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IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program

Students and their projects

Sunday 
July 16 
Monday 
July 17 
Tuesday 
July 18 
Wednesday 
July 19 
Thursday
July 20 
Friday 
July 21 

International Flight Arrivals 
12pm—8pm 

Move In: Redondo Village Apartments 

Welcome 
8am—9am 
Engineering Auditorium 

Guest Speaker 

Dr. Anna Scaglione 
9am—12pm 
Engineering Auditorium 

Hosted Lunch 
12pm—1pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Presentation 
1pm—1:30pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Anna Scaglione 
1:30pm—4pm 
Engineering Auditorium 

Opening Reception 
4pm—6pm 
Hodgin Hall 
Letterman’s Lounge 

Form Collection 
8:30am—9am 
Engineering Auditorium 
*Bring passport* 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Fabrizio Granelli 
9am—12pm 
Engineering 
Auditorium 

Hosted Lunch 
12pm—1pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Presentation 
UNM Global Education Office 
1pm—1:15pm 
CEC 1044 

Demonstration 
Dr. Petros Spachos 
1:15pm—3pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Fabrizio Granelli 
3pm—5pm 
ECE 118 

Cultural Activity 
Sandia Tram 
6pm—8pm 

Hosted Dinner 
8:30pm -10:00pm 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Alberto Leon-Garcia 
9am—12pm 
Engineering 
Auditorium 

Hosted Lunch 
12pm—1pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Presentation 
IEEE Young Professionals 
12:30pm—1pm 
Engineering Auditorium 

Demonstration 
Dr. Rhys Bowley 
1pm—3pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Alberto Leon-Garcia 
3pm—5pm 
Engineering Auditorium 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Nelson Fonseca 
9am—12pm 
Engineering 
Auditorium 

Hosted Lunch 
12pm—1pm 
CEC 1044 

Demonstration 
Dr. Ioannis Papapanagiotou 
1pm—3pm 
CEC 1044 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Nelson Fonseca 
3pm—5pm 
Engineering Auditorium 

Closing Remarks 

International Flight Departures 

Move Out: Redondo Village Apartments 

*Coffee Provided: Monday—Thursday from 10am—10:15am 

Program Speakers

Big Data for Networking
Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas

End-to-End Orchestration on Multi-tier Clouds based on Software-Defined Infrastructure
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto

Virtualization at the Service of Communications
Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento

Communications for Large Scale Cyber-Physical Infrastructures and the Internet of Things
Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University


Extended Hands-on and Industrial Program

SDR Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals
Rhys Bowley, National Instruments

Microservices at Scale - Principles, Tradeoffs & Lessons Learned
Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Netflix

Proximity Beacons in Smart Cities - Applications, Challenges and Research Opportunities
Petros Spachos, University of Guelph
 


Big Data for Networking
Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas
This tutorial aims at introducing the Big Data ecosystem and how the processing of Big Data  can be employed for the management and operation of wired and wireless networks. Case studies will be discussed. Source of data in communication networks such as  in the Internet of things and social networks will be presented. Processing of Big Data as well as  Cloud and fog computing will be introduced. Moreover, the role of virtualization in  the  support of processing and communication of Big Data will be explained.

Biography

Nelson FonsecaNelson L. S. da Fonseca received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 1994. He is Full professor at the Institute of Computing, State University of Campinas, Brazil. He published 350+ papers and supervised 60+ graduate students.Nelson is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He has lectured at the University of Trento and University of Pisa. He served as Keynote Speaker for several conferences such as IEEE Cloudnet, IEEE NOMS, ITC, IEEE Latincom. Nelson serves as IEEE ComSoc VP Publications and has served as VP Member Relations, Director of Conference Development, Director of Latin America and Director of on-line Services. He is the Past Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is a Senior Editor of IEEE IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and IEEE Communications Magazine, an Editorial Board Member of Computer Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. He was a recipient of the 2012 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications, the Medal of the Chancellor of the University of Pisa, in 2007, and the Elsevier Computer Network Journal Editor of Year 2001 Award.



End-to-End Orchestration on Multi-tier Clouds based on Software-Defined Infrastructure
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto
This one-day tutorial will present the design and implementation of the SAVI application platform, a testbed implementing a converged Software-Defined Infrastructure to support experimentation in future applications and networks.  The testbed has been in operation for three years so the tutorial will cover: architectural design principles, implementation of the SAVI testbed, operational experience, and multiple demonstrations of testbed capabilities, example projects and applications.

OUTLINE:
1. Vision of Applications and Content Marketplace
2. End-to-End Applications on Multitier Clouds: Core, Smart Edge, CPE.
3. Janus Manager for Integrated Management of Heterogeneous Resources
    a. OpenStack, OpenFlow, and other Resource Controllers
4. Design of SAVI Node
    a. Computing, Networking, FPGAs, GPUs, SDR
5.SAVI National Testbed
   a. Core Services:  Identity and Access Management
   b. Platform-wide orchestration
6. Networking Services in SAVI
   a. Proactive Path Setup and Flow Store
   b. VINO tunneling and operation over legacy networks
7. Orchestration Services in SAVI
   a. Service Chaining
   b. End-to-End Orchestration
8. Federation with GENI
   a. Bilateral access
   b.  Experiments over joint SAVI-GENI resources
9. Measurement, Monitoring and Analytics
   a. Multilayer Measurements
   b. Graph Modeling and Analytics
10. The virtual Customer Premise Edge and IOT
   a. Virtualization at the CPE and IOT
   b. End-to-End orchestration across three-tier cloud
11. Applications, Examples, and Demos on SAVI

Biography

Alberto Leon-GarciaProfessor Alberto Leon-Garcia is Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics an Electrical Engineering "For contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic". He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He has received the 2006 Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 IEEE Canada A. G. L. McNaughton Gold Medal for his contributions to the area of communications. Professor Leon-Garcia is author of the textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture.  He is currently Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures.  He also leads the ORF project on Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation.  He was founder and CTO of AcceLight Networks in Ottawa, Canada.



Virtualization at the Service of Communications
Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento
The tutorial will first review the basic concepts related to virtualization, then focusing on the Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization paradigms. After reviewing the basic concepts related to OpenFlow as an example of protocol for SDN, some test cases of virtualization in communications will be reviewed and especially those related to the upcoming 5G cellular network. A suitable network emulation software will be introduced to provide a basic hands-on session on the SDN/OpenFlow paradigm.

Biography

Fabrizio Granelli Fabrizio Granelli is Associate Professor and Delegate for Education at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy) and IEEE ComSoc Director for Online Content.

He received the «Laurea» (M.Sc.) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1997, with a thesis on video coding, awarded with the TELECOM Italy prize, and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the same university, in 2001. Since 2000 he is carrying on his research and didactical activities (currently Associate Professor in Telecommunications) at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science – University of Trento (Italy) and coordinator of the Networking Laboratory. Between 2004 and 2015 for a total of six months, he was visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (Brasil). In 2016, he was visiting professor at the University of Tokyo (Japan).

He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2012-15 (2 terms).

He is author or co-author of more than 170 papers published in international journals, books and conferences, focused on networking, with particular reference to network performance modeling, cross-layering, wireