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Roundtable and Panels

Discover Roundtable: How Can We Make Wireless Work?

Panel 1: Betting on the Future: Wireless LAN or 3G Technologies

Panel 2: Future of Research: Industry or Academia?

Panel 3: Open Web Services: How Open Are They Really?

Panel 4: Optical Networking: What is Its Future?

Panel 5: Network security: How good does it have to be?

Discover Roundtable: 

How Can We Make Wireless Work?

Date: Monday, March 31, 2003
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Rooms: Bayview A
Moderator: Eric Haseltine, Former Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering
Panelists: Cindy Christy, Vice President/COO of Mobility Solutions at Lucent
Donna Dubinsky, Co-Founder and CEO at Handspring
Greg Joswiak, Vice President of Hardware Product Marketing, Apple
James Kardach, Principal Engineer, Mobile Products Group at Intel and Co-Founder of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group
Robert Lucky, Former Corporate Vice President of Applied Research at Telcordia
 Pete Shinyeda, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Broadband Systems Group at Motorola
Marisa Viveros, Director of Worldwide Wireless e-business services for IBM
Abstract: Bluetooth has been around since 1998, but most of us are still dealing with enough cables to tie ourselves in knots. Cell phones, arguably the biggest wireless success story, still don't work very well and uses different standards on most continents. Wireless technology has such vast potential, and so much money is being pumped into the industry, there has to be a pool of bright individuals who can show us a map home. Discover Magazine has assembled a panel of experts to jumpstart the process. Bring your own ideas, but don't miss our panelists secrets.

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Panel 1: 

Betting on the Future: Wireless LAN or 3G Technologies

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Rooms: Ballroom BC
Moderator: Kin K. Leung, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Organizers: Zhimei Jiang, Stanford University
Sayandev Muhkerjee, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Panelists: Phil Belanger, Vice President of Marketing, ViVato
Markku Hollstrom, Head of Network Solutions, Nokia Networks System
David Lindert, Director of Engineering, Mobile Wireless Group, Cisco Systems
Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor of Stanford University and co-founder of IOSpan Wireless
Gee Rittenhouse, Director of Wireless Technology Research, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Abstract: The success of wireless local-area networks (WLANs) is increasingly evident, and contrasts sharply with the continuing delays in deployment of 3G networks worldwide. One may even start to question if cellular architectures using 3G technologies are the most effective way to deliver high-speed wireless services that will be desired by subscribers accustomed to ubiquitous wired broadband networks. On the other hand, WLANs are limited to serve hot-spot areas and
service providers continue to struggle with significant roaming and security issues, which might hinder their future prospects. This panel will address a broad set of issues and tradeoffs pertinent to using WLAN and 3G technologies for providing future wireless services.

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Panel 2: 

Future of Research: Industry or Academia?

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Time: 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Rooms: Bayview AB
Moderator: Kazem Sohraby, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Panelists: Christophe Diot, Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratory
Mario Gerla, UCLA 
Douglas Leland, Microsoft
Taieb Znati, NSF
Abstract: The issues to be discussed in this panel include research directions in industry and academia, and role of government with respect to directions and funding. Topics may include (but are not restricted to) the impact of VC investment during the boom years, impact of economic downturn, and possible actions by industries, academia, and government agencies. Relevant factors include outsourcing of research, short- and long-term implications of research investment by the industry, federal government, and other institutions, and issues of collaborative research. The panelists will express their views and elaborate them with examples, and case studies.

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Panel 3: 

Open Web Services: How Open Are They Really?

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Time: 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Rooms: Bayview AB
Moderator: Daniel Pitt
Panelists: Michel Burger, Embrace Networks
Sailesh Chutani, Microsoft
Simon Crosby, CPlane
Drew Engstrom, Sun Microsystems
David Orchard, BEA Systems
Abstract: Application, network, middleware, and device providers are all counting on the creation of lucrative new services to kickstart their businesses. Many pay at least lip service to openness and open standards for these services, but their definition of openness often means "if you adopt my protocols at only slightly exorbitant licensing rates." In this panel we examine some different and often contradictory approaches to enabling open services and we challenge the panelists to justify their claims or definitions of openness.

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Panel 4: 

Optical Networking: What is Its Future?

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Rooms: Ballroom BC
Moderator: Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California, Davis
Panelists: Chris Rust, CEO Mahi Networks and Former VC Sequoia Capital
Rajiv Ramaswami, CTO Optical Networking, Cisco
Hui Zang, Sprint Advanced Technology Lab
Young-Chon Kim, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Abstract: Today's unsettled telecom business climate provides us a timely opportunity to debate the reasons behind its past glory, present difficulties, and its future outlook. Many people believe that it is a very important time to continue to invest in telecom research and develop appropriate technologies and engineering solutions to meet and manage the (expected) growing bandwidth needs of our information society over the next decade and beyond. Optical networking--using wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)--is believed to be the technology of choice for meeting these demands. In the years ahead, it is believed that there will continue to be a strong need for optical network architectures and switching equipment (including subsystems, devices, and materials) for efficiently managing high-capacity optical signals. This panel will address a wide range of technical and business issues for optical networks.

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Panel 5: 

Network security: How good does it have to be?

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2003
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Rooms: Ballroom BC
Moderator: Catherine Rosenberg, Professor, School of ECE, Purdue University
Panelists: Fred Cohen, Research Professor, University of New Haven and Fred Cohen & Associates 
Brian Neil Levine, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
S. Felix Wu, Associate Professor, University of California at Davis
Abstract: Network security has become a central concern for individuals, commercial enterprises and government agencies, all of whom depend on the Internet for communications and business. This panel will try to answer some of the following questions:
What are the emerging technologies in network protection and how will they impact your network (or your research)?
How good are things like firewalls and intrusion detection systems really?
What threat actors are there really out there and what consequences are likely to result?
What do terrorists actually do with computer networks?
 What is the role of government in information protection?
 What kinds of network surveillance are out there and how can they impact your use of the network?
How much privacy is left - what can you reasonably expect?
 Why don't we just encrypt everything and end all these security problems?
Are there good security standards you can use as guidance?
What would constitute due diligence?
How should network incidents be handled?

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