In addition to the Technical Symposia, Globecom 2004 will feature the 2nd Annual Design & Developers Forum and the Telecom Business Forum. The Forums are designed to meet the needs of the industry and to provide attendees a broad interest programming focused on telecommunication industry participation and attendance. Both Forums are included with Globecom 2004 registration.
The 2nd Annual IEEE Communications Society Design & Developers Forum will address new components, test equipment, software, simulation systems, design techniques and engineering services used in the design and development of telecom equipment and systems.

UWB Technologies & Interference Studies

Tuesday 30 November 2004 • 10:30 – 12:00

Session Organizer & Chair:

Peter Wang, Nokia Research Center, USA

Steven Gray, Nokia Wireless Access, USA
Jeff Foerster, Intel, USA
Matthew Welborn, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., USA
Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Texas Instruments, USA

Session Description:
This session addresses key issues in UWB technologies including (1) recent development, including physical layer design and implementation, in Multi-band OFDM based UWB as well as DS-UWB technologies; (2) characteristics and features of the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC that address some of the key UWB applications being developed today; (3) MAC layer design issues in integrating UWB radio into mobile or portable devices and in the capability of UWB mobile devices to quickly change their status in a personal area network; and (4) potential and realistic impacts of UWB interference to other narrowband systems and mitigation techniques for future UWB.

Next Generation Wireless Systems & Devices

Tuesday 30 November 2004 • 14:00 – 15:30

Session Organizer & Chair:

Peter Wang, Nokia Research Center, USA

Jim Lansford, Alereon Inc., USA
Serdar Yurdakul, US Wisair, Ltd., USA
Amir Freund, US Wisair, Ltd., USA
Matthew B. Shoemake, WiQuest Communications Inc., USA
Bugra Yanik, Altera, USA

Session Description:
This session focuses on the development of the next generation wireless systems and devices including UWB transceiver chip, system requirements, key functional blocks and system partitioning. This session will have a demonstration of UWB system signal transmission and reception; discussions of the merits of CMOS versus SiGe for RF ASICs and the advances of FPGA for wireless systems.

Embedded Systems Design and Development Challenges

Tuesday 30 November 2004 • 16:00 –17:30

Session Organizer & Chair:

Dilip Krishnaswamy, Intel Corp., USA

Dilip Krishnaswamy, Intel Corp., USA
Presentation: Embedded Systems Design and Development Challenges-Overview
Wayne Wolf, Princeton University, USA
Presentation: Design Challenges in Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips
Robert Hasbun, Intel Corp, USA
Presentation: Is it Time for Handset Applications Platforms to go to HAL?
Bill Weinberg, Open Source Development Labs, USA
Presentation: Embedded Linux - the Strategic Next-generation Platform for Communications Equipment Manufacturers

Session Description:
This session will present design and development challenges in contemporary embedded systems platforms, and will address architecture, design, hardware and software tradeoffs and challenges in such platforms. The first presentation will discuss the architectural and design tradeoffs in embedded systems. The second presentation will discuss design challenges in multiprocessor system-on-chip architectures. The final presentation will describe how embedded Linux is addressing design challenges in next-generation communications systems, in core and edge applications, on special-purpose blades through back-end infrastructure.

Communications Aspects of RFID

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 • 8:30 – 10:00

Session Organizer & Chair:

Paul Hartmann, RF SAW, USA

Ron Ogan, IEEE Dallas Section, USA
Presentation: RFID: What is it? How did we get here
Daniel Engels, AutoID Labs, MIT, USA
Presentation: RFID Commercialization and Deployment
Steve Lazar, Texas Instruments, USA
Presentation: UHF Protocols for RFID
John Bellamy, RF SAW, USA
Presentation: Alternative Technology Comparisons

Session Description:
Recent advances in RFID technology are generating a large amount of interest in the widespread deployment of RFID as a possible replacement for bar codes and the core of a new generation of sensor systems to locate and track objects. This session will focus on the major communications and standards issues that face the RFID systems today and new approaches to RFID communications. The session is intended to raise the awareness of the communications challenges in the RFID arena and to stimulate discussion of the possible enhancements to the performance of RFID systems through the use of concepts and techniques that are being applied to other communications systems.

Technologies for Next Generation Networks

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 • 10:30 – 12:00

Session Organizer & Chair:
Jeremy Bicknell, Integrated Device Technology, USA

Keith Marx, Integrated Device Technology, USA
Presentation: Packet Processing Challenges for Router Designers
Jack Wybenga, Samsung Telecommunications America, USA
Presentation: Trie Tree Based High Speed Forwarding Table Lookup Methods
Jeremy Bicknell, Integrated Device Technology, USA
Presentation: A System Design for Forwarding and Queuing "Bursty" Data
Do-Yeon Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea
Presentation: Development of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch in Korea

Session Description:
The next generation network is widely envisaged to be an IP-based network infrastructure that provides connectivity and reachability for a wide variety of IP services. These new IP services (such as real-time and multimedia traffic) can be readily developed and introduced in such a flexible network. The same network will also remove the need for several protocol overlays that are required today. Solutions that employ powerful processors promise to provide the new IP services while at the same time shortening overall development time and costs. However, these new services have unique needs in terms of network robustness, resiliency and quality of service (delay, jitter, and loss). This session discusses the semiconductor technology and architecture needed in developing the Next Generation Network, the requirements of the services, and some novel technologies for providing appropriate IP lookup and queuing strategies that are designed to remove harmful bottlenecks in high performance network elements and networks.

