Networking, the linking of all types of electronic devices for applications
such as entertainment, telecommunication, home automation systems and telemetry
(remote control and monitoring systems), is attracting a great deal of interest.
And given the wide range of previously unrelated technologies involved,
standards that allow for interoperability are seen as key to the successful
marketing of the concept. However, thus far, despite many initiatives, a lack
of standardization has stifled the market. And, many believe that for the new
technology to take-off, a consolidation of the various standardization efforts
workshop will bring together experts from all over the world who are pushing
forward the frontiers of this fast moving field. It will provide an overview of
the technology as well as an examination of standards that address access,
services, performance, quality of service (QoS), electromagnetic interference
and security issues. The workshop will deal with current technology and future
trends to provide a framework for moving forward standardization work.