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INET 2000 18-21 July 2000 Yokohama, Japan

The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone

The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
18-21 July 2000
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
Yokohama, Japan

Fact Sheet


INET is the premier event of the Internet industry, providing an international platform for advancing the development and implementation of Internet networks, technologies, applications and policies.

INET 2000, the 10th annual conference of the Internet Society (ISOC), will be held 18-21 July 2000 in Yokohama, Japan at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center. It is expected to attract an estimated 2,000 attendees from 150 countries.

WHO ATTENDS INET CONFERENCES: More than 2,000 decision-makers and networking professionals involved in extending the use and reach of Internet networks in their organizations or countries are expected to attend INET 2000. Their roles involve nearly every aspect of the Internetıs development and operations. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
  • John T. Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Ken-ichi Ohmae, international management consultant and creator of the framework of the borderless economy.

Super Panel #1: Open Source Movement
Launched in 1985 by Richard Stallman, (GNU), the free source code movement has blossomed into a broad front of projects best exemplified by the stunning success of Linux, the Unix-like kernel launched by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It is now challenging Microsoft's Windows NT in the server business and is poised to invade the desktop as well. Some call Linux the Internet Operating System and this is twice true: it could not have existed without the Internet and a lot of machines that are making up the Internet run on Linux. Apache, another free source code software, powers nearly half of all Internet servers in the world. This round table Super Panel will discuss how these two communities are rapidly merging into one that may be the real basis for the new net economy.

Super Panel #2: Next-Generation Internet Research Projects: Whatıs New, Whatıs Next and What Works?
Late-breaking news from Next-generation Internet projects will be presented. Panelists will address their current status, next step, and what has led them to success.

Super Panel #3: The Future of the Internet Layer
As the Internet continues to grow, there are increasing stresses and strains on some of its foundations, such as the original numeric addressing space and the underlying assumption of transparent communications. The expected arrival of millions of wireless devices, and expansion to new, very populous regions of the world, will maintain or increase these stresses for several decades to come. The Internet technical community has been aware of this issue for at least seven years and has carried out various studies and new developments including Classless Interdomain Routing, Network Address Translation and IPv6. The panel will discuss all this and more, and attempt to discern where we are headed next.

  • Internet Infrastructure Technologies
  • Internet Science and Technology for the 21st Century
  • Mobile Internet and IP Network Appliances
  • Interactive, Multimedia, Innovative Contents with Full Demonstrations
  • Bio-Medical Issues
  • Education
  • E-Commerce and E-Business
  • Regulation, Policy and Governance
iGrid2000: LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS: The potential for using global, next-generation networks to significantly change the way science is conducted will be showcased at INET 2000, where researchers from around the world will collaborate in iGrid2000, sharing computing resources and data over high-speed networks to solve complex computational programs. PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS:

Developing Countries Networking Symposium: 18 July
The Internet Society is fighting to erase the line between information haves and have-nots as it hosts the eighth annual Network Training Workshop for countries in the early stages of internetworking

  • Technical Tutorials: 17-18 July
  • Running Applications on High-speed Networks ­ Theory, Practice and Case Study Java and Database Connectivity
  • Building Accessible Web Sites, or Making Sure Everyone Gets Your Message
  • E-Business in Practice: "Evolving Your Business to e-Business"
  • Windows2000 Security, Networking and Distributed Systems Tools
  • Prepare Your DNS for the Future
  • Moving to XML
  • Multiprotocol Layer Switching ­ Technology and Implementation
  • Cryptography for Privacy and Secure Distributed Systems
  • IP Version 6 Primer
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration and Knowledge management on the Internet

INET 2000 Conference: 18-21 July
The standard conference package includes conference materials (Program Book, Abstracts, and CD-ROM Proceedings), attendance at the plenaries, breakout sessions, Exhibition Hall entry, luncheons and breaks, and social events (Opening Reception and Gala Evening), unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is a must for the pre-conference events.

Conference Passport (All Inclusive): 17-21 July
The all-inclusive Conference Passport includes the standard package (see above) plus attendance at the pre-conference events: Tutorials or Developing Countries Networking Symposium. You must pre-register for the pre-conference events and you may attend one pre-conference event per day.

One Day Pass: 19, 20 or 21 July
Includes attendance at the INET 2000 conference sessions and Exhibition Hall for the day, lunch, refreshment breaks, and all conference materials. The One-Day Pass does not include the Gala Event.

Accompanying Guest Package: 18-21 July
Includes the Opening Reception, Gala Evening, and an Exhibition Hall pass. This fee does not cover conference materials and attendance at the plenaries, breakout sessions, luncheons and breaks. This special registration category provides an opportunity for primary registrants to bring their spouses, children or guests. Professionals active in the Internet industry may not register as Guests.

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  • 1994 Czech Republic, Prague
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  • 1996 Canada, Montreal
  • 1997 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1998 Switzerland, Geneva
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