Final Programme

(Updated June 27th, 2003)

Seventh International Workshop on Feature Interactions
in Telecommunications and Software Systems

11th June to 13th June, 2003
(Tutorials 10th June)
Ottawa, Canada.

Abstracts available (click on titles).
Presentations of talks and panel sessions are available in
PowerPoint () or Acrobat ().

Tuesday, 10th June

All tutorials include a 30 minutes coffee break (at 10:00 and at 15:00).
8:00-8:30 Tutorial Registration
8:30-12:00 Tutorial 1 (A-0150): New Voice Services, Ken Turner
8:30-12:00 Tutorial 2 (H-0104): Networked Appliances: The Next Wave of Computing?, Stan Moyer
13:30-17:00 Tutorial 3 (A-0150): Extreme Software Systems, Greg Utas
13:30-17:00 Tutorial 4 (H-0104): Developing Presence and Awareness Services, Ramiro Liscano
Workshop Registration (in front of A-0150)
17:30-19:15 Informal gathering at the Café Nostalgica (603 Cumberland, U. of Ottawa)

Wednesday, 11th June

8:00-8:20 Workshop Registration
8:20-8:30 Workshop Opening
D. Amyot (U. Ottawa), L. Logrippo (UQO), and Peter Perry (Mitel Networks)
8:30-9:30 Invited talk: Feature Disambiguation, Pamela Zave
Chair: Nancy Griffeth
9:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-12:00 Session I: Architecture and Design Methods
Chair: Ken Turner
12:00-13:30 Lunch (terrace on the 2nd floor of the University Center)
13:30-14:30 Panel Session I: New Features for IP Telephony
  • Chair: Tom Gray, Pinetel, Canada
  • Bernard Cohen, City University, England
  • Debbie Pinard, Aphrodite Telecom, Canada
  • Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
  • Pamela Zave, AT&T Research, USA
14:30-15:30 Session II: Emerging Application Domains
Chair: Mark Ryan
15:30-16:15 Coffee break and posters
16:15-17:45 Session II (continued): Emerging Application Domains
Chair: Fuchun Joseph Lin
19:00- Programme Committee Dinner

Thursday, 12th June

8:00-8:30 Workshop Registration
8:30-9:30 Invited talk: The Periphery, Context and Intent: Architectural Considerations in the Design of Interactive Appliances, Bill Buxton
Chair: Bernie Cohen
9:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-11:00 Session III: Human Factors
Chair: Evan Magill
11:00-12:00 Session IV: Detection and Resolution Methods I
Chair: Masahide Nakamura
Lunch (first floor, SITE building)
13:15-14:15 Panel Session II: Policy-enabled Mechanisms for Feature Interaction Problem: Reality, Expectation, Challenges
  • Chair: Petre Dini, Cisco Systems (USA) and Concordia University (Canada)
  • Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
  • Tom Gray, Pinetel, Canada
  • Fuchun Joseph Lin, Telcordia Technologies, USA
  • Luigi Logrippo, UQO/University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Stirling, UK
14:15-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:00 Session V: Emerging Architectures
Chair: Tadashi Ohta
17:15-20:45 Conference Banquet (please arrive at the dock at 17:15 at the latest), to be followed by an informal gathering in the Château Laurier and/or the Market.

Friday, 13th June

8:00-8:30 Workshop Registration
8:30-9:30 Invited talk: Reducing the Feature Interaction Problem in Communication Systems Using an Agent-Based Architecture, Debbie Pinard
Chair: Tom Gray
9:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-11:00 Session VI: Foundations
Chair: Muffy Calder
11:00-12:00 Session VII: Detection and Resolution Methods II
Chair: Ferhat Khendek
12:00-12:15 Workshop Closing
12:15 Lunch (first floor, SITE building)


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