Tutorial TM4
“The evolution of networking protocols to meet the requirements for UMTS and 3G Services”

Half day, Level Intermediate


Ibrahim Haddad, Samer Hawwa
Open Systems Lab
Ericsson Research Canada
8400 Decarie Blvd, Town of Mont Royal
Québec H4P 2N2, Canada
Phone: 1.514.345.7900
Fax: 1.514.345.6105
Email: Ibrahim.Haddad@Ericsson.com , Samer.Hawwa@Ericsson.com


The tutorial is intended for researchers, scientists, and engineers interested on learning on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The aim of the tutorial is to provide the participants with an understanding of the overall picture of Third Generation (3G) networks and to provide complete tutorials on the IPv6 and SIP protocols.

The tutorial will present introductory material (25%) necessary for people not familiar with 3G, SIP and IPv6 to get them to speed, then intermediate material (50%) which covers tutorials on IPv6 and SIP, then advanced material (25%) where we discuss advanced research, issues and challenges.

Internet protocols have been constantly evolving to keep up with the advancement and evolution of technologies and applications to meet the requirements of the telecommunication industry. IPv6 and SIP are two examples of protocols that either evolved or were created in response to needs demonstrated in the telecom industry.

Lecturers' Biographies

Ibrahim Haddad is a Researcher at the Ericsson Corporate Unit of Research in Montreal, Canada, involved with the system architecture of third generation wireless IP networks. Ibrahim represents Ericsson on the Technical Board and Sub-Groups of the Open Source Development Lab. He is involved in several Open Source projects and a Contributing Editor for the Linux Journal. Ibrahim has delivered several talks at universities, IEEE and ACM conferences, and Open Source forums. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University, charted by the University of the State of New York. He is currently a Dr.Sc. Candidate at Concordia University in Montreal where he received both the J. W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowships and the Concordia University 25th Anniversary Fellowship.

Samer Hawwa is a System Designer at Ericsson Corporate Unit of Research in Montreal, Canada. He is involved in the technical investigations, prototyping, and standardization of Service Engineering for the 3G Networks. Samer holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Lebanese American University, charted by the University of the State of New York. He is currently pursing a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.