Welcome to the 16th International Conference on
Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2007) in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Our technical program this year focuses on a broad range of
topics in wired and wireless networking, in theory and in practice.
This year, we have introduced a number of new
venues for collaboration. These include a number of
Distinguished Position Talks in advanced research topics; a
Funding Forum aimed towards improving communication
between funding agencies and researchers; an Industry Forum
focused on future technology development; and a Research Labs
Panel showcasing the latest leading results from world-class
The conference would not have been possible
without the extensive contributions from many volunteers. First and
foremost, I would like to thank the technical program committee, led
by Program Chair Dr. Haohong Wang, Program Vice-Chairs, Gary Chan,
Song Ci, Byrav Ramamurthy, and Sambit Sabu, and the technical
program track chairs for compiling an outstanding technical program.
Special thanks to Xiaobo Zhou and Giuseppe Anastasi for organizing
an unique set of workshops, and to Zhu Li and Xi Zhang for arranging
I would like to thank our four keynote speakers
Dr. Robert Kahn, Dr. Vijay K. Bhargava, Dr. Aggelos Katsaggelos and
Dr. Cheng-Zhong Xu along with our distinguished speakers for
generously sharing their views on current research topics.
I would like to specially recognize the vision
and leadership of Professor E. K. Park, Chair of the ICCCN
organizing committee. I would also like to recognize the generosity
of our sponsors: the IEEE Communications Society and Nokia.
I hope you attend a number of thought-provoking
presentations, participate in controversial panels, have stimulating
interaction with your colleagues, and above all, enjoy your visit to
Katherine Guo, Bell-Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent
IEEE ICCCN 2007 General Chair