Professor Nasseh Tabrizi
East Carolina University, USA
Tabrizi received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Manchester University, UK. He then completed his M.S. and Ph.D. from Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department, Sheffield University, UK. Tabrizi worked in Manchester University for two years prior to his appointment at East Carolina University in 1984. He is the Graduate Program Director of Computer Science and founder and director of Software Engineering graduate program at East Carolina University. His research interests are in the areas of Virtual Reality, Modeling and Simulation, Computer Vision, Signal and Image Processing, Software Engineering, Big Data, Machine Learning, Assistive Technologies, and Computer Science Education.Abstract
Professor Hussein T. Mouftah
University of Ottawa, Canada
Autonomous and Connected Electric Vehicles Deployment in Smart Cities
After four years of industrial experience mainly at Bell-Northern Research (BNR), Dr. Hussein T. Mouftah started his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University in 1979. In 1988 he became full professor there and from 1998 until 2002 he was Associate Head for the Department. Since 2002 he has been a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, SITE and in 2006 he was appointed Distinguished University Professor. During his sabbatical leaves, he did consulting work for BNR and Nortel Networks (1986-87; 1993-94; and 2000-01). Dr. Mouftah has published over 1000 technical papers, 7 books and 48 book chapters. To his credit he has 12 patents and 140 industrial reports. He has received research grants and contracts totalling close to $40 million and he has supervised more than 300 highly qualified personnel of which 95 are Master’s and 63 are PhD graduates and 30 are post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Mouftah has served the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Communications Society as Editor-in-Chief of the Communications Magazine (1995-97), Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). Also, he is the founding Chair of two of IEEE Communications Society’s Technical Committees (TCs): Optical Networking TC (2002-04) and Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks TC (2005-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-2008). Dr. Mouftah is the recipient of the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development from the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and of the 2002 Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. He has also received 12 Outstanding/Best Paper Awards (ISMVL’1984; IEEE Communications Magazine in 1993; SPECTS’2002; HPSR’2002; CITO Innovators2004; ICC’2005; 2 at ISCC2008; CCECE2009; IST-AWSN’09; WiSense2010; and EPEC2010), the IEEE Canada Outstanding Service Award (1995), and the CSIM Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Communications Society (2006). In 2004 Dr. Mouftah received the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award and the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa. In 2006 he was honoured with the IEEE McNaughton Gold Medal and the Engineering Institute of Canada Julian Smith Medal. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal. He has also received the 2007-2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, and the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Sciences (2008).Abstract
The transformation of our current cities into smarter cities will bring challenges in diverse areas such as the transportation system, the electricity system, and wearable systems, just to name a few. In smart cities, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will play a vital role for providing services in the urban environment. These services include real time monitoring and reaction in time through wireless sensor and actuator networks. Smart Grids (SGs), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Internet of Things (IoT), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) will be the building blocks of futuristic smart cities. All these technologies will help in building smart cities. In this presentation we will address technology trends with a focus on autonomous vehicles and in particular on Connected and Autonomous Electric Vehicles (CAEVs) in smart cities. Current capabilities as well as limitations and opportunities of key enabling technologies will be reviewed, along with a discussion on the impact of such advances on society and the environment. Predictions about changes in the car-industry will be discussed, including potential industry winners and losers.
