NATO Advanced Networking Workshop
in

PRESENT STATE AND DEVELOPMENT
OF UKRAINIAN RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORKS

2-6 April 2003

National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute", Great Academic Council Hall,
building #1, 37 Peremogy ave., Kiev 03056 Ukraine


List of participants

110 participants from 42 organizations including 14 participants from 9 countries of Europe (Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Russia, Austria, Great Britain, Poland, Macedonia, Norway) took part in the workshop. They represented the international organizations that took care of telecommunications networks development: CEENet, RENAM, DANTE, ACONET, POL34. Among the foreign participants there were the representatives of NATO scientific committee, European Commission, European network GEANT, scientific national networks of Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (Moscow).

There were presented scientific and educational networks URAN, UARNet - foreign operator in cooperation with URAN (I.Prostykevich), CARNet - Kyiv-Sebastopol operator in cooperation with URAN (V.Shkarupin), UNREN - created just now.

20 universities (Oslo University, Aachen University and 18 leading universities of Ukraine) took part in the workshop. 14 regions of Ukraine were presented (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhaporizzja, Uzhgorod, Simferopil, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Sumy, Ternopil, Vinnitsa, Ivanovo-Frankivsk, Lugansk, Sevastopil) at the workshop.

Employees of the National Academy of Ukraine, Ministry of Education and Science, State Committee of Communication and Information, UNDP (United Nations Development Program), fund "Vidrodzhennya" (7 ministries and institutions of Ukraine, enterprises of communications, including Ukrtelecom) took part in the workshop.

The aim of the seminar was - the analysis of the state of telecommunications systems in the sphere of education and science of Ukraine, working out the proposals concerning their future development, drawing of reserves and experience of West partners in the interests of integration into European and global information space, coordination of activities of ministries, institutions and organizations of Ukraine in this sphere, the analysis of functioning of separate telecommunications networks of Ukraine, perspectives of their integration for needs of economy of Ukraine.

21 reports and 7 speeches were presented to the participants. The speeches were delivered by Secretary General of CEENet J. Gajewski, T. Maray (HungaryNet, Hungary), P. Rastl (ACONET, Austria), D. Davis (GEANT, Great Britain), W. Kaffenberg (Director of NATO scientific Committee, M. Zgurovsky (Rector of NTUU"KPI") and othrs.

International organizing committee:

Seminar languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian. Simultaneous translation is provided for all sessions.

Scientific Secretaries: Prof. O. Popov, Prof. V. Timofeev 

Wednesday, 2 April 2003

 

Arrival of participants. Transfer to NTUU"KPI". Accommodation at the Guest House of NTUU"KPI" and Alexandria Hotel

14.00 - 18.00

Participants registration (Room #155)

14.00 - 18.00

Mass-media representatives registration (Room #157)

14.00 - 16.00

Round Table in Distance Learning (Room#258)

16.00 - 17.00

Optional guided tour around NTUU"KPI"

18.00 - 19.00

Welcome party (Cafe "Alma Mater")

Thursday, 3 April 2003

  8.00 -   9.00

Breakfast (Cafe "Alma Mater")

  8.00 -   9.00

Participants registration (Room #155)

  8.00 -   9.00

Mass-media representatives registration (Room #157)

9.30 - 10.00

OPENING SESSION
Chairperson: M. ZGUROVSKY

 

  • The Word for Opening
  • Welcome Message from governmental and international organizations

10.00 - 11.45

SESSION I. ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH NETWORKING IN UKRAINE: PRESENT STATE
Chairperson: J. Gajewski

10.00 - 10.30

Yu. Yakimenko. URAN: background, present state and plans for future developments" (639 k)

10.30 - 10.45

I. Protsykievich. An overview of non-URAN Ukrainian academic networks

10.45 - 11.15

S. Dovgij, O. Savchenko. UNREN: creation and prospects of development

11.15 - 11.45

Discussion

11.45 - 12.15

Coffee-break (Cafe "Alma Mater")

12.15 - 13.30

SESSION II. AUPS AND LEGAL ISSUES
Chairperson: O. Popov

12.15 - 12.35

David Davis. GEANT and its AUP, treatment of commercial and semi-commercial traffic, model of countries' contribution to GEANT (163 k)

12.35 - 12.50

Peter Rastl. AUPs in general and conditions of ACONET donation to UNREN (359 k)

12.50 - 13.05

V. Timofeev. Organizational aspects of the scientific/educational/commercial traffic, administrative treatment of different user groups, peering with other networks (UARNET, KARNET, UNINET, etc.) (865 k)

13.05 - 13.30

Discussion

13.30 - 14.30

Lunch (Cafe "Alma Mater")

14.30 - 16.00

SESSION III. ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH NETWORKING IN UKRAINE: FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
Chairperson: M. Pavlikevich

14.30 - 15.00

O. Kopiyka, O. Savchenko, I.Tarasenko. Telecommunication infrastructure of Ukrtelecom as the basis of development of research and academic networks (1776k)

15.00 - 15.15

V. Kravets. Connectivity to remote academic centers (265 k)

15.15 - 15.30

Erich Peplov. Reaching remote academic centers

15.30 - 15.45

I. Sergienko, V.Grytsenko. Access of academic institutions to computer networks (997 k)

15.45 - 16.00

Discussion

16.00 - 16.30

Coffee-break (Cafe "Alma Mater")

16.30 - 17.30

PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF UKRAINIAN ACADEMIC NETWORKING. Discussion moderator: Rolf Nordhagen

18.00

Reception (Cafe "Alma Mater")

Friday, 4 April 2003

  8.30 -   9.30

Breakfast (Cafe "Alma Mater")

