Preliminary Programme JENC6 Conference Tel Aviv, May 15-18, 1995
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PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME AND INVITATION
- JENC6 -
6th Joint European Networking Conference
Tel Aviv, Israel, May 15-18, 1995
Organised by TERENA
Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
(Established by merger of RARE and EARN)
Jose Barbera, Fundesco, Spain: Chairman
Judith Kiers, TERENA Secretariat,
The Netherlands: Programme Support
Marieke Dekker, TERENA Secretariat,
The Netherlands: Conference Support
Steve Druck, Weizmann Institute, Israel: Local Organisation
Luis Rodriguez Rosello, EU, Belgium: European Union Liaison
Tony Rutkowski, ISOC Reston VA, USA: Internet Society Liaison
Bernhard Plattner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: TERENA VP Conferences
John Dyer, UKERNA, United Kingdom: Track I
Jeroen Houttuin, TERENA Secretariat,
The Netherlands: Track I
Manfred Bogen, GMD St. Augustin, Germany: Track II
Hannes Lubich, SWITCH, Switzerland: Track II
Ruediger Grimm, GMD Darmstadt, Germany: Track III
Rogelio Montanana, University of Valencia,
Spain: Track IV
David Sitman, Tel Aviv University, Israel: Track IV & VI
Glenn Kowack, EUnet, The Netherlands: Track IV, V & VI
Lajos Balint, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Hungary: Track V & VI
Antoine Barthel, RESTENA, Luxembourg: Track V & VI
TERENA Working Groups
Prior to the conference TERENA Working Group meetings will take place.
During these meetings the different Working Groups will introduce their
current activities and discuss various high priority topics. The meetings
are open to all those who are interested.
During this one day tutorial, which is scheduled for Sunday,
May 14, IP New Generation will be discussed by an expert in the field.
This tutorial aims to instruct those that already have a working knowledge
of the subject material.
The fee for the tutorial is USD 250. Please note that this is not included
in the conference registration fee. It is recommended that you register as
soon as possible for the tutorial as the number of places is limited.
NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TRAINING WORKSHOP
May 7 - 14, 1995
A workshop on the installation and use of networking technology is
being planned for the week preceding the conference.
The workshop will cover all aspects of dial-up & TCP/IP connectivity,
and, thus, it is ideally suited for regions with little or no
networking infrastructure. Participants will learn the fundamentals
of establishing and maintaining a TCP/IP network and becoming part
of the global Internet. Topics covered include IP addresses, routers,
name servers, network security, monitoring, network management, and
all aspects of networking over dial-up modems.
The workshop is intended primarily for participants from the
Middle East region, but applications from outside this area will be
accepted if places are available. There will be a limit of approximately
For more information, please contact David Sitman david@localhost.
OVERVIEW of Conference Programme
Monday, May 15
01 14:00-15:30 Opening Session
02 16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions
Tuesday, May 16
03 09:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions
04 11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions
05 14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions
06 16:00-17:30 Plenary: interactive session on
'Bringing the world to the desktop'
Wednesday, May 17
07 14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions
08 16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions
Thursday, May 18
09 09:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions
10 11:00-12:30 Closing Session
SESSION DESCRIPTIONS and OUTLINE
The programme is divided into six subject tracks, with two, three or four
sessions per track. There will be two parallel streams of sessions.
- TRACK I: NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Session I-1: Mobile Computing and Intermittent Connectivity
Chair: Jeroen Houttuin, TERENA Secretariat, The Netherlands
This session examines the technology needed for home working and working
whilst on the move. It also looks at the technological requirements for
small sites that do not require permanent connectivity via leased lines.
Session I-2: Network Performance Issues
Chair: Victor Reijs, SURFnet, The Netherlands
Examines the performance of ATM and IP networks with a view to the
requirements of group and multimedia working, including the specialist
requirements of video
Session I-3: ATM Implementations
Chair: John Dyer, UKERNA, United Kingdom
Practical issues from Networking Groups that have implemented ATM networks.
