Session 1 - Next Generation Network and Service Technologies
Speaker: Dr Hakim Hacid - Researcher, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Abstract: With the emergence of Web 2.0 and the related technologies, composing services has left the traditional frontiers of enterprises. In fact, end-users need to use a certain kind of composition in different situations especially that Web 2.0 has brought a set of technologies making it easy to create or collaborate on new services or use others services, e.g., Mashups. On the other hand, users participate to different communities and social networks to share common interests and find lacking expertise offered by others. This is also true for Web services composition tools like Mashup tools that try to consider the social dimension of the user in the composition process. Thus, we believe that there is an under-exploitation of the big potential of social relations to reinforce services composition in such contexts. This presentation proposes to review some related concepts and work to motivate the need for a social composition and then introduce a first view of our framework, named Social Composer (SoCo), aiming at contributing to this issue.
Bio: Hakim Hacid is currently a researcher at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France. His current research focuses on social interactions analysis to provide added value applications for users and services providers. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Hakim was a research associate at the University of New South Wales (Australia) where he worked with the Service Oriented Computing (SOC) group which he joined after obtaining his PhD in computer Science from the University of Lyon, France. His research interests include Data mining, databases, information retrieval, and service oriented computing. Hakim has published different articles and is still investigating different research aspects in these areas.
Speaker: Dr Mariusz Nowostawski - Lecturer, Department of Information Science, University of Otago
In this talk we will present some concepts behind reification and feedback mechanisms that are part of many modern IT architectures. We look how some technologies enable large-scale participation and how participation refines the underlying technology. The focus of the discussion will be on the new intelligent networks and services that enable participation in scales that has not been observed before.
Speaker: Dr Malcolm Shore - Head of Security, Telecom NZ
Abstract: SABSA has been widely adopted as a framework for developing security architectures which reflect real business needs, whilst incorporating the industry standards required for compliance with recognised standards. RAPSA has been proposed as a standard for risk assessment of the survivability of critical infrastructure systems. In this paper we demonstrate how RAPSA can be incorporated into the SABSA framework to deliver a coherent methodology for designing next generation networks with a business-driven level of survivability.
Keywords: Survivability, SABSA, Critical Infrastructure, Next Generation Networks, RAPSA
Bio: Dr Shore was born in England and worked on J-level operating systems with International Computers Ltd. He studied Computer Science at the University of London after which he emigrated to New Zealand.
Shortly after his arrival in New Zealand, he accepted a commission in the RNZAF and was the Chief Systems Programmer supporting the introduction of the Sperry Univac mainframe. Dr Shore was subsequently posted to policy and strategic planning positions in Air Staff and then in the Directorate of Joint Command, Control, Communications and Information Systems in Defence Headquarters.
Malcolm retired from the RNZAF and moved to the Government Communications Security Bureau where he developed and implemented New Zealand's national information systems security policy. During this appointment, Malcolm also completed his PhD at Otago University. He retired from the Government Communications Security Bureau as Director Information Systems Security. Since working for Government, Dr Shore has been the Technical Director for CES Communications Ltd in which position he was responsible for the design and development of commercial landline, satellite, and radio encryption products. He is currently Head of Security at Telecom NZ.
Over the last five years, Dr Shore has held an adjunct position as Senior Fellow in the Computer Science and Software Engineering department of Canterbury University, where he lectures in Computer Forensics and Information Warfare.
Session 2 -Technology Enhanced Collaboration
Speaker: Ryan McDougall - realXtend, Finland
Abstract: What are Virtual Worlds and their applications, what is needed from a Virtual World technology platform, and how realXtend intends to deliver the platform for the next generation 3D Internet.
Bio: Ryan is an open source fanatic, and virtual world believer, and sometime software architect. Graduating with degrees in computer science and mathematics in Calgary, Canada; Ryan took the road less travelled and moved to Tokyo, Japan; where he worked on web systems and real-time 3D visualization software. Ryan then helped found the first company in Japan to focus on open source virtual world systems. He has since joined the Oulu, Finland-based non-profit open-source realXtend project, as community manager and lead architect.
Speaker: Dr Arin Basu, University of Canterbury Health Sciences Centre
Abstract: Traditionally, teaching and provision of health care has been predicated by the concurrence of the patients, trainees, providers, and teachers of health care at the same place and time. However, increasingly that paradigm of health care is changing as technology enables provision of medical care to be more widely distributed and even asynchronous. Lately, use of virtual worlds have provided a new medium of interaction where patients, providers, medical and nursing trainees and teachers can come and collaborate in real time so that this new medium can foster training of physicians and facilitate electronic disease diagnosis and management of various conditions. In this talk, we shall discuss the roles of virtual worlds such as Second Life in medical education, training and provision of medical care and describe our recent TEC funded project at the University of Canterbury on immersive learning through virtual reality.
Bio: Arin Basu is a medical doctor, lecturer, and an epidemiologist. He works at the University of Cantebrury at Christchurch as a senior lecturer in the Health Sciences Centre and serves as a senior researcher at the Health Services Assessment Collaboration, Health Sciences Centre. Arin is currently leading two research projects at the Health Sciences Centre - the first one is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission on immersive learning through virtual reality applications for the training of physicians and nurses and the second project, funded by Ako Aotearoa, is on the technology used for the professional training of nurses, physicians and other health care workers who are involved in the provision of Telehealth services. Arin's research interests include use of virtual worlds in medical education, training, and provision of medical care.
