Keynotes CIoT 2017

Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, USA)

Title: 5G and IoT - Separating Hype from Promise

Abstract: 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) have entered a symbiotic hype relationship - 5G will enable IoT and IoT will provide the incremental revenue to motivate deploying 5G. Billions and billions (to quote Carl Sagan) of IoT devices are supposedly in our stars, but little is said what actually makes economic sense to deploy and what kind of deployment seems most plausible. We will look at IoT deployment models, what kind of networks they may require, and what kind of economic impact this is likely to have on network revenue. Similarly, we consider whether 5G is wise to bank on IoT to underwrite its business model, and what lessons we might learn from the previous four generations of cellular networks.

Biography: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne is Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and electrical engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, his MSEE degree as a Fulbright scholar from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York. From 2004 to 2009, he served as chair of the Department of Computer Science. From 2010 to 2011, he was an Engineering Fellow at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); he is currently the CTO of the FCC. He is editor of the "Computer Communications Journal", the "ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing", the "ComSoc Surveys & Tutorials" and a former editor of the "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing", "Journal of Communications and Networks", "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking" and the "IEEE Internet Computing Magazine". He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society and is vice chair of ACM SIGCOMM, former chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees on Computer Communications and the Internet and has been technical program chair of Global Internet, IEEE Infocom 2000, ACM NOSSDAV, IEEE IM, IPTComm 2008, IFIP Networking 2009 and IPtel and general co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2004 and ICNP 2009. He serves on the Internet2 Applications, Middleware and Services Advisory Council and have led a working in the NSF GENI project. He also has been a member of the IAB (Internet Architecture Board). He serves on a number of conference and journal steering committees, including for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, and more than 70 Internet RFCs. Protocols co-developed by him are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation. He served as Chief Scientist for FirstHand Technologies and Chief Scientific Advisor for Ubiquity Software Corporation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer Award, TCCC service award and the IEEE Region 1 William Terry Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service to IEEE.




Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Title: The “Cloud” to “Things” Continuum

Abstract: Back in 2011, we introduced the concept of a multi-tier cloud as part of the “Smart Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure (SAVI)” NSERC Strategic Network Project. SAVI extends the traditional cloud computing environment into a two-tier cloud including smart edges – small to moderate size data centers located close to the end-users (e.g., service provider premises), and massive scale data centers with abundant high-performance computing resources typically located in remote areas. We designed the smart edge as a converged infrastructure that uses virtualization, cloud computing and network softwarization principles to support multiple network protocols, customizable network services, and high-bandwidth low latency applications. Since then the concept of a multi-tier cloud has been widely adopted by telecom operators and in initiatives such as the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). In the meantime, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has seen an explosive growth in the number of connected devices generating a large variety of data in high volumes at high velocities. The unique set of requirements posed by the IoT data demands innovation in the information infrastructure with the objective of minimizing latency and conserving bandwidth resources. The multi-tier cloud computing model proposed in SAVI falls short in addressing the needs of the IoT applications, since, most voluminous, heterogeneous and short-lived data will have to be processed and analyzed closer to IoT devices generating the data. Therefore, it is imperative that the future information infrastructure should incorporate more tiers (e.g., IoT gateways, customer premise equipments) into the multi-tier cloud to enable true at-scale end-to-end application orchestration. In this keynote, we will discuss the research challenges in realizing the future information infrastructure that should be massively distributed to achieve scalability; highly interoperable for seamless interaction between different enabling technologies; highly flexible for collecting, fusing, mining, and processing IoT data; and easily programmable for service orchestration and application-enablement.

Biography: Raouf Boutaba is a Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean Research of the faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2007-2010), and on the editorial board of other journals. He served as the general or technical program chair for a number of international conferences including IM, NOMS and CNSM. His research interests are in the areas of network and service management. He has published extensively in these areas and received several journal and conference Best Paper Awards such as the IEEE 2008 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He also received other recognitions, including the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Industry research excellence Awards, fellowships of the Faculty of Mathematics, of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and outstanding performance awards at the University of Waterloo. He has also received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award and the IFIP Silver Core in 2007, the IEEE Communications Society Joe LociCero and the Dan Stokesbury awards in 2009, the Salah Aidarous award in 2012, the McNaugthon Gold Medal in 2014, the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking as well as the Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award in 2016. He served as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. He is fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.




Thierry Coupaye (Orange Labs, France)

Title: Software systems engineering for the ambiant internet - from the cloud to the fog for the IoT

Abstract: Since their inception the Internet and the Web have drastically evolved from simple interconnection of computers and exchange of information between people to a planet-wide platform supporting social networks and a plethora of digital services. Another revolution is on its way with the advent of the Internet and the Web of Things. Beyond the simple extension of the Internet to a bunch of fancy connected devices, the true meaning of the IoT is the hybridation of the digital and the physical world leading to a generalised ambient intelligence, an ambiant internet. This phenomenon will have profound impact on the way we interact with digital services and physical objects, and on infrastructures and software platforms underlying such cyber-physical systems. This talk will discuss the vision of the ambiant internet, and associated challenges in ubiquitous computing in connection with the ongoing move of the cloud towards the (extreme) edge of the network, close to the objects on the field (the fog).

Biography: Thierry Coupaye is head of research on Internet of Things (IoT) inside Orange Labs and Orange Expert on Future Network. Prior to that, after he completed his PhD in Computer Science in 1996, he had several research and teaching positions at Grenoble University (research on active database systems), European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge, U.K., research on semi-structured data management for molecular biology) and Dassault Systems (research on large scale software deployment). He joined Orange (formerly France Telecom) in 2000 where he had several research expert, project manager, project and program director positions in the area of distributed systems architecture, autonomic computing, cloud computing and networking, fog computing. He is the author of more than 60 refereed articles, has participated in multiple program and organization committees of conferences in these areas (IEEE CloudCom, IFIP NoF, IFIP/IEEE CNSM, IEEE ICAC, IEEE ICCAC, ACM CBSE...). He has been involved in several collaborative projects and is a regular expert for French (ANR, Inria) and European research agencies (european expert group on Cloud Computing, european expert group on Software and Services…).