- TRACK II: COMPUTER SUPPORT FOR COOPERATIVE WORK
Session II-1: Enabling Technologies for Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Chair: Prof. Sylvia Wilbur, Queen Mary and Westfield College
(QMW), United Kingdom
This session deals with underlying software technologies necessary to
design effective CSCW applications.
Session II-2: CSCW Integration
Chair: Manfred Bogen, GMD St. Augustin, Germany
The combination of existing communication services with cooperation and
coordination tools is presented in this session.
Session II-3: Information Aspects of CSCW
Chair: Hannes Lubich, SWITCH, Zurich, Switzerland
In this session, aspects of generic representation of information required
for CSCW applications and environments are discussed.
- TRACK III: SECURITY AND PRIVACY
Session III-1: Security Applications
Chair: Manel Medina, UPC Barcelona, Spain
This session presents papers on experiences with the implementation of
secure commmunication applications, in particular network management and
Session III-2: Security Architectures and Infrastructures
Chair: Ruediger Grimm, GMD Darmstadt, Germany
This session presents papers on requirements for service, technical design
and structure of security systems and public key certification authorities.
- TRACK IV: PROVIDING AND ACCESSING INFORMATION
Session IV-1: World-Wide Web Applications: the cutting edge
Chair: Rogelio Montanana, University of Valencia, Spain
New developments in the use and management of the World-Wide Web.
Session IV-2: Advances in Directory Services
Chair: Paul Barker, University College London, United Kingdom
New ways of manipulating X.500.
Session IV-3: Electronic Publishing and Information Retrieval
Chair: David Sitman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
The changing face of publishing and retrieving information over the net.
- TRACK V: POLICY RELATED ISSUES
Session V-1: Networking for Europe
Chair: Tomaz Kalin, TERENA Secretariat, The Netherlands
Building a high speed networking infrastructure for the European research
and academic community is a key activity in the mid-90's. The selection of
presentations will disseminate information about the latest results and
Session V-2: The changing scene: Case studies
Chair: Glenn Kowack, EUnet, The Netherlands
The case-studies presented are illustrating several important aspects of
how the networking infrastructure and the accessible services
improve and even refashion the communication and cooperation related
affairs in research and education.
- TRACK VI: REGIONAL ISSUES - 'Towards Networked Communities'
Session VI-1: Building the national infrastructure
Chair: Lajos Balint, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Several brief contributions will illustrate the emerging activities toward
the establishment of solid national networking infrastructures and services
in developing areas.
Session VI-2: High performance networking and services in
regional and metropolitan areas
Chair: Antoine Barthel, RESTENA, Luxembourg
The papers presented in this session are trying to give an overview of
those different activities devoted to upgrading, expanding and enhancing
regional and metropolitan area networking infrastructures and information
At the Conference there will be a demonstrations area where participants
may visit a number of stands to see displays and demonstrations of various
projects and applications of networking services for the academic
All participants and accompanying persons are invited to attend the
following events. We hope these events will provide an opportunity to
renew old friendships and to create new ones with colleagues from all
over the world.
- OPENING RECEPTION
Monday, May 15 from 18:00-19:00
You will be able to enjoy light refreshments and entertainment in an
- GALA DINNER
Tuesday, May 16 from 20.00 - 23.00
An evening of fine dining, entertainment and Middle Eastern hospitality.
- BOFs / Special Interest Groups
Wednesday, May 17 from 18.00 - 20.00
This timeslot is allocated to Birds of a Feather Sessions and Special
Interest Groups that are keen to present and/or demonstrate their projects.
- JERUSALEM TOUR
Wednesday morning, May 17 or Thursday afternoon, May 18, 1995
All participants are invited to join in a visit to the holy city of
Jerusalem, capital of three world religions, with attractive old and new
Dan Panorama Convention Center
10 Y. Kaufman Street
Tel. +972(3)519 0190
Fax. +972(3)517 1777
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE(S):
Early Registration (Before April 10) ECU 425 USD 520
Late Registration (April 10 - May 6) ECU 475 USD 580
Desk Registration (from May 6) ECU 525 USD 640
(Includes Opening Reception,
Gala Dinner and Jerusalem Tour) ECU 75 USD 92
Tutorial ECU 205 USD 250
REGISTRATION FEE COVERS
The registration fee covers attendance to all conference sessions,
the Opening Reception, Gala Dinner, Jerusalem Tour as well as luncheons
and coffee or tea. Of course also all conference materials, including the
programme, full paper proceedings and other conference publications can be
found in the conference bag.
The accompanying person's fee includes the Opening Reception, the Gala
Dinner and the Jerusalem Tour. Attendance at the sessions, drinks or meals
during the day and conference materials are not included in this fee.
CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
A letter confirming conference registration and hotel accommodation will be
sent to each participant upon receipt of the completed registration form
and accompanying payment.
This letter should be presented upon registration for the conference.
The registration desk will be open on Sunday, May 14 8:00-18:00 and Monday,
May 15, from 08:00 to 20:00 and throughout the Conference from 8:00 to
A terminal room will be available to conference participants with computers
and terminals connected to the Internet for electronic mail and other
The conference will be held at the Dan Panorama Hotel, 10 Y. Kaufman
street, Tel Aviv. The Dan Panorama Hotel offers 5-star facilities and
services. This is the largest convention hotel complex in Tel Aviv,
overlooking the beachfront, only a short walk from Tel Aviv's new
commercial centers and close to the city center. It distinguishes itself
by a range of 5-stars facilities and services such as bars and a choice of
restaurants, swimming pool, sundeck and a fully equipped Health and Fitness
Center. The Dan Panorama hotel is located approximately 25 kilometers from
Ben Gurion International Airport.
The following hotels have rooms at specially reduced conference rates: Dan
Panorama hotel (5-star) - Conference Venue, the Metropolitan Hotel (4 star)
and City hotel (3 star) as follows:
HOTEL SINGLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM
(1 person) (2 persons)
DAN PANORAMA USD 134 USD 154
DAN PANORAMA USD 104 USD 124
METROPOLITAN* USD 75 USD 92
CITY* USD 69 USD 88
Hotel rates are in US dollars per night, and include full Israeli buffet
breakfast and service charges.
*Please note that the Metropolitan and City Hotel are at approximately 20
minutes walking distance from the Conference Center.
It is important to make hotel reservations early as rooms will be released
on April 10, 1995. In order to benefit from these rates, reservations and
payments for accommodation must be made through International Travel &
Congresses Ltd., and not directly to the hotel. Reservations should be made
as soon as possible on the enclosed Accommodation Form, accompanied by a
1 night accommodation per person.
- By bankers draft, payable to: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & CONGRESSES LTD.
- By bank transfer to INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & CONGRESSES LTD.
Account No. 396699, Israel Discount Bank, Branch 100, 4 Rothschild
Boulevard, 66881 Tel Aviv, Israel
- The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, Diners Club,
American Express, MasterCard & EuroCard
Only MasterCard/EuroCard is accepted for Desk registration payment.
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION / TOURS
Refund of accommodation and tour payment will be made if written
cancellation is received as follows:
- Before April 1 - full refund less USD 40.- handling fee
- After April 1 - the cost of one night's accommodation and 25% of
the tour payments will be deducted.
EL-AL is the official carrier for this conference.
Most airlines require reconfirmations for flights out of Israel 72 hours
before flight time. The Registration Desk will gladly reconfirm your
reservation for you if you bring them a copy of your ticket.
Residents of most countries are issued tourist visas when entering Israel
and there is no need to obtain visas ahead of time. We suggest, however,
that you check this with your travel agent. Delegates requiring a visa
should apply directly to the nearest Israeli Consulate approximately
3 months prior to the conference. If you need any assistance please contact
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & CONGRESSES at least 6 weeks before the conference.
CURRENCY / CREDIT CARDS.
The unit of currency is the Israeli Shekel (IS). International credit
cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
The exchange rate (December 1994): USD 1.- is approximately IS 3.-
The electricity supply in Israel is 220 V AC.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING.
May is pleasantly warm and dry. Average temperatures are 16-28 C (59-76 F).
