Working Groups

RNP follows the open innovation management model, in partnership with the scientific community, to promote the development of networks and encourage advanced applications projects.

In addition to the Working Groups Program (GT-RNP), in operation since 2002, RNP also coordinates R&D programs for Thematic Working Groups, aimed at e-Health and distance education.

Working Groups Program

RNP works in partnership with the Brazilian scientific community through the Working Groups (GT-RNP) program, launched in 2002, which follows the open innovation management model. Through a notice published annually, national research groups can submit proposals for new services and products in the areas of networks and distributed applications, which are of interest to RNP users. Those selected are called Working Groups (GTs) and RNP’s R&D department follows their projects.

The Working Groups program is split in two phases of one year each:

Phase 1 – Each group develops and demonstrates a prototype of a new service. After being evaluated, some of them are selected for the next phase.

Phase 2 – The group must develop the prototype presented earlier, aiming to deploy a pilot to be tested by a number of partner institutions. After this stage, the pilot may be converted into an experimental service of RNP.

2015-2016 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Information Manager and Optical Networks Infrastructure (GT-GIIRO): It proposes the development of a tool to manage in a centralized and georeferenced way all physical infrastructure information of optical networks, such as optical cables, mergers diagram, underground network, among others.

As a contribution to RNP, it is expected that the tool will improve the management of metropolitan networks (Redecomep) and the handling of incidents in the field. In addition, the tool will serve as a framework for the development of expansion projects, it will facilitate the audit process by RNP and will generate strategic information for the governance of the networks.

Coordinator: Rodrigo Rocha Gomes e Souza, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).

  • Video Streaming Editor (GT-Sensemaking): It aims to create the prototype of an editing platform in real time (on the fly) of streaming videos from the implementation of online video editing APIs. The real-time transmission of moving image with high resolution results in excess of images and data which make the storage and retrieval of data (contents) stored complex and expensive. To reduce the excess of images of an online broadcast of classes, surgeries, scientific procedures and observations with long-term, the project aims to develop a friendly and manageable video editor, that can be used during the course of the streaming in repositories such as portal Video@RNP, with the aim of offering a public access to teaching, research, health and culture. The video editor can also be used offline.

Coordinator: Jane Mary Pereira de Almeida (Mackenzie)

Assistant Coordinator: Maria Amélia Eliseo (Mackenzie)

  • Accessibility as a Service focusing on Visually Impaired People (GT-AAAS 2.0): It will develop a prototype of audio description (AD) by the automatic (or semiautomatic) generation of AD tracks for videos, based on its legend and its script, adding to RNP's video services accessibility for blind users. The development of a manual creation tool for AD scripts for videos will also be conducted, when it cannot be generated automatically.

Coordinator: Tiago Maritan Ugulino de Araújo, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB)

Assistant Coordinator: Guido Lemos de Souza Filho (UFPB).

  • Video Advanced Search based on audio transcription, metadata and semantic annotation (GT-BAVI): It will develop a prototype to expand and qualify the type of information to be used of the videos stored in the services of RNP, in order to facilitate the search of users and increase their visibility.

Coordinator: Eduardo Barrére, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF).

Assistant Coordinator: Jairo Francisco de Souza (UFJF)

Phase 2

  • Adaptable, scalable and interoperable system for collaboration and communication by video, of mobile devices to 4K devices (GT-Multipresence): in the pilot phase, the GT provides an improvement of the prototype developed, inviting a small number of institutions to participate in the pilot and initially to work with the following development fronts: (i) simplification of installation and configuration interfaces; (ii) Integration with room videoconferencing (hardware) in better quality; (iii) necessary bandwidth reduction for high definition; (iv) integration with Mconf by single interface; (v) multipoint telepresence without MCU; (vi) implementation of the TVs configuration layouts system; (vii) improvements in the integration of the SAGE2 control.

Coordinator: Valter Roesler, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

  • Computational Environment for Treatment of Incidents with Service Denial Attacks (GT-Actions): in the pilot phase, the group will consolidate the prototype developed, working in a more integrated way to the Service to RNP’s Security Incidents to offer the defense mechanisms to the denial attacks of distributed services (DDoS), focusing on: (i) improvements in the interface and user interaction, including the friendly access to log data for defense event logs; (ii) stability of the prototype, by performing long load tests and different attacks scenarios; (iii) solution scalability to meet undertakings with Apache web servers, defenses offer to other application layer attacks and protection for other types of web servers; (iv) extensibility to mitigate other types of attacks, such as denial of service in IP telephony systems.

Coordinator: Iguatemi Fonseca, UFPB.

  • Mechanisms for an Early Warning System (GT-EWS)- In phase 1, the GT has been developing a prototype of an early warning system that proactively allows the detection of security events and incidents against network and against computer systems. The pilot phase, to be developed with some partner institutions, will improve the web interface to support the decision-making process on the collected information in the social networks and other related information systems. In addition, improvements will be developed in filtering and correlation of messages from different sources and also in the view of the data, including geographic location information. Initially, focused on the area of ​​security, the pilot will can explore the potential for use in other areas, such as the area of ​​communication.

Coordinator: Daniel Macêdo Batista, University of São Paulo (USP).

2014-2015 Working Groups

Stage 1

  • Computational Environment for Incident Handling with Denial of Service Attacks (GT-Actions) – The project aims to design a computing platform called ACTIONS, for the identification and treatment in real time of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Furthermore, due to the large change in capacity of DDoS attacks, who take new features, is intended to develop a methodology to adapt the algorithms quickly for the treatment of new versions of attacks.

Coordinator: Iguatemi Eduardo da Fonseca, from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB).

  • Mechanisms for Early Warning System (GT-EWS) – The Project proposes the development of a tool to monitor malicious activities and detect events and security incidents in advance, through the data correlation and analysis provided by traditional networks sensors and other sources such as social networks, forums and records of virtual networks. The tool will also be used to monitor the use of corporate names on forums and social networks, alerting potential malicious activity.

