Welcome to QUESTnet2007

Call for Papers

This is the first Call for Papers for QUESTnet2007 which will be held in Cairns, Monday 9th to Friday 13th July and is hosted by Central Queensland University. The committee also includes representatives of AARNet, QUESTnet, CAUDIT, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland University of Technology.

This year's theme is Networking on the Horizon. Submissions close Monday 2nd April.

Networking Technologists are constantly confronted with providing infrastructure that will accommodate the next Killer Application. Killer Apps are no longer solely applications in the traditional sense but have evolved into Web Sites (Flickr, YouTube, Digg), mobile broadband or just novel online communities of interest.

There are many different activities that will drive future network demand and performance. QUESTnet2007 seeks to provide insight into developments that are occurring across a range of areas that will impact our organisations.

These include:
  • GRID’s (Data and Visual)
  • Internet exchanges
  • Middleware
  • Protocols
  • Security
  • Sensor networks
  • Social / Community demographics
  • Standards
  • Topologies
  • Wireless
In addition, do you have something of interest that doesn't fit the topics above? This could be an interesting case study, implementation of new technology or research in the field of telecommunications. Whatever it is, we would like to hear about it.

Speakers are encouraged from University, Research, Health, Government, Defence and Industry sectors.

Format for Submission
Authors wishing to give a presentation must provide the following as a Word document or pdf:
  • Name,  job title, organisation  
  • Email  address  
  • Phone  number and mobile phone number  
  • A  short biography of your qualifications and/or experience (100  words)  
  • Key  terms or topic (taken from the list above)  
  • Description  of presentation (between 250 and 500 words)  
Authors should aim for presentations of 35 minutes duration, including question time. A formal paper is not required but we would expect to make the PowerPoint material available to delegates.
 
Submissions should be sent by email to the Program Committee Chair, Merv Connell; email: questnet2007@questnet.net.au or phone: (07) 4930 9222.
 
Due Date
The deadline for normal paper submissions is Monday 2nd April 2007.
 
Sponsorship
As an incentive to new presenters, the Organising Committee is looking to sponsor a limited number of papers. To qualify, the presenter must work within the education and research sector and not have delivered a paper at any previous QUESTnet conference. The sponsorship will provide a contribution towards accommodation and registration. Papers submitted by candidates for sponsorship will be reviewed for suitability alongside all other papers. Authors of papers who wish to apply for sponsorship should clearly state this in a covering note, along with a statement of their eligibility.

Background
The conference is hosted by Central Queensland University supported by AARNet and CAUDIT, and is an initiative of QUESTnet. AARNet is the Australian Academic and Research Network, CAUDIT is the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology, QUESTnet is the Queensland Educational, Science and Technology Network. The conference is an opportunity for delegates to meet their peers, develop their personal knowledge, exchange observations and experiences, and to gain an understanding of future network directions and developments.


Summary
Learning from colleagues in similar situations at other Australian universities has always been a valuable component of the QUESTnet conference. Please circulate this email to your colleagues and encourage them to participate.
 
Similarly for vendors and consultants; information about future technology is critical to managing advanced networks.
 
Regards
Merv Connell
Chair, Program Committee, QUESTnet2007
Email: questnet2007@questnet.net.au
Phone: (07) 4930 9222