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REGISTER NOW FOR IPNSIG ACADEMY KEYNOTE!

 

Reminder: IPNSIG Academy Keynote Coming Soon!

 

Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qo_kjWUQQ3WW-v2e34dzqQ

Title:  100+ Years vision toward a Solar System Internet

Date:  May 18th, 2022    17:00 – 17:45  U.S. Eastern Time

Moderated by Vint Cerf and presented by Yosuke Kaneko, topics will include:

•         Objectives and goals of IPNSIG Academy

•         The IPNSIG vision and mission

•         100+ years vision toward a common SSI architecture

•         Key properties that would promote the development and evolution of an SSI

•         Future IPNSIG Academy events

 

This event will be conducted virtually and is open to IPNSIG members and guests. Remember, you
must register to attend.

Reminder: IPNSIG Academy event coming soon

Reminder: IPNSIG Academy Keynote Coming Soon!

Title:  100+ Years vision toward a Solar System Internet

Date:  May 18th, 17:00 – 17:45  U.S. Eastern Time

Moderated by Vint Cerf and presented by Yosuke Kaneko, topics will include:

•         Objectives and goals of IPNSIG Academy

•         The IPNSIG vision and mission

•         100+ years vision toward a common SSI architecture

•         Key properties that would promote the development and evolution of an SSI

•         Future IPNSIG Academy events

This event will be conducted virtually and is open to IPNSIG members and guests. You must register to attend.

Please complete your registration by filling out the form here.  Once you complete your registration process, an invitation will be sent to you via email with zoom links and other logistics for this event.

IPNSIG Academy Keynote

TITLE: IPNSIG Academy Keynote: 100+ Years Vision toward a Solar System Internet

(Yosuke Kaneko/Moderator: Vint Cerf) 

We are opening up our first Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG) Academy Keynote event!  

Yosuke Kaneko, the chair of IPNSIG will be talking about the future of the Solar System Internet (SSI) and IPNSIG’s vision/mission and the role of the newly-announced IPNSIG Academy. 

We invite you to join us for this exciting Keynote event. 

Title:  100+ Years vision toward a Solar System Internet

Date:  May 18th, 17:00 – 17:45  U.S. Eastern Time

Moderated by Vint Cerf and presented by Yosuke Kaneko, topics will include:

•         Objectives and goals of IPNSIG Academy

•         The IPNSIG vision and mission

•         100+ years vision toward a common SSI architecture

•         Key properties that would promote the development and evolution of an SSI

•         Future IPNSIG Academy events

This event will be conducted virtually and is open to IPNSIG members and guests.

Please complete your registration by filling out the form here.  Once you complete your registration process, an invitation will be sent to you via email with zoom links and other logistics for this event.

Please share this registration link with individuals who are interested in IPNSIG membership, deep space networking communications, and the evolution of the Solar System Internet (SSI). 

We will see you all soon.

IPNSIG now tax exempt

IPNSIG Receives Tax Exempt Status from the US Internal Revenue Service 

The Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG) has received confirmation from the US Internal Revenue Service that it is now qualified to operate as a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization. In simple terms, this means that donations to IPNSIG can be treated by donors as tax-deductible contributions for US Federal Income Tax purposes. The IPNSIG Board believes that this status will provide additional incentive for supporters to provide resources that allow IPNSIG to accomplish its primary mission: to help standardize and demonstrate the readiness of the Bundle Protocol Suite to support the implementation of a Solar System Internet that can, in turn, support the exploration and eventual colonization of the Solar System.  

This was also the last major milestone to accomplish in order to formalize our status as an Internet Society Chapter (rather than a SIG). ISOC has changed the way they manage SIGs, and it made more sense for us to continue our affiliation with the Internet Society as a Chapter. However, we will be retaining the name IPNSIG in order to avoid confusion with many of our external friends, who have been used to referring to us as IPNSIG for over twenty years. We are incorporated in the State of California as IPNSIG, Inc. 

We want to thank especially our Secretary/Treasurer, Michael Snell, for his persistent due diligence in accomplishing this registration.  

Yosuke Kaneko, on behalf of the IPNSIG Board

IPNSIG ACADEMY

IPNSIG February Newsletter

Dear Membership,

On behalf of the IPNSIG board, I am pleased to announce the launch of the “IPNSIG Academy” – an educational platform that will cultivate interest, and passion which will result in building expertise in future generations as they work toward realizing an Interplanetary Network (IPN) in the coming 100 years.

Our vision at IPNSIG is focused upon enabling a common Solar System Internet (SSI) infrastructure that would benefit all humanity. Instilling this vision and conveying it to  future generations will push us forward in that bold endeavor.

The “IPNSIG Academy” will serve to propel those efforts by kicking off a series of talks, covering multiple facets surrounding the Interplanetary Network and SSI.

In 2022, the IPNSIG Academy will start by addressing the 100 year long-term vision of IPN/SSI; its technological developments (mainly in the area of the DTN protocols), its architectural concepts and issues around governance that would support the operation of the architecture and infrastructure. We have engaged many prestigious and prominent speakers from around the globe. They will be delivering talks relevant to each of these IPN areas. The last session will culminate in a workshop in which we will have discussions on Architecture and Governance with the entire membership.

