Tutorial 1 – T1

Half day tutorial

Title: p-Cycles for Protection of Optical Transport Networks

Abstract: The tutorial deals with the recovery mechanism preconfigured protection cycles ("p-cycles"). The focus is on link-protecting p-cycles for deployment in optical networks with wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). The fundamental problem of the optimal design of p-cycle networks is addressed, deploying p-cycles in WDM networks is evaluated with special consideration of the peculiarities of these networks, and enhancements for protection against dual link failures and node failures are proposed. The tutorial concludes with current research topics such as p-cycles for protected working capacity envelopes (PWCEs) and path-protecting p-cycles.

Speakers’ biography:

Dominic A. Schupke received his Dipl.-Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen in 1998 and his Dr.-Ing. degree (with distinction) from Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 2004. From 1998 to 2004 he was research and teaching staff member of the Institute of Communication Networks at TUM. In 2004 he joined the research and development department of Siemens, Corporate Technology, in Munich, Germany. There, he is Senior Research Scientist and Competence Field Manager of the Network Configuration and Planning Group in the Optical Networks and Transmission Department.

His research interests include network architectures and protocols, routing and wavelength assignment, recovery methods, availability analysis, network optimization, and network planning.

Dominic has been as technical program committee member for the conferences DRCN, Globecom, ICC, and ONDM. He is member of IEEE, ITG/VDE, and VDI.

Tutorial 2 – T2

Full day tutorial

Title: Smart Cards, INTERNET - A Secure Foundation for Mobile Payments by Dr. Vincent Guyot, Dr. Nick-Naser Manochehri, Dr. Nazar Elfadil and Dr. Guy Omidyar

Internet, Mobile and Wireless Protocols, Architectures, Flow and Congestion Control, Mobile and Electronic-commerce, Smart cards and Security, Biometric and Smart Card Authentication, Network Security and Mobile Payment System

Abstract: The smart card has initially been created to secure exchanges between banks. It also secures the mobile telecommunication networks within each GSM terminal. The smart card technology has been extensively used for 30 years and is now standardized. But only few people know what a smart card is and which benefits its usage could bring. This tutorial will give an introduction to the world of smart cards. It will introduce the architecture of a smart card, present the recent API facilitating the usage of smart cards within software, and highlight the performance of new smart cards through examples. The objective of the session is to provide the tutorial attendees with an in-depth understanding of smart cards and of what can be expected from their usage today.

Mobile phone users are already familiar with using their phones to pay for products such as games, ring tones and other digital content. Mobile phones and mobile devices are now being used to pay for products at a physical point of sale (POS). The ever increasing availability of new, more capable mobile devices and new payment technologies that make such transactions possible offers benefits to both consumers and businesses. The success of mobile payments is contingent on the same factors that have fuelled the growth of physical world non-cash payments, namely: security, interoperability, privacy, global acceptance, and ease of use. Furthermore, E-commerce facilitates number of organizations to reduce supplier cost and increase profits. In the late 1990s, it was predicted that Mobile technology would revolutionize E-business so that in the near future businesses will move from E -to M-commerce. It was predicted that by 2005 billions of dollar would be spent on wireless devices. The question is M-commerce happening? Will M-commerce live up to the expectations? M-commerce represents considerable new opportunities for all enterprises. M-commerce has its own specific characteristics separate from E-commerce. Paying for goods and services from mobile phones or personal digital assistance (PDA) equipped with wireless LAN (WLAN) connection involve many partners and operators. There are technological, organizational, cultural, technical, and business issues to consider. Migration from E-commerce to M-Commerce and an overview and fundamental issues in Mobile Payment System (MPS) will be presented. In addition, factors that effect the introduction of a successful universal mobile payment system that increases the interest and general distribution of m-commerce will be discussed. In addition, integration of fixed and portable wireless access into IP networks presents a cost effective and efficient way to provide seamless end-to-end connectivity and ubiquitous access in a market where demands on Mobile Internet have grown rapidly and predicted to generate billions of dollars in revenue in upcoming years. The deployment of broadband IP-based with broadband wireless access networks are becoming increasingly important. Fixed core IP networks are constructed with the move to IP over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing. Global solutions could be reached with integration of satellites with terrestrial providers. Together, they can expand businesses in Mobile- and Electronic-Commerce and trading for many years to come. This tutorial also addresses the procedure to proactively secure communication channels between non-trusted entities and how to construct a secure foundation for Mobile payments.

