[WSIS CS-Plenary] IGF workshop deadline: April 30
ajp at glocom.ac.jp
Tue Apr 8 07:51:00 BST 2008
Deadline for the submission of proposals for workshops, best practice
forums and open forums is 30 April 2008.
Details on the IGF webpage <http://www.intgovforum.org/> and in a
report of the last MAG meeting
and most of the relevant information copied below.
If you organized a workshop in Rio and have not yet submitted a
report, please do so. (About 80 events in Rio and
<http://www.intgovforum.org/rio_reports/rio_reports.html> not many
have submitted a report, which is a shame.)
Draft Programme Outline
General programming principles:
* Two days with general themes and main sessions focused on specific
issues and not general overviews.
* Some workshops could be held on themes defined by the MAG (main
workshops), but organized by others who respond to a call for
* Main workshops, which are linked to the main sessions and workshops
on the four Athens themes, are not to be held in parallel to main
* Other workshops may be held in parallel to the main sessions,
depending on the quantity and quality of the proposals.
* All organizers of events (workshops, best practices etc) will be
asked to commit themselves to submit a report on their event.
Non-submission of a report will disqualify the organizer for the
* Preference will be given in 2008 to those who did submit a report
for 2007. (Submission of reports is still possible and encouraged.)
* No official meetings starting after 1800 hours.
* No official meetings during the lunch-break between 1300-1400 hours.
* Further efforts will be made to enable remote participation
* Efforts will be made to publish the proceedings of the meeting also
in other formats.
Curtain raiser, tutorials, workshops Opening ceremony/Opening session
Universalization of the Internet - How to reach the next billion
(alternate title: Expanding the Internet)
1100 - 1300: Low cost sustainable access
1400 - 1600: Multilingualization
1630 - 1830: Implications for development policy
Host Country Reception
Theme: Managing the Internet (alternate title: Using the Internet)
1100 - 1300: Critical Internet resources
1400 - 1600: Arrangements for Internet governance
1630 - 1830: Global cooperation for Internet security and stability
0900 - 1100: Taking stock and the way forward
1130 - 1300: Debate
1400 - 1600: Emerging issues
1630 - 1800: Closing Ceremony
Notes from the discussion:
The discussion on the two schedules and on possible topics took on
the character of a brain storming session that would provide a
starting point for discussion in the MAG and the wider IGF community.
Some of the points that were brought out include:
* The planning for 2008 should take into account the Chairman's
Summary of the Rio meeting and look at the lessons learned and issues
raised in the previous meetings.
* Possible focused topics for "Low cost sustainable access" could
include the role of entrepreneurship in providing low cost
sustainable access with a special focus on entrepreneurship and
* The scope of "Managing the Internet" topic could focus on
international, national or local management of the Internet or the
relationship among the three levels.
* Possible focused topics for "Critical Internet resources" include:
* Enabling growth and innovation
* Capacity building
* The role of public private partnership in managing the Internet
* Transition from IPv4 to IPv6
* Governance issues in promoting the adoption of IPv6
* Topics beyond IP addressing
* Possible Debate topics:
* IPR and innovation for development
* Privacy and protection of children
* Relationship between security and privacy
* The "Taking Stock and the Way Forward" session could include an
evaluation of the IGF in regard to its mandate
* Other comments:
* Freedom of Expression should have a dedicated session, though there
was a question whether the IGF was the appropriate forum to discuss
* Should the topic on innovations be discussed under
* Emerging Issues
* Universalization of the Internet.
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