(The detailed program will be posted on the IPNSIG website soon.)

IPNSIG continues to strive to do great things together with our membership and again, we are really excited to get engaged with you all at the Academy! We will update you with dates and times for each of the talks in further newsletters.

For any inquiries on this newsletter, please drop a note here: <secretariat@ipnsig.org>

Sincerely,

Yosuke Kaneko

IPNSIG Chair

AWG

IPNSIG welcomes new Secretariat for AWG


IPNSIG is pleased to announce the selection of Helen Tabunshchyk to play the role of Secretariat for our Architecture & Governance Working Group (AWG). This adds a critical resource necessary to the success of the AWG. We appreciate Helen’s willingness to undertake this responsibility, and look forward to her contributions towards achieving the goals of the AWG. 

Webinar Video & Presentation Available

Video from Dr. Lara Suzuki’s presentation on DTN research firsts is available here: http://livestream.com/internetsociety/dtnfirsts

Dr. Suzuki’s presentation may be had here: https://ipnsig.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/DTN-ML-Suzuki-IPNSIG-Interplanetary-Internet.pdf

December IPNSIG Newsletter

Dear IPNSIG members,

As we are closely approaching the closure of this year, I am proud to share the highlights of IPNSIG activities in 2021.  As you may be following, our focus and scope has broadened significantly this year to realize our vision of expanding networking to interplanetary space.

Here are some of the takeaways from this year:

  • IPNSIG vision and mission statement

The IPNSIG renewed our vision and mission statement to articulate our roles in the endeavors toward expanding networking to space. We stay committed to pursue these goals together with the membership.  You can find the latest statement here.

  • Strategy and Roadmap development

Looking 100 years ahead, the IPNSIG published a report titled Strategy Toward a Solar System Internet For Humanity”, which became the first attempt for IPNSIG to lay out strategic efforts toward the realization of a Solar System Internet (SSI). Our next steps would be to communicate the roadmap with the various stakeholders and shape the future together toward a common SSI structure that would benefit humanity.

  • Pilot Projects to mature DTN technology

During 2021, the IPNSIG Pilot Projects Working Group with members of several continents, has developed technologies to test and refine the Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocols that will permit an Interplanetary Internet to be used in Earth and Space. The projects have included connecting cloud systems on DTN, DTN multicasting and video transmission, DTN routing, usage of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things on DTN and Applications Development using DTN. The deployment of a Global DTN Testing Plan to test the DTN protocols on Earth as well as Space, is in process, and the ssi@home project is planned to permit users to test the Interplanetary Internet communications technology from their home in the near future. If you would like to be updated on these projects please send us a message from here.

  • Outreach and communications

We hosted three webinar events this calendar year.

  1. In February, we hosted an online workshop: “How to build a sustainable IPN”.
  2. In June, we hosted a webinar: “Communicating over Extreme Distances’’, presented by Dr. Don M. Boroson from the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT.
  3. Earlier in December, we hosted a webinar presentation by Dr. Lara Suzuki: “Recent Firsts in DTN Research”.

In October, we performed a successful emergency migration of our website to a new hosting service provider. We now have a more robust platform that is backed up daily. In January, we will be migrating to a Virtual Private Server, providing dedicated compute and storage services.

  • Technical documentation library

An extensive collection of papers, articles, presentations, etc. pertaining to delay-tolerant networking and the solar system internet has been assembled and organized for easy access and research.  The library is built on the Zotero platform and is updated on an ongoing basis by members of the Technical Documentation Working Group.  To start using this helpful information resource, look here.

The other good news is that the IPNSIG has passed the ISOC peer review which was our initial milestone toward becoming the ISOC Interplanetary Chapter! We are now a Chapter in Formation. We have submitted documentation to the State of California to incorporate and also to the IRS to secure an EIN. As soon as we receive our package from the State, we will start the process of qualifying as a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

We will keep you updated as we progress.

And in 2022, the board decided to launch a new educational program called the “IPNSIG Academy” and the “Architecture and Governance Working Group (AWG)” that would push us forward to promote our Vision & Mission.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming year.

Lastly, we wish you a safe, enjoyable and peaceful holiday season and I look forward to working together in 2022!

Thank you.

Yosuke Kaneko

IPNSIG Chairman

Announcing Architecture and Governance Working Group in 2022

IPNSIG members,

The IPNSIG will launch the Architecture and Governance Working Group (AWG) in 2022.  

We would like to invite participation from the membership who would be passionate about helping us with the Working Group activity. We envision one member who would bring in valuable insights to the Working Group and willing to provide secretariat support (mainly documentation support).

For more details about the AWG, please refer to the document here .

If you are interested, please let us know who you are, and how you might contribute (your expertise) by providing a message to the following email address by January 21, 2022.

ipnsig-awg@ipnsig.org

Yosuke Kaneko

IPNSIG Chairman