Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between communications and intelligence

There are at least three notable advances in recent years:
  • mobile communications
  • sensor networks
  • search engines

    Mobile communications enable one to communicate any where any time. Sensor networks gather instantenous information on animate and inanimate objects in a region we want to keep track of. Search engines provide means to look for physical and virtual objects. Distributed multimedia computing takes on new significance in the context of these technological advances.

    In this panel, the panelists are invited to present their views on how to bridge the gap between communications and intelligence. We know how to improve mobile communications. We know how to implement sensor networks. We know how to design search engines. But do we know how to design intelligent systems based upon the above? Is this just a problem of integration? Is it fair to say it is "just" a problem of integration? Or there is more to it than just integration?

    Each panel will first give a presentation of no more than ten minutes. We will then have round-table discussions after the short presentations.

    Moderator: Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh

    Panelists:
    William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
    Erland Jungert, Linköping University, Sweden
    Mohan S Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore