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Lightning Talks

Microdep reveals sub-optimal routing

14.00 - 14.05 | Auditorium


Description

Tool development efforts at Sikt (Uninett) over the years have resulted in a very promising monitoring system named Microdep. The last few years Microdep has revealed a significant number of routing related outages which have cause notable down-times for academic internet users, both in Norway, NorduNet and Geant.
The TNC22 lightning talk will motivate and present the system briefy, including its roadmap towards integration with perfSONAR, followed by a live demonstration of its routing event detection abilities.

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  • Jan Meijer

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Share a single GPU to multiple VMs through GPU virtualization

14.05 - 14.10 | Auditorium


Description

Nowadays, the number of scientific applications which require the use of GPUs is on the rise, so we configured the GARR Cloud using the GPU virtualization, which allows multiple virtual machines to use the same physical GPU at the same time and allows allocating almost transparently the resources as needed in the Kubernetes clusters deployed on top of Openstack.

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eduroam in Brazil: strategies and results

14.10 - 14.15 | Auditorium


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This presentation aims to share the results of some eduroam expansion strategies in Brazil, implemented by RNP. In addition to promoting the service in the Brazilian NREN institutions, the strategies include the creation of partnerships with ministries and with private companies that already have public access Wi-Fi networks, in addition to specific actions related to the development of software.

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Challenges in common AAI for collaborating Research Infrastructures

14.15 - 14.20 | Auditorium


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This lighting talk describes challenges for Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures we discovered in the area of integrated Research Infrastructures, and it presents our current approach for addressing them.

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Why we need a collaborative DDoS protection architecture in Europe

14.20 - 14.25 | Auditorium


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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have the potential to disrupt access to critical infrastructure for population groups across the world – yet their mitigation capabilities lie largely in the hands of private tech companies based in the US. This lightning talk explores the opportunities and benefits of an open, federated DDoS protection architecture in Europe.

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Fake News Detection Models — Introducing GAN Generated Synthetic Samples to Improve Performance

14.25 - 14.30 | Auditorium


Description

News datasets are extremely imbalanced, with the fake news not being as well represented as the real news. Thus, machine learning models for fake news detection do not perform as good as expected. Hence, Generative Adversarial Networks can be used to produce high-quality synthetic samples to better represent the fake news data, improving the models’ performances.

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AI for Heritage ─ SOS digital collections: classifying and characterizing

14.30 - 14.35 | Auditorium


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A presentation that focuses on finding solutions that use AI to catalogue and categorize archival collections. Firstly, the difficulties that archivists have in the transition to digital followed by the various problems when one tries to implement AI. Finally, the necessary steps to carry out a project in partnership with a heritage space and a potential workflow.

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  • Ana Carneiro (School of Arts | Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

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Traffic analysis of communication and collaboration apps bloomed with Covid-19 via advanced Deep Learning approaches

14.35 - 14.40 | Auditorium


Description

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting increase in interactions via digital tools has deeply changed network traffic. To manage these changes, network operators need advanced tools for classification and the prediction of internet traffic. To face these tasks, the idea is to design advanced deep-learning based techniques with a special focus on traffic generated by social communication and collaboration apps.

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Cyber Threat Intelligence for Research and Education

14.40 - 14.45 | Auditorium


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This lightning talk aims to stimulate the discussion on creating, disseminating and sharing actionable cyber threat intelligence for the research and education community. Work done in this area together with current initiatives by GÉANT will be briefly introduced followed by a call to participate in TNC Security Day and collaborate on projects in this space.

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A Dragon Has Destroyed the Data Centre: A Player's Handbook

14.45 - 14.50 | Auditorium


Description

DR/BCP testing is vital and the better the test, the better the outcome!
This LT will explain why engagement with the "players" is so important, how to get into the right mindset for an exercise, and ways to get the most out of the event.

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A short talk about even shorter urls: the story of edu.nl

14.50 - 14.55 | Auditorium


Description

We've created a simple, yet popular service that is very usable, low on resources and provides our users with a viable alternative to big tech offerings: edu.nl. The talk describes what we did, why it was a success and calls for NRENs to make more simple but valuable services. See attachment.

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Shouting across the chasm

14.55 - 15.00 | Auditorium


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Intended as a cautionary tale, this talk aims to highlight the growing divide between emerging NRENs and their more established counterparts. In particular, it will focus on two aspects: evolving baselines making the knowledge requirements (and thus barriers to entry) for newcomers significantly greater than they used to be, and the differing technology entry-levels that exist in different economies. Hopefully, it will serve to spark a greater awareness of an oft-overlooked side effect of the rapid evolution of technology in the NREN spaces.

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The Computer Says No

15.00 - 15.05 | Auditorium


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I present a case of a research institution that got its social profiles “irrevocably” deleted for half a year, as a result of poor algorithm judgement. Resolving the conflict requires human communication.
I propose establishing a communication channel that would enable the NREN community to help our user institutions within a limited number of “emergency” cases related to selected platform(s).

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Navigating the research data services landscape to best position GÉANT and the NRENs

15.05 - 15.10 | Auditorium


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The world is changing. Researchers are creating ever-increasing volumes of data and have complex needs for storing, processing and sharing this. Universities are providing a range of research data services as a result, utilizing both open-source technologies and commercial services. Many NREN are widening their service portfolios to offer such above-net services and opportunities exist for more coordinated service provision and support.

This short lightning talk will unpack some of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the research data services landscape and propose ways in which GÉANT can work with NRENs to explore how to take advantage of these.

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Roman Emperors and Facial Recognition

14.00 - 14.05 | Auditorium


Description

Facial recognition and Roman emperors: a unique application that will allow for the preservation of culture for generations to come.

