Biography: Bernard Tuy is research engineer at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the Networking Department (UREC - http://www.urec.cnrs.fr) since 1993. He is involved since the very beginning in the deployment of the Academic and Research French network, RENATER (http://www.renater.fr) He was Renater's representative in the Ebone Operation and Action teams to coordinate the international connections with European countries and North America. He is an active member of RIPE WGs (http://www.ripe.net), including the Routing, Internet Exchange Points and IPv6 WGs. He is involved in IPv6 standardization and deployment since 1995 and cofounder of the G6 group, gathering people from the industry and academic worlds experimenting with the new IP version. He has joined RENATER's team since Jan. 2000 where he is SIPA (Advanced IP services and Prospective) team's manager in charge of the native IPv6 backbone deployment of Renater and IPv6 services to the regional networks and users.