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Monday, 25 June 2018 at 08:00 - Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 12:15 (PDT)

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AIMS 2018 

http://www.ai1000.org/2018/index.html

Wireless and ubiquitous connectivity have enabled mobile computing and Internet access on the go as a life-enhancing and indispensable experience of modern life. More than 50 billion devices, in more than 200 device types, will likely be connected to the Internet by 2020 as integral components of a new generation of high-value application services for consumers and enterprises. API-defined mobile services have become essential ubiquitous services consumption and delivery enablers for many industries and government organizations worldwide.

The 2018 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS) aims AT providing an international forum that is dedicated to exploring different aspects of mobile services (from business management to computing systems, algorithms, and applications) and to promoting technological innovations in research and development of mobile services, including, but not limited to, wireless & sensor networks, mobile & wearable computing, mobile enterprise & eCommerce, ubiquitous collaborative & social services, machine-to-machine & Internet-of-things clouds, cyber-physical integration, and big data analytics for mobility-enabled services.

 

SCF 2018 Conference Hotel Information 

 

SCF 2018 will be held at Sheraton Seattle Hotel. 
1400 6th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
Phone: (1)(206) 621-9000

Hotel Room Rates: 
Single Rate: $249
Double Rate: $249
Triple Rate: $274
Quad Rate: $299

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.6% + $2.00 per room, per night and state or local mandated taxes or assessments, or the following automatic or mandatory charges (e.g., resort charges): None. No automatic or mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or services charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated. Rates will be available 0 days prior and 1 day after the Event Dates indicated in the Room Block, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

Method of Reservation - Call-in:  Individual Call-In (888-627-7056) & StarGroups Online Booking Tool. Please have your attendees identify themselves as part of The Services Computing 2018 Conference when making their reservation.

Reservations Website:   The Services Conference Federation 2018 (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1805101895&key=FDB5273

Early Departure Fee:  An Early Departure Fee may only be charged if an attendee checks out of the Hotel prior to the attendee’s scheduled departure date, without having notified the Hotel by 12:00 midnight the day after check-in of the change in scheduled departure. 

 

Conference Agenda and Advance Program

 

Please check out the latest agenda at http://icws.org/2018/resources/SCF2018-AP-Latest.pdf

 

What can you get from attending this conference? 

 

1、Communicate with many leading experts

 

Keynote: Industry Trends and Practices of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Keynote Speaker: Ali Arsanjani, VP Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 8x8 Cloud Communications, USA

About the Speaker:Dr. Ali Arsanjani is Vice-president of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at 8x8, the cloud-native, Unified Communications, Collaboration, Contact Center company. He is responsible for a division focused on delivering practical research innovations to infuse AI in the UCaaS and CCaaS space, to create a delightful and proactive customer experience, Enhanced Context-Aware Communications.

Ali is also CTO of Analytics and Machine Learning at Deep Context, a deep learning startup focused on Amalgamation of data for deeper actionable insights. He is an advisor to startups and boards of larger companies.

In his previous role (1998-2018), he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO for IBM Analytics Hybrid Cloud and Machine Learning responsible for leading services teams in customized machine learning and analytics solutions. He builds teams of teams across multiple geos in large-scale agile solution development His career spans CTO responsibilities for SOA, BPM, Robotic Process Automation, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Systems.

He delivering actionable business insights thru' an amalgamation of structured and unstructured data using machine learning and artificial intelligence to augment traditional rule engines, custom/legacy systems.
In past jobs he has been CTO for SOA, BPM, Decision Management, Analytics, Content Management.

Ali Arsanjani has chaired standard bodies such as The Open Group and is responsible for co-leading the SOA Reference Architecture, SOA Maturity Model, and Cloud Computing Architecture standards. He & his team specialize in harvesting, developing best-practices for the microservices SOA and Web Services lifecycle on hundreds of projects WW across multiple industries, leading a community of practice of over 6000 people.

 

Keynote: Conversational AI

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington, USA

Abstract: Conversational AI is a fast advancing area in artificial intelligence (AI). It has a profound impact to AI research and applications. This talk will focus on recent developments in conversational AI and its applications, in particular the international competition of building a conversational AI system on Alexa platform.

About the Speaker:Dr. Mari Ostendorf is an IEEE Fellow, an endowed professor of electrical engineering, and associate vice provost for research at University of Washington Seattle. She is an influential figure in conversational AI and the recipient of IEEE James Flanagan Award in 2018. She and her team won the 2017 Amazon Alexa Prize for being the top team in the international competition of building a conversational AI system on Alexa platform.

