Internet2 Techs Workshop Brings Internet Leaders and Engineers to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jan 29, 2001

HONOLULU- The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is hosting over 300 of theworld's Next Generation Internet engineers and leaders at a series of technicalmeetings at the East-West Center this week.

The meetings, which began yesterday, will continue through Friday andwill showcase leading edge technologies and implementations for advancedInternet engineers. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific AdvancedNetwork, Asia's multilateral Next Generation Internet project which is holdingits meeting February 1-2, 2001.

Additional meetings during the week include the Multilingual InternetNames Consortium, an international group that is trying to establish consensuson how the Internet and World Wide Web will be able to operate universallyin languages other than English. The Internet Corporation for AssignedNames and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for global Internet namesand addresses, will meet with national managers of Country Code Top LevelDomain names as to how they can work together now that the U.S. has loosenedits control over Internet names and addresses.

Smaller meetings will bring together a special interest group on advancednetworking in Astronomy, the Hawai'i advanced networking community, anda new foundation established to facilitate cooperation between private telecomfacility providers and the research and education community.

According to David Lassner, University of Hawai'i's director of informationtechnology, "This event represents a giant step toward positioningHawai'i in the center of the Asia-Pacific advanced networking world. Notonly do the new trans-Pacific high capacity fiber optic projects make itpossible for Hawai'i to be a physical networking hub, but holding this typeof meeting at the East-West Center showcases our internal capacity and Hawai'i'srole as a meeting place between East and West."

Featured speakers include Professor Jun Murai of Keio University, BillSt. Arnaud, director of advanced networking at Canada's CANARIE project,and Dewayne Hendricks of the Dandin Group. Murai is known as the fatherof the Internet in Japan, St. Arnaud is an international leader in advancedoptical network deployment and Hendricks is an expert in how the radio spectrumcould be more effectively used for advanced networking.

The sessions also will describe use of the latest standards in advancedinternetworking, new wireless technologies and their use; and the statusof current national and international networking initiatives including thosedesigned to place Hawai'i at the hub of trans-Pacific research and educationnetworks.

For full information about the meetings as well as access to live webcastsof the major sessions, go to