Dr. Tarik Taleb
Keynote Topic - On Virtualizing Mobile Networks & Their Functions: Trends and Potential
Dr. Tarik Taleb is an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer and a senior member of IEEE. He is currently working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standardization Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. He is leading the NEC Europe Labs Team working on R&D projects on carrier cloud platforms. He is also serving as technical leader of the Mobile Core Network Cloud work package in EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking project, coordinating among 9 partners including NEC, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, and Portugal Telecom Innovation. Prior to his current position and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he was working as research fellow with the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. He received his B.E. degree in Information Engineering with distinction, MSc and Ph.D degrees in Information Sciences from GSIS, Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, espectively.
Prof. Hui Li
Keynote Topic - Polymorphic routing for Flexible Architecture of Reconfigurable Infrastructure
Nowadays, we are facing many unprecedented challenges of increasingly abundant business types stemming from the information overload society. It is an open research on creating an omnipotent network architecture and has direct relation with a healthy and orderly environment for Internet. Flexible Architecture of Reconfigurable Infrastructure (FARI), aiming to solve the contradiction between explosive business types and finite capacity in current Internet, is proposed recently by Chinese research group. Compared to rigid IP architecture, FARI is a flexible architecture with polymorphic Internet protocol (PIP) chosen intelligently in terms of business types. It is designed with a three-plane and works in the centralized way distinguished from the IP network. Another great feature of FARI originates from the atomic capability (AC) driven mechanism. Due to the well-defined smallest function, ACs are responsible for constituting all the network function including polymorphic routings. For now, FARI supports four kinds of typical routings distinguished by location, identity, service and content oriented ones. For the future business types that are not suitable for the above routing method, fire-new routing can be assembled from AC according to the specific demands. FARI is funded by the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant 2012CB315900 and it is now arousing a substantial amount of research interests among many institutions and universities. We have confidence that FARI will be one of the candidates in the future as a promising solution to future Internet.
Prof. Hui Li is a professor of school of electronic and computer engineering in Peking University. He received the B. S. and M. S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. His doctoral dissertation “On the Complexity of Concentrators and Multi-stage Interconnection Networks in Switching Systems” won the nomination of the best doctoral dissertation award of CHUK in 2000. In 2009, he was selected as one of the high level leading talents in Shenzhen. Now he is an expert of cloud computing for Guangdong education, a director of engineering lab of converged network technology (Shenzhen development and reform Commission), key lab of cloud computing (Shenzhen technology and innovation commission), and lab of advanced network technology. During the long-term engagement of researching and teaching in communication system, computer science and control system, he has published over 50 papers in the past five years in which the EI indexed ones add up to 45. Now he holds 8 patents and has applies for over 25 patents including 3 US patents and 15 PCTs. His research interests include network architecture, broadband switching and routing, network coding theory, distributed storage coding and system.
Prof. Chunming Rong
Head, Center for IP-based Service Innovation, University of Stavanger, NORWAY Chair, Cloud Computing Association (CloudCom) Vice-Chair, IEEE Computer Society Cloud Computing Special Technical Community (CS CC STC)
Keynote Topic - Future Service Security: Data Accountability and Multitenant Monitoring
Cloud Computing makes data truly mobile and a user can simply access a chosen cloud with any Internet accessible device. In Cloud Computing, IT-related capabilities are provided as services, accessible without requiring detailed knowledge of the underlying technology. Thus, many mature technologies are used as components in Cloud Computing, but still there are many unresolved and open problems. Security in the cloud domain is considered as one of the top challenges. Cloud and IT service providers should be responsible for the data of their customers and users. However, accountability frameworks for distributed IT services is current still absent and makes it difficult for users to understand, influence and determine how their service providers honor their obligations. It is important to support users in deciding and tracking how cloud service providers use their data. By combining methods of risk analysis, policy enforcement, monitoring and compliance auditing with tailored IT mechanisms for security, assurance and redress.
In any cloud service model, multiple stakeholders are involved. One service provider can be the consumer of another service. The complex stakeholder relationships require precise monitoring and accounting. Monitoring can be performed in multiple layers with different granularities. In the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model, a customer has a set of virtual machine instances that are reachable by each other. Instances can be located in different geographical regions. A variety of technologies are capable of providing instances’ connectivity, including network virtualization. From the network monitoring perspective, distinguishing customers’ activities in the network is crucial. In this study an improved architecture of the networking service for cloud platform is introduced, using Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Prof. Chunming Rong is head of the Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway, where his work focuses on data-intensive (big-data) analytics, cloud computing, security and privacy. He is an IEEE senior member and is honored as member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2011. He is also an advisor for SINTEF ICT and has extensive contact network and projects in both the industry and academic. He was visiting chair professor at Tsinghua University (2011 – 2014) and served also as an adjunct professor at the University of Oslo (2005-2009). He is co-founder and chairman of the Cloud Computing Association (CloudCom.org) and its associated IEEE conference and workshop series. He is chair of IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community (STC) for Cloud Computing since April 2014, and is the co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Cloud Computing (ISSN: 2192-113X) by Springer and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). He received award as Editor's Choice in Discrete Mathematics for 1999, ConocoPhillips Communication Award for 2007, and Sparebank-1 SR-bank Innovation Award for 2011. He coauthored a book titled "Security in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks" published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009. Prof. Rong has extensive experience in managing large-scale R&D projects funded by both industry and funding agencies, such as the Norwegian Research Council and the European Framework Programs.