7.0014 Conference: Network Services (Warsaw) (1/238)

Mon, 17 May 1993 18:01:39 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0014. Monday, 17 May 1993.

Date: Mon, 17 May 93 13:17:32 IST
From: David Sitman <A79@TAUNIVM.TAU.AC.IL>
Subject: Announcement: Network Services Conference, Warsaw, October 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 papers - 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@FRORS12.BITNET (or NSC93-L@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
BP 167
F-91403 Orsay
Tel: +33 1 6982 3973
Fax: +33 1 6928 5273

E-mail: NSC93@FRORS12.BITNET or

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
BP 167
F-91403 Orsay
Tel: +33 1 6982 3973
Fax: +33 1 6928 5273

E-mail: NSC93@FRORS12.BITNET or

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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