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10 January 2008    8:30 - 12:00nn

Title:   Power Line Communication, and the 'Grand Unification' in the Wired Home Networking Industry
 "The Grand Unification Theory" is a term used in Physics to describe how physical phenomena that look completely different (electromagnetic, weak, strong and gravitational forces) are actually one and the same thing at the fundamental level.   A similar “Grand Unification” is currently taking place in the home networking industry: three wired technologies that seemed completely different (powerline, phoneline and coaxial cable networking) are now being unified into a single technology (HomeGrid) capable of doing it all, carrying high-speed data over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables.ف A single-PHY/single-MAC technology capable of operating over any wire has the potential to change dramatically the dynamics of the home networking industry, which for years has lagged behind Wi-Fi technology in terms of market share due to fragmentation.فف Once Service Providers, Equipment Manufacturers and Silicon Vendors standardize on a single PHY/MAC technology for all three wires, the market for wired networking is expected to increase exponentially.ففف The speaker will first provide an introduction to powerline technology, will then proceed to provide an overview of today’s state of the art in powerline technology. This introduction will be the fundation for a detailed discussion of current trends in standardization of wired technologies, with a focus on the unified HomeGrid/ITU-T G.HN technology.

Chano Gomez is Vice President for Technology and Strategic Partnerships at DS2. He joined DS2 in 1999 as a Design Engineer in their System Architecture Group. He has worked on the design and development of DS2's 45 Mb/s and 200 Mb/s Power Line Communications chipsets and holds 6 international patents on Power Line Communications technology. Mr. Gomez is currently actively involved in the development of PHY/MAC standards at IEEE P1901 (powerline) and ITU-T (powerline/phoneline/coaxial). He is chairman of HomeGrid Forum's " Contributions Working Group". Mr. Gomez holds a master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain).

Title:هه Heterogeneous network mobility, security, and TV broadcast, with IEEE 802.21 and DVB
Mobility protocols at IP and higher layers have been used for handover across heterogeneous networks. Yet seamless handover requires communication across the different network technologies and across different layers. IEEE standard 802.21 is the first attempt to standardize an architecture and protocol to support efficient handover across different 802 networks (WLAN, WiMAX, Ethernet) as well as different cellular networks.ه
ڗDifferent networks may use their own security mechanism, causing excessive delay during heterogeneous network handover. Studies are being conducted in IEEE802.21a on how to optimize security signaling during handover and how to secure the MIH signaling messages.

For multicast and broadcast applications such as the TV broadcast, DVB-H has become a leading global technology to offer mobile multimedia service. DVB-H has redesigned DVB-T to overcome mobility related handicaps of DVB-T such as power consumption and data streams integrity during mobility. DVB-H also enables IP based services using multi protocol encapsulation (MPE) by encapsulating IP packets into MPEG-2 streams. These developments have paved way to integrate broadcast technologies with traditional telecommunication technologies. Studies to integrate DVB-H into the IEEE 802.21 standard will be presented.ه
Presenter:هه H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at Universityهof Maryland, College Parkهin 1982 and then continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs in 1986, his work moved to industry-oriented research in areas of interconnection, electronic packaging, reliability, and assembly in manufacturing, and then moved again to network management, network architecture and standards for both wireless and wireline networks. He was the AT&T delegate in several standards work groups under 3GPP. He was visiting Endowed Pinson Chair Professor in Networking atهSan Jose State University during 2001-2003 and was professor at University of Cape Townduring 2004-2007. He is currently leading a 4G wireless network research group in Huawei Technologies and is secretary of IEEE 802.21 Working Group.ه Professor Chan is Fellow of IEEE. He is distinguished speaker of IEEE CPMT Society and of IEEE Reliability Society. He was Administrative Vice President of IEEE CPMT Society, and had chaired or served numerous technical committees and conferences.

Yoshihiro Ohbaهis a Research Director in Toshiba America Research Inc. He received B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Information and Computer Sciences from Osakaه University in 1989, 1991 and 1994, respectively. Dr. Ohba has made numerous contributions to the standardization on security and mobility protocols.ه He is chair of IEEE 802.21a Task Group on Security Extension to IEEE 802.21 as well as IETF Liaison in IEEE 802.21 Working Group.

