind us in a different way that our work makes waves that can change society, the environment and people’s lives, and challenge us on what our obligations are as a result.

      • 11:00
        The History of Fire Escapes 45m

        Circuit breakers. Fire partitions. Sprinkler systems. Smoke alarms. Modern buildings are very good at preventing, isolating, slowing and detecting fire. But it took a lot of work and a lot of fires to get there. Let's look at the evolution of the New York City fire code and compare it to our own path as we evolve the rules for software reliability.

        Speaker: Tanya Reilly (Squarespace)
      • 11:45
        Climate Change: Sharing large scale data and knowledge to help save the world 45m

        Few research areas show the need to globally share large data sets and knowledge as much as climate change. From ground-based observations, satellite remote sensing products and large modeling results from all Earth compartments (atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere) we collect and store large amounts of data and information that needs to be shared. This is specially true for developing countries, with a need to integrate these countries in global climate research and educate the population. The challenge is vast: We need a big and global strategy that includes science and education, in addition to public policies based on science at all levels.

        Speaker: Paulo Artaxo (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 12:45 13:15
      Demonstration: End-to-end circuit provisioning over disaggregated optical networks Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Convener: Jan Kundrát (CESNET)
    • 14:00 15:30
      6A: Lightning Talk Plenaries - Part 2 Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      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)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 15:30 16:00
      Demonstration: eduMEET - web basad videoconferencing system for research, edu and art societies Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Convener: Mr Bartlomiej Idzikowski (PSNC)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7A: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - How do we deliver services? Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      Our three presenters in this session will take us on a whirlwind tour of NREN service delivery, starting from the beginning of a service, when onboarding new users, through to when it becomes neccessary to redevelop or reconsolidate an existing service and finally what happens when a service needs to reach it’s end. They will cover the mix of technical and organisational considerations which influence these decisions we all face.

      Convener: Ann Harding
      • 16:00
        It's not you, it’s me - but let's stay friends! Or why we are having a hard time to get rid of services 1h 30m

        This talk is about getting rid of services. Usually we try to keep them alive as long as we can. And if we try to shut them down, we cannot. Because suddenly it is people’s most favourite service or some important person is relaying her life on it or without that service a baby kitten dies. Like Tom Petty says in Learning to Fly: "But what goes up, must come down". But he also figured: "Coming down is the hardest thing". Learn how we can get rid of services. Let us find out how to successfully bring the wave down.

        Speaker: Renato Furter (SWITCH)
      • 16:00
        On the shoulders of giants: no-brainer service deployment 30m

        As NRENs, we've always struggled with takeup. Not the really core stuff, like packets on the wire. But further up the stack, and beyond a special few (say, eduroam and eduGAIN) many of our services are used by relatively small, relatively specialised pockets of researchers. Everyone else often uses commercial "freemium" services, even when we have something superior: "But [insert favourite service] gives me [insert favourite feature] for free!"

        And yet, we have technology, infrastructure and a global federated login that Facebook would kill to have. What are we missing?

        It turns out that we're really close, and by using federated login and the DNS, we have a trojan horse that could make our services many times easier to adopt.

        Speaker: Anna Wilson (HEAnet)
      • 16:00
        Rebuilding foundations: Automating VM and Service deployment in NORDUnet 1h 30m

        From 2017 to 2019, we overhauled most of our VM and Service infrastructure. Taking it from mostly manual configured to fully automated provisioning and configuration. We will present the situations we was in, and the decisions that led us to build our automation system. Naturally we
        will also go over the actual automation system, which is mostly build around Puppet. However the most interesting part, is not the automation itself, but the testing setup, as it is almost not possible to build good automation without a good testing setup. Finally we will reflect on the changes that automation has brought to the organisation, and what we have learned from it.

        Speaker: Henrik Thostrup Jensen (NORDUnet)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7B: Program the network Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Nicholas Mbonimpa (Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU))
      • 16:00
        Stateful Edge Computing, Use Cases and a Path to 400G Line Rate FPGA Processing 1h 30m

        ESnet has successfully developed Precision Network Telemetry using P4-programmable NICs. In this talk, we generalize our cases from network telemetry to scientific edge computing, and describe a common platform that can perform Stateful Edge Computing at rates enabled by emerging 400G network interfaces. The same hardware and middleware can be used for WAN networking, as well as DSP and RISC-style processing on scientific workloads for radio telescopes, beam lines and other large scientific instruments.

