About SINN01

    In spring 2001 we started with a project called SINN - Searchengine Network in the International Natural Science Network to enhance the distributed information system PhysNet to a fast and stable service by setting up a network of independent but cooperated Harvest-brokers and Harvest-gatherers and building a network of PhysNet-mirrors.

    SINN is supported by the German Academic Network Organisation (Deutsches Forschungsnetz - DFN), with the financial support of the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF).

    PhysNet is under the auspices of the European Physical Society (EPS) and serveral national societies. Each partner funds its own part, while EPS funds the operation.

    To bring all partners of SINN and PhysNet together and to jointly design the technical realization, this technical workshop will be hold in December 2001 (5th - 7th) at Oldenburg, Germany, hosted and organized by the Institute for Science Networking, and under the umbrella of the European Physical Society.

    The Workshop consists of two parts:

    I) Technical Workshop: 5 - 6 December 2001

    Topics are:

    1. Implementation of active mirrors of PhysNet
    2. Installation of Harvest-brokers and -gatherers
    3. Networking of distributed Harvest-brokers and gatherers
    4. Worksharing for software development
    5. New add-on services and improvements for PhysNet

    We focus on how to design and set up a network of independent but cooperated national or regional Harvest-brokers and Harvest-gatherers as well as building an active network of PhysNet-mirrors.

    II) General Meeting: 7 December 2001

    In addition to all known partners of SINN and PhysNet, we invite representatives of all national Phycical Societies as well as respresentatives of neighbouring fields such as mathematics.

    Topics of this Meeting will include:

    1. Formal and technical cooperation of Physics societies
    2. Formal and technical cooperation with Mathematics (IMU) and other natural science societies
    3. Library services for Physics

    Contributions and presentation to the technical part and the general meeting are welcome.
    In case you intend to present a topical paper, please send an abstract by October 15th.

    Organizing Committee

    Dr. Eberhard R. Hilf, Prof. i. R.
    Dipl.-Phys. Michael Hohlfeld
    Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Severiens

    Institute for Science Networking
    Carl von Ossietzky-Universität
    Ammerländer Heerstraße 121
    26129 Oldenburg