Keynote Speakers

  What's in a Name?
  Nominum, Inc.
Abstracts: There has never been more data available or resources to distribute, process and use that data. Naming technology has been a key part of organizing the data flow, evolving from early file systems to Internet naming with DNS, URL, and multiple other systems. Name based architectures are at the heart of several, if not the majority, of clean slate research projects; while legacy systems are evolving at least as fast as clean slate systems are being designed.

In this talk we use the lessons of the past to identify what are the "survival traits" of successful naming systems. We then move on to asses the current state of the art, and discuss the challenges of today. We arrive at some ideas for "Data Federation", and what this means for next-generation naming systems and their supporting infrastructure.

Biography: Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board at Nominum, Inc. Paul created DNS in the 1980s at USCís Information Sciences Institute, where he was later the Director of ISIís High Performance Computing and Communications Division. After the formal creation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 1986, DNS became one of the original Internet Standards. Paul has been associated with the IETF since its creation, chaired several DNS and non-DNS working groups, and was Chair of the IETF from 1994 to 1996. Paul was program manager for networking at ARPA in the early 1990s, supervising efforts such as gigabit and optical networking. Paul has held leadership roles at several Silicon Valley networking startups, including @Home, (now OpenWave), Fiberlane (now Cisco), and Siara (now Ericcson). Paul has dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.
  Improving QoS in Mobile Networks using Geo-Intelligence
  Assoc. Prof. Salil KANHERE
  The University of New South Wales
Abstracts: An increasing number of users today access the Internet from fast moving platforms, either directly through their personal devices or through broadband connectivity embedded in the vehicle. This trend is only expected to continue as in-car mobile broadband services are rapidly being introduced by the automotive industry. However, at vehicular speed, cellular network bandwidth becomes notoriously uncertain as the user moves through many different locations within the same Internet session. If we had better ways to reduce this uncertainty, we could improve the robustness of many real-time Internet applications that critically depend on the accurate knowledge of available network bandwidth. Based on real experiments on the roads of Sydney, this talk will first examine the extent of bandwidth uncertainty for vehicular Internet access. Then, a geo-intelligence framework will be presented that seeks to reduce this uncertainty by exploiting the geo-dependency property of cellular bandwidth. Finally, application of geointelligence to improve the performance of mobile streaming will be demonstrated. The talk will conclude with open issues and future directions of research in developing seamless geo-intelligence for mobile computing.

Biography: Dr. Salil Kanhere received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His current research interests include participatory sensing, mobile networking, sensor networks and security. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on these research topics. He has served on the organizing committee of a number of IEEE and ACM international conferences (e.g,, ACM SenSys, IEEE LCN, ACM MSWiM,, IEEE SenseApp, ACM IWCMC). He is active on the program committee of numerous well-known Conferences (e.g., IEE LCN, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC,etc). He currently serves as the Area Editor for the ICST Journal on Ubiquitous Environments and the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication Technologies. Salil is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM.