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CCNC 2005
CCNC 2004


Sunday, 8 January 2006

SP-1 Panel-SI: When Applications can Roam Freely
4:00 – 6:00pm


  • Stan Moyer, President, OSGi Alliance, and Executive Director, Telcordia Technologies


  • Peter Kriens, OSGi Evangelist, OSGi Fellow and Technology Officer OSGi Alliance (general overview)
  • Vince Izzo, Business Development, Motorola (connected home)
  • Dave Marples, Ph.D., Chief Architect, EU Global System for Telematics, Telcordia Technologies (automotive)
  • Jon Bostrom, Chief Architect, Java, Nokia (mobile)
  • Paolo Pastorino, CTO, Home Gateway Initiative


  • Susan Schwarze

When Applications Can Roam Freely

Most standardization efforts are about how different computers can communicate; both on protocol and hardware level. The OSGi Alliance took another route and standardized the execution context. The OSGi vision is that many devices, large and small, can run the same applications, despite differences in hardware, capacity and performance. If this vision is realized, it enables a huge market of networked services and the derived need for hardware. Similar to how the standardized PC drove a trillion dollar market. The rewards for such a market can be tremendous. The OSGi technology is already being delivered in products and services shipping from numerous Fortune Global 100 companies.

Based on their experiences with the OSGi service platform in the different markets, the panelists will discuss the next steps to create compelling solutions, including applications that meet consumer expectations in a networked home, car and mobile environment.

SP-2 Panel-SII: Leveraging Trends in the CE Industry - IEEE Standards Association Overview
4:00 – 6:00pm


  • Jean Baronas, Sony Electronics


  • Dennis Brophy, Mentor Graphics
  • Eddie Forouzan, Director Battery Technology Engineering, Kyocera Wireless
  • Virginia Williams, Director Engineering, CEA
  • Aron Viner, Director Compliance and Standardization, Ambient


  • Edward Rashba, IEEE SA

Fueled by converging technology, an increasingly interdependent global marketplace and the unprecedented expansion and diffusion of markets, companies and standards setting organizations are entering a new era of standardization — one that calls for collaboration and increased participation.

The IEEE Standards Association established the IEEE Corporate Standards program to address the changing needs of standards developers. The Consumer Electronics industry has utilized this new platform to drive market-relevant standards to completion in as little as 18 months. A case study of the IEEE 1625 “Livium” laptop battery standard will be presented, as well as follow-on work standardizing cell phone batteries.

A panel will discuss how IEEE and other standards organizations are addressing the complex harmonization issues raised through the convergence of many technologies in a single device and the seamless networking of these devices, the accelerated product life-cycles and the demand for a single global standard, and increasing collaboration amongst national, regional and international standards development organizations (SDOs).

Monday, 9 January 2006

MA1-1 Plenary Panel: Who Owns the Home Network?
9:00 – 10:30am


  • Stephen Palm, Broadcom


  • Ralph Brown, CableLabs
  • John Card II, Systems Engineer, EchoStar Technologies
  • Glen Stone, DLNA and Sony
  • Peter Lowrie, Executive Director – Data and Speech Services, SBC Laboratories


  • Glen Stone

Today, consumers are enjoying the benefits of home networking to share internet access among several computers and devices in their home. In many cases the consumer self-installed the network equipment but in some cases the operator provided or installed the equipment. As movies and television (AV) content is on the verge of being distributed on home networks, who will support the new equipment and provide the user experience such as navigating between content sources and programs. With consumer’s high quality expectations from traditional AV delivery, operators contend they must own and control the home networks for AV distribution. On the other hand, consumer electronics manufacturers wish to appeal directly to consumers with products allowing a high confidence of self installation. The panelists represent a number of industry positions to answer “who owns the home network?”

MP2-1 Panel MI: The Home Gateway Initiative
4:20 – 5:50pm


  • Stan Moyer, President, OSGi Alliance and Executive Director Telcordia Technologies

  • Paolo Pastorino, HGI & Telecom Italia
  • Roger Clark, BT
  • Heather Kirksey, Motive
  • Klaus Milczewsky, Deutsche Telekom


  • Paolo Pastorino

The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI, http://www.homegateway.org) was formed in March 2005 to boost the market of home communication services to the millions of broadband customers served by its founding members. The initiative, with already more than 55 members (as of September 2005) that are worldwide key players in the Home Gateway and Broadband Home domain, is driving the development of specifications of broadband residential gateways supporting the delivery of multi-play services.

