ANN ARBOR, Mich. – June 30, 2011 – Submissions are now being accepted for the 2011 Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award
. IDEA Award winners are establishing new frontiers in the application of networking technology, and are considered role models for the entire research and education networking community. New for 2011, Internet2 has added a Student Category, which seeks to highlight young, up and coming innovators who are leading the development of high impact projects.
Open to established or emerging applications, the IDEA Award was created in 2006 to recognize and encourage innovative applications of advanced network technology that have made—or promise to make—the most significant impact on the research and education community. The award also presents an important opportunity for the Internet2 community to recognize members and students who are changing the way we think about the possibilities and uses of advanced networking.
“IDEA Award winners represent advanced networking at its best, demonstrating in very real ways the promise of advanced networking, not just for the research and education community, but for the public at large,” said Tom Knab, CIO of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the IDEA awards judging committee. “This year, we’re excited to also be inviting students to submit their advanced networking application projects and to be able to support the participation of student IDEA award winners at the 2011 Fall member meeting. I strongly encourage Internet2 members to make students aware of this opportunity so that we can acknowledge their work and further engage them in our community.”
2011 IDEA Award winners will be recognized at the first General Session of the Internet2 Fall 2011 Member Meeting
, to be held in Raleigh, NC from October 3-6, 2011 and will be provided a special track session during the meeting to present information about their winning project to attendees. All applicants to the IDEA awards will also have the opportunity to showcase their applications as part of the Internet2 Member Meeting demonstration area.
Entries may be submitted by any individual affiliated with an Internet2 member, a Sponsored Educational Group Participant (SEGP), or a Sponsored Participant.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2011.For additional information, submission guidelines and online application, visit: http://www.internet2.edu/idea
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 http://www.internet2.edu