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Keynote Talks

Olivier Bonaventure: BGP challenges in next generation Internet


-  11h00-12h30, Monday October 24th
-  Talk given by Olivier Bonaventure, Université de Louvain, Belgique
-  Biography: Olivier Bonaventure (http://www.info.ucl.ac.be/people/OBO) graduated from the University of Liège as engineer in computer science in 1992 and worked in the Research Unit in Networking during five years. He worked as a researcher on TCP/IP over ATM at Alcatel in Antwerp during one year. He was professor at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix of Namur in 1998-2002 where he lead the networking research group composed of five researchers. He received the Wernaers and the Alcatel prizes awarded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) in 2001. He now leads the network research group at UCL and is the leader of the TOTEM project that builds an open-source traffic engineering toolbox. He has published more than thirty papers, was granted four patents while working for industry and is guest editor of the special issue of IEEE Network Magazine on interdomain routing. His current research interests include intra- and interdomain routing, traffic engineering and network security.

Christian Huitema


-  9h00-10h00, Tuesday, October 25th 2005
-  Talk given by Christian Huitema, Microsoft

Mostafa Ammar: Message Ferrying and Other Short Stories: Mobility-Assisted Data Delivery in Wireless Networks


-  9h00-10h00, Wednesday, October 26th 2005
-  Talk given by Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Institute of Technology
-  Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks form a vital component in realizing the vision of rapidly deployed communications capability in environments with little or no pre-installed infrastructure. Such environments arise in critical situations ranging from battlefield scenarios to natural and human-made disaster events. Most ad hoc network routing and data forwarding algorithms are designed for networks that are always connected. Node mobility, limited radio range, physical obstacles, severe weather, wide deployment area or other physical factors, might preclude some nodes from communicating with others and result in a partitioned network. In this talk, I will first describe a novel taxonomy for mobile wireless networks which admits various ranges of disconnection and mobility. I will then describe our work which is concerned with the development of a "Message Ferrying" (MF) scheme, inspired by its real life analog, that implements a non-traditional "store, carry and forward" routing paradigm using node mobility to overcome network partitioning. In the MF scheme, a set of mobile nodes called message ferries take responsibility for carrying messages between disconnected nodes. In this talk I will summarize our research efforts in the design and evaluation of efficient data delivery services using message ferrying techniques. These include: 1) design of ferry routing schemes for single and multiple interacting ferries, 2) protocols that make use of proactive node and ferry mobility, 3) use of message ferries to save energy and 4) providing for fault tolerance in MF systems.
-  Biography: Mostafa Ammar is a Regents’ Professor with the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He has been with Georgia Tech since 1985. He received the S.B. and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and 1980, respectively and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1985. Dr. Ammar’s research interests are in network architectures, protocols and services. He has contributions in the areas of multicast communication and services, multimedia streaming, content distribution networks and network simulation. He was the co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards at the 7th WWW conference for the paper on the "Interactive Multimedia Jukebox" and the 2002 Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS) conference for the paper on "Updateable Network Simulation". He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 1999 to 2003. Dr. Ammar is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM.

Ulf Dahlsten


-  9h00-10h00, Thursday October 27th 2005
-  Talk given by Ulf Dahlsten, Director of “Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure Applications”, European Commission

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