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A systems thinking approach to value-added services management in NRENs

23/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

This demonstration will detail the research conducted towards a PhD study where a causal diagram was developed for use as a knowledge-sharing and decision-making tool for NREN value-added services adoption. Content includes background, demonstration of the model and how it was refined and validated.

The research takes a constructivist paradigm approach to modelling factors that affect the adoption of value-added NREN services, using systems thinking and design science research methods. The model was developed, refined and validated from information gathered through a review of literature, interviews and surveys with international experts and using the researcher’s performative judgement, as a practitioner.

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Decentralized Collaborative Learning Networks

24/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

Decentralized Collaborative Learning Networks provide the perfect infrastructure for biomedical scenarios where we wish to use advanced data analysis based on AI and ML techniques on patients’ private and sensitive data. Such datasets are common in hospitals, clinics and research institutions connected by NRENs.
It is possible to develop algorithms, and train AI models to identify, with high precision, rare events in the high throughput imaging data without the actual sharing of the datasets.
Various aspects will be demonstrated, in particular how NRENs can benefit and offer new services based on blockchain technologies to deal with security and privacy challenges.

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eduID Initiatives

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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eduMEET - Easy and affordable VC for NRENs

22/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

eduMEET is an open source video conferencing system based upon the webRTC API framework that allows video conferencing capabilities to supported from within a web browser, thus removing the need to install a specific application.

It was developed by the GN4-3 project for the R&E community and places particular emphasis on privacy and trustworthiness, which may be lacking in some commercial solutions.
eduMEET is delivered as software packages. It provides a free licence and low-cost means for organisations themselves to establish a web-conferencing service and tailor it to their needs.

During the demo functional features of eduMEET will be presented.

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Experiments in Federation Sustainability

23/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

Higher education revenue has declined sharply in the wake of COVID-19. Identifying new revenue streams has become more important to underpin federation sustainability.

This joint demonstration by Jisc, and AAF will show two activities aimed at diversifying income sources to help contain costs for core R&E customers.

Demo 1: Monetising the Central Discovery Service demonstrates Jisc's experiments in monitising traffic to the Central Discovery Service.

Demo 2: Commercial Verification Services shows how Australia and the UK have unlocked value from attribute data following successful implementations of the privacy-preserving VerifID platform.

We will also highlight several unexpected non-financial benefits.

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GÉANT P4 Lab

24/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

RARE (Router for Academia, Research & Education) is an innovative fully documented and programmable open source high capacity line-rate router developed by a team within the GÉANT GN4-3 project.
To enable validation of the platform the RARE team has designed a distributed laboratory which was initially spread over four GÉANT PoPs in Europe and has since been extended to other European NRENs and universities, and to both North and South America. This P4 Lab, with a RARE router at each PoP, allows RARE to be tested but also the evaluation of novel systems based on Programmable Dataplanes, in particular the P4 language.
This demo will showcase the capabilities of the P4 Lab in terms of reservation,operation, and use, focusing on the example of RARE.
The demo will also be an opportunity for NRENs or R&E organisations wishing to connect to the P4 Lab, using RARE or other platforms (such as NMaaS that is used to monitor and control RARE routers and the testbed), to speak to the developers and find out more about the process involved.

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GÉANT WiFiMon Service Demo

22/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

WiFiMon is a Wi-Fi network monitoring and performance verification system and a new GÉANT service. It is capable of detecting performance issues, measuring and visualising throughput as well as providing additional information about Wi-Fi setup, e.g. signal strength and link quality.

This demo will describe the WiFiMon components, the metrics collected from monitored networks and the capabilities WiFiMon provides in eduroam-enabled networks by correlating measurements with the available RADIUS and DHCP logs. The WiFiMon team will demonstrate the WiFiMon
automated installation procedure, providing additional details regarding the configuration steps, as well as introduce the audience to the WiFiMon UI.

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GREN Map Demonstration

21/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

The Global Research and Education Network (GREN) Map will provide a dynamic, real-time visualization of the value and reach of the GREN, providing not only a visualization of its topology, but also a vital marketing and external relations tool showing the value and reach of the GREN at both a national and institutional level.
The demo will highlight and display:
1. the unique, distributed approach taken in both the development of the GREN Map and its implementation architecture;
2. the pilot implementation of the GREN map, across the 14 partners in the Canadian NREN and early international adopters; and
3. the current status of GREN Map and next steps.

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Identifying and Addressing R&E Routing Anomalies

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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NMaaS in a nutshell

23/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

NMaaS is a service developed and maintained by the GÉANT Project. NMaaS is offered to all members of the GÉANT community including NRENs, end Institutions, research projects and individuals with the indent to ease local networking monitoring and management by moving the NMS installation to a secure NMaaS cloud. NMaaS supports on-demand deployment of multiple applications including Prometheus, Grafana, WiFiMon, perfSONAR and many other.
Demo session will cover a brief introduction to the Network Management as a Service and a live walkthrough of the process of deploying and accessing new application instance using the NMaaS Portal available at https://nmaas.eu.

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NRENs supporting Open Science: opportunities for coordination

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Provisioning of IaaS/PaaS services for research

21/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

With the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), you can provision highly available compute instances on bare metal servers without a hypervisor, ensuring full control plane and network isolation, performance guarantees, and repeatability of your experiments. You can leverage the same cloud-optimized hardware, firmware, software stack, and networking infrastructure for your virtual machine instances and databases. With the Oracle Data Science Cloud platform, you can leverage Jupyter Notebooks and other code-first environments for your data driven research. Find out more about our compute shapes (HPC, GPU, etc.), storage options (block volumes, object store, file storage) and network services (FastConnect, DNS, etc.) and view a quick demo on how to launch cloud services via the OCI web interface.

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Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation: Focusing on the user

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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)

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Public procurement of networking equipment in the R&E community

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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Secure Key Management for Multi-vendor Interoperable Quantum Key Distribution Network

22/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

We demonstrate a practical key management scheme for a quantum key distribution network (QKDN) where QKD devices from different vendors are interoperated by a standard key interface. Our scheme is entirely based on a standard model and can be easily integrated into existing telecommunication networks.

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SOCTools: A set of tools fulfilling your SOC needs

24/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

SOCTools is a suite of opensource tools packaged for simple deployment with pre-built integrations and SSO out of the box.
The main function is a pipeline for ingesting many types of log sources and formats, and to structure them in a common format, along with automatic correlation from one or many sources.
From the Analyst dashboard(s), with a single click, the correlated events can be pushed into a incident handling system with all the metadata, to streamline incident handling.

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The eHealth Task Force is taking off: Boarding is now

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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Trust & Identity Incubator Input Session

25/06 14.00 - 15.30 | Room to be announced


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

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Vulnerability assessment as a service - GARR SCARR

21/06 11.40 - 12.00 | Room to be announced


Description

SCARR is a flexible, secure, remote vulnerability scanning service for network administrator among GARR constituency. SCARR provides detailed information about identified issues in user network assets, also suggesting remediation.

The demo will cover the following actions
- SCARR purpose and approach
- How to submit a vulnerability assessment
- How the requests are distributed and parallelized
- How to monitor running assessments
- How to retrieve jobs output report
- How to halt and resubmit jobs

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