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This was the Programme of the TERENA Networking Conference 2002 as of 3 June 2002. Some of the presentations differed as reflected in the conference proceedings.

TERENA Meetings and BoFs
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday   Euro6IX/6NET Workshop
Thursday

Plenary 1 Plenary 2 Plenary 3 Plenary 4

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

Monday 3 June 2002
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
OPENING PLENARY
14:00 - 15:30 Room A
Plenary 1 Opening Plenary Session
Chair  Yves Poppe
   
Welcome to the Conference
John Boland, Chief Executive,HEAnet, Ireland;
   
Conference Introduction
François Fluckiger, TNC 2002 Programme Committee Chairman, CERN, Switzerland 
   
Welcome Address
Prof. Kevin Ryan, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, University of Limerick, Ireland
   
Free Culture
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, United States of America
   
   
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break
   
PARALLEL SESSION 1
16:00 - 17:30 Room A
Session 1A Knowledge-sharing Middleware
Chair Miroslav Milinovic, CARNet, Croatia
   
The first session in the Middleware track will address the "upper layer" of Middleware. The role and use of the Middleware in information and knowledge sharing will be discussed.
   
1A1 Knowledge Technologies for a Semantic Web: The Role of Directories
  Peter Gietz, DAASI International GmbH, Germany
   
1A2 Sharing Knowledge in the Internet through a Collaborative System
  Ruth Cobos Pérez, Xavier Alaman, and Jose A. Esquevil, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
   
16:00 - 17:30 Room B
Session 1B Updates on ISOC, IETF, ICANN and EC
Chair Karel Vietsch, TERENA
   
The future architecture and governance of the Internet is steered by a number of worldwide organisations. The Internet Society is a professional membership society addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet. It is the organisational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet standard specifications. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the organisation that was formed to assume responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management and root server management. At the European level, the policies designed and implemented by the European Commission, for example in the eEurope Action Plan and in the Framework Programmes, influence the development and use of the Internet. This session will present an update on the policies and actions of these four important bodies.
   
1B1 Internet Society Update
  Brian Carpenter, IBM Europe, Switzerland and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society
   
1B2 IETF Standards - what is happening, and what does it mean to me?
  Harald Alvestrand, Cisco Systems, Norway
   
1B3 Update on ICANN
  Rob Blokzijl, NIKHEF, Netherlands
   
1B4 EU Policies: eEurope and the 6th Framework Programme
  Roman Tirler, European Commission, DG Information Society
   
16:00 - 17:30 Room C
Session 1C Security
Chair Shirley Wood, UKERNA, United Kingdom
   
The Internet has grown significantly in the last ten years and we have come to rely on the Internet being available for the business functions of our institutions whenever we need to use it. As a result, network security is becoming more important all the time. In the late 1980's, users of the Internet experienced the early viruses and worms and, as a result of such threats, useful advice was given to those operating the network. More than ten years later, have we progressed in the area of security or are we still making the same simple mistakes, which allow viruses and worms to infiltrate our systems and disrupt our businesses? This session will seek to answer some of these fundamental questions.
   
1C1 Client Server-based Model for PKI-Services
  Wolfgang Schneider, GMD German National Center for Information Technology, Germany
   
1C2 Moore's Law of Computer Security
  Andrew Cormack, UKERNA, United Kingdom
   
19:00 - 21:00 Opening Barbecue Supper
   
Tuesday 4 June 2002  
   
PLENARY SESSION
09:00 - 10:30 Room A
Plenary 2 The Technology Plenary
Chair François Fluckiger, CERN, Switzerland
   
Networking Architecture in the 21st century

Over the past two decades, the architecture of networking was described through reference frameworks, which tried to reflect a complex and evolving reality. As we enter a new century, the time is ripe to revisit the relevance of these frameworks and to consider the impact of real components, sometimes neglected by architectural models, on existing and future networks infrastructures.

In particular, today's network infrastructure relies heavily on middleware layers, and especially on overlay networks (for name and directory services, multicasting, security, and content-oriented services). This session addresses these issues and discusses how middleware does and will impact the infrastructure and the host stacks. It will then discuss the architecture of the transport network itself, focusing on the status and trends of routing and the interplay of different technologies for various purposes. Indeed, it will be argued that engineering a real network such as a backbone should be goal-oriented, selecting the appropriate components from a portfolio of building blocks, themselves organised in a logical architecture.

The session features two of the most respected senior experts in the field, Brian Carpenter, former chairman of the IAB and Fred Baker, former chairman of the IETF.

   
Future Applications and Middleware: Impact on the Infrastructure
Brian Carpenter, IBM Europe, Switzerland
   
Networks: Engineering for Objectives
Fred Baker, Cisco Systems, United States of America
   
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break
   
PARALLEL SESSION 2
11:00 - 12:30 Room A
Session 2A Middleware PKI
Chair Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United States of America
   
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) continues to be seen as a technology to resolve authentication and authorisation issues in our electronic world. Yet, even today, PKI technologies are riddled with policy and technical issues that limit their adoption. In this session we will learn about new PKI solutions and hear about the progress of PKI deployments.
   
2A1 New Security Services Based on PKI
  Antonio G. Skarmeta, Gregorio Martínez, and Oscar Cánovas, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
   
2A2 PKIX-based Certification Infrastructure Implementation Adapted to Non-personal End Entities
  Eduardo Jacob, Fidel Liberal and Juanjo Nunzilla, University of the Basque Country, Spain
   
2A3 Bridge Certification Authorities
  Peter Alterman, Federal PKI Steering Committee, United States of America
   
11:00 - 12:30 Room B
Session 2B Multimedia Architecture
Chair Shirley Wood, UKERNA, United Kingdom
   
The Internet was originally used for transferring large files to large computers to be processed, and for sending email to colleagues. The introduction of graphical interfaces to applications, especially the Web, has caused a dramatic increase in the size and the usage of the network. Users now expect to interact with the Internet in the same way as they would with their digital televisions and this has led to the use of multimedia over the Internet. This session will be looking at several different multimedia architectures being used on the Internet and the implications of their use.
   
2B1 Deployment of IP (H323)
  Roger Bolam, UKERNA, United Kingdom and Steve Williams, University of Wales, United Kingdom
   
2B2 Architecture of a Hard-image Electronic Whiteboard in Telemedicine
  Michael Fromme and Helmut Pralle, University of Hannover, Germany
   
2B3 Global Serverless Videoconferencing over IP
  Thomas C. Schmidt, Matthias Wählisch, Hans L. Cycon and Mark Palkow, Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
   
11:00 - 12:30 Room C
Session 2C End-to-end
Chair Jean-Paul le Guigner, CRU, France
   
Users from the education and research communities are more and more dependent on the Internet for their day-to-day work. Efficient collaboration through innovative usage such as Grid computing, videoconferencing, and distributed applications require good end-to-end performance, easy connectivity and smooth operation. However the intrinsic distributed nature of the Internet, without end-to-end governance or even global vision on the coherence and performance of the different infrastructures, the seriousness of management, the enforcement of security and the stability of application protocols makes it difficult to have a seamless service between users around the world.

Among the different stumbling stones paving the way before us when travelling the Internet, one can easily extract a subset of major well-known ones considered to be a "pain in the neck" by the users:

  • hard-to-cross firewalls implementing too much security from the users' perspective, although too little from the administrators',
  • non-global and untrustworthy authentication due to a deficit of coordination in the PKI area, address translation facilities (NAT), and different addressing or naming problems that can occur,
  • slow "last mile" bandwidth and poor performance from equipment,
  • legal issues (law enforcement), or even telecom regulations,
  • lack of standards for real distributed applications.
The e2e session will ingenuously reveal why things do not work as they should by raising the issues and expectations forming the basis for the debate that follows.

Panel: Harald Alvestrand, Brian Carpenter, Jon Crowcroft, Dietmar Erwin, François Fluckiger, Daniel Karrenberg and Lawrence Lessig

   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Akamai Technologies Inc.
   
PARALLEL SESSION 3
   
14:00 - 15:30 Room A
Session 3A Middleware AAA
Chair Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United States of America
   
AAA (Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting) covers a wide range of topics. This session will present and discuss a set of problems of national and global scale with practical solutions for AAA that will make use of a wide range of technologies.
   
3A1 The Permis Framework
  Sassa Otenko, University of Salford, United Kingdom
   
3A2 Authorisation Models for National Scale Services
  Alan Robiette, JISC Programme on Authentication and Security, United Kingdom
   
3A3 The Shibboleth Project
  Bob Morgan, University of Washington, United States of America
   
14:00 - 15:30 Room B
Session 3B Network Management
Chair Theodoros Karounos, GRNET, Greece
   
IP networks have evolved deploying a complete set of protocols and applications suitable for delivering best effort traffic. Despite the fact that the philosophy of IP networks was connectionless and up to now QoS was not supported, IP Management Systems provide complete monitoring of service provisioning, fault and performance data collection. Nowadays, IP networks support a diverse range of services,including VPNs, extranets, application hosting, ecommerce as well as voice and video traffic, and the range of services is growing daily. These new IP services demand more and more network resources. Network resources have become more valuable and need to be managed efficiently to deliver maximum performance. That is why new management frameworks are being developed to cope with this problem.
   
3B1 Measure Well Before You Manage: A Personal View of Recent Advances in Network Measurements
  Daniel Karrenberg , RIPE NCC, Netherlands
   
3B2 NetSec: Metrology-based Application for Network Security
  Jean-François Scariot and Bernard Martinet, Centre Universitaire de Calcul de Grenoble, France
   
3B3 Active Measurements on Wireless LAN
  Igor Velimirovic, CARNet, Ivan Maric and Mario Klobucar, SRCE, University Computing Center, Croatia
   
14:00 - 15:30 Room C
Session 3C Network Technologies: Network Advances
Chair Mauro Campanella, GARR, Italy
   
The session examines the evolution of network infrastructure and hardware, from fibre optical implementation to mobile integration.
   
3C1 Advanced Services over Future Wireless and Mobile Networks in the Framework of the MIND Project
  Pedro Ruiz, Agora Systems S.A., Spain
   
3C2 Development of the CESNET2 Optical Network
  Lada Altmanová and Stanislav Síma, CESNET, Czech Republic
   
3C3 The Future of Packet Handling
  Alan Taylor, Juniper Networks, EMEA, UK
   
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break
   
PARALLEL SESSION 4
16:00 - 17:30 Room A
Session 4A Middleware: Directories
Chair Michael Gettes, Georgetown University, United Sates of America
   
Directories appear to play a central role in the development of Middleware technologies today. International technology experts will present the status of various projects in Europe and the USA and discuss the impact of directories on the global digital infrastructure.
   
4A1 Third Step toward Middleware Nirvana
  Roland Hedberg, Catalogix, Norway
   
4A2 Internet2 Middleware and the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI)
  Ken Klingenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States of America
   
4A3 Recent Issues in Directories in Internet2 Middleware
  Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin at Madison, United States of America
   
16:00 - 17:30 Room B
Session 4B Multimedia: User Platforms
Chair Diego López, RedIRIS, Spain
   
User platforms constitute the "last mile" for Internet applications. Usability and issues regarding integration with well-known paradigms (like the WWW) are as relevant as QoS or coding schemes for the wide deployment of videoconferencing systems, and require serious efforts from application and middleware engineers.
   
4B1 VRVS: Global Platform for Rich Media Conferencing and Collaboration
  Gregory Denis, Caltech Pasadena, United States of America
   
4B2 Teleconferencing Support for Small Groups
  Eva Hladká, Petr Holub and Jifi Denemark, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
   
4B3 Design and Evaluation of a Multi-user Virtual Audio Chat
  Maja Matijasevic, FER University of Zagreb, Croatia and Lea Skorin-Kapov, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
   
16:00 - 17:30 Room C
Session 4C Network Services: Network-oriented Services
Chair Jean-Paul le Guigner, CRU, France
   
Efficient collaboration between users of the research and education communities relies on high quality network services. In order to continuously improve these services, providers have to prepare themselves for new and different leading-edge network technologies in order to fulfil the requirements in several domains.

The session will focus on two of these domains: mobility (IPv6) and Quality of Service (strategy, results).

   
4C1 QoS Monitoring and SLS Auditing
  Victor Reijs, HEAnet, Ireland
   
4C2 SEQUIN: Results on QoS
  Afrodite Sevasti, GRNET and CTI, Greece
   
4C3 The Lancaster University Mobile Testbed
  Andrew Scott, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
   
Wednesday 5 June 2002
   
PLENARY SESSION
09:00 - 10:30 Room A
Plenary 3 The Grid Plenary
Chair Geerd-Rüdiger Hoffmann, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
   
An overview of the history of the Grid and its current goals will be presented. While the initial ideas centred more on computing resources, the Grid concept soon encompassed all possible distributed resources such as data, knowledge etc. One of the first countries to endorse the Grid paradigm on a larger scale, the United Kingdom created a special project, the eScience Core Project.
   
