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Key Note Speeches
InterPlaNetary Internet: Architecture, Protocols and Challenges 
Professor Ian F. Akyildiz
Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, USA
PlanetLab: Enabling Novel Planet Wide Services
Professor Derek McAuley
Intel Research Lablet, University of Cambridge, UK

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InterPlaNetary Internet: Architecture, Protocols and Challenges

Presenter
Professor Ian F. Akyildiz 
Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory,
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332 
Tel.: 404-894-5141 
Fax.: 404-894-7883 
E_mail: ian@ece.gatech.edu 
http://www.ece.gatech.edu/research/labs/bwn
Abstract

The vision of future space exploration includes missions to deep space that require communication among planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, robotic spacecrafts, and crewed vehicles. In addition, these missions require autonomous space data delivery at high data rates, interactivity among the in-space instruments, security of operations, and seamless inter-operability between in-space entities. The main objective of the presented work is to realize communication between in-space entities allowing large volume of scientific data to be collected from planets and moons.

The most important characteristics and challenges posed by the InterPlaNetary Internet are: very long propagation delays, high link error rates, blackouts, and bandwidth asymmetry. The existing protocols are far from addressing these challenges. In this talk, new architectures and protocols are presented to realize the InterPlanetary Internet.

Presenter's biography

IAN F. AKYILDIZ received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, in 1978, 1981 and 1984, respectively.

Currently, he is the Ken Byers Distinguished Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory (with 20 PhD students and PostDocs).

He has held visiting professorships at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Ecole Nationale Superieure Telecommunications in Paris, France, Universidad Politecnico de Cataluna in Barcelona, Spain, and Universidad Illes Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

He has published over two-hundred technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Computer Networks (Elsevier Science) and for the newly launched AdHoc Networks Journal (Elsevier Science) and an Editor for ACM-Kluwer Journal of Wireless Networks. He is a past editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1996-2001), Kluwer Journal of Cluster Computing (1997-2001), ACM-Springer Journal for Multimedia Systems (1995-2001) as well as for IEEE Transactions on Computers (1992-1996).

He guest-edited more than ten special issues for various journals in the last decade. He was the technical program chair of the "9th IEEE Computer Communications" workshop in 1994, for ACM/IEEE MOBICOM'96 (Mobile Computing and Networking) conference, IEEE INFOCOM'98 (Computer Networking Conference), as well as IEEE ICC'2003 (International Conference on Communications). He is the General Chair for the premier conference in wireless networking, ACM/IEEE MOBICOM'2002, Atlanta, September 2002. He is the co-founder and co-General Chair of the newly established ACM SenSys'03 conference on Sensor Systems which will take place in Los Angeles in November 2003.

Dr. Akyildiz is an IEEE FELLOW (1995), an ACM FELLOW (1996). He received the "Don Federico Santa Maria Medal" for his services to the Universidad of Federico Santa Maria in Chile in 1986. He served as a National Lecturer for ACM from 1989 until 1998 and received the ACM Outstanding Distinguished Lecturer Award for 1994.

Dr. Akyildiz received the 1997 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize award (IEEE Communications Society) for his paper entitled "Multimedia Group Synchronization Protocols for Integrated Services Architectures" published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) in January 1996.

Dr. Akyildiz received the 2002 IEEE Harry M. Goode Memorial award (IEEE Computer Society) with the citation "for significant and pioneering contributions to advanced architectures and protocols for wireless and satellite networking".

His current research interests are in InterPlaNetary Internet, Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Satellite Networks and the Next Generation Internet.

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PlanetLab: Enabling Novel Planet Wide Services

Presenter
Professor Derek McAuley
Intel Research Lablet, University of Cambridge
Abstract

Changing or enhancing any of the Internetís core functions is an increasingly difficult goal. Lab scale prototypes, or simulations, together with theoretical scaling attributes will not convince hard nosed ISPs to risk deployment. PlanetLab aims to offer the infrastructure to enable deployment of these prototypes to a large number of nodes which are widely dispersed both in geographical and Internet topology terms. The talk will cover the core PlanetLab technologies and some of the interesting uses to which PlanetLab has been put.

Presenter's biography

Professor Derek McAuley joined Intel in June 2002 to establish the new Intel Research Lablet in Cambridge.

He obtained his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1982 and his Ph.D. addressing issues in interconnecting heterogeneous ATM networks in 1989. After a further five years at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a lecturer he moved in 1995 to a chair at the University of Glasgow Department of Computing Science. He returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility.

His research interests include networking, distributed systems and operating systems. Recent work has concentrated on the support of time dependent mixed media types in both networks and operating systems.

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