Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech
Title: Beyond Tradition : Network of the Future
Speaker: Prof. Yanghee Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)

This talk will be divided into three parts. In the first one, a brief history of Internet is going to be discussed. In the second part, the new technical requirements identified by emerging new network applications will be explored, for example, bandwidth, latency, security, cost, etc. As the current Internet protocols, algorithms and business models do not easily accommodate the issues, changes in networks are inevitable. In the final part of the talk, a set of proposed solutions to the problem will be examined. It turns out that policy changes should accompany the technology improvements for the successful migration to the new network of the future.

Yanghee Choi received B.S. in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science, and Doctor of Engineering in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris, in 1975, 1977 and 1984 respectively. Before joining the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University in 1991, he has been with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) during 1977-1991, where he served as director of Data Communication Section, and Protocol Engineering Center. He is now leading the Internet Lab in Seoul National University. He was president of Open Systems and Internet Association of Korea. He was president of Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers. He was also dean of Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, and president of Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (AICT). He was also a member of President’s Council on Informatization Strategies (CIS). He was the chair of Future Internet Forum (, and vice-chair of Asia Future Internet Forum. He was chairman of Samsung Science and Technology Foundation. From July 2014 until July 2017, he worked at the Korean government as Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning.