WACREN is organizing its 3rd Annual Conference and 4th Annual General Meeting on 30-31 March 2017, hosted by the Ivoirian Research and Education Network (RITER).
This year's conference brings together policy and decision makers, scientists, researchers, network managers, collaboration specialists, e-learning, identity and access management experts, and connectivity and equipment providers from across Africa and the rest of the world.
The conference will take place on on 30-31 March 2017 and is preceeded by two workshops on cybersecurity and engagement with librarians as interfaces with the end-users.
An AfricaConnect2 meeting, a joint MAGIC/TANDEM/Sci-GaIA workshop and the Final Event of the TANDEM project are also colocated with the conference in a week of activities commencing on 27 March 2017 with the workshops and ending on 31 March 2017 with the WACREN AGM.
The main theme of the conference is: "Catalyzing Quality Higher Education and Research", with the following sub-themes:
1. Advanced networks, applications and services (SDN, Cloud services, NOCaaS, .....)
2. Trust, Identity and Security
3. NRENs and communities: Business models, Communities of Practice, Use cases and Collaboration
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and exciting social events. Each event offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the local culture and network with fellow attendees.
We look forward to seeing you in Abidjan, on the Ebrié Lagoon!