This is the Final Programme of the TERENA-NORDUnet Networking Conference 1999. The Programme is also available as a Word 6.0 file.

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Top

Monday 7 June 1999

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 (Room B)
Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Östen Frånberg, Ericsson, Sweden

Conference Introduction:
Östen Frånberg, Director of Corporate Technology, Ericsson, and President of the Swedish Chapter of ISOC, Sweden

Welcome Address:
Boel Flodgren, Vice-Chancellor of Lund University, Sweden

Keynote Speech:
Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings and Interim Chairman of ICANN, USA

On-Line Address:
Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO of UCAID, USA

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break


16:00 - 17:30 (Room A)
1A - Content Creation and Learning in Virtual Universities
Chair: Leif Laaksonen, Center for Scientific Computing, Finland

Computer networks enable both scientists and students to access new sources of information, independent of time and place. Whole courses can be put on the network and teachers reached through videoconferencing; research groups can join together in more powerful virtual research groups using scientific equipment over the network; and departments can join together to create new virtual research centers.

This session will include presentations which address the technical, organisational and pedagogical challenges involved in content creation and learning in virtual universities.

1A1 Lund Virtual University - Learning of Tomorrow?
Bengt Kjöllerström, CITU Lund University, Sweden

1A2 Implementation and Usage of an Extended Whiteboard for TeleTeaching and Authoring on the Fly
Thomas Ottmann, University of Freiburg, Germany

1A3 Content Creation Including the Usage of Video and Videoconferencing in Virtual Universities
Allwyn Sequeira, FVC.COM, USA

16:00 - 17:30 (Room B)
1B - Modern High-Speed Access and Next Generation Local Infrastructure
Chair: Mats Andersson, Linköping University, Sweden

A number of new technologies are promising to bring permanent high-speed Internet connections to homes and small offices, thus replacing traditional dial-up access. These include wireless Internet, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), and cable TV. Also local infrastructure technologies are developing beyond traditional Ethernet and include fibre-based infrastructures and specialised home networks. The session will look at pilot projects and latest developments in this area.

1B1 Cellular Internet Connections
Bo Kvarnström, Ericsson Software Technology, Sweden

1B2 Building Gigabit Access Cheap: Merging IP and MAC Addressing
Andris Sidorovs, Riga Technical University and Latvian Mobile Telephone Co., Latvia

1B3 Licence-Free Wireless Internet Access Technologies - An Overview
Arnis Riekstins, MikroTikls SIA, Latvia

18:30 - 20:00 Opening Reception
Venue: Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund

Tuesday 8 June 1999

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Top


9:00 - 10:30 (Room A)
2A - Remote Virtual Reality
Chair: Gerti Foest, DFN-Verein, Germany

In various application areas virtual reality used over networks provides alternative dimensions of experience and opens up new possibilities for collaborative working. Virtual Reality can be used for reproduction of real objects, visualization of scientific results or navigation in information spaces. In this session, on-line presentation techniques of 3D-objects and examples from different application environments will be discussed.

2A1 Virtual Reality Movies - Real-Time Streaming of 3D Objects
Stephan Olbrich, University of Hanover, Germany

2A2 CAVERN: The CAVE Research Network
Maxine Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

2A3 Cybernavigation in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Robert Sader, University of Technology Munich, Germany

9:00 - 10:30 (Room B)
2B - Internet QoS: Where Are We? (Part 1)
Chair: François Flückiger, CERN, Switzerland

Improving the Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees will be the major challenge of tomorrow's Internets and Intranets. Several approaches were proposed by the IETF, ranging from reservation-based solutions to packet-marking schemes. This session examines were we stand today, with a special focus on the Differentiated Services approach. The discussion continues in Session 3B.

