Autumn Internet and Technology Conference will present key projects of the CZ.NIC and CESNET Associations

Prague, 4 November 2013 – Unique routers with advanced security features, electronic aids for children with dyslexia or technology in the arts are only some of the topics covered by the next conference in the Internet and Technology series (IT 13.2). The event is once again jointly organised by the CZ.NIC Association, maintainer of the Czech national domain, and CESNET, the organisation responsible for building national e-infrastructure for science and research. The conference will be held in the historic auditorium of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University at the Lesser Town Square in Prague on Saturday, 30 November. Registration is open till Monday, 25 November; 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 continue it the new 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 to each other. When we received the offer to participate in this event this year again, we did not hesitate. Anyone interested in internet technology can find in the programme three presentations by our colleagues working on projects related to academic internet research,” adds Jan Gruntorád, director of the CESNET Association.

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.

About CZ.NIC

The CZ.NIC interest association of legal entities was founded by leading Internet service providers in 1998, and as of today has 110 members. The association’s key activity lies in the operation of the .CZ domain name register and 0.2.4.e164.arpa (ENUM), operation of the CZ top-level domain and public education in the area of domain names. The association is currently focusing on the expansion of the DNSSEC technology and the myID service, development of the domain administration system and support of new technologies and projects benefiting the Czech Republic’s Internet infrastructure. The Association also operates an internal security team CZ.NIC-CSIRT and since 2011 the National CSIRT team of the Czech Republic – CSIRT.CZ.  CZ.NIC is a member of the EURid association, managing the European EU domain, and other similarly oriented international societies (CENTR, ccNSO, etc.). More information at www.nic.cz.

Press release, November 4, 2013

Last change: 22.11.2013