Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz and WNL Head Evgeny Khorov Participate in the Symposium «Celebrating 50 Years of the ALOHA System and the Future of Networking»

Megagrant Leader Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz and WNL Head Evgeny Khorov have participated in a world-famous event «Celebrating 50 Years of the ALOHA System and the Future of Networking». The scientific symposium was held in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Campus, CA, the USA on January 24, 2020. The hosting organization of the event was the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The event was dedicated to the celebration of the remarkable ALOHA system contribution and to the honor of its creators Norman Abramson and Franklin Kuo for their technical and scientific leading research. The ALOHA protocol was being developed since September 1968, at the University of Hawaii, USA and supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force Office of Aerospace Research.

ALOHA was the pioneering telecommunications networking system that used a new method of the random-access channel and experimental ultra-high frequency. The world-known leaders of ALOHA research, Norman Abramson and Franklin Kuo gave their productive and valuable talks on the symposium on section «50 Years of ALOHA».

The outstanding event gathered researchers and scientists from internationally leading institutions and universities. Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz was one of the invited speakers and gave a fruitful talk on section «Research Directions after The ALOHA System». The talk presented by Prof. Akyildiz was titled «All roads lead to ALOHA» and it lighted up ALOHA protocol as one of the basic building blocks in the protocols for 3G/4G/5G networks, wireless sensor networks, underwater and underground communication networks, wireless mesh networks and satellite networks.

The symposium «Celebrating 50 Years of the ALOHA System and the Future of Networking» brings together the directors of the ALOHA system project, several of the original members of the development team, the University of Hawaii faculty and alumni, and several distinguished speakers addressing the impact and influence of the ALOHA channel and the ALOHA system over the years.

Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz is the Ken Byers Chair Professor in Telecommunication and the Chair of the Telecommunications Group with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computer Networks (Elsevier) Journal since 2000, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier) in 2003, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Physical Communication (PHYCOM) Journal (Elsevier) in 2008, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Nano Communication Networks (NANOCOMNET) Journal (Elsevier) in 2010. He received numerous awards from ACM and IEEE. His current research interests are in Nanonetworks, 5G Cellular Networks, Software Defined Networking, Terahertz Band Communication, and Underground and Underwater Sensor Networks.

Evgeny Khorov is the head of the Wireless Networks Lab at IITP RAS and vice-chair of the Problems of Information Transmission and Data Analysis Department at MIPT. In 2018 he received Scopus Award Russia for his publications.

Wireless Networks Lab is a ‘Megagrant’ laboratory established in 2017 around the project on Cloudified Wireless Networks for 5G and beyond, led by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz. The team regularly reports at leading IEEE conferences, runs industrial projects and contributes to the standardization of wireless networks.