5th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications

November 13–14, 2012 | Berlin, Germany

Keynotes

"Experimentation for the Internet of Things"

Prof. Dr. Mesut Günes, Distributed, embedded Systems (DES), Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Abstract

A lot of experimental facilities were setup in recent years to study wireless networks in a more realistic environment. Among these are also facilities for the study of wireless multi-hop networks (i.e., WSN, WMN, MANET), which are considered as enabling infrastructure for the future Internet of Things (IoT). In this talk we will review the development of empirical research in wireless networks of the recent years, discuss their experimentation approach, and draw lessons for future empirical research in this field.

Biography

Mesut Güneş received a diploma degree in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2004. From 2004-2005 he was a research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, USA. Since 2007 he is a professor for Computer Science and the head of the Distributed, Embedded Systems (DES) group at the institute of computer science at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His research interests include distributed communication systems, multimedia communication, internet of things (IoT), wired and wireless computer networks, particularly wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, and mobile ad-hoc networks. Mesut Güneş is involved in several national and international research projects in the mentioned areas.

"UNIFI: UNiversities for Future Internet"

"The Key Role of Latin American Operators and Governments in the Future Internet: Prototyping and Transfering the Emergent Technologies from the Academy+R&D to the Industry"

**Prof. Alfonso Ehijo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile**

Abstract

The Operators approach to Prototype. Open versus Vendor specific Testbeds.

  • Example of 20 MUS$ of Vendors Specific Labs: A Latin American Reference Center based at the University of Chile.
  • Example of Open Labs. The actual and planed Open Labs at UdeChile as member of UNIFI: Open IMS, Open EPC, Open MTC all from FOKUS.

The Governments approach to Technology Transfer. Excellence Centers and the Universities.

  • Models vs Reality in the Technology Transfer arena.
  • 4 Examples of TT via Excellence Centers in Chile:

a) ICT = INRIA-Chile and a 9 Universities federation.

b) BioTech = Fraunhofer and a 5 Universities consortium

c) Mining = CSIRO and UdeChile.

d) Food = Wageningen and a 5 Universities consortium

Innovation Projects and Funding Alternatives in Latin America.

  • Is the Academy solving the right equation? The fears and apprehension of the Industry.
  • Example of a Convergent Operator funding Innovation Projects.
  • The importance of the Reference&Competence Centers. Education and Training are key factors for a sustainable project.

Biography

CTO of the Reference Center for Technology and Innovation for Latin American and Caribean countries; in charge of the Technological/Architectural Evolution of (and the Relationship with) Operators+Vendors. His actual research is focused on Technology Transfer and Future Internet in the ICT and Entertainment Industries. In his previous position at Telmex International, Mr Ehijo was the Leader of the Technological Council for Telephony, Multimedia, Cable and Emerging Technologies, working as a senior Technology/Architecture/Vendor Evaluator in charge of a multi-country Excellence Team distributed in Latin America. Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Chile: Chair of Telephony & Multimedia for the ICT Master’s Degree, and co-chair of Mobile Communications Systems for the Electrical Engineering Diploma. He is also responsible for the Labs sponsored by several vendors (LTE, xPON/FTTH, DOCSIS 3.0, Routing & Switching and IMS/EPC and Convergent Services like VoD/IPTV/3DTV/IP_Telephony and OTT). Leader of the Latin American Chapter of the UNIFI project since 2012. Responsible for the establishment of a sustainable academic structure in Next Generation Network Infrastructures and Future Internet Technology at a federation of Universities. Member of the Board of Directors of the Internetworking Diploma at the University of Chile and professor of the Internetworking+Security courses since 1997. Member of the Board of Directors of the LTE/EPC/IMS Excellence Center with ZTE platforms at the University of Chile since 2010. Member of the Board of Directors and Head of the LTE/EPC/IMS + ALL IP International Training Center and Technology Reference Labs with Huawei platforms at the University of Chile since 2012. Member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE USA) since 2010. M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering as well as an Electrical Engineering Diploma from the University of Chile, 1995.

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"UNIFI: UNiversities for Future Internet"

"Testbed for Evaluating Quality-of-Experience in IMS-based Mobile IPTV"

Prof.Nguyen Huu Thanh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Abstract

Vietnam, now a day, has successfully transformed its telecom infrastructure to all-IP platform. Since 2004, it managed to convert its entire core network from TDM-based systems to NGN Soft-switch architecture and now phasing a new challenge of the new multimedia and content services offered. Amongst others, IMS is chosen by operators in Vietnam as a promising technology to address this new challenge. The talk is divided into two parts. In the first part, current status of the Vietnam’s telecommunication and digital content industry will be discussed, which are the motivation to our IMS testbed as the infrastructure for service development and prototyping. In the second part of the talk, the HUST IMS testbed will be addressed, which is the facility to research and develop new infrastructure for multimedia services, especially IPTV. The talk will also focus on IMS-based IPTV testbed and QoE measurements on this IPTV network. Our aim is to explore the potential links between IMS-based IPTV user experience and the networked service delivery, and to pave the way for service providers to ensure the competitive quality and identify related service optimization approaches.

Biography

Nguyen Huu Thanh received B.S and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in 1993 and 1995, respectively. In 2002, he received his PhD with summa cum laude in Computer Science from the University of Federal Armed Forces Munich (Germany). From 2002 to 2004 he has been with the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communicatio Systems (FOKUS) in Berlin, Germany. In 2011 he was visiting professor at San Jose State University (USA). From 2004 Nguyen Huu Thanh is professor in the School of Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He is also the Chair of IEEE Vietnam Section, member of the Radio-Electronics Assoication of Vietnam (REV), the Korea Information and Communications Society (KICS). His research interests include future network services, radio resource management in 4G systems, QoS/QoE, the Future Internet, energy-efficient networking and software-defined networking.

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"UNIFI: UNiversities for Future Internet"

"Emerging Accessibility and Safety based Multimedia Applications and Testbed"

Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Abstract

In this talk, emerging multimedia applications and current testbed at department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University will be described. The highlighted projects involve low cost Telehealth system for remote doctor-patient consultation, remote video surveillance system, electronics Thai Sign Language communication system, IPTV testbed and application development. Further direction for development of such applications as converged services for the Future Internet will also be discussed.

Biography

Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and a Ph.D. in Communication Engineering from Osaka University, in 1969 and 1976, respectively. He was a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, teaching communication system, information theory and coding. He was the Chairman of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) an independent national regulator of Thailand. During his time in NBTC he has been working on universal service obligation (USO) and regulatory development relating to new technology deployment, dynamic spectrum allocation and telecommunications industrial research promotion.

He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Chulalongkorn University, a chair professor of Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, an Honorary PhD. Degree recipient from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi and he was recently awarded The Quality Man of The Year 2011 in Technology by Federation of Science & Technology Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand. His area of research interests include Broadband Wireless Access, IP network, Self-Organizing Network, NGN and regulatory framework development. Apart from being the Chairman of NBTC; he was former President of Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute, Director of Chula Unisearch and also Bangkok Area Representative of IEICE, Japan.

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