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Thursday, 14th September

09.00 - 11.30 Plenary Session
Moderator: Mr. Ian Vance, Amazing Communications Ltd., UK
09.00 - 09.10

Welcome Greetings, Overview on TINA-C’s Future
Sadahiko Kano, TINA-C President, NTT Executive Adviser


09.10 - 09.30

The four dimensions of TINA success
Paolo Coppo, Senior Project Leader, Research Collaboration and Standardisation, CSELT
Yuji Inoue, NTT Data, Japan, Former TINA-C Technical Committee Chair

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 several forms.


09.30 - 09.45

Opening Speech 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.


09.45 -10.00

Opening Speech 2: How TINA-C mobilised to meet the challenge
Cesare Mossotto, Director General, CSELT, 2nd President of TINA-C

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.


10.00 -10.15

Opening Speech 3: Practical Implementation of TINA-C concepts and specifications
Martine Lapierre, Vice President - E10 Business Unit Alcatel Switching and Routing, Alcatel, 3rd President of TINA-C


10.15 - 10.25

Comments as a Network Operator member
Joachim Claus, Senior Executive Vice President,
Innovation Management, Deutsche Telekom Headquarters

10.25 -10.35

Comments as a Manufacturer member
Dr. Robert Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Lucent Technologies

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 services. 



Panel Discussion

12.00 - 13.00

Trends in Emerging Information Services

T. Aoki, President and CEO, NTT Data

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 location;
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 cooperation.

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

TINA related 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

Scientific Paper Session 2
The TINA Contribution to the design of Applications and Services

Session Chair: Paolo Coppo, Senior Project Leader, Research Collaboration and Standardisation, CSELT

"From single universe to parallel universes - TINA in the age of telecom service Big Bang"
Takeo Hamada, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Fujitsu Labs of America   (.doc)

"Enhancement of Web-based e-commerce using the TINA retailer"
Hu Hanrahan, Witwatersrand University, South Africa   (.doc)

"A TINA-based solution for Dynamic VPN Provisioning on heterogeneous networks"
Patricia Lago, Riccardo Scandariato, Politecnico di Torino   (.doc)

"TINA: concepts 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

TINA Moving Towards Implementation
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 touched upon.

"Sprint's Early Interest in TINA-C"
David Stobie, Principal Planner, Sprint Telecom

"IWN Networks - a TINA based systems software architecture to support global transactional initiatives"
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 Architecture.

Daniel Hilson is the founder and CEO of Industry Wide Networks (IWN).

"TINA-based 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 applications.



Conference Dinner