A preliminary program, including the time-slot and date, as well as the abstract of the talks and panels, and the bios of the speakers in final draft form is available at conference program. Click on the title of the talk or panel to read the abstract. Click on the name of the speaker to view the speaker’s affiliation and bio. Additional presentations continue to be under review by the conference planning committee, so check back often for additional updates.
The conference includes 5 tracks addressing issues important to real time communications. The names of the tracks, and their high level descriptions are shown below.
- Mobile Networks, Platforms and Applications
- WebRTC and Cloud Communications
- Next Generation Emergency Communications Services
- Internet of Things
The IPTComm conference is a continuation of a series of successful events devoted to academic and industrial research in IP-enabled communications and services. IPTComm promotes and addresses timely topics related to Mobility, Software Defined Networking, Big Data, Information Centric Networks, new web-enabled technologies like WebRTC, Cloud-based real-time media processing, Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M systems.
IPTComm’s unique focus includes novel work that addresses the applicability of these technologies to emergency services and other social services and to the reliability, security and performance of real-time telecommunications and data services. The goal of IPTComm is to bring together researchers working in these emerging fields in order to discuss challenges and share results, and ultimately provide a solid foundation to support the progress of new services and communication paradigms.
Papers presented within this track have been juried and accepted by the Technical Planning Committee and will be published.
Mobile Networks, Platforms and Applications
With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, combined with exploding demand for ubiquitous wireless network connectivity and resources, the mobile experience is moving to the forefront of how we communicate. This evolution to a “Mobile First” world represents a profound shift that places mobile considerations as the driver of highest priority for consumers of real-time communications applications and services. In this track, attendees with hear from visionaries and thought leaders from throughout the mobile ecosystem, while taking part in discussions on exploiting the massive opportunities in the mobile real-time communications market.
WebRTC and Cloud Communications
Adding communications to any application, service and business process is creating engaging experiences: just look at Airbnb and Uber in their use of communications; and Amazon Mayday is transforming customer support with WebRTC technology. Has the web won in telecommunications? Many network infrastructure and interoperability challenges remain; and critically customers expect communications to just work, reloading a browser window to get a call working is not acceptable. The WebRTC and Cloud Communication vision is compelling, it is a revolution in the making, but there are many challenges ahead. Join us in Chicago as our speakers and panel of experts delve behind the curtain and peel away the layers of hype and confusion.
Next Generation Emergency Communications Services
FirstNet and Next Generation 9-1-1 are transforming today’s public safety communications networks. How is this going to work? Who‘s in charge? How will the data stay secure and within stakeholder policy limits? This track highlights technology, current projects underway, best practices and various trials for the Next Generation Command Center. Are you ready?
At the conclusion of this track, attendees will:
– have an understanding of various trials and implementations for new public safety communications applications,
– be able to identify challenges and opportunities for supporting public safety, and
– be able to apply concepts to start planning the transition of current networks to the next generation.
The Public Safety track includes:
- Public Policy
- Indoor Location
- Database (GIS)
- NG9-1-1 Case Studies.
Internet of Things
After the Mobile revolution, the Internet of Things (aka Internet of Everything) is becoming the next leap forward in the current technological revolution. Every segment of IT technology development, whether it is Silicon, Communication, Devices & Systems, Software, Solutions, System Integration & Services is being affected by this new paradigm. Likewise, vertical industrial Segments, various Enterprise & consumer verticals, healthcare, transportation and public sectors are heavily investing their resources in capitalizing on this burgeoning market which is poised to have overall worldwide direct and indirect impact of ~$19 trillion* The impact is set to come in the form of efficiency, productivity, sustainability and safety improvements, and better quality of life & immersive experiences.
IoT requires the confluence of technologies and standards, such as, Sensors & Actuators, Wearable Computing, Communications & Protocols, Network, Storage & Compute Infrastructure, Big Data and Analytics, Middleware, Security, Visualization & Control and finally immersive applications. Currently, various industry alliances and consortia are being formed to address various challenging aspects of IoT namely interoperability, consumption & business models, privacy & trust, management etc. In this track, we are inviting diverse industry players to share their vision and thought leadership, technology and business acumen, and practical experiences, in the form of keynote speeches, technical presentations, as well as interactive panels. Please join us in this exciting track to learn about both the “hype” and the reality.