MobiCom 2002
The Eighth ACM International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking

September 23-28, 2002,
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

Pervasive Computing Means Pervasive Services (inside the Network)

Randy Katz, University of California, Berkeley, USA.


Pervasive computing is not just about diverse end devices and edge network access technologies. It is also about building applications that are user, location, network, and device-aware. A new service framework, spanning network providers while achieving enhanced levels of interoperability and reliability, is needed. This is the most critical challenge for the network research community.


Randy Howard Katz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty at Berkeley in 1983, where he is now the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has published over 200 refereed technical papers, book chapters, and books. His hardware design textbook, Contemporary Logic Design, has sold over 85,000 copies worldwide, and has been in use at over 200 colleges and universities. He has supervised 35 M.S. theses and 21 Ph.D. dissertations, and leads a research team of over a dozen graduate students, technical staff, and industrial visitors. He has won numerous awards, including seven best paper awards, one "test of time" paper award, one paper selected for a 50 year retrospective on IEEE communications publications, three best presentation awards, the Outstanding Alumni Award of the Computer Science Division, the CRA Outstanding Service Award, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Decoration, the IEEE Reynolds Johnson Information Storage Award, the ASEE Frederic E. Terman Award, and the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. With colleagues at Berkeley, he developed Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), a $25 billion per year industry sector today. While on leave for government service in 1993-1994, he established and connected the White House to the Internet. His current research interests are Internet Services Architecture, Mobile Internet, and the technologies underlying the convergence of telecommunications and packet networks. Prior research interests have included: database management, VLSI CAD, and high performance multiprocessor and storage architectures.