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4th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management

September 23–26, 2012 | Hamburg, Germany

MONAMI 2012 Keynotes


Monday, 24 September, 14:00 – 15:00

HetNets, Big Data, Cloud, SDN...all problems solved and your lunch served, right?

by Sven van der Meer - Ericsson

What happens when you get a huge increase of devices and cells (i.e.Heterogeneous Networks - HetNets), all of which have to be monitored and managed, and our current OSSs are already overburdened, handling their existing workloads? In other domains, there are many promising techniques, such as smart filtering, complex event processing, and predictive analytics, but they are not as effectively applied to network management. Why is that? Can we do better? Instead of being overloaded with all of the hype (BigData and Cloud and Software-Defined Networking) and hoping that by mixing some combination of these magic ingredients a solution will emerge, a combination of science and engineering might be a better way to solve the problem!

This keynote will discuss a number of common misconceptions with regard to technologies, all of which cause us to spend money on useless mechanisms and services. Focusing on the actual problems, which are a combination of current state of business, foreseeable future, and customer demands, we will be able to point to a number of real problems that require a solution. As with many things, there is no silver bullet but a combination of social and behavioral, technical and methodological advances that will facilitate a networked society, and in the process change the nature of OSSs from Operation Support Systems to Opportunity Support Systems.

Speaker Biography

Sven van der Meer**Sven van der Meer** received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the Technical University of Berlin. He joined Ericsson in 2011, where he is currently a Master Engineer, leading a team focused on enhancing the capabilities of Ericsson's OSS products. Most of his current time is dedicated to designing and implementing management systems using predictive analytics based on complex event processing. In the past, Sven has worked with the Telecommunication Software & Systems Group (TSSG), Fraunhofer FOKUS, and the Technical University Berlin; in each, he has led teams and projects, consulting partners and customers, and taught at the university level. He is actively involved in the IEEE CNOM community as a standing member of several programme committees (IFIP/IEEE IM, IEEE/IFIP NOMS amongst others) and in organizing successful workshop series (IEEE MACE, IEEE MUCS, IEEE ManFed.Com amongst others). He also contributed to standardization organizations, such as the OMG and the TM Forum. He has published more than 100 articles, conference proceedings, books, conference papers, and technical reports. He has supervised and evaluated 6 PhD. and more than 30 MSc. students.


Tuesday, 25 September, 13:30 - 14:30

Slipping the Surly Bonds of Earth – Challenges of Dynamic Cloud Computing

by Joel J. Fleck - Hewlett Packard

Cloud computing has promoted an architectural environment that facilitates the delivery of services and resources to consumers without accurately knowing the precise components responsible for delivering and supporting the services and resources prior to the actual request. Additionally, unlike traditional service delivery environments, the highly distributed, dynamic and multi-provider nature of cloud-based environments dictates a new vision on how domains interact and are federated. The traditional view of end-to-end process-based models that assume fairly static interaction patterns between components and one or more scopes of authority fail to facilitate cloud constituents taking advantage of the inherent dynamic and flexible potential of cloud environments. This keynote will highlight a number of focal areas that are currently being investigated to realize the potential of cloud computing:

  • A model-driven approach to specify request and offer sides of a federation,
  • A means to provide for semantic compatibility for federations (e.g., to assure that both sides are talking about the same capability, restriction, or even context),
  • The essential nature of a flexible, policy-driven environment to govern a dynamic cloud environment, and
  • A number of new approaches for service selection/match making.

Speaker Biography

Joel J. Fleck**Joel J. Fleck II** is Senior Standards Architect in the Global Technology Program of HP Labs, and also serves as head of standards for HP Cloud Activities. His recent research activities have involved the definition of distributed, context-aware, adaptive management architectures for SOA and Cloud environments using a model-driven approach driven by business visualizations, the use of semantic reasoning across ontologies to verify feasibility of inter-domain relationships, and the development of Traceability Maps, a tool which graphically represents the relationships between software artifacts throughout the software lifecycle. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, Joel was employed for 16 years at Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research researching distributed management systems, multimedia networks and automated test systems to validate digital communications, and at Stochos, Inc. as a software architect and designer. Joel is a frequent speaker at conferences, has published numerous papers and edited several journals and books on the subject of distributed architectures, model-driven architectures and management of distributed architectures and serves on the editorial board of several major journals relating to policy-based and next generation management. Joel serves on the Board of Directors and in lead executive positions for a number of international standards bodies. He also serves as Hewlett-Packard’s principal representative to the Federated Autonomic Management of End-to-end Communications (FAME) project sponsored by the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) which partners leading Irish Universities with key industrial partners. Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with a MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering and the University of Vermont with a BS in Computer Science. He is Distinguished Fellow of the TeleManagement Forum.


Wednesday, 26 September, 13:45 - 14:45

Models for Service Discovery and Resource Management in Smart Environments

by Sajal K. Das - University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Rapid advancements in embedded systems, sensors and wireless communications have led to the development of smart environments, ubiquitous and cyber-physical systems in which the underlying context (e.g., location, activity, or occupancy) captured by sensors play significant roles. An important challenge is how to develop models to accurately estimate the physical phenomena and system states, and provide the desired context quality along with efficient service discovery and resource management techniques so as to meet the application goals such as energy efficiency of buildings.

In this talk we will first examine the uncertainty-driven unique research challenges in sensor-based smart environments. Next, we will present a novel predictive framework to derive customized models and adaptive algorithms for context (e.g., location/activity) tracking, multimodal context fusion, automation control and proactive actuation of devices/appliances in the environment. The framework is based on sound mathematical theory that exploits smart sensing, data mining, learning and uncertainty reasoning. Results from a smart home case study will be used for a proof of concept. The talk will be concluded with open issues and future directions of research.

Speaker Biography

Sajal K. Das**Sajal K. Das** is a University Distinguished Scholar, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington. During 2008-2011 he was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Computer Networks and Systems. He is currently an SFI funded E.T.S. Walton Visiting Professor at Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments and cyber-physical systems, security and privacy, cloud computing, social and biological networks, applied graph theory and game theory. Dr. Das has contributed significantly to these areas, published over 500 papers and 47 book chapters, and holds five US patents in wireless networks and mobile Internet. He coauthored three books: "Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications" (Wiley, 2005), "Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure: Foundations and Challenges" (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012), and "Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking" (Wiley, 2012). He is a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to sensor networks and mobile computing, IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and seven Best Paper Awards including those at Qshine'09, EWSN'08, IEEE PerCom'06, and ACM MobiCom'99. At UT Arlington, Dr. Das is also a recipient of the Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students, Lockheed Martin Teaching Excellence Award, Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award, University Award for Distinguished Record of Research (2005), and College of Engineering Research Excellence Award. He serves as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) journal, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking. Dr. Das is the (co) founder of IEEE PerCom and IEEE WoWMoM conferences. He has served as General and Technical Program Chair as well as TPC member of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences.