2001 TC Annual Report
Technical Committee Name: Internet
Chair: Please provide current name, address, phone, fax, and email address
Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal
Computer & Information Science & Engineering Dept.
Room 448 CSE Bldg.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-6120
(352) 392-6845 (office)
(352) 392-3238 (fax)
Vice Chair: Please provide current name, address, phone, fax, and email address of "First Vice-Chair" (a second contact is necessary in case the Chair is not reachable).
T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 704
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Office: 914-784-6468, Fax: 914-784-7455
Executive Committee: Please, describe the administrative organization of the Technical Committee. Include name, address, phone, fax, and email address of each individual.
Sumi Helal, Chair.
Arun Iyengar, Vice Chair
Javed I. Khan, Newsletter editor/webmaster.
217 MSB, KSU, Kent, OH-44242, USA
FAX:(330)-672-7824, Phone: (330)-672-4004/217
Sandeep Gupta, Treasurer
Computer Science Department
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1873
Voice: (970) 491-7323, Fax: (970) 491-2466
Jim Isaak, Chair, Subcommittee on Standards.
Steve Chapin, Member-at-Large
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Office: 2-179 CST
Office Phone: (315) 443-4457
William S. Harbison, Member-at-Large.
Dr. William S. Harbison
Essex CM17 9NA
Tel: +44 (0) 1279 403560
Fax: +44 (0) 1279 403930
Dejan Milojicic, Member-at-Large.
Hewlett-Packard Research Labs
Golden G. Richard III, Member-at-Large.
Dept. of Computer Science
University of New Orleans
Aristotel Tentov, Member-at-Large.
Computer Science Department
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Karpos II bb, 91000 Skopje
Rep. of Macedonia
Tel: +389 91 363 566
Fax: +389 91 364 262
Arkady Zaslavsky, Member-at-large.
School of Computer Science & Software Engineering
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Vic 3145
phone: (IDD + 61 3/Aus 03) 9903 2479
fax: (IDD + 61 3/Aus 03) 9903 1071
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
YEAR END REPORT (for the
Please answer the following questions by identify the activities the TC conducted that benefited Computer Society members. Please differentiate between on-going and new projects.
Elections and Terms: Provide the start and end date of your term as TC Chair, and when you expect to conduct your next election for Chair. If you are currently holding an election, please provide the expected term start of the new Chair.
Start date of your term as TC Chair: December 2000
End date of your term as TC Chair: December 2002
Communication: How did your TC communicate with its members in the past year, i.e., through newsletters, special correspondence from the chair or other officers, etc.
We communicate via a set of electronic mailing lists:
and we have a web site with current information.
Web Assets: Please describe your TC's use of the World Wide Web, and provide your URL. What were the new developments in 2000? Is your page linked to the Computer Society Web page? Please provide the contact person or Webmaster for your TC's page.
Web page is http://computer.org/tab/TCI/, which is linked into the CS pages.
Javed Khan’s contact info is above.
Meetings: How many TC meetings did your TC have this year, and over what venue (at conferences, teleconferences, video-conferences, etc.)?
We communicate only via email.
Conferences: How many conferences did your TC sponsor, co-sponsor, or cooperate with this year? Were there any new conferences or were any existing conferences discontinued? What was the estimated average attendance? Was your TC actively involved on any program committees, technical committees or steering committees of these conferences? What was the most successful conference and least successful? How many outstanding final reports are there for conferences held this year?
· We sponsored the 3rd workshop on Internet Applications (WIAPP2001)
· We cosponsored the 21st IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference (IPCCC 20001) with ComSoc.
· We cosponsored the 4th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (WMCSA 20002) with TCOS.
· We cosponsored The IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS 2001)
· We cosponsored the Second IEEE-TCI Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 02) with the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).
· We sponsored the IEEE 5th International Conference on Mobile Agents (MA 2001)
· We continue to sponsor SAINT 2003, ISPASS 2003, and IPCCC 2003.
· We are in cooperation with 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEISE 2003)
We are not aware of any outstanding reports. All of these conferences were moderately successful; MA and SAINT have been the most successful.
