GÉANT Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are established under the auspices of GÉANT in order to create an open forum where experts from its community exchange information, knowledge, ideas and best practices about specific technical or other areas of business relevant to the research and education networking community.
SIG-NGN has been proposed as a SIG within the GÉANT Community Programme.
The main topic areas for SIG-NGN are:
- To facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration on developments in networking technologies.
- To promote and coordinate development and testing of innovative networking technologies.
- To define, develop and test new networking services, which can subsequently be introduced by national research and education networks and/or the European backbone infrastructure.
- To provide a forum for wider discussion of the work of the GÉANT “Joint Research Activities” and “Service Activities”. This might include active collaboration on GEANT related research with organisations who are not GÉANT partners.
- Panel discussions must encourage diversity of participants (based on economic standing, gender, race, or other criteria). (2017)
- At least one presentation per meeting from non-NREN participants (such as the network research community or commercial entity). (2017)
- Support the NREN community through face-to-face meetings, online meetings and mailing list discussions. (2016)
SIG-NGN is supported by a Steering Committee and a secretariat at GÉANT:
- Rob Evans (Jisc)
- Edoardo Martelli (CERN)
- Rudolf Vohnout (CESNET)
- Jac Kloots (SURFnet)
- Lars Fischer (NORDUnet)
- Brook Schofield (GÉANT)
The Steering Committee can be contacted at email@example.com
List of active SIG participants:
ACOnet, AMRES, ARNES, BelWue, BREN, CARNet, CERN, CESNET, DFN, GÉANT, GRNET, HEAnet, INFN, IUCC, Jisc, NIIF, NORDUnet, NTUA, PSNC, RedIRIS, RENATER, SURFnet, SWITCH, UNINETT.
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