2001 International Conference
on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P2001)

27-29 August 2001
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköpings universitet, Sweden


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The following keynote speakers are scheduled (alphabetical listing):


Subject: Technologies for Sharing and Collaboration on the Net

Affiliation: Intel

David Barkai is a member of the Peer-to-Peer Architecture group of Intel's Microprocessor Research Lab. He has been a content architect for the Intel Developer Forum conference and a software scientist in the Microcomputer Software Lab. Before joining Intel in 1996, David worked for 25 years in the field of scientific and engineering supercomputing for Control Data Corporation, Cray Research Inc., Supercomputer Systems Inc., and NASA Ames Research Center. David holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and has more than 20 publications as papers, conference proceedings, and textbook contributions on the subjects of physics, numerical methods, and computer applications and architectures.


Subject: P2P Security

Affiliation: Sun Microsystems

Germano Caronni (IEEE/ACM) received his PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zuerich. Germano was one of the first to invent a process to watermark images, participated in the IETF (IPSEC), led the independent implementation effort for SKIP (secure TCP/IP) and its integration into an adaptive firewall. In 1997, he won the RC5/48 challenge of RSA DSI. Since late 1997, Germano has been with Sun Microsystems, where he has introduced a novel solution to secure multicasting, worked on authentication frameworks, and participated in the design of an overall security architecture for Suns' products. He is currently a member of the Security Research group in the Sun Labs, and working in the realm of communication and storage security and key management systems.


Subject: JXTA

Affiliation: Sun Microsystems

Gene Kan was among the first to produce an open source version of Gnutella software (under the GNU General Public License) after Gnutella was released by Justin Frankel and Tom Pepper of Gnullsoft. Mr Kan soon became one of Gnutella's key spokesmen. Previously, Kan was an SGML/XML consultant and kernel network engineer at Check Point Software. He was CEO of InfraSearch prior to its acquisition by Sun Microsystems. In his spare moments, he enjoys racing his cars, LTLENDN and BIGENDN.


Subject: Quick Com and P2P

Affiliation: Quick Com

Martin King is one of the leading authorities in Peer-to-Peer technologies and communications. He has extensive international experience in communications technology and the software and hardware industries. Educated in England in microelectronics and electronic engineering, his skills span technology development and implementation, and business development. He holds several patents in the fields of broadcasting, communications and power management circuit design, areas in which he has published numerous articles. He has held various executive management positions with technology companies, and continues to assist several high tech companies as a consultant and board member. Martin King is President and CEO of Quick Com™, the Swiss-based company he founded in 1998, now the rapidly emerging leader in the field of serverless Peer-to-Peer business communications software. Highly reputed for his industry vision in the fields of Peer-to-Peer Computing, telecommunications and broadband media distribution, Martin King is a regular speaker at international conferences.


Subject: Infrasearch

Affiliation: Sun Microsystems

Steve Waterhouse is the Director of Engineering, JXTA Services and Applications, at Sun Microsystems. Prior to Sun Microsystems, he was the VP of Engineering at Infrasearch, Inc. a leading distributed search technology start-up which Sun recently acquired earlier this year. Steve also co-founded and ran an Internet and Data Mining technology consulting firm whose clients included Yahoo, eBay,NASA and SGI. Steve received the B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, England where he received the Isaac Newton prize for outstanding Ph.D. research. Whilst at Cambridge he was a leading member of the Cambridge University Engineering Department speech recognition research group which ranked in the top 5 in the annual DARPA trials, and he has also worked at both Motorola and Hewlett Packard in the small device speech recognition field. His numerous technical publications include research in speech, neural networks and data mining.


Subject: P2P Implementations

Affiliation: Entropia Europe, Ltd

Dr. Alex Wild is the managing director for Entropia's U.K.-based European subsidiary, Entropia Europe, Ltd. Entropia is creating the world's largest distributed computing service by converting the idle time of PCs into large-scale computing power. Prior to joining Entropia, Wild was the project leader for Novartis, where he analyzed and recommended new processes and structures for all European product development. From 1996 to 1998, he was the group leader for Nestlé's Productivity Team, where he supervised several international rapid improvement projects in manufacturing. Wild has a master's degree in biochemistry from ETH Lausanne and York, a doctorate in natural sciences from ETH Zurich and a master's in business administration from IMD. He is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.