TNC2012 closes with a coded invitation to TNC2013 in Maastricht


This year’s TERENA Networking Conference concluded Thursday 24 May with a coded invitation for attendees to visit TNC in Maastricht, Netherlands, from 3-6 June 2013.

Kees Neggers of the Dutch research and education network SURFnet presented a short film highlighting the city’s attractions, and participants of TNC2012 received a chocolate emblazoned with a QR code linking to information about next year’s conference.

A record number of over 600 participants attended TNC2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland, participating in numerous sessions, side meetings and informal 'birds of a feather' discussions. They saw demonstrations of Bandwidth-on-Demand and Mantychore, 100G submarine networking and uncompressed 4k video streaming, colourless photonic switching and the TERENA Trusted Cloud Drive pilot and a holographic dance performance. They also had the opportunity to meet sponsoring companies and the presenters of scientific posters, as well as to enjoy memorable social events and entertainment.

The 2012 TERENA Networking Conference was hosted by the Icelandic national research network, RHnet. Local support was provided by Congress Reykjavik.

Sponsorship was provided by Huawei, Cisco Systems, Internet Society, Men & Mice, Comodo, RIPE NCC, NORDUnet, Adva, EURid, SpamExperts, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vidyo Inc., Extreme Networks, Tata Communications, Ciena Corporation, Level 3 Communications, DigiCert, Inc., the European Commission, RHnet, University of Iceland, Reykjavik University and The Next Web.

TERENA's Vice President for Conferences, Miroslav Milinović chaired the closing session, thanking all contributors and participants, re-capping the key themes of the event and looking forward to next year's meeting.


Archived video streams of all TNC2012 presentations are currently available from https://tnc2012.terena.org/web/media/archive.

Most of the slides and some of the conference papers can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant session in the programme, at http://tnc2012.terena.org/schedule/.