        Speaker: Mr Yatish Kumar (ESnet)
      • 16:00
        There’s plenty of programming space at the network data plane 1h 30m

        The lower network layers are facing the innovation of programmable chips, ushering the capability to perform user programming in the data plane. The Software-defined Networking paradigm started the waves disaggregating network nodes, which now have reached the data plane for packet switching and also the optical layer. The presentation elaborates on the scenario and brings first hands-on experience gather in the GN4-3 project on In-Band Telemetry and DDoS mitigation. Great improvements in monitoring and innovation are possible, however data plane programming is not programming as usual.

        Speaker: Mauro Campanella (GARR)
      • 16:00
        White Box for Research and Education 1h 30m

        The networking industry landscape is evolving fast, driven by cloud market. The new router type called white box, is not only very competitive in comparison with traditional router but also decouples the network operating system from the hardware in order to remove the lock market effect. Is the network in the same situation now as when Linux appeared in the UNIX world? Is white box a real opportunity for research and education networks? In order to suggest a first answer, the performance analyses, the use cases investigation and the feedback from the first white box deployments in production will be presented.

        Speaker: Xavier Jeannin (RENATER)
    • 16:00 17:30
      7C: Ship-shape Studies - Federated Student Life Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      To date there are thousands of Identity Providers around the world, which offer the potential to greatly simplify digital life for students and researchers. This session focuses on use cases where Federated Identity can (or already does!) have a direct, positive impact on those individuals; online voting registration, electronic matriculation, cross-border access for exchange students and lifelong identity.

      Convener: Hannah Short
      • 16:00
        EduID - Forging one student identity 1h 30m

        SURF is working with institutions on the organisation of student mobility and removing the barriers that exist. We are developing the concept of an eduID to not only uniquely identify students across institutions but to provide them with a lifelong identity, to be used in the context of education and research. EduID is potentially a disruptive concept that needs broad support from all stakeholders. We will present our eduID vision, showcase our current status, including our current practical experiences, international context and discuss the next steps in realizing the shared vision of an eduID that contributes to the seamless mobility of students.

        Speakers: Mr Maarten Kremers (SURFnet), Peter Clijsters
      • 16:00
        Enabling students to vote in government elections… What? Why? How? 1h 30m

        Jisc has launched a SAML-based service running on auto-scaling hybrid cloud infrastructure that allows students in the UK to register themselves on the electoral roll to vote in national and local elections. In this talk we’ll discuss the reasons for doing this, how it’s deployed and managed, the joys of dealing with central and local government about such a political service, how the service is being utilised so far, and lessons learned.

        Speakers: Dr Rhys Smith (Jisc), Dr Phil Smart (Jisc)
      • 16:00
        MyAcademicID: connecting services, building trust, empowering students 1h 30m

        MyAcademicID aims at developing a European student eID scheme for higher education by bridging eduGAIN, eIDAS and the European Student Identifier. Students will be able to authenticate and register themselves electronically at higher education institutions and to gain cross-border access to different online student services through a single sign-on when going abroad on exchange. Within the project timeframe, four e-services will integrate MyAcademicID: the Online Learning Agreement, the Erasmus+ Dashboard, the Erasmus+ Mobile App and the PhD Hub Platform, showcasing how mobile students under the Erasmus programme will benefit from this scheme.

        Speakers: Licia Florio (GÉANT), Victor Aguilar (European University Foundation)
    • 19:00 23:00
      Social Event: TNC20 Conference Dinner Venue to be announced ()

      Venue to be announced

    • 09:00 10:30
      8A: Navigating an ocean of data Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Carina Kemp
      • 09:00
        Data cubes: taking analysis from a trickle to an ocean 1h 30m

        The emergence of data cubes has caused waves in the field of geoinformatics. This presentation provides an overview of the technology as well as its potential impact on researchers lives. This presents an opportunity for NRENs to engage with this technology, to boost science collaboration globally for the benefit of humanity.

        Speaker: Mr Christopher John Atherton (GÉANT Association)
      • 09:00
        DataSuds : an open repository for research data in southern countries. 1h 30m

        Within the French open science plan and more generally based on open science paradigm, IRD is implementing an institutional policy aiming at controlling data life cycle. This policy is focused on the long tail of data, namely the many small, inaccessible and unorganized datasets. The open research data repository DataSuds, should make it possible to provide a better knowledge and management of the sustainable development research data, and thus to better assess the impact and quality of the scientific productions. This data dissemination will make it possible to better serve the southern community and manage the resources allocated to digital science, in particular thanks to connecting to RREN and NREN.

