SOURCE: Illinois Institute of Technology

July 20, 2011 16:19 ET

Cell Phone Inventor Martin Cooper & Henning Schulzrinne, Co-Author of SIP, Lead Star Studded Roster at This Year's IIT Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo

7th Annual Conference to Explore VoIP, Video, Mobility, Web, Grid, and More... October 4-6, 2011 in Chicago

WHEATON, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announced today that its Real-Time Communications Conference (RTC) and Expo, the conference where industry and academia connect, will take place on October 4-6, 2011 on their campus in Wheaton, IL. In its seventh year, the RTC Conference and Expo, formerly known as the IIT VoIP conference, brings together technical professionals and executives from standards bodies, government agencies, and the data, web telecommunications and business communities.

Martin Cooper, inventor of the cell phone and former EVP of Motorola, will provide the conference keynote on the evolution of the cellular phone industry as he sees it. Henning Schulzrinne, Professor and Chair in the Dept. of Computer Science and the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University and co-author of SIP, will also keynote on: Will the Last Phone User Please Turn Off the Dial Tone?

"We are very pleased to welcome these industry leaders to keynote at our conference," said Carol Davids, Industry Professor and Director RTC Lab, Illinois Institute of Technology. "They will help us with our mandate to explore the most pressing issues facing the industry today in the most thorough and objective way possible. We will be announcing more exciting speakers and sponsors in the coming months."

Other new additions to the program include Mike Paradise, AVP Global Network Operations at AT&T; Jack Kozik, Director of Architecture, IMS Applications, Alcatel-Lucent; Carl Ford, Partner and Community Developer, Crossfire Media; Alan Johnston, Distinguished Engineer at Avaya, and Nils Ohlmeier, QA Team Lead at Skype.

The program also features a Tutorial - From SIP VoIP to Real-Time Web Communications and Applications presented by industry veterans, Henry Sinnreich and Alan Johnston, authors of How will VoIP reincarnate in the Web and Cloud worlds, along with Kundan Singh, PhD.

Planned Program Tracks for this year's conference include:

  • Emerging Technologies and Applications - Cloud and web-based communications
  • Unified Communications
  • SmartGrid / Machine-to-Machine
  • Security
  • Emergency Services
  • Mobility
  • Operations, Test, and Measurement
  • Policy, Regulatory, and Business

There are still many opportunities available to participate in this conference as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee.

  • If you are interested in submitting a speaker proposal, please contact Carol Davids at / 630-682-6024.
  • If you would like to explore exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Scott Pfeiffer at / 630-682-6001.

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About The RTC Research Lab
The Real-Time Communications Research Lab at the IIT Rice Campus is a venue where industry and academia collaborate in research, development and test activities that advance the goals of both. Our test beds include IMS, SIPConnect, SIP Peering, and IP PBX. Our "Voice over IIT" service provides video calling, conferencing and many other services to the IIT-SAT community. The RTC appliances of many of our industry sponsors and collaborators are added to this network for test under real-world conditions. For additional information visit:

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Cathy Clarke
    CNC Associates
    T: 508-833-8533