Science and technology up for debate at the RedIRIS Technical Conference in Tenerife

You can follow the event, with the participation of ICT personnel from Spanish universities and research centres, via streaming and for the first time in 4k resolution, at

The Adán Martín Auditorium in Tenerife will be the venue for the RedIRIS 2015 Technical Conference from today and until Thursday, November 26. This time the event has been organised in partnership with Tenerife Council through the Science and Technology Park, Laguna University and the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute. It will bring together 350 experts and computer network and services managers from RedIRIS member institutions, mainly universities, research centres and independent networks, so that they can exchange information and experiences.

The inaugural event was chaired by the president of Tenerife Council, Carlos Alonso, who was accompanied by the Vice-chancellor of Laguna University, Antonio Martinón; the director of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, Rafael Rebolo; the head of the State Secretariat R&D+i Area of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Francisco Herrada; and the deputy director of RedIRIS, which depends on, Alberto Pérez.


During the three days of this event there will be plenary sessions with speeches from Doctor Miquel Serra-Ricart, from the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, who will talk about broadcasting astronomical events; president of Tenerife Council, Carlos Alonso, who will speak about "HTC Connectivity"; and Doctor Octavio Llinás González, from the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform, who will talk about "The Ocean of the Future". Furthermore, different parallel sessions will address various issues such as: campus networks, smart environments and sensor networks, transferring services to the cloud, mass data management, and e-Administration and Open Government.


To close the Technical Conference there will be a round table debate on Business Strategy applied to University ICT management, which will be moderated by Juan Camarillo, from CRUETIC, and with the participation of Jaime Busquets from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, who will talk about 'A corporate store for university Apps'. Santiago Portela and Miguel Rueda, from CRUETIC, will present the status of the CRUE-RedIRIS project for the Virtualisation of Desktops.


This edition of the RedIRIS Technical Conference is partnered by eighteen sector companies, including the special sponsors Alcatel-Lucent & Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Teltek. They will take part by giving lectures during the technical sessions and demonstrating their products in an exhibition area. This space will also display various technical posters on issues addressed during the event.




All the Technical Conference sessions will be streamed in real time. And, for the first time, the sessions held in the plenary hall will be broadcast in 4k resolution at the following link:


About RedIRIS


RedIRIS is the advanced communications network of the Spanish academic and scientific community. It was founded in 1988. More than 500 academic and research institutions are affiliated to the network, bringing together over 150,000 researchers and approximately 2 million potential users. It is funded by the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness and is included in its map of Exceptional Scientific and Technological Facilities. It is managed by the public business entity, which is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.


As usual, the Technical Conference was preceded by RedIRIS Working Group sessions, held at the same location on 23 and 24 November. Their goal was for RedIRIS member institutions, mainly Spanish universities and research centres, to exchange experiences and present developments in the services offered.


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