TERENA TERENA Networking Conference 2001
 

 

Programme

(updated 11 May 2001)

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Monday 14 May 2001

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

PLENARY SESSION

14:00 - 15:30 Room A
Plenary 1 - Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Namik Kemal Pak, TÜBITAK, Turkey

Conference Introduction:
Stefano Trumpy, TNC-2001 Programme Committee Chairman, CNR, Italy

Welcome Address:
Namik Kemal Pak, Executive Director of TÜBITAK, the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Foundation, Turkey

Development of the Internet in Turkey
Attila Özgit, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Watching the Waist of the Protocol Hourglass: The Evolution of the Internet Layer
Steve Deering, Cisco Systems Inc., United States of America

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break

PARALLEL SESSION 1

16:00 - 17:30 Room A
1A - Networking Technology
Chair: Christoph Graf, SWITCH, Switzerland

The fast track towards higher network speeds permits applications that were only dreamed of a few years ago. However, high speed places new demands on the classical applications and their protocol implementation, as well as their usage. This session will discuss how to get high-speed services all the way to the end-user, and how the end-user may control the services.

1A1 - An Architecture and Prototype Implementation for TCP/IP Hardware Support
Mirko Benz, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

1A2 - How To Do High Speed Multicast Right!
Lothar Zier and Gundula Dörries, German National Research Centre for Information Technology (GMD), Sankt Augustin, Germany

1A3 - Routing Advance Reservations
Sabine Kühn and Frank Breiter, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

16:00 - 17:30 Room B
1B - Update on IETF, IRTF, ISOC and ICANN
Chair: Karel Vietsch, TERENA

The future architecture and governance of the Internet are steered by a number of worldwide organisations. The Internet Society is a professional membership society addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organisational home for among others the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The IETF is a large open international community of engineers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture. It is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet standard specifications. The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) promotes research of importance to the evolution of the future Internet. It is composed of a number of small research groups, which work on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit organisation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management and root server management functions previously performed under US government contract by IANA and other entities.

This session will present an update on the activities of these four important bodies in the past year.

1B1 - ICANN: Internet Governance
Stefano Trumpy, CNR, Italy

1B2 - The IRTF: Promoting Research for the Evolution of the Future Internet
Cees de Laat, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

1B3 - Update on the Internet Society
Stefano Trumpy, Vice President for Policy of the ISOC Advisory Council, CNR, Italy

1B4 - The Internet Engineering Task Force
Harald Alvestrand, IETF Chair, Cisco Systems, Norway

19:00 - 21:00 Opening Reception
The Antalya Archaeological Museum, Konyaalti Cad


Tuesday 15 May 2001

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PLENARY SESSION

09:00 - 10:30 Room A
Plenary 2 - Middleware: US and European Perspectives
Chair: Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United States of America

The Evolving U.S. Federal PKI
Peter Alterman, Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Federal PKI Steering Committee and Director of Operations for the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, United States of America

Roadmap to European Middleware - is it different?
Ton Verschuren, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break

PARALLEL SESSION 2

11:00 - 12:30 Room A
2A - Quality of Service in the Internet World
Chair: Peter Kaufmann, DFN-Verein, Germany

Improving Quality of Service (QoS) in the Internet is a major challenge. There are several approaches, but an end-to-end QoS-solution does not yet exist. Apart from technical problems, the cooperation of different organisational domains has to be solved. QoS may be handled bottom-up from the network layer, top-down from the application or even "solved" with bandwidth overprovision. This session provides some status information on the implementation of QoS and further examples to deal with QoS-needs.

