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Thursday, 6 December 2012 – Cloud Computing

Thursday, 6 December 2012
10:00 – 12:00

IF24: Executive Forum: IT Transformation: Clouds, Security, Mobility and Computing >>

Thursday, 6 December 2012
10:00 – 12:00

IF25: Cable Industry Access Technology Forum
Chair: Mehmet Toy, Distinguished Engineer, Comcast, USA

As user demand for more bandwidth for data, voice and video services, MSOs introduce new access technologies to accommodate this demand, and reduce equipment and operation costs. DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), EPON over Coax (EPoC) and Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP) are among them. This forum will discuss pros and cons of these technologies.

Starting with a brief overview of EPON technology, DPoE architectures and services, along with OAM capabilities, an approach using Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP)  will be explained which leaves existing services untouched, enables considerable new capacity in the HFC network. This approach can solve the current US capacity limitation, leverage existing technologies, build upon the current MSO strategy of segmenting the HFC network to increase overall capacity, and it should be neither more costly nor operationally  more impacting than any current practice.

When EPON is running over Coax, many issues surface:
1. How EPON is being used to provide advanced commercial and residential services via DPoE provisioning.
2. How we can marry EPOC to EPON to extend the logical fiber plant to provide commercial-grade symmetric services over coax.
3. How we can ensure that extending EPON with a coaxial PHY does not break the provisioning models of the DPoE Specifications.
4. What we will need to scale EPON to support broad deployments of EPOC.

The latest strategy will be elaborated in the area of vendor agnostic network scaling to support triple-play residential, MEF-based business services and mobile backhaul services over one converged IP/optical network.

Mehmet Toy, Distinguished Engineer, Comcast, USA
DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE)
Edwin Mallette, Distinguished Engineer, Bright House Networks, USA
EPON over Coax
Jorge Salinger, VP, Access Architecture, Comcast, USA
Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP)
Shamim Akhtar, Senior Director, Network Architecture & Technology, Comcast, USA
Access Technologies

Mehmet Toy Edwin Mallette Jorge Salinger Shamim Akhtar

Thursday, 6 December 2012
13:30 – 15:30

IF26: Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Chair: Doug Zuckerman, Senior Scientist, Applied Communication Sciences, USA, IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), launched in April 2011 and significantly funded in 2012, intends to help accelerate the development and use of cloud computing technologies and help advance the understanding and use of the cloud computing paradigm by coordinating IEEE cloud computing conferences, publications, standards, educational, and regional activities. The IEEE Cloud Computing Web Portal provides members of the technical community as well as the general public a convenient, centralized gateway to news and information about cloud computing and the many activities organized and led by the IEEE CCI. One such activity is this week’s IEEE North American Cloud Computing Congress, which consists of:

(on 3 December 2012)
1. Industry Tutorial on “Progr ammable Cloud Computing and Networking”
(three sessions on 6 December 2012)
2. Executive Forum on “IT Transformation: Clouds, Security, Mobility and Computing”
3. 1st Industry Forum: Cloud Computing Interoperability
4. 2nd Industry Forum: Cloud Computing Industry Perspectives
(and on 7 December 2012)
5. Technical Program Workshop W14: Management and Security Technologies for Cloud Computing 2012 (ManSec-CC 2012)

In this first Industry Forum, special attention will be given to the role of standards as an enabler of cloud interoperability, the business value of cloud computing, big data and the cloud, and community multi-clouds.

Doug Zuckerman, Senior Scientist, Applied Communication Sciences, USA, IEEE Fellow
Introduction: IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) and Cloud Interoperability
Joe Weinman, Senior Vice President, Telx, USA
The Insights of Cloudonomics
Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, IEEE Fellow
The Difficulties in Cloud Security and Cloud Testing
Jeffrey S. Chase, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, USA
Community Multi-Clouds: Perspectives from NSF's GENI Project
David G. Belanger, Chief Scientist & Fellow, AT&T Labs, USA
Big Data and the Cloud

Doug Zuckerman Joe Weinman Jeffrey Voas Jeffrey S. Chase
David G. Belanger           

Thursday, 6 December 2012
13:30 – 15:30

IF27: Technology to Exploit Big Data for Disaster Management
Chair: James Winso, CEO, Spectra Labs Incorporated, USA

A major technology challenge for disaster management is that the occurrence and severity of disasters, whether natural or man-made, are generally unpredictable. Thus, planning for the application of computational and computer resources must precede events that may or may not occur.  And in nearly every case the events will unfold in an unexpected manner. 

Today this often results in delayed deployment of humanitarian assistance to the point of greatest need, wasted and ineffective emergency actions, and even interference of and conflicts between aid workers from neighboring agencies. The promise for the near future is that by providing meaningful decision support and real time coordination of a diverse set of responder organizations, the current chaos can be significantly mitigated resulting in saved lives and property when disaster strikes.   

This panel will discuss how modern communications and computation advances can facilitate mining of the tremendous store of heterogeneous data available to enable incident commanders to optimize decisions and coordinate support among a diverse set of responders. Among our discussion topics will be innovative service recovery methods that minimize overall communication system vulnerabilities.  We will also explore inventive network architecture strategies for mission critical systems. The value of wireless access during disasters that will most likely disrupt land lines will be illustrated with actual disaster experiences.  Finally, we will investigate how to exploit advanced distributed learning technology to provide emergency workers with cost effective approaches to enable them to be continual prepared to make the best decisions for a wide range of disasters.  

