Fragments - The Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 14, No. 3

Global INET 2012

To help mark its 20-year-anniversary, the Internet Society (ISOC) is hosting a global forum that will bring together visionaries and thought leaders from around the world to focus on issues that will impact the future of the Internet.

The Global INET 2012, which is scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland from April 22–24, will feature high-powered speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, and interactive workshops to develop a vision for the explosive growth of the Internet over the next 20 years.

Thought leaders from across the Internet community will collaborate on topics critical to the global Internet's future, including privacy, net neutrality, IPv6, security, digital content and innovation, and human rights and freedom of expression.

Since its beginnings in 1992, ISOC has been dedicated to helping keep the Internet open, accessible, and defined by users—regardless of where they live, what they do, their abilities, or who they are. Registration for Global INET 2012 is scheduled to begin in October 2011. For more information:

[1] Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G. Roberts, Stephen Wolff, "A Brief History of the Internet," December 2003, also published in ACM's Computer Communication Review, Volume 39, Number 5, October 2009.

[2] "The Internet Society‚Äôs Principles and Goals,"


IPv6 Week

IPv6 Week will be a coordinated test of the new Internet Protocol, held February 6–12, 2012. Websites, content providers, Internet Services Providers, Network Service Providers, as well as end users are invited to participate. This is a Brazilian initiative, but anyone can participate.