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					TERENA GA                                Claudio Allocchio

       The TERENA Technical
            Claudio Allocchio
            VP Technical Programme
            TERENA General Assembly
            Prague, 24-25 October 2002
TERENA GA                                                     Claudio Allocchio

                 Terms of Reference
  The scope of the TERENA Technical Programme is:
  • To supports joint European work in developing, evaluating,
    testing, integrating and promoting new networking, middleware
    and application technologies.
  • To bring together technical specialists from TERENA member
    organisations and the wider European research networking
  • To organise topical workshops and ad-hoc meetings to exchange
    experiences and information, and to plan for joint activities.
  • To liaises with similar activities in other continents.
TERENA GA                                      Claudio Allocchio

            Terms of Reference (2)
  Inside the Technical Programme we have the
  •   Technical Advisory Council,
  •   TERENA Technical Committee,
  •   a number of Special Interest Areas,
  •   Task Forces,
  •   Projects.
TERENA GA                                                        Claudio Allocchio

       Technical Advisory Council
    The TAC consists of representatives of the
      TERENA member organisations (= the senior
      technical managers of those organisations), the
      Task Force leaders, the VP Technical
      Programme, the Chief Technical Officer and
      the Secretary General.
    The TAC is a main instrument for the TERENA member
      organisations to steer the direction of the technical work under the
      TERENA umbrella.
TERENA GA                                             Claudio Allocchio

       Technical Advisory Council
    The TAC meets at least once a year to:
    • Review the progress of the Technical Programme
    • Advise on the future direction of the Technical
    • Propose new initiatives
    • Exchange information about networking activities
    • Propose TTC members
    At least once every two years, the TAC also reviews the
      Special Interest Areas (done on Monday June 3rd
    A stronger role for the TAC all year round?
TERENA GA                                     Claudio Allocchio

   TERENA Technical Committee
    The TTC co-ordinates and supervises the
      Technical Programme. It has the functions to:
    • Create and dissolve Task Forces
    • Consider project proposals and recommend to
      the TEC whether they should be approved as
      TERENA projects and, if applicable, whether
      they should receive TERENA funding
    • Assess the progress of Task Forces and projects
TERENA GA                                                    Claudio Allocchio

   TERENA Technical Committee
    The current composition of the TTC is:
    •   Claudio Allocchio - VP Technical Programme
    •   Roberto Barbera - GRID
    •   David Chadwick - Directories
    •   Christoph Graf - Security
    •   Dimitrios Kalogeras - High Speed Networking
    •   Olav Kvittem - Diffserv and Quality of Service
    •   Ton Verschuren - Middleware
    •   John Dyer - Chief Technical Officer
    •   Valentino Cavalli - acting Chief Technical Officer
    •   Karel Vietsch - Secretary General
    Liaison with US-MACE Committee:
    • Brian Gilmore
TERENA GA                                     Claudio Allocchio

            Special Interest Areas
    The TEC may create a maximum of six
     Special Interest Areas, usually based on
     the recommendation of the TAC. The
     Special Interest Areas
    • determine the focus of the TERENA Technical
    • offer a forum for discussion and exchange of
    • provide a platform for creating new Task
      Forces and projects
TERENA GA                                             Claudio Allocchio

            Special Interest Areas
    The current Special Interest Areas (June 2002) are:
    • Lower Layers (IPv6, MPLS, VPNs etc.)
    • Quality of Service (including DiffServ)
    • Videoconferencing and Streaming (Including IP
    • Content Delivery, Indexing and Searching
    • Middleware
    • Mobility
    • In addition, Grid and Campus
      coordination across the SIAs
TERENA GA                                                  Claudio Allocchio

            Task Forces and Projects
  A Task Force is a focused group with a specific charter, which
    defines its objectives, its lifetime and the deliverables that the
    group will produce

  A Minor Project is a limited activity that produces specific
    deliverables within a few months and that is (partially)
    funded directly from TERENA‟s own resources

  A Major Project is a larger activity covering a longer period.
    Major projects are funded by additional contributions from
    TERENA member organisations and possibly other sources

  An External Project is an activity in which TERENA staff
    members themselves take an active part and that is co-funded
    by third parties such as the EU
TERENA GA                                                          Claudio Allocchio

