MobiCom 2009 / Beijing, China / September 20-25, 2009


 Invited Talks 


   Tuesday, September 22, 2009 

Jeannette M. Wing
Assistant Director
Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation
"Frontiers in Research and Education in Computing:
A View from the National Science Foundation"

The NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate funds 84% of all academic computer science research in the United States. I will present highlights of CISE's research and education programs, including current interests in cyber-enabled discovery and innovation, cyber-physical systems, data-intensive computing, network science and engineering, socially intelligent computing, and trustworthy computing; and future interests in computing and economics and in energy-intelligent computing. I will also put NSF's investments in computing within the broader national and international context.

Dr. Jeannette M. Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2004-2007, she was Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon. Currently on leave from CMU, she is the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current focus is on the foundations of trustworthy computing.

Professor Wing was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals. She has been a member of many advisory boards, including: the Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Tecbnology (PCAST), the National Academies of Sciences's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board, NSF's CISE Advisory Committee, Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, the Intel Research Pittsburgh's Advisory Board, and the Sloan Research Fellowships Program Committee. She is a member of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. Professor Wing is an AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, and IEEE Fellow.

   Wednesday, September 23, 2009 

Moon-Ki Choi
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
"Mobile Communication in Korea"

Since CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) mobile communication service was introduced in 1996, we are experiencing over 30% annual increases of subscribers in Korea. The number of subscribers has been increased to over 45 million by the end of 2008. To accommodate this increasing demand, Korea initiated the digital cellular CDMA service in 1996, WCDMA service in 2004, and most recently Mobile WiBro service in 2006. With these state-of-art mobile services, we have provided high quality mobile communication capabilities.

In this talk, first I will estimate the mobile communication market trends and introduce the technical roadmap of WiBro (Mobile WiMAX) and its application services in Korea. Next, I will present international standardization schedule in ITU-R and R&D strategies in ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) toward IMT-Advanced mobile communication system. And I will also present the development activities in 3GPP LTE Advanced system and IEEE 802.11x WLAN in ETRI. Finally, I will discuss the government roles and spectrum usage policies for Mobile communication in Korea.

In conclusion, I believe the mobile communication technologies and service experiences of Korea will be the basis of ubiquitous computing in future digital communities and ETRI is trying to be a frontier in realizing the dream of communicating with anyone, anywhere at anytime.

Dr. Mun-Kee Choi is currently President of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) in Korea, appointed in November 2006. Before that for eight years at KAIST-ICC (formerly ICU, Information and Communications University), Dr. Choi has served as Dean of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Acting President, and Professor at the School of IT Business. Previously, he joined ETRI in 1978 as a Principal Researcher and also had served as a Vice President at the Telecommunication System Research Division of ETRI. Dr. Choi's technological and business background based upon his 20 year large-scale national R&D project experiences: Long-Mid-term Telecommunication Networking Plan, Telecommunication Standardization, and Development on Telecommunication System. His work produced a number of research papers, patents, and publications, overseas and domestically. He received a BS in Applied Mathematics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and a MS in Industrial Engineering from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. He received his PhD in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.

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