Prof. Zoran Bojkovic, Faculty of Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
About the speaker:
Prof. Zoran Bojkovic,LSM IEEE, from the University of Belgrade Serbia, Engineering Academy of Serbia IAS, member of Scientific Society of Serbia, has published more than 450 scientific books, book chapters ( publishers: Prentice Hall, Wiley, Mc.Grow Hill, CRC Press Francis&Taylor, Springer, WSEAS Press ) , journal and conference papers. Also, he has given more than 80 invited talks, seminars, keynote/plenary lectures, workshops and tutorials in the field of digital signal processing, multimedia communications, computer networks, information security , teletraffic engineering , all over the world. He has participated in many international and national projects ( COST, WUS; NURI ) .His activities included serving as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor in 8 international journals ( WSEAS, NAUN, IADAS ) , program committee member of many scientific conference worldwide.
About the keynote:
Title: Wireless Research Technology to Meet 5G Green Mobile Communications
With the deployment of the Fourth Generation (4G) communication systems all over the world, the energy consumption is growing daily. When adding increasing price of energy, huge demands for increased capacity, improved data rate, ecological impact and ability for fighting climate change as well as healthy concern of the users, shifting towards more efficient techniques becomes inevitable.The next generation architectures are focused on developing new technologies, cell deployment strategies and resource allocation in order to improve the energy efficiency. Thus, one of the fundamental challenge in the design of the Fifth Generation (5G) systems is the development of green and sustainable networking as well as the corresponding computing protocols that are in a position to support 1000 x data rate and throughput with an energy consumption level. Green energy (sunlight, wind, geothermal heat) is an alternative to conventional energy sources ( oil and coil ) .Today, huge demands exist not only for increased capacity, but improved data rate and a better quality of service (QoS) when designing next generation networks and adopting energy efficient architectures. Also, the social responsibility is to reduce the power consumption as much as possible. It should be noted that green energy services vary in capacity as well as that they are highly dependent on the location and the weather which makes it a key challenge in the development and control of wireless communication networks. In that way,the fundamental design criteria for green wireless communication networks is shifted from energy efficiency to energy sustainability-due to the nature of green energy. What follows , it is the fact that two research developing area appear : network infrastructure and networking algorithms with protocols. After a short introduction, this keynote speech starts with green communication technology motivation factors with its evolution. Next, benefits for 5G green communication including joint energy and communication cooperation will be presented. The second part deals with energy harvesting technology together with software defined energy harvesting networks (SD-EHV ) . In the final part, sustainable green networking and computing in 5G systems are provided. In addition, the green communication as an urgent need in the Internet of Things (IoT) era as well as some open research issues conclude the presentation.
Prof. Ricardo Armentano, Professor, University of the Republic, Uruguay
About the speaker:
Prof. Ricardo Armentano is currently a Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Engineering, member of the EMBS IEEE Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems Technology and Vice Chairman Global Citizen Safety and Security Working Group of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering; Director of the PhD program on signal processing of the National Technological University, Buenos Aires and Grade 5 Investigator of the United Nations Program for the Development of Basic Sciences in Uruguay. He has acquired international recognition in the field of cardiovascular hemodynamics and arterial hypertension. He has taught in the fields of cardiovascular dynamics and in the broad area of engineering in medicine and biology and has extensive experience in PhD supervision and in examination of local and international higher degree theses. He is on the editorial board of journals of cardiovascular research and is a reviewer for over 25+ international scientific journals. He has 200+ publications including books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.
About the keynote:
Title: IoT & Computational Intelligence Towards Smart Healthcare
Internet of Things (IoT) clubbed with intelligent data analysis techniques have revolutionized the domain of healthcare. Data acquisition in an IoT environment followed by the use of machine learning and computationally intelligent techniques has enabled newer perspectives in treating patients and analysis of health risks. Especially in the field of cardiometabolic risks and aging, such methods have proved to be of paramount importance. The complete set of in vivo measurements aims at providing a novel overview of the age-related changes that occur in the arterial properties and geometry as well as the heart. The new kind of database provides a wealth of information for establishing a complete biomechanical and hemodynamical map for the aging process. Data derived from our study will not only serve as the basis of modeling for a number of physiological processes involved in the physiological aging but it will also permit the link to a number of age-induced cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, this dataset can serve as a basis for the improvement and validation of methods that aim at an accurate and efficient noninvasive monitoring of cardiovascular health, especially adapted for the elderly population. On another aspect, such computationally intelligent methods of analysis has also found its use in liver transplants, considering the huge set of multifarious health data throughout the process of liver transplantation and applying data analytics and machine learning to predict the survival aspects of the patients under transplantation.
Dr. Syed Saif Abrar, IBM Cognitive Systems Simulation, Bangalore, India
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.
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.