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San Jose, Calif., June 22-25, 1999


Greetings from the Program Chair Florencio I.Utreras

During the past year, we have all been witnesses to the major changes that our society is experiencing as we continue to move towards the Information Society. The markets of the world are changing on a grand scale. Stock markets are reflecting the shift from manufacturing based industries to information technology industries. The market value of Information Technology companies is attaining value that reflects the high interest and confidence that investors have in the development of this business sector. Economies the world over are suffering the turmoil of changes in the financial market that are being affected by this transition. No one can doubt the scope of these changes.

Businesses that are logistically oriented are becoming an important factor in the changing distribution model that is reshaping the PC Industry. This is well illustrated in book and music retail sales and those business endeavors where intermediate commerce is disappearing and operating margins are becoming increasingly narrow. A business that doesn’t use Internet Technology to promote sales will likely disappear. Regional economies are becoming more important than national economies as complex networks of companies and local interests are redefining the bounds of national borders. International companies are becoming global service providers with no definable service boundaries.

Of all the industries that are being affected, it is the Information Industry that is experiencing the greatest of changes. Book, music, video, and movie printing and distribution industries are experiencing the collapse of the intellectual property model born with the invention of the printed book. New rules of commerce will have to be implemented which could have a major economic impact on these industries and the consumers that they serve.

The Netcitizens of today will be simply citizens in the future. They will be the only citizens that will have direct access to jobs, health facilities, educational institutions and the greatest share in GDP.

Since ISOC’s inception in 1991, the INET conferences have been the place where industry officials, academic leaders and civil servants meet to discuss these changes. Views are exchanged, plans are negotiated, and the shaping of this new society is being accomplished by those responsible for the development, planning, deployment and use of the infrastructures and services that are evolving.

INET’99 will explore these issues as well as new technical developments, social impact, new educational environments, economic changes and, in general, all major issues related to the transition to the Information Society. Don’t miss this monumental opportunity!

Florencio I. Utreras
INET’99 Program Chair


Program Track Descriptions

E-Commerce & E-Business

Explore the latest developments in the electronic marketplace. Speakers will discuss how electronic commerce is being used in countries around the world, what national governments are doing to promote its growth, and how specific companies have developed exciting new e-commerce applications.

Over the past twenty years, the Internet has transformed scientific research. Similarly, today the Internet is transforming business. It has created a "global electronic marketplace," which allows the smallest firm to easily reach customers -- both individuals and other companies -- around the world. Electronic commerce is enabling companies to process transactions more quickly and more cheaply, to provide a broader range of customized products and services, and to deliver electronic goods (e.g. software, music, etc.) over the Internet. Electronic commerce is growing even faster than the Internet itself. To realize the opportunities provided by e-commerce, companies are becoming e-businesses -- using information technology to streamline operations, empower employees, and establish closer links to their customers.

Education & Information Resources

Focus on what the Internet is offering as a new media for education and research. People all over the world are experimenting on how to exploit the new possibilities it offers, from multimedia and person to person interaction, to access information previously beyond reach. As any media, it conditions the message. How is the Internet changing the way we learn and the use we make of traditional institutions, such as libraries, schools and universities? Access to the Internet means different leaps in different communities. What impact is it having in different regions of the world? How is it changing the way we learn and have access to knowledge? Those are some of the issues addressed by papers in this track.

Social, Legal & Regulatory

Feel less threatened by this new environment and learn more about what it means to rely on the self-regulatory efforts of Cyberspace. This track will assist all Netizens and territorially-based law-making and law-enforcing authorities. Attendees at these sessions will find out how new rules that emerge, in a variety of online spaces to govern a wide range of new phenomena, are affecting us socially and legally.

New kinds of boundaries are fast defining a distinct Cyberspace -- a Cyberspace that is forcing attention on regulatory issues of global import. The need for new law and legal institutions within the context of Cyberspace are major discussion elements around almost all angles of Internet connectivity. New social paradigms engendered by the melting of physical boundaries and the coming together of communities of interest, are forcing us all to wake up to the fact that the social world in which we have all lived in up until now, will be a very different world as the next Century develops.