             Lower Layers and QoS
    TF-NGN investigates the suitability of advanced networking
      technologies for future implementation in research networks in
      Europe. The work includes the piloting of new services on

    Very active Task Force with a large membership and a large number
      of activity areas; the updated list of activities is in tune with the
      GÉANT roadmap for year 3 and includes:
    •   intra/inter-domain Network Monitoring Infrastructure including the
        definition and organisation of a Performance Emergency Response Team
    •   Optical developments
    •   Multicast
    •   IPv6 deployment
    •   Support for Layer 2 VPNs
TERENA GA                                                               Claudio Allocchio

              Lower Layers and QoS
                              6NET project
    Very large FP5 project for a large-scale international IPv6 testbed.
      January 2002 – December 2004. Total estimated budget 17 million

    More than 30 participants, the consortium was extended with the
      national research networks of Hungary, Poland and the Czech
      Republic and ETRI, Korea.
    •   Latest news: Full IPv6 test network operational, tests are being scheduled
        now. Project review in Paris on 30 October 2002

    TERENA‟s role:
    •   Leading the workpackage on dissemination and exploitation of results
    •   Maintaining the 6NET website (IPv6 enabled):
    •   Organising workshops (Joint 6NET-Euro6IX workshop, Limerick 5 June
        2002, next one May-June 2003)
TERENA GA                                                            Claudio Allocchio

              Lower Layers and QoS
                            6LINK project
    Small accompanying measure in FP5 to support the IPv6
      cluster activities. March 2002 – February 2005. Total
      estimated budget 1 million euro.

    Project partners are:
    BT Exact, Telscom, T-Nova, University of Southampton, Consulintel,
      University College London, Polytechnical University of Madrid,
      Motorola, DANTE, TERENA, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    TERENA‟s role is very small: 1 man-month per year
    •   Contribution to IPv6 Cluster meeting, next one 6 November 2002

TERENA GA                                                            Claudio Allocchio

              Lower Layers and QoS
                         TEQUILA project
    FP5 project to specify, implement and test a set of service definition
      and traffic engineering tools to obtain QoS guarantees across IP
      networks. Total estimated budget 5.9 million euro. January 2000 –
      June 2002, extended until October 2002.

    Project participants are:
    Alcatel, Algosystems, France Telecom R&D, Global Crossing, University of
       Surrey, IMEC, NTU Athens, University College London. TERENA is
       assistant contractor to UCL.

    TERENA‟s role:
    •   Maintaining the TEQUILA website:
    •   Organising workshops (last one in Maastricht on 14-15 May 2002)
TERENA GA                                                         Claudio Allocchio

             Lower Layers and QoS
                         SCAMPI project
    Large FP5 project to develop a SCAlable Monitoring Platform for the
      Internet. April 2002 – September 2004. Total estimated budget 5.5
      million euro.

    Project participants are:
    TERENA, IMEC, FORTH, Leiden University, Netikos, UNINETT, CESNET,
      FORTHNET, 4PLUS, Siemens

    TERENA‟s role:
    •   Project co-ordinator
    •   Leading the workpackage on project management and dissemination
    •   Maintaining the SCAMPI website
    •   Organising workshops (1st Workshop will be held in Amsterdam in
        January 2003)
TERENA GA                                          Claudio Allocchio

    Videoconferencing and Streaming
    IP telephony
    • Last meeting combined with TF-STREAM in Limerick
      on 2 June 2002
    • Great interest in TERENA coordinating the production
      of an IP Telephony Cookbook
    • Major project proposal submitted to TTC in
      September 2003
TERENA GA                                                       Claudio Allocchio

     Videoconferencing and Streaming
              IP Telephony Cokbook Project (1)
    Project objectives:
    •   overview of available technologies and trends for the near future
    •   models / scenarios for deploying IP telephony and building a IP
        Telephony infrastructure
    •   guidelines on
         – IP Telephony protocols and basic services set up
         – how to set-up advanced services
         – how to connect an IP Telephony island to a wider “dialing plan”
    •   regulatory and legal aspects
    •   experiences on interoperability of IP Telephony equipment
    •   information about IP telephony projects in Europe
TERENA GA                                                       Claudio Allocchio

