Annual NOC Meeting 2015/16 with eduroam Workshop

The event will be sponsored by DMS Electronics (Pvt) Ltd., Hewlett-Packard, and Aruba Networks. Information Technology Center this time also join hand with LEARN to host this event at the IT Center of University of Peradeniya.

In this three days annual NOC meeting, network engineers are going to present NOC updates since last NOC meeting 2014. They may share the knowledge and experience while presenting current status of their local network and its services, successful stories and future development plans.

The working group formed at the last meeting for the deployment of IPv6 and VOIP will meet again to evaluate the progress they have made so fay. Any issues can be discussed. Deployment of eduroam throughout the LEARN member institutions will be considered.

The eduroam is the secure, worldwide roaming access developed for the international research and education community. The concept, infrastructure and configuration details will be covered at the eduroam workshop. At the hands-on session you will be trained to setup eduroam service in your institutions.

At this time, both NOC meeting and eduroam workshop will be held as a combined event, everybody has to stay for all three days.

The LEARN objective of this event is to introduce new technologies, to help member institutions to manage their home network and then to improve its quality of service to support LEARN to properly render its services to the end users. It will also create a forum of technical persons of LEARN member institutions to improve the collaboration.

    Venue: Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya
    Duration: 3 days
    Class size: 50
    Target group: system/network administrators/engineers from LEARN member institutions
    Program Level: Intermediate
    Course fee: free of charge (two nights accommodation sharing basis, refreshment, lunch, dinner and break-first will be provided)
    Date: 4th to 6th May 2016
    Note: Participant are requested to bring a laptop with VirtualBox or any other suitable hypervisor installed
    Application closing: 6th December 2015

NOC Meeting Contents

Day 01
Annual Noc Meeting - 20 Minutes presentation from each Institutes (your presentation may include current operations/status of your network, network topology, its services, your experience, successful stories and future development plans, etc)

9.00am - 9.45am - Welcome Ceremony

Presentations - NOC Updates

Time Institute Presenter
09.45 - 10.00 Eastern University No one from ESN willing to do
10.00 - 10.15 Uwa Wellassa University H.M.U. Manjula Herath
10.15 - 10.30 Sabaragamuwa University K.C.S. Ranasinghe
10.30 - 11.00 Tea Break
11.00 - 11.15 University of Visual & Performing Arts Dharshana Hewage
11.15 - 11.30 South Eastern University M.M.M Arshad
11.30 - 11.45 Rajarata University Harshapriya Rajakaruna
11.45 - 12.00 Wayamba University W.D. Samanwickrama
12.00 - 12.15 University of Jaffna Poopalasingam Kobikrishna
12.15 - 12.30 University of Peradeniya W.D.D. Lalantha
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 13.45 Open University No one willing to present
13.45 - 14.00 University of Ruhuna C.L. Wimalarathne
14.15 - 14.30 University of Kelaniya Thilina Pathirana
14.30 - 14.45 University of Sri Jayawardanapura Suresh Rohitha Nanayakkara
14.45 - 15.00 University of Colombo W.P. Weerasinghe
14.45 - 15.00 University of Colombo School of Computing Vishwajith Mapa
15.00 - 15.15 University of Moratuwa Nadeesha Ranaweera
15.15 - 15.30 University Grant Commission Absent
15.30 - 16.00 Tea Break
16.00 - 16.15 LEARN Updates Senevi Herath
16.15 - 16.30 A talk from the Sponsor Chandana Weerasinhe, DMS Electronics (Pvt) Ltd

IPV6/Voip and Eduroam Working Group Meeting
16.30 onwards - Status review and discussion

Workshop Contents

Day 02
Session 01 (8.30am - 10.30am) - Federated Identity Management, LDAP
Session 02 (11.00am - 6.30pm) - Identity management hands-on
Workshop Dinner (7.00pm - 10.00pm) - at Hotel Kandian Arts

Day 03
Session 03 (8.30am - 10.30am) - Eduroam concept, infrastructure detail, global coverage, etc
               (11.00am - 12.30pm) - Institutional Radius configuration
Session 04 (1.30pm - 4.00pm) - Institutional Radius Server hands-on

Meeting Chair/Instructor:

Senevi Herath, LEARN (NREN of Sri Lanka)

Herath had various roles in network engineering and system administration prior to joining LEARN as network/systems engineer and has 15 years of experience in rapidly growing academic network and its services after completion of his degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He has completed his Masters in Computer Science while he was working as network engineer at university of Peradeniya. He has undergone several training overseas on varies leading network technologies.

