Agenda NPPAC Aug 30, 1999 --- Chicago O'Hare Hilton ======================================================

 

 

Anticipated absences: Doug Van Houweling, Ira Fuchs, and Greg Jackson

 

(Note: Supporting materials for items 2 and 3 are now available at http://spot.colorado.edu/~kjk/NPPAC/83099materials/NPPACindex.html)

 

 

Breakfast Available at 7:30 am

 

 

1. Opening Comments - Jim [8:00 - 8:15 am]

a. Review agenda

b. Capture additional items for Updates and Matters Arising

 

 

2. Abilene CoU - Terry [8:15 - 10:00 am]

 

Purpose: Reach a decision on revisions to the Abilene CoU to

permit broader use. A staff recommendation can be found on the

web site noted above. The current Abilene CoU can be found at

http://www.internet2.edu/ucaid/abilene/html/cou-intro.html

 

Other relevant materials you might wish to consult for this

discussion include the UCAID Bylaws --

http://www.internet2.edu/ucaid/html/bylaws.html

 

information on Regular Membership --

http://www.internet2.edu/ucaid/html/regular_membership.html#

 

information on Affiliate Membership --

http://www.internet2.edu/ucaid/html/affiliate_membership.html#

 

and information on Corporate Membership --

http://www.internet2.edu/ucaid/html/corporate_membership.html#

 

Key NPPAC decisions include:

 

o Should the proposed revisions, or a form thereof, be adopted?

 

o What are the political issues or consequences? How should

they be addressed?

 

o Can secondaries connect at gigapops and/or members and/or each

other?

 

o Should secondaries be registered/notified?

 

o Should changes be made to the basic CoU matrix of permissions?

In particular, should all .edu <---> .com traffic be permitted?

 

 

Break [10:00 - 10:30 am]

 

 

3. Strategic Planning I - The next 18 months - Ken

[10:30 am - 12:00 noon]

 

Purpose: Inform on status and seek confirmation of directions.

Description: A draft I2 self-assessment tool can be found on the

web site. It has been advanced for two purposes: to clarify the

I2 agenda and to provide priorities for I2 activities. Issues

include:

 

o Does this tool achieve the goals?

 

o How should evaluations be done?

 

o Is a member self-assessment tool appropriate? (Note recent NSF

conversations.)

 

o ...

 

 

Lunch [12:00 noon - 12:30 pm]

 

 

4. Strategic Planning II - Long Term [12:30 - 1:45 pm]

Purpose: Step back and assess the path of I2 to date and formulate

long-term plans.

Description: It is almost three years since the October 1, 1996,

Internet 2 formation meeting at Ohare. The project is different

than was first envisioned in substantive ways. There have been a

lot of changes in the external world and in the I2 role. Key

questions include:

 

o Are we doing the right things? In the right way?

 

o What should our national role be?

 

o Is our international position appropriate?

 

o The project was conceived as a 5 year effort. Should an exit

strategy be developed?

 

o How can working groups be made more successful?

 

 

Break [1:45 - 2:00 p.m.]

 

 

5. Updates and General Discussion [2:00 - 3:00 p.m.]

Purpose: Inform NPPAC on some tactical issues and seek advice.

Description: Various topics, including:

 

o Regular Communications -- Ken

 

o International -- Heather

 

o Abilene -- Terry and Guy

 

o QoS Testbed -- Guy

 

o Meetings and Conferences -- Update -- ?

 

o Middleware -- Ken

 

o Staffing -- Programmatics and asking campuses -- Ken

 

o Government Relations and NSF Directions -- Heather

 

 

6. Wrapup Comments - Jim [3:00 - 3:30 p.m.]

 

a. Next meeting

- When

. Monday, October 11 at the member meeting in Seattle

. Monday, November 29 in Chicago (?)

- Likely agenda items

 

b. Plus/delta