ICICC-2022
Key Note Speakers

Rajkumar Buyya

Prof. (Dr.) Rajkumar Buyya

Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab,
The University of Melbourne, Australia.
CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Fellow IEEE, Life Member of ACM
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 850 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=149, g-index=322, and 116,600+ citations). Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for five consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier, and the “Best of the World”, in Computing Systems field, by The Australian 2019 Research Review. Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyber home.

Title: "Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing"

Abstract: Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of "computing utilities" into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services, which are made available to consumers as subscription-oriented services. Cloud application platforms need to offer (1) APIs and tools for rapid creation of elastic applications and (2) a runtime system for deployment of applications on geographically distributed computing infrastructure in a seamless manner.

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening up opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities and smart healthcare. The emerging Fog/Edge computing paradigm is extends Cloud computing model to edge resources for latency sensitive IoT applications with a seamless integration of network-wide resources all the way from edge to the Cloud.

This keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka 5G, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog/Edge-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/ IoT applications in engineering, and health care (e.g., COVID-19), deep learning/Artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, natural language processing (mining COVID-19 research literature for new insights) and smart cities on elastic Clouds; and (f) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with pathways for future research in Cloud and Edge/Fog computing.



Dr. Marta R. Jabłońska

Dr. Marta R. Jabłońska

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science in Economics
Institute of Applied Economics and Informatics.
University of Lodz, Poland.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Marta Jablonska is an Assistant professor in Department of Computer Science in Economics at the University of Lodz.. She received her Ph. D in economic sciences in the field of management science. Currently, Dr Jabłońska research focuses on cyber-psychology and artificial intelligence. This research deals with the impact of modern technologies on individuals, societies, and business. Recent studies include the impact of social media COVID-19 content on mental health, the use of neural networks in psychological research and public administration, comparisons to other users made on social media. Teaching experiences include sociological and psychological determinants of the usage of new technologies. She has published more than 60 research articles in various journals and conferences.

Title: "Learning systems in virtual identity studies"

Abstract: Virtual identity is a dynamic manifestation of one's self in the cyberspace of social networking, virtual worlds, and all online activities. As digital era permeates lives to the extent that today's cyberspace more and more influences and creates societies, almost ubiquitous virtual social engagements affect personality characteristics and the overall development of the self. In an online environment where users are taking advantage of their freedom and disinhibited behaviours, they can establish and enhance a unique identity for themselves in a different manner, perceiving identity development unlike as in the traditional sense of real life. Being active in cyberspace, nowadays users often treat their real life identity as a purely private, protected matter. However, by participating and creating various virtual communities, they earn new opportunities to feel they may be who they want to become, sometimes with the virtual identities becoming more relevant than the real ones. By deepening their immersion into cyberspace, users generate many digital footprints. This increased availability of high-dimensional, fine-grained data about human behaviour allows learning systems to conduct research and undertake personality assessment in a way never seen before. Machine learning models are well suited to these kinds of behavioural data, allowing to powerfully predict human behaviour and personality traits. Still, it requires a properly designed approach, including the challenges typical of creating, interpreting, and validating these algorithms. During this speech, we will start with a brief introduction to the traditional theories of identity, necessary to explore virtual identities. Then, we will discuss the features and risks of virtual identity creation. Accordingly, we will present the foundations of building learning systems capable of analysing online behaviours, in order to finally present some of the most interesting studies currently conducted in this field.


Dr. Deepak Puthal

Dr. Deepak Puthal

Assistant Professor
School of Computing
Newcastle University, United Kingdom


Speaker Bio:
Dr Deepak Puthal (Ph.D.) is an award-winning researcher in the domain of Cyber Security and the Internet of Things. He is an assistant professor at Newcastle University, UK, and currently visiting professor at Central Michigan University, USA. He has received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His core research contributions are Lightweight cryptography, user-centric security, Blockchain, Simulation platform development, etc. His research outcome appears in top-notch journals/transactions and conference proceedings as 100 articles with a Google Scholar Citations 3770+ and h-index of 32. He is an IEEE Distinguished Speaker of Cyber Security from IEEE CTSoc, and recipient of the 2019 Best IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award (For Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region), 2018 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Early Career Researcher), 2017 IEEE Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award (awarded by IEEE Smart Computing STC), etc. He is on the editorial board of the top international journals, such as IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, etc. For more information about him, please refer to his website http://deepakputhal.com.

Title: "Software-Defined Perimeter: Next-Generation Solution to Securing the Systems with User Demands"

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing becomes an integral part of the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for systems scalability. CPS is the backbone of several mission-critical applications such as smart health, disaster management, and smart cities. These applications collect sensitive data and communicate it through public or private networks requires better security from end to end to uphold the integrity, quality, and acceptability of data. The current communication security pattern of “communication before authentication” leaves a “black hole” for intruders to become part of communication processes without authentication. Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) secures the system with user demands and fills the above specified black hole. This talk will cover (a) the current drawbacks of CPS Security; (b) basic architecture of SDP; (c) how does AI strengthen the end-to-end security; (d) experimental results of SDP in real-time testbed; and (e) discuss the future potentials.


Organized by
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (ITER)
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Venue
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (ITER)
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University
Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar-751030
Odisha, India
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