Quarterly Report
Director's Corner:
I thank our members and conference participants in helping us with our mission of making WINMEC a premier consortium that works on wireless and mobility issues pertaining to the enterprise and consumer needs of industry. I look forward to working with each one of you in the upcoming year. As always, I greatly appreciate suggestions from you on functional, content and procedural issues pertaining to UCLA-WINMEC.
     Regards,
      Rajit Gadh, PhD
     Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA
     Director, UCLA-WINMEC
Membership
Squire Sanders & Dempsey (SSD) has joined as the latest member to the consortium with Victor Sim from SSD serving on our advisory board. The current WINMEC members are: Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Siemens, Oracle, Computer Associates, Northrop Grumman, TCS, Satyam, ICT, Hughes Network Systems, Eizel, Vario, Kelley Drye, Stradling Yocca Carlson and Rauth, and SSD.

Sun Microsystems Hewlett Packard Intel Siemens Oracle
Computer Associates Northrop Grumman IT TCS America Satyam Computer Services Istituto Superiore - Mario Boella
Eizel Technologies Hughes Network Systems Kelley Drye Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Squire Sanders
RAST - Vario
Conference and advisory board meetings
New speakers and nominations  The spring conference has attracted several new and high profile speakers including Ron Smith - Sr VP and GM of Intel, Mark Henderson -President and CEO of Ericsson-Canada, Anil Kripalani - Sr VP of Qualcomm, Adam Gould - CTO-CDMA of Nokia, Jim Black - VP of Hewlett Packard, Craig Hayman, VP of IBM, and, Pawan Gupta Director of Toshiba, in addition to several of our previously speaking members. If you haven't sent in your speaker nominations, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Booth space  If you are a member of the consortium, and would like to plan your booths/posters for the May event, please send an email to conference AT wireless DOT ucla DOT edu soon.

Winter Conference  Our winter conference is scheduled for October 29-30th 2003, and the accompanying advisory board meeting on October 30th, 6 - 8pm. We already have Sr VP and GM of Intel, Ron Smith confirmed to talk.

Projects
Several research projects have been initiated or proposed with consortium members:
  • A one-year research project on mobile-multimedia architectures in collaboration with Intel.
  • The HP mobility grant resulted in classes being taught with HP wireless devices such as PDAs and laptops. Results of some of these projects are listed at http://www.wireless.ucla.edu/winmec/student.htm.
  • A follow-up grant submitted to HP.
  • Project proposals submitted to us by TCS and Toshiba in response to an RFP.
  • Hughes has informed us about planned equipment donation of their Satellite-cum-WiFi solution.
Board
An advisory board on Wireless in Media (entertainment, sports, news, gaming) that consists of VP News Corp. - Lucy Hood, VP Sony Pictures - Rio Caraeff, VP AT&T Wireless - Ken Willner, has been formed. Other companies interested are TCS and Kelley Drye. Our idea would be to leverage our proximity and relationship with the entertainment industry in Hollywood. A special 2-hour dinner meeting of this group will be organized at UCLA with the objective of brainstorming with select UCLA faculty. If anyone within your organization wishes to participate, please let us know.
Events
The 3rd UCLA-WINMEC conference  held in November 2002 was held successfully with over 70 speakers.

UC-Berkeley & UCLA-WINMEC workshop: Learning in the Palm of your Hand. Co-organized a workshop on mobile learning in January 2003 where Alan Kay, Senior Fellow in HP-Labs, Co-founder of Xerox PARC and a UCLA faculty member, gave a keynote address. Three members of the WINMEC team participated.
UCLA-WINMEC in the news
UCLA-WINMEC Director was invited to write an article/weblog for Tony Perkins' new magazine called Alwayson-Network (Tony is an advisor to WINMEC and editor of Red Herring).
URL: http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P199_0_4_0.

Computer-world magazine  invited UCLA-WINMEC Director to write on a current wireless topic. The following article was written: "Wi-Fi generates opportunities, threatens status quo" http://www.computerworld.com/mobiletopics/mobile/story/0,10801,78624,00.html.
News, information management and dissemination
Starting with this issue, quarterly reports will be emailed to advisory board members, conference attendees and registrants.

Our updated web site now has the following new items:
Acknowledgements
Many thanks to the UCLA staff and students for getting us to where we are - these are the real stars of the show!
  • Dr. B.S. Prabhu - May 2003 conference, Program Chair
  • Kelvin Biao
  • Connie He
  • Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
  • J.J. Kong
  • Ujjwal Lahoti
  • Patrick Lam
  • Edmund Lee
  • Jonathan Ngo
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Kim Penney
  • Xiaoyong Su
  • Elis Tannady
  • Ru-Gang Xu
  • Hideyoshi Yanagisawa
Kind regards,

href="http://wireless.ucla.edu/director">Rajit Gadh, PhD
Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engg. and Applied Science
Director, WINMEC - Wireless INternet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium, http://www.wireless.ucla.edu/winmec
Director, Wireless Media Lab, http://www.wireless.ucla.edu/wml
UCLA - Los Angeles, 90095