Your chance to learn more about RINA: John Day’s talk in Barcelona!

On Thursday, May 19th, John Day, professor of Computer Science of Boston University Metropolitan College will give a guest lecture at UPC. Mr. Day has been involved in research and development of computer networks since 1970 (his original network address was 12) taking part in the design of transport and upper layer protocols for the ARPANet as well as the Internet. He was in charge of the development of the OSI Reference Model, Naming and Addressing and a major contributor to the upper layer architecture and was a member of the Internet Research Task Force’s Name Space Research Group. Recently he has been turning his attention to a new network architecture that scales indefinitely, RINA, described in his book Patterns in Network Architecture: A return to fundamentals.

Professor Day’s talk will focus on the challenges faced in the current Internet architecture and their origins, basic networking principles, an introduction to RINA (Recursive InterNetwork Architecture), as well as a presentation of the features of RINA and its implications. Topics discussed will include Future Internet, naming, addressing, multi-homing, mobility and security.

Questions & Answers and a roundtable discussion will follow with participants Josep Paradells (professor of UPC), Marcelo Yanuzzi (professor of UPC), Josep Maria Selga (professor of URL-La Salle).

Agenda of the event:

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and presentation
  • 10:30 – 12:00 John Day’s talk and questions from the audience
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Roundtable discussion

The talk is organized by the i2CAT Foundation and is hosted by UPC. The event is open to everyone interested to attend it. We would like to have an idea on the number of people that are interested to attend the lecture. For this reason we recommend you to provide your name and affiliation in the form found in the following link:

You can also follow the live streaming of the event remotely by clicking this link:

Where: Auditori of the UPC,  Vertex Building, Plaça d’Eusebi Güell, 8, 08034 Barcelona (

When: Thursday, 19th of May, 10-13h

We hope to see you there!

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