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Mark W. Kopp (iu8film@iu08.org)
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I2-INFO Digest 30

Topics covered in this issue include:

1) Internet2 Update - September 2003
by "Lee Perlis" <lperlis@internet2.edu>

***Internet2(R) Update***
September 2003

* Virtual Briefings
* Internet2 K20 Initiative Update
* Applications Update
* International Update
* Middleware Update
* End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi) Update
* Joint Techs Meeting Recap
* New Internet2 Members
* Future Internet2 Events
* Internet2 Related Events

* Virtual Briefings
Education Focus for September 25 Internet2 Virtual Briefing
Two Internet2 K-20 Initiative projects will be featured in the September 25
Virtual Briefing entitled, Adventure and All That Jazz: The Jason Project,
Live Jazz, K20, and Internet2. The projects are the Virtual Argonaut
Project, involving several SEGP states (Rhode Island, California, and
Indiana); and the K-12 University Musical Collaboration, featuring live
concerts involving high school and university musicians using Internet2
capabilities. Speakers will be Scott Bryan, St. Clair County Intermediate
School District, Michigan; Louis Fox, Internet2; George Loftus, Ocean State
Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network (OSHEAN);
and Susan Scott, Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System (IHETS).
The Briefing will be held 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT (17.00-18.30 UTC).

For more details about the September Briefing and future Briefings, see:
http://events.internet2.edu/briefings/

Plans for future Virtual Briefings topics include the humanities, IPv6,
building the optical backbone, and the future of virtual collaboration.

* Internet2 K20 Initiative Update
Announcing the "Soft" Launch myK20
myK20 is your personal window into the K20 Initiative. With myK20 you can:
1) develop and maintain your personal profile, including a description of
your interests.
2) find others with similar interests across the broad K20 community.
3) search for K20 projects that meet your criteria
4) Add a project description of your own to help others discover and
participate in your project
5) Coming Soon! You will soon be able to create customized snapshots of
SEGP connectivity by state, institution type (public libraries, K-12
schools, museums, etc.),
and date. For more information see:
http://k20.internet2.edu/index.php

Sponsored Participant Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in
Pennsylvania
This month we'd like to highlight several projects from the Chester County
Intermediate Unit (CCIU), one of 29 educational service centers in
Pennsylvania. They are one of several Sponsored Participants connected to
Abilene by the MAGPI gigaPoP. For more information on these projects please
visit:
http://k20.internet2.edu/segp/index.html

* Applications Update
Internet2 Symposium on Applications to Orthopaedic Surgery at SICOT/SIROT
2003
On 10-13 September 2003, SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery
and Traumatology) is hosting the SICOT/SIROT Second Annual International
Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Several Internet2 events will take place in
conjunction with the SICOT activities, including the Second Symposium on
Internet2 Applications to Orthopaedic Surgery, which will focus on
international medical training. The Symposium, and related Internet2
activities at SICOT, will bring awareness of the benefits of broadband
information technology infrastructure to Egyptian leaders in communications,
information technology, and higher education, in addition to orthopaedic
surgeons from around the world.
http://health.internet2.edu/sicot2003.html

* International Update
APAN 2004 Meeting Held in Busan, Korea
The 16th APAN Meeting took place 24-30 August 2003 at the Busan Marriott
Hotel, in Busan, Korea. The APAN meetings included Conference Workshops,
Conference Sessions, APAN Committee & Working Group Meetings, where
representatives and speakers from the Asia/Pacific region joined to share
information on advanced networking efforts, international connections, and
applications. The complete program and presentations are available.
http://apan.net/home/meetings/Busan/index1.htm

21st NORDUnet Networking Conference
On 24- 27 August 2003, the 21st NORDUnet Networking conference brought
together leaders, network specialists, researchers, users and
representatives from the Nordic networking community to discuss requirements
and plans for the future as well as learning about the latest developments
in advanced networking. Topics included Grids, lambda networking, wireless
networks, security, IPv6, conferencing for collaboration, new architectures,
community access and global networking. Conference program and presentations
are available.
http://www.nordunet2003.is/programme.php

* Middleware Update
Shibboleth
Shibboleth v1.1 has been released and is being adopted by a steadily
increasing number of institutions and organizations. Discussions have begun
around enhancements for the next version. Expectations include a Java Shib
target and a mechanism for federating identities. More information on
Shibboleth is available.
http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/

