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Tuesday, 14 November 2000

Full-Day Tutorials (9:00am - 5:00pm)

 Program 1: Active Network


Attendees will come away with an understanding of the motivation behind active networks, the DARPA and IEEE1520 architectural frameworks, an overview of the approaches explored to date at first. Second, future applications and their requirements are introduced, and some examples of the applications of the active networks as well as related enabling technology are presented. Following these academic-side presentations, Active Network technology-applied next generation network infrastructure concept and middleware prototyping is reported from the industrial-side.

Time Table

(1) Active Networks: Now and Tomorrow (9:00am-12:00pm) by Dr. Ken Calvert / University of Kentucky

(2) Applications and their Requirements to Active Networks (1:30pm-3:00pm) by Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda / University of Tokyo

(3) Active Network technology-applied Next Generation Network Infrastructure and Middleware (3:30pm-5:00pm) by Mr. Osamu Takada / Hitachi, Ltd.

Speakersf Biography

Dr. Ken Calvert / University of Kentucky, USA  

Dr. Kenneth L. Calvert (calvert@dcs.uky.edu) is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky.  His research deals with the design and implementation of communication protocols and services, with an emphasis on architectures and techniques that support new services and applications at low cost.  He has been active in the DARPA Active Networks effort, and is editor of the working document "Architectural Framework for Active Networks".  Dr. Calvert holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (1991), a M.S. from Stanford University (1980) and a Bachelor's degree from M.I.T. (1979). From 1979 to 1984 he was with Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda / The University of Tokyo, Japan 

Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda received the B.E., M.E. and Dr.E. from the University of Tokyo,  Japan in 1967, 1969, and 1972 respectively. Since joining the Electrical Communication Laboratories of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT) Japan, in 1972, he has been involved in works on Video Coding, Facsimile Network, Image Processing, Telepresence, B-ISDN Network and Services, Internet and Computer Communication Applications. After served twenty-five years (1972-1997), with last position of Vice President, Director of NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories at Yokosuka, he left NTT and has joined The University of Tokyo. He is now Professor of The University of Tokyo, Center for Collaborative Research (CCR). He had served as the Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 (Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Coding International Standardization) from 1991 to 1999. He had also served as the President of DAVIC (Digital Audio Video Council) from September 1996 to September 1998. He received the 1973 Paper Award of EICEJ, 1987 Takayanagi Award, 1990 M. Kobayashi Award, 1995 the Achievement Award of EICEJ, 1996 the Achievement Award of Television Institute, 1995-1996 The EMMY from The National Academy of Television Arts and Science and also 2000 Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award from IEEE. He is Fellow of IEEE, a member of EICEJ, Television Institute and Information Processing Institute. He wrote "International Standardization of Multimedia Coding" in 1991, "MPEG/International Standardization of Multimedia Coding" in 1994, "The Base for the Digital Image Coding" in 1995 and "The Text for Internet" in 1996.

Dr. Osamu Takada / Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

Dr. Takada graduated Hokkaido University in Japan, in 1979, and received Master degree from Computer and Information Engineering Department. He joined to Systems Development Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd. in Japan, and has been working for the research and development of networking systems, especially for gigabit-routers, IP-telephony systems, optical backbone networks, and PBX. He started an Active Network related project in Japan under the support of IPA, Information-technology Promotion Agency in Japan, and was one of leaders of the project. He has also been joining one of the European Active Networks Project, FAIN, Future Active Networks (IST 1st Call). He is currently interested in future applications/services, architecture of the network infrastructure/middleware based on the Active Network technology.


Program 2: MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switch) and Traffic Engineering  


At the early days when MPLS technology has been discussed, MPLS has been proposed to the IETF so that MPLS will boost the packet processing power at the routers.  Also, MPLS using ATM switch engine was considered as a typical implementation style of MPLS technology. After the serious discussion among the engineers, the pros and cons of MPLS technology has been discussed, and MPLS has been layer 2 independent, as well as layer 3 independent, i.e., multi-protocol both for layer 2 and layer 3. The discussion and consideration has yielded several killer applications for MPLS. These applications would be (1) traffic engineering, (2) VPN (Virtual Private Network) and (3) optical-based MPLS (lambda-MPLS). Also, this presentation covers how the MPLS technology works with the other key internet technologies, i.e., RSVP, Diff-Serve.

Time Table

(1) Introduction to MPLS: History and Basic Architecture (9:00-10:15) by Dr. Hiroshi Esaki/The University of Tokyo

(2) Traffic Characteristics of MPLS Part I (10:45-12:00) by Dr. Yuji Oie / Kyushu Institute of Technology

(3) Diff-Serve, RSVP and LDP for MPLS system (13:30-15:00) by Dr. Hiroshi Esaki / The University of Tokyo

(4) Optical, VPN Applications using MPLS Technology (15:30-16:30) by Dr. Hiroshi Esaki / The University of Tokyo

(5) Questions & Answer, and wrap up (16:30-17:00) Dr. Yuji Oie / Kyushu Institute of Technology, and Dr. Hiroshi Esaki / The University of Tokyo

Speakersf Biography

Dr. Yuji Oie / Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 Yuji Oie (oie@cse.kyutech.ac.jp) received B.E., M.E. and D.E. degrees from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1978, 1980 and 1987, respectively.  From 1980 to 1983, he worked at Nippon Denso Company Ltd., Kariya. From 1983 to 1990, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sasebo College of Technology, Sasebo. From 1990 to 1995, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Iizuka. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Professor in the Information Technology Center, Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Since April 1997, he has been a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology. His research interests include performance evaluation of computer communication networks, high speed networks, and queueing systems. He is a member of the IEEE, IPSJ, and IEICE.

Dr. Hiroshi Esaki / The University of Tokyo, Japan
 He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. And, he received Ph.D from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998. In 1987, he joined Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, where he engaged in the research of ATM systems. From 1998, he works for University of Tokyo as an associate professor, and works for WIDE project as a board member. He has been at Bellcore in New Jersey (USA) as a residential researcher from 1990 to 1991, and has engaged in the research on high-speed computer communications. From 1994 to 1996, he has been at CTR (Center for Telecommunications Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA) as a visiting scholar. He is currently interested in a high-speed Internet architecture, including MPLS technology, a mobile computing, and IPv6.