The SwitchOn workshop, with the participation of Brazilian and American researchers, took place in Miami, USA, in January 2015
January 8 and 9, 2015 saw the staging of the workshop SwitchOn – Research Collaboration Education, in Miami, USA. The activities took place at the Kovens Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay campus of Florida International University (FIU), North Miami.
Organized by CIARA/FIU (the FIU Center of Internet Augmented Research and Assessment), the event aimed to encourage collaboration between researchers from Brazil and the United States in research on Future Internet.
Over the course of two days of activities, researchers from several American and Brazilian universities and research centers had the opportunity to make presentations and exchange information on the development of their research projects.
In addition, thematic breakout sessions were organized to enable discussion of issues of common interest to the research groups: “Future Networks Design”, “Clouds” and Cyberinfrastructure “.
The event was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the suppliers of networking equipment, Brocade and Padtec, who also had an opportunity to deliver presentations on their R & D projects.
ANSP was represented by its coordinator, Prof. Dr. Luis Fernandez Lopez, from the School of Medicine at the University of São Paulo (USP), who offered an up to date overview of activities within the ANSP project.
The SwitchOn workshop successfully fulfilled its goal, to create and make available an environment in which Brazilian and American researchers were able to outline and discuss their research projects, exchange experiences and initiate conversations for possible collaborations. A second workshop will be held in the latter half of 2015 in parallel with the 8th Biannual Meeting of ANSP in São Paulo, Brazil.