TNC17 Networking Conference

May 29, 2017 – June 2, 2017 all-day
Design Center Linz
Europapl. 1
4020 Linz

tnc17TNC17 – The Art of Creative Networking

The TNC17 Networking Conference is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the Conference presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

TNC17, its 33rd edition, will be hosted by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet), the Austrian National research and education network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture. The conference will be held in the picturesque, UNESCO City of Media Arts of Linz, Austria between 29 May – 2 June 2017.

Important Dates

Early bird registration opens 5 December 2016
Deadline for Meeting proposals 15 January 2017
Notification of submissions: 1 February 2017
End of Early bird registration: 28 February 2017
Deadline for full papers submissions: 17 April 2017
Submission of Lightning talk: 17 April 2017
Submission of posters: 17 April 2017
Presentation slides: 1 May 2017
Submission of poster PDF: 1 May 2017
Conference: 29 May -2 June 2017

FIRE activities

HUB4NGI project will organize a session BoF:

Future Internet Research Experiments (FIRE): present and next steps.

When: 30/05/2017 18:00-19:00
Where: A Plenary

Experimentally-driven research has been boosted by the emergence of the FIRE large-scale validation facilities, which support the execution of experiments in a fully distributed and heterogeneous testing environment. These facilities are continuously evolving thanks to the experimenters’ feedback and technological evolution of grounding concepts and components.

In current times, where most of world economies are driven by innovation and where changes in technology and culture in societies are happening rapidly, the European Commission through several initiatives and organizational structures, including FIRE and NGI, plays a relevant role by promoting experimental facilities addressing the challenges for bringing revenue to the experimentation facilities and for activating business markets in Europe and world-wide. Since its introduction in the FP7 programme, the FIRE initiative continues being a critical pillar of the Net Futures within the Horizon 2020. At the heart of the overall initiative there are projects establishing hubs for technology innovation in key areas, e.g. advanced networking, IoT, data, cloud infrastructures, and their use within a wide range of diverse business and application domains, e.g. smart city, healthcare, marine, land and air applications.

This session provides an insight into the transition process from former FIRE initiative to NGI, seen as the evolution of FIRE towards the achievement of the Horizon 2020 vision and beyond into the next Framework Programme spanning across 2020-2025.

This session is addressed at infrastructure players from the NREN community to stimulate a discussion how transition from FIRE to NGI creates new opportunities and challenges for the NRENs in the near future. Moreover, this session is addressed at researchers from academia and industry, interested in experimental validation of innovative outcomes of research projects in stable, close to real, network environments.

Session schedule

  • The Next Generation Internet initiative (Jean-Luc Dorel, EC), 10 minutes
  • Federation of Next Generation Internet experimental testbeds (Brecht Vermeulen, IMEC), 10 minutes
  • GEANT Experimentatal Facilities – lessons learned (Jerry Sobieski, Nordunet), 10 minutes
  • Experimental validatation as key-enabler for innovation (Artur Binczewski, PSNC), 10 minutes
  • Panel discussion / Q&A moderated by Bartosz Belter

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