   Videoconferencing and Streaming
            IP Telephony Cokbook Project (2)
    Cookbook contents:
    1.  Introduction
    2. Technology Background
    3. IP Telephony Scenarios
    4. Setting up Basic services
    5. Setting up Advanced Services (telephony-centric)
    6. Setting up Value-Added Service (additional to tel. services)
    7. Global telephony integration
    8. Regulatory / Legal considerations
    A) European IP Telephony Projects

    B)   IP Telephony Hardware/Software
TERENA GA                                                         Claudio Allocchio

   Videoconferencing and Streaming
             IP Telephony Cokbook Project (3)
    Main partners:
    •   University of Pisa, TZI University of Bremen, FhG Fokus
    Project contributors:
    •   CESNET, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, GRNET, SURFnet
    Project size:
    •   11 months duration with a total of 11 person-months.
    •   Requested financial contribution 64,800 Eur
    TTC (September 2002) recommended:
    •   Relevant to Community needs
    •   Fund as major project with 10 kEUR funding from TERENA and
        remaining funding from number of other parties
TERENA GA                                                              Claudio Allocchio

                       Security: TF-CSIRT
    TF-CSIRT provides a platform for information exchange and
      collaboration between Computer Security Incident Response
      Teams from NRENs, industry and government. Very active Task
      Force with a large membership. Some 30 CSIRTs actively
      participate, meetings have some 50 attendees. Latest meeting held
      in Syros, GR on 26-27 September 2002 .

    Ongoing activities include:
    •   The task force has established a working group on best-current-practice
        in CSIRTs to assist in the establishment of new CSIRTs
    •   Clearinghouse for incident handling
    •   IODEF Pilot Project results expected at the end of 2002 (
TERENA GA                                                      Claudio Allocchio

     Security: Trusted Introducer pilot service
    TI provides a form of accreditation of CSIRTs, thereby assisting the
       development of a „Web of Trust‟. Currently 30 CSIRTs accredited
       and 79 listed.

    The Trusted Introducer continues as a permanent service starting
      from 1 September 2002, with TERENA continuing to provide
      clearinghouse function.

    A meeting of accredited CSIRTs was organised in Syros, Greece on 26
      September 2002 .
TERENA GA                                                               Claudio Allocchio

                Security: TRANSITS project
    FP5 project to provide TRAining of Network Security Incident Teams Staff.
       Started on 1 July 2002, will run for 3 years. Total estimated budget
       250,000 euro.

    Will develop and maintain course materials to train staff members of new
       CSIRTs and new staff members of existing CSIRTs. EU funding covers
       logistics costs, expenses of teachers and includes small budget to support
       participants from “poor” countries.

    Project participants are TERENA and UKERNA

    Scheduled Training Courses:
    •   Oegstgeest, the Netherlands from 31 October – 1 November 2002
    •   Warsaw, Poland from 27-28 May 2003
TERENA GA                                                                      Claudio Allocchio

    TF-LSD investigates the usability of LDAPv3 as a base for a wide
      range of Internet services
    A proposal for extending and/or re-chartering and/or merging with TF-
       AACE will be discussed at the next meeting in Stockholm on 27 November
    •   Work on deliverables continuing until re-chartering
    Project “Adding Certificate Retrieval to OpenLDAP”
    •   Progressing on schedule and approaching now final deliverables and results
    Project “DEEP2 Schema for the European Academia” (EuroEduPerson)
    •   First result of Questionnaire currently being analysed, more responses will be
        accepted until TF-LSD meeting in November 2002
    Project “Directory Schema Registry”
    •   Contract started on 1 August 2002, will run for 12 months
TERENA GA                                                             Claudio Allocchio

            Authentication and authorisation
    TF-AACE, the Task Force for Authentication, Authorisation
      Coordination for Europe was officially established in April 2002.
      The next meeting will be in Stockholm on 27 November 2002,
      preceded by a TF-AACE workshop on 26 November and followed
      by the Nordic GNOMIS workshop on 28-29 November.
    Work items include:
    •   Defining interoperability requirements for European academic PKIs,
        including guidelines for PKI deployment at NRENs
    •   Defining common requirements for inter-institutional authentication and
        authorisation, providing a framework for harmonising NREN initiatives
    •   Investigation/comparison of use of hierarchical and bridge PKI/CA and
        making recommendation for European NRENs
TERENA GA                                                    Claudio Allocchio

