ICIN 2010

Monday 11 October 09:00 – 12:30

Thursday 14 October 09:00 – 17:30

How Smart will Future Bit Pipes be?

Service Enablement Options in NGNs and the Emerging Future Internet: Comparing EPC, IMS, and Open APIs
Thomas Magedanz and Julius Müller,(Fraunhofer FOKUS / TU Berlin, Germany)

This half day tutorial will address the current notion of service enablement in fixed and mobile Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and the emerging future internet. In this regard we will look at the key question of what services will be demanded by users in the future and what will be the role of network operators in these service offerings. Particularly we will address the question of "How Smart will Future Bit Pipes be?" by looking at the current layers of enablement, namely the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP Multimedia System (IMS), and Service Delivery Platforms based on Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). We will show that IMS capabilities are limited in regard to the omnipresent Over the Top (OTT) / HTTP-based service world and that the EPC could provide more general control capabilities for both SIP/IMS-based operator services and internet OTT services.

In addition we will relate these considerations with higher layer service enablement strategies in NGNs and the future internet, as currently addressed by open Service Delivery Platforms and, for example, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) and emerging future internet core platforms.

Finally we will introduce related FOKUS/TU Berlin toolkits and testbeds allowing practical R&D in the above mentioned topics.
  1. Introduction
    All-IP network convergence pushing for smart bit pipes and seamless services
    The data highways: fixed and mobile Next Generation Networks (NGNs) for what?
    Future operator telco services vs. domain specific over the top applications vs. service enablement
    Back to the future: IN vs. service enablement in NGNs and the emerging Future Internet (FI)
    How smart will the smart bit pipe be? Best effort vs. connectivity plus PCC vs. IMS vs. Open APIs
    Implementing Open APIs (BONDI, GSM ONE, WAC) on top of which platforms?
    NGN2FI evolution: The role of open toolkits and testbeds for open innovation
  2. IP Multimedia System (IMS) as Uniform All-IP Operator Service Platform
    IMS standards review
    IMS key capabilities and services (VoIP, RCS, IPTV, and ?)
    IMS challenges: IMS vs. SDPs vs. Web 2.0
    IMS limits: SIP vs. HTTP services and enablement
    Lessons learned from the FOKUS IMS and Open SOA Telco Playgrounds
  3. Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Overview
    Mobile broadband drivers and challenges
    3GPP Evolved Packet System (EPS)
    Long Term Evolution (LTE) vs. Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
    EPC standards and capabilities
    Services above EPC: Operator services (VoIP, RCS, IPTV, WAC) vs. ABC OTT
    EPC challenge: Voice options (CSFB, VoLGA, VoLTE)
    Relating EPC and IMS and SDPs/Open APIs
    Towards EPC as universal all-IP service control platform
    Lessons learned from the Future Seamless Communications (FUSECO) Playground
  4. Future Internet (FI)
    FI principles and global status quo
    Service provision principles in FI: Cross layer functional composition
    Towards FI enablement: Emerging FI core platforms for FI Enabler
    Comparing telco and FI enablement principles
    Positioning EPC within the FI context
    Introduction of the FOKUS NGN2FI Evolution Lab
  5. Summary: Relating EPC, IMS, SDPs and FI
    Why IMS will be for seamless VoIP only and why EPC will become the universal all-IP service control platform
    Research challenges ahead

Identity Management in Web 2.0 and Telecom

Developing New Services from the Building Blocks
Dr Igor Faynberg and Dr Hui-Lan Lu, (Alcatel-Lucent, USA)

Identity Management is becoming the centerpiece of Web 2.0 development. Single sign-on achieved through identity federation is recognized as a must for service providers. Meanwhile, the financial opportunity for data federation creates a need for powerful application enablers. This tutorial provides a detailed, hands-on introduction to the technological foundation of Identity Management, addressing all major existing – as well as developing – authentication and authorization mechanisms in the web and telecommunications networks.

Then the tutorial moves on to demonstrate how to mix and match these blocks creatively to produce new services that span web and telecom technologies, specifically addressing OpenID and OAuth.
  1. Scope and purpose
  2. Identity Management (IdM) drivers and use cases
  3. IdM standardization landscape
  4. Basic network security issues
  5. Key security building blocks
  6. i Cryptography, digests, digital signatures, certificates
    ii Authentication protocols
    iii Identity Based Encryption (IBE)
    iv IP and transport-layer security protocols
  7. Social issues
  8. Case studies
    i UMTS security
    ii IMS access security
    iii Generic bootstrapping architecture
    iv OpenID
    v Interworking of OpenID and AKA
    vi Open Authentication Protocol (OAuth)

Second International Workshop on Business Models for Mobile Platforms

The workshop focuses on the causes and effects of the current explosion of platforms in the mobile ICT industry. Mobile platforms may refer to various system levels including mobile devices’ operating systems, mobile network protocols, mobile services and applications, and so on. Through platform ownership, companies position themselves as central gatekeepers in the mobile industry.

