Networking on the Horizon

Welcome to QUESTnet2007

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 ICT 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.

The QUESTnet 2007 conference will be held from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July 2007. This year Central Queensland University will host this national conference in the tropical delights of Cairns. This year's conference theme is Networking on the Horizon.

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.

This includes:

  • GRID’s (Data and Visual),
  • Internet exchanges,
  • Middleware,
  • Protocols,
  • Security,
  • Sensor networks,
  • Social / Community demographics
  • Standards,
  • Topologies, and
  • Wireless.

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

The Cairns International Hotel 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.

John Voss Chair
Conference Organising Committee