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Monday 6 April 2009
19:00 – 21:00
Green Radio

Moderator: Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton
Panelists: Hamid Aghvami, KCL, London
Stephen McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh
Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, Guildford

Motivated by the deep concern of society as whole over climate change and environmental issues, every industry is considering how they could reduce both the monetary and environmental cost of running their business. The mobile communications industry is equally dedicated and hence over the past year there have been numerous special sessions at conferences, both industrial and academic, considering how to develop
power-efficient 'green' radio systems. This is a challenging issue, especially in the light of the ever-increasing throughput requirements, since much of the 'low-lying fruit' has already been gleaned by our industry. There are nonetheless interesting further avenues to pursue and this panel session will seek to provoke debate on what constitutes an efficient green radio system and on the road ahead.

Tuesday 7 April 2009
16:40 – 18:30

Wireless Networks and Services 10 Years Down the Road

Moderator: Kin K. Leung, Imperial College, UK
Panelists: Yinggang Du, Huawei Technologies, UK
Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Garik Markarian, Lancaster University, UK
Sam Samuel, Alcatel-Lucent, UK
N.K. Shankaranarayanan, AT&T Labs – Research, USA

As wireless networks using 3G and WiFi technologies become mature and are widely deployed throughout the world, they have indeed become an integral part of our daily life. There is no doubt that new wireless technologies ranging from digital signal processing, radio, network protocols to user applications will continue to be devised, tested and employed in practical use. New industry standards will be established to foster the adoption of such new technologies. From the users$-1òù perspective, future wireless networks will be faster, cheaper, auto-configured, more user friendly and more capable in terms of supporting new services and applications. This panel will address some of the issues pertinent to future wireless networks and services ten years down the road. It will cover issues such as new network infrastructures and technologies, network of networks, killer applications, quality of service and customer behavior. How the current standards work such LTE and WiMax would support future networks and services will also be explored.

Wednesday 8 April 2009
9:00 – 10:50

Autonomics for the Future Internet

Moderator: Hamid Aghvami,  King’s College London, UK

Self-NET project overview: Self-Management for Future Internet - Dr. Nancy Alonistioti. University of Athens, Greece
Autonomic Networking Issues - Jens Tiemann, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Knowledge Representation and Inference for Autonomic Systems – Gerard Nguengang, Thales Communications, France  
Operators perspective on Autonomics - To be announced

The autonomic paradigm has highlighted a number of key characteristics that systems claiming to be autonomic must possess. These so-called self-x properties have been defined and refined in the computing world, where a relatively clear idea exists on the way these concepts are mapped on real-world situations.

The Future Internet landscape dictates an evolved conception of re-organisable interworking network elements, with enhanced computing capabilities and other beneficial properties. It is the collection of these capabilities and properties that the research community hopes to develop into an emerging trusted, self-governed Future Internet. The distinct features and properties that these Future Internet elements will have to possess, when compared to the computing world, constitutes an open research issue.

This panel session aims to provide a forum for researchers and engineers to present their ideas and concepts of the specific properties in a Future Internet world of fused computing and communication elements, their definition, their semantics, their interrelations, as well as their implementation.














Onsite Registration
  5 April 2009
   5 April 2009
Welcome Reception
   5 April 2009
Keynote Presentation
  Andrea J. Goldsmith

  6 April 2009
Technical & Panel

  6 - 8 April 2009
Evening Panel
   6 April 2009
Keynote Presentation
  Gerhard Fettweis

  7 April 2009

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