The 62nd ACOnet TBPG Meeting will take place from 18-20 November 2020 as a virtual meeting.


From October 2020, we will inform you several times a year via e-mail newsletter about current innovations, projects and dates (in German).


The 15th ArgeStorage Meeting will be held virtually on 12 November 2020.


The first first funding call for the adoption of OCRE's (Open Clouds for Research Environments) Cloud Services is open until 2 November 2020. A second call applies specifically to projects in the field of Earth Observation Services.


The conference takes place on 27 October 2020 (online & in Bern/CH) and is open to everyone who is responsible for, interested in or curious about security awareness. Registration is free.


The 22nd Call for Proposals for project access in the field of supercomputing is open until 27 October 2020, 10:00 CET.


We have slightly modified our logo. If you use the ACOnet logo on your website or in printed materials we kindly ask you to update it. The new logo is available in several formats at Media / Downloads.


Welcome to ACOnet!

ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture. It is operated by the Vienna University Computer Center, in co-operation with other universities in Austria.

ACOnet provides a nation-wide fibre optic backbone with high-performance access to international academic networks via GÉANT, as well as to the Internet. Furthermore, ACOnet offers its members various target-group-specific services to support research projects and communities.

ACOnet and COVID-19:

The ACOnet team is working from the home office since March 16, 2020. Our availability has not changed, however. You can reach us Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, CEST; preferably by e-mail but also by phone (see contact information). In the case of an emergency you may also call us outside our office hours and leave a message. If necessary, we will call back swiftly.

OCRE Funding Opportunities for Research


In September 2020, OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) has launched its first funding call for the adoption of Cloud Services that will be available through the OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements (submission deadline: 2 November 2020). An additional open call specifically for Earth Observation Services has followed in October. Two subsequent calls for projects are planned to open in February and July 2021 respectively.


European Open Science Cloud: Next steps


The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a trusted space for European researchers, is entering its second phase. In summer 2020, the EOSC Association was founded as the future legal entity of the European Open Science Cloud. Expressions of Interest to join the EOSC Association can already be submitted. Beside that, the first EOSC-Life Open Call for projects in the field of Digital Life Sciences is open until 22 December 2020.


ACOnet Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report 2019 is only available in digital form for the time being. It offers an overview (in German) of infrastructural improvements and new services, reviews of last year's events, and informative guest contributions on projects of ACOnet participants. We wish you an interesting read! 

Some topics:

  • eduroam in the city: Klagenfurt
  • MANRS - Gute Manieren im Netz
  • Die IPv6-Ära rückt näher
  • Der Supercomputer VSC-4
  • Developing EOSC


net:art coordination center

© Peter Schober

Since 2013, ACOnet has been committed in the field of net:art - multi-site performances in real time via high-speed networks and specific low latency technologies. In order to promote the exchange of experience and knowledge within the community, ACOnet has also launched the net:art coordination center.

We invite you to explore the website Take a look at the documentation of our past productions, enjoy the videos and photo galleries and follow the progress of our ambitious new project "aaron's law"!