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The Internet Global Summit - A Net Odyssey - Mobility and the Internet

The 11th Annual Internet Society Conference
5-8 June 2001 - Stockholmsmässan - Stockholm, Sweden


4 -5 June, Sheraton Hotel & Towers

The Internet Society is offering 11 highly focused tutorials conducted by industry experts from around the world. The tutorials, full of in-depth, practical information on current and emerging technologies, compliment the INET 2001 conference and can be an important part of your professional development.

Separate fee required for tutorials.

In addition to the tutorials this year, a Mini-workshop on Gender Issues will be offered on Tuesday, 5 June 2001. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and does not require a separate fee.

Tutorial 1 Monday, 4 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

IP Version 6 Primer
Marc Blanchet, Viagénie, Inc.
IPv6, the next generation IP protocol, is designed to improve scalability, security, ease-of-configuration, and network management. The tutorial includes an overview of IPv6, tools for migrating to IPv6, and steps required to connect to the IPv6 Internet. The overview of IPv6 includes key features of IPv6 including flexible and scalable address allocation, autoconfiguration, security and mobility. The tutorial will also describe what transition mechanisms are available to help a site in the migration to IPv6. The transition will involve dual-stack IPv4/ IPv6 hosts and routers and tunneling IPv6 in IPv4. Finally, the steps required to connect to the IPv6 Internet will be explained including address configuration, routing, and the registry. Examples will be presented on FreeBSD, Sun, Microsoft Windows and Cisco.

Tutorial 2 Monday, 4 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Java and Database Connectivity
Simon Brooke, Weft Technologies Ltd.

Java database connectivity (JDBC) provides a common interface to a wide range of databases including Oracle, Informix, MS-SQL, and MSAccess. Combining the Platform independence of Java with the database independence of JDBC gives a very powerful design paradigm. This is a two-section tutorial covering general introduction to Java as well as Java-Database connectivity. In the first section, attendees will learn to write small Java programs and to make an informed decision as to whether or not these technologies are appropriate for their requirements. A historical perspective on Java as well as future directions will be included. The second section provides an overview of JDBC design philosophy, architecture, and details such as relevant portions of the Java Development Kit (JDK). This section also contains a walkthrough of examples including connecting to a database, several sample Java development environments, basics of connecting to MSAccess (and example report generation), and emerging JDBC architectures.

Tutorial 3 Monday, 4 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility
Michael Burks, AT& T Cynthia Waddell, PSINet Consulting Solutions
This tutorial consists of two components. The first provides an overview of general accessibility of electronic and Information technology, including web pages but also some discussion of alternate access devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDA's). The second component addresses legal and implementation aspects of the Accessibility issues. Concentrating on the U. S. as a model, the tutorial will address both the legal issues and the way this will be implemented in organizations.

Tutorial 4 Monday, 4 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Legal and Regulatory Issues: A Primer
Anders Janson, ISOC Sweden Richard Francis, ISOC England
The 1994 Bangemann Report to the European Council identified information and communication technologies as generating a new industrial revolution, leading Europe into the information society age. In 2001 have these new technologies yet established the foundations of a new international legal and regulatory architecture? Law and regulations for the Internet exist in Europe. Will the instruments used to establish future regulations be found in European directives and legislation enacted by national assemblies, both within the 15 member states and beyond? If found in new Internet industry codes of conduct, how will these be developed and enforced? An introductory presentation by the tutors will be followed by a panel discussion in the second morning session with representatives from the Swedish legal and business communities and officials from Stockholm and Brussels. The first afternoon session will examine the European approach to liability of Internet intermediaries for the information content of communications or resources which originate with third parties. A panel of specialist Internet lawyers from England, France and the US will review Articles 12 Ð 15 EC Directive 2000/ 31/ EC on electronic commerce and the approach adopted by the English and French Courts in the Demon Internet and Yahoo! cases. Where does the legal liability debate end and the more recent debate about technical aspects of court decisions take over? The tutorial will conclude with a workshop for Internet intermediaries and their lawyers led by English ISPs, concerning the work of "abuse teams" and their management

Tutorial 5 Monday, 4 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

E-Business in Practice: "Evolving your business to e-Business"
Gordon Howell, Electronic Commerce One
Electronic Commerce (EC) has been targeted by National Governments worldwide as a strategic issue for the creation of new markets, new points-of-sale, automate trading relationships and redesign their fundamental business operations. This course provides a general management and technical framework to assist companies in planning their evolution to electronic commerce, presenting a step-by-step development plan for adoption of electronic commerce and e-business practice into their business. Participants will receive a well-rounded overview of EC applications, technology, and specific example systems including secure commerce systems and payment technology. With this foundation, attendees will learn to formulate migration plans and business cases as well as practical development plans. Critical implementation and operational issues and technologies will be emphasized.

Tutorial 6 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Multiprotocol Layer Switching (MPLS) - Technology and Implementation
Jean Marc Uze, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Conventional IP forwarding does not provide all the necessary traffic control and separation required for large scale IP service provision. This tutorial explains how Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) avoids these limits while improving functionality and availability. The tutorial consists of four parts, covering conventional routing, MPLS technology and architecture, MPLS-based services, and implementation issues. Attendees with any level of IPv4 experience and with engineering, operations, or management responsibilities will benefit from this tutorial.

