TERENA Networking Conference 2004 in Rhodes (day 3)

Wednesday morning's session was chaired by a very well-known face at TERENA conferences: Claudio Allocchio

And first item was...

where Vijay Kumar told how MIT made all materials available to the world through Open Courseware.

Erik Huizer was much more cheerful than he looks in this picture. A dazzling presentation of some of the copyright issues that makes a lot of internet-based content delivery illegal, spiced up with a lot of good examples.

You have to be inside the networking community to find a session called "Optical II" very appealing. Nevertheless, a lot of us found our way to the auditorium (sorry: amphitheatre) for this session, chaired by Victor Reijs.

Bill St. Arnaud presented a system where the users can, themselves, configure a lightpath from A to B. As a small country, we can only dream of such a thing!

David Salmon about UK Light

Stanislav Sima about deployment of dark fibre in the Czech Republic.

After lunch, Bob Riddle (belonging to the Internet 2 gang) talked about an emerging "greedy" application: Digital Video

David Simonsen, from UNI-C (yet another dane) was also trying to preserve a memorable moment for posterity...

Next, Brian Martin...

...who mentioned, among other interesting advances, two recent experiments done in cooperation with the danish research network, Forskningsnettet

This was probably the single most shown photo in the conference: The LHC ring at CERN, but as long as some new text is put on the slide as well, we never get bored, even when we see it for the fourth time around.

Others have learned the lesson from the CERN guys: just present an aerial photo to illustrate that is indeed mega-science. Here, it is the radio astronomer...

Steve Parsley, ...

...whose colleagues may fill up almost any network. We love them!

The session about greedy applications was chaired by Jean-Paul le Guigner.

Martin Bech