Dress will be informal for most occasions. A light coat may be necessary
for the evenings. Comfortable walking shoes, head coverings and bathing
suits are also recommended.
THE CITY OF TEL AVIV - JAFFA.
Tel Aviv is the commercial and entertainment capital of Israel. It lies
along the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv houses many institutions of culture,
art and entertainment such as museums, theaters, the Philharmonic
Orchestra, and Tel Aviv University. Jaffa, now a neigbourhood of Tel Aviv,
is on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Tel Aviv. According to
tradition it was named after Jepheth son of Noah, who built the town. Jaffa
served as an ancient Israeli port during the reign of King Solomon, and
later as a Hellenistic and Roman port. The ancient city of Jaffa has been
partially restored and today is an artists' colony and entertainment
Transportation from Ben Gurion International Airport to Tel Aviv
(approx. 30 minutes) is available as follows:
- Taxi: approx USD 15.- per ride (night supplement of 25% after 18:00
- Airport Bus No. 222 (every 15 minutes)
From Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv. Approx. USD 4.- per person
Sun - Fri 04:00 - 24:00 hours
Sat 13:00 - 24:00 hours
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION AND TOURS
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & CONGRESSES LTD
9 Rothschild Blvd.
61292 Tel Aviv
Tel: +972 3 5102538 Fax: +972 3 5160604 Telex: 371767 INTVL IL.
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TOUR A - 2 DAYS GALILEE, MAY 11 - 13, 1995
Thursday, May 11
Overnight in Metropolitan or Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv.
Friday, May 12
Drive northwards along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea (antiquities of
Roman and Crusader periods). Arrive in Haifa, Israel's main port city.
Continue to Akko and the subterranean Crusader city. Drive through the
Galilean Hills to Safed, ancient city of the Kabbala and artists colony.
Dinner and overnight Kibbutz Guest House
Saturday, May 13
Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinnereth). Visit Tabgha -
traditional site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes: Capernaum -
ancient synagogue. Drive southward along the Rift Valley to view the
archaeological excavations at Beit Shean, which include a Byzantine city
and 1st century theater. Return to Tel Aviv. End of tour.
Price: For a minimum of 15 participants
Metropolitan - USD 241 per person sharing a twin room
- USD 310 per person in a single room
Dan Panorama - USD 270 per person sharing a twin room
- USD 326 per person in a single room
1 nights' accommodation in first class hotel in Tel Aviv and 1 night in
kibbutz guest house. Entrance fees, porterage, 1 dinner, 2 full touring
days with a licensed English-speaking guide in a modern air-conditioned
POST CONFERENCE TOURS
TOUR B - EILAT, May 19 - 21
Price of package includes flight to Eilat from Tel Aviv and return to Tel
Aviv; 2 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; one day yacht
cruise including lunch.
Price:First class hotel - USD 311 per person sharing a twin room
USD 383 per person in a single room
Deluxe hotel - USD 402 per person sharing a twin room
USD 510 per person in a single room
TOUR C - 2 DAYS GALILEE AND GOLAN HEIGHTS, May 19 - 21
Friday, May 19
Pick up from your hotel and drive northwards to the ancient ruins of
Megiddo. Visit King Solomon's stables and the famous water tunnel. On to
Nazereth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Visit the mystical city
of Safed, with its ancient synagogues and artists's quarter.
Dinner and overnight at Kibbutz Guest House
Saturday, May 20
Tour the Golan Heights and visit the new city of Katzrin, capital of the
Golan. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Travel to Beit Shean to
tour the archaeological excavations, which include a Byzantine city and
1st century theater. Return to Tel Aviv. End of tour.
Price: For a minimum of 15 participants
USD 196 per person sharing a twin room.
USD 235 per person in a single room.
Price includes: 1 night accommodation in a Kibbutz Guest House. Entrance
fees, porterage, 1 dinner, 2 full touring days with an English-speaking
licensed guide and a modern air-conditioned bus.
(Extra accommodation may be reserved at the specified conference rates.)
TOUR D - HALF DAY TOUR TEL AVIV CITY (Monday, May 15)
Drive through the modern city of Tel Aviv. Visit the ancient port city of
Jaffa, with its cobblestone alleyways. On to the Tel Aviv University campus
to visit the Museum of the Diaspora.