New Directions in GRID Technologies
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, United States of America
   
The UK eScience Programme and the Grid
Tony Hey, eScience Core Programme, EPSRC, United Kingdom
   
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break
   
PARALLEL SESSION 5
11:00 - 12:30 Room A
Session 5A DataGRID: Where are we?
Chair François Fluckiger, CERN, Switzerland
   
The DataGrid project aims at developing, deploying and testing a suite of Grid technologies to form a prototype infrastructure for LHC computing (LHC is the new accelerator under construction at CERN, Geneva) and other applied sciences (bio-informatics and earth observation). In particular the requirements of LHC computing are several orders of magnitude more stringent than any other past networking and computing undertaking.

The session will discuss the networking challenges the project is facing, and will present what has been achieved so far in terms of development and deployment, what difficulties where encountered and what partial lessons can already be drawn. This will be illustrated by the case of a specific experiment, ALICE, which will take over 10 years and includes an unprecedented volume of data (3-4 PB/year) to be concurrently analyzed by hundreds of physicists over the world.

   
5A1 Grid High-performance Networking in the DataGRID Project
  Pascale Primet, ENS Lyon, France
   
5A2 First Prototype of DataGRID: the DataGRID Collaboration
  Antonia Ghiselli, CNAF INFN, Italy and François Etienne, CNRS, France
   
5A3 Grid Activities in the ALICE Experiment
  Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN, Italy
   
11:00 - 12:30 Room B
Session 5B TERENA Activities
Chair John Dyer, TERENA
   
The Technical Programme is an important component of TERENA's activities. It provides the opportunity for member organisations to explore new technology and techniques in a collaborative and coordinated way. This is achieved through the organisation of TERENA task forces, coordination groups and targeted projects. In this session, some of the ongoing work and results from the TERENA Technical Programme will be presented as well as some other TERENA activities of general interest.
   
5B1 TEQUILA: Distributed Policy-based Management of Measurement-based Traffic Engineering - Design and Implementation
  Steven Van den Berghe, Ghent University, Belgium
   
   
5B2 TF-STREAMand Follow-up Activities in Europe and Beyond
  Egon Verharen, SURFnet, The Netherlands
   
5B3 The TERENA Compendium
  Bert van Pinxteren, TERENA
   
5B4 The SERENATE Project
  David Williams, TERENA President, CERN, Switzerland
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
PARALLEL SESSION 6
14:00 - 15:30 Room A
Session 6A Grid Resources
Chair Roman Tirler, DG Information Society, European Commission
   
In the Grid, resources are almost all shared, including the network. To exploit the availability of distributed resources in a Grid setting and to allow application writers and application users to make some choices at run-time, a resource-scheduling environment needs to be developed and implemented. Grid-based virtual laboratories and science portals offer scientists remote experiment control, data management facilities and access to distributed resources by providing cross-institutional integration of information and resources in a familiar environment.
   
6A1 Grid Resource Scheduling - Subsidiarity and All That
  Jon Crowcroft, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
   
6A2 VLAM-G: A Grid-based Virtual Laboratory
  Cees de Laat, Adam Belloum, Zeger Hendrikse, Bob Hertzberger, Vladimir Kokhov and Dimitry Vasunin, University of Amsterdam and David Groep NIKHEF, Netherlands
   
14:00 - 15:30 Room B
Session 6B Recent Results Part 1
Chair Rina Samani, UKERNA, United Kingdom
   
This session provides an opportunity for members of the community to present the results of their development projects that are currently in progress. It includes a forum for debate, allows the exchange of ideas and gives the audience an opportunity to express their views and ideas on both short and long term development/research areas.
6B1 "The Development of VIDOS, a Free Web-based Video Editing, Customization and Repurposing Service"
  David Shotton, Oxford University, United Kingdom
   
6B2 Punching Data to the Authentication Server
  Ingrid Melve, UNINETT and Bard Jakobsen, Oslo University, Norway
   
6B3 Digital Library Framework
  Stanislaw Osinski, Pawel Gruszczynski, Cezary Mazurek, Andrzej Swedrzynski and Sebastian Szuber, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
   
6B4 A Framework for Multi-class-based Multicast Routing
  Antonio Costa, Maria João Nicolau, and Alexandre Santos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
   
   
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break
   
PARALLEL SESSION 7
16:00 - 17:30 Room A
Session 7A Grid Projects
Chair Geerd-Rüdiger Hoffmann, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
   
A number of projects funded by the European Union or by national governments are presented in some detail, focused mainly on the networking aspects. Three of them, UNICORE, Meteo-GRID and GRIP, are concerned with Grid computing applications, while the GRID-Ireland project covers the activities in one particular country.
   
