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  • Keep the date!

    SERENATE Final Workshop

    Bad Nauheim (near Frankfurt)

    16-17 June 2003

  • Whats the idea?

    David WilliamsCERN, also President TERENASERENATE NREN Workshop, Noordwijkerhout 5 February 2003

  • Topics

    What is about?

    Structure and timescalesInitial workshopOperators workshopEnd-users workshopThis NREN workshopSome preliminary conclusions?


  • The acronymSERENATE = Study into European Research and Education Networking as Targeted by eEuropeFunded as an EC project FP5Looking at the strategic needs, say up to 5 years aheadNOT making detailed plans

  • The objectivesStrategic study into the evolution of research & education networking in Europe over the next 5-10 years. Looking into the technical, organisational and financial aspects, the market conditions and the regulatory environment. Will provide inputs to the policy-making of the EC, national governments and funding bodies, research institutions and research & education networks.

  • Who are the partners?Academia EuropaeaCentre for Tele-informatics (CTI), Technical University of DenmarkDANTEEuropean Science FoundationTERENA (coordinating partner)

    considerable involvement of other actors especially you the NRENs also end-users and industry (operators and equipment suppliers)

  • Steering CommitteeBonac- ARNES geographic issuesButterworth- AE research usersDavies- DANTE technicalJaume- RENATER other usersLiello- chair NREN ConsortiumMayer- ESFSkouby- CTI economicsVietsch- TERENA Williams


  • The EU projectRuns from 1 May 2002 for 16 months, so until 31 August 2003Comprises 14 areas of work, including workshops, studies and report writing

  • WorkshopsInitial workshop (17-18 Sept 2002, La Hulpe) DoneOperators views on infrastructure status and evolution (8 Nov 2002, Amsterdam) DoneUser needs and priorities (17-19 Jan 2003, Montpellier) DoneNREN issues (4-5 Feb 2003, Noordwijkerhout) TodayFinal workshop (16-17 June 2003, Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt)

  • ReportsA report will be generated after each workshop (see previous slide for list) PLUSVarious other specific reports ending with Overall strategic plan input to Final Workshop (~end May 2003)


  • Transport Infrastructurefact-finding on the transport and infrastructure market deployment and trends, incl. pricing and availability and market development as well as global connectivity issuescarried out by DANTE and CTIGANT procurements as one of the inputs plus confidential interviews with European-level operatorsreport on status of international connectivity (D6) in your papers report on transport infrastructure will be ready soonseveral talks on this area on agenda

  • Regulatory situationstudy into the status of regulatory development in:each of the EU Accession StatesPortugal, Greecethe other EU Member States as a wholecarried out by CTI and Antelope Consultingreport in your paperwork and on agenda

  • Equipmentstudy into the availability and characteristics of equipment for next-generation networkscarried out by DANTE and TERENAcontributions from technical experts from TF-NGNstructured interviews with equipment manufacturers to take place towards end of 2002First draft of ~50 page report available yesterday, with a summary in your papers

  • Other areas of workEducation and other fields (libraries, healthcare.)Geographic coverage

  • Route to more information?http://www.serenate.orgPublic pagesAlso working areas for each work

  • Where are we today?


















    Initial Workshop (a)

    Operators Workshop (d)

    Final Workshop (m)

    Regulatory Situation (c)

    InfrastructureForecast (e)

    NREN Models (f)

    Transport Infrastructure (b)

    Equipment (h)

    User Needs (i)

    Extension of RNs (k)

    Geographic Coverage (l)

    Infrastr. Scenarios (g)

    Overall Stategic Scenarios (j)

    Final Report (n)


  • Initial Workshop17-18 September 2002 at La Hulpe94 participants from: national research & education networks, researchers, government and funding bodies, telecom operators, equipment manufacturersinteresting plenary presentations:researchers, educationalists and librarians viewpolicies/politics (EP, EC, ENPG)the view from the campus (FR, UK)the continental view (GANT, Internet2)optical networkingproblems in real lifebreakout discussion sessions on Technology, Economics, Geography, Researchers Needs, Other Users NeedsSummary report via

  • First impressions (1/3)From hardware to services:Research networking is evolving fast. It is not so much just getting hardware connectivity to the researchers desk, but it is increasingly about delivering a set of services needed by researchers (and others). The user wants information access, collaborative tools, disciplinary Grids. AAA and Web/Grid services will be part of the delivery mechanism.Research & education networks are a resource:Lots of expertise. Growing understanding by government of the importance of ICT as a driver for economic prosperity. Growing understanding by governments of the value of their research & education networks expertise. Increasing requests to capitalise on that expertise.

  • First impressions (2/3)Technology:The optical wave is a powerful one. We need to find a coherent approach to the steadily increasing amplitude of optical networking.Economics:We need a clear understanding of any regulatory barriers that we could face in deploying pan-European fibre. Does it matter whether you actually own fibre, or lease it on a long-term basis, or maybe even lease wavelengths?Geography:There is a potential conflict between two fundamental EU-policy concepts: equal opportunities for researchers wherever they are (ERA) subsidiarity.

  • First impressions (3/3)Researcher-User Needs:As much as they can get (and afford). AAA, Grids etc.Other Users Needs:Could one develop benchmarks for schools, libraries, hospitals etc.?Policy and funding:Dialogue with governments and politicians (national and European level) needed.


  • Operators Workshop (1/2)8 November 2002 in Amsterdam45 participants mainly from telecom operators, but some equipment manufacturers, and representatives of other areas of interestSummary report via interesting and some interest to repeat at intervals

  • Operators Workshop (2/2)Major themes:-Hybrid net architecture neededClassic approach for any-to-any connectivitySwitched approach when needing high speed between limited set of sites (Grid-style)Little (operator) interest in >10 Gb/sDiffering approaches to offering dark-fiber some consensus that wavelength services might be bestExpectation that increasing liberalisation in East Europe will bring down costsFurther strong consolidation of the industry anticipatedPotential interest in more collaborative approach with NRENs


  • End Users Workshop (1/2)17-19 January 2003 in Montpellier~40 participantsSummary report will become available via

  • End Users Workshop (2/2)Some major themes:-Much progress over past five yearsCampus is often the major bottleneckNREN model remains appropriate (discussion on EREN)Clearly growing requirements across all disciplines and all countriesMove from bandwidth to services and the impact that this has/will have on the relations between NREN and the national academic communityNeed for improved information flow between NRENs and end-usersDigital Divide (inside Europe)Major issueNeeds political action (and money!) to make any impactEU project to montior the situation?Communities beyond research and tertiary educationCharging


  • Some themesComplexityFrom hardware to servicesResearch & education networks as a national resourceTechnology optical waveEconomics impact of regulation; geographyGeography digital divide inside EuropeResearch and tertiary education usersUsers beyond research and tertiary educationPolicy and funding

  • Recommendation not prescription


  • Who are you?NRENs coming from many different countries.

    Here to talk and interact

  • Pleas for the speakersNot everyone listens to rapid-fire English every day. Please speak reasonably slowly and enunciate as clearly as you can!Remember to send a copy of your presentation to Raquel ( keep to time

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