PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Innovation in edge cloud and increased automation of technologies drive urban agglomeration to meet our lifestyle demands. Through keynotes, panelists, and presentations, this conference provides a means to enhance your understanding of the problems and solutions that are at trial in communities and the workplace. We will address the innovation in edge cloud and the increased automation of associated technologies that are driving urban agglomeration to meet our lifestyle demands. In addition, we will explore how these technologies are being used in

  • Mobile Edge Computing with Distributed Cloud

  • Smart Devices and Gateways

  • Location-Based Applications

At the end of this conference, we hope you are equipped with the knowledge and tools to collaborate with your communities. Most importantly, we hope that you will carry forth the vision of bringing cutting-edge technologies and innovations to ensure that all benefit from the improved standards of living that smart and connected communities offer.

 
 
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ANITA K. RAO

KEYNOTE #1

Silicon Technology Enabling Network Transformations

3:40PM - 4:20PM

Edge Computing is an integral part of Network Transformation and modernizes the network infrastructure between the Internet of Things and the core network. It uses standardized servers for compute, networking, storage, and cloud technologies like virtualization to create “edge clouds”, and it continues the five year journey for transforming the network. 

With the advent of 5G and the potential for exciting new use cases that 5G promises, Edge Computing has taken on an increased urgency. As the next generation of services and quality of experiences get defined, Edge Computing is set to deliver these user experiences with low latency, high performance, high bandwidth, and improved network utilization and efficiency. Intel will play a large role in this transformation with innovations in silicon and software technologies.

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MONICA LAM

KEYNOTE #2

Keeping the Internet Open with an Open-Source Virtual Assistant

7:30PM - 8:10PM

Virtual assistants, such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Home, are emerging as the super app that intermediates between users and their IoT devices and online services. As an intermediary, the virtual assistant sees all our personal data and has control over the services and vendors we use. A monopolistic virtual assistant would pose a major threat to personal privacy as well as open competition and innovation.

This talk describes why the world needs an open-source virtual assistant to keep the internet open and to protect privacy. Our solution is the Stanford Almond Virtual Assistant, a research project to create the world’s best open-source virtual assistant technology that protects privacy via advanced research and crowd-sourcing.

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Dr. C. Mohan

SPEAKER

Managing Zetabytes of Data at the Edge

4:20PM - 4:50PM

Dr. Mohan with his deep and wide knowledge in Data management will address the challenges of deluge of data volumes growth at the edge of network from Terabyte, Petabyte to Zetabytes. Interconnection of Device, network, and smart applications creates challenge to centralization of data. But the same provides opportunity to distribute, secure and apply technology of HTAP for Transactions as well big data Analytics, besides Streaming for Video and Various Design Patterns and ML techniques.

He will discuss the new Interconnect Oriented Architecture to address VLDB and Edge tools that are being harnessed by the Global Data Centers to support secured data sets and safe delivery of mobile applications at the edge. 

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MEHDI SIF

SPEAKER

At the Crossroads of IT, CT and OT Domains: Architecting MEC Platforms

4:50PM - 5:20PM

As the world turns quickly advancing concepts such as multi-edge computing (MEC), 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) — agility, flexibility, and programmability at the chip, individual network function or service level become key attributes’ of the enabling platforms that are at the intersection of traditionally disparate wireline, wireless, IT, CT and OT domains.

Mehdi adopts a “workload-centric” view of MEC articulates the next phase in achieving more openness and disaggregation together with the capabilities that will allow for the composition, assembly and delivery of composite stacks. This provides enterprises, cloud and communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver composite functions and services constructs over an open platform, in the right location (intelligent distribution), with the right amount of allocated workload resources, at the right time. MEC platforms must also leverages the full power of large community of developers with flexible, “a la carte” licensing models allowing for ephemeral workloads to be instantiated on-demand.

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J. A. Gokhale

SPEAKER

Location-Based Applications for Smart Cities

5:20PM - 5:50PM

Location-based services (LBS) have become important in the context of smart city resource management through edge cloud to achieve more effective regulation for government entities in managing location-centric data.

When LBS is combined with real time data analytics and city demographics, it has tremendous potential to offer quality services to citizens in a smart and effective way. The integration of LBS and Smart City Initiatives with city demographics and data analytics leads to better insights as well as enables government authorities to target specific services to the right people at the right time and at the right place.

One such initiative is the automated traffic signal violation project which envisages real time capture of traffic violation occurring at signals and sending out real time notifications/ alerts to the offenders. The direct benefits of such real time data is in crime mapping and proactive crime detection, efficient surveillance, and policing. 

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DR. UEI-MING JOW

 

SPEAKER

Wireless Biomedical Systems for Long-term Data Measurement and Management

5:50PM - 6:20PM

This talk will highlight tools that put health data into action. Specifically, Dr. Uei-Ming will address the basic challenges faced when applying RF concepts and knowledge to developing tools to collect and organize health data. 

The idea is to develop tools and platforms to enable more continuous health data collection for timely decision-making and effective interventions. Examples include developing continuous glucose monitors for people with diabetes and building wireless sensing capabilities into ocular devices for applications to perform glucose sensing tasks and accomodative vision correction.

Essentially, making health data useful is no easy task and this talk will identify ways to create interventions and platforms that put insights derived from the health data to use for more more holistic care management.

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ZACK HUHN

SPEAKER

The Guide to the Technology and Planning Process to Build a Smart City

8:10PM - 8:40PM

The Guide to the Technology and Planning Process to Build A Smart City (P2784) takes into consideration both technology standards and protocols as well as process and planning guidelines as a part of an overall framework. The guideline provides a process that allows for deployments to be reflective of the needs of constituents in a given area and that enables data to drive best practices decisions that use technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. The framework will provide a methodology for municipalities and technology integrators to plan for innovative and emerging solutions to seamlessly connect from city to city, state to state, and region to region. 

This session will explore the pillars of smart and connected - or IoT enabled - development efforts, and act to create a cohesive conversation about building smart and connected communities rooted in community, interoperability, and resilience.

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TINA TSOU

SPEAKER

The Artificial Intelligence Inside Smart Connected Communities

8:40PM - 9:10PM

Two macro trends are converging to accelerate the emergence of smart connected communities: 

The pervasive deployment of edge computing fed by the Internet of Things, and the availability of artificial intelligence manifested in neural-class networks. 

In her presentation Tina Tsou describes key computing specifications for the human brain, then compares the specifications with the connectivity and performance capabilities of our current computing technology. Tina concludes her presentation with a brief look far into the future of computing and smart connected communities.

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DR. SHANNON VALLOR

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ZACK HUHN

 

MONICA LAM

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TOM TOFIGH

 

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TINA TSOU

 

PANEL

Is the “Smarts” in Smart and Connected Communities a Boon or a Curse?

9:10PM - 9:40PM

Smart Cities have been introduced globally as holding great promise for the benefit of society, the environment, and the economy. Yet, smart cities can also lead to unexpected and sometimes unwelcome outcomes — the reality of digitally networked cities can be smart or not-so-smart. In particular, the application of Artificial Intelligence(AI) to connected communities challenges us to consider how smart cities will impact privacy, security, virtues, ethics, safety, sustainability, and privilege.

The Panel will debate the pros and cons of how to make these initiatives more effective & responsive to the needs of society as a whole.