Realizing Next Generation Internet Applications: Are There Genuine Research Problems, or Is It Advanced Product Development?
The aim of this panel is to be both educational in providing pointers to characteristics of the Next Generation Internet Applications (NGIA), and a forum for debating relevance of these characteristics in generating new research directions. Over last three years Internet driven applications industry has seen one of the highest growth rates. Almost every week new “start-up” companies are being setup, and new applications are released into the market. This growth rate is going to continue well into the next millennium to cater to NGIA. One of the critical aspects of these new applications is the development time from conceptualization to the release of the product. This could be as short as a week end. Under this high paced applications development environment the role of the academic researchers will be discussed by this panel.