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PANEL #1: Optical
Dynamic Optical Circuits for Applications
September 9, 2008 [Tuesday] 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Several high-end applications today require the use of high-capacity optical networking for large data transfers. Several initiatives are underway to making dynamic optical circuits a reality in existing and future heterogeneous environments. Researchers and networking research community have recently adopted advanced hardware and software technologies to support such services. A similar service paradigm-shift is currently considered by a number of commercial applications. For example, dynamic optical services are required for ultra high performance media applications (digital cinema and broadcasting). The panel will discuss the evolving needs for dynamic optical circuits for applications. Specific issues for discussion will be the deployment of very high speed optical infrastructure (beyond 100 Gbps), migrating network functionality to L1/L2 such as dynamic multicast, control and service technologies to enable such solutions.

To discuss these issues we have invited a panel of internationally acknowledged experts:

  • Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Essex (Moderator)
  • Sergi Figuerola, I2CAT
    • Topic: Phosphorus : Dynamic optical circuits
  • Tomohiro Otani, KDDI
    • Topic: GLambda
  • Guy Roberts, Dante
    • Topic: Autobahn
  • Chris Chambers, BBC
    • Topic: Ultra-High Performance Optical Networks for Media Applications
  • Ralph Spencer, Jodrell Bank Observatory
    • Topic: Deploying 100 GE for Radio-Astronomy
  • Kristin Rauchenbach, BBN
    • Topic: DARPA CORONET Team



PANEL #2: Wireless
Challenges for the Future Management of Spectrum
September 10, 2008 [Wednesday] 9.15 AM - 10.15 AM

As the heterogeneity of wireless access technologies increases dynamic allocation and utilisation of spectrum become ever more important. The traditional rigid allocation of spectrum based on technology specific usage does not appear to be suitable for the increasingly dynamic demand driven by the continuous emergence of technologies providing new services with different bandwidth and quality of service requirements. New spectrum management techniques and more flexible spectrum usage rights are therefore called for.

The panel will discuss the limitations of present spectrum management techniques and explore some recently debated alternatives including spectrum trading and opportunistic spectrum access as well as the expected future balance between regulated and non-regulated spectrum.

To discuss these issues we have invited the following panel of internationally acknowledged experts:

  • Dr. Maziar Nekovee, British Telecom and UCL (Moderator) [ Bio ]
  • Dr. Anil Shukla, Qinetiq [ Bio ]
  • Prof. Kin Leung, Imperial College [ Bio ]
  • Prof. William Webb, Ofcom [ Bio ]