2019 Technology Exchange

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Call for Participation

Call for Session Proposals -- OPEN from 4/15-to-5/17

Submissions are solicited in three areas of interest, and are reviewed and selected by a Program Committee comprised of distinguished representatives from the R&E community. Talks are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (see the General Schedule for more scheduling details).

Tracks: Advanced NetworkingInformation SecurityInCommon (formerly Trust and Identity)

Advanced Networking: 'Tell Your Story!'

Community collaboration leading to the next generation of ecosystem infrastructure for research and education has quickly evolved in the last year. New collaborations have emerged that connect R&E institutions to the cloud, creatively share network capacity, secure network infrastructure, use shared telemetry to solve problems, and collaborate to automate operations.

At this year’s TechEX, community partners can tell their stories detailing how they have implemented or enhanced solutions to enable science, academics, administration, and education across the ecosystem. We are seeking proposals that tell your story and help others bring focus to the ideas, and best practices you are implementing in support of scientific research, network research, distance education, and the overall institutional mission.

To encourage a community of sharing, as appropriate, accepted proposals should include links to resources used or developed as part of your story. This may include GitHub repositories, code snippets, or other materials that the community might use to jump-start their journey.

In addition to the usual mix of presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks, the 2019 Advanced Networking program will include both time allocated for “unconference” scheduling (i.e., addressing late-breaking issues and topics raised on-site at working meetings that merit attention from the full audience) and integrating working discussions on Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) programs concurrent with program sessions.

Given the high value placed on “hallway discussions” by previous-year attendees, we plan to both lengthen existing program breaks and reduce the overall number of scheduled talks to facilitate more in-person discussions.

NOTE: When submitting a proposal, please indicate (in the Additional Information field) whether you would be open to: a) working on a focused discussion session in lieu of a formal talk, b) giving a lightning talk (with possible follow-up gathering), or c) coordinating a panel discussion on the topic.

Tracks: Advanced NetworkingInformation SecurityInCommon

Information Security

The Information Security area focuses on both network and system security topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Fomenting leadership in security for the Global Internet through projects to strengthen the security posture of key infrastructure
  • Learning from major security incidents recently experienced by the community, particularly incidents yielding significant “lessons learned”
  • Understanding and addressing the challenges of network security at 40Gbps and higher speeds
  • Addressing the research community’s unique IT security needs
  • Leveraging Trust and Identity tools in the context of community infrastructure
  • Delving into the ever-increasing security compliance issues tied to funded research
  • Measuring success: security metrics and bench-marking
  • Threat hunting techniques and remediation strategies
  • Identifying and/or developing new and promising network security tools, particularly tools for collaboratively sharing data about security incidents at scale
  • Assessing the security posture of cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

Tracks: Advanced NetworkingInformation SecurityInCommon

InCommon (formerly Trust & Identity)

For trust and identify aficionados, TechEx includes track sessions comprised of proposals from community members (the InCommon tracks), and the Advance CAMP (ACAMP) unconference portion of the program. The InCommon tracks (formerly "Trust & Identity") provide a venue for identity architects, developers, and implementors to explore and discuss topics of broad interest to the community. We invite your submissions for track sessions. We are particularly interested in hearing about your solutions to common identity problems that would be applicable to other organizations.

Sessions that propose some type of interactive format will receive favorable consideration. Examples include a pro/con panel, audience polls, or other type of interaction.

Proposals may include case studies of, or presentations on, these topics:

  • new issues in managing campus identities
  • establishing or supporting research collaborations or virtual organizations
  • international collaborations and happenings from our visiting friends
  • managing service providers (by academia, research, or industry) in the InCommon Federation
  • managing permissions, group management, and service provisioning access, both locally and to the cloud
  • identity integrations for cloud services
  • adoption and use of the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components
  • other areas of interest in identity and access management

Call for Tutorials -- OPEN from 4/2-to-5/17

To capitalize on valuable community expertise shared via tutorials and hands-on instruction, submissions received for half- and full-day tutorials were considered by the Program Committee and a broad section of proposals (both full- and half-day) were selected.

All proposals received will be reviewed by community experts and ranked against other submissions, both within the topic and across all topic areas. Those deemed of “high technical value/interest” will be alerted by mid-June. All tutorial sessions will be offered on Monday, December 9, 2019, with full-day and half-day tutorials commencing after 8:30 am and all tutorials concluding before 5:00 pm. Registration fees will be assigned to each and will cover the cost of a mid-session break and lunch!

Call for Working Meetings -- Opening in JUNE!

Please check back in late May for more information!


The Call for Working Meetings is now OPEN! Proposals submitted by [INSERT CORRECT DATE HERE] were given first consideration; proposals submitted after that date are considered "as space is available".

One of the many benefits of the 2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange is the opportunity to hold working meetings—working or advisory groups, birds-of-a-feather groups (BoFs), special interest groups (SIGS), etc.—in conjunction with other meeting activities.

NOTE: Meetings relevant to topic areas will be given a level of preference conforming to the overall programmatic goals for the event. Internet2-sanctioned working and/or advisory groups will be given preference in scheduling. All other proposals will be accepted based on space availability and we will attempt to accommodate all requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Your flexibility with day/time selections and meeting duration will assist us in accommodating your request.

Call for Sponsors

2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange sponsorships offer your organization unmatched visibility and alignment with your most important constituencies. We expect this gathering to host over 800 information technology decision-makers and high-level influencers from the nation’s top universities, government and scientific research organizations. As a sponsor, your organization automatically earns a benefit package containing special privileges not available by any other means. No other vehicle can single out your organization so effectively before this important audience. Sponsorships are limited in number and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

See Technology Exchange Sponsorship for details. Please contact Taylor Kopocis, Internet2 Marketing and Communications Program Manager at tkopocis@internet2.edu or 804.822.1986 to reserve your sponsorship or plan your organization’s entire annual participation at all Internet2 events.