Keynote Speeches

Keynote 1 Dr. Ty Znati: "Future Networks - Peering Through the Fog of Network Science and Engineering"
Keynote 2 Dr. Max Lemke: "The European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Initiative"  [PDF]

Keynote Speech 1

Title: Future Networks - Peering Through the Fog of Network Science and Engineering
  April 7, 2009 [Tuesday] 8:00AM ~ 9:30AM, Commonwealth
Speaker:     Dr. Ty Znati

Division Director
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Abstract:     TBD.
Biography:    Dr. Znati received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1988, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, in 1984. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in Telecommunications in the Department of Information Science, and a joint appointment in Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering. He currently serves as the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Znati also served as a Senior Program Director for networking research at the National Science Foundation. In this capacity, Dr. Znati led the Information Technology Research (ITR) Initiative, a cross-directorate research program, and served as the Chair of ITR Committee.

Dr. Znati's current research interests focus on the design and analysis of evolvable, secure and resilient network architectures and protocols for wired and wireless communication networks. He is a recipient of several research grants from government agencies and from industry. He is frequently invited to present keynotes in networking and distributed conferences both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Znati served as the general chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2005, the general chair of SECON 2004, the first IEEE conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, the general chair of the Annual Simulation Symposium, and the general chair of the Communication Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, the Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, the Journal on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and Wireless Networks, the Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information. He was also a member of the editorial board of the Journal on Ad-Hoc Networks, and a member of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems.

Keynote Speech 2

Title: The European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Initiative
  April 8, 2009 [Wednesday] 8:00AM ~ 9:00AM, Commonwealth
Speaker:   Dr. Max Lemke

Deputy Head
Unit for “New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities”
Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission

Abstract:     The first wave of projects under the European FIRE "Future Internet Research and Experimentation" Initiative has started in summer 2008. A new Call for proposals is planned to be opened before summer 2009. FIRE addresses the emerging expectations which are being put upon the Internet, by providing a research environment for investigating and experimentally validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas. FIRE has two interrelated dimensions: (1) FIRE Facility: Building the FIRE experimental facility to support research for the Future Internet, at different stages of the R&D cycle, based on the design principle of "open coordinated federation of testbeds". (2) FIRE experimentally-driven research: Visionary multidisciplinary research, defining the challenges for and taking advantage of the FIRE Experimental Facility, consisting of iterative cycles of research, design and large-scale experimentation of new and innovative network and service architectures and paradigms for the Future Internet from an overall system perspective. It is planned to give an overview of the FIRE activities, the strategy behind, and the future vision and plans.
Biography:    Dr. Max Lemke is the Deputy Head of Unit for “New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities” in the Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission. In particular, he is responsible for building the European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Facility.

Since 1995, Max Lemke has worked as scientific officer for the Commission in the domains “High Performance Computing and Networking” in Esprit 4, and “Communication, Computation, Networking” as well as “Trust and Security” in FP5-IST. From 2002 – 2006, as Deputy Head of Unit he was responsible for building anew strategic objective on "Grid Technologies".

Before joining the Commission, Max Lemke has worked in research and industry in Germany, the US, the UK, and Belgium. With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the University of Düsseldorf and a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Bonn, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.