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NSRC Cosponsors Wireless Networking Workshop for African Nations, Mar. 11-22, 2013

nsrc logoThe Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon and housed in Knight Library, will cosponsor a workshop, “Wireless Networking for Science in Africa,” March 11-22, 2013, in Miramare, Trieste, Italy.

The rapid evolution of wireless technologies in Africa offers viable solutions to many of the challenges facing science research on that continent. The workshop will offer information on the state of the art of wireless technologies in Africa and help connect African Research Centres to the Internet. Informative, hands-on sessions will cover the fundamentals of wireless networking, design and deployment of point-to-point links, wireless sensor networks for data collection in the field, radio physics, and more.

Young scientists, engineers, and scholars from African countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO, or IAEA may attend. The deadline for applying for participation is November 11, 2012. Visit for application procedures.

In addition to the NSRC, organizers include the Telecommunications/ICT for Development Laboratory (T/ICT4D) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy), the International Telecommunications Union—Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU/BDT), and the National Institute of Telecommunications (NIT, Poland).

NSRC was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education and international partnerships. Over the past twenty years, the NSRC has worked with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, non-governmental organizations, governmental and supranational agencies, and industry to help develop networks and cyberinfrastructure resources in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East.

For more information, contact Steven Huter, director of the Network Startup Resource Center, 541-346-3547,


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