Internet Network Design Meeting
Westin Embassy Row Hotel
2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
November 27-28, 2007
FIND (Future Internet Design) is a major
long-term initiative of the NSF NeTS research program. FIND invites the
research community to consider what the requirements should be for a global
network of 15 years from now, and how we could build such a network if we
are not constrained by the current Internet—if we could design it from
scratch. FIND solicits research across the broad area of network
architecture, principles, and mechanism design, aimed at answering these
questions. The philosophy of the program is to help conceive the future by
momentarily letting go of the present - freeing our collective minds from
the constraints of the current state of
The FIND meeting includes principal
investigators from 2006 and PIs who have been notified that they are going
to be recommended for funding in 2007. In addition to FIND, there are many
programs and projects working toward a Future Internet. This meeting
includes invited researchers in such projects who have been selected on the
basis of white papers white papers explaining the scope of their research
and the potential contributions to designing a Future
is by invitation only for principal investigators who have received
>> Registration. Registration will be required but
free of charge.
Please make any necessary
travel arrangements now. PIs and participants invited via white papers to
participate in FIND will pay for their own travel.
The FIND Meeting will be held at
the Westin Embassy Row
Massachusetts Avenue, VA 20008.
CRA has negotiated a room rate
of $199 (plus taxes) for a limited number of rooms. The cutoff date for
reservations is November 9, 2007 at
5.00pm. You may call 1-800-WESTIN-1 or 1-202-293-2100 and refer to the FIND PI MEETING to make your room reservation;
Travel from Dulles International Airport to the
hotel by taxi or airport shuttle is approximately 35
Reagan Airport is located approximately 12 minutes
from the hotel and is accessible by taxi, airport shuttle and
The closest Amtrak rail station is Union Station
located in Washington, DC. Travel from this station is approximately 20
and invited speakers will have their travel reimbursed by CRA.
You are in
this category only if NSF explicitly has told you that your travel will be
reimbursed. Please note reimbursement information for expense guidelines,
limitations, and restrictions. If you miss the cutoff date you will only be
reimbursed the negotiated room rate and you will be responsible for any
for Expense Reimbursements (Invited speakers and guests
Up to $1,500
of your travel and hotel stay will be reimbursed. You will be reimbursed
for all meals during travel that are not provided during the
workshop. When traveling at CRA’s expense, please do so as
economically as possible and refer to the following guidelines. Contact
CRA’s Meetings Coordinator, Mackenzie Colbert, colbert [at] cra.org, in
advance if you have questions.
Expense reimbursement form (47 KB
- Fill in your name and provide the address
where you want the check to be sent.
- Indicate where you traveled and for what
- List all daily expenses in the appropriate
- Sign the expense form.
- Include all original receipts for each
expense that you claim. Receipts for meals under $75 are not required.
Please tape your receipts onto 8½ x 11 sheets of paper and staple these
to your expense reimbursement form.
- List all expenses in US dollars. If you
incurred expenses in a currency other than US, use the appropriate
exchange rate to make the conversion.
- CRA can reimburse only necessary and
reasonable expenses. These typically include economy airfare, ground
transportation, and meals while traveling. This also includes reasonable
expense for meals. Use the federal per diem as a guideline to
- Please remember the following restrictions
when making your arrangements:
- If traveling internationally, you generally
must use only US flag-flying carriers. If you have a question about this
please contact Mackenzie Colbert, colbert [at] cra.org.
- Car rentals are disallowed unless
pre-approved by the CRA for unique circumstances. If you have approval,
please attach this to your expense report.
- Room charge and taxes will be reimbursed.
- Meals otherwise provided by the
conference/meeting/workshop will not be reimbursed.
- Personal items will not be reimbursed.
- Alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed.
- If you combine CRA travel with other
professional or personal activities, only the portion directly related to
CRA may be claimed for reimbursement.