Attending IEEE WCNC 2009 was a great experience. The conference, which took place on April 5-8, 2009, was held in Budapest, Hungary. I met with top PG students (Ph.D candidates to be precise), scholars and researchers from nooks and crannies of the globe. The keynote presentations were highly informative. The two presentations were titled “The Next Wave in Wireless Technology: Challenges and Solutions” and “Current Frontiers in Wireless Communications: Fast & Green & Dirty.” Technical presentations began on Monday, and some of the work/papers that I found interesting were “Personalization-Based Optimization of Real-Time Service Delivery in a Multi-Device Environment” and “Context-Aware Trust and Privacy Application for Mobile Identification System.”
Before my presentation, I was presented the travel grant award. This grant will be the second I have won. The first grant was during CoNEXT 2007, which was held in New York, USA, on December 7-10, 2007. The presentation was a good one, and a number of listeners showed interest in my work. I was asked if I had the extension (TransferHTTP) on the Mozilla website. “Yes, it is on the Mozdev website,” I answered. Not long after the presentation, someone referred me to a similar work by the name OPEN (Open Pervasive Environments for migratory iNteractive services). I also sent him, in my reply to his email, my project URL – http://transferhttp.mozdev.org. A senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK gave me her contact and asked if we could discuss my work, because they (her research group) are doing something similar. I could remember that another lecturer said to me that he liked the work. He said it was very pragmatic.
I found IEEE WCNC 2009 more interesting than WEBIST 2009. It was not only about the excess food, but also the calibre of attendees of the conference. I did not expect less. “IEEE WCNC is the premier wireless event that brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities from around the world to exchange information on advancements in wireless communications and wireless networking technology,” as mentioned on its site.
Drawing conclusions from the event, I realized that work-in-progress/proposals could also be accepted at the IEEE WCNC. In addition, my work was well-appreciated, and I now have confidence to carry on with my Ph.D idea. At the conference, I got a pointer on what SIP Application Server (AS) I could use for my work. For sometime now, I have been exploring a number of SIP AS, such as Oracle Communication Converged Application Server, Ericsson SDS and IBM Websphere. I am glad I made it to the conference; I am back to work!!!!