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    • Executable Infrastructure for Regional Collaboration 

      Becker, Bruce (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      E-Infrastructure has, over the years, proven its worth in enabling scientific collaboration, even at regional and global scales. The adoption of common platforms such as HPC, data management, etc has made sharing of ...
    • Identity Management in SCIFI 

      Magalhães, Luiz Claudio Schara (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      SCIFI is a system for building large scale wireless networks. It is comprised of a open source software controller, replacement firmware for off-the-shelf wireless routers based on OpenWRT, two identity management systems, ...
    • Data Repositories and Science Gateways for Open Science 

      Barbera, Roberto (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      The steep decrease of costs of large/huge-bandwidth Wide Area Networks has fostered in the recent years the spread and the uptake of the Grid Computing paradigm and the distributed computing ecosystem has become even more ...
    • Building National and Regional Cybersecurity Competences through the UbuntuNet Alliance NRENS 

      Ndiwalana, Ali; Tusubira, Francis F. (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Over the last 20 years, it has become routine in the more technologically developed countries to recognise what is considered critical infrastructure – infrastructure that, if damaged or knocked out would have serious ...
    • How to quadruple the reach and value of your NREN 

      Fleming, Mary (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Australia and Africa have much in common – vast distances, sparse population, heat, rain and of course the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). AARNet Pty Ltd (AARNet) is the Australian Research and Education Network in Australia ...
    • Building Institutional Repositories in Sudan: Keys to Success 

      Abdelrahman, Iman Abuel Maaly (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      An Institutional Repository (IR) is a set of services that a university offers to its community members for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by its researchers and staff members. IR establishment ...
    • National Research and Education Networks to support Healthcare: The Brazilian Telemedicine University Network RUTE 

      Lopes, Paulo Roberto de Lima; Simões da Silva, Nelson; Coury, Wilson Biancardi; Ribeiro Filho, José Luiz; Caetano, Daniel; Machado, Patricia Almeida; Moraes, Max Pereira; Meireles, Luan Azeredo; Brito, Thiago Delevidove de Lima Verde; Messina, Luiz Ary; Pisa, Ivan Torres; Haddad, Ana Estela; Al-Shorbaji, Nagib (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Motivation: National Research and Education Networks NRENs world wide are expanding capacities, forming Academic Telehealth Community Collaboration of health scientists, bridging Science, Technology, Innovation, Education, ...
    • Support to Emerging NRENs 

      Stöver, Cathrin (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      The UbuntuNet Alliance and the AfricaConnect project have led to the creation of various NRENs in Southern and Eastern Africa. Success stories of newly created NRENs can be found, for example, in Zambia or Uganda. But there ...
    • Multi-conference rooms: architectural and technological view 

      Roesler, Valter; Coelho, Luiz; Longoni, Guilherme; Cecagno, Felipe; Ciuffo, Leandro; Duarte, Renato (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Meeting rooms, as well as classrooms, can be transformed in multimedia spaces that amplify collaboration and education. Computers, projectors, large displays, videoconference systems and wi-fi networks are examples of ...
    • Virtual Research Environment for value-added services in national and regional NRENs: case studies 

      Prnjat, Ognjen; Liabotis, Ioannis; Kanellopoulos, Christos (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Case studies are presented for the role of national and regional NRENs beyond connectivity, encompassing computing (grid, cloud and High-Performance computing) services and big data management services. The case studies ...
    • Eduroam implementation: Case Study Kenyatta University 

      Njue, Maureen Wanja (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Kenya Education Network, (KENET), is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya. KENET is licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) as a not-for-profit operator serving the education and ...
    • Building a Cyber Security Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the NREN Community – The case of KENET CERT 

      Muia, Peter; Kashorda, Meoli; Aseda, Kennedy; Osure, Ronald; Njau, Martin (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Kenya through the regulator, Communications Authority (CA) has setup a national Cyber Security Emergency Response Team (KE-CIRT). This national CERT in Kenya has several sector CERTs with the Kenya Education Network (KENET) ...
    • Managing Science and Technology: the Mozambican Ecosystem 

      Muhlanga, Marangaze Munhepe; Lima, Solange Rito; Massingue, Venâncio; Ferriera, João Nuno (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      The Current Research Information System (CRIS) emerges as an embracing paradigm for managing the multitude of Science and Technology (S&T) components and players. Instantiating its concepts and directives in the S&T ...
    • Useful Flexibilities for African Regional Research and Education Networks 

      Martin, Duncan H. (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      The UbuntuNet Alliance is conceived of as an association of NRENs in a given region. The hierarchy Institutions → NRENs → Regional RENs characterises what may be called “the standard REN model”. Regional RENs provide transit ...
    • Learning from Somalia and Ethiopia – the NREN as a tool for Building National Expertise: A co-authorship between SomaliREN and the World Bank 

      Firestone, Rachel (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Countries in the process of developing their ICT ecosystem often face the challenge of end users lacking the skills and information necessary for using the new technological service to its full capacity. States recovering ...
    • Structuring and implementing the Brazilian Academic Cloud: strategy, modelling, challenges and services 

      Ribeiro Filho, José Luiz; Nunes, Antônio Carlos Fernandes; Nobuyoshi Dos Santos Makino, Ricardo; Barreto Araújo, Gorgonio; Machado Leopoldino Martins, Graciela; De Oliveira Guimarães, Leandro Marcos (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      This paper presents an overview of the strategies currently adopted by some National Research and Education Networks (NREN) to implement and offer scientific cloud computing services. It describes the constraints, opportunities ...
    • Implementing perfSONAR in the South African National Research and Education Network 

      Draai, Kevin; Mooi, Roderick (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      The South African National Research Network (SANReN) serves over 1 million users who expect high performance. To ensure optimal operation, rapid detection and correction of abnormalities is crucial. PerfSONAR is a network ...
    • Achieving Smart Resource Management for Better Disaster Management using Space-based Technology in Lowershire Basin, Malawi 

      Chilonga, Donnex (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Advancements in new geo-spatial technologies across the globe are seen as a way to advance the decision-making process of first responders before and after a disaster. Unstructured disaster information and an infrastructure ...
    • Question Banks: A tool for improving Higher Education Assessment across National Resource Networks: The Polytechnic of Malawi case study 

      Chilivumbo, Chifundo (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      Question Banks are used to increase the access to quality material for assessing the students in institutions of higher learning. A good question bank which is in line with the learning orientated assessment framework, ...
    • Videoconferencing-as-a-Service for African NRENs 

      Bristow, Robert; Muia, Peter; Hoy, Geoff; Kashorda, Meoli (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2015-11)
      This paper describes recent developments in the capability of Videoconferencing and the associated opportunities for a shared videoconferencing offering for African NRENs. The improvements in inter-African network capacity, ...