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Confirmed speakers for WTS 2009 include the following:

Featured Speakers

Dr. Francois Cosquer
CTO Security and Technology Strategist
Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

Professor Paul J. Kühn
Chair of Communications Networks and Computer Engineering
University of Stuttgart

Dr. George Rittenhouse
Vice President of Bell Labs Research

Dr. Peter Stuckmann
Project Officer, Future Networks
European Commission DG INFSO

Professor Michael Walker
Group Research and Development Director
Vodafone Group Plc

Professor William Webb
Head of Research and Development
UK Office of Communications (Ofcom)

Dr. Jeannette M. Wing
Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation

Panel Discussions

Wireless Communications Regulation and Policy

Topic: How can regulation help (or inhibit) innovative new services?


Professor William Webb
Head of Research and Development
UK Office of Communications (Ofcom)


Dr. Ruprecht Niepold
European Commission
Information Society and Media DG

Fokko Bos
Senior Advisor, Information-Infrastructure
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Directorate-General for Energy and Telecommunications


Eduard Eck
Technical Strategy Manager
Telefonica O2
Czech Republic

Dr. Werner Mohr
Head of Research Alliances
Nokia Siemens Networks


Cell TV Phone: Current Status, Issues, Misconceptions, and Strategic Implications
          Dr. J. P. Shim
          Professor of MIS and Director of International Business Strategy Program
          John Grisham Master Teacher
          Mississippi State University

LTE Technologies: Innovations and Candidate Technologies for LTE Advanced
          Bernd Haberland
          Head of LTE Technology Integration
          Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories

Speakers Biographies

Fokko Bos Fokko Bos is senior advisor in the Directorate General for Energy and Telecommunications of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Netherlands. He is responsible for international telecommunications regulation and spectrum management. He is actively involved in the negotiations on the EU new regulatory framework and is a member of the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group. He participates in the Electronic Communications Committee of CEPT and has headed the Netherlands delegation to the WRC-07. Mr. Bos holds a Degree in Economics of the University of Groningen.
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Dr. Francois Cosquer Dr. Francois Cosquer is CTO Security and Technology Strategist for the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Group. Over the past 16 years, he has held senior positions with research institutions, equipment vendors and telecommunications operators. He draws on extensive experience in security architecture, networking, operating systems, middleware and multimedia applications. He has been speaker, panelist and chair at key industry events and conferences. François graduated in Electronics and Computing and holds an MSc in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Concordia, Montreal.
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Eduard Eck Eduard Eck is Technical Strategy Manager at Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. In charge of Eurotel’s new product development Eduard has been responsible for structuring and deployment of broadband mobile service that ultimately became the first 450 MHz mobile broadband network in Europe.

His main interests in the capacity of Technical Strategy Manager at Telefonica O2 are issues of standardization, convergence, technological sustainability and spectral as well as competitive policy analysis.

Eduard holds a Master’s degree in the Theory of Control from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business University of Pittsburgh. He is on the Board of Directors of the IA450.
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Bernd Haberland Bernd Haberland is Head of Radio Research for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories in Stuttgart and manager of the R&I strategic project “Radio Protocols and BTS Nodes” coordinating research teams in Stuttgart and Shanghai. In addition, he is Alcatel MRD delegate for the 3GPP RAN plenary standardization meetings and a core member of the Evolium process organization.

Bernd joined Alcatel-SEL in January 1984. For the past 20 years, he has had several responsibilities in the development, integration, customer validation and research in Mobile Communications. Since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent he has headed the wireless research domain worldwide inside Bell Labs, and now leads the LTE Technology integration inside Bell Labs, where Bell Labs innovations across all research domains are put together from the end-to end perspective. Bernd’s team is at the forefront of LTE and beyond systems and is providing the Alcatel-Lucent LTE demonstrator at a very early stage, which was exhibited at the 3GSM 2007 and 2008 in Barcelona. Breakthrough technologies his team is working on include cognitive and self-configuration radio, which enables next generation plug-and play base-stations capable of adapting themselves to (fragmented) frequency bands and standards, and technologies for LTE advanced such as MIMO, Network MIMO, beamforming and Interference Management.

Bernd was born 1956 in Stuttgart. He studied at the University of Erlangen/Nürnberg in Germany and received his Dipl. Ing. degree in 1983 in the areas of Communication Technology, Digital Signal Processing and Computer Science. He received an Alcatel Fellow award in 2004.
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Professor Paul J. Kühn Professor Paul J. Kühn received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1967 and 1972, respectively. From 1973 to 1977, he was head of a research group for traffic research in computer and communications systems at the University of Stuttgart. In 1977, he joined Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ., where he worked in the field of computer communications. In 1978, he was appointed professor for Communications Switching and Transmission at the University of Siegen, Germany. Since 1982, he is holding the chair of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His areas of interest are communication network architectures and protocols, computer engineering, performance modelling and evaluation, wherein he authored more than 100 technical publications.

