Michael Fry (mike@socs.uts.edu.au)
Fri, 17 Mar 1995 16:21:45 +1000 (EST)

Information on the December 1995 IFIP Conference on
Upper Layer Protocols, Architectures and Applications (ULPAA)
to be held in Sydney, may be found at


An ASCII version of the CFP follows.

********** CALL FOR PAPERS **********

1995 IFIP International Working Conference on

Upper Layers Protocols, Architectures,
and Applications (ULPAA)

Sydney, Australia

Hipparch Workshop: --- 11th and 12th of December 1995
Tutorials: ----------- 11th and 12th of December 1995
Conference: ---------- 13th to 15th of December 1995

under the auspices of

IFIP Technical Committee 6 and Working Group 6.5,
the University of Technology, Sydney
and the Australian Computer Society


The Internet is now progressing into a "marketplace" of worldwide
interworking services. The TCP/IP protocol suite is simple and can be used
by an unlimited variety of applications. It is accessible worldwide by more
than 30 million users and continues to grow. Message Handling is still the
most popular service and, although widely used, still contains considerable
technical and social problems. However, the Internet already offers much
richer applications such as the World Wide Web, privacy and integrity
services, and information shopping. The Internet puts us in the fascinating
situation of engineering this huge and complex communication system while
we use it at the same time. The conference is a place where active
researchers can exchange their understanding, experience, and design plans
about open network cooperation technology.

Increasingly, the effective use of computers depends upon smooth
interworking between disparate and diverse systems, communicating with each
other using a wide variety of networking technologies. Such smooth
interworking, in turn, depends critically on standardized communication
protocols, which are themselves dependent on clearly-understood and
well-specified architectures for distributed applications. As new
applications are developed, new protocols are vital to the success of the
applications in the world. The ULPAA conference provides a pre-standards
forum where leading researchers can discuss promising and problematic
developments in the world of distributed applications. Past conferences in
this series already have had significant impact on the earliest stages of
standard development in both the ISO and Internet protocol suites. We are
soliciting papers that will help to focus the efforts of the networking
community and to point out new directions for continued progress.

Conference Topics

Application architectures:

Implementation, and experience with distributed applications.
Models and designs.
Programming environments.
Group communication models and services.
The impact of human factors on upper layer protocol design and
Multimedia applications and communications.
Management and operation of distributed services.
The perspective of new applications like:
World Wide Web (WWW),
Directory services,
Privacy and integrity services (PEM and PGP),
Information shopping,
Electronic publication,
Business on open networks.

Impact on applications of underlying services:

Interconnection of upper layer and application entities.
Mobile communications.
Upper layer network management and naming.
Universal resource naming schemes.
Presentation and session layer issues.
Security and privacy provision.
Very high-speed networking.


Upper layer conformance and interoperability testing activities.
The role of the standardization process for upper layer protocols.

Conference Outline

The purpose of the conference is to provide an international forum for the
exchange of information on the technical, economic, and social impacts and
experiences with upper layer protocols, architectures and distributed
applications. The conference format will be two and a half days of
conference paper presentations combined with one half a day of workshops.

Instruction to Authors

Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished original
contributions (not exceeding 5000 words) which describe recent research
results or developments directly relevant to upper layer protocols,
architectures or distributed applications.

IFIP WG 6.5 intends to use modern communication technology for its
cooperation within the WG. The subject of our research shall be the basis
of our daily work. Therefore, we are already using electronic mail for all
WG business including discussions, event preparations, joint reviewing,
etc. The next step will be to work on electronic publication for the
conference proceedings. For this purpose, electronic submission of papers
is highly recommended.


Papers that are accepted will be published by Chapman and Hall, London, the
general publisher for IFIP. A preprint of the proceedings will be provided
to attendees. We will thoroughly examine the possibility of electronic
publication in accordance with IFIP and the Publisher.


Today: Send a message, letter, phone, or fax to either of the
contacts below stating your intention to submit a paper, or stating
your general interest in the conference.
May 15, 1995: Full version of papers due for review.
July 15, 1995: Notification of acceptance/rejection.
November 1, 1995: Camera-ready papers required for publication.

