The Asian Committee on Future Accelerators (ACFA)
Network Working Group's mission is to understand the
network situation and
needs for high energy physics accelerator collaborations and to
recommend solutions to fulfill the needs.
The mission of the Autmotive Network eXchange (ANX) is to
provide the automotive industry with a robust,
global network infrastructure
that enables an emerging set of electronic communication services.
The ANX is sponsored by the
The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
a not-for-profit trade association of North American vehicle manufacturers
Asia Pacific Advanced Network was establilshed June 1997 for
research and development in advanced networking application and
services in the Asia-Pacific region. APAN network
has been operational since mid 1998.
The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis is a
collaborative undertaking to promote
greater cooperation in the engineering and maintenance of a
robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure.
provides a neutral framework to support these cooperative endeavors.
CANARIE is an industry led and managed consortium created in 1993 as an
innovative way for the Canadian Federal Government and private sector to collaborate in
stimulating the development of the Information Highway in Canada. CA*net II ia a CANARIE
partnership of Canada's leading carriers to provide Canada's next generation Internet
initiative. It is designed to promote the development of the next generation of Internet
networks, applications and services particularly those that take advantage of a Quality of
Service (QoS) Internet.
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)
will represent the common interests of California's higher education academic and research
communities in achieving robust, high capacity, next generation Internet communications
The Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to formulating, planning, and carrying out national-level research
initiatives on the use of network-based information technology.
The main objective of the CrossGrid project is to extend the GRID environment across
Europe, and to a new category of applications. The CrossGrid project has been prepared
by 21 partners from 11 countries.
Cyfronet is a coordinator of the project. The project has been approved by the EU IST
Directorate in 2001 and it started on March 1, 2002.
The Eu DataTAG will create a large-scale intercontinental Grid testbed
that will focus upon advanced networking issues and interoperability between
intercontinental Grid projects at present both within the European Community, and in the USA,
hence extending the capabilities of each
and enhancing the worldwide programme of Grid development.
The EUMEDCONNECT project is a pioneering initiative to establish an
IP-based network that serves the research and education communities
of the Mediterranean region and is linked to the pan-European
The Federal Network Council is chartered by National Science and
Technology Council's Committee on Computing, Information and Communications (CCIC) to act
as a forum for networking collaborations among Federal agencies to meet their research,
education, and operational mission goals and to bridge the gap between the advanced
networking technologies being developed by research FNC agencies and the ultimate
acquisition of mature versions of these technologies from the commercial sector.
The GTRN is a partnership to establish a true world-wide next generation
Internet to interconnect national and multinational
high speed research and education networks. The partnership initially involves
North America through Internet2 in the US and CANARIE in Canada, and Europe
through the NREN Consortium. Participation of the Asia Pacific and other
regions is expected soon.
Mission: Help ensure that the required national and international
network infrastructures, monitoring tools and facilities, and
collaborative systems, are developed and deployed in a timely
fashion to meet the needs of the U.S. LHC Program, as well as
the HENP community
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names
is the new non-profit corporation that was formed to take
over responsibility for the IP address space allocation,
protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management,
and root server system management functions now performed under U.S.
Government contract by IANA
and other entities.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open
international community of network designers, operators, vendors,
and researchers concerned with the evolution of the
Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.
The Internet 2 mission is to facilitate and coordinate the development,
deployment, operation and technology transfer of advanced, network-based applications and
network services to further U.S. leadership in research and higher education and
accelerate the availability of new services and applications on the Internet.
NLANR's Measurement and Operations Analysis Team (MOAT) will work closely with the two other NLANR
activities, the Distributed Applications Support Team (DAST) and the National Center for Network Engineering
(NCNE). These three activities are the successor of the original NLANR collaboration, which formally started in
National Center for Science Information Systems
is one of the Inter-University Research Institutes which
serve all university researchers in Japan. Its function is
to gather, organize and provide scholarly information and
The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), a non-profit
organization, has been involved for the
past decade with the deployment and integration of appropriate
networking technology in various
projects throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the
Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network
is a national initiative to create a high-speed broadband
network platform to support R&D and advanced technology
development in Singapore, serving users from academia,
research orgainisations and industry.
Science, Technology And Research
Transit Access Point -- is a persistent infrastructure,
funded by the National Science Foundation CISE
Networking and Communications Research and
Infrastructure division, to facilitate the long-term
interconnection and interoperability of advanced
international networking in support of applications,
performance measuring, and technology evaluations.
TransPAC provides high performance international Internet service
connecting the Asia Pacific Advanced Network to the vBNS and other
global networks for the purpose of international collaborations
in research and education.