This track will present substantial sessions ranging from details of specific underlying technologies such as differentiated service and multicasting through new middleware concepts to views of the next generation of the Internet. New applications, and innovative improvements in existing applications will be described as well as insights gained from real, measured experience with the Internet.

Throughout its life the Internet has been a focus for new technical developments. New technology has fueled the growth of the Internet allowing it to absorb exponential growth. The Internet itself has spawned new and novel applications as it has moved from the world of R&D to that of commerce and the home. New technology continues to evolve to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of applications.

The IETF has overseen the turbulent development of the Internet. Its various working groups are always at the cutting edge of new technology. A set of sessions has been set aside for reports from various IETF working groups on what they see as "just around the corner."

Whether you are seeking the latest developments in network infrastructure or insights into next years "killer-app," the Technology Track is certain to stimulate your thinking and heighten your awareness.


Tuesday, 22 June 1999
18:00-20:00 Opening Reception McEnery Convention Center
Dance to the music of Jellyroll, a jump jive swing band performing songs from the forties and beyond, during INET'99's kick-off event. Enjoy assorted light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Wednesday, 23 June 1999
08:30-10:30 Opening Plenary Session

Presentation of the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

10:30-18:00 Exhibition Hall Open
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Designing GREAT Web Sites PANEL Setting up Web sites is getting more complex and expensive - it involves a knowledge of standards, current technology, and increasingly, international issues. Hear from some of the leading Web designers and learn about the latest current guidelines and standards for effective Web design.
11:00-12:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Private Sector Coalitions Shaping Internet Policy PANEL The US government, the European Union, the Japanese government, and other national governments are increasingly turning to the private sector for help in developing policies on E-commerce and the Internet. A number of industry groups and public interest groups are rising to the challenge, including the Global Business Dialogue for E-Commerce (GBDe), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Global Internet Project (GIP), and the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP).
11:00-12:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Learning Tools WBT: The New Millenium: Training at the Speed of Change New tools and new techniques are being developed because of the speed of change, new ways of collaborating, the challenges of integrating networked activities into the curriculum, and the rapid drop in prices of computers, cameras, and peripheral gear.
11:00-12:30 Technology Session: Next Generation Research Networks TEN-155: High Speed Networking for European Research

The International Grid (iGrid): Empowering Global Research Community Networking Using High Performance International Internet Services

The Internet has its roots in the development of computer networks to support research and development. Now that the Internet has become a commodity, initiatives are being taken in Europe and North America to develop new research networks capable of supporting future research requirements.
11:00-12:30 Technology Session: Multicast Scalable and Reliable Multicast File Transfer Architecture

An Architecture for Push Information Delivery and its Application to News Delivery

RSVP Integrated Multicast (RIM)

Just what do we mean by multicast and at what level of the protocol stack should it be implemented? The three papers in this session will present alternative views of the answer to this question.
11:00-12:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Policy and Deployment Why Should a Government Invest in the Internet? The Experience of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Spain

Connecting Laos: Notes From the Peripheries of Cyberspace

The Internet in India and China

Challenges to Informatics Policy at the End of the Millenium

A look at the challenges to informatics policy at the end of the Millennium and Government investment in the Internet. Also a focus on the internet in India, China and Laos.
11:00-12:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Community Networking: Worldwide Experiences SMART and SAFE COMMUNITIES

Networks, Communication Technologies and the Reorganization of Urban Space: Challenges for Analyzing the Case of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil Community Internet Access and Training in Victoria, Australia

SKI The Swedish Calendar

This panel will examine the legal and social history, context, possible consequences, and further actions related to community networks and community networking and their involvement with digital divide issues. A look will be taken at what action is required to reduce the damage of the digital divide in general, and to protect the charitable missions of community networks in particular.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Connecting the Unconnected-How to Foster Universal Internet Access? Universal Service in a Ubiquitous Digital Network

What is the Optimal Technological and Investment Path to "Universal" Wireless Local Loop Deployment in Developing Countries?

