COMPSAC 2023 Plenary Speakers & Sessions

Ernesto Damiani
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

Tuesday June 27, 10:30am

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. Read More…

Plenary Panel: Reinforcing European Presence in the International Standardisation Landscape

Tuesday June 27, 1:30pm

The EU-funded 2023 project, carried out through 9 Open Calls (with € 3,000,000 funding earmarked over 36 months) to financially support European specialists (+300 individuals) in the context of international Standards Developing Organisations Working Groups, aims at creating a Standardisation ecosystem where the EU’s priorities and expertise are taken into account to enhance Europe’s overall competitiveness. Read more…

Plenary Panel: Open Science & Open Education

Wednesday June 28, 1:30pm

This plenary panel explores the integration of Open Science, which promotes transparency, collaboration, and accessibility, revolutionizing research and learning, and Open Education, to facilitate access to quality materials for all learners. We discuss the benefits of Open solutions in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation. We examine the challenges and opportunities in Open practices.  Read more…

Diana Andone
EDEN Senior Fellow, IEEE Education Society 2021 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award winner, EDEN Vice-President for Communication and Communities (2018-2021), and member in IEEE Education Society Board of Governors

Wednesday June 28, 10:30am

Unleashing the Magic and Mayhem of Generative AI in Education

Generative AI holds immense potential and dangers to transform education, revolutionising the way we educate, learn and engage with knowledge. What skills will be expected from educators and students in the future? How can generative AI be used creatively by educators and students? The presentation will showcase real-life experiences and examples to answer these questions, taking into account the advancements in technology and the role of AI. It will also address ethics and security issues for integrating these tools into a learning environment. Read more…

Plenary Panel: Future Directions Led Technologies for a Resilient Sustainable World

Thursday June 29, 10:30am

moderated by Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director, IEEE Future Directions

Description: During the pandemic-induced chaos of the last few years, the world has persevered and maintained a sense of order and stability. The world has been challenged not just with the COVID pandemic but also to natural and man-made disasters, and political instability. That is where we as technologists, engineers, and scientists are focused on leveraging technology to transform and build a more resilient and sustainable world. IEEE Future Directions serves as an incubator for new initiatives that are not just technology based but on societal, economic, and ethical aspects. Current efforts include Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites & Systems, the Metaverse, Quantum technologies, Smart Lighting, Telepresence, and Wireless Power Technologies. Additional initiatives that span multiple technologies cover Sustainable Climate Change, Digital Privacy, and Public Safety. All are an example of a megatrend. Emphasis will be upon presenting practical applications and its implementations of interest to attendees.Subject matter expert speakers will comment on current and past implementations. Read more…