Middleware Tutorials at EDUCAUSE
On Tuesday November 4 at the EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting in Anaheim, campuses
interested in knowing more about the tough terrain between policy and
technology for middleware should consider "The Proof Is in the Pudding:
Implementing Policy in Enterprise Directory and Authentication Services."
Please see the session website for more details:
http://www.educause.edu/asp/conf/function.asp?PRODUCT_CODE=E03/SEM08A&MEeting=e03
(this link will most likely need to be copied and pasted into your browser)

New Working Group: Integrated Infrastructure for Instant Messaging Working
Group (I2IM)
A new Internet2 Middleware working group, Integrated Infrastructure for
Instant Messaging (I2IM), has been formed to research the relationship of
Instant Messaging to campus middleware infrastructure. Chaired by Michael R.
Gettes of Duke University, the I2IM Working Group will focus on issues
surrounding the enterprise integration of Instant Messaging services with
respect to authentication and authorization. More information is available
at:
http://middleware.internet2.edu/i2im/

3rd Annual Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) R&D Workshop
The 3rd Annual PKI R&D Workshop will be held April 12 - 14th, 2004, at NIST
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This workshop considers the full range of public
key technology used for security decisions. PKI supports a variety of
functionalities including authentication, authorization, identity
(syndication, federation and aggregation) and trust. More information on the
PKI R&D Workshop is available at:
http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki04/

CREN Certificate Authority (CA) Service
Plans to evolve the CREN CA continue. Several groups have convened to work
on the various aspects including policy and management, technology, and
operation.

EDUCAUSE Review article on Federations
"The Rise of Collaborative Tools," a new article by Ken Klingenstein was
published in the July/August 2003 issue of the EDUCAUSE Review. The author
describes the increasing need to enable electronic federations to support
collaboration and includes the initiatives underway to support this
functionality.
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0347.pdf

* End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi) Update
E2E piPEs (End-to-End Performance Improvement Performance Environment
System)
In addition to several presentations at the August Joint Techs Workshop,
members of the E2E piPEs team have been reworking the traceroute script by
using a Traceroute perl module in the master code and rewriting collector
code to handle signaling and improving the performance of the OWAMP database
in 3 ways: 1) changing the spec/order of the additional database system, 2)
increasing application-level caching of database data, and 3) decomposing
data tables all the way down to 3rd normal form. In addition, the team has
been working with the NLANR/DAST team to make OWAMP data available to
Advisor. http://e2epi.internet2.edu/

* Joint Techs Meeting Recap
Presentations Available: August 2003 Joint Techs Workshop
Presentations from the recent Joint Techs Workshop in Lawrence, Kansas, are
now archived. The University of Kansas is commended for its efforts in
hosting an outstanding meeting, which drew 194 registrants.
http://www.ncne.nlanr.net/training/techs/2003/0803/agenda.html

* New Internet2 Members
Corporate Members
- Ping Identity Corporation, http://www.pingid.com

Affiliate Members with Collaboration Site Status
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, http://www.pnl.gov

* Future Internet2 Events
Internet2 VoIP Workshop
12-13 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://voip.internet2.edu/meetings/200310.html

Fall 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting
13-16 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://events.internet2.edu/2003/fall-mm/index.html

Internet2 Commons Site Coordinator Training
16-17 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://commons.internet2.edu/train/index.html

Joint Techs Workshop in Hawaii
The January 2004 Joint Techs Workshop will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii,
January 25--January 28th. Details will be announced as they become
available.

* Internet2 Related Events
2nd NMI Integration Testbed Results Workshop
The second NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) Integration Testbed results
workshop, "Experiences in Middleware Deployment", will be held on Monday,
November 3, 2003, preceding the EDUCAUSE annual conference in Anaheim, CA.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT on Monday. Though
the event is located in close proximity to the EDUCAUSE conference, separate
registration and logistics apply. For more information see:
http://www.nsf-middleware.org/testbed/meetings/workshop1103/1103agenda.html

Online Calendar
For a complete listing of events for and of interest to the Internet2
community, see the online Internet2 Calendar. Be sure the Internet2-related
event you are holding or know about is listed at:
http://events.internet2.edu/calendar/main.php

NANOG 29
19-21 October 2003
Chicago, IL
http://www.nanog.org/

EDUCAUSE 2003
4-7 November 2003
Anaheim, CA
http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2003/

SC2003
15-21 November 2003
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/index.html

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Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa 16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
<http://www.iu08.org>http://www.iu08.org
Click on; "Instructional Materials Services"

