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Vehicular Wireless Networks: What should the future hold?

Monday 05 September 2011, 15:50–17:30 (Golden Gate 7 & 8)

A team of experts spanning academia, government, and industry will convene to seed a discussion including our audience on what could or should be exciting about vehicular wireless networks. We will explore what killer applications might drive the next generation, revolutionary developments in hardware, algorithms, or the impact of new paradigms like cloud computing.

Raja Sengupta, UC Berkeley (Moderator)

Dr. Raja Sengupta is Associate Professor in the Systems Engineering program within Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.d from the EECS department, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research interests are in vehicular ad-hoc networks and unmanned air vehicles. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems magazine. He was Program Chair of the IEEE Conference on Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems 2003, Co-General Chair of the first ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks 2004 and Co-Program Chair of the second workshop. In 2008 he chaired the First International Symposium on Vehicular Computing Systems.

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Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center

Dr. Onur Altintas is a senior researcher at the R&D Group of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co. Ltd, in Tokyo. From 1999 to 2001 he was with Toyota Motor Corporation and from 2001 to 2004 he was with Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA, and was also a visiting researcher at Telcordia Technologies between 1999 and 2004. Before joining Toyota Motor Corporation in 1999, he was a research scientist at Ultra High Speed Network and Computer Technology Labs (UNCL), Tokyo. He received his B.S. (1987) and M.S. (1990) degrees from Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. (1995) degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan; all in electrical engineering. He served as the Co-Chair for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Workshops (V2VCOM 2005 and V2VCOM 2006) co-located with ACM MobiQuitous, and V2VCOM 2007 and V2VCOM 2008 co-located with IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. He also served as the Co-Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet 2006, AutoNet 2007 and AutoNet 2008) co-located with IEEE Globecom. He is the co-founder and general co-chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (IEEE VNC) held in Tokyo in 2009; in New Jersey in 2010, and in Amsterdam in 2011. He is an IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer.

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Jérôme Härri, EURECOM

Jérôme Härri is an Assistant Professor at the Mobile Communication Group at EURECOM, France, and conducting research in wireless vehicular networks. He received a M.Sc. degree and a Dr. ès sc. Degree in telecommunication from the Swiss Institute Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, he led a Traffic Telematics Junior Research Group at the Institute of Telematics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. His research interests are related to the characterization of the mutual relationship between vehicular mobility and inter-vehicular communication on ITS applications.
Jérôme has been Co-Chair of the special session on traffic telematics at IEEE PIMRC’09 and has served as Demo Chair and TPC Co-chair of the IEEE Conference on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC) 2008 and 2010 respectively. He was also involved in the EU FP7 project iTETRIS with aspects related to mobility and connectivity-based ITS infrastructure deployment. He is now involved in the French FOT project SCOREF and the smart grid project VELCRI with aspects related to the identification and management of vehicular mobility contexts. He is actively participating to standardization activities of the ETSI TC ITS in a specialist task force on ITS multi-channel operations, and of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. Jérôme is the author of the chapter on “Vehicular Mobility Modeling for VANET” in the book “VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies”, (Eds. H. Hartenstein and K. Laberteaux) published by Wiley in 2010.

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Ravi Puvvala, Savari Networks

Ravi Puvvala is the CEO of Savari. He is responsible for sales,marketing and providing overall strategic direction for the organization. Savari is an emerging company focused on providing wireless infrastructure to the Intelligent Transportation Systems market and are the chosen supplier for the US DOT's OBE, Here-I-Am, RSE devices.
Previously he served as the founder and CEO of Zazu Networks, which was a design center focused on helping customers build products based on WiFi. A persistent entrepreneur, who is captivated by the power of WiFi and it's proliferation in to various markets. Prior to his enterprenurial quest, he has worked with several multinational corporations gaining rich experience in engineering, management and global understanding of networking products.
He received his B.S. in Computer Science at Bangalore University, 1990 and M.S. in Computer Science at Arizona State University, 1992.

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Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg

Christoph Kirsch is full professor and holds a chair at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Salzburg, Austria. Since 2008 he is also a visiting scholar at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Dr.Ing. degree from Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany, in 1999 while at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. From 1999 to 2004 he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in concurrent programming and systems, virtual execution environments, and embedded software. Dr. Kirsch co-invented the Giotto and HTL languages, and leads the JAviator UAV project for which he received an IBM faculty award in 2007. He co-founded the International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) in 2001 and is currently vice-chair of ACM SIGBED and associate editor of TODAES. He has been PC co-chair of EMSOFT 2007, general co-chair of ESWEEK 2008, general chair of LCTES 2009 and EuroSys 2011, topic co-chair at DATE 2010 and 2011, track chair at RTSS 2010, and subcommittee chair at DAC 2011. He has been invited to serve on program committees of CASE, Coordination, DATE, EMSOFT, EUC, EuroSys, HSCC, ICCAD, JTRES, LCTES, MEMOCODE, OOPSLA, RTAS, RTSS, and VEE.

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