2A1 - The Internet2 QoS Deployment Experience: Baby Steps and Big Lessons
Ben Teitelbaum, Internet2 and Advanced Network & Services, United States of America

2A2 - Mechanisms for Quality of Service in Web Clusters
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Valeria Cardellini, Emiliano Casalicchio and Salvatore Tucci, University of Rome, Italy

2A3 - QoS Evaluation Model for A Campus-Wide Network: An Alternative Approach
Juan Antonio Martínez, Martí Griera and Maribel Jiménez, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

11:00 - 12:30 Room B
2B - European Initiatives
Chair: Roman Tirler, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission

In this session representatives of the European Commission will describe the following research initiatives. The eEurope initiative aims to allow Europe to exploit its strengths and to overcome the barriers that are still holding back the uptake of digital technologies. The European Research Area (ERA) initiative offers a new horizon for scientific and technological activity and for research policy in Europe. The aim is to create conditions making it possible to increase the impact of European research efforts by strengthening the coherence of research activities and policies conducted in Europe. The session will also describe the research priorities of the next European Community Framework Programme (FP6).

2B1 - The eEurope Action Plan - Impact and Priorities
Roman Tirler, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission, Brussels

2B2 - The European Research Area - The Framework for Research Policy Issues in Europe
Jean-Louis Blanc, Research Directorate General, European Commission, Brussels

2B3 - FP6 - The next Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities
Roman Tirler, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission, Brussels

11:00 - 12:30 Room C
2C - Introduction to Middleware
Chair: Ton Verschuren, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

This is the first session in a special conference track devoted to middleware. It gives an introduction to the topic and tries to answer the question - "What problem is middleware trying to solve?". Following the introduction a discussion will take place to set the agenda for the next two days.

2C1 - Middleware: Solution for What Problem?
Cees de Laat, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Cisco Systems Inc.

PARALLEL SESSION 3

14:00 - 15:30 Room A
3A - TERENA Technical Programme
Chair: John Dyer, TERENA

The TERENA Technical Programme is designed to assist TERENA member organisations to explore new technology and techniques in a collaborative and coordinated way through a series of investigative and experimental activities. In this session, members of the community will present up-to-date work and results from the programme.

3A1 - Trusted Introducer Programme
Brian Gilmore, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

3A2 - The TERENA Compendium
Bert van Pinxteren, TERENA

3A3 - QoS and IP Premium service specification implementation
Mauro Campanella, INFN-GARR, Italy

3A4 - Development of a European Videoconferencing Service
Egon Verharen, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

14:00 - 15:30 Room B
3B - Recent Results - Part I
Chair: Lajos Bálint, HUNGARNET/NIIFI, Hungary

This session provides a forum in which the very latest developments from projects in progress are presented. With less formal presentations, the recent results session provides a forum for debate and exchange of ideas, and an opportunity to ask questions and give opinions on topical subjects in research networking.

3B1 - A Management Architecture for IP over WDM Integration
Fotis Karayannis, OTE Consulting, Lampros Raptis and Giorgos Chatzilias, National Technical University of Athens, Joan Serrat, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, and Dimitris Chronis, Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation SA

3B2 - DoS Attacks on Transit Networks
David Harmelin, DANTE Ltd.

3B3 - Active Virtual Network Management Prediction
Stephen Bush, General Electric Corporate Research and Development, Niskayuna NY, United States of America

3B4 - Integrating Security Services wih the Automatic Processing of E-mail Content
Antonio Pinizzotto, Istituto per le Applicazioni Telematiche CNR, Pisa, Italy

14:00 - 15:30 Room C
3C - Directories - Part I
Chair: Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United States of America

Experts from the middleware community in Europe and USA will discuss directory and PKI issues and projects in their respective communities. These discussions will be oriented towards information sharing, awareness and seeking common ground for further technical and policy work. As this area of study is changing quickly, the four sessions (3C, 4C, 6C and 7C) will be designed around the latest news and research with lots of relevant discussion. In this first session, directory issues will be discussed.

3C1 - Deficiencies in LDAP When Used to Support a Public Key Infrastructure
David Chadwick, University of Salford, United Kingdom

3C2 - Pros and Cons of Using LDAP Index Servers
Roland Hedberg, Catalogix, Sweden

3C3 - May I Introduce You to EduPerson - tailoring LDAP to our needs
Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States of America

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break

PARALLEL SESSION 4

16:00 - 17:30 Room A
4A - Virtual and Persistent Presence
Chair: Kees Neggers, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

The Internet as we know it is rapidly changing. A myriad of Internet capable devices, both wired and wireless, are entering the Internet. This allows individuals to be continuously connected, whatever their geographical location. Enabling technologies for seamless and ubiquitous presence on the Internet include Mobile-IP and IPv6. Virtual and persistent presence provides the services needed to manage 'always being online'; it is about availability and capacities of both humans and resources. Typical information that should be available is 'Who else is looking at this page?', 'Can this device receive voice or video?' and 'May I disturb Jane at the moment?'.

