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Philippe Galvez

ORG California Institute of Technology Title BIO Philippe Galvez has worked for the California Institute of Technology since April 1995. He represents one of the partners responsible for the management of high speed transatlantic network in support for high energy physics research. His videoconferencing and networking developments, include the international web-based videoconferencing system known as VRVS (Virtual Room Videoconferencing Service; see at which allow several thousands of scientist world wide to collaborate. This system is currently running in more than 60 countries and has become a standard part of the toolset used daily by a large sector of HENP, and it is used increasingly for other DoE/NSF-supported program. These developments, on behalf of the high energy physics community, have led to his assignment as, for project leader and chief developer for these new forms of videoconferencing at Caltech and CERN in Geneva, in support of international research. Current activities included the implementation of new digital video technologies, including H.323 I.T.U. standard integration, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 videoconferencing integration, shared environment, security, and Quality of Service into VRVS.