COMPSAC  Panels

Future Challenges in Security
Wednesday July 5, 4:15pm, Location: Aula Magna
Chair: Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA

Panelists:
Clifford Liem, Irdeto Canada, Ottowa, Canada
William Claycomb, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hiroyuki Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan

Panel on e-Health
Thursday July 6, 3:00pm, Location: Corte Interrata Room 7
Chair: Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, COMPSAC Steering Committee Chair, Marquette University, USA

Panelists:
William Chu, Taichung University, Taiwan
Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China
Hua Ming, Oakland University, USA

Internet, Industry and Society
Friday July 7, 3:00pm, Location: Aula Magna
Organized by the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at the Politecnico di Torino and the CINI National Laboratory for Copmputer Science and Society
Panel Chair: Juan Carlos De Martin, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Panelists:
Maurizio Griva, Reply
Yochai Benkler, Harvard University
Luca de Biase, II Sole 24 Ore

Future of Computing
Friday July 7, 4:15pm, Location: Aula Magna
Chair: Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists:
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA
Sumi Helal, Lancaster University, UK
Hironori Kasahara, Waseda University, Japan
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Francesco Lilli, FIAT Research Center, Italy

Fog Computing Panels

Wednesday July 5 and Thursday July 6

Supporting the wide range of emerging systems and applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT), 5G wireless systems, Big Data, edge analytics, and embedded AI requires a new computing and networking paradigm – Fog. Rather than confining computing to a few massive Clouds, Fog distributes computing, storage, control, and networking services closer to the end users along the Cloud-to-Thing continuum where the services can best meet user requirements. The immersive Fog computing can address many challenges that Cloud alone cannot effectively address, such as enabling real-time edge data analytics and local control, connecting and protecting the vast spectrum of resource-constrained devices, and overcoming network bandwidth and availability constraints. Over time, Cloud and Fog will converge into unified end-to-end platforms offering integrated services that combine resources in the Clouds, the Fogs, and the Things.

The new Fog paradigm calls for fundamental rethinking of computing and networking architectures, and can disrupt existing business models and reshape industry landscapes. The information and communication technology industries, from chipmakers to networking companies to software companies to application developers, are devoting significant efforts to develop Fog technologies. Industry movers and leading academic institutions joined forces to launch the Open Fog Consortium in 2015 to develop a global open Fog reference architecture and to accelerate market adoption of Fog computing. The many profound research challenges in Fog computing and networking are also drawing a booming interest in academia.

 

Fog Computing and Networking — Technology Drivers and Impacts

Wednesday July 5, 3pm
Location: Aula Magna

On this plenary panel, experts from industry and academia will discuss their visions on the technical challenges and opportunities in the emerging area of Fog, which will cover issues such as how Fog differs from or complements other related technologies, key architectural considerations, how Fog should interact with the Cloud, how to secure distributed Fog systems and applications, and what new computing and networking capabilities and applications Fog can enable.

Moderator

Dr. Tao Zhang
IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Engineer/Senior Director, Corporate Strategy Group, CISCO Systems

Dr. Zhang joined Cisco in 2012 as Chief Scientist for Cisco’s Smart Connected Vehicles business. Since then, he has also been leading initiatives to develop strategies, technology, and eco-systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Fog Computing. He is a co-=founder and Board Director of OpenFog Consortium, the CIO and a Board Governor of IEEE Communications Society, and a co-founder and founding Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). Prior to joining Cisco, Dr. Zhang was Chief Scientist and Director of Wireless and Vehicular Networking at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore). For over 25 years, Tao has been in various technical and executive positions, directing research and product development in vehicular, mobile and broadband networking.

Panelists

Antonio Brogi
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy

Antonio Brogi is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1993) from the University of Pisa. His research interests include service-oriented, cloud-based and fog computing, coordination and adaptation of software elements, and formal methods. He has published the results of his research in over 150 papers in international journals and conferencs. He has recently coordinated the “Through the fog” project funded by the University of Pisa.

Bruce McMillin
Associate Dean for Research & Outreach, College of Engineering and Computing, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA

Dr. Bruce McMillin is currently the associate dean for research and outreach in the College of Engineering and Computing and a professor of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). He established and leads the campus Center for Information Assurance and is a senior research investigator in the campus Intelligent Systems Center at S&T. His research is on formal methods for fault tolerance and security in distributed embedded systems with an eye towards critical infrastructure protection, most recently focusing on security and dependability of the advanced electric power grid control (smart grid). His research has been supported by the United States NSF, AFOSR, DOE, and several Missouri industries. Dr. McMillin has authored over 100 refereed papers in international conferences and journals. He is leading the distributed grid intelligence project of the NSF Future Renewables Engineering Research Center, an advanced smart grid architecture. He is a senior member of IEEE and member and contributor to the SGIP Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and the NIST Public Working Group in Cyber Security for Cyber-Physical Systems. He currently serves on the IEEE Computer Society’s Board of Governors and as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

Yang Yang
Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology; Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Yang is currently a professor with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, serving as the Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication. Prior to that, he has served the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, as a Senior Lecturer; the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University, United Kingdom, as a Lecturer, and the Department of Information Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, software defined wireless networks, 5G mobile systems, fog computing and wireless testbed development. Yang has co-authored 100+ technical papers and applied 50+ technical patents. He is also on the Chief Technical Committee of “New Generation Mobile Wireless Broadband Communication Networks” National S&T Major Projects (2008-2020), funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China.

