September 2003, ULB/VUB organized, with the support of the European
Commission (DG Entreprise and DG Information Society) and in collaboration with
ETSI, three simultaneous events in the field of IPv6 and the New Internet:
the International Workshop on IPv6 Testing, Certification and Market
Acceptance, the ETSI Plugtests event and the Eurov6 project Showcase.
This took place at Hotel Le Plaza in central Brussels with very great
success. Native IPv6 connectivity was provided by BELNET.
Workshop drew 120 participants from Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, France,
Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and USA; 60 more people participated in the Plugtests
and about 50 visitors came to the Showcase; more information can be obtained
on the site www.ipv6event.be.
The Brussels IPv6 Showcase was organized in close
collaboration with our Eurov6 project partners: CONSULINTEL, ERICSSON, TELSCOM, and in synergy with the NGN-LAB
and 6NET projects. The whole event was supported by the IPv6 Forum.
ULB/VUB and the Eurov6 Partners demonstrated native IPv6 Multicast Videoconference
tools (VIC, RAT, SDR, ISABEL), VideoLAN, Windows Media Server and Player,
Three Degrees, Web server (Apache2 on Linux), DNS (Bind-9.2.1 on Linux), SSH
(PuTTY on Windows 2000 and OpenSSH on Linux), Home automation system, etc. We
also had active participation and support from 6WIND, ALCATEL, JUNIPER,
PANASONIC and XYBERNAUT.
This event has built on the successful relations established since the
beginning of the Eurov6 project with a number of Asian partners, namely the
IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan, the 6TNET group in P.R. China, and the IPv6
Fora in Korea and Taiwan.
High-level representatives from these countries came to Brussels, as
well as a strong delegation from the Chinese Internet Society. A
representative of the Government of India was also present, with the
intention to establish more formal relations in the nearby future, with an
eye on the forthcoming EuroIndia event in March 2004.