Tutorial 7 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

The DNS Security Toolbox (Top Rated Tutorial from INET'2000)
Bill Manning, USC Information Sciences Institute
We review the history of the DNS with an emphasis on the trust model(s) used in the architecture and its instantiation in a common implementation. This model is contrasted with the environment we find ourselves in today. This points out areas of weakness in the model and we will briefly cover some common exploits that take advantage of the DNS. The second section of the session will highlight some steps that people can take to protect the integrity of their information and the tradeoffs with the selection of some alternatives. The student will learn: ° Common configuration errors ° Why default recommendations exist and the origin of their suggested values ° "Popular" DNS exploits and steps to reduce their impact ° How to being implementing portions of the DNSsec suite of features

Tutorial 8 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Moving to XML
Simon Brooke, Weft Technology Ltd.
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is rapidly emerging as the "lingua franca" of the Internet and World Wide Web. XML provides mechanisms to embed semantic content within web forms and pages, supporting a range of new intelligent capabilities. This tutorial will provide attendees with a solid grasp of what is XML, its status, and general benefits to using XML. Document Type Definitions (DTD's) and dialects of XML will be explained, and a hands-on session will give participants opportunity to learn to create a DTD, use XSL, convert legacy data to XML, and use XML for communication between agents.

Tutorial 9 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30
Grids and Grid Technologies
Carl Kesselman, USC Information Sciences Institute
Internet computing and Grid technologies promise to change the way we tackle complex problems. They will enable large-scale aggregation and sharing of computational, data and other resources across institutional boundaries. And harnessing these new technologies effectively will transform scientific disciplines ranging from high-energy physics to the life sciences. This tutorial provides an overview of the underlying technical challenges to Grid computing, a survey of technologies addressing these challenges, and examples of large-scale grid computing projects underway throughout the globe.

Tutorial 10 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -12.30
Introduction to Streaming Media (half-day)
Carola Forssell, Qbrick Mats Elmeskog, Qbrick Jonas Lindberg, Telia Erik Ekudden, Ericsson
The tutorial gives a introduction of the Streaming Media industry with a business perspective. The tutorial begins with a general introduction, history, and projections for streaming media.

A primer on "stream-enabling" your intranet is included along with examples from advanced industries using streaming media, including entertainment, news, education, and video on demand. The tutorial will provide an overview of streaming media formats and will conclude with a discussion of streaming media in the context of UMTS (3rd Generation mobile phone telephony.

Tutorial 11 Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 14.00 -17.30

Building Community Fiber Networks for High speed Internet Access (half day)
Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE
In this tutorial speakers from Sweden and Canada will provide detailed information on how communities and municipalities can build or contract for their own fiber networks. Attendees will learn how communities can build "condominium" fiber networks that will dramatically reduce the cost of Internet access, provide greater competition and a level playing field for ISPs, and allow the deployment of exciting new high bandwidth applications for schools, hospitals, libraries and government. Real case examples with costs and technical details will be provided including such famous community fiber builds as the Stockholm Stokab project, the Alberta SuperNet project, the Chicago Civicnet, the Blacksburg Electronic Village, the Ottawa condominium project, the Quebec RISQ project, etc. National projects such as those in Sweden and Canada to bring broadband services to every home will also be discussed.

Tutorial 12 Tuesday, 5 June 2001 - Half Day - 14:00 - 17:30

The Interplanetary Internet: The Next Frontier in Mobility Robert Durst, the MITRE Corporation, Eric Travis, Global Science and Technology Robert Rumeau, Center National d'Etudes Spatiales Scott Burleigh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Dr. Vinton Cerf, WorldCom
This tutorial will being together experts from the terrestrial Internet and space communications community to discuss the challenges associated with taking the Earth's Internet "off-planet" to support the highly mobile expansion of human intelligence throughout the Solar System. Speakers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the IRTF Interplanetary Internet Research Group (IPNRG) will outline the technology challenges of off-planet internetworking and how those solutions may have applicability to the next generation Internet requirements here on Earth.

The Developing Countries Networking Symposium

Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30
The Developing Countries Networking Symposium is a one day pre-conference program featuring presentations, critiques and discussions of the issues that confront developing countries in their efforts to narrow the digital divide and provide the benefits of information and communication technologies to their inhabitants. Discussions will focus upon infrastructure, legal, policy and regulatory issues, investment in human capacity, and education. These sessions will be of interest to anyone living in developing countries involved with the Internet, to persons in developed countries who have a role in providing support to developing countries, and to persons who have an interest in understanding the dynamics of the implementation of these technology in developing country settings.

Mini Workshop Tuesday, 5 June 2001, 9.00 -17.30

Women and Men on the Internet - Myth or Miracle?
Eva R Fåhraeus - University of Stockholm, Yvonne Waern - Linkoeping University, Sirkku Männikkö-Barbutiu, SU/KTH, Stockholm Institute of Education
Women and men share the spaces on the Internet on the same premises and in a fully democratic spirit. The reduction of social cues in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is said to democratize communication and result in greater equality. Is this a myth? The purpose of the workshop is to investigate issues related to gender in asynchronous as well as synchronous communication settings, in particular in collaborative distance learning. This workshop will address a number of issues. How can single-gendered and mixed-gendered groups negotiate informal rules for their communication and when do such negotiations succeed versus fail. How can we take advantage of the fact that differences stimulate? Are there any technical means that facilitate the opportunity of everyone to express her/ his opinion? Do we have to instigate particular social protocols? How can we, as participants, leaders or system developers, create a fertile climate for information exchange and a stimulating communication between all participants, where everybody is allowed to expose her or his own style, personality and aims?

The workshop begins with several research reports, moving to a moderated discussion. Participation is at no charge but limited to 20 persons. Researchers who have studied or plan to study different gender issues in connection with the Internet, especially in learning situations, are encouraged to prepare and submit a position paper by 5 May 2001 to Eva R. Fåhraeus,