1st International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
20 - 22 September 2004, MAURITIUS

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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.

Tutorial 4(T4): IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks
by Dr. S. Srikanth, Anna University

Afternoon tutorial, 13.30 - 17.30

Panel - 1 & Panel - 2
Panel Chair: Dr Oscar Lazaro, IMCO2 and Innovalia Association, Spain

Wednesday, September 22, 10.30 - 12.00


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 information, prevails.

Last updated: 7 August 2004