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Tutorial I - Distributed Beam and  Nullforming for Distributed MIMO
Date of Tutorial: August 25, 2013

Prof. Soura Dasgupta
The University of Iowa, USA

Multi-antenna, or MIMO, technology has revolutionized wireless communication in terms of both power and spectral efficiency, and is now a part of commercial wireless standards (e.g., WiFi and cellular). MIMO techniques today, however, are fundamentally constrained by form factor and carrier wavelength, both of which determine the number of antennas that can be accommodated on a transceiver.

In recent years proposals have been made for distributed MIMO where groups of transceivers self-organize into virtual arrays that are indistinguishable in their functionality from a centralized antenna array and scales to an arbitrary number of nodes. Such distributed MIMO (DMIMO) concepts have long been analyzed by theorists and dismissed by practitioners because of fundamental synchronization bottlenecks. This is so as unlike centralized antennas, distributed MIMO involves nodes that each operates on its own clock. The frequency and phase of these oscillators undergo drift modeled by Brownian motion. Even if they start in complete synchrony, they become virtually incoherent within fractions of milliseconds. Nonetheless there has been exciting recent progress some of which the proposer and his colleagues, R. Mudumbai from the University of Iowa, D. R. Brown from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and U. Madhow from the University California at Santa Barbara, have pioneered.

The proposed tutorial will focus on synchronization issues involving two basic building blocks of DMIMO: distributed beamforming and distributed nullforming. In the former N-nodes collaborate to achieve a coherent beam whose power is N2-fold (as opposed to N-fold) that due to a solitary node. Incoherence only results in an N-fold increase. In nullforming, nodes achieve a null at a prescribed location. It assists in achieving spatial-multiplexing and also secure communication. The key ingredient is scalable feedback by a cooperating receiver.

The specific topics to be covered are as follows.

1. Introduction


b. Distributed Beam and Nullforming

2. How do oscillators behave?

3. How to synchronize?

4. Scalable feedback for Distributed Beamforming

5. Scalable feedback for Distributed Nullforming

6. Properties

7. Where do we go from here?


 Tutorial 2 - Future Internet Architecture and Services: e-Healthcare monitoring applications

Date of Tutorial: August 22, 2013

Dr. Dhananjay Singh
Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

We are living in a world which human systems, natural systems and physical objects with each other generating huge amounts of data that can be captured and accessed by today’s technologies. However, there is much more stuff on the Internet than people on the Internet. The idea is as simple as its applications are difficult. If all the things, used by us in daily life, can be identified devices, there would be no more wastage of product and no more stealing since all the things can be tracked down and we get to know how it is used and we can enhance the quality of life. This tutorial focus on sensor oriented internet based e-healthcare monitoringapplications system in which doctor can access patient vital information and status any time through PDA device or smart phone. The idea is simple but its application is difficult. This tutorial talk will provide a new metric of success for global connectivity of healthcare system for Smart Hospital and Smart Home area networks. Talk covers the fundamental of e-Healthcare system, IPv6 connectivity over small embedded device, IETF 6lowpan technology, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks etc. The tutorial will alsofocus on a possible Architecture of Future Internet to support internet oriented services and further extension of this technology for communication between Machines to Machine, User to User, User to Machine makes successful step for future internet.

Biography: Dhananjay Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering and Head of the Global Division of Information Technology at Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, South Korea. Previously, he has worked in the major projects of Future Internet Architecture and Developing Future Internet Network Model at KoreanGovernment funded research organizations (ETRI and NIMS), South Korea from March 2010~May 2012. He has completed his Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in the Department of Ubiquitous IT fromDongseo University (DSU), Busan, South Korea in Feb. 2010 and Master (M.Tech.) in the Department of Wireless Communication and Computing from IIIT-Allahabad, India in July 2006.

Dr. Singh has earned two times fellowship award from APAN (Asia Pacific Advance Networks) meeting for Singapore, 2006 and Manila, 2007. He has supervised two PhD candidates from Middlesex University, London, externally and serving as an Associate Editor of International Journal AISS Korea and International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms for Smart Grids Protocols and Algorithms, USA. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and Korean Mathematical Society as well as numerous scientific organizations. He is an author of more than 60 refereed scientific papers that includes International journals, patents, book, book chapters, tech. draft, and conference/workshop proceedings. His research interests focus on the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms and protocols for large-scale data set to solve real-world problems in the fields of internet oriented WSN applications, MANETs, 6lowpan, e-Healthcare system, wireless mesh network, scale-free networks, IoT, signal and system, machine-to-machine communication, future internet architecture & services etc.



 Tutorial 3 - Recent Trends in Cloud Computing

Date of Tutorial: August 23, 2013

Dr. Prahlada Rao B.B.
C-DAC, Bangalore


The tutorial covers a brief introduction about the current trends in HPC and cloud computing, the current and future needs of HPC applications, explain how Cloud Computing facilitates HPC more accessible to the researchers, and lead to scientific discoveries. It covers the virtualization concepts and various virtualization softwares such as Xen, VMWare, etc.  Explain how server virtualization can be effectively used to build virtual clusters / Supercomputers. The tutorial covers how the Cloud technology is converging with Grid Computing to utilize the resources, and to dyamically provision HPC resources for Scientific Applications.

Biography: Working as Joint Director, C-DAC Knowledge Park, Bangalore, and Head of System Software Development Group. Working on Cloud Computing, Grid Computing and Hybrid Computing Projects.


Ph.D (1995), Computer Science & Automation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

M.Tech(1981) Control Systems Engg., Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Kharagpur.

B.Tech (1979) Electrical and Electronics Engineering, JNT University Kakinada.

Work Profile

Worked as Technical Manager (2004-05) at Agere Systems India Pvt Limited, Bangalore. Advisory R&D Engineer and Deputy General Manager for Software Development (2000-04) in IBM Global Services India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, worked as Group Leader at ST Microelectronics (1998-2000), Team Lead at Mentor Graphics India (1997-98) Hyderabad, Deputation Engineer (1986-90) at ADA-Bangalore and Dy Design Engineer (1982-90) HAL Hyderabad. Scientific Engineer BIT-Mesra, Ranchi 1981-82.

Served as an Invited Faculty (2002-05) of BITS-Pilani for MS Program in VLSI.


CCEM 2013 Innovations Council Executive Committee Member. 

Nominated member for the Technical Experts Council IBM Academy of Technology(2003-04). Task force Member for P-CMM Core-Team (2002-03) at IBM, Task force Member for FPGAs, ISO & SW-CMM at ST Microelectronics (1998-2000). 

PC member Intl. Conf. on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM 2013) and PC Member for CSI’s 2nd Intl. Conference Advances in Cloud Computing ACC-2013. Invited Speaker to National and International Conferences/Workshops: GoGlobus-2011, HPC-2011 at Cetraro, Italy. Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. PC Member of Program Committee if ICFoCS 2011, CSI Annual Conf-1995 and reviewer for Int. Conf on VLSI Design, Evolutionary Computation, Symp. on Parallel & Distributed Processing and ICPP. 

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest are Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, Software/Tools Development for Parallel Computing, Networking, EDA/VLSI Optimization Algorithms, Evolutionary Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Industry Academic Interactions, and Innovations.

Holds 1-US Patent and Filed 3 Indian Patents. 
Authored 45+ International Conference /Journal papers.

Tutorial 4 - The Big Data Analytics for the Scalability of Cyber-physical Systems

Date of Tutorial: August 24, 2013

Dr. Kumar Padmanabh
Robert Bosch, Bangalore, India

Sensors and actuators are the fundamental constituents of cyber physical systems (CPS). Every sensors are ought to produce data. The pervasiveness of sensors, the requirement of collaborative processing of data, the historical importance of data and ever increasing different forms of user applications are not only making the data management more complex, they are also bringing more challenges in the scalability of systems. There are three stages of complexities associated with the scalability of a CPS: firstly in the physical infrastructure of the data acquisition system, secondly in the communication mechanism and thirdly in the server and user applications. In all these three stages, the diversity, interoperability and capacity limitations of individual components play an important role in establishing the overall scalability limits a cyber-physical system. In this tutorial the significance and relevance of the technologies developed for cloud computing and big data for the scalability of future cyber physical system will be highlighted. It is will explained how cloud computing, Big Data Analytics and associated technologies would help the system to scale.

Biography:  “Dr. Kumar Padmanabh is working in corporate research lab of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solution, Bangalore where he is current leading various initiatives of “Internet of Things”. Prior to this he worked in General Motor’s Research Lab in Bangalore in intra-vehicular communication network. Earlier he worked in Infosys research Lab for five years in the area of Wireless Sensor Network, where he was instrumental in setting up WSN lab catering to building automation especially the energy management in enterprise buildings. This was resulted in multiple commercially viable products and technology solutions. He received a degree of PhD in Sensor Networking from IIT Kharagpur in year 2006. He is specialized in Internet of Things, Sensor Network and Cloud Computing applicable to home and enterprise building automation especially in energy management and surveillance systems. So far he has published more than 35 research papers, a book on Zigbee and he has been the lead inventor of 12 US patent applications. Four of his products which he conceptualized, designed and got it developed are commercially available. He is recipient of Technology Review award of year 2010 given by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Infosys Thought Leadership Award given to an individual annually out of 1.5 Lacs engineers. He has been the finalist of Indian Mathematic Olympiad 1994. In his leisure time he writes fiction and so far he is able to publish two books.