Title:    Intelligent Multi-hop Routing for Extended Network Lifetime

Abstract:   This demonstration will provide the realtime simulation of intelligent multi-hop techniques to maximize network lifetime. Moreover, telos-based motes will be used to demonstrate the implementation of intelligent multi-hop techniques in a realtime embedded operating system such as TinyOS.

Author:   Sajid Hussain, Acadia University



Title:   Demonstration of the prototype of the Network Camera with Sender Initiated Congestion Control

Abstract:    We demonstrate the prototype of the network camera with a multicast transport-layer protocol called Sender Initiated Congestion Control (SICC) which provides adaptive flow control for multicast methods such as Application Layer Multicast (ALM) or eXplicit multi-unicast6 (XCAST6). SICC is capable of achieving fast congestion avoidance and significantly increases throughput at receivers while still remaining TCP friendly. We verified the applicability to small appliance by implementing SICC/XCAST6 on a prototype network camera We demonstrate the prototype of network camera and receiver terminals with viewer. It shows the capability of adaptive flow control to multiple receivers with or without competing traffics.

Author:    Kazunobu Konishi, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.



Title:   Demonstration of HDTV transmission using 324Mbps WLAN equipment

Abstract:   We developed a high speed wireless LAN prototype in the 5GHz band. Maximum transmission rate of the developed WLAN equipment was 324Mbit/sec using 6 multi-channels of 802.11a. We implemented a frame aggregation scheme to improve MAC efficiency. The evaluated system throughput was achieved more than 170Mbit/sec using the implemented frame aggregation. The HDTV transmission using 324Mbps WLAN equipment was demonstrated. We compared the developed prototype and the conventional 802.11g.

Author:   Yukimasa Nagai, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.



Title:   Media-Push Technology in Multimedia Mobile Environment

Abstract:   The usage of mobile phones has rapidly increased in the recent years. As the result of this, many companies have appeared at the markets that propose various services for vehicular communication. Therefore, the customer¡¯s choice of the telephone provider depends both on the cost policy and the proposed services of the companies. In our work, innovative services for providers are introduced. They implement both centralized and decentralized control of mobile phones by having access to the kernel of the operating system running on the mobile phone. The delivery of multimedia contents to the mobile device can be done using one of the following options: direct communication between two mobile phones or indirect communication between two mobile phones via a server providing the multimedia content. This leads to an IP-based distributed multimedia mobile system in local and global areas. Our research in this field shows that mobile devices are comparable to any computer in the network that gives opportunity to download multimedia information. Our demonstration with client and server software will show the functional features of the developed system.

Author:    Pavlo Pavlovich Krasovsky, Technische Universität Ilmenau



Title:   Automated Trust Management for Data Base Software Components

Abstract:   Component-based software architectures are used more and more often in industry, creating new kind of dynamic business relations between integrators and their partners developing the components. In this kind of business it is especially important to ensure that both the components and co-operation partners are trustworthy. One method of component trust management is to include in the software architecture functionalities taking care of loading and updating the components, and monitoring their trustworthy operation. We introduce a novel trust management framework for middleware layer and demonstrate its functionality using embedded software components. In the poster, we explain the functionality of our trust management system and demonstrate its application to manage software data base components.

Author:   Jorma Palo, Solid Information Technology 



Title:   UPnP Architecture for Distributed Video Voice over IP Applications - Demo

Abstract:  In this demo we show a framework for a distributed videophone application. The framework leverages the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol and allows interaction between the videophone and other UPnP compliant devices, like a TV set or a media server. This interaction makes it feasible to display the caller's image on the television screen, thus allowing the user to relax on the sofa and naturally converse. Another scenario is the one where the user sends to the conversation partner a set of still pictures or short video clips acquired from a UPnP media server already available in the home premises.

Author:   Antonio Vilei,  STMicroelectronics   



Title:   Performance of two Linux Methods for Encrypting Data at the File System Level in CE Devices

Abstract:   Consumer electronics (CE) products are showing strong growth in usage and purchase intent. Cryptographic file systems allow a consumer to encrypt and password protect removable drives, including USB drives, memory sticks, and flash cards. In this demonstration, we present the most useful kind of benchmarks and implementation instructions with the use of Linux open source APIs, that users can customize to their own typical tasks to create cryptographic file systems most commonly used in CE. Moreover, we present a timer module for timing investigations of cryptographic activities for the Linux cryptoloop and dm-crypt methods.

