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 Joint ITU-T Workshop and IMTC Forum 2006 on "H.323, SIP: is H.325 next?"
Joint ITU-T Workshop and IMTC Forum 2006 on "H.323, SIP: is H.325 next?"
San Diego, California, USA, 9-11 May 2006


Day 1, 9 May 2006
8:30 - 9:30 REGISTRATION
9:30 - 10:45 OPENING SESSION

Chairman: Istvan Sebestyen (SG16 Vice Chairman & IMTC president) [ BIO ]

Welcome address and Opening remarks:
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:45 SESSION 1: Real-time conferencing / conversation

Chairman: Pierre-André Probst (SG16 Chairman) [ BIO ]

Objectives:This session focuses on the question whether with the emergence of the Next Generation Network (NGN) there will be a 3rd generation of ITU-T defined Multimedia Systems and Terminals (dubbed H.325). And if so, how it would look like. A key point to discuss will be whether such new generation system would use the "aging" H.323 and SIP protocols, or would define and use a completely new protocol stack?

13:45 - 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 - 16:30 SESSION 1 continued:

Objectives:A lot of new, interesting multimedia communication development is happening currently on the internet. Some of them are based on specifications developed by SDOs and Forums; others are "de-facto" standard based on successful applications. This session will introduce and discuss about them.

16:30 - 17:15 Panel discussion: What is next? – per theme of the conference

Objectives:A panel of speakers of the day would discuss with the audience the issues raised in previous sessions, and attempt to draw conclusions for future trends and standardization needs.

Day 2, 10 May 2006
8:30 - 9:30 SESSION 2: IMTC Award

Chairman: Istvan Sebestyen (SG16 Vice Chairman & IMTC president) [ BIO ]

Objectives:As a traditional ceremony of IMTC Forum, Each year awards are given to those individuals and/or groups that have shown outstanding leadership in the field of Multimedia Communication. One of the award recipients will address the workshop with a Keynote Speech.

IMTC Award Presentations: Istvan Sebestyen (IMTC President)

Keynote 2- How to Jump-Start a New Standard: Joan Mitchell (IBM)

9:30 - 9:45 Coffee Break
9:45 - 12:15 SESSION 3: New Developments on Media Codecs

Chairman: Dave Lindbergh (SG16 Vice Chairman) [ BIO ]

Objectives: This session introduces the latest development of Media Coding (such as Audio, Speech, Video and Still picture). Special attention will be given to the issues of media coding related to the NGN.

12:15-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 SESSION 4: IPTV

Chairman: Ajay Luthra (Motorola) [ BIO ]

Objectives: IPTV is an attractive multimedia application that is currently getting a lot of attention. The goal of this session is to introduce important development and standards in the field in order to find out what ITU-T and IMTC might do in this evolving area.

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:15 SESSION 4: IPTV (continued)
  • IPTV Quality Assurance: Challenges And Approaches For A Comprehensive Solution: Kaynam Hedayat (Brix Networks)

  • IP STB: Past,Present and Future: Ajay Luthra (Motorola)

17:15 - 18:00 Panel discussion: IPTV Standards

Objectives: Discussion of speakers and other invited panelists on IPTV in order to achieve a common view on the trends and actions to be taken.

Day 3, 11 May 2006
8:30 - 10:30 SESSION 5: Mobile Multimedia Technologies

Chairman: Mitch Lewis (Dilithium Networks Inc) [ BIO ]

Objectives: This session is concentrating on new developments and progress in the area of Mobile Multimedia Applications and Systems (including standards, applications, etc).

  • Multimedia technology for converged networks: Marwan Jabri (Dilithium Networks)

  • ITU-T Standardization of Multimedia Service Mobility: Current Status and Future Directions
    for Telecommunication Networks: Leo Lehmann (Federal Office of Communication Mobile & Satellite Services)

  • Infrastructure of a Ubiquitous Society - Creating value through true convergence: Jeff Cortley (Lucent Technologies)

  • Emerging Quad Play initiatives and implications in the public and home networks: Deepak Kamlani(Global Inventures, Inc.)

  • The H.324 call setup acceleration work: Ralph Neff (Packet Video)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chairman: Istvan Sebestyen and Pierre-André Probst


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