 

Keynote: State-of-the-art of Speech Recognition Systems

Keynote Speaker: Dong Yu,  Vice general manager at Tencent AI Lab, Tencent, USA

Abstract: In this talk, he will introduce the state-of-the-art of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. I will start from a brief description of key applications of, and core components in, speech recognition systems. He will then explain the important indicators of good ASR systems and where we stand today. He will further illustrate some of the recent advances, including end-to-end speech recognition systems and cocktail party problems. Possible future directions will also be discussed.

About the Speaker: Dr. Dong Yu is a distinguished scientist and vice general manager at Tencent AI Lab. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.  Prior to joining Tencent in 2017, he was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. He is well known as the key inventor of the first successful deep learning-based speech recognition system. He has published 2 monographs and 170+ papers and is the inventor/coinventor of 50+ granted and 10+ pending patents. He received IEEE Signal Processing Society 2013 and 2016 best paper award. 

 

Keynote: Huawei Cloud Computing Architecture and its Evolution

Keynote Speaker: Jiongjiong Gu, Chief Architect of Huawei Cloud, China

Abstract: Cloud computing has been rapidly changing the global ICT industry landscape, while traditional IT architecture could not keep up with the pace of digital transformation, and silos with resources and information have hindered much needed further improvements in ICT efficiency and effectiveness. This keynote will first discuss how Huawei evolved its cloud architecture to provide critical cloud capabilities. Then it will discuss Huawei’s unique "3+1 Integration” with resources, data and platform, and also the vertical integration that greatly simplifies the integration complexity of complex cloud software and hardware stacks, on-line implementation, and scenario-based, automated operation and maintenance capabilities. Finally, it will discuss some future directions in R&D, especially the envisioned strategic partnerships to build a win-for-all ecosystem.

About the Speaker: Mr. Gu led the technology planning and architecture design of Cloud Operating System (FusionShpere) , Public Cloud solution, Private Cloud & Telco NFVI soluion, as well as hyper-converged infrastructure system (FusionCube), supporting the strategic transformation of Huawei's ICT strategy. He directed Huawei's effort in completing the commercial deployment of Huawei Public Cloud, Deusche Telecom OTC, Orange Flexible Engine, Telefonica B2B public cloud, and China Telecom eCloud 3.0, and hundreds of private cloud projects around the globe . He also used to serve as Chief Architect of Huawei Mobile Softswitch and IMS solution, and owned over 30 issued patents worldwide.

 

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence for Speech, Natural Language, and Finance

Keynote Speaker:  Li Deng, Chief AI Officer of Citadel, USA

Abstract: Artificial intelligence is changing the landscape in speech, natural language and finance – leading to various breakthroughs and new applications. This talk will focus on the recent advances of AI in these three key areas, the technical challenges, and future research directions.

About the Speaker: Dr. Li Deng is an IEEE Fellow and Chief AI officer of Citadel - one of the most successful investment firms in the world. Previously, he was Chief AI Scientist of Microsoft and a partner research manager at Microsoft Research. He is the recipient of IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award in 2015 for his contribution to deep learning in speech and language processing. He received numerous best paper awards, published several hundreds of papers, and authored or coauthored six technical books on deep learning, speech processing, discriminative machine learning, and natural-language processing.


Keynote: Actor-Oriented Data Services (Tentative)

Keynote Speaker:  Phil Bernstein, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft, USA

About the Speaker: Philip A. Bernstein is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. Over the past 40 years, he has been a product architect at Microsoft and Digital Equipment Corp., a professor at Harvard University and Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, and a VP Software at Sequoia Systems. He has published over 150 papers and two books on the theory and implementation of database systems, especially on transaction processing and data integration, and has contributed to a variety of database products. He is a Fellow of the ACM and AAAS, a winner of ACM SIGMOD’s E.F. Codd Innovations Award, and a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received a B.S. degree from Cornell and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. 

 

Keynote Panel Intelligent IoT

Moderator: Tony Shan, Chief Architect at CTS

Panelists (in alphabetic order of first name):

  • Brian Gilmore, Chief Technology Evangelist for IoT at Splunk
  • Charlie Isaacs, VP & CTO for IoT at Salesforce.com
  • David Talby, CTO at Pacific AI
  • Deanna Shaw, Director of Design on Watson IoT at IBM
  • Roxy Stimpson, VP & CTO at IOT World Labs

 

Abstract: Despite a challenging start, Internet of Things (IoT) is now becoming the foundation for all types of strategic transformation and digitization in organizations. Today the real opportunities for building business critical solutions with IoT are starting to move from prototypes to the mainstream. IoT spending will top $1 trillion in 2020. IoT also insects with Big Data Analytics and AI. As practitioners and technologists, what are the technical and business opportunities unlocked by IoT with ML? What are the current barriers and risks that you should be aware of, when you formulate and implement your holistic IoT strategy? And how can we effectively handle the blend of IT and OT for smart IoT?

This panel will drill down to the innovative uses of IoT from both a business and a technology perspective. We’ll look into what are the potential future roadblocks to Intelligent IoT adoption. We’ll also discuss best practices for integrating data science into IoT.

About the Moderator:

 @tonyshan

Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and innovative visionary with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He leads incubating and nurturing interdisciplinary practice and enablement on emerging technologies like IoT, big data and AI. He drives award-winning innovation and transformation of most complex enterprise systems. He directs and advises the pragmatic lifecycle design of large-scale distributed solutions on diverse platforms in Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences. As a book author and an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals, he also founded several user groups/forums.

About the Panelists (in alphabetic order of first name):

 @BrianMGilmore

Brian Gilmore is Splunk’s Chief Technology Evangelist for IoT. A former practitioner in mechanical systems automation, integration, and data analytics, he currently focuses on enabling Splunk’s partners and 13,000+ worldwide customers to increase asset performance and availability, improve service levels, reduce operations costs, mitigate security risks, enable compliance, and create new product and service offerings using insights from the big data generated by mechanical systems and connected devices. His broader technology interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.

 @charlieisaacs

Charlie Isaacs has a track record of R&D leadership, starting with GTE (Verizon) where he served as VP of Engineering. Following GTE, he held R&D leadership positions at Answer Systems (acquired by Computer Associates), Broad Daylight (sold to Primus Knowledge, then ATG and then Oracle), and CTO at Kana Software, Inc. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2012 Charlie spent 2 years in the Alcatel-Lucent/Genesys Global Innovations Group. Charlie is currently VP and CTO for Customer Connection and his primary role is to incubate IoT projects for Salesforce Customers; he evangelizes and speaks worldwide about IoT and Customer Service. Mr. Isaacs holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from California Lutheran University.

 

@davidtalby

David Talby is a chief technology officer at Pacific AI, helping fast-growing companies apply big data and data science techniques to solve real-world problems in healthcare, life science, and related fields. David has extensive experience in building and operating web-scale data science and business platforms, as well as building world-class, Agile, distributed teams. Previously, he was with Microsoft’s Bing Group, where he led business operations for Bing Shopping in the US and Europe, and worked at Amazon both in Seattle and the UK, where he built and ran distributed teams that helped scale Amazon’s financial systems. David holds a PhD in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration.

 @DeannaMShaw

Deanna Shaw builds and leads innovative and ground breaking Design teams for the Watson Internet of Things Business Unit at IBM. Currently she is working on leading such initiatives as Digital Twin, Intelligent Buildings, and IoT for Manufacturing. She is also the content leader for IBM Watson IoT Munich HQ. In the past Deanna has created, launched and matured programs for IBM focused on improving business at the executive level. As a Senior Design Director, she has led large scale design for the storage portfolio. Her role is one of extensive client championship.

 @roxystimpson

Roxy Stimpson is a VP & CTO at IOT World Labs, a product, and integration company that provides a platform to enable enterprises to transform their business through data and IoT. She has 20+ years of experience in software development and design, specialized in Enterprise Applications and Systems Integration including ERP, Logistics, Warehouse Integration, Continuous Process Improvement, End-to-end Software Development to Operation, and R&D. Prior to IOT World Labs, Roxy participated in creating company vision and strategy; planning and building company technology and product roadmap with C-level executives and business stakeholders in various capacities, namely Enterprise Architect and Chief Technology Officer. Roxy enables enterprises to turn their data into a competitive advantage.

 

Keynote Panel: Services Rethinking – How to Effectively Help Digital Transformation with Evolving Services Technologies

Moderator: Dr. Min Luo, Huawei, USA

Panelists:

• Ali Arsanjani, 8x8 Cloud Communications, USA
• I-Ling Yen, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
• John A. Miller, University of Georgia, USA
• Wu Chou, Essenlix Corpration, USA

Abstract: Service-orientation can bring agile business capabilities and sustainable cost savings for enterprises. However how to effectively utilize such technology for drastically different business environments, while making services open but adaptable to meet the ever changing business requirements remains a challenge. The evolution of service-oriented architecture to today’s microservices-based API-economy, has helped to alleviate some problems in certain aspects while deteriorating other important factors.

