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TNC19 – Forging Digital Societies

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. It brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, plus identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities and worldwide sister institutions, as well as numerous industry representatives. TNC registered a record attendance of more than 750 participants in 2018.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, parallel sessions, demonstrations, talks and posters, TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

TNC19, the conference’s 35th edition, will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network. EENet is a structural unit of HITSA (Information Technology Foundation for Education) whose main role is to ensure the development and stable functioning of the information technology infrastructure necessary for research, education and culture in Estonia. EENet ensures the functioning of a data network corresponding to the specific needs of Estonian academic institutions, the provision of data communications and content services and their development. The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city.

Important Dates

10 October 2018

Opening Call for Proposals
(Full session, Single presentation, Side meeting & Demonstration)

30 November 2018

Submission Deadline for Full session and Single presentation

5 December 2018

Early Bird registration opens

11 January 2019

Submission Deadline for Side meeting and Demonstration

28 January 2019

Opening Call for Lightning Talks

18 February 2019

Opening Call for Posters and Full papers

28 February 2019

End of Early Bird registration

15 March 2019

Deadline submissions for Call for Lightning Talks

15 April 2019

Submission Deadline for Call for Posters and Full papers

10 June 2019

Online registration closes

16-20 June 2019

TNC19 Conference


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TNC19 Organising Committee

Conference Organisation

Steffie Bosman, GÉANT
Jessie Brockhoff, GÉANT

Conference Communications

Rosanna Norman, GÉANT

Technical Support

Bartek Idzikowski, PSNC
Erik Kikkenborg, NORDUnet

TNC19 Programme Committee


Josva Kleist, NORDUnet


Alf Moens, SURFnet
Andres Ehrenpreis, EENet of HITSA
Anna Wilson, HEAnet
Inder Monga, ESnet
J.P. Velders, UvA
Jie (Jennifer) An, CERNET
Kristina Lillemets, EENet of HITSA (HOST)
Maciej Brzezniak, PSNC
Mandeep Saini, GÉANT
Marina Adomeit, Amres
Nancy Carter, Canarie
Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE / University of Athens
Nicholas Mbonimpa, RENU
Paul Dekkers, SURFnet
Rhys Smith, Jisc
Robin Wilton, ISOC
Sten Aus, EENet of HITSA
Vincenzo Capone, GÉANT

TNC19 sponsors

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