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TNC15 issues Call for Proposals with new, improved submission process

The Programme Committee of TNC15 has issued a Call for Proposals, exploring the theme ‘Connected Communities’. This year there is more flexibility than ever before in the submissions process, so that interested people can contribute more ideas to help shape the conference.

In addition to the usual opportunity to submit presentation abstracts and - at a later date - full papers, lightning talks and posters, participants are also invited to propose entire sessions – and this is all possible now, and all through one unified submission system.
28 November 2014 is the first deadline - for submitting presentation abstracts and session proposals.

TNC15 will be held in Porto from 15-18 June 2015, hosted by FCT|FCCN, Portugal’s unit for the operation of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) within the funding agency for science and research in Portugal.
All proposals must be submitted in English, the official language of the conference, and should be on subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference: to present, discuss and learn about the latest developments in networking technology and its uses in the research and education community. The topics described below are an indication of the scope of the conference, but are not meant to be restrictive.

Connected Communities
Today, NRENs find themselves at an exciting crossroads in society. Not only do they provide the basic network infrastructure on which big science and big data build, but they also address the requirements of ever-increasing and more diverse communities of Internet end users in the wider research and education areas. Many questions around cloud computing, software defined networking, mobility, ‘over-the-top’ and more remain unanswered, and their impact on the NREN landscape and their potential to address the needs of the users are still unclear. All of this in a time when privacy and security are not a given.

With the TNC15 Call for Proposals we invite you to explore the challenges the research and education networking community faces along the following themes:

 Success factors for NRENs
 Shining the light on Dark IT
 Connecting life, the universe and everything
 Control in the connected world
 Deconstructing the network

The full details are included in the print version of the Call for Proposals (pdf). Please feel free to share this among your contacts!

Upload proposals
You can upload your proposals via the TNC15 submit page: https://tnc15.terena.org/submit

Other ways to participate
Sponsorship - For information please contact Gyöngyi Horváth: horvath@terena.org
Demonstrations and exhibits - companies or projects wishing to participate should contact: tnc15@terena.org
Side meetings - If you wish to organise a meeting or workshop immediately before, after or around TNC15, please contact Gyöngyi Horváth before 15 January 2015 (horvath@terena.org)

About TNC
TNC) is the largest and most prestigious annual European research networking conference, with around 650 participants. 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.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research and education networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

TNC15 website: tnc15.terena.org

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