He is undertaking LEARN technical matters and voluntary conducting training/workshop regular basis.

Eduroam Workshop Instructors:

Paul Hii, Project Manager, Unified Communications and Video, AARNET Pty Ltd

Paul Hii is the Project Manager for Unified Communications and Video and eduroam services in AARNet Pty Ltd (Australian Academic Research Network). Since joining AARNet in 2013, Paul has setup one of the largest and fastest growing cloud based video conferencing service in Australia. Currently, Paul is also helping with the setup of eduroam service in 7 countries (including Sri Lanka) in Asia Pacific. Previously, Paul worked as a network engineer for 5 years at Monash University where he graduated with the Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) and Master of Information Technology degrees.

Senevi Herath, LEARN (NREN of Sri Lanka)

Thilina Pathirana, Assistance Network Manager, University of Keleniya

Thilina, the Assistant Network Manager for University of Kelaniya is a graduate from same university and an Incorporated Engineer in Electronics Engineering. He is currently reading for his masters in Information Security from UCSC and has more than 5 years of experience in Network/Systems Engineering. He has participated in several local and foreign trainings on internetworking, routing, Security, SDN, IPv6, VoIP and WLAN.
He is responsible for University of Kelaniya (UoK) Data Centre Network Security and University wide Wireless LAN. Because of his work at UoK, they became the first Sri Lankan University to provide IPv6 connectivity for whole user base and first University with full WLAN coverage including hostels. UoK is the first IRO to connect with Sri Lankan NRO because of his work.
He is engaged in ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter, CSSL and Sri Lanka Saukyadana Movement where he is doing lectures and training sessions on various technical topics.

Dilum Samarasinghe, Network Engineer, LEARN

Nadeesha Ranaweera, Systems Engineer, University of Moratuwa

List of Participants
G.A. Manoj Dilshan, Industrial Technology Institute
Buddhi Wickramasooriya, National Engineering Research & Development Center
W.D. Samanwickrama, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
R.A.N.P. Rupasinghe, University Grant Commission
R.M.C.A.B. Rathnayake, University of Vocational Technology
D.K.I. Wijerathna, National Institute of Social Development
W.D.D. Lalantha, University of Peradeniya
Mahinda Wijesinghe, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Rajitha Wasana Wedage, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Sagarika Wickramasekara, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo
Harshapriya Rajakaruna, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
H.M.U. Manjula Herath, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
S.M.I.S. Bandaranayaka, University College of Kuliyapitiya
D.K.H.A. Gunathilaka, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
Poopalasingam Kobikrishna, University of Jaffna
Thambiaijah Kirupathiran, University of Jaffna
Ugitha Jayamanne, Open University of Sri Lanka
Suneth Edirisinghe, Open University of Sri Lanka
Nadeesha Ranaweera Arachchi, University of Moratuwa
B. Venura Lakshan, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
Sampath Chandrasena, National Center for Advanced Studies
Lochana Koralage, Informatics Institute of Technology
K.C.S. Ranasinghe, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
C.L. Wimalarathne, University of Ruhuna
A.C.P. Priyankara, University of Ruhuna
T.A.M. Kalpage, University of Ruhuna
K.B.A. Gayan Kodithuwakku, University of Ruhuna
U.I Samarawickrama, University of Ruhuna
Suresh Rohitha nanayakkara, University of Sri Jayawardenepura
Vishwajith Mapa, University of Colombo UCSC
A.J.M. Hasmy, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
S.L.A Haleem, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
M.M.M Arshad, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
W.R.S. Fernando, University of Kelaniya
D.I.K. Solangaarachchi, University of Kelaniya
A.A.I.S Wijewickrama, University of Kelaniya
Shamli Rjapakshe, University of Visual & Performing Arts
Dharshana Hewage, University of Visual & Performing Arts
A.P.H.P Gunasekara, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute
S. Brinthapan, Eastern University Sri Lanka
Laxman Dasanayaka, SLIATE Kandy Branch
Prageeth Chinthaka, SLIATE Ampara Branch
M. Kokohulan, SLIATE Jaffna Branch
W.P. Weerasinghe, University of Colombo
S.P. Athuluwage, Arthur C Clerk Institute

Our Partners

Eduroam project partners

Our Sponsors

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