This is for reporting on achievements and activities for the mandatory project quarterly reports. No need to report on event dates as I keep a log of those elsewhere - please add anything concrete outcomes or developments within the TF and SIG Communities during each timeframe.
Q1 Y1 report: https://geant.app.box.com/files/0/f/11646874206/1/f_97698734656.
Q2 Y1 report: https://geant.box.com/s/q3yx4qxa3dngvb248aq2hopfekl7hrac.
Q3 Y1 report: ??
Q4 Y1 report: https://geant.box.com/s/0y1c7zhu8exl3qhurxerp6egdd5q8dqu.
Q1 Y2 report:
Q2 Y2 report: https://geant.app.box.com/file/289764934392.
Q3 Y2 report: https://geant.app.box.com/file/316220756425.
Q4 Y2 report:
September - December 2017
January 2018 - April 2018
May 2018 - August 2018
September 2018 - December 2018
Mobility day 2018: Mobility Working Group Meeting at TNC18.
https://blog.geant.org/2018/07/16/gcp - general announcement
https://blog.geant.org/2018/06/01/tnc18-gcp - general announcement
|SIG-NOC||Magda Haver took over coordination role from Charlie. Three meetings with SC, preparing November meeting in November at GARR. Active in trying to making training initiative happen again. Contractual talks with trainer, budgeting and evaluating various scenarios.|
|TF-RED||Chris Atherton took over coordination role from Charlie. A side meeting for TF-RED was held at TNC18, focusing on International Research Engagement Challenges and Solutions. Following this a number of new people joined the TF-RED mailing list. Preparations were made for forthcoming SC and All hands meetings in Autumn 2018.|
|TF-DPR||No meetings in this period.|
55th TF-CSIRT meeting held in Vilnius, Lithuania.
|SIG-PMV||Meeting announcement: https://blog.geant.org/2017/10/18/sig-pmv-workshop-28-29-november-2017-nordunet-copenhagen.|
|SIG-Greenhouse||no specific activity in this period.|
Discussions on future of the group and the proposal for TF-SMD (software management and development).
Support for Filesender and the Commons Conservancy.
|Decision due on TF / SIG SMD. Decision on future of Greenhouse after this decision.||Presentation on greenhouse concept and Commons Conservancy at Nordunet: https://events.nordu.net/display/NDN2018/Programme.|
October meeting: https://blog.geant.org/2017/10/10/sig-ism-it-is-all-about-collaboration.
|SIG-TNE||The Steering Committee had 2 meetings to work on a workplan for the SIG, consisting of 4 work areas. The most recent draft can be found here.||https://blog.geant.org/2018/09/03/next-stage-intelligence-gathering-activity-by-special-interest-group-transnational-education-sig-tne.|
|SIG-MSP||September meeting: https://blog.geant.org/2017/09/26/connectivity-services-for-schools-best-practice-and-lessons-learned.|
No meetings in this period.
Preparing for October meeting with focus on GDPR and Security.
Successful meeting on 3-4 October in Belgrade, Serbia hosted by AMRES. 35 participants from 15 representing NRENs. Main focus was on GDPR and new products related to Security. Notes here: 3-4 October 2018%2C Belgrade%2C Serbia
|SIG-Marcomms||10+ SIG participants attended the CLAW workshop to gain practical experience in crisis management and to contribute to workshop deliverables. At the next SIG meeting (March 2018) they will report about the workshop and lessons learned and will get feedback on a workshop deliverable. Preparations for the March meeting (to be hosted by CSC-Funet) are taking place in this quarter.|
30+ participants at 13-15 March meeting in Espoo, hosted by CSC.
40+ participants at joint meeting with Global PR Network pre-TNC18.
Around 30 participants at 26-28 September meeting in Lisbon, hosted by FCCN.
Also a CONNECT article: https://www.geant.org/News_and_Events/CONNECT/Issue_30/Documents/SIG-Marcomms.pdf
Planning has begunnfor next 2 meetings (Feb 4-6 in London, June 16th preceding TNC)
Limited discussion on the mailing list. Most of the developments are happening in GN4-2 JRA4 on the WebRTC front.
