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Workshop on Embedded Systems

March 29-31, 1999
Cambridge Marriott
2 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sponsored by:
USENIX, The Advanced Computing Systems Association
and the MIT Media Laboratory

Note: Attendance to the Workshop on Embedded Systems is by invitation only.

Technical Program  

[Monday, March 29]   [Tuesday, March 30]  [Wednesday, March 31]

Monday, March 29
Location: MIT Media Laboratory

11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Registration

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Buffet Luncheon, Media Lab Atrium

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm      
Welcome and Overview
Bartos Auditorium, Lower Level

Research in Embedded Systems at the Media Lab
Mike Hawley, MIT Media Lab

Overview of the USENIX Embedded Systems Workshop
Dan Geer, CertCo

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm      Break

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm      Open House

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm      Workshop Buffet Dinner, Media Lab Atrium

Tuesday, March 30
Location: Cambridge Marriott
, Grand Ballroom,
Salons I & II, Second Floor
(unless otherwise noted)

8:30 am - 9:00 am     Buffet Breakfast, MIT Media Lab, Lower Level

9:00 am - 10:40 am 
Unwiring the World: Technology for Developing Countries
MIT Media Lab, Room 054, Lower Level

Welcome & Introduction to the Little Intelligent Communities Project and Unwiring the World
Charles Vest, MIT President

The Little Intelligent Communities Project, a Model Program for Rural Development in the Americas
Jose Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica and President of the Costa Rican Foundation for Sustainable Development

Unwiring the World: Technology Enables Even Remote Areas to Participate Fully in the Global Economy
Alex Pentland, Academic Head, MIT Media Lab and Co-Director, Center for Future Health

The Child As Scientist: Building Learning Environments in Costa Rica and Elsewhere
Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Professor, MIT Media Lab

Tools for Building Communities
Jack Driscoll, Editor in Residence, MIT Media Lab

10:40 am - 11:00 am    Meeting Continues at the Cambridge Marriott

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Computer Everywhere
Session Chair: Jean Scholtz, DARPA

The Personal Node (PN)
Gregory Finn and Joe Touch, University of Southern California

Discourse with Disposable Computers: How and Why Will You Talk to Your Tomatoes
David Arnold, Bill Segall, Julian Boot, Simon Kaplan, and Melfyn Lloyd, DSTC

Smart Office Spaces
Bora Akyol, Alden Jackson, Rajesh Krishnan, David Mankins, Craig Partridge, Nicholas Shectman and Gregory Troxel, BBN Technologies

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm    Workshop Buffet Luncheon

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking Infrastructure
Session Chair: Mark D. Baushke, Cisco Systems, Inc.

AirJava: Networking for Smart Spaces
Kevin Mills, NIST

Bringing the Internet to All Electronic Devices
Chris Sontag and Michael Howard, emWare, Inc.

RETHER: A Software-Only Real-Time Ethernet for PLC Networks
Tzi-cker Chiueh, State University of New York

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm    Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session Chair: Randy Sweeney, Kraft Foods

Pebble: A Component-based Operating System for Embedded Applications
Eran Gabber and Christopher Small, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs; John Bruno, University of California, Santa Barbara; José Brustoloni and Avi Silberschatz, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs

Massively Distributed Systems: Design Issues and Challenges
Dan Nessett, 3Com Corp.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Dave Smith, ObjectAutomation

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    Workshop Dinner, Sponsored by USENIX

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Birds-of-a Feather Sessions

Do you have a topic that you would like to discuss with others? BoFs are very interactive and informal gatherings for attendees interested in a particular topic. All attendees are invited to attend the BoFs.

Wednesday, March 31
Location: Cambridge Marriott, Grand Ballroom,
Salons I & II, Second Floor

8:30 am - 9:00 am     Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session Chair: Tim Matt, Siebe Control Systems

Learning in Intelligent Embedded Systems
Daniel D. Lee, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, and H. Sebastian Seung, MIT

Using Mobile Code Interfaces to Control Ubiquitous Embedded Systems
Kari Kangas and Juha Röning, University of Oulu

Challenges in Embedded Database System Administration
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University, and Michael Olson, Sleepycat Software

10:30 am - 11:00 am    Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session Chair: Dan Geer, CertCo

What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go?

12:30 pm    
Closing Remarks
Dan Geer, Certco and Mike Hawley, MIT Media Laboratory

[Monday, March 29]   [Tuesday, March 30]  [Wednesday, March 31]

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