        Speakers: Mr Michel LABADIE (IRD), Dr Jean-Christophe DESCONNETS (IRD)
      • 09:00
        Pain Free Publication and Preservation 1h 30m

        An exploration of the pain points associated with the publication and preservation (by non specialists) of the research underpinning scholarly publications and the steps Jisc took to address that pain. particularly in relation to the Research @ Risk programme and the Jisc Open Research Hub service.
        In this presentation we intend to outline:
        • the background to the project ​
        • the processes we undertook to bring this project together​
        • the underlying data model and the messaging layer it facilitates​
        • the current service offering​
        • the direction of travel for future development of the service. and​
        • Spin-off initiatives (Such as PAR – Preservation Actions Registries)​

        Speakers: Paul Stokes (Jisc), John Kaye (jisc)
    • 09:00 10:30
      8B: Sailing to the edge of the known Networking world Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      Three mayor R&E Networks have recently tendered and committed the build of their new Optical Fleet; ESnet, GÉANT and Internet2 will give an update on their ships, crew and routes. With the help of Optical Vendors we will then draw a rough outline of the 7 Seas and where they meet the end of known Networking world.

      Convener: JP Velders (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
      • 09:00
        Optical Network Updates 45m

        ESnet, GÉANT and Internet2 will give an update on their experiences in tendering and building new optical networks for the research and education community

        Speakers: Mr Chin Guok (ESnet), Chris Wilkinson (Internet2), Guy Roberts (GEANT Association)
      • 09:45
        Optical Challenges 45m

        Optical vendors supplying our community will give an overview of the challenges they face in support roll-out of optical networks, including a look at the far-out boundaries of current optical tech and stretching 100GE.

        Speaker: Mr Marc Lyonnais (Ciena)
    • 09:00 10:30
      8C: e.d.u.r.o.a.m. Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Paul Dekkers
      • 09:00
        Enhancing Trust and Reliability for eduroam 1h 30m

        Worldwide footprint and more than a decade of successful operation have moved the eduroam service to its maturity stage. Today, focus is on supporting services - tools and procedures that enable further easier deployment, enhance the trust and assure that eduroam is delivered in a reliable and quality manner. Activities planned and realised in GEANT4-3 project that have the objective to ease the deployment for institutions and National Roaming Operators (NROs), improve the end user experience and ensure the quality of eduroam service will be presented.

        Speaker: Miroslav Milinović
      • 09:00
        Extending eduroam in the US to K-12 and Beyond 1h 30m

        Extending eduroam in the US to K-12 and Beyond: Lessons from a pilot program.
        While eduroam enjoys broad ubiquity in many parts of the world, uptake in the US has been slower outside of higher education. A pilot program between InCommon (the national operator of eduroam in the U.S.) and the Utah Education and Telehealth Network has explored ways to extend eduroam to K-12 and throughout a community. This session will discuss the experiences from that pilot and Internet2’s plan for a program to expand eduroam usage via similar partnerships with other regional networks in the US.

        Speaker: Mike Zawacki (Internet2)
      • 09:00
        The evolution of eduroam 1h 30m

        eduroam today is a very well-known service in the community. It is deployed across thousands of education and research organisations in over 100 countries, and serves billions of roaming end-user authentications each year.
        The consortium had to constantly adapt to growth, both proactively and reactively changing its policies, procedures, governance structures, technologies, and support services to enable it sustaining its tremendous growth rate, sometimes 300% per year. The presentation will provide an overview of the major milestones in eduroam technical development over time, along with a deeper look at the most recent addition: the upcoming eduroam Managed SP service.

        Speaker: Mr Stefan Winter (RESTENA Foundation)
    • 09:00 10:30
      8D: Security signals and signalling Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Alf Moens (SURFnet)
      • 09:00
        Automatic DDoS detection and mitigation using XDP 1h 30m

        GRNET provides high speed interconnection for numerous large networks and thus it can be a target for large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Therefore DDoS mitigation is important to GRNET and we will showcase our journey deploying a modern approach using eXpress Data Path (XDP)

        Speaker: Thanos Giannopoulos (GRNET)
      • 09:00
        Prioritization and decision aiding for better network security monitoring and incidents handling 1h 30m

        Network data flow is constantly increasing. Large volume of noisy data hides the threats, usually difficult to be recognized at the first glance. Automated systems can support decision-making process to deal with incidents efficiently.
        Within H2020-Protective project we studied the possibilities of combining data from variety of sources to improve alerts correlation and provide better prioritization for handling attack attempts.
        In the presentation we want to share our experience in implementation of multicriteria decision aiding approach (MCDA) based on rough set theory and try to predict what is the future of decision aiding systems in automation of monitoring systems.

