Once again, the APAN and Joint Techs meetings will converge in Honolulu to form the TIP2013 joint conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii. By bringing these meetings together into one location, TIP2013 encourages greater global dialogue, facilitates technical collaboration across the Pacific and provides an important discussion forum for issues of concern to R&E network stakeholders in this region of the world. The meeting will take place from January 13 – 18, 2013, with workshops and tutorials on Sunday, followed by three full days of presentations and meetings to the full group; following the formal program, Thursday and Friday will be filled with more workshops, side meetings, and demonstrations.
AGENDA: The Call for Proposals generated enormous interest; after weeks of review, sessions representing all three constituencies have been selected. Although the format for the meeting is still under development, the content for the agenda remains steady. A working version is now posted. Presentations and discussion groups in the areas of Network Research and Emerging Technologies, Network Architecture and Operations, and R&E Network Applications are scheduled in three concurrent rooms, two of which will be netcast.
REGISTRATION for TIP2013 is now open. In addition to the primary conference, there are four post-meeting events that require separate registration: ESCC meeting, IPv6 Workshop, Network Performance Workshop, and -- not linked off the registration page -- an OpenFlow Workshop (registration via IU's website is coming soon).
Please note that participation in most of the Sunday Tutorials or workshops is included in the registration fee; however, space is limited in several of these sessions so participants are urged to pre-register for those topics of particular interest by selecting the "Register Here" link next to these session and insert the name of the tutorial in the email subject line. A participant list for each session will be maintained and priority seating will be given to those who have pre-registered.
LODGING: Travel and lodging information is now available on the website. Meeting transportation is provided to and from the conference hotel only. Once again, the University of Hawaii will provide invitation letters needed by VISA applicants.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the meeting website at: http://events.internet2.edu/2013/tip/
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jacqueline Brown (APAN), Inder Monga (ESnet), and Steve Wolff (Internet2)
on behalf of the TIP2013 Program Committee