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First Call for Papers

Thank you for your interest in INET'98. The submission deadline for the Call for Papers was 31 October 1997. The Internet Society hopes you will consider submitting a paper for INET'99.

Papers, Panels, Tutorials & Poster Sessions
Sponsored by the Internet Society
Deadline: 31 October 1997

INET, the annual meeting of the Internet Society, is the premier internationalevent for Internet and internetworking professionals. It is the crossroadsat which the world's cyberspace pioneers meet to exchange experiences andplan their next steps. Each year, network technologists, industry and governmentrepresentatives, and policy experts meet to share information and shapethe future of the Internet and its related internetworking technologies.

In 1998, INET will address both the traditional and evolving frontiersof the Internet as well as its significant impact on education, commerce,and societies throughout the world. Multiple conference tracks will addresscritical issues ranging from network engineering to user needs, from regulatoryissues to the Internet's role as a conduit for social change, and from thetransformation of education to the redefinition of commerce.

The INET'98 Program Committee solicits abstracts of papers and suggestionsfor panels, tutorials and poster sessions which describe innovative developments,encourage vigorous discussion and further the understanding of the Internet'sfrontiers.



INET'98: 21-24 July 1998

Exhibition Hall Open: 22-24 July 1998



Network Training Workshop:
12-19 July 1998 (France, Latin America and Switzerland)

Technical Tutorials:
20-21 July 1998

K-12 (Primary & Secondary) Workshop:
21 July 1998

Developing Countries Networking Symposium:
21 July 1998


31 October 1997
Deadline to submit Abstract, Tutorial, Panel and Poster Session proposalsfor Program Committee review.

8 December 1997
Authors notified of accepted Abstracts and invited to submit full Papers.
Presenters notified of accepted Tutorials, Panels and Poster Sessions.

13 February 1998
Deadline to submit full Papers for Program Committee review.

27 March 1998
Authors notified of accepted Papers.

10 April 1998
Deadline to submit final copy of Paper for inclusion in the INET'98 Proceedings.

20-21 July 1998
Technical Tutorials

21-24 July 1998
INET'98 Conference


TRACK 1: New Applications

The exponential growth of the Internet involves not only computers, domainnames, addresses and packets, but also content and people. The ApplicationsTechnologies track focuses on innovation that taps this growing wealth ofinformation and people, including mechanisms for finding and accessing informationand collaborative environments. In addition, this track covers technologiesjust below the user interface that are equally important: caching and prefetchtechnologies to improve access to information, and security technologiesto support interactions such as contract signing and Internet commerce.

TRACK 2: Social, Legal and Regulatory Policies

As the Internet keeps evolving and covering new territory, new formsof communication emerge and new social groupings appear. Sometimes thesechanges reinforce the old, sometimes weaken it or even threaten it. Weavingnew human communities is a tricky business. Cultures, legal systems andinstitutions must find new compromises and mesh in new ways. This trackexplores the challenge inherent in the quest for a globalisation respectfulof humanity's greatest wealth: its very diversity.

TRACK 3: Commerce and Finance

The promises of commerce on the Internet have come nearly as fast asnew commercial sites. Yet many organizations are struggling to come to gripswith the realities of the Internet for their business. What are these realities?Share the experience of successful projects, see how traditional forms ofelectronic commerce are adapting to the Internet and listen to experts arguethe benefits and pitfalls of commerce on the net.

TRACK 4: Teaching and Learning

The Internet was designed to support military communications in the aftermathof nuclear war. Is this the same technology that is the hottest thing tohappen in education in years? Once the private laboratory of universityand post-secondary education, the Internet is now firmly entrenched in primaryand secondary schools around the world. This track will look at what ishappening on the net today in support of primary, secondary and post-secondaryeducation. Papers will cover current research in educational technology,case studies from the classroom, examples of collaborative learning andthought-provoking discussions on what effect the Internet will have on howwe teach and learn.

TRACK 5: Globalisation and Regional Implications

Every day, the Internet is expanding to new parts of the world, to newgroups of population, and to new, sometimes unanticipated, areas of usage.How far has the Internet gone on the road to true globalisation? What obstaclesremain to its expansion in developing countries and to less advanced regionsof the globe? What challenges should be expected in the future by thosewho, like ISOC, want to "take the Internet where it has never beenbefore"? This track will address these questions, looking at the political,legal, cultural and economic aspects of the issues raised, while givinga central importance to the respective experiences of users and promotersof the Internet in all regions of the world.

TRACK 6: Network Technology and Engineering

The physical and administrative infrastructures of the Internet are beingsubjected to many stresses created by the explosion in the number of usersand the demands of many new and exciting applications being developed. Newsupport technologies are required in many areas to counter these stresses.This track will present a range of developments designed to make the networkmore reliable, more predictable, more scaleable and more manageable in theimmediate future.