James Winso, CEO, Spectra Labs Incorporated, USA
Introduction: How can technology be used to mitigate disaster consequences?
Conclusion: E-learning Challenges for Disaster Management Training

Daniel Shih, Associated Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Distributed Service Recovery for Open Information Gateway
Ling-Jyh Chen, Associated Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Mission-critical Networking for Disaster Management
Guillermo Cardoso, CEO, Creative Electron Inc., USA
The Impact of Crowd Inspection in Homeland Security Applications

James Winso Daniel Shih Ling-Jyh Chen Guillermo Cardoso

Thursday, 6 December 2012
13:30 – 15:30

IF28: Optical Wireless Access:  What's Next Down the Road?
Chair:  Frank Chang, Vitesse, USA

This optical wireless access panel will discuss the fiber penetration into broadband end users for the convergence of wireline and wireless access networks.  The discussion will focus on seamless integration of wireline and wireless access networks to provide both increased mobility and bandwidth for broadband services in the broadband access arena.  Potential topics will focus on broadband access and service delivery architecture, solutions as well as upcoming technologies, and applications.

The panel is targeted to provide exposure to those individuals interested in key insights and challenges of wireless/wireline access convergence and learning about the latest in networking technologies, particularly for the service provider and carrier Ethernet technologies in wireless backhaul. A wide range of industry leaders representing many different perspectives will be hand to present and entertain questions.

Cedric Lam, Google, USA
Architectures for Next Generation Optical Access Networks
Yuanqiu Luo, Huawei, China
Mobile Backhaul over Next Generation Passive Optical Networks Stage 2
Bernd Hesse, Ericsson, USA
WDM PON: The Access Solution for Today and into the Future
Pat Diamond, Patrick Diamond Consulting, USA
Techniques for Precise Time Transfer over Optical Networks
Chris Pfistner, NeoPhotonics, USA
4G/LTE Wireless Backhaul - a Driver for 10G PON
Jun Terada , NTT, Japan
Next-generation Optical Access with the Fiber and Wireless Convergence 
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, USA


Frank Chang Bernd Hesse Pat Diamond Glenn Wellbrock

Thursday, 6 December 2012
16:00 – 18:00

IF29: Cloud Computing Industry Perspectives Forum
Chair: Mark Karol, IEEE Fellow, USA

Cloud computing already has widespread impact across how we access today’s applications, resources, and data. Many issues around cloud computing need to be addressed, including, but not limited to, security, reliability, architecture, and economics. As mentioned during today’s earlier Industry Forum, the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) intends to help accelerate the development and use of cloud computing technologies and help advance the understanding and use of the cloud computing paradigm by coordinating IEEE cloud computing conferences, publications, standards, educational, and regional activities. As part of this week’s IEEE North American Cloud Computing Congress, this second Industry Forum will feature key industry players addressing the impact of cloud computing on network infrastructures, challenges (such as performance, security, and interoperability), and user experiences with the cloud computing paradigm.

Mark Karol, IEEE Fellow, USA
Cloud Computing, Communications, and Networking: Perspectives and Issues
Douglas Freimuth, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Dynamic Networks and the Cloud
James Prendergast, Executive Director & COO, IEEE, USA
Leveraging the Cloud for IEEE’s Products & Services
Wu Chou, Vice President, Chief IT Scientist, Head of Huawei IT Lab, Huawei USA, IEEE Fellow
Cloud Computing for Communication
Richard Lau, Chief Scientist and Fellow, Applied Communication Sciences, USA
Cloud Priority Service
Shueng-Han Gary Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong
Deployment of an Advanced Streaming Cloud for Multimedia Broadcasting

  Mark Karol   Douglas Freimuth   James Prendergast   Wu Chou   Richard Lau Shueng-Han Gary Chan

Thursday, 6 December 2012
16:00 – 18:00

IF23: Lightning Talks
Chair: Leonard Reder, JPL, USA

Lightning Talks are short five minute talks on technical topics. About 20 talks will be presented in this 120-minute session. The point of a lightning talk is not to give a detailed talk but rather to present briefly the main point. The topics acceptable for talks are any subject that is conference related.

Come to talk about your company’s product, a nifty algorithm trick, some thoughts triggered by presentations at the conference, or if you are a student, share the highlight of your thesis project. The main goal of the talk is to make your point fast and we move on to the next subject. No hard and fast rule about the presentation format, no judgment either. However, the five-minute time limit is strictly enforced and you will be asked to stop at the end of 5 minutes.

Speakers that desire to present lightning talks can sign up at the conference registration on a first come first serve basis before Wednesday noon. A sign up sheet and logistic instructions for the session will be posted at conference registration. Speakers will need to provide name, affiliation, contact email, and most importantly the title of the talk. Each speaker is permitted five minutes to speak and zero to three slides for their presentation. Speakers must be present at the start of the session or their slot is forfeited to the next speaker signed up.

Everyone should be prepared for a fun, dynamic and entertaining session!

Leonard Reder

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