• Data Mining and Information Discovery
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Internet Computing
  • Grid &Cloud Computing and Escience
  • Performance and Tools in Distributed Computing

Keynote Speakers

David Lu
Executive Director, AT&T, USA

Biography: David Lu is the Executive Director, Enterprise IT, Mobility Network Automation Planning, Network Performance/Testing and Mobility Infrastructure Platforms Engineering and Delivery at AT&T. He is an international recognized expert in network assurance engineering and automation, software architecture, IT development and delivery, network performance and traffic management, large data DB implementation/mining/analytics, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering.
David served in lead positions managing network management systems, NM standards, software technology, and network operations process in the past 24 years. Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, David has had various assignments in software development, platform architecture, systems engineering, business planning, network operations process engineering, and program management. He led and contributed to major AT&T network operation systems evolution, OSS development initiatives, software architecture modernization projects, operation process re-engineering and automation initiatives, customer care systems re-engineering projects, and major AT&T global network evolution initiatives including MPLS IP, VoIP, Ethernet, IPTV, UMTS/LTE networks. David has been instrumental in defining AT&T Network OSS target architecture and implementation that delivered leading edge systems automation with predictive/adaptive capabilities and operations savings in billions of dollars in past 10 years.  He led the advanced network management training and consulting projects for AT&T global clients; served as the member of AT&T Software Platform Intellectual Property Review Board and AT&T Software Excellence Award Selection Committee, was inventor/co-inventor of a number of US patents. He has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences.
Currently, David leads an organization of over 800 people and is responsible for IT Solution Architecture and Planning of network assurance programs and the implementation of target network management systems across AT&T including IPTV and wireless networks. In addition, he is also responsible for engineering and development of network performance management, network diagnose/testing, and cell site management systems across AT&T.
In addition, David loves classical music (perform and teach cello), history, traveling, arts, and table tennis.

Keynote Speaker from Tech Mahindra, India
Biography:  Sudipta Panda joined Tech Mahindra in 2006 in the US as Client Partner and Delivery Executive for the IT Operations unit of large Telco account, overseeing delivery and relationship of this unit which had over 1000 persons when she left it. Currently based in India, she heads the Strategic Initiatives for the Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) group within Tech Mahindra and is responsible for growth, new direction and new initiatives for this group.
She has more than 19 years of global IT experience, primarily in Delivery, Support and Solutioning. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree.
Keynote Title:  Journey to the Cloud
Professor Ben Kwang-Mong SIM,
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (IEEE Press),
Guest-Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Systems Journal (IEEE Systems Council),
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Cloud Computing (Inderscience),
Founder and Director, Multiagent & Cloud Computing Systems Laboratory,
Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea.
Biography: Professor Sim has extensive experience serving as Editor and Guest Editor of many international journals. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C since 2003. In addition, he serves as an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (InderScience) and many other international journals. He is the sole Guest Editor/Lead Guest Editor of five special journal issues, including a special issue on Grid resource management (IEEE Systems Journal) and a special issue on game-theoretic analysis and stochastic simulation of negotiation agents (IEEE Transactions on SMC).
He has delivered numerous keynote lectures on agent-based Cloud computing and automated negotiation at international conferences. He founded and directs the Multiagent and Cloud Computing Systems Laboratory at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. In addition to attracting many highly competitive national research grants in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, he has contributed many survey papers (including survey papers in IEEE Transactions). He publishes regularly in top journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on SMC, Computational Intelligence Journal, and Journal of Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems) and top conferences (e.g., International Conference on Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems and IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science).
He is a referee for many national research grant councils, including the National Science Foundation, USA, and has served as an external tenure and promotion reviewer for a preeminent research university in USA and a PhD thesis examiner for universities in Canada and Australia. He is a referee for Routledge Economics Book Series on Game Theory, Taylor & Francis, UK. Originating from Singapore, Professor Sim received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc.(Hon) degree from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Keynote Title: Towards Agent-based Cloud Commerce and Cloud Search Engine
Whereas much of the current work on Cloud computing focuses on the construction of Cloud infrastructures and technologies for supporting virtualization, little attention has been devoted to devising methods for consumers to discover, request, and use Cloud resources. Autonomous agents and multiagent systems are appropriate tools for mediating user access, and automating the discovery, aggregation, negotiation, and harnessing of Cloud resources. This seminar introduces some of the on-going work at the Multiagent and Cloud Computing Systems Laboratory, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, in designing and developing: 1) Cloudle: a Cloud service search engine and 2) a complex Cloud negotiation mechanism for supporting Cloud commerce. Cloudle consists of a service discovery agent that consults a Cloud ontology for determining the similarities between providers’ service specifications and consumers’ service requirements. The complex Cloud negotiation mechanism supports parallel negotiation activities in interrelated markets: a Cloud service market between consumer agents and broker agents, and multiple Cloud resource markets between broker agents and provider agents.
Fengyi Yang
Vice President of the innovation center, and
Deputy of the CTO, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute

