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Tech Talk Series May Edition
Title: Security aspects of Wireless Cellular Systems
ACM Tech Talk

The use of mobile phones based on cellular technology is prevalent the world over. As users, we take for granted that our
conversations and data are secure. As these systems become more widespread, they become more of a target for those
who want access to other people’s information.

This talk is an insight into security aspects of wireless cellular systems, primarily GSM/GPRS and UMTS. The talk will
cover security across different domains – subscriber, network, application and radio control. Algorithms and security
procedures used in cellular systems will be introduced.

The speaker shall also address the security concerns of the startup companies who are venturing into the space of wireless
and mobility.

About the Speaker
An alumni of the National University of Singapore, Arvind Padmanabhan has 13 years of experience in the field of wireless
telecommunication since 1996. Presently, he is working as the Technical Director of Sloka Telecom Corp, a startup venture
developing WiMAX basestations and NMS solutions.  In his previous assignments, Arvind was working for ST Microelectronics
Inc, Singapore and later at Altran Technologies Inc, UK. Arvind Padmanabhan was involved in the UMTS and GPRS protocol
stack development with ST Microelectronics. At Anritsu, UK, he was involved with HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM and MBMS
technologies.

Arvind maintains his own blog on wireless technologies at  http://mobilewireless.wordpress.com/
Having moved to India a year ago, he is presently based out of Bangalore.
Date: 9th May 2009 – 10.30am-12.00noon
Venue: Honeywell, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.
There is no registration fee for the event. We shall let you know the online registration website in the follow-up mail.

Please feel free to call +919901815031 regarding the event.
Regards,
Chandragupta Borkotoky
Member, ACM Bangalore
Blog: www.innovator48.blogspot.com

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Hi
I am writing to confirm the time for the tech talk between 11 am and 1 pm tomorrow (Saturday), 18th April.

The venue is Honeywell Technology Solutions Labs, Doraissanpalya, Bannerghatta road, Bangalore [Landmark : Opposite IIM Bangalore].
Please register at the Honeywell security gate and you will have people guide you to their hall which is in the annexe.

Do arrive 15-20 mins before the talk as registering at the gate takes a little bit of time.

Regards
Kallol

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ACM Tech Talk Abstract

PmcTools in FreeBSD is an innovative measurement platform that uses in-CPU hardware event counters for characterizing system behaviour. PmcTools’ low-overheads, useful features and its ability to collect data under production loads have helped it become an integral part of the performance analyst’s toolkit in FreeBSD. This talk introduces PmcTools. We start with a high-level overview of the goals of the project, and go on to cover the architecture of the PmcTools platform, its programming API and a few interesting aspects of its implementation. The changes to the base FreeBSD kernel needed for PmcTools are touched upon. The talk concludes with a discussion on the possible future directions of the project.

About the Speaker
Joseph Koshy has been a user of FreeBSD since 1994 and a volunteer developer of this operating system since 1998.
He is the author of FreeBSD’s “PmcTools” performance analysis toolset.
Joseph is mentor to two FreeBSD committers and lives in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Date & Time: Saturday, 18 April 2009, 11:00 — 13:00
Registrations Available: 66 out of 100
Registration Deadline: Saturday, 18 April 2009

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Organizer HP Labs in association with ACM Bangalore chapter

http://groups.google.co.in/group/acm-bangalore-chapter

Key Dates
Event date:
Tuesday 17th February, 2009 at 4 pm

Speaker: Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan
Department of Computer Science,
University of Toronto.

Venue: NIMHANS Convention Center, Auditorium No. 2, Hosur Road, Bangalore.

INSPIRE – HP Labs India Public Lectures aim to offer a glimpse into the minds and the works of scientists and visionaries from various fields. What are they working on? What are they thinking about? An opportunity to listen to distinguished speakers discuss a broad range of topics in science, technology, design, and other disciplines, and their impact on everyday life, and be INSPIREd!

For More Details

Website: http://www.hpl.hp.com/india/lectures/

 

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Linux as an Enterprise Real-Time Operating Systemfrom Events Bangalore by Thejesh GN
Speaker : Ankita Garg
Date & Time : Saturday, 26-July-2008. 10.00am – 12.00am.
Venue : Computer Society of India, Bangalore Chapter,
NO.201, IInd Floor, MBC Complex, Infantry Road,
Bangalore-560001.
Phone : 22860461/22862215
Talk Abstract :
With the advent of multi-processor systems, the performance has vastly improved in an enterprise environment. However, several organizations require guaranteed determinism in terms of response times and a level of predictability and consistency in performance. For example, financial institutions, defense establishments, etc. But, as computer systems have become complex, predictability has regressed significantly. Since traditional real-time systems have been implemented in the embedded domain, a new way of doing real-time is needed to guarantee determinism in an enterprise environment. Keeping this in mind, the Linux kernel has been modified to make Linux a viable option as the operating system of choice for Enterprise Real-Time. This talk would present the details of the requirements, technical aspects of the modifications made to the Linux kernel to make it real-time and an example solution built around it.
About the Speaker:

Ankita Garg works as a developer for IBM’s Linux Technology Center in Bangalore, India. She is currently working on Real-Time Linux kernel enhancements, concentrating on the scalability of the real-time kernel. Ankita was previously working in the RAS team, which is responsible for tools like kdump, kprobes and systemtap. A Computer Science engineer from P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore, she joined IBM as a fresh college graduate.

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