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Thursday 30 November, 2006


Prof. Jean Walrand
University of California Berkeley

How Much? For What?
Thoughts on Economic Issues in Networking.
Jean Walrand, U.C. Berkeley

Features of networking protocols affect the market mechanisms that govern the utilization of the technology and the evolution of the industry. The goal of this presentation is to highlight the frequently overlooked interactions between network protocols and economics through a few concrete examples: Metro Wi-Fi, service choice in Internet, incentives for network upgrades, and market for security. The presentation also explains a few models that capture the interactions between network users and providers.

The presentation is based on joint work with a number of colleagues, including V. Anantharam, Rahul Jain, Galina Schwartz, and Pravin Varaiya of UCB and J. Musacchio of UCSC. Links to that work, funded by NSF, can be found on the presenter's web page.

Chris Vein
Chief Information Officer, City and County of San Francisco

Jean Walrand received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley where he is now Professor. His research interests include decision theory, stochastic processes, and communication networks. He is the author of An Introduction to Queueing Networks (Prentice Hall, 1988) and of Communication Networks: A First Course (2nd ed. McGraw-Hill,1998) and co-author of High­Performance Communication Networks (2nd ed, Morgan Kaufman, 2000).Prof. Walrand is a Fellow of the Belgian American Education Foundation and of the IEEE and a recipient of the Lanchester Prize and of the Stephen O. Rice Prize.

Chris Vein is San Francisco's Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Department of Telecommunications and Information Services. In these capacities, Mr. Vein provides policy guidance on the City's technology vision, provides telecommunications and information technology services to city departments, as well as guiding technology and cable television franchise policies.

Prior to his employment in San Francisco, Mr. Vein was an AVP for Operations at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Mr. Vein began his career in Washington, DC working in the Executive Office of the President. As a high ranking non-political appointment, Mr. Vein was Director of Administrative and Financial Services for the White House, serving the Clinton, Bush, and Reagan Presidencies.


Fiber to the Home – The New Empowerment

Thursday 30 November, 2006

Chair: Dr. Fred Leonberger - MIT Labs and previously JDS Uniphase

This session describes the technical details of current and future FTTH systems, current deployment status, and the economic and social significance of this major revolution in upgrading communications infrastructures worldwide. Presentations on the architectures and the optoelectronic and deployment technologies are followed by data on deployments to date, concluding with one view of the directions that FTTH system architecture might take beyond the passive optical networks of today.

Invited speakers:
Graham Richard – Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bob Whitman – Corning
Dr. Fred Leonberger and Rajeev Ram – MIT

Metro Ethernet Optical Networks

Thursday 30 November, 2006
Chair: Winston Way, Founder and CTO, OpVista Inc.

This session will cover various aspects of metro Ethernet optical networks, including market overview, high-speed Ethernet switch/router, MSO/Enterprise optical network architectures and standards activities.

Invited speakers:
Winston Way – OpVista
Umesh Kukreja – Atrica Inc.
Bill Trubey – TWC
Kamran Sistanizadeh – Yipes
Stephen Trowbridge – Lucent
Bob Klessig – Cisco



Thursday 30 November, 2006


Chris Vein
CIO, City and County of San Francisco

This session reviews the status of major citywide universal and affordable broadband wireless projects recently announced for the City of San Francisco and the neighboring cities in the Silicon Valley. The panelists will discuss a wide range of architecture, technology, economics, and social issues confronting these ambitious projects. Such universal wireless networks are expected to cover 1500 square miles in the Bay Area.

Invited speakers:
Cole Reinwand – VP Product Strategy & Marketing, EarthLink Municipal Networks
Jeb Linton – Chief Architect, EarthLink Municipal Networks
Tom Hulsebosch – Sr. Director, Sales and Marketing, Canopy, Motorola, Inc.
Chari Amalavoyal – Founder and Chief Architect, Tropos Networks, Inc.

WIMax Technology and Standards

Thursday 30 November, 2006
Chair: Tracy Kristensen - WiMAX Forum

WiMax is a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to wired broadband technologies like cable and DSL. This session provides an update of the architecture and technologies of the IEEE 802.16 family of WiMax standards. The group of WiMax panelists will review the current status of the technology platform, compliance, equipment suppliers, and system deployment. Issues on architecture and applications will also be discussed.

Invited speakers:
Regulatory and Spectrum Policy,
Jayne Stancavage, Regulatory Working Group, WiMAX Forum
Conformance and Interoperability Certification,
Aditya Agrawal, Chair, Certification Working Group, WiMAX Forum
Applications Architecture and Performance,
Tom Tofigh, AT&T Labs Research & Chair, Applications Working Group, WiMAX Forum;
Shyam Parekh, Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories;
Krishna Ramadas, Venturiwireless


ACCESS'06 Business Forum Chairs


Adam Drobot,
Telcordia Technologies



Vice Chair:

David Waring
Telcordia Technologies




Early Registration:
30 October

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3 November