[e2e] NSF NETS Future Internet Design Informational Meeting

John Wroclawski jtw at ISI.EDU
Fri Nov 18 19:13:45 PST 2005

(Forwarded for "NSF NETS FIND Info Meeting <find-info-meeting at isi.edu>"
  Please see the website or reply directly to that address for more info)

Dear Colleague,

This email is to invite you to an informational meeting about the
upcoming NSF NETS Program's Future Internet Network Design (FIND)
research initiative. The meeting will be held Monday, December 5,
2005, 9:00AM - 4:30PM, at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport.

The goals, structure, and emphasis of the FIND initiative differ
somewhat from current NETS programs. For this reason, researchers
interested in these topics are particularly encouraged to attend
this informational meeting.

Further information about the informational meeting is available below
and at the meeting website, http://find.isi.edu.

The FIND Program

FIND (Future Internet Network Design) is a major new long-term
initiative of the NSF NETS research program. FIND asks two broad

* What are the requirements for the global network of 15 years from
now - what should that network look like and do?


* How would we re-conceive tomorrow's global network today, if we
could design it from scratch?

The FIND program will solicit "clean slate process" research
proposals in the broad area of network architecture, principles,
and design, aimed at answering these questions. The philosophy of
the program is to help conceive the future by momentarily letting
go of the present - freeing our collective minds from the
constraints of the current.

The intellectual scope of the FIND program is wide. As examples, FIND
research might address questions such as:

* What will the edge of the network look like in 15 years? How
   might the network architecture of 15 years hence best
   accommodate sensors, embedded systems, and the like?

* How might the network of 15 years from now support what users
   really do (and care about)? How might such functions as
   information access, location management or identity management
   best fit into a new overall network architecture?

* What will the core of the network look like in 15 years? How
   might the changing economics of optical systems affect the
   overall design of the larger network?

The Informational Meeting

The informational meeting will include a discussion of the scope,
purpose, and intellectual underpinnings of the FIND program, guidance
for potential proposers about the program's structure and review
process, and community discussion and feedback about this exciting new
initiative in networking research.

The meeting will take place on Monday, December 5, 2005, at the
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. Further details about the meeting
and hotel are available at http://find.isi.edu. A full agenda for the
meeting will be posted shortly.

Due to the short deadline, please register as soon as possible at
http://find.isi.edu. There is no fee to register for the meeting.

A block of rooms at the meeting hotel has been held at a preferential rate
for the night of Sunday, December 4th. You must reserve your room by
*Monday, November 28* to obtain this rate. Information needed to reserve
rooms from this block is available at the meeting website. Please make
your hotel reservations as soon as possible to ensure that the hotel
is able to accommodate all attendees.

Thanks for your interest in the FIND Program!

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