As the Internet becomes a vehicle for E-commerce and government services, there will be an increasing need to make Internet access more affordable and more ubiquitous. Are new government policies and programs needed? Or will new technologies and market pressures be enough to ensure the rapid spread of the Net?
14:00-15:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Keeping Customers Happy in Cyberspace Distributing E-Coupons on the

Knowledge Platform for Electronic Customer Care

Brokering Automated

A Process-oriented Framework for Efficient Intranet Management

As businesses move into cyberspace, they need new ways to find and keep customers. Technology offers new tools, but also increases customer expectations. E-businesses will only succeed if they can provide reliable, easy-to-use service to their customers.
14:00-15:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Digitizing Culture Digital Reference Rooms: Access to Historical and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge

The Digital Beethoven House

What are the challenges of linking up cultural resources and navigating the museums and archives of art, history, music and theater? How will these institutions collaborate and interact? Two presentations followed by a discussion with the audience.
14:00-15:30 Technology Session: Internet II PANEL The Internet2 project is being led by 130 leading US universities, industry and government organizations, to facilitate the advanced network applications necessary to meet emerging needs in higher education. This panel will provide current comments on the status and reception of Internet2.
14:00-15:30 Technology Session: Wireless Wireless Data Transmission in the Andes: Networking Merida State

Applications of High Speed Wireless Solutions for Developing Countries - Lessons Learned in Latvia and Moldova

High-Speed Internet Access via Stratospheric HALO™ Aircraft

Designers turn to a "wireless Internet" for a variety of reasons. This session will address that variety - ranging from established success stories to future visions.
14:00-15:30 Technology Session:

Measurement I

Traffic Modeling of On-line Multimedia Education

Quality of Service Measurements on SuperJANET - The UK Academic Information Highway

Tools to Visualize the Internet Multicast Backbone

As we strive to design the future protocols for the Internet we need to better understand the beast. The two measurement sessions will cover both measurements that aid our understanding and new tools to assist future investigations
14:00-15:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Community Networking Around the World Technology Access Community Centers in Egypt: A Mission for Community Empowerment

Cibercentro for Employment in Metropolitan Bilbao: A Successful Initiative to Broaden the Social Use of Internet

Developing Community Networks in Russia: The Russian Civic Networking Program

Network Communication Brings Opportunity for Minority: Identity of Woman at Home

This panel will focus on the key characteristics of community telecenters. It will define its basic characteristics and highlight its operational issues and sustainability programs. Discussions will focus on broadening the social use of the Internet and an examination of Community Empowerment through technology access and the development of Community Networks in different countries around the world.
14:00-15:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Dimensions of Internet Diffusion PANEL

Universal Access in Broadcasting: Solving the Information Problems of the Digital Age?

This panel brings together people who have been tracking the global diffusion of the Internet (also including the use of broadband Internet) and policy makers and Internet community members who use the results of their work. The goal is to present an overview of the work that is being done today and to ask what should be done and is feasible to do in the future.
15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00-17:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: The Politics and Economics of Peering and Interconnection Interconnection, Peering and Settlements

Bandwidth Colonialism?: The Implications of Internet Infrastructure on International E-Commerce

Law and Public Policy, Implications of New Internet

In the early days of the Internet, different networks carried each others' traffic for free. Today, an ISP may have to pay larger Internet backbone providers to get access to the global backbone. How do ISPs interconnect? Is there a fair and competitive market for backbone access?
16:00-17:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Culture Clash- Lawyers and Techies in Cyberspace PANEL

As the Internet has matured and become not only a tool for researchers, but the foundation of the Digital Economy, engineers and programmers are spending more and more time working with lawyers to determine how to design and deploy products and services. But they come from two very different cultures. Is it possible to bridge this cultural gap?
16:00-17:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Youth on the Internet KIDS (Kids Investigating and Discovery Sites) Report: Evaluating and Annotating Internet Resources

Running an online forum with 3000 kids from 139 countries

Strategies for Promoting Access to the Internet Among Children and Youth: A Case Study of the San Francisco Public Library's Electronic Library Project

At the 1998 INET in Geneva, one of the most popular programs involved young network users. What are the projects underway in 1999, and how are the kids using the new tools to learn and collaborate?


Technology Session: Differentiated Services Internet2 Qbone-A Testbed for Differentiated Services

Simulation Study On the DS Forwarding Architectures

DiSp: An Architecture for Supporting Differentiated Services in the Internet

Differentiated services is an area of intense activity as we attempt to find solutions to quality of service demands within the Internet. This session will present some initial approaches to studying and implementing differential service algorithms.
16:00-17:30 Technology Session: Routing Optimization

Evaluation of Label Mapping Policy for Aggregated Packet Flow in Label Switching Network

Reducing Routing Table Computation Cost in OSPF

Improving the Availability and Performance of Network-Mediated Services

Routing problems have been with us as long as the Internet. This session will look at proposed improvements to speed up OSPF and a system capable of client based application level routing.
16:00-17:30 Technology Session:

Measurement II

An Internet Traffic Data Repository: The Architecture and the Design Policy

Surveyor: An Infrastructure for Internet Performance Measurements

Otter: A General-purpose Network Visualization Tool

As we strive to design the future protocols for the Internet we need to better understand the beast. The two measurement sessions will cover both measurements that aid our understanding and new tools to assist future investigations.
16:00-17:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Copyright Law and Regulatory Issues

Copyright Information Management, A Design and Implementation of New Protocol Architecture

Indirect Liability on the Internet and Loss of Control

An examination of the following issues will be the subject of this session:

*Copyright information management, including a look at application of new standards like the DOI.

*Design and implementation of new protocol architecture.

*Indirect Liability on the Internet and Loss of Control.

16:00-17:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Internet Development in the Developing World: Case Studies and Lessons Learned The Evolution of OAUNET: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Alternative Paths to Internet Infrastructure: The Case of Haiti

Enabling Better Land Use in East Africa

Keys to Human Resource Development: Capacity Building Through Train the Trainer Programs and Universal Access by Affordable Wireless Technologies

This session will highlight case studies and lessons learned in infrastructural maintenance, human resource development, uses of web technology, and unconventional technical approaches to Internet development in the developing world.
18:00-19:30 Birds of a Feather (BOF) Meetings
19:00-22:30 Gala Evening-Tech Museum of Innovation

This unique and festive evening is the social highlight of INET'99. The museum is part of the next generation of museums, offering an engaging, interactive experience with the leading-edge technologies that affect our daily lives. A tempting array of hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, and refreshments will be served throughout the museum.
Thursday, 24 June 1999
08:30-10:30 Plenary Session
10:30-18:00 Exhibition Hall Open
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Electronic Commerce Around the World Electronic Commerce and Internet Service Providers in Canada

E-Commerce for Development-Challenges and Opportunities

Overcoming Deterrents and Impediments of Electronic Commerce in Light of Globalization: EGYPT - A Case in Point

Towards an Electronic Commerce Policy for South Africa

E-commerce is growing and spreading even faster than the Internet. This session provides case studies of how E-commerce is developing in Canada, Asia, Egypt and South Africa.
11:00-12:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Impact on Universities PANEL  
11:00-12:30 Technology Session: Applications PANEL The Chair will lead a panel of area directors in a discussion of the latest developments in email, information services and other application related developments.
11:00-12:30 Technology Session: Algorithms

