Dr. Mohamed Hamdi
Dr. Andres Iglesias Prieto
Dr. Osvaldo Gervasi
Hussein Mustapha Khodr
||Dr. Martin Drahansky
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering,
National Dong Hwa University
RFID Research Issues
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology uses radio wave to
automatically collect data and track object. With the dropping in prices,
RFID is applied more ubiquitously. An RFID system essentially consists
of four parts: RFID tag, RFID reader, middleware, and applications.
Various problems exist in each part. In this talk, we highlight some
of the research issues involved in the ubiquitous RFID systems.
Dr. Ruay-Shiung Chang
Ruay-Shiung Chang received his B.S.E.E. degree from National Taiwan University
in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from National Tsing Hua
University in 1988. He is now a professor in the Department of Computer
Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University. His
research interests include Internet, wireless networks, RFID and grid
computing. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal papers
and numerous international conference papers. He is an editor for International
Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, Journal of Internet Technology,
and Journal of Convergence Information Technology. Dr. Chang is a member
of ACM, a senior member of IEEE, and a founding member of Taiwan Institute
of Information and Computing Machinery. Dr. Chang also served on the advisory
council for the Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) from 2004/5 to
Networks and Security Research Lab.
University of November 7th at Carthage, Tunisia
Secure Grid Services Over 4G Networks
The coming era of 4th generation networks is foreseeing
a potential smooth merging of multiple heterogeneous technologies. A
4G network is characterized by the integration and the convergence of
all communication networks, which are intrinsically diverse, heterogeneous,
and dynamic, into one network. The main challenges raised by this network
are the guarantee of seamless global roaming, the provision of cost-effective
high data rates, the de finition of effi cient user-centric customized
service models, and the optimization of the quality of service provision.
Grid computing constitutes a promising alternative to guarantee secure
service provision over 4G infrastructures.
This talk articulates around four major axes:
The architecture of a Grid-based service provision
framework over a 4G communication infrastructure
The security services that should be guaranteed
by the Grid service providers (authentication and identity management
are at the heart of these services)
The payment models that should be supported
to build up an accounting framework for the service provision infrastructure
The extension of the infrastructure to cloud
computing, which is becoming a major concern in modern networks
Dr. Mohamed Hamdi
Dr. Mohamed Hamdi received his PhD in telecommunications from the Engineering
School of Communications (Sup’Com, Tunisia) on 2005. From 2001 to
2005 he has worked for the National Digital Certification Agency (NDCA,
Tunisia) where he was head of the Risk Analysis Team. Dr. Hamdi was in
charge to build the security strategy for the Tunisian root Certification
Authority and to continuously assess the security of the NDCA’s
networked infrastructure. He has also served in various national technical
committees for securing e-government services. He co-authored more than
50 papers that have been published in international journals and conferences.
Currently, Dr. Hamdi is serving as an assistant professor for the Engineering
School of Communications at Tunis. He is also member of the Communication
Networks and Security Lab (Coordinator of the Formal Aspects of Network
Security Research Team), where Dr. Hamdi is conducting research activities
in the areas of risk management, algebraic modeling, intrusion detection,
network forensics, and wireless sensor networks.
Andres Iglesias Prieto,
Dpt. of Applied Mathematics and Computational
E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos - University of Cantabria, Spain
Virtual Characters in Urban Environments: Trends and Applications
Urban Computing is an emerging field of research aimed
at studying the interactions between humans and urban environments and
their cultural and social impact on the city. As such, it is a cross-disciplinary
field that combines computer science, technology and research on human-computer
interactions (HCI) with (among others) art, design, architecture and
urban studies. One of the most popular issues in urban computing concerns
the use of digital virtual characters resembling human beings and evolving
into computer-generated urban environments. The increasing popularity
of this topic can be largely explained by the fact that synthetic actors
provide an excellent benchmark for the analysis and evaluation of different
urban computing approaches and methodologies. In fact, they are increasingly
being considered as a powerful computational tool in many urban scenarios.