The panel will give an overview of the developments of the HGI and its objectives with a particular emphasis on the impact of home gateway on the end to end network provisioning and delivery platform of triple play services.

The final program is:

  • Overview of the HGI: objectives and results, Paolo Pastorino
  • The importance of the Home Gateway–Service Provider Perspective, Roger Clark
  • Home Gateway/Networking integrated management solutions, Heather Kirksey
  • Broadband Home Standardization Domain, Klaus Milczewsky

Panel MII: Integrating UWB in Consumer Devices
4:20 - 5:50pm


  • Patrick Mannion, Executive Editor, EETimes


  • Martin Rofheart, Director of UWB Operations, Freescale Semiconductor, DS-UWB,
  • Eric Jansen, VP, Cambridge Silicon Radio/North America, Bluetooth,
  • Bruce Watkins, CEO, Pulse~LINK, Wireless DVI/HDMI,
  • Yoram Solomon, Director, Market Development and Industry Relations, Texas Instruments, MB-OFDM

  • Diane Orr

Ultra-Wideband can deliver the high data rates that emerging consumer products require. This panel session will look at key issues facing designers integrating UWB into emerging consumer products. Key topics will include:

  • Coexistence with other radio technologies, such as 802.11x, Bluetooth and WiMax
  • Regulatory challenges to designing products worldwide
  • The role of 1394, USB 2.0 and TCP/IP in WPAN networks of mobile/handheld products
  • Can existing protocols be leveraged? What infrastructure needs to be developed to support UWB?
  • Security challenges for UWB: how to avoid a repeat of Bluetooth’s security issues

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

TP2-1 Panel TI: High Definition AV Networking
4:20 – 5:50pm


  • Bill Rose, WJR Consulting, Inc.


  • Chang-Ki Lee Lee, Sr. Mgr. of DTV Pre-marketing, New Business Development Group, Samsung Electronics of America
  • John Santhoff, CTO and Founder, Pulse~LINK, Inc.
  • Bob King, Charter Communications
  • TBD


  • Bill Rose, WJR Consulting, Inc.


Entertainment devices are becoming increasingly complex to connect and operate with a tangle of wires, and a coffee table covered with remote controls. The high return rates for networking devices at retail seems to indicate that consumers believe networking will only make matters worse.

HANA, the High Definition Audio Video Network Alliance was formed to ensure this is not the case. HANA’s goal is one cable, one remote control! Every HANA device in the home will be accessible from every other using IEEE 1394 connections and a single remote control. HANA devices will automatically join the network, no software to download or update. Just as importantly, high-value, HD content will be secure providing content owners the confidence they need to offer their latest titles without fear of piracy.

HANA’s founding members, including NBC Universal, Charter Cable, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Sun Microsystems, and JVC, represent the four industries most affected by the HD and entertainment networking: service, content, CE, and IT. Together with an expanding list of member companies and industry organizations, HANA is creating standards-based guidelines to eliminate the frustrations and make home entertainment entertaining once again.

TP2-2 Challenges in R&D for Consumer Communications and Networking
4:20 - 5:50pm


  • Alex Gelman, Chief Scientist, Panasonic Digital Networking Laboratory


  • John Barr, Director, Standards Realization, Motorola
  • Nim Cheung, President, IEEE Communications Society, Fellow and Executive Consultant, Telcordia Technologies
  • Rob Fish, VP, Panasonic R&D Company, Director, Panasonic Digital Networking Laboratory
  • Charles Swartz, Executive Director/CEO, Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Drawing for HOT CES 2006 Products
5:50 – 6:00pm


  • John Barr, Motorola


  • Two Lumix cameras (FX-9) from Panasonic
  • Motorola/Oakley Razrwire Bluetooth Eyewear
  • Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit - Skype Certified