8th International Workshop on
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Dr. Louis Latour from European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) will present the following keynote speech:
Trends and Challenges of Wireless Sensor Networks
The interest for sensor networks has been rapidly growing in the last years and the number of applications using sensor networks is increasing rapidly. However, the adoption of wireless sensor network technology has been hindered by the difficulty to program them in a simple and efficient way. In this key note we will talk about trends of development of sensor networks and a forward looking way to tackle some of the related challenges for broad deployment. In particular, we will present some of the work done at the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) to develop an integrated programming model based on the .Net technology. The programming model enables the development of a sensor network application as a set of connected services (filters and aggregators) forming a data flow. The set of defined services is dynamically deployed on the sensor networks where the runtime associated to the programming model and running on the nodes of the sensor networks, applies some optimization strategies in order to limit the amount of communications required to execute the application. This programming model is based on the Coordination Decentralized Software Services (DSS) and the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) developed by the Microsoft Robotics Studio team and further apply to the wireless sensor domain. It has been validated by the development of several applications in the context of collaborative projects in which EMIC is involved.
Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Thomas Magedanz from Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) will present the following tutorial:
IMS vs. P2P and Web 2.0 - Understanding the Role of the IP Multimedia System (IMS) in face of a converging telco and internet service world
This tutorial will introduce the notion of network convergence and Next Generation Networks by looking at the evolution of telecommunication services and internet services and the related infrastructure. Special emphasis will be placed on describing the principles and architecture of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), a common service platform standard defined by IETF, 3GPP, ETSI TISPAN, and Cablelab, which is based on internet protocols and intelligent network principles. Besides the IMS core operation also the IMS application provisioning principles will be illustrated. It will be shown tha IMS is well designed to support seamless presence and community oriented multimedia information and communication services across various networks. However, a critical comparison of IMS with classic VoIP infrastructures, P2P service platforms and the emerging Web 2.0 will be performed. The tutorial ends with an introduction of the Fraunhofer FOKUS Open IMS Playground - a globally known pioneering IMS testbed, and the corresponding open source IMS core system, which has been released in 2006 and since then provides the foundation for many academic and industry NGN/IMS testbeds around the globe.
Prof. Dr. Sc. Martti Mäntylä from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) will present the following keynote speech:
The OtaSizzle Project: Large-Scale Service Experimentation Testbed
Our accumulated experience in designing digital customer services, such as Jaiku.com, www.kuvaboxi.fi, and comeks.com, suggest design principles dealing with the service life-cycle. They include: how to gain the interest of the user at first encounter; how to hold it during the process of service appropriation; and how to make the contact durable.
However, even though the evidence towards these principles is clear, and comes from several parallel sources, a number of open lines of research remain:
The recently started OtaSizzle project is designed to study these issues. We plan to build services following the above principles, focusing on service initiation; hooking the user; and building a durable relation. We will test the services them with sufficiently large user populations and over sufficiently long time to see the dynamics of service diffusion and the impact of various principles. To achieve this, we will involve partners with access to large user populations and service infrastructures for reaching the users and deploy multi-disciplinary researcher resources for really studying, understanding and explaining the phenomena taking place.
Further programme information will be added as soon as the paper review process is completed.
Last update: 23.10.2008