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GÉANT Project Symposium 2023
GÉANT Project Symposium 2023

The GEANT Project Symposium Programme Committee welcomes proposals that support the overall objectives (see homepage) of this event. 
All submissions will be reviewed by the Symposium 2023 Programme Committee.  We do not support any remote contributions as the conference is an in-person event and all project members are invited to attend this event.

Lightning Talks

SUBMISSION CLOSES: Friday 15 September

Lightning Talk proposals on any relevant topic for the plenary audience at the Symposium.  Lightning Talks should be 5 minutes and 5 minutes only, and focus on one idea, thought or challenge that the audience should take away.  We encourage participants to be creative and think outside the box for lightning talk topics: are you using a great new tool other workpackages  could benefit from?  Do you have an idea for how NRENs can better meet Sustainable Development Goals? Have you developed a new training approach that other workpackages could utilise? Do you have a great idea to shake up planning for the next phase of the GN5 project? 

The lightning talks will be presented in a plenary session one after the other, so think how you and your idea can stand out.

Parallel Sessions

SUBMISSION CLOSES: Friday 15 September

Parallel Sessions will take place on 13 Wednesday December. These sessions will be discussions based on a pitch given in the morning to the audience. Topics should be of interest to all areas and work packages – for example data spaces, data sovereignty, agile development, training certification etc.
Parallel sessions should be discussion lead rather than presentation led and are not suitable for hybrid set-up (no VC will be provided).
Each parallel session submitter will ALSO be expected to give a lightning talk “pitch” to the plenary room on Wednesday morning. This should sell your session to the audience and give a clear reason why they should attend. Submitters will be invited to write up their session and ideas as a blogpost after the meeting.

Side Meetings

SUBMISSION CLOSES: Friday 15 September

Side meetings are considered meetings up to 50 pax, and will be scheduled either on Tuesday 12 December (AM and PM) or Thursday 14 December (PM). Due to the session length and slots available, we encourage side meetings aimed at task-level discussions or cross-workpackage discussions. The date will be allocated by the organisers – clashes and logical meeting sequences will be taken into consideration.

  • The duration of each side meeting is 90 min.
  • All submitters will be notified in October 2023.

Please note that the organisers will not arrange VC equipment or any other type of setup – side meetings will NOT be hybrid as all participants are invited to the symposium. Basic equipment (screen, projector, sound) will be provided in the room. Organisers should use their own laptops for presentations.

Lightning Talks

THURSDAY 14 DEC, 09.00 – 10.30
Chairs: Chris Atherton, GÉANT / Tryfon Chiotis, GÉANT

Data Spaces – what do you need to know?
Annabel Grant, GÉANT
Do you keeping hearing about them and wondering what they are? How will they be used, governed, set-up and by when – and what does this mean for the GEANT community and project? Now’s the chance to find out.

What is the point of Marketing?

Karl Meyer, GÉANT
Within the context of the GÉANT Project where many of our services are either free at point of use or have a tightly defined and controlled audience base why do we need to undertake marketing? I’m not going to explain now because otherwise you won’t listen to me later so you’ll just have to wait and see!

Gender Equality Unplugged: Principles for Progress

Nicole Harris, GÉANT
How can we use gender equality principles to avoid a tick-box attitude to gender equality requirements in EC projects? This lightning talk will present the principles, but also show how small sparks of action have enabled us to make meaningful changes within the GÉANT organisation.

Standing on the shoulders of Argus

Ilona Podliashanyk, Sikt
In this lightning talk we will unravel the following pseudocode characterizing Argus:
software Argus is:
     input: myriads of alerts from different monitoring systems, clutter of many screens 
     output: easy data management, customizable filters, personalized notifications, automated ticket generation 

(Developed by Sikt, co-funded by GÉANT, in use with other NRENs) return one screen to rule them all.


Establishing a License for Your
Branko Marović, AMRES
A proper software license safeguards intellectual property, aligns with GÉANT’s IPR Policy, aids development, attracts users, clarifies usage terms, and signifies quality commitment. The WP9T2 and IPR Coordinator offer tools and expertise, streamlining license management for secure and legally sound software. Software Composition Analysis identifies dependencies and risks, while Software Licence Analysis matches licenses to constraints and preferences, ensuring compliance.

eduMEET 4.0: New Features, New Independence

Bartek Idzikowski, PSNC
The spin-out of our project-based video conferencing platform eduMEET into a
community-financed open-source software aligns with the release of its new version.
eduMEET v4 is completely re-built from scratch and with simplified code, more user-friendly, presenting many new features and a refreshed look & feel. In this LT we will present the new eduMEET, the opportunities it opens for our community, and a replicable example of successful service spin-out.

Your eAcademy

Dom Mayerl, GÉANT
This Lightning Talk will provide examples where the eAcademy has been used effectively and provided a wealth of knowledge to our community. It is a call to action to think about what material would be good to add to the online platform and encourage Work Packages to help build an even more beneficial eAcademy for our community in 2024.

Best Practices for Software Development
Bartosz Walter, PSNC
Software Process Improvement in the GÉANT project relies on the Common Best Practices (CBPs) framework. In this talk, you can hear how CBPs can help software development teams to improve and enhance their software projects and prepare products and services for the production PLM gates. By reusing our shared knowledge and experience, CBPs help make GÉANT a continuously learning community.

Breaking the boundaries of procurement
Garvan McFeeley, HEAnet 

In preparing for OCRE2024 tender we will be exceeding the design limits of our tender platform, the OJEU tender system and more besides. How will we get through this?

Cloud in action
David Heyns, GÉANT
A lightening review of the many compelling use cases submitted by European researchers, research infrastructures, and NRENs in response to the OCRE and EOSC Future adoption funding calls. This represents fascinating regional research and the highly innovative cloud-based services distributed via the GÉANT community that enable it.

University Virtual Labs on NMaaS

Vojdan Kjorveziroski, UKIM/MARNET 

In the latest phase of the project NMaaS has been extended to support a new use-case, deployment of virtual labs, targeted at the education community. Recognizing that hands-on virtual labs are a pillar of every successful university curriculum, this lightning talk focuses on the advantages provided to both university staff and students when NMaaS is used as a virtual labs platform.

Using chatbot for user support

Maciej Łabędzki, PSNC
Chatbots are computer programs that can simulate conversation with human users. They are increasingly being used in a variety of industries, including customer service, marketing, and education. There are many benefits to using chatbots, such as 24/7 service, quick answers to questions, and a more natural way for users to interact with applications. A chatbot assistant comes to the GEANT Software Catalogue.