A typical example is given by virtual crowd simulations in applications
ranging from site planning, education, training, and human factors analysis
for building evacuation to simulations of public scenarios where masses
of people gather, ?ow, and disperse, such as transportation centers,
sporting events, and concerts. This talk explores this issue by presenting
some of the most interesting developments in the field. Some recent
trends and applications regarding this exciting field of reseach are
Dr. Andres IGLESIAS PRIETO
IGLESIAS is currently the head of the Department of Applied Mathematics
and Computational Sciences of the University of Cantabria (Spain). Since
Nov. 2005, he has also been the Post-graduate studies coordinator at his
department, awarded with the Quality Certificate by the Spanish Ministry
of Education and Science. He has been a Visiting Researcher at (among
others) the Department of Computer Science of the University of Tsukuba
(Japan), Wessex Institute of Technology (UK), International Center of
Theoretical Physics-ICTP (Italy) and Toho University (Japan). He holds
a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1992) and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
(1995). He has been the chairman and organizer of 31 international conferences
and workshops. In addition, he has served as a program committee and/or
steering committee member of over 100 international conferences such as
3CM, 3IA, ACN, CGA, CAGDAG, CGI, CGIV, CIT, CyberWorlds, FGCN, GMAG, GMAI,
GMVAG, Graphicon, GRAPP, ICCS, ICCSA, ICICS, ICCIT, ICM, ICMS, IMS, IRMA,
ISVD, MMM, NDCAP, SEPA, SMM, VIP, WSCG and WTCS. He has been reviewer
of 91 international conferences, 22 international journals (including
13 ISI-indexed journals) and outstanding research institutions and agencies
such as NSF-USA and the European Commission. He is currently the Editor
in Chief of the “International Journal on Computer Graphics”,
Associate Editor of the journals “International Journal of Computer
Graphics and CAD/CAM”, “Transactions on Computational Science”,
“Advances in Computational Science and Technology”, “International
Journal of Computational Science”, “International Journal
of Biometrics”, “Journal of Convergence Information Technology”,
“Int. Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking”
and “International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its
Applications” and member of the Editorial Reviewing Board of the
“International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering”.
He has also been guest editor of some special issues of international
journals about computer graphics and symbolic computation. He is the author
of over 100 international papers on different topics and 7 books. For
more information, see his personal web site: http://personales.unican.es/iglesias
Dr. Osvaldo Gervasi,
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Perugia, Italy
From Rehabilitation to Personal Autonomy: advanced
services in a Smart Grid Environment
The talk will illustrate how the Information Technology
is already able to impact the social life when the user is living in
technologically advanced Urban environments and Smart Grid environments.
Since even elderly persons are nowadays acquainted with the technology,
we have some instruments (e.g.: early warnings) that may prevent problems
and accidents and may help people with disabilities to increase their
quality of life, up to reach the personal autonomy.
In this context the rehabilitation process could be limited in time,
since with some sensors (simplified tracking systems, RFID systems,
Beacon systems, etc) the user may be helped to progressively recover
all social connections, her/his activity could be monitored in order
to prevent accidents, some ad-hoc messages can be delivered using diverse
channels (voice, video, text) to help the patient in problematic situations.
A various set of services may be activated to help the mobility of patients,
the promotion and maintenance of social connections, the execution of
The named approach is able to reduce the rehabilitation costs and increase
significantly the quality of live of patients.
Dr. Osvaldo Gervasi
Osvaldo Gervasi's research interests are focused on Computational Science,
Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality and Web Programming.
He participated to two UE COST Actions, leading for each a Working
Group. In 2007-2010 he was the Italian representative inside the Management
Committee of the GridChem Action.
