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September 23-24 in Miami, FL

special members' field trip
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
Wednesday, September 25, 2002,
am - 12 noon


overview speakers agenda

Topics include:
• Wired and wireless infrastructure
• Grid networks
• Ultra wideband
• Internet scale and distribution
• Viral communications
• Software radio
• Semantic web
• Infrastructure economics
• Mobility and nomadicity

conference overview
The integration of powerful data networks into every aspect of commerce affects the way organizations communicate with each other, address their customer segments, treat their employees, and harness information. As we re-invent commercial infrastructures that have taken decades to evolve, our goal of transparent transactions extends beyond technology itself.

Version 1.999 of e-business infrastructure is obsolete - we're ready for Version 2.002 and beyond. The Web has increased the speed by which buyers and sellers interact. Decisions are made faster, and in many instances, in real-time, with global implications. Getting the strategic direction right is no small matter.

New electronic infrastructures must be more robust and secure. 24/7 and 365 uptime is no longer optional. Systems must meet the demanding requirements of zero-latency decision-making and end-to-end integration. These will have to incorporate new web services architectures and make transaction processing as transparent as we experience in the physical world. There are plenty of other issues to overlay onto this landscape, like global differences, privacy and identity verification. What infrastructure developments will be needed to accommodate a slew of new applications that require orders of magnitude more bandwidth and processing/storage capacity?

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Mr. Bennett Barouch, Vice President, Engineering, iPass, Inc.
Dr. Vint Cerf, Sr. Vice President for Internet Architecture and Technology WorldCom
Mr. Ian Clarke, CTO and Co-founder, Uprizer, Inc. and Founder, Freenet
Mr. John R. Frank, Founder, MetaCarta, Inc.
Mr. Mike Grannan, Director, IP Data Services, SBC Technology Resources
Dr. R.V. Guha, Research Staff Member, IBM Research
Mr. Dewayne Hendricks, CEO, Dandin Group, Inc.
Dr. Will Leland, Chief Scientist, Internet Architecture Research Lab, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Kris Pister, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Mr. Rich Redelfs, President and CEO, Atheros Communications, Inc.
Mr. Craig Silverstein, Director of Technology, Google, Inc.
Mr. Adrian Tuck, Acting CEO, Ember Corporation

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Field Trip description
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is the University of Miami's graduate school of marine and atmospheric science. Located on a 16-acre campus on Virginia Key in Miami, it is the only subtropical applied and basic marine and atmospheric research institute of its kind in the continental United States. The Rosenstiel School conducts a broad range of research on local, regional, national and global levels. More than 100 Ph.D. faculty members, 150 graduate students and a research support and administrative staff of 250 comprise the academic community. Close partnerships with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, also located on Virginia Key, provide many mutually beneficial opportunities for collaboration.

Rosenstiel's research interests include satellite oceanography, with particular emphasis on remote sensing and satellite imagery, an experimental fish Hatchery, a leading global marine and atmospheric chemistry program, comprehensive oceanic and atmospheric numerical modeling activities, sedimentary geology and marine geophysics groups with considerable expertise in seismic methods, and an innovative ocean acoustics program. The school is one of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences sites for the Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center. It also hosts a number of UM research centers, including the National Caribbean Coral Reef Research Center, the Center for Air Sea Interactions, the Center for Southern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, the Center for Sustainable Fisheries, the South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, the Center for Marine and Environmental Analysis, etc. Rosenstiel scientists, per capita, are among the best-funded scientists in the nation, receiving more than 27 million dollars a year in extramural research funding.

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