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The Internet Society's 12th Annual INET Conference: Internet Crossroads: Where Technology and Policy Intersect

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including the IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Technology Deployment Summit
18-21 June, 2002
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

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Preliminary Program Users Track Sessions

Wednesday, 19 June 2002

Healthcare in the 21st Century
1:30-3:00 pm
Health care providers are increasingly turning to the Internet to improve the quality and delivery of medical products and services. Telemedicine also benefits from expanded Internet access. After 911, several global infectious disease networks have initiated web-based projects. Panel presents several case studies that have used the Internet to revolutionize healthcare in the 21st century.
Harrison "Lee" Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, USA, "Findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project"
Tobias Rademann, RIT-Consulting + Weiterbildung, GERMANY, "A Survey Of The Current Employment Of IT In Medicine And Recommendations For Actions"

Country Mosaics I: Middle East and Africa
1:30-3:00 pm
Our Country Mosaics panels bring to you interesting and informative tales from the Internet frontiers -- this time from the Middle East and Africa. The first panel will feature perspectives on Internet regulation, online education, and regional cooperation in the Arab bloc (Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan) and Africa (Uganda and Mozambique). Telecom environments, content regulation, knowledge management, and educational infrastructure will be covered.
Ibraheem Al-Furaih, KACST-Internet Services Unit, SAUDI ARABIA, "Internet Regulations, The Saudi Arabian Experience"
Daniel Stern, Uconnect, UGANDA, "Overcoming the Digital Divide in Education in Uganda"
Magda Ismail, Harvard University, USA, "To Internet or not to Internet: The Case of Mozambique"
Mohamed Elnawawy, Telecom Egypt Data, SAE, EGYPT, "Telecommunications Regulation Impact in Egypt"

Thursday, 20 June 2002

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Measuring the Internet remains a challenge. Various models and metrics have been proposed. This panel reviews the state of the art and proposes new approaches.
Giampiero Giacomello, European University Institute, ITALY
William Foster, Arizona State University, USA
William McHenry, University of Akron, USA
Michael Minges, International Telecommunication Union, SWITZERLAND
Steve Wendel,, SOUTH AFRICA
Madan Rao, Consultant and Author, INDIA
Moderator: Larry Press, California State University, USA

Online Education I: Museums and Entrepreneurial Universities
1:30-3:00 pm
This panel spans a wide range of creative uses of the Internet in education. On the one hand, museums can play a creative and innovative role in online education via exhibit displays on the Web, student-centred activities, interactive communities, and global classrooms. On the other hand, so can corporate universities and entrepreneurial universities via appropriate partnerships and cooperative alliances. This panel will cover the organizational and personal level potential of such initiatives, as well as their policy implications.
Sherwood Dowling, Smithsonian Institution, USA, "Panoramas: the North American Landscape in Art"
Jose Silvio, IESALC-UNESCO, VENEZUELA, "Improving lifelong e-learning through University-Industry Cooperation"

The Internet in Development: Four Vital Policies for 2002
3:30-5:00 pm
In the mid-1990s, the Internet triggered widespread and fervent interest in harnessing information technologies for development. The panel examines the Internet, ICTs and telecenters for rural development, covering issues of sustainability, success factors, and policy implications.
Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Royal Colle, Cornell University, USA

Policy Solutions and Workforce Markets--Key Elements in Internet Education: 2 Mini-Panels
3:30-5:00 pm
This session includes two back-to-back, 45-minute panels on results from the LAAP(Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships) program. The first explores institutional, state and regional policies necessary for effective online course delivery. The second focuses on strategic partnerships and other key factors in using the Internet for workforce training. Audience participation is encouraged throughout the dual session.
Policy Panelists:
Bruce Chaloux, Southern Regional Education Board, USA
Virginia Moxley, Kansas State University and the Midwest Consortium for Distance Learning, USA

Workforce Panelists:
Randy Lemke, President of International Communications Industry Association, USA
Joanna Kile, College of the Mainland, USA
Moderator: Karen Levitan, Program Officer, FIPSE/Dept.ED, USA

Friday, 21 June 2002

Development II: Connectivity, Commerce and Cooperation
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Global e-commerce can help leverage the international reach of the Internet for local businesses in developing nations, for uses ranging from exports to outsourcing. The Internet can also help foster cooperation between countries on the economic front. Pricing and literacy have key influences on Internet access in this regard. This panel of experts will throw light on new aspects of the Internet in development.
Daniel Salcedo,, USA, "Democratizing Global E-commerce"
Sam Lanfranco, York University & Black Creek Research Foundation, CANADA, "Using the Internet to Build South-South Economic Cooperation"
Jeremy Hockenstein, Digital Divide Data, CANADA, "IT Outsourcing to the Developing World"
Michael Minges, ITU, SWITZERLAND, "Socio-economic factors on Internet use in SE ASIA"

Country Mosaics II: Latin America, Eastern Europe and Pacific Islands
1:30-3:00 pm
The second of our Country Mosaics panels will focus on the emerging economies of eastern Europe and the Pacific Islands. More specifically, this panel will cover issues of democracy, security, IT policy, regional cooperation, telecentres, and other aspects of Internet diffusion. Regions focused on here include eastern Europe (Albania) and the Pacific islands (20 Pacific Islands, Countries, and Territories).
Franck Martin, SOPAC, FIJI, "Pacific Island Regional ICT Initiatives"
Neki Frasheri, Institute of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, ALBANIA, "Democracy and Security Challenges of Internet"