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About Networks 2004

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The 11th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium, Networks 2004, was held in Vienna, Austria, June 13-16, 2004. It offered network operators, system and software manufacturers, service providers, system integrators, and researchers an ideal international platform for information, discussion, and knowledge sharing. Networks 2004 provided an excellent forum for an exchange of experience and the best possible source of information for all individuals working in this field. The conference attendees represented 25 countries with various disciplines and backgrounds.

The technical program was preceded by one-day tutorials, featured more than 70 technical papers, covered a wide variety of topics from fixed to mobile networks, and from network planning to migration and evolution. 



Networks 2004 Highlights:

Opening Speech:

H. Gorbach, Vice Chancellor, Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation, and Technology, Austria

Keynote Speech:

R. Fischer, Director of the Management Board of Telekom Austria AG

Plenary Session, Keynote Speech:

C. Carrelli, Director EURESCOM, Germany
K. H. Rosenbrock, Director General, ETSI, France

Plenary Session: Network Integrity – Is it a risk?

Chair: Rati C. Thanawala, VP, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA
A. Ciarniello, Architecture and Technology Development, TIM, Italy
G. Grammel, Optical Network Division – Network Strategy, Alcatel, Germany
A. Neuherz-Welser, Network Planning Division, Cisco, Austria

Panel Discussion: Access

Chair: J. Gross, Director Network Development, Arcor, Germany
Chr. Laqué, Director Network Development, tele.ring, Austria
H. Leopold, Director Platform and Technology Management, Telekom Austria
K. Probst, Director T-Systems GEI GmbH, Germany