University of Hawaii to host Internet2 and Asia-Pacific Advanced Network meetings, January 20-25

300 networking leaders will plan future Internet technologies and applications during Techs in Paradise in Honolulu

University of Hawaiʻi
David Lassner, (808) 956-3501
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Posted: Dec 18, 2007

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi will be hosting the world‘s leaders in advanced networking January 20—25, 2008, in Honolulu for the third Techs in Paradise (TIP) event.

TIP2008, the third in a series of "East meets West" networking meetings that began in 2001, will bring together the Internet2 technical community from North America with the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), a multilateral regional counterpart to Internet2. Numerous side meetings will take advantage of this confluence of expertise in Hawaiʻi, including the Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) and the Hawaiʻi Intranet Consortium.

University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer David Lassner, the conference host, noted that, "Hawaiʻi provides the perfect venue to bring together the advanced networking communities from both sides of the Pacific. TIP2008 will provide Hawaiʻi‘s network engineers a rare glimpse into the future of networking."

The TIP2008 meetings will address advanced Internet opportunities, challenges and applications. Key technology themes to be discussed will include future Internet architectures, optical networking, advanced wireless networks, hybrid packet-circuit networking, the coming crisis in Internet routing, IPV6 deployment, network measurement and performance, and security.

Internet-based applications that will be discussed and demonstrated include high definition television (HDTV), telemedicine, astronomy, high-energy physics, agriculture, and disaster warning and response. There will also be planning meetings for new advanced research and education networks in underserved nations and regions.

TIP2008 events will be held at the East-West Center on the UH Mānoa campus. Registration for most meetings is open to the public. More information about TIP2008, including registration links, is available at Hawaiʻi businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Lassner at (808) 956-3501.

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