        Speakers: Dr Maciej Miłostan (PSNC, PUT), Mr Michał Muras (PSNC)
      • 09:00
        Time Series Analysis of Threat Intelligence Feeds 1h 30m

        In the past years, Threat Intelligence (TI) has become an important part to detect cyber attacks and incidents. TI data is publicly provided by different sources, including the widely known Internet Storm Center (ISC) of SANS.
        A large number of contributions from research has proven that this data can be effectively used to detect global incidents on the Internet such as worms, large-scale DDoS attacks, and activity scanning for new vulnerabilities. We will demonstrate how time series analysis (ARIMA) can be applied to detect such malicious activity and provide exemplary results.

        Speaker: Mr Jan Kohlrausch (DFN-CERT Services GmbH)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Demonstration: P4 for Line Rate Packet Processing for Edge Computing Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Conveners: Mr Gordon Brebner (Xilinx Labs), Yatish Kumar (ESnet)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Morning Coffee 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 11:00 12:30
      9A: Cloud - Freedom to or freedom from? Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Klaas Wierenga (GEANT)
      • 11:00
        Community Cloud Offerings 1h 30m

        This presentation will look into the GÉANT cloud team efforts on community clouds. Cloud infrastructure comes with three basic delivery models - public, private and community clouds. Hybrid clouds are an increasingly prevalent trend and the GÉANT collaboration aims to scale up national service offerings to a pan-European level. The European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) collaborate on the development and delivery of a portfolio of online application services, through a hybrid, multi-cloud approach, making available sector-specific community services, as well as commercial offerings. Through this pan-European aggregation of demand and expertise, the GÉANT cloud team provides NRENs with a service delivery ecosystem that can be applied domestically to enable their research and education member institutions to adopt the offered services in a safe and seamless manner.

        Speaker: Mr Dan Still (CSC)
      • 11:00
        OCRE – driving waves of commercial digital services adoption across the research community 1h 30m

        OCRE, the Open Clouds for Research Environments project, serves to provide the European research community with easily accessible digital services driving innovation and agility across research disciplines and region. The second ambition is to assist the community with driving the adoption by means of a series of funding initiatives.

        OCRE provides researchers with the opportunity to adopt a cloud-first approach to research support and move towards a flexible, agile environment in terms of solution interoperability, collaboration and sustainability with regards workload hosting.

        Speaker: David Heyns (GEANT)
    • 11:00 12:30
      9B: Creating the perfect wave (Time & Frequency Standards) Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Rob Evans (Jisc)
      • 11:00
        CLONETS-DS – Clock Network Services-Design study; Strategy and innovation for clock services over optical-fibre networks 1h 30m

        CLONETS-DS is a potential European Union-funded research and innovation action intended to facilitate the vision of a sustainable, pan-European optical fibre network for precise time and frequency reference dissemination, by bringing together expertise from national metrology institutes (NMI), academic groups and research infrastructures (RI), research and education networks at the national and European level (NREN, GÉANT) and innovative high-technology small and medium enterprises (SME).

        Speaker: Harald Schnatz (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany)
      • 11:00
        First industrial grade optical frequency link deployment over RENATER network for ultrastable frequency transfer 1h 30m

        Within the last decade, optical atomic clocks have shown to be outperforming the best Cesium clocks, which are used to realize the unit of time. Being able to connect those new clocks has shown tremendous potential that would stimulate multitude of domains (fundamental research, GNSS, dissemination of the SI second, smart grid…) leading to the emergence of new Time and Frequency services. We report here on first long-haul bidirectional industrial implementation operating @1542.14 nm and co-propagating with data-traffic, Paris-Lille (2018) and Paris-Grenoble (2020). Service is fully integrated in RENATER day-to-day procedures (commissioning, operating, monitoring) as any other standard service.

        Speaker: Nicolas QUINTIN (GIP-RENATER)
      • 11:00
        Quantum Key Distribution 1h 30m

        This presentation describes work planned within the Network Technologies and Services Evolution work package (WP6) of the GÉANT GN4-3 project on emerging quantum key distribution (QKD) technology and its potential applicability to the GÉANT and NREN community.

