Talk 1: Network Big Data Analysis for Next-Generation High-Performance Internet
Research and development of Next-Generation Internet (NGI) have become a global endeavour. With an overwhelming amount of data pouring into the Internet, network domains are embracing an unprecedented wave of traffic flows and are stepping into the era of network big data. Network big data has been widely considered as a double-edged sword of NGI. On one hand, transmission of high-volume and high-speed big data pose grand challenges. On the other hand, the knowledge discovered from content-rich big data can be used to improve the design and operation of NGI.
In this talk, we will present state-of-the-art network architecture for next-generation high-performance Internet coupled with the emerging technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that have attracted significant attention in the networking and telecommunication community. To achieve high performance and high availability of NGI, our vision is to conduct efficient data analysis in order to dig valuable insights and knowledge hidden in network big data for improving the design, operation, and management of NGI. We will present the innovative big data processing technologies, real-time incremental data analysis tools, and cost-effective distributed platform we have recently developed to support better decision-making for network design, anomaly detection, fault localization, resource management and optimization. This talk offers the theoretical underpinning for efficient processing of big data, and also opens up a new horizon of research and development by exploiting the key intelligence and insights hidden in rich network big data for the design and improvement of NGI.
Professor Geyong Min is a Chair in High Performance Computing and Networking and the academic lead of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. His recent research has been supported by European FP6/FP7, UK EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and industrial partners including Motorola, IBM, Huawei Technologies, INMARSAT, and InforSense Ltd. Prof. Min is the Co-ordinator of two recently funded FP7 projects: 1) Quality-of-Experience Improvement for Mobile Multimedia across Heterogeneous Wireless Networks; and 2) Cross-Layer Investigation and Integration of Computing and Networking Aspects of Mobile Social Networks. As a key team member and participant, he has made significant contributions to several EU funded research projects on Future Generation Internet. He has published more than 200 research papers in leading international journals including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and at reputable international conferences, such as SIGCOMM-IMC, ICDCS, IPDPS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He is an Associated Editor of several international journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Computers. He served as the General Chair/Program Chair of a number of international conferences in the area of Information and Communications Technologies.
Talk 2: Mobile Edge Computing for Internet of Things
In this talk, we will first present the key concepts and architectures related to edge computing in the era of Internet of Things (IoT). Then, we mainly focus on edge computing for 5G and Internet of Vehicles. In such contexts, we will present our recent studies related to delay-constrained offloading, predictive offloading, and energy-efficient offloading schemes.
Prof. Yan Zhang is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. Hereceived a PhD degree in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He serves as an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, an Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, an Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Access. He serves as chair positions in a number of conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, IEEE VTC-Spring 2017, IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE CloudCom 2016, IEEE ICCC 2016, IEEE CCNC 2016, IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, and IEEE CloudCom 2015. He serves as TPC member for numerous international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, and IEEE GLOBECOM. His current research interests include: next-generation wireless networks leading to 5G, reliable and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., smart grid, transport, and healthcare).