Quarterly Report - Q1, 2004
Director's Corner:


I I thank you very much for your support and time.  If you need a copies of any publications, presentations, reports on systems being developed, research reports, please let us know.  Please feel free to forward this quarterly report to members within your organization.  Look forward to seeing you soon.


Rajit Gadh, PhD

Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, http://wireless.ucla.edu/director
Director, UCLA Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC) http://winmec.ucla.edu/
Director, Wireless Media Lab http://wireless.ucla.edu/wml
UCLA-WINMEC Annual RFID Forum http://winmec.ucla.edu/rfid   October 12, 2004  Seventh (Annual) Wireless Internet Conference http://wireless.ucla.edu/2004 March 7-10, 2005
420 Westwood Plaza, Engg. IV, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA


UCLA Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC) QUARTERLY REPORT, Q1, 2004 I am pleased to inform you that the first quarter of 2004 for the UCLA-Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise (WINMEC) was a very productive one.  On February 18th, we hosted the first CIO-forum in partnership with the Anderson Business School and the following Industry CIOs/heads of I.T. participated in panel discussions:

- Johnny Barnes VP Global IT Solutions and Standards IBM
- Lance Perry VP of IT infrastructure Cisco Systems 
- Joe Cleveland CIO Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Norm Fjeldheim CIO Qualcomm
- Cita Furlani CIO N.I.S.T.
- Ray Gilbert Director-CIO-IT Lucent Technologies
- Keith Glennan VP & CIO Northrop Grumman
- Scott Griffin VP and CIO Boeing
- Liza Lowery CIO City of Los Angeles ITA
- Doug Parrish Senior VP and CTO The Walt Disney Internet Group
- Greg Richardson VP Siemens Bus. Svcs
- Michael Sampogna VP of Glob Busi Continuance & Disaster Recovery Computer Associates
- Omer Simeon EVP Countrywide Financial Corporation
- Ken Venner VP and CIO Broadcom Corporation

CIOs discussed issues in Global I.T. and Mobile I.T. which was the theme of the event.  The URL for the CIO forum is http://cio-conference.ucla.edu/ and we are now planning for the 2005 CIO forum scheduled for March 7 of next year.  We are now moving forward with respect to creating an advisory board of CIOs starting out by inviting CIOs present at the forum.  If you have not already done so, and you would like to nominate someone to this CIO advisory board, please let us know.  The board meeting is scheduled for October 11th, 2005.  At the CIO forum, we demonstrated the UCLA-WINMEC RFID middleware technology and system (and it was used to register the participants),  reconfigurable wireless sensor network and mobile multimedia visualization technology.  Progress on research and technology development with ample demonstrations to show was a major accomplishment for us this quarter and we are pushing hard to have more research projects in collaboration with you - our industry partners.

Upcoming Events


We started planning for the RFID forum scheduled for October 12, 2004. URL http://winmec.ucla.edu/rfid in the UCLA Faculty Center. At this forum, plans are to discuss real-world applications of RFID, to discuss the implications (technology and business) of the Walmart and DoD mandates, challenges, business implications and any formulae to determine ROI, RFID internalization efforts amongst the various supplier community,  typical case studies from different market verticals,  early teething troubles, RFID middleware, Reader technology, Tag technology, etc.  Since this event is coming up soon, please submit speaker nominations to rfid AT winmec AT ucla AT edu .

Please mark your calendars for the next Annual WINMEC forum: March 7 - 10th, 2005, location UCLA Covel Commons.  The theme of this event is "Convergence" with the following specific focus on each day:
- March 7 - CIO Forum
- March 8 - Carrier Forum
- March 9 - Entertainment/Media Forum
- March 10 - WINMEC Technical and Enterprise Forum


Advisory Board Meetings


Finally - please note the next advisory board meetings which will be held the day before the RFID forum at UCLA-Faculty Center:

Q2, 2005

- CIO Forum Advisory Board
- Carrier Advisory Board
- Entertainment Media Advisory
- WINMEC General Advisory Board
- RFID Advisory Board

am also pleased to inform you that  new member joined WINMEC - Tata Infotech with their President, Mr. Charles Anthony joining the WINMEC advisory board.


Research Support
We started collaborative research with BEI and France Telecom.  From the Intel funded research project, a paper on our Mobile Multimedia system was accepted to WTS 2004 (during the conference this paper won an award).  We also initiated an independent study student project on Mobile Digital Rights management with the Anderson Business School.


We are thankful to our sponsors: Hewlett Packard, Intel, Siemens, Sprint, Computer Associates, Northrop Grumman, Hughes Network Systems, TCS, Satyam, ISMB, Stradling Yocca Carlson and Rauth, Qualcomm, France Telecom, BE,I Qualcomm, PDC, and Tata Infotech