Keynote 1 : Towards Green Techniques for Wireless Communications
Narayan Mandayam,Professor of ECE & Associate Director, Winlab Rutgers University Technology Center of New Jersey
received the B.Tech (Hons.) degree in 1989 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1991 and 1994 from Rice University, Houston, TX, all in electrical engineering. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Research Associate at the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University.
In September 1996, he joined the faculty of the ECE department at Rutgers where he became Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor in 2003. Currently, he also serves as Associate Director at WINLAB. He was a visiting faculty fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University in Fall 2002 and a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Science in Spring 2003.
His research interests are in various aspects of wireless data transmission including system modeling and performance, signal processing and radio resource management with emphasis on techniques for cognitive radio networks.
Dr. Mandayam is a recipient of the Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society in 2009 along with O. Ileri for their work on dynamic spectrum access models and spectrum policy. He is also the recipient of the Institute Silver Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
in 1989 and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1998. He was selected by the National Academy of Engineering in 1999 for the Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering. He is a coauthor with C.Comaniciu and H.V. Poor of the book Wireless Networks: Multiuser Detection in Cross-Layer Design,Springer, NY. He has served as an Editor for the journals IEEE Communication Letters (1999-2002) and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002-2004). He has served as a guest editor of the IEEE JSAC Special Issues on Adaptive,Spectrum Agile and Cognitive Radio Networks (2007) and Game Theory in Communication Systems (2008). He was elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to wireless data transmission.
Keynote 2 : Virtually networking the clouds
José A.B. Fortes, Professor and BellSouth Eminent Scholar Advanced Computing and Information Systems Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Florida
Jose Fortes is Professor and BellSouth Eminent Scholar at the University Of Florida where he founded and directs both the Advanced Computing and Information Systems laboratory and the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Center for Autonomic Computing. His research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, autonomic computing, computer architecture, parallel processing and fault-tolerant computing. He has lead the development and deployment of Grid-computing software used in several cyberinfrastructures for e-Science and digital government. They include In-VIGO, which was the first grid-computing system to use virtualization technologies, and PUNCH, which was an early example of a software-as-a-service provider. His research has been funded by, among others, the AT&T Foundation, Army Research Office, Citrix, General Electric, IBM, Intel, National Science Foundation, Northrop-Grumman, NASA, Office of Naval Research and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Jose Fortes is a Fellow of the IEEE and has authored or coauthored over 180 technical papers.
The growing number of announced commercial and scientific computing clouds strongly suggests that in the near future these providers will be differentiated according to the types of their services, their cost, availability and quality. Users will be able to use these and other criteria to determine which clouds best suit their needs, a plausible scenario being the case when users need to aggregate capabilities provided by different clouds. In
such scenarios it will be essential to provide virtual Networking technologies that enable providers to support cross-cloud communication and users to deploy cross-cloud applications. This talk will describe one such technology, its salient features and remaining challenges. It will also Put forward the idea of virtual clouds, i.e. providers of computing services overlaid on more than one cloud. A virtual cloud spans across multiple cloud providers and presents the view of a single logical cloud.
Virtual clouds would enable high-level computing services to be provided by third-parties who do not own physical resources, could be short or long lived and highly dynamic.
Keynote 3 : Position-based routing with guaranteed delivery in WSN: theory and reality
David Simplot-Ryl,Professor Head of POPS project-team, common project of CNRS, INRIA and Univ. Lille 1 Scientific deputy of Lille - Nord Europe INRIA research centre
David SIMPLOT-RYL received the Graduate Engineer degree in computer science, automation, electronic and electrical engineering, a MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Lille, France, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 1998, he joined the Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory of Lille (LIFL), France, where he is currently professor. He receives the Habilitation degree from University of Lille, France, in 2003. His research interests include sensor and mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded operating systems, smart objects and RFID technologies. Recently, he mainly contributes to international standardization about RFID tag identification protocols in partnership with Gemplus and TagSys companies. He writes scientific papers, book chapters and patents and he received Best paper award at 9th Intl. Conference on Personal Wireless Communications (PWC 2004) and at 2nd International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN 2006). He is associate editor of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks: An International Journal (Old City Publishing) and member of editorial board of International Journal of Computers and Applications (Acta Press) and International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (Inderscience) and International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (Taylor & Francis). He is also guest editor of several special issues: IEEE Network Magazine (IEEE Communication Society), Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), International Journal on Wireless Mobile Computing (Inderscience), International Journal of Computers and Applications (Acta Press), International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE Computer Society). He was general chair or program chair of several international conferences like Int. Conf. on Integrated Internet Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (InterSense 2006), IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems IEEE MASS 2007, 7th International Conference on AD-HOC Networks & Wireless AdHoc-NOW 2008. He was also chair or co-chair for international conferences and workshops at IEEE Int. Conf. on Distributed Computing and Systems ICDCS 2004-2007 (WWAN), Int. Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems ICPADS-2005 (SaNSO), IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems IEEE MASS 2005-7 (LOCAN), and 13th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking ACM MOBICOM 2008 (SANET). He is program committee member at a number of international conferences and workshops, such as WLN 2003-6, IFIP MOBIS 2004-5, IEEE MASS 2004, WONS 2005-6, ICPADS-2005, UISW 2005, UIC 2006, MED-HOC-NET 2005-6, AINA 2006, RTNS'2006, IEEE LCN 2006-8, ACM MobiHoc 2006-7, OPODIS 2004, ICPDAS 2008. He is scientific leader of the POPS research group, common project of University of Lille, CNRS and INRIA. He is scientific coordinator of the national CNRS project RECAP on sensor and self-organizing networks. Since 2008, he is scientific chair of INRIA Lille Nord Europe research centre