IEEE INFOCOM 2006 Panels

PANEL I (Tuesday, April 25, 2006   11:30 - 13:00)
IEEE INFOCOM 2006 25 th Anniversary Panel
“Networking Retrospectives and Predictions”

Moderator:  Harvey A. Freeman, Booz Allen Hamilton

A perspective on the major evolutionary trends in computer communications as well as the nature of the associated research activities that have occurred over the past 25 years, and will occur over the next 5-10 years.  What was truly an essential new technology?  What was a hyped but otherwise secondary new technology?  What about the future? 


Tony Acampora University of California, San Diego
John Daigle University of Mississippi
Maurizio Decina Politecnico di Milano
Izhak Rubin University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Karol Avaya
Len Kleinrock University of California, Los Angeles

PANEL II (Wednesday, April 26, 2006    11:30 - 13:00)
Perspectives on Network Routing:  Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future.
Chair:   Dan Massey, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University

Network routing was among the first few research topics addressed in the ARPANET.  Since then a number of results have been achieved and  the existence of today's global Internet is strong evidence of  successful advances.  Yet at the same time, there were several  lessons learned and even lessons that should have been learned.   Today's Internet not only illustrates successes, it also reveals  several limitations and open challenges.   After many years of  routing research, this is still a dynamic, active, and challenging  research area.    This panel considers routing from the perspective  of algorithms, protocol designs, policies, and operations.   It takes  a look back at what has been achieved, considers how problem  definitions have evolved,  and reviews some of the open challenges


Dan Massey Colorado State University
  Introductory Slides (pdf)
Tim Griffin University of Cambridge
  Looking For Good Abstractions (pdf)
Olivier Bonaventure Université catholique de Louvain
  Fast Convergence (pdf)
Loa Andersson Pi.Se
  Challenges in Traffic Engineered IP networks (pdf)
Vijay Gill AOL
  Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future - An Operational Overview (pdf)

PANEL III (Thursday, April 27, 2006      11:30 - 13:00)

Wireless Panel. Design Principles for Enhanced Mobile Networks and Services
Chair: Taieb Znati, Computer Science Department, University of Pittsburg

The explosive growth and deployments of wireless networks have created strong demands for the highest level of "Quality of User Experience" for new and enhanced mobile networks and services that is common in wireline networks. The need to network mobile users and wireless devices, and more generally to allow the formation of spontaneous ad-hoc networks, brings about several challenges, including the integration of heterogeneous network technologies, QoS provisioning, security and mobility management. The objective of this panel is to discuss innovative ideas and explore future directions in identifying the architectural design principles toward enabling enhanced mobile networks for the highest level of "Quality of User Experience". The focus will be on the following issues:

•  What are the requirements for a heterogeneous, easily manageable, secure and robust global mobile network?

•  What are the fundamental principles underlying mobility design and deployment for enhanced mobile network services?

•  How do we conceive this network today, if we were to design it from scratch?



  Introductory Slides (pdf)
Robin Kravets University of Illinois
  Is Mobility a Solved Problem
John A. Stankovic University of Virginia
  Sensor Networks and Mobility
Lixia Zhang University of California, Los Angeles
  What Are the Fundamental Principles in Mobile Routing Design