Members of the research community will be gathered at the Campos do Jordão Convention Center, in the countryside of São Paulo, for the 19th edition of the RNP Workshop (WRNP 2018). The initiative seeks to broaden the discussion on advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), both in Brazil and abroad. The event will be held on May 7th and 8th, with the 36th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC), which after 21 years will once again take place in the state of São Paulo.
Through panels and technical sessions, Brazilian and foreign experts will point out ways to encourage new ideas and stimulate future advances in the Brazilian academic network infrastructure. This year's workshop agenda highlights services for e-Science, cloud computing, ICT policies for research and innovation, and a joint panel with the SBRC to discuss innovation.
Technological demonstrations of different RNP R&D Programs projects will also be carried out. These include the Advanced Services and Advanced Internet Working Groups, testbeds for innovation, and the initiatives of the three coordinated cooperation programs with the United States and the European Union. Together, the three international programs carried out in the last three years have already enabled investments in the order of BRL 53.6 million for research. These international technical cooperation projects are carried out among Brazilian education and research institutions and companies, with partners from other countries.
The researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and coordinator of the WRNP Program Committee, José Rezende, explains that the meeting will benefit the academic community with exchanges of experiences and new perspectives. "Expanding knowledge is only possible through the research process. Through discussion, we encourage new ideas about network platforms and possible technological trends in favour of the development of new knowledge", says Rezende.
The complete agenda and registration can be done on the event website: wrnp.rnp.br.
19th Workshop of the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (WRNP 2018)
Date: May 7th and 8th, 2018
Venue: Convention Centre, Campos do Jordão – SP.
Broadcast link: http://video.rnp.br/portal/transmissao/wrnp2018