Schemes for Adaptive QoS Routing

A Deterministic IP Table Look-up at Wire Speed

WDM Burst Switching

Good algorithms are at the heart of new software and hardware that improves the Internet's performance. This session will present three new algorithms concerned with switching and routing.
11:00-12:30 Technology Session: Security Pequi: An PKIX Implementation for Secure Communication

A Method of Tracing Intruders by Use of Mobile Agents

Security Assessment of IP-based Networks: A Holistic Approach

Security is a constant concern of Internet and intranet designers and users. A range of approaches may be required to address these problems and the papers in this session will present three different views.
11:00-12:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Controversies and Conflicts in Cyberspace The IRS, Community Networking and Public Policy

The "Social Engineering" of Internet Fraud

Whisper Who Dares: Encryption, Privacy Rights and the New World Disorder

Section 706: Net-Heads and Bell-Heads Battle Over Internet Access at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Controversies and conflicts abound in the world of Cyberspace. This session will look particularly at:

*Community Networking and issues of Public Policy.

*The "Social Engineering" of Internet Fraud.

*Encryption, privacy rights and the new world 'disorder'.

11:00-12:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Managing the Networks National Research and Education Networks: Analysis of Management Issues

Domain Name Conflict Resolution under the .CL Top-Level Domain

This session will examine the challenges of managing the Networks --with special reference to a whole variety of management Issues. Domain Name Registration Rules and the challenges of offering universal access. Examination of how different modes of operation could support other pricing models to address failures in the offering of universal service.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: E-Commerce and the Law Electronic Commerce with Verifiable Audit Trails

Developing Liability Standards for Electronic Commerce

The Rise and Reform of Law on the Internet

E-commerce is growing explosively and will soon generate a billion dollars a day in sales. Can the law keep up? Liability, intellectual property, and contract law must all adapt to the global digital marketplace.
14:00-15:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Moving EDI to the Internet Reshaping the EDI Business Landscape Utilizing XML

Design and Set-up of an EDI Clearing-House

In the past, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) relied on proprietary systems and software. The growth of the Internet has enabled companies to take advantage of the open standards of the Internet to reach more business partners and customers more quickly.
14:00-15:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Maturing National Networks

Network Design and Resource Management Scheme in SchoolNet Thailand Project

Comparative Study: School Networks in Latin America

Developing Telematised Teaching Environments in the National Teachers Colleges Network

National efforts to connect schools and other learning institutions are progressing but at different rates. Presenters from Israel, Latin America, and Thailand will highlight the successes and problems in rolling out national networks and in training the users.
14:00-15:30 Technology

Session: Infrastructure

PANEL The chair will lead a panel of area directors in a discussion of the latest infrastructure developments including transport and routing.
14:00-15:30 Technology Session: Network Innovations A Dynamic QoS Control Scheme for Videoconferencing in a Heterogenous Internet

Lessons Learned From the Early Adoption of URNs in an Intranet Environment

Mobile Components to Manage the Heterogenous Internet

This session will present three diverse innovations that may signal the shape of the future Internet.
14:00-15:30 Technology Session: Web Performance Web Traffic Logs: An Imperfect Resource for Evaluation

A Quantitative Analysis of ICP Queries at the Distributed WWW Caching System

ENMA: The WWW Server Performance Measurement System via Packet Monitoring

What's happening within the web? Learn what works and what doesn't and how the WWW is performing.
14:00-15:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: The Second Generation of Internet Users-Designing Electronic Communities PANEL


This panel will address how the design process is influenced when creating communities for special populations. 'Smart and Safe' communities will also be addressed. Online communities have become an increasingly important part of how we work, play and learn, and yet designing these communities until recently, has remained largely a matter of fitting all users to a single mold. That time has passed. Users from special populations are now recognized as having distinct needs, and community designers need to discover and be guided by those needs in order.