Burak Simsekهis a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute of Germany. He received his bachelor degree at the Bilkent University of Ankara - Turkey in industrial engineering, and his MSc. Degree at the Humboldt University of Berlin in economics and business science.ه Following his graduation, Burak Simsek worked at the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratories (DAI-Labor) of the Technical University of Berlin and at the Computer Architecture and Communication Department of the Humboldt University of Berlin as a Project Manager. He is chair of IEEE 802.21 Broadcast Handover Study Group. He is coordinator of the standardization activity targeting DVB-IEEE convergence and he is also the liaison representative of the IEEE 802.21 working group with the DVB Forum.

Title:ه Peer-to-Peer Networking : State of the art and research challenges
Summary:هه هههThe past few years have witnessed the emergence of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems as a means to further facilitate the formation of communities of interest over the Internet in all areas of human life including technical/research, cultural, political, social, entertainment, etc. P2P technologies involve data storage, discovery and retrieval, overlay networks and application-level routing, security and reputation, measurements and management. This tutorial will give an appreciation of the issues and state of the art in Peer-to-Peer Networking. It will introduce the underlying concepts, present existing architectures, highlight the design requirements, discuss the research issues, compare existing approaches, and illustrate the concepts through case studies. The ultimate objective is to provide the tutorial attendees with an in-depth understanding of the issues inherent to the design, deployment and operation of large-scale P2P systems.

Presenter:هه هههRaouf Boutaba is a Professor of Computer Science at theهUniversity of Waterloo and a David R. Cheriton faculty fellow. Before that he was the Director of the Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Division of the Computer Science Research Institute of Montreal. He held Visiting Professor Positions at the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, the University of Versailles, ENST- Paris, Paris 13 and Paris 5 (France), and POSTECH (Korea). He is currently a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Communications Society and served in the past as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure, the Technical Committee on Autonomic Communications, and the Director of the Conference Publications Board. He is a Past Chair of the IFIP Working Group on Networks and Distributed Systems Management, Past Director of the Related Societies board, and Past Director of the standards board of the IEEE Communications Society. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, on the advisory editorial board of the Journal of Network and Systems Management, and on the editorial board of the KIKS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks and several other journals. He acted as the general or program chair for several IEEE and IFIP conferences. His research interests include network, resource and service management in wired and wireless networks. He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and received several journal and conference Best Paper Awards such as the 2008 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award as well as other recognitions such as the Premier's Research Excellence Award, two Industry research excellence Awards, a fellowship of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award.

10 January 2008هه 1:00 - 4:30pm

Title:ه Enabling Multi Gigabit Transmission at 60 GHz Technologies:هههه ههه Opportunities, Designs, Challenges and Future Directions
Summary:ه هههThis tutorial presents a comprehensive introduction to the emerging 60 GHz wireless technology that covers all aspects of the current state-of-the-art in 60 GHz technology. The current status of the worldwide 60 GHz frequency spectrum allocation, regulatory requirements as well as industry standardization efforts for 60 GHz technology will be reviewed. We then discuss the 60 GHz channel modeling framework followed by discussion on the current solutions, challenges, and trade-offs involved in the implementation of a high data-rate 60GHz radio module. Radio architectures for single and multiple antenna (phased array) systems are presented. We then discuss antenna array beamforming as an enabling technology to achieve Gbps throughput over general 60 GHz NLOS channels as well as comparing OFDM and SC-FDE as two major potential baseband modulation schemes in terms of computational complexity, power efficiency, and equalizer choice. Unequal error protection (UEP) techniques which can be applied in baseband to support uncompressed high definition video communications are also discussed. This tutorial will also cover the aspect of MAC layer design for directional 60 GHz communications systems highlighting the issues related to carrier sensing, deafness and device discovery. The MAC design consideration to support uncompressed video using UEP will be detailed.

