July 2009 Find Informational Meeting
July 29, 2009
Westin Gateway Hotel 801 N. Glebe Road

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You are invited to attend an information meeting to hear about plans that CISE/NSF has to support research into overarching architectures for a Future Internet.

Future Internet architecture encompasses the overarching structure and protocol-based interaction of network components with the wide range of networked entities, including security and trust, network management, the traditional layers 1 and 2 (technology use of and support for fiber optics, wireless networks, sensor networks, etc. insofar as they impact an overall architecture) and layers 3 and 4 (network and transport functions). Applications, web services, distributed content networks, real-time social interaction such as games, social networks over the digital communication network (as opposed to networks of people only), service delivery, etc. make difficult demands on the overarching architecture and need to be considered as part of the architectural effort.

CISE calls for multidisciplinary research that addresses the question of how to design Future Internet architectures, understanding what is now known about requirements and mechanisms, considering lessons from the past, incorporating what is good, proposing new approaches where they are needed, and fitting these ideas into fresh overarching architectures that reach beyond core networking. In this respect, the process of design has been called "clean slate" in that the research is not to be constrained by features of existing networks.

Information about the meeting:
Reception: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on July 28, 2009
Information Meeting: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on July 29, 2009
Location: Westin Gateway Hotel 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA
Registration Site for the meeting: Click here.

The Westin is holding a block of sleeping rooms for this meeting. You may register for a room by clicking on "Hotel" on the registration website above and registering for a hotel room. The block of rooms is available until July 22, 2009 on a first come, first serve basis. Note NSF is not providing attendee travel support.
This information meeting is being jointly sponsored by CISE/NSF and IPTO/DARPA.

Who should attend?
Researchers from the CISE research community who have a systems view with cross-cutting expertise that would be essential for designing a viable trustworthy Future Internet Researchers interested in evaluation of Future Internets Experts in security and privacy Experts in economics and other social scientists who have an interest in a Future Internet Application designers who want to impact what a Future Internet could enable and deliver Individuals, from other domains, such as law, biology, health sciences or application designers, and with different perspectives, whose knowledge and expertise can be brought to bear on the design and development of future Internets in the context of a range of scientific, technical, economic and social challenges.

Please send this email to colleagues you think would be interested in attending this information meeting.

If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be live webcast and the webcast will be stored on the CISE homepage. Instructions for how to access the live web cast will be posted on the CISE homepage as well.

For more information about research conducted to date on components of a Future Internet as well as papers, slides and activities, please Click here.