[pacnog] Workshop on "Optimization Technologies for Low-Bandwidth Networ

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  • Subject: [pacnog] Workshop on "Optimization Technologies for Low-Bandwidth Networks" for research workers from developing countries (fwd)
  • From: "Steven G. Huter" <sghuter at nsrc dot org>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 07:08:23 +0000 (GMT)
  • Cc: Marco Zennaro <mzennaro at ictp dot it>
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      Steve Huter
      Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
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      From: Marco Zennaro <mzennaro at ictp dot it>
      Date: May 3, 2006 2:24:46 AM PDT
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      The deadline for applying to the Workshop on "Optimization Technologies for Low-Bandwidth Networks", to be held in Trieste, Italy, from the 9th to the 20th October 2006 is approaching. Applications should be completed and returned before 17 May 2006. The Workshop will provide information and practical training on how to gain the maximum benefit from existing connections to the Internet, exposing participants to the latest techniques to optimise the use of low-bandwidth network connections. It will consist of theoretical lectures, laboratory hands-on sessions and demos. Linux will be used as primary O.S. Case Studies by Participants are also welcome, describing their computing and networking environment and connectivity related problems, issues on content delivery, etc.
      The Workshop is open to scientific computer consultants and network managers working in scientific institutions and isolated scientific environments with a minimal infrastructure. The main purpose of the Centre is to help within a framework of international cooperation. Scientists and students from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Workshop. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, who will be selected by the Organizers, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire duration of the Workshop. There is no registration fee. For both technical reasons and limited resources the total attendance to this Workshop is limited.
      Open Source Software (OSS) for bandwidth optimization; OSS for network services in a scientific environment; Bandwidth issues in network administration and Unix system administration; Network architecture design and optimization; DNS caching, network monitoring, bandwidth management and measurement; Network traffic filtering, security and authentication; Proxy/Caching systems, ftp/web mirroring, off-line web; Web filtering techniques for low bandwidth environments; Web to e-mail gateways; E-mail management: strategies against spam and viruses.
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