Thursday, October 14

09:30 - 10:30

SI: Opening and Keynotes
Chair: Pieter Ballon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Mobile Platforms: Business and Regulatory Issues 
Pieter Ballon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Network Paradoxes and the Need to De-perimeterize Services
Roberto Minerva (Telecom Italia, Italy)

10:40 - 12:00

SII: Platform Models and Mobile App Store
Chair: Rebecca Copeland (Core Viewpoint, UK)

A Methodology for Analysing Business Model Dynamics for Mobile Services using Control Points and Triggers
Benjamin Eaton; Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood; Carsten Sørensen (London School of Economics, UK)

Opportunities and Threats by Mobile Platforms: The (New) Role of Telco Operators
Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva; Thomas Wozniak (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Challenges for Mobile Application Development
Allan Hammershøj; Antonio Sapuppo; Reza Tadayoni (Aalborg University, Denmark)

13:00 - 14:40

SIII: Design and Economics of Mobile Services Platforms
Chair: David Ludlam (Discovery Consultancy, UK)

Boosting the Eco-System and Avoiding Bit-Pipe-Only
Volker Presse; Heinrich Arnold; Christoph Peylo (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany)

Incorporating the Effects of the Business Environment in Investment Analyses of Service Platforms
Josip Zoric (Telenor ASA, Norway); Catrine Mørk Paulsen; Marie Brummenæs (NTNU, Norway)

Governance of Flexible Mobile Service Platforms
Mark de Reuver; Alex Visser; Guillermo Prieto; Harry Bouwman (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Toward Dynamic Business Models in Marketplace Environments
Oscar Lorenzo Dueñas Rugnon; María Toro Escudero; Juan Lambea Rueda (Telefónica R&D, Spain); Sivasothy Shanmugalingam (Alcatel-Lucent, France)

14:40 - 16:00

SIV: Mobile Connectivity Platforms
Chair: Timber Haaker (Novay, The Netherlands)

A User Centric Always Best Connected Service Business Model for MVNOs
Miguel Ponce de Leon; Anwesh Adhikari (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland)

To Share or not to Share? - Business Aspects of Network Sharing for Mobile Network Operators
Frank Berkers; Gijs Hendrix; Ioanna Chatzicharistou (TNO, The Netherlands); Dominik Hamera (EIT+, Poland)

Potential Viability of Third Party Mobile Service Platforms for Spectrum Sensing
Matthias Barrie; Simon Delaere; Pieter Ballon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

16:20 - 18:00

SV: The Role of Platforms in Application Domains
Chair: Pieter Ballon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Business Model Considerations for Privacy Protection in a Mobile Location Based Context
Riccardo Bonazzi; Boris Fritscher; Yves Pigneur (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Content (non-)Exclusivity in Platform Businesses: The Case of Mobile Broadcasting Platforms
Tom Evens (Ghent University, Belgium)

An Analysis of Mobile Gaming: The Role of the Software Platforms
Claudio Feijoo; Sergio Ramos (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain); Jose-Luis Gomez-Barroso (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain)

Emerginov Platform's Business Model based on Revenue Sharing
Sébastien Nicaisse; François Dufoulon (Orange Labs, France)

Telecom Transformation: Are You Ready?

Eileen Healy, CEO, Healy & Co, USA

End your conference experience with a bang that will enable you to go back home and develop strategies to transform! Come to this interactive workshop and explore key challenges and opportunities that face all telecom professionals. Innovation cycles, subversive technologies, unexpected competitors, and new business models will be explored. Transformation in the context of the never-ending imperative to deliver more is essential as you navigate the waters of this new decade. How will you adapt to this highly innovative era? This workshop will explore the converging telecom space that promises cooperation and turbulence. Struggle and even stagnation can await those that don’t change. This workshop will allow you to roll up your sleeves and brainstorm new ways to partner and new ways to manage risk. You will refocus your efforts to position your company and yourself for whatever tomorrow brings.

Some of the concepts presented are based on strategic studies completed by Healy & Co under the moniker “Telecompetition”. Looking out to 2020, telecom scenarios are explored along with the market, technology, regulatory and economic conditions under which each arises. This provides a forum where a robust discussion about leveraging these conditions for positive transformation can occur. Additional concepts referenced in the workshop include the innovation cycle concept articulated by Charles Fine in his book Clockspeed.

This workshop will include:
  • Transformation in other industries
  • Changing market expectations
  • Impact of technology
  • Managing in a time of risk and uncertainty
  • Understanding your organizational DNA