Charles Kao, former Vice Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
James Hwang, Lehigh Univ.
Chung-Sheng Li, IBM
Technical Program Chairs
T. C. Chiang, Lucent
Cedric F. Lam, AT&T
Shih-Ping Liou, Siemens
Hsuan-Jung Su, Lucent
Heather Yu, Panasonic
|For the last 10 years, WOCC has enjoyed great
success in providing a unique opportunity for telecommunication professionals
to exchange ideas and to extend their business networks. It offers
a forum to discuss both business and technical topics in the telecom industry,
especially business opportunities between the USA and Asian/Pacific.
The theme of WOCC2002 is “Riding the Next Wave: Technologies Leading to
and Substantiating Telecommunication Industry Recovery.” Until about
two years ago, the telecommunication industry had been enjoying tremendous
growth. The demand for bandwidth seemed insatiable and opportunities
seemed endless. Then came the economic downturn and the burst of
the Internet bubble, which had setback the industry including many wireless,
optical, and multimedia companies.
Nonetheless, the current situation in the telecom industry
presents us with both challenges and opportunities. We believe the
industry will recover and businesses that survive this turmoil will eventually
flourish. This conference examines the technologies and business
drivers that will lead the recovery of the telecommunication industry.
Abstracts of presentations are solicited in areas of multimedia, wireless
and optical communications. Presentations can be made in one of the
following (but not exclusive) forms:
Authors will be notified by March 1, 2002 about the acceptance of their presentations.
Format: Include both abstract and bio of speaker on one page, 8.5"X11", 1" margin, font size>10. Also include title of talk, author names, affiliation, and e-mail addresses.