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The Future of Network Resiliency in Europe

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Communication networks are used every day by millions of European citizens to conduct business, communicate with their friends and family, get the latest news, etc. For this reason, network resiliency is of paramount importance to the European Union. The term resiliency is overloaded, but in this context we use it to mean networks that provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in face of faults (natural disasters, human error, or intentional malicious actions) affecting their normal operation.

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) held a workshop on “Improving Resilience in European e-Communication Networks” on the 12-13 of November 2008 in Brussels. Sotiris Ioannidis participated in the workshop and gave a talk on the Resilience improving features of MPLS, IPv6 and DNSSEC.

FORWARD at the 2nd EU-Korea Cooperation Forum on ICT Research

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

The relations between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of South Korea are founded on increasingly shared political values, strong economic links reflecting larger and larger bilateral trade and investment flows, and the EU’s reiterated support for South Korea’s policy of engagement with the North.

In 1995, the EU decided to negotiate a “Framework Agreement on Trade and Cooperation“, in recognition of South Korea’s increasing role in the Asian and global economy, and of its success in consolidating democracy. This Agreement entered into force in April 2001 and is implemented through an annual meeting of a Joint Committee.