• On-Site Registration Opens:
    30 November 2008

  • Awards Luncheon:
    1 December 2008

  • Exhibit Opening & 
    Welcome Reception:
    1 December 2008





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World Telecommunications Congress (WTC)

Monday, 1 December
10:00 – 12:00

Session 101:  Business and Regulatory Drivers in Telecommunications
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

Regulatory measures influence market conditions as well as business models. Panel members will discuss different regulatory policies being applied in various world regions and their consequences for the markets and business strategies.

Chair: Marcus Weinkopf, Deutsche Telekom AG

Diana Tomimura, ALATEL, Field Measurements of Broadband PLC: A Case Study in the Brazilian Regulation
Shabnam Ladan, Iran Telecom Research Center (ITRC), Evaluation of Migration Scenarios toward NGN Considering Economic Aspects
Khaled K. Deeb, Barry University, A Survey on Network Neutrality - Aa New Form of Discrimination Based on Network Profiling
Dejan Siljanowski, MakTel, FTTx deployment in Macedonia

Session 102:  Packet/Optical Network Infrastructure
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

Point-to-point WDM transport networks are evolving to dynamic optical networks to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. In this session, we address enabling technologies for dynamic optical networks; optical node architectures, optical transmission technologies, and optical control plans.

Chair: Chang-Hee Lee, KAIST

Masahiko Jinno, NTT, Optical Transport Networks: Current Challenges and Solutions for the Future
Ho-Rang Jang, Carnegie Mellon University, A Self-routing Switch Fabric Architecture on a Chip
Noritake Miyoshi, NTT, Multilevel Transmission System Using Multiple LDs and Block Receiving Technique
KwangJoon Kim, ETRI, Activities and Plans on High Speed Transmission in Korea
George Clapp, Telcordia Applied Research, The Flexible, Dynamic Optical Layer: Myths and Realities

Monday, 1 December
13:50 – 15:30

Session 103: Ambient/Ubiquitous/Pervasive Intelligence and Cognitive Systems
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

Networks are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, driven both by the proliferation of intelligent nodes and by expanding networking connectivity. This session investigates how this new infrastructure will be leveraged to provide ambient intelligence and cognitive services.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Geza Gordos, Budapest University of Technology & Economics

Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, University of Idaho, Dragonfly Inspiration for Pervasive Communications and Computing
Rongheng Lin, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, A Social Based Ubiquitous Service Platform
Keiji Hirata, NTT, t-Room: Next Generation Video Communication System
Jiang Tao, HIT, Cooperative Sensing Technique in Cognitive Radio
Nikhil Kelkar, Virginia Tech, A Business Model Framework for Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Networks

Session 104:  Data and Network Security
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

In this session, we will discuss comprehensive approaches relating to security improvement in advanced telecommunications networks, new service creation based on the ring of trust, and ROI management for security measures.

Session Chair: Kazuhiko Ohkubo, NTT

Jonathan Zar, Pingalo, Inc. and the VoIP Security Alliance, Privacy and Security As Assets
Satanik Panda, Ardent Collaborations, Genetic Algorithm based Secure Authentication Protocol with Dual Central Server and Token Authentication in Large Scale Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Mahdi Khalesi and Mohammad A. Azgomi, Iran University of Science and Technology, Towards a Trust-Based Model for Administration of Mailing Lists
Florian Winkler, NEC Europe Ltd., Enriching IPTV Services and Infrastructure with Identity Management
Darren Grabowski, NTT America Inc., Global Network Pandemic – The Silent Threat

Monday, 1 December
16:00 – 18:00

Session 105: Fixed/Mobile Service Convergence
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

This session highlights the latest innovations on how to manage mobility of multi-mode terminals, how to guarantee service continuity across different contexts, and how to support examples of convergent services through a fixed-mobile service platform.

Chair: Eugenio Guarene, Telecom Italia

Marco Liebsch, NEC Laboratories Europe, Simultaneous Binding Extension to Proxy Mobile IPv6 as Service Enabler for Multi-Mode Mobile Devices
Stefan Schmid, NEC Europe Ltd ., Voice Call Continuity - A Critical Step Towards All-IP based Next Generation Networks
Fernando Soriano Vallejo, Telefonica, IP Interconnection of Convergent Services
A. Schülke, NEC Laboratories Europe, Real-time SDP Personalization in a Multi-Device Environment
Kazumine Matoba, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Architecture and Key Technologies of the Next Generation Service Platform
Ogino Nagao, KDDI Labs, Enhanced Fixed/Mobile Converged Services Based on Context Management
Giuseppe Piersantelli, Telecom Italia Labs, Use of 2D Barcode to access Multimedia Content and the Web from a Mobile Handset

Session 106: Traffic Engineering and Network Architecture for Future Networks
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

This session addresses the technology trends of traffic engineering and network architecture for future networks. Traffic engineering for multi-service networks, inter-domain routing management, autonomic network management and a content-centric network architecture for the future internet are discussed.

Session Chair: Kohei Shiomoto, NTT

Stefan Schnitter, Detecon International, and Martin Horneffer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Challenges for Class of Service aware Traffic Engineering in IP/MPLS Backbone Networks
Roberto Kung, Director, Core Networks, Orange Labs R&D, Traffic Engineering and Operational Issues in Aggregation and Core Networks with Mass Deployment of Broadband Multiservices with IPTV
Kyriaki Levanti, Carnegie Mellon University, P2P-based Internet-wide Management of Interdomain Routing
Gladys Diaz, Université Paris, Autonomic Networks and Management of Dynamic Services Deployment: A Study of Approaches by using Overlays Networks
M. D’Ambrosio, Telecom Italia, Providing Data Dissemination Services in the Future Internet

Tuesday, 2 December
10:00 – 12:00

Session 201: Next Generation Mobile Networks
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

This session will explore the drivers for next generation mobile networks (NGMN) from an operator's perspective, as well as give insights into the capabilities and building blocks from infrastructure and terminal vendors focusing on the new radio technology, the key innovation in NGMN.

