Internet Technologies evolve to enable Interplanetary Networking

The initial Inter Planetary Networking technologies have been developed by Vint Cerf and others.  In Interplanetary networking the time delay (latency) and the lack of continuous network connectivity (as for example, waiting for the next satellite to come into the communication range) are problems that needed to be solved.  Hence the Interplanetary Network has to be Delay Tolerant and Disruption tolerant, whereas on the Internet, by the present protocols, the packets would be dropped when there is a line disruption or any abnormal delay.

Interplanetary Networks concept diagram by IPNSIG
Interplanetary Networking or Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networks

The experimental protocols have been developed by members of the Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking Research Group (which operates under the aegis of the Internet Research Task Force).

The Internet Society has shared an update from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate’s (HEOMD) on its Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program.

While much of the focus is on a human mission to Mars, there are also signs of NASA’s increased commitment to Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN).

Current Activities:

  • Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN): Infusion of store and forward communications protocols into NASA and international missions.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Demonstrated supervisory control of ESA Eurobot from the International Space Station (ISS using) DTN.
  • Agreement with KARI (the South Korean Space Agency) to conduct DTN experiments.

With an increased dependency upon robotic missions to pave the way for a human mission to Mars, and increasing realization that the data is the mission, these are encouraging signs that DTN is gathering momentum as a critical component of guaranteeing mission success.

The full update is available for download at:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/3-Status_of_AES.pdf  See slide 17

For a better understanding of the basics of DTN watch this video:

 

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum: Call for proposals

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APrIGF 2015 Macau
30 Jun3 Jul 2015
Venetian Hotel Macao
Open Call for Themes and Workshop Proposals
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on Internet governance which provides an open platform for multi-stakeholders to discuss and identify issues and priorities, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region as well as bring forward and contribute to the wider global Internet community.
Hosted by HNET.Asia, the registry for the ccTLD of Macau (.mo), APrIGF 2015 will be held from 30 Jun (Tue) to 3 Jul (Fri) at the Venetian Hotel Macao in conjunction with an annual local telecommunications event – CommuniMacao (3-5 Jul). With the many recent developments of the Internet such as the IANA stewardship transition and the discussion of post-2015 development agenda, etc, APrIGF 2015 will definitely be the good platform for all these important discussions.
Our Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group(MSG) now would like to call upon the community to contribute to the program development process and suggest any thematic issues or topic of discussions as well as pre-events or workshop proposals for 2015!
Online Submission Form: (http://2015.rigf.asia/theme-submissions/)
Thematic Suggestion Deadline: 4 Dec 2014 (Thu)
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: 11 Mar 2015 (Wed)
**Travel support will be available with partial subsidies provided to selected APrIGF delegates. An application process will be announced in due course.
If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Internet Society India Chennai isocindiachennai@gmail.com or the secretariat at sec@aprigf.asia.
If you are interested to follow any news and updates about APrIGF and discuss relevant issues, you may subscribe to the mailing list discuss@aprigf.asia by sending in subscription request.
We also welcome any Internet-related organisation to become a sponsor. Please contact sec@aprigf.asia for more information.
Best Regards,
Secretariat of APrIGF
Asia Pacific rIGF, Macau
Asia Pacific Regional IGF Macau

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APRIGF) 2014 in India

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2014 is hosted in New Delhi along with SANOG 24th Edition and Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) 2014 in the Hotel Crown Plaza, Greater Noida from 1st August to 9th August, 2014.

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) has been held annually since initiated in 2010 in Hong Kong. The APrIGF serves as a platform for aggregating IGF related discussions and collaborations at the regional level, which ultimately advances the Internet governance development in Asia Pacific.

The main theme of APRIGF 2014 is “Internet to Equinet – An Equitable Internet for the Next Billion!”, with the accelerating demand in Asia for internet addresses, Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, provides a multi-stakeholder platform with the emphasis on the diversity of participants and openness of the discussion.

For More Details on the Events and Schedule, Please visit: www.aprigf.asia

Come and speak for the Internet at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum, New Delhi

Internet Governance Policy issues are discussed at the Global Internet Governance Forums held at locations around the world once a year. On a Regional Level, each region hosts a Regional IGF. The Asia Pacific Regional IGF is known by the abbreviation APrIGF. www.aprigf.asia

APrIGF will be held at Delhi, during August 3-6 at Hotel Crown Plaza, Greater Noida, hosted by the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

This is not a Seminar / Conference in the usual format, but a very interactive discussion of OUR own proposals, by Government representatives, Business Representatives, the Internet Technical Community, the Academic Community and Civil Society, all seated equally around the table. So, it would be an interesting opportunity for all members to participate.

Those who are interested in the Internet Governance issues, may pay attention to the Theme of the year at www.aprigf.asia and consider sending a proposal to Organize a Workshop under any of the topic areas. The call for the Workshop proposal recieved from the APrIGF Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) is posted below for the benefit of those who might be interested: (Please be interested. These are issues that matter to all of us.)

aprigf, igf, nixi, ispai
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

The main theme and sub-themes of APrIGF 2014 has recently been published online. In order to allow more time for the development of proposals from the community, the MSG has decided to extend the submission deadline to 7 May 2014. There will not be any further extension of deadline. Submit your proposal now!
Please find below more details of the Call for Workshop Proposals Announcement:
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Extension of Call for Workshops
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APrIGF Delhi 2014, India
3-6 Aug 2014
www.aprigf.asia

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) has been held annually since 2010. The Forum serves as a platform for aggregating IGF related discussions and collaborations at the regional level, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific. APrIGF 2014 will be co-hosted by Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

The APrIGF Multi-stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) now calls for your participation in developing the Forum agenda in an open process by submitting workshop proposals or topics of interest based on the main theme: Internet to Equinet – An Equitable Internet for the Next Billion! Click here for more sub-themes.

Send your workshop proposals of not more than 500 words with the below format to proposals@aprigf.asia.
Title of the Workshop
Thematic area of interest
Specific Issues of Discussions & Description
Expected format and Target panel members
Full name, affiliation and contact details of the workshop organizer
Each workshop will be 90 minutes including Q&A and should present the proposed issue in an inclusive manner, incorporating a multi-stakeholder perspective with a balance of stakeholders and gender in the panel.

The deadline for submission is 9 April 2014 (Wed) 7 May 2014 (Wed) 23:59 UTC.

If you are interested to follow any news and updates about APrIGF and discuss relevant issues, you may subscribe to the mailing list discuss@aprigf.asia by sending in subscription request.

We also welcome any Internet-related organisation to become a supporting organisation or sponsor. Please contact sec At Aprigf DOT Asia for more information. [or you could write to isocindiachennai At Gmail Dot Com ]

Secretariat of APrIGF