Attached is the announcement for a data networking conference on May 11 -13 in Chicago. The conference includes Interop Company on-site technical training courses offered by Ameritech (at a discount), SMDS and Frame Relay equipment demonstrations, and an executive session. Accommodations can be arranged for $115/night including three meals. Registration information is at the end of this message. Call 800-334-3334 or 708-248-3694 for more information. Email registrations to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 1st Annual Conference Data Networking Directions -- The 1990s and Beyond Integrating today's solutions and tomorrow's possibilities. May 11-13, 1993 Lisle, Illinois Sponsored by: Ameritech and AT&T Interop Company On-Site Tutorials Offered by Ameritech (Seats are limited. Please register as soon as possible.) Executive Session: May 11: 11:30 - 7:00 p.m. (by invitation) -Luncheon and demonstrations 11:30 - 12:45 -Conference 1:00 - 5:00 -Executive reception 5:00 - 7:00 "Research and Development Contribution to U.S. Business Success," -Robert Lucky, Vice President Applied Research, Bellcore "High Speed Data Networking as a Strategic Component of Business Infrastructure," -Michael Farmer, President Ameritech Advanced Data Services "Using Mass Media Technical Information for Action, Not Confusion," -Alexander Cockburn, Syndicated Columnist, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the Wall Street Journal "Future of Information Networking from the Clinton Administration Perspective," -U.S. Vice President, Al Gore (invited) Technical Conference Kickoff: -May 11 6:30 p.m. -Reception and Vendor Panel, "Components of the Service and How They're Used" Demonstrations Open: May 11: 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with reception May 12: 12:00noon - 7:00 p.m. with reception 5:00-7:00 May 13: 8:00a.m. - 1:30 with contintental breakfast breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 Vendors will be available to discuss your networking requirements and issues. Interop Company on-site training courses, May 12 - 13, 9:00 - 5:00: Introduction to TCP/IP Internetworking, Dr. Douglas E. Comer, Purdue University Instructor: Dr. Comer is a full professor of computer science at Purdue University and a internationally known author of TCP/IP, Author of numerous research papers and textbooks and head of several networking research projects. Dr. Comer designed and implemented both the X25NET and Cypress networks and the Xinu operating system. He is director of the Internetworking Research Group at Purdue, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Internetworking, and former member of the LAB. Dr. Comer is also the North American editor of Software Practice and Experience. Overview: The TCP/IP suite lets heterogeneous computer systems communicate across interconnected networks using gateways and routers. In this tutorial, the instructor will describe IP addressing, subnetting, and protocols including ARP, TCP, IP, FTP, TELNET, EGP and RIP. You will learn about concepts, principles, format, and the content of the messages including IP datagrams and TCP segments. Technical terms and acronyms will be defined and examples of simple topologies and routing strategies will be given. Syllabus: * Organizations, documents, services, concepts * Internet protocol: IP addressing, address binding, APR, IP, routing, fragmentation, ICMP * Transport services, protocol layering, UDP, TCP, sockets, ports * Internet architecture: backbones, routing, EGP, RIP, Hello, DNS * Applications: client-server, mail, remote login (TELNET), file transfer (FTP), network management (SNMP) * Test provided to attendees: Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols, and Architectures SNA Interoperability Architecture and Implementations, Wayne Clark, Cisco Systems, Inc. Instructor: Mr. Clark, the SNA architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., has a master of science degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Clark was previously a senior architect in the IBM Connectivity Operations of 3Com Corporation and a leading developer of OEM SNA software at Communications Solutions, Inc. Overview: IBM's Systems Network Architecture (SNA) is the networking architecture of choice for many corporations. The integration of LANS and non-SNA networks with SNA has been popular for nearly seven years. In this tutorial you will learn about the interoperability of SNA with TCP/IP and OSI from both architectural and product perspectives. The instructor will discuss a variety of products from IBM and third-party vendors. Syllabus: * Overview of the SNA architecture * Description of IBM's advanced architectures APPC and APPN * IBM directions for SNA interoperability * Detailed descriptions of current SNA internetworking devices * Integrating heterogeneous networks into IBM's network management solution The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for Internet Network Management, Dr. Jeffrey D. Case, SNMP Instructor: Dr. Case is the author and co-author of several management standards (including SNMP). He is the principal author of the leading vendor-independent reference implementation of SNMP-based agents and manager of many vendors' SNMP implementations. Overview: The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), designed for the management of TCP/IP based internets, is a de facto standard. The use of SNMP is expanding to other applications and protocol suites. In this tutorial, you will gain a thorough understanding of SNMP and its underlying concepts and information about how to implement systems based on SNMP. Syllabus: * Introduction to network management and the network management model * The SNMP protocol * Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN1) language, syntax and encoding * Network management standardization process * Standardization status, recent developments and the future * Text provided to attendees: The Simple Book - An Introduction to Management of TCP/IP based Internets Building Data Networks with Bridges and Routers, Scott O. Bradner, Harvard