Conference Topics

Extended abstracts (rather than full papers) are invited on all subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference: to present, discuss and learn about the latest developments in networking technology for the research and education community and their use by the community. The topics below are an indication of the planned scope of the conference, but are not meant to be restrictive.


BITS & WIRES Network technology and architectures, network management, IPv6, distributed control planes, virtual networks, future networks The networks at the core of our interconnected infrastructure provide the essential foundations for all our services. The development of transmission technologies, routing and control plane protocols, network management, and virtualisation techniques continue to be of great interest.
SUPPORTING COLLABORATION Federations, AAI, identity management, real-time collaboration, access everywhere, collaboration beyond academic boundaries International collaboration in research and education continues to grow in importance as an essential way of working. The middleware and tools being developed to support this include many wide-ranging activities, e.g. in federated identity management, AAI, Virtual Organisations and real-time collaboration.
INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES Clouds, Grids, storage, data centers, advanced media, eco-friendly, energy efficiency Many important advances are underway in the services and applications being deployed on top of networks. New services are starting to be deployed based on Cloud technology, and production Grids are providing essential services to a growing number of users.
SOCIAL & SECURE Security, privacy, Internet governance, social media, Internet democracy The challenges of social networking are important issues cutting across all aspects of networks and services. Security and privacy are extremely important concerns, as well as the need to balance policies between the requirements of Internet governance and Internet democracy.
USING THE STUFF Applications, communities, virtual organisation & collaborations, e-learning, mobility Input from the individual users and communities who rely on advanced networks and services is essential to understanding the ever-changing requirements impacting collaborative services such as e-learning and mobile roaming.