Columbia Workshop on Telecommunications

Open Binding Architectures for Building Networking Middleware

Monday, October 23, 1995, Columbia University, New York, NY

Symposium Chairperson: Aurel A. Lazar, COMET Group

Location: The workshop will take place in the auditorium of the Schapiro Research Building on the Morning-side Campus of Columbia University at 530 West 120th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. The workshops attendance is limited to 100 participants.

Sponsors: The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University.

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8:15 am

8:50-9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00- 9:45 am
Real-Time Support for Middleware
Speaker: Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, Lancaster

9:45-10:30 am
What's Hard about ATM Signalling?
Speaker: Chuck Kalmanek, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill

10:30-11:00 am

11:00-11:45 pm
An Open Networking Architecture for the Coming Info-Communication Infrastructure
Speaker: Kenichi Kitami, NTT, Tokyo

11:45-12:30 am
Novel Control of ATM Networks
Speaker: Raphael Rom, Sun Microsystems, Mountain View

12:30-2:00 pm
A Demonstration of the xbind Open Signalling Architecture on NYNET
Lunch Break

2:00-2:45 pm
Standard Signalling Protocols Building Blocks or Barriers to Open Network Services Offerings
Speaker: Paul A. Stirpe, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, Hawthorne

2:45-3:30 pm
On and Above an Open Binding Architecture: Some Reflections on Issues and Implications
Speaker: Weiguo Wang, Institute of Systems Science, Singapore

3:30-4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: The Impact of an Open Control Architecture on Vendors, Service Providers and Users
Chair: Aurel A. Lazar
Panelists: Sid Ahuja (AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel), Robert Cole (HP Labs, Bristol), Jon Crowcroft (UCL, London), Laurence A. Crutcher (Teknekron, New York), Steve Weinstein (NEC, Princeton).

5:00-5:10 pm
Workshop Closing Remarks

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