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22nd & 23rd November 2018, Rome, Italy

SIG-NGN is the Special Interest Group on Next Generation Networks.

This meeting is the first meeting of the SIG and aligned with the 8th SIG-NOC meeting and hosted by GARR in Rome.



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CNR, via dei Taurini 19, Rome.

The room (Sala Taurini) is located on the ground floor.

Due of the security requirements at the venue, attendees will need to deposit a form of ID with security staff to enter the building.

More details on how to get there and where to stay provided on the SIG-NOC wiki.

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Registration is Full! Remote Participation is available.

Agenda (all times are in CET)

Wednesday 21st November 2018

8th SIG-NOC meeting from midday

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

TimeWhat's happening
9:00 - 12:008th SIG-NOC meeting

Lunch - Efeso il Barrocciaio, Via dei Salentini, 12


Welcome & Introduction - Rob Evans, Jisc & Rudolf Vohnout, CESNET & Edoardo Martelli, CERN

14:00-14:30"What do we mean by automation" - Rob Evans, Jisc

"Aristamatic" - Davide Bassani, Arista

15:00-15:30"SURFnet's DTAP (Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production) street for automation" – Jac Kloots, SURFnet
15:30-16:00Tea and coffee break

"Network automation at GRNET: lessons learned and the way forward" - Yannis Mitsos & Andreas Polyrakis, GRNET

16:30-17:00 "Automation for delivering Campus-Networking as a Service" - Per Nihlén, SUNET
17:00-17:20 "perfSONAR automated mesh deployment with Ansible" - Antoine Delvaux, PSNC
17:20-17:40"High level automation using microservices" - Sonja Filiposka, MARnet
19:30Dinner (at own expense)

Friday, 23rd November 2018

TimeWhat's happening
09:00-09:30"Automation of Photonic layer using NETCONF/YANG Model" - Jan Kundrat, CESNET
09:30-10:00 "Automation at AARNet" - Warrick Mitchell, AARnet (remote presentation)
10:00-10:30   "Continuous deployment through Gitlab" – Anna Wilson, HEAnet
10:30-11:00 Tea and coffee
11:00-11:30 "A LORA VPN for the Internet of Things" – Benoit Ampeau, RENATER (remote presentation)
11:30-12:00 SIG-NGN terms of reference (PDF|PPTX) -  Rob Evans, Jisc
12:00-12:30Wrap up, Summary and Next Steps


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