Network services Conference 93

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at
Tue May 18 04:58:57 EST 1993

             First Call for Participation / Call for Papers


                 The Network Services Conference 1993
                  Warsaw, Poland, 12-14 October 1993


Networking in the academic and  research environment has evolved into an
important tool for researchers in  all disciplines. High quality network
services and tools are essential parts of the research infrastructure.

Building on the success of the first Network Services Conference in Pisa
Italy,  NSC'93  will  focus  on  the  issue  of  providing  services  to
customers, with special  attention paid to the  exciting developments in
new  global high-level  tools. 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 of  networks and network services. Customer
support at the  institutional and campus level, 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, governmental,
industrial, and commercial network communities.

NSC'93 is  being organized  by EARN  in conjunction  with EUnet/EurOpen,

Conference Venue

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, lies in  the center of the country on the
Mazovian Lowland.  Located on the banks  of the Vistula River,  it has a
population of 1,700,000.

Legends speak of Warsaw's past. One  of them tells of a mermaid swimming
in  the  waves  of  the  blue  Vistula  before  Mazovian  fishermen  and
foretelling of the  founding of an indestructible  city. Another account
speaks of  the founders of the  city, Wars and Sawa,  lovers whose names
were combined to give the city its name.

Today, Warsaw  is an important administrative,  scientific, cultural and
communication center. The city, destroyed  during World War II, has been
faithfully rebuilt and almost all historic buildings have been restored.

The  conference will  be held  at the  Victoria Intercontinental  Hotel,
situated in  the heart of  the city's business and  professional center,
within walking distance of Warsaw University and just a minute away from
the Opera House, Royal Castle and the Old Town of Warsaw.

Conference Information

Dates to remember:
     Deadline for abstracts -  4 June 1993
     Deadline for demonstrations - 3 August 1993
     NSC'93 - Tuesday, 12 October 1993 - Thursday, 14 October 1993

     Hotel Victoria Inter Continental, ul. Krolewska 11, Warsaw, Poland

     Rooms will be reserved for  conference participants at the Victoria
     Intercontinental, and at other nearby hotels.

     LOT  Polish Airlines  is the  official carrier  for NSC'93.  LOT is
     offering a  50% discount  off published  IATA fares  for conference

Language:  The official language of the conference will be English.

Conference fee:
     covers   entry   to   all  conference   sessions,   tutorials   and
     demonstrations,  conference material,  coffee  breaks, lunches  and
     social events:

                 EARLY Registration by 15 August      590 DeutschMark
                 LATE  Registration by 30 September   650 DM
                 DESK  Registration                   710 DM

Tutorials, Demonstrations and Posters

There will be tutorial sessions on  specific network services as part of
the  regular   conference  program.  A   room  will  be   available  for
workstations  and  PCs to  be  used  for demonstrations  throughout  the

Proposals for tutorial sessions and  demonstrations are welcome. See the
section "Call for papers" of this announcement for details.

A poster wall will be available to participants for the display of their
posters  and  projects. Terminals  with  connectivity  to EARN  and  the
Internet will be available to delegates.

Further Information and General Inquiry

Further  information will  be available  through the  conference mailing
list, NSC93-L at FRORS12.BITNET (or  NSC93-L at FRORS12.CIRCE.FR). If you want
to  make  sure you  receive  registration  information  as well  as  the
preliminary  program and  other  information of  interest to  conference
participants, join the list by sending e-mail to:


with the line:

     SUB NSC93-L Your Name

If you have any questions or require any assistance, you can contact the
conference organizers at:

     EARN Office
     c/o CIRCE
     BP 167
     F-91403 Orsay
     Tel: +33 1 6982 3973
     Fax: +33 1 6928 5273

     E-mail: NSC93 at FRORS12.BITNET   or
             NSC93 at FRORS12.CIRCE.FR

Program and Organizing Committees

Program Committee

Hans Deckers, France (Chair); Daniel Jozef Bem, Poland; Howard Bilofsky,
Germany;  Klaus  Birkenbihl,  Germany; Rob  Blokzijl,  The  Netherlands;
Daniele  Bovio,  France; Paul  Bryant,  United  Kingdom; Vasco  Freitas,
Portugal;  Tomasz  Hofmokl,  Poland;  Dennis  Jennings,  Ireland;  Glenn
Kowack,  The Netherlands;  David Sitman,  Israel; Marco  Sommani, Italy;
Iain Stinson, United Kingdom.

Organizing Committee

Frode  Greisen,  Denmark  (Chair);  Paul Bryant,  United  Kingdom;  Hans
Deckers, France; Nadine Grange,  France; Tomasz Hofmokl, Poland; Tadeusz
Wegrzynowski, Poland.

Call for Papers

The Program  Committee for  NSC'93 is  soliciting proposals  for papers,
tutorials and demonstrations in all  fields related to network services.
Subject areas  for presentations  include, but are  not limited  to, the

-  Network resource tools

-  Network directory services

-  Multimedia Communications

-  Electronic Publishing

-  Libraries and Networking

-  Special Interest Communities

-  Groupware, Cooperative Work over the Network

-  Networking for Schools

-  User Support

-  Delivering Services to the Desktop

-  Commercialization of Network Services

-  Networking in Eastern and Central Europe

Speakers will  be entitled to  a 25%  discount on the  registration fee.
There  will be  a  reception  for speakers  on  the  evening before  the

Proposals for  presentations, tutorials and demonstrations,  including a
short  biography  and  an  abstract  should be  sent  by  mail,  fax  or
PREFERABLY e-mail, to:

     EARN Office
     c/o CIRCE
     BP 167
     F-91403 Orsay
     Tel: +33 1 6982 3973
     Fax: +33 1 6928 5273

     E-mail:  NSC93 at FRORS12.BITNET  or
              NSC93 at FRORS12.CIRCE.FR

Please use the form appended below for proposals.

Proposals for papers and tutorials should  be sent not later than 4 June

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 18 June 1993.

Proposals  for demonstrations  should be  sent not  later than  3 August

Notification of acceptance  of demonstrations will be sent  by 17 August

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                  The Network Services Conference 1993
                       Proposal for Presentation



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Postal address(es):

Title of presentation:

Type of presentation (paper, demo, tutorial):

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Abstract (25-40 lines):

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