Alan Messer is a Senior Manager and Principle Engineer with Samsung Electronics' Corporate Technology Operations division. At Samsung he leads projects researching the practical application of pervasive computing and distributed systems to consumer electronics. He also currently responsible for representing Samsung Electronics in several standardization bodies, including the CEA and UPNP Forum. Alan has published in a variety of conferences/journals and participates on several technical program committees. Before joining Samsung, Alan has worked on Pervasive computing, Consumer Electronics and Enterprise Systems at a variety of industrial research laboratories including HP Laboratories, Sony Electronics and DoCoMo Labs.