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TNC22 in Trieste: a few more days to the European networking conference

TNC22, the European networking conference co-organized by GARR and the GÉANT research network is just around the corner. This year it will be held in Trieste from 13 to 17 June.

One of the main keynote speakers is Filippo Giorgi (ICTP), international expert on climatology, climate change and its impact, as well as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, together with the executive committee of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His speech will focus on the need including human activities in climate predictive models.

Dr Kamel, Principal Scientist at the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), will talk about the role of SESAME not only as a pioneer research centre, but also as a bridge for peace and a vehicle for economic growth, and how scientific research can bring people from diverse backgrounds together to achieve a common goal. We also look forward to João Bacelar’s keynote. He is Executive Manager at the European University Foundation, an organisation that aims to accelerate the modernisation of Higher Education in Europe and will talk to us about the digital rebirth of the Erasmus+ programme.

Finally Monique Morrow, of Syniverse Technologies, will present “Making the Case: New Generation”. She will talk about data management, Self Sovereign Identity (SSI), the future of the network and the central role of the data owners.

The contributions of the Italian research community are numerous:

  • on June 14, in the session dedicated to Trust & Identity, Giuseppe De Marco (Digital Transformation Department) will present the Italian federation OIDC in the project session while Fabio Pedretti (University of Brescia) will have a demo entitled: "Securing a network with blacklisting of malicious domain names and IPs";
  • on June 15th our Gloria Vuagnin (GARR) will chair the "Optics: Shine A Light" session dedicated to optical technologies. In this session Paolo Bolletta (GARR) will present the "Spectrum Sharing Service project", on which GARR has been working in the last months.
    In the session dedicated to the research community, "Building Real Stuff for Research Communities", Michele Bava (University of Trieste) and Raffaella Dobrina (IRCCS Burlo Garofolo) will talk about telemedicine while our Alberto Colla and Alex Barchiesi will talk about the GARR Cloud Federation. On the same day, Claudio Allocchio (GARR) will chair the session Networking: From Projects to Platforms where Mauro Campanella (GARR) will talk about Diving in Data Plane Programming, silicon and oceans of data while Damiano Verzulli (GARR) will present the GARRLab experience as well as the GÉANT Network Management as a Service.
  • on June 16, during the "Real Life Network Orchestration" session, Fabio Farina (GARR) will present the case of automation in the new network at Terabit GARR-T; Claudio Allocchio will chair the "Pot Luck Networking session", dedicated to different approaches to network management. On the same day Claudio Pisa will present the working group (BOF) "Community Cloud Operators", an open model of cloud services based on open source software available on hardware of research networks. Finally, in the section dedicated to demos, Carmine Scarpitta and Giulio Sidoretti (University of Rome Tor Vergata) will present "EveryWAN: an open source solution to deploy advanced SD-WAN services".

The GARR scholar, Idio Guarino, from the Federico II University of Naples will partecipate at the 2022 edition of the GÉANT Talent Program.

The conference program is now complete and is available on the event website. The plenary and the sessions can also be followed in streaming.

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