7A1 UNICORE
  Hans-Christian Hoppe and Karl Solchenbach, Pallas GmbH, Germany
   
7A2 Meteo-GRID: Worldwide Local Weather Forecasts by Grid Computing
  Claus-Jürgen Lenz, Detlev Majewski, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
   
7A3 GRIP: Interoperability between UNICORE and Globus
  Dietmar Erwin, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
   
7A4 The Computational Physics of the Natural Phenomena Project: a Virtual Organisation based on GRID-Ireland and HEAnet
  Luke O'C Drury, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
   
16:00 - 17:30 Room B
Session 7B Recent Results Part 2
Chair Rina Samani, UKERNA, United Kingdom
   
The session continues from Session 6B
7B1 A Federated Approach to Distributed Video-enabled Meetings
  Ted Hanss, Internet2, United States of America
   
7B2 The Físchlár Digital Library: Networked Access to a Video Archive of TV News
  Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
   
7B3 VoIP Dynamic Resource Allocation in IP DiffServ Domain: H.323 vs COPS Interworking
  Saverio Niccolini and Stefano Giordano,University of Pisa, Michele Mancino,CPR-MESA and Alessandro Martucci, Alcatel Italia S.p.A., Italy
   
7B4 The Grid Job Monitoring Service
  Ludek Matyska, Ales Krenek, Miroslav Ruda, Michal Vocu, Zdenek Salvet, Jiri Sitera, Jan Pospisil and Daniel Kouril, CESNET, Czech Republic
   
   
20:00 - 23:00 Gala Evening - Entertainment sponsored by eircom
   
Thursday 6 June 2002
   
PARALLEL SESSION 8
09:00 - 10:30 Room A
Session 8A Advances in Information Retrieval
Chair Miroslav Milinovic, CARNet, Croatia
   
Finding information on the Internet, particularly on the World Wide Web is not as easy as we would like. Driving the Web towards its full potential is an ongoing task. Current results in the use of metadata for enhancing information retrieval will be discussed and an update on latest W3C developments in the related areas will be presented.
   
8A1 The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Current Status and Future Developments
  Makx Dekkers, The Dublin Core Initiative, Luxembourg
   
8A2 Web Search Environments: Web Crawling Metadata using RDF and Dublin Core
  Dave Becket, ILRT, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
   
8A3 Update on W3C Technologies: Semantic Web, Web Services, Accessibility and Device Independence
  Charles McCathieNevile, W3C Europe, France
   
09:00 - 10:30 Room B
Session 8B P2P: Leveraging Distributed Computing and Collaboration
Chair Roman Tirler, DG Information Society, European Commission
   
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing became notorious with applications like SETI@home (giving science a hand), Napster, Gnutella and similar file swapping applications, originally prevalent in academic and college communities. But soon companies like Intel, Sun, IBM and others recognised the potential of P2P for industrial and business applications.
   
8B1 An Overview of P2P
  Ana Preston, Internet2, United States of America
   
8B2 P2P Infrastructure and Applications
  Andrew Herbert, Microsoft Research Ltd., United Kingdom
   
09:00 - 10:30 Room C
Session 8C Research Networks
Chair Mike Norris, HEAnet, Ireland
   
Nowhere is the distributed nature of the Internet more evident than in the education/research sector. From the departmental LAN, through the campus network, regional and national networks, to continental infrastructures and beyond, we see an ever more complex hierarchy of advanced interconnections and services. The technical imperative is that all of this must work seamlessly between users around the world. For management, there is also the challenge of making the right choices to cover costs and to enable enhanced services to go forward. In this session we learn of advances made by GÉANT and Internet2, as well as innovative charging models to encourage research internetworking.
   
8C1 GÉANT: Great Expectations About New Technology
  Dai Davies, DANTE. United Kingdom
   
8C2 Abilene and Internet2 Engineering Update
  Guy Almes, Internet2, United States of America
   
8C3 Cost-sharing and Billing in the National Research Networks: the MIRA Approach
  Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Carlos Veciana, Josep Solé-Pareta, Albert Renom, and Seri Sergi Sales, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
   
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break
   
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
11:00 - 12:30 Room A
Plenary 4 Closing Plenary Session
Chair David Williams, TERENA President, CERN, Switzerland
   
The Open Network and its Enemies
John Naughton, The Open University, United Kingdom
   
Closing Address
   
Credits and Announcement of TERENA Networking Conference 2003
Shirley Wood, TERENA VP Conferences, UKERNA, United Kingdom


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