OPENSIG Spring'96 Workshop

Open Signalling for Middleware and Service Creation

Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30, 1996, Columbia University, New York, NY

Organizing Committee: Andrew T. Campbell (Columbia University), Aurel A. Lazar, Chair (Columbia University), Franco Marconcini (Columbia University), Rolf Stadler (Columbia University)

Program Committee: Chuck Kalmanek (AT&T Research), Aurel A. Lazar, Chair (Columbia University), Ian Leslie (University of Cambridge)

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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Program: First Day

Modeling and Architectures

8:15 am

8:50-9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
Aurel A. Lazar, Columbia University

9:00-9:45 am
Redefining the Local Exchange
Keynote Speaker: Sandy Fraser, AT&T Research, Murray Hill

9:45-10:30 am
Architecture and Implementation of a General Multipoint Call Model
Speaker: John DeHart, Washington University, Saint Louis

10:30-11:00 am

11:00-11:45 pm
Standardization of Service Interoperability: Open Issues and Problems
Speaker: Roch Guerin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne

11:45-12:30 am
Observations on Protecting Dumb Devices
Speaker: Derek McAuley, Glasgow University, Glasgow

12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00-2:45 pm
General Switch Management Protocol
Speaker: Peter Newman, Ipsilon, Palo Alto

2:45-3:30 pm
Applications Interoperability by Signalling Translation
Speaker: Nachum Schacham, SRI, Menlo Park

3:30-4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: The Open Switch Control Interface
Organizer: Ian Leslie, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Chair: Simon Crosby, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Panelists: Andrew T. Campbell, Columbia University; Chuck Kalmanek, AT&T Research; Kobus van der Merwe, Cambridge University; Peter Newman, Ipsilon; David L. Tennenhouse, MIT;

Interoperability Demonstrations

Program: Second Day

APIs Everywhere

9:00-10:30 am
APIs for Signalling and Control
Organizer and Chair: Tom F. La Porta, Bell Labs Research, Holmdel

10:30-11:00 am

11:00-12:30 pm
APIs for Service Creation
Organizer and Chair: Max Ott, NEC C&C Labs, Princeton

12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00-3:30 pm
APIs for Service Management
Organizer and Chair: Nikos Anerousis, AT&T Research, Murray Hill

3:30-4:00 pm

APIs for Transport
Organizer and Chair: S. Keshav, AT&T Research, Murray Hill

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