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Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1: Dr. Syed Saif Abrar, IBM USA

About the speaker:
Dr. Syed Saif Abrar earned his PhD from the Technical University of Tallinn (Estonia), after completing bachelors and masters from Aligarh Muslim University and IIT-Delhi, respectively.
With more than 17 years of industry experience, he has contributed to computing systems ranging from tiny microcontrollers to high-performance architectures. Currently he leads a team in IBM working on next-generation processors and systems. His knowledge about the CORAL architecture, simulation expertise and team leadership played a significant role in the success simulation of the system.
His research interests include computer architectures, system-level design and modeling, performance analysis, with a keen interest in upcoming disruptive technologies.
In addition to corporate responsibilities, he is actively involved with academics institutes. He has driven many industry-academic projects and actively shares his experiences and knowledge with the faculty and students.
Dr. Saif has delivered keynotes and lectures in numerous international conferences, drives the IP activities in his organization and evangelises AI-capable application development.
About the keynote:
U.S. Department of Energy(DoE) has been working since 2014 to develop the world’s most advanced data centric supercomputing systems, under the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore, or CORAL program. The keynote will focus on the US DoE CORAL project aimed at creating the world’s fastest supercomputer at 200 Petaflops, offering 5 to 10-times better performance than the current systems at the labs, while being five times more energy efficient and using just one quarter of the nodes. Recognizing that the traditional computing architectures could not effectively support such high compute requirements, the CORAL supercomputers incorporate new foundational capabilities, massive bandwidth, a capacity to ingest and analyze very large data sets, and the ability to orchestrate any number or combination of accelerators. Advanced technologies like IBM POWER9 core, NVIDIA Tesla GPU, NVLink 2.0, PCIExpress 4.0, Mellanox interconnect, OpenCAPI 3.0 interface, off-chip coherent FPGA, on-chip accelerators as well as an open ecosystem make the foundations of the CORAL supercomputers.
Participants of this talk will come to know about the new architectures being introduced in CORAL supercomputers that are expected to deliver in excess of 200 petaflops of performance. Breakthrough architecture using advances in silicon, hardware and software are discussed in this lecture. Additionally, the talk will introduce the OpenPOWER Foundation (openpowerfoundation.org) that is a consortium of research institutes, semiconductor companies and academic institutes. Well known OpenPOWER participants, out of over 250+ members, include IBM, Google, Tyan, NVIDIA, Mellanox, Samsung, Xilinx, etc. Some of the participating research institutes are Jülich Research Centre, Oregon State University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Tsinghua University, etc. including IISc and IIT's from India. Finally, this keynote will introduce the audience to open cloud-based platforms, like OpenPOWER Research Facility (OPRF, IIT Bombay) and SuperVessel, to develop GPU optimized POWER applications for academic as well as commercial purposes. Conference participants, corporate executives, researchers and students will be extremely benefitted by this learning that is of immediate use for developing high-performance applications around AI, ML, DL, cognitive, etc.









Prof Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, University of Aalborg, Esbjerg, Denmark

Title: 2nd Generation Biorefineries in the context of Bioenergy in Europe. Reaching EU Targets of Renewable Energy 2020 – 2030. Including Denmark as case example, how to reach 100% Renewable Energy supply 2050

Biomass is biodegradable products, wastes and residues of biological origin from agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. Biomass comes from a wide range of raw materials that includes forestry wood materials, agricultural crops, by-products from farming and forestry, manure and the organic fraction of waste products (Intelligent Energy Europe, 2009; European Commission, 2010). Biomass as a form of renewable energy has the advantage that it can be easily stored, transported and utilised with a flexible load and applications at the place and time of energy and products needed. This makes the biomass unique among renewable energy sources.

The biomass resources currently available for producing  energy can be classified into woody biomass, agricultural sources, biowastes and algae’s (Holm-Nielsen et al. 2010). Agriculture and forestry are the biggest sources of biomass around the world and accounts for 38% and 31% of the total world’s area respectively (FAO, 2010; Holm-Nielsen et al. 2006), but environmental sensitivities and sustainability criteria’s need to be taken into account. Farmers has started paradigm shifts from being food and feed producers towards including production of biomass for fuel and CHP-production and to deliver biomass for new biorefinery concepts and products. Within high level of land productivity, the energy demands and needs might be achieved to a larger extent by changes in agricultural growing systems.  

Developing new concepts of biorefineries includes evolutionary concepts of integrated biomass conversion processes, this opens new biotechnology platform, shifting from centralized way of production into decentralised production, adopting the distributed character of feedstock with low energy density. Nowadays decentralised biorefineries are the platform and inspiration for a wide range of future biobased products.
2.nd generation biorefinery platform consists of Lignocellulosic biomass from Agriculture and Forestry as well as from Organic Waste streams and by-products.  
Examples will be given of how to reach a large proporsion of Renewable Energy supply by combining Windenergy – Solar Energy and Bioenergy in Denmark and the Northern Europe. 

Keywords: Biomass resource potential, Bioenergy, Biofuels , Biorefineries, Biomass Sustainability Criteria’s, Lignocellulosic biomass. Renewable Energy Systems. Integration Wind-Bioenergy-Solar

Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen; Ph.D. Head of Research Group of Bioenergy and Green Engineering, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.
25 Years of experience in the field of Biomass Feedstock production, Biorefinery concepts and Biogas production. Board member of R, D & D committee of a cross-governmental body of biogas developments 1993-2009, Denmark. Secretary and/or chairman of NGO biogas and bioenergy organisations. Experience of a variety of EU projects, Organiser of international conferences, workshops and training programmes in EU, Ukraine, Canada and China.
Research:  Managing research, development and demonstration programmes in      
                  integrated agriculture, environment and energy systems. Fulfilled biomass
                  and bioenergy R & D projects. Main focus in biofuels, biogas and biomass
                  resources. Supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in these research fields.
Training programmes: International courses, training programmes and supervision for
                  Ph.D. students and academic staff, governmental bodies and experts in bioenergy systems.
Full biography can be found at www.aau.dk – profile search Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen

Keynote 2:

Prof. Eduard Babulac
Department of Computer Science, Mah University, USA.

Title: Online Game Systems - A Networking Perspective

This talk covers the concepts underlying networked games (NGs) and networked virtual environments (NVEs), from their definition, to distributed systems, to networking fundamentals, quality of experience and game design needs.
Topics include (depending on time allotted): 

- intro to networked games technology
- the challenges of networked games
- QoS/QoE 
- traffic analysis and measurements
- transport protocols and performance

Invited Speakers

Prof. Indranil Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Prof. Ricardo Armentano, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina