ASREN Founders Meeting

Agenda of the ASREN Founders Meeting
Arab League Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt, 8th and 9th of December 2010

Held under the patronage of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States
His Excellency Mr. Amro Mosa

And The Chairman of ASREN HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Day 1: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

09:00 am

  • ASREN Members registration

09.30 am – 10:30 am

  • ASREN Board meeting (closed to members and invited)
    • Ratifications of board positions, committee chairs and CEO hiring
    • Strategic plan and network transition plan approval
    *Note: HE SG may join the board meeting in the last 15 minutes for briefing

10:00 am

  • Registration all participants

10.30 am – 11:45 am

  • Opening ceremony
    • Welcome message: ASREN Chairman Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
    • Secretary General of the Arab Universities Dr. Saleh Hashem (TBC)
    • HE Marc FRANCO - Ambassador / Head of the Delegation, Delegation to the Arab Republic to Egypt Dr Kostas Glinos – European Commission DG Information Society and Media
    • HE Dr Tarek KAMEL - Minister of Communications and Information Technology (TBC)
    • Secretary General of the Arab league, HE Amro Mosa

11.45 am– 12.15 pm

  • Press Conference/ Coffee Break

12.15 pm 12.45 pm

  • Session 1: Keynote address
    o TATA name/theme to be advised

12.45pm - 1.30 pm

  • Session 2: ASREN Strategic Plans
    o ASREN Chief Executive Officer 
     ASREN Strategic plan 2012-2015
    o ASREN Head of technical committee
     Assuming and Building ASREN infrastructure
01.30 pm – 03.00 pm Lunch
03.00 pm 5:00 pm
  • Session 3: User Perspectives
    o NREN or Research rep: Collaborative projects / Grid computing applications: Federico Ruggieri INFN
    o Pannels: applications and achievement enabled by research networks
    Session 4: NREN Perspectives
    o EU NREN/ Networks and collaboration David West DANTE
    o NREN panel discussion (EUN, Ankabut, ARN, GRNET and RED.ES)
5:45 pm – 05.15 pm
  • Closing remarks by ASREN Chairman
08.00 pm - 09.00 pm
  • Reception at the residence of the HE Marc FRANCO - Ambassador / Head of the Delegation, Delegation to the Arab Republic to Egypt
Day 2: Thursday, December 9, 2010

09.30 am – 11:00 am

  • ASREN Board meeting (continued, closed for ASREN members only or special invitation)
    • Strategic plan implementation details review
    • Funding and finances
    • Secretariat hosting/HQ Content/agreements
    • CEO and staff hiring
11.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Coffee Break
11.30 am – 02.00 pm
  • ASREN Technical Committee (closed for ASREN members only or special invitation)
    • Network and e-infrastructure Management Transition from DANTE to ASREN.
    • Tendering Connectivity, Expanding and reorganizing topology
    • Network Operation Centre
    • Capacity Building activities

02.00 pm – 03.30 pm

  • Lunch
03.30 pm – 05.00 pm
  • ASREN Science and Research Committee (open session for ASREN members and all interested)
    • Review and approval of S&R committee terms of reference
    • S&R committee organization and membership
    • Planning S&R committee activities
05.00 pm – 06.00 pm
  • Cross-fertilization and networking meeting with AROQA
    • AROQA presentation for ASREN members
    • ASREN presentation for AROQA members
    • Debate and exchange: how to cross fertilize research networking and academic excellence efforts

06.00 pm – 6.30 pm

  • Closing
    • ASREN Board Chair

Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN)
Promoting world-class Pan-Arab e-Infrastructures and E-services for the Research and Education communities to boost Scientific Research and regional Cooperation
Is thankful to the organisations supporting its creations

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh OrganizationAROQADANTEEUMEDEuropean Commission

League of Arab States