TRACK 7: User-Centered Issues

Frontiers don't exist just at the cutting edge of technology or in theremote regions of the world. Today, nearly everyone is an Internet userand many are responding to the challenge in unique and valuable ways toput this new tool to use. This track will examine contributions from a rangeof users, what they are doing and the impact the Internet has had on theirdaily lives.


Register your interest in contributing to the INET'98 program by subscribingto the INET'98 Authors and Presenters Contact List. Send the command "SUBSCRIBE INET98-PRESENTERS"in a one-line email message to: <>.You will receive an immediate acknowledgment of your subscription and periodicupdates from the INET'98 Program Committee.

I. Papers and Panel Submissions
To obtain complete details of full paper submission procedures, includinga sample Abstract, view the Web-site: <>

The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts mustbe submitted in English.

Abstracts of papers and proposals for panels should be submitted in plainASCII by 31 October 1997 to: (No attachments willbe reviewed by the Program Committee).

The following must be at the beginning of every abstract or proposal:

a) A title (paper) or topic (panel).

b) First and last name(s) of all authors/presenters.
Note: Please CAPITALIZE each Last/Surname.

c) Organisational affiliation(s).

d) Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) for each author/presenter.

e) E-mail address(es) for each author/presenter. Note: All correspondenceis via e-mail. It is imperative that e-mail addresses are viable and thatISOC be informed of any changes to e-mail addresses.

f) Identify a single point of contact if more than one author is listed.

Each abstract or proposal should be between one and two pages long andcontain a list of key words or topics. Submissions will be acknowledgedwithin 72 hours. If acknowledgment is not received within this timeframe,contact ISOC immediately at

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising.Papers should be directed at substantive issues and be vendor independent.

Each panel proposal should indicate and justify the theme of the proposedsession and include the names (with full presenter information) of suggestedpanelists.

Accepted submissions will be invited to contribute full papers. Finalselection will be based on full papers.

II. Technical Tutorials Submissions
The Internet Society is pleased to invite submissions for Technical Tutorials,which precede the INET'98 Conference, 20-21 July 1998.

Tutorials are three hours (1/2 day) or six hours (full-day) in length.

All tutorials must be presented in English.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in plain ASCII by 31 October 1997to:

Each tutorial proposal must contain the following information:

a) A topic or tutorial title.

b) A 100-word description of the proposed tutorial, including three (3)learning objectives, three (3) learning outcomes, and a brief lesson plan.

c) An indication that it is a tutorial proposal and the proposed lengthof the tutorial (1/2 day or full-day).

d) Presentation titles, locations, and dates of previous seminars/tutorials/presentationsthe presenter/s have made on topics related to the proposed tutorial.

e) First and last name(s) of all presenters. Note: Please CAPITALIZEeach Last/Surname.

f) Organisational affiliation(s).

g) Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) of all presenters.

h) E-mail address(es). Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It isimperative that e-mail addresses are viable and that ISOC be informed ofany changes to e-mail addresses.

i) Identify a single point of contact if more than one presenter is listed.

Each tutorial proposal should be no more than two pages in length. Submissionswill be acknowledged within 72 hours. If acknowledgment is not receivedwithin this timeframe, contact ISOC immediately at

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising.Tutorials should be directed at the substantive issues and be vendor independent.

III. Poster Session Submissions
The Internet Society is pleased to invite submissions for Poster Sessions,which will be held during the INET'98 Conference, 22-24 July 1998.

Poster sessions are flexible in length, ranging from 20-45 minutes. Posterswill be on display throughout the conference, with a number of speaker opportunitiesfor the poster session presenter.

Proposals should be submitted in plain ASCII by 31 October 1997 to:

Each poster session proposal must contain the following information:

a) A topic or poster session title.

b) A 50-word description of the proposed session, including three (3)learning objectives.

c) An indication that it is a poster session proposal.

d) First and last name of the presenter. Note: Please CAPITALIZE theLast/Surname.

e) Organisational affiliation.

f) Full mailing address, telephone and fax number.

g) E-mail address. Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It is imperativethat e-mail addresses are viable and that ISOC be informed of any changesto e-mail addresses.

Submissions will be acknowledged within 72 hours. If acknowledgment isnot received within this timeframe, contact ISOC immediately at

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising.Poster Sessions should be directed at the substantive issues and be vendorindependent.

Chosen presenters of papers, tutorials, panels and poster sessions willbe admitted into INET'98 at the ISOC member/early conference fee, althougha limited amount of partial support may be available to assist presenters,generally from developing countries. Expenses such as travel, hotel, andmeals are also borne by presenters.

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