Thursday, 14th September
|09.00 - 11.30
Moderator: Mr. Ian Vance,
Amazing Communications Ltd., UK
|09.00 - 09.10
Greetings, Overview on TINA-C’s Future
Sadahiko Kano, TINA-C President, NTT Executive Adviser
|09.10 - 09.30
dimensions of TINA success
Paolo Coppo, Senior Project Leader, Research Collaboration and
Yuji Inoue, NTT Data, Japan, Former TINA-C Technical Committee
The TINA Consortium has been working for
eight years, from 1993 to 2000, to cooperatively define a new, open
software architecture to model, control and manage telecommunication
networks and services. The success of this initiative can be measured
along four main directions, on which TINA contribution "made the
difference". The end of the Consortium does not represent the
termination of all TINA related activities, which will continue in
|09.30 - 09.45
1: TINA - the early years
Tom Rowbotham, Director, Group Technology, BT,
1st President of TINA-C
The presentation will focus on how TINA
started and how a number of senior people in the Telco companies came
together to accelerate the progress of initiating the TINA Consortium
(TINA-C). The purpose and method of working of the TINA-C will be
described, together with its early successes.
The TINA Consortium had
to focus and coordinate its energies in order to converge the
traditional telecommunication and the innovative IT cultures towards the
common goal of a future-proof open service architecture.
Such a challenge was simply too big and too important to be undertaken
by a single company, and required a full time cooperative effort coupled
with an effective consensus-building process. The scenario evolved along
with the shift from proof of concepts to implementation. Solutions,
achievements, lessons learnt are presented.
The TINA initiative
foresaw and demonstrated that it was appropriate and feasible to
dramatically change network architectures. Though differing in
implementation, the style architecture that TINA foresaw is now starting
commercial deployment. The remaining challenge is the production of a
safe, open programming environment for the production of next generation
The emergence and wide
acceptance of the Internet around the world is
changing the way we live and do business on a global scale. The
Internet is building:
1) a new form of market where suppliers and consumers are trading
as equal partners;
2) a new form of community which is not circumscribed by time or
3) a new form of value system where values held by different
individuals are recognized and respected.
These new forms of market, community and value system are fundamentally
changing the way we do business, thus creating a vast array of new
businesses and business models that have not existed before.
Furthermore, as these new businesses and business models grow, they in
turn demand the Internet to be equiped with new features, technologies
and new regulatory frameworks. In other words, on top of the
interfaces, layers and architectures developed by TINA-C and other
bodies, the central issue is now changing to address the que stion of
how we can create and implement a new consensus on social and business
models and frameworks through a delicate balance between competition and
The Keynote Speech will refer to these new models and frameworks and the
role to be played by enterprises which operate in them.
|14.30 - 16.00
Activities around the world
Session Chair: Yuji Inoue, NTT Data, Japan
"TINA related activities in China "
Ji Zhaojun, China TINA-PG
"TINA for improving networks and applications "
David Kennedy, EURESCOM
"Accessnova Advanced Communications Activities"
Eduardo Vera, AccessNova Forum
"TINA-C - A quick glance from the EU R&D side"
Mario Campolargo, European Commission
|14.30 - 16.00
The TINA Contribution to the design of Applications and Services
Session Chair: Paolo Coppo, Senior Project Leader, Research
Collaboration and Standardisation, CSELT
universe to parallel universes - TINA in the age of telecom service Big
Takeo Hamada, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Fujitsu Labs of America   (.doc)
Web-based e-commerce using the TINA retailer"
Hu Hanrahan, Witwatersrand University, South Africa   (.doc)
solution for Dynamic VPN Provisioning on heterogeneous networks"
Patricia Lago, Riccardo Scandariato, Politecnico di Torino   (.doc)
that are actually turning into reality for services on IP and NGN"
Jean Craveur, Fabrice Dupuy, Jean-Marc Pageot, Stéphane Pensivy,
France Telecom R&D   (.doc)
|16.30 - 18.00
Session Chairs: Martine
Lapierre, Group Vice President, Alcatel
"A user centric architecture for
multi media telephony and how it supports TINA ideas"
Lill Kristiansen, PU IPT (IP Telephony), Ericsson AS
The talk presents the
architecture behind the Ericsson products IPT 2.0 and GSM-on-the-Net.
Focus is on TINA ideas, such as user mobility, personal 'call' handling,
competitive services, open interfaces, separation of services and
network and new business models and how they are supported in the
architecture. Relations to the 3G concepts of VHE and OSA will be
Interest in TINA-C"
David Stobie, Principal Planner, Sprint Telecom
"IWN Networks - a
TINA based systems software architecture to support global transactional
Daniel Hislon, CEO, Industry Wide Networks
Telecommunications companies are finding
themselves in a position whereby their network is processing many
financial and eCommerce transactions. The security and high priority of
these transactions leads to a unique set of requirements for
configuration, management and provisioning of these services. This
speech presents the culmination of two years of research and development
in this area by Industry Wide Networks, and a view of the resulting
object request brokerage that has been prototyped and developed using
many of the concepts of the Telecommunications Information Networking
Daniel Hilson is the founder and CEO of
Industry Wide Networks (IWN).
Application Server Architecture for Converged Networks, Enabling Mobile
Commerce and Multimedia Applications"
Holger Shreyer, Product Manager, Infitel
One of the most salient
trends in today’s service application market is network-convergence.
Driven by mounting competition, service providers traditionally at home
in one network seek to make their services available over all networks
and introduce new, unique multi-network services. For these
multi-network service providers, TINA based application server
architecture offers practical, real-world technical and business
advantages. It also offers a truly open environment, easing market
entrance for new service providers. Infitel’s application server
architecture offers a TINA-C based solution to both established and
emerging service providers who wish to respond aggressively to market
pressures and technological opportunities. Infitel also views TINA as
the best architecture to support mobile commerce and multimedia