Enhanced Internet needed more than ever

Friday, 7 September 2001

FRUSTRATED by the Internet? Finding it too slow, too complicated, or just confusing? Shouldn't it be more accessible, and cheaper?

The new Centre for Internet Technology Research (CITR) at Adelaide University opens officially today. The centre aims to address some of the current Internet problems, to make it faster and more pervasive.

Adelaide University's Pro Vice Chancellor International, Professor Ian Young, said the centre's work was more important now than when it was initially conceived.

"As the Internet has developed, the inadequacy of its technology has become more apparent. Its success and wide adoption now require a greater focus on the science and technology that underpin it to enable the Internet to mature."

The Centre for Internet Technology Research has been established to bring together the best expertise in Internet technology in one place. The centre's work will be based upon basic and applied research to improve and develop the technology that drives the Internet. It will also undertake research to examine ways to improve the use of the technology in social and business environments.

Professor Young said the centre's work would be the kind of fundamental and basic research that leads to important breakthroughs in the development of technology.

"Development of new and advanced technology for the Internet must continue, despite the downturn and crises in the global industry in the past 12 months," Professor Young said.

"The research to be done by the centre is often highly specialised and complex, but can lead to the necessary technical breakthroughs that ironically, make the technology easier to use, cheaper and more functional."

The CITR concentrates Adelaide University Internet research and will in turn be connected to the national Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Internet Technology, which the university is involved in.

Professor Young said the CITR would also collaborate with Adelaide's recently established mNet Corporation, a wireless technology platform for mobile Internet supported technologies with North Terrace as its testing site.

The Centre for Internet Technology Research is located in Adelaide University's building on 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide.


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