The 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks

ICCCN 2014

Shanghai, China

August 4 - August 7, 2014


August 4 (Monday) 13:30 - 15:00

Panel I: CyberPhysical Clouds - Risks and Opportunities

Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA
Krishna Kant
is currently a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Earlier he was with George Mason University and also served as a program director in computer, information science and engineering (CISE) directorate of National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF, he was also instrumental in the development and running of NSF wide sustainability initiative called SEES (science, engineering and education for sustainability). His current areas of research include sustainability and energy efficiency in data centers, configuration robustness and security, and application of computing technologies to larger sustainability problems. He carries 33 years of combined experience in academia, industry, and government. He has published in a wide variety of areas in computer science, authored a graduate textbook on performance modeling of computer systems, and coedited two books on infrastructure and cloud computing security.

Jun Wang, University of Central Florida, USA
Jun Wang
joined Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in University of Central Florida in 2006. Prior to that, he was a faculty in Computer Science and Engineering Department of University ofNebraska, Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati in 2002. He is the recipient of National Science Foundation Early Career Award 2009 and Department of Energy Early Career Principal Investigator Award 2005. Recently, he has won 2013 Dean's Research Professorship Award, Charles N. Millican Faculty Fellow 2010-2012, and University of Central Florida Research Incentive Award 2010. His research has been sponsored mainly by National Science Foundation and Department of Energy. In the last five years, the total amount of research funding is approximately 3+M. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of Computer Systems and High Performance Computing. His specific research interests include massive storage and file system in local, distributed and parallel systems environment. He has authored over 80 publications in premier journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and leading HPC and systems conferences such as IPDPS, HPDC, EuroSys, ICS, Middleware, FAST. He has graduated 6 Ph.D. students who upon their graduations were employed by major US IT corporations (e.g., Google, Microsoft, EMC, etc). He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributes Systems (IJPEDS).

Haibo Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Haibo Chen
is a full professor in School of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests are system virtualization and systems software. He has published papers in reputed conferences such as SOSP, EuroSys, Usenix ATC, ISCA, MICRO and ICSE. He served or is serving as program committee members of reputed conferences such as SOSP, EuroSys, CGO and Usenix ATC. Haibo received the 2011 Distinguished Ph.D thesis award from China Ministry of Education.

Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA
Baek-Young Choi
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She held positions at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as a post-doctoral researcher, and 3M McKnight distinguished visiting assistant professor, respectively. She has been a fellow of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Visiting Faculty Research Program (AFRL-VFRP), and Korea Telecom - Advance Institute of Technology. Her research interests lie in the broad area of algorithm and system development for diverse types of networks, especially in resource management and network monitoring. She has authored the book, 'Scalable Network Monitoring in High Speed Networks', and co-edited the book, 'High Performance Cloud Auditing and Applications.' She has served on NSF and DOE panels multiple times, and is currently an Associate Editor for Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks and Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems. She has also served as a general chair, technical program chair, technical program committee member, organizing committee member, session chair, and reviewer for many international conferences and workshops. Her research has been supported by several agencies including NSF, Sprint-Nextel, AFRL, U. Missouri System, and UMKC. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE, and a member of IEEE Women in Engineering.

August 5 (Tuesday) 13:30 - 15:00

Panel II: Research Directions on Mobile and Wireless Sensor Networks

Min Song, University of Toledo and NSF, USA
Dr. Min Song
is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Toledo. Currently, he is serving the National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems. Dr. Song received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toledo in 2001. His research interests include design, analysis, and evaluation of cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, cyber physical systems, and wireless ad-hoc networks. His research interests also include network security and mobile computing. Dr. Song's professional career is comprised of a total 25 years in industry, academia, and government. Over the course of his career, Dr. Song has held various leadership positions and gained experience in performing a wide range of duties and responsibilities. Of most significance is his service with the NSF as a Program Director since October 2010. Over the years, he has published more than 140 technical papers. Dr. Song was the Founding Director of a Computer Networking System Division in an IT company, and launched two international journals and served as Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Song has acted as an Editor or Guest Editor of 14 international journals, and served as General Chair, Technical Program Committee Chair, and Session Chair for numerous international conferences. Dr. Song is the recipient of NSF CAREER award.

Wei Zhao, University of Macau
Professor Wei Zhao
completed his undergraduate studies at Shaanxi Normal University, China, in 1977, and then received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 2008, Professor Zhao was appointed as the 8th Rector for the University of Macau. Prior to this position, Professor Zhao also served as the Director of the Division of Computer and Network Systems at the US National Science Foundation, the Dean of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Senior Associate Vice President of Research at Texas A&M University, making him one of the few scholars from Mainland China who have ever held such senior posts in the US federal government and high education institutions.

An IEEE fellow, Professor Zhao is internationally acclaimed for his research in the areas of Internet of Things, distributed computing, and cyber-physical systems. His research team has won numerous awards from international research community. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in scientific research and contributions to higher education, he has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by twelve world-renowned universities. In 2011, he was appointed by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology as the Chief Scientist of the Internet of Things - a national 973 project. In 2012, he was elected to be an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences.

Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Znati
received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1988, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, in 1984. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering. Dr. Znati served as the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. He also served as a Senior Program Director for networking research at the National Science Foundation. In this capacity, Dr. Znati led the Information Technology Research (ITR) Initiative, a cross-directorate research program, and served as the Committee Chair of the NSF Information Technology Research Initiative.

Dr. Znati's main research interests are in the design and analysis of evolvable, secure and resilient network architectures and protocols for wired and wireless communication networks, and the design of new fault-tolerant mechanisms for energy-aware resiliency in data-intensive computing. He is also interested in bio-inspired approaches to address complex computing and communications design issues that arise in large-scale heterogeneous wired and wireless networks. Dr. Znati has served as the General Chair of several main conferences, including GlobeCom 2010, IEEE INFOCOM 2005, SECON 2004, the first IEEE conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, the Annual Simulation Symposium, and the Communication Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference. He also served or currently serves as a member of Editorial Boards of a number of networking, distributed system and security journals and transactions.

Chih-Lin I: China Mobile
Dr. Chih-Lin I
is the China Mobile Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, in charge of advanced wireless communication R&D effort of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading major initiatives including 5G Key Technologies R&D; high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; green energy; C-RAN and soft base station.

Dr. I received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, has almost 30 years experience in wireless communication area. She has worked in various world-class companies and research institutes, including wireless communication fundamental research department of AT&T Bell Labs; Headquarter of AT&T, as Director of Wireless Communications Infrastructure and Access Technology; ITRI of Taiwan, as Director of Wireless Communication Technology; Hong Kong ASTRI, as VP and the Founding GD of Communications Technology Domain.

Dr. I received the Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, and is a winner of CCCP "National 1000 talent" program. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of ComSoc Meeting and Conference Board, and the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She is currently an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, and a Network Operator Council Member of ETSI NFV.

Zhisheng Niu: Tsinghua University

Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-94, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering and deputy dean of the School of Information Science and Technology. He is also a guest chair professor of Shandong University, China. His major research interests include queueing theory, traffic engineering, mobile Internet, radio resource management of wireless networks, and green communication and networks.

Dr. Niu has been an active volunteer for various academic societies, including Director for Conference Publications (2010-11) and Director for Asia-Pacific Board (2008-09) of IEEE Communication Society, Membership Development Coordinator (2009-10) of IEEE Region 10, Councilor of IEICE-Japan (2009-11), and council member of Chinese Institute of Electronics (2006-11). He is now a distinguished lecturer (2012-15) and Chair of Emerging Technology Committee (2014-15) of IEEE Communication Society, a distinguished lecturer (2014-16) of IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society, a member of the Fellow Nomination Committee of IEICE Communication Society (2013-14), standing committee member of Chinese Institute of Communications (CIC, 2012-16), and associate editor-in-chief of IEEE/CIC joint publication China Communications.

Dr. Niu received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009 and the Best Paper Award from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013. He also co-received the Best Paper Awards from the 13th, 15th and 19th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communication (APCC) in 2007, 2009, and 2013, respectively, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP'13), and the Best Student Paper Award from the 25th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC25). He is now the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program (so called "973 Project") of China on "Fundamental Research on the Energy and Resource Optimized Hyper-Cellular Mobile Communication System" (2012-2016), which is the first national project on green communications in China. He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.