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20 years of perfSONAR to bring you 5.0

14.05 - 14.10 | Auditorium


Description

With this lightning talk, we want to recap 20 years of the perfSONAR project, a major open-source software development effort that provides a network performance monitoring framework and infrastructure used by R&E communities and networks throughout the world.

The perfSONAR project is nearing 20 years of existence. Since the first ideas were developed at the beginning of the new millennium, the project has gone through many different stages and iterations, with many different organisations and people participating in it. perfSONAR has many faces: it is a performance monitoring toolkit, it is a free, open-source software suite, it is a performance verification infrastructure, it is an international global R&E collaboration. All of that, and more.

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Wi-Fi Performance Monitoring with WiFiMon: Simplified Installation via Ansible/NMaaS

14.10 - 14.15 | Auditorium


Description

WiFiMon is a GÉANT service and an open-source toolset that provides methods for evaluating the performance of Wi-Fi networks. Its purpose is to assist network administrators to identify underperforming areas within their networks and act accordingly, such as installing additional access points.

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CARPi - Using Raspberry Pis for remote eduroam support

14.15 - 14.20 | Auditorium


Description

To describe how we have been using Raspberry Pi devices for remote eduroam support engagements to provide a remote-engineer controlled wifi enabled device in the proximity of customer's Wireless LAN. Such support is hard to do well remotely as testing becomes a significant hurdle. CARPi (Consultancy Assistance Raspberry Pi) solves this neatly, cheaply, and securely.

This was even more important during the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic and various lockdowns were imposed as the devices allowed our engineers to assist multiple member organisations quickly and easily and, most of all, safely and without the need to travel.

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Enabling e-signatures (during the pandemic)

14.20 - 14.25 | Auditorium


Description

Signing contracts and other documents during the pandemic became complicated when most people had to work from home. Due to these challenges, Sunet launched an e-signature service early in the pandemic that we had been working on. This open source service has since become a great success and made signing documents much easier.

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Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) for Future-Proof Digital Wallets

14.25 - 14.30 | Auditorium


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When the Internet was introduced at the end of the last century, it was not clear what use it would have. Today, we are at a similar crossroads with SSI, which consists of a set of principles for digital identities that users directly control. While it is not certain that SSI will change our society as groundbreakingly as the Internet did, it seems to be establishing itself as a paradigm that will endure for some time. From the user's perspective, it is important to understand the power of digital wallets, which is why this presentation will go through the main principles of SSI and convince everyone that a digital wallet is just as vulnerable as a physical one.

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Multi-factor authentication support between eduGAIN federations

14.30 - 14.35 | Auditorium


Description

Lightning Talk proposal featuring the results of a 1 month research project conducted as part of the University of Amsterdam's Security and Network engineering Master Program. The results are a start for improving support for (standardized) multi-factor authentication methods between eduGAIN federations.

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Guessing PINs, One Partial PIN at a Time.

14.35 - 14.40 | Auditorium


Description

We created different methods of guessing a person's PIN, by attempting to guess their partial PIN incrementally in an in-the-wild scenario. We look at the different patterns that result, as well as lengths of guessing time. We wanted to see how secure, in comparison, a full PIN is compared to using partial PINs as means of authentication.

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Challenges in processing and knowledge discovery in specifications of scientific resources

14.40 - 14.45 | Auditorium


Description

The talk will focus on major challenges present in both processing and further utilization of the data, such as specifications of certain scientific resources: articles, computational resources or datasets. Our goal is to create a recommender system for the aforementioned data
utilizing linguistic and natural language processing techniques, with a special focus on deep learning.

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Effective vulnerability management

14.45 - 14.50 | Auditorium


Description

Actively monitoring environments for vulnerabilities can be a daunting task. What methods and tools have been made available for NRENs? What can we collaborate on going forward in a risk-based approach? Future work on automating vulnerability assessments.

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We Demand a Video!

14.50 - 14.55 | Auditorium


Description

Since the beginning of the last century, films and videos have in one way or another been present in our day-to-day lives. At first, people were watching them on movie screens. Later, on our home TVs and more recently on computers, on demand via the internet, and finally everywhere.

At ARNES, we’ve offered Video on Demand (VOD) since the early 2000s, and at the end of 2011, we enabled uploading and sharing of videos for our users. For the next 10 years or so, we enjoyed relatively relaxed progress of our video portal. We implemented additional functions, listened to our users and tried to improve our service. The portal was welcomed in research and educational fields, but it was also used just as much as by people needing to share work-related videos.

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REDI+: Toward an Ecuadorian Research Repository based in CRIS.

14.55 - 15.00 | Auditorium


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REDI+ is the Ecuadorian project of CEDIA for setting up and operating the national information of Science, Technology, and Innovation. It is an open standards-based platform, specifically as a central aggregator of open access repositories of Ecuador. The main goal of this project is to develop an open, interoperable, and integrated national platform that provides information of publications, researchers, patents, events, services, and general results of science and technology, and innovation. Besides, the platform allows providing value-added services for access to enriched data and aggregated information to improve decision-making at different institutional levels.

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Navigating the GREN

15.00 - 15.05 | Auditorium


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The explorers of old setting sail from Trieste were well aware of the benefits of proper navigation. And no navigation tool is more useful than a map!

Previous maps of the global R&E network helped visualize its reach in a one-time snapshot, but until now, showing the real-time, global reach of the GREN — at the level of individual institutions — was unfeasible. Enter the GREN Mapping Working Group, a global collaboration that’s building a dynamic, real-time visualization of the value and reach of the network.

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How FinOps concepts are improving RNP's business vision.

15.05 - 15.10 | Auditorium


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How the application of cost visibility, in an open way, is helping RNP to reduce costs in the cloud.

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