Refreshment Break

16:00-17:30 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: Venture Capital, IPO's and the Internet - Magic, Mania or Both? PANEL

In the US, the growth of the Internet has been fueled by hundreds of millions of investment dollars provided by venture capital and the stock market. To the outsider, Internet financing appears to be a mysterious, almost magical, process. This panel of insiders, representing some of Silicon Valley's most successful Internet investors, will explain the "Silicon Valley money machine."
16:00-17:30 Education & Information Resources Session: Case Studies in Learning We Are All Publishers Now. What Does That Mean?

A Qualitative Study of children's Exchanging Activity in the Group Work of Software Making: The Software Creating Project

Clinical Epidemiology and Internet

Case Study: An Evaluation of Two Courses for graduate Level Professors Designed to Improve Academic Internet Use in Research and Teaching

Lessons learned from very different learning environments involving young people as software developers, training faculty and epidemiologist, and the effects of the Internet making everyone a potential publisher.
16:00-17:30 Technology Session: Management

PANEL The IAB Chair will lead a panel of area directors in a discussion of the latest developments in network management, operations, security and user services.
16:00-17:30 Technology Session: IP Audio

Open Charging and QoS Interfaces for IP Telephony

An Approach to IP Telephony Performance Measurement and Modeling in Government Environments

Robust Audio Streaming over IP

Audio over IP exists but most of us would agree that it needs to improve to gain general acceptance. The papers of this session study the characteristics of audio and look at how to improve its quality on the Internet.
16:00-17:30 Technology Session: Middleware Services

DepotNet: Support for Distributed Applications

Adding Intelligence to Satellite-based Internet Links: Architecture of a Second-Generation Satellite-based Internet Delivery System

Distributed Network Storage with QoS Guarantees

Over time we come to better understand the requirements of different protocols or services and they subsequently become part of our infrastructure. The three papers in this session take distinct approaches to providing new services to applications.
16:00-17:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Defining the Nature of Power in Cyberspace Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace

Optic Fibre vs. Social Fabric

Language as a Barrier

The nature of power in cyberspace is looked at in the context of categorization of problems associated with connectivity expansion. This includes the importance of the social impact and the effect of language difficulties on Internet penetration.

Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: The Rise and Reform of Public Law on the Internet PANEL

The Rise and Reform of Law on the Internet

This panel discussion will address the infiltration of civil public law into the Internet. With the development of E-commerce and online communities, Internet activity is increasingly coming under the scrutiny of public law all over the world.
16:00-17:30 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: People with Disabilities and the Internet: Enabling Technology or Barrier to Progress? Designing and Constructing Job Matching Service on the Internet for People with Disabilities

Disability Resources on the Internet: Collecting, Organizing and Presenting in an Accessible Manner

This panel will explore the issues that people with disabilities face in using the Internet. Many people with disabilities use the Internet as an integral part of their private lives and jobs. But, what are some of the issues involved in its use and how do they use it to overcome disabilities? This panel will discuss these issues in the context of both an advanced US and European environment and the emerging Internet of Asia and Eastern Europe. Legal and technical issues will be discussed.
18:00-19:30 Birds of a Feather (BOF) Meetings
Friday, 25 June 1999
08:30-13:00 Exhibition Hall Open
08:30-10:00 E-Commerce & E-Business Session: The Economics of the Net: Does it Really Change Everything? PANEL The rapid development of Internet technology and electronic commerce is changing large sectors of the economy. What are the economic impacts of the Net? Do the old economic rules and models still apply?
08:30-10:00 Technology Session: Social Science Road Maps for High Performance Digital Experiences PANEL This panel has its origins in the Sociotechnical Summit for Advanced Networking. The panelists will examine how a better understanding of the human and organizational dimensions of high performance digital experiences can advance the development of the next generation of Internet applications.
08:30-10:00 Technology Session: Ipv6

A Study into the Visualization of an Ipv6 Network

An Overview of KAME Network Software: Design and Implementation of the Advanced Internetworking Platform

