Prof. José A.B. Fortes (IEEE Fellow)
- Professor and AT&T Eminent Scholar
- Director, Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory
Keynote Topic - Software-defined cloud systems: concepts and challenges
“Software-definition” is an emerging transformative aspect of IT. It has had a major impact on networking, where major equipment manufacturers already provide products (e.g. routers, switches and controllers) that support software-defined networking. However, even in the context of networking, software-definition is at its infancy, with much research and development being necessary to understand the new capabilities, challenges and applications that it enables in IT systems. In the future we will see a generalization of software-definition to all components of IT infrastructures, software systems and CI applications. Datacenters are already adopting management techniques using software-defined compute, storage and networking – leading to software-defined datacenters and impacting the design and use of IT clouds. More importantly, software-definition is becoming a new dimension of systems design entailing (1) a refactoring of systems that leads to separation of their data and control planes (or, somewhat equivalently, their functional and management aspects), and (2) the exposure of control or management capabilities to users/consumers of the systems. Software-definition introduces major opportunities for research in computer science and engineering, with potential for long-lasting broad impact. This talk will review and exemplify the motivation and nature of software-defined IT systems, and introduce some of the opportunities, research challenges and approaches in the design and management of such systems.
He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Licenciatura em Engenharia Electrotécnica) from the Universidade de Angola in 1978, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado State University, Fort Collins in 1981 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1984. From 1984 until 2001 he was on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering of Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2001 he joined both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering of the University of Florida as Professor and BellSouth Eminent Scholar. From July 1989 through July 1990 he served at the National Science Foundation as director of the Microelectronics Systems Architecture program. From June 1993 till January 1994 he was a Visiting Professor at the Computer Architecture Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
His research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, autonomic computing, computer architecture, parallel processing and fault-tolerant computing. He has authored or coauthored over 200 technical papers and has lead the development and deployment of Cloud and Grid-computing software used in several cyberinfrastructures for e-Science and digital government. His research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, AT&T Foundation, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Northrop-Grumman, Army Research Office, NASA, Semiconductor Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation.
José Fortes is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society from 1991 till 1995. José Fortes is on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and the International Journal on Parallel Programming. He is also a past member of the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications, the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
Prof. Min Chen
- Director, Embedded and Pervasive Computing (EPIC) Lab, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
- Chair, IEEE Computer Society (CS) Special Technical Communities (STC) on Big Data
- Professor in School of Computer Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Keynote Topic - Emotion Communications Powered by Big Data Clouds, Smart Clothing and Robotics
With the development of various technologies in terms of wireless networking, mobile communications, and various mining and learning techniques based on large-scaled sensed data, people start to pursue higher quality of experience. The technology advances should make people healthier and happier, in addition to make our planet a good place for living. This motivates us to build a humanoid robot system which can detect human emotion for deeper communications with a certain interconnection with people in spiritual world. In order to make user comfortable during collecting body signals, smart clothing is designed without any special feeling compared to a normal T-shirt. For accurate modeling for human’s emotion, it’s inadequate for only using one type of emotional data in a single domain as typically did by the traditional methods. To overcome this issue, a novel architecture named Affective Interaction through Wearable Computing and Cloud Technology will be introduced, which considers the emotional data generated from multiple spaces: the cyber, physical, and social spaces (CPS-Spaces). The multi-dimensional emotional big data analysis is performed by big data clouds. The emotion detection intelligence is feedback to the humanoid robot for affective interaction. The goal of such system is not only to enhance the quality of life, but will also influence the way we live, work and socialize in a fashionable and elegant way, which implies the technologies are more advanced and intelligent enough to communicate with human with a certain understanding of human’s emotion and user’s intent.
Min Chen is a professor in School of Computer Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He is Chair of IEEE Computer Society (CS) Special Technical Communities (STC) on Big Data. He was an assistant professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU) from Sep. 2009 to Feb. 2012. He received the Ph.D. in Communication and Information Systems from the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. He has performed post-doctoral research at the Univ. of British Columbia in Canada and served on the faculty of SNU in Korea since 2004. An IEEE Senior Member, he has published more than 180 papers, including 90 SCI papers in the areas of Internet of Things, Mobile Cloud, Body Area Networks, Healthcare Big Data, Emotion-aware Computing, Robotics and Cyber Physical Systems. His Google Scholars Citations reached 4,700+ with an h-index of 31. His top paper was cited 550 times, while his top book was cited 420 times as of April 2015. He has received Best Paper Awards from IEEE QShine 2008 and ICC 2012. He has published the book OPNET IoT Simulation (2015) with HUST Press and Big Data Related Technologies (2014) with the Springer Computer Science Series. He has served as associate or guest editors for 7 IEEE/ACM international Journals and Magazines.