Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Speaker of ICCNS 2018

Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman,
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.
Speech Title: DoS in Vanets an issue or a fatality
Abstract:
Wireless and mobile networks have many advantages as easy deployment, user mobility and provides network access to users regardless to their locations. The most critical problems that arise in these networks are on the resource allocations as the bandwidth is limited, the propagation (multi-path, fading, distortion) and security since communications are transmitted over radio waves. In parallel new architectures/technologies have been emerged as Vehicular Networks and Internet of Things. In this lecture, I will present issues about availability problem in those networks and architecture, I will focus on Vehicular Networks, and I will present some works we have done and other works to improve security in those systems.

 

Prof. Herwig Unger,
University of Hagen, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Herwig Unger got his PhD with a work on Petri Net transformation in 1994 from the Technical University of Ilmenau and his habilitation with a work on large distributed systems from the University of Rostock in 2000. Since 2006, he is a full professor at the FernUniversit?t in Hagen and the head of the Chair of Communication Networks. His research interests are in self-organization, adaptive and learning systems, Internet algorithms and simulation systems.

Speech Title: Decentralised Communication for the Next Generation Internet
Abstract:
Smart cities, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and other Next Generation Internet applications require a flexible cooperation, work division and exchange of information among a changing group of participants, which cannot be sufficiently supported by traditional communication services. In addition, systems become more and more complex and therefore self-organisation, -configuration and -maintenance as well as intelligent services are needed to ensure their efficient work. As those systems shall learn from their environment and a set of rules of how to act in a suitable manner, a new kind of communication among the machines and between the machines and their environment is needed in a decentralised system architecture. The talk intends to work out and present new communication principles and in particular focus on the so called 'vibrant group communication'. Also, some aspects of secure communciation will be addressed in the talk and a need and an idea for a hardware-based security approach will be given.
Presented by Zhong Li, University of Hagen (FernUniversität in Hagen), Germany
Biography: I am now a professor, vice-dean at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Hagen (FernUniversität in Hagen), Germany. I received my BSc. and MSc. (both in Mathematics), and Ph.D. (in control theory and control engineering) degrees from Sichuan University, Jinan University (Guangzhou), and South China University of Technology in 1989, 1996, and 2000, respectively. I obtained my Dr. of Science (Habilitation) from Fernuniversität in Hagen in 2007. I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow during 3. 2003 – 2. 2004, am a senior member of IEEE, an associate member of the Centre for Chaos Control and Complex Networks at City University of Haong Kong and of the Lab for Decision Systems & e-Service Intelligence, Uni. of Tech., Sydney, a visiting professor at the Peking Jiaotong University, a member of IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee (CSS) Action Group “Chaos, Synchronization and Control’’, a member of the Faculty Council and University Senate, and a member of Gesellschaft für Deutsche Professoren Chinesischer Herkunft e.V.(德国华人教授协会), a member of Humboldt-Club, as well as a reviewer for the Foundation of Alexander von Humboldt. I serve as an associate editor for six international journals (1. Int. J. of General Systems, 2. Int. J. of Bifurcation and Chaos, 3. Int. J. of Control, Automation and Systems, 4. Int. J. of Computational Intelligence Systems, 5. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems, Series B: Applications & Algorithms, and 6. Int. J. of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems). I have published two monographs with Springer-Verlag, 4 edited books, co-edited two journal special issues, one German patent, 23 book chapters, 58 journal papers and 55 conference papers. I have held more than 10 projects in Germany and China, such as an AiF-IGF-Project 17211N, Germany 2011-2013, a Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.50937001) (2010-2013). I have the background of mathematics and control theory. My research interests include fuzzy logic and fuzzy control, nonlinear dynamical systems and chaos control theory, complex networks with focus on power grids.

 

Dr. Hui Yu, University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom

Dr. Hui Yu is a Chair/Professor with the University of Portsmouth in the UK. He is the Head of the Visual Computing Group at the university. His main research interest lies in visual computing and big data analysis, particularly in understanding and sensing the visual world of human related issues with semantic interpretation. It involves and develops knowledge and technologies in vision, machine learning, virtual reality, brain-computer interaction and robotics. Professor Yu's research work has led to many awards and successful collaboration with worldwide institutions and industries. He has led projects supported by EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, EU-FP7 and industries. He has extensive contributions to the international research community with organizing and chairing international research conferences and summer schools. He is also Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems journal and Neurocomputing journal.

Speech Title: Deep learning application and facial analysis on data in the wild
Abstract:
Facial analysis has been an active research field with popular applications. The vast demands and advancement of technologies have enabled a wide range of applications of sensing systems for capturing facial performance and affective states. With the availability of the complex facial data, a large body of research has been conducted in the past decades. However, there are still significant challenges in this area due to new applications and higher accuracy demands. In-the-wild facial data under unconstrained conditions pose a big challenge to existing facial analysis approaches. In this talk we will address the challenges and some new solutions to facial and gaze analysis on wild data. We will also discuss the fundamental techniques in face frontalization, facial landmark localization and gaze estimation with their applications.