In this panel, we will review some fundamental concepts of SOA, what it was intended, how it was applied in reality, why many initiatives succeeded or failed, what micorservices is supposed to enhance SOA with more agility and scalability, and the reason that microservices alone won’t bring the ultimate benefits. Some future directions will also be discussed.

About the Panelists (in alphabetic order of first name):

Dr. Min Luo has over 24+ years of successful professional career, including over 20 years of management position at Huawei, IBM Software Group and Global Services, and two of the Fortune 500 transportation companies. He is an established expert in the field of next negation software defined networking (SDN), enterprise architecture and information systems, whole life cycle software application and product development, business intelligence, and business process optimization. He is also a pioneer and one of the recognized leading experts and educators in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Model/business-driven architecture and development (MDA-D), business analytics and intelligence, and applied operations research with modern heuristics. He has served as SDN Area Editor for Journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier since May 2015, and editor/guest editor for several other renown publications in service and cloud computing, business process management. He also served as program committee members, track chairs for many international conferences.

About the Panelists (in alphabetic order of first name):

Dr. Ali Arsanjani is Vice-president of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at 8x8, the cloud-native, Unified Communications, Collaboration, Contact Center company. He is responsible for a division focused on delivering practical research innovations to infuse AI in the UCaaS and CCaaS space, to create a delightful and proactive customer experience, Enhanced Context-Aware Communications.

Ali is also CTO of Analytics and Machine Learning at Deep Context, a deep learning startup focused on Amalgamation of data for deeper actionable insights. He is an advisor to startups and boards of larger companies.

In his previous role (1998-2018), he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO for IBM Analytics Hybrid Cloud and Machine Learning responsible for leading services teams in customized machine learning and analytics solutions. He builds teams of teams across multiple geos in large-scale agile solution development His career spans CTO responsibilities for SOA, BPM, Robotic Process Automation, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Systems.

He delivering actionable business insights thru' an amalgamation of structured and unstructured data using machine learning and artificial intelligence to augment traditional rule engines, custom/legacy systems. In past jobs he has been CTO for SOA, BPM, Decision Management, Analytics, Content Management.

Ali Arsanjani has chaired standard bodies such as The Open Group and is responsible for co-leading the SOA Reference Architecture, SOA Maturity Model, and Cloud Computing Architecture standards. He & his team specialize in harvesting, developing best-practices for the microservices SOA and Web Services lifecycle on hundreds of projects WW across multiple industries, leading a community of practice of over 6000 people.

I-Ling Yen is a Professor of the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her BS degree from Department of Physics, Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, and her MS and PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Science, University of Houston. Her research interests include Service-Oriented Computing, Cloud Computing, Dependable Distributed Systems, High Assurance Systems, and Security. She had published over 200 technical papers and received many research awards in these areas.

John A. Miller is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Georgia. He has been the Graduate Coordinator for the department for 9 years and is currently the Associate Head. His research interests include (i) Modeling & Simulation, (ii) Web Services/Workflow, (iii) Database Systems, (iv) Big Data, and (v) Bioinformatics. Dr. Miller received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1980 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1986, respectively. As part of his co-operative undergraduate education program, he worked as a Software Developer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. In his areas of interest, Dr. Miller has authored of over 180 research papers. He is an Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, and previously IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and
Cybernetics, as well as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Simulation and International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. He has also served as General/Program Chair for four international research conferences: ANSS, WSC, ICWS and SCC, as well as one regional research conference ACM-SE.

Dr. Wu Chou is an IEEE Fellow and Vice President of AI & Software, Essenlix Corporation. Prior to joining Essenlix, he was VP and CTO of enterprise network at Huawei, with extensive experience and contributions in AI, data networking, services, and IoT (Internet-of-things). He published over 200 conference and journal papers with over 50 granted US and International patents.

 

Keynote Panel 3: What is the next Blockchain Killer Application?

