UbuntuNet-Connect 2016

from Sunday, 30 October 2016 (08:00) to Friday, 4 November 2016 (22:00)
Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe/Uganda

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
30 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
1 Nov 2016
2 Nov 2016
3 Nov 2016
4 Nov 2016
AM
08:00
Network ToT Workshop (until 17:00) ()
08:00
AfricaConnect2 -Mr Tiwonge Banda (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 17:00) ()
08:00
DevOps Bootcamp -Mr Chris Rohrer (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 17:00) ()
08:00
Network ToT Workshop (until 17:00) ()
08:00
DevOps Bootcamp (until 17:00) ()
08:00
Network ToT Workshop (until 17:00) ()
08:00
UbuntuNet Alliance -Mr Tiwonge Banda (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 12:00) ()
08:00
DevOps Bootcamp (until 17:00) ()
08:00
Network ToT Workshop (until 17:00) ()
08:00
Pre-Conference Workshop (until 17:00) ()
07:30 --- Registration ---
08:30
Opening Session (until 10:10) ()
08:30 Introduction and Welcome Remarks from RENU CEO - Mr Isaac Kasana   ()
08:40 Welcome Remarks from the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance - Dr Pascal Hoba   ()
08:50 Remarks from the Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance - Dr Iman Abuel Abdelrahman (SudREN)   ()
09:00 Goodwill Messages   ()
09:30 Remarks from Representative of the EU Delegation in Uganda - Mrs Elizabeth Ongom   ()
09:50 How ICT and Collaboration with NRENs are Changing the Face of Higher Education - Prof. Deirdre Carabine   ()
10:10 --- Group Photo, Tour of Exhbitions and Health Break ---
11:00
Building and Expanding the NREN -Dr Boubakar Barry (WACREN) (until 12:40) ()
11:00 Networks for European, American, and African Research (NEAAR) - Mrs Jennifer Schopf (Indiana University)   ()
Slides
11:20 The Role for NRENs in Internet Standards Development - Mr Kevin G. Chege (ISOC)   ()
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11:40 When is it an African NREN: Building a Vibrant and Sustainable National Research and Education Network in Africa - Mr Benjamin Eshun (Ghanaian Academic and Research Network (GARNET))   ()
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12:00 Improving quality education and research capacity through advanced ICT Services: Lessons of NREN implementation in Sierra Leone - Dr Thomas Songu (Njala University)   ()
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12:20 NRENs and Schools - Dr Duncan Martin (Consultant)   ()
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08:00
Open Data and Access to Scientific Information -Prof. Lourino Chemane (MoRENet) (until 10:00) ()
08:00 EOSC and the Free Riders - Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)   ()
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08:20 Mobile Gateway for Open Educational Resources (OER): A case with University of Swaziland libraries - Mr John Paul Anbu (UNISWA)   ()
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08:40 Knowledge Intermediation Strategies: Novel Evidence from Canada - Dr Namatié Traoré (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada)   ()
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09:00 The research performance and citation impact of Tanzanian scholars: a scientometric study - Mr Raphael Zozimuzi Sangeda   ()
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09:20 Towards better access to scientific information: The Case for Transforming Scholarly Communication Model in the African Region - Prof. Joseph M. Kavulya (The catholic University of Eastern africa)   ()
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09:40 Towards parabiotic partnerships for access and discovery: Leveraging access to econtent within the framework of library consortia in Zimbabwe. - Dr Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Harare Polytechnic Information Science School)   ()
Slides
10:00 --- Health break and Exhibition ---
10:30
Enhancing Research and Collaboration through regional and global projects -Mrs Cathrin Stover (GEANT) (until 11:30) ()
10:30 Global Science Communities - Mrs Tania Altamirano-Lopez   ()
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11:00 African Science supported by the Sci-GaIA project - Roberto Barbera (University of Catania)   ()
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11:30
