e-Infrastructure with IPv6 for Global socio-economics promotion

18 November 2009 - A Workshop on Critical Internet Resources in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt


WSIS has to build the international policies (with the support of all nations involved) to make the future Internet an essential part of governance through participation of the citizens. At present the Internet is dominated by the developed world and is not scalable with depleting address space to support the emerging economies and developing world towards knowledge economy. It is becoming an urging need to engage the Research and Education (RE) institution to take part in the evolution of Internet-provided services, high performance networks and next generation networks (NGN) in order to cope with the constantly changing information and communication technology environment which is one of the key issues in creating and managing knowledge in the global economy e-infrastructure with contents linked to Internet will promote public services and applications to reach all citizens. Since the current Internet cannot expand anymore with constaints with address space, Governance of the future Internet is unthinkable to
provide equal opportunities to all sections of the society at the international level. The IPv6 protocol developed over last 10 years with large address space (128 bits) and improved functionalities (QoS, security and privacy) has the potential for balanced address distribution across all nations ad citizens will allow the development of future Internet, as the platform for all communication infrastructure (quadplay) in creating a balanced information society of the future. The deployment of networks, services, applications and content have to be addressed urgently to show the national Governments to adopt the IPv6 deployment policies and to take initiatives of providing Internet access to under privileged.
The workshop proposed will address educational, technical, economical and policy
issues related to IPv6 adoption, deployment and operation. It will include the role of NRENs, R&D and NGN to shape the Internet future - Policies and procedures from a regulator, and end user perspective. It will also demonstrate the possibility to involve remote centers and audience in real time for interactive dialogue. 

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite.
Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them
about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.

The following dignitaries and experts will be invited to participate in the workshop:

1) Dr. Mario Campolargo: Direction, Research Infrastructure; European Commission, Belgium

2) Dr. Latif Ladid: Chairman of IPv6 Forum and European IPv6 Taskforce, Luxembourg

3) Dr. Sathya Rao, Director, Telscom, Project coordinator of IPv6 project across Europe and India ‘6CHOICE’ Switzerland

4) Mr. Martin Potts, Martel, Project coordinator of European IPv6 deployment project ‘6DEPLOY’, Switzerland

5) Mr. P.K. Saji, Vice President ; SIFY, Responsible to deploy IPv6 in SIFY Indian commercial network, India 

6) Dr. Nezar Dr. Nezar Sami, Nile University, Egypt 

7) Mr. Sameh Mr. Sameh Emam, Juniper Networks, Egypt 

All of them have been approached and they have shown their interest to participate. Even if the time does not permit, they will depute someone from their organization to represent them. Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

Main organizers:

Telscom. Dr. Sathya Rao, Switzerland
Nile University, Dr. Nezar Sami, Egypt
Martel, Mr. Martin Potts, Switzerland
ERNET: Dr. Dipak Singh, India
Metaware: Mr. Stephen Benians, Italy

All invited persons above are part of the organisers and present different stakeholders interest: involves academic, technical, research, standards, Governmental/policy makers, manufacturers, vendors and service providers.
The speakers are selected to present all stakeholders of the future Internet.
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?

The workshop provides different perspectives with respect to the Internet technology, its impact on social, economic and policy issues. The IPv6 based future Internet will be the platform for the Internet Governance with distribution of resources equitably and in a non-discriminatory manner at
the international level. 

Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF. Main issue of WSIS and Hyderabad agenda is to develop ICT infrastructure and its governance in non-discriminatory manner with transparency. IPv6 based future Internet as e-infrastructure has
the core issue of future Internet infrastructure, its governance, skills development and awareness creation. The proposed workshop will bring the main issues in discussion to the forefront, to bring to the notice of public-private partnership in promoting IPv6 adoption at international level and to promote its deployment and operation through policy guidelines, pilot projects, awareness creation and training.

List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.

The proposers had organized “IPv6: The solution for the future of Internet” workshop in IGF2008, in Hyderabad, which was very successful. They had organized an IPv6 workshop during WSIS2003 event in Geneva The team has organized many workshops in Europe, Asia and Africa to create awareness of IPv6, its importance and status. In parallel they have also organized many training events around the