5-6 November 2009
Beijing, CN
ROC timezone

The second OARC Workshop of 2009 will take place November 5th and 6th in Beijing, China.

OARC Workshop meetings are open to OARC members, presenters, and to all other parties interested in DNS operations and research, subject to available space.
 

Dates: November 5-6, 2009
Venue: The Regent Beijing
Address: 99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
Building/Room: Ballroom 1
Accommodation: Reservation Form (also odt and doc formats)

Jabber: xmpp:dns-operations@conference.dns-oarc.net
Streaming: mms://218.241.108.135:3650/cnnic

Call for Presentations

This workshop continues OARC's tradition of having fall meetings include a strong research component. Presentations from DNS researchers are particularly welcome. We'll also gladly accept talks from DNS operators as well as any other DNS-related subjects.

Sponsors

OARC gratefully acknowledges CNNIC for their sponsorship of this meeting.

 

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Welcome from CNNIC

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) is the national network information center of China, which was founded by Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences as a non-profit organization on Jun. 3rd 1997.

CNNIC takes the responsibility of China's domain name registry to operate and administrate ".CN" country code top level domain (ccTLD), Chinese Domain Name (CDN) system and provides IP address and Autonomous System Number allocation services as a National Internet Registry (NIR). CNNIC also carries out relevant technology researches and assumes technical projects of the state.

In the recent years, Internet in China has developed at a speed that no one can imagine. Now, China has the largest Internet user population in the world and more than 16 million Domain names. ".CN" country code top level domain name becomes the most important domain name in China. China information society needs more stable name solution service. We would like to share information and learn together with other key operator, implementers, and researchers on DNS system.

By hosting DNS-OARC Workshop in Beijing, we can better introduce OARC organization both of its importance and experience of DNS operation, to the China Internet community. By raise the awareness of OARC and its operation mechanism in the local community, we can elevate level of DNS operation, which thus in turn, will help the Internet development in China.

Meeting Venue

The Regent Beijing http://www.regenthotels.com/webExtra.do?webExtraHotelCode=ribjn Adress: 99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China, Telephone: (86-10) 8522 1888 Fax Number: (86-10) 8522 1818 The Regent Beijing sits in the heart of the metropolis and is the ideal location for Beijing vacations. It is only walking distance from the main commercial and shopping districts as well as the top tourist attractions in Beijing. Set comfortably between the sleek modernity of the business district and the ancient hutongs of traditional China, the Regent is ideal Beijing lodging for travelers seeking a complete experience of Beijing. The workshop will take place in Ballroom 1 with capacity for 80 persons:

Airport Connections

The Regent Beijing is 40 minutes from the Beijing International Airport.

Visa Assistance

Most foreign visitors need to apply for a visa to enter China. Normally, a formal invitation letter is not necessary for applying for a tourist visa. As for business visas, you may need a visa invitation letter. By registering for the workshop, you will automatically receive an invitation letter from CNNIC. If you require a separate "visa notification" letter (in Chinese), please send the following information to oarc2009@cnnic.cn:
  • Full Name on passport
  • Passport Number
  • Organization Name
  • Title
  • Proposed Entering Date
  • Days of Stay
We recommend that you initiate the process no later than 30 days prior to the event. Attendees from Vietnam, Laos, Bengal do not require a visa to enter China.

Social Events

The Summer Palace

A guided tour Friday, November 6 14:00 - 17:30 The Summer Palace is located in Haidian District, northwest of Beijing, about 15 kilometers far from the city centre. It was the former palace garden of the Qing Dynasty, of which name means "Garden of Health and Harmony". In the palace, the long corridor, marble boat, Pavilion of the Fragrance of Buddha, opera building, Seventeen-Arch Bridge, jade belt bridge and other constructions are called treasures in the world's architectural culture and have very high status in the domestic and overseas garden art history. The whole palace is divided into three parts, Longevity Hill's front hill, Kunming Lake, and Rear-Hill and Back-Lake. Front hill is centered with the Pavilion of the Fragrance of Buddha, forming a huge main architectural complex, magnificent, majestic, full of power and grandeur. Kunming Lake is lying in the south of Longevity Hill and covering about 3/4 of the entire area of the palace. South Lake Island is located in the center of the lake and linked to the shore by the beautiful Seventeen-Arch Bridge. In the west of the lake, there are 6 beautiful bridges built on the West Causeway. Surrounded by green eddying water and tall age-old pine trees, the environment of Rear-Hill and Back-Lake is so beautiful.

Tingliguan

Chinese style dinner Friday, November 6 18:00 - 20:00 Tingliguan is one of the 13 major structures in the Summer Palace. It is located at the southern side of Wanshou (Longevity) Hill and faces Kunming Lake. Tingliguan was built in 1750 by Emperor Qianlong (1711­-99) for his mother's birthday. It was torched by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860, and was rebuilt by Emperor Guangxu (1871­-1908) to become a favoured place of recreation for Empress Dowager Ci Xi (1835­-1908). The name, Tingliguan was given then. From the literal meaning of the characters, it means Hall for Listening to Orioles. This means that the melodies of the concerts and operas was likened to the beautiful sounds of the orioles, hence the name Tingliguan. On a plate over the gate of the main hall of the courtyard, visitors can still view the characters written by Ci Xi today, because the 6,000-square-metre Tingliguan is now a famed restaurant that offers imperial food in Beijing, such as the Royal Feast of Complete Manchu­Han Courses, Imperial Court Cuisine, Imperial Longevity Cuisine, and Imperial Tonic Medicated Diets.

Local Meeting Organizers

If you have any questions about your visit to China, please feel free to contact: Ms. Liu Jin ( oarc2009 at cnnic.cn ) Tel: +86-10-58813154 Fax:+86-10-58812666 Dr. Xiaodong Lee ( lee at cnnic.cn ) Tel:+86-10-58813020 Fax:+86-10-58812666

Supplementary information

A one day City Tour is available from the local travel agencies. Recommended tour routes are:

The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, formerly called Forbidden City, is the palace of Ming and Qing dynasty. It is an unparalleled ancient architectural masterpiece, existing largest and most complete ancient architectural of China. Palace Museum is known as one of the world's top five palaces (The Palace Museum; Palace of Versailles, France; The BuckinghamPalace, United Kingdom, The White House in United States and Russian Kremlin)

Hutong Tour

Hutong, is a unique ancient city alley of Beijing. In Beijing, there are thousands of Hutongs which surround the Forbidden City. Most of them were formed in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty in Chinese history.

Great Wall

The construction of the Great Wall, with a long history, majestic and great engineering, is a rare miracle in the world. There are Chinese Traditional Proverb, He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man that is famous around world. The Great Wall is intervening across the east-west and south-north and stretching on the vast land of our great motherland. It looks like a huge dragon, crossing the towering mountains, vast grassland and desert, and plunging toward the ocean. According to records of historical literature, there were over 20 seigneur countries and feudal dynasties constructed the Great Wall. The whole Great Wall constructed in various times is totally about 100 thousand Chinese Miles including 10 thousand Chinese Miles completed in Qin, Han and Ming dynasties. Currently, there are relics of ancient Great Wall and beacon towers in Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Henan, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan and other provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. Only in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Great Wall is more than 30 thousand Chinese Miles long.