Fourth IEEE UZ Regional Chapter International Conference in Central Asia on Internet
The Next Generation of Mobile, Wireless and Optical Communications Networks

Information and Communications Technologies with Application to E- and M- Commerce
September 23 - 25, 2008

Tashkent University of Information Technologies TUIT

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Address of Tashkent University of Information Technology TUIT: 108 Amir Timur street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Telephone: 138-64-15, 138-64-20

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sadikjon Sabirovich Kasimov, TUIT Rector
Mr. A. Khadjaev, Welcoming speach by Deputy General Director of UzACI
Professor Guy Omidyar, IEEE Communications Society
Mr. Mukhitdinov, Director of Uzbektelecom
Mr.Rakhimov, InfoComUz Director

Opening Remarks:
Professor Aripov Khajrula Kobilovich, TUIT Vice-Rector, Uzbekistan
Professor Nargiza Usmanova, TUIT, Uzbekistan
Professor Rifat R. Ibraimov, TUIT, Uzbekistan

Professor Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The constant increase in the number of cars on the roads calls for effective means to improve road safety, transport efficiency, and passengers' comfort. To this end, the research community, the industries and the governments all over the world are investing much of their efforts and money in the development of integrated Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) based on wireless communication networks. Several national/international projects have been recently launched around the world: DSRC, VSC, VII in USA, C2CCC in Europe, AVS in Japan and Network on Wheels in Germany, to name a few.

The road safety paradigm is moving from a passive one (air bags, ESP, etc.) to an active one, where sensors, radars, cameras, navigation systems, and microprocessors, commonly installed in vehicles, are integrated with wireless communication systems to support applications such as parking-assistance, lane-keeping, adaptive cruise-control, and many others. Vehicular Ad hoc networks (VANETs) can efficiently warn and inform drivers via direct wireless vehicle to vehicle communications, eventually reducing reaction time and information availability limitation.

The creation of high-performance, highly reliable, highly scalable, and secure Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs) poses extraordinary challenges related to the channel access, the routing information, the control of highly variable network topologies, the design of flexible middleware solutions to effectively support the application layer. In this context, the talk will highlight the current state of the art of VANETs over-viewing ongoing projects and standardization efforts. Moreover, we will also point out open issues on the design of communication protocols for VANETs, discuss on the directions for further research in this field.

Luigi Fratta received the Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1966. From 1967 to 1970 he worked at the Laboratory of Electrical Communications, Politecnico di Milano. As a Research Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, he participated in data network design under the ARPA project from 1970 to 1971. From November 1975 to September 1976 he was at the Computer Science Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, working on modeling analysis and optimization techniques for teleprocessing systems. In 1979 he was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hawaii. In the summer of 1981 he was at the Computer Science Department, IBM Research Center, San Josť, CA, working on local area networks. During the summers of 1983, 1989 and 1992 he was with the Research in Distributed Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, U.C.L.A., working on fiber optic local area networks. During the summer of 1986 he was with Bell Communication Research working on metropolitan area networks. In 1994 he has been Visiting Scientist at NEC Network Research Lab, Japan. In 2000 he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Since 1980 he is a Full Professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione of the Politecnico di Milano. His current research interests include computer communication networks, packet switching networks, multiple access systems, modeling and performance evaluation of communication systems, local area networks, wireless cellular systems and integrated services over IP networks.
Dr. Fratta is Fellow of IEEE.

Last updated: 22 May 2008