2B1 Differentiated Services: Overview and Standards
Brian Carpenter, IBM Internet Division, USA

2B2 Building Differentiated Services Using the Assured Forwarding PHB Group
Juha Heinänen, Telia, Finland

2B3 QBone - Building a Testbed for IP Differentiated Services
Ben Teitelbaum, Internet2/UCAID and Advanced Network & Services Inc., USA

9:00 - 10:30 (Room C)
2C - 'Telematics for Research' Open Seminar (Part 1)
Chair: Karel Vietsch, TERENA

In the 'Telematics for Research' sector of the Fourth Framework Programme, the European Union currently supports 12 research and development projects addressing the needs of users in the European research community. These projects are working on diverse telematics applications covering many user disciplines. Topics include videoconferencing tools, collaborative working using the Web, security and the underlying network infrastructure.

In this Seminar, which is also open to persons who have not registered for the conference, a number of the 'Telematics for Research' sector projects will present their most recent results.

During the conference, some of the projects will also demonstrate the services and software that they have developed in the conference exhibition area.

2C1 Introduction to the 'Telematics for Research' Open Seminar
Stephan Pascall, European Commission, DGXIII

2C2 The SCIMITAR2 Project
Kevin Meynell, TERENA

2C3 The ICE-CAR Project
Wolfgang Schneider, GMD Darmstadt, Germany

2C4 THETIS: an Environmental Information System for the Support of Coastal Zone Management
Hariklia Tsalapata, FORTH-ICS, Greece

2C5 DESIRE II: Progress Towards a User-friendly Network
Nicky Ferguson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break


11:00 - 12:30 (Room A)
3A - Remote Control
Chair: Petter Kongshaug, UNINETT, Norway

This session describes how networks can be efficiently used to control facilities, objects, etc. remotely. Currently the most suitable graphical interface, or at least the most easy to implement, is a Web-based interface. Specific or generic remote control applications can thus enable many activities to be performed from remote sites, and implement what some people call "tele-presence".

Both large facilities located at a specific site where hundreds of people spread around the world collaborate, or a number of objects distributed at various sites which need control from a few people located at a single site are the area where this use of the network can produce its greatest benefits. Already, even with current medium-speed networks a lot of activity is being performed, and the availability of high-speed networks will further increase the number of cases where remote control via the network can be applied.

3A1 New Approach for Management Services by the Web Browser
Cezary Mazurek, Poznañ Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland

3A2 The Web as a Means to Remotely Control a High Energy Physics Experiment
Dario Menasce, INFN Milano, Italy

3A3 Remote Control and Observing for Astronomy
Peter Linde, Lund Observatory, Sweden

11:00 - 12:30 (Room B)
3B - Internet QoS: Where Are We? (Part 2)
Chair: François Flückiger, CERN, Switzerland

This session complements Session 2B. Van Jacobson will open the session with a 45 minute presentation on "Congestion Control in the Internet", the rest of the session will take the form of a panel discussion where all the panellists will debate the current options available, and present their views on the future of QoS issues in the Internet.

3B1 Congestion Control in the Internet
Van Jacobson, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

  • Brian Carpenter, IBM Internet Division, USA
  • Juha Heinänen, Telia, Finland
  • Van Jacobson, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
  • Ben Teitelbaum, Internet2/UCAID and Advanced Network & Services, Inc., USA
11:00 - 12:30 (Room C)
3C - 'Telematics for Research' Open Seminar (Part 2)
Chair: Kevin Meynell, TERENA

This session is a continuation of Session 2C. Further presentations will be given on recent results of 'Telematics for Research' projects.

3C1 Collaborative Filtering of Web and News (EU SELECT Project)
Jacob Palme, Stockholm University, Sweden

3C2 ADVISER II: Discovering, Disseminating and Exploiting Project Deliverables and Other Results of Framework 4 and 5 RTD Projects
Paul Lefrere, Clear Communications Associates Ltd., United Kingdom

3C3 Recent Advances in the MECCANO Project
Peter Kirstein, University College London, United Kingdom

3C4 The QUANTUM and Q-MED Projects
Howard Davies, DANTE, United Kingdom

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH


14:00 - 15:30 (Room A)
4A - Digital Libraries and Networked Information Resources
Chair: Markus Sadeniemi, FUNET, Finland

Digital libraries and networked information resources aim to enhance information retrieval from the information network and provide access pathways to information resources and knowledge. This session will deal with the wide range of aspects involved in the collection and long-term preservation of electronic documents and the setup of on-line information resources.

