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This page shows the KPIs for each of the existing GÉANT Special Interest Groups. 

2019

SIGPlanned AchievementKPIDue DateStatus
MSPTwo - three f2f meetings, reaching out to broader community. Make sure to differentiate participation via inviting attendees from regions with historically low participation and those in development.end 2019

ongoing

MSPA good number and mix of topics presented by a good variety of organisations and occasional 'external' (non-members of the group) people.Invite speakers from different regions/projectsend 2019

ongoing

MSPEngage with other TFs/SIGsOrganise min one joint meeting with another SIG/Task Forceend 2019

ongoing

NOCDefine and agree on key topics of interest and organize the SIG meetings around those topics.Hold at least two meetings a year.end 2019ongoing
NOC

Report on satisfaction levels and how results will inform future activities with the feedback from the meetings.

Prepare the satisfaction survey and report.

end 2019ongoing
NOCEngage with the broader community: Campus NOCs, other world regions.Invite industry speakers to SIG-NOC meetings; put more focus on NOC introductions and flash talks.end 2019ongoing
NOCPrepare a new NOC tools survey, consulting the community.Provide a consolidated updated NOC tools survey once during the 3 year period.

MarcommsThree or four meetings with a possibility to have a joint meeting with SIG-MSP in September


MarcommsParticipant survey of whole year (also people on mailing list even if not attended the meetings)







Marcomms



TNEIncrease visibility of the SIG and support outreach to different regions

Organise 3 meetings / workshops in different parts of the world (at APAN47, TNC19 & Internet2 TechX2019)

Publish meeting reports & blogs

December 2019
TNEPromote and pursue the TNE SIG work plan and 4 working groups based on the main areas of work

Promote and pursue the work plan

Get the SIG members to sign up for one of the 4 areas of work

September 2019
TNESupport the working groups in prioritising their activities for 2019

Schedule meetings of all 4 workstreams (VC)

Set the priorities and responsibilities

End 2019
TNEPromote the SIG on a national and international level

Regular blogs and articles in national NREN communications + GÉANT communications

Ongoing
NGN

Hold an "online meeting" between face-to-face meetings for continuity

Support the NREN community through face-to-face meetings, online meetings and mailing list discussions.End 2019

TBC

NGN

Ensure collaboration with WP6 and Network Areas of the GÉANT Project

Organise cross task (GN4-3 Project) and SIG collaboration.End 2019

TBC

NGNAt least one presentation per meeting from non-usual suspect group of members.Encourage diversity of participants (based on economic standing, gender, race, sector affinity, or other criteria).End 2019

TBC

PMV
KPI#1

TBC

PMVOrganise cross task (GN4-3 Project) and SIG collaborationEnsure collaboration with WP6 and Network Areas of the GÉANT Project

TBC

PMV
KPI#3

TBC

ISMMaintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information, increase NREN participation2 workshops a yearEnd 2019
ISMInitiate and strengthen collaboration with other security working groups

1 joint workshop with WISE

Participation at the Security Day at TNC19

September 2019
ISMActively participate at the GN4-3 Security work package, taking the advisory role

Share the baseline documents with T2 and review their outcomes

Support the Security Awareness group with the resources already collected

Actively promote and participate at CLAW2019 Crisis management event


End 2019
CISSRefreshing and rebuilding the community.
Global live inventory of “who does what”.
2 meetings, 1-2 BoF at conferences and regular calls scheduled on yearly basis.

CISSIndustry engagement, federated, hybrid private-public architectures, cloud connectivity.Regular information exchange with relevant industry partners. Getting in, out and in between of the clouds

CISSCommon cloud execution workflow. Research and education engagement, use cases.Sketching of a massive, scalable, reliable cloud execution platform with modular work-flow encapsulation, living document. → CS3MESH4EOSC proposalExpected June 2019


2018

SIGPlanned AchievementKPIDue DateStatus
CISSInvestigate the technical, economic and organizational/political possibility of offering coordinated cross-border storage services including storage space swap deals e.g., for data backup/DR/replication and long-term protection based on S3 or other standard interfaces.Straw-man document written and discussedJune 2018

ONGOING

CISSAgree on the basic principles for collectively offering OS images, define, share and maintain a finite set of images as community standard.Images shared on GithubApril 2018

ACHIEVED

CISSBuild a reference proxy/gateway implementation of the agreed OpenCloudMesh (OCM) federated sharing protocol specification to support the on-boarding of closed-source EFSS solutions as well as the compliance of the current open-source products.

