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General Chair
Lothar Pauly
Siemens Communications, Germany
Executive Chair
Werner Mohr
Siemens Communications, Germany
TPC Chair
K.C. Chua
National Univ. of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
TPC Vice-Chair (Phy/MAC)
Sumit Roy
Univ. of Washington, USA
TPC Vice-Chair (Networks)
Victor Leung
Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
TPC Vice-Chair (Services & Applications)
Abbas Jamalipour
Univ. of Sydney, Australia
TPC Vice-Chair (Tutorials)
T.J. Lim
Univ. of Toronto, Canada
TPC Vice-Chair (Technology / Business Applications Panels)
Vijay Varma
Telcordia Technologies, USA
Publications Chair
Charles Knutson
Brigham Young Univ., USA
Associate TPC Vice Chair (Phy/MAC)
Uday Desai
IIT - Bombay, India
Project Manager
Debora Kingston
IEEE Communications Society, USA
Bruce Worthman
IEEE Communications Society, USA
WCNC Steering Committee Chair
J. Roberto B. de Marca
PUC/Rio, Brazil

Conference Program
WCNC 2005 Technology and Business Applications Panels

Tuesday 15 March 2005
16:00 - 17 :30 Room 208 - 210

P8: The Leading-edge "Keitai" Applications: Changing Life Styles

Co-Chairs: Naohisa Ohta, Professor, Keio University, Japan and Hiroyuki Morikawa, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: This panel will focus on the new application trends of mobile phones. It is well-known that more than 90% of mobile phones ("Keitai" in Japanese) used in Japan are equipped with digital camera and Internet access functions. The newest models include such leading-edge technologies as a video camera , a digital terrestrial broadcast TV receiver, removable digital memory, and a smart card for making small payments. While phones so-equipped are still a small fraction of the total installed base, they are enabling new applications based on "Keitai and Digital CE" convergence and can potentially lead to changes in people's life style, not only in Japan but also in the rest of the world. The speakers at this panel will discuss the above mentioned trends of mobile phones from the view points of technologies, applications and services, as well as life styles. We have invited several distinguished speakers from Japan which is one of most advanced countries in terms of mobile phone applications. The views of these Japanese experts will provide a useful sketch of the future in Japan, and a valuable reference for other regions.

Minoru Etoh, President & CEO, DoCoMo Communications Laboratories USA, Inc
Yutaka Yasuda, Vice President & General Manager, "au" Technology Division, "au" Business Sector, KDDI Corporation, Japan
Osamu Kato, Director, R&D Center, Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. Japan

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