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Date: Tuesday 11th July
Venue: Hyatt Regency Coolum

Stream 1

  • Full-day Workshop: Nortel: SIP and IP Telephony

    Stream 2

  • Half-day Workshop: Sun: Identity Management

  • Half-day Workshop: Cisco: Understanding Cisco Secure Architecture, Identity-Based Networking Services and Network Admission Control

    Stream 3

  • Half-day Workshop: GrangeNet: How to install eduroam on my campus (hands on)

  • Half-day Workshop: BGP Techniques for Providers


    Stream 1

    Full-day Workshop: Nortel: SIP and IP Telephony

    Presenter: Robert Dolphin, Senior Architect, Nortel


    This workshop will be divided into two major areas.

    In the morning we will be covering the data infrastructure requirements for effective IP Telephony and Multimedia communication.

    The afternoon will focus on two specific SIP based Multimedia Networking solutions, Nortel・s Multimedia Communications Server (MCS) and Microsoft・s Live Communications Server (LCS).

    Some of the topics covered are listed below.

    Data Infrastructure Requirements:

  • Network Resiliency
  • Quality of Service and the Diffserv Model
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Proactive Voice Quality Management
  • Network Audit
  • Security

    Multimedia Communications using SIP:

  • Why SIP
  • Pure IP vs Hybrid approach
  • MCS Architecture
  • LCS Architecture
  • Practical implementation issues


    Rob Dolphin has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1981 and has been with Nortel since 1989. Rob・s experience spans both the carrier and enterprise business. Rob has had extensive experience in the design and deployment of a number of data and voice networks across the region, as well as working with a number of large corporations on the deployment of their converged IP networks. Recently Rob has been appointed the role of Senior Architect for Asia Pacific to help drive Converged, Collaboration solutions across the region."



    Stream 2

    Half-day Workshop: Sun: Identity Management

    Presenters: David Bunker, Stuart Sim, and Dean Thompson


    The workshop will be structured to provide a forum to demonstrate and share our experience around 3 key areas of Identity Management.

    1. Business focus for successful Identity Management projects

    2. Enterprise focus to meet the dynamic requirements of provisioning, workflow and password management within this complex, distributed authority environment, and

    3. Federation focus to meet the growing needs of inter-organisational interaction for academic, e-research and student services.

    The workshop delivery team includes local and global experts, contributing their individual expertise around the focus areas mentioned above. The workshop will be highly interactive with attendees contributing significantly their domain knowledge and experiences in relation to the topic. The workshop will provide an opportunity to identify specific sector functional requirements and develop strategies to meet these requirements.

    The workshop intent is to:

    1. Use the forum to explore, analyse and understand the issue of Identity Management in the Higher Education sector in Australia.

    2. Use the Sun Identity Management technologies to demonstrate how these issues can be addressed from a technical perspective, showcasing the business, enterprise and federation capabilities of the Sun product suite, and

    3. Develop artefacts in the form of templates and planning documents that can be used to:

    a) Better equip the project teams to understand the business case for Identity Management,

    b) Develop stakeholder analysis techniques, project planning methods, and the mapping of business processes within the institutes activity systems to build work flows, and

    c) Match requirements to technology capabilities.

    The workshop vision is to build participative community with our customer representatives and to share knowledge around the specific challenges and issues for the Higher Education sector in Australia and the Sun's technologies in the Identity Management space.


    David Bunker - Business Focus (workshop facilitator)

    David's current role in Sun Microsystems is as a Consulting Enterprise Architect and the Business Development Manager for the Education and Research Industry group in Australia and New Zealand.

    He is a Business and Technology Analyst whose academic research field is Innovation and Technology Management. David has over 20 years experience in the Information Technology arena, spanning public and private sector industries with varying roles in operations, management and strategic consulting. His technology specialties include security, digital preservation, datacentre architecture and large scale complex systems design. His domain specialty areas include the Education and Research sectors and Health and Life Sciences.

    Stuart Sim - Federation and Standards Focus

    Stuart is the Chief Architect of the Education Business Solutions group at Sun Microsystems. He has over 15 years experience developing enterprise solutions around the world in the education and finance sectors.

    Stuarts core expertise is the design and delivery of large scale implementations using combinations of classic and innovative development methodologies in distributed multidiciplenary envionments.