4A1 - Virtual and Persistent Presence from a Mobility Perspective
Klaas Wierenga, SURFnet bv, and Henk Eertink, Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands

16:00 - 17:30 Room B
Session 4B - BoF Session - Topic to be Announced
Chair: To be Appointed

Room B will be available for a "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) session. BoF sessions are short informal meetings organised at the initiative of conference participants to discuss topical issues.

16:00 - 17:30 Room C
Session 4C - Public Key Infrastructure - Part I
Chair: Ton Verschuren, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

This session will provide a forum for discussion of public key infrastructures. With the introduction into our community of services like tele-education, the need to know who is on the other end of the line becomes apparent. PKI technology provides a solution for remote authentication of users and machines. Its goal is to provide trust for on-line communication. How to build this infrastructure of trust is still largely an open question.

4C1 - The EuroPKI Security Infrastructure: Enabling Trust and Confidence Across European Networks
Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

4C2 - Panel Discussion
Peter Alterman, National Institutes of Health, United States of America; David Chadwick, University of Salford, United Kingdom; Janus Liebregts, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands; Antonio Lioy, Politechnico di Torino, Italy

20:00 - 23:00 Gala Evening - Sponsored by Teleglobe International Corporation


Wednesday 16 May 2001

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PLENARY SESSION

09:00 - 10:30 Room A
Plenary 3
Chair: Karel Vietsch, TERENA

Cognitive Routing in Large Scale Networks
Erol Gelenbe, University of Central Florida, United States of America

The Ongoing Critical Role that Universities and Research Centres Have in the Development of the Internet
Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE, Canada

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break

PARALLEL SESSION 5

11:00 - 12:30 Room A
5A - Advanced Services and Applications
Chair: Wojtek Sylwestrzak, ICM, University of Warsaw, Poland

Usage patterns of the Internet are changing and evolving continuously. Adequate bandwidth and QoS are the obvious prerequisites for new developments, but it is the network services that pave the way for specific applications. This session concentrates on an issue that has grown in importance in recent years - dealing with the delivery of content. It also shows how future applications might be able to make use of these new services.

5A1 - Technologies for Building Content Delivery Networks
Pei Cao, Cisco Systems Inc., United States of America

5A2 - Telemedicine in the New Millennium - Just Participating or Faster, Higher and Stronger?
Heinz Weber, Werner Hohenberger, Peter Holleczek, Thomas Rabenstein and Christof Seggewies, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Sven Schoolmann, Bethesda-Hospital Essen, Stephan Delker-Wegener, Hanover Hospital and Hubertus Feussner, Technical University of Munich, Germany

5A3 - Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
Thomas Schmidt and Björn Feustel, FHTW Berlin, Germany

11:00 - 12:30 Room B
5B - Research Networks: Towards a New Generation
Chair: Sabine Jaume, RENATER, France

Today's research networks use new technologies and develop advanced services. In addition, the European research networks work together to build a shared pan-European multi-Gigabit core network to interconnect their national networks. In this session, Poland, Greece and Italy will share their experience of developing advanced national infrastructures. These case studies will be followed by a discussion session in which panellists will discuss technology choices, services provided to users and funding of new generation research networks. In the closing presentation, DANTE will introduce GÉANT, the new pan-European network, and its latest developments.

5B1 - First Experiences with the Polish Optical Internet
Stanislaw Starzak, Technical University of Lodz Computer Centre, and Artur Binczewski, Norbert Meyer, Jaroslaw Nabrzyski, Maciej Stroinski and Jan Weglarz, Poznan Supercomputing Center, Poland

5B2 - Designing The Optical Internet of Greece: A Case Study
Dimitrios Kalogeras and Nasos Papakostas, The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), and Magda Chatzaki and Stelios Sartzetakis, The Institute of Computer Science - Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Greece

5B3 - GARR-G - The Italian University and Research Giganet
Enzo Valente, INFN-GARR, Italy

5B4 - Discussion on New Generation Research Networks
The panel will discuss technology choices, services provided to users and funding of new generation research networks.