4A1 LeMO: a Virtual Exhibition of 20th Century German History
Lutz Nentwig, The Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, Germany

4A2 Kulturarw3 - Preserving the Internet for Future Generations
Allan Arvidson, The Royal Library, Stockholm, Sweden

4A3 A Concept for an Electronic Magazine
Alexander von Berg, University of Hanover, Germany

14:00 - 15:30 (Room B)
4B - High-Speed Networks
Chair: Peter Villemoes, NORDUnet

Networks for research need ever increasing bandwidth to cope with growing user demands and to serve as platform for advanced applications. This session will describe examples of high performance research networks that use different underlying technologies.

4B1 Implementation of the Pan-European Academic Research Network: TEN-155
Roberto Sabatino, DANTE, United Kingdom

4B2 Update on Canadian Developments in High-Speed Networking
Bernard Turcotte, CANARIE, Canada

Bengt Gördén, SUNET, Sweden

4B4 DFN Gigabit Testbed Bavaria/Berlin
Herbert Almus, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

14:00 - 15:30 (Room C)
4C - 'Telematics for Research' Open Seminar (Part3)
Chair: John Dyer, TERENA

This session is a continuation of Sessions 2 and 3C. Further presentations will be given on recent results of 'Telematics for Research' projects.

4C1 CoBrow - A Virtual Presence System Towards Ubiquitous Online Presence
Klaus Wolf, University of Ulm, Germany

4C2 The CESAR Project
Wolfgang Appelt, GMD Sankt Augustin, Germany

4C3 TEISS - Telematics - European Industry Standards Support
Rosette Vandenbroucke, University of Brussels, Belgium

4C4 The Nectar Project
Oliver Bond, Aslib Association for Information Management, United Kingdom

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break


16:00 - 17:30 (Room A)
5A - Recent Results
Chair: Guntis Barzdins, University of Latvia, Latvia

This session will present recent results from various research projects. With less formal papers and presentations, the recent result session provides a forum for debate and exchange of ideas, and an opportunity to ask questions and give opinions on topical subjects in research networking.

5A1 JISC Programme for Middleware Development
Norman Wiseman, Joint Information Systems Committee, United Kingdom

5A2 Surveyor Design and Recent Results
William Cerveny and Sunil Kalidindi, Advanced Network & Services, Inc., USA

5A3 Simulation for Cache Mesh Design
Nicolas Saillard, France Telecom, France

5A4 Towards Multicast Session Directory Services
Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal

5A5 An Approach to Automate a Process of Detecting Unauthorized Accesses
Adam Gowdiak, Poznañ Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland

16:00 - 17:50 (Room B)
5B - Round-up of High-Speed Initiatives
Chair: Michael Walsh, University College Dublin, Ireland

This session will take the form of a panel discussion where panellists will debate high-speed networking initiatives. Panellists include:

  • Steve Goldstein, National Science Foundation, USA
  • Ted Hanss, Internet2/UCAID, USA
  • Kees Neggers, SURFnet, The Netherlands
  • Sven Tafvelin, NORDUnet
  • Bernard Turcotte, CANARIE, Canada
  • David Williams, CERN, Switzerland
19:30 - 23:00 Gala Dinner - Sponsored by Teleglobe
Venue: Academic Union Building (AF), Sandgatan 2, Lund

Wednesday 9 June 1999

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Top


09:00 - 10:30 (Room A)
6A - WWW Tools
Chair: Claudio Allocchio, INFN-GARR, Italy

For some time, World Wide Web (WWW) browsers have gained a new role in the network, which extends beyond their original scope. In fact, many new tools and applications are developed using the WWW browser as a common Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the application itself. An obvious advantage of this approach is that the application does not require a specific "client" installed on the user's computer. This session is dedicated to presenting new tools which interact with the WWW service itself, including searching WWW information and interacting with the WWW service via the WWW interface.