Professor Kühn is a member of IEEE, ACM, ITG (German Information Technology Society), and GI (German Informatics Society). He has been appointed member of Communications Switching Committee of the ITG, IFIP Working Groups 6.2, 6.3 and 7.3 and International Advisory Council (IAC) of the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). He was appointed Vice President of the ITC in 1985, and Governor of the ICCC in 1987. 1989 Professor Kühn has been elected Fellow IEEE. He was Program Chairman of ICCC 1986, Conference Chairman and Co-Chair of the IFIP Conferences "Broadband Communications" in 1998 and 1999, respectively, of various national conferences on Computer Communication and Performance Modelling, Editor and Guest Editor in the areas of Communication Networks for ETT and IEEE-JSAC. In 1991, Professor Kühn was appointed Professeur Associé at the Télécom Paris/ENST. 1991 Professor Kühn has been elected Chairman of the International Advisory Council IAC of the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). In 1993, he was appointed Member of the Academy of Sciences of Heidelberg, Germany, and in 1995, Member of the Academy Leopoldina, Halle. In 1996, Professor Kühn has been awarded Dr. h.c. for Technology by the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, and in 1998 Dr.-Ing. E. h. by the University of Technology of Dresden, Germany. 1998 he was appointed Honorary Member of the Senat of the University of Mannheim, Germany, for his support of the new department of Computer Engineering. Also in 1998, he received the Christopher Columbus Gold Medal from the Council of the City of Genova, Italy, for his contributions in the field of telecommunications. Other honors Professor Kühn has received include the Order Palmes Academiques by the French Government in 2003, the Eduard-Rhein Prize for Fundamental Studies in Traffic Theory in 2003, IEEE Life Fellow in 2008, and Honorary Member of the German Association for EE in 2008.

Professor Kühn has held various responsible academic, research and industrial positions, among them Chairmann of the Board of the CTIT of the University of Twente, Coordinator of the DFG Research Centre Program on Mobile Communications, Chairman of the Graduate College Program "Parallel and Distributed Systems", Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Course Director of the international Master of Science Program "Information Technology" at the University of Stuttgart. For more than 10 years Professor Kühn served as a member of the Board of Directors of communication technology companies.
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Werner Mohr Werner Mohr was graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and with the Ph.D. degree in 1987. From 1987 – 1990 he has been senior engineer at the Institute of High-Frequency Technology at the University of Hannover.

Dr. Werner Mohr joined Siemens AG, Mobile Network Division in Munich, Germany in 1991. He has been involved in the European RACE-II Project ATDMA. From 1995 to 1996 he was active in ETSI SMG5 for standardization of UMTS. Since December 1996 he was project manager of the ACTS FRAMES Project until the project finished in August 1999. This project developed the basic concepts of the UMTS radio interface. Since April 2007 he is with Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG in Munich Germany. Werner Mohr is Head of Research Alliances at Nokia Siemens Networks. He was involved in the 5th Framework Program of the EU. Werner Mohr was the coordinator of the WINNER Project in Framework Program 6 of the European Commission and chairman of WWI (Wireless World Initiative) and he is now coordinator of the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+. In addition, he is vice chair of the eMobility European Technology Platform. Werner Mohr was chair of the “Wireless World Research Forum – WWRF” from its launch in August 2001 up to December 2003. He is member of VDE and Senior Member of IEEE. 1990 he received the Award of the ITG (Information Technology Society) in VDE (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, Germany). He is board member of ITG in VDE, Germany for the term 2006 to 2008 and re-elected for the term 2009 to 2011. Werner Mohr is co-author of a book on "Third Generation Mobile Communications".
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Dr. Ruprecht Niepold Dr. Ruprecht Niepold is affiliated with in the Directorate General for Information Society and Media of the European Commission. Mr.Niepold holds a Degree of Electrical Engineering of the Technical University of Karlsruhe and a PhD of the University of Stuttgart. As of 1977 he has worked at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in applied research for industry in the field of industrial automation before joining the European Commission in 1989 where he became responsible for relations with Japan and South East Asia in the field of telecommunications policy. As of 1997 he led the unit dealing mobile and satellite communications regulatory aspects. Between 2003 and 2008 he headed the unit in charge of developing radio spectrum policy from a Community perspective. Since May 2008 he advises the Director General of the Directorate General for Information Society and Media on radio spectrum policy.
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Gee Rittenhouse Dr. Gee Rittenhouse, is Vice President of Bell Labs Research, overseeing all Bell Labs research centers and research activities. Prior to this he headed the Bell Labs' Technology Integration Group, with the primary mission of taking Bell Labs research assets and innovations and driving them, through development activities and project management, into Alcatel-Lucent products and services. In this position Gee was closely connected with all of Alcatel-Lucent's business divisions, interlocking their needs and strategies with Bell Labs' research activities, priorities, and innovations areas. Prior to heading up Technology Integration, Gee was Vice President, Bell Labs Wireless Research.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986. Then in 1993 he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff in 1993 where he worked on high-speed circuits using X-ray lithography for optical networking applications. He later joined the Wireless Research Laboratory at Bell Laboratories where his research focused on RF front-end radio architectures and cellular system engineering. In 2000 he was promoted to Director of the Wireless Technology Research Department and led several projects including MIMO system development, cellular network optimization, wireless IP networks, and fourth generation wireless systems. In 2002 he received the Bell Labs Fellow Award. He has numerous publications and patents in the areas of communications and circuits.
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Dr. J. P. Shim Dr. J.P. Shim, John Grisham Faculty Excellence recipient, is Professor of MIS and Director of the International Business Strategy Program at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska, MBA from Seoul National University, and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. Professor Shim won MSU’s prestigious 2006 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award and received numerous grants and awards, including NSF, DOE, Microsoft, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, U.S. EPA, Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning, Korea Sanhak (school-industry) Foundation, and is a eight-time recipient of outstanding faculty awards. Professor Shim has authored and co-authored over 150 research articles, including Communications of the ACM, IEEE, Journal of AIS, Decision Support Systems, Interfaces, CAIS, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research, and other leading journals. He consulted with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, EPA, and several other ICT companies. He was a keynote speaker at International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, a frequent speaker at companies and universities in 15 different countries. He currently serves as Senior Editor and Editorial Board Member for numerous journals. His current research interests are DMB, wireless telecommunications, DSS, podcasting, and blog.
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Dr. Peter Stuckmann Dr. Peter Stuckmann is Project Officer with the European Commission, Directorate-General Information Society and Media, where he is managing the research cluster on Mobile and Wireless Communications as part of the European Research Programme FP7. Before his appointment at the European Commission in 2004 he has occupied several engineering and managerial positions both in industry and academia in the area of radio interface engineering. Dr. Stuckmann is the author of the text book "The GSM Evolution", Wiley & Sons, 2002, 2 book contributions, more than 20 journal and conference publications and one patent. He is member of the IEEE and the German VDE/ITG. Dr. Stuckmann holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
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Michael Walker Professor Michael Walker is the Group Research and Development Director for the Vodafone Group of companies, with the responsibility for the Group's research activities, intellectual property and technology standards worldwide. He also leads technology innovation and manages engagement with start-up companies. He is a member of the board of Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of the company. Michael holds the Vodafone Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway, University of London, as a part-time professor, is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey, and is Vice Chairman of the mobile VCE - a group of universities and industries researching mobile communications. He sits on scientific advisory boards for the Universities of Warwick and Surrey, the London Development Agency and the UK Government, and some start-up companies. He has held a number of positions with standards bodies, including chairmanship of the body responsible for the security aspects of UMTS. Before joining Vodafone, Michael was Head of Mathematics at Racal Research, and prior to that an academic at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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Professor William Webb Professor William Webb joined Ofcom as Head of Research and Development and Senior Technologist in 2003. Here he manages a team providing technical advice and performing research across all areas of Ofcom's regulatory remit. He also leads some of the major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review and development of Spectrum Usage Rights. Previously, William worked for a range of communications consultancies in the UK in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy development. William also spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola's entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. Some of his seminal work included the first papers and patents on variable multi-level modulation - now widely employed in most cellular and WiFi systems.

William has published ten books, sixty papers, and four patents ranging across the entire field of wireless communications including in 2007 "Wireless Communications: The Future". He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey University and DeMontfort University and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering - the UK's premier body representing engineering. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Fellow of the IET (the UK equivalent of the IEEE) and has sat on the judging panel of the Wall Street Journal's "Annual Innovation Awards" since 2002. He was general chair of the IEEE DySpan conference in 2007. His biography is included in multiple "Who's Who" publications around the world and in Debrett's "People of Today". William has a first class honours degree in electronics, a PhD and an MBA. He can be contacted at william.webb@ofcom.org.uk.
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Dr. Jeannette M. Wing Dr. Jeannette M. Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2004-2007, she was Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon. Currently on leave from CMU, she is the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current focus is on the foundations of trustworthy computing.

Professor Wing was or is on the editorial board of eleven journals. She has been a member of many advisory boards, including: the Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Tecbnology (PCAST), the National Academies of Sciences's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board, NSF's CISE Advisory Committee, Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, and the Intel Research Pittsburgh's Advisory Board. She is a member of the Sloan Research Fellowships Program Committee. She is a member of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. Professor Wing is an AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, and IEEE Fellow.
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