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Global Services and Infrastructure

Ryoichi Komiya (Multimedia Co-Chair) [email protected]
Heinrich Stuttgen (IP Telephony Co-Chair) [email protected]

Next Generation Networking services will be strongly multimedia oriented and the networking infrastructure will be based on IP. Users want transparent access to services through a multitude of devices and a variety of networks; they want to have the services of their choice available anywhere, anytime and in the best possible quality. They expect their services to be context aware and to automatically adapt to the environment in which they are used. Concepts like the virtual home environments (VHE) will help users to use their familiar services wherever they are.

This symposium brings together ideas to provide services that are multimedia in nature, that operate over fixed and wireless networks, and which adapt to the context they are operating in. Different technologies at the service level, network level, and hardware/physical level are required to support such scenarios. One multimedia service of growing importance is IP Telephony, its strength is the easier provisioning of rich voice and integrated data and telephony (CTI) services. New solutions are needed for many aspects like signaling, privacy and security, charging and accounting, reliability and scalability, operating in the ever changing environment of modern nomadic Internet users.

The symposium emphasizes all aspects of providing novel communication services over a heterogeneous network infrastructure.

Contributions are solicited on the following and related topics:

Service Portability and Virtual Home Environments:

… Architectures for service portability
… Architecture for Mobile Customer Premises Environments/Networks
… Service portability based on standardized APIs and architectures (Parlay, 3GPP Open Service Architecture (OSA))
… Service aspects of Mobile Execution Environments (MexE, JAVA)
… Inter network and inter service roaming solutions
… Interoperability in multi-provider access networks
… Adaptation of services to different user terminals
… Location and context aware services
… Agents, middleware support, and enabling technologies
… Service addressingand naming
… QoS profiling, billing and Security issues
… Related standards (3GPP, MWIF, 3G.IP, ETSI, IETF..)

Multimedia Services:
… Network technologies for multimedia service evolution
… Multimedia Service Protocols
… Human Interface and Multimedia Terminal Implementation
… QoS for Multimedia Services
… Multimedia Service Marketing (service creation, cross provider servicesΦ)
… Multimedia Services (contents delivery, interactive messagingΦ.)
… Networks and Applications for Crisis Management
… Software to Accelerate Multimedia Services Penetration
… Field trials for Multimedia Service Development

IP Telephony Services:
… IP-PBX, IP-Centrex, Call Centers
… Presence, Instant Messaging, Multimedia Messaging
… IP Telephony Architecture and Protocols … Feature-, QoS-, Capability Signaling
… Open Service Interfaces
… Security, Privacy and Encryption
… Authorization and Authentication
… Firewall Traversal
… Middleware and Operations Support
… Service Creation and Provisioning
… Charging and Accounting
… Pilots and Deployments, Advanced Applications Trials
… Performance, Scalability, Robustness Experiments

Technical Program Committee:
Hamid Aghvami, King’s College London, UK
Knarig Arabshian, Columbia University, USA
Melbourne Barton, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Hendrik Berndt, DoCoMo Eurolabs, Germany
Lieve Bos, Alcatel Bell, Belgium
Dave Boyer, Avaya, USA
Torsten Braun, Berne University, Switzerland
Maja Bystrom, Drexel University, USA
Anni Cai, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Georg Carle, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
S.-H. Gary Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China Chandramouli, R., Stevens Institute of Tech., USA
Hemant Chaskar, Nokia, USA
Tasos Dagiuklas, Intracom, Greece
Sachin Deshpande, Sharp Research Lab of America, USA
Elliott Eichen, Genuity, USA
Nelson Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Nobuo Fujii, NTT Network Innovation Lab, Japan
Arief Hamdani Gunawan, R&D; Division, PT. Telekomunikasi, Indonesia
Nicolas Georganas, University Ottawa, Canada
Stefan Gessler, NEC Europe Network Laboratories, Germany
Amir Ghavam, University Ottawa, Canada
Roch Glitho, Ericsson, Canada
Lei Guo, University of Ottawa, Canada
Masayuki Ihara, NTT Cyber Space Lab, Japan
Ravi Jain, Telcordia, USA
Charlie Judice, Eastman Kodak, USA
Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Janusz Konrad, Boston University, USA
Barcin Kozbe, Ericsson, USA
G.S. Kuo, National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan
Hong-Yon Lach, Motorola Labs, France
Xin Li, Sharp Research Lab of America, USA
Pascal Lorenz, Universite de Haute Alsace, France
G. Manimaran, Iowa State University, USA
Yoichi Maeda, NTT Access System Lab, Japan
Daniela Maniezzo, UCLA Los Angeles, USA
Tsutomu Miyasato, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Stanley Moyer, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Makonnen Melaku, Comverse, USA
Yukou Mochida, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Jauvane C. de Oliveira, National Laboratory for Scientific Computation, Brazil Tadanobu Okada, NTT Network Service Systems Lab, Japan
Vladan Papic, University of Split, Croatia
I.P. Park, Panasonic Research Lab,USA
Giovanni Pau, UCLA Los Angeles, CA USA
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Abdulmotaleb EI Saddik, University Ottawa, Canada
Jakub Segen, USA Ray Sheriff, Bradford University, UK
Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology, Germany
K.P. Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Jing-ao Sun, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Do van Thanh, Telenor, Norway R.N. Uma, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Raju D. Venkataramana, Tandel Systems, USA
Steve Weinstein, Columbia University, USA
Lars C. Wolf, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Naoaki Yamanaka, NTT Labs, Japan
Heather Yu, Panasonic Technologies, USA

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