5B5 - GÉANT - A Giant Step Forward
Vincent Berkhout, Dante Ltd. UK

11:00 - 12:30 Room C
5C - Middleware in Use in the Academic Community
Chair: Christoph Graf, SWITCH, Switzerland

This session will present some examples of middleware solutions in use in the academic community. The examples focus on solving authentication and authorisation issues in real life applications.

5C1 - The PAPI System: Point of Access to Providers of Information
Rodrigo Castro-Rojo and Diego R. López, RedIRIS, Spain

5C2 - The Deployment of an Academic Middleware to Support Advanced Learning Services
Michalis Konstantopoulos, Thomas Spyrou and John Darzentas, University of the Aegean, Greece

5C3 - Shibboleth - Inter-Institutional Authentication and Authorisation
Ken Klingenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder and Internet2, United States of America

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

PARALLEL SESSION 6

14:00 - 15:30 Room A
6A - Advanced Applications
Chair: Claudio Allocchio, GARR, Italy

The most common "advanced services" on the network now are dealing with the integration of video/voice/TV and the network services. In the R&D world this fact often leads to "teleteaching" and distance leaning, moving the network closer to a "closed circuit TV", while at the other end of the scale, television is approaching the network services for distributing and producing its programmes. In this session we will see how the two ends of the scale are now very close to each other and are moving towards the full integration of information "media".

6A1 - Mobility Issues in the Context of Enhanced Services: Distance Learning/E-Learning Services
Ahmed Meddahi and Jean François Colin, ENIC, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

6A2 - Videoconferencing with Advanced Services for High-Quality Teleteaching
Mustafa Soy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

6A3 - GIGAMEDIA - Co-operative Postproduction in Film and TV
Markus Berg, Institute for Broadcasting Technology GmbH and Jens Tiemann, GMD Fokus, Germany

14:00 - 15:30 Room B
6B - Local Access of Services: Problems and Solutions in the Last Mile
Chair: M. Ufuk Çaglayan, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

As both local and global networking technologies evolve, problems of accessing new network services at the user end remain an important issue. Especially in campus settings, where the service demands of users are diverse, finding proper solutions to problems of security, service quality and availability, scalability and the vast spectrum of high performance end-user equipment creates serious challenges for network service providers. This session will try to answer some of the questions encountered by both end users and network service providers.

6B1 - High Performance Networking for College and Universities: From the Last Mile to a Global Terabit Research Network
Michael McRobbie, Indiana University, United States of America

6B2 - Internet Access for Academic Networks in Lorraine - infrastructure and services
Alexandre Simon, CIRIL - Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France

6B3 - View on Delft: Connecting Staff and Students to the Campus Network of Delft University of Technology
Laura Stappershoef, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

14:00 - 15:30 Room C
6C - Directories - Part II
Chair: Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United States of America

Following up on session 3C, this session starts with an update on the TERENA Task Force on LDAP Services Deployment (TF-LSD). This will be followed by a panel discussion around the following topics: indexing, schemas (X.521 versus Domain Component), EduPerson, and Directory Enabled Networking.

6C1 - International Cooperation on Directory-based Middleware
Peter Gietz, DAASI International, Germany

6C2 - Panel Discussion
Peter Gietz, DAASI International, Germany; Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States of America; Roland Hedberg, Catolix, Sweden

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break

PARALLEL SESSION 7

16:00 - 17:30 Room A
7A - Recent Results - Part II
Chair: Lajos Bálint, HUNGARNET/NIIFI, Hungary

This session will follow on from session 3B with the presentation and discussion of a further selection of short papers on recent research results

7A1 - Measuring the Evolution of the World Wide Web
Christian Grimm and Helmut Pralle, University of Hanover, Germany

