Presentations & Slides

Mputo,Mozambique
19-20 November 2015

Beyond Connectivity: The Road to NREN Maturity

PRESENTATIONS & SLIDES

19 - 20 November 2015
(open to all, but registration required)

Day 1: Thursday, 19 November 2015

07:30 – 08:00 Registration (continued)  
 08:30 – 10:30

Plenary Session 1: Opening Session

Master of Ceremonies: Ludmila Maguni 

Time Activity Presenter
08:30 – 08:40 Introductions and Welcome remarks from Coordinator of MoRENet  
08:40 – 09:00 Welcome remarks from CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance Dr Pascal Hoba
09:00 – 09:10 Remarks from the Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance Prof John Ssebuwufu
09:10 – 09:20 Speech from Minister of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Vocational Training in Mozambique Prof Doutor Eng Jorge Olivio Penicela Nhambiu
09:20 – 09:30 Remarks from representative of EU delagation in Mozambique  
09:30 – 09:40 Remarks from EU DEVCO  Ms Stephanie Truille-Baurens
09:40 – 10:10 Goodwill messages:
AAU, AAS, GEANT, NSRC, INASP, WACREN, ASREN, RedCLARA, CKLN, RNP, Sida, World Bank, NORDUnet
 
10:10 – 10:20 Managing Science and Technology: the Mozambican Ecosystem Marangaze Mulhanga
10:20 – 11:00  Photo, Tour of Exhibitions and Health break  
11:00 – 13:00

Session 1: The NREN as a Tool for National Development

Chairperson: Boubakar Barry, Chief Executive Officer, WACREN

Rapporteur: Manuella Abram, Regional Marketing Officer, GÉANT 

11:00 – 11:20 The Making of MoRENet: Business Model Development and its Implementation Robert Janz
11:20 – 11:40 Support to NREN Development in Emerging Countries Cathrin Stover
11:40 – 12:00 Research and Education Networks, Putting Value into the links Bonny Khunga
12:00 – 12:20 Learning from Experiences in Somalia and Ethiopia—the NREN as a tool for Building National Expertise Rachel Firestone / Abdillahi Hussein
12:20 – 12:40 How to double or quadruple the reach of your NREN Mary Fleming
12:40 – 13:00 External Network Connectivity: An NRENs Approach Bram Peeters
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition  
14:00 – 16:30

Session 2: E-learning and Web Applications for Collaboration

Chairperson: Eduardo Grizendi, Executive Director, RNP

Rapporteur: Sylvie Mboyo, ICT Director, University of Rwanda

14:00 – 14:20 E-learning and ICT in higher education institutional strategies: Drawing lessons from Europe/optimizing e-infrastructure in Africa Elizabeth Colluci
14:20 – 14:40 Question Banks: A tool for improving Higher Education Assessment across National Resource Education Networks: A Malawi Case study Chifundo Chilibvumbo
14:40 – 15:00 Online Student Application and Registration System using Web and Mobile Technologies Hastings Libati
15:00 – 15:20 Building Institutional Repositories in Sudan: Keys to Success Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman
15:20 – 15:40 Data Repositories and Science Gateways for Open Science Roberto Barbera
15:40 – 16:00 Structuring and implementing the Brazilian Academic Cloud:  strategy, modeling, challenges and services Antônio Carlos Nunes
16:00 – 16:30 Health Break  
16:30 – 17:50

Session 3: Video Conference as a Service

Chairperson: Yousef Torman, Co-Managing Director, ASREN

Rapporteur: Yassir Hassan, Chief Technical Mager-SudREN

16:30 – 16:50 Videoconferencing-as-a-Service for African NRENs Rob Bristow
16:50 – 17:10 Implementing Mconf web conferencing at the SA NREN Kasandra Isaac
17:10 – 17:30 National Research and Education Networks to support Healthcare: The Brazilian Telemedicine University Network RUTE Paulo Roberto Lopes
17:30 – 17:50 Multi-conference rooms: architectural and technological view Valter Roesler
17:50 – 18:05 Case study on Juniper Virtualisation Platform Dewalt Uys
18:30 - 20:00

Meet and Greet Cocktail

 


Day 2: Friday 20th November 2015

Time Activity Presenter
08:00 – 10:00

Session 4 : International Collaboration in Research

Chairperson: Cathrin Stover, International Relations and Communications Manager, GÉANT

Rapporteur: Omo Oaiya, Chiet Technical Manager, WACREN

08:00 – 08:20 Executable Infrastructure for Collaboration at Regional Level Bruce Becker
08:20 – 08:40 Virtual Research Environment for value-added services in national and regional NRENs: a case study Ognjen Prnjat
08:40 – 09:00 MAGIC: A collaboration project to globally connect researchers and academics Maria Jose Lopez Pourailly
09:00 – 09:20 Identity Management in SCIFI Luiz Magalhães
09:20 – 09:40 Eduroam Implementation: Case Study Kenyatta University Maureen Wanja Njue
09:40 – 10:00 How Tech Hubs are helping to drive economic growth in Africa Tim Kelly
10:00 – 10:30 Health break and Exhibition  
10:30 – 12:30

Session 5: Security and Regional RENs

Chairperson: Rene BuchI

Rapporteur: Michelle Opiyo, KENET

10:30 – 10:50 Building a Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the NREN Community – The case of KENET CERT Peter Muia
10:50 – 11:10 Building National and Regional Cyber Security Competences through the UbuntuNet Alliance NRENs Ali Ndiwalana
11:10 – 11:30 Useful Flexibilities For African Regional RENs Duncan Martin
11:30 – 11:50 Enhancing REN Partnerships to Address Common Global Challenges Edward Moynihan
11:50 – 12:10 Creating the Network to support Advanced Network Services - On Open Exchange Points and Global Connectivity

Erick-Jan Bos

12:10 – 12:30 The perfSONAR Implementation in the South African NREN Kelvin Draai
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Exhibition  
13:30- 17:00

Session 6: Applications in Service Delivery

Chairperson: Tim Kelly, World Bank

Rapporteur: Abdillahi Bihi Hussein, SomaliREN

13:30- 13:50 Achieving Smart Resource Management for Better Disaster Management using Space-based Technology in Loweshire Basin, Malawi Donnex Chilonga
13:50-14:10 Agro-advisory experts’ assignment algorithm for mobile farmers' advisory information system using weighted sum model: Piloting cloud-based agro-advisory service Fue Kadeghe
 

Session 7: Special Session on Research
Chairperson: Bonny Khunga, ZAMREN CEO
Rapporteur: Nicholas Mbonimpa, RENU

14:10 – 14:30 African Academy of Science & NRENs collaboration AAS
14:30 – 14:50

Case Study from Uganda Medical Informatics Center

UMIC

14:50 – 15:30 Colaboratorio Demonstration MAGIC Project
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break  
15:45 – 16:30 Science Reproducibility  Demonstration Sci-GaIA Project
16:30 – 17:00 African Higher Education institutions in the ICANN multi-stakeholder model Yaovi Atohoun, ICANN
17:00 – 17:30 Round Table Discussion and Way Forward  
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Remarks Dr Pascal Hoba
18:00- 20:30 Closing Dinner