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                            I2-INFO Digest 30

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Internet2 Update - September 2003
        by "Lee Perlis" <lperlis@internet2.edu>

***Internet2(R) Update***
       September 2003

* Virtual Briefings
* Internet2 K20 Initiative Update
* Applications Update
* International Update
* Middleware Update
* End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi) Update
* Joint Techs Meeting Recap
* New Internet2 Members
* Future Internet2 Events
* Internet2 Related Events


* Virtual Briefings
 Education Focus for September 25 Internet2 Virtual Briefing
Two Internet2 K-20 Initiative projects will be featured in the September 25
Virtual Briefing entitled, Adventure and All That Jazz: The Jason Project,
Live Jazz, K20, and Internet2. The projects are the Virtual Argonaut
Project, involving several SEGP states (Rhode Island, California, and
Indiana); and the K-12 University Musical Collaboration, featuring live
concerts involving high school and university musicians using Internet2
capabilities. Speakers will be Scott Bryan, St. Clair County Intermediate
School District, Michigan; Louis Fox, Internet2; George Loftus, Ocean State
Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network (OSHEAN);
and Susan Scott, Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System (IHETS).
The Briefing will be held 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT (17.00-18.30 UTC).

For more details about the September Briefing and future Briefings, see:
http://events.internet2.edu/briefings/

Plans for future Virtual Briefings topics include the humanities, IPv6,
building the optical backbone, and the future of virtual collaboration.

* Internet2 K20 Initiative Update
 Announcing the "Soft" Launch myK20
myK20 is your personal window into the K20 Initiative. With myK20 you can:
1) develop and maintain your personal profile, including a description of
your interests.
2) find others with similar interests across the broad K20 community.
3) search for K20 projects that meet your criteria
4) Add a project description of your own to help others discover and
participate in your project
5) Coming Soon! You will soon be able to create customized snapshots of
SEGP connectivity by state, institution type (public libraries, K-12
schools, museums, etc.),
and date. For more information see:
http://k20.internet2.edu/index.php

 Sponsored Participant Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in
Pennsylvania
This month we'd like to highlight several projects from the Chester County
Intermediate Unit (CCIU), one of 29 educational service centers in
Pennsylvania. They are one of several Sponsored Participants connected to
Abilene by the MAGPI gigaPoP. For more information on these projects please
visit:
http://k20.internet2.edu/segp/index.html

* Applications Update
 Internet2 Symposium on Applications to Orthopaedic Surgery at SICOT/SIROT
2003
On 10-13 September 2003, SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery
and Traumatology) is hosting the SICOT/SIROT Second Annual International
Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Several Internet2 events will take place in
conjunction with the SICOT activities, including the Second Symposium on
Internet2 Applications to Orthopaedic Surgery, which will focus on
international medical training. The Symposium, and related Internet2
activities at SICOT, will bring awareness of the benefits of broadband
information technology infrastructure to Egyptian leaders in communications,
information technology, and higher education, in addition to orthopaedic
surgeons from around the world.
http://health.internet2.edu/sicot2003.html

* International Update
 APAN 2004 Meeting Held in Busan, Korea
The 16th APAN Meeting took place 24-30 August 2003 at the Busan Marriott
Hotel, in Busan, Korea. The APAN meetings included Conference Workshops,
Conference Sessions, APAN Committee & Working Group Meetings, where
representatives and speakers from the Asia/Pacific region joined to share
information on advanced networking efforts, international connections, and
applications. The complete program and presentations are available.
http://apan.net/home/meetings/Busan/index1.htm

 21st NORDUnet Networking Conference
On 24- 27 August 2003, the 21st NORDUnet Networking conference brought
together leaders, network specialists, researchers, users and
representatives from the Nordic networking community to discuss requirements
and plans for the future as well as learning about the latest developments
in advanced networking. Topics included Grids, lambda networking, wireless
networks, security, IPv6, conferencing for collaboration, new architectures,
community access and global networking. Conference program and presentations
are available.
http://www.nordunet2003.is/programme.php

* Middleware Update
 Shibboleth
Shibboleth v1.1 has been released and is being adopted by a steadily
increasing number of institutions and organizations. Discussions have begun
around enhancements for the next version. Expectations include a Java Shib
target and a mechanism for federating identities. More information on
Shibboleth is available.
http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/

