Vol. 19, No. 16
Jan. 13, 2000
The University's first Internet2 Awareness Day will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Room 127 Memorial Hall. The program will help users understand what Internet2 is and how it is altering teaching, research and collaboration at UD and elsewhere.
The entire morning session also will be webcast live and recorded for later playback on demand. Details are available on the program linked to the Internet2 Awareness Day home page at <www.udel.edu/topics/ internet2/i2day/>.
Advance registration is required and can be accomplished at the web site.
According to Dick Sacher, Information Technologies/User Services and conference chairperson, "The conference objective is to help participants comprehend and envision how to extend academic reach through new Internet2-based technologies and related international research initiatives. Demonstrations will include Internet2-based tele-collaboration and interactive artistic creation, use of geographically distant laboratories, and access to international grids of distributed data and computational resources."
Speakers include David J. Farber, chief technologist for the Federal Communications Commission and Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Pennsylvania; Ted Hanss, director of Applications Development, Internet2 Project, University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development; and several UD faculty, including Chandra Kambhamettu. computer and information sciences; Murray V. Johnston, chemistry and biochemistry; and Lloyd C. Shorter, music. They will discuss and demonstrate Internet2-enabled research and network-enhanced collaboration across widely varying disciplines.
Session topics include "Internet2 Overview," "Remote Experimentation Involving Mass Spectrometers," "Motion and Structure Analysis of 2D Satellite Cloud Image Sequences," "Enabling Rehearsals Among Geographically Distant Musicians," "Predicting the Unpredictable" and "UD and Internet2: New Networking Initiatives."
"The morning's talks and demonstrations," Sacher said, "emphasize the use of these new capabilities, not the deep technical issues underlying the networks themselves. The applications will therefore be of major interest not only to engineers, but also to physical, natural, social and policy scientists, regional planners, and to those in the arts and humanities. In addition to UD faculty presentations, internationally prominent speakers will describe the present status and predict the future of these supporting networks and applications."
Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
For additional information, please send e-mail to Sacher, conference chair, at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call him at 831-1466.