He has been visiting researcher at SLAC (USA), at the University of
Oklahoma (USA), at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and
the University of Barcelona (Spain) At the University of Crete and FORTH,
He has been the co-Chair of the following conferences: ICCSA 2004 (Assisi,
Italy), ICCSA 2005 (Singapore), ICCSA 2006 (Glasgow, UK), ICCSA 2007
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); ICCSA 2008 (Perugia, Italy), ICCSA 2009 (Seoul,
Korea), ICCSA 2010 (Fukuoka, Japan). He has been co-Chair of the Web3D
2007 Symposium (Perugia, Italy) sponsored by ACM-SIGGRAPH and Eurographics.
He is Program Chair of ICCSA 2011, to be held in Santander (Spain),
He has been invited speaker at the Conference ICHIT 2006, the International
Conference on Hybrid Information Technologies, held on Nov 9th-11th,
Jeju Island (South Korea).
In 2006 the SIMBEX project has been selected by the CIVR of the Ministry
of University as one of the 12 best products of the University of Perugia
in the Mathematics and Computer Science areas in the period 2003-2005.
He is member of the EGEE III Project.
He coordinated more than 80 Thesis of the “Laurea in Informatica”.
He has published over 70 papers on international journals and books
and edited more than 30 books.
He delivered more than 50 presentations to International Conferences
He is President of the Umbria's Open Source Competence Center since
He is IEEE Senior member (Computer Society and Communications Society)
and ACM Senior Member (SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH). He is member of Web3D Consortium
and Internet Society (ISOC).
Dr. Zita Vale,
GGECAD / ISEP-IPP –
Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center
Institute of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP)
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 420
4700-072 Porto, Portugal
Artificial Intelligence in SmartGrids
The Smart Grid concept is being used in the context
of power systems for some years and has gained importance with relevant
research activities and manufacturer’s and political attention.
Although the term is not new, there is not yet a generalized agreement
about its meaning. The fact that a Smart Grid should be better equipped
than present electrical grids providing the means to better operation
and control seems, at first sight, the only common characteristic on
which everyone seems to agree.
With several prototypes being on the way, all around the world, and
relevant diverse funding opportunities that are available, it seems
urgent to define exactly what the term Smart Grid applies to and what
are the important limitations of the work developed so far.
The last decade has seen important steps forward in the development
of the smart grid and microgrid concepts, as fundamental basis for intensively
using renewables in an intelligent way. Implementation of these concepts
has just beginning but the already obtained results show that success
However, this is not sufficient to give answer to the above referred
problems because it does not consider the needs of the involved players
to operate in such a complex environment of dynamic and competitive
nature. Available solutions are not capable or efficient at managing
both commercial relationships and technical restrictions in a general
way. On the contrary, they are focused on specific, relatively small
problems. This results in a huge number of methods and regulations with
focused/limited application that make the evolution from the present
state to the future power systems with intensive use of DG highly difficult.
Moreover, artificial intelligence based methodologies and applications
have not yet been able to give the relevant contribution they are expected
for the practical implementation of the smart grid concept.
Dr. Zita Vale
Zita A. Vale is a Coordinator Professor of Power Systems at the Engineering
Institute – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal.
She received her diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and her PhD
in 1993, both from University of Porto.
Her main research interests concern Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) applications
to Power System operation and control, Electricity Markets and Distributed
Generation. She is involved in several R&D projects concerning the
application of A.I. and Decision-Support techniques to Engineering problems.
Hussein Mustapha Khodr,
GECAD, ISEP, IPP, Portugal
Distribution system reconfiguration methodology
for SCADA application including Distributed Generation
Distributed energy resources (DER) have been receiving
increasing attention as alternatives to centralized energy. It has been
recognized as a good option for future energy system with respect to
sustainable development and low-carbon society construction. A key resource
to increase generation efficiency and reduce the greenhouse gas emission
with respect to conventional separate production means, the small-scale
distributed generation resources may be an attractive alternative in
this sense. Thus, developing more DER can cut down on construction projects
of large power generating plants and transmission lines. Use on-site
generation may be an attractive alternative, since it alleviates the
need for building the costly transmission grid. Moreover, a microgrid
can play significant role to enhance local reliability, reduce feeder
losses, support local voltages, voltage sag correction, or provide uninterruptible
power supply functions.
