TNC17: Early bird Registration expires on 28 February 2017

A 25% discount on the TNC17 conference fee ("Early bird registration") is only granted until the end of February. Starting with March 1st, the regular fee (€ 960 incl. VAT) will be applied.


IT Students Lightning Talk Challenge

Students are invited to submit a topic for a short speech ("Lightning Talk") at TNC17. Those accepted by the Programme Committee receive free admission to the conference.


STARTS Prize 2017: Entries are being accepted

The STARTS Prize honors projects that demonstrate the successful interplay of science, technology, and art. Entries may be submitted until March 4, 2017.

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.

GÉANT TNC17 conference in Linz

Design Center Linz

TNC17 is the leading networking conference for research and education in Europe. The conference will be held from 29 May, 2017 - 2 June, 2017 at the Design Center in Linz, Austria, organised by GÉANT and hosted by ACOnet, the Austrian Academic Computer Network.

The theme of TNC17 is "The Art of Creative Networking". TNC17 will address creativity across many different themes including quantum technology, uses of big data, moving beyond traditional networking and the impact of innovation on life.  Details



The GÉANT backbone network interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) including ACOnet, which together deliver seamless connectivity to an estimated 50 million research and education users in over 10,000 institutions across Europe.


net:25 - Gleanings & Movies

With the event trilogy net:future, net:science and net:art ACOnet celebrated its 25th anniversary with a focus on the future of the internet. Besides interesting keynotes and podium discussions with well-known international speakers, also an interactive music and dance performance was presented.