|John Muleta, chief of wireless telecommunications bureau for the Federal Communications Commission, discusses on ?Moore?s Law and What We Do When We Get There: Squeezing Moore Out of the Electromagnetic Spectrum? at the Wireless Technology Symposium.|
|Gerald Herder, associate professor of Engineering Technology, listens during the WTS 2004 on May 14 at the Kellogg West Conference Center.|
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2004 drew more than 175 industry representatives, government officials, researchers and educators to Cal Poly Pomona to confer on the latest trends and advances in the field. The colleges of Business Administration and Engineering hosted the symposium May 14-15 at the Kellogg West Conference Center.
?With 11 countries represented at WTS 2004 and technical support now coming from the leading professional organizations in electrical engineering, management science and computer science, the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium is achieving its goal of becoming a first-rate interdisciplinary international conference,? said Steven Powell, professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and co-chair of the event.
WTS 2004 focused on the government?s role in wireless communications. The event featured major government and industry leaders including John Muleta, chief of wireless telecommunications bureau for the Federal Communications Commission, and Michael D. Gallagher, acting assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration.
Muleta spoke on ?Moore?s Law and What We Do When We Get There: Squeezing Moore Out of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.? Other industry experts led sessions that covered topics such as ?Going Beyond Mobility: Wireless for Today and Tomorrow? and ?Cyber Crime and the FBI.?
This symposium, now in its third year, was developed after the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering agreed that an ongoing exchange of up-to-date information between industry and the academic community in the fields of telecommunications and computer networking is important.
The success of the symposium is a result of a collaborative effort of both colleges, including the departments of CIS, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, and Computer Science, according to Lyle McCurdy, event co-chair and professor and coordinator of the Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program.
?This year's conference was highly effective in attracting students, alumni, industry professionals and Ph.D researchers from across the country and the international community to discuss important issues, advances and research topics related to wireless communications,? said McCurdy.