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TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 1: David Lassner
Advanced Broadband: Essential Infrastructure for the 21st Century

This talk will describe why advanced broadband is essential community infrastructure to advance education, health care, innovation and civic engagement in 21st communities and economies.  It will outline the challenges in the U.S. and in other countries that depend on the private marketplace to provision advanced networking infrastructure.  And it will describe some of the approaches to bridging the research and deployment communities in order to bring modern networks offering high speeds and advanced capabilities to end users.

David Lassner is the founding Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer for the University of Hawaii, Hawaii’s statewide system of public higher education comprised of 10 campuses and 7 education centers serving over 60,000 students on 6 islands. David is also a member of the University’s Graduate Faculty and has taught both online and in-person in Computer Science, Communications, Business, and Education.
David has played an active leadership role in a variety of local, national and international ICT organizations. He chaired Hawaii’s Broadband Task Force and served on the boards of Hawaii’s High Technology Development Corporation and the Hawaii Public Broadcasting Authority, Hawaii’s PBS affiliate. And he has served on or chaired the boards of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Internet2, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and EDUCAUSE.
David led successful U.S. Department of Commerce proposals that are connecting all public schools, libraries, colleges and universities in Hawaii with fiber and will deploy almost 700 new public computers in libraries and community colleges around the State. He has also received three recent awards from the National Science Foundation focused on intra-state, national and international research networking. David is Principal Investigator for the Maui High Performance Computing Center and co-PI for the Pacific Disaster Center, both for the Department of Defense.
David holds AB and MS degrees from the University of Illinois in economics and computer science respectively, and a Ph.D in communication & information sciences from the University of Hawaii. He has been recognized by WCET with the Richard Jonsen Award, by Internet2 with the Richard Rose Award, and as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Hawaii.

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TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 2: Hossein Eslambolchi
Network Evolution, Cloud and Future Services

In this talk, Dr. Eslambolchi will present how the power of technology will transform the future. He will describe what he views on the top technology trends over the next several years. He will discuss how these technologies will transform the world and our daily lives. He will present the evolution and future direction of Information Communication integral to every aspect of society: Digital Government, Commerce, Health Care, Education, Security, Military, and Arts & Culture. Dr. Eslambolchi will explore the resulting challenges and research opportunities for academia, industry, business, and society.
Dr. Eslambolchi will also cut through digital clutter and describe what he views as the top technology trends over the next two decade.He will also show how these major trends are already impacting the communications industry in 21st century.

Hossein Eslambolchi is Chairman and CEO of 2020 Venture Partners (, providing technology and operations consulting to private equity firms, service providers, enterprise customers, venture capitalists and start-ups as well as publicly traded companies in the areas of telecommunications technology, operations, business transformation and content distribution including wireless and all IP communications.
Dr. Eslambolchi is recognized worldwide in the scientific community as one of the foremost thought leaders and technological scientists of both the high-tech age and 21st century, often compared by industry experts to leaders such as Jack Welch of GE for his leadership in business transformation in global communications and Thomas Edison for his prolific scientific contribution in the field of IP. Dr. Eslambolchi is well-known in the scientific community for his expertise in IP network design and reliability, security, IP technologies, services, IP applications and setting an industry vision for “the “Concept of One” (do it once, do it right, use it everywhere) and the “Concept of Zero” (zero defects, zero cycle time and automate where possible), which have been used to streamline production, as well as the “Concept of None,” where networks will be moved to become autonomic and in turn self healing, self-provisioning and self-restorable via fully automated network and operational support systems. Dr. Eslambolchi also developed a very unique model of Complexity for Telecom which states that over time, complexity due to the number of protocols along with interconnection of these protocols, multiplied by the number of services will increase to a point that scale becomes a very difficult factor to manage in terms cost, capability and cycle time. He has been advocating models to lower this complexity to only a Factor of One. This is now known in the industry as the "Eslambolchi Law of Complexity."
Dr. Eslambolchi is also known for his technical work on IP technologies and has a number of innovations in various fields supporting communications and worldwide IP infrastructure, technologies and applications. These accolades have earned him the respect and admiration of fellow scientists worldwide and have gained him visibility amongst influential marketplace pundits who acknowledge his ability to influence how private and public sector leaders must think if they expect to compete in a global economy.

