Videoconference 12/06/98 Participants:- Julian Chesterfield, UCL (JC) Paul Hogan, UCL (PH) Simon Lavington, Essex (SL) Sue Sharples, Essex (SS) Dave Price, Aber (DAP) Dave Hearnshaw, Westminster (DH) Kris Hasler, UCL (KH) Lesley Pitman, SSEES (LP) John Buckett, Exeter (JB) Nac Datta, Exeter (ND) Apologies:- Angela Sasse, UCL Louise Clark, UCL Colin Perkins, UCL Roy Bennett, UCL Henry Hughes, UKERNA Minutes:- 1. Connection and tool check All fine. Westminster sounds much clearer today, DH using SGI. DAP reported network problems for router at Bath. 2. Contract update DH - when he spoke to the people responsible for signing it, he was told that UCL UCI was no longer running. The people at Westminster are looking in to it. SL - Query over ownership of equipment has been sorted out. 3. Teaching activities - - - - - - - - Mandarin Evaluation PH - all fine. ACTION 98/06/12 - JC to produce agenda/questionnaires for evaluation on tuesday. DAP - Have there been any changes to the UKMbone? Can no longer send probes to collect data, also some routers seem to have changed. 4. Update on DEMO DH - we could go to each site and each make some points, 2 good, 1 bad. Show that multicast traffic is possible. It should all be scripted in advance. ACTION 98/06/12- all sites to send details to DH of what they would like to say at Demo. PH - won't be there for the demo. Do you want Language centre to join in remotely? DH - Not really necessary since Language centre so nearby and tutors will be needed in the cloisters. DAP - there will be tutors at Aber to join in remotely. ACTION 98/06/12- DAP to ask tutors at Aber to produce a few good and bad points about remote teaching. SL - only practical to have one spokesperson per site due to short timescale. Sarah to represent Essex. Simon to speak with her. PH - Will tutors be needed for the rehearsal? DAP - no planned changes to Mbone. Lots of traffic loss from London. Especially SSEES. ACTION 12/06/98 - JC to check with CSP about SSEES router. SS - on rehearsal day, how much of the day will be needed? Morning or afternoon DAP - techies in the morning, the rest of the rehearsal to take place in the afternoon. SL - 10 to 11 in the morning techies. Rest available 2-3:30. DH - should be fine as long as script is ready in advance. ND - Gary and John will be around. DAP - won't be in Aber Monday afternoon. AV will be there in the afternoon 5. AOB 6. outstanding Action Points ACTION 98/6/5 - (LC) to email more details of the individual presentations. - DONE ACTION98/6/5 - (UCL) set up meeting in advance with the tutors from language centre. OUTSTANDING ACTION 98/6/5 - UCL to produce description and explanation of Demo for tutors. - More to follow from DH. ACTION 98/05/22 (MAS) - to check with UCL contracts as to whether all have been received - OUTSTANDING DAP - quality is not good enough today to show the demo. SL - we should include UKERNA in the rehearsal to check that they are happy the quality is good enough. DAP - we cannot prevent overloaded traffic, it is possible that UKERNA could have some control over it. Maybe we would be better off trying to keep the number of participants down.