7A2 - Parameters of Cache Systems based on Zipf-like Distribution
Dmitriy Dolgikh and Andrei Sukhov, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

7A3 - Click and Go Video
Jim Strom, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

7A4 - Video Conferences in the German Research Network
Wolfgang Wünsch, Detlef Makowitz and Christoph Fleck, Technical University Dresden, Germany

16:00 - 17:30 Room B
7B - The Campus Network - Fat Pipe or Obstacle Course
Chair: Michael Walsh, Kerna Communications, Ireland

Many researchers now have access to high performance backbone networks, engineered to deliver a high level of end-to-end performance. However, in practice the end-users experience of network performance is significantly poorer than expected even where an advanced campus network has been developed. The Internet2 End-to-End Performance Initiative is aimed at improving network performance through both campus and wide area networks.

At the same time, campus network managers are introducing wireless infrastructures to complement the cabled "home run" to the laboratory and desktop. While primarily focused on mobility, similar expectations of performance and reliability will arise.

7B1 - Internet2 End-to-End Performance Initiative, or: Fat Pipes are not enough
Ted Hanss, Internet2, United States of America

7B2 - The Göttingen Wireless LAN
Gerhard Schneider, University of Göttingen, Germany

7B3 - Panel Discussion
Ted Hanss, Internet2, United States of America; Michael McRobbie, Indiana University, United States of America; Gerhard Schneider, University of Göttingen, Germany; Alexandre Simon, CIRIL - Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France; Laura Stappershoef, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

16:00 - 17:30 Room C
7C - Public Key Infrastructure - Part II
Chair: Ton Verschuren, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands

This session will continue discussion on public key infrastructure in the form of a panel debate. Topics include: hierarchy versus bridge CAs, certificate profiles, usage scenarios, and building trust infrastructures.

7C1 - Panel Discussion
Peter Alterman, National Institutes of Health, United States of America; Janus Liebregts, SURFnet bv, The Netherlands; Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Thursday 17 May 2001

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PARALLEL SESSION 8

09:00 - 10:30 Room A
8A -Grid Computing
Chair: Roman Tirler, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission

During the last year several major Grid projects have been launched in Europe, the US and Japan. These efforts are collaborations among application and computer scientists, aiming to build a new generation of tools and infrastructure to solve specific application needs in the physics, biology and engineering communities. This session is dedicated to describing and reviewing the European and US Grid projects.

8A1 - The European VLBI Network (EVN)
Richard Schilizzi, Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE), The Netherlands

8A2 - UNICORE and EUROGRID: Grid Computing in Europe
Dietmar Erwin, Research Center Jülich Gmbh, Germany

8A3 - The Datagrid Project
Olivier Martin, CERN, Switzerland

09:00 - 10:30 Room B
8B - Research Networking in the Mediterranean Region
Chair: Stefano Trumpy, CNR, Italy

The countries in the east and south of the Mediterranean basin are struggling to accelerate the growth of their National Research Networks (NRNs) at the same rate as the more developed European NRNs. The ongoing projects and proposals to interconnec the Mediterranean NRNs to the current European Research Network backbone (TEN-155 and GÉANT) will be presented in the session, and the European Commission support of this effort will be outlined. A specific local experience of a campus in Palestine will be introduced together with an example of cooperation between Mediterranean countries in networking applications.

8B1 - Challenges and Opportunities in Interconnecting the Mediterranean
Andreas Pitsillides and Agathoclis Stylianou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

8B2 - Update on EUMEDIS
Bernhard Fabianek, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission, Brussels

8B3 - International Cooperation in IT in the Middle East: Obstacles and Opportunities
Marwan Tarazi, Birzeit University of Information Technology, Palestine

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break

11:00 - 12:30 Room A
Plenary 4 - Closing Plenary Session
Chair: David Williams, TERENA President, CERN, Switzerland

Predicting the Unpredictable - the Impact of Technology and Government Regulation on the Future of Telecommunications and the Internet
David Farber, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America

Closing Address and Announcement of TERENA Networking Conference 2002
Michael Walsh, TERENA VP Conferences, Kerna Communications, Ireland

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