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Connected Communities – the theme of TNC15

Published on 30.04.2015

This year's Terena Networking Conference (TNC15) will take place from 15 to 18 June in Porto, Portugal. It will focus on the theme of "Connected Communities".

Today, national research and education networks (NRENs) find themselves at an exciting crossroads in society. Not only do they provide the basic network infrastructure on which big science and big data build, but they also address the requirements of ever-increasing and more diverse communities of Internet end users in the wider research and education areas. Many questions around cloud computing, software-defined networking, mobility, "over-the-top" and more remain unanswered, and their impact on the NREN landscape and their potential to address users' needs are still unclear. All of this at a time when privacy and security cannot be taken for granted.

The keynote speakers are as follows: John Day (Boston Map Society, US), Manfred Laubichler (Arizona State University, US), Sarah Kenderdine  (University of New South Wales, Australia), Timo Lüge (Social Media for Good, Germany), Avis Yates Rivers (Technology Concepts Group, US) and João Paulo Cunha (University of Porto, Portugal).

SWITCH will be represented by Ann Harding (Women in Research and Education Networking), Christoph Herzog (From "Tech Focus" to "Market Focus": Approach of a Team) and Sven Stauber (The Opencast Opportunity).

You can register for the conference until 5 June.

TNC15 is the 31st edition of the largest and most important conference for European academic networks. It is organised by the GÉANT Association, recently created by the merger of TERENA and DANTE.

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