COMPSAC 2023 Keynote

Tuesday June 27, 10:30am
Ernesto Damiani
Intelligent Orchestrations along the Cloud Continuum: The MUSA Approach

Abstract: In the past decade, many organizations have moved their business processes to public clouds, where scalability and cost flexibility could be achieved. Today, a new wave of Digital Transformation is changing again business process enactment in key domains like transportation, supply chain management and healthcare. Orchestrations need to provide low latency, high throughput and distributed access. Furthermore, their execution needs to take place within perimeters supporting traffic segregation, to guarantee data protection. The 5G architecture promises to fulfill these new requirements, supporting a “Cloud Continuum” that allows for deployment of micro-services on the 5G operators core networks (as a complement to classic edge-on-premises and cloud options. Based on the approach of the MUSA NNRP project to delivering big data pipelines over 5G, the talk discusses the open challenges that need to be tackled to keep this promise, from the instrumentation of the 5G infrastructure to service containerization and AI-driven dynamic process orchestrations along the cloud continuum.

Ernesto Damiani is Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical System at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, and Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab, and President of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Computer Science. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber-physical systems, secure service-oriented architectures, privacy-preserving big data analytics and cyber-physical systems security. Ernesto holds/has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including George Mason University in Virginia, US, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science. He has been Principal Investigator in a number of large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, Telecom Italia, Siemens Networks (now Nokia Siemens) and many others. His serves in the editorial board of several international journals; among others, he is the EIC of the International Journal on Big Data and of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. He is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Service-oriented Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. His served as vice-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. In 2008, Ernesto was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist and received the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Ernesto has co-authored more than 870 scientific papers and many books, including “Open Source Systems Security Certification” (Springer 2009).