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Machine-to-Machine Communications in Smart Cities
By Hussein T. Mouftah
Canada Research Chair and Distinguish University Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada email@example.com
The transformation of our current cities into smarter cities will bring challenges in diverse areas such as the transportation system, the electricity system, and wearable systems, just to name a few. In smart cities, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and in particular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, will play a vital role for providing services in the urban environment. These services include real time monitoring and reaction in time through wireless sensor and actuator networks. Smart Grids (SGs), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Internet of Things (IoT), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) will be the building blocks of futuristic smart cities. Smart grid refers to the modernization of traditional power grid by incorporating two-way digital communication support at generation, transmission, and distribution level. Intelligent transportation system refers to making the vehicular traffic smarter by reducing congestion, optimized fuel consumption, shorter routes, and better safety, self-driving cars by using communication and sensing technologies. Internet of things refer to a world-wide network of interconnected objects uniquely addressable, employing M2M communications, based on standard communication protocols and allows people and things to be connected Anytime, Anyplace, with Anything and Anyone, ideally using Any path/network and Any service. IoT can be very useful for resource management in the context of smart cities. Wireless sensor networks are composed of sensor nodes capable of performing sensing and implementing the M2M communications. All these technologies will help to build a smart city. In this presentation we will address technology trends with a focus on M2M communications in smart cities.
Hussein T. Mouftah is an internationally-acclaimed scholar who has made significant contributions to the understanding and knowledge of telecommunication networks, particularly in regard to high-speed networks, optical networks, network switching architectures, and wireless cellular as well as ad hoc and sensor networks, among other technical areas related to the next-generation Internet Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the so-called Internet-of-Things.
He received the BSc in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1969 and 1972, respectively, and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, Canada, in 1975.
He joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (now School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) of the University of Ottawa in 2002 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor,
where he became a University Distinguished Professor in 2006. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-2007). He is the author or coauthor of 11 books, 72 book chapters and more than 1400 technical papers, 14 patents, 6 invention disclosures and 144 industrial reports. He is the joint holder of 21 Best/Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2016 R.A. Fessenden Medal in Telecommunications Engineering of IEEE Canada, the 2015 IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Educator Award, the 2014 Engineering Institute of Canada K. Y. Lo Medal, the 2014 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, the 2007 Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal, the 2007Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit, the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust.
Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Science (2008).
Enabling Technologies for Smart City Platforms
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto
In this talk we present an architecture and design of a general platform to support the delivery of smart city applications. We present a layered architecture that leverages SDN, cloud computing, information-centric networking, and analytics to support data-driven applications for smart cities. We describe our current implementation and demonstrate applications focused on intelligent transportation. We then discuss our roadmap to create a smart city platform that can accommodate IoT at scale.
SpeakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bio: Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia is Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics an Electrical Engineering "For contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic". He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the 2006 Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 IEEE Canada A. G. L. McNaughton Gold Medal for his contributions to the area of communications. Professor Leon-Garcia is author of the leading textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture. He is Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures.
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Organizing Committee Members:
* Jelena Misic, Ryerson University, ON, Canada
* Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
Technical Program Chairs
* Dongmei Zhao, McMaster University, ON, Canada
* Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
* Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France
* Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Netflix, USA
* Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy
* Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL, Toronto, ON, Canada
* John Vardakas, IQUADRAT, Spain
* Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
Special Sessions Chairs
* Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University, NY, USA
* Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University, UK
* Kemal Tepe, University of Windsor, Canada
* Octavia Dobre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (North America)
* Kun Yang, University of Essex, UK (Europe)
* William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
* Kambiz Ghazinour, Kent State University, OH, USA
* Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology
* Mujdat Soyturk, Marmara University, Turkey
* Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Keynote Speakers Chairs
* Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
* Dzmitry Kliazovich, Univesity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Hazem Refai, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
* Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy
* Yaoqing Liu, Clarkson University, NY, USA
* Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, FL, USA
* Nelson Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil
* Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
* Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain
* Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece
Local Arrangement Chair
* Vojislav Misic, Ryerson University, ON, Canada
Web and social media Chair
* Kambiz Ghazinour, Kent State University, OH, USA
* Nima Zaker, March Networks, Canada