Please submit either five paper copies of your paper or one file in
electronic form (plain text and/or in Postscript format) to one of the

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Nathaniel S. Borenstein
First Virtual Holdings, Inc.
25 Washington Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Email: nsb@nsb.fv.com
Tel: +1 201 993 8586
Fax: +1 201 993 3032

or to:

Dr. Ruediger Grimm
Gesellschaft fur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung GmbH
P.O. Box 100138
D-64201 Darmstadt
Email: grimm@darmstadt.gmd.de
Tel: +49 6151 869 716
Fax: +49 6151 869 785

or to:

Prof. Dr. Bob Kummerfeld
Basser Department of Computer Science
University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Email: bob@cs.su.oz.au
Tel: +61 2 692 3423
Fax: +61 2 692 3838

Program Committee

Harald T. Alvestrand < harald.t.alvestrand@uninett.no>
Gregor v. Bochmann < bochmann@iro.umontreal.ca>
Nathaniel Borenstein < nsb@nsb.fv.com>
Jaime Delgado < delgado@ac.upc.es>
Rik Drummond < 76550.1044@compuserve.com>
Magdalena Feldhoffer < magdalena.feldhoffer@zentrale.deutsche-bank.dbp.de>
Frank E. Ferrante < ferrante@mitre.org>
Ned Freed < ned@innosoft.com>
Michael Fry < mike@socs.uts.edu.au>
James M. Galvin < galvin@tis.com>
Ruediger Grimm < grimm@darmstadt.gmd.de>
Alf Hansen < Alf.Hansen@uninett.no>
Christian Huitema < Christian.Huitema@sophia.inria.fr>
Ole J. Jacobsen < ole@interop.com, ole@csli.stanford.edu>
Steve Kille < s.kille@isode.com>
Bob Kummerfeld < bob@cs.su.oz.au>
R. Greg Lavender < G.Lavender@isode.com>
Ed Levinson < elevinson@accurate.com>
Hannes P. Lubich < lubich@switch.ch>
James McHugh < jmchugh@orion.uci.edu>
Manel Medina < medina@ac.upc.es>
Leandro Navarro < leandro@ac.upc.es>
Gerald Neufeld < neufeld@cs.ubc.ca>
Encarna Pastor < encarna@dit.upm.es>
Bernhard Plattner < plattner@tik.ethz.ch>
Marshall T. Rose < mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Pietro Schicker < schicker@clients.switch.ch>
Aruna Seneviratne < aps@ee.uts.edu.au>
Allan W. Shepherd < shepherd@hpl.hp.com>
Alnoor M. Shivji < shivji@vancouver.osiware.bc.ca>
Einar Stefferud < stef@nma.com>

IFIP Working Group 6.5 General Co-Chairs:

Einar Stefferud (Chair), Ruediger Grimm (Vice Chair)

Past-Program Co-Chairs:

Bernhard Plattner, Gerald Neufeld (1992)
Manuel Medina, Nathaniel Borenstein (1994)

Organizing Committee:

Michael Fry
School of Computing Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney
P.O.Box 123, Broadway
Sydney, NSW 2007
Email: mike@socs.uts.edu.au
Tel: +61 2 330 1821
Fax: +61 2 330 1807

Aruna Seneviratne
School of Electrical Engineering
University of Technology, Sydney
P.O.Box 123, Broadway
Sydney, NSW 2007
Email: aps@ee.uts.edu.au
Tel: +61 2 330 2441
Fax: +61 2 330 2435


On Monday and Tuesday, December 11-12, time and space is reserved for a
number of tutorials. We invite interested persons to submit proposals for
tutorials. If you have ideas about a tutorial and wish to discuss these
ideas informally, please just send email to one of the program chairs.

The following topics are being considered:

Upper Layer/Application Layer Architecture
Security Models, Mechanisms and Systems
Message Handling Harmonization
Directory Services Harmonization
Network Management
Coexistence and Transition to OSI Applications
Distributed Application Programming Environments
Multimedia Internet Mail (MIME)
World Wide Web Applications
Payment and Purchase Systems on the Internet


The HIPPARCH Workshop will be meeting at the same location, parallel to the
tutorials in the two days 11th and 12th of December 1995, prior to the
conference proper. ULPAA participants are welcome to attend the workshop.

The workshop is organized by UTS within the context of the HIPPARCH Basic
Research Action project (European-Australian collaboration), sponsored by

The objective of the HIPPARCH project is to study and design high
performance communication architectures and implementations, based
particularly on the "Application Level Framing" and "Integrated Layer
Processing" concepts, and with an emphasis on automatic protocol
compilation techniques. Several research groups engaged in this area will
be represented. The first HIPPARCH workshop was held at INRIA in December
1994. This is the second workshop, which will present the outcomes of the
project in workshop format.

More information on the WWW

There is more information in the WWW available about the conference ULPAA
95, about our IFIP Working Group 6.5 and the ULPAA 95 conference, and about
the IFIP Technical Committee 6 and related WGs and conferences.

Try first at: http://www.ee.uts.edu.au/ifip/ULPAA95.html