Submitted Proposals


Organization: ERNET
Title :
42. IPV6: The Solution for the Future Internet
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

WSIS has to build the international policies (with the support of all nations involved) to make the future Internet an essential part of governance through participation of the citizens. At present the Internet is dominated by the developed world who invented the Internet and associated protocols (IP version 4) . With the limited address space of IPv4, the emerging economies and developing world has no Internet resources with the present Internet. The system is also built up with complex NATs to develop the security, which however creates problem of privacy protection.

The IPv6 protocol developed over last 10 years with large address space (128 bits) and improved functionalities (QoS, security and privacy) has the potential for balanced address distribution across all nations ad citizens will allow the development of future Internet, as the platform for all communication infrastructure (quadplay) in creating a balanced information society of the future.

The workshop proposed will address educational, technical, economical and policy issues related to IPv6 adoption, deployment and operation.

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.

  • Dr. Mario Campolargo: Direction, Research Infrastructure; European Commission, Belgium
  • Dr. Latif Ladid: Chairman of IPv6 Forum and European IPv6 Taskforce, Luxembourg
  • Prof. Peter Kirstein: Co-inventor of Internet and an expert in IPv6 protocol, U.K
  • Dr. Sathya Rao, Director, Telscom AG, Project leader of IPv6 project across Europe and India, Switzerland
  • Dr. Dipak Singh, Director, ERNET India, Responsible for operating ERNET, India
  • Mr. P.K. Saji, Vice President ; SIFY, Responsible to deploy IPv6 in SIFY Indian commercial network, India
  • Dr. Bernard Tuy: Senior Researcher, RENATER, French Education and research network, IPv6 standards specialist
  • Mr. Carlos Ralli; Telefonica, IPv6 Specialist, Spain
  • Mr. Martin Potts, Martel, Project leader of European IPv6 deployment project, Switzerland
  • Prof. Jamadagni, Indian Institute of Science, CEDT, IPV6 experiments, India
  • Mr. Hemanth Dattatreya, President, IPv6 Forum, India, HP Software Labs
  • Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, Prof. at Indian Institute of Kanpur, IPv6 Specialist, India
  • Dr. Rahul Banerjee,: Prof. at BITS Pilani and expert in IPv6, Pilani, India
  • Mr. Theo De Jongh, CISCO- Europe, Belgium, IPv6 project leader
All of them have been approached and they have shown their interest to participate. Even if the time does not permit, they will depute someone from their organization to represent them.

Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

ERNET: Dr. Dipak Singh, IndiaTelscom AG. Dr. Sathya Rao, Swiitzerland

All invited persons above are part of the organisers and present different stakeholders interest: involves academic, technical, research, standards, Governmental/policy makers, manufacturers, vendors and service providers.

The speakers are selected to present all stakeholders of the future Internet.

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?

                     The workshop provides different perspectives with respect to the Internet technology, its imapct on social,           and policy issues. The IPv6 based future Internet will be the platform for the Internet Governance with distribution of resources equitably and in a non-discriminatory manner at the international level.

Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
Main issue of WSIS and Tunis agenda is to develop ICT infrastructure and its governance in non-discriminatory manner with transparency. IPv6 based future Internet has the core issue of future Internet infrastructure, its governance, skills development and awareness creation. The proposed workshop will bring the main issues in discussion to the forefront, to bring to the notice of public-private partnership in promoting IPv6 adoption at international level and to promote its deployment and operation through policy guidelines, pilot projects, awareness creation and training.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
They had organized an IPv6 workshop during WSIS2003 event in GenevaThe team has organized many workshops in Europe, Asia and Africa to create  awareness of IPv6, its importance and status. In parallel they have also organized many training events around the world.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?

                     No, we did not participate last year.