Coordinator: Daniel Macêdo Batista, from the University of São Paulo (USP).

  • Adaptable, scalable and interoperable system for video communication, from mobile devices to 4K devices (GT-Multipresence) – The project’s main goal is to create a videoconference system that allows communication in a way free from devices, regardless of bandwidth and regardless of localization. The title suggests an “adaptable system” because it adapts to different bandwidths and devices (from mobile 3G devices to 4K resolution devices on high-speed networks), a “scalable system”, because it supports access from two to hundreds of users, and an “interoperable system” because it allows communication through different standards.

Coordinator: Valter Roesler, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

  • eduroam and Handover on OpenFlow Networks (GT-EduFlow) – The project aims to develop a solution to provide support for mobility/handover on wireless networks and the integration to eduroam, avoiding changing the core of the network and mobile devices. For this, the Software Defined Network (SDN) paradigm will be used, to enable seamless mobility. This integrated service, EduFlow, may be applied domestically at the institutions affiliated with RNP or extend the connectivity to Redecomep, providing continuity of the ongoing session to mobile users accessing, for example, the Video@RNP and fone@RNP services.

Coordinator: Kelvin Lopes Dias, from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).

Stage 2

  • Distributed IaaS Platform for eScience (GT-PID) – The WG-PID's goal is to deploy a collaborative platform that allows Brazilian research laboratories to extend their processing capacities. Combining RNP’s communication backbone with a layer of cloud virtualization, using the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model, the idea is that the institutions may use the computing resources of other user organizations, with access to more resources than what would be feasible singly.

Coordinator: Luís Henrique Maciel Kosmalski Costa, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

  • Testbed for intelligent spaces (GT-TeI) - The advancement of wireless sensor networks brought new opportunities for the development of applications related to the construction of intelligent spaces, requiring the integration of these sensors to the Internet. The objective of WG-TeI is to create physical experimentation environments to evaluate applications running on sensor nodes and remote nodes on other networks connected to the Internet.

Coordinator: Silvana Rossetto, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

  • Collection and analysis of user experience (GT-CoLisEU) – The group proposes the creation of a distributed collection and monitoring system to analyze the amount of wireless networks, using RNP’s Point of Presences as an infrastructure for the forwarding of the data. Through the collection of information of devices and users, the Project intends to analyze the quality of service and experience for the improvement of RNP’s wireless network service, eduroam.

Coordinator: Juergen Rochol, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

  • IP TV service with global reach (GT-IpêTeVê) – The WG’s goal is to integrate RNP’s multimedia services with International Telecommunications Union (UIT)’s IPTV testbed, promoting interoperability on a global scale of the digital TV content distributed by RNP.

Coordinator: Marcelo Moreno, from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF).

2013-2014 Working Groups

Stage 1

  • Incident analysis platform (GT-Plainc) - Given the impact of security incidents in organizations, WG-Plainc’s proposal is to conduct a detailed analysis of these incidents to improve the identification of the problem and facilitate the creation of solutions. The Project develops an incident analysis platform, which employs neural networks known as Self Organizing Maps in order to support the network administrator’s decisions.

Coordinator: Bruno Bogaz Zarpelão, from the State University of Londrina (UEL).

  • Distributed IaaS Platform for eScience (GT-PID) - The WG-PID's goal is to deploy a collaborative platform that allows Brazilian research laboratories to extend their processing capacities. Combining RNP’s communication backbone with a layer of cloud virtualization, using the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model, the idea is that the institutions may use the computing resources of other user organizations, with access to more resources than what would be feasible singly.

Coordinator: Luís Henrique Maciel Kosmalski Costa, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

  • Testbed for intelligent spaces (GT-TeI) - The advancement of wireless sensor networks brought new opportunities for the development of applications related to the construction of intelligent spaces, requiring the integration of these sensors to the Internet. The objective of WG-TeI is to create physical experimentation environments to evaluate applications running on sensor nodes and remote nodes on other networks connected to the Internet.

Coordinator: Silvana Rossetto, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

  • Collection and analysis of user experience (GT-CoLisEU) - The group proposes the creation of a distributed collection and monitoring system to analyze the amount of wireless networks, using RNP’s Point of Presences as an infrastructure for the forwarding of the data. Through the collection of information of devices and users, the Project intends to analyze the quality of service and experience for the improvement of RNP’s wireless network service, eduroam.

Coordinator: Juergen Rochol, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

  • IP TV service with global reach (GT-IpêTeVê) - The WG’s goal is to integrate RNP’s multimedia services with International Telecommunications Union (UIT)’s IPTV testbed, promoting interoperability on a global scale of the digital TV content distributed by RNP.

Coordinator: Marcelo Moreno, from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF).

  • Network music synchronism (GT-SIM) – The WG aims to analyze every technical aspect involved in the performance of network music activities and build mechanisms to manipulate strategies for audio broadcasting with extremely low retardation. The Project will develop a software platform for networked music experimentation, with facilitating mechanisms for the writing, execution and reproduction of music plays involving musicians and musical elements geographically distributed, interconnected through RNP’s backbone.

Coordinator: Carlos Eduardo Coelho Freire Batista, from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB).

Stage 2

  • Acceleration of data transmission with the use of dynamic circuit networks (GT-ATER) – Creating dynamic circuits to isolate traffic and manage large amounts of data in a simplified, reliable manner is WG-ATER’s proposal. For this purpose, it is intended to use a hybrid network consisting of the traditional packet network and dynamic circuits. The goal is to develop a service that identifies the packet flows and create specific dynamic circuits to send them

Coordinator: Kleber Vieira Cardoso, from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG).