Osaka University, Japan
Techniques and Applications of Spatial and Temporal Big Data Processing
Takahiro Hara received his PhD from Osaka University, Japan, in 2000. Currently, he is a full Professor of the Department of Multimedia Engineering, Osaka University. He has published more than 450 Journal and international conference papers. He served as a General Chair of IEEE SRDS'14 and Mobiquitous'16. He also served as a Program Chair of a number of international conferences including IEEE MDM'06, 10 and 18, IEEE AINA'09 and 14, Mobiquitous'13, and IEEE SRDS'12. His research interests include databases, sensor networks, social computing, and mobile computing. He is a distinguished scientist of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.Abstract
Recently, a variety of IoT and social computing services have led to the big data era where a large volume of multi-dimensional data with spatial and temporal features are widely available. In addition, advances of big data processing and AI technologies have made such spatial and temporal data as important data sources to extract knowledge on the real world such as event/trend detection and monitoring. In this talk, we will present our recent works on spatial and temporal big data processing. First, we will focus on fundamental techniques for spatial and temporal big data processing including efficient data retrieval (advanced query processing) and pattern mining (e.g. motif detection) on multi-dimensional data streams, which can be commonly used in many applications. We will also talk about techniques for big data analysis on social media (e.g. twitter). Then, our talk will move on to applications of data processing/analysis on spatial and temporal big data. In particular, we will present some of our on-going projects including knowledge extraction from social media, digital marketing, and locomotion analysis of wild life. Finally, we will summarize this talk and discuss about future directions.
Professor Saeid Nahavandi
Deakin University, Australia
Industry 5.0 – A Human Centric Solution
Saeid Nahavandi received his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Control Engineering from Durham University, UK in 1985, 1986 and 1991 respectively. Saeid is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Director for the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University in Australia. Professor Nahavandi is a Fellow member of IET, IEAust and Senior Member of IEEE and has published over 800 refereed papers and been awarded several competitive grants over the past 30 years. He received the Research collaboration / initiatives award from Japan (2000) and Prince & Princess of Wales Science Award in 1994. He won the title of Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1996 and holds six patents. In 2002 Professor Nahavandi served as a consultant to the Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA) during his visit to JPL Labs. He has carried out industry based research with several major international companies such as Boeing, Bosch, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, General Dynamics, Holden, Lockheed Martin, Nissan, Thales and Vestas just to name a few. Professor Nahavandi was General Co-Chair for IEEE SMC 2011. He also holds the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Systems Journal, Associate Editor: IEEE/ASME Mechatronics, Associate Editor: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS, Associate Editor: IEEE SMC Magazine.Abstract
Future factories will be distinguished by Cloud computing, Internet of Things, intelligent machines, intelligent automation, human factors integration and knowledge management. While many advanced and smart factories the world over are embracing the fourth Industrial revolution, or better known as Industry 4.0, a key fundamental component has been overlooked, i.e; the notion of human intelligence and creativity and its’ integration into future smart systems that will carry us into the next phase, allowing future products to be personalized. This talk will cover the history, recent achievements, roles of modelling and computer simulation both at system and products levels from virtual reality, augmented reality to haptics and intelligent human machine interfaces and how future systems should be designed to facilitate the transition from mass production, mass customisation to mass personalisation, hence the introduction of Industry 5.0. Through a series of case studies, various elements of such a futuristic system will be showcased and the knowledge gaps that require filling to take us across the threshold.
Kuwait University, Kuwait
Art & Design empowered by Computing
Muhammad Sarfraz is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Information Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait. His research interests include Computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Data Science, Information Technology, Intelligent Systems and Information Systems. He is currently working on various projects related to academia and industry. Prof. Sarfraz has been keynote/invited speaker at various platforms around the globe. He has advised/supervised more than 70 students for their MSc and PhD theses. He has published more than 350 publications as journal and conference papers. His publications include around 55 Books as Author and Editor. He is also Editor of Proceeding Books of various Conferences around the globe. Prof. Sarfraz is member of various professional societies including IEEE, ACM, IVS, IFAC, INSTICC and ISOSS. He is a Chair, member of the International Advisory Committees and Organizing Committees of various international conferences, Symposiums and Workshops. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Editor and Guest Editor of various International Journals. He is the reviewer, for many international Journals, Conferences, meetings, and workshops around the world. He has achieved various awards in education, research, and administrative services.Abstract
Art & Design has been a significant area of study and practice in the world since centuries. It is ancient as well as most modern. In addition to its critical importance in the traditional fields of Painting, Sculpturing, Fashion, Textile and Archeology, more recently, it is has also proven to be indispensable in a variety of modern industries. Robotics, medical imaging, visualization, and even media and many other industries have excelled due to power of modern computing. This presentation aims to provide and enlighten on the power of computing for Art & Design. Specific concentration would be made on modeling using tool of splining. The talk is going to focus on interdisciplinary methods and affiliate research in the area. It aims to provide the audience with a variety of techniques, applications and examples necessary for various real life problems. The major goal of the talk is to stimulate views and provide a source where researchers and practitioners can find the latest developments in the field. The talk may specifically be of interest to people in the industries or academic fields including Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Geometric Design, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Virtual Reality, Information Visualization, Body Simulation, Engineering Disciplines, Mathematical Sciences, Font Industry, Art & Design, Film industry, Software Industry, Manufacturing Industry. It may also lead to applications like vector graphics, digitization of hand-drawn shapes, computer supported cartooning, pattern recognition, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD), and various other applications.
