Submitted Proposals

Organization: ITU
Title :
IPv6: Towards a Next Generation Internet
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

IPv6 is a tool for modernizing the networks that we have come to rely on for daily life and business.

The most noticeable problem that IPv6 will solve is a global shortage of IP addresses. With the massive deployment of Internet-related resources worldwide and the integration of IP-enabled consumer devices connected directly to the network, the issue of the depletion of IPv4 addresses is an urgent problem.

The migration from IPv4 to IPv6 will take in to consideration a transition period during which both versions of IP will be used at the same time. Although the migration will be gradual, there have been many discussions on technical, administrative and coordination issues at an international level. While much has already been achieved, more work has to be done to speed the deployment of IPv6 which is becoming a more and more urgent issue for many in the world.

Issues to be addressed will include:

·         Technical and standardization issues –to agree on standards that will enable the most fruitful usage of IPv6.

·         Promotion, capacity building and technical assistance - helping countries in the deployment process and parallel running of IPv4 and IPv6.

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.
The standardization sector of ITU - ITU-T, the sector that looks at developing country issues - ITU-D – and the Radiocommunication sector – ITU-R, all have ongoing work on IPv6. In addition ITU has hosted IPv6 workshops and ITU has expressed its support for IPv6 at conferences around the world. Importantly ITU has worked with other standards developing organizations (SDOs) and particularly with IETF, IPv6 forums, and the RIRs on the promotion of IPv6. Additionally, ITU has worked with the European Union (EU) Task Force responsible for creating roadmaps for the deployment of IPv6 in all business sectors within the EU.
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.


NRO and RIRs


Other relevant stakeholders

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
We have noted voices and opinions from the developing world as well as from the developed world, from academic and research institutes as well as from industry members. Often these voices focus on the issue of the management of internet resources, including IPv6 addresses and that it may be appropriate to consider systems that avoid some of the problems that have arisen with IPv4allocations.
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.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) emphasized the role of the International Organizations, in coordination with relevant stakeholders, in ensuring that Internet related developments such as IPv6 are properly used to facilitate the access to ICTs by the world citizens, respecting the agreed principles for the inclusive Information Society.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?