Keynote: Internet of Things and Cloud Computing for Future Internet

Professor Han-Chieh Chao

President of National Ilan University

Director of the Computer Center for Ministry of Education (2008-2010)

Joint appointed Full Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Institute of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Ilan University, I-Lan, Taiwan, R.O.C


About the keynote speaker

    Han-Chieh Chao Han-Chieh Chao is a joint appointed Full Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Institute of Computer Science & Information Engineering where also serves as the president of National Ilan University, I-Lan, Taiwan, R.O.C. He has been appointed as the Director of the Computer Center for Ministry of Education starting from September 2008 to July 2010. His research interests include High Speed Networks, Wireless Networks, IPv6 based Networks, Digital Creative Arts and Digital Divide. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He has authored or co-authored 4 books and has published about 280 refereed professional research papers. He has completed 100 MSEE thesis students and 3 PhD students. Dr. Chao has received many research awards, including Purdue University SRC awards, and NSC research awards (National Science Council of Taiwan). He also received many funded research grants from NSC, Ministry of Education (MOE), RDEC, Industrial Technology of Research Institute, Institute of Information Industry and FarEasTone Telecommunications Lab. Dr. Chao has been invited frequently to give talks at national and international conferences and research organizations. Dr. Chao is the Editor-in-Chief for IET Communications, Journal of Internet Technology, International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology and International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. Dr. Chao has served as the guest editors for Mobile Networking and Applications (ACM MONET), IEEE JSAC, IEEE Communications Magazine, Computer Communications, IEE Proceedings Communications, the Computer Journal, Telecommunication Systems, Wireless Personal Communications, and Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing. Dr. Chao is an IEEE senior member and a Fellow of IET (IEE). He is a Chartered Fellow of British Computer Society.


Abstract

In recent years, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing are the hottest issues of Future Internet. The IoT is the most important concept of Future Internet for providing a common global IT Platform to combine seamless networks and networked things. Cloud Computing provides backend solution for processing huge data streams and computations while facing the challenges of everything will be connected with seamless networks in the future. However, there is a lack of common fabric for integrating IoT and Cloud. In telecommunications, the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) based on the All-IP and Open Services Architecture has been regarded as the trend for Next Generation Network (NGN). We believe that the IMS communication platform is the most suitable fabric for integrating IoT and Cloud. In this study, we will provide the discussion of open challenges and possible solutions for Future Internet.


Keynote: Networking of Vehicles - Applications, Challenges and Some Recent Results

Professor Victor C.M. Leung

IEEE Fellow

Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society

Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada

Professor and Holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4


About the keynote speaker

    Victor C.M. Leung Victor C. M. Leung received the B.A.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in 1977, and was awarded the APEBC Gold Medal as the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science. He attended graduate school at U.B.C. on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and completed the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1981.

    From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Leung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at MPR Teltech Ltd., specializing in the planning, design and analysis of satellite communication systems. In 1988, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He returned to U.B.C. as a faculty member in 1989, where he is currently a Professor and holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at U.B.C. He also holds adjunct/guest appointments at Jilin University, Beijing Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Dr. Leung has co-authored more than 500 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and several of these papers had been selected for best paper awards. His research interests are in the areas of architectural and protocol design, management algorithms and performance analysis for computer and telecommunication networks, with a current focus on wireless networks and mobile systems.

    Dr. Leung is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Wireless Communications Series, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and is serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the Journal of Communications and Networks, Computer Communications, as well as several other journals. He has guest-edited several journal special issues, and served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He is a General Co-chair of CSA 2011, Chinacom 2011, and MobiWorld and GCN Workshops at IEEE Infocom 2011. He chaired the TPC of the wireless networking and cognitive radio track in IEEE VTC-fall 2008. He was the General Chair of AdhocNets 2010, WC 2010, QShine 2007, and Symposium Chair for Next Generation Mobile Networks in IWCMC 2006-2008. He was a General Co-chair of BodyNets 2010, CWCN Workshop at Infocom 2010, ASIT Workshop at IEEE Globecom 2010, MobiWorld Workshop at IEEE CCNC 2010, IEEE EUC 2009 and ACM MSWiM 2006, and a TPC Vice-chair of IEEE WCNC 2005.


