Welcome to the 4th Annual
IEEE CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS and
"SEAMLESS CONSUMER CONNECTIVITY"
Thanks to all for making CCNC 2007 a very successful event! We look
forward to seeing you next year at CCNC 2008.
to see some highlights and great moments of CCNC07. (Please come
back to see more updates and photos!)
the best paper, best student paper and demo award winners!
The theme of IEEE CCNC 2007 "Seamless Consumer
Connectivity" reflects our focus on the solutions consumers are
expecting to be provided to simplify and enhance their daily
experiences by allowing them to communicate with others and control
their environment as one total and inclusive seamless experience. As
our cars, home security systems, mobile phones, offices, games, and
entertainments systems increase their ability to communicate
automatically with each other, consumer communications and
networking solutions will need to seamlessly fill our environment
with everything we need or want to feel connected anywhere, anytime.
Keynote Speakers Announced
Thursday Evening Keynote Speaker
Dr. W. David Sincoskie, Group Senior Vice President
Dr. Sincoskie is
Group Senior Vice President of the Network Systems Research
Laboratory at Telcordia. The laboratory consists of over 100
researchers involved in many aspects of Internet and broadband
networking. Major areas of activity in the lab are Internet network
management, mobile and ad-hoc Internet, wireless communications, and
optical network management.
currently serves on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Board
on Army Science and Technology (BAST), the NAE's Computer Science
and Engineering Peer Committee, and the University of Delaware's
Engineering College and Electrical Engineering Advisory Committees.
Prior service includes DARPA's Information Science and Technology (ISAT)
committee, and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
Dr. Sincoskie was
Executive Director of the Computer Networking Research Department at
Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) from 1990 through 1996. He managed a
group working on the AURORA gigabit testbed, IPv6, IP over ATM,
NSFNET, and broadband service control.
working with a consortium of computer vendors, he co-authored the
first specifications for Local ATM, which were later adopted by the
From 1986-1990, he
managed the Packet Communications Research Department. Members of
the department proved in the use of packet switching technology for
use in broadband networking, and invented ATM over SONET.
Dr. Sincoskie was District Manager of the Computer Communications
Research group, where he worked on Internet telephony and invented
the Virtual LAN. While at Bell Laboratories from 1980-1983, Dr.
Sincoskie performed research in distributed computing, computer
networking, and operating systems, and installed the first Ethernet
Dr. Sincoskie is a
Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the
IEEE. He was inducted to the University of Delaware's Alumni Wall
of Fame in 2006, and received the Distinguished Electrical
Engineering Alumnus award in 1994. He received the Bellcore
President's award in 1993. In 2003, he received the IEEE Fred W.
Ellersick prize paper award. He is also an adjunct Professor of
Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Friday Morning Keynote Speaker
Ray Sokola, Chief Technology Officer
Motorola, Inc. Connected Home Solutions
Ray Sokola is chief technology officer (CTO) for Motorola's Connected Home Solutions business. In this position,
Ray leads technology and innovation leadership, intellectual property creation and timely integration of new
technologies that create new business opportunities.
A 25-year Motorolan, Ray previously held the position of corporate vice president and chief technology officer
of the Integrated Electronics Systems Sector of Motorola.
Prior to that role, he was general manager of Motorola's Telematics Group, which supplies the in-vehicle equipment
for OnStar and other security and information services for drivers. In addition, he was general manager of the
ceramic filter business, and spent his first 10 years at Motorola developing cellular mobile and handset
Ray holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. A recipient of 16 patents, he
has been awarded three Motorola Patent of the Year Awards and received Motorola's Distinguished Innovator
Evening Keynote Speaker
Michail Bletsas, Chief Connectivity Officer
One Laptop Per Child
Michail Bletsas is OLPC's (One Laptop Per Child) Chief Connectivity
Officer. In that capacity he is responsible for integrating the
software, hardware and service provider agreements needed for the
laptops to be connected together and to the Internet after
deployment. He is a research scientist (on leave) from MIT, where he
was the Director of Computing at the Media Laboratory for over a
decade. He designed and deployed most of the internet network
infrastructure systems at the Media Lab. His research involves
experimenting with wireless networks that are implemented using
off-the-shelf, low-cost components to provide broadband Internet
access to underserved areas. He has taught seminars on Computer and
Network Security at MIT. He has lectured internationally on a
variety of Internet subjects and has been the keynote speaker in a
number of international conferences.
Before joining the Media Lab, he was a systems engineer at Aware,
Inc., where he designed and wrote high-performance software
libraries for Intel's distributed-memory parallel supercomputers,
and was involved in the development of one of the first ADSL
Internet-access test beds.
over 20 years of professional experience, he has consulted for a
number of companies and has served on various governmental
committees. Currently he sits on Mayor Thomas Menino's (City of
Boston) WiFi task force and on Greece's Ministry of Development
Competitiveness Program Committee.
has served as an advisor to a variety of high tech startup
companies. He is a founder of Velti S.A., a successful Greek
software company which focuses on the telecom and banking sectors.
Besides his professional engagements, he has been involved with
various NGOs. In 1995, he was a founder and the technical director
of the HR-Net project which at that time operated the largest news
aggregator website for the Balkan region. He currently serves on the
board of directors of Access2Democracy.
holds a diploma in electrical engineering from Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in computer engineering from
Saturday Banquet Keynote Speaker
Are You Stealing Content!
Multimedia Security: The Good,
The Bad, and The Ugly
Edward J. Delp
Video and Image Processing Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the B.S.E.E.
(cum laude) and M.S. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and
the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an
Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of
Technology in Tampere, Finland.
From 1980-1984, Dr. Delp was with the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Since August 1984, he has been with the School of
Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical
Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
In 2002 he received a chaired professorship and currently is The
Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
His research interests include image and video compression,
multimedia security, medical imaging, multimedia systems,
communication and information theory.
Dr. Delp has also consulted for various companies and government
agencies in the areas of signal, image, and video processing,
pattern recognition, and secure communications. He has published and
presented more than 300 papers.
Dr. Delp is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of
the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow
of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In
2004 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE
Signal Processing Society for his work in image and video
compression and multimedia security.