ICIN 2009

Monday 26 October Pre-conference events

09:00 – 12:30 Tutorial 1

Identity Management in IP Networks: Developing new services from the building blocks

Dr Igor Faynberg and Dr Hui-Lan Lu, (Alcatel-Lucent, USA)

This tutorial provides a detailed, hands-on, introduction to the technological foundation of identity management, addressing all major existing authentication mechanisms in the web and IMS. Then it moves on to demonstrating how to mix and match these blocks creatively to create new services spanning the web and telecom technologies.

Initially developed within Information Technologies, identity management (IdM) has evolved into a multidisciplinary subject, whose different aspects are studied in engineering, legal and social fields. In a nutshell, IdM deals with the life cycle of identities for authentication and authorization for access to resources. An essential side of it is protection of user privacy.

As far as telecommunications services are concerned, IdM is becoming a major enabler of new commerce applications (such as payment by phone) and integration of web and telecommunications services.

This tutorial explains, in practical detail, the state of the art concerning identity management. The tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and systematically builds it up.

The tutorial starts by outlining the core security building blocks by

  • Demystifying cryptography and explaining authentication mechanisms and protocols
  • Explaining the public key infrastructure and electronic certificates, Kerberos, and smart-card-based mechanisms
  • Addressing privacy issues, illustrated by email applications
  • Demonstrating (based on the presenters' own experiences) how the above can be mixed and matched to create innovative services by interworking IMS and LTE security mechanisms with those prevalent in the web world.
Then the tutorial proceeds to explain the present state of the art in IdM technology and standards.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 18:00 Tutorial 2

Web Technologies for Telecom

Rebecca Copeland (Huawei Technologies, UK); Roberto Minerva, (Telecom Italia, Italy); Frédéric Sciscione (Broadsoft, France); Sean O'Sullivan, (Dial2Do, Ireland)

This tutorial aims to explain the evolution of web technologies that allows blending data and telecom in advanced services. The tutorial will describe web technologies in detail, in particular the latest web 2.0 techniques and tools that facilitate real-time dialogues, mashups, information sharing and generic 'cloud' APIs. It will cover wider aspects, such as coping with web user identity, security, performance and charging in web applications and will give examples of websites utilising such technologies and combining them with telecom services to form attractive new services.

Web2.0 technical elements and how they apply to Telecom
Frédéric Sciscione, Broadsoft
  • What we mean by web2.0
  • REST and RESTful principles, why they are so effective
  • REST compared with SOAP
  • Widgets: advantages and limitations
  • Mashup and other web technologies: why they are so valuable
  • The difference between web services and web2.0
  • How is web2.0 integrated with Telecom services?
Web2.0 services in operation and web2.0 delivery mechanisms
Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia
  • Security for web2.0
  • Identity in web2.0
  • The web API 'cloud' and standards, general APIs and 'Gadgets' e.g. Open Social
  • How reliability and performance are achieved
  • SaaS (Software), DaaS (Data) and PaaS (Platform), e.g. strikeiron ...
  • How is data shared without breaching security and privacy?
  • How data integrity for web2.0 can be assured
Web Service Provider perspective on web2.0
Sean OSullivan, Dial2Do
  • What APIs are available (on websites, on devices or from carriers) for developers
  • Working with currently existent APIs (consistency, variety, complexity)
  • The technology that underpins successful services today
  • What the SP needs to connect to a carrier, and how do SPs choose a carrier?
Interactive web2.0 service ideas and summary
Rebecca Copeland, Huawei
  • All: brainstorming to get service ideas that utilise web2.0
  • Tutors' comments, evaluating: attractiveness, technical viability, chance of success, profitability

14:00 – 18:00 Workshop

The Changing Landscape of Standardisation

New directions and approaches for standardisation are becoming critical issues for service delivery over new communications networks.

New networks and new technologies are enabling new services and new opportunities. New approaches to standardisation are required to deliver on the promise of these opportunities.

The Changing Landscape of Standardisation brings together industry participants in a collegiate atmosphere to discuss new ways of approaching standardisation challenges in the communications industries as business models evolve to take advantage of new technologies.

This interactive workshop investigates the delivery of end-to-end solution specifications that are capable of responding to end user service demand. It then explores the challenges of creating a converged standards environment for future networks and the new 3.0 digital world.

Workshop: The Changing Landscape of Standardisation
Monday 26 October
14:00 – 16:00
Session 1: Mind the gaps
Key issues
  • Overlapping market segmentation across the boundaries of traditionally separated business sectors
  • Experience in creating end-to-end specifications and advocating new technologies to standardisation bodies
  • Identifying gaps and overlapping standardisation efforts
Chairman and moderator Robin Mersh, COO, Broadband Forum
Chairman's contribution Experiences in avoiding duplication of work, filling gaps and effective collaboration between organisations
Robin Mersh, COO, Broadband Forum
Contribution 1 Challenges in standardisation from an ETSI perspective
Hermann Brand, Vice President, New Initiatives & Market Development, ETSI
Contribution 2 Viewpoints from an operator
Philippe Calvet, Head of Home & Broadband Standards, France Telecom
Contribution 3 Standardisation issues for next generation IPTV services
Chaesub Lee, visiting researcher, ETRI & Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 13
Contribution 4 Challenges in standardisation from a DVB perspective
Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB Project
Contribution 5 Experiences in developing interoperable end-to-end specifications
Monika Gadhammar, Marketing Chair, Open IPTV Forum
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
Monday 26 October 16:30 – 18:00 Session 2: Convergence challenges and future networks
Key issues
  • Does convergence of services and technology require convergence of standards and standards bodies?
  • Charting the landscape of new and emerging technologies
  • Streamlining standards development
Contribution 1 ITU-T activities on future networks
Marco Carugi, Vice-Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 13
Contribution 2 Addressing the needs of the mobile 3.0 digital world
Steve Bell, President, KeySo Global
Contribution 3 Andrew Watson, Vice President & Technical Director, Object Management Group
Contribution 4 The OMA perspective on the Changing Landscape of Standardization
Liliana Dinale, Ericsson R&D Canada & vice chair OMA Architecture, Open Mobile Alliance

19:30 – 21:00 Welcome Reception