  • On demand videos as learning objects (GT-VoA) – Developing interactive multimedia content for educational purposes is the goal of WG-VoA. For this, the group created an authoring tool, Cacuriá, able to build learning objects, that is, non-linear and interactive videos. The products of the application may be exported into NCL language and are compatible with Brazilian Digital TV System.

Coordinator: Carlos de Salles Soares Neto, from the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA).

2012-2013 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Acceleration of data transport with the use of dynamic circuits networks (GT-ATER) – Creating dynamic circuits to isolate traffic and administrate large amounts of data in a reliable and simplified way is what the GT-ATER proposes. To achieve this, the use of a hybrid network consisting of the traditional packet network and dynamic circuits is intended. The goal is to develop a service that identifies the packet flows and create specific dynamic circuits to send them.

    Coordinator: Kleber Vieira Cardoso (Universidade Federal de Goiás - UFG).

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  • Web ecosystem of mobile devices (GT-EcoDiF) – A web platform to connect devices and products, able to exercise control, visualization, processing and storage of data is the work of GT-EcoDif, which creates an ecosystem inspired by the concept of Internet of Things, and can connect any object of our daily lives to the web. The platform may be used in different contexts, such as environmental and traffic monitoring, monitoring of road conditions and large events like the World Cup and the Olympics.

    Coordinator: Paulo Figueiredo Pires (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Content-oriented networks as a platform for efficient dissemination of educational multimedia content (GT-ICN) – Investigating new network architectures aimed at the dissemination of multimedia content is the focus of GT-ICN, which follows the concept of data packets divided into pieces of content, as a paradigm for the potential of the Future Internet. The case study chosen was the dissemination of educational content in Information-Centric Networks (ICN) architecture.

    Coordinator: Luciano Gaspary (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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  • On-demand videos as learning objects (GT-VoA) – To develop interactive multimedia content for educational purposes is the objective of GT-VoA. For this, the group created an authoring tool, the Cacuriá, able to build learning objects, namely, nonlinear and interactive videos. Products of the application can be exported to NCL language and compatible with the Brazilian Digital TV System.

    Coordinator: Carlos de Salles Soares Neto (Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA).

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Phase 2

  • Accessibility as a service (GT-AaaS) – The group creates accessibility solutions for deaf users. The proposal is to offer a translation service of audiovisual content for the Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS), in web interface and based on interactive video. The idea is for users to upload their videos and the service to be able to generate content in LIBRAS.

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos (Universidade Federal de Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Instrumentation and monitoring for video applications (GT-IMAV) – The need to monitor the consumption of video on the internet is what motivates GT-IMAV, which develops a platform for analyzing the content absorption capacity by the user. As an evaluation scenario of the project, the use of video as a tool for teaching and learning is under analysis. The pilot involves the integration of the service results to Vídeo@RNP.

    Coordinators: Regina Melo Silveira (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

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  • My scientific cloud (GT-mc²) – Consolidating a platform of cloud computing for scientific applications is the goal of GT-mc². The platform explores the concept of e-science, which means the use of different computing resources by scientists, such as experiments on reproducibility support services and control of data provenance. The mc² was integrated into Federated Academic Community (CAFe) through the 2012 Identity Management Program.

    Coordinator: Antonio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica - LNCC).

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  • Cloud computing for science (GT-CNC) – The group develops a cloud data storage pilot service within the RNP’s network environment, of private data storage, enabling teachers and researchers to use a platform in a safe, efficient and highly available cloud, accessible via web, desktop and mobile devices.

    Coordinator: Roberto Samarone dos Santos Araújo (Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA).

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2011-2012 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Instrumentation and monitoring for video applications – Forecasts indicate that video will account for 90% of network traffic by the end of the decade. Considering the high cost of media production itself, and especially the high consumption of network resources for applications that explore it, it becomes extremely important to monitor such use, as well as measuring the viewer engagement, that is, evaluate how a user interacts with a certain video.

    The main goal during the first phase was creating a prototype that covered a whole range of monitoring tests, where a scenario of video consumption for learning activity was used as validation. The continuity of the working group, during Phase 2, proposes the development and deployment of this prototype as a pilot service, integrated with Vídeo@RNP, an existing service in RNP. It also proposes the inclusion of 3D video for evaluating its impact on the perception and uptake of information and foresees. The verification of these tools’ use in the learning environment will continue.

    Coordinator: Regina Melo Silveira (USP)

    Assistant coordinator: Itana Stiubiener (UFABC)

    Partnerships: Larc/USP, Universidade Federal do ABC, ECA/USP

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  • Content-oriented networks as a platform for efficient dissemination of multimedia educational content (GT-ICN) – Investigating new network architectures aimed at the dissemination of multimedia content is the focus of GT-ICN, which follows the concept of data packets divided into pieces of content as a paradigm for the Future Internet potential. The case chosen was the dissemination of educational content in Information-Centric Networks (ICN) architecture.

    Coordinator: Luciano Gaspary (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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  • On-demand videos as learning objects (GT-VoA) – Develop interactive multimedia content for educational purposes is the goal of GT-VoA. For this, the group created an authoring tool, the Cacuriá, able to build learning objects, namely, nonlinear and interactive videos. Products of the application can be exported to NCL language and compatible with the Brazilian Digital TV System.

    Coordinator: Carlos de Salles Soares Neto (Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA).

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Phase 2

  • Accessibility as a service (GT-AaaS) – The group creates accessibility solutions for deaf users. The proposal is to offer a translation service of audiovisual content for the Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS), in web interface and based on interactive video. The idea is for users to upload their videos and the service to be able to generate content in LIBRAS.

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos (Universidade da Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Instrumentation and monitoring for video applications (GT-IMAV) – The need to monitor the consumption of video on the internet is what motivates GT-IMAV, which develops a platform for analyzing the absorption capacity of the content by the user. As the project’s evaluation scenario, the use of video as a tool for teaching and learning is under analysis. The pilot involves the integration of the resulted services to Vídeo@RNP.

