April 29 2015: Panel A

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom BC

Title: Funding Priorities and Research Directions in Wireless Networking and Mobile Communications

Moderator: Wei Zhao (Rector, the University of Macau & Former Division Director of NSF)

Wei Zhao (Rector, the University of Macau & Former Division Director of NSF), Juha Latikka (Academy of Finland), Wenjing Lou (National Science Foundation & Virginia Tech)

April 30 2015: Panel B

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom BC

Title: What Should the Future Internet be Centered: Information, Service, Mobility, or User? 

Moderator: Xiaohua Jia (City University of Hong Kong)

Panelists: Toru Hasegawa (Osaka University), Jianfei He (Huawei Technology Co.), Marie-Jose Montpetit (MIT), Richard Mortier (Cambridge University), Lixia Zhang (UCLA)


Information-Centric Networking (ICN) or Named Data Networking (NDN) aimed to provide efficient information access over the Internet by directly naming and operating on information objects. Service-Centric Networking (SCN) was later introduced to meet the needs that Internet is not only a place for information access, but also a platform for providing and obtaining services.  As the ever-growing mobile users access the Internet, Mobility-centric  networking (MCN) was proposed upon the notion of self-certifying globally unique IDs (GUID). In recent years, as the tussles between giant clouds and autonomous users intensified, the privacy and security of users published data in social networks has become a major concern of the society.  User-Centric Networking (UCN) emerges as a driving force aiming to protect users’ rights over the internet, such as the ownership of users’ published data, information privacy and security.  What should the future Internet be centered: Information, service, mobility, or user?