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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)
Plenary
Track
BoFs
Track
Get Connected
  • 09.00
  • 10.00
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  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 09:00-11:35
Behind the Scenes at TNC21 09:30-09:50
Lightning Talks & TNC21 Closing Words 10:00-11:20
Lunch Break
11:35-14:00
BoFs (Bird of a Feather meetings) 14:00-15:30
Plenary
Track
Presentation
Room A
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Room B
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Room C
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Room D
Demonstration
Track
Get Connected
  • 09.00
  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 09:00-11:40
Coffee with the TNC PC 09:30-09:50
A GUI to enable network troubleshooting with perfSONAR on-demand measurements 10:00-10:40
Safe AND Performant Networks? We want them both! 10:00-10:40
NRENs education landscape and the impact of COVID-19 10:00-10:40
CERN’s journey to Open Source 10:00-10:40
Quantum Key Distribution 10:50-11:30
SURFcumulus: the Next Wave 10:50-11:30
There’s plenty of programming space at the network data plane 10:50-11:30
The role of the NRENs in supporting Open Science 10:50-11:30
Networking Carousel 11:40-12:00
Demonstrations 11:40-12:00
Lunch Break
12:00-14:00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 14:00-16:00
Keynote: Digital transformation of research intensive universities 14:00-14:45
The evolution of eduroam 15:00-15:40
Cresting the Wave of Collaboration and Surfing Towards a Cybersecure Future! 15:00-15:40
Brazil’s Connected Students project – inclusion and democratisation of access in challenging times 15:00-15:40
Internet2’s NextGeneration Infrastructure: Terabit Scale and Enhanced Services 15:00-15:40
Plenary
Track
Presentation
Room A
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Room B
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Room C
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Room D
Presentation
Room w
Demonstration
Track
Get Connected
  • 09.00
  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 09:00-12:00
Conference Opening 09:30-09:55
ScienceMesh – Federated Collaboration Platform for Researchers 10:00-10:40
Planes that don't crash 10:00-10:40
Experiences in designing and operating an automated CI/CD pipeline for AmLight SDN orchestrator 10:00-10:40
Connecting services, building trust and empowering students on mobility 10:00-10:40
The price of cybersecurity: How much is that SOC in the window? 10:50-11:30
Automation and Orchestration: It’s a numbers game – 10000+ automated changes and counting 10:50-11:30
Industrial Time and Frequency service deployment in RENATER network 10:50-11:30
Learning and Teaching Reimagined: A global perspective 10:50-11:30
Demonstrations 11:40-12:00
Lunch Break
12:00-14:00
Keynote: If I can do it, so can you 14:00-14:45
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 14:00-16:00
Declarative chain to Kubernetes multi clusters for automation of HA workloads 15:00-15:40
Combining waves of innovation - A superposition for student mobility 15:00-15:40
Scaling up the services to education system prior, during and after pandemic: CARNET case 15:00-15:40
GÉANT infrastructure evolution under GN4-3N 15:00-15:40
Plenary
Track
Presentation
Room A
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Room B
Presentation
Room C
Presentation
Room D
Demonstration
Track
Get Connected
  • 09.00
  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 09:00-12:00
Morning Networking Carousel 09:30-09:50
Field report: observing actual use of commercial cloud services by researchers 10:00-10:40
Running a cloud identity provider platform — technology is the easy part 10:00-10:40
The strategic role of the NREN in the age of AI. How SURF supports its members in leveraging AI 10:00-10:40
User experience and network performance monitoring for CNaaS 10:00-10:40
Adding 4,000 cores to GRNET OpenStack cloud during lunch break 10:50-11:30
PARTAGE: The French R&E community on-premise pooled collaborative email solution 10:50-11:30
Securing our own lifeboats: implementing the GÉANT Security Baseline 10:50-11:30
Our community supporting Copernicus 10:50-11:30
Demonstrations 11:40-12:00
Lunch Break
12:00-14:00
Keynote: Digital Earth Africa: Transformation Powered by Networks 14:00-14:45
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 14:00-16:00
Establishment of new identity federations in Africa: the AfricaConnect3 perspective 15:00-15:40
Network Time Security - The (Winding) Path to Deployment 15:00-15:40
A Higher Education Sector Architecture to protect public values 15:00-15:40
AmLight-INT: Lessons Learned after two years playing with In-band Network Telemetry 15:00-15:40
Plenary
Track
Presentation
Room A
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Room B
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Room C
Presentation
Room D
Demonstration
Track
Get Connected
  • 09.00
  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 09:00-11:40
Waking up with Pacman 09:30-09:50
RARE – Router for Academia and Research & Education 10:00-10:40
Stand together against the Covid-19 waves 10:00-10:40
Busting Phishing 10:00-10:40
eduTEAMS turns 3: from demo to solution 10:00-10:40
Life of BRIAN 10:50-11:30
It's not you, it's me - But let's stay friends! Or why we are having a hard time to get rid of service 10:50-11:30
From Legacy to Security: Managing RPKI for Legacy Address Space 10:50-11:30
Building a Flexible and HPC-Proof Regional University REN 10:50-11:30
Demonstrations 11:40-12:00
Networking Carousel 11:40-12:00
Lunch Break
12:00-14:00
LIVE Lobby Hosts - Connecting you throughout the day during breaks 14:00-16:00
Keynote: Climate Change research and policies: the urgency of international interdisciplinary collaboration 14:00-14:45
BELLA: A Sea Change for European-Latin American R&E Collaboration 15:00-15:40
How changing the IdP discovery process impacts remote access to scholarly content 15:00-15:40
An Open R&E Developed FPGA smartNIC 15:00-15:40
Pain Free Publication and Preservation: 15:00-15:40
Awards ceremony 15:45-16:00

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The Elastic Network
JISC
Google Cloud
HUAWEI
Microsoft

Nokia
Amazon
ADVA
PSNC
DROPBOX

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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).