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Academic Network of Serbia (AMRES)

AMRES project is created with the aim to establish an organizational model of management, labour and systematic development of the Academic Network of Serbia (AMRES) as a national scientific research and education network. Project was designed in January 2007. by the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, and contracted with the University of Belgrade (project coordinator) and universities in Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac (project partners).

The contract stipulates that the administrative and executive structure of AMRES project have to be transferred to the administrative and executive structure of the Academic Network of Serbia as the network and association of scientific research and educational institutions. Activities, results, documents and decisions arising from the project AMRES apply to the Academic Network of Serbia and are considered binding on members of the Academic Network of Serbia.

Implementers of the project were:
• RCUB - Computer Center, University of Belgrade
• CIT-UNS - Center for Information Technologies, University of Novi Sad
• JUNIS - University teaching and scientific information system of the University of Nis
• UNIC - University Computer Center, University of Kragujevac

Direct benefit of AMRES project for the broadest scientific, research and academic community was reflected in the implementation of concrete activities and outputs during the project implementation.

Indirect benefits of AMRES project are no less important and could be seen through the following aspects:
• Building a stable organizational structure that will lead the strategic development of ICT in scientific, research and academic community
• building a network of experts (human network),
• building the knowledge base,
• systematic introduction and application of modern information and communication services,
• motivating users and raising awareness of the possibilities of using information and communication services,
• integration into relevant international organizations, international cooperation on transfer of technologies, knowledge and experience.

AMRES project was successfully completed when the government of Serbia has issued a final decision that AMRES has to become a legal entity - an institution responsible for the management of the national scientific, research and academic computer network, organized into a model that corresponds with most European countries.


SEERA-EI (The South-East European eInfrastructure initiatives) aims to link national-level programme managers and provide an open forum for information exchange, in order to enable coordination of national programmes in eInfrastructures, and to set the framework for a common regional agenda. The project gathers and exchanges information regarding current programmes and carries out a state-of-the-art analysis; produces set of best practices and guidelines for national eInfrastructure programmes; and identifies areas for joint regional activities, ranging from short-term soft actions, mid-term policy-level actions, to preparatory activities for long-term actions.

In this way SEERA-EI will reduce fragmentation of national programmes, create a harmonised approach to national-level initiatives in eInfrastructures, ensure local commitment, and pave the way towards common regional vision, strategy and sustainable cooperation which will give the region a common voice on European and international stage and strengthen the ERA as a whole, enabling collaborative high-quality research across a spectrum of scientific fields.
Representatives of both academic communities and governments from the 9 participating countries (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Turkey) were involved in the project implementation. Apart from RCUB, Serbia was represented by the Ministry for Science and Technology on the project.

Serbian representatives were in charge of the fourth working package of the project. Within the framework of the said package short- and long-term objectives were defined. These objectives were reached through concrete project activities:
• Analysis of national programs
• Development of common documents
• Regional Action Plan
• Including e-infrastructure in national and European scientific research plans
• Pattern of assessment and monitoring of regional programs, etc..

More details on SEERA-EI project can be found on the official site:


SEE-GRID-SCI (SEE-GRID eInfrastructure for regional eScience) was two year project  co-financed by the European Commission, starting from May 2008.  

eInfrastructure in Europe has reached a mature state where the GEANT network forms a communications backbone on top of which a distributed computing infrastructure - the Grid - provides processing and storage services for eScience research. The South-East European eInfrastructure initiatives are committed to ensuring equal participation of the less-resourced countries of the region in European trends. SEEREN initiative has established a regional network and its GEANT connection and the SEE-GRID initiative the regional Grid.

As part of its work on the SEE-GRID-SCI project RCUB has coordinated work of 5 project participants from Serbia and led the JRA (Joint Research Activity) through which they developed various application services, as well as tools for monitoring and support the GRID infrastructure; the AEGIS Certification Authority management; administration services for the AEGIS02-GRID site. This site provides resources (CE, SE, CRM) for the Serbian AEGIS virtual organization (VO), as well as regional SEEGRID, SEEOPS, ENV, and SEISMO WEATHER IN, followed by the basic services for the AEGIS, and SEEGRID WEATHER IN (LFC, FTS, AMGA).
More information about the SEE-GRID-SCI project can be found here.


The main objective of the TEMPUS project “ViCES – Video Conferencing Educational Services” is to establish a video-conferencing service and organize the technical support of distance learning.

Also, the project’s aim is to establish education and organization methodology adapted for using the video-conferencing subsystem for educational purposes in a multi-lingual distance learning surrounding. By this, the communication between peoples and cultures is being enhanced, which contributes to the agility of universities’ staff and students. This will secure principal conditions for the development of distance learning based on video-conferencing services, which leads to enhancing the inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary teaching services on the national and international level.

RCUB was engaged in the following tasks:

• Development of technical solutions and initial testing video-conference services and subsystems for educational purposes
• Considering the possibilities for the development of similar services at the national level in Serbia,
• Expansion of cooperation with other participants in the project (most participants were universities in Macedonia in the Macedonian Academic Network - MARNET)
• Raising awareness of the importance of the usage of video-conference services in educational purposes,
• Participation in thematic conferences and workshops.

One of the project outputs was the obtaining of video-conferencing equipment, which consists of a terminal device, two cameras and HD projector.
In addition to video-conference service which provides an interactive audio-video communication for more participants, RCUB in cooperation with other AMRES service centres had realized video transmission service over the network (video streaming), and archived captured content for later viewing on demand (video on demand). Together with the eLearning portal on the MOODLE platform (, these technologies and services presents the very core of eLearning environment at the University of Belgrade and AMRES.

Project Period: 2009. - 2011.

More information about the project can be found here.


SEE-GRID intends to provide specific support actions to pave the way towards the participation of the SE European countries to the Pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives. This will be accomplished through dissemination conferences and training material including cookbooks, pilot and demonstrationtest-beds for hands-on experience, applications' adaptations to be able to use the Grid, operational and support centre schemes and organisation, and finally feasibility studies and roadmaps for the integration of the SEE to the European Research Area (ERA) via an extended Pan-European Grid infrastructure.
RCUB was a participant of an international FP6 project “South Eastern European Grid-enabled eInfrastructure Development” SEE-GRID (Contract No FP6 – RI – 002356). The project was favourably evaluated by the representatives of the European Commission.
Main areas of RCUB activities within the SEE-GRID project were hosting and management of one of the Grid sites and services (LFC, AEGIS Certification Authority) within the SEE-GRID infrastructure; active participation in the Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia (AEGIS); participation in SEE-GRID and AEGIS trainings; the support and work on the “gridification”.

Project Period: 1 May 2004. - 30 April 2006.

More information about SEE-GRID project can be found here.