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Smart Internet of Things: A Cyber Physical Social System Perspective
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

SDN, NFV and the 5G Eco-system at the Service of IoT
Fabrizio Granelli, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy


Smart Internet of Things: A Cyber Physical Social System Perspective

Symeon Papavassiliou
National Technical University of Athens

Brief Bio
Symeon Papavassiliou is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. From 1995 to 1999, he was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories, New Jersey. In August 1999 he joined the ECE Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, where he was an Associate Professor until 2004. He has an established record of publications in his field of expertise, with more than 300 technical journal and conference published papers. His main research interests lie in the area of computer communication networks, with emphasis on the analysis, optimization, and performance evaluation of mobile and distributed systems, Internet of Things, and complex systems. He received the Best Paper Award in IEEE INFOCOM 94, the AT&T Division Recognition and Achievement Award in 1997, the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2012, the Excellence in Research Grant in Greece in 2012 and the Best Paper Awards in ADHOCNETS 2015, ICT 2016 and IFIP WMNC 2019. He has served on several journal editorial positions, including: Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2016-now), Editor-in-Chief for MDPI Future Internet- Internet of Things Section (2018-now), Technical Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (2011-2015), Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2010-2014), Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal "Sensors" MDPI (2016-now). Throughout his career, he has coordinated several national and international research and development projects, while he has served on the board of the Greek National Regulatory Authority on Telecommunications and Posts from 2006 to 2009.

The Internet of Things (IoT) integrates networked sensors and, more in general, physical objects (i.e., things) in a ubiquitous cyberspace by interconnecting these systems to the Internet at large. The integration of the physical world with the cyber one under the prism of social networks, is commonly referred to as a Cyber Physical Social Systems (CPSS), where cyber interactions, physical perceptions and social connections are combined into a ubiquitous hyperspace that remarkably enriches and broadens the interactions and connections among human-to-human, human-to-object, and object-to-object. This talk will focus on the Smart Cities of the Future, by viewing them as a microcosm of interconnected “objects” that represent an extremely interesting and rich example of CPSS, where advanced and human-centric services can be provided to citizens. The realization of these complex environments are supported by the continuous embracing of the IoT technological evolution along with the adoption of relevant advances in the areas of 5G networks and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). In this talk we will we highlight a set of identified challenges towards the development of innovative solutions for the smart cities of the future, as well as a set of enabling technologies that can boost their development.



SDN, NFV and the 5G Eco-system at the Service of IoT

Fabrizio Granelli
Università degli Studi di Trento

Brief Bio

Fabrizio Granelli is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy) and IEEE ComSoc Director for Educational Services (2018-2019). From 2012 to 2014, he was Italian Master School Coordinator in the framework of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ICT Labs Consortium. He was ComSoc Director of Online Content (2016-17). 

Prof. Granelli was the Dean of Education of the DISI Department for the period 2015-2017, and coordinator of the research and didactical activities on computer networks within the degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He was advisor of more than 80 B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses and 8 Ph.D. theses. He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-15 and Visiting Professor at the State University of Campinas (SP, Brazil) and at The University of Tokyo (Japan).

He is author or co-author of more than 200 papers published in international journals, books and conferences in networking, with particular reference to performance modeling, cross-layering, wireless networks, cognitive radios and networks, green networking and smart grid communications.

Starting from January 2017, Prof. Granelli is Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials journal (IF=22 - the HIGHEST among all computer science and telecommunications publications!).

Prof. Granelli is Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networks.

Prof. Granelli is current Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Transmission, Access and Optical Systems (TAOS TC), and was Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM TC).

The keynote will describe the application of emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization at the service of the Internet of Things. The main application scenario will consist of the 5G mobile network architecture and its flexibility to support IoT via network slicing. Moreover, advanced concepts such as Mobile Edge Computing and the introduction of UAVs will be analyzed and future directions of innovation will be identified and discussed.