Welcome Message from the Chair
On behalf of the Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (WOCC) Planning Committee, I welcome you to WOCC 2005. I also thank all the sponsors for their technical and financial support; all the session chairs and speakers for their participation and contribution; and all the committee members for their team work and follow-through. WOCC 2005 is the fourteenth annual conference that has been devoted to telecommunication professionals for exchanging ideas and information. Building on the success of last year's WOCC in Taipei, this year the WOCC returns to its home base in New Jersey while the U.S. telecom industry is becoming vibrant again with massive consolidation under way.
The conference theme for WOCC 2005 is "Convergent Communications". The two-day program consists of a keynote speech, four plenary sessions, and 11 technical sessions and a panel discussion in three parallel tracks with eminent speakers covering a wide range of topics in wireless, optical, and multimedia aspects of the conference theme. This rich program provides all attendees with the opportunities to meet and interact with on another. I hope your experience with WOCC is a fruitful and long lasting one. With your support and participation, WOCC will continue its success for a long time.
Dr. Tien Pei Lee