Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo/IMTC Connect Preliminary Program Schedule Announced

Illinois Institute of Technology and the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) today announced the availability of the preliminary program schedule for their 13th annual Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo/IMTC Connect. The event will be held September 25–28 on the university’s Mies Campus, in Hermann Hall located at 3241 South Federal Street.

This multi-track conference will explore the most timely technical topics in the field of real-time communications, including Real Time Communications Web (WebRTC) and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Mobile Networks and Applications, Internet of Things (IoT), Audio/Video, Real-Time Multimedia Software Defined Networks (RTM SDN) and Cloud Communications, and Next Generation Emergency Communications.

Keynote speakers include Arnaud Budkiewicz, director of collaboration at Symphony, speaking on “Is this line secure? How Perc-based end-to-end encryption for WebRTC services is the safe strategy for large enterprise communications,” Henning Schulzrinne, professor of computer science at Columbia University on the topic, “Through a new prism: spectrum in the age of wireless communication,” and Alan Quayle, founder, TADHack and TAD Summit, speaking on “TADHack Winners and the Future of Programmable Telecoms.” A keynote panel entitled “Making Next Generation 9-1-1 A Reality” features panelists Brian Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Numbers Association, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, senator, Illinois 49th District, and Alicia Tate-Nadeau, executive director, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Track abstracts can be viewed on the Schedule page of the conference website, while a preliminary list of current speakers and the abstracts of their talks is available on the Conference Speakers page of the website.

The event brings together technical professional and business executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions, educators, and researchers to promote an open exchange of ideas to lead the future development in the field of real-time communications.

IPTComm, an academic conference whose juried papers are devoted to Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications will take place as a track within the Real-Time Communications Conference. Its goal is to serve as a platform for researchers from academia, research labs, industry, and government to share ideas, outcomes, and experiences in the field of IP-based telecommunications.

Papers selected for presentation at IPTComm will be submitted for publication in IEEE XPlore.

“Everyone living at the intersection of voice, video, messaging, mobility, the cloud and the Web–technical developers, innovators, engineers, academic researchers, product managers, marketers, and entrepreneurs–has things to learn and things to teach at this year’s conference,” said Carol Davids, director of Real-Time Communications Research Labs and industry professor in the Information Technology Management Program at Illinois Tech’s School of Applied Technology.

“We are very pleased and excited by the strong quality of this year’s program,” said Anatoli Levine, IMTC president and director of product management, Spirent Communications. “Clearly by combining our Connect and RTC events we are effectively and synergistically bringing together the real-time communications industry and academia, offering an unparalleled level of keynote talks, in-depth technical presentations and interactive panel sessions.”

The early bird registration cost to attend both conferences is $300 through Friday, August 25, 2017. After that date, the regular full conference attendance fee is $400. For a list of speakers, presentations, additional conference information, and to register, go to