Keynote Speakers (Update）
Prof. Rajkumar Buyya
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Research Area:Cloud Computing - Distributed Computing - Distributed Systems - Software Systems - Service-Oriented Computing - Computer Science - Software Engineering - Internet of Things - Supercomputing - High Performance Computing - Internet Computing - Data Centres - Operating Systems - Resource Management and Scheduling - Quality of Services - Computational Economy - Utility Computing - Networked Computing
- Energy Efficient Computing - Green Computing
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
850 publications and seven textbooks including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineeringworldwide (h-index=159, g-index=350, and 133,100+ citations). Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for six consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier. He has been recognised as the "Best of the World" twice for research fields (in Computing Systems in 2019 & 2022 and Software Systems in 2021 & 2022) as well as "Lifetime Achiever" and "Superstar of Research" in "Engineering and Computer Science" discipline twice (2019 and 2021) by the Australian Research Review. He received 2021 "Research Innovation Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, 2021 "Research Impact Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing, and “Cloud Architect of the Year Award” from Oracle in 2022.
Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long-standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. He has presented over 700 invited talks (keynotes, tutorials, and seminars) on his vision on IT Futures, Advanced Computing technologies, and Spiritual Science at international conferences and institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. He is recently recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Europe. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
Title of Keynote Speech:
Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud, Edge, and Quantum Computing
Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of "computing utilities" into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services, which are made available to consumers as subscription-oriented services. Cloud application platforms need to offer (1) APIs and tools for rapid creation of elastic applications and (2) a runtime system for deployment of applications on geographically distributed Data Centre infrastructures (with Quantum computing nodes) in a seamless manner.
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities, smart robotics, and smart healthcare. The emerging Fog/Edge computing paradigms support latency sensitive/real-time IoT applications with a seamless integration of network-wide resources all the way from edge to the Cloud.
This keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture
for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka 5G, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog/Edge-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/ IoT applications in engineering, and health care (e.g., COVID-19), deep learning/Artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, and natural language processing (mining COVID-19 research literature for new insights) on elastic Clouds, (f) QFaaS: A Serverless Function-as-a-Service Framework for Quantum Computing, and (g) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with pathways for future research in Cloud and Edge/Fog computing.
Prof. Wenbing Zhao
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University, USA
Research Area:Blockchain, Dependable Distributed Computing , Computer Vision and Motion Analysis, Smart and Connected Healthcare, Machine Learning
Dr. Zhao is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University. He got his BS and MS degrees from the Physics Department in Peking University. He earned his Ph.D. at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and the author of the research monograph titled “From Traditional Fault Tolerance to Blockchain.” Dr. Zhao’s research spans from dependable distributed systems to human centered smart systems. His research has been funded by the US NSF, US Department of Energy, US Department of Education, US Department of Transportation, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Development Services Agency, and Woodruff Foundation. He has delivered more than 10 keynotes, tutorials, public talks and demonstrations in various conferences, industry and academic venues. Dr. Zhao is an associate editor for IEEE Access, MDPI Computers, Journal of Information Processing Systems, and PeerJ Computer Science, and a member of the editorial board of several international journals, including Applied System Innovation, Internal Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, and International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies. He is currently an IEEE Senior Member and serves on the executive committee of the IEEE Cleveland Section.
Title of Keynote Speech:
Dos and Don’ts in Blockchain Research and Development
The goal of this talk is to clarify common misconceptions regarding the blockchain technology, and pointing out some worrisome practices in the field of blockchain technology. We first provide a brief introduction of the blockchain technology, highlighting its design principle, nuts and bolts, and the most fundamental innovation of the technology. Next, we elaborate on a key concept regarding data immutability. In particular, it is a mistake to equate blockchain to data immutability. Data immutability can only be achieved in large-scale public blockchains where the cost becomes an insurmountable barrier for any attempt to change the data recorded in the blockchain. The third topic we discuss is the differences between public, private, and consortium blockchains. We caution the use of private and consortium blockchains. The last topic we argue is regarding blockchain consensus. Because the proof of work (PoW) consensus algorithm has obvious drawbacks on energy consumption, many alternative algorithms have been proposed. We single out two most egregious wrong practices: (1) selecting a small set of validators for reaching consensus, and (2) adopting traditional distributed consensus.
Prof. Lin Liu
Digital Marketing, Beihang University, China
Brief introduction of your research experience: I am a professor at the Department of Digital Marketing, Beihang University. My research focuses on topics related to digital platform and yields publications in premier academic journals like Management Science. I am also a reviewer for Management Science, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, and Production and Operations Management.
Speech title: Marketing Strategies by Digital Platforms
Abstract:Digital platforms have been witnessed to boom in the recent decade, and the success is rooted in their key role as a common agent that facilitates the interactions between consumers and third-party sellers. In this speech, some common marketing-related strategies by digital platforms (e.g., search environment design, matching algorithm, returns policies) will be discussed.
Prof. Zongfeng Zou
School of Management，Shanghai University, China
Brief introduction of your research experience: I have been engaged in scientific research in management information system, blockchain, financial information system and other fields for a long time. I have completed more than 20 projects at provincial or ministerial level and published more than 40 papers.
Speech Title: The application of block chain technology in spot exchange
Abstract: At present, the spot exchange encounters two major problems in the commodity transaction. One is the risk of the transaction. The second is the transaction controllability problem. The problem of transaction accuracy is mainly manifested in the complex links. The information transparency is not high. The stakeholders are relatively independent, thus exacerbating the risk of the transaction. Spot trading market is very large, there are many difficulties in the process of market transactions, and the controllability is not high, which brings security risks to the healthy development of spot trading market. Therefore, the block chain technology distributed functions were combined to improve the rapid interaction of information. Market bi-directional transactions were increased, the authenticity and reliability of the transaction was guaranteed, and the risk of the transaction was reduced. In addition, the decentralization function of block chain technology was exploited, and the ability of market regulators to supervise the market order was improved.