Projects Archive


SEE-GRID-2 (South Eastern European GRid-enabled eInfrastructure Development-2)  aimed to deliver an eInfrastructure to serve the research and educational needs of the scientific communities and end-users that will be sustainable both at national and regional level in its operation and expansion, having a multi-disciplinary nature in encouraging and supporting grid applications among diverse technology domains.
SEE-GRID-2 furtherly advanced and integrated the existing Grid Infrastructure and services that have been created by its predecessor (SEE-GRID), and further strengthened scientific collaboration among the participating countries, and will ultimately achieve sustainability for national and regional eInfrastructures.

In the long-term, SEE-GRID-2 aspires to contribute to the regional cooperation and stability, in order to demonstrate the importance of collaborative efforts in science and technology areas like eInfrastructures, and help add one more element in the continuing EU efforts to ease the SEE digital divide and aid the integration of the region with the rest of the continent.
RCUB was a participant in international FP6 SEE-GRID2 project (contract number FP6-RI-031 775), which was favourably evaluated by the European Commission. Based on results of its predecessor SEE-GRID project (through which Grid infrastructure was initially established), SEE-GRID2 made a step forward in enabling e-infrastructure services for research and educational needs. SEE-GRID2 supported further development of established infrastructure and sustainable development at national and regional levels, and supported the development of multidisciplinary Grid applications from different scientific domains. It also strengthened previously established regional and national networks as well.
Main areas of RCUB activities within SEE-GRID2 project were hosting and management of one of the Grid sites and services (LFC, AEGIS Certification Authority) within the SEE-GRID infrastructure; active participation in the Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia (AEGIS); participation in training and SEE-GRID2 AEGIS; the work on the “gridification”.

Project Period: 1 May 2006. - 30 April 2008.

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SEEREN project (South Eastern European Research & Education Networking) was approved by the European Commission in the framework of Information Society Technologies (IST) program. Goal of the SEEREN project was to improve Internet services and infrastructure of national scientific research and education networks (NREN) of the southeast European countries, in order to reduce the "technological gap" between the countries of Southeast Europe and the rest of the continent. Besides promoting cooperation between scientific research and academic communities of the Member States of the European Union with the countries of Southeast Europe, this project has set the platform for the promotion and development of next-generation Internet technologies in SEE countries, i.e. the countries that are on the path of integration into the European Union.

The project brought together academic networks of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Albania, as well as TERENA and DANTE organizations.

Academic Network of Serbia had established a connectivity to European academic network GÉANT and significantly improved its Internet capacity (from 6 Mbps to 34 Mbps).

Period of the project: 2002. - 2004.

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In order to reduce the existing "technology gap" between countries of South Eastern Europe and the rest of the continent, SEEREN2 project (South Eastern European Research & Education Networking) strived to create services available to all scientific and research communities. Central element of the infrastructure was the SEEREN backbone network connecting national scientific research and education networks (NREN's) of South Eastern European countries to GEANT network. Respecting the results of the previous project (SEEREN), the networking infrastructure has been significantly improved and, most importantly, became the new key tool for synchronization of network and Grid infrastructure with SEE eInfrastructure, and finally for full integration into pan-European networks (GÉANT2 , EGEE,SEE-GRID,etc.).The project brought together scientific research and academic networks of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Albania, as well as TERENA and DANTE organizations.
Academic Network of Serbia significantly improved Internet connection, from 34 Mbps to 155 Mbps.

Project Period: October 2006. - April 2008.

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The aim of SEEFIRE (South-East Europe Fibre Infrastructure for Research and Education) project was to prepare for future collaboration in southeast Europe by studying the availability of options for network infrastructure, as well as the possible strategies for the development of research and education networking in the region, with a specific emphasis on the Western Balkan countries.
The project aimed to raise awareness, among stakeholders of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), governments, users and telecommunication operators, about the results of the SEEREN and GN1 projects in terms of providing interconnection facilities in southeast Europe and about the findings of SERENATE concerning the measures needed to reduce the digital divide in Europe. The project exploited the results of these IST projects and the results of national research and education networking projects in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece.
Southeast European countries have a strategic geographical role in connecting southeast European, Caucasian and Mediterranean countries to GÉANT. The SEEREN network, running since January 2004, is vital for collaboration of researchers in the region and needs to be sustained and upgraded by exploring all available infrastructure solutions. SEEFIRE contributed to the preparation of the next generation of the SEEREN network (SEEREN2), by providing the tools and knowledge that may allow southeast European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to potentially obtain access to dark fibre. In this respect, it considerably assisted them in long-term sustainability plans.
SEEFIRE contributed to introducing southeast European countries into the eInfrastructures community and stimulated the launching of joint RTD projects, widening the scope of existing actions like SEEREN and SEE-GRID, and acting as a vehicle for the participating countries to pursue forthcoming FP6 projects and to become more technology competent.
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The idea of the SEELight project (South-East European Lambda Network Facility for Research and Education) is to reduce the technological gap between countries of Europe by providing improved communication and information services and networks to their academic communities. In this sense, SEELight project aims to develop a regional optical network in South East Europe, which will solve the problem of academic network infrastructure in the region and support their integration into European academic network GEANT, as well.

It is planned to lease the fiber optic of total length of about 4200 kilometres in a period of 15 years. Moreover, the plan is to purchase the communication equipment that enables the use of multiple independent connections (lambda) by a pair of optical fibers, which will further increase the capacity, reliability and efficiency of the network.

This would provide long-term optical infrastructure to Academic Network of Serbia (AMRES), and will connect a total of 50 cities and about 180 institutions in Serbia (with connection speeds of 1 Gbps and links with neighbouring academic networks at speeds of 10 Gbps).

SEELight project is co-funded by the Reconstruction Plan for the Balkans, Greece (HiPERB) and the Government of the Republic of Serbia (80% - 20%). Apart from the project Corridor 10 (Niš – Dimitrovgrad highway), SEELight is the only project in Serbia, which is co-funded by the HiPERB program.

Expected period of project implementation: 2009. - 2012.