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University of Paris 13, France
Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011 and member of L2S lab at CentraleSupélec. Dr. Ben-Othman's research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, VANETs, IoT, performance evaluation and security in wireless networks in general. He was the recipient of the IEEE comsoc Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, IEEE COMML, JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors…). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (IWCMC, VTC'14, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....). He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE comsoc distinguished lecturer since 2015 where he did several tours all around the world. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Shuang-Hua Yang is a chair professor in Computer Science at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China. He spent over 20 years in the UK Higher Education Institutions before moving back to China. He joined Loughborough University in 1997 as a research assistant, and progressing to a research fellow in 1999, a lecturer in 2000, a senior lecturer in 2003, a professor in 2006, and Head of Department of Computer Science in 2014. His educational history originated in China where he received a BSc in 1983, an MSc in 1986, both from the Petroleum University and a PhD in 1991 from Zhejiang University. He was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, a higher doctorate degree, in 2014 from Loughborough University to recognize his scientific achievement in his academic career. He is a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) since 2014, a fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control since 2005, and a senior member of IEEE since 2003. He was awarded the 2010 Honeywell Prize by the Institute of Measurement and Control in the UK in recognition of his contribution to home automation research. He was the author of four research monographs and over 200 academic journal papers.
Speech Title: Integrating safety and security risk assessment for Cyber-Physical Systems
Abstract: The term Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) refers to a new generation of systems with integrated computational and physical capabilities through computation, communication, and control. A typical example of CPS is industrial control systems (ICS). In the past decades, related techniques for CPS have been well studied and developed, and are widely applied in the fields such as Industrial automation, smart transportation, aerospace, environment monitoring, and smart grids. However, with the expansion of CPS complexity and the enhancement of the system openness, most of CPS become not only safety-critical, but also security-critical since deeply involving both physical objects (i.e. industrial processes) and computer networks. Safety and security issues are increasingly converging on CPS, leading to new situations in which these two closely interdependent issues should now be considered together in the risk assessment stage. This talk illustrates the existing approaches of risk assessment from the perspectives of safety, security and their integration through a series of industrial cases. The solutions of integrating safety and security risk assessment might be used in networked industrial processes or infrastructures, or other general cyber-physical systems.
Kogakuin University, Japan
Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning in NTT. In 1997 he joined Kogakuin University as Professor, and in 1999 he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor, both in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently Lecture Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China and Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009 and 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at ICCs and Globecoms. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks. He serves as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He is also serving as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He is serving as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He was also elected as a member of Board of Governor, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities for 2014-2016.
Speech Title: Trends, Issues and Challenges toward 5G
Abstract: The 5G is being discussed and developed related to almost all areas of information and communications of the future. The Internet is evolving from human-to-human communications to machine to machine communications, which resulted in Internet of Things (IoT). IoT will drastically reshape the framework of business, industries, administration, and many other areas of the society. This talk reviews trends in Global ICT and clarifies that 5G is a kind of goal in many ways in research and development on ICT. It describes the expected 5G images and discusses the issues and challenges in realization and in deployment as an infrastructure.
, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof Shum received his PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1995. In 1999, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology and was the chair, committee member and international advisor of many international conferences. He was also the founding member of IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter (formerly IEEE LEOS). He is currently the chairman of OSA Singapore Chapter. Prof Shum has published more than 500 journal and conference papers with his research interests being in the areas of speciality fibres and fibre-based devices. His H-index is 38. In recent few years, his publications have been cited about 500-800 times per year. He is SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow.
Speech Title: Fiber Sensing Systems
Abstract: Optical fiber-based devices have been widely deployed in recent years. There are many advantages of using fiber as a sensor. These include electrically-passive operation, light weight, immunity to radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference, high sensitivity, compact size, corrosion resistance, easily multiplexing and potentially low cost. Several novel fiber-based sensors and technologies developed are presented here, including fiber Bragg grating (FBG) based sensors, photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based sensors, specialty fiber-based sensors and distributed fiber sensing systems. FBGs as instinctive sensors, are ingeniously designed as two-dimensional (2D) tilt sensors, displacement sensors, accelerometers and corrosion sensors here; PCF based evanescent field absorption sensor, PCF induced Mach-Zehnder interferometer and Fabry-Perot refractometer for temperature and refractive index sensing are presented; based on localized surface Plasmon resonant (LSPR) effect, nano-sized fiber tip with gold nanoparticles are demonstrated for live cell index bio-sensing applications.
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Dr. Gang Feng (M’01, SM’06) received his BEng. and MEng degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. He joined the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in December 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted as an associate professor in October 2005. At present he is a professor with the National Laboratory of Communications, UESTC. Dr. Feng has extensive research experience and has published widely in computer networking and wireless networking research. Three of his papers have been listed as ESI highly cited papers. His research interests include next generation mobile networks, mobile cloud computing, big data analytics for wireless networking, etc. Dr. Feng is a senior member of IEEE.
