DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE HOME
Geneva, 2–3 February 2006
 

PROGRAMME

DAY 1

THURSDAY, 2 FEBRUARY, 2006
08:30 – 09:00 Registration at Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 15 Rue de Varembι, Geneva, Conference Room 4
09:10 – 09:30  Opening address – Aharon Amit, IEC General Secretary
09:10 – 09:30 Networking Access Keynote – Steve Hornung, BT
09:30 – 10:30 Access to the home
Session Moderator – Tom Starr, DSL Forum's President and Chairman
  • DSL Overview – Gavin Young, Bulldog Communications CTO, DSL Forum

  •  Fibre – Yoichi Maeda, Senior Manager NTT, ITU - Chairman SG15

  • Powerline – Michael Stelts, President & Chair of the CEPCA

  • Cable – Mayumi Matsumoto, Engineering Senior Manager, NEC

Discussion

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30 In-home networking
Session Moderator – Andrew Nunn, BT, ITU-T SG 15
  • Distribution technology overview – Peter Macaulay, Independent Consultant ZDSL

  • Wireless – Bob Heile, Chairman of the IEEE 802.15 Wireless Personal Area Networking Working Group

  • In-home cabling – Richard Nesin, President of HomePNA

  • Wireless multimedia home applications – Jin Zhang, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA

Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:15

Applications Keynote – Hitomi Murakami, Vice President and General Manager of the IT Development Division of KDDI

14:15 – 15:30 Content management
Session Moderator – Scott Jameson, Chairman ISO/IEC JTC 1
  • Broadband Residential Gateway – Neil Quarmby, Application Manager Video/Streaming, Texas Instruments

  • Home servers – Takashi Kamitake, CTO for Digital Media Network Company of Toshiba Corporation

  • Home Gateway Initiative – Paolo Pastorino, Access Network and Terminals dept. Project Manager, Telecom Italia Lab.

  • DRM – Scott Smyers, Vice President, Network & Systems Architecture Division, Sony Electronics, President of DLNA

Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 – 17:30 Management of equipment in the home
Session Moderator – Shuji Hirakawa, Secretary IEC/TC 100
  • Remote Device Management – Wayne Daniel, Chief Technologist, Siemens Subscriber Network

  • White home appliances – Ryuho Narita, Chief Home Appliance development of Toshiba & Chairman of ECHONET Steering Committee

  • Business Opportunities in Home Networking related to EN 50090 – Heinz Lux, Marketing Director Konnex Association

  • Digital TV receivers – Kazuo Okamura, Information Systems Research Laboratory, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co

Discussion

17:30 – 19:00 Cocktail
DAY 2 FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2006
09:00 – 10:30 Best practices
Session Moderator – Don Heirman, President IEEE Standards Association

Keynote – Evan P. Smouse, Director of Strategic Technology Hewlett Packard, DLNA
  • ECHONET – Nobuyoshi Ando, Senior Researcher Systems Development Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., ECHONET

  • DVB – Edgar Wilson, DVB Commercial Module, EBU

  • MPEG – Leonardo Chiariglione, CEDEO.net

Discussion

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 11:30

Standardizers review
Session Moderator – Scott Jameson

  • Shuji Hirakawa, Sec. IEC/TC 100;

  • Tadashi Ezaki, Asst. Sec. IEC/TC 100;

  • Walter von Pattay, Sec. JTC 1/SC 25, Andrew Nunn, ITU-T

12:30 – 13:00

Wrap-up and summary
Jack Sheldon, IEC

  • Aharon Amit, IEC General Secretary;

  • Alan Bryden, ISO Secretary General;

  • Houlin Zhao, ITU-T Director