Moderator: Prof. Shiping Chen, CSIRO Data61, Australia

Panelists:
• J. Leon Zhao, City University of Hong Kong, China
• Khaled Salah, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), UAE
• Liang-Jie Zhang, Kingdee, China
• Shiping Chen, CSIRO Data61, Australia

Abstract: As Bitcoin reached its peak price (nearly US$20,000), Blockchain as Bitcoin’s underlying core technology has been gradually recognized as a revolutionary software paradigm to build decentralized, no-need- pre-trusted, non-deniable, transparent and fair distributed systems. While there are still considerable challenges with Blockchain, people are enthusing to proposing new PoW machinimas and develop new applications to improve and leverage Blockchain technology. Like the other big technology ware, e.g., the Internet, one or a few killer applications are always expected to attract and convince people to adopt the technology and use it in their daily life, such as email and www for the Internet.

In this keynote panel, we are going to invite a number of Blockchain experts and researchers to share and discuss their insights to the very challenging question, i.e. in addition to the Bitcoin, what is the next Blockchain Killer Application?

About the Moderator:

Dr. Shiping Chen (Facilitator) is a principal research scientist in CSIRO Data61, Australia. He also holds a conjoint A/Professor title with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney. He has been working on distributed systems for over 20 years with focus on performance and security. He has published over 160+ research papers in these research areas and been heavily involved in industrial R&D projects and start-ups, including Blockchain technology research & Blockchain application development. He is also actively participating in computer research communities through publications, journal editorships and conference TPC services, including WWW, EDOC, ICSOC,
ICWS/SCC/CLOUD & ICBC. His R&D URL is https://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~z9195738/.

 

About the Panelists (in alphabetic order of first name):

Dr. J. Leon Zhao is Chair Professor and former Head (2009-2015) of the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong. He was Interim Head and Eller Professor in MIS, University of Arizona and taught previously at HKUST and College of William and Mary, respectively. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, M.S. degree from UC Davis, and B.S. degree from Beijing Institute of Agricultural Mechanization. His research is on information technology and management, with a particular focus on workflow technology and applications in knowledge distribution, e-learning, supply chain management, organizational performance management, and services computing. Leon's research has been supported by NSF, SAP, and other sponsors. Leon has been associate editor of ACM Transactions on MIS, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, International Journal of Web and Grid Services, and International Journal of Web Services Research and is on the editorial board of Journal of Database Management. He has co-edited over ten special issues in various IS journals. Leon has been a chair or program chair for numerous conferences including the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Service Economics, the 2011 CIO Symposium, International Conference on Information Systems, the 2010 International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Advanced Management of Information for Globalized Enterprises (AMIGE'08), the 2008 Arizona Exposium on Frontiers of Information Technology and Applications (FITA'08), the 2007 China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM'07), the 2006 IEEE Conference on Services Computing (SCC'06), the 2005 Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS'05), and the 2003 Workshop on E-Business (WEB'03) among others. He received an IBM Faculty Award in 2005 for his work in business process management and services computing. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and National "Chang Jiang Scholars" Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in 2009.

Khaled Salah is a full professor and has extensive background and expertise in blockchain, cloud computing, IoT, cybersecurity, computer networks, and web application development. He has over 170 publications and 2 US patents. He is an active and engaged speaker and has given a number of keynote speeches, invited talks, and tutorials on topics related to Blockchain, IoT, cloud computing, embedded systems, and Cybersecurity. Currently, he is supervising a number of research projects on “Blockchain and IoT”, and also is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas IoT, Blockchain, Cloud, and Cybersecurity. A recent news story, dated Dec. 27, 2017, was published by KU on his teaching and research activities with regards to blockchain and IoT.

Dr. Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University. Currently, he is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited, which is a publicly listed company in Hong Kong Stock Market (0268). Currently he is leading the research and developments of blockchain and artificial intelligence for enterprise applications. Prior to this position, he was a research staff member and program manager of application architectures and realization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Chief Architect of Industry Standards at IBM Software Group, where he led the R&D of the custom solution engagement cloud and service-oriented architecture solutions. Dr. Zhang has published more than 160 technical papers in
journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 50 granted patents in the areas of e-commerce, Web services, rich media, data management, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and information appliances. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award "for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society. He has served as the President of Shenzhen Big Data Alliance since 2013. Dr. Zhang is the Editor-in- Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR).

 

2、Get the latest technical tutorials

 

Tutorial: Blockchain: Basics, Smart Contracts, and Challenges

Abstract: Blockchain is an emerging, disruptive, and transformational technology of incredible growth and potential, and is poised to have tremendous impact and benefits across many industries including banking, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, logistics, land registry, and others. Recently, blockchain has gained significant attention among academia and the scientific research community. In this tutorial, we present an introduction to the underlying design principles, protocols, and architecture of blockhain. We also describe blockchain types, powerful features, and potential application domains. The tutorial will show how to program the blockchain with Ethereum smart contracts using Solidity language and Remix IDE. We demonstrate how blockchain using smart contracts can be the preferred answer to many pressing research problems related to IoT management, identity, data monetization, and security. The tutorial will also cover advanced topics related to block validation and construction, forking, Merkle trees, and consensus algorithms, and generating addresses and keys. Moreover, the tutorial will highlight major research challenges for blockchain, and will discuss newly emerging blockchain types as those of IOTA, Tangle, and Algorand.

About the Speakers: 

Khaled Salah is a full professor and has extensive background and expertise in blockchain, cloud computing, IoT, cybersecurity, computer networks, and web application development. He has over 170 publications and 2 US patents. He is an active and engaged speaker and has given a number of keynote speeches, invited talks, and tutorials on topics related to Blockchain, IoT, cloud computing, embedded systems, and Cybersecurity. Currently, he is supervising a number of research projects on “Blockchain and IoT”, and also is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas IoT, Blockchain, Cloud, and Cybersecurity. A recent news story, dated Dec. 27, 2017, was published by KU on his teaching and research activities with regards to blockchain and IoT.

 

Tutorial: IBM Cloud for Research and Developlement

Abstract: IBM's cloud offers platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and includes a catalog of services that can be integrated with PaaS and IaaS to build solutions.  This multi-tiered system makes it convenient for Researchers and Developers (R&D) to tailor the platform to their research agenda – building and testing low level, new cloud services; developing models and algorithms, and developing services for external consumption.  Each of these activities requires working with different cloud capabilities, and integrating various services. Each of these activities may also require private services within the IBM Intranet, as well as tools, existing data, systems, and processes.  In addition, working in the cloud also requires the same level of security and compliance required in any IBM internal environment. The solution which we have developed over the past four years has focused on integration of these diverse platform resources, automation of security and compliance, a simplified portal to accomplish virtual machine  and ‘bare metal machine’ set up and management, usage metering, service access, data placement, and network / firewall setup and management. The techniques we have used in these cloud front end system support methods has allowed the R&D teams to focus on their primary research work, with little or no time devoted to the underlying cloud entities in the IaaS or PaaS.

About the Speakers:

Lorraine M. Herger is the Director of Research Integrated Solutions and CIO of IBM Research, a worldwide organization with 12 locations; a Master Inventor, with over 50 patents, 25 publications and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Lorraine received the 2017 CIO 100 award for innovative use of technology to drive business for IBM Research by creating a cloud environment where IBM Research can host assets for external partners. Lorraine is the chief technical architect of THINKLab, an innovative environment for immersive experiences and led the team in the design, and installation of each of IBM’s 13 THINKLabs. Lorraine and her team currently manage the Cloud for the IBM Research Division.

Carlos Fonseca is an Executive IT Architect, Software Engineer, and a people manager. With over 20 years of software development, and architecture experience, Carlos has provided many contributions to IBM technologies, solutions, and software products. 
Currently, Carlos manages a high-performance team of software engineers, IT specialist and architects providing innovated Information Technology solutions for IBM. These solutions range from application development, IBM cloud application and infrastructure architecture and design, mobile design and development, wireless technology solutions, emerging client adoption solutions, VPN and secured access solutions. Carlos provides technical leadership in many of the team’s contributions including leading several key cloud infrastructure architecture and deployment projects in IBM Research.

Mercy Bodarky is a Security focal for the Integrated Solutions Team of IBM Research. In this role, Mercy works across several disciplines including IT Security, Cloud, and Privacy, IT & business operations and collaboration. She manages several global security programs for all services to the division. Mercy is an active member of the IRI, ACM and SWE. She also serves as the webmaster for the SWE, NY City chapter. In her spare time develops outreach projects to educate students of all ages to STEM careers.

 

Tutorial: Bioinformatics Virtual Organizations Constrction Framework

Abstract: Systems Bioinformatics is a relatively new approach, which lies in the intersection of systems biology and classical bioinformatics. It focuses on integrating information across different levels using a bottom-up approach as in systems biology with a data-driven top-down approach as in bioinformatics. A key approach in Bioinformatics Systems is the construction of multiple networks representing and their integr

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The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities.

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