Tutorials (half-day or full-day sessions) are intended to provide in-depth learning on a specific topic of interest to the participants. Panel sessions are 60 minutes long. They present leaders in a particular area discussing a topic of interest to the attendees of ISWC 2004.
Panel 1: Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and Future Communications Systems
ISTAG (IST Advisory Group) Vision
"Start creating an ambient intelligence landscape (for seamless delivery of services and applications) in Europe relying also upon test-beds and open source software, develop user-friendliness, and develop and converge the networking infrastructure in Europe to world-class".
Ambient Intelligence (AmI) stems from the convergence of three key technologies:
1. Ubiquitous Computing
2. Ubiquitous Communication
3. Intelligent User Friendly Interfaces
Humans will be surrounded by intelligent interfaces supported by computing and networking technology, which is everywhere, embedded in everyday objects and smart materials. The panel will discuss recent advances in the field of AmI and the challenges ahead.
Panel 2: Communications Systems B3G
The current mobile communication market operates a variety of wireless telecommunication technologies
with relative independence providing different features to the subscriber. Coupled to the great
success of the 2G systems, new wireless technologies such as Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and GPRS have
emerged. Simultaneously, Europe is starting to experience 3G services. However, as the industry looks
into systems beyond 3G additional requirements emerge, panning out a system primarily focused on the
user, where access to content and information is more important than the particular transport
technology employed to deliver the service. In effect, the concept of network as it is currently
identified by subscribers will disappear, giving way to a new perception of the network technologies
available to them where a transparent network of networks, which facilitates the ubiquitous access to