2021 Future of Computer Communications Networks Virtual Conference - overview
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Venue: WEBEX Video Conference Link | Audience Password: fccn21pw
This conference will be recorded and replays will be made available shortly.
Audience: Open to the general public
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As part of IBM Research, Future of Computing Initiative, we are organizing a global research community panel to discuss the nature and requirements of computer communications networks that will be needed by society 50 years from now, i.e., circa the year 2070. The goal of this panel is to bring eminent researchers in the area of computer communications networks from academia, industry, and government and to seed research problems that will be needed by our future technical community.
We welcome all range of opinions, from the perspective, that nothing will change in the current internet and cellular protocols connecting everyone to the view that the network would support in-network information processing, need to provide deterministic performance, support legal contracts, and service level agreements, be based on quantum entanglements, have in-built security, require a new network programming paradigm, implement a completely new set of communication abstractions, support space communication, be self-protecting and self-configuring, etc., welcoming all and any disruptive ideas.
This conference is open to the general public via virtual web conference with a panel consisting of a set of presentations from eminent researchers. Each panelist will present a 15-minute overview of his/her view of the future network, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. The event will end with a 45-minute open Q&A session between all panelists and the audience.
Scott Shenker UC Berkeley
Grady Booch IBM
Jim Kurose University of Massachusetts
Henning Schulzrinne Columbia University
Elisa Bertino Purdue University
Jennifer Rexford Princeton University
David Tennenhouse VMWare
Geoff Huston APNIC
Mostafa Ammar Georgia Institute of Technology
Dinesh C. Verma IBM Research
Wendy Chong IBM Research