Title of Talk: Smart Spaces Deployment based on Internet of Things
Biography: Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor and senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He has been professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal and visiting professor at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests include e-health, sensor networks and IoT, vehicular communications, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE HEALTHCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 550 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.
Abstract: This keynote addresses a hot and updated topic focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), considering their most relevant challenges and opportunities for smart places deployment. It starts with an introduction to IoT and its typical application scenarios considering different verticals. After, an initiative to prepare ICT professionals for new challenges regarding this new generation technologies for IoT will be presented. A special attention will be given to the Inatel Smart Campus, an open Campus for research on IoT, experiments, and concepts and technology validation. Inatel has sponsored this project, started in August 2016, open for companies’ participation and promoting the academy-enterprise interaction. It is a true living lab for several IoT verticals, including smart cities and smart homes. New challenges and opportunities on IoT are discussed. The communication ends with new trends and issues on Internet of Things, suggesting further research topics.
Title of Talk: Advancements in Intelligent Support for Collaborative Learning
Biography: Seiji Isotani is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Vice-President of the International Relations Office at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. Before joining the University of Sao Paulo, Prof. Isotani worked as a research fellow associated with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He was also Invited Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Pompeu Fabra University.
His research career has been devoted to imagine, design, develop, test and deploy intelligent and collaborative educational systems using ontologies and other semantic technologies. Prof. Isotani scientific and social mission converges into a single goal which is to enable the realization of AAAL: Anytime, Anywhere, Anybody Learning, by developing cutting-edge technology. He is the co-founder of two startups (MeuTutor and Linkn) that won several innovation awards in the field of Education and Semantic Web. He has published over a hundred scientific papers, books and book chapters on the field of educational technology and Semantic Web. Currently, together with W3C Brazil he is working in projects to create an ecosystem for production and consumption of open data. His mains research interests are in the areas of open linked data, ontological engineering, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), and technology-enhanced learning. Prof. Isotani’s research has received international recognition with awards from the IEEE, ACM, and IBM Research. He is the Editor of the Brazilian Journal on Computers in Education, senior member of IEEE, member of Artificial Intelligence in Education Society, Member of the Municipal Secretary of Education Council and Representative of the Brazilian Computer Society in the IFIP Technical Committee on Education. He is a member of ACM since 2004 and was elevated to Professional Lifetime Member in 2009.
Abstract: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is an area of research that investigates how collaboration can be enhanced by technology to support effective interactions among students and promote robust learning. Although the research community has provided several evidences showing the benefits of using CSCL in classroom, recent findings indicate that over time students may be demotivated to participate in group work. There are several reason for that such as (i) lack of affective support and understanding in current CSCL environments; (ii) problems to provide adequate feedback for individuals while working in groups; (iii) poor design and evaluation of group activities; and so on. In this talk, we will discuss several benefits of collaboration to support robust learning based on strong evidence-based research. Then, we will show challenges to understand the role of group formation, activity design and interaction analysis to support the creation of intelligent environments to support collaborative learning. Finally, we will show how emotions, culture and new technologies are also playing an important role for understanding collaboration and providing more evidences to the create intelligent CSCL environments to (i) form groups adequately; (ii) design well-thought-out collaborative learning scenarios; and (iii) analyze and track the benefits of group learning.
Speaker: Dr. Vipin Chaudhary, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA
Title of Talk: Medical Image Diagnostics: A case study of spine pathology
Biography: A veteran of High Performance Computing (HPC), Dr. Chaudhary has been actively participating in the science, business, government, and technology innovation frontiers of HPC for over two decades. His contributions range from heading research laboratories and holding executive management positions, to starting new technology ventures. He is currently a Program Director in the Office of Advance Cyberinfrastructure at National Science Foundation. He co-leads the National Strategic Computing Initiative from NSF for the United States and is in the working group of the Quantum Leap Initiative and the I-Corps Program. He is also in the working group of the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group. He is the Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Center for Computational Research at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at SUNY Buffalo, and the Director of the university’s Data Intensive Computing Initiative. He is also the co-founder of the Center for Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering.
He cofounded Scalable Informatics, a leading provider of pragmatic, high performance software-defined storage and compute solutions to a wide range of markets, from financial and scientific computing to research and big data analytics. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Chaudhary was the Chief Executive Officer of Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) where he grew the company globally to be an HPC cloud and solutions leader before selling it to Tata Consulting Services. Prior to this, as Senior Director of Advanced Development at Cradle Technologies, Inc., he was responsible for advanced programming tools for multi-processor chips. He was also the Chief Architect at Corio Inc., which had a successful IPO in June, 2000.
Dr. Chaudhary’s research interests are in High Performance Computing and Applications to Science, Engineering, Biology, and Medicine; Big Data; Computer Assisted Diagnosis and Interventions; Medical Image Processing; Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems; and Spectrum Management. Dr. Chaudhary was awarded the prestigious President of India Gold Medal in 1986 for securing the first rank amongst graduating students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He received the B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992.