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The 29th NORDUnet conference is now over - THANK YOU to all participants, delegates, speakers, sponsors and partners.  We hope you had a useful and enjoyable stay in Helsinki.


See you in Elsinore, Denmark on 18-20 September, 2018, for the 30th NORDUnet Conference.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Conference posts:


<p>Starting out with one of the first motor cars, <span>a Mercedes-Benz, </span>and going on from there to self-driving, autonomous cars, keynote speaker Kireeti Kompella, presented his vision of self-driving networks. He proposed collaboration between academia, organizations operating networks and equipment manufacturers to b...
Posted by Arne Vollertsen on Wednesday 21th Sep, 14:42
<p>As GÉANT CEO Steve Cotter put it, there is no better school than ”the school of hard knocks”. And according to Cotter, the NREN world is taking some hard knocks these days, most of them due to globalisation. And NRENs need to evolve to stay relevant and competitive in this changing NREN landscape.</p><p>Being ...
Posted by Arne Vollertsen on Wednesday 21th Sep, 14:44
<p>Wrapping up the first day participants met to have a drink, celebrating the NORDUnet 2016 conference opening and tasting local food and music.</p><p><ac:image ac:width="500"><ri:attachment ri:filename="reception2.jpg" /></ac:image></p><p class="p1"> </p>
Posted by Arne Vollertsen on Wednesday 21th Sep, 15:16


The Call for Lightning Talks is now closed.  Thank you to all who have submitted proposals.



Lightning talks are five-minute presentations focusing on one key point; this can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary story, a collaboration invitation, or even a quick tip.

 Use the time wisely to present the pertinent message of the subject matter without the need for background history, the problem space or a business-case justification.

 Lightning talks are mainly for those that want to get feedback on an idea or (preliminary) results - or even first-time speakers.

 If (with emphasis on "if"!) you want to use slides, make sure they are clear, light and not too many (typically one or two will do).

 If you have any questions, please contact  Jacqueline Brown

Side meetings

A number of colocated community meetings and workshops will run before and after the actual conference days. Below you will see some of the events. For a full listing including contacts, timing and availability please go to the dedicated Side meeting page.

  • WebRTC
  • Media workshop
  • NSI
  • SDN





About the 29th NORDUnet Conference 2016


NORDUnet 2016 is the Nordic networking meeting place, bringing together the networking community from Nordic universities and NRENs, along with their European and global colleagues.

The Finnish NREN Funet/CSC will host this 29th edition of the conference, which will take place in Helsinki, at the Marina Congress Center.

The conference programme will feature keynote talks, invited and submitted presentations, and lightning talks.

The main topics are:

  • Innovative infrastructure and services developments 
  • Advanced applications of research and education networks
  • e-Science and e-learning
  • Security and risk mitigation

 Also included will be series of parallel workshops and side meetings on current issues in R&E networking.

Our aim is to showcase Nordic, European, and global innovation, as well as current challenges, future developments,  and recent results within the topics and areas covered by the conference.

Please come and join us for knowledge sharing, networking and inspiration.

Programme & Speakers

The Programme Committee is happy to announce one of our keynote speaker

Mikko Hypponen, who will talk about "Securing The Internet".

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. He started programming on a Commodore 64 and has been reverse engineering malware since they were spreading on floppies. He's known for tracking down the authors of the first PC virus in history. PC World ranked him among the 50 Most Important People on the Web.

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News from the Programme

"Securing the internet" - NDN2016 theme

Security, digital privacy, encryption. Not just buzzwords but serious issues topping agendas around the world and now also covered by the theme of the 29th NORDUnet conference. " With Keynote Mikko Hyppönen talking about security and a full track dedicated to security we hope to cover the whole range of security aspects.", says Programme Committee member Josva Kleist.

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Sponsors & Partners

Emerging NREN programme:



Gold sponsors:

NORDUnet invites sponsors & partners to collaborate on the NDN2016 conference. The sponsorship programme can be found here  and if you have questions, please drop a note to Susanne Michelsen

Read more about why Eduix & Ciena signed up for the Emerging NREN sponsorship in the dedicated page



Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is closed.

If you have any question, contact Jacqueline Brown

The Call for BoF's

is now open. Please send your proposal to Susanne Michelsen


Side meetings

In line with previous years you are encouraged to co-locate your workshop, status meeting, project task force gathering, etc. with the conference. Please let us have your preliminary suggestions as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate meeting room. Email to Susanne Michelsen.