  • Coordinators: Regina Melo Silveira (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

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  • My scientific cloud (GT-mc²) – The goal of GT-mc² is to consolidate a platform of cloud computing for scientific applications. The platform explores the concept of e-science, the use of different computing resources by scientists, such as experiments reproducibility support services and control of data provenance. The mc² was integrated into Federated Academic Community (CAFe) through the 2012 Identity Management Program.

    Coordinator: Antonio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes (LNCC).

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  • Cloud computing for science (GT-CNC) – The group develops a pilot service of cloud data storage within the RNP’s network environment, of private data storage, enabling teachers and researchers to use a platform in a safe, efficient and highly available cloud, accessible via web, desktop and mobile devices.

    Coordinator: Roberto Samarone dos Santos Araújo (Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA).

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2010-2011 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Digital Preservation with distributed storage (GT-Digital Preservation) – The purpose of this working group is to allow the storage of digital content over long term, through distributed storage system of low cost and high reliability, based on the concept of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks.

    Coordinator: Luis Carlos Erpen de Bona (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR).

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  • Multiconference system for interoperable access for web and mobile devices (GT-Mconf) – This group’s main goal is to generate a complete web conferencing system, able to interoperate in a transparent way between computers connected to the web and mobile devices, with data sharing and audio, video and data communication in real time.

    Coordinator: Valter Roesler (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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  • Access Networks in College Buses (GT-ReBUS) – GT-ReBUS aims to deploy a mobile network prototype with internet access in buses of internal circulation that often serve students and professors on college campuses.

    Coordinator: Luís Henrique Maciel Kosmalski Costa (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Intelligent Control System for Wireless Networks (GT-SciFi) – GT-SciFi proposes a managed service for Wi-Fi multiple access points (APs) via an open, free and low-cost platform. It will allow dynamic configuration of various Wi-Fi parameters, such as operating channel selection, transmit power configuration and load distribution between the APs.

    Coordinator: Luiz Claudio Schara Magalhães (Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF).

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  • Display, sharing and connection of open data on the Web (GT-LinkedDataBR) – The group developed associated tools and guidelines for displaying and interconnection of data resources as Linked Open Data. The idea is to offer an environment for those interested in providing their data resources and to link them to other resources, encouraging the publication of data on the net.

    Coordinator: Maria Luiza Machado Campos (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Health Videocolaboration Environment (GT-AVCS) – GT-AVCS proposes a hardware and software infrastructure, with remote management, to capture and share multiple simultaneous audio and video fluxes, aiming to provide support to many sceneries of remote collaboration in health. The proposed solution is a low cost alternative for the Telemedicine University Network (Rede Universitária de Telemedicina - Rute), aiming to expand the scope of the network.

    Coordinator: Tatiana Aires Tavares (Universidade Federal da  Paraíba - UFPB).

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Phase 2

  • Monitoring of the Torrent Universe (GT-UniT 2) – The group’s goal was to develop a scalable and flexible architecture for deployment of a BitTorrent networks’ monitoring service. Once deployed, this service will be able to provide relevant data about the file sharing activities performed in the networks under its responsibility.

    Coordinator: Antônio Marinho Pilla Barcellos (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul -UFRGS).

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  • Services for Implementation of Federated Authentication Credentials (GT-STCFed 2) – During Phase 1, the GT-STCFed developed an infrastructure for issuing and translating authentication credentials and attributes that contribute to the Shibboleth federations. For Phase 2, the group intends to refine the services that comprise the proposed infrastructure, so that they can be integrated into the CAFe federation.

    Coordinator: Michelle S. Wangham (Universidade do Vale do Itajaí - Univali).

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2009-2010 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Working Group on Mixed Reality (GT-RM) - GT-RM proposes the creation of a set of software tools that, together, will make up a system for creating Mixed Reality presentations. Tools that provide means for a presenter to conduct their presentation simultaneously in the real and virtual worlds will be created, with the possibility of gathering participants in attendance and remotely.

    Coordinator: Luis Marcos Garcia Gonçalves (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte -UFRN).

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  • Wireless Mesh network 802.11s with high scalability (GT-DHTMesh) – The goal of GT-DHTMesh is to deploy in mesh 802.11s devices a path selection protocol called Data Cluster Routing Protocol, which operates in proactive mode and increases the level of network scalability.

    Coordinator: Marcos César Madruga Alves Pinheiro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN).

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  • Collaborative Web Tools – Software components for social interaction and collective intelligence (GT-CWTools) - GT-CWTools proposes developing components for the Groupware Workbench platform, to support the construction of social networks and data processing aiming at collective intelligence - knowledge that emerges from interaction and collaboration.

    Coordinator: Marco Aurélio Gerosa (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

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  • Services for Implementation of Federated Authentication Credentials (GT-STCFed) – The project focuses on developing a service-oriented infrastructure that allows interaction between service providers of a Shibboleth domain with providers that are not part of this domain. A prototype that provides transposition of authentication credentials by different administrative and security domains will be developed, for future integration with the Federated Academic Community (CAFe) e and other federations.

    Coordinator: Joni da Silva Fraga (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC).

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  • Monitoring of the Torrent Universe (GT-UniT) - GT-UniT aims to create a scalable and flexible architecture to monitor BitTorrent networks. The information collected by this monitoring will allow, for example, identifying and dimensioning the file sharing activities, both licit and illicit, as well as the occurrence of attacks to BitTorrent network users.

    Coordinator: Antonio Marinho Pilla Barcellos (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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Phase 2

  • Working Group on Digital Media and Art (GT-MDA 2) – During Phase 1, the group developed the Arthron tool, to support the realization of distributed media events, connecting people in real time and digital media through high-capacity transmission computer networks. During its second phase, apart from the improvements on Arthron, the GT intends to extend focus to broadcasting events involving digital video.

