Autumn Internet and Technology Conference To Present Key Projects of the CZ.NIC and CESNET Ass.

Prague, 4 November 2013 – Unique routers with advanced security features, electronic aids for children with dyslexia and technology in the arts. Those are just some of the topics covered by the next conference in the Internet and Technology series (IT 13.2). The meeting is once again jointly organised by the CZ.NIC Association, maintainer of the Czech national domain, and CESNET, the organisation responsible for building the national e-infrastructure for science and research. The conference will be held on Saturday, 30 November in the historic auditorium of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University on the Lesser Town Square in Prague; registration is open as of today. The registration form is available at www.nic.cz/it13.2, where you can also find the full programme of presentations and workshops. Attendance is free of charge for registered participants.

“We tried holding an autumn conference last year, and because it was a success, we have decided to make it a tradition. The highlights of the programme include a section dedicated to the special Turris security router, one of our key projects that is currently heading into its final phase. I would also like to invite everyone to our workshops. One of them will once again focus on the BIRD routing daemon, which was met with great interest at our last two events,” says Ondřej Filip, executive director of CZ.NIC.

The programme of the Internet and Technology (13.2) conference is divided into several thematic sections – Turris Project, DNS, CESNET Projects and Educational Applications. The main part of the conference is supplemented by four workshops focusing on the Arduino open platform, smart cards, the BIRD routing daemon and the most common vulnerabilities of web applications.

“The CESNET and CZ.NIC Associations are very close. When we received the offer to participate at this event again this year, we did not hesitate. Anyone interested in internet technology can come and attend three presentations by our colleagues working on projects related to academic internet research,” adds Jan Gruntorád, director of the CESNET Association.

Registration is open until Monday, 25 November at www.nic.cz/it13.2. In addition to the registration form, the website also offers the conference’s full programme and other related information.

Media partners of the Internet and Technology (13.2) conference are Root.cz, Lupa.cz, AbcLinuxu.cz, LinuxExpres.cz and ITbiz.cz.

About CESNET

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation. For more information, please visit: www.cesnet.cz.