Today is World IPv6 Day, organised by the Internet Society (ISOC). Internet Society – World IPv6 Day.
Read the “About IPv6″ section of the Irish IPv6 Task Force website if this means nothing to you
Many people are experimenting with turning on IPv6 for the first time, and/or turning off IPv4 to see if the IPv6 infrastructure can cope.
So today is a good day to test your own machine to see how well it can cope with the next generation internet protocol, IPv6: http://www.testipv6.com.
In Ireland there is a good IPv6 readiness site, http://www.ipv6ready.ie, sponsored by the INEX, the Dublin Internet Neutral Exchange.
The Irish IPv6 Task Force has also a website for the day, http://www.ipv6day.ie, the site includes a monitoring tooolset that monitors IPv6 readiness for high profile public and private sector Irish internet sites.
<a title="Irish National IPv6 Centre talk" “IPv6 in Singapore” & “Ad Hoc Sensor Networks”
Wednesday 17th October @ 15:00 – 17:00
Room G18, Nursing Building, Cork Road Campus
Dr. Winston Seah
Senior scientist in the Network Technology Department at
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) Singapore
Presentation 1: Status of IPv6 in Singapore
This talk will provide an overview of the past, current and future efforts put into the development and deployment of IPv6 in Singapore. It will briefly highlight the past research/technical work done, current ongoing efforts to encourage the deployment of IPv6 and the problems faced.
Presentation 2: Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Research in the
Institute for Infocomm Research This seminar will first give an overview of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore and the research conducted in the Networking Protocols department in general. Following which, the talk will discuss two specific areas of research:
1. Wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring and smart buildings – we focus on the exciting application domain for wireless sensor networks and its significance in our future pervasive and trusted network infrastructure. A key research issue is the effect on the design *of protocols and algorithms when relying on ambient energy harvesting techniques for power.
2. Underwater ad hoc and sensor networks – we focus on the salient
features of underwater networks and how they influence the design of networking protocols. A brief overview of novel network architectures and protocols for underwater networks will also be presented.
In early June I attended the “Convergence: New Opportunities for Accelerating the IPv6 Momentum” event in Vienna, Austria http://www.ipv6-convergence-vienna.net
From it I have compiled a short trip report which you can find below.
Within the report I give some comments I took on the the speakers and links to the slides they presented.
The one item you may find most interesting is the rap-up slides which is an overview of the event, it can be found online at
I hope you find this useful.
Miguel Ponce de Leon
The Telecommunications Systems & Software Group (TSSG) at WIT along with its consortium partners (HEAnet, Hamilton Institute (NUI Maynooth) & BT Ireland) will be announced as the “Irish National IPv6 Centre” on Friday September 30th.
IPv6 refers to the next generation of Internet Protocol hence the term “Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)”. The National Centre will support the local and global IPv6 community by providing technical depth and engagement towards the research community.
Minister Martin Cullen (on behalf of the Department of Communications, the Marine and Natural Resources) will launch the centre officially on September 30th at the Main Campus of Waterford Institute of Technology.
Further details on the IPv6 Centre are available at here.