200 experts participate in the RedIRIS Working Groups in Barcelona
The meeting was organised in collaboration with CESCA and the UPC
The 31st edition of the RedIRIS Working Groups took place in Barcelona on 1 and 2 June in the Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
At this edition, 200 IT and network experts and managers from the different universities and research centres in the RedIRIS network participated in the Groups, exchanging information and experiences.
This event, which was organised in collaboration with CESCA and the UPC, kicked off with a plenary session on IPv6, the IP addressing system designed to replace IPv4. RedIRIS has been promoting the development of IPv6 since the 1990s, participating in the research and deployment of this protocol and fostering its use among its more than 400 affiliated institutions. This year it will also be taking a very active part in World IPv6 Day, which takes place on 8 June.
The rest of the Working Group sessions ran simultaneously and in them issues were discussed relating to network security, digital identity, mobility, multimedia services and the quality of email, among others.
Apart from the training sessions, on 31 May a RedIRIS meeting was held with managers from the Regional Academic and Research Networks.
The RedIRIS Working Groups are held twice a year in different cities in collaboration with the different affiliated institutions. The main objectives of this event are to acquire a better understanding of the reality of the organisations in the RedIRIS community, improve contact between them and collaboration from the affiliated institutions.