Author:   Gennady Lomako, New York Institute of Technology   



Title:   A Multi-Protocol Service-Oriented Platform for Home Control Applications

Abstract:   The convergence of smart home appliances and business services stands to profoundly change the way we interact with our environment. However, implementing and maintaining home-control applications is still far from easy. This demonstration presents our service-oriented platform to facilitate the development of home-control applications. The demonstration presents how the service-oriented platform facilitates the development of home control applications. This prototype is used in the ANSO industrial European project.

Author:  Johann Bourcier,  Laboratoire LSR IMAG   



Title:   Social search for efficient information location in mobile domains

Abstract:   Current mobile search is essentially a port of on-line search to the handset. Typical handset characteristics such as limited CPU/battery resources, link costs, small display and clumsy input are not considered, whereas the strength of mobile devices such as presence and location services and communication capabilities are not or insufficiently used. Good search gives results with low redundancy yet wide topical variation. The answers must be of sufficient quality to comfortably act upon the result, and should preferably come from trustworthy sources. The traditional way is first to search, then to cluster and analyse. People have a very personal way of structuring (clustering) and storing the information by keywords. Social contacts with similar interests will have similar keywords, but different structure and content associated to it. Extending the search to their information domain will return relevant results with little data transfer. This mitigates most of the limitations of mobile devices domain. The concept will be demonstrated with a Nokia 6630.

Author:   Andreas Heiner, Nokia Research Center   



Title:  Proposed Techniques to Dimension a Push-To-Talk over Cellular Server

Abstract:   We propose relations to provide access priority to special PoC (Push-to-talk over Cellular) sessions based on available Transmit/Receive Units (TRU) and threshold level. A simple relation to control the PoC session timer is proposed. Finally, the derivation of maximum number of allowable simultaneous session is depicted using two state Markov models. A PoC controller can benefit from these optimal methods of our work during busy hour. Work is at hand to fine-tune the models to test by simulating an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) environment with the proposed optimization techniques in order to provide efficient PoC services to the IMS terminals. (POSTER PRESENTATION)

Author:  Muhammad Tanvir Alam, Bond University   



Title:   A Mobile Phone Based Authentication Service for Home Appliances

Abstract:   We demonstrate a prototype of a mobile phone based authentication service that can easily be used by home appliance users. The system employs the mobile phone¡¯s strong user identification capabilities such as UIMs, device identifiers or digital certificates to authenticate users over the mobile phone network while services are delivered to their appliances via the Internet. The authentication method is targeted to be used on home appliances such as digital televisions with web browsers which do not have rich interfaces. Therefore it is designed not to require users to enter any user information or to install any hardware and/or software into the appliance. This is achieved by binding a service session on the Internet and mobile network session using a barcode scanner on a mobile phone terminal. The prototype also provides an alternative method for mobile phone terminals which does not have a barcode scanner function to complement user availability.

Author:   Shintaro Mizuno, NTT Corporation   



Title:   Fault Diagnosis within the Connected Home

Abstract:   This demonstration will feature a prototype Fault Diagnosis System which embodies a network of FIPA (Federation of Intelligent Physical Agents) compliant agents deployed on OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative) service platforms to cooperatively exchange diagnostic information and identify faults within a home network. The resulting diagnosis is intended to enable the user to restore the system to normal operations. The system adopts an open architecture enabling the diagnostic capability to be readily extended to handle new types of problem.

Author:   Peter C Utton, Queen Mary, University of London   



Title:  BlueSS: Extending VoIP chat applications via Symbian cordless terminals

Abstract:   Internet telephony has become extremely popular in the last years, specially after the Skype [1] launch in 2003. At the time this paper was written, Skype had over six million users on-line. In the meanwhile, traditional text-oriented Internet chat and VoIP are converging both at technological and usability level. Currently, the top messaging applications offer VoIP services [2]. In this context, social relations and entertainment are a powerful driving force, especially among young people. There is a clear link with the explosion of the SMS messaging culture, boosted by the enormous extension of cellular telephony: in 2003 Europe had 0.8 cell phones per inhabitant. Countries like Sweden or Luxembourg have reached a 100% penetration [3]. For all these reasons, cell phones and VoIP technologies are converging. This is our main motivation. We present BlueSS, an open source Symbian [4] application that turns a Nokia phone into a wireless extension of a Skype client running on a PC.

