From Wireless Technologies to Mobile Services - OMA Overview

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 at 7:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Dr. Wen-Pai Lu

Bio: Wen-Pai Lu is a senior network architect at Cisco. He had been a principle consultant, project leader, customer solutions manager, and researcher. His interests include wireless, security, and Internet. He received his PhD in computer and electrical engineering from University of Arizona.
Dr. Wen-Pai Lu is very active in the standard communities, particulary in the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). In the Mobile Web Service group developing mobile web specifications, and in Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), he served as a co-chairman for the Proof of Concept (POC) and architecture working groups in MWIF and developing security solution for IP Radio Access Network (RAN) in all-IP mobile wireless network.
He was one of the founding members of the LAN Security Working Group (IEEE 802.10) developing security standard for IEEE 802 LANs and MANs. He was also active in ATM Forum, Frame Relay Forum as well as FDDI (ANSI X3T5) standard groups. In ATM Forum, he was involved in the development of LANE, and also served as an ATM Forum Ambassador for Asia Pacific. He has published over 18 technical papers and is a patent holder.

Title: From Wireless Technologies to Mobile Services - OMA Overview

Abstract: With todays fragmented market and multiple platforms used in offering various kinds of mobile services, the key opportunity for future growth would be an implementation of open and global specifications and standards for unified service platform that enables seamless interoperability among different devices, networks and backend systems.
Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) was formed to address the growing market of an interoperable mobile service across global markets, operators, and mobile devices. In this January 14 presentation, Dr. Wen-Pai Lu will present a brief introduction of OMA, its mission, objectives, and goals for achieving such vision.
Among all working groups in OMA, the talk will particularly focus on the specification development in the Mobile Web Service (MWS) working group. He will also touch upon the architecture considerations and development in OMA. Other working groups within OMA will be briefly mentioned and references materials will be provided for reader future research and exploration.