Before the conference started this morning, a very popular activity was
a passage of Venus - a rare astronomic phenomenon that will occur next time
A well-prepared conference participant (John Taylor from Glimmerglass Networks)
brought a telescope along
that people were queuing up for.
Looking into the telescope, this was what could be seen.
Reception desk. At this time, everything was calm, but monday,
a lot of frustrated participants dominated the
scene. A considerable fraction of the payments had not been registered.
The morning plenary session was chaired by Karel Vietsch
The deputy project manager for the EGEE project, Robert Jones from CERN, told us about the project.
The green layer in the middle, illustrates the middleware, and for the bottom layer,
a new term is introduced: underware!
Jaap van Till told us about the Internet, viewed as a fractal structure where
you will find that it has the same properties at every level,
...and concluded (among others) that is unsafe at any level!
Some exhibits were placed outside
The TERENA secretariat has the most spacious office ever seen.
Steve Williams chairing...
A lecture about H.350 by Egon Verharen and Jill Gemmill
It is, of course, the intention that this standard will replace the current confusion...
...by a sane and ordered world. Let's hope so!
...told about how important it is to make user interfaces and directories
easy to use.
The idea of positioning through measuring of signal strengths at 802.11
access points is very appealing. Where can I buy it?
The terminal room
The TERENA Secretariat is busy as always
Outside, the sun is really bright
Another sign that we are in Greece: Back home, this would just be an ordinary lecture
... but down here, it is of course called an amphitheatre.
Some of the Danes talking. Even though this is a very international conference, you
somehow tend to talk mostly to the people from at home.
Another guy from at home: Tommy Ravn Jensen from UNI-C.
Here, he is learning about
his area of daily responsibility: security
The session was chaired by Baiba Kaskina from TERENA, and we started
with Udo Payer presenting NIDS, a new
approach to intrusion detection systems...
...followed by Georgios Androulidakis, who uses netflow-data
for his IDS approach
Klaus Mochalski told about his Ph.D. project where the liaison between QoS and
packet burstiness is explored.
Concluding the session, Heather Boyles, did a presentation on the HOPI project, which
seemed to be work in progress, in the sense that no results had come out yet.
Another Dane: Lars Fischer from Nordunet.
AYAD (=and yet another Dane), Steen Petersen to the right. He is manager of the
danish research network, Forskningsnettet.
A well-known face at networking conferences: Ken Klingenstein, who promised not to talk
about Shibboleth, but instead of all the new developments in Internet2.
As you may guess, Shib was mentioned quite a few times anyhow.
Earlier in the day, we heard about underware, and this session is called "Upperware".
Per Thorbøll from UNI-C (YAD) talks about a hybrid Single Sign On solution that
is used by potentially several hundred thousand users throughout the whole educational sector in
Next talk was really "Sympa"
Check it out youreselves
We must not forget the technical staff who (since the power blackout during the opening session) did
a great job. If you are not aware, the whole thing
has been transmitted by video streaming.
See it yourselves at the TERENA site.
Per Thorbøll talking to participants who represent other approaches to Single Sign On.
In the evening, the TERENA president, Dorte Olesen, had time for a
drink with the Danish colleagues
before rushing off to some other meeting.