    Coordinator: Tatiana Aires Tavares (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Educa Brasil Repository Federation (GT-FEB 2) – To create a global infrastructure for federation of learning objects repositories is the goal of the group. For this, a search tool and access to contents of federated repositories was developed. During its second phase, the GT intends to extent the infrastructure for a confederation architecture (federation of federations) of learning objects repositories.

    Coordinator: Rosa Maria Viccari (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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  • SGSD based backbones traffic monitoring (GT-BackStreamDB 2) – During phase 1, a distributed solution for traffic monitoring was developed, capable of generating arbitrary measurements in real time, considering the RNP’s backbone flows in an integratedway to the MonIPÊ service, following the standards set by the PerfSONAR framework. In its second phase, the working group intends to deploy several improvements and expand the number of Points of Presence (PoPs) for the pilot.

    Coordinator: Elias P. Duarte Jr. (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR).

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2008-2009 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Working Group on Digital Media and Art (GT-MDA) – The group tries to deploy a software and hardware infrastructure to support conducting distributed media events, connecting people and digital media in real time through high velocity and transmission capacity computers. The strategy to be adopted will be the deployment of MCUs (Multipoint Control Units).

    Coordinator: Tatiana Aires Tavares (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Educa Brasil Repository Federation (GT-FEB) – This working group goal is to develop and deploy a learning objects’ repository federation, while promoting an efficient solution for the reuse of these objects from a single search point, contemplating the Web, Digital TV and mobile platforms.
    Coordinator: Rosa Maria Viccari (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS)

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  • Working Group on Education and Research of Virtual Worlds (GT-MundosVirtuais) – The goal is to offer the RNP’s user community an environment for the development of teaching and research activities in virtual worlds. Fully based on open platforms and free code, the environment to be deployed by the GT-MundosVirtuais will have interoperability between virtual words, hosted by different institutions.

    Coordinator: Carlos Alberto Kamienski (Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC).

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  • SGSD based backbones traffic monitoring (GT-BackStreamDB) - The GT-BackStreamDB’s goal is to deploy a distributed solution for traffic monitoring capable of generating diverse measurements, requested by the administrator in real time, considering flows from the entire backbone. The project foresees integration with the MonIPÊ service.

    Coordinator: Elias P. Duarte Jr. (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR).

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Phase 2

  • Working Group on Distance Education (GT-EDAD 2) – This working group’s goal is to deploy a pilot distance education service through pre-recorded classes, based on the RIO (Randomized I/O Multimedia Storage Server) multimedia system. During its second phase, the GT intends to expand the pilot service through a infrastructure deployment that allows simultaneously serve several hundred users with content recorded on video classes format.

    Coordinator: Edmundo de Souza e Silva (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Virtual Museums (GT - MV 2) – It aims to create a system to build and manage virtual museums. This system will allow institutions that act in any way as culture preservation centers to make their collections available in a virtual and dynamic environment, accessible via the Internet. During its second phase, the GT intends to make a pilot service based on its system to a number of institutions, so they can create virtual versions of their museums.

    Coordinator: Luiz Marcos Garcia Gonçalves (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN).

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  • Transport in High Speed (GT-Travel 2) – This work group has a goal to provide a solution to improve the performance of applications that use the TCP protocol for reliable large volumes of data transport. This type of solution may provide benefits both for users of scientific applications (e-science), as for mainstream users who want to improve performance of their data transfers. During its second phase, the GT intends to expand the overlay network used by the service pilot, increasing flexibility in the choice of segmentation points.

    Coordinator: José Ferreira de Rezende (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Working Group on Overlay Service Networks (GT-Overlay 2) – This working group’s goal, during its second phase, is the extension of RNP’s digital video distribution network (RVD) through the interconnection of this network to other academic networks, forming an extensive network of multimedia content distribution.

    Coordinator: Regina Melo Silveira (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

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2007-2008 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Working Group on Distance Education (GT EDAD) – The goal is to deploy the distributed environment of the RIO (Randomized I/O Multimedia Storage Server) multimedia server as a RNP’s operational service. Through the server, the video classes of the Technology course in Computer Systems of the Cederj (Centro de Educação Superior a Distância do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) consortium will be made available.

    Coordinator: Edmundo de Souza e Silva (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).
     
  • Transport in High Speed (GT Travel) – The GT intends to develop and deploy a reliable data transfer service, which makes maximum use of the network’s available capacity. To provide the service, TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) end-to-end networks will be split in two or more and arranged in series, forming a highest level connection.

    Coordinator: José Ferreira de Rezende (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).
     
  • Virtual Museums (GT-MV) – It intends to create a system to build virtual environments as museums. In them, the RNP’s user institutions may, in an easy way, make their archives available on the Internet.

    Coordinator: Luiz Marcos Garcia Gonçalves (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN).
     
  • Working Group on Overlay Service Networks (GT Overlay) – The GT Overlay has as a goal to integrate networks in order to optimize the transmission of continuous media, both in relation to the routing flows as regarding their distribution to multiple users with quality of service (QoS). For this, the RNP’s RVD network and the Management Platform elaborated on the Digital Videos (GTVD) and Video Management (GTGV) GTs will be considered.

    Coordinator: Regina Melo Silveira (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

Phase 2

  • Diagnosis Automation and Disaster Recovery (GT ADReF 2) – The general goal is to develop automatized diagnostic mechanisms and correction of faults normally found in the operation and maintenance of high-speed networks. The proposal for the second phase is for the developed system to be deployed at RNP’s Center for Engineering and Operations (CEO) and in the operation centers of two other networks.

    Coordinator: Ronaldo Salles (Instituto Militar de Engenharia - IME).
     