Roundtable discussion on Optimising the Impact of NRENs on Africa’s Research -Prof. Meoli Kashorda (KENET) (until 12:30) ()
11:30 Panelists - Mr Ben Ruhinda (Inter University Council of East Africa) Dr Benjamin Gyampoh (African Academies of Science) Prof. Meoli Kashorda (KENET)   ()
PM
12:40 --- Lunch and Exhibition ---
14:00
Virtual Collaboration Tools and Platforms for Research and Education -Dr Khalid Elbadawi (SudREN) (until 16:00) ()
14:00 Video and Web conferencing-as-a-Service for African NRENs: The route to realisation - Mr Rob Bristow (TENET)   ()
Slides
14:20 Video- Conferencing for Outreach Communication Strategy to Enhance Academic Publishing and Research Communication in Africa - Prof. Wilson OKaka (Kyambogo University)   ()
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14:40 Grid computing, compute and data storage services - Mr JUDE IYKE NICHOLARS (NDEJJE UNIVERSITY)   ()
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15:00 A collaborative research review platform for enhancing project quality in Universities in Zimbabwe - Mr Tatenda Gotora (HIT)   ()
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15:20 Using trust federations for Virtual Research Organizations at research centers in Mali and Uganda - Christopher Whalen (NIH)   ()
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15:40 The Case for Digital Spaces at Daeyang University - Mr Chifundo Chilivumbo (Daeyang University)   ()
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16:00 --- Health Break ---
16:30
Networks and Security -Mr Yousef Torman (ASREN) (until 17:30) ()
16:30 Securing A Campus WLAN   ()
Slides
16:50 Deploying Educational Roaming (eduroam) in a Rural Research Institution in Rakai, Uganda; Challenges and Lessons Learned - Mr SSENTONGO LLOYD (Rakai Health Sciences Program)   ()
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17:10 The Global Network Architecture (GNA) - Shifting Gears on Intercontinental Research Networking - Mr Erik-Jan Bos (NORDUnet)   ()
Slides
20:00
UbuntuNet-Connect 2016 (until 22:00) ()
12:30 --- Lunch and Exhibition ---
13:30
Applications for Enhanced Service Delivery -Mr Erik-Jan Bos (NORDUnet) (until 15:30) ()
13:30 Label generation rules for the Internet’s root zone for African scripts - Mr Yaovi ATOHOUN (ICANN)   ()
Slides
13:50 Leveraging Inter-Institutional Connectivity to Facilitate Weather Data Transmission from Automatic Weather Stations in Uganda: A cost-benefit analysis - Mr Maximus Byamukama (Makerere University)   ()
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14:10 Design of an executable solutions management platform based on virtual machine snapshots - Mr Rosenthal T Robert Shoniwa (Harare Institute of Technology)   ()
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14:30 Low Altitude Remote Sensing and its Application in Precision Agriculture: A Case Study of Traditional Authority Somba in Blantyre District, Malawi - Mr Donnex Chilonga (Mzuzu University)   ()
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14:50 Responding to the demands of big data scientific instruments through the development of an international software defined exchange point (SDX) - Prof. Luis Lopez   ()
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15:10 A Technical Evaluation of the Performance of Classical Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Methods Based on Computational Intelligence (CI) i.e. Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Ensemble and Immune Algorithms in Intrusion Detection Systems. - Mr Kudakwashe Zvarevashe (Harare Institute of Technology)   ()
Slides
15:30 --- Coffee Break ---
16:00
Closing Plenary -Mr Hastings Ndebvu (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 16:45) ()
16:00 Closing Speech - Mr Hugo Verbist (Belgian Ambassador to Uganda)   ()
16:10 Conclusion and Way Forward - Mr Bonny Khunga (ZAMREN)   ()
16:20 Closing Remarks - Chairperson of Board of Directors of RENU - Prof. Michel Lejeune   ()
16:25 Closing Remarks from CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance - Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)   ()
17:50
Data Sharing & Connectivity -Dr Manj Sandhu (University of Cambridge) Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 18:30) ()
20:00
Closing Dinner (until 22:00) ()