Program 2017

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

  • BLOCK 1

    10:00 - 11:00

    Content Marketing

    Keynote speaker:

    Lazar Džamić
    Creative Strategist, Serbia

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

  • BLOCK 2

    11:15 - 12:45

    The role of national registries…

    Round table 1 “The role of national registries, their partnership with the state and the local Internet community” will look at the roles of national Internet domain registries in the region, the way they are set up and their relationships with state institutions and other stakeholders within local Internet communities. There will be discussion of the specific expertise national registries bring, the ways in which they can help state institutions, how the degree of accountability and partnership between registries and local Internet communities can be improved, their role in Internet Governance processes and more.

    Discussion participants will be:

    • Sašo Dimitrioski, director of the Agency for Electronic Communications, Macedonia
    • Barbara Povše Golob, manager, ARNES/, Slovenia
    • Elmedin Selmanović, director, University of Sarajevo – UTIC, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    We also anticipate the participation of representatives from the government of Slovenia, the Bosnia and Herzegovina telecommunications regulatory body, the Romanian Ministry of Communications and Information Society and representatives of the national Internet domain registries of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

    Slobodan Marković, ICT Policies and Internet Community Relations Advisor, RNIDS, Serbia

12:45 - 13:45


  • BLOCK 3

    13:45 - 15:15

    Information security and national registries

    Round table 2 “Information security and national registries” will consider current trends in Internet security and the challenges that national Internet domain registries face, as well as some best practices in this area. There will be discussion of DNS infrastructure security, registrar security, the response to security incidents, harmonisation with new EU regulations (the NIS Directive) and opportunities for partnership at the regional level and with other stakeholders in local Internet communities – Internet providers, national CERTs, investigative and judicial authorities, and ultimately end users.

    Discussion participants will be:

    • Oli Schacher , SWITCH-CERT, Switzerland
    • Gorazd Božič, manager, ARNES/SI-CERT, Slovenia
    • Sava Savić, Deputy to the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Serbia
    • Barbara Povše Golob, manager, ARNES/, Slovenia
    • Žarko Kecić, chief technical officer, RNIDS, Serbia


    We anticipate participation in the session by representatives of CERT teams and national Internet domain registries from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

    Vladimir Radunović, director, Cyber-security and E-diplomacy Programmes, Diplo Foundation, Serbia

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee break

  • BLOCK 4

    15:30 - 16:45

    Partnership and exchange of best practices in the region

    Round table 3 “Partnership and exchange of best practices in the region” will be divided into three segments. The first will be dedicated to presenting ideas for the establishment of a regional Anycast service, along with other opportunities for partnership (e.g. in the areas of IDN, DNSSEC, CERT etc.). The second will be set aside for exchange of best practices in regard to the relationship between ccTLDs and their registrars, verification of registrar compliance with contractual obligations, etc. The third segment will look at the impact of the new EU regulations and ICANN rules on ccTLDs (the NIS Directive, GDPR, WHOIS policy etc.).

    Discussion participants will be:

    • Vanja Librić Radojević, CARNet, Croatia
    • Bojan Crnogorac, UTIC, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Žarko Kecić, chief technical officer, RNIDS, Serbia
    • Predrag Milićević, chief marketing officer, RNIDS, Serbia
    • Jelena Ožegović, marketing associate, RNIDS, Serbia
    • Stefan Kovač, domain name registration coordinator, RNIDS, Serbia
    • Dejan Đukić, General And Legal Affairs sector manager, RNIDS, Serbia


    Barbara Povše Golob, manager, ARNES/, Slovenia

    NOTE: Simultaneous interpretation to/from English will be provided at all sessions.

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