USENIX 2nd Mobile Computing Symposium - Hotel Deadline 3/17

USENIX 2nd Mobile Computing Symposium - Hotel Deadline 3/17

Post by Toni Vegl » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 06:30:05

APRIL 10-11, 1995
Michigan League Conference & Meeting Facilities
Ann Arbor, MI

Dramatic improvements in size, cost, and power requirements have
made mobile computing one of the hottest growth areas of the
computer industry.  This growth  raises many technical issues
which will be discussed and debated at the Second USENIX
Symposium on Mobile and Location-Independent Computing.

With these advances in wireless networking technology making
equipment more mobile, how should the system as a whole adapt?
How can existing applications, file systems, and network software
be made to work when the characteristics of the underlying
hardware are constantly changing?  Should the operating system
hide mobility from the applications, or should the applications
be aware of, and make use of, their mobility?

The Second USENIX Symposium on Mobile and Location-Independent
Computing provides a major opportunity for researchers and
practitioners in this rapidly growing field to exchange ideas and
present results of their work.  It is a single-track symposium
offering two days of refereed presentations,  panel discussions,
Work-in-Progress reports, and a Keynote speaker.  Formally
reviewed papers, presented during the symposium, will be
published in the Symposium proceedings.


Jim Rees, Program Chair University of Michigan
Dan Duchamp             Columbia University
Dan Geer                OpenVision Technologies
Phil Karn               Qualcomm
Jim Kempf               Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jay Kistler             Digital Equipment Corporation

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  March 17, 1995
Pre-Registration Deadline:  March 29,  1995

Sunday, April 9:    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Registration
Monday, April 10:   9:00 am - 5:00 pm   Technical Sessions
                    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Reception
Tuesday, April 11:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm   Technical Sessions

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1995
9:00AM      OPENING REMARKS:   Jim Rees, University of Michigan

9:15-10:30  KEYNOTE  ADDRESS:   Barry M. Leiner

Dr. Leiner is a Senior Scientist with the Universities Space
Research Association. He is currently on loan to the Advanced
Research Projects Agency, where he is Deputy Director of the
Computing Systems Technology Office, responsible for the area of
Enterprise Technologies. This area is developing the information
technologies required to support widely distributed operation.
Particular areas of focus are the technologies required to
facilitate distributed applications that exploit the emerging
ubiqitous network environment, mobile information systems, high
performance networking, and information security.

Prior positions included Director of Research with Advanced
Decision Systems (1990-1992), Assistant Director of the Research
Institute for Advanced Computer Science (1985-1990), and
Assistant Director, Information Processing Techniques Office,
ARPA (1980-1985). Dr. Leiner has spent the last 15 years working
in the area of packet switched networking technology and its

Dr. Leiner is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(B.E.E.E.  1967) and Stanford University (M.S.E.E. 1969, Ph.D.
1973). He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, ACM, and the
Internet Society, and a senior member of the IEEE.

11:00-12:30  CONNECTIVITY   Session Chair: Phil Karn

Routing in Mobile Wireless Networks
   P. Krishna, M. Chatterjee, N.H. Vaidya, D.K. Pradhan, Texas A&M

Handoff and Systems Support for Indirect  TCP/IP
  Ajay Bakre, B.R. Badrinath, Rutgers University

A Wireless Adapter Architecture for Mobile Computing
   John Trotter, Mark Cravatts, AT&T Bell Laboratories

            Session Chair:  Dan Geer

MCE: An Integrated Mobile Computing Environment and Simulation
   Ramki Rajagopalan, Sridhar Alagar, S. Venkatesan, University of
   Texas, Dallas

A Network Emulator to Support the Development of Adaptive
   Nigel Davies, Gordon S. Blair, Keith Cheverst, Adrian Friday,
   University of Lancaster

A Programming Interface for Application-Aware Adaptation in Mobile
   Brian Noble, M. Satyanarayanan, Morgan Price, Carnegie Mellon

4:00-5:00   PANEL DISCUSSION - Mobile Routing and Networks

Panelists:      David Johnson, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
                Ramon Caceres, AT&T Bell Laboratories
                Ajay Bakre, Rutgers University

6:00pm-8:00pm   Reception at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Session Chair:  William A. (Andy) Adamson

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Reports introduce interesting, new or
ongoing work.  If  you have interesting work to share or a cool
idea that is not ready to be published, then a WIP Report is for
you!  Your fellow attendees will give you insightful feedback.
We are especially interested in the presentation of student

To reserve your presentation slot, direct your email to:

11:00-12:30   DISCONNECTIVITY    Session Chair:  Dan Duchamp

System Isolation and Network Fast Fail Capability in Solaris
   Gabriel Montenegro, Steve Drach, Sun Microsystems Inc.