    Architecture to support “roaming” of students
     between different NRENs
    • Chartering new TERENA task force
    • Meeting on 28 October 2002, Amsterdam
    Proposed Work
    • Study available AuthN & AuthZ techniques
        – Web-based, RADIUS+802.1x, VPNs
    • Study support of next generation equipment for MobileIP (v4 and
    • Set up a test bed for inter-NREN AuthN & AuthZ
    • Liaise with TF-AACE and TF-NGN
TERENA GA                                                               Claudio Allocchio

                      SEEREN project
    Large FP5 Accompanying Measure to support South-Eastern
      European Research & Education Networking. Fall 2002 + 18
      months. Total estimated budget about 1.3 million euro.
    Project participants:
    GRNET (Co-ordinator), HUNGARNET, RoEduNet, DANTE, TERENA
    Subcontractors are NRENs of:
    Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYROM, FRY
    TERENA`s role:
    •   Contribute to analyse technical & operational requirements (0.09 PM up
        to month 3)
    •   Contribute to dissemination activities, brochures, workshops, liaisons
        (1.13 PM)
TERENA GA                                    Claudio Allocchio

    • TERENA staff and TTC closely following
      developments, e.g. in Global Grid Forum and
      events (iGRID 2002), exchanging information
      and knowledge
    • TERENA disseminating information to bridge
      the GRID and the European research
      networking community
    • Proposing to participate in FP6 GRID
      initiatives as a major dissemination partner
      (see also slides on new activities)
TERENA GA                                      Claudio Allocchio

   Guide to Network Resource Tools
    • A completely revised, modularly structured
      new edition of the GNRT is currently being
    • Many sections are available for review, a few
      sections are being prepared now
    • First preview expected end 2002
    • … maybe a new title if we publish again the
TERENA GA                              Claudio Allocchio

                 ".eu" TLD
    We discussed at the TEC about the
     involvement that TERENA should have
     into the management of the coming ".eu"

    We strongly believe that TERENA role
     should be to represent the R&E
     community into its Policy Board.
TERENA GA                                  Claudio Allocchio

            Activities in FP6
    • GRID, Dissemination activity
    • Optical networking testbed, Co-ordination
      and dissemination activities
    • Network of Excellence, Co-ordination…
TERENA GA                                                             Claudio Allocchio

                        FP6 - EGEE
     What is EGEE ?
         An Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (III) to create and deploy Grid
           Technologies for e-Science and Industry

     • integrating Grid technological developments from across Europe;
     • establishing a Europe-wide Grid infrastructure for science and
       industry with a focus on heterogeneity and interoperability;
     • enabling the creation of e-Science applications from across the
       scientific and industrial spectrum;
     • ensuring the timely delivery of the project’s programme of work,
       guided by the needs of academic and industrial partners.
TERENA GA                                                Claudio Allocchio

                 FP6 - EGEE (2)
    Participants (up to now):
       Members from current Grid initiatives in Europe,
         Research bodies, Universities, NRENs, …
        ( check the Position Papers at: )
    TERENA proposed role:
        • Major Disseminating partner in the Consortium
        • A very good method to easily bridge between the
          TERENA TFs activities and results relevant to Grids
          (expecially Middleware) and the ongoing activities in
          the Grid projects
TERENA GA                                            Claudio Allocchio

               FP6 - EGEE (3)
    Where TERENA fits?

    EGEE proposes a large number of Dissemination
      Acitivites, both to the R&E community and to the
      SMEs, and more.

    TERENA will take over the training and dissemination
      activities to the R&E community, including the NRENs,
      Research Organisations and Univerisities,
      complementing the one towards the SMEs and more.
TERENA GA                                                  Claudio Allocchio

                 FP6 - EGEE (4)
    TTC and TEC recommend that TERENA takes part
      in the proposal, and joins the Consortium,
      partecipating as a contractor when the appropriate
      FP6 call is issued.
        • It follows the TAC and GA recommendation to be
          involved and closely follow Grid activities
        • It involves activities in line with the recommendation to
          "close the gap" between the Campus and End users and
          the NRENs activities
        • It contributes the large TERENA TFs know how to the
          other GRID active partners in a natural and "internal"
TERENA GA                                                Claudio Allocchio

