|Dr Tim Chown leads the IPv6 activity in
the Networks and Distributed Systems
theme within the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
(IAM) research group in the Electronics and Computer
Science Department at the University of Southampton.
The Group has been studying IPv6 since 1996, and has had native IPv6 connectivity to the
world-wide 6bone network since July 1997. Southampton
is a partner on the European 6INIT IPv6 deployment
project (and its wireless successor, 6WINIT), and is active both nationally through the Bermuda 2 IPv6 deployment project on the UK
JANET Academic network and internationally through leadership of IPv6 piloting in the
European GÉANT network. Southampton is a
member of the IPv6 Forum, and Dr Chown is Co-chair
of the Forum's Education and Awareness working group.