ORG Japan Telecom Co., Ltd. Title BIO Mikio Yagi received the M.E. degree in Electronics and Information Science Engineering from Chiba University, Japan in March 2000. He joined Japan Telecom Co., Ltd. in April 2000. In the Information and Communication Laboratories of Japan Telecom, he has been engaged in research on wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) transmission systems at 40 Gbit/s and next-generation photonic networks using GMPLS technology. His current research interests include GMPLS multilayer integration between the GMPLS control plane, measurement plane, and data plane. Mr. Yagi is a member of The Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan.