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Mobile Cloud Computing and Mobile Web Technologies - Workshop
Hosted by PCCA

Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




Cloud computing is revolutionizing how applications function, where and how data is stored, and how users interact with computers. Mobile cloud computing can be thought of as an infrastructure layer above the network. This not only offloads data that would otherwise have to be stored on mobile devices, but allows multiple devices owned by users to stay synchronized and have access to all the same information and services. This approach also enables lower-cost devices with better battery life, and further increases market penetration.

This workshop will examine the opportunities, issues, and evolving architectures. Items under consideration for this meeting include:

  • Aspects that are unique to the mobile cloud.
  • Security.
  • HTML 5 implementation on mobile browsers.
  • Mobile cloud developments by leading vendors: Amazon, Apple, Google, HP.
  • Cloud-based music streaming.
  • Operator perspective on network-supported features and APIs (e.g., IMS).
  • Smartphone versus tablet considerations.
  • Network limitations: bandwidth, latency.
  • Cloud models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Web 4.0 Internet of things, aka Symbiotic Web.

Note that presenters and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the workshops allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Workshop. Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 Presentation. Jeff Foerster, Principal Engineer, Intel Labs. "Optimizing Media Delivery in the Mobile Cloud." Wireless networks are being overloaded with traffic driven by smart phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, and many other connected devices including cars and machines in M2M applications.  Much of this traffic is expected to be video, including not just entertainment video-on-demand services, but also interactive video conferencing, social networking, and other video sharing applications.  In order to deliver better quality video over wireless networks in the most efficient way, we need to drive greater intelligence into multiple points in the end-to-end solution, including improved video quality monitoring at the devices, joint source-channel coding, more efficient transport protocols and error recovery mechanisms, and adaptive end-to-end algorithms which can predict and dynamically adapt to the changing wireless environment.  This talk will provide some motivation for optimizing the end-to-end delivery of video for future wireless networks, how the Mobile Cloud can play a greater role in optimizing media traffic, and some recent results on distortion-aware resource allocation, joint source-channel coding for WiMAX and LTE systems, and scalable video coding techniques and optimizations.
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Julia Renouard, Product Group Director, NetMotion Wireless. "Mobile Cloud Vision versus Network Performance Realities." Even with LTE a reality, 2G is often still the only option. Can we really get 4G everywhere? Mobile means moving between networks. 4G -> 3G -> 2G, sometimes between carriers. WiFi/Hot spot offloading. In and out of coverage. Gains in bandwidth are chewed up by increased demand. Are carriers able to expand fast enough? How can do we manage and guarantee the performance and availability needed for the mobile cloud?
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Sunder Somasundaram, Industry Solutions Practice Director, AT&T. "Mobile Web Frameworks for HTML 5."
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Sandra Lynn Shillinger, HP. "Creating a Cloud Service Portfolio." Transforming the On-Line Value Chain, Addressing SMB Market, HP Aggregation Platform for SaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, Communications as a Service, and Device Management as a Service.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 No-Host Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Brian Philbin, Senior Sales Engineer, Antenna Software. "Mobile Platform Considerations for Cloud Computing."
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Cisco. "Fog Computing: Leveraging Computation, Communications, and Storage at the Intelligent Edge." Cisco's vision on fog computing, whereby strategic placement of edge servers can complement conventional cloud computing in many ways. Shows how fog edge servers can bridge the gap between the wireless and wired networks for more efficient mobile media streaming,  how distributed storage can be leveraged for caching of popular media content, and how fog devices can help to coordinate resource management of pervasive wireless sensors in applications such as smart cities and smart vehicles.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research, "Mobile Broadband Explosion." Select findings from September white paper for 4G Americas, “Mobile Broadband Explosion - 3GPP Broadband Evolution to IMT –Advanced,” including key features of LTE Advanced, performance projections, and spectral efficiency evolution.
  • 3:30 to 4:00 General discussion.


Note: agenda is subject to change.



Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
See details below.


Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
12048 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, Oregon, USA 97220
Tel:  1-503-255-8600   Fax:  1-503-255-8998

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.



The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.


Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $495 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

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


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each workshop, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. Please do not mark your presentations with any terminology indicating confidential or proprietary information.


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