Entering the Ipv6 Communication World by the SOCKS-based Ipv6\Ipv4 Translator

Ipv6 is Coming! This session will provide some new insights into Ipv6 networks, what they will look like and how we will get there.
08:30-10:00 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Overcoming Geographic and Economic Barriers to Internet Access Social Impacts of Increased Use of Internet Services in Sparsely Populated Areas: Case Study from Blekinge, Sweden

Amic@s: Public Access Centers in Asuncion, Paraguay

Community Portal Hosting of Free Web-Based Email: A Non-Random Survey of Community Oriented Websites

An examination of the impact of Email and other Internet services on users in the context of:

*The role of Online email providers in developing new service programs to meet the requirements of micro-organizations, and special communities of interest.

*The establishment of a network of public Internet access centers.

*The generating of sustainable activities and jobs.

08:30-10:00 Social, Legal & Regulatory Session: Kids, Technology and the Next Millenium PANEL

KIDLINK: A Global Classroom

This panel will address the issues related to preparing out future leaders for the 21st century. This is achieved by exploring opportunities and presenting Internet-related experiences of children and youth from different parts of the world. The Internet and "CIT" brings our children together regardless of time, space and difference and encourages collaboration towards the achievement of a true global village.

Refreshment Break


Closing Plenary Session



The Internet Society and INET have exciting plans for this year’s plenary speakers. Top industry leaders from companies such as Sun, Dell, and IBM will be presenting the latest ideas/information for the coming millennium. Watch for updates via the web and postcard mailings coming in the near future. You can’t afford to miss it. All plenary sessions will be translated into Spanish and French.

Traducción Simultánea al castellano y al francés en todas las sesiones plenarias.

Toutes les séances plénières seront traduites en français et en espagnol.


One of the things that makes INET conferences unique is the quality of the speakers who take the time to come and share their ideas, experiences, perspectives, and vision with our attendees. This year is no exception. You can be in a plenary session or attending a track presentation or panel, and you’ll soon know you’re with people who are not there to push their products or add to their resume. They’re at INET to promote the advancement of the Internet.

Among the movers and shakers in this year’s Plenary sessions will be Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM’s "Mr. Internet"; Esther Dyson, who as Chairman of ICANN is overseeing the transition of the Domain Name System from U.S. Government control to the private sector; and Francis Gurry, who directs WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center for intellectual property disputes.

Top industry leaders from Sun, Dell, Cisco, 3Com and other organizations will also be presenting the latest information for the coming millennium. They’ll be speaking about -hot- topics that include the Culture Clash between lawyers and techies in Cyberspace; and about Venture Capital, IPOs, and the Internet.

Don’t you want to hear what some of the best technical, business, educational, regulatory, social, and legal minds to be found anywhere in the industry have to say? You won’t find a better group of them than the one that will be at INET’99. We’ve got more than 100 top speakers. Come and listen to them, meet them, mingle with them and with an Internet’s who’s who of attendees, including Vint Cerf, Judy Estrin, Charles Perkins, Don Heath, Mike Roberts, Rob Coltun, Keith Moore, Eric Benhamou, Mike Nelson, Scott Bradner, Yvonne Marie Andres, Eric Huizer, John Hart, Fred Baker, Brian Carpenter, April Marine, Jeff Schiller, Patrik Fältström , and too many to fit on this page. And watch for speaker updates on our web site and in future mailings and press announcements.

Photograph of Irving Wladawsky-BergerIrving Wladawsky-Berger is General Manager, Internet Division, IBM. He has spent 27 years at IBM, in a variety of management positions, and is now IBM’s "Mr. Internet." Appointed by President Clinton to the Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger will coach the U.S. government as it adopts information technologies, and explores the myriad questions that the "information age" is raising.


Photograph of Esther DysonEsther Dyson is the interim chairman of ICANN, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, formed to take over responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions now performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities. She is also chairman of EDventure Holdings, a small but diversified company focused on emerging information technology worldwide.