Dariusz Jacek Jakobczak
Reconstruction of multidimensional data in artificial intelligence.
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak was born in Koszalin, Poland, on December 30, 1965. He graduated in mathematics (numerical methods and programming) from the University of Gdansk, Poland in 1990. He received the Ph.D. degree in 2007 in computer science from the Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. From 1991 to 1994 he was a civilian programmer in the High Military School in Koszalin. He was a teacher of mathematics and computer science in the Private Economic School in Koszalin from 1995 to 1999. Since March 1998 he has worked in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland and since October 2007 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Computer Science and Management in this department. His research interests connect mathematics with computer science and include computer vision, artificial intelligence, shape representation, curve interpolation, contour reconstruction and geometric modeling, numerical methods, probabilistic methods, game theory, opAbstract
Abdel-Badeh Mohamed Salem
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Artificial Intelligence in Smart Biomedical and Healthcare Systems
Abdel-Badeeh Salem is a full Professor of Computer Science since1989 at Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt. His research includes intelligent computing, biomedical informatics, and intelligent e-learning, knowledge engineering and Biometrics. He has published around 500 papers (91 of them in Scopus ). He has been involved in more than 500 Int. confs. and workshops as;a keynote and plenary speaker, member of Program Committees , workshop/invited session organizer , Session Chair and Tutorials.. In addition he was a member of many Int societies. In addition he is a member of the Editorial Board of 50 Int and national Journals. He is member of many Int. Scientific Societies and associations Elected member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences, Greece. Member of Alma Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade and European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria.Abstract
Dmitry A. Zaitsev
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Infinite Petri Nets
Dmitry A. Zaitsev received the Eng. degree in applied mathematics from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute, Donetsk, Ukraine, in 1986, the Ph.D. degree in automated control from the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1991, and the Dr.Sc. degree in telecommunications from the Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications, Odessa, Ukraine, in 2006. Since 2009, he has been with International Humanitarian University, Odessa, Ukraine, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering. Since 2014, he has been with Vistula University, Warsaw, Poland, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Science. He developed generalized neighborhood for cellular automata, universal Petri nets, the analysis of infinite Petri nets with regular structure, the decomposition of Petri nets in clans, and the method of synthesis of fuzzy logic function given by tables. His current research interests include Petri net theory and its application in networking, production control, and computing. He is a senior member of ACM. His CV, publications, software, and models are put on his personal web- site http://daze.ho.uaAbstract
A composition and analysis technique was developed for investigation of infinite Petri nets with regular structure, introduced for modeling networks, clusters and computing grids, that also concerns cellular automata and biological systems. A case study of a square grid structure composition and analysis is presented. Parametric description of Petri nets, parametric representation of infinite systems for the calculation of place/transition invariants, and solving them in parametric form allowed the invariance proof for infinite Petri net models. Some additional analysis techniques based on graphs of transmissions and blockings are presented. Further generalization on multidimensional structures such as hypercube and hypertorus implemented. Generators of Petri net models developed and put on GitHub for public use. Complex deadlocks were disclosed and a possibility of network blocking via ill-intentioned traffic revealed. Prospects for further development of infinite Petri net theory are outlined.