This work presents a new and efficient methodology for distribution
network reconfiguration in presence of DER integrated with optimal power
flow (OPF) based on a Benders decomposition approach. The objective
minimizes power losses, load balancing among feeders, and is subject
to all technical constraints: capacity limit of branches, minimum and
maximum power limits of substations or distributed generators, minimum
deviation of bus voltages, and radial optimal operation of networks.
The ROPF problem addressed in this work is formulated as an MINLP problem
with a nonlinear objective function, binary decision variables, continuous
variables for operation processes, and nonlinear constraints, such as
complete power-flow equations or distribution-lines capacity limits.
The difficulties related to solving nonlinear optimization problems
with binary variables force us to make use of partitioning techniques,
such as the Benders decomposition. The Benders partition algorithm is
a decomposition technique on two levels—master and slave—which
defines an iterative procedure between both levels in order to reach
the joint optimal solution.
The formulation can be embedded under two stages: the first one is
the Master problem and is formulated as a mixed integer nonlinear programming
problem. This stage determines the radial topology of the distribution
network. The second stage is the Slave problem and is formulated as
a nonlinear programming problem. This stage is used to determine the
feasibility of the Master problem solution by means of an OPF and provides
information to formulate the linear Benders cuts that connect both problems.
The effectiveness of the proposed model is demonstrated through examples
extracted from the literature and the real world case.
Dr. Hussein Mustapha Khodr.
H. M. Khodr received the Ph.D., M.Sc., and Engineer degrees in electrical
engineering from the José Antonio Echeverría Higher Polytechnic
Institute (ISPJAE), Havana, Cuba, in 1997 and 1993, respectively.|
He is a former Associate Professor of electrical engineering at Universidad
Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. He was a Researcher at
INESC Porto, Porto, Portugal. Presently, he is a Researcher at GECAD,
Porto. He has participated in a number of projects performed for the local
industries. His current research activities are concentrated on planning,
operation, and economics of electrical distribution and industrial power
systems; power quality; grounding systems; and optimization.
GECAD, ISEP, IPP, Portugal
Considering Emotions, Mood and Personality in Ambient
Intelligence and Smart Environments
Traditionally, emotions and affects have been separated
from cognitive and rational thinking; they have a bad connotation on
what is related to the individuals’ behaviour, in particular on
what is related to the decision-making process. However, in the last
years, researchers from several distinct areas (psychology, neuroscience,
philosophy, etc) have begun to explore the role of the emotion as a
positive influence on human decision making process. Current research
in Artificial Intelligence demonstrates also a growing interest in emotional
agents. From human-computer interaction, to development of believable
agents to the entertainment industry, and to modelling and simulating
the human behaviour, there are a wide variety of application areas of
In this talk I will focus on the role of emotion, mood, and personality
in the development of Ambient Intelligence systems and Smart Environments.
Dr. Goreti Marreiros
She is a professor and researcher in the Knowledge Engineering and Decision
Support Research Group (GECAD) of the School of Engineering at Polytechnic
Institute of Porto. In the last years she has tough and been responsible
for a number of courses on Decision Support Systems, Multiagent Systems
and on Artificial Intelligence at the graduate and postgraduate level.|
Her research interests include Multiagent systems, emotional agents, persuasive
argumentation, and group decision-support systems.
She has co-chaired several events (workshops and conferences), namely
Affective Computing related topics (the latest one was EAC’09 at
She is Vice-president of GECAD.
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Biologically inspired information systems and secret
New generation information systems are developing rapidly
due to the use of the latest achievements of cognitive informatics and
biologically-inspired algorithmic techniques. Intelligent data analysis
methods have recently become extremely significant in such systems in
the context of searching for various information, collecting it and
also enabling its meaning to be interpreted. What is also important
in such solutions are techniques for the correct sharing of sensitive
data and its subsequent intelligent management or distribution. There
is no doubt that all these methods will become even more important in
the near future because of the very dynamic development of Ambient Intelligence.
