BMA6 was held from 25 to 27 August, 2014 in São Paulo, commemorating 25 years of the ANSP project


The 6th Biannual Meeting of ANSP (BMA6) took place at the University of São Paulo’s School of Medicine, on the Pinheiros campus in São Paulo, capital of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, from 25 to 27 August 2014, during the course of which those registered were offered a full program with thematic symposiums in the mornings and courses during the afternoons. The activities were led by lecturers and instructors from Brazil and abroad of recognized distinction from Brazil and abroad, based in the academic and business worlds of research and development.

The guiding theme of this 6th edition of the BMA was 25 YEARS OF MANY ANSPs, the subject of the event’s first symposium. The other two symposiums revolved around Cyber Security issues and New networking technologies, reflecting the concerns of researchers and users of academic networks.

In addition to the symposiums, courses were offered on topics of great interest to the IT community, coordinated by renowned teachers with experience and research in the area of networks: OpenFlowand NFV (Prof. Magnos Martinello from the Federal University of Espírito Santo - UFES): Cyber Security (Prof. Adriano Cansian, from UNESP - São Paulo State University, São José do Rio Preto), OpenStackand Big Data (Prof. Hermes Senger, UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos).

Representatives from institutions such as iSight, OAB-SP (Order of Attorneys of Brazil), CGU (Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General), CTI Renato Archer, Redbelt, ACME!, CDCiber (Cyber Defense Center of the Brazilian Army) and RNP (National Teaching and Research Network) gave presentations on the development of their research and activities in the area of network security.

Professionals from Brocade, Datacom and Padtec gave lectures on R&D and demonstrated products aimed at academic research networks.

Academic institutions were represented by researchers from Fatec (Faculty of Technology - Ourinhos), UFES (Federal University of Espírito Santo), UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos), Unesp (Júlio de Mesquita Filho State University - São José do Rio Preto, Unicamp (State University of Campinas) and USP (University of São Paulo).

BMA6 featured the presence of international personalities such as Dr Atsushi Takahara, Director of NTT Network Innovation Laboratories; Dr Cees Laat, Coordinator of the research group on Systems and Networks Engineering – SNE, at the Institute of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Dr. Julio Ibarra, Assistant Vice President of Technology Augmented Research at FIU (Florida International University) operating in CIARA (Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment).

In keeping with the aim of BMAs to offer members of the ANSP Ecosystem, opportunities to mingle and exchange ideas with researchers from other institutions, in conjunction with the BMA6, on 28 and August, also in USP, the CineGrid Brasil 2014 international conference was held, with lectures and discussions on streaming videos that require high bandwidth. Information about the activities of CineGrid Brasil 2014 can be obtained on the event’s official website.


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