Sandbox for ownCloud, Nextcloud, Pydio, and PowerFolder. Maybe others.

CERN is testing ownCloud and PowerFolder

June 2018

ONGOING

CISSWrite a position statement about value-added cloud service level specification for multi-disciplinary scientific applications i.e. above the simple VM and/or block storage level but below the domain specific applications/workflows’ needs.Document writtenOctober 2018
GreenhouseNone set - proposal to close group  / merge with SMD.


ISMMaintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information, increase NREN participation2 workshops a year + SIG-ISM open meeting at TNC18Dec 2018

ACHIEVED

ISMSupport regional collaboration groups

2 blog posts to (1) inform the NREN community about the regional groups (2) follow up on their progress at the end of the year

Organise regional groups meetings + sessions at SIG-ISM workshops

Dec 2018

ONGOING

ISMSupport and promote Working Group 3 - Security Awareness

Set up a mailing list

Blog post to inform the NREN community about the WG

Presentation at TNC18 SIG-ISM session

Sep 2018

ONGOING

2/3 achieved

ISMFurther advance implementation of security management for NRENsA set of documents produced and publishedDec 2018

ONGOING

MultimediaRe-vitalize the SIG.

Organize a face-to-face meeting and set the vision for the SIG with tangible next steps and actions delegated to people.

Erik Kikkenborg, NORDUnet volunteered.

June 2018

ONGOING

MSPSupporting the MSP communityThree f2f meetings, possibly reaching the regions with historically low participation and those in development.

MSPEnsuring good coverage of MSP topicsA good number and mix of topics presented by a good variety of organisations and occasional 'external' (non-members of the group) people.

MSPEnsuring good engagement from the community in MSPA good number and mix of participants at meetings throughout the year, including opportunities to mix with a variety of GÉANT staff and people from GÉANT member organisations and other organisations.

MSPReviewing satisfaction and progressA yearly evaluation. Report on satisfaction levels and how results will inform future activities.

MarcommsA good number and mix of participants at meetings throughout the year, including opportunities to mix with a variety of GÉANT staff and people from GÉANT member organisations and other organisations.

Number of individuals attending meetings                   
 as 1) total per year    ≥ 50 and                                              
2) average per            ≥ 22
meeting,                                                          
3) year total from       ≥ 5 GÉANT staff,                                               
Number of
organisations represented from
4) membership           ≥ 20 and                                                     
5) other organisations.   ≥ 5



NGNRe-vitalize the SIG

Organise a face-to-face meeting and set the vision for the SIG with tangible next steps and actions delegated to people.

July 2018 (aligned with 14th STF Poznan) or 28 Sep (Rome)
NOCStarting the NOC training development

Acquiring funding for the NOC Training development

Organise development session and first training

February 2018

December 2018

ACHIEVED



Define and agree on key topics of interest and organize the SIG meetings around those topics.Two SIG meetings organized until April 2018April 2018



Put more focus on NOC introductions and flash talks, try and engage with the broader community: Campus NOCs, other world regions....Hold 3-5 flash talks per meeting, include NOCs from other world regions, if possible.December 2018


SCOPEIn close down phase


PMV

Supporting requirements for global usage of PMV architecture and models

1 Document and maintain recommendation(s) for PMV framework(s)/architecture(s) based on the documented community requirements and agreed scenarios.

August 2018


PMVSupporting the SIG-PMV community2 Hold at least two meetings per year at which presentations on PMV topics are solicited, and the scenarios and recommendations are discussed and reviewed. One such meeting may be at the annual TNC conferenceDecember 2019
PMVEnhance toolkit development within the PMV community3 Engage with developers of PMV toolkits to encourage appropriate developments towards enhancing their toolkits' support for the scenarios and requirements identified by SIG-PMV for its communities.December 2018
PMV

Support uptake and use of tools

4 Encourage deployment of recommended architectures and their associated toolkits by the NREN and campus IT communities; solicit feedback on experiences.December 2018
PMVProvide a focal point for eduPERT discussions globally. 5 Be an umbrella for and liaise with the GEANT eduPERT activity on performance cases.December 2018
TNEIncrease visibility of the SIG and support outreach to different regions

