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Demonstration at International Computer Communications Conference (RFC0371) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003555D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Jul-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

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We need the help of sites in the network community to pitch in and lend a hand. This is a large undertaking and much too big to be pulled off without a large committment in time and energy between now and October.

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NWG/ RFC #371 Robert Kahn

NIC 11020 BBN

12 July 1972


The International Computer Communications Conference, scheduled

for 24-26 October 1972 at the Washington, D.C. Hilton Hotel, is a

newly organized conference intended to address a broad set of issues

in the Computer Communications field. Approximately 17 sessions are

currently planned for the conference. The social implications of this

field are a matter of widespread interest that reaches society in

almost all walks of life; education, medicine, research, business and

government. All these areas will be affected as the field develops.

I am organizing a computer communication network demonstration to

run in parallel with the sessions. This demonstration will provide

attendees with the opportunity to gain first hand experience in the

use of a computer network. The theme of the demonstration will be on

the value of computer communication networks, emphasizing topics such

as data base retrieval, combined use of several machines, real-time

data access, interactive cooperation, simulation systems, simplified

hard copy techniques, and so forth. I am hoping to present a broad

sampling of computer based resources that will provide attendees with

some perspective on the utility of computer communication networks.

Terminal equipment has already been offered by many different

manufacturers and we are beginning to home in on the application

areas. The plan is to deliver a TIP to the Hilton and to connect it

into the ARPANET. All terminals at the Hilton will then be connected

directly to the TIP. Software resources on the ARPANET as well as

resources in other nets that can be temporarily connected to the

ARPANET and made available for the purpose of demonstration will be

available. In most cases it is possible to arrange for terminal

access via the ARPANET to non ARPANET sites without hardware or

software development on their part.

A significant amount of preparation by ourselves, the NIC, and

others is being devoted to making it convenient for naive users to sit

down at a terminal and effectively use "selected" resources without

assistance. This involves the generation of "explicit" documentation

in easy to understand terms -- a non-trivial task. However, we hope

this effort will also be useful for other application in the long run.

NWG/RFC# 371 REK2 12-JUL-72 9:28 11020

Demonstration at International Computer Communications Conference

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