Speakers’ biography:

Dr. Vincent Guyot received his Ph.D. in CS from the University of Paris 6 - Pierre & Marie Curie, France. He has been an assistant professor at the University of Paris 12 - Val de Marne, from 2001 to 2006. He is currently with ESIEA, a French school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science based in Paris, where he is in charge of the new M. Sc. "Networks and Information Security". He collaborates closely with LIP6 (University of Paris 6 - Pierre & Marie Curie) and INFRES (ENST/Télécom Paris) research labs. Dr. Guyot teaches computer networks and security, and conducts research in the area of security and mobility in wired and wireless networks. He has co-authored 2 books and is a member of IEEE Communications Society.

Dr. Nick-Naser Manochehri received his Ph.D. in Applied Technology and Training, from the University of North Texas. He was teaching and designing coursework in the area of Information Technology and Telecommunications at the center for learning at the SBC Communications Inc. in USA till September 2003. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of Information Systems at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. His research area of interest includes: Data Communications and Networking, Mobile Commerce, Network Security, Web-based learning, and transfer of training.

Dr. Nazar Elfadil received his Ph.D. in Electrical/ Computer engineering, from University Technology, Malaysia. He has been an assistant professorial lecturer at Nottingham University till August 2003. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. His research area of interest includes: network security, knowledge engineering, and Artificial intelligence.

Professor, Dr. Guy Omidyar received the D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. He has been an associate professorial Lecturer at George Washington University and a professor invite at University de Versailles-Saint-Quentin France. He was professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and National University of Singapore. He lectures extensively on theory and practice of mobile and wireless communications and optical networks. He was a senior program manager in advance networking operation at Computer Sciences Corporation, Mitre corporation, riverside research institute, Magnovox Government data system. He was a science advisor for US. Internal Revenue Service and conducted research at the Research Institute of Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked at Bell Communications Research and contributed to the standardization and was a technology advisor at Telecom Egypt. He was chairman of IEEE communications society of communication system integration and modeling committee. He is the steering committee chair of Mobile and Wireless Communication Network (MWCN) www.ctr.kcl.ac.uk/mwcn2005/default.asp and International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN) www.icocn2005.org and Wireless and Optical Communications Network (WOCN) www.wocn2005.org and International Conference on Internet (ICI) www.ici2005.org conferences. He was director of international affairs office at Institute for Communications Research in Singapore and he is Chairman of IFIP TC6 WG 6.8 and Omidyar Institute.

Tutorial 3 – T3

Title: Mobile Communications Systems

Tutorial 3 presentation consists of two parts:
1. Electronic book on Mobile Communication Systems consists of 7 independent chapters. Various combinations of chapters are applicable depending on the total volume of material used in a course. Each chapter is concluded with list of tasks with a single question and 5 options for a single correct answer. Test is fully electronic and starts with registration at a database and selecting a time framework. Options for each test item are always randomized. The results are output to the monitor at the end of the testing process and are also input into the database for future analysis.

2. The Mobile Communication Systems course is mandatory and is included in the program of the last semester of the bachelor course. The course obliges attendees to know basics of electronics and radio communications. Other main disciplines the knowledge of which is mandatory for this course are: physics, radio signals and circuits, theory of electrical communications, signal generation, structure and processing, electronics and circuits, microprocessors, digital signal processing, and others. For theoretical education in the listed disciplines, there are over 60 discrete virtual laboratory assignments written in Delphi.

Presenters :
Dr. R. Ibraimov, Dean of Radio Engineering, TUIT (part 1)
Dr. K. Abdurakhmanov, Dean of Physics (part 2)
Dr. A. Abduazizov, Dean of Radio Electronics and Communications (part2)


Last updated: 11 July 06