IEC Networking Workshop
The Internet Engineering Curriculum (IEC) repository is a project of CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis) in conjunction with NLANR (National Laboratory for Applied Network Research) to help educators and others interested in Internet technology keep up with developments in the field.
Part of the IEC effort is to provide semi-annual workshops (in Boulder, Colorado and San Diego, California) to facilitate technology transfer from the authors of networking materials to the faculty who need to use them in University courses. The IEC workshop in August 1999 is the first of the series with 3 days of instruction with 2 parallel tracks; subsequent workshops will be a week long and include 7-8 different topics. They will be taught by networking gurus or the authors of the materials whenever possible. Attendees choose one topic per day and attend lecture and lab sessions on it; some topics may require two days to cover properly. We encourage faculty to bring their teaching assistants along to the workshops.
The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) is a collaborative effort toward greater cooperation in engineering and maintaining a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure. Its neutral framework supports cooperative endeavors by government, academia, and commercial providers and vendors.
CAIDA's Internet Engineering Curriculum repository offers dynamic, state-of-the-art Internet engineering training materials. Other CAIDA outreach includes periodic Internet Statistics and Metrics Analysis (ISMA) workshops focusing on problems inherent in scaling the Internet.
CAIDA's visualization tools are an important means of depicting the Internet infrastructure. Publicly available measurement and analysis tools, including Coral passive traffic monitors, cflowd software, and skitter active measurement tools provide unique windows into Internet traffic behavior. CAIDA also supports deployment of prototypes, such as the commercial cache initiative at the MAE-West exchange; benchmarking of Internet hardware and software; and a network access point for Southern California ISPs.