  • Infrastructure for Distance Learning (GT IEAD 2) – This GT’s goal is to create a complete software and hardware environment for interactive multimedia transmission in high quality between institutions linked to RNP’s network. For the second phase, the group intends to perform the necessary refinements to the system and deploy the pilot on RNP-RJ, the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Inmetro.

    Coordinator: Valter Roesler (UFRGS).
     
  • Virtual Community Grid (GT VCG 2) – The group aims to build and deploy in RNP’s network an infrastructure for grid computing based on middleware technology. The idea is that users are provided with an environment for distributed execution of computational tasks, based on a model of credits that regulates the use of the infrastructure. The main proposal for the second phase is the deployment of the pilot in RNP (which would be the core of the grid), allowing the inclusion of processing nodes.

    Coordinator: Bruno Schulze (LNCC).

2006-2007 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Diagnosis Automation and Disaster Recovery (GT ADReF) – The GT aims to investigate common faults found in operation and maintenance of high-speed networks and the development of mechanisms for automated diagnosis and correction of these faults. These mechanisms are workflow-based, representing the testing procedures in equipment and network resources that will diagnose and correct the deficiencies identified.

    Coordinator: Ronaldo Moreira Salles (Instituto Militar de Engenharia - IME).
     
  • Virtual Community Grid (GT VCG) – The proposal is to build an infrastructure for grid computing resources by aggregating accession. The project’s architecture is based on middleware, such as Globus Toolkit and Condor. Regarding them, a portal with controlled accession will be built, featuring generation of temporary certificates of machine and users, job submission, monitoring of computing resources, custom installation scripts and checking of the security level of the nodes.

    Coordinator: Bruno Schulze (LNCC).
     
  • Working Group on infrastructure for distance learning (GT IEAD) - The GT-IEAD intends to develop an infrastructure for distance learning in which institutions linked to RNP may choose an auditorium or meeting room and routinely send their video signal and high quality PowerPoint presentation via multicast to thousands of participants. This feature enables interactivity through live video questions or questions via SMS.

    Coordinator: Valter Roesler (UFRGS).

Phase 2

  • Measurements – The group aims the deployment of a service-based measurement infrastructure, which provides, to specialists or nonprofessional users, access to measurement data pertaining to various metrics, such as delay, jitter, loss and available bandwidth, which serve to diagnose the state of the end-to-end network and the chance of successful execution of their applications. During the second phase, it is intended to continue the development of the environment in partnership with the perfSONAR staff, among other improvements.

    Coordinator: José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (Universidade Salvador - UNIFACS).
     
  • Video Management – This GT aims to proceed with a project started in 2005, which specified and developed an integrated services digital media distribution platform to support, in a standardized way, the RNP’s services of media distribution, in particular the services of on-demand video and the broadcasting of live video. The multimedia services management platform aims to assist the management and monitoring of media distribution, in order to optimize resources and centralize the management actions.

    Coordinator: Regina Melo Silveira (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).
     
  • Broadband wireless Mesh network for college access – The project aims to provide social and digital inclusion through communication networks of Brazilian universities. On its second stage, the GT has as a main goal to expand the wireless broadband service already installed.

    Coordinator: Célio Vinicius Neves de Albuquerque (Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF). 
     
  • Digital TV (GT-TV) – During the first phase, the GT-TV developed a platform that facilitates the access of users of heterogeneous features to the content of TV channels distributed through the Internet using an IPTV infrastructure. Additionally, all support to the inclusion and the transmission of these channels was included in the developed platform. The access to the channels is made through a channel navigator application (Electronic Program Guide – EPG), which access a metadata base of registered channels in the service. Additionally, a RNP TV channel will be created, TV RNP, whose content will be produced or chosen by RNP. This channel aims to promote the events that are attended or are organized by RNP.

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos de Souza Filho (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

2005-2006 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Network Storage (GTAR) – GTAR’s main goal is to deploy a temporary data storage infrastructure with interfaces for users (via browser) and applications (via API). This effort will simplify mass exchange of information and publishing content, while simultaneously harnessing the full potential of available connections. The solution developed by GTAR will support many distributed applications, such as computational grids, digital video and data mining.

    Coordinator: Sergio Takeo Kofuji (Universidade de São Paulo - USP).

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  • Digital TV (GT-TV) – The group aims to create solutions that enhance and enable the transmission of broadcast TV over the internet, with available resources within digital TV features, such as interactivity. The GT TV’s pilot-experiment aims to develop a platform that, in principle, facilitate the access of users of heterogeneous features to the content of TV channels distributed over the Internet. The access to the channels will happen through a channel navigator application (Electronic Program Guide – EPG).

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos de Souza Filho (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Broadband wireless Mesh network for college access – The ReMesh Project proposes the establishment of a mesh-type network for college users residing near their universities. In particular, the project undertakes to develop and test the access via mesh network in the communities surrounding the many campuses of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). In addition to the scientific and technological aspects, this project aims at social and digital inclusion through the communication networks of the Brazilian universities.

    Coordinator: Célio Vinicius Neves de Albuquerque (Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF).

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  • Remote Viewing – The group aims to develop and make available to the community a multiuser system that enhances the existing forms of interaction in the current mixed-reality environments (including any manipulative system), making them a lot more collaborative and accessible to the community. The result or final product will be a system where many users can be connected and acting over the same environment or over different environments many users, as well as robots, manipulative, VR devices.

    Coordinator: Jauvane Cavalcante de Oliveira (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica - LNCC).

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  • Video management – The initial goal was to investigate and specify a multimedia service management platform based on RNP’s infrastructure and network services. From there, the implementation will be done, as proof of concept, of a prototype of the integrated system of digital video distribution. The activities are the deployment of an Application Programming Interface (API) for controlling multimedia flows, the development of a system prototype that utilizes the API for video broadcasting management and tests of the systems on RNP’s network.

