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

Call for Papers

Papers, Panels, Tutorials & Poster Sessions
Deadline: CLOSED
INET'99: The Internet Global Summit
Internet Society's 9th Annual
Internetworking Conference
22-25 June 1999
McEnery Conference Center
San Jose, California, USA
http://www.isoc.org/inet99 

The INET'99 Program Committee solicits abstracts of papers and proposals for panels, tutorials and poster sessions which describe innovative developments, encourage vigorous discussion and further the understanding of the Internet.

INET, the annual meeting of the Internet Society, is the premier international event for Internet and internetworking professionals. It is the crossroads at which the world's cyberspace pioneers meet to exchange experiences and plan their next steps. Each year, network technologists, industry and government representatives, and policy experts meet to share information and shape the future of the Internet and its related internetworking technologies.

In 1999, INET is expected to bring over 2,000 delegates together to explore the traditional and evolving frontiers of the Internet as well as its significant impact on education, commerce, and societies throughout the world. Multiple conference tracks will address critical issues ranging from network engineering to user needs, from regulatory issues to the Internet's role as a conduit for social change, and from the transformation of education to the redefinition of commerce.

CONFERENCE

INET'99: 22-25 June 1999

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

Network Training Workshop: 13-20 June 1999
Technical Tutorials: 21-22 June 1999
K-12 Educator's Workshop: 22 June 1999
Developing Countries Networking Symposium: 21-22 June 1999

KEY SUBMISSION DATES

August 1998

INET'99 Call for Papers issued.

11 November 1998 Midnight EST

Deadline to submit Abstracts of Papers, Tutorial, Panel and Poster Session Proposals for INET'99 Program Committee review.

11 December 1998

Authors notified of accepted Paper Abstracts and invited to submit full Papers.
Authors notified of declined Paper Abstracts.
Presenters notified of accepted Tutorials, Panels and Poster Sessions.
Presenters notified of declined Tutorials, Panels and Poster Sessions.

5 February 1999 Extended to 22 February 1999

Deadline for authors to submit full Papers for Program Committee review.

19 March 1999

Authors notified of accepted Papers.

3 April 1999

Deadline to submit final copy of Paper (if author requires revision of original version) for inclusion in the INET'99 Proceedings.

>22-25 June 1999

INET'99 Conference

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS

TRACK #1: IP Networks

New networking technologies: switching, routing
Bandwidth management
Measurements
Broadcasting, Multicasting
IP Telephony
Virtual Networks
Security, Cryptography
Cache, Replication

TRACK #2: Media/Information Industry

Information Retrieval, Agents
Copyright Issues
Economic Models
New Media Development
Impact on Media
The Printing Industry

TRACK #3: Social Impact

Universal access
Training the trainers
Community networks
The role of the Media
Language problems
Disabilities

TRACK #4: Next Generation Networking

WD Multiplexing
IPv6
ATM
Connectivity
Satellite Technology: LEO's, IP Broadcasting, etc.
High Speed Mobile Computing
Infrastructure: Cable, XDSL, etc.

TRACK #5: Distance Learning

Strategies for distance education
Content creation
Cultural Infrastructure: Museums, libraries, etc.
Methodology
Evaluation
Acreditation
Copyright issues
Psychological aspects
K-12 experiences
Collaboration

TRACK #6: Health

Standards for Telemedicine
Health coverage
Documentation and libraries in medicine
Certification and legal issues
Drugstores in the Net: Legal framework
Hospitals on the Net?

TRACK #7: E-Commerce and E-Business

International agreements
Standards Development
Business to Business commerce: EDI, EDI light, VPN's...
Extranets/Intranets as business environments
Payment Technology
Shopping Agents
Liability, Certification and other issues
Business Models

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

I. PAPER ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
The Internet Society is pleased to invite submissions for Abstracts of Papers. Papers are scheduled for presentation Wednesday through Friday of the INET'99 Conference, 23-25 June1999.

An Abstract should provide the following:

a.Motivate/define the problem addressed (1-2 sentences)
b.Outline the results obtained or expected (1-2 sentences)
c.Explain why the work/results are significant (1-2 sentences)
d.Describe the work sufficiently for the Program Committee reviewer to have confidence that it was done well and that the result will be of interest to conference attendees (half to one page)

Here is a sample abstract from a previous INET:

"Internet Governance In Crisis: The Political Economy of Top-Level Domains"

This paper connects the debate over content regulation of the Internet with the controversy over the creation of new
top-level domains (TLDs). It attempts to explore the question of whether domain naming will become a way of
classifying content, and, if so, whether such an approach would make it easier for system administrators, users, or
governments to block access to unwanted content. The paper is not concerned with the political or moral case for
or against censorship. Instead, it focuses on the inherent practical problems facing attempts by any user or
government to take a more selective approach to accessing Internet content.

The paper begins by assessing the inherent limitations and problems associated with the two existing methods of
content control:

1.User-defined software blocking filters; and
2.Government-imposed censorship laws, licensing regulations, and proxy servers.

The first method is represented by the Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) and RSAC standards. The main problems with this method are that they are difficult for ordinary users to implement and most sites are likely to be unrated. If unrated sites are not blocked the filter will be ineffective; if they are all indiscriminately blocked the value of the Internet as a site of innovation and free flow of information will be greatly diminished. The second method is being used by various governments. Government attempts to categorize and regulate content at the source are ineffective because of the transjurisdictional nature of Internet communication. Attempts to block content via proxy servers are problematic because they impose a uniform set of standards on all users; moreover they face the same problem as unrated sites.

