NSC'94 - First Call for Participation / Call for Papers

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             First Call for Participation / Call for Papers


                 The Network Services Conference 1994
                 London, England, 28-30 November 1994


Open computer networking is no longer the sole domain of universities
and research institutions. Today, governments, schools, public
organizations, commercial enterprises and private individuals are
actively using and supplying information over the global Internet.

How will these various network communities cooperate and interact? How
will the academic and research community adapt to the new network
reality? How will the network and networking tools now available stand
up to the explosion in number of users and amount of information
available? How will we train novices? What will we pay for and what will
be for free as the commercialization of the network progresses? Will we
be inundated by advertising over the net? These are only a few of the
questions facing network service providers and users alike.

Building on the success of the previous Network Services Conferences in
Pisa (1992) and Warsaw (1993), NSC'94 will focus on the issue of
providing services to customers, with special attention paid to the
exciting developments in global tools and services. We will address the
impact of the new global tools on service development and support, the
changing function of traditional tools and services (such as archives),
new services (such as multi-media communications), the future role of
the library and the effects of commercialization on networks and network
services. Customer support at all levels, and the role of support in
accessing global services, will also be covered.

Talks, tutorials,  demonstrations and  other conference  activities will
address the needs of  the research, academic, educational, governmental,
industrial, and commercial network communities.

NSC'94 is being organized by the EARN (European Academic and Research
Network) Association in cooperation with the Internet Society, RARE,
RIPE, NORDUnet and EUnet.

Conference Venue

What can be  said about London in  a few meagre paragraphs  that has not
been said in thousands of pages written throughout the centuries?
Instead, we invite you to browse the information on London available
from the EARN World-Wide Web server at:


(and if you don't know about the World-Wide Web, then you MUST attend
this conference!).

The conference will be held at the Great Western Hotel, near the
Paddington railway station. The Great Western is one of the best 3 star
conference venue in London, and very easy to get to, as it is situated
on 4 tube lines, a railway station and is on a main road into downtown

Conference Information

Dates to remember:

     Deadline for papers -  1 July 1994
     Deadline for demonstrations and posters - 16 September 1994
     NSC'94 - Monday, 28 November 1994 - Wednesday, 30 November 1994


     Great Western Hotel, London, England.


     Rooms will be reserved for conference participants at the Great
     Western Hotel, and at other nearby hotels.


     The official language of the conference will be English.

Conference fee:

     The fee covers entry to all conference sessions, tutorials and
     demonstrations, conference material, coffee breaks, lunches and
     social events:

          EARLY Registration by 1 October        200 Pounds
          LATE  Registration by 10 November      224 Pounds
          DESK  Registration                     248 Pounds

Tutorials, Demonstrations and Posters

In addition to the presentation of papers, there will be tutorial
sessions on specific network services as part of the regular conference
program. A room will be available for workstations and PCs to be used
for demonstrations throughout the conference.

A poster wall will be available to participants for the display of their
posters and projects. Terminals with connectivity to the Internet will
be available to delegates. Technical meetings of EARN and RARE working
groups will be held in conjunction with the Conference.

Further Information and General Inquiry

Further information will be available through the conference mailing
list, NSC94-L@EARNCC.EARN.NET (or NSC94-L@EARNCC.BITNET). If you want to
make sure you receive registration information as well as the
preliminary program and other information of interest to conference
participants, join the list by sending e-mail to:


with the line:

     SUB NSC94-L Your Name

Conference information is also available from the EARN anonymous FTP
server (ftp.earn.net), Gopher server (gopher.earn.net), and WWW server

If you have any questions or require any assistance, you can contact the
conference organizers at:

     EARN Office
     PSI - Batiment 211
     91405 Orsay CEDEX
     Tel: +33 1 6941 2426
     Fax: +33 1 6941 6683

     E-mail:  NSC94@EARNCC.EARN.NET  or

Call for Papers

The Program Committee for NSC'94 is soliciting proposals for papers,
tutorials, demonstrations and posters in all fields related to network
services. Subject areas for presentations include, but are not limited
to, the following:

-  Network Resource Tools

-  Network Directory Services

-  Multimedia Communications

-  Electronic Publishing

-  Libraries and Networking

-  Special Interest Communities

-  Groupware, Cooperative Work over the Network

-  Networking for Schools

-  User Support

-  Delivering Services to the Desktop

-  Quality of Network Services

-  Commercialization of Network Services

-  Businesses on the Network

-  Providing Network Services to New Countries and Communities

Papers and proposals for tutorials, demonstrations or posters, including
a short biography and an abstract should be sent by mail, fax or
PREFERABLY by e-mail, to:

     EARN Office
     PSI - Batiment 211
     91405 Orsay CEDEX
     Tel: +33 1 6941 2426
     Fax: +33 1 6941 6683

     E-mail:  NSC94@EARNCC.EARN.NET  or

Please use the form appended below for proposals.

Proposals for papers and tutorials should  be sent not later than 1 July

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 August 1994.

Proposals for demonstrations and posters should be sent not later than
16 September 1994.

Notification of acceptance of demonstrations and posters will be sent by
30 September 1994.

Program and Organizing Committees

Program Committee

George Brett, USA (Chair); David Sitman, Israel (Vice-Chair); Rob
Blokzijl, The Netherlands; Manfred Bogen, Germany; Paul Bryant, United
Kingdom; Robert Cailliau, Switzerland; Nadine Grange, France; Glenn
Kowack, The Netherlands; Joyce K. Reynolds, USA; Eric Thomas, Sweden.

Organizing Committee

Paul Bryant, United Kingdom (Chair); Daniele Bovio, France; Nadine
Grange, France; Frode Greisen, Denmark; David Sitman, Israel.

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                  The Network Services Conference 1994
                       Proposal for Presentation



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