Speaker: John Eyles - Telecom NZ, Alexander Hayes - EDUPOV
Abstract: An interactive view of emerging point of view technologies (POV) and their intersection with communication, art and science. This presentation posits future directions for where POV can augment technology enhanced collaboration at the intersection of education and entertainment. Alex will utilize wearable point-of-view technologies to engage both physical and the virtual GNI audiences including live-to-field streaming of education oriented training and assessment underway in rural and remote locations of Australia. John will look at issues around connectivity, engagement and mobility for achieving great communication across contexts, and will invite participants from around the world to collaborate.
Keywords: POV, mobility, mobile devices, bridging between the real and virtual, global, VoIP, APIs, cloud computing, self serve-mash ups, dashboards and the power of networks, the social operating system.
Title: Open Source: the waves and The Tide
Speaker: Nicolás Erdödy - Director, Erdödy Consultancy Ltd
Abstract: What do Enterprise Software, Social Networks, Learning Management Systems and Parallel Computing have in common? They have a robust open source solution available today. "(Beware of) the waves and (watch) The Tide" is a talk that shows how Open Source is a solution today for business, education and every layer of commercial software. We briefly present its history and discuss how the global economic crisis is just boosting its adoption. We analyse its evolution towards a convergence with the current proprietary status and present how the Open Source model could contribute to the solution of one of the biggest challenges for the software industry of the last decades: Multicore and Parallel Computing.
Bio: Nicolás Erdödy is Director of Erdödy Consultancy Ltd, a New Zealand based firm specialised in capital, strategy and technology for different industries. He conceptualised, established and led 15 start-ups in his 30 years of entrepreneurship career, including a boutique venture capital firm specialised in funding early stage high technology start-ups and leveraging them globally. In that role, Nicolás created the first multicore software company of New Zealand in 2005. In the education sector, Nicolás created in Uruguay the first online Mathematics Academy of South America in 2000 with students in 14 countries.
Around Open Source, Nicolás was Program Manager of the Open Source Learning Lab, and organises the Open Source, Multicore and Parallel Computing miniconference for LCA 2010, one of the major Linux conferences worldwide.
Nicolás holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from Otago University, a Research Diploma on New Technologies applied to Education from INRP France and studied Hydraulics, Mathematics and Computer Science at the School of Engineering of the Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Session 3 - NGNs: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Martin Sharrock - CTO Alcatel-Lucent, New Zealand
Abstract: Telecoms innovation continues apace, but who will pay? And How?
Bio: Martin Sharrock is the Chief Technology Officer and head of the Solutions and Marketing team for Alcatel-Lucent in New Zealand. He has held this role since April this year after holding a similar position for the company in Japan over the previous 2 ½ years. Martin has spent the last 5 years working in Asia and has also lived in Malaysia where he held the position of CTO for Alcatel’s Mobile Communication Group in the APAC region. In a career spanning 18 years in the Telecommunications and IT industries, Martin has worked for the UK Ministry of Defence, Motorola, Lucent Technologies and Alcatel in technical, marketing and program management leadership roles living mostly in the UK but having lived or worked in over 40 different countries. Martin is a keen sportsman and is looking forward to living an outdoor life with his wife and 2 children as start a new chapter of their life in New Zealand.
Speaker: Bhaskar Ashoka - Department of Computer Science, University of Otago
Abstract: Deployment of Next Generation Network (NGN) comprised of different service providers, different Radio access technologies and multimode user terminals to be compatible with existing services and technologies has provided many challenges for the researchers and service providers. In particular providing a desired service such as video streaming, conferencing, data download/upload to the moving user refining the acceptable Quality of Service (QoS) anywhere, anytime considering different networks and global roaming is a difficult task. These diverse needs of NGN demands efficient and reliable technologies to satisfy user as well as Network Providers. Many areas are being explored currently. In this talk we classify few of the user oriented and technological challenges and discuss the technological challenges and trends involved in two areas namely Resource management and mobility management for next generation networks.
Bio: Bhaskar Ashoka has a Masters of Technology from VTU (Vishveshvaraya Technological University), India. He is currently undertaking the first year of his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Otago. His background includes working as a Programmer Analyst with Infosys Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India, and also as a Software Consultant with IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India. His research interests include wireless networks, and mobility and resource management in next generation networks.
Speaker: Peter Chappell - CTO, Harmonic
Abstract: Planning and management of capacity, performance and resiliency for NGN network services poses multi-dimensional challenges. Evolving VoIP, internet and video services are driving increasing expectations, loadings, and complexity into the network. Distributed service intelligence, QoS policy enforcement, and MPLS traffic engineering capabilities mean services can no longer be managed as simple flows. The underlying delivery infrastructure is itself still being rolled out and maturing, and is highly dependent on logical software capabilities as well as physical bandwidth. This presentation will review the requirements and architecture of an integrated toolset to assist network designers, planners and managers to predict and manage NGN IP services around traffic planning, infrastructure configuration and dimensioning, and service performance and availability. It incorporates powerful analytic, simulation and measurement capabilities.
Bio: Peter Chappell joined Harmonic as CTO from Telecom's Technology Strategy and Architecture group where he focused on Service Management. Peter holds a M.Sc in distributed networks and previously led technical and standards development for NZ's EFT-POS system. Peter has consulted for 4 years on national payment systems in the Asian region. http://www.harmonic.co.nz