Chair: Yasmin Karimli, T-Mobile International

Yasmin Karimli, T-Mobile US and Klaus-Juergen Krath, T-Mobile International; Drivers and Challenges for Mobile Broadband
Ali Tabassi, Sprint Nextel, XOHM – Mobilizing the Internet
Jan Färjh, Ericsson, LTE as the Key Technology for the Next Generation
Vish Nandlall, Nortel, Breaking the Bandwidth Barrier with New Architecture and Leveraging Innovations in Next Generation Radio Technologies - OFDM/MIMO, SDMA
Peter Carson, Qualcomm Inc., Vision and Realization of Next Generation Mobile Broadband Devices

Session 202: Fiber Access Systems
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

The rapid progress of fiber access systems in recent years has put increased emphasis on their practical deployment, improvement, and evolution path. This session will consider the current deployments of EPON and GPON systems in several major operator networks around the world.

Chair: Dr. Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies

Makoto Tsubokawa, NTT , Japan , Evolution of Next Generation Access
Jaehyoung Park, Network Infra Laboratory, Korea Telecom, FTTH Deployment Status and Strategy in Korea
Shinichiro Chaki, NTT, Access Network Sharing by QoS-guaranteed Network and Conventional Best-effort-based Network
Joseph Finn, Verizon, PON Technology in the Verizon Network
Bruno Capelle, France Telecom, Evolutions for FTTH Deployment in the Access Network

Tuesday, 2 December
13:30 – 15:30

Session 203: Advanced Wireless Networks
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

This session covers a wide range of topics related to wireless networks including dynamic spectrum assignment, femtocells, seamless handoff, fractional frequency reuse, multihop relays, heterogeneous wireless adhoc internet-access, and network economics considerations for wireless services.

Chair: Dilip Krishnaswamy, Qualcomm Inc.

Saied Abedi, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd., Methods for Short Term Spectrum Assignment in Wireless Networks
Do-Young Kwak, Infra Laboratory, Korea Telecom, Development of WiBro (Mobile WiMAX) Femtocell and Related Technical Issues
Sunan Han, Fujitsu Network Communications, Wireless Carriers’ Transport Network Alternatives and Economic Considerations
Eun Kyoung Paik, KT, Seamless Vertical Handover Using Multihomed Mobile Access Point
Mythri Hunukumbure, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd., Advanced Techniques for Improving the QoS to the WiMAX Cell Edge User
Dilip Krishnaswamy, "AWiMA: an architecture for Adhoc Wireless Mobile Internet-Access"

Session 204: IP-based Services and Networks
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

IP-based networks have become an increasingly important component of the foundation of telecommunications infrastructure. This session examines the extensive roles of internet protocols in enabling a wide range of services ranging from voice to interactive multimedia.

Chair: Richard Wolff, Gilhousen Chair, Montana State University

Nico d’Heureuse, NEC Laboratories Europe, Protecting SIP-based Networks and Services from Unwanted Communications
Gianfranco Ciccarella, Telecom Italia Sparkle, International Voice Service: Platform Evolution and Management Achievements
Shintaro Mizuno, NTT Laboratories, Adopting IPsec to SIP Network for On-Demand VPN Establishment between Home Networks
Kenya Kusunose, NTT DoCoMo, Establishment of IMS based Full IP integrated Mobile Network
Gyu Myoung Lee, Institut Telecom SudParis, Personalized IPTV Services using Web-based Open Platform in NGN

Tuesday, 2 December
16:00 – 18:00

Session 205: DSL Access and Gains from DSM
Napoleon Ballroom/Third Floor

This session will include speakers from DSL service providers, DSL management companies and equipment vendors and will address topics on the management of DSL, such as DSM, technology advances, such as crosstalk mitigation, and network characterization.

Chairs: John Cioffi, Stanford University, Chairman, ASSIA Inc.
George Ginis, ASSIA Inc.

Angelantonio Gnazzo, Telecom Italia, Effects of Customer Premises Network on VDSL2 Performances in NGN
Gary Tennyson, AT&T, Challenges in DSL Network Management
Mike Pemberton, BSKYB Ltd., Dynamic Spectrum Management in the UK Environment
Guozhu Long, Huawei Technologies, DSM from Theory to Practice
John Cioffi,
Stanford University and ASSIA Inc., Greener Copper with Dynamic Spectrum Management

Session 206: Network and Service Management
Jefferson Ballroom/Third Floor

The existing OSS environment has been hard pressed to economically provision, maintain and even bill new broadband services. This panel provides carrier and vendor views on the main issues - and potential solutions - for successful operations of broadband networks and services.

Chair: Joe Betser, The Aerospace Corp.

Mijeom Kim, KT Future Technology Laboratory, Implementation of National Traffic Information Collection Systems in Ubiquitous Environments
Kohei Shiomoto, NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, Multi-layer Network Operation and Management for Future Carrier Backbone Networks
Kisang Ok, KT Network Technology Laboratory, Design Methodology of Operations Supporting System based on TMForum NGOSS
Makiko Hisatomi, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd., Application of Service Delivery Platform for Supply Chain Management
Giovanni Caire, Telecom Italia, Rethinking Network Management and Workforce Management through an Agent Based Platform - WADE