In the light of the above, in this talk I’ll present the opportunities
for developing modern, new generation information systems based on cognitive
models of semantic reasoning. Such models can be used, for instance,
to interpret the meaning of image patterns. In this lecture I’ll
also discuss methods of using biological information recording models,
including DNA coding, to develop new classes of secret information sharing
algorithms which can be deployed to manage data in various information
Prof. Marek Ogiela
Prof. Marek R. Ogiela D.SC, Ph.D., works in Bio-Cybernetics laboratory
at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. In 1992 graduated
from the Mathematics and Physics Department at the Jagiellonian University.
In 1996 for his honours doctoral thesis on syntactic methods of analysis
and image recognition he was awarded the title of Doctor of Control Engineering
and Robotics at the Faculty of Electrical, Automatic Control, Computer
Science and Electronic Engineering of the AGH University of Science and
Technology. In 2001 he was awarded the title of Doctor Habilitated in
Computer Science for his research on medical image automatic analysis
and understanding. In 2005 he received a professor title in technical
Member of numerous world scientific associations as well as of the Forecast
Committee `Poland 2000 Plus´ of the Polish Academy of Science and
member of Interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the Polish Academy
of Arts and Sciences (Bio cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Section).
Author of more than 180 scientific international publications on pattern
recognition and image understanding, artificial intelligence, IT systems
and biocybernetics. Author of recognised monographs in the field of cryptography
and IT techniques; author of an innovative approach to cognitive medical
image analysis. For his achievements in these fields he was awarded many
prestigious scientific honors, including Prof. Taklinski´s award
(twice) and the first winner of Prof. Engel`s award.
GECAD, ISEP, IPP, Portugal
Contexts and Security in Intelligent Urban Computing
Ambient Intelligence is an electronic environment that
is sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. It is a vision
on the future of consumer electronics, telecommunications and computing.
An application skill which has ambient intelligence computing depends
on the relativity of user and service. It is correlated with information
expression and knowledge expression to disclose the real world state.
There are various context and services contiguous to user’s environment.
For user, it is transmitted on to devices such as PDA, mobile phone,
laptop etc. and services gets a foundation from the server information
near the user in a network environment.
ISyRA had been defined based on those context fom Ambient Intelligence
system developments. ISyRAmI (Intelligent Systems Research for Ambient
Intelligence) proposed by IST is an artificial intelligence oriented
methodology and architecture for the development of ambient intelligence
(AmI) systems. The ISyRAmI architecture considers the following four
modules: Data/Information/Knowledge acquisition; Data/Information/Knowledge
storage, conversion, and handling; Intelligent Reasoning; and Decision
Support/Intelligent Actuation. Dr. Hoon Ko had presented the ISyRAmI
SF, which deliberated security model to ISyRAmI in 2009, ISyRAmI is
consists of four modules, context allocator, context analyzer, context
collector and context detector.
In this talk I will present the classification and the relation among
context and security for ISyRAmI in UrC.
Dr. Hoon Ko
Dr. Hoon Ko got his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Howon University,
Kunsan-City, S. Korea in 1998, M.S. degree in Computer Science from Soongsil
University, Seoul, S. Korea in 2000 and Ph D. degree from Soongil University
in 2004. He joined Daejin University as visiting professor from 2002 to
2006. He had worked at Information & Communications University (ICU),
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2007. Now,
he is in GECAD, ISEP, IPP in Porto, Portugal as a Doctor Researcher since
2008. He is interested in Urban Computing Security, Ubiquitous Computing
Security, AmI Security, Context-Aware Security, MSEC(Multicast Security),
RFID Security, Home Network Security, etc. |
BUT, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
Intelligent and multimedial houses
The presentation will introduce intelligent houses,
where intelligent electronics is installed to achieve a high standard
of living. The heart of this house is a server with a multimedial center.
