Invitation to FIPA
- Dear Peer-to-Peer Colleagues,
The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is a non-profit
international standards organisation with some 60 members which has been
addressing issues of coordination, management and interoperability of
networked autonomous systems for the last five years. FIPA is based on an
inherently peer-to-peer philosophy and FIPA believes that much of its work
is valuable to the peer-to-peer community. In particular, FIPA's work on
discovery and negotiation of resources and services in a network, as well as
distributed knowledge sharing are relevant.
FIPA would like to invite you to its next meeting being held from Jan.
26-Feb. 30 in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by Intel.
FIPA is an open organization. Anybody, members and non-members alike may
contribute to the FIPA process. Attendance to FIPA meetings for non-members
is free for the first three meetings. After this point, we hope that
attendees would find enough value to pay the nominal membership fee.
The value of attending FIPA for those in the peer-to-peer community is to
gain insight into the issues that FIPA is working on, how FIPA's
specifications can be used in their current work and to help direct FIPA's
future work. FIPA submitted a proposal to the recent RfP by the Peer-to-Peer
Working Group; this proposal may be found at
http://www.fipa.org/docs/output/f-out-00076/f-out-00076.pdf (Overview) and
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00001/ (FIPA Abstract Architecture).
The agenda is not entirely fixed yet, but traditionally there is an open
workshop on Wednesday afternoon providing a forum for presentations from and
interacting with the community at large. The other days are more involved
with meetings of individual Technical Committees and Working Groups. Plenary
sessions are held Monday morning, Friday afternoon and at certain times
during the week.
Given sufficient interest, FIPA would offer a special session (either Monday
afternoon or Wednesday morning) for new attendees outlining the FIPA goals,
underlying premises, process, organization, current specifications and
Please feel free to visit FIPA's website, www.fipa.org or contact the FIPA
Secretariat, secretariat@... for more information.
FIPA looks forward to seeing you in Phoenix.
- Donald Steiner
Chief Scientist Phone: +1(415)538-3468
WebV2, Inc. Fax: +1(415)348-0836
140 Second St., Suite 200 E-mail: Donald.Steiner@...
San Francisco, CA 94105 WWW: www.webv2.com
- --- In email@example.com, I wrote:
> Dear Peer-to-Peer Colleagues,
> The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is a non-
> international standards organisation with some 60 members which hasbeen
> addressing issues of coordination, management and interoperabilityof
> networked autonomous systems for the last five years. FIPA is basedon an
> inherently peer-to-peer philosophy and FIPA believes that much ofits work
> is valuable to the peer-to-peer community. In particular, FIPA'swork on
> discovery and negotiation of resources and services in a network,as well as
> distributed knowledge sharing are relevant.Jan.
> FIPA would like to invite you to its next meeting being held from
> 26-Feb. 30 in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by Intel.Sorry, I screwed up the dates. This would indeed have been a long
meeting, in which we could have gotten a lot done:-)
Anyway, the real dates are Jan 29 - Feb 2.
On the web site, you'll see that the official hotel registration
deadline has passed, but I am working on getting that extended. Don't