ISOC Fellows to the IETF Complete their Participation in IETF 68 in
Prague *Fellows for the IETF 69 in Chicago also announced*
RESTON, VIRGINIA AND GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 28 March, 2007 - The five
recipients of the Internet Society's Fellowship to the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) completed their participation at the
end of IETF 68, held in Prague, the Czech Republic.
The ISOC Fellows to the IETF selected for IETF 68 came from a broad
spectrum of over 80 well-qualified applicants from the developing
world. Each person selected for the fellowship received full funding
to travel to Prague and participate in IETF 68. In addition, each
fellow was paired with a mentor from the community of experienced IETF
participants. The recipients of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF 68
Alberto F. Martinez, research assistant at the Teconolgico University
of Monterrey in Mexico. Alberto is interested in Internet security,
particularly domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC), and was
mentored by Shane Kerr, a software engineer with the Internet Systems
Jimmy M. Kimanzi, network administrator with Swift Global in Kenya. Jimmy
has an interest in routing and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and was
mentored by Dave Meyer, director of advanced research and development for
Hichem Maalaoui, head of technical innovation and new projects for the
Tunisian Internet Agency in Tunisia. Hichem has a specific interest in
wireless networks, mobile Internet and IPv6 and was mentored by Hesham
Soliman, director of Elevate Technologies.
R. Lakmal Silva, from Sri Lanka, graduate student at Blekinge Tekniska
Hogskola University in Sweden. Lakmal has an interest in ENUM and SIP
and was mentored by Patrik Flstrm, senior corporate consulting
engineer for Cisco.
Tariq Rahim Soomoro, Ph.D., from Pakistan, assistant professor at
Fujairah College in the United Arab Emirates. Tariq is interested in
the multilingual development of the Internet and DNS, and was mentored
by Harald Alvestrand, an engineer for Google.
The next meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF 69, will be
held from July 22 to 27, 2007 in Chicago. More Information about IETF 69:
Recipients of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF for IETF 69 in Chicago are:
Burmaa Baasansuren, director of the .MN ccTLD registry for Datacom, the
Mongolian Internet service provider.
Sandra L. Cpedes, professor of information technology at Icesi University
Mohamad Dikshie Fauzie, from Indonesia, graduate research student at Keio
University in Japan.
Raj Gurung, from Nepal, graduate student in computer science at Western
Asim Zaheer, graduate student in computer science at Lahore University in
The ISOC Fellowship to the IETF is intended to allow engineers and
technologists from the developing world to travel to and participate
in the IETF meeting. More information about the ISOC Fellowship to the
IETF The ISOC fellowship to the IETF received corporate sponsorship
for 2007 from Google.
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. It is open to any interested
individual. The IETF is an organized activity of the Internet Society.
About the Internet Society:
The Internet Society is a not-for-profit membership organization
founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards,
education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva,
Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development,
evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout
the world. For over 14 years ISOC has run international network
training programs for developing countries and these have played a
vital role in setting up the Internet connections and networks in
virtually every country connecting to the Internet during this time.
For further details:
Director of Communications and Public Relations, Internet Society
Telephone: +1 703 326 9880 x130
1775 Wiehle Avenue
Reston, VA 20190-5108