The paper then considers the Postel draft and other proposals for TLDs. The Postel draft proposes to create many new TLDs. The issue here is not the merits of that specific proposal, but the more general idea of associating TLDs with certain types of content. The possibility of an ".XXX" or ".PORN" TLD is one obvious example. This raises the intriguing possibility that TLDs could -- perhaps -- simplify problems of content classification and rating.

The rest of the paper is devoted to exploring and modeling the feasibility of this idea. We can assume that content providers would have a strong incentive to cluster into TLDs that would offer fairly clear signals or reputations to potential users. On the other hand, there would be borderline cases or disputes about the appropriateness of content for certain audiences. In these cases one domain that some users found objectionable might lead to widespread blocking of the entire TLD by users or governments -- a negative externality. The administrator of this TLD might have an incentive to expel the objectionable subdomain holder to protect the interests of others within the TLD. There is also the problem of domains that straddle several categories of Internet content.

To what extent will a natural, voluntary "invisible hand" process lead to coherent, useful categorization of Internet
content, a categorization that could then be used by parents, sysops, and others to guide their access to the Internet content? That is the question the paper seeks to answer.

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

Abstracts of papers must be submitted via the Web form by 11 November 1998 Midnight EST.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

a.A title for your Paper.
b.A comma-separated listing of keywords or special terms or phrases that relate to the topic of your Paper.
c.A program track that you feel is the most appropriate.
d.First and surname/family name(s) of all authors/presenters.
e.Organizational affiliation(s).
f.Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) for each author/presenter.
g.E-mail address(es) for each author/presenter. Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It is imperative that e-mail addresses are viable and that the Internet Society be informed of any changes to e-mail addresses.

Each abstract should be between one and two pages long (approximately 250 words). An abstract should be a brief summary of a paper and should not be divided into subsections or include tables, footnotes, or reference lists.

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising. Papers should be directed at substantive issues and not focus upon marketing or sales issues.

Accepted abstract submissions will be invited to contribute full papers. Final selection will be based on full papers.

II. PANEL PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
The Internet Society is pleased to invite submissions for Proposals for Panels. Panels are scheduled for presentation Wednesday through Friday of the INET'99 Conference, 23-25 June 1999.

The official language of the conference is English. All proposals must be submitted in English.

Panel Proposals must be submitted via the Web form by 11 November 1998 Midnight EST.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

a. A topic for your Panel.
b. A comma-separated listing of keywords or special terms or phrases that relate to the topic of your Panel.
c. A program track that you feel is the most appropriate.
d. First and surname/family name(s) of all authors/presenters.
e. Organizational affiliation(s).
f. Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) for each author/presenter.
g. E-mail address(es) for each author/presenter. Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It is imperative that e-mail addresses are viable and that the Internet Society be informed of any changes to e-mail addresses.



Each panel proposal should be between one and two pages long (approximately 250 words). Each proposal should indicate and justify the theme of the proposed session and include the names (with full presenter information) of suggested panelists.

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising. Panels should be directed at substantive issues and not focus upon marketing or sales issues.

III. TECHNICAL TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS
The Internet Society is pleased to invite Proposals for Technical Tutorials, which precede the INET'99 Conference, 21-22 June 1999.

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

All tutorials must be presented in English.

Tutorial proposals must be submitted in plain ASCII by 11 November 1998 Midnight EST via the Web form.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

a. A topic or tutorial title.
b. The proposed length of the tutorial (1/2 day or full-day).
c. First and surname/family name(s) of all presenters.
d. Organizational affiliation(s).
e. Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) of all presenters.
f. E-mail address(es). Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It is imperative that e-mail addresses are viable and that the Internet Society be informed of any changes to e-mail addresses.

Each tutorial proposal should be no more than two pages in length. The proposal should include a 100-word description of the proposed tutorial, including three (3) learning objectives, three (3) learning outcomes, and a brief lesson plan. The proposal should also include presentation titles, locations, and dates of previous seminars/tutorials/presentations the presenter(s) have made on topics related to the proposed tutorial.

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising. Tutorials should be directed at substantive issues and not focus upon marketing or sales issues.

IV. POSTER SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS
The Internet Society is pleased to invite Proposals for Poster Sessions, which will be held during the INET'99 Conference, 23-24 June 1999.

Posters will be on display throughout the conference, with a number of speaking opportunities for the poster session presenter(s).

Proposals must be submitted in plain ASCII by 11 November 1998 Midnight EST via the Web form.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

a. A topic or poster session title.
b. First and surname/family name(s) of all presenters.
c. Organizational affiliation(s).
d. Full mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) of all presenters.
e. E-mail address(es). Note: All correspondence is via e-mail. It is imperative that e-mail addresses are viable and that the Internet Society be informed of any changes to e-mail addresses.

Each poster session proposal should include a 50-word description of the proposed session, including two (2) learning objectives.

The Exhibition Hall will provide the exclusive medium for product advertising. Poster Sessions should be directed at substantive issues and not focus upon marketing or sales issues.

REGISTRATION FEES
Chosen presenters of papers, panels and poster sessions will receive a free one-day conference pass on the day of their presentation. Those presenters who choose to attend the three-day INET'99 conference pay the conference fee, and will receive the discounted Internet Society member/early conference fee rate. A limited amount of partial support may be available to assist presenters, generally from developing countries. Tutorial instructors will receive honoraria. Expenses such as travel, hotel, and meals are borne by presenters.

GENERAL INFORMATION
INET'99
The Internet Society
12020 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 210
Reston, VA 20191-3429 USA

Telephone: +1 703 648 9888
Fax: +1 703 648 9887
Email: < inet99@isoc.org >

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Email: <inet-program-chair@isoc.org >

INET'99 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM CLOSED