SBRC 2012 has the pleasure to announce the panels:

Panel 1

Title: Technologies for Intelligent Cities: Current Status, Trends and Needs

Moderator: Liane Tarouco, UFRGS

Tuesday, May 1st, 5pm-7pm

 The advent of intelligent cities to promote sustainable urban development through the intertwining of the real world infrastructure with online services and urban services, demands new network solutions to interconnect the citizens, with the full range of access devices that are emerging, and services provided. Both the core network and broadband networks capable of providing mobility access will be required to provide services with different characteristics from those that telephony and traditional data services demand.

In order to offer conditions for cities to become more "green" and smart, the intelligent city will need technology that facilitates: mechanisms for perception and measurement, smart analysis with interconnection, interaction and collaboration among participants and secure access. The combination of computer networks with wireless and location based systems as well as open APIs that enable the rapid development of new applications as well as active citizen participation are key components to a successful and sustainable development. The demand for solutions that provide conditions for access to content anytime, anywhere using multiple devices, with proper mechanisms for authentication, authorization and access control (AAA) grows. Four core features are relevant in meeting this demand: the network that will serve as backbone, the access network, the relationship with customers and the content providers.

The applications of smart city require abundant bandwidth with flat rate. Local networks and providers of local information are more critical than what is demanded by web applications and mobile services, at least in the first generation of intelligent cities.

In this context new communication paradigms need to be explored in order to accommodate the large number of connected entities and the specific characteristics of the applications that will provide service to these entities.

Panel 2

Title: 30 Years of Research in Computer Networks in Brazil: A Critical View, Impacts and Perspectives.

Edmundo de Souza e Silva

Wednesday, May 2nd, 5pm-7pm

Abstract: Research in Computer Networks began more than 30 years ago and, as a consequence, the area is one of the oldest in Brazil among those in Computer Science. During this period, how the area evolved in Brazil as compared to the advances observed in leading research groups abroad? Does the research done in Brazil has international recognition? The main objective of the panel is to discuss the evolution of the area in Brazil, highlighting the international participation of our research groups, the positive and negative aspects of this evolution and what can be done to improve the development of the area aiming at improved international insertion

Panel 3

Title:Demystifying IETF: How to Get Involved

Moderator: Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville

Thursday, May 3rd, 4pm-6pm

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open global community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. Although IETF participation within the Brazilian Internet community is growing, a stronger connection between IETF participation and the Brazilian research community would be beneficial. In this panel, key IETF leaders will introduce the IETF, its workings, the open Internet standards that come from their work and discuss how the Brazilian community can get more involved in the several IETF processes.






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