Marcus K Rogers
Purdue University, USA
Dr. Rogers is a Professor/Department Head, Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), University Faculty Scholar and Fellow - Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Dr. Rogers is the Chair of the Digital and Multimedia Sciences section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), past International Chair of the Law, Compliance and Investigation Domain of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) committee,Co-Editor Cyber crime Dept. IEEE Security & Privacy, NIST-OSAC DE Member and Chair of the Education Task Group for DE. He is a former Police officer who worked in the area of fraud and computer crime investigations. Dr. Rogers sits on the editorial board for several professional journals. He is also a member of other various national and international committees focusing on digital forensic science and digital evidence. Dr. Rogers is the author of books, book chapters, and journal publications in the field of forensic psychology, digital forensics and applied psychological analysis. His research interests include applied cyber forensics, psychological digital crime scene analysis, and cyber terrorism. He is a frequent speaker at international and national information assurance and security conferences, and guest lectures at various universities throughout the world.Abstract
Stephen W Clyde
Utah State University, USA
A Software Development Framework for Improving the Engineering of Mobile Applications that Support Fog Computing
Stephen Clyde is an associate professor in the CS Department at Utah State University (USU) and an entrepreneur with over 43 years of experience in the software industry. His current research interests at USU include: software-engineering principles and practices, distributed systems, communication-protocol design, data and application integration, aspect orientation, health-care information systems, optimization of energy storage and usage in micro power grids, testing, and test-data creation. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded eight software companies and has lead the development of numerous commercial software systems in healthcare, education, transportation, finance, construction, e-commerce, manufacturing, and business operations.Abstract
Emanuel S Grant
University of North Dakota, USA
Benefits of Formalism in Support of Database Systems Design
Emanuel S. Grant received a B.Sc. from the University of the West Indies, MCS from Florida Atlantic University, and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University, all in Computer Science. Since 2008, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Dakota, USA, where he started as an Assistant Professor in 2002. His research interests are in software development methodologies, formal specification techniques, domain-specific modeling languages, and model driven software development, and software engineering education. He is an adjunct professor at the Holy Angel University, Philippines, where he is conducting research in software engineering teaching with collaborators from HELP University College, Malaysia; III-Hyderabad, India; Singapore Management University, Singapore; Montclair State University, and University of North Carolina Wilmington of the USA; and the University of Technology, Jamaica. Emanuel is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).Abstract
University of Thessaly, Greece
SME Clinic: Towards A Big Data Hybrid Business Analytics Advisory Service Model
Prof. Vavalis has served as a faculty member at the University of Crete and at Purdue University and as a Senior Researcher at ICS of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) and at ITI of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications and supervised more than 80 students. His research has been supported by NSF, European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology – Greece. He currently focuses on Smart Energy Systems, Blockchain, Web Technologies, Information and Knowledge Management and Computational Science and Engineering.Abstract
University of Parma, Italy
oT-oriented networking applications
Gianluigi Ferrari was born in Parma, Italy, on November 13, 1974. He received the "Laurea" degree (5-year program) in Electrical Engineering "summa cum laude" from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy in October 1998. He received the Ph.D. degree in "Information Technologies" from the Department of Information Engineering (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, DII) of the University of Parma in January 2002. From July 2000 to December 2001 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Communication Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Between February 2002 and August 2002, he was a Postdoc Student at the DII, University of Parma. Between September 2002 and October 2010, he was a Research Professor at the DII of the University of Parma. Since November 2010, he has been an Associate Professor at the same department (he received the Italian nation-wide habilitation from Polytechnic of Milan in August 2010): in 2017, the DII has been merged with other engineering departments and architecture and is now the Department of Engineering and Architecture (Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura, DIA). During October 2002-February 2003, July-December 2003 and July-December 