Sponsored by Cisco Systems and the Internet Society

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Students could apply to attend the conference free of charge: a limited number of sponsored registration places were available for bona fide postgraduate students from relevant fields.

There were limited number of sponsored registration places for bona-fide students from relevant fields. Eligible students received free admission to the conference, plus a limited amount of travel support of up to 500 EUR (after approval from TERENA), the Reykjavik University offers accommodation to the student-participants, staying with local students.
Submitting students are expected to present a poster at the conference, the poster is also published online. The best student poster will receive an award at the end of the conference.


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In the last two years, several TNC participants have created high quality poster presentations. An effective poster presentation is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. It should summarise your work with graphs and images to tell the story and should use text more sparingly. Featuring a poster at TNC will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work, and can act as a great conversation starter with TNC participants. In general, poster presentations are less formal than regular presentations, are more interactive and can provoke various points of view. Selected posters will be displayed in an area close to the parallel sessions and on the conference website.


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Lightning talks are five-minute presentations focusing on one key point; this can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary story, a collaboration invitation, a quick tip or a demonstration.
Use this time wisely to present the pertinent message of the subject matter without the need for background history, the problem space or a business-case justification.
Lightning talks are an excellent opportunity for first-time speakers.
We will have sixteen lightning talks at TNC2012.
Email lightning-talks@terena.org including your bio, a proposed title and a short description of your talk.

Guidelines for full paper submission

(Accepted papers only)

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Full paper format should be submitted (by uploading it to the speaker's page or via e-mail to horvath@terena.org) following the guidelines and completing the JAR form.


All abstracts should be structured in the following order: Title, Authors, Author Affiliations, Keywords, Abstract, Acknowledgements, References, Author Biographies.

Authors and Author Affiliation(s)

The first and family names of all authors and co-authors should be provided. The organisational affiliation, postal address and e-mail address of each author should also be listed.


Abstracts should include between one and five keywords to describe the contents. Each keyword (which may be a phrase or a single word) should describe a single concept. Conjunctives (words such as "and", and "while" which join words or, phrases together) and common words such as "computer" should be avoided. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelt out (e.g. "Asynchronous Transfer Mode" instead of "ATM") unless the abbreviation is so well established that the full term is rarely used, for example, use "laser" instead of "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

Authors Biographies

Short biographies (maximum of 100 words) should be provided for each author of the paper. Biographies should be included at the end of the paper under the heading "Vitae".