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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

Monday 14 March - Thursday 17 March

P1: Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing
Chair: Ahmad Bahai, CTO & Fellow, National Semiconductor, USA

P2: WiMAX Facts and Fiction
Chair: Umesh Amin, Vice President, WiMAX Initiative, Speakeasy, USA

P3: Convergence of Services and its Impact on Wireless Operator Business Models and Infrastructure
Chair: PK Prasanna, Practice Lead, InCode, USA

P4: Evolution of 3G Systems: UMTS and CDMA2000
Chair: Ed Tiedemann, Vice President, Qualcomm, Inc. USA

P5: Wireless Profit Opportunities in Text Messaging - Get the message: How Wireless SPs Can Profit from Text Usage
Chair: Craig Peddie, Vice President and General Manager, Tegic Communications, USA (A subsidiary of America Online, Inc.)

P6: IMS Platforms and Services Update
Chair: Thomas Magedanz, Professor, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

P7: Effective use of RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks
Chair: Pete Poorman, Director, GlobeRanger Corporation, USA

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

P9: New Technologies, Open Standards, License-Free Spectrum; Who if Anybody is Going to Make Money in the Short Run and Who Benefits in the Long Run?
Thomas S. Huseby, Managing Partner, SeaPoint Ventures, USA