    Stuart has been involved with the development and promotion of open standards in education systems design to drive down the barrier of adoption of practical technical solutions using open source projects.

    Stuart recently founded the Education Commons for the promotion of ideas, designs and best practices in the application of technology for teaching and learning.

    Dean Thompson - Technology and Implementation Focus

    Dean is an Identity Solutions Architect within the Identity Management Practice at Sun Microsystems Australia. He has over 7 years experience designing and implementing enterprise Identity Management solutions around the world predominently in the Telco, Government, Health and Financial Services sectors.

    Prior to joining Sun, Dean worked as a Solutions Architect for British Telecom on the NHS Spine project where he was instrumental in the development of the Identity infrastructure incorporating strong (Smart card based) authentication for 1.2M NHS staff.


    Half-day Workshop: Cisco: Understanding Cisco Secure Architecture, Identity-Based Networking Services and Network Admission Control

    Presenter: Lachlan Kidd, Systems Engineer, Cisco, Brisbane


    This session covers the principles and design aspects of identity based networking using CiscoSecure ACS. The foundation for network identity services is 802.1x, which allows enterprise network administrators to explicitly control who and what gets on their network. Identity services are technology solutions that provide the tools to improve the security of physical and logical access to local area networks (LANs). Cisco IBNS incorporates all of the capabilities defined in the IEEE 802.1x standard, and provides enhancements and extensions for improving identity-based access control. Important extensions discussed include the ability to provide IBNS interoperation with IP Telephony, and the ability to track when and where anyone gets onto an enterprise network. Identity services are a requisite technology to Network Admission Control (NAC) which will also be discussed. The workshop will be run in two halves; the first half will focus on 802.1x based network admission control. The second half of the session will focus on alternative strategies and products around network admission control and remediation.


    Lachlan Kidd is a System・s Engineer with Cisco Systems based in the Melbourne Enterprise team. Lachlan has been with Cisco for 18 months, focusing on higher education and specializing in security and network management. He has 7 years experience working for a number of systems integrators as a pre and post sales engineer and an R&D organization developing cryptographic products. Lachlan holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Swinburne University and is CCIE #8250.



    Stream 3

    Half-day Workshop: GrangeNet: How to install eduroam on my campus (hands on)

    Presenter: Chris Myers, Advanced Communication Services Coordinator, GrangeNet


    This workshop, targeted at implementers, network / wireless /campus engineers will review wireless infrastructure models, eduroam service model, radius hierarchy in eduroam, radius configuration, AP configuration, Security for guest wireless networks, IMS integration, and client configuration using SecureW2 on XP and on PDA・s and Mac OSX

    The targeted products are:

    •           Cisco AP's

    •           Freeradius

    •           SecureW2

    Each participant is required to bring a laptop, and feel free to bring an AP from your institute (***It must do WPA-TKIP***).


    Chris joined GrangeNet, in Canberra, in February 2004.

    At GrangeNet, Chris・ duties include delivery of new communication services, encouraging local and international collaborative research in advanced networking, and delivering training and training resources in advanced networking.

    Chris is responsible for IPv6 and multicast service deployments on GrangeNet and also the Distributed Data Centre Mass Storage (DDCMS) Prototype Project and the eduroam.AU, eduroam.AP and is part of the eduroam Global Working Group.

    Chris is actively participating in the IPv6 SIG and is one of the Deputy Directors of the APAN Network Operations Center.


    Half-day Workshop: BGP Techniques for Providers

    Presenter: Philip Smith, Internet Architectures Group, Cisco


    The tutorial introduces service providers to some more advanced BGP
    features and techniques to aid with operating their networks within the
    Internet. After a recap of iBGP, eBGP and common attributes, the
    tutorial will look at the various scaling techniques available, when to
    use BGP instead of an IGP, and examine policy options available through
    the use of local preference, MED and communities. The tutorial then
    looks at common deployment scenarios as used in ISP networks, before
    finishing off with some of the newer features available.


    Philip Smith has been with Cisco Systems since 1998. He is part of the
    Internet Architectures Group under Corporate Development Consulting
    Engineering. His role includes working with many ISPs in the Asia
    Pacific region, specifically in network design, configuration, scaling
    and training.

    Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of
    UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service
    Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial
    Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern
    Internet in Europe.