The Community VCs of the Global (R&E) Network Advancement Group (GNA-G) are scheduled to take place online on March 15 and 16. The aim of the Community VCs is to:

* Bring ongoing progress and advancements to the attention of the worldwide R&E Network, Science, and Computer Science communities;
* Foster deeper engagement within and among the communities, bringing mutual benefit for more effective operations now, and for the future vision of next generation networks and workflows;
* Synergize the efforts and leverage the progress of the GNA-G Working Groups and discover new opportunities for advancement while avoiding unnecessary overlaps;
* Provide a wide-ranging focus and synergy, tools and services for the global ensembles of research and education networks, present and future;
* Sustain the conversation and maintain forward progress in the time of the pandemic, and deal with the ongoing transformations it will leave in its wake;
* Providing opportunities to join one or more efforts through our working groups and sustain and strengthen our global mission.

Like the previous Community VCs, we will be using Zoom. Please register for the VC(s) you plan to participate in, using one or both of the following links:

Meeting coordinates

VC #1: Monday, 15 March 2021, 3pm – 5pm UTC
Most suitable for participants from North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

VC #2: Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 8am – 10am UTC
Most suitable for participants from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Europe.

Detailed agenda

  1. Opening & Welcome [5 min]
    a. Opening – David
    b. Welcome – David
    c. Agenda approval – David
  1. Updates from the GNA-G Leadership Team [30 min]
    a. Leadership Team Statutes – Erik-Jan
    b. Managing WGs – David
    c. Diversity Statement & Code of Conduct – Gerben
  1. Innovation Corner [40 min]
    a. Open-sourcing of the Workflow Orchestrator – John MacAuley (ESnet), Migiel de Vos (SURF), Hans Trompert (SURF)
    b. RARE P4 Testbed – Frédéric Loui (RENATER)
  1. Working Group Updates and Discussion [40 min]
    a. Update on Security WG – Charles Sterner (AARNet) & Steve Kennett (Jisc)
    b. Plan for a new WG on Routing Anomalies – Jennifer Schopf (Indiana U)
    c. Network Automation WG – Warrick Michell (AARNet) & Migiel de Vos (SURF)
    d. Data Intensive Sciences WG – Harvey Newman (Caltech)
  1. Announcement of next VCs and Closure [5 min]
    a. Any other business – David
    b. Announcement of next VCs – David
    c. Closure – David