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WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 3: Vint Cerf
Internet Challenges 2012-2020

Security. Scale. Internet(s) of Things. Privacy. Reliability. Frameworks for international business, law enforcement, and provision of safety in online environments.

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American computer scientist who is the "person most often called 'the father of the Internet'. His contributions have been recognized repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Cerf has worked for Google as its Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since September 2005. In this role he has become well known for his predictions on how technology will affect future society, encompassing such areas as artificial intelligence, environmentalism, the advent of IPV6 and the transformation of the television industry and its delivery model.

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WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 4: Yuan-Kuang Tu
A Pragmatic Path to Fashion Cloud Computing for Golden Decade in Taiwan

Cloud computing market continues to grow especially for SaaS in which vendors provide a variety of products and infinite space in the cloud markets with affordable prices. The cloud offers an efficient way to utilize the IT consumption and the platform drives the innovation towards a fashion industry.
Taiwan is seizing the cloud computing opportunity by proposing a Golden Decade Blueprint focusing on emerging and intelligent industries which is aiming at the transformation from hardware manufacturing-oriented to software and application development-oriented economy. Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) endeavors to integrate cloud services with partners to contribute values to stakeholders. The pragmatic path of CHT’s approaches will be introduced in the presentation.

Yuan-Kuang Tu is the President of Northern Taiwan Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.. Prior to the current position, he served as President of Chunghwa Telecom Labs. from May 2009 to March 2012, Senior Managing Director of the Corporate Planning Department of Chunghwa Telecom from May 2007 to May 2009, and Vice President of Chunghwa Telecom Labs. from March 2006 to April 2007. He had been with Telecom Labs. since 1981, served in various R&D and project management positions. His professional fields include photonics, optical communications, access networks, broadband networks, and network evolution architectures.
Dr. Tu received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, 1979, and 1988, respectively. He held 20 patents in Taiwan, and has published more than 60 technical papers in the journals of the fields of electronic devices and photonics. In 1989, he visited Bell Labs. as a visiting scientist for 6 months.
In 2002 he received the Distinguished Electrical Engineer Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the Distinguished Executive in Business Management of Chunghwa Telecom in 2008. In 2010 he was honored as the R&D Management Innovator by Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan in the 18th Industrial Technology Advancement Award.
Currently he is a member of IEEE (Photonics & COM Soc.), Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), Optical Engineering Society of ROC, and Electronic Devices & Materials Association (EDMA), and at the same time serving as Board Member of CIE, CIEE and EDMA. He was the General Co-Chair for APNOMS 2011.

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WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 5: Toshitaka Tsuda
ICT paradigm shift and technology challenges

From the experience of the huge disaster attacked Japan last year, we again reminded the basic requirements to the network as a social infrastructure.  Responding to these requirements, we started implementing the necessary functions to the network.  At the same time, the network should evolve to the infrastructure which can support the possible new ICT paradigm.
Fujitsu set force the ICT paradigm named “Human Centric Intelligent Society(HCIT)” as a target, and tailoring the R&D activities toward this direction. Key messages are “Care for people, with ICT to support problem solving in our lives. Changes in ICT provision, to a more user friendly, fun and enjoyable experience.”.  Technologically, HCIS will offer ubiquitous and context aware services, and also provide with useful knowledge for each user by big data analysis, then making the system dependable.  The idea in not new, but there is a big difference in environment. We have key enablers available to realize the HCIS paradigm.  Those are the cloud computing, the broadband wireless communication networks, the mobile terminals, and the knowledge management technologies.  Progress towards the new paradigm is already started utilizing these enablers, but with the progress advances new requirements to the network and technology challenges are becoming visible.  The bandwidth requirement keeps growing, the traffic mix will drastically change, the variety of networks and terminals will increase, and the function assignment and total management of IT system and networks will change. Especially, there are big  challenges in network operation and management.
In my talk, I will start with the lessons we learned from the huge disaster.  Then, the new paradigm HCIS will be introduced with review of the current example of enabler technologies.  The network technology challenges will be pointed out with our related R&D status. Finally, network management challenges will be shown.

