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  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:11:59 -0500

Internet2 Spring Member Meeting Call for Participation Deadlines Approaching 
Proposals for track sessions and side meetings due January 29, 2010, poster session submissions due March 31, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich - January 14, 2010 – Emerging trends in cyberinfrastructure development and new federal stimulus funding opportunities will share center stage when the Internet2 community gathers in Arlington, Virginia, for its annual Spring Member Meeting, April 26–28, 2010. The conference serves as a forum for sharing information and best practices that address issues critical to meeting the advanced networking needs of researchers, educators, industry, and students. 

Internet2 members, participants and partners are now encouraged to submit proposals for the meetings track sessions, side meetings and poster sessions. Based on trends within the research and education community, the meeting’s program committee hopes to focus this year’s conference on topic areas including: federal broadband policy, healthcare networks, identity management federations, cloud computing, real time collaboration tools, green technologies and economic sustainability.

Meeting tracks will include:
The Cyberinfrastructure and Advanced Applications in Action Track which intends to showcase how advanced networking has succeeded or failed in supporting specific research and education programs, why, and what can be learned from the outcomes.

The Middleware Track will focus on the on-going development, deployment, and policy work in the rapidly growing areas of identification, authentication, authorization and federated identity management.

The Network Planning and Engineering Track will provide opportunities for discussing progress in developing and implementing advanced network services like emerging 100 Gigabit networking and dynamic networks; network infrastructure developments; end-to-end performance and performance measurement, and disaster recovery among other topics.

The Security for Advanced Networks Track will focus on technical, policy, and management issues in network security—addressing immediate to longer range planning and research.

Teaching and Learning/K20 Track will help attendees explore ways in which advanced network applications, services, tools and digital content can enhance teaching and learning and transform community anchor institutions like libraries, museums, science and cultural centers, with an emphasis on real-life case studies.

The Future: What's Next for the Net? Track invites sessions focused on new “disruptive” technologies. Presenters are encouraged to describe new technological breakthroughs and what they might mean for universities and the Internet2 community. Of special interest this year is the environmental impact of the telecommunications industry and how the Internet2 community can promote greener technology.

NEW THIS YEAR: In keeping with the annual meeting's emphasis on federal policy, a new Federal Agency Perspectives track will be featured. With 27 federal laboratories and agencies now active Internet2 members, the program committee is encouraging sessions on advanced research and education network projects, initiatives and activities that involve these agencies and highlight all that can be accomplished through partnerships. Also of great interest are federal agency healthcare research initiatives.

Working Groups, BoFs and Side Meetings

One of the great benefits of member meetings is the opportunity to hold small working meetings in conjunction with the more formal program activities. These are perfect venues for working groups, birds-of-a-feather or special interest groups. Requests must be submitted no later than January 29, 2010, to ensure adequate space availability, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are an important low-tech forum for the exchange of information and ideas about collaborations, projects and works-in-progress. The posters convey stories through graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text and are on display throughout the three-day meeting near the registration area, as well as in the hotel ballroom during the Welcome Reception. Participants informally discuss their presentations with meeting attendees during poster session staffed hours. All Internet2 members and International MOU partners are welcome to submit poster session proposals. Submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2010.

Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to sessions and meetings, Internet2 invites members to sponsor the welcome or international receptions, meals and refreshment breaks. Sponsorship provides increased visibility within the Internet2 community and important opportunities for face-to-face dialogue with over 500 distinguished and knowledgeable community members from education, research, industry and government. Sponsors are acknowledged through signage at the event site and are recognized in the published meeting program and on the meeting website.

Members must submit their proposals online at The submission deadline for track sessions and side meetings is January 29, 2010, and March 31 for poster sessions.

The program committee will select approximately 50 proposals to fill track session slots. For more information, see

Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community. An exceptional partnership spanning U.S. and international institutions who are leaders in the worlds of research, academia, industry and government, Internet2 is developing breakthrough cyberinfrastructure technologies that support the most exacting applications of today—and spark the most essential innovations of tomorrow. Led by its members and focused on their current and future networking needs since 1996, Internet2 blends its human, IP and optical networks to develop and deploy revolutionary Internet technologies. Activating the same partnerships that produced today’s Internet, our community is forging the Internet of the future. For more information, see

Media Contact:
Lauren Rotman


  • Reminder: Internet2 Spring Member Meeting Call for Participation Deadlines Approaching, Lauren Rotman, 01/14/2010

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