        Speakers: Mr Piotr Rydlichowski (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Poznan Superecomputing and Networking Center), Mr Guy Roberts (GEANT)
    • 11:00 12:30
      9C: All Hands on Deck Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Giorgos Konnis (CYNET)
      • 11:00
        A safe harbor against the network's risks tsunami SCARR, the new network vulnerability scan service by GARR 1h 30m

        A single breach in the security perimeter can have devastating effects on your network services.
        We will present GARR’ SCARR service for on-demand repeated security scans. SCARR is a flexible, secure, remote vulnerability scanning service that enables GARR network Access Point Managers to detect issues in their network assets, providing also treat root causes suggestions and remediations.
        SCARR is available to the GARR community since October 2019: 130+ organizations used SCARR to scan 360+ public IP networks in the first month.
        In this contribution we will discuss the GARR community feedback. We will present SCARR design and introduce next evolutions.

        Speaker: Fabio Farina (Consortium GARR)
      • 11:00
        Cresting the Wave of Collaboration and Surfing Towards a Cybersecure Future! 1h 30m

        Canadians know something about waves, living in the country with the world’s longest coastline. And we know a few things about collaboration, which is why we’re excited to share the details of a series of cybersecurity collaborations – among NREN partners, among NREN partners and universities, and among institutions. Each collaboration is focussed on a different dimension of cybersecurity, but as a collective they contribute to an overall framework that strengthens the cybersecurity stance of the entire ecosystem. Join us and learn how to ride the wave without getting swamped!

        Speakers: Barb Carra (Cybera), Bala Kathiresan (BCNET)
      • 11:00
        eduVPN: just when we thought it was going so well, we met some end users… 1h 30m

        eduVPN is a VPN solution targeting the research and education community. The service provides secure access both to private institutional networks (as in typical corporate solutions) as well as to public networks. Since it started, eduVPN has focused on user friendliness. The use of client apps aims to reduce the costs associated with configuring VPNs. But it was always a rather deductive approach, implementing the ideas of the developers. This talk focuses on the lessons learned from a co-creation process the eduVPN team engaged in with their targeted audience, within a project funded by the first NGI_Trust Open Call.

        Speaker: Dr Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC)
    • 11:00 12:30
      9D: Education: it's up to who? Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Tom Fryer (GÉANT)
      • 11:00
        Infrastructure and services for the education sector across Europe 1h 30m

        The Up2University (Up2U) project is the first attempt at a pan-European interaction involving schools, universities and NRENs. With numerous European NRENs already engaged with schools nationally, and universities interested in contributing to content and on-line tools to attract future students, Up2U has developed a software toolbox, adapting and bringing together twelve software tools into an integrated portfolio hosted by a small number of European NRENs, including PSNC. The presentation will focus on how a service offering was created from the toolbox, and discuss the delivery model proposed by PSNC as well as new extensions for the educational sector in Poland.

        Speaker: Mr Michał Zimniewicz (PSNC)
      • 11:00
        Services for Schools: An integrated adapted approach using Policy-led Multi-Criteria Analysis 1h 30m

        In 2015, following the connection of Croatian schools to the national R&E backbone in 2005, CARNet began the e-Schools project with the aim of creating digitally mature schools and preparing pupils for the job market, further education and lifelong learning. Using the Policy-led Multi-Criteria Analysis, the project has focused on two main types of service, user-oriented and technical prerequisites. The presentation will set out how the services were conceptualised and will describe the challenges of scaling the services to the whole education system. It will conclude with an evaluation of the impact of the pilot phase and the services provided.

      • 11:00
        Strengthening education at Slovenian schools through Improved ICT infrastructure (SIO-2020) 1h 30m

        In 2016 Arnes started the SIO-2020 programme to strengthen education through three activities for improved ICT infrastructure at Slovenian schools: building wireless networks at all schools; buying ICT equipment; developing e-services and e-educational content. The programme relates to the Knowledge, Skills and Lifelong Learning axis of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, focusing on “improved competences and improved achievements of young people and increased competence of educators through greater use of modern ICT in teaching and learning.” The presentation will describe Arnes’ approach to the project, the successes so far, what still needs to be done, and user feedback.

        Speaker: Mrs Alenka Starc (Arnes)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 12:45 13:15
      Demonstration: Multi-layer What-If (bad things happen to my network) Analytics Tool Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Muse What-If Analytics guides network planners on how to optimize their network’s ability to sustain failures and assure SLAs. It covers:
      · Creating a multi-layer packet-optical topology in real time from real data.
      · Understanding the service impacts of stress testing the topology under multiple large and small failure scenarios.
      · Simulating the network’s ability to maintain SLAs by applying dynamic protection and restoration schemes.
      · Generating custom reports for taking preventative actions.

      Convener: Maor Leon (ECI Telecom)
    • 13:20 13:50
      Demonstration: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Provisioning of IaaS/PaaS services Demo Room ()

      Demo Room

      Following soon

      Convener: Peter Szegedi (Oracle)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10A: Cloud Engine Room - powering the ship Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      In this session, we will hear about the important layers of cloud computing, going from monitoring and self-organizing based on specific thresholds, learning from real experience, how to deliver a high-quality Storage As A Service using Ceph to universities, colleges and other educational and research environments, and concluding hearing how to deploy a massive amount of cores, painlessly.

      Convener: Leandro Guimaraes (RNP)
      • 14:00
        Adding 4,000 cores to GRNET OpenStack cloud during lunch break 1h 30m

        Scaling out an OpenStack cloud can be a time-consuming and tedious task. During our mission to deliver the first OpenStack cloud offering by GRNET, we designed and implemented a set of tools and processes to make deployment and operation of OpenStack-based clouds at scale as effortless and errorless as possible. After months of refinement, this is our current solution.

        Speakers: Mr Stamatis Katsaounis (GRNET), Alexandros Soumplis (GRNET)
      • 14:00
        Ceph in the real world - what have we learned 1h 30m

        Safespring delivers backup, large-scale cloud storage and infrastructure as a service through agreements to all universities, colleges and other educational and research environments connected to the national research networks, SUNET in Sweden and UNINETT in Norway.
        Safespring has been operating Storage as a Service running on Ceph clusters for the last three years, targeting higher education in Sweden and Norway. In this session, it will be sharing some of their experience. In this presentation will be shared some lessons they have learnt about how to build a good team, how to organise development and operations, share a little about some incidents they have had.

        Speaker: Mr Bruvik Anders (Safespring)
      • 14:00
        Openstack performance and tenant-based network monitoring with dockerized ELK stack 1h 30m

        Although cloud computing has many advantages enabled us to manage such a large e-infrastructure, it brings some challenges in security, dynamic resource allocation and use of shared physical resources that need to be addressed carefully. A customized monitoring tool is, thus, critical to operating cloud services efficiently without service downtime and to interactively visualize usage activities, resource allocation, performance measurements and network flow aggregated by each tenant. I will talk about our customized monitoring tool deployed for ULAKBIM cloud services and share our experiences.

        Speaker: Mr Emrah Akkoyun (TUBITAK ULAKBIM)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10B: Scalable Design - heave-ho Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Mian Usman (GÉANT)
      • 14:00
        A GUI to enable network troubleshooting with perfSONAR on-demand measurements 1h 30m

        Debugging a network performance issue using perfSONAR tools on the command line interface might be challenging to some users. In this presentation, we will discuss two common use cases that would benefit from the introduction of a new graphical user interface. We will present the design and architecture and demo this new GUI that helps network engineers trigger on-demand measurements in an easy to use visual front-end.

        Speakers: Mr Antoine Delvaux (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center), Ljubomir Hrboka (CARNET)
      • 14:00
        Managing the small-node mesh at scale 1h 30m

        Managing a small node mesh at scale comes with its own challenges, especially when the management system is run by another organistion to which both sides must, by design, remain untrusted. How do you manage updates, configuration changes and even system rebuilds from several firewalls away? How can you test changes when your primary testlab needs to remain trusted to allow for other projects? Come along and find out how to solve these problems and more! (Note Chocolate TimTams may be involved)

        Speaker: Mr Stephen Walsh (AARNet)
      • 14:00
        Monitoring NREN with netflow 1h 30m

        An in-house monitoring Netflow monitoring tool is developed in ULAKBIM to replace current netflow capture/analysis tool. The monitoring tool, namely FLOWCU, can achieve 200K EPS capture rate with dockerized scalable architecture and provide real time analysis of netflow data using text based distributed stream analytics architecture.

        Speaker: Mr Onur BEKTAŞ (TUBITAK ULAKBIM)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10C: Wave patterns Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Ieva Muraškienė (LITNET)
      • 14:00
        Challenges and Opportunities In Quantum Communications and Networking 1h 30m

        This presentation is an overview of research in quantum communications and networking using testbeds. Quantum communications and network are particularly important research areas for a wide range of innovative applications. Recently, Northwestern established a new initiative, INQUIRE, to advance quantum science. Northwestern, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the StarLight International/National Communications Exchange Facility consortium, the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN), and other university research collaborators formed a partnership to create a metro scale quantum networking testbed to investigate fundamental issues in quantum communications and networking, especially interconnecting quantum computers.

        Speaker: Mr Joel Mambretti (International Center for Advanced Internet Research Northwestern University)
      • 14:00
        How to better collaborate with Industry and tap in to $Billions in Networking R&D Intelligence. 1h 30m

        Network Researchers are to be congratulated on results derived from funding invested by their government agencies. The diversity and depth of research in High Performance Networking is visionary and significant. However, projects do not always align to Industry needs, nor do they leverage Investments made by for-profit researchers. The top 5 communications vendors collectively invest $8.306B annually in R&D. 5-10% of this money is invested in forward looking “advanced” research. This talk shines a light on, what motivates Industry researchers, how academic R&E net researchers can better tap into Industry R&D and offers examples of successful approaches, projects & Public-Private-Partnerships.
        Mr. Wilson is Ciena’s Executive Leader of a multi-million-dollar External Research program that funds academic and advanced “experimental” network projects in Europe and around the world. His TNC20 content is drawn from over 20 years of active, productive, exciting collaboration with NREN’s, select university partners and competing vendors.

        Speaker: Rodney Wilson (Ciena Corporation)
      • 14:00
        Optical Time & Frequency Network 1h 30m

        Time and Frequency (T&F) services are critical to many civilian and industrial sectors, like positioning, energy, finance, advanced science use case. Therefore T&F services become of major interest. During the past few years, National Metrology Institutes have successfully developed non-standard fibre-based techniques. These new techniques are showing unmatched stability performances – three orders of magnitude better than the best commercial services. Once again, NRENs are in a strong position to undertake applied research in a way that commercial companies would find difficult. OTFN is catalysing the emergence of these new T&F services in Europe by creating new opportunities and raising awareness. Therefore, will proudly present early achievements together with recommendations.

        Speaker: Xavier jeannin (RENATER)
    • 14:00 15:30
      10D: EOSC hoist the sails Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
      Convener: Sabine JAUME-RAJAONIA (RENATER)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee 30m Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
    • 16:00 17:30
      11A: Closing Plenary Brighton

      Brighton

      Hilton Metropole

      Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom

      Closing of TNC20, featuring a keynote from Dr Adam Lewis, Managing Director, Digital Earth Africa Establishment Team.

      • 16:00
        Research infrastructures: transformative capabilities on a global scale 45m

        Research infrastructures are transformative capabilities on a global scale. They can create waves of deep change in the way in which scientific data and models are applied to benefit society. They typically sit at the leading edge of capabilities and concepts, and can play a unique enabling role for innovations such as the Open Data Cube (opendatacube.org), allowing them to scale from an idea to a reality and massively increasing the impact of science. The Open Data Cube has grown from innovations in Australia and is transforming the way satellite images are being used to map, monitor and manage land and water resources – not just in Australia but in America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Digital Earth Africa will be the world’s largest operational platform for the exploitation of satellite imagery. In an era of accelerating global change and unprecedented challenges for humanity, enabling ‘impact at scale’ may be a core strategy for the NREN community.

        Speaker: Dr Adam Lewis (Digital Earth Africa )
    • 18:00 20:00
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): FIM / ORCID Affinity Group Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      Collaboration between ORCID, Federations, and FIM solutions has grown. Federations lead ORCID consortia of institutions; ORCID sign in has been considered as an IdP of Last Resort for research collaboration tools; ORCID iDs are included in the eduPerson schema; and iDs are sometimes used to better understand identity linkages when individuals change institutions. Conversations happen globally among ORCID, federation operators, practitioners, software providers, and standards committees, though rarely over the entirety of this group at the same time.
      Here we convene to consider strategic topics that involve the ORCID platform or iDs, and deepen collaboration among the ORCID and FIM communities.

      Convener: Laura Paglione (Spherical Cow Group)
    • 18:00 20:00
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): Global eduroam Governance Committee Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      Description following soon

      Convener: Casper Dreef (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): NREN Space Strategy Workshop Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      European NREN CEO, CTO, Research Engagement and European Policy officers.