Toshitaka Tsuda received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1970, 1972 and 1975, respectively. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1975, where he was engaged in R&D of digital signal processing, DSP LSI development, video coding and MPEG
standardization, ISDN subscriber loop transmission system, optical transmission system, packet switch network, and micro processor architecture and LSI development. From 1978 to 1979, he was with the University of California, Berkeley, as a research associate. Currently, he is a Senior Vice President, Member of the Board of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd with responsibility on R&D strategy, and Chairman of Fujitsu Laboratories of America Ltd. He is a Fellow member of IEEE and IEICE( Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers, Japan), and the president-elect of IEICE

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THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 6: Dave Belanger
It’s About the Data:  A Decade+ Experiment in “Big Data”

Over the last decade, we at AT&T Shannon Labs have developed a broad and deep capability to manipulate, analyze, and visualize large amounts of data.  What is now typically referred to as “Big Data”.  It has been done in a laboratory, AT&T InfoLab, with live, real time data.  Many, though by no means all, of the applications of this data are to Network Operations and Management.  The data, and associated business problems, both inform the technology created, and support value through many applications. 
Recent topics of focus have included: real time data mining, data stream management, interactive visualization, data mining of non-relational data (e.g. speech), and mining of data from distributed sensor networks, with applications ranging from customer experience, recommender systems to medical monitoring/prediction. 
This discussion will highlight a number of the approaches to maximize the value of data, as well as highlighting trends in this area.

Dave Belanger is responsible for identifying pre-product technology important to the future of AT&T, evaluating technology, building alignment within AT&T on technology directions, and serving as AT&T liaison to external technical communities, specifically universities, government agencies, and industry laboratories.

His particular focus is in leading research in large-scale and real-time information mining related to operations of a (communications) service business; interactive, information visualization; scalable, reliable software systems; and new, information-based, communications services. It is also responsible for delivery and operations of very large-scale (e.g. >300TB), near real-time service management capabilities to AT&T and its customers. Dave joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979 working in the area of database support for economic analysis for product lifecycles, later researching large-scale data and information systems, and program generation for data manipulation systems. He has subsequently led research efforts in software systems and engineering, and information mining, and visualization.
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THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2012 - Keynote 7: Morris Sloman
The Many Faces of Policy Based Management

Policy based management has been promoted as a means of supporting adaptive management for nearly 20 years. There have been standards proposed by IETF, DMTF and TMN but they have not really been widely adopted.  This paper will look back at security and management policy specification based on access control and event-condition-action rules, indicating what the issues arise from these traditional policy specification techniques how they have evolved to deal with large scale systems; systems which manage people as well as automated components and using higher level techniques such as utility functions.  Many researchers have resorted to Logic-based formalisms for analysis and refinement of policies.  We will briefly examine learning policies from monitoring user behavior, rather than explicitly specifying them. The presentation will summarise the applicability of these many different faces of policy based management.

Morris Sloman FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FBCS, obtained his BSc (Eng) in Electronic Engineering from University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD in Computing from University of Essex, U.K. He is Dean of Engineering at Imperial College London and is Deputy Head of Department of Computing. He has managed many research projects funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), European Union, UK Ministry of Defence and US Army as well as various industries on management, security and privacy related to distributed and mobile pervasive systems. Prof. Sloman is best known for his work on Policy-Based Management, and has published more than 170 Journal and international conference papers.

He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management and a member of the editorial boards of the Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management and Wiley International Journal of Network Management. See for more details andselected publications.

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