Fog Computing and Networking — Business Drivers and Impacts

Thursday July 6, 8:30am
Corte Interrata, Room 7

On this panel, experts from industry and academia will discuss their visions on the business drivers, impacts and opportunities, as well as use cases and “fogonomics” in the emerging area of fog.

Moderator

Douglas N. Zuckerman
IEEE Fellow, former IEEE Division III Director, IEEE Future Directions Committee, Bell Labs, Telcordia Technologies, USA

An active volunteer for more than 30 years, Doug Zuckerman is a past IEEE Division III (Communications Technology) Director, was 2008-09 President of the IEEE Communications Society, and previously held leadership positions in conferences, publications and membership development. He received his B.S., M.S., and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University, USA, and is an IEEE Life Fellow. His professional experience, mainly at Bell labs and Telcordia Technologies, USA, spans the operations, management and engineering of emerging communications technologies, networks and applications. His work heavily influenced early standards for management of telecommunications networks. Presently semi-retired, he is still active in standards as a representative to the OpenFog Consortium where he is a board member. He is also a consulting employee for Vencore Labs. He currently serves on the IEEE Communications Society’s Board of Governors and the IEEE Future Directions Committee.

Panelists

Tao Zhang
IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Engineer/Senior Director, Corporate Strategy Group, CISCO Systems

Dr. Zhang joined Cisco in 2012 as Chief Scientist for Cisco’s Smart Connected Vehicles business. Since then, he has also been leading initiatives to develop strategies, technology, and eco-systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Fog Computing. He is a co-=founder and Board Director of OpenFog Consortium, the CIO and a Board Governor of IEEE Communications Society, and a co-founder and founding Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). Prior to joining Cisco, Dr. Zhang was Chief Scientist and Director of Wireless and Vehicular Networking at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore). For over 25 years, Tao has been in various technical and executive positions, directing research and product development in vehicular, mobile and broadband networking.

Robert Saracco
President of IET ICT Labs, Italy; Italy Node Director of EIT Digital (European Institute of Innovation and Technology)

Mr. Saracco is the President of EIT ICT Labs Italy and Italy Node Director of EIT Digital (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). His background is in math and computer science. Up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he has led the Future Directions Committee till the end of 2016. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines, and 14 books.

Fulvio Risso
Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Fulvio Risso (Italy, 1971) received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since 2000, he has been with the Politecnico di Torino, where he is currently an associate professor and in charge of the Network and Multimedia Lab. His main areas of research interest are highspeed and flexible in-network processing, SDN, and NFV. He is an author of 90+ papers and is very active in open-source software, starting with WinPcap in 1999.

Matt Vasey
Director of IoT Business Development, Microsoft

Matt Vasey is Director of IoT Business Development at Microsoft, focused on expanding the ecosystem of technology partners, standards bodies, and other innovation enablers that are required for the new generation of IoT Applications, Services and Systems that serve bot individuals and businesses. Previously, he led Microsoft’s Embedded Sales team in the Americas, working with industrial OEMs to build a wide variety of industrial and consumer devices across a range of vertical industries. Mr. Vasey has represented Microsoft as a spokesperson to the press and analyst community on a varity of topics including Enterprise IT, Cloud Services, Service Providers and most recently the Internet of Things. In addition to his work at the OpenFog consortium, he serves as a Board member for the OPC Foundation. Outside of Microsoft, Mr. Vasey has led regional and national sales teams for leading technology firms, driving revenue and business expansions ranging from startups to $1B+ revenue public companies. While at ODIN (an Ingram Micro company) he drove business and corporate development with Tier 1 investment banks, venture capital firms and technology partners. Mr. Vasey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University in Canada.

Joe Weinman
Author of Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines,
Cloud Economics editor for IEEE
Cloud Computing
Joe is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing (Wiley 2012), which has been translated into two Chinese editions, and the Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Computers and Technology, Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things (Wiley CIO, 2014). He is also a contributor to Regulating the Cloud (MIT Press, 2014) and a forthcoming Springer textbook on big data applications. He is the Cloud Economics editor for IEEE Cloud Computing magazine, and has contributed to numerous print and online publications such as Forbes, InformationWeek, Wired, and CIO. A long time industry executive, he has held leadership positions at AT&T Bell Labs, AT&T Corporate, HP, and Telx, a data center and colocation provider. He has been awarded 22 patents in a variety of technologies, including cloud and distributed computing, mobile telephony, encryption, and voice and data networks. He has a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.