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Networking for e-Research

Communication, Collaboration and Regional Engagement

Welcome to QUESTnet2006

Queensland Education, Science and Technology Network (QUESTnet) is the Queensland regional component of the Australian Academic and Research Network - (AARNet).

The QUESTnet conference is an annual event aimed at network technologists and those IT&T professionals who work closely with network technology. A key focus of the event is to provide an opportunity for delegates to develop their professional and technical knowledge and gain an appreciation of the key strategic issues for network development.

From Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th July 2006, the University of the Sunshine Coast will host this national conference and invites you to join us at the world-class Hyatt Regency Coolum on Australia's beautiful Sunshine Coast. This year's conference theme is entitled Networking for e-Research - Communication, Collaboration and Regional Engagement.

The following topics are expected to be covered:

  • Enabling eResearch through next generation networks
  • Federated middleware architectures (Grid computing, Identity and access management, repositories, etc)
  • Disruptive technologies (podcasting, peer-to-peer, etc)
  • Collaboration tools (wikis, blog, vlogs, IM, etc)
  • Emerging technologies (RFID, 4G, quantum computing)
  • Networking in general (broadband wireless, video/voice/data convergence, network management, network security)

Pre-conference workshops will be held, offering topics aimed at providing skills development opportunities for telecommunications staff.

The Hyatt Regency Coolum is an ideal spot to relax, learn and exchange information on the future of networking. We are planning an entertaining and informative conference offering excellent value for money for all participants.

For further information contact the conference organiser, Martin Lack and Associates.

Maureen Klinkert
Conference Organising Committee