Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed) is a non-profit institution dedicated to promote information technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The objectives of EsLaRed Foundation are:
- Develop and promote formation of human resources and research in Telecommunications, Computer Networks and Information Technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Perform research and development on technology transfer and appropriate technology to foster scientific, technical and social progress in Latin America and the Caribbean. To these ends, EsLaRed will:
- Organise national and international courses, seminaries, symposia and workshops.
- Consult on ICT drawing from our international team of experts and collaborators established through over two decades of activities.
- Undertake research and development on ICT with particular emphasis on the needs of the developing countries.
2012: OUR TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
In 1992 from the Universidad de los Andes in Merida, Venezuela, faced the challenge of developing in our university the computer network technology that was poised to have a major impact in many areas, especially in education, research and human development.
From the beginning we realised that the main hurdles we faced were not about hardware, software or economic limitations, but rather the lack of human resources with the knowledge necessary to implement these new technologies.
We therefore undertook the training of a select group of students at our institution who showed great enthusiasm and dedication. We soon realised the need to engage international experts if we wanted to reach our goals. The issue was how to obtain the support of international experts despite the lack of funds.
The solution was a bold initiative to convene, in a provincial university, a "Latin American Networking School", following the steps of the "First International School on Computer Networks Analysis and Management" held in 1990 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
At the time, our only capital was a great enthusiasm and the certainty that other countries in the region also had the need to train staff in these areas. With the support from ICTP, the OAS, the authorities from our university, Fundacite-Mérida and private organizations, we organised the first Latin American Networking School in November 1992, in which a group of shared their knowledge with 45 participants from 10 Latin American countries during 3 weeks of classroom and field training covering the state of the art of information and communication technologies.
The success of this activity paved the way to persevere in the task of spreading the technologies that have had the greatest impact on the development of our countries. Moreover, the event promoted lively exchanges among people interested in the application of these technologies in their specific milieus.
The original format of three weeks has been transformed into one of a week, but with several concurrent workshops in which specific technologies are discussed in depth while retaining the theoretical and practical orientation.
Applications for the Workshop on Open Source Solutions for the Internet of Things are open. The deadline to apply is April 10th, 2017. This year we can support 12 PhD students from Developing Countries thanks to a SIGCOMM grant. For details visit: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7972/
The 19th Workshop on Internet Network Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean (WALC) was successfully held at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 14-18 November. It was organized by ESLARED and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) and sponsored by ISOC, NSRC, LACNIC, ICTP and ULA.
WALC 2016 offered the following courses: Broadband Wireless Networks for Data Transmission; IPv6 Network Deployment; Network Management and Monitoring; Informatic Security; Cloud Computing; Internert of Things (IoT). The workshop was realized with the collaboration of 17 instructors from different countries and the attendance of 153 participants from 12 Latin American countries. Link to Walc 2016.
Congratulations to you all!
November 30 2016
August 22 2016
August 22 marked the 20th anniversary of Cuba's Internet connection. The Latin American School of Networks (EsLaRed), which has always hosted Cuban instructors and participants congratulates Jesus Martinez and other Cuban colleagues and friends for their efforts over the years. It is very satisfying to see how the tenacity of a very small group of people has had such a successful outcome.
May 2-6 2016
Wireless World Record: High Capacity Long Distance Wireless Link. Ermanno Pietrosemoli y Marco Zennaro. Monte Amiata - Monte Limbara. Italia.
March 7-18 2016
- Workshop: Workshop on New Frontiers in Internet of Things. ICTP, ItaliaMarco Zennaro, Ermanno Pietrosemoli and Rodrigo Carbajales
- New version of Internet of Things IOT in 5 Days IOT in 5 Days de Liñán, Vives, Bagula, Zennaro y Pietrosemoli (click on link for download).
- WALC 2016, Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Universidad Autónoma de Honduras
- Workshop para América Latina y el Caribe (WALC) 2015. Video
November 16-20 2015
August 3-7 2015
June 11 2015
Interview with Ermanno Pietrosemoli, LACNIC 2014 Award.
April 17 2015
Vincent Cerf address to ICTP Workshop on Internet of Things. Watch the video:
June 1 2014
GIIS 2014. Call for papers. Deadline extended
May 8 2104
Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Presdident of EsLaRed, receives the award "Premio Trayectoria 2014" from LACNIC.
April 8, 2014
Internet Hall of Fame
Steve Huter, member of the International Program Committee and long time supporter of EsLaRed, has been inducted in the Internet Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Today in Hong Kong.
We also congratulate another inductee, Ben Segal, who was an instructor in our two first training events in Merida in 1992 and in 1995.
Ben was also instrumental in proposing the organisation of a Spanish version of the annual training workshop that the Internet Society had been conducting in English and in French, suggesting EsLaRed as the organiser of the first WALC, which was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1998.
- WALC 2014: October 27-31 at Manta, Ecuador. Faculty of Informatic Sciences (Facultad de Ciencias Informáticas FACCI. Eloy Alfaro University. (ULEAM).
- TV White Spaces. A Pragmatic Approach is already available
Download it or read it on line!
School on Open Spectrum and Applications of White Spaces Technologies. 3-14 March 2014 Trieste, Italy. The application form can be accessed at the activity website: http://agenda.ictp.it/smr.php?2573 Deadline:
Wireless Networking in the Developing World, 3rd Edition. Now Available at wndw.net
International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN)
Are you passionate about using technology to improve your community? Do you want to help expand access to affordable Internet? Are you an advocate for open technology, ICT4D or community-owned infrastructure?Potential topics include: using wireless for social justice, rural broadband frameworks, technical developments in mesh networking, spectrum policy, training communities in technical skills, case studies of networks, challenges of corporate monopolies, and much more. Interested? Head on over to www.WirelessSummit.org. Registration is open and forms to submit workshop proposals and request travel funding. The Summit will take place in Berlin on October 2-4, 2013.
- LACNIC has granted the Premio Trayectoria 2012 to ten personalities who have contributed to the development of the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Leaders honorees: Valeria Betancourt (Ecuador), Luis Furlan (Guatemala), Marcos Galperin (Argentina), Demi Getschko (Brazil), Anthony Harris (Argentina), Bernadette Lewis (Trinidad and Tobago), Ben Petrazzini (Argentina), Loretta Simon (Grenada), Jose Soriano (Peru), and Edmundo Vitale (Venezuela).
Our warmest congratulations go to all of them, especially our General Manager, Edmundo Vitale.
- The 15th Workshop on Internet Network Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean (WALC), and the 20th Anniversary of the Latin American School of Networking (EsLaRed) were successfully held in Panama on October 15-19.
Hosted by the University of Panama, and with support from numerous organizations, exponents, instructors, assistants and friends made possible, once again, our annual meeting. This time, five workshops were held with the attendance of 155 people.
We have received numerous messages of support and encouragement to continue in this academic endeavor and soon you will find on this page in the “Activities” section the materials of the event as well as some of the talks from our guest speakers.
Thanks, again, to the UT of Panama, to the sponsors, guest speakers, instructors, assistants and all those who contributed to the success of this meeting.
- August 2012.
EsLaRed cooperates wth PISCES project aimed to provide internet access to schools in remote Pacific islands employing wireless technologies and fotovoltaic energy.
Worshop in Guam
- Máster Oficial en Redes de Telecomunicación para Países en Desarrollo de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, España. NOW ONLINE: http://www.tsc.urjc.es/Master/COMPAD/
- Call for Papers: International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB 2012) in Barcelona, WiMob http://research.ac.upc.edu/CNBuB2012/