 Middleware Tutorials at EDUCAUSE
On Tuesday November 4 at the EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting in Anaheim, campuses
interested in knowing more about the tough terrain between policy and
technology for middleware should consider "The Proof Is in the Pudding:
Implementing Policy in Enterprise Directory and Authentication Services."
Please see the session website for more details:
http://www.educause.edu/asp/conf/function.asp?PRODUCT_CODE=E03/SEM08A&MEeting=e03
(this link will most likely need to be copied and pasted into your browser)

 New Working Group: Integrated Infrastructure for Instant Messaging Working
Group (I2IM)
A new Internet2 Middleware working group, Integrated Infrastructure for
Instant Messaging (I2IM), has been formed to research the relationship of
Instant Messaging to campus middleware infrastructure. Chaired by Michael R.
Gettes of Duke University, the I2IM Working Group will focus on issues
surrounding the enterprise integration of Instant Messaging services with
respect to authentication and authorization. More information is available
at:
http://middleware.internet2.edu/i2im/

 3rd Annual Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) R&D Workshop
The 3rd Annual PKI R&D Workshop will be held April 12 - 14th, 2004, at NIST
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This workshop considers the full range of public
key technology used for security decisions. PKI supports a variety of
functionalities including authentication, authorization, identity
(syndication, federation and aggregation) and trust. More information on the
PKI R&D Workshop is available at:
http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki04/

 CREN Certificate Authority (CA) Service
Plans to evolve the CREN CA continue. Several groups have convened to work
on the various aspects including policy and management, technology, and
operation.

 EDUCAUSE Review article on Federations
"The Rise of Collaborative Tools," a new article by Ken Klingenstein was
published in the July/August 2003 issue of the EDUCAUSE Review. The author
describes the increasing need to enable electronic federations to support
collaboration and includes the initiatives underway to support this
functionality.
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0347.pdf

* End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi) Update
 E2E piPEs (End-to-End Performance Improvement Performance Environment
System)
In addition to several presentations at the August Joint Techs Workshop,
members of the E2E piPEs team have been reworking the traceroute script by
using a Traceroute perl module in the master code and rewriting collector
code to handle signaling and improving the performance of the OWAMP database
in 3 ways: 1) changing the spec/order of the additional database system, 2)
increasing application-level caching of database data, and 3) decomposing
data tables all the way down to 3rd normal form. In addition, the team has
been working with the NLANR/DAST team to make OWAMP data available to
Advisor. http://e2epi.internet2.edu/

* Joint Techs Meeting Recap
 Presentations Available: August 2003 Joint Techs Workshop
Presentations from the recent Joint Techs Workshop in Lawrence, Kansas, are
now archived. The University of Kansas is commended for its efforts in
hosting an outstanding meeting, which drew 194 registrants.
http://www.ncne.nlanr.net/training/techs/2003/0803/agenda.html

* New Internet2 Members
 Corporate Members
- Ping Identity Corporation, http://www.pingid.com

 Affiliate Members with Collaboration Site Status
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, http://www.pnl.gov

* Future Internet2 Events
 Internet2 VoIP Workshop
12-13 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://voip.internet2.edu/meetings/200310.html

 Fall 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting
13-16 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://events.internet2.edu/2003/fall-mm/index.html

 Internet2 Commons Site Coordinator Training
16-17 October 2003
Indianapolis, IN
http://commons.internet2.edu/train/index.html

 Joint Techs Workshop in Hawaii
The January 2004 Joint Techs Workshop will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii,
January 25--January 28th. Details will be announced as they become
available.

* Internet2 Related Events
 2nd NMI Integration Testbed Results Workshop
The second NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) Integration Testbed results
workshop, "Experiences in Middleware Deployment", will be held on Monday,
November 3, 2003, preceding the EDUCAUSE annual conference in Anaheim, CA.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT on Monday. Though
the event is located in close proximity to the EDUCAUSE conference, separate
registration and logistics apply. For more information see:
http://www.nsf-middleware.org/testbed/meetings/workshop1103/1103agenda.html

 Online Calendar
For a complete listing of events for and of interest to the Internet2
community, see the online Internet2 Calendar. Be sure the Internet2-related
event you are holding or know about is listed at:
http://events.internet2.edu/calendar/main.php

 NANOG 29
19-21 October 2003
Chicago, IL
http://www.nanog.org/

 EDUCAUSE 2003
4-7 November 2003
Anaheim, CA
http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2003/

 SC2003
15-21 November 2003
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/index.html
 

****************************************************************************
Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa  16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
http://www.iu08.org
Click on;   "Instructional Materials Services"


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