14-18 March 2016
Hotel Novotel
Africa/Dakar timezone
Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities
Home > Contribution List

Presentations and Papers

Displaying 22 contributions out of 22
Track: Network Design and Operation
The accessibility of the Web pages relies on the services of the Domain Name System (DNS) through their servers around the world. The Domain Name System is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers and network services. The main service of the DNS consists to translate the domain names using by humans to the numerical ip addresses needed for the purpose of computers and others se ... More
Presented by Dr. Frédéric OUEDRAOGO
Session: PLENARY SESSION II – Paper Presentations
Track: Innovation in Research and Education Networks
This paper aims to describe the results of close collaboration between the Brazilian NREN, RNP, and the research community in Brazil, in the joint development of advanced Internet services. This collaboration has a long history – several of the community members involved in the recent development activities described here were already actively involved in the deployment of the first academic net ... More
Presented by Rafael VALLE on 17 Mar 2016 at 14:00
Presented by Ms. Cathrin STÖVER on 17 Mar 2016 at 15:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION I – Paper Presentations
Track: NREN Business and Governance Models
**1. Introduction** National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) exist in most countries. They all provide services to – minimally - the higher educational sector, some provide services well beyond that. NRENs come in many different organisational models, from departments of a ministry to independent companies. All NRENs however are challenged to provide the right services to their c ... More
Presented by Mr. Bram PEETERS on 17 Mar 2016 at 11:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION II – Paper Presentations
Track: Innovation in Research and Education Networks
ABSTRACT: The world has witnessed the birth of a new era – The digital information age. This global age of information technology is sweeping through the globe improving connectivity, adding intelligence to networks and generating big data, but its impact on research and sustainable development in sub-sahara Africa is minimal if not non-existent. This paper introduces Cloud Infrastructure ha ... More
Presented by Mr. Babatunde OMOGBAI on 17 Mar 2016 at 14:20
Presented by Mr. Yaovi ATOHOUN on 17 Mar 2016 at 16:00
Presented by Mr. Steve SONG on 18 Mar 2016 at 10:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION V – Paper Presentations
Track: Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration
This e-readiness Survey is conducted by Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) among Tanzanian higher learning institutions to establish the preparedness of those institutions in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The survey focuses in achieving the actual capability of each and every individual institutions readiness in the use ICT in education. The E-read ... More
Presented by Mr. Stephan MGAYA on 18 Mar 2016 at 11:50
Session: PLENARY SESSION IV – Paper Presentations
Track: Innovation in Research and Education Networks
**1. Motivations and awareness about the need for environment monitoring:** We present ongoing research and education in environment monitoring targeting several African countries and discuss how RENs could support the emerging virtual research and education communities involved in environment oriented research with large socio-econoic impact. The need for environment monitoring is well documen ... More
Presented by Prof. Björn PEHRSON on 18 Mar 2016 at 09:40
Session: PLENARY SESSION III – Paper Presentations
Track: Online Teaching and Learning
**Background** Public Health deals with combined efforts to promote a healthy population, prolong life and prevent a population from diseases. People's Open Access Education Initiative: Peoples-uni (Pu) was established to build capacity in public health in low-income and middle-income countries. Being a full online program, it gives students around the world the opportunity to study and attain ... More
Presented by Mrs. Sophia OSAWE on 17 Mar 2016 at 17:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION II – Paper Presentations
Track: Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration
Contemporary research relies on the ability to communicate efficiently and share storage and computational resources, as well as algorithms and data, between research groups on national, regional and global levels. The presentation will discuss e-Infrastructure development aspects at different organizational levels. Coherent development of national-level e-Infrastructures in terms of networkin ... More
Presented by Dr. Ognjen PRNJAT on 17 Mar 2016 at 14:40
Session: PLENARY SESSION IV – Paper Presentations
Track: Network Design and Operation
Abstract – WACREN meeting The purpose of this presentation is manyfold :- a) Give a brief overview of Internet Number Resources(INR) and AFRINIC's role in its management b) status of resource pool -IPv4 c) Is there a need for IPv6 and why d) NRENs - AFRINIC resource members? e) Describe membership process for NRENs f) Discounts offered by AFRINIC g) Overview of some AFRINIC services
Presented by Mrs. MAdhvi GOKOOL on 18 Mar 2016 at 09:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION III – Paper Presentations
Track: Online Teaching and Learning
Generations of lecturers have been bothered by the perpetual question: “What should my students learn for being best prepared for their future?” – Lecturers with different backgrounds will give different answers. Fact is, all lecturers have the objective to prepare their students in the best possible way to find suitable work after graduation. This discussion raises the general question ... More
Presented by Prof. Margareth GFRERER on 17 Mar 2016 at 16:30
Session: PLENARY SESSION I – Paper Presentations
Track: NREN Business and Governance Models
For several years the subject of business models for national research and education networks (NRENs) has been at the center of discussions in the NREN community. Research and many business leaders agree that business models offer a better way of predicting business success rather than industry classifications. A business model describes the logic of how a firm creates values for its clients and f ... More
Presented by Mr. Tiwonge BANDA on 17 Mar 2016 at 11:40
Session: PLENARY SESSION I – Paper Presentations
Track: NREN Business and Governance Models
NRENs not only serve closed user groups on a not-for-profit base, but also on a not-for-loss basis. The primary customer base of NRENs consists of research and higher education institutions and the NREN often have to compete for the provision of Internet services with large monopolists or (even larger) commercial companies. Emerging NRENs more than often face challenges to convince government and ... More
Presented by Dr. Robert JANZ on 17 Mar 2016 at 11:20
Session: PLENARY SESSION V – Paper Presentations
Track: Online Teaching and Learning
Atmospheric processes largely are described by the laws of physics and chemistry, which can be demonstrated by well-tested models. The quest for improved delivery in teaching of University-level courses in physical meteorology (atmospheric thermodynamics, radiation and optics, cloud physics and chemistry), has brought to fore demands for the introduction of such experimental models as instructiona ... More
Presented by Mr. Adewale AJAO on 18 Mar 2016 at 12:10
Presented by Dr. Francis TUSUBIRA on 17 Mar 2016 at 12:00
Session: PLENARY SESSION V – Paper Presentations
Track: Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration
Several regional scholars recognize the potential Research and Education Networks (RENs) hold to transform the ways researchers connect, communicate and collaborate -- essential enabling conditions to build world class research institutions, solve regional problems, and ultimately impact national economies (Taylor and Abbott, 2015). The expectations for the West and Central African Research and Ed ... More
Presented by Dr. Donna OTI on 18 Mar 2016 at 11:30
Session: PLENARY SESSION V – Paper Presentations
Track: Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) and Mobility
The platform of the VPC (Virtual Private Clouds) is a protected general-purpose access by means of the VPN-IPSec tunnels. It gives to the education systems the opportunity to mutualize data, resources, services and information. The mobile stations in the VPC brings a great flexibility regarding the present needs of mobility for users. However, the development of the mobile terminals in the VPC gen ... More
Presented by Dr. Issa TRAORE on 18 Mar 2016 at 12:30
Presented by Dr. Timothy KELLY on 17 Mar 2016 at 17:30
Session: PLENARY SESSION IV – Paper Presentations
Track: Network Design and Operation
Networks are vital to research disciplines. Collaboration and data mobility rely heavily on network infrastructure and almost always cross administrative domains. Ensuring that things are operating well, on an end-to-end basis, is critical. Monitoring within a single domain is a common and accepted practice ; cross-domain performance monitoring is difficult to do with traditional tools. perf ... More
Presented by Mr. Antoine DELVAUX on 18 Mar 2016 at 09:20