Keynote & Invited Speakers

Panel Discussion


Important Dates

Author Instructions

Camera Ready Submission



Call For Papers

Call for Short Papers & Demos



River Cruise

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Keynote Speakers:

Mohammed Atiquzzaman
University of Oklahoma, USA

Mohammed Atiquzzaman is an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. He teaches courses in Data Networks and Computer Architecture. His research interests are computer networks, Internet protocols over satellite networks, wireless networks and optical communications, image processing and computer vision, non-destructive testing/inspection, multimedia. Many of his current research activities are supported by NSF, NASA and the US Air Force. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Communications Journal and Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Wireless and Optical Communications, International Journal of Communication Systems, International Journal of Sensor Networks, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, and Journal of Real-Time Image Processing.

Raouf Boutaba
University of Waterloo, Canada

Raouf Boutaba received the Bachelors degree from the University of Annaba, Algeria in 1988, a M.S. degree from the Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, France, in 1990, a Magister degree from the University of Annaba in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1993, and a Ph.D. degree from the Université de Pierre et Marie Curie in 1994, all in Computer Science. Currently, he is a Professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea.

His research interests are in resource, network and service management in wired and wireless networked systems with a current focus on network virtualization, cloud computing and information centric networking.

Venkat Padmanabhan
Principle Researcher and Research Manager, Microsoft Research

Venkat Padmanabhan is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India, where he founded and has been managing the Mobility, Networks, and Systems group since Spring 2007. He was previously with Microsoft Reseach Redmond for 8½ years. Before that, he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in September 1998. Professor Randy Katz was his advisor, having previously obtained an M.S. in Computer Science also from UC Berkeley in 1995 (advised by Professor Domenico Ferrari) and a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1993.

His research interests lie broadly in mobile and networked systems. His current work centers on (a) the intersection of sensor systems and mobile computing, and on (b) efficient mobile communication. His past projects have spanned a range of areas, including network measurement, wireless networking, RFID, geolocation, network tomography, and peer-to-peer networking. The technologies developed in some of these projects (e.g., the ProbeGap bandwidth probing tool and the GeoCluster technique for learning IP-location mapping) have been transferred to Microsoft's product groups while others (e.g., the RADAR WLAN-based user localization system) have been made available through Microsoft's technology licensing program.

Invited Speakers:

Mischa Dohler
Professor of Wireless Communications, King's College, London, UK

Mischa Dohler is Chair Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, UK. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He frequently features as keynote speaker and had press coverage by BBC and Wall Street Journal. He is a tech company investor and also entrepreneur, being the cofounder, former CTO and now with the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. He is fluent in 6 languages.

In the framework of the Mobile VCE, he has pioneered research on distributed cooperative space-time encoded communication systems, dating back to December 1999 and holding some early key patents. He has published more than 160 technical journal and conference papers at a citation h-index of 32 and citation g-index of 67, holds a dozen patents, authored, co-edited and contributed to 19 books, has given more than 30 international short-courses, and participated in ETSI, IETF and other standardisation activities. He has been TPC member and co-chair of various conferences, such as technical chair of IEEE PIMRC 2008 held in Cannes, France. He is/has been holding various editorial positions for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and special issues.

Kazi Al-Rashid
Senior Software Development Engineer, Xbox Live, Microsoft Corporation

Kazi Al-Rashid is a senior developer and architect at Microsoft responsible for the design and development of Xbox Live Social Graph. He has 10 years+ experience in developing internet scale cloud service across heterogeneous domains. He has extensive experience working with large scale distributed systems, cloud computing and cloud storage. Before Xbox he worked on developing the core infrastructure of Windows Phone Services and MSN Messenger friend graph. He lead the development of messenger Facebook integration that ranked as the 2nd most popular Facebook app.

Shamim Hossain
Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Melbourne, Australia

Shamim Hossain is the leader of IBM Melbourne Bluemix Garage, a consultancy laboratory to develop born on the cloud applications using agile methodologies and design thinking. He is an experienced technical team leader and project manager leading a number of complex and global projects with involvement in the full project lifecycle ranging from planning, analysis, design, test and build through to deployment.  As a thought leader and official IBM Cloud Computing and Smarter Computing Ambassador, he publishes regularly on http://thoughtsoncloud.com and http://www.smartercomputingblog.com. He is an IBM Certified Cloud Solution Advisor and Cloud Solution Architect.

He holds a Master of Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Computer System Engineering (First class honours) from Monash University. His expertise and interests include different areas of cloud computing, mobile computing, optical fiber communications, broadband, Internet engineering and the Internet of Things. He is a published author. He co-authored a book entitled “Cloud Computing Service and Deployment Models: Layers and Management” by IGI Global.

Md. Shohrab Hossain
Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, BUET

Md. Shohrab Hossain received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in the year 2003 and 2007, respectively. He obtained his PhD degree from the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA in December, 2012. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interests include mobility of IPv6 networks, wireless network security, Mobile Cloud Computing architecture and its security.

NSysS Organizing Committee