Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speech 1:
“Integrating IoT into Multi-tier Cloud Computing”
Prof. Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto, Canada

We consider a multitier computing cloud that comprises geographically-distributed massive scale core datacenters, smaller scale smart edge clusters, customer premise edge resources close to the user, and sensors and things, where a software-defined fabric connects this infrastructure, and where applications can be orchestrated end-to-end. In this talk we focus on providing a programmable and autonomic IoT platform based on microservices that can support big data as well as local and edge data processing. The autonomic management in the platform provides service availability, quality of service, and it optimizes resource utilization. We describe our testbed for investigating this IoT platform and using both hypervisor-based virtualization and container-based virtualization. We discuss several use cases and we present initial

Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia is Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics an Electrical Engineering “For contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic”. He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the 2006 Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 IEEE Canada A. G. L. McNaughton Gold Medal for his contributions to the area of communications. Professor Leon-Garcia is author of the leading textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture. Leon-Garcia was Founder and CTO of AcceLight Networks in Ottawa from 1999 to 2002. He is Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures, and Principal Investigator of the ORF Research Excellence project on Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation. SAVI has designed and deployed a national testbed that converges cloud computing and software-defined networking. CVST has designed and deployed an application platform for smart transportation.

Keynote Speech 2:
“Intelligent GiGA Infra as the 4th Industrial Revolution Enabler”
Dr. Hongbeom Jeon, EVP, KT, Korea

The progress of ICT, when combined with the vertical industrial sectors, is bringing new industrial paradigm shift under the name of the 4th Industrial Revolution. This has been made possible through the exponential increase of the computing and communication capabilities that allows AI, Big Data, and IoT to make tremendous commercial influence on numerous existing industries. We expect this movement will accelerate further.
Recent survey in WEF has pointed that the network and platform will be the key enablers in opening this new era. Especially, it is becoming important to provide these capabilities as the “infrastructure” on which a wide variety of industrial applications can run with high performance and cost-efficiency. Along with other partners, KT has been building the “Intelligent GiGA Infra” which can serve the base of the future industrial activities.
This talk focuses on how the intelligent GiGA Infra can be utilized to maximize the value of the application services in the 4th industrial revolution era. First, KT’s efforts on the intelligent GiGA infra are described and, then, key application services that can most meaningfully run on this infrastructure will be presented.

Dr. Jeon has worked on the R&D and technology strategy area for the next generation networks during the most of his career in KT. He researched the communication technologies such as the evolution of network architecture and strategic development. He also had led the strategic planning of technology evolution and deployment in the services and networks of KT. He was also formerly in charge of technical examination for technology investments and strategic planning for future business at KT, and the head of Smart Green Development Center, where he had directed smart green IT convergence technology issues such as the implementation of Green IT and Smart Grids of KT.
He is currently leading the Infra Laboratory in the Institute of Convergence Technology. The lab’s major R&D areas are network architecture, evolution plan, and cost effective technologies/solutions for mobile/wireline access and backbone networks
He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University and MS, Ph. D in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).

Keynote Speech 3:
“IoT as a driver for the next wave of ICT convergence”
Prof. Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Massive Deployment of IoT – in the context of Industry 4.0 and beyond – and novel mobile technology are increasingly combined with data intensive computing towards “smart” solutions. Novel approaches are needed for connecting many small devices with high amounts of computational (and storage) power. Today’s cloud computing and today’s wireless convergence (5G) efforts are, by themselves, insufficient responses to this trend. Three-tier device-edge-cloud computing is coming into focus, as a promising, fast-growing field of research that is likely to mark the next wave of ICT convergence.
The talk will start by elaborating on the trends and challenges mentioned above. It will then provide insights into research questions of, and novel approaches to, device-edge-cloud computing. This includes the challenge to leverage software defined networks and function virtualization, application and algorithm redesign, efficient and dynamic mapping of applications to resources, issues of security, privacy, and reliability, and more.
Finally, the talk will provide an outlook beyond this current “hot” research trend, towards future ICT-media convergence and towards “Plug-in Computing” as a replacement for today’s “Plug-in Internet”.

Prof. Max Mühlhäuser is Full Professor, Dean of Computer Science, and head of Telecooperation Lab at Technische Universität Darmstadt. His lab works on smart cyberphysical spaces of all scales, from personal to global, in three research fields: (a) big networks for big data & smart/critical infrastructures, (b) novel HCI devices & concepts, and (c) privacy, trust & resilience. Max is also head of a doctoral school on privacy and trust for mobile users, deputy speaker of a collaborative research center on Future Internet (MAKI) and lead PI of CySec, TU Darmstadt’s key profile area on Cybersecurity. Max authored or co-authored more than 500 peer-reviewed publications. He was and is paying active service to the community; examples of his involvements in conference program and organization committees and editorial boards comprise Ubicomp, ACM Multimedia, Percom, IEEE ICME, IEEE ISM, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Jrnl. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, and Jrnl. Web Engineering.

Keynote Speech 4:
“Limits and applicability of UWB Impulse Radio Technology in Cyber-Physical Systems, In-Car Communications and Biomedical Applications”
Prof. Geza Kolumban, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

In cyber-physical systems, in-car wireless data communications and biomedical applications short-range unlicensed radio devices are required. These devices are allowed to cause only a low-level of interference in the other, already deployed conventional radio links and networks, have to offer low and medium data-rate, have to be able to re-use the already occupied radio frequency bands and have to assure low probability of message collisions. Ultra-WideBand Impulse Radio (UWB IR) employs RF pulses with very short duration to carry the information, consequently, it is an optimal candidate for these applications.
To limit the interference caused by UWB IR, the maximum power radiated by a UWB device is restricted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, USA). Starting from these restrictions, analytical expressions for the calculation of FCC power limits will be derived in the talk. These expressions give the limit on radio coverage attainable by UWB IR devices and determine the possible application scenarios of UWB IR technology. The optimum data rate attainable is determined and the performance achieved by the different UWB RF carrier pulses are compared. The talk reveals why only a short radio coverage can be achieved by the UWB IR technology.

Géza Kolumbán, Fellow of IEEE (2005), IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2014), was graduated from and received his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Budapest and received his C.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry where he developed microwave circuits, PLL-based frequency synthesizers and was involved in many system engineering projects from satellite telecommunications to microwave digital radio systems. After joining the university education he showed that chaos may exist in autonomous PLLs and established noncoherent chaotic communications as a brand new research direction. He developed DCSK and FM-DCSK, the most popular chaotic modulation schemes. He has been a visiting professor and researcher to UC Berkeley, PolyU and CityU in Hong Kong, University College Dublin and Cork, Ireland, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, INSA-LATTIS Laboratory, Toulouse, France, TU Dresden, Germany, Beijing Jiaotong University, China. Prof. Kolumbán has been providing consulting service for many companies from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology to National Instruments. He is a full professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary and is an Adjunct Prof. at the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Keynote Speech 5:
“Fueling the Next Technical Revolution with 5G”
Dr. Durga Malladi, SVP, Qualcomm, USA

The hopes for what 5G can accomplish are a testament to mobile’s triumph. Mobile has been so successful, on such a massive scale, that it has become the largest technology platform in human history. The promise of 5G is taking this ubiquitous mobile technology platform and extending it to every industry, every object, and every connection. 5G will deliver a unifying, more capable communications fabric that will take on a much bigger role than previous generations of mobile technology. It’s a layer of connectivity that will become fundamental to our cities, jobs, homes, and ourselves. It’s the foundation for the next technological revolution. Qualcomm will share its vision for the next genration of mobile networks. It will show the amazing use cases 5G will enables that will benefit entire economics and societies.

Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President, Engineering in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as an Engineer. Over the past 18 years, he has worked on 3G and 4G systems, and was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008-15, responsible for design, standardization, prototype implementation, pre-commercial operator trials and inter-operability tests with vendors. Currently, he oversees the 5G and 4G cellular projects in Qualcomm Research, spanning Mobile Broadband Communications, Millimeter Wave based Backhaul and Access systems, Shared Spectrum Access, Internet of Things (IoT), Mission Critical Services and Cellular Vehicular Communications (C-V2X). In addition, he heads the Systems Engineering department in Qualcomm Research. He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE. Durga holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S and Ph.D. from UCLA. His research interests include MIMO, signal processing, communication theory, cognitive radio, IoT and V2X. He is a member of IEEE and holds 238 U.S. patents.