Emerging Mobility Communications Technologies

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 • 14:00 – 15:30

Session Organizer & Chair:

Roman Kikta, Genesis Campus, USA

Ed Cantwell, Inner Wireless, USA
Sandeep Kumar, Adimos, Inc., USA
Pardeep Kohli, Spatial Wireless, USA
Michael Pisterzi, Transat Technologies, USA

Session Description:
Mobile communications is one of the hottest sectors of the technology market and has become the preferred means of personal interaction in today's society. In this session, a panel of industry leaders representing organizations that are very influential in shaping the future of mobility will discuss leading edge mobility communications technologies, key applications, and their business models. Topics for the interactive discussion include multimedia services and applications; service architectures and technologies for the future; the unwired home; integration of voice, data and video in the mobile network; WLAN/ Wi-Fi market; wireless security & emerging wireless broadband services; software as a key enabler of mobile multimedia; applications and services that drive revenues & business cases for offering these services; and future technology developments.

Intellectual Property Issues in Telecom

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 • 16:00 – 17:30

Session Organizer & Chair:
Howard Chen, Duane Morris LLP, USA

John Han, Ericsson, USA
Kevin Smith, Nortel Networks, USA
Yi Zhao, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA

Session Description:
The telecom industry uses standards bodies to define future equipment and service standards. How does one protect the technology for a company while still participating with the standard body's industry-wide activities is an interesting issue. Another intriguing issue is how the standards established in this country can affect the telecom business in other countries. The panel will discuss these issues in an open format.

DSP in Telecom

Thursday, 2 December 2004 • 8:30 – 10:00

Session Organizer & Chair:

Don Shaver, Texas Instruments, USA

Ken Maggio, Texas Instruments, USA
Presentation: DSP in Communications - the RF Frontier?
Bill McFarland, Atheros Communications, USA
Presentation: Requirements and Computations of Future Communications Systems
Jeyhan Karaoguz, Broadcom Corporation, USA
Presentation: Device Architectures in the Fully Connected World
Zoran Zvonar, Analog Devices Incorporated, USA
Presentation: Finding the Home for DSP in Wireless Handset

Session Description:
Predicting the direction of wireless and wireline telecommunications over the past decade has been challenging in terms of (1) predicting worldwide regulatory body directions, (2) experiencing market segmentation and size, and (3) identifying the applications that will be enabled through availability of consumer-priced, low-power digital signal processing (DSP) solutions. In the end, it is affordably-priced communications and applications-enabled devices that drive this market as a whole. The ability to implement an ever-increasing number of functions on a single silicon die, processor clock rates, and power dissipation of these silicon implementations is generally predictable via Moore's Law and our Silicon Roadmap initiatives. In this session, leading industry experts provide their view on the future role of DSP in telecommunications, as well as the technical challenges and barriers which must be addressed to make their vision a reality. Systems-on-a-Chip (SoC) have become a reality, but what are the future challenges that must be overcome to continue the pace in innovation that we have seen over the past decades?

VDSL2: Technology and Services

Thursday, 2 December 2004 • 10:30 – 12:00

Session Organizer & Chair:

Peter S. Chow, Texas Instruments, USA

Konrad Kratochwil, Texas Instruments, USA
Presentation: VDSL2 Technology Innovations
D. Todd Murphy, Calix, U.S.A.
Presentation: Network Evolution and the Introduction of Switched Video Service
Wayne Daniel, Siemens Subscribers Networks, U.S.A.
Presentation: TBA

Session Description:
In this session, we examine the most recent technical development in DSL, namely VDSL2, which is a new standards project in both ITU-T as well as regional standards bodies. We focus on technical innovations being proposed for VDSL2, and how these technology advances will enable better delivery of video and other value added services ranging from VoIP telephony to on-line gaming to high quality video/audio conferencing plus other applications and services for the end customer.

Network Management and Security

Thursday, 2 December 2004 • 14:00 – 15:30

Session Organizer & Chair:

Bernard Ku, Principal Network Architect, SBC Labs, Inc., USA

David Pearson, Network Management Architect, Alcatel USA,
Presentation: Future Trends in Network Management and Operations
Lou Berger, Lead Architect, Movaz Networks, USA,
Presentation: GMPLS-based control plane for IP/DWDM Network
David Hays, Security Expert, MCI, USA,
Presentation: Responding To Security Intrusions
Will Chorley, Lead MTS, SBC Labs, Inc., USA,
Presentation: VoIP Network Security Concerns and Issues

Session Description:
The objective of this panel discussion is to present the latest technical advances in the area of network and security management. In the midst of the economy downturns, network management can no longer be overlooked as it will play a critical role in revitalizing the telecom industry. Not only does it enable networks and services to be run more efficiently, it also plays a vital role in stimulating user demands and thus generating desperately needed revenues. Furthermore, we will discuss security management and what it means for information technology in the future. All of this brings about new challenges and opportunities for network management and to the way in which it is approached, requiring management technology to evolve as rapidly as the new networked worlds that it must manage. The distinguished experts assembled for this panel will discuss their visions and new ideas of how network and security management may help overcome the challenges facing the global telecom industry.

Funding Opportunities for Communications Research at the ECS Division of NSF

Thursday, 2 December 2004 • 16:00 – 17:30

Session Chair and Presenter:
Vittal S. Rao,
ECS Division, National Science Foundation, USA

Session Description:
This session focuses on funding opportunities for communications research at the Electrical and Communications Systems (ECS) Division of National Science Foundation (NSF). The session will have a brief overview of the NSF ECS programs and an open Q&A forum.