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  • From: "Greg Wood" <>
  • To: "I2-News@Internet2. Edu" <>
  • Subject: I2-NEWS: Top Researchers Set Research Agenda for Implications of Advanced Networking
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 08:07:55 -0400
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Greg Wood



Washington, D.C. - September 14, 1999 - Over 100 leaders from a wide range
of disciplines are gathering this week at the Internet2 Sociotechnical
Summit to establish an agenda for social science research related to
advanced networking. Held at the University of Michigan Media Union in Ann
Arbor, the summit will help bridge the gap between advanced Internet
technology and its implications for the social sciences. The Internet2
Sociotechnical Summit is made possible through the support of the John D.
Evans Foundation, Cisco Systems, Advanced Network & Services and the College
of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin.

“Just as the Web is transforming research and education, advanced networking
will allow researchers and educators to share information, interact and
collaborate in ways not possible using today’s Internet,” said Dr. Larry
Faulkner, President of The University of Texas at Austin, and a Trustee of
the Internet2 project. “The Internet2 Sociotechnical Summit will help lay
the foundation for understanding the social and organizational implications
of tomorrow’s high-performance Internet.”

Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO of the University Corporation for
Advanced Internet Development, which is leading the Internet2 initiative,
said “The Internet has already had an enormous impact on our lives and
society, but policy recommendations are being made based heavily on
anecdotes, many of which have no proven basis in fact. This summit will
help the social science community develop a strategy for research that will
provide us with the facts we need to make intelligent policy for the future
of the Internet.”

An online discussion at featuring white
papers and interaction with Internet2 Sociotechnical Summit presenters is
open to the public. Complete proceedings of the Internet2 Sociotechnical
Summit will be presented at the Internet2 Members Meeting in Seattle,
Washington on October 11, 1999.

About Internet2
Internet2, a project of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet
Development provides leadership and direction for advanced networking
development within the U.S. university community. Its programs are devoted
to network research, technology transfer, and collaborative activities in
related fields such as distance learning and educational technology.
Internet2 is a collaborative project by over 160 U.S. research universities,
in partnership with industry leaders and U.S. federal agencies, to develop a
new family of advanced applications to meet emerging academic requirements
in research, teaching and learning.

About The John D. Evans Foundation
The John D. Evans Foundation is a private foundation committed to focusing
support in three major areas–AIDS and cancer research, protection of the
environment, and improving the quality of life through technological
innovation, education and the arts.

About Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. News
and information are available at

About Advanced Network & Services
Advanced Network & Services is dedicated to advancing education by
accelerating the use of computer network applications and technology. More
information is available at:


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