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. Dong-myun Lee, CTO, 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.

Dong-myun Lee is currently the CTO and the head of the Institute of Convergence Technology in KT. He joined KT in 1991 and has worked on the networking areas including ATM, broadband network management, CDN, and enterprise total service businesses until 2002. After leading the technology strategy team during 2003~4, he has been in charge of BcN(Broadband Convergence Network) group in KT until 2007. During 2008~2010, he led the development of next generation
residential and enterprise services. Starting from 2011, he has been in charge of the technology
strategy and the network/service innovation initiative in KT.
He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1985 and the M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1987 and 1991, respectively. His main research areas were real-time distributed operating system and parallel computing.

Keynote Speech 3:
“IoT as a driver for the next wave of ICT convergence”
Prof. Dr. 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. Dr. 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.