The IEEE International workshop on
Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems
In association with IEEE IEEE Globecom 2018
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Workshop program is avialable online:
Welcome to the second IEEE International workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (CCNCPS 2018) In association with IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2018). The workshop will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9-13 December 2018.
The new paradigms and tremendous advances in computing, communications and control have provided and supported wide range of applications in all domains of life, in particular, bridging the physical components and the cyber space leading to the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). The notion of CPS is to use recent computing, communication, and control methods to design and operate intelligent and autonomous systems using cutting edge technologies. This requires the use of computing resources for sensing, processing, analysis, predicting, understanding of data, and then communication resources for interaction, intervention, and interface management, and finally provide control for systems so that they can inter-operate, evolve, and run in a stable evidence-based environment. CPS has extraordinary significance for the future of several industrial domains and hence, it is expected that the complexity in CPS will continue to increase due to the integration of cyber components with physical and industrial systems. This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking, control.
Paper Submission: 1 July 2018
Acceptance Notification: 15 August 2018
Camera Ready Submission: 15 September 2018
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
• Abbas Jamalipour, Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia
Thursday, December 13 10:30 - 11:15
Title: From Centralized to Distributed to SDN for 5G and IoT Networking
Biography: Abbas Jamalipour is the Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, IEICE of Japan, and the Institution of Engineers Australia; an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has authored eight technical books, eleven book chapters, over 450 technical papers, and five patents, all in the area of wireless and mobile communications. He was the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications, Vice President-Conferences and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, and has been an editor for several journals. He was a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for a number of conferences, such as IEEE GLOBECOM2018, ICC2014, PIMRC2012, and WCNC2010. Dr. Jamalipour is an elected member of the Board of Governors, Executive Vice-President, Chair of Fellow Evaluation Committee, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Mobile World, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is recipient of a number of prestigious IEEE awards and 15 Best Paper Awards. He is one of the highly cited authors in the field of cellular networks.
Abstract. Existing wireless cellular networks are mainly designed based on a centralized architecture. They are mainly planned on a client-server networking paradigm that relies on complicated multi-layered hierarchical architectures. This creates long distance traffic backhauling and network bottlenecks which would result in long delays and congestion; thus not suitable for autonomous and connected vehicles of the future. On the other hand, recent distributed wireless networks can reduce per-node and network resource use while enabling complex applications not otherwise possible. Such architecture can be also applied to cellular networks, through technologies such as cooperative wireless computing, flexible link design, adaptation, and autonomous operation that already exist. Another way to improve the cellular network architecture is to apply the fundamentals of software defined networking (SDN) to design layers of system and abstractions that simplifies the deployment and management of extremely dense wireless cellular networks. SDN can programmatically decouple network architectures from infrastructure, thus making it easier for deploying new applications and services, as well as for tuning network policy and performance. When the SDN theory is applied, base stations perform basic packet-processing functions under the command of a logically centralized controller. Thus, SDN enables distribution of data-plane rules over multiple, low-cost network switches, hence reducing the scalability of the packet gateway and enabling flexible handling of data traffic over the cellular network. In this talk a new architecture design for future wireless cellular networks will be explored that can also facilitate the operation of emerging Internet-of-Things and the use of cloud-based core networks.
• Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and Inst. Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Thursday, December 13 8:30 - 9:15
Title: Trends and Perspectives for Internet of Things
Biography. Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LatinCom. He has authored or coauthored over 650 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.
Abstrcat. This keynote addresses a hot and updated topic focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), considering their most relevant trends and challenges for Internet of Things. It starts with an introduction to IoT and its typical application scenarios considering different verticals. Relevant aspects considering opportunities for IoT will be addressed, considering promising verticals. The Inatel Smart Campus, an open Campus for research on IoT, experiments, and concepts and technology validation will be presented. It is a project open for companies' participation and promotes the academy-enterprise interaction. It is a true living lab for several IoT verticals, including smart cities and smart homes. An initiative to prepare ICT professionals for new challenges regarding this new generation technologies for IoT will be presented. The communication ends with new trends and issues on Internet of Things, suggesting further research topics.
• Jamal N Alkaraki, Department Head, Information Security Engineering Technology, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Thursday, December 13 2:00 - 3:00
Panel Discussion Title: Towards National Cyber Security Index: UAE case.
Biography Jamal N. Al-Karaki is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Information Security Engineering Technology Department at the Institute of Applied Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Formerly, he held several positions as Dean of College of IT, Director of computer center, and Head of Computer engineering department at the Hashemite University of Jordan. He also served as visiting professor at
King Abdulaziz University at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he worked with research group on nano computing research and Internet of Things. He earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2004 with a research excellence award for his work on architectures and protocols for Infrastructureless wireless networks. His main research interests include distributed systems, wireless networking, and Mobile Internet. He has published over 45 articles in these subjects in referred and indexed journals and conferences. He was the corecipient of the 2006 IEEE ISCC Best paper award for his paper entitled ‘‘Energy Centric Routing in Wireless Sensor Net- works’’. He served on the technical program committees
of many International conferences and workshops and is actively involved on the editorial-ship of many journals.
Abstract. The lack of national security standardization bodies can have adverse impact on the adoption of international standards and best practices. Furthermore, building security confidence with a transparent and practical approach is necessary to mitigate security risks. In this panel, we will discuss the issue pf establishing an assessment framework that will aid organizations to evaluate their existing information security management systems. In addition, how such assessment can help organizations evaluate their security postures and their readiness for evolving risks and threats, and as a result, how to establish a score based national cyber security index.