    Coordinator: Regina Melo Silveira (Laboratório de Arquitetura e Redes de Computadores/ Universidade de São Paulo - LARC/USP).

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  • Virtual smart card and distributed certificate authority (GT ICP3-EDU) – Dedicated to create an identity management system, the GT-ICP-EDU, during the first phase, decided, after analyzing and verifying the existing software for creating and managing Public Key Infrastructure (Infraestrutura de Chaves Públicas - ICP), to develop a lifetime management system of the OpenSSL encryption library based digital certificate. The next step would be regarding the management of cryptographic keys involved. This GT’s goal is the development of cheap and safe solutions so that students, employees and teachers of the universities can generate a private key, keep it and use it safely.

    Coordinator: Jeroen van de Graaf (Laboratório de Computação Científica / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - LCC/UFMG).

Phase 2

  • Measurements GT 2 – After the experiments with many measurement tools (Netflow, Owamp, Iperf, NDT, among others) in previous GTs, the Measurements GT deployed the first version of an environment based on Pipes, called Pipes-BR. From the definitions of GFD, it was proposed to revise the architecture of Pipes-BR following the GFD’s project guidelines, in order to make the environment developed by the GT compatible with Sonar. The overall objective of the second phase is to continue the prototyping activities of an infrastructure of measurements for RNP started with the Measurements GT in order to make it interoperable with the Sonar environment.

    Coordinator: José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (Universidade Salvador - Unifacs).

2004-2005 Working Groups

Phase 1

  • Measurements GT - Internet2 has been working in the deployment of the piPEs environment, consisting of a system designed to provide the necessary support to end users and applications to obtain network information in a standard format, and without necessarily having to deal with the specific details of each measurement tool. The GT proposes the development of an infrastructure for RNP aiming to develop measurement data in order to interoperate with other measurement infrastructures, such as the ones of the Abilene, Géant networks and the upcoming redCLARA.

    Coordinator: José Suruagy (Universidade Salvador - Unifacs).
     
  • Reliable Multicast - Multicast, in its simplest form, can be defined as the transmission of a package for multiple recipients, gathered in a group and referenced through it. The GT’s purpose is to build a reliable multicast structure for RNP, exploring the native multicast support currently existing, and then experimentally evaluate a set of deployments of these protocols. Emphasis will be given to the protocols in standardizing by IETF; however, the analysis will not be restricted to them. The work proposed by the GT is mirrored in Must, the similar initiative executed by the vice-coordinator of SuperJanet’s GT, the United Kingdom high-speed network.

    Coordinator: Valter Roesler (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos).
     
  • Middleware GT – The proposal is to create pilots in universities that serve as reference architecture for middleware in the Brazilian academic community, which would lead to many advantages, such as centralization of authentication and authorization systems of an institution; use of applications by various institutions; simplification of systems administration; cooperation between institutions, etc. The resulting RNP service of the Middleware GT may serve as middleware development support by universities and research institutes.

    Coordinator: Osvaldo Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG).
     
  • Pervasive Grid GT - Pervasive computing is a recent research area, which aims to provide computing through virtualization of information, services and applications. One of the technologies to support this new computing environment may be large-scale distributed computing, the main object of grid computing. The GT’s proposal is to deploy an application management middleware and of the pervasive grid environment and providing a programming interface (API) to build applications that run in this environment.

    Coordinator: Cláudio Fernando Resin Geyer (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

Phase 2

  • Advanced VoIP (GT-VoIP) – The GT deployed an IP telephony pilot service to RNP’s backbone and showed the viability of deployment of a real-time service for every user organizations of RNP. For Phase 2, the advanced GT-VoIP proposes a work that acts in line with RNP to solve problems in advance problems that are likely to occur with the increasing use of the service under production.

    Coordinator: Paulo Aguiar (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).
     
  • Collaborative Computing (GT-P2P) – The proposal is to evaluate the benefits of deploying a service to support P2P services to RNP and connected institutions, as well as analyzing the impact of using these systems to performances to the RNP2 network.  Thus, the GT-P2P proposed the construction of a pilot project consisting of a triad of infrastructure, applications and analysis of P2P application traffic. The first goal of the second phase is to add a set of functionalities to the XPeer module. The second is to provide support for developing applications that use the XPeer services.

    Coordinator: Djamel Sadok (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE).
     
  • GT ICP-Edu – The GT’s first phase aimed at creating every condition so that a Public Key Infrastructure (ICP) connected to RNP, within the academic sphere, could be deployed. During Phase 2, the GT ICP-Edu will aim to manage the use of private keys on the servers using certified issued by ICP-Edu.

    Coordinator: Ricardo Custódio (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC).

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2003-2004 Working Groups

  • Quality of Service 2 (GT-QoS2) – It is the continuation of the 2002-2003 GT-QoS and will proceed with the P&D activities started by many groups and teams. These include RNP and many groups of advanced networks projects funded by the CNPq-RNP notice, published in October 2001. The differential of the second phase of the work lies in the proposal of a greater integration with the IQoM Project, a partnership between Unifacs, UFPR, UFSC, UFRGS and CPqD. The project foresee the definition of metrics, deployment of a measurement infrastructure (active and passive) and the deployment of differentiated services of the checking of these tools in the learning environment.

    Coordinator: José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (Universidade de Salvador - UNIFACS).
     
  • Directories for education (GT-DIR-EDU) – It was created to research and propose a solution for the use of directories by the RNP’s educational institutions and research users da RNP. The proposal is based on a server network in the LDAP standard.

    Coordinator: Osvaldo Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG).

    Assistant coordinators: Noemi Rodriguez (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio), Elias Procópio Junior (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR).
     
  • Advanced Voice over IP (GT-VoIP) – It intends to invest in the improvement and development of tools for the VoIP service developed in 2002-2003 by the GT-VoIP. The focus will be on the improvement and development of tools for the VoIP service, as well as the deployment of new functionalities to the service.

