Updated January 31, 2003

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Meeting: Mobile IP, Application Persistence and Roaming (Feb 4)
Workshop: Enterprise adoption of Wireless Data - Barriers and Solutions (Feb 5)

OpenGroup Meeting: Secure Mobile Architecture (Feb 6)

February 4-6, 2003. San Francisco. Joint meeting of the PCCA and the Open Group.
Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research.


Meeting Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters

This is a multi-part meeting:

February 4: PCCA meeting on Mobile IP, Application Persistence and Roaming.

February 5: Joint PCCA/Open Group workshop: Enterprise adoption of Wireless Data - Barriers and Solutions. Including demonstration and interoperability plugfest.

February 6: OpenGroup meeting on secure mobile architecture. PCCA members are invited to participate.


February 4. PCCA Meeting. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Invitees: PCCA members, The Open Group members.

This meeting is intended to address in greater detail some of the issues  and questions raised at the November 6 PCCA meeting on the topic of wireless hotspots. These issues apply to wireless data in general, and relate to how applications, authentication, and networking protocols should behave in emerging wireless networks, including enterprise, wireless hotspots and 2.5G/3G cellular data networks. This is intended as a working meeting to come to definitive conclusions. This meeting offers an opportunity to bring to life the recently signed memorandum of understanding with the Mobile Management Forum whose members have been considering these issues in their work to define a Secure Mobile Architecture. 

Proposed topics include:

  • How important is it for applications and sessions to be able to persist in coverage drops, and in transitions from one type of network to another (e.g., enterprise network to public network, or WLAN to cellular  network?)
  • Are there fundamental differences between requirements for  horizontal markets versus vertical markets? 
  • How important is Mobile IP for providing seamless mobility, and what vendors are supporting it to what level? 
  • What are the relative benefits of using Mobile IP with IPv4 versus IPv6?
  • How important is IPv6 for mobile networks?
  • To what extent can solutions be deployed using Mobile IP today? 
  • What are alternative approaches and their tradeoffs?
  • What are the different categories of roaming with respect to authentication, billing, IP networking?
  • What are network, device and application requirements for the different categories of roaming.
  • Introductions.
  • PCCA update on membership and future meetings.
  • MCPC (Japan) update, Masao Yamasawa, Fujitsu/MCPC
  • Presentation and focused discussion from Emil Sturniolo, NetMotion Wireless on mobile taxonomy to develop operational definitions of roaming, persistence, security, tunnels, portability, mobility, authentication and Mobile IP, etc.
  • Presentation from Read Bell, Cisco, "Mobile IP Deployment: Issues and Solutions"
  • Presentation from Dzung Tran, Ecutel, "Mobility using Mobile IP"
  • Presentation from Dennis Anderson, IBM, "Secure IP Roaming in a Heterogeneous Network Environment."
  • Presentation, Larry Brilliant, CEO, Cometa Networks (AT&T, IBM, Intel venture for a nationwide wireless hotspot network)
  • Presentations on other topics related to application persistence, Mobile IP and roaming.
  • Discussion and analysis.
February 5. PCCA/Open Group Workshop. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Workshop focus: Enterprise adoption of Wireless Data - Barriers and Solutions. Including demonstration and interoperability plugfest.

Invitees: PCCA members, The Open Group members, CIOs and IT Managers.

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, room 1 - Presentations and Q&A on enterprise adoption of wireless data. Presentations will be both from the industry and from enterprises to identify the key barriers towards widespread adoption of wireless data, as well as to provide an overview of existing solutions. 

Agenda includes presentations from the following:

  • Richard Paine, Boeing, "Boeing Secure Mobile Architecture."
  • Jan Forslow, CTO, ipUnplugged, "IP mobility in Enterprise Environments."
  • George McQuillister III , Mobile Computing Architect, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., presentation on the challenges of deploying wireless computing in utility applications.
  • Edward Kemon, The MITRE Corporation, "Department of Defense Wireless Policy Development, Status Briefing."

11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, room 2 - Demonstration and interoperability plugfest. Vendors and operators will demonstrate their wireless data solutions, including networks, devices, platforms, infrastructure software and wireless applications. Participating vendors will demonstrate interoperability on an ad hoc basis.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Lunch

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, room 1 - In depth discussion (panel or comparable format) on issues raised in the morning session, general Q&A, and summarizing of the key issues facing widespread enterprise adoption, as well as recommended solution s.

Note that from 1:30 to 4:30, attendees will have the option of attending the demo/plugfest, or attending the in-depth discussion, or going back and forth.

February 6, Thursday The Open Group Mobile Management Forum Meeting

Invitees: The Open Group members, PCCA members, CIOs and IT Managers.

The Mobile Management Forum will be conducting the first review of their Secure Mobile Architecture Framework. This is based on the Issues and Requirements document which will be published to coincide with this event.  MMF meetings are normally closed to non-members but on this occasion the meeting will be open to all delegates who attended the Tuesday or Wednesday session.


The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco International Airport. See next section.


Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport.
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California
94010 USA

Tel: 1-650-347-1234

Hotel reservations are made through the Open Group registration page (see next section.) Reservations must be made before January 17 to obtain the PCCA room rate and room block.


The registration deadline is one week prior to the meeting.

Meeting registration (and hotel reservations) are made via The Open Group web page.

PCCA members should use the following URL:


Non-members should use the following URL:



Normally, PCCA meetings have a sponsor. However, since this is a special joint meeting, we are asking PCCA members to pay for the direct expense of the meeting of of $99 for one day or $195 for two days. This fee will be collected via the Open Group web page.


The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting: 

  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • This is a technical audience, so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis

  • should be on industry issues and proposed solutions versus selling your product. 
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • The audience is technical, consisting mostly of engineering and program managers.
  • Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of

  • the wireless industry, including carriers, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, 
    software vendors and computer vendors. 
  • If you are presenting a technical contribution, please provide hard copy for attendees.

  • We will advise you on the number. 
  • We request a copy of your presentation (PDF or PPT) before the meeting so that we

  • can post it in the members area of the PCCA web page. 
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