12-16 June 2016
Prague. Chec Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

TNC 2016: *Building the Internet of People*

From the start of the Internet, well over 30 years ago, NRENs have been in the business of building network infrastructure, not only to connect campuses to each other and to the rest of the internet, but also to connect people belonging to many different communities worldwide. Not only do NRENs provide the basic network infrastructure on which research and education, big science and big data are built, they also address the requirements of ever-increasing and diverse communities of end users in areas as diverse as trust, security, identity, and a wide range of tools for collaboration.

With the TNC16 Call for Proposals we invite you to explore the challenges that the research and education networking community faces while continuing to build the internet of people. Submissions are sought for a single presentation or a full session that attempt to answer, but are not limited to answering questions such as:

 *   What is needed to further satisfy the changing research and
   education user needs?
 *   How can NRENs best cope with the changing landscape of funding and
   security requirements?
 *   What roles in the area of cloud services are, and are not,
   suitable for an NREN?
 *   How can developed and developing NRENs more closely collaborate
   with each other, on a regional, European and global scale?
 *   Which advances in technology are hot, and relevant for the NRENs,
   in 2016 and beyond?

*Other ways to participate*

 * *Meeting proposa*l - If you wish to organise a meeting or workshop
   immediately before, after or around TNC16, please contact
   <tnc16@lists.geant.org> before 15 January 2016.
 * * Lightning talks* (Round 1) – midnight CET, 12 February 2016 -
   Please indicate on your single presentation submission if it could
   be considered as a lightning talk proposal as well.
 * * Lightning talks* (Round 2), *posters*, *full papers* – midnight
   CEST, 15 April 2016 - Announcement for the call will be sent out in
   February 2016.
 * *Sponsorship* - For information please contact
 * *Demonstrations and exhibits* - companies or projects wishing to
   participate should contact: <tnc16@lists.geant.org>

*About TNC*

TNC is the largest and most prestigious annual networking conference for higher education and research in Europe, with around 650 participants. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.

Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists, parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research and education networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

*Further Information*
See more detailed information about the Call for Papers, topics and guidelines on the TNC16 website:

If you have any questions concerning the conference website please contact: <aai@geant.org>
Concerning all non-technical questions please contact: <tnc16@lists.geant.org>

We look forward to seeing you in Prague in 2016!

Gyöngyi Horváth
and the TNC16 Event Team

Prague. Chec Republic