Situation is being discussed and assessed by the SIC Committee members.
|No specific activity identified||No specific activity identified|
September meeting: 1st SIG-CISS meeting
4 action items have been defined with potential contributions by the next meeting.
Most of the SIG-CISS people are planing to attend the CS3 Workshop in Krakow on 29-31 Jan 2018. Preparation work has been started.
|No specific activity identified||No specific activity identified|
Successful meeting, over 30 delegates from 19 European organisations.
|SIG-NGN||dormant.||dormant.||Group reinvigorated and planning a meeting for November 2018.|
|CONNECT Magazine / General|
WE NEED TO
GÉANT TASK FORCES
CLAW – THE
NEWS FROM THE
GDPR and the GÉANT Community. Ana Alves, CONNECT 30.
THE RETURN OF
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|Task Force Coordination / GCC|| 4th and 5th meetings of the GCC. Creation of:|
RADAR exercise recommendations from GA paper.
The TF & SIGs Secretaries and Chairs met at TNC17 to share information about their groups, raise questions and requests for GCC. The session was attended by representatives of all 13 TFs & SIGs and the GCC chair Valter Nordth.
|TF-MNM||No activity in this quarter.||TF closed in October 2016.||The task force has formally been shut-down but GÉANT will continue to support the mailing list and an annual event at TNC. 20 participants currently signed up.||Mobility day at TNC with 56 participants.|
|SIG-ISM / WISE|
SIG-ISM White Paper on security management: SIG ISM white paper security management.
SIG-ISM risk consultation: RISK consultation VC, may 18th, 2016.
|SIG-ISM White Paper on risk management: SIG ISM white paper risk management.|
4th SIG-ISM Workshop took place in Dublin on 22-23 February. There are two working groups (WG1: Inventory for Security Officers & WG2: Guidance on setting up and running ISMS for NRENs); 3 active regional working groups established (NORDIC/BALTIC, Benelux, English speaking region). You can read the meeting report here: 4th SIG-ISM Workshop - Agenda, Slides & Notes
WISE held their 4th workshop in Amsterdam on 27-29 March. 28 experts worked in 3 working groups on: Minimum Set Risk Assessment Checklist (RAW-WG), lists of available trainings and training needs (STAA-WG) and Security for Collaboration among Infrastructures document (SCIV2-WG).
WISE Security for Collaboration among Infrastructures Endorsement Ceremony took place at TNC17 in Linz. SCI’s updated version 2 was officially endorsed by representatives of EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, GridPP, PRACE, SURF, WLCG and the USA’s XSEDE e-infrastructure.
In June, The WISE RAW WG (Risk Assessment Working Group) has published an easy to use risk management template with instructions for infrastructures and sites. The template is published with CC-BY license and can be downloaded from the WISE Wiki.
WISE held a meeting on 15 August in Arlington, USA, as part of the NSF Cybersecurity Summit. On-day programme included 4 sessions: Community Projects, Software Assurance, Risk Management and SCI Self Assessment Walkthrough. More information and slides here: WISE @NSF Summit
SIG-ISM Chair Alf Moens and Secretary Sigita Jurkynaitė published a blog on various security collaborations, including SIG-ISM and WISE:
Commons Conservancy registered as a company with notary in NL.
MoU between GÉANT, NLnet and Commons Conservancy signed.
|Formal announcement of Filesender as the first project in the Commons Conservancy. Conservancy also supporting another community project - eduVPN. Full OS session at TNC to try and revive community interest as a topic. Tracking issues on community support vsbusiness dependency on OSS|
TNC session on OSS and Commons Conservancy:https://tnc17.geant.org/core/session/19.
SCOPE submitted it's annual report to the GCC on 9 August.
6 x NRENs have contributed to or are working on best practice document as part of SCOPE activity in particular work areas and working groups.
2 news BPD's ( security and campus networking) were written and two updated on digital assessment.
Focus of SCOPE for 2017-18 was discussed; the SIG will switch to activity promotion and awareness-raising, as well as inporving visibility and access to current information repositories. Plans are discussed to selct and move existing best practice document to a GÉANT e-learning environment.