Author:  Francisco Castano, Universidad de Vigo   



Title:   An Guidance System based on Q-Learning for Supporting Dementia Patient¡¯s Activities of Daily Living

Abstract:   In this paper, we present a guidance system for older people with dementia to support their activities of daily living (ADL) such as tea making, shaving, hand washing, and toileting. We apply Q-Learning to learn different user¡¯s routines of ADLs, so the completion of ADLs can be guided in their own ways.We also develop PAVENET module [1] to detect current activities and prompt next activities for users.

Author:   Hua Si, University of Tokyo   



Title:  Converged networks with interoperable SPI-4.2 and CSIX interfaces

Abstract:  We are following up on the suggestion to propose a poster session presentation based on our originally submitted paper "Converged networks with interoperable SPI-4.2 and CSIX interfaces". The poster would contain the essential figures (Fig 1, 2, 4, 6) from the attached paper that describes a bridging technique to extend a network platform based on NPF CSIX 2.5G interface technology into new physical layer technology based on the OIF SPI-4.2 for 10G applications. Since the time of submission we have implemented a prototype system and have made bandwidth and latency measurements. We would add this information to the poster in the form of a measurement system diagram and a plot of latency vs. fabric BW utilization. This is the essential information that we have been asked to provide to outside parties interested in broadband triple play voice, video, and data applications. This is where we would tie the original topic to the overall consumer space, as suggested in a review of the original paper (See below). We would expect that this would promote some interesting discussion with conference attendees considering the next generation of broadband network applications.

Author:   Richard C. Borgioli,  Vitesse Semiconductor Corp 



Title:   Fast Secure Mobility Management System for Ubiquitous Home Networks

Abstract:   The idea is to provide secure seemless wireless network connection for ubiquitous home networks for real-time multimedia service such as VoIP and IPTV. Currently, the deployment of home networks is rapidly increasing throughout the world. However, most technology does not provide real-time secure mobility function which is required for provisioning for VoIP and/or IPTV over wireless home networks.. For example, the IEEE 802.11-based WiFi home network has increasingly been deployed throughout the world for the construction of converged wireless home network, and many kind of WiFi phones are commercially available. And residents living at either the large residential area such as town house complex in the United States or big apartments in Asia require strong need for fast secure mobility service. However, most commercial home networks and mobile terminals are very limited in provisioning of secure mobility function, so that, as a user moves out of the cell coverage area, the quality of VOIP or IPTV is not acceptable. In the demo, we will show a new technology of providing secure fast mobility function for various ubiquitous wireless home networks. The idea of providing secure fast mobility management function in wireless home networks is basically based on making use of the surrounding contextual information such as time, room structure, building structure, and so on. Therefore, the system is called ubiquitous mobility management system. The system is built on Linux, and scalable to accommodate many residential VoIP/IPTV customers. We are going to use a mockup using computers for demo.

Author:   Jong Tae Park, Kyungpook National University   



Title:   mContext: A Mobile Context-aware Search System for Enterprise

Abstract:   This demonstration aims to illustrate a new prototype for presenting remote data from heterogeneous data sources, which includes searching, collecting, transforming, summarizing and collating query results from these remote datasources. This prototype will then automatically transform the query resultsfrom the remote data sources into asuitable form that can be presented in theremote device. The transformation will address all the requirements, preferences and constraints associated with a user, device or enterprise.

Author:   Raywond Wong,  National ICT Australia   



Title:   DTV IP core for use in multipath environments

Abstract:   The broadcasting of Digital Terrestrial Transmissions (DTT) has lead to many countries planning to phase out existing analog broadcasts. North America (which no doubt may soon include portions of Canada & Mexico) starts the official launch of DTT with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate that by March 2007, all TVs (and other devices that are designed to receive broadcast television signals) are required to have digital TV (DTV) tuners built in ( Even though most TV stations serving the United States are already airing digital television programming today, most will continue to provide analog programming through February 17, 2009. At that point, DTV transition will be complete and full-power TV stations will cease broadcasting on their current analog channels, and the spectrum they use for analog broadcasting will be reclaimed and put to other uses. To meet the technical challenges of this DTV transition, Ikanos Communications¡¯ offers an IP Core, suitable for consumer SoC / ASIC applications, that effectively solve DTV coverage reliability issues that appear due to commonly encountered multipath environments. While meeting industry standard A/74 & Brazil ensembles tests, the DoraVisionTM ATSC 8-VSB/QAM hardware platform demonstrates (see attached pictures) the capability and performance of its equalizer under severe multipath dominated channel conditions.

Author:   Bill Black-Hogins,  Ikanos Communications, Inc.   



