Events – 2011 Marconi Symposium

How Will the Internet Survive?

Thursday, September 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

CalIT2 Auditorium, UCSD

Organized as a "point, counter-point" dialogue between two panels, the Symposium provides a visionary look at where the Internet and communications capabilities are headed—and calls to attention the extreme challenges and technological innovations needed to ensure its future. How will the Internet survive? It may depend on collaboration between hardware (infrastructure) and software (applications) to create a cohesive strategy. The final 45 minutes will be spent with both groups discussing their presentations and taking questions from the audience.

8:00 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Session One 

This panel provides a visionary look at where the Internet and communications capabilities are headed — new applications, new ways in which we interact with the Internet — all the exciting, imaginative things that are, by the way, running us out of capacity at breakneck speed. There will be a number of live demonstrations of advanced technology such as streaming 4K Digital cinema, live audio mixing, telemedicine applications and a look at some of the latest software expanding social computing (tagging) capabilities.

Chaired by:

  • Ramesh Rao - Director, UCSD Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering – Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD
     

Speakers:

  • Vint Cerf – Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; Marconi Fellow
  • Tom DeFanti – Research Scientist, Calit2, UCSD
  • Irwin Mark Jacobs – Co-founder, Qualcomm; 2011 Marconi Fellow
  • Albert Yu-Min Lin – Research Scientist, Calit2, UCSD
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Break
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. | Session Two

The second session calls to attention the extreme challenges and technological innovations needed to ensure greater infrastructure capabilities, bandwidth capacity, and support for low power mobile devices — all of which must be addressed to ensure the Internet's future. Topics covered will include a discussion of the limits of optical fiber capacities, and a bold initiative to solve the problem of capacity exhaust. Speakers will also address the mobile side, including the latest technological advances — such as sub-terahertz wireless communications — being developed to address the challenges presented by Internet-enabled mobile c ommunication, coupled with cloud computing and adjunct devices such as netbook computers.  

Chaired by:                                                                                                        

  • Andrew Chraplyvy-  Director, Lightwave Systems Research Department, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Marconi Fellow
  • Theodore Rappaport – Director, Wireless Networking and Communications Group, University of Texas, Austin

Other Speakers:

  • Vint Cerf – Chief Internet Evangelist, Google;  Marconi Fellow
  • Robert Tkach – Director, Transmission Systems Research, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Marconi Fellow
  • Peter Winzer – Director, Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
12:00 – 1:00 | Wrap-up and Audience Q & A

How will the Internet survive? It may depend on collaboration between hardware (infrastructure) and software (applications) to create a cohesive strategy. The final hour will be spent with both groups discussing their presentations and taking questions from the audience.

1:00 – Lunch | Registration

(Includes continental breakfast and box lunch)
Advance registration required – Advance registration required.

$50 - General Admission (includes continental breakfast and box lunch)
$35 - Qualcomm and UCSD Affiliates
$15 – Students (with valid i.d.)

Parking

Paid parking is available on the UCSD campus. Click here for map.