Keynote Speech

Title:Internet Video: New Wine, Old Bottle
Speaker:Hui Zhang
                 Rinera Networks
                 Carnegie Mellon University, USA


After long anticipation by academia and industry, the age of Internet video has finally arrived. In the very near future, video will become the dominant traffic type over the Internet. Like previous generations of Internet applications such as World Wide Web that make the consumption, production, and distribution of text/image content accessible to any users, Internet video applications will not only allow any user to access any video at any time from anywhere, but also enable any user to produce and distribute videos at any time to anywhere.

This vision of ubiquitous video has been around for a long time. Driven by this vision, the research community has spent significant effort and made enormous progress in diverse areas such as QoS, multicast, caching, CDN, P2P, and coding. Have all the important problems been solved? In there any good research left to be done? In
this talk, I will argue the reality of Internet video poses significant technical challenges. The research community should seize the opportunity, make fundamental technical breakthroughs, and provide technical leadership for the Internet video revolution.


Hui Zhang is Founder and President of Rinera Networks, Inc., and professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has done research on clean slate Internet architecture, QoS, multicast, and peer-to-peer video streaming systems.

Zhang is an ACM Fellow. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1996 and the Alfred Sloan Fellowship in 2000. He held the CMU SCS Finmeccanica Junior Faculty Chair from 1998 to 2002. He was the Chief Technical Officer of Turin Networks from 2000 to 2003.

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