The TERENA Technical Programme. Claudio Allocchio VP Technical Programme TERENA General Assembly Prague, 24-25 October 2002. Terms of Reference. The scope of the TERENA Technical Programme is:
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VP Technical Programme
TERENA General Assembly
Prague, 24-25 October 2002
The scope of the TERENA Technical Programme is:
Inside the Technical Programme we have the
The TAC consists of representatives of the TERENA member organisations (= the senior technical managers of those organisations), the Task Force leaders, the VP Technical Programme, the Chief Technical Officer and the Secretary General.
TheTAC is a main instrument for the TERENA member organisations to steer the direction of the technical work under the TERENA umbrella.
The TAC meets at least once a year to:
At least once every two years, the TAC also reviews the Special Interest Areas (done on Monday June 3rd 2002)
A stronger role for the TAC all year round?
The TTC co-ordinates and supervises the Technical Programme. It has the functions to:
The current composition of the TTC is:
Liaison with US-MACE Committee:
The TEC may create a maximum ofsixSpecial Interest Areas, usually based on the recommendation of the TAC. The Special Interest Areas
The current Special Interest Areas (June 2002) are:
A Task Force is a focused group with a specific charter, which defines its objectives, its lifetime and the deliverables that the group will produce
A Minor Project is a limited activity that produces specific deliverables within a few months and that is (partially) funded directly from TERENA’s own resources
A Major Project is a larger activity covering a longer period. Major projects are funded by additional contributions from TERENA member organisations and possibly other sources
An External Project is an activity in which TERENA staff members themselves take an active part and that is co-funded by third parties such as the EU
TF-NGN investigates the suitability of advanced networking technologies for future implementation in research networks in Europe. The work includes the piloting of new services on GÉANT.
Very active Task Force with a large membership and a large number of activity areas; the updated list of activities is in tune with the GÉANT roadmap for year 3 and includes:
Very large FP5 project for a large-scale international IPv6 testbed. January 2002 – December 2004. Total estimated budget 17 million euro.
More than 30 participants, the consortium was extended with the national research networks of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic and ETRI, Korea.
Small accompanying measure in FP5 to support the IPv6 cluster activities. March 2002 – February 2005. Total estimated budget 1 million euro.
Project partners are:
BT Exact, Telscom, T-Nova, University of Southampton, Consulintel, University College London, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Motorola, DANTE, TERENA, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
TERENA’s role is very small: 1 man-month per year
FP5 project to specify, implement and test a set of service definition and traffic engineering tools to obtain QoS guarantees across IP networks. Total estimated budget 5.9 million euro. January 2000 – June 2002, extended until October 2002.
Project participants are:
Alcatel, Algosystems, France Telecom R&D, Global Crossing, University of Surrey, IMEC, NTU Athens, University College London. TERENA is assistant contractor to UCL.
Large FP5 project to develop a SCAlable Monitoring Platform for the Internet. April 2002 – September 2004. Total estimated budget 5.5 million euro.
Project participants are:
TERENA, IMEC, FORTH, Leiden University, Netikos, UNINETT, CESNET, FORTHNET, 4PLUS, Siemens
A) European IP Telephony Projects
B) IP Telephony Hardware/Software
TTC (September 2002) recommended:
TF-CSIRT provides a platform for information exchange and collaboration between Computer Security Incident Response Teams from NRENs, industry and government. Very active Task Force with a large membership. Some 30 CSIRTs actively participate, meetings have some 50 attendees. Latest meeting held in Syros, GR on 26-27 September 2002 .
Ongoing activities include:
TI provides a form of accreditation of CSIRTs, thereby assisting the development of a ‘Web of Trust’. Currently 30 CSIRTs accredited and 79 listed.
The Trusted Introducer continues as a permanent service starting from 1 September 2002, with TERENA continuing to provide clearinghouse function.
A meeting of accredited CSIRTs was organised in Syros, Greece on 26 September 2002 .
FP5 project to provide TRAining of Network Security Incident Teams Staff. Started on 1 July 2002, will run for 3 years. Total estimated budget 250,000 euro.