Speech Title: AI at the Edges of Wireless Networks: Opportunities, Challenges and Case Studies
Abstract: The ever-increasingly complicated configuration issues and blossoming new service requirements will pose great challenges to wireless networks. Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and the availability of powerful computing platforms provide us with technologies to address these challenges by performing tasks once seemed impossible. Therefore, we expect that AI can provide many new and unprecedented opportunities in designing network architectures, optimizing network operations, and managing different user services and content, etc. In this talk, I will first discuss the opportunities and challenges to exploit AI at the edge of wireless networks. Next, I will focus on two case studies: online learning based Discontinuous Reception (DRX) mechanism for machine-type communications and multi-agent reinforcement learning for efficient content caching in mobile D2D networks. These case studies with numerical results demonstrate the effectiveness and advantages of AI based technologies for improving network performance with reasonable signaling overhead for future wireless networks.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Maode Ma, a Fellow of IET, received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Dr. Ma is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including network security and wireless networking. Dr. Ma has more than 360 international academic publications including over 170 journal papers and about 190 conference papers. He has delivered over 50 keynote speeches at various international conferences. He has served as conference chairs for over 100 international conferences. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor or an Associate Editor for other 5 international academic journals. Dr. Ma is a Senior Member of IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Education Society, and a Member of ACM. He is the Chair of the IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter and the Chair of the ACM, Singapore Chapter. He has served as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2013-2016.
Speech Title: Secured Enhancements for 6LoWPANs
Abstract: In order to promote the development of the IoT, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been developing a standard named Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN) to enable IP-based sensing devices to connect to the Internet. Besides, to support mobility management, a network-based localized mobility management (NETLMM) protocol named Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) is proposed. Although the 6LoWPAN standard has specified most of important issues in the design of a network, while the security and mobility issues have not been addressed. In this talk, I will address security issues, particularly on the issue of authentication in different scenarios, in 6LoWPAN networks. We present our solutions of the research work in series to protect the 6LoWPAN networks. The designed security schemes would not only protect the networks from different types of malicious attacks but also enable 6LoWPAN devices to efficiently and securely roam in the 6LoWPAN networks. The formal verification by various formal verification tools and the simulation by JAVA show that the proposed security schemes could efficiently enhance the security functionalities of 6LoWPANs to prevent various malicious attacks with less computational cost.
King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as Manager R&D from March 2009 until March 2012. He, along with his team, developed and successfully managed Cybersecurity research program at CoEIA, which turned the center as one of the best centers of excellence in Saudi Arabia and in the region.
Prof. Khurram is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-reputed International journal 'Telecommunication Systems' published by Springer for over 24 years with its recent impact factor of 1.542 (JCR 2017). Furthermore, he is the editor of several international journals, including, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), and International Journal of Biometrics (Inderscience), etc. He has also played role of the guest editor of several international journals of IEEE, Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Science, and Hindawi, etc. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals.
Prof. Khurram is an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, China and an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who's Who in the World 2010 edition. Besides, he has received certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in 'Biometrics & Information Security Research' at AIT international Conference, June 2010 at Japan. He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the 'Best Invention & Innovation Award' at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, in April 2013, his invention has got a Bronze Medal at '41st International Exhibition of Inventions' at Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015.
Prof. Khurram is the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He is also a recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.
He has published more than 325 papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 7 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag and IEEE. He has secured several national and international competitive research grants with an amount of over USD 2 Million in the domain of Cybersecurity. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing 'BS Cybersecurity Degree Program' and 'Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity' at King Saud University. His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, biometrics, multimedia security, IoT security, cloud computing security, and technological innovation management.
He is a fellow of the IET (UK), fellow of the BCS (UK), fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, IEEE Internet of Things Community, and IEEE Cybersecurity Community. Furthermore, he is the vice chair of IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter. His most recent profile can be visited at: http://www.professorkhurram.com
Speech Title: Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges for Smart Cities
Abstract: The modern and disruptive technological advancements offer profound promises for the future of smart cities, which harness the power of ICT to address the urbanization challenges and consequently bolster the quality of life of its inhabitants. Recently, it has been witnessed that many countries have built smart cities and this concept is booming worldwide. The use of cutting-edge technologies in the smart cities e.g. cyber physical systems, IoT, Cloud computing, blockchain, and Big Data could bring an array of benefits to provide a multitude of useful services that may help all the stakeholders. These services can be extended to a wide range of domains for efficient urban operations, including the environment, transportation, healthcare, tourism, mobility, energy management, and safety and security etc. However, the increased connectivity of smart cities may expose them to a diverse set of Cybersecurity risks, which could put the entire city operations and lives of its inhabitants at jeopardy. Therefore, as smart cities move from concept to reality, Cybersecurity becomes a top concern for the digitally connected communities. In this talk, we would explore various technical and technological concerns that could be faced by the smart cities. In particular, we would focus on the Cybersecurity challenges, which should be placed at the top of the agenda and recognized as the paramount priority of the stakeholders. Moreover, we would also discuss some of our research contributions as well as future directions in this domain.