This year, TNC, the main international conference dedicated to networking and connectivity in the research and education field, organized by GÉANT, is hosted from June 5th to June 9th in Tirana by RASH, the Albanian National Research and Education Network (NREN).
The event will bring together a wide community of over 800 participants from more than 70 countries, representing national and regional research and education networks, schools and universities, technology providers, and cutting-edge scientific projects in the field. By bringing together decision-makers, networking and security specialists, identity and access management experts, researchers, academics and students, TNC will offer a unique collaborative experience, fostering the development of synergies and connections at various organizational levels among European and international NRENs.
The central theme of this year's conference is 'Digital Generations,' aiming to focus the debate on the involvement of digital generations in the development of research networks. GARR will play a leading role in the event with several contributions aligned with the theme of this edition: Fabio Farina will discuss the GARR Academy as a model to be shared for engaging and training young generations in network development.
Matteo Colantonio, together with Giulio Foletto from the University of Padova, will present the initial results achieved in the development of the quantum network. Davide Vaghetti will talk about the development of EduGAIN service for updating the technical architecture and improving security parameters, enabling researchers and students to access services with their institutional accounts. Gloria Vuagnin will present the initial results of the ultra-fast connection project achieved through the sharing of optical spectrum, a collaboration between GÉANT and GARR, highlighting the observed benefits in terms of lower latency and cost savings.