Here are placed libraries with films, music and photos. These could
be played in different rooms in the house, not only on TVs, but on a
small touch-screens installed on walls etc. The second main part of
this system is sensorics coupled to actuators, which measure different
values in all parts of the house and the intelligence on server decides,
which steps have to be done to achieve a pre-set values for each part
of the house.
Dr. Martin Drahansky
* Ph.D. Branch Information Technology, FIT - Brno University of Technology,
* Ing. Branch Informatics and Computer Science, FEECS - Brno University
of Technology, 2001
* Dipl.-Ing. Faculty of Electrotechnics, FernUniversität Hagen,
* 2009 - now: Associate professor, BUT, Faculty of Information Technology,
* 2005 - 2009: Assistant professor, BUT, Faculty of Information Technology,
* 2002 - 2005: External fellow at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, IGD,
* 2002 - 2005: Research worker at the University Siegen, Institute of
measurement, Siegen (DE)
* 1996 - 2005: Technical assistant of the Computer Science and Informatics
at the Secondary school, tr. Kpt. Jarose 14, Brno (CZ)
* Biometric Systems
* Artificial Intelligence
* Security and Cryptography
* Sensoric Systems
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Indiana University - Purdue University, USA
Privacy in a ubiquitous networked world
The notion of computing has changed dramatically in
the last few years. We now compute where we are, when it is needed,
and with what we have. In addition we have seen a surge in the use of
network applications such as social networking technologies. Today,
we need to use our information in real-time, so we have augmented workstation-computing
systems with wide variety of devices which includes lightweight ubiquitous
devices such as smart phones, PDAs, personal tablets/pads, sensors,
auto-id systems(RFID), and many others. Common characterizations of
these devices are that they are mobile, wireless, pervasive, and they
can quickly be launched and/or initialized to act on behalf of an owner/user.
In such situations the privacy and integrity of the device is important
to the owner/user. A question that arises is what privacy will be in
a ubiquitous computing world. Issues will surface due to this “everywhere
In this talk we discuss privacy in this ubiquitous networked world.
In particular, we will discuss the impacts that these mobile devices
and networked technologies have on privacy and integrity. We discuss
a set of general security requirements that should be satisfied in this
Dr. Brian King
Brian King received a Ph.D. in Mathematics (1990)
and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2000).
He is currently an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
in the Purdue School of Engineering & Tech. at Indiana Univ. Purdue
Univ. Indianapolis (IUPUI). Prior to joining IUPUI he worked in the
Security Technologies Labs at Motorola Research Labs. His research interests
include: privacy & anonymity, wireless security, cryptography, threshold
cryptography and low-complexity cryptosystems.
School of Information Technology
Faculty of Science and Technology,
Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University, Australia
Secure Resource Management and Scheduling on Cloud
Cloud computing delivers utility-oriented computing
infrastructure, platform, and software as services. These services are
made available to potential customers on pay-as-you-go model. This talk
presents cloud computing vision, challenges, and opportunities. Various
types and architectures of cloud computing are discussed. Approaches
for securely provisioning Cloud services from multiple domains within
and across enterprises are discussed.
Prof. Jemal Abawajy
JEMAL H. ABAWAJY is an associate professor, Deakin University, Australia.
He received his Ph.D., MSc. and BSc all from Canada. Dr. Abawajy is the
director of the “Pervasive Computing & Networks” research
groups that includes 15 PhD students, several masters and honors students.
Dr. Abawajy is actively involved in funded research in robust, secure
and reliable resource management for pervasive computing (mobile, clusters,
enterprise/data grids, web services) and networks (wireless and sensors)
and has published more than 150 research articles in refereed international
conferences and journals as well as a number of technical reports. Dr.
Abawajy has been a member of the organizing committee for over 100 international
conferences serving in various capacity including chair, general co-chair,
vice-chair, best paper award chair, publication chair, session chair and