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TNC21 GOES ONLINE
21-25 June 2021

Registration is free of charge.

Please note registration submissions will go through a moderation process for audience management purposes.

TNC21 Keynote Speakers

Making Waves

Waves can build up and break down shorelines, their impact is transformative and powerful.  Similarly digital technologies impact Research & Education with their transformative and disruptive capabilities.
NRENs across the globe connect the teams delivering discoveries that impact and improve our lives via some of the
fastest data networks, the most trusted identity services and collaboration initiatives. NRENs inspire, disrupt, make waves and enable progress.

TNC for the first time?

TNC, GÉANT’s flagship event, is the largest and most prestigious Research & Education networking conference.

TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the
technical field and in the area of application and management. Every year TNC brings together a wide cross
section of specialists from a variety of roles in the areas of networking, Trust & Identity, access management and
more from all NRENs, universities, research organisations and institutions, and industry.

TNC21, the conference’s 36th edition, will take place on 21-25 June 2021 and will be fully online for the first time
in the history of TNC due to restrictions caused by the COVID pandemic.

TNC21 Programme

Please note that the conference is in Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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Side Meeting
GNA-G community meeting
09:00-13:00
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REFEDS
09:00-17:30
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eHealth TF
09:00-10:30
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Everything you need to know about OCRE Framework
09:00-17:30
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TF-RED
11:00-13:00
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SIG-CISS
14:00-17:30
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TF-EDU Annual Community Meeting
14:00-17:30
Social Event
Speakers' Reception
18:00-19:30
Yacht Club Adriaco
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GA Dinner
19:30-22:30
Riviera Maximilian
Auditorium
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Demonstration Area
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Social Event
TNC22 Morning Run
07:00-08:15
Bus stop Pineta di Barcola
Side Meeting
SEE Forum side meeting
08:15-10:15
BoF
New form-factors for coherent optics, a disruptive technology?
08:30-10:30
BoF
FileSender community
09:00-11:00
Side Meeting
TNC101: Getting the most out of your 1st TNC
10:00-10:30
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Demonstration
Machine Learning based Optical and QKD Network Monitoring
10:30-11:00
Plenary
TNC22 Opening Plenary
11:00-12:30
Lunch Break
Demonstration
Securing a network with blacklisting of malicious domain names and IPs
13:20-13:50
Plenary
Lightning Talk Plenaries - First Strike
14:00-15:30
Demonstration
eduTURN - Community owned and Managed STUN/TURN Pilot Service
15:30-16:00
Session 3D
Defining the Infrastructure of Trust
16:00-17:30
Session 3C
Sniffing It Out
16:00-17:30
Session 3B
The Inevitable Covid Session
16:00-17:30
Session 3A
Network Evolution
16:00-17:30
Social Event
Opening Reception
17:30-19:00
TCC (Main venue)
Social Event
CEO Dinner
19:00-21:00
Societa Triestina della Vela
Social Event
TNC22 Kick Off Party
20:30-23:30
Around Piazza Giuseppe Verdi
Auditorium
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Research and Education Network (REN) CEO track
08:30-16:30
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Session 4C
Strategic NREN Hacking
09:00-10:30
Session 4B
Building Real Stuff for Research Communities
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Session 4A
Optics: Shine A Light
09:00-10:30
Demonstration
Data Mobility Exhibition
10:30-11:00
Plenary
Wednesday Plenary
11:00-12:30
Lunch Break
Demonstration
National platform for virtual education and analytics in Ecuador - ELSA
12:45-13:15
Demonstration
Security Card Game
13:20-13:50
Plenary
Lightning Talk Plenaries - Second Strike
14:00-15:30
Demonstration
PosEmo and eduMEET - case study of non-verbal communication booster in the web-conferencing world
15:30-16:00
Session 7B
Fixing the World
16:00-17:30
Session 7C
Trusted Infrastructure in Action
16:00-17:30
Session 7A
Networking: From Projects to Platforms
16:00-17:30
Social Event
TNC22 Conference Dinner
19:30-23:00
Magazzino 42
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Session 8D
Cloud Services for R&E: A supplier perspective
09:00-10:30
Session 8C
It's Always DNS
09:00-10:30
Session 8A
Real Life Network Orchestration
09:00-10:30
Session 8B
Building and Buying
09:00-10:30
Demonstration
EveryWAN: an open source solution to deploy advanced SD-WAN services
10:30-11:00
Session 9C
Pot Luck Networking
11:00-12:30
Session 9B
Supporting Research and Education
11:00-12:30
Session 9D
Crisis and Solutions
11:00-12:30
Session 9A
Data Driven Networking
11:00-12:30
Lunch Break
Demonstration
XR Optics - a revolutionary technology
13:20-13:50
Session 10B
From Space to the Ocean Bed
14:00-15:30
Session 10D
Innovating with AI at Google
14:00-15:30
Session 10A
Quantum Technologies
14:00-15:30
Session 10C
Roaming Through
14:00-15:30
Demonstration
ACME (Automated Certificate Management)
15:30-16:00
Plenary
Closing Plenary
16:00-17:30
BoF
eduroam and GeGC BoF
18:00-19:30
BoF
Addressing Global Routing Practices with the Routing Working Group
18:00-19:30
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Public Affairs for NRENs and RENs
18:00-19:30
BoF
Community Cloud Operators
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Side Meeting
InAcademia Steering Committee meeting
09:00-12:30
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SIG Marcomms meeting
09:00-17:30
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Security Day 2022
09:00-17:30
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EuroHPC Working Group Meeting
09:30-12:30

Previous TNC Sponsors

The Elastic Network
JISC
Google Cloud
HUAWEI
Microsoft

Nokia
Amazon
ADVA
PSNC
DROPBOX

ORACLE
Xantaro
FLEXOPTIX
OwnCloud
Radiator
Alcatel
Sparkle
Internet Society
Infoblox

NORDUnet
EOSC

Jisc is the UK’s national research and education network, Janet, and technology solutions for its members – colleges, universities and research centres. It is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions.
Jisc does three main things for its members:

  • Operates and develops the super-fast and secure Janet Network and its built-in cyber security protection.
  • Helps save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers.
  • Provides trusted advice and practical assistance on digital technology.

Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

TNC is co-funded by the European Union via the GÉANT (GN4-3) Project. As part of the GÉANT 2020 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), the project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 856726 (GN4-3).