Conference Topics

Extended abstracts (rather than full papers) are invited on all subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference: to present, discuss and learn about the latest developments in networking technology for the research and education community and their use by the community. The topics below are an indication of the planned scope of the conference, but are not meant to be restrictive.


NREN 3.0 PPP, best organisational practices, NET+, expanding the user base, new service offerings, clouds, brokering, procurements National Research and Education Networks are facing a period of change and evolving their business models and service offerings. With increasing emphasis on international collaborations, user communities need innovative approaches to exploit the rapid evolution of technologies that are increasingly reliant on excellent networking.
OPEN SCIENCE, BIG DATA big data sets, research tools, open science, library management, supporting collaboration, open education, digital preservation The production of on-line data in all its forms, from new data collection to digitisation of historical and cultural heritages is increasing dramatically. Making this data available, reliable and reusable to everyone has become a long-term goal and is the next step in the development of society.
CREATING SOLUTIONS end-to-end, top 2 bottom, green IT, social impact, mobile working, accessibility, e-education, e-government, e-health Reliable, effective, capable and manageable networks are fundamental to the new applications and services that are emerging. Building, maintaining and evolving new infrastructures is key to being able to provide cost effective and innovative solutions.
CREATING INFRASTRUCTURES smart networks, sensor networks, dark channels, dark fibres, optical applications, SDN, AAI, IPv6, intrusion detection & prevention The challenges of social networking are important issues cutting across all aspects of networks and services. Security and privacy are extremely important concerns, as well as the need to balance policies between the requirements of Internet governance and Internet democracy.
security, privacy, advanced media, real-time collaboration, Grids, digital rights, storage, IPv6, federations