Mar 14 – 18, 2016
Hotel Novotel
Africa/Dakar timezone
Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities

WACREN is organizing its 2nd Annual Conference hosted by the Senegal Research and education Network (snRER).  

This year's conference brings together policy and decision makers, researchers, network managers, collaboration specialists, identity and access management experts, and connectivity and equipment providers from across Africa and the rest of the world. 

Held at the Novotel Hotel, Dakar, on 17-18 March 2016, the conference is preceeded by a series of workshops promoting e-Infrastructure development and open science in Africa.

The 2nd TANDEM National and Regional Conferences and AfricaConnect2 coordination meetings are also colocated with the conference in a week of activities commencing on 14 March 2016

The main theme of the conference is: "Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities", with the following sub-themes:

  • Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) and Mobility
  • NREN Business and Governance Models
  • Innovation in R&E Networks
  • Network Design and Operation
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration

Hotel Novotel
Saly 1
Avenue Abdoulaye Fadiga, Dakar 18524, Senegal

Authors of selected papers who are not able to get full sponsorship from their organizations to attend the conference, may be supported for travel and/or accommodation, subject to availability of resources (for maximum one author per paper).