9.30 - 11.00

SESSION IV. FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Chairperson: P. Rastl

  9.30 -   9.55

Piotr Sasiedzki. Financial model for association of networks (705 k)

  9.55 - 10.05

Lajos Balint. Membership model of NREN's sustainability

10.05 - 10.15

Viacheslav Shkarupin. Commercialization elements in possible business model of UNREN (186 k)

10.15 - 10.30

M. Dombrougov. Possible model of cost sharing for GEANT connectivity - lesson from URAN financial model (637 k)

10.30 - 11.00

Discussion about possible financial models for UNREN.
T. Maray. Sustainability model for NRENs (20 k)

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee-break (Cafe "Alma Mater")

11.30 - 13.00

SESSION V. NETWORK CONTENT (DISTANCE EDUCATION, ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, ETC.). REQUIREMENTS TO THE NETWORKS
Chairperson: Yu. Yakimenko

11.30 - 12.00

M. Zgurovsky. Ukrainian Science Portal (1622 k)

12.00 - 12.35

PRESENTATIONS:

12.35 - 13.00

Discussion.

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch (Cafe "Alma Mater")

14.00 - 15.45

SESSION VI. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
Chairpersons: S. Volkov

14.00 - 14.20

Walter Kaffenberger. NATO Science Program (130 k)

14.20 - 14.30

Bernard Fabianek. The 6th Framework Programme for Research&Development - Support of participation of scientists and institutions from Ukraine (2225 k)

14.30 - 14.40

David Davies. DANTE possibilities for Ukraine (99 k)

14.40 - 14.50

Yu. Misnikov, Y. Kolinin. R&A Networking in "Innovation Springboard"

14.50 - 15.00

J. Gajewski. CEENet Educational Activities (258 k)

15.00 - 15.20

V. Zhuravsky. International and legal issues of information network technologies

15.20 - 15.45

Discussion.
P.Bogatencov. Academic Network Development Projects Realization in Moldova (585 k)

15.45 - 16.15

Coffee-break (Cafe "Alma Mater")

16.15 - 17.00

FINAL SESSION
Chairpersons: M. Zgurovsky, W. Kaffenberger

 

  • Summary and Conclusions of Workshop
  • Project of the Seminar Recommendations (seminar scientific secretaries Prof. O. Popov and Prof. V. Timofeev information)
  • Discussion of recommendations
  • Adoption of recommendations
  • Closure

17.15

Dinner (Cafe "Alma Mater")

19.00

Excursion/theatre 

Saturday, 5 April 2003

  9.30 - 10.30

Breakfast (Cafe "Alma Mater")

10.30 - 14.00

Excursion (Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra)

14.00 - 15.00

Lunch (Cafe "Alma Mater")

15.00 - 19.00

Free time

19.00 - 20.00

Dinner (Cafe "Alma Mater")

Sunday, 6 April 2003

 

Departures (by a separate schedule)

Recommendations

The participants of the NATO ANW, representing NATO experts, European institutions, international networking associations, ministries and governmental bodies, universities, academic and research institutions of Ukraine consider it (taking into account the signed agreement about creation of UNREN - Ukraine National Research and Education Network from October, 2002) crucial importance to issue the following:

A) Immediate recommendations:

  1. To resolve and work out, as soon as possible, the technical issues to connect existing Ukrainian networks, such as URAN, UARNET, KAR-net, etc. to GEANT node of UNREN, to enable the use of all the benefits provided by this link.
  2. UNREN to present and to realize the conditions for this connection, which are acceptable to the educational and research users that allow urgent use of the GEANT connectivity.

B) Major recommendations:

  1. To consider as the main challenge to development of Ukrainian academic networking, the lack of governmental funding for connectivity, both national and international. We note that today every educational and research environment is entirely dependent on international network access for its level of competence through international cooperation. We also note that insufficient governmental funding is detrimental to the Ukrainian educational and research effort that has a long, prominent and distinguished history.
  2. We recommend further development of NREN for the purpose of concentrated and co-ordinated effort to develop Ukrainian educational and research network based on the world standards. This network should closely co-operate and work with telecom operators. However, it should be organized in such a way that it can exercise its full independence from the telecom operators when negotiating both for the technological infrastructure and pricing, with respect to the scientific and academic mission and goals.
  3. The fundaments of the NREN organization and structure should be based on involvement and the experience of the existing networks such as URAN, UARNET, KAR-net, etc.
  4. To induce and generate efforts towards ministries and governmental bodies, Academy of Sciences, universities and other research institutions to make them understand the fundamental needs for networking access and services, not only as a part of National Program for Informatization but as an essential component of the overall national educational and research endeavor. Moreover, it should work and collaborate with the policy and the decision makers in order to formulate the necessary legal framework for its existence and stable and continuous growth.
  5. To initiate the vital activities in order to realize these recommendations, a prompt creation of expert groups is needed, one on technical and another one on financial issues and legal issues. The recommendations with respect to the development of the national research and educational network will be examined at the International seminar in June 2003 in Kiev.
  6. It is our strong belief that the fulfillment of the enumerated recommendations are the first and necessary steps in the development of an Ukrainian NREN with a sustainable organization and structure, and it will enable it to take its rightful place in the world community of academic and research networks. In addition, it will provide the NREN with consistent and unqualified national and international support.

  

Participants of the workshop

 

O.Savchenko, Yu.Yakimenko, J.Gajewski, M.Pavlykevych

 

J.Gajewski, V.Zhuravskyi, V.Gorbulin, M.Zgurovsky, W.Kaffenberger, S.Volkov