CZ.NIC and NIX.CZ are the co-organisers of the annual conference Internet and Technology 11

Prague, 17 May 2011 – On 8 and 9 June, the fourth annual professional Internet and Technology 11 conference will take place at Klub Lávka in Prague. The meeting of Czech Internet and Internet technology experts is organised by the CZ.NIC Association, the administrator of the Czech top level domain, and the NIX.CZ Association, the largest neutral IXP (Internet Exchange Point) in the Czech Republic. The first day will be solely dedicated to the current issue of IPv6. Additional topics will include Internet safety (seeking and resolving security incidents, work of the CSIRT.CZ team) and networking. A new feature of this year’s programme is workshops dedicated to the development of applications for the iPhone and plug-ins for the Mozilla browser, as well as an information site where visitors will be able to find information about the advantages and possibilities of implementing DNSSEC technology and receive advice about domains in general.

“The year's important events, related to the exhaustion of IPv4 address blocks in the IANA register and at the administrator of the Asian-Pacific region have had a strong impact on the conference programme. As the end of IPv4 and the gradual implementation of IPv6 are one of our main topics, we have planned for the opening date of the conference to coincide with World IPv6 Day. I believe one of the highlights of the first day of IT 11 will be the panel discussion about IPv6 in the Czech Republic, in which we’ll see participation by all the important players on our market. I would also like to draw attention to the interesting workshops that will be led by the colleagues from our Laboratories. On the second day of the confernece I’m sure we will learn many interesting things from the presentation by the American expert Peter Eckersley and the representative of ICANN, who will talk about the new generic top-level domains. I will also be very interested to see what our registrars will introduce at the workshop,” said Ondřej Filip, Executive Director of the CZ.NIC Association.

On the second day of the conference, the NIX.CZ Czech peering node will also present its own topics. In the network block, Martin Slinták from CISCO SYSTEMS will talk about the possibilities of using MPLS in access networks and will also explain the advantages of this solution compared to switched Ethernet. Roman Aprias from ALEF NULA will introduce OTV technology – L2 transport between data centres. The last speaker in this section, Zdeněk Rojka of VYDIS, will focus on the possibilities of enhancing the capacity of optic fibres using WDM systems.

As in the previous year, the Internet and Technology 11 conference will be streamed. Those interested will be able to watch it on www.nic.cz/it11 and for both days on the website of our general media partner, Root.cz.

For more information about the Internet and Technology 11 conference, including the programme, a list of speakers and the registration form, please visit www.nic.cz/it11. The media partners of this year’s conference are Root.cz (general media partner), Lupa.cz, Zdroják.cz, AbcLinuxu.cz, Linuxexpres.cz and Czech Radio – Leonardo.