Organise 3 meetings / workshops in different parts of the world (at APAN, TNC & Internet2 Global Summitt)

Publish meeting reports & blogs

August 2017

ONGOING

(APAN46 report missing)

TNEPublish the TNE SIG work plan and 4 working groups based on the main areas of work

Publish the work plan

Get the SIG members to sign up for one of the 4 areas of work

September 2017
TNESupport the working groups in prioritising their activities for 2018

Schedule meetings of all 4 workstreams (VC)

Set the priorities and responsibilities

End 2018
TNEPromote the SIG on a national and international levelRegular blogs and articles in national NREN communications + GÉANT communicationsOngoing

2017

SIGPlanned AchievementKPIDue DateStatus
SCOPEWrite and or revise and publish Best Practice Documents including environmental elements2 Best Practice documentsMay 2017

ON GOING

SCOPEEstablish the community through face-to-face and online meetingstwo meetings organised and held online or face to faceMay 2017
ONGOING
SCOPEEstablish a structure and plan for the future to align the Green ICT and Campus Best Practice works streams

Sustainability plan

Manifesto

May 2017
ONGOING
ISM
Create and maintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information
2 workshops a year (December 2017)
Chat room (for SC) (September 2017)

Dec 2017

DONE 

ISMIncrease NREN participation and regional collaboration in the area of information security management
Set up 2-3 regional groups (April 2017)
Engage 2-3 new NREN members (December 2017)
Dec 2017

DONE

ISMDesign an inventory for security officers
Design a structure for an online platform (April 2017)
Collect information from 4 pioneering NRENs/Institutions (September 2017)
Sep 2017

DONE

ISM
Implementation of security management for NRENs
Set up a working group (April 2017)
First documents produced and published (December 2017)
2018

DONE

ONGOING

NOCSupervise the NOC Training development and execution.

Training BC has been rejected by GÉANT Association due to insufficient surplus for contingency and sustainability.

Plan to re-submit to GCC for small project funding...

April 2017

DONE

ONGOING

NOCDefine and agree on key topics of interest and organize the SIG meetings around those topics.Next coming SIG-NOC meeting is being discussedApril 2017

DONE

NOCPut more focus on NOC introductions and flash talks, try and engage with the broader community: Campus NOCs, other world regions....Informal meeting at TNC'17 for broader community engagementApril 2017

DONE

GreenhouseImplement use of Commons Conservancy within the community2 x projects in ConservancyDec 2017

DONE

GreenhouseWrite a report on software dependenciesDocument for circulation at GASept 2017

DONE

GreenhouseCreate a Greenhouse "manifesto"ManifestoSept 2017
NOT STARTED
MultimediaOrganize two SIG meetings and potential BoFs at relevant conferences.

1st SIG-Multimedia hosted by FCT in Portugal in April time-frame co-located with an Up2U Project technical meeting

Side meeting at TNC'17

Working session at the GÉANT Symposium'17

Nov 2017

DONE

MultimediaExtend the community beyond the usual NREN participants towards universities, research labs and industry

4-5 university collaborators

2-3 regular industry/standardization attendees
Nov 2017

DONE

MultimediaOrganize cutting-edge demonstrations at large international conferences.

4K WebRTC demo (at NORDUnet and Intrenet2)

Federated STUN/TURN demo at the GÉANT Symposium'17
Nov 2017

DONE

CISS

Refreshing and rebuilding the community.

Global live inventory of “who does what”.

BoF - Partnering the Cloud Café at TNC'17

1st meeting in September 2017, in Amsterdam co-located with the 2nd ORC

CS3 sub-group meeting in January 2018

Public, on-line, living document.

 

 DONE

CISSCommon cloud execution workflow. Research and education engagement, use cases.Write a position statement about value-added cloud service level specification for multi-disciplinary scientific applications i.e. above the simple VM and/or block storage level but below the domain specific applications/workflows’ needs.  

DONE

CISSIndustry engagement, federated, hybrid private-public architectures, cloud connectivity.

Regular information exchange with relevant industry partners. Getting in, out and in between of the clouds.

OpenStack.org is attending...

