IEEE 4th International Workshop on Networked Appliances (IWNA4)

Venue: NIST

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland,

Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2002 End Date/Time: Jan 16, 2002
Registration Date: Jan 11, 2002
Early Registration Date: Jan 03, 2002
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As more appliances become digital and intelligent, there is a desire to
network appliances (e.g., lights, toasters, washers and refrigerators)
but also appliances for entertainment (e.g., TVs, VCRs/PVRs, radios,
cameras and stereos) and computing/communications (e.g., printers,
storage, faxes and telephones) as well as many other devices not yet
imagined. The desire to control and exchange information between
these devices is sufficient to justify networking them together, but the
ability to enhance them through interactive synergy to obtain
capabilities and applications not yet thought of is even stronger

Presentations will cover various appliance interconnection approaches,
mechanisms, and technology as well as challenges that remain to be
overcome towards realizing the goal of networking appliance-like
devices. The IWNA4 program is being planned to focus on the home
network environment -- networking infrastructure, transmission media,
protocols, security, gateways, operating systems, standards as
delineated in the topic list below. However, contributions on appliance
devices, applications and the business case for them are not
precluded. Workshops such as these provide an informal focused
setting and are an ideal place to present and discuss your recent work
with your fellow researchers. You can also learn what others are
working on and find opportunities for collaboration.