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1 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 APAN’s Commitment to Building Relationships for Network-enabled Collaboration George McLaughlin

2 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 APAN’s Traditional Relationships  Liaison Members – peer network focused organisations (Internet2, CANARIE, TERENA, DANTE, RedCLARA)  Associate Members –TransPac, Pacific Wave  Affiliate Members –examples are PRAGMA, APBioNet, APNIC, APNG  MoU partners – various, some also covered above  No formal arrangement – eg University of Hawaii Maybe need more consistency in our approach 2

3 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 Relationships at the Network coordination level Example 1: demo of astronomical transient events at APAN32 Delhi, involved high capacity transfers from  CalTech via CENIC to Pacific Wave  Pacific Wave via TransPac to APAN-JP  APAN-JP via NII/NICT to Singapore  Singapore via TEIN3 to Mumbai  Mumbai via NKN to IUCAA, Pune Example 2: yesterday’s cyberperformance demo 3

4 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 New Relationships at the Network Research and Network Reach levels Example 3: - Cybersecurity – proposed MoU between APAN and the Research and Education Networking Information and Analysis Centre (REN-ISAC) – Kitamura-san and Prof Kasahara Example 4: - drafting of an MoU between APAN and GLORIAD/Taj underway (new links available to APAN members) – Francis Lee 4

5 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 New Relationships with Global Donor Bodies Example 5: - The World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network is now a Liaison Member of APAN - `plan for a joint meeting on video production values at APAN34 – Many APAN members support GDLN centres in their countryhttp://www.gdlnap.org/ Example 6: - drafting of an MoU between APAN and UNESCO almost complete, with a focus on delivering UNESCO’s on-line courses across APAN. APAN, together with a number of APAN Members and AI3/School on the Internet (SOI) are members of UNESCO’s CONNECT-Asia program and 5

6 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 Building on the Expertise of APAN Working Groups and of our Collaborating Partners Example 7: - School on the Internet, Asia (SOI) would like to develop a medical education initiative – the APAN Medical Working Group has vast experience in developing network-enabled medical activities At this meeting Yoo from AI3/SoI will join the Medical Working Group sessions and start the discussion with Prof Shimizu on the ways to move this forward meeting 6

7 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 Strengthening relationships with Applications- focussed partners and Cloud development Example 8: - Discussion have commenced on the prospect of holding a co- joined APAN/PRAGMA meeting PRAGMA (Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly) is going through a transitiion of migrating from a Grid-based infrastructure to a Cloud environment. There is a natural synergy between APAN and PRAGMA in addressing the network-related issues associated with the Cloud environment. 7

8 APAN 33, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 14 February 2012 In Conclusion  APAN has an ongoing commitment to outreach and close collaboration with the global REN organisations and communities  APAN has a long tradition of encouraging science, teaching, medical and culture based collaborations and to societal improvement  New opportunities are cropping up continuously, new relationships being forged, with new and disruptive paradigms ready to be exploited  Now that the distraction of the incorporation of APAN is largely behind us, there will be an increased focus, through our membership, on strategies for exploiting these relationships and opportunities. 8


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