Publications: Did your TC sponsor any publications or host any special issues of a Computer Society magazine?
No. However, we have proposed to establish a fully electronic, refereed journal on Internet research. We are in the process of recruiting the Editorial board and shall start Fall 2002.
Collaborative Efforts: Was your TC involved in any collaboration with other TCs, IEEE, groups, organizations, or initiatives?
We cosponsored a conference with TCOS (WMCSA 2002), started a new conference that is cosponsored by the IPSJ. We have also cosponsored a conference with ComSoc.
Volunteers: Estimate how many active volunteers were involved with your TC in this year?
20, including program chairs and vice-chairs.
What mechanisms did you use for recruiting and training new volunteers? What was your volunteer turnover rate, i.e., how often did your volunteer leaders change (example: out of 15 key volunteers, half changed during the this year)? Is the change voluntary, or do you have scheduled election and appointment dates for revolving the volunteer leadership?
No scheduled dates, other than the upcoming election for chair.
Awards and Recognition: Did your TC present any awards to its volunteers in 1999? Does your TC sponsor regular awards or student scholarships at particular conferences or meetings every year? If so, please specify those awards or scholarships, and the meetings where they are offered.
We funded best student paper awards. I am also putting in award requests for
those who organized successful conferences sponsored by TCI.
Member Database: Did your TC conduct any member list update or cleanup efforts this year? Did you provide all updates you received to your member list to the Computer Society for updating the database?
TC Reviews: Did your TC participate in a formal or informal
review by TAB?
Concerns: Describe problems or frustrations encountered as TC Chair.
Staff Assistance: What services did you request of Computer Society staff? What services would you like to receive from staff?
Service has improved as compared to previous years.
FUTURE PLANS (for the coming year)
Please answer the following questions by identify the activities the TC shall conduct that will benefit Computer Society members. Please differentiate between on-going and new projects.
Communication: How will your TC communicate with its members in the coming year, i.e., through newsletters, special correspondence from the chair or other officers, etc.
Email and our web site.
Web Assets: How will your TC use of the Web?
Our web site contains pointers to conferences and other useful information, but is not updated very frequently. We will try to improve the currency of our web page.
Conferences: How many conferences will your TC sponsor, co-sponsor, or cooperate with this year? Are there any new conferences or any existing conferences discontinued? Will your TC be actively involved on any program committees, technical committees or steering committees of these conferences?
· We will sponsor SAINT 2003, ISPASS 2003, and IPCCC 2003. We are also expect to sponsor two other conferences whose TMRF are still pending (not yet approved based on budget or other concerns). We will be in cooperation with 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEISE 2003). The Mobile Agents Conference (established by David Kotz) is not clear if they want to continue their sponsorship with IEEE (and hence TCI) or not.
Publications: Will your TC sponsor any publications or host any special issues of a Computer Society magazine?
As mentioned earlier, we will be starting our own on-line, refereed journal on Internet Research.
Also, the TCI Chair is the Editor of the IEEE Computer Web Technology Department. The TCI Chair is also the Editor of the Standards, Tools and Best Practice department of the IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine.
Collaborative Efforts: Will your TC be involved in any collaboration with other TCs, IEEE, groups, organizations, or initiatives?
Conference co-sponsorships as detailed above.
New Activities, Opportunities, and Directions: What
activities, opportunities or directions do you see as providing further
viability and member benefit to your TC?
We will send mass-mailing to all IEEE-CS members advertising the TC. Objective is to increase membership.
Awards and Recognition: Does your TC plan to present any awards to its volunteers? Will your TC sponsor any regular awards or student scholarships at conferences or meetings? Please specify those awards or scholarships and meetings.
We will continue to fund best student paper awards at our flagship conferences. We also will nominate volunteers for awards.
Meetings: How many TC meetings are planned for this year and over what venue (at conferences, teleconferences, video-conferences, etc.)? Please provide the dates, times, and locations.
None planned, we use email. However, we will take the opportunity to meet during SAINT (Jan 27-31, 2003).
Membership and Volunteers: What mechanisms will you use to recruit and retain members and volunteers?
A mass-mailing as described above.
Staff Assistance:What services would you like to receive from staff?