The core of the APRICOT 2005 host structure is comprised of representatives of the following domestic organizations:
The three Internet Asssociations of China, Japan and Korea, have been organizing the "Asia Broadband Summit (ABS)",
since 2002 in order to contribute to the development of Broadband Services in the Asia Region.
APRICOT is also pleased to have the full support of our hosts in the Kyoto and Kansai region including:
Internet Association Japan (IAjapan)
The Internet Association Japan (IAjapan) is a nonprofit, industry-based organization with close to 300 Internet related organizational and individual members. It was established by the consolidation of the Internet Association of Japan and the Electronic Network Consortium on April 1, 2001 and legally recognized by the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Postal and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on July 1, 2001. Domestically its core responsibility is the support development of a strong Internet. Internationally, IAj maintains direct collaborations with organizations such as W3C, IETF, ISOC, ICANN, ICRA, APIA, APNG etc.
Internet Society of China
Internet Society of China (ISC) was inaugurated on 25th May, 2001 with more than 130 members. ISC was sponsored by more than 70 sponsors, which include network access carriers, ISPs, facility manufacturers and research institutes. At present, there are more than 150 members, most of which are organization members. The current Chair of BoT is Madam Hu Qiheng, the vice Chairman of CAST (China Association for Science and Technology) and the academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. The governing body of ISC is Ministry of Information Industry P.R.C. The office of ISC is located in Beijing China
Internet Association of Korea
The Internet Association of Korea (IAK) was established in March 1997 to promote the development of Internet technology in Korea and to collaborate with domestic and overseas Internet organizations.
Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC)
Japan Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) was established in October 1996. It is an independent organization set up for the primary purpose of responding to computer security incidents. The Center cooperates closely with computer system administrators at network sites, as well as with supporting service providers and equipment vendors. The Center also sponsors technology and security training activities, and engages in proactive measures designed to increase awareness and understanding of computer security issues. Center activities have increasingly focused on Asia-wide security incidents and the need to develop a regional response and awareness structure. These activities are maintained under APCERT structure which has established its annual meeting (APSIRC) activities as a portion of APRICOT.
IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan (IPv6 PC)
The Japanese Government's commitment to taking a leadership role in worldwide IPv6 research and deployment was outlined in a speech to open the September 2000 Diet session by then Prime Minister Mori. Prime Minister Mori identified IPv6 as a key discussion area for the national IT Strategy Council - a strategic pillar toward the "rebirth of the nation."
The IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan was established shortly thereafter in Oct. 2000. Its founding members numbered only 18. As of March 2003 the Council's membership body consisted of 320 organizations from a variety of business fields; carriers, ISPs, hardware vendors, software vendors, finance companies, general trading companies, automobile manufacturers, etc.
The Council is the most active and influential IPv6 organization in Japan, and is the formal contact point appointed by the Japanese government to handle requests from overseas private IPv6 promotion bodies, such as the various regional IPv6 Task Force bodies, for technical and deployment cooperation. The Council exhibited at APRICOT 2003 as a first step toward building an Asia regional.
WIDE Project (WIDE)
The WIDE Project recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary. Established in 1988 the Project has worked from the establishment of Japan's Internet through its current activities on next generation protocols and wide-area distributed computing environments. WIDE is host to over 600 researchers supported by more than 100 organizational sponsors and is perhaps Japan most recognizable face internationally with highest level representation in numerous international organizations such as ICANN, IETF, ISOC, AI3, APNIC, IPv6 Forum and many more.
Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) is the National Internet Registry in Japan that provides allocation and registration services of IP addresses and AS numbers. JPNIC also performs activities such as overseeing administration of the JP domain names in the public interest, and coordinating with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It is a non-profit organization supported by its membership body of 296 organizations (as of May 2004).
JPNIC recently hosted the successful 14th APNIC OPM in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
This association aims to promote the healthy development of Internet service provider businesses and to contribute to the development of a society with highly informative communication networks by improving technical knowledge and business management and by collecting people's opinions, cooperating between related business fields, promoting better use of the Internet. As the number of Internet users grows, there is an increasing need in society for Internet service provider business, which provide various services related to the distribution of information based on Internet protocol.
Cyber Kansai Project
Cyber Kansai Project is a joint research consortium among commercial sector and academic entities in Japan. Its research topics are focused on leading-edge technologies for the next generation Internet. Our major activities are on both technology development and its pre-commercial deployment.
The Project was established in 1996 by major members who developed and operated the Internet system for a top-level APEC conference held in Osaka in 1995. Currently, over 30 members from commercial sectors, university, and several government divisions are involved as our project members. The coverage of our activities ranges from development of fundamental technologies for the broadband Internet infrastructure to deployment of leading-edge applications and services on the Internet in the near future.
ITRC (Internet Technology Research Committee)