Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 22:28:24 IST
From: David Sitman <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NSC'94 - Conference Announcement
Announcement / Preliminary Program / Registration Form
<Part 1 of 3: Announcement>
The Network Services Conference 1994 NSC'94
Great Western Royal Hotel
London, England, 28-30 November 1994
Open computer networking is no longer the sole domain of universities
and research institutions. Today, governments, schools, public
organizations, commercial enterprises and private individuals are
actively using and supplying information over the global Internet.
How will these various network communities cooperate and interact? How
will the academic and research community adapt to the new network
reality? How will the network and networking tools now available stand
up to the explosion in number of users and amount of information
available? How will we train novices? What will we pay for and what will
be for free as the commercialization of the network progresses? Will we
be inundated by advertising over the net? These are only a few of the
questions facing network service providers and users alike.
Building on the success of the previous Network Services Conferences in
Pisa (1992) and Warsaw (1993), NSC'94 will focus on the issue of
providing services to customers, paying special attention to the
exciting developments in global tools and services. We will address the
impact of the new global tools on service development and support, the
changing function of traditional tools and services (such as archives),
new services (such as multi-media communications), the future role of
the library and the effects of commercialization on networks and network
services. Customer support at all levels, and the role of support in
accessing global services, will also be covered.
Talks, tutorials, demonstrations and other conference activities will
address the needs of the research, academic, educational, government,
industrial, and commercial network communities.
NSC'94 is being organized by the EARN (European Academic and Research
Network) Association in cooperation with the Internet Society, RARE,
RIPE, NORDUnet and EUnet.