Title of Talk: Advanced architectures of Next Generation Wireless Networks
Biography: Pascal Lorenz (email@example.com) received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks. He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), IEEE Networks Magazine since 2015, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2017, Chair of IEEE ComSoc France (2014-2018), Financial chair of IEEE France (2017-2019), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009), Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010) and Chair of the Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (2016-2017). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC'2012 and ICC'2004, Executive Vice-Chair of ICC'2017, Panel sessions co-chair for Globecom'16, tutorial chair of VTC'2013 Spring and WCNC'2010, track chair of PIMRC'2012 and WCNC'2014, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2007-2011, ICC 2008-2010, ICC'2014 and '2016. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is associate Editor for International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS-Wiley), Journal on Security and Communication Networks (SCN-Wiley) and International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA-Elsevier). He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences. He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour during 2013-2014.
Speaker: Dr. Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Title of Talk: tba
Biography: Der-Jiunn Deng (M’10) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 2005. He joined the National Changhua University of Education as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering in August 2005 and then became a Distinguished Professor in August 2016. In July 2018, he was seconded to Overseas Chinese University as the vice president for research and development for a period of one year. Dr. Deng has received a number of research awards, such as the Research Excellency Award of National Changhua University of Education, the Outstanding Faculty Research Award of National Changhua University of Education, the ICS 2014 Best Paper award, the NCS 2017 Best Paper Award, and the Chinacom 2017 Best Paper Award. Dr. Deng is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on IoT and Journal of Computers. He serves as an associate editor in IEEE Network Magazine and International Journal of Communication Systems. He also served or is serving on several program chairs, symposium chairs, and technical program committees for IEEE and other international conferences. His research interests include multimedia communication, quality-of-service, and wireless local network..
Speaker: Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Associate Professor, CSE Department, Southeast University, Bangladesh
Title of Talk: The state-of-the-art wireless body area sensor networks - Issues and Challenges
Biography: Al-Sakib Khan Pathan received PhD in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department, Southeast University (SEU), Bangladesh. He is also holding the position of Additional Director of the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, SEU. Previously, he was with the Computer Science department at IIUM, Malaysia during 2010-2015. He has served as a General Chair, Organizing Committee Member, and Technical Program Committee (TPC) member in numerous international conferences/workshops like INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC, LCN, AINA, VTC, HPCC, SGIoT, etc. He was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award for his role in IEEE GreenCom’13 conference. Among various editorial roles, he is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Editor of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, Old City Publishing, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Inderscience Publishers, and The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Guest Editor of many special issues of top-ranked journals, and Editor/Author of 15 published books. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Abstract: Wireless body area sensor network is a sub-field of wireless sensor network. Wireless body area sensor network has come into existence after the development of wireless sensor network reached some level of maturity. This has become possible due to the tremendous technological advancement leading to easy-to-use wireless wearable technologies and electronic components that are small in size. Indeed, this field has gained significant attention in recent time due to its applications which mostly are toward healthcare sector. Today, tiny-sized sensors could be placed on the human body to record various physiological parameters and these sensors are capable of sending data to other devices so that further necessary actions could be taken. Hence, this can be used for diagnosis of disease and for developing serious health complication alert systems. In this talk, we would cover the state-of-the-art of various aspects of wireless body area sensor network, its communication architectures, wireless body area sensor network applications, programming frameworks, security issues, and energy-efficient routing protocols.
Speaker: Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Title of Talk: Quantum Computing Technology interacting with Classical Computing Systems
Biography: Peter Mueller joined IBM Research as a research staff member in 1988. His research expertise covers broad areas of computing systems architecture, microwave technology, device physics, nano science and modeling. His current field of research is in the areas of quantum technology and data center storage security. Peter is a co-founder of the IEEE ComSoc Communications and Information Systems Security Technical Committee (CIS-TC) and the emerging subcommittee on Quantum Communications and Information Technology (QCIT). In the course of his carrier he authored and co-authored more than 100 papers, 2 books, granted 25 patents and served as guest editor for many special issue publications. He also served as a government counsel and as organizer for international conferences and workshops, such as the IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE Globecom, IEEE Symposium on Systemsand Information Security, International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, WirelessCom, or the Electro and Information Technology Conference. In 2017 Peter got awarded by the Hungarian Scientific Association for Infocommunications with the Puskas Tivadar Medal for his contributions in the field. His affiliations include active society membership in IEEE; the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); the Electrochemical Society (ECS); and the Swiss Physical Society (SPS)..
