23rd IEEE

International Performance Computing and Communications Conference

IPCCC 2004 - April 15-17, 2004 - Phoenix, Arizona

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Morning Panel

Title: Wireless networking: Interoperability and security challenges

Organizer and Moderator:
    Arjan Durresi
    Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University

Description: Wireless networks have been compared to the Tower of Babel in their multitude of technologies and standards. In addition, serious security flaws have been found in WLANs, and with today's threats to our security and safety, we may need to rethink whether safety and traceability are more important than anonymity and privacy. This panel will discuss important problems in the confusing, complex, but very interesting world of wireless and mobile technologies. In particular, the panel will address tradeoffs pertinent to using WLAN and 3G/4G technologies for providing future wireless services. The discussion will be focused on two key aspects of wireless networks: interoperability and security. Bring your questions and outrageous opinions on this topic!


  • Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma
  • Joseph Hui, Arizona State University
  • Raj Jain, Nayna Networks
  • Songwu Lu, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Afternoon Panel

    Title: PKI to the masses

    Organizer and Moderator:
        Partha Dasgupta     Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University

    Description: Identity theft is on the rise. We give out secret information (such as SSN, passwords) albeit to authorized parties and they get misused. PKI solves this problem, by keeping private keys private. However, PKI is currently not in use in the mass market. A discussion of why it is necessary (or unnecessary) and how to achieve it will be the primary focus of this panel.


  • Daniel Massey, University of Southern California
  • Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University
  • William Scott, General Dynamics
  • Wei Zhao, Texas A&M University
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