 

 DONE

MSPA good number and mix of participants at meetings throughout the year, including opportunities to mix with a variety of GÉANT staff and people from GÉANT member organisations and other organisations.Number of individuals attending meetings                   
 as 1) total per year    ≥ 45 (actual 55) and                                              
2) average per            ≥ 24 (actual 27.5 - as only 2 meetings)
meeting,                                                          
3) year total from       ≥ 5 (9 in total)
GÉANT staff,                                               
number of
organisations represented from
4) membership           ≥ 15 and (Poznan 19, Dublin 16)                                                    
5) other organisations.   ≥ 3 (1 Berkeley)
Jan 2018 

ACHIEVED

MSPA good number (not too many) and mix of topics presented by a good variety of organisations and occasional 'external' (non-members of the group) people.Topics:
6) average number of
presentations per            ≥ 7 (Poznan 9 from 6 organisations, Dublin 15 from 9 organisations)
meeting,
7) number of ‘external’
speakers per year,          ≥ 1 (many new members attended MSP for the first time in 2017 e.g. GARR, CARNET, PSNC, CYNET)
8) number organisations
presenting on average;   ≥ 5 (7.5 organisations)
Jan 2018 

ACHIEVED

MSP

A yearly evaluation within the mailing list: Report on satisfaction levels and how results will inform future activities

(Survey being prepared - will be discussed at next MSP meeting)

≥ 12 responses to the annual survey, of which
≥ 75% report the discussions being useful for their everyday work

May 2018 ONGOING
MSPShare discussions / meetings / topics with other groups≥ 1/y (done - meeting in Poznan with SIG-Marcomms)Jan 2018 

ACHIEVED

MarcommsA good number and mix of participants at meetings throughout the year, including opportunities to mix with a variety of GÉANT staff and people from GÉANT member organisations and other organisations.

Number of individuals attending meetings                   
 as 1) total per year    ≥ 50 and                                              
2) average per            ≥ 22
meeting,                                                          
3) year total from       ≥ 5 GÉANT staff,                                               
Number of
organisations represented from
4) membership           ≥ 20 and                                                     
5) other organisations.   ≥ 5

Exceeded in 2016 & 2017

Jan 2018

 DONE

1) = 80
2) = 26.6

3) = 10
4) = 25
5) = 9


MarcommsA good number (not too many) and mix of topics presented by a good variety of organisations and occasional 'external' (non-members of the group) people.

Topics:
6) average number of
presentations per            < 14
meeting,
7) number of ‘external’
speakers per year,          ≥ 3
8) number organisations
presenting;   ≥ 18

Exceeded in 2016, partly achieved in 2017

Jan 2018

 DONE

6) = 16

7) = 13

8) = 25

MarcommsShare discussions / meetings / topics with other groups

≥ 1/y

Achieved

Jan 2018

 DONE

joint meeting with SIG-MSP & TF-RED in March 2017, and joint meeting with Global PR Network in June. CLAW workshop of 42 people included 11 from Marcomms

MarcommsA positive response about the value of the discussions based on post-meeting feedback and a broader annual survey among participants.

5* rating for each meeting from > 60% participants

≥ 20 responses for each annual survey, of which

≥ 60% report the discussions being useful for their everyday work


partly achieved in 2017

Jan 2018

DONE

5* rating for March meeting from 13.33%, 4* from 66.67% , 3* from 20%. (June meeting no survey, end of year meeting was CLAW - separate feedback mechanism.)

Only 11 responses for end-of-year survey. 72.73% said the meetings as being useful for their everyday work.

NGN

Support the NREN community through face-to-face meetings, online meetings and mailing list discussions

  • At least one physical meeting per year.
  • Engagement by 30 representatives across 5 organisations.
Nov 2017

 NOT STARTED

NGNRecord the Technology Trends emerging within our environment
  • Distribute summary notes of meetings within a month of the meeting.
  • Submit emerging technologies to the GCC Radar for possible inclusion.
Jan 2018
NOT STARTED
NGNEncourage diversity from our community
  • Panel discussions must encourage diversity of participants (based on economic standing, gender, race, or other criteria).
  • At least one presentation per meeting from non-NREN participants (such as the network research community or commercial entity).
 Nov 2017

 NOT STARTED

PMVConduct a Survey of Performance Monitoring (e2e) and Verification requirements within the GÉANT and eduPERT communities (and international collaborating organisations)List of responses (#)  - Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis. Documented requirementsNov 2016

