NSF to host distinguished lecture series on large scale networking

September 06, 2001

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will host the first of a Large Scale Networking (LSN) Distinguished Networking Lecture Series beginning on September 11, 2001. The series is sponsored by the federal LSN Working Group, which coordinates research among NSF, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The talks will help promote a national discussion of advanced networking topics for science and engineering research community. LSN research and infrastructure requirements are rapidly changing, and speakers will address issues that they expect to shape this field over the next five to seven years.
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Journalists are invited to attend any of the talks in this series, to be held at NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA. The lectures will also be available via the web at http://www.ngi-supernet.org/conferences.html, requiring RealPlayer (available for free at http://www.realnetworks.com/).

NOTE: All lectures begin at 2:00 eastern.

September 11, 2001
Global Network Requirements for Research
Michael McRobbie, VP for Information Technology, Indiana University
NSF Stafford II Room 555

October 9, 2001
The Secure All-Optical Internet of 2010 -- What are the key open research questions Dave Farber, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania NSF Room 375

December 11, 2001
Challenges for Network Research
Bob Aiken, Department of University Research, CISCO Systems, Inc.
NSF Stafford II Room 555

January 8, 2002
Deploying the Internet--why does it take so long, and can research help?
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology NSF Room 110

February 12, 2002
"Wireless Internet: Promises and Challenges" David Goodman, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University NSF Room 110

March 12, 2002
Customer Owned Wavelengths & Fiber -- the next evolution in research networks
Bill St. Arnaud, Senior Director, CANARIE, Inc. NSF Room 110


For more information contact:
Tom Garritano, tgarrita@nsf.gov, 703-292-8070 (media)
Alan Blatecky, ablateck@nsf.gov, 703-292-8950 (others)

For directions to NSF, see:
http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm

National Science Foundation

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