6A1 Search-Engines Next Generation?
Mark Overmeer, AT Computing bv, The Netherlands

6A2 Talking Back to the WWW
Jacob Palme, Stockholm University, Sweden

6A3 The WWW as a Generic Tool Interface - Users and Programmers Ideas
Eric Thomas, L-Soft, Sweden

6B4 Panel Session
Panellists include:

  • Mark Overmeer, AT Computing bv, The Netherlands
  • Jacob Palme, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Eric Thomas, L-Soft, Sweden
  • Dario Menasce, INFN Milano, Italy

09:00 - 10:30 (Room B)
6B - IP Technology Update
Chair: Ton Verschuren, SURFnet, The Netherlands

Compared to the recent rapid development in application-level technologies, the underlying protocols of the Internet might appear to be developing slowly. Recently, however, a new era of deployment has begun and this session will attempt to look at some of the key developments in the very fabric of the Internet itself which have come to fruition over the last year or so including the emergence of the "Middleware" concept for supporting applications and the wide-scale deployment of replication and caching services .

6B1 Web Replication and Caching Update
Ingrid Melve, UNINETT, Norway

6B2 Middleware
Robert Aiken, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

6B3 The Internet2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure Project (I2-DSI)
Leif Abrahamsson, Ellemtel Utvecklings AB, Sweden

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break


11:00 - 12:30 (Room A)
7A - TERENA Technical Programme
Chair: Brian Gilmore, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Research and Education has always had needs which might be considered more demanding than those of the commodity Internet user. The TERENA Technical Programme is the vehicle for many new and exciting developments in networking, specifically aimed to support the Research and Education networking community. In this session, some of the current activities will be presented.

7A1 Preliminary Results of the QUANTUM Test Programme
Roberto Sabatino, DANTE, United Kingdom

7A2 Support for Decisions in E-mailed Groups
Jacob Palme, Stockholm University, Sweden

7A3 Integrated Satellite and Terrestrial Networks for Effective Delivery of Education and Training
Adrian Vranch, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

7A4 TERENA Mirror Tracker Project
Martin Hamilton, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom

11:00 - 12:30 (Room B)
7B - Using Video Broadcast for Education and Pleasure: A Discussion of Streaming and Multicast Technologies
Chair: Erik Huizer, SURFnet Expertise Centre, The Netherlands

Video transmission is an integrated part of distance learning and videoconferencing. However, the availability of a broad range of network bandwidths has introduced a spectrum of transmission protocols and CODECs to sustain an acceptable video quality and frame rate. This session will deal with the technical aspects and challenges involved in low-bit rate and high-bit rate video transmission in uni- and multicast networks. Different approaches will be discussed.

7B1 The State of Multicast Protocols for IP
Radia Perlman, Sun Microsystems, USA

Harri Salminen, Center for Scientific Computing and the Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET), Finland

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 15:30 (Room A)
8A - Charging Mechanisms, AUP, Control and Authorization
Chair: Wolfgang Schneider, GMD Darmstadt, Germany

Network managers are concerned that their networks should be used responsibly. In order to help them in their tasks, new tools are continually being developed. Some tools are concerned with monitoring usage, whilst other try to actively control use of the network. This session will look at new developments for both monitoring and controlling network usage.

8A1 Providing Secure Mobile Access to Information Servers with Temporary Certificates
Diego López, CICA, Spain

8A2 MEHARI: A System for Analysing the Use of the Internet Services
Arturo Azcorra, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

8A3 Providing Security to the University Environment Communications
Gregorio Martínez Pérez, University of Murcia, Spain

14:00 - 15:30 (Room B)
8B - Fast Switching Technologies
Chair: Sven Tafvelin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The past two years have seen dramatic changes in the landscape of switching and routing devices: Gigabit Ethernet Switches, a new generation of ATM Switches, Multi-Gigabit routers, and hybrid devices which mix high-speed switching and routing functions. The session will deal with LAN switching and Ethernet switching; when to switch and when to route; and how do the different techniques scale when we move from Gigabit to Terabit?