                  FP6 - EGEE (5)
        Sending a declaration of intents to the EGEE coordinator
        (Fabrizio Gagliardi, CERN)
    Other questions:

    We need to see FP6 call in order to know the details.
TERENA GA                                                             Claudio Allocchio

                      FP6 - ASTON
     What is ASTON ?
          A project aimed to study the next generation of lower layers (mostly
            optical) networking, which also fits quite well into the future needs
            of GÉANT. Some activities fit into the III pictures, too.
     Activities :
     •   1. Building a pan-European testbed infrastructure
     •   2. Bandwidth on Demand (BoD)
     •   3. Optical circuit (packet) switching
     •   4. IP/Optical Network Management
     •   5. Transport at 40 - 80 Gbit/s and higher
     •   6. 10 Gbit/s Ethernet over long distances
TERENA GA                                     Claudio Allocchio

               FP6 - ASTON (2)
    GÉANT needs:
    •   10Gb Ethernet over long distance
    •   Simple layer2 provisioning
    •   Bandwidth on demand
    •   40Gb line-speed
    •   Integrate IP and Optical management
TERENA GA                                               Claudio Allocchio

              FP6 - ASTON (3)
    Participants (up to now):
       Members of TF-NGN, but interests expressed
         also from equipment providers (Juniper, Cisco,
         Alcatel), carriers and universities

    TERENA proposed role:
        • Project Coordination and Dissemination Activities
        • … but open for possible other Project Coordination
TERENA GA                                                Claudio Allocchio

              FP6 - ASTON (4)
    TTC and TEC recommend that ASTON project is a major
      interest of the TERENA community, and we should be
      ready to submit a FP6 proposal in the appropriate area as
      soon as this is possible.

    More over there is currently a significant momentum in this
     field, and, despite the problems in the Carriers industry
     which made ASTON focus change into a FP6 long term
     project, a very active group of TF-NGN members are
     already organising Work Packages and structuring the
TERENA GA                                                            Claudio Allocchio

                FP6 - ASTON (5)
        • TF-NGN Optical activities (leader Victor Reijs):
            • Bandwidth on Demand, (Michal Przybilsky, PSNC)
            • 10 GigE over long-distance, (Stanislav Sima, CESNET)
            • Transport at 40 - 80 Gbit/s and higher (Mauro Campanella GARR)

        • FP6 Research Networking Testsbeds (summer/fall
        • FP6 III (December 2002) for some activities like BoD
TERENA GA                                                                    Claudio Allocchio

                      FP6 - C2NRE2
     What is C2NRE2 ?
        The Expression of Interest which TERENA sent out immediately after the
          June 2002 GA, to declare its interest in creating and coordination
          Networks of Excellence.
        – To create proactive collaborations among European research
          organisations, campuses and top experts in the advanced networking
        – to create a “Network of Excellence” to pull together the top experts in the
          following areas:
               Lower Layers Technology (Ipv6, MPLS, VPNs, Optical,…)
               Quality of Service (DIFFserv, Premium Services,…)
               Video-Conferencing, Streaming and IP Telephony
               Content Delivery, Indexing and Searching (Portals, Semantic WEB,…)
               Middleware (Security, Authentication, Authorisation, …)
               Mobility (IP Roaming, Users’ Mobility,…)
               GRIDs
TERENA GA                                  Claudio Allocchio

            FP6 - C2NRE2 (2)
    TERENA proposed role:
        … exactly what its Terms of Reference are
         aimed to…
        And to cluster a number of proposals for
         NoE which just cover one specific field,
         and overlaps with the existing TERENA
         TFs and activities (examples in optical
         networking, Middleware,…)
TERENA GA                                   Claudio Allocchio

            FP6 - C2NRE2 (3)
     TTC and TEC believes that the NoE are a
      quite good instrument to enhance the
      already ongoing activities in the TERENA
      SIAs, extending their penetration inside the
      campuses and research organisations, as
      suggested also by the GA and TAC
      discussion in June 2002.
TERENA GA                                               Claudio Allocchio

              FP6 - C2NRE2 (4)
        Still a number of details being investigated;
        Taking contacts with "single field" NoE proposals wich
          are being made public;
TERENA GA                Claudio Allocchio


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