Will develop and maintain course materials to train staff members of new CSIRTs and new staff members of existing CSIRTs. EU funding covers logistics costs, expenses of teachers and includes small budget to support participants from “poor” countries.
Project participants areTERENA and UKERNA
Scheduled Training Courses:
TF-LSD investigates the usability of LDAPv3 as a base for a wide range of Internet services
A proposal for extending and/or re-chartering and/or merging with TF-AACE will be discussed at the next meeting in Stockholm on 27 November 2002
Project “Adding Certificate Retrieval to OpenLDAP”
Project “DEEP2 Schema for the European Academia” (EuroEduPerson)
Project “Directory Schema Registry”
TF-AACE, the Task Force for Authentication, Authorisation Coordination for Europe was officially established in April 2002. The next meeting will be in Stockholm on 27 November 2002, preceded by a TF-AACE workshop on 26 November and followed by the Nordic GNOMIS workshop on 28-29 November.
Work items include:
Architecture to support “roaming” of students between different NRENs
Large FP5 Accompanying Measure to support South-Eastern European Research & Education Networking. Fall 2002 + 18 months. Total estimated budget about 1.3 million euro.
GRNET (Co-ordinator), HUNGARNET, RoEduNet, DANTE, TERENA
Subcontractors are NRENs of:
Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYROM, FRY
We discussed at the TEC about the involvement that TERENA should have into the management of the coming ".eu" TLD.
We strongly believe that TERENA role should be to represent the R&E community into its Policy Board.
What is EGEE ?
An Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (III) to create and deploy Grid Technologies for e-Science and Industry
Participants (up to now):
Members from current Grid initiatives in Europe, Research bodies, Universities, NRENs, …
( check the Position Papers at:
TERENA proposed role:
Where TERENA fits?
EGEE proposes a large number of Dissemination Acitivites, both to the R&E community and to the SMEs, and more.
TERENA will take over the training and dissemination activities to the R&E community, including the NRENs, Research Organisations and Univerisities, complementing the one towards the SMEs and more.
TTC and TEC recommend that TERENA takes part in the proposal, and joins the Consortium, partecipating as a contractor when the appropriate FP6 call is issued.
Sending a declaration of intents to the EGEE coordinator
(Fabrizio Gagliardi, CERN)
We need to see FP6 call in order to know the details.
What is ASTON ?
A project aimed to study the next generation of lower layers (mostly optical) networking, which also fits quite well into the future needs of GÉANT. Some activities fit into the III pictures, too.
Participants (up to now):
Members of TF-NGN, but interests expressed also from equipment providers (Juniper, Cisco, Alcatel), carriers and universities
TERENA proposed role:
TTC and TEC recommend that ASTON project is a major interest of the TERENA community, and we should be ready to submit a FP6 proposal in the appropriate area as soon as this is possible.
More over there is currently a significant momentum in this field, and, despite the problems in the Carriers industry which made ASTON focus change into a FP6 long term project, a very active group of TF-NGN members are already organising Work Packages and structuring the activity.
What is C2NRE2 ?
The Expression of Interest which TERENA sent out immediately after the June 2002 GA, to declare its interest in creating and coordination Networks of Excellence.
Lower Layers Technology (Ipv6, MPLS, VPNs, Optical,…)
Quality of Service (DIFFserv, Premium Services,…)
Video-Conferencing, Streaming and IP Telephony
Content Delivery, Indexing and Searching (Portals, Semantic WEB,…)
Middleware (Security, Authentication, Authorisation, …)
Mobility (IP Roaming, Users’ Mobility,…)
TERENA proposed role:
… exactly what its Terms of Reference are aimed to…
And to cluster a number of proposals for NoE which just cover one specific field, and overlaps with the existing TERENA TFs and activities (examples in optical networking, Middleware,…)
TTC and TEC believes that the NoE are a quite good instrument to enhance the already ongoing activities in the TERENA SIAs, extending their penetration inside the campuses and research organisations, as suggested also by the GA and TAC discussion in June 2002.
Still a number of details being investigated;
Taking contacts with "single field" NoE proposals wich are being made public;