Photograph of Francis GurryFrancis Gurry is Director of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the author of "IP Licensing Disputes: When Courts Are Not the Answer."

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offers services for the resolution of commercial disputes between private parties involving intellectual property as alternatives to court litigation. The Center is international, independent and neutral.


Photograph of Eric BenhamouEric A. Benhamou is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of 3Com Corporation. He has been CEO since September 1990.

In 1997, Bill Clinton named Benhamou to the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, which advises the President on research and development focal points of Federal programs to maintain United States leadership in advanced computing and communications technologies and their applications.


Internet2 Pavilion
Internet2 Applications Demonstrations at INET'99

This year's INET99 conference offers you the opportunity to see first-hand examples of Internet2 applications. Internet2 universities, along with a number of their international collaborators, will bring demonstrations to the center of the exhibit hall inside the Internet2 Pavilion.

For details about the applications to be demonstrated please see

Internet2 is a collaborative effort led by over 140 U.S. universities working with industry and government. Internet2 is bringing focus, energy and resources to the development of a new family of advanced applications that will meet emerging academic requirements in research, teaching and learning. As a project of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), Internet2 is addressing major challenges facing the next generation of university networking by creating and sustaining a leading edge network capability, enabling a new generation of research and education applications, and ensuring the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader networking community.

New networking capabilities will enable digital libraries, distributed computation, data mining and virtual laboratories in science, art, humanities, and health care. Researchers, teachers and students using new network applications will collaborate and access information in ways not possible on the Internet today. Collaboration with Internet2 corporate members facilitates the adoption of new technologies into the commercial Internet.

For more information about Internet2, go to


Schedule At-A-Glance
Pre-Conference Events

SUNDAY, 20 June

08:00-17:00 Pier Fun Tour in San Francisco (ticketed event -- see tour info for pricing)

MONDAY, 21 June

07:30-18:00 Registration
09:00-17:30 Technical Tutorials (4)
09:00-17:30 Developing Countries Networking Symposium
19:00-22:30 Winery Dinner (ticketed event)

TUESDAY, 22 June

07:30-20:00 Registration
09:00-17:30 Educational Networking (K-12) Workshop
09:00-17:30 Technical Tutorials (5)
09:30-15:00 Ancient & Mysterious Tour (ticketed event)

INET’99: The Internet Global Summit

TUESDAY, 22 June

14:00-16:00 Press Day/VIP Tour of Exhibition Hall
18:00-20:00 Opening Reception (McEnery Convention Center)


07:30-18:00 Registration
08:30-10:30 Opening Plenary Session
10:30-18:00 Exhibition Hall
11:00-12:30 Concurrent Sessions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Concurrent Sessions
14:30-18:00 Roaring Camp/Big Trees Railroad Ride(ticketed event)
16:00-17:30 Concurrent Sessions
17:30-19:00 Chapter Workshops, Regional Meetings, & Summit
18:00-19:30 Birds of a Feather Meetings
19:00-22:30 Gala Evening Event (Tech Museum of Innovation)


07:30-18:00 Registration
08:30-10:30 Plenary Session
10:30-18:00 Exhibition Hall
11:00-12:30 Concurrent Sessions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:30-18:00 Champagne Tour (ticketed event)
14:00-15:30 Concurrent Sessions
16:00-17:30 Concurrent Sessions
18:00-19:30 Birds of a Feather Meetings
18:30-22:30 Downtown Night Dinner Theaters (ticketed event)

FRIDAY, 25 June

07:30-13:00 Registration
08:30-13:00 Exhibition Hall
08:30-10:00 Concurrent Sessions
10:30-12:30 Closing Plenary Session
12:30-18:00 Vintage History Tour (ticketed event)


08:00-17:00 17-Mile Drive Tour-Carmel & Monterey (ticketed event)


Opening Reception

Information on Opening Reception is under Social Events

Gala Evening

Information on Gala Evening is under Social Events