8B1 Gigabit Ethernet Switching and Non-Traditional Applications
Brian McLeod, Packet Engine, USA

8B2 Trends and Technology in High-Speed Switching
Lars Dittmann, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

8B3 Gigabit Ethernet Network Architecture and Products
Gullik Webjörn, Compaq Computers AB, Sweden

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments Break


16:00 - 17:30 (Room A)
9A - New Applications Enabled by Security
Chair: David Chadwick, University of Salford, United Kingdom

Session Sponsored by Elsevier Science

The development of new security products, services and infrastructures is a great enabler for electronic applications that were previously not possible on the Internet. Previous concerns about the integrity and confidentiality of data transfer, and the authentication of remote users, can now be overcome using the latest encryption techniques. This session will look at a range of recent developments in this area, introducing some of the new applications that have now become possible thanks to the introduction of enhanced Internet security.

9A1 SETECS System for Global Electronic Commerce
Sead Muftic, SETECS AB, Sweden

9A2 Electronic Proposal Submission for the V Framework
Sierd Westerfield, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Netherlands and Olivier Libon, GlobalSign, Belgium

9A3 Registered Electronic Mail
Rodney Perkins, Post Office Research Group, United Kingdom

16:00 - 17:30 (Room B)
9B - Photonic Networks
Chair: Hans Wallberg, SUNET, Sweden

Optical fibre technology promises nearly unlimited transmission bandwidth and it is the basis of today's high-speed transmission systems. In the future, photonic components may perform switching and multiplexing functions and thus allow entire photonic networks to be built. This session will discuss the fundamentals of photonic networks, and compare its promises with today's state of the art Gigabit networking.

9B1 Optical Communication Technologies Roadmap
Kristian Stubkjær, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

9B2 Optical Networks: status and trends
Bart Van Caenegem, University of Gent, Belgium

9B3 High Speed Supercomputer Communications in Broadband Networks
Ralph Niederberger, Research Center Jülich GmbH, Germany

Thursday 10 June 1999

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Top


09:00 - 10:30 (Room A)
10A - Policy Towards Research Networking
Chair: Pedro Veiga, FCCN, Portugal

The ever increasing need for high speed and high quality networks for the research and higher education communities requires significant investments in networking. This happens despite some benefits resulting from the liberalization of telecommunications. The session will discuss the funding aspects (public versus private), possible evolution scenarios, end-user responsibility in the network costs and policies related to network usage.

10A1 Gigabit Networking - Is Europe up to it?
Hans-Peter Axmann, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Transport, Austria

10A2 Development of Funding Model for FUNET
Markus Sadeniemi, Center for Scientific Computing, Finland

10A3 Policy Towards Research Networking
David Williams, CERN, Switzerland

09:00 - 10:30 (Room B)
10B - IP Telephony
Chair: Niels Raun, Zone Systems A/S, Denmark

IP has become the preferred protocol not only in academic but also in public and private networks. The deregulation of telecommunications is leading to a fundamental restructuring of the industry and packet switched data networks will soon be taking market shares from circuit switched voice telephony. This session will take a look at some issues surrounding IP Telephony including: which standards ensure speech quality in Voice over IP (VoIP); what experiences are there in running VoIP; and what new services in VoIP, multimedia and mobility will be provided by the telecommunications suppliers?

10B1 IP-Telephony and Public Telephony: Requirements and Future Trends
Håkon Styri, Telenor R&D, Norway

10B2 IP-Telephony in Research Networks: the big picture
Klaas Wierenga, SURFnet Expertise Centre bv, The Netherlands

10B3 IP Telephony Today and Tomorrow
Mikael Wällstedt, Ericsson AB Datacom Network, Sweden

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments Break

11:00 - 12:30 (Room B)
Closing Plenary Session
Chair: Karel Vietsch, TERENA

Keynote Speech: "Internet Technology: Trends and Prospects"
Van Jacobson, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

Keynote Speech: "Conference Highlights"
Östen Frånberg, Director of Corporate Technology, Ericsson, and President of the Swedish Chapter of ISOC, Sweden

Announcement of TERENA Networking Conference 2000
Pedro Veiga, Chairman of FCCN, Portugal

Announcement of NORDUnet Conference 2000
Markus Sadeniemi, Director of FUNET, Finland