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The R&E community has traditionally been at the forefront of advanced networking, developing new and innovative ways to support emerging challenges in support of scientific research, network research, and distance education. In recent years, the complexity of advanced networks has exploded with the widespread introduction of software-defined networking (SDN), the integration of compute and storage, and the exponentially increasing requirements for data-intensive science.
The Advanced Networking track is organized around three themes; traditional networking issues, advanced networking challenges, and “far horizon” networking ideas, and the format recalls past Joint Techs meetings' free-wheeling topic handling and presentation.
The Internet2 Technology Exchange convenes information security professionals to share ideas on information security in higher education and collaborate on cross-topic content with Trust & Identity and Advanced Networking track audiences. Talks in this track engage focused topics as well as those designed to inform non-security professionals.
Both network and system security topics are covered, including support for the R&E community’s unique IT security needs; the security of research environments; reports on security-related work by community members; end-to-end trust and security for IOT, smart cities, and smart devices; information security in big data environments; new and promising security tools or services; security of cloud-based services; and much more...
Trust and Identity
The Trust and Identity track provides a venue for identity architects, developers and implementers to explore and discuss topics of broad interest to the community.
The track includes Advance CAMP (ACAMP) and a meeting of the international Research & Education Federations group (REFEDS). Trust and Identity sessions on Monday and Tuesday offer a variety of topics selected by the program committee from proposals submitted by community members. Program sessions Monday and Tuesday focus on topics such as case studies in identity management, policy and technical challenges of implementing identity management systems, community-driven identity software solutions, group management issues, provisioning/deprovisioning issues, and more.
ACAMP (Wednesday and Thursday) is an unconference format, wherein the agenda is built by attendees on-site, enabling fresh and focused discussion and “solutioning” on current community challenges.
Topics in this track include network research as well as presentations from those working in or closely with domain sciences where research relies heavily on high-performance computing (HPC), “big data” and networking, including cosmology, climate, high-energy physics, genomics and other life sciences. Challenges addressed include data management/storage/archival of research data, international data sharing, and providing computer science/networking researcher access to data for experimentation.
The Research track aims to highlight advances in network research, discuss applications of advanced network technologies in basic science research, inform HPC and networking attendees about the challenges faced in particular areas of research, and explore possible collaborations.