500 people to take part in the RedIRIS conference

The Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela will host the 20th RedIRIS Conference from today until 27 November. The event will be attended by 500 experts and ICT managers from universities and research centres belonging to the RedIRIS community, who will exchange information and expertise. Also present will be fourteen corporate sponsors.

The inauguration ceremony will take place this morning at 10:00 am and will be chaired by Juan Viaño, deputy vice-chancellor for Teaching Staff and Academic Organisation of the University of Santiago, who will share the table with Jose Ignacio Doncel, Deputy General Manger of Scientific and Technological Infrastructure Planning of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) ; Ricardo Capilla, Director General for R&D&i of the Xunta de Galicia; and Carlos Cano, Director of red.es operations.

The inaugural paper will be delivered by José Rivas Rey, representing the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre, and the plenary paper will be delivered by Vassilis Maglaris, Chairman of the General Assembly of the European Géant Project, who will present the project's third generation (GN3).

During the three days of the conference, organised in collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela and CESGA, a number of parallel events will be held, with talks on various subjects such as digital identity, internet content, security and privacy, virtualisation, integration of services, collaboration services and internet-based learning, and infrastructures management.

The closing ceremony on 27 November will be chaired by Xosé Pereira Fariña, Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela, and Tomás de Miguel, the Director of RedIRIS. The ceremony will be preceded by plenary papers read by Ignacio Martín Llorente, of the Complutense University of Madrid; and Miguel Álvarez Rodríguez, of the Ministry of the Presidency, which will deal with ‘OpenNebula: Open-source and Standards Based Technology for Cloud Computing’ and ‘The STORK Project: Interoperability of Electronic Identities in Europe’, respectively.

These and all other sessions can be streamed from http://www.rediris.es.

As is customary, the event was preceded by RedIRIS Work Groups, which were held at the same venue on 23 and 24 November, together with the meetings of the RedIRIS Advisory Committee and the RedIRIS meeting with autonomous community academic network managers.

For more information: http://www.rediris.es/jt/jt2009/