Proposal

APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Mr. Anand Raje
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
ISOC Kolkata Chapter
Designation
Chair
Gender
Male
Economy of Residence
India
Primary Stakeholder Group
Technical Community
List Your Organizing Partners (if any)
Mr. Anupam Agrawal
Chair
India Internet Foundation
anupam@iifon.org
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Measuring the Internet protocol parameters for reducing Internet poverty
Session Format
Showcase (20 minutes)
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
Specific Issues for Discussion
The issue:

The Internet is becoming more and more important for societies and the recent pandemic situation has increased its importance multifold as key services have moved online. The new set of users are from diverse geographical locations being forced to go online, but they are suffering not only due to poor services but less than optimum Internet delivery infrastructure and bandwidth quality. Internet measurement from user endpoints of different protocol parameters provides understanding of the issues and pinpointing the gaps thereby helping coordinating with different stakeholders to strengthen the infrastructure.

Scope:

The session will explore the available Internet Measurement platforms globally and showcase a newly developed Internet Measurement platform now operational in India, the impact of hosting 4 L root servers in a geographic region and experiments for disaster scenarios. The showcase will talk about the impact the platform is creating and the research findings which will help in the evolution of the Internet.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
The suddenness with which the people were forced to adopt Internet Services has left many languishing at the edge wherein they are facing issues related to Internet Poverty. The community interactions at diverse geographical regions in India very clearly points out that lack of bandwidth either in terms of quantity or quality is significantly hampering the inclusion of people. Further, issues like power cut, high latency of services, low bandwidth and less availability of content are also affecting inclusion.

The session will explore how real time information about the quality of Internet from the user endpoint can help in solving the issues for the stakeholders who are involved and will also help in provisioning of adequate infrastructure by the service providers.

The session will try to showcase how the new solution framework is creating benefits to include more people on to the internet by diving into interoperability requirements among different Internet platforms available globally and data exchange platforms among them.
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
2 minutes Setting the context, brief about the issues and challenges
5 minutes Internet Measurement practices across the world and their impact
10 minutes Getting to know the AIORI Internet Measurement Network and seeking contributions
3 minutes Questions and Answers
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Anupam Agrawal
    • Organization: India Internet Foundation (IIFON)
    • Designation: Chair
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: India
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/anupamagrawal
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: Bikram Shrestha
    • Organization: Nepal Internet Foundation
    • Designation: President
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Nepal
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/bikramhtd
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Anand Raje
    • Organization: ISOC Kolkata Chapter
    • Designation: Chair
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: India
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://icannwiki.org/Anand_Raje
  • Speaker 2

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 3

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
  • Speaker 4

    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Anand Raje is the Project CTO of Advanced Internet Research Operations in India (AIORI) program working on Internet Measurements. He has been involved for a decade in bundling solutions pertaining to the issues and challenges of the regional Internet ecosystem.

Anupam Agrawal has been associated with Internet Governance both locally and globally for over a decade. His critical understanding of Internet Governance public policy issues and dealing with standardization will allow to bring out the nuanced elements required for public policy development.
Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2022.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?
No
Number of Participants (Please fill in numbers)
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