SPECIAL SESSIONS ON HISTORY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Thursday, 3 December 2009 ● 10:15 - 12:15 ● South Pacific Ballroom 4
"Telecommunication's Contributions to Mankind (1884-2009)"
Many historical developments contributed towards the goal of GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY. New technologies were developed, new means of telecommunication were used and regulatory policies evolved. This session will examine the sweep of history and consider how past research, development, and deployment of communications infrastructure are evolving into the future.
J. Baal-Schem, Tel-Aviv University
J. Hayes, Concordia University
The ALOHA Protocol
Norm Abramson, University of Hawaii
The Invention of Ferrites and their Contribution to the Miniaturization of Radios
Akira Okamoto, TDK History Museum
Research and Events that permitted Facsimile use to Explode in Japan
Kaoro Wakabayashi, NTT Corporation
Who does Research after Divestiture?
Steve Weinstein, Consultant
J. Cioffi, Stanford University
D. Wedemeyer, University of Hawaii
Paul Kuehn, University of Stuttgart
After the session, a video on the YOSAMI VLF Station will be screened (by Dr. Eiju Matsumoto, Japan Council History Committee).