Keynote Speakers

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya

Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab, The University of Melbourne, Australia

CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Keynote Title: "New Frontiers in Cloud and Edge/Fog Computing for Big Data & Internet-of-Things Applications"

Abstact: 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. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of "computing utilities" into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software (application) as services, which are made available as subscription-based services in a pay-as-you-go model to consumers. 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. The emerging Fog computing paradigm is extends Cloud computing model to edge resources for latency sensitive IoT applications.

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, 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/Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications in engineering, and health care, satellite image processing, 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.

Biography: 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 650 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=130, g-index=280, 90,500+ citations)."A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. He is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for four consecutive years since 2016. Dr. Buyya is recognized as Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier and recently received "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from two Indian universities for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing and distributed systems. 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 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost & Sullivan 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 cyberhome:

Dr. Deepak Puthal

Assistant Professor, Newcastle University, United Kingdom Honorary Fellow, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Keynote Title: " Internet of Things Workflow Orchestration and Cyber Defense"

Abstact: We are in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) and surrounded by Internet-enabled devices in our everyday life. Identifying a suitable device configuration, software and infrastructures in the context of user requirements are fundamental to the success of delivering IoT applications. Cyber defense refers to the protection of the interconnected IoT systems, such as hardware, software, and data from adversaries. The IoT systems run on both hardware and software, where some of the hardware do not maintain basic security standards and software has not been well tested for security and safety. Vulnerable hardware and software create opportunities for adversaries to easily break into the system and misuse the user’s data by violating data security policies. With the importance of IoT in a wide range of applications and nonstandard hardware and software opens a discussion platform to build next generation cyber defense mechanisms of IoT Systems. This talk will cover IoT workflow and current and future of IoT system security.

Biography: Dr. Deepak Puthal is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom and an Honorary Fellow at University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney. His research spans several areas in Cyber Security, Blockchain, Internet of Things and Edge Computing. He is the recipient of 2018 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Early Career Researcher), 2017 IEEE Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award (IEEE Computer Society and STC on Smart Computing) and several best paper awards. He serves on the editorial boards of top-quality international journals including IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Computers & Electrical Engineering, International Journal of Communication Systems, and Internet Technology Letters. He is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society.

Bansuri Guru Auditorium
Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER)
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University
Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar-751030
Odisha, India