Abstract

Recent advances in wireless communication technologies are making it possible for automobiles to be integrated into the global network. Intelligent Transportation Systems with vehicles in the loop are expected to significantly improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and cut greenhouse gas emissions. This is made possible in the USA by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), which employs the IEEE 802.11p standard over the 75MHz of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band allocated by the FCC for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. DSRC is expected to revolutionize road transportation by making possible many real-time safety applications. However, global deployment of DSRC is not expected to materialize in the near term due to regulatory and financial challenges. In the meantime, vehicles and their passengers are increasingly equipped with different forms of wireless networking capabilities, e.g., cellular, WiFi and WiMAX. Thus there is also a growing interest in supporting applications like infotainment, travel advisory, route planning, etc., using heterogeneous wireless networks. In this presentation, I shall describe several applications that leverage the wireless communications to put vehicles in the loop. Different applicants impose different requirements on the wireless network for data routing, transfer latency, etc. I shall review the technical challenges that need to be overcome to meet some of these requirements, and describe solutions developed in our recent research to meet these challenges. I shall conclude the presentation by discussing some future research directions.


Keynote: Smart Phones, Mobile Applications and Clouds in Foreign Wars

Dr. Jeffrey Voas

Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

IEEE Fellow

Past President of IEEE Reliability Society

Director of Division VI of IEEE Board of Directors


About the keynote speaker

    Jeffrey Voas Jeffrey Voas is a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital in 1992. After 13 years at Cigital, Voas accepted a director position at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and was named an SAIC Technical Fellow from 2005 to 2009. He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President in 2003-2005 and 2009-2010, and serves as the IEEE Computer Society’s Second Vice President in 2010. Voas is the Director of the IEEE Division VI* in 2011 - 2012.

    Voas co-authored two John Wiley books: Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability in 1995 and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors in 1998, is currently an Associate Editor-In-Chief of IEEE’s IT Professional magazine, and is on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Magazine. He was one of two people named IEEE Reliability Engineer of the Year in 2000. He received two U.S. patents and has over 170 publications. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University in 1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Voas performed a two-year post-doc for the National Research Council from 1990 to 1992. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    *IEEE Division VI consists of the following IEEE societies and council: Education Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Product Safety Engineering Society, Professional Communication Society, Reliability Society, Society on Social Implications of Technology and Technology Management Council.


Abstract

Recent advances in the hardware capabilities of mobile hand-held devices have fostered the development of open source operating systems for mobile phones. This new generation of smart phones, such as iPhone and Google Android, are powerful enough to accomplish most of the tasks previously requiring at least a personal computer.

This keynote will discuss the cyber threats that stem from these new smart device capabilities and the online application market for mobile devices including malware, data exfiltration, exploitation through USB, and user and data tracking. This keynote will also include the discussion of our ongoing research to defend against or mitigate the impact of attacks against mobile devices by analyzing the source code and binaries of mobile applications, hardening the Android Kernel, using kernel network and data encryption, and controlling the communication mechanism for synchronizing the user contents with computers and other phones. The enhanced difficulties in dealing with these security issues when the end-goal is to deploy security-enhanced smart phones into military combat settings will also be explained.


Keynote: Green Computing in Mobile Cloud

Professor Ivan Stojmenovic

IEEE Fellow

IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor (2010-2012)

Recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK

Recipient of the Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa (2009)

Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada and Adjunct Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia


About the keynote speaker

    Ivan Stojmenovic Ivan Stojmenovic received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics. He held regular and visiting positions in Serbia, Japan, USA, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, UK (as Chair in Applied Computing at the University of Birmingham), Hong Kong, Brazil, Taiwan, and China, and is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada and Adjunct Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He published over 250 different papers, and edited seven books on wireless, ad hoc, sensor and actuator networks and applied algorithms with Wiley. He is editor of over dozen journals, editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (from January 2010), and founder and editor-in-chief of three journals (MVLSC, IJPEDS and AHSWN). Stojmenovic is one of about 300 computer science researchers with h-index at least 40 and has >11000 citations. He received three best paper awards and the Fast Breaking Paper for October 2003, by Thomson ISI ESI. He is recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK. He is elected to IEEE Fellow status (Communications Society, class 2008), and is IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor 2010-12. He received Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa 2009. Stojmenovic chaired and/or organized >60 workshops and conferences, and served in >200 program committees. He was program co-chair at IEEE PIMRC 2008, IEEE AINA-07, IEEE MASS-04&07, EUC-05&08-10, AdHocNow08, IFIP WSAN08, WONS-05, MSN-05&06, ISPA-05&07, founded workshop series at IEEE MASS, ICDCS, DCOSS, WoWMoM, ACM Mobihoc, IEEE/ACM CPSCom, FCST, MSN, and is/was Workshop Chair at IEEE INFOCOM 2011, IEEE MASS-09, ACM Mobihoc-07&08.


Abstract

Cloud computing and green computing came to be hot topics in recent years, especially in data center networks. As the development of smart phones and tablets, the combination between mobile devices and cloud computing, named by mobile cloud, has emerged as a new cloud computing platform, bringing new challenges to cloud and green computing. One of the most important issues is how to optimize the scheduling and transport schemes for mobile devices to achieve energy saving.

This talk will first introduce the development of mobile cloud computing. Next, it will present the new challenges of green computing in mobile cloud; especially highlight the uniqueness, compared with the study on the energy saving problem in wireless networking. It will also discuss the possible solutions from various perspectives, including task scheduling, access management, transport mechanisms and application optimization. One particular emerging concept is the ‘vehicular cloud’. For example, traffic lights in a congested area could be rescheduled by the municipality running the rescheduling code on the collective computational platform provided by the cars.


Keynote: Enhancing OpenID through a Reputation Framework

Professor Gregorio Martinez

Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia (UMU)

Member of the Inteligent Systems and Telematic Research Group


About the keynote speaker

    Jeffrey Voas Gregorio Martinez received a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at the University of Murcia (Spain). In 1997 he started to work in the Computer Service of the same University on various projects related to security and networking. In 1999 he started as research staff in the Department of Information and Communications Engineering of the University of Murcia. In 2001 and 2007, he was appointed lecturer and associate professor in the same department, respectively. Recently he has been approved for promotion as a full professor. His scientific activity is mainly devoted to security and the distributed management of IP based communications networks. He is also working on open source models and real-time and critical applications and systems. He is working on different national and European IST research projects related to these topics. As part of these projects he is collaborating with different universities, companies and research centers across Europe. He has been doing several research staying (as visiting professor) in the Department of Computer Science of the University College London (UCL-CS) and the Département Informatique et Réseaux of the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications(ENST-INFRES) in Paris. He has published more than 100 papers in national and international conference proceedings, magazines and journals. Dr. Martinez has been guest editing several special issues in different journals and magazines. He is member of the editorial board of 11 journals and member of the review board of more than 20 high level journals and magazines.


Abstract

OpenID is an open standard providing a decentralised authentication mechanism to end users. It is based on a unique URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier) as identifier of the user. This fact of using a single identifier confers this approach an interesting added-value when users want to get access to different services in the Internet, since users do not need to create a new account on every website they are visiting. However, OpenID providers are usually also being used as a point to store certain personal attributes of the end users, which might be of interest for any service provider willing to make profit from collecting that personal information. The definition of a reputation management solution integrated as part of the OpenID protocol can help users to determine whether certain service provider is more or less reliable before interacting with it and transferring their private information. In this talk the definition of a reputation framework that can be applied to the OpenID SSO (Single Sign-On) standard solution will be provided. It will be also described how the protocol itself can be enhanced so OpenID providers can collect (and provide) recommendations from (to) users regarding different service providers and thus enhancing the users' experience when using OpenID.