Title:  Construct: The open source pervasive systems platform

Abstract:   Construct differs from other pervasive systems platforms in a number of key respects. It is completely standards-based, using RDF as its data exchange model and ZeroConf for resource discovery. It supports a knowledge-centric model of interaction where clients' actions are driven by queries and triggers about the context of the system. It uses gossiping to maintain a consistent state across a distributed data structure, which maximises robustness and scalability and avoids many problems with hot-spots and hot-paths in communications. Finally, it treats all information sources uniformly as sensors acting as inputs to uncertain reasoning algorithms. This demonstration will showcase the first release of Construct. It will provide live examples of distributed sensors interactions, both physical and virtual, affecting information presentation. The overall purpose of the demonstration will be to raise awareness of the infrastructure and build a user community for this open-source project.

Author:   Paddy Nixon, University College, Dublin



Title:  Intelligent bandwidth micro-management for the "connected home"

Abstract:   With the development of the ¡°connected home¡± and ¡°liquid bandwidth¡± paradigms, there is a distinct need for simple methods to manage quality of service (QoS) across multiple applications at the end user level (i.e. within the confines of the individual subscriber¡¯s environment). In this demonstration, we present a QoS management framework capable of ¡°smoothing¡± QoS distribution across multiple competing applications through differential allocation of the contended resource (i.e. bandwidth). It draws upon a technique for evaluating, comparing and reconciling application-specific requirements, which is used to increase perceived QoS through intelligent management in normal load conditions, as well as to achieve graceful degradation in the face of more intense competition (effectively ¡°squeezing¡± more value out of a given amount of bandwidth). The method involved is fairly lightweight and straightforward, and could easily run on a simple piece of hardware like a domestic router, provided it has basic prioritisation capabilities.

Author:   Frbrice Saffre, British Telecom



Title:   Video Content Personalization for IPTV Services

Abstract:   IPTV customers will have access to thousands of video content sources and will require powerful yet intuitive tools to locate desired content.  We propose a solution based on stores user interest profiles and multimodal processing for content segmentation to produce manageable content subsets for users.  Segmentation involves part-of-speech tagging on extracted closed-caption text comined with video shot boundary detection as well as audio processing.  Query relevance ranking with temporal and other metadata constrains is used to form timely, focused content sets for users.  We will demonstrate a prototype for browsing automatically personalized video content in a set-top usage context, which meets the challenging requirements of the low resolution TV display and the limited input capabilities of a simple infrared remote control.  The client runs on Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) and the video content is derived from MPEG-2 DVR content that has been indexed and transcoded to WM9  to faclitate streaming from a Windwos Media Server.  The MCE client application interfaces to the AT&T Labs - Research MIRACLE platform which creates the personalized content from a 36,000 program archive that is updated on a daily basis from a wide range of content sources.

Author:   David Gibbon and Zhu Liu,  AT & T Laboratories 


Title:   Toward a vertical self-organization and policy auto-validation

Abstract:  This paper proposes a semi natural language to facilitate vertical self-organization of Autonomic Computing systems. The paper also discusses the using of Policy based management for the self-configuration. The administration process can be simplified and largely automated. However, the conflict detection in specifying rules for policy-based networks remains an important problem to solve. We propose a probabilistic heuristic method to guide the detection conflict algorithm. We present the performance results and an interactive java-based policy management tool editor which was designed for specifying the rules and detecting the conflicts among rules.

Author:   Hassine Moungla

Title: System for Controlling Mobile Device Behavior in Multi-Network Areas
Abstract: This demo will present both real and mocked-up use-cases of a software application that involves several dual-mode cell phones, several Wi-Fi hotspots, and a Policy server. The goal of the demo is to show how we can use intelligent network-centric policies to reduce overall call-blocking by sending directives to user- agents running on the dual mode phones of customers. When parsed these directives give the phones probabilistic preference lists which skew them to use one of the many networks that may be available. On the whole, the directives help minimize system call blocking.
Authors: Ben Falchuk, Shoshi Loeb, Ming Lai, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., and Gilad Cohen, Unipier Ltd.,
Title: 2-Gbps Uncompressed HDTV Demonstration Using a SiGe 60-GHz SiGe Radio Link
Abstract: A prototype wireless system for the short range transmission of uncompressed HDTV images is demonstrated. The data carrying capacity of 2-Gbps using integrated SiGe 60- GHz band radios is demonstrated along with robust system design.
Author: Chuck Haymes, IBM