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FW: [IP] a briefing at the National Academies

  • From: Irwin Lazar
  • Date: Thu Mar 24 19:00:52 2005

FYI:

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From: "Brownstein, Charles" <CBrownstein@nas.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 17:05:58 -0500
To: <dave@farber.net>
Subject: can you assist in announcing this

To interested IP'ers

The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National
Academies invites you to a briefing at the National Academies on
Thursday, March 31, 2005 to present the findings of a recently completed
study: 

"Signposts in Cyberspace: the Domain Name System and Internet
Navigation." 

This study examines the performance and prospects of the Domain Name
System from both technical and institutional perspectives, and also
looks at how navigation technologies and institutions facilitate finding
and accessing Internet resources.
 
The DNS and Internet navigation serve as the public "face" to most users
of the Internet. Their workings, and the workings of the myriad
technical systems and institutional arrangements that make them
possible, shape the value of the Internet in important ways.  Sound
public policy about them is thus critical to sustaining the utility and
accessibility of this increasingly essential resource.

"Signposts in Cyberspace" both describes the evolution of the
technologies and institutions that have supported the growth of the
Internet and provides the basis for future decisions that will enable
its productive evolution.

Leading the discussion will be Dr. Roger Levien, Chair of the
multi-disciplinary study committee that produced the report. He will be
joined by members of the committee.

The briefing will be from 11 am to 12 pm.

Date:      Thursday, March 31, 2004
Time:      11 AM
Place:    The National Academies
            2100 C St. NW
            Washington DC

            Lecture Room

Information about the study may be found at <
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cstb/project_dns.html>.
A preprint of the report will be posted and linked to this site by the
time of meeting.

To confirm your place at this event, please respond by email to:
   
(mhuynh@nas.edu)  with   DNS RSVP    in the subject field,

or by telephone (202-334-2605) by Monday, March 28th.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

Charles N. Brownstein, Director
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
The National Academies
500 5th St NW, Washington DC 20001

202 334 2605
cbrownstein@nas.edu
cstb.org  -where the nation turns for independent and informed
assessments
of computing, communications, and public policy



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