Price: USD 22 per person
TOUR E - FULL DAY TOUR TO MASSADA AND THE DEAD SEA (Tuesday, May 16)
Drive through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea, lowest spot on
earth. Ascend by cable car to the Herodian fortress of Massada. See the
ancient water supply system, synagogue, Herod's palace, Roman camp, and
more. Descend by cable car and visit the Ein Gedi spa for a swim in the
Dead Sea. Return to Tel Aviv.
Price: USD 59 per person
TOUR F - FULL DAY TOUR TO CAESAREA, AKKO, ROSH HANIKRA (Wednesday, May 17)
The tour includes Caesarea (Roman and Crusader ruins); Haifa, Mt. Carmel
and the Bahai Shrine; Akko, Crusader buildings and crypts; the grotto at
Rosh Hanikra. Return to Tel Aviv.
Price: USD 53 per person
All Tours are based on minimum of 25 participants per tour.
Tours do not include: Tips, extra meals, drinks or any other personal
Deposit : USD 100 per person per tour for tour B and C
Full pre-payment for pre-conference tour A
OPTIONAL DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT - Wednesday-evening, May 17.
Optional Dinner and Entertainment, Dinner at a Restaurant in Jaffa's
Ancient Port proceeding on to one of Israel's Exclusive Clubs in the
Artist's Quarter of old Jaffa for an Evening of Music and Comedy.
Price: USD 55 per person.
Price includes: Transfers by deluxe bus from/to Dan Panorama
Hotel accompanied by a hostess, Dinner and
REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION FORM
Please type or fill out in BLOCK letters and mail to:
JENC6 - May 1995
c/o International Travel & Congresses Ltd.
P.O. Box 29313, 61292 Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel: + 972-3-5102538; Fax: + 972-3-5160604
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE(S):
Early Registration (Before March 30) ECU 425 USD 520 USD ____
Late Registration (March 30 - May 6) ECU 475 USD 580 USD ____
Desk Registration (from May 6) ECU 525 USD 640 USD ____
(Includes Opening Reception,
Gala Dinner and Jerusalem Tour) ECU 75 USD 92 USD ____
Tutorial ECU 205 USD 250 USD ____
TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED: USD ____
ACCOMMODATION & TOURS RESERVATION:
Last First Middle Initial Title
Full Mailing Address
Country Telephone Fax E-mail
I will share a room with _____________________________________________
A deposit of 1 night hotel accommodation is required in order to guarantee
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
(Deluxe) USD 134 USD 154
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
(Regular) USD 104 USD 124
USD 75 USD 92
USD 69 USD 88
Arrival Date:_______ Departure Date:_______ No of nights:____
Optional Pre/Post conference tours:
USD 100.- deposit per person for post conference tours.
Full pre-payment for pre-conference tour.
p/p in SGL p/p in DBL
Pre-conference tour A
Metropolitan USD 310 USD 241
Dan Panorama USD 326 USD 270
Post-conference tour B
First Class hotel USD 383 USD 311
Deluxe hotel USD 510 USD 402
Post-conference tour C USD 235 USD 196
Tour D USD 22 (no hotel)
Tour E USD 59 (no hotel)
Tour F USD 53 (no hotel)
Dinner/Entertainment USD 55
TOTAL Accommodation & Tours USD ______
Deposit USD ______
Balance Due USD ______
Do you have a special accommodation request?___________________
Do you have a special diet?____________________________________
Jerusalem Tour (please select): Wednesday AM __ Thursday PM __
Payments should be made in US Dollars only. All costs of bank transfers to
be paid by the transmitter.
Please state JENC6 and your name on all payments
For Israeli participants: Payments to be made according to "Shaar
Yatsig" on day of payment + VAT
Method of payment:
Date of Expiry ________________
Cardholder's name __________________
Account no: 396699, Israel Discount Bank, Branch 100, 4 Rothschild
Boulevard 66881 Tel Aviv, Israel
Date ________________ Signature ____________________