Biography: Dr. Yang received his B.Sc. degree in Geophysics from the University of Xi’AN Petroleum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in Communication and Electronics System from China Academy of Post and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1987, respectively.
Dr.Yang’s research interests include mobile communication technology and service applications. From 1987 to 1998, he was on the 4th Research Institute of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Xi’AN. His works in this period include the development of the satellite communication earth station, TACS and IS-95A handset, and base stations. From 1988 to2001, he was the Vice President at the ERICSSON CATT R&D center, Beijing. He has developed the multiuser detector on WCDMA system. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Technical Expert at Huawei, Shanghai, responsible for WCDMA total solution and product planning. From 2005 to present, he is on China Telecom and currently is the Vice President of China Telecom Technology Innovation Center, Deputy Chief Engineer of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. Mr. Yang is the expert group member  of  national key project --the new generation  broadband wireless  communication  network,  Vice  Chairman  of  CCSA TC5., Senior member of  CIC, adjunct professor of  BUPT.
Mr. Yang has gotten the Second class prize of National Science and Technology Progress in 2003, the third class prize of Science and Technology Progress of MII in 1998, the first class prize of Science and Technology Progress of MPT in 1992. He has published 3 books and above 50 papers in the area of mobile communications.

Keynote Title: QoS and Traffic Management for CDMA Networks

Unlimited data package plan and the peer to peer (P2P) services make the network load unbalance and the network resources exhaust. According to the statistical results in China Telecom, 3%-5% subscribers have consumed about 40% traffic volume, and occupied 50% online time. Similarly, P2P services consumed most of the resources and made the network low value. In this talk, we will discuss the services property and subscriber behaviors in CDMA2000-1x EVDO Rev.A network deployed by China Telecom. The different Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic management solutions are therefore employed to solve the related problems. Some testing results show us the performance enhancement in the network.

 Alok Srivastava
CTO, ISV Practice, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Biography: Alok Srivastava is working as CTO for ISV practice at Microsoft Corporation. As CTO, he is responsible for working with Microsoft partners to help them design and architect their products for scale performance while taking advantage of emerging technology trends. As ISV CTO he makes sure that ISV consulting team is ready to tackle emerging technologies before they become main stream. Keeping track of technical evolutions, assessing its impact on current partner products and guiding ISV business team to be ready for business impacts is also part of his responsibilities. Before becoming CTO, Alok worked as technology and business advisor to a number of Microsoft ISV partners enabling them to bring successful products to their respective markets. Alok has worked with advance technology companies building future medical device, medical information management systems, hospital management systems, POS solutions, insurance processing solutions, trade management systems, security software providers and many others.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked for Sybase and Oracle Corporation, leading product development and R&D teams. His played a key role in distributed replication management systems, database extensibility, multi-media management in relational databases, location based services, formalization of web services, service-oriented architecture and collaboration platform. Alok worked as CTO with his startup focusing on sales process optimization and automation.
Alok’s research interest include distributed high performance computing, cloud computing, service oriented architectures, complex high scale systems, data architecture and business intelligence. He has worked on some key research projects related to web services and internet computing which has resulted in a number of patents that have been granted or are being processed.

Keynote Title: Cloud Value – Think Again, Think Different

If you thought Cloud was just another way to reduce IT cost, think again. Change your perspective and pull out all the problems that you think could not be solved and try one more time. Cloud is not just a way to save money; it opens up new areas of computing at a scale that has not been possible. Ideas that could not be implemented due to technical challenges are feasible now and you don’t have to be rich to give it a try. Large companies that invested billions in building IT infrastructure to support their solutions were beyond the reach for a startup with great idea but no IT experience. Cloud erases that difference. Architectures that assumed certain compute infrastructure need to be thought through again. Different constraints and new variables make non-traditional architectures and design patterns work as elegantly as any traditional architecture we have learned so far. With Cloud, we can re-focus on ideas and let Cloud make sure that innovation is rewarded appropriately. So no matter what your experience with software systems, put all of your conventional knowledge aside and start thinking fresh, you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Keynote Speaker from Huawei, China
Ren Jiankang
Huawei, China
Biography: Jiankang Ren has 18 years of experience in IT and CT industry, and now he is director of Corp. reliability RMG of CTO office. 
Keynote Title: Huawei Strategy in Cloud Computing
IT and CT were the different world a few years ago as they provide different services for different purpose with different core networks and terminal devices. Now, this is changed, and IT or CT services steps into the fields of each other in such a way their network equipment and protocols are merged or can be replaced with each other.  This gives plenty of opportunities to ICT equipment providers and service providers, offering innovative services and business. In the beginning of 2011, Huawei announced to provide the cloud computing solutions to ICT operators. This will be our long-term strategy. Huawei’s vision of cloud-pipe-device will bring more cost and power efficiency, more reliable and secure network solution and services to our customers.