TERENA Networking Conference 2001    

Session 8B

Research Networking in the Mediterranean Region
Chair: Stefano Trumpy, CNR, Italy

The countries in the east and south of the Mediterranean basin are struggling to accelerate the growth of their National Research Networks (NRNs) at the same rate as the more developed European NRNs. The ongoing projects and proposals to interconnect the Mediterranean NRNs to the current European research network backbone (TEN-155 and GÉANT) will be presented in the session, and the European Commission support of this effort will be outlined. A specific local experience of a campus in Palestine will be introduced together with an example of cooperation between Mediterranean countries in networking applications.

8B1   Challenges and Opportunities in Interconnecting
         the Mediterranean

         Andreas Pitsillides and Agathoclis Stylianou,
         University of Cyprus, Cyprus
         Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 73 kb)

8B2   Update on Eumedis
         Bernhard Fabianek
         European Commission, Research Networks, Brussels
         Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 993 kb)

8B3   International Cooperation in IT in the
         Middle East: Obstacles and Opportunities

         Marwan Tarazi, Birzeit University of
         Information Technology, Palestine
         Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 167kb)



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