    Coordinator: Paulo Henrique Aguiar Rodrigues (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).
     
  • Digital Video 2 (GT-VD2) – Aims to continue and extend the activities developed during Phase I (2002-2003). Thus, its objective will be to deploy a RNP-based infrastructure that offers support to applications concerning live broadcasting and on-demand digital videos in an integrated fashion.

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).
     
  • Configuring Networks GT– Objectively investigate and propose a solution for automating the configuration of network devices, in priority to QoS, but with a view to setting up multicast and security. The automation of settings is a necessity that is evident when observing the time spent by operators on points of presence (PoPs) when configuring devices. Thus, it aims to propose the definition, deployment, validation and availability of a hierarchical policy-based network management (PBNM), which will allow operations related to configurations to happen.

    Coordinator: Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).
     
  • Collaborative Computing (GT-P2P) – It is intended to evaluate the benefits of deploying support to P2P systems in RNP institutions connected to it, as well as the impact of using such systems on network performance. The institutions connected to RNP may use that support, for example, providing educational and research applications.

    Coordinator: Djamel Sadok (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE).
     
  • Public Key Infrastructure for the academic environment (GT-ICP-EDU) – This GT’s role is to make available every software needed for reliable operation and management of a public key infrastructure directed to the university environment Its contribution to safety and confidence in transactions between universities will have a scope that goes beyond mere technical aspect, requiring an effort of acculturation and clumping that should have extremely positive impacts on national university life and in systems and communication equipment used by RNP.

    Coordinator: Ricardo Custódio (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC).

2002-2003 Working Groups

  • Quality of Service (GT-QoS) – The deployment of quality of service to RNP2 is essential for the success of advanced applications, such as videoconference and VoIP (voiceover IP or IP telephony). These applications demand, besides great bandwidth, a differentiated service. It is fundamental to ensure that the data transmission is done without interruption with controlled delay and minimum packet loss. This is the GT’s goal: to coordinate P&D activities to QoS, that are performed by various groups and teams in the country.

    Coordinator: José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (Universidade de Salvador - UNIFACS).
     
  • Directories GT– Aims to experiment multi-campi directory services, conjugated to the architecture of public keys for use of existing resources on RNP2, which will allow evaluating and defining a strategy for its deployment. The creation of a GT in this area is due to the finding that, despite the importance of this service for collaboration between higher education institutions and research, there are still no multi-campus directories projects in the country.

    Coordinator: Noemi Rodriguez (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio).

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  • Voiceover IP (GT-VoIP) – The GT’s main goal is to deploy an experimental telephony service on the RNP2 backbone, enabling user organizations to use their networks to establish voice communications from their PBXs, IP telephones and/or workstations. The qualification of people who are able to operate VoIP services in a distributed manner, enabling the delivery of new services over IP, will also be searched for as a complementary goal.

    Coordinator: Paulo Henrique Aguiar Rodrigues (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ).

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  • Digital Video (GT-VD) – Aims to deploy, in RNP2, an infrastructure supporting applications that manipulate digital video. It is up to it to encourage and provide conditions for the creation, storage and transmission of content in the form of digital video in Brazil.

    Coordinator: Guido Lemos (Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB).

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  • Educational Applications GT– Aims to design and implement the training of human resources for the use of videoconferencing via the Internet, in line with the proposal that is being developed within the Internet2 (Internet2 Commons). This will create conditions for RNP users that have potential interest and need to use videoconferencing to be able to develop their activities with less difficulty.

    Coordinators: Liane Tarouco (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS).

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Thematic Groups

Based on RNP’s experience in managing the Working Groups Program, and with the growing demand for innovative solutions to potentiate network use, in 2014 R&D programs for Thematic Working Groups were launched, aimed at e-Health and Distance Education (EaD).

The program is funded with resources from the Department of Health, by the Office of Labor Management and Health Education (SGTES), and from the Department of Education, by the Higher Education Personnel Training Coordination (CAPES), as part of the R&D actions in the scope of RNP Interministerial Program.

2015-2016

Distance education

Multiplatform and Open Network Educational Resources (GT-REMAR): the goal is to develop authoring and publication tools to build and adapt Open Educational Resources (REA) in web, mobile and desktop platforms.

Coordination: Delano Medeiros Beder, from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).

Working Group in Mobile Remote Experimentation (GT-MRE): proposes a remote experimentation system, integrated to mobile devices, that allows working with actual physical systems through the internet.

Coordination: Juarez Bento da Silva, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

2014-2015

Distance education

Multiplatform and Open Network Educational Resources (GT-REMAR): the goal is to develop authoring and publication tools to build and adapt Open Educational Resources (REA) in web, mobile and desktop platforms.

Coordination: Delano Medeiros Beder, from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).

Working Group in Mobile Remote Experimentation (GT-MRE): proposes a remote experimentation system, integrated to mobile devices, that allows working with actual physical systems through the internet.

Coordination: Juarez Bento da Silva, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

Virtual Laboratory for Teaching Activities in Science and Robotics (GT-LabVad): aims to develop a virtual laboratory for the remote presentation of virtual experiments, adaptation of a visual language for children and availability of virtual stands in public spaces.

Coordination: Fábio Ferrentini Sampaio, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

e-Health

Development of mobile application to divulge information about rare diseases (GT-RarasNet): proposes the creation of an application and a web platform, integrated to mobile devices, to propagate national information on such diseases.

Coordination: Natan Monsores de Sá, from the University of Brasília (UnB).

Deployment of Intelligent Questionnaires for Mobile Devices – case study applied to the assessment of the Mental Health of Elderly (GT-MobVida): aims to create electronic questionnaires in an easy, intuitive manner, which allows tracking diseases and planning the care for the mental health of elderly.

Coordination: Magdala de Araújo Novaes, from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).