Presenters:ه Su-Khiong Yong (M'03) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., in electronics and electrical engineering, in 2003. From 2000 to 2003, he was involved in beyond 3G research projects with the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), an industrial consortium in the U.K. From 2004 to 2007, he was with the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon, Korea, where he worked primarily on system design for UWB communication, gigabit wireless using 60-GHz technology, chaos-based communication, and MIMO technology. From 2007 to 2008, he was with Savi Technology Inc., a Lockheed Martin company, Mountain View, CA, working on RFID standardization activities. Since January 2008, he has been with Samsung Electronics, San Jose, CA, working on beamforming and baseband development for millimeter wave technology.ه Dr. Yong was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Millimeter Wave Wireless Communication Systems of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He is an active member in the IEEE 802.15 WPAN standardization groups, where he has numerous contributions to Task Group 4a and 3c. He was the U.S.delegate for the ISO standardization effort and previously served as TG3c secretary and technical editor for TG3c channel modeling subgroup. He is the author of more than 50 published international journals articles, conference papers, and international standard contributions. Dr. Yong has also served on the Technical Program Committee of a number of international conferences.

Pengfei Xiaه(S'01, M'05) received the Ph.D degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, the degree of Master and Bachelor from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China in 2005, 2000 and 1997 respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. He has been working since 2005 with Samsung Electronics, San Jose, CA. His research interest spans the general area of wireless communications, signal processing and wireless networks, including MIMO communications, beamforming, multi-carrier transmissions, millimeter wave communications, smart antenna and multiple access schemes. Dr. Xia has co-authored more than 30 peer-referred journal and conference papers in the general area of wireless communications and signal processing. He has more than 30 US patent applications pending. Dr. Xia serves as technical program committee (TPC) member for IEEE Globecom 2008, 2009, IEEE ICC 2008, IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2008, and as session chair for IEEE Globecom 2006. He is a voting member of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15 task groups.

Harkirat Singhهreceived a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in 1993, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the PortlandState Universityin 2002 and 2005, respectively. He spent six years at Siemens Ltd., India, working on projects related to networking and automation. In 2004, he interned with Intel Research on heterogeneous sensor networks. Since 2005 he is working with Samsung Electronics, San Jose. His areas of research include MAC protocol design for emerging wireless networks and next-generation TCP/IP networking. He is a member of IEEE.

Alberto Valdes-Garciaه(S'00, M'06) Received the B.S. in Electronic Systems Engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Campus Toluca, Mexico in 1999 (highest honors as best score from all majors) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.ه In 2000 he was a Design Engineer with Motorola, Broadband Communications Sector. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) research assistant at the Analog & Mixed-Signal Center (AMSC), TexasA&M University. He held internships with Agere Systems (former Lucent Technologies, now LSI) and IBM Research in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Since January 2006 he has been a Research Staff Member with the Communication Technologies Department, IBMT. J. Watson Research Center. His present research work is on silicon integrated millimeter-wave communication systems and carbon electronics. He currently serves as a voting member and technical contributor to the IEEE 802.15.3c 60GHz standardization committee. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of VLSI Design. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-referred journal and conference publications, and 3 book chapters. He holds 1 USpatent and has 4 more pending.ه From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Valdes-Garcia was the recipient of a scholarship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). He is the winner of the 2005 Best Doctoral Thesis Award presented by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC). In 2008 he was a co-recipient of an IBMCorporate Outstanding Innovation Award for the demonstration of wireless high definition video links with 60GHz SiGe radios. He is the recipient of the 2007 National Youth Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, presented by the Federal Government of Mexico.

Title:هه Remote Management of Consumer Devices
Summary:هه This tutorial explores the recent trend towards the remote management of consumer devices.ه Although such remote management is today mainly confined to service provider supplied devices such as home gateways and set top boxes, increased standardization, including the development of home network management standards, is gradually paving the way for manageable retail devices.ه The rapidly increasing complexity of the home network provides a strong motivation for this trend, since the customer will usually call the primary service provider whenever there is a problem, regardless (and unaware) of that problem's nature or source.ه Therefore the service provider is interested in being able to see the entire home network, in order that such problems can be remotely diagnosed and resolved, or even avoided in the first place.ه The tutorial reviews these trends and the resulting management protocols, with a particular emphasis on Broadband Forum (BBF) and UPnP protocols.ه It also considers future trends and challenges, such as those involved in delivering QoS (Quality of Service) enabled services to home network devices.