A Generic Multicast Transport Service to Support Disconnected
   Silvano Maffeis, University of Zurich and Cornell University,
   Walter Bischofberger and Kai-Uwe Maetzel, Union Bank of

Partially Connected Operation
   L.B. Huston, P. Honeyman,  CITI, University of Michigan

2:00-3:30   ENERGY AND MOBILITY    Session Chair: Jim Kempf

A Distributed Software Architecture for GPS-Driven Mobile
   Thomas G. Dennehy, Environmental Research Institute of

Energy Efficient Data Filtering and Communication
   Tomasz Imielinski, Monish Gupta, Sarma Peyyeti, Rutgers

Adaptive Disk Spin-down Policies for Mobile Computers
   Fred Douglis, AT&T Bell Laboratories, P. Krishnan,Brown
   University, Brian Bershad,  University of Washington

4:00-5:30   PANEL DISCUSSION - What do Applications Need to
                               Know About Mobility?
Panelists:  To be announced


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and Technical Workshops have become the essential meeting grounds
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                                ROOM RATES                      
Campus Inn      
615 E. Huron                    $75.00 Single Occupancy
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104       $87.00 Double Occupancy
Telephone:   313 769 2200       (plus room tax currently at 8%)
Toll free in US  800 666 8693

To Make Your Hotel Reservation:  Call the Hotel directly and ask
for the Reservations Desk.  You must tell reservations that you
are a USENIX attendee to take advantage of our group rate.  A one
night's deposit is required for all reservations.  Should you
desire to cancel your reservation, you must notify the hotel by
6pm on the date of your scheduled arrival.  Requests for
reservations received after March 17 will be handled on a space
available basis.

The meeting will be held on the campus of  the University of
Michigan only three blocks walking distance from the Campus Inn.

        The Michigan League Conference & Meeting Facilities
        Second Floor Meeting Rooms
        911 North University
        Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT:  For transportation from the
airport to the Campus Inn go to the Commuter Transportation desk
located near the lower level baggage claim area  This shuttle
runs every hour on the hour, from 7:00am to midnight.  Fare is
$15.00 one way, $27.00 round trip, and takes approximately 45 -
60 minutes.  If you will be using Commuter Transportation for
your return trip, we suggest that you make your round trip
reservation upon your arrival at the airport.  To reserve a
return trip to the airport, you must make a reservation at least
one day in advance.  You should allow 1-1/2 hours to get to the
airport to make your flight.

Taxi service is also available at an approximate cost of $35.00
one way.

Special discounted air fares are available only through JNR, Inc,
a full service travel agency.  Some restrictions apply.  Please
call  for details.

JNR, Inc.
TOLL FREE:    800 343 4546 (USA)
Telephone:          714 476 2788 (Local)

Ann Arbor offers excellent and varied restaurants with
fascinating shops, museums, and art galleries.  You can visit the
Dexter Cider Mill, the historical Kempf House, take a stroll
through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, explore natural history
at the Ruthven Exhibit Museum, or tour the University of
Michigan's Medical Center.  For further information refer to the
complimentary copy of the Ann Arbor Official Visitors Guide
available in your hotel room or at the USENIX Registration desk.

Join the fun at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum on Monday, April
10th at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.   Explore the fascinating world of
science, where more than 200 hands-on exhibits on four floors,
invite you to push, pull and experiment for yourself.  The museum
is within walking distance of the meeting facilities and the
Campus Inn.  Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.


USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert St., Suite 613
Lake Forest, CA  92630
Telephone +1 714 588 8649
FAX: +1 714 588 9706
Office Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm Pacific Time

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 REGISTRATION FORM -  2nd USENIX Symposium on Mobile Computing
          APRIL 10-11, 1995, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Please duplicate this form as needed by friends and colleagues.

Please complete this Registration Form and return it along with
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