DONE

PMVDocument the scenarios requiring appropriate PMV solutionsDocument a number of key scenarios upon which the SIG will study.  PMV Scenarios
Jan 2017

DONE

PMVDocument initial recommendation(s) for PMV framework(s)/architecture(s) based on the requirements and scenario analysisDocument initial high-level recommendations for scenario-based PMV solution(s)Mar 2017

DONE

PMVIdentify developers of PMV toolkits, to establish dialogue on implementation of the recommendations in year 2Contacts identified for PMV toolkit deployment / development in year 2May 2017

DONE

PMVIdentify communities that are in principle willing to evaluate the PMV solutions that are to be deployed in year 2Communities identified for year 2 testsMay 2017

DONE

TNETNE SIG developed critical mass and NRENs aware of presence with focus and objectives communicated15 NRENs ‘signed up’ to participate in SIGJuly 2017

DONE

TNEPrioritised TNE SIG work plan and resource commitment for 2017-19Work plan with NREN leads identifiedJuly 2017

DONE

TNEUnderstand national TNE data and gaps, and national policies for connection 

‘Mapping’ of country data more clearly understood enabling NREN-NREN collaboration in supporting TNE

Consideration of development of a global connectivity policy to support TNE

National NRENs enabled and equipped to develop better data collection within country

End 2017

ONGOING

moved to 2018 - this work will be taken by working group 1

TNEProduce ‘global tech toolkit’ for NRENs and support development of national toolkits, including connectivity map (based on #3 above and the Jisc TNE Tech Toolkit)Toolkit for NRENs globally, whether sending, receiving or developing, jointly developed from national in-country knowledgeEnd 2017

ONGOING

moved to 2018 - this work will be taken by working group 4

TNEJoint communications activities to promote GÉANT TNE work
  • Case studies to demonstrate different types of TNE support
  • Articles in GÉANT communications and national NREN communications
End 2017

DONE


2016

SIGPlanned AchievementKPIDue DateStatus
ISMEstablish the community through face-to-face and online meetingsTwo meetings organised and held either online or face to faceJuly 2016
ACHIEVED                      
ISMDesign a programme of work for future SIG developmentAn activity report for the Technical Committee (now GCC) July 2016
ACHIEVED
ISMGain support for the SIG from the communitySteering Committee members from at least 3 different organisationsAugust 2015
ACHIEVED
NOC

Discuss, design and develop recommendations for a NOC Personnel’s Training (basic) and potential Certification Programme in order to bring/keep NOC staff up to the “standard” level.

List of recommendations

April 2016

ACHIEVED
NOC

Invite NOC tool developers and organize half-day technical tutorial sessions on various products/topics.

1 or 2 tutorials 

  • Icinga2
  • SPLUNK and ELK
  • OpenNMS
  • DDoS mitigations

April 2016

ACHIEVED
NOC

Extend the reach of the community to regional, metropolitan and campus NOCs.

2-3 new NOCs to join in this category

  • Educational Network Rhineland-Palatinate
  • 25 NOCs answered the 2nd NOC Tools survey in this category compared to the 5 NOCs in 2012.
  • New internationals: CANARIE, AARNet
  • New Europeans: RENAM

April 2016

ACHIEVED

GreenhouseEstablish a framework for the proposed Conservancy

Agree MoU with NLnet for Commons Conservancy

Work with 2 projects on Commons Conservancy model

July 2016
ACHIEVED
GreenhouseEstablish baseline of software use and requirements for NRENs and the NREN community

Create list of Open Source products produced by NRENs and in use with service dependency.

 

March 2016
ACHIEVED
GreenhouseEstablish and promote recommended software quality process for NRENsProcess description on wiki and tested by three projectsDecember 2016
NOT ACHIEVED
SCOPEWrite and or revise and publish Best Practice Documents including environmental elements2 Best Practice documentsMay 2017

NOT STARTED

SCOPEEstablish the community through face-to-face and online meetingstwo meetings organised and held online or face to faceMay 2017

ONGOING

SCOPEEstablish a structure and plan for the future to align the Green ICT and Campus Best Practice works streams

Sustainability plan

Manifesto

May 2017

ONGOING

 NGN Support the NREN community through face-to-face meetings, online meetings and mailing list discussions
  • At least one physical meeting per year.
  • Engagement by 30 representatives across 5 organisations.
 Nov 2016

40 PEOPLE

28 ORGS

 

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