Network Training Workshops
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Professionals from around the world will be taught the design,operation, maintenance and management of Internetworks when they attend the InternetSociety's (ISOC) 6th Network Training Workshop for Countries in the Early Stages ofInternetworking, 11-19 July 1998. More than 900 previous graduates have performed a vitalrole in setting up the Internet connections and networks in virtually every country thathas connected to the Internet during the past five years. A new cadre of networkingprofessionals will again be taught the technical and operational aspects of establishingand managing their national network infrastructure.
For the first time ever, in 1998, there will be Workshops given in four different languages and held in two locations, simultaneously:
The focus of the workshop is to assist countries that are either not yetconnected to the Internet or are in the process of developing and enhancing an initialnational Internet. For all Geneva attendees, and some Rio de Janeiro attendees, attendanceat the workshop includes attendance at INET'98. Those workshop participants attending theINET'98 Conference will also receive significant discounts to the Pre-Conference Technicaltutorials, K-12 Workshop, and to the Developing Countries Networking Symposium, scheduled20-21 July 1998 in Geneva.
The workshops are an outgrowth of and build upon the experiences of fivesimilar workshops held during 1993-1997 at Stanford University, U.S.A., Czech TechnicalUniversity in Prague, Czech Republic, University of Hawaii, U.S.A., McGill University,Montreal, Canada, and Petronas Training Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The goals of the workshops are:
The following section describes the English workshop to be held inGeneva.
All participants (except those in the National Network Management track)will engage in extensive hands-on training, either setting up a prototype network or usingactual Internet resources or both, as appropriate, using the Workshop facilities .
The course descriptions below include for each instructional track:
TRACK 1: Host-based Internetworking TechnologyTrack Leader:
Brian Candler, Demon Internet Ltd., United Kingdom
TRACK 2: Backbone Internetworking TechnologyTrack Leader:
Alan Barrett, UUNET Internet Africa, South Africa
TRACK 3: Network Navigation and ServicesTrack Leader:
Jill Foster, Netskills, University Newcastle, United Kingdom
TRACK 4: National Network ManagementTrack Leader:
Geoff Huston, Internet Technology, Telstra, Australia
The workshop activities will be held in Geneva, Switzerland.Participants will be housed at the training facilities during the Workshop and the INET'98Conference. Working Language The working languages of the workshop will be English, goodcomprehension of spoken and written English will be required of each participant. Somemembers of the instructional staff will have some degree of proficiency in languages otherthan English. For information on the Internet Society French and Spanish workshops, seeour web site or contact us at the address shown at the end of this announcement.
Participants should plan to arrive at their workshop location on orbefore 1800 hours on Saturday 11 July, and leave Geneva after 1300 hours on Friday 24 July. Exact arrival requirements may depend on the Track selected. We will notify you of yourtravel requirements when you are accepted.
INET'98 begins at 1800 hours, Tuesday 21 July and ends at 1230 hours onFriday 24 July.
The workshop is specifically directed toward the needs of people fromdeveloping countries who are playing or will play an important part in introducing andextending public internetworking in their countries and regions. Attendees should beinvolved in planning to establish or in establishing the Internet's presence in theircountries and regions, in institutionalizing its operation, and/or in assisting thecountry's schools and universities, governmental agencies, local firms, and residents inlearning about and exploiting the range of services available through the net.
Staff members of international and bilateral technical co-operationagencies, as well as professionals having substantial involvement in internationaltechnical assistance activities, are also eligible for admission as space allows.
Participants who have attended one or more previous Internet TechnologyNetwork Training Workshops (formerly Developing Countries Workshop) will be considered eligible toattend the 1998 workshop; however, these former participants must apply for a course ofstudy other than subjects studied previously. Their request must be consistent with theirresponsibilities in a national and/or regional context, and a convincing argument forrepeated attendance must accompany the application. This should include a statement of theactivities carried out as a result of the previous workshop. Less financial aid will beavailable for repeat attendees than for first-time applicants.
Application for Admission
To apply for admission, please complete the application form below andreturn it as soon as possible. If you expect to attendthe workshop as the result of being awarded a United Nations or similar fellowship awardedby a multilateral of bilateral aid agency, please inform us of the details in yourapplication.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program and theamount of financial aid available to them at the end of April. Please note that in thiscontext, the workshop activity includes attendance at the INET'98 Conference. If you areadmitted to the workshop, you should NOT register separately for the Conference; that willbe done automatically for you.
NOTE: Applicants are required to submit some form of reliableelectronic address (Please make an effort to give an electronic mail address if possible;a reliable FAX number should also be included on your application, and can be used forcorrespondence if email communication is not possible.)in order to expedite notificationof their acceptance as well as any further correspondence. Please be sure that all of thecontact information you submit is legible and accurate, or we will not be able to contactyou.
Every visitor to Switzerland must have a valid passport in order toobtain the necessary visa from Switzerland. If you apply to attend the workshop, beprepared to obtain a passport immediately upon receiving an invitation to attend, orsooner if practical, since visa procedures may be lengthy.
It is the responsibility of participants to ascertain the visarequirements that apply to them and to obtain any appropriate visas (including transitvisas) needed to attend the workshop and the related conference. Complete visa information for passport holders from specific countries is available at <http://www.swissemb.org/visa/countab3.htm>. The Internet Society willassist applicants in this matter by providing visa application information as well asinformation regarding the Workshop, the Society and its professional goals and activities.
The cost of attending the workshop and associated events is U.S. $3,500.Your acceptance may depend on your ability to provide some or all of the funding for theworkshop and air transportation. This fee includes:
Participants should bring the equivalent of U.S. $50 for airporttransfers and departure tax. Participants may wish to budget approximately U.S. $50-250for optional travel and other needs and activities (laundry, etc.) from Sunday 19 Julythrough the morning of Friday, 24 July. For some candidates, the Internet Society willprovide financial assistance to cover a part or all of each participant's overallexpenditures. If you request financial aid for the workshop, please be certain to providethe financial information that will be requested in the application for admission.Financial aid will take the form of either pre- paid airline tickets for travel to andfrom your workshop location and also to Geneva for the INET'98 conference, partial ortotal coverage of the workshop fee, or both.
The overall amount of aid available will be limited. Please make allpossible efforts to secure whatever funding is possible from sources known to you. If youare requesting financial aid, please tell us why it is necessary, how you expect to fundpart of your expenses, and what efforts you have made and are making to obtain additionalaid. Aid from ISOC may depend upon your ability to obtain partial financial support fromother sources.
Specific questions regarding the workshop may be directed to CarlaRosenfeld, Manager of Conferences, by sending email to <
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