BoFs



Friday

NRENs supporting Open Science: opportunities for coordination

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

This meeting will explore the ways in which European NRENs and international RENs are already supporting Open Science, or have ambitions to do so. This could be in terms of offering services to help store, analyse, transfer and share data, contributing to national Open Science policy and strategy or collaborating with research communities.

The BoF session will brainstorm the various ways in which NRENs are supporting Open Science to identify shared activities which could benefit from collaborative activity. These could take the form of NREN partnerships, facilitation of European-wide approaches, procurement frameworks and support offered by GÉANT.

Organizer: Sarah Jones, GÉANT

Friday

Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation: Focusing on the user

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

A successful digital transformation entails flexibility, efficiency, and self-service provisioning. In other words, a user-centric approach, which implies the usage of Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation techniques (OAV).
The OAV team in GN4-3 created several resources to help the NRENs in their journey to this digital transformation through OAV (Training, Wiki, Terminology, Blueprint, Mapping of Architectures for NRENs..) The goal of this session is to gather ideas for future work, presenting the existing resources together with use cases from the NRENs. The BoF is an opportunity for NRENs to come together to agree on common actions.
More info: https://wiki.geant.org/display/NETDEV/OAV

Organizers: Tim Chown (Jisc), Maria Isabel Gandia (CSUC/RedIRIS), Ivana Golub (PSNC) and Susanne Naegele-Jackson (FAU/DFN)

Friday

The eHealth Task Force is taking off: Boarding is now

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

eHealth is a growing area of interest for many NRENs, but relatively few are already supporting it. A TF or SIG would let interested NRENs join forces, create synergies and develop eHealth support activities together.

A baselining event on eHealth in January, organised by the EU-funded GÉANT and EaPConnect projects, brought together around 70 participants. The organising team is now calling for action to build on the testimonies and feedback from that event by creating a community Task Force.

This BoF will highlight the key outcomes of the baselining events, filter concrete objectives for a potential Task Force, and scout for a steering committee and chair.

Organizers: Mario Reale, GÉANT, Marina de Giorgi, GÉANT and Leonie Schäfer, DFN

Friday

eduID Initiatives

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

Given the eduID initiatives that are arising in our community, SURF organised an international eduID-day in March 2020 with the people involved in these initiatives.
In this BoF we will follow-up on the eduID initiatives to get updates from each other and to determine where we can join forces.

Organizer: Maarten Kremers, SURFnet

Friday

Public procurement of networking equipment in the R&E community

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

This BoF will explore the various network equipment procurement procedures available to NRENs when building their next generation networks. The current GEANT framework for optical line systems will be used as a case study. This framework has been successfully used by many NRENs and has shown the strengths of the GEANT community procurement, however, challenges still exist when applying procurement frameworks to individual NREN needs. This BoF will include speakers from GEANT to explain public procurement law and existing frameworks and will encourage NRENs and to share their experiences of public procurement.

Organizer: Guy Roberts, GÉANT

Friday

Identifying and Addressing R&E Routing Anomalies

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

Adding or removing capacity from the Global R&E Network (GREN) infrastructure can have unexpected routing results that are difficult to detect and impossible to correct without coordination. With new intercontinental links coming on-line over the past few years, and more planned for the near future, we believe the time is right for our community to come together to begin addressing this issue in a more coordinated way. This BOF will bring together R & E networking engineers in an open community discussion on how to approach this problem systematically.

Organizer: Warrick Mitchell, AARNET, and Jennifer Schopf, Indiana University

Friday

Trust & Identity Incubator Input Session

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

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 T&I space. As such it engages with new topics every six months. This meeting is an open session which welcomes all T&I specialists in the R&E community attending TNC21. This BoF starts with an overview of the T&I Incubator results achieved so far and will then switch to a breakout session format to discuss topics of the next Incubator cycle.

Organizers: Niels van Dijk, SURF, Jule Ziegler, LRZ/DFN, Michael Schmidt, LRZ/DFN

Friday

NREN Sustainability Around the Globe – A Chance to Share and Discuss

25/06 14.00 - 15.30


Description

Many NRENs face challenges in developing and maintaining stakeholder support and securing funding that will ensure their ongoing sustainability. Related factors include regulatory issues and monopolies, budget-conscious financial directors at R&E institutions, changes of government, fluctuating financial markets, etc. Nevertheless, there are many success stories of NRENs that thrive despite local challenges.
This BoF aims to bring together representatives of NRENs who wish to share their experiences of meeting sustainability challenges with others who are experiencing them and are interested in learning about approaches taken around the world.

Organiser: Tom Fryer, GÉANT