University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
David Lassner, 956-3501, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Internet2 Techs Workshop Brings Internet Leaders and Engineers to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.|
HONOLULU- The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is hosting over 300 of the world's Next Generation Internet engineers and leaders at a series of technical meetings at the East-West Center this week.
The meetings, which began yesterday, will continue through Friday and will showcase leading edge technologies and implementations for advanced Internet engineers. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Advanced Network, Asia's multilateral Next Generation Internet project which is holding its meeting February 1-2, 2001.
Additional meetings during the week include the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium, an international group that is trying to establish consensus on how the Internet and World Wide Web will be able to operate universally in languages other than English. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for global Internet names and addresses, will meet with national managers of Country Code Top Level Domain names as to how they can work together now that the U.S. has loosened its control over Internet names and addresses.
Smaller meetings will bring together a special interest group on advanced networking in Astronomy, the Hawai'i advanced networking community, and a new foundation established to facilitate cooperation between private telecom facility providers and the research and education community.
According to David Lassner, University of Hawai'i's director of information technology, "This event represents a giant step toward positioning Hawai'i in the center of the Asia-Pacific advanced networking world. Not only do the new trans-Pacific high capacity fiber optic projects make it possible for Hawai'i to be a physical networking hub, but holding this type of meeting at the East-West Center showcases our internal capacity and Hawai'i's role as a meeting place between East and West."
Featured speakers include Professor Jun Murai of Keio University, Bill St. Arnaud, director of advanced networking at Canada's CANARIE project, and Dewayne Hendricks of the Dandin Group. Murai is known as the father of the Internet in Japan, St. Arnaud is an international leader in advanced optical network deployment and Hendricks is an expert in how the radio spectrum could be more effectively used for advanced networking.
The sessions also will describe use of the latest standards in advanced internetworking, new wireless technologies and their use; and the status of current national and international networking initiatives including those designed to place Hawai'i at the hub of trans-Pacific research and education networks.
For full information about the meetings as well as access to live webcasts of the major sessions, go to http://www.hawaii.edu/tip2001.