BIRTHDAY INTERNET SOCIETY !
II "ITALY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNET SOCIETY
2.1 THE CONTRIBUTION
OF THE NATIONAL RESEACH COUNCIL
|From the 'Landweber meetings'
to the INET91 conference in Copenhagen
- In 1982
Peter Kirstein organized in London the first meeting of what was to be
a series called the International Academic Networkshops (IANWs) - soon
to be known as "Landweber meetings" - aimed at planning development
of academic and research networks at global level.
- which activated the first permanent connection to ARPANET in 1986 and
was a central node in the EARN/BITNET network - was an active participant
at these IANWs.
- They were
invitation-only meetings to discuss national and international questions
faced by planners of academic and research networks, in regard to both
implementation and financial aspects.
- The first
workshop was held in London in 1982 and the next in Oslo; the main subject
for discussion was the interface for email between networks in Europe and
those in the USA: CSNET and ARPANET.
IANWs were held in Paris, Stockholm, Dublin, Princeton, Jerusalem and Sidney;
the subjects discussed became progressively more global and participants
included representatives from over 40 nations.
meetings led to initiatives that brought significant developments, such
as the foundation of CCIRN (Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental
Research Networking) as a result of the Princeton meeting.
- At the
last IANW in Sidney it was decided to organize an open forum to widen discussions
and this led to the International NETworking conferences (INET), first
held in 1991 in Copenhagen.