INET 93(forwarded message from Rolf Nordhagen)

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Dear networking enthusiasts! As a deputy track leader, working with Laura
Breeden  ( I am trying to set up a session on *Enabling
users to help themselves* for the INET 93 conference in San Francisco in
August 1993. Can you consider the possibility of contributing ? We very
much want to plug this approach! Heres how I try to describe the session:

"Network usage: Enabling users to help themselves"

"To support huge numbers of users, including local managers and small
systems postmasters, is a formidable network task. The only solution is to
*help users to help themselves* by providing easily accessible, open
information resources in the network itself, resources which are
intelligently structured to maximize usability for the many levels of
network literacy. The session will focus not so much on the new tools
emerging for such purposes, but more on employing and structuring the
tools, building the support infrastructure, and developing the national,
international and global cooperation required for creating a uniform,
easily accessible service."

My perspective is NOT really so much describe the tools (however valuable),
but rather if someone can contribute on (and plug) the importance of
structure, uniformity of user environment, cooperation, ease of access
etc., e.g. what we at the moment see as the barriers against the
semi-litereates use of the network world. AND the important question - how
to organise and put into operation such services with a minimum of
resources. To bring this out to a thruly international network audience
would in my opinion be very valuable.

Furthermore, note that Laura Breeden and others are trying to have
tutorials and demonstrations running on the tools themselves, Gopher, WAIS,
WWW etc., although the format of this activity is not settled yet. If
anyone has ideas for us on this, they are very welcome.

May I remind you of the INET 93 Call for Papers, which follows below.

Best regards from Rolf Nordhagen

Rolf Nordhagen, Professor, University of Oslo Information Technology
P.O.Box 1059 BLINDERN, 0316 Oslo, Norway, Ph: +47 02 852485/70, Fax: 852730
 !From January 28 1993: Ph: +47 22 852485/70, Fax: 22852730 Mail adr:


INET'93 - Towards a Global Community
International Networking Conference
Internet Society
San Francisco, CA  17-20 August 1993

The International Networking Conference is the annual conference of the
Internet Society, a new professional society serving the Internet
community. Following the very successful INET'92, INET'93 will be held
on 17-20 August 1993 in San Francisco.  Focusing on worldwide issues of
research and academic networking, the goal of INET'93 is to bring
together individuals from university, industry and government who are
involved with planning, developing, implementing, managing and funding
national, regional and international research, academic, and commercial

To assist in formulating the program for INET'93, the Program Committee
is soliciting abstracts for proposed papers, presentations, and
sessions. These abstracts should be sent to the paper submission
address below no later than January 10, 1993.  

The official language of the conference is English.  The conference
agenda will include plans and status reports on research and academic
networks throughout the world. In addition, possible topics for
conference sessions include but are not limited to the following:

Network Technology: Advances in the Network Technology Base
- -- Progress toward international open network protocols
- -- Security, management and authentication in managing networks
- -- Transmission, routing, and transport technologies
- -- Technologies of the '90s and 21st century
- -- Very high speed networks

Network Engineering: Building the Global Infrastructure
- -- Application of network technology to provide networking services
- -- Interoperability among existing national and international networks
- -- Network management systems and methods
- -- Reliability and performance engineering
- -- Issues related to scaling

Application Technology: Enabling Technologies for Distributed
- -- Collaboration technologies
- -- Multimedia issues
- -- Networked information retrieval
- -- Mail and directory services
- -- Workstation teleconferencing
- -- Computer supported collaborated work
- -- Interoperability of application services

User Applications: Support for International Communities of Interest
- -- Support of international collaboration
- -- Access to scientific papers and data across national boundaries
- -- Supercomputing
- -- High energy physics, atmospheric modeling, and other scientific
- -- Education/distance learning
- -- Medical research and clinical applications
- -- Libraries
- -- Work and play in Cyberspace: How networks are changing the social
   nature of work and play
- -- Networking and the arts
- -- High payoff application areas to support national and international

Regional Issues: Networking Around the Globe
- -- Unique regional issues and approaches such as multilingual and
   national character set accommodation
- -- Asia-Pacific Rim             -- Latin America
- -- Eastern Europe               -- North America
- -- Europe                       -- Africa
- -- Former Soviet Republics      -- Special Issues for the Third World

Policy Issues: Governance, Management, and Financing of International
- -- Globalization of services
- -- Commercialization, privatization and public access
- -- Coordination of international resources
- -- Copyright and intellectual property rights
- -- Appropriate use and speech restrictions
- -- International security policy
- -- Privacy and data protection
- -- Telecommunications policy

The conference will be held immediately preceding Fall Interop '93,
the leading trade show for Internet technologies. This will make
possible attending both events as well as tutorials given as part of
Interop '93.

The conference will be held in one of the most beautiful cities in the
world.  Social events will be arranged during the conference to take
advantage of the unique environment San Francisco provides. In
addition, assistance will be provided to attendees wishing to see more
of this unique area.

Information for Paper Submission

Please submit 6 copies (in English) of double-spaced typed manuscript
(maximum of 20 pages) with an abstract to:

625 Ellis Street, Suite 205
Mountain View, CA  94043

You may also submit an electronic (ASCII, please) version of your
paper by e-mail to:

Important dates:

- -- January 10, 1993   Abstracts due
- -- March 1, 1993      Manuscript due
- -- May 1, 1993        Notification of acceptance to authors
- -- June 10, 1993      Camera-ready papers due

Workshop for Developing Countries

A workshop designed to assist developing countries in their installation
and use of networking technology and services is being organized and will
take place during the week before the conference in the San Francisco Bay

INET'93 Points of Contact:

Conference Chair:          Eric Benhamou

Regional Coordinators:     Dennis Tsichritzis (Western Europe)
                           John Demco (North America)
                           Haruhisa Ishida (Asia Pacific)
                           Ahmed Bassitt (Africa)
                           Other regions to be announced

Program Co-Chairs:         Barry Leiner & William Yundt

Program Area Organizers:   Christian Huitema & Phill Gross (Network
                           Elise Gerich & Francois Fluckiger (Network
                           Eric Hood (Application Technology)
                           Laura Breeden & Rolf Nordhagen (User
                           Haruhisa Ishida & Steve Goldstein (Policy
                           Richard Mandelbaum & Tomaz Kalin (Regional
                           George Sadowsky & Enzo Puliatti (Workshop)
                           David Farber (Tutorial Coordination)
Internet Society Liaison:  Larry Landweber