2004, he was a Research Associate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Since September 2006 he has been the Coordinator of the Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory. In Fall 2007 he visited, as a DUO-Thailand Fellow, the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand. Between July 2010 and October 2010, he was a Visiting Researcher, within a "Brains (Back) to Brussels" (B2B) program, at the OPERA Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. In December 2013, he received the "Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale" (National Scientific Qualification) for Full Professorship in Telecommunications. In 2015, he has been nominated, by the Italian Ministry of Defense, as the only Italian representative (Technical Team Member) in the NATO Research Task Group (RTG) HFM-260 "Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness with Wearable Bio Sensors and Physiologicol Models," in the period 2015-2018.Abstract
University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
Dr. Richmond S. Adebiaye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics & Engineering Systems at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is also an Information Security expert and Researcher. He was the former Program Director of Computer and Information Systems at Parker University, Dallas, Texas USA and former Program Chair, CS/IT, Denver Campuses for Colorado Technical University. Dr. Adebiaye earned his PhD in Information Systems from the prestigious Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA. He is a certified CISSP and CISM and also a consultant for NASA on vulnerability and penetration testing. He has published over eighteen (18) research papers in reputable high impact factor journals. He has a proposal recently submitted to NSF under RISE and ASPIRE platforms.Abstract
Mohammed Abdel Razek
Azhar University, Egypt
Dr. Mohammed Abdel Razek, is a Professor of Computer Science at Azhar University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence - from the Montreal University, Canada in 2004, titled �Intelligent e-learning systems�, and he was a member of the GRITI group, Montreal University led by Prof. Claude Frasson. Dr. Abdel Razek's work lies mainly at applying artificial intelligence techniques on e-learning, e-commerce, digital library, and others. He has more than 70 papers published in the international journals, conferences, and workshops. During his work as assistant prof. at Faculty of Science Al-azhar University, Egypt, Dr. Abdel Razek founded the information systems and networks unit which is linking (42) faculties buildings in the campus. He was the director of the e-services project to design, develop some of information system such as coordination system, and e-university system. In 2007, Abdel Razek was one of the teamwork who established 17 e-learning centers at 17 Egyptian universities during his work at National E-learning Center (NELC) as part-time. By the end of 2007, Dr. Abdel Razek has joined National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) and he shared a teamwork to write the e-learning standards. Dr. Abdel Razek has been added to Who is Who in the world in 2009. From 2010-2018, he was working as a consultant for e-learning quality assurance at the deanship of distance learning, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Currently and beside his job as a professor at Azhar University, Dr. Razek is working as a consultant for the vice president of Development of the university.Abstract
Dr Moulay Tahar University, Algeria
Kheireddine Mekkaoui has completed his PhD in computer sciences in SAB university in algeria. He received the "Laurea" degree (Magister 2 years program) in industrial computer science from the University of Mustapha Stambouli of Mascara. He received, in 2001, an engineering degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science department of Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes . In 2008 he visited university of Strasbourg in order to finish his magister. In 2009 he visited UQAM university in Canada for a short research stay ; From 2010 to 2018 he was visiting and collaborating with Wireless Addhoc senseor laboratory at the University of Parma, Italy. Between September 2009 until 2016, he was a Research member at the EDDIS laboratory of the University of SBA. Since January 2009, he has been an Associate Professor at the department of computer sciences at the university of Saida. He is an organizational member of several conferences and scientific evenements, like CIIA11, CIIA16, JEGC, ICCSCC-2019 He received the Algerian nation-wide habilitation in 2018 from SBA university. Mekkaoui Kheireddine has been and still being involved in several teaching and research activities in the area of the wireless sensors and the artificial intelligence such as: artificial genetics, neural networks, fuzzy logic and fuzzy systems, hybrid intelligent systems, genetic programming. His works are published in several international research journals as well as presented in conferences all around the world.Abstract
University di Roma La Sapienza