      Convener: Chris Atherton (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): SIG-Transnational Education (SIG-TNE) Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The Special Interest Group on Transnational Education, SIG-TNE, promotes collaboration between research and education networking organisations around the world in supporting the provision of education that is developed in one country and delivered in another.

      Areas of interest include:
      - Basic connectivity approaches for campuses in other countries.
      - Establishing relationships with local partners (internet service providers and national research and education network organisations).
      - Connecting policies and end-to-end network performance.
      - Monitoring and international support.

      This session will cover an overview of the TNE workplan and its main four workstreams:
      - TNE data – regional, national and global
      - Global TNE policies
      - Technology barriers and TNE service development
      - Tools, toolkits and resources.

      Convener: Gyöngyi Horváth (GÉANT)
    • 18:00 20:00
      BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting): eduVPN - update and meet-up Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      This BoF is for people interested in eduVPN. Since our meeting last year at TNC19, the number of NRENs and institutions using the service has grown. This meeting aims to present the status of the service, answering questions from NRENs and research and higher education institutions and gathering new requirements.

      Convener: Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: Exploring strong authentication use cases in federations Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      A community-driven discussion around MFA and strong authentication in identity federations, to share updates and ideas on what federations are doing in the space. The intended audience is Federation operators, IdP administrators, and research infrastructure operators with an interest in enabling and leveraging strong authentication to services through research and education federations.

      Convener: Justin Knight (Jisc)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Mobility Day Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

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

      Number of meetings:
      1 GeGC meeting (morning)
      1 Open session (afternoon)

      Convener: Casper Dreef (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: NRENs educational technologies workshop? Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The workshop will be discussing future strategies on how the NREN community can support educational institutions with innovative technologies. The first part of the event will be used to give more indepth overview of various NRENs educational services, how they are organized and managed within their organization. With specialised topics such as eduID, edubadges, accessibility, standardization…and more, we would like to discuss possibilities for future collaborations, challenges and good practices. Furthermore the workshop will introduce the new Task force (TF) on education within GEANT Community programme.

      Co-organisers: Birgitta Hemmingsson (SUNET), Erik Kikkenborg (NORDUnet), Vegard Moen (UNIT), Esther Wilkinson (Jisc), Dragana Kupres (CARnet), Gyongyi Horvath (GEANT)

      Convener: Gyöngyi Horváth (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: OpenID Connect Federation Policies Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The workshop will discus how federation operators can use the policy tools provided by the OpenID Connect Federation specification (https://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-federation-1_0.html) to model their federations. The intended audience are present and future federation operators.
      The tools in question are:

      • Metadata policies, which can be used to govern the behaviour of the federation entities
      • Trust path constrains which sets limits on the depth of the federation and on who can be part of it
      • Trust marks, which can be used to classify entities.
      Convener: Mr Roland Hedberg
    • 09:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Security Day 2020 Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      Following a successful event at TNC19, the second annual Security Day for the R&E community is organised jointly by the Security work package of the GN4-3 project, SIG-ISM, WISE, EOSC-hub, EDI, and WLCG security communities.
      Preliminary topics discussed:
      · Security work package overview
      · WISE: Security for Collaborating Infrastructures (SCI) and Security Communications Challenge Coordination (SCCC)
      · Trust and Policy issues related to Edge services (SLATE) - current state of play
      · Federated Identity Management and operational security efforts
      · NREN becoming a security service provider. What is next for the GÉANT service portfolio?
      · Top 10 risks / threats for NRENs
      · DDoS detection and mitigation

      Convener: Ms Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)
    • 09:00 12:30
      Side Meeting: perfSONAR Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      perfSONAR is an advanced network performance monitoring system, developed jointly between GN4-3 project members and US partners and deployed widely around the world by NRENs and research communities. This side
      meeting will be an opportunity for TNC participants interested in perfSONAR to get together, hear and discuss the latest news and use cases and help shape the future perfSONAR releases.

      Convener: Ms Ivana Golub (PSNC)
    • 14:00 17:30
      Side Meeting: Software IPR Hilton Metropole Brighton ()

      Hilton Metropole Brighton

      The Software IPR side meeting is an opportunity for TNC participants interested in intellectual property aspects of software development. The session will focus on sharing best practices in terms of licence compliance and legal due-diligence in the creation of open source software as well as discussion regarding legal challenges in software development.

      Convener: Magdalena Rzaca (Geant)
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