From 29 May to 2 June, the Austrian city of Linz will host TNC2017, the most important European event on Research and Education Networking. This year the programme is dedicated to The art of creative networking.
With more than 650 participants attending this annual event, TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.
GARR will be at the event with presentations, posters and other activities in line with the main topics of this edition: we’ll talk about performing arts and networking with the presentation on LoLA by Claudio Allocchio and the one by Alex Barchiesi about the potential of C-Theatre, i.e. the theatre at the speed of light, made possible by the direct optical transport of HD audio and video signals. This innovative solution, implemented for the first time in occasion of the theatre play Il Ratto d’Europa, opens new scenarios to performing arts.
We will also talk about Campus Identity Providers and digital identities with a poster presentation by Mario Reale, and about Cloud platforms and services, with the demo and introduction of brand-new GARR Federated cloud platform by Giuseppe Attardi and his staff.
Last, but not least, GARR will collaborate with Aconet, the Austrian R&E network, and Music Conservatory Tartini of Trieste to stage the net:art | near in the distance 3. The closing event of the conference, net:art will feature a networked live music and dance performance that will unite 6 cities worldwide: Linz, Barcellona, Praga, Roma, Hailuoto and Mumbai. Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy and India will be together on a multi-site virtual stage where musicians, singers, and dancers will bring to life a show which would be all but impossible without R&E networks.