SIGNIDR V
SIGNIDR V

Special Interest Group on Networked Information, Discovery, and Retrieval

SIGNIDR V brought together the leading researchers in the then nascent field of Internet search engines.

The event was held at the MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia, on August 4, 1994, and broadcast Internet-wide over the multicasting backbone (MBONE).

Previous gatherings included: SIGWAIS I (USGS, Reston, VA), SIGWAIS II (Library of Congress, Washington, DC), SIGNIDR III (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD), and SIGNIDR IV (Department of Commerce, Washington, DC)

Event Chair: Robert H'obbes' Zakon

Agenda:

09:00-09:10	Administrative notes

09:10-09:25	Welcome - Robert H'obbes' Zakon, The MITRE Corporation

09:25-10:00	Keynote - Carl Malamud, Internet Multicasting Service

10:00-10:05	Network Publishing and Copyright Introduction

10:05-10:30	NPC 1 - Interactive Access to Computer Programs over Telecommunications Pathways: Some Copyright Implications
			Patrice Lyons, Law Offices of Patrice Lyons, Chartered

10:30-10:55	NPC 2 - MecklerWeb
		        Chris Locke, MecklerWeb

10:55-11:10	Break

11:10-11:15	Door Prize Drawings

11:15-11:40	NPC 3 - Electronic Scholarly Communications and Libraries
		        Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech

11:40-11:55	Technology Update - Brewster Kahle, WAIS Inc.

11:55-12:10	Technology Update - Jason Ng, NCSA

12:10-01:00	Lunch

01:00-01:05	Door Prize Drawings

01:05-01:10	Security Introduction

01:15-01:35	SEC 1 - Security and the WWW
                        David Dalva, TIS

01:35-02:00	SEC 2 - Firewalls, Application Gateways, and Proxies
                        Bede McCall, MITRE

02:00-02:25	SEC 3 - Secure Access to Data Over the Internet
                        Vicki Jones, UIUC

02:25-02:45	Break

02:45-02:50	Door Prize Drawings

02:50-02:55	Network Search Agents Introduction

02:55-03:20	NSA 1 - Finding What People Want: Experiences with the WebCrawler
			   Brian Pinkerton, U of Washington

03:20-03:45	NSA 2 - Ethical Web Spiders: Citizenship and Added Value
			   David Eichmann, U of Houston - Clear Lake

03:45-04:10	NSA 3 - Renegade Intelligent Agents
			   James Pottmyer, DISA

04:10-04:35	NSA 4 - Web Agent Related Research at the Center for Machine Translation
			   John Leavitt, CMU

Demos::

FISH - A Forager for the Information Super Highway
David Day, MITRE Corporation

Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
Eliot Christian, USGS

IDD: Intelligent Document Detection
Stephen Glanowski, MITRE Corporation

InfoSeek's full-text search service
InfoSeek Corporation

InterRAMP
Performance Systems International, Inc.

NT based NIDR Tools
Ron Robertson, MITRE Corporation

Scholastic Internet Center
Scholastic Network

TIS Toolkit
Trusted information System, Inc.

Verity WebServer
Verity, Inc.

WAIS Server
WAIS, Inc.

Vendors:

Alternet
ANS CO+RE Systems
CERFnet
Computer Literacy Bookstore
EARN
GILS
InfoSeek
InterNIC
MecklerWeb
NOTIS
PSI
SPRY
Scholastic Network
Suranet
TIS
Taliesin
Verity
WAIS Inc.

Vendors (literature only):

3W
Internet Business Journal
Internet Business Report
Internet Shopping Network
Internet Society
Internet World
Modus
Rock Dog
Wired