SIG-Multimedia was established back in October 2016 to provide a forum for gathering and exchanging experiences, ideas and knowledge on the development, deployment, testing and standardisation of innovative multimedia protocols, infrastructures, services and applications.
The SIG-Multimedai Steering Committee members are
The first face-to-face meeting co-located with the Up2U Project Workshop to be held on 8-10 May 2017 in Porto, Portugal.
Preparations for the meeting as well as identification of synergies between the GN4-2 and the Up2U projects' activities in the area of multimedia content repositories and real-time WebRTC-based communication services have been undertaken.
Some of the SIG-Multimedia regular attendees gathered for an informal meeting during TNC'17. Peter Szegedi, as the task leader of the GN4-2 JRA4 T4 activity - looking after the Vconf Tendering exercise of GÉANT - updated the attendees on the actual status of the procurement.
The participants also discussed some aspects of the GÉANT TURN service pilot that has been introduced in the GÉANT Connect Magazine special editions made for the conference.
SIG-CISS (Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks) was established in February 2017 in order to provide a broader forum for gathering and exchanging experiences, ideas and knowledge on the development, deployment, testing and standardisation of cloud infrastructure software stacks, platforms and workflows.
The SIG-CISS Steering Committee members are
First discussion and informal group meeting is scheduled during TNC'17. SIG-CISS will be hosted by the Cloud Cafe people.
SIG-CISS BoF was organized at TNC'17 in conjunction with the GN4-2 JRA4 Cloud Café. Guido Aben on behalf of the steering committee presented the objectives of the SIG to the wide audience and the team engaged in some informal discussion.
(picture is in the GÉANT Connect Magazine)
The 1st SIG-CISS meeting was planned to be hosted by SURFsara in Amsterdam on 25-26 September 2017. This is co-located with the 2nd Open Research Cloud Congress at the EGI.eu premises that provides potential synergies with topics, speakers and attendees.
The preliminary agenda and speakers have been agreed with the Steering Committee members.
Met 12 June 2016, preceding TNC16, in a joint meeting with the Global PR Network in Prague. 41 registered participants from 26 organisations.
Met 27-29 September 2016, hosted by EENet of HITSA at Tallinn University, Estonia. 17 on-site participants from 11 organisations and 11 remote participants registered.
Met 7-8 March in Poznan, hosted by PSNC, including joint meeting with SIG-MSP & participation by some TF-RED people. 32 on-site participants & 5 remote participants from 17 organisations.
Met on 2 June, immediately following TNC17 in Linz, Austria, as a joint meeting with the Global PR Network. 36 on-site participants and 2 remote participants from 27 organisations across Europe (EU and EaP countries), North America, Latin America, Eurasia, Central Asia, Australasia.
|SIG-MSP||Planning for October meeting took place.||12-13 October 2016 SIG-MSP Meeting took place in Rome, hosted by GARR. Info here: https://blog.geant.org/2016/10/13/ringing-the-changes-in-rome/|
Met 8-9 March in Poznan, hosted by PSNC, including joint meeting with SIG-Marcomms & participation by some TF-RED people. 28 on-site participants & 4 remote participants from 18 organisations.
Joint meeting inlcuded:
SIG-MSP meeting focused on:
More info here: https://blog.geant.org/2017/02/28/sigmsp-fruitful-feedback/
The Task Force was chartered in the previous quarter. No activity was scheduled in this quarter.
Discussion started on the KPIs to measure the SIG against. FOSDEM '17 was suggested as an event to co-locate. No formal meeting was scheduled.
The steering group defined KPIs for the SIG.
|SIG-PMV||Task Force not operational in this quarter.||Planning for 3rd meeting.|
SIG-TNE was established in February with over 20 NRENs supporting the activity globally.
The first planning meeting took place on 25 April in Washington DC (at the Internet2 Global Summit). The session was well attended by 30 participants from all continents. During this meeting, 4 groups worked on identifying the main challenges that transnational education related institutions are facing now. You can read the meeting report here: Meeting at I2 Global Summit 2017
The first SIG-TNE meeting took place at TNC17 in Linz. 22 participants from 12 NRENs/Institutions worldwide attended the meeting.
4 main working streams have been identified:
Note and slides from the meeting can be found here: Meeting at TNC17