November 26 - 30, 2007

MNCNA: Middleware for Next-generation Converged Networks and Applications

Workshop of the 8th International Middleware Conference 2007

November 26, 2007
Newport Beach, California, USA

Technical Program

08:30AM - 08:35 AM
Opening remarks: Arup Acharya, IBM Research

08:35AM - 09:20 AM
Keynote Speech: Giovanni Pacifici, IBM Research

Title: Middleware Challenges for the Emerging Application Environments (Slides)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Giovanni Pacifici is a Senior Manager of the Distributed Systems Department at IBM Watson

Research Center (Hawthorne). His research work focus on the design, prototype and evaluation of
management systems for cluster-based Web services. He led the research team that pioneered the
distributed resource management technology of IBM's WebSphere Extended Deployment. Previously, he
was a Research Scientist at the Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University where
he led several research activities that focused on the design and evaluation of real-time control
and monitoring systems for high-speed networks with quality of service guarantees. Prior to his
assignment at Columbia, he was a visiting Doctoral Candidate there, during which time I designed
and implemented a monitoring and multimedia traffic generation system for MAGNET II, a high-speed
multimedia network. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE Infocom 2001 and the Technical
Program Co-Chair for the Fourth IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia
Networks and Services. He is an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He was also
an editor of the Elsevier Science's Computer Networks Journal, and the Guest Editor for two special issues of the IEEE Journal on
Selected Areas in Communications. He received the "Laurea" in Electrical Engineering and the
"Research Doctorate" in Information Science and Telecommunications from the University of Rome, "La
Sapienza" in 1984 and 1989 respectively.Dr. Pacifici is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Middleware Challenges for the Emerging Application Environments

09:30AM -10:15 AM
Keynote Speech: Eric Burger, BEA Systems

Title: Middleware that Transforms Communications. (Slides)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Eric Burger is Deputy Chief Technology Officer for BEA Systems. Eric works in several standards
bodies, writing many of the SIP media RFC’s in the IETF and contributing to VoiceXML and CCXML in
the W3C. He is Chair of IETF mobile e-mail, media control, and speech services work groups.He serves on the Board of Directors of the IMS Forum and is on the Board of the SIP Forum. Eric co-founded and was
CTO of SnowShore Networks, where he invented the SIP-controlled multi-function media server.He held
senior positions at Cable&Wireless, MCI, Texas Instruments, Cantata/Brooktrout Technology, and
ADC/Centigram. He holds over eleven issued patents and has numerous patents pending. He is a Senior
Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE,a Patron of the AAAS, and Benefactor of the Internet
Society. Dr. Burger taught at GMU and GWU and holds degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology,
Catholic University of Leuven, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

10:15AM -10:30AM Tea Break

10:30AM -11:00AM
Thomas Magedanz,
Invited Talk: SOA in Telecoms - A Deja vu or a new research field? (Slides)

11:00AM -12:30PM Session 1

Jatinder Pal Singh, Tansu Alpcan, Xiaoqing Zhu and Piyush Agrawal
Towards Heterogeneous Network Convergence: Policies and Middleware Architecture for Efficient Flow Assignment, Rate Allocation and Rate Control for Multimedia Applications

Noëmie SIMONI and Chunyang Yin
An NGN middleware based on an enhanced IMS

Michael Sutterer, Olaf Droegehorn and Klaus David
Making a Case for Situation-Dependent User Profiles in Context-Aware Environments

Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard Steffen
Middleware: Just Another Level for Orchestration

12:30PM -1:30PM Lunch Break

01:30PM - 3:00 PM Session 2

Martin Strohbach, Martin Bauer, Erno Kovacs, Claudia Villalonga and Nils Richter
Context Sessions: A Novel Approach for Scalable Context Management in NGN Networks

Eduardo Ribeiro and Rui Lopes

An architecture for the provision of Content Networks based on IMS, Metadata, Presence and P2P technologies

Dipanjan Chakraborty, Sunil Goyal, Sumit Mittal and Sougata Mukherjea
On the Changing Face of Service Composition in Telecom

Patrick Stuedi and Gustavo Alonso
Wireless Ad Hoc VoIP

03:00PM - 3:15PM Coffee Break

03:15PM - 3:45PM
Ram Dantu
Invited Talk: On the social aspects of spam in converged communications

04:15PM - 5:15PM Session 3

Michael T. Hunter, Russell J. Clark and Frank S. Park
Security Issues with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

Eric Burger, Sharath Rajasekar, Phelim O'Doherty, Anders Lundqvist and Thomas Gronberg
A Telecommunications Web Services Platform for Third Party Network Access and SOA-Based Service Delivery

Nilanjan Banerjee, Koustuv Dasgupta and Sougata Mukherjea
Providing Middleware Support for the Control and Co-ordination of Telecom Mashups

Niklas Blum, Thomas Magedanz and Horst Stein
Service Creation & Delivery for SME based on SOA/IMS

05:15PM - 5:30PM
Announcement of Best Paper Award.
Closing Remarks.

For any queries, please contact the MNCNA organizers:-
Nilanjan Banerjee, IBM India Research Lab (nilanjba@in.ibm.com)
Dipanjan Chakraborty, IBM India Research Lab (cdipanjan@in.ibm.com)
Koustuv Dasgupta, IBM India Research Lab (kdasgupta@in.ibm.com)