Raffaela Giovagnoli is professor of Social Ontology and Social Epistemology at the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome). She earned her Master in Sociology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1987). She earned her Phd in Philosophy (1998) and completed her post-doc in Philosophy at the University of Rome “Roma Tre” (2002). She visited the universities of Frankfurt, Pittsburgh and Berkeley. Her most recent books in English are Autonomy. A Matter of Content (FUP, 2008), Computing Nature (edited with Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Springer, 2013), Representation and Reality. Humans, Other Living beings and Intelligent Machines (edited with Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Springer, 2017).Abstract
Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. Milan, Italy
Master degree in Informatic Engineer and with a Master in Clinical Evidence Medicine and Methodoligy for Clinical Research, working since 1996 as software developer in the field of the Data Management for Clinical Research in the Oncology Department at the no-profit Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacologic Research in Milan, Italy, is the head of the Life Science Informatics Laboratory where has developed a peer-to-peer decentralized multicentric Clinical Trial Management System as open source software that has been validated against the FDA cfr 21 part 11 guidelines for clinical records management. He has managed with own developed software more than 200 Clinical Trials in various fields. With a deep experience in HPC he is the manager of the Cluster Room for bioinformatic research at the Institute. Currently head of the ICT Research Unit at Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Switzerland.Abstract
Controlled Clinical Trials are at the heart of Clinical Research, and are about comparing different clinical treatments in several patients. Since especially with the advent of high throughput data analysis in -Omics Research (all about genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and so on) and Imaging analysis the number of clinical and biological variables per patient analyzed are hundreds or thousands also the number of involved patients must grow till not having mono-centric trials possible anymore for having enough statistical power. This forces huge efforts to organize safe and secure data sharing mechanisms that often are in contrast with the local policies of the hospitals and that quite often involve a number of working hours by the local ICT groups, that a lot of time become the main obstacle to the organization of the Clinical Trials themselves. Self Organising virtual Networks as philosophy represent the hope for the Investigators wanting to be involved in a multi-centric Clinical Trial provided that with the software deployed of their computers in hospital they don’t represent security holes for the sensible data protection on the secured internal network in hospital. In addition nobody can usually install anything in hospital without administration privileges and so an involvement by the ICT staff. Here we present the use of TOR libraries as transport layer for obtaining a secured data sharing for a historiograpic Peer to Peer database compliant with the “FDA cfr 21 part 11” guidelines for handling clinical data even in Registrative Studies and with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The packaging of the software is discussed as well in order to obtain an easily distributable software not requiring any administration rights for its deployment under several platforms (MS Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, IOS, Android) and able to perform a network auto topology discovery for establish a permanent peer to peer self-organizing mesh network for Clinical Research.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Gurdip Singh is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs at Syracuse University. He was a Program Director at National Science Foundation from 2014 to 2016. From 2009 and 2014, he was the Head of Computer Science Department at Kansas State University. His research interests include real-time embedded systems, sensor networks, network protocols and distributed computing. His research has been funded by NSF, ARO, DARPA and Lockheed Martin. He received his PhD in 1991 for Stony Brook University and B.Tech from IIT Delhi in 1986.Abstract
The rapid deployment of sensing, computing and communication devices is resulting in significant growth in Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, and in increased use of this infrastructure for applications in many domains such as medical, agricultural, environmental, commercial, and homeland security. The areas of sensor networks and cloud computing has contributed significantly to the development of IoT. However, IoT presents a more challenging environment as compared to cloud computing and sensor networks. Particularly challenging is the deployment of mission-critical applications - applications whose performance may deeply impact business/organization operations. This presentation will discuss challenges in deploying mission-critical applications. The first challenge is the development of techniques to customize deployments to meet the needs of specific applications. We present techniques that can automatically optimize generic software to obtained customized versions to meet the needs of specific applications. The second challenge is the development of compositional techniques that will systematically exploit commonalities between the applications. This research was funded by NSF grant 1720579.