University Instructor: Mr. Bradner had been involved in data networking at Harvard since the early day of the ARPANET. He worked on the design of the Harvard High-Speed Data Network (HSDN), the Longwood Medical Area Network (LMAnet) and the New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet). He is chairman of the technical subcommittees of both LMAnet and NEARnet and of the IETF Benchmarking Methodology Working Group. Mr. Bradner is currently a consultant at Harvard and works on the design and development of network-based applications. Overview: There has been an evolution in the design of data networks for the university and enterprise-wide environments from bridged LANs to complex internet-works. In this tutorial you will learn about all of the aspects involved in operating a modern data network, including how to design and manage internetworks. Syllabus: * Design: data network design issues: routers evaluation * Examples: routing protocol descriptions and issues * Security: data network security concepts and procedures * Management: network management procedures and tools * Background: equipment definitions applications and performance Gigabit Network Architectures* Instructor: Dr. William E. Stephens is a Director in the "High Speed Switching, Storage and Systems Interconnect Research Group" at Bellcore and has done research on microwave-optical communications, ATM packet switching, and optical signal processing. He has over 40 publications and one patent in the field of optical communications and data communications. (*Not an Interop course.) Overview: This course aims at providing a general understanding of the key protocols and networking elements needed to design and implement gigabit local area and wide area networks. The several transport and switching protocols presently being considered for use in gigabit networks will be discussed as well as the high throughput computer I/O interfaces such as the High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI). Bridging, routing and switching for high-speed networks with an emphasis on ATM switching for public and private networks will be discussed. Syllabus: * Introduction - Drivers for Gigabit Networks - Information Age Interconnections - Broadband ISDN Networks - Telephony's Vision of the Future - Gigabit Testbeds * Overview of High-Speed Transport Protocols - SONET (Synchronous Optical Network), - ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), - HiPPI (High Performance Parallel Interface), - Fiber Channel System * Advanced Routing, Bridging and Switching for Gigabit Networks - OSI Stack and Its Relationship to SONET, ATM and HiPPI - Integrated versus Segregated Networks - The Role of Switching and Switching Techniques - Implementation Issues for Large Scale Switches - Local ATM Networks Switched Multi-megabit Data Services (SMDS), Frame Relay Service and Cell Based/ATM Networks George Clapp, Ameritech Advanced Data Services Instructor: Mr. Clapp is Vice President Technology Management at Ameritech Advanced Data Services, and has participated in MAN standardization since 1985. He currently serves as chair of the IETF Working Group on IP over Large Public Data Networks and of the IEEE 802.6 Bridging Subworking Group. Mr. Clapp is working toward a Ph.D in computer science at UCLA. Overview: Switched Multi-megabit Data Service (SMDS), a high-speed connectionless packet switching service is the first public service to be supported by broadband cell based technologies. This tutorial will present a comprehensive overview of SMDS describing its protocol structures, operation and management. The instructor will describe LAN interconnection over SMDS an how SMDS related to the IEEE 802.6 MAN standard, broadband ISDN, SONET and Frame Relay. Syllabus: * What is SMDS and who offers it? * Relationship to 802.6 B-ISND, SONET and Frame Relay * SMDS protocol and operation * Management of an SMDS access * LAN interconnection over SMDS Half-Day Overview Sessions* (*Not an Interop course.) May 12 & 13 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Session is repeated.) Overview of Frame Relay Service (FRS) and Switched Multi-megabit Data Service (SMDS), Tate Byrne Jennings, LATT Company and Deirdre Kostick, Bellcore Overview: SMDS and FRS are designed to interconnect customers' local data environments over a wide area. They are synergistic services, each meeting different sets of user needs. This overview will describe both services, respective user environments where each service is applicable, general protocol discussion, economics, example network topologies, network management, national and international activities, deployment and pricing. Registration and General Information: (800) 334-3334 or (708) 248-3694 or register to: email@example.com Please state name, mailing address and phone numbers, tutorial selection, method of payment (bill you or Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date.) **REGISTRATION SELECTION** **COST** Executive session: None, invitation only Interop tutorial, demonstration and $675 receptions in demonstration areas: (Note: cost at Interop (List session desired.) Fall 92 and Spring 93 was $895) Half-day overview session, $100 demonstrations and reception: Demonstrations and reception only: Free if registered by 4/29. $10 after. Accommodations per night, including $115 three meals (see description below): Day registration (meals) without overnight $35 accommodation, LOCATION Accommodations, sessions and demos are at the Hickory Ridge Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois, approximately 26 miles west of the Chicago loop. Accommodations, at $115 per night include three meals and the following recreational facilities: * Swimming pool * Racquetball * Sauna * Fitness Center with Universal equipment, Lifecycles and aerobic classes * Game room with billiards and ping-pong * Outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball court, horseshoes and jogging trails * Guests can play golf at nearby courses * The Conference Center also has a cocktail lounge offering light-fare and entertainment.