Antero Taivalsaari
Engineering Manager, Sun Microsystems

<bigwig> service: jaoo Bio:
Dr. Antero Taivalsaari is an Engineering Manager at Sun Microsystems, Java Software Division, in Cupertino, California. He wrote the original K Virtual Machine (KVM) implementation at Sun Labs, and has played a central role in the product and standardization efforts related to Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). He's a coauthor of the first official Java Series book on J2ME, published recently by Addison-Wesley:
Before joining Sun in 1997, Antero worked at Nokia and held various academic research positions in Finland and Canada. Antero has a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and he has been working on object-oriented languages, systems and applications for the past 15 years.

Programming Wireless Devices with Java(tm) 2 Micro Edition (J2ME(tm))

Wireless devices such as cell phones are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation. They are changing from voice-oriented communication devices with relatively static, factory-encoded functionality into extensible, Internet-enabled devices with advanced software capabilities. These new devices will need to support dynamic downloading of software, and need to be capable of running software written not only by the device manufacturers but also third-party software developers. This will make the devices much more dependent on software, and will place a much higher emphasis on software interoperability, security, and reliability.

This talk will summarize the recent advances in the development of Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), a platform targeted specifically for the creation of third party applications for wireless devices. A large number of wireless devices manufacturers and other companies, including all the major cell phone manufacturers, have participated in the J2ME standardization efforts. It has been estimated that at least 60 million J2ME-enabled cell phones will be shipped in 2002.


Programming Wireless Devices with Java(tm) 2 Micro Edition (J2ME(tm)) (Technology, Pervasive computing)
Antero Taivalsaari, Sun Microsystems
Wednesday [13:00 - 13:45] Session Room 1

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