LCN 97

The 22nd LCN Technical Program

The Sheraton Minneapolis Metrodome Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A.
November 2-5, 1997

Last update: 14 October 1997

Technical Activities:

Conference schedule:

Sunday, 11/2, 1-5 p.m. (Half-day tutorials)

Monday, 11/3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Full-day tutorials)

Tuesday, 11/4

Wednesday, 11/5

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Keynote Address

Tim Wild, V.P., Internet Program Office, Tandem Computers

Tim Wild is the Vice President of Tandem's Internet Program Office. Part of the charter of the Internet Program Office (IPO) is to set and articulate Tandem's overall Internet strategy. Prior to this role, Mr. Wild was Vice President of the Internet and Electronic Commerce division which developed new on-line solutions and fostered new partnerships with solution providers. Tim joins Tandem from its former subsidiary UB Networks, where he ran the Interactive Initiatives group. Prior to this, Mr. Wild was responsible for International business development at UB Networks. Tim has twenty years of experience in the computer industry in a variety of roles including marketing and sales.

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Luncheon Address

The IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standard
Vic Hayes, Chair, IEEE P802.11, Lucent Technologies

Synopsis: This talk will provide an introduction to the major features of the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard and to some solutions to the challenges related to indoor radio communication with high speed data. The talk will focus also on some of the features included in the upcoming standard, along with the technical implications.

Victor Hayes is the chairperson of IEEE P802.11, the standards working group for wireless local area networks and editor of the Wireless LANs project in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6. He received his B.E. degree from the "HTS" Amsterdam" in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1961.

Since joining Lucent Technologies WCND B.V., the Netherlands, (then called NCR Systems Engineering) in 1974, he authored various NCR Corporate Engineering Standards on data communications, a.o. HDLC and X.25 packet level. He is now a member of the team at Lucent Technologies WCND B.V. responsible for wireless standards and related activities to liaise with government agencies in the USA.

Before accepting the chair of IEEE's standards working group for wireless LANs, in 1990, he chaired the Netherlands' standards committee for the lower layer OSI standards and was head of delegation of the Netherlands' delegation in the ISO subcommittee on the same subject, i.e. Subcommittee 6 of Technical Committee 97 (now reorganised in JTC1, the Joint Technical Committee 1 of ISO/IEC responsible for all subjects related to Information Technology). He also chaired the task-group for lower layer architecture and local area networks of the European Computer Manufacturers Association. He is a member of IEEE.

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