Presenter:هههههههWilliam Lupton is a Principal Engineer at 2Wire, where he has been a major contributor to the Broadband Forum's TR-069 family of standards, having been an editor of TR-135 (the set-top-box data model) and of all of the amendments that have been published over the last couple of years.ه He also instigated and is driving two of the BBF's main current work items relating to XML data model definitions and flexible modeling of protocol stacks.ه Additionally, he is heavily involved in the UPnP Forum's current work on defining device management services and data models, and tracks remote management and home networking standardization efforts at other forums, including HGI, DVB and DLNA.ه He received a BA and MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and spent the first part of his career developing software for the control of optical telescopes and their instrumentation, including three years at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Sydney, and ten years at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, where he was responsible for the high-level design of the Keck telescope control systems, and also implemented various telescope control sub-systems.ه Returning to the UK in 2000, he worked on thin client phone and location-aware computing projects at AT&T Research in Cambridge, then transitioned to home networking and device management at GlobespanVirata (later Conexant), before moving to 2Wire in 2005.

Title:هه QoS Support in IEEE 802.16/WiMAX PMP and Mesh - Capabilities, Advances, Challenges and Open Issues
هThis tutorial presents a solid and updated understanding of the mechanisms of Radio Resource Management (RRM) and Quality of Service (QoS) techniques of WiMax and the IEEE 802.16 standard.ه We will scrutinize the pros and cons of these mechanisms and highlight the open issues and how current academic and industrial manufacturers address these issues. We will provide technical insights on the latest advances in QoS and RRM support in WiMax at the research, practical and industrial levels.ه We will also present a comprehensive comparison of the technical aspects and QoS capabilities of the current WiMAX devices of main WiMAX venders.ه
We present general guidelines of RRM and QoS mechanisms in broadband wireless networks. We then follow by an overview of the WiMax and the IEEE 802.16 standard. Special emphasis are made on RRM and QoS mechanisms and issues in PMP WiMax networks including bandwidth allocation, ranging, messaging, traffic control and scheduling. We will provide a quantitative simulation comparative study of the most representative schedulers designed for PMP WiMAX networks.ه Next, we discuss RRM issues in WiMax mesh networks, including ranging, messaging, channel assignment, routing and scheduling. We will present a qualitative study of the various solution approaches to the issues of supporting QoS in mesh WiMAX. Finally, we conclude with identifying current challenges and outstanding issues.

Presenters:ه Hossam Hassaneهis a leading researcher in theهSchool of Computing at Queen's University in the areas of broadband, wireless and variable topology networks architecture, protocols, control and performance evaluation. Before joining Queen's University in 1999, he worked at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kuwait University (1993-1999) and the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo (1991-1993). Dr. Hassanein obtained his Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta in 1990. He is the founder and director of the Telecommunication Research (TR) Lab in the School of Computing at Queen's. Dr. Hassanein has more than 300 publications in reputable journals, conferences and workshops in the areas of computer networks and performance evaluation. He has delivered numerous invited talks tutorials (including at Unconventional Computing 2007 and ICC 2008). Dr. Hassanein has organized and served on the program committee of a number international conferences and workshops. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of International Journals. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is currently vice-chair of the IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (TC AHSN). Dr. Hassanein is the recipient of Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO) Champions of Innovation Research award in 2003. In 2007, Dr. Hassanein received best paper awards at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networks and the IEEE Global Communication Conferences (both flagship IEEE communications society conferences).

Najah Abu Ali received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and 1995 respectively from University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan and her PhD degree in 2006 in Computer Networks in Electrical Engineering department at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. She joined the College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University (Al Ain, UAE), as an Assistant Professor with the Computer Networks Engineering track. She had a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Computing, Queen's University from January 2006 to August 2006. She is currently a collaborator member within the research team of the telecommunications research at the same School. She worked as an instructor and the head of the Engineering Department at Queen Noor College in Jordan from 1995 to 2003. Her research interests comprise wired and wireless communication networks. Specifically, analytical and measurement based network performance management and Quality of Service and resource management of single and multihop wireless networks. Dr. Abu Ali is an expert on Broadband Wireless Networks architecture, design, QoS provisioning and performance and has published extensively in the area. She delivered a Tutorial on Resource Management in WiMax Networks at ICC 2008.





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