Abstract: The upcoming quantum computing devices based on superconducting qubit technology are expected to outperform conventional computers in a growing number of algorithms, such as the computing of energy spectra or the dynamics of molecular or condensed matter systems. To gain the best performance, algorithms can be partitioned and placed to the appropriate modules of a tightly coupled quantum-classical processing system. This talk will introduce in the superconducting qubit technology as we apply it in IBM. Some of the recently recognized challenges at qubit level regarding system architecture, but also the overall ecosystem will be outlined. Further, the integration of quantum computers into our computing environment to form a co-existing quantum-classical system will be reported. I will show developments towards useful quantum applications with potential advantage when running them on small sized quantum computing hardware. Such methods may enhance the efficiency of variational methods for quantum chemistry or optimization tasks with the prospect of carrying out scientifically and commercially relevant computations in the near future.
Speaker: Dr. Mauro Conti, Full Professor, University of Padua, Italy
Title of Talk: tba
Biography: Mauro Conti is a Full Professor at the University of Padua, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 2009. After his Ph.D., he was a Post-Doc Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2011 he joined as Assistant Professor the University of Padua, where he became Associate Professor in 2015. In 2017, he obtained the national habilitation as Full Professor for Computer Science and Computer Engineering. He has been Visiting Researcher at GMU (2008, 2016), UCLA (2010), UCI (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), TU Darmstadt (2013), UF (2015), and FIU (2015, 2016). He has been awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship (2012) by the European Commission, and with a Fellowship by the German DAAD (2013). His main research interest is in the area of security and privacy. In this area, he published more than 200 papers in topmost international peer-reviewed journals and conference. He is Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He was Program Chair for TRUST 2015, ICISS 2016, WiSec 2017, and General Chair for SecureComm 2012 and ACM SACMAT 2013. He is Senior Member of the IEEE.
Speaker: Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado, European IoT Digital Innovation Hub, BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca, Spain
Title of Talk: Blockchain and its Applications on Edge Computing, Industry 4.0, IOT and Smart Cities
Biography: Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971 in Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca, Director of the Doctoral School of the University until December 2107 and also, he has been elected twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. In addition to a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. Juan Manuel Corchado is Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the University Teknologi Malaysia since January 2017 and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). Corchado is the Director of the BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, which he created in the year 2000, President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter, Academic Director of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca. He also oversees the Master´s programs in Digital Animation, Security, Mobile Technology, Community Management and Management for TIC enterprises at the University of Salamanca. Corchado is author of over 800 research peer review papers and books and is also editor and Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology).
Abstract: Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin, ether and most of the other cryptocurrencies. Blockchain is essentially a form of record keeping and can be used in almost any product that uses some form of record keeping or database management. Blockchain is ideal for protecting any data that needs to be unalterable and indestructible. Traditionally, data are kept on a server that is owned and operated by a third-party company. This approach has some disadvantages. In this way, if a third party has access to your data, they could be destroyed, they could be altered, and it could leak. Through Blockchain, data are encrypted and then propagated over a distributed network of computers. In this way, data are nobody's properties, data cannot be destroyed and altered. Data block are sets of permanently recorded data e.g. financial transactions. The information is first hash which is a way to represent the data in a compact format where data can be easily compared for any change. Any small change in the data completely changes the hash version which makes the comparison very easy. The hash data are then encrypted. One private key allows the producer of the data to encrypt the data and serves as a digital signature. Also, one public key allows everyone else with the key to decrypt it. Finally, the data blocks are connected to each other (chained). Bitcoin is simply an application of Blockchain but there are many other applications where this technology has a lot to say. The application of this technology is endless in all fields but with respect to industry there are fields in which use is more and more common e.g. Supply Chain Management, Health Care and medical record sharing, Media Distribution, E-commerce with no middleman, Sharing economy with no central authority, Authenticated News Sharing/Data Sharing, Data Sharing Between companies
Edge Computing, Industry 4.0, IOT and Smart Cities are areas in which Blockchain has high impact. The IoT refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. The risk of connecting a machine to Internet is obvious and Blockchain may help to eliminate or at least reduce some of these risks. The industry is updating its processes to be more efficient. Industry 4.0 is a transformation that makes it possible to gather and analyze data across machines, enabling faster, more flexible, and more efficient processes to produce higher-quality goods at reduced costs, that’s the reason why a technology such us Blockchain if also of great interest to guaranty security and data reliability. The main aim of this tutorial is to introduce Blockchain technology and represents its practical application in security of Industry 4.0, Smart cities, Smart homes, and Internet of Thing.