Keynote Speech

Towards the Internet of the Future

Professor Yanghee Choi, Seoul National University



As compared to the wireless telecom network which keeps its innovations every five years by introducing a new generation of solutions and products, Internet has not changed much since its invention forty years ago. However, Internet is experiencing a rapid growth as more devices are on the net, and as video becomes the primary information type carried over the Internet. It is now generally agreed that a new Internet with more powerful security and data carrying features is necessary to accommodate the ever expanding list of new requirements from the users, network and content providers.

In this keynote, a strategy OPEN is suggested and discussed. Open platform, open data, and open R&D will be the main components of the OPEN strategy for innovations and inventions in the Internet domain.

The Internet in the remote future will be very different from todays Internet. What should be the fundamental characteristics of the Internet in 2030 will be the next main subject of the keynote.


Short Biography

Yanghee Choi received B.S. in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science, and Doctor of Engineering in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris, in 1975, 1977 and 1984 respectively. Before joining the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University in 1991, he has been with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) during 1977-1991, where he served as director of Data Communication Section, and Protocol Engineering Center. He was research student at Centre National d'Etude des Telecommunications (CNET) , Issy-les-Moulineaux, during 1981-1984. He was also Visiting Scientist to IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for the year 1988-1989. He is now leading the Multimedia and Mobile Communications Laboratory in Seoul National University. He was president of Open Systems and Internet Association of Korea. He was president of Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers. He was also dean of Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology ( ), and president of Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (AICT, ). He is a fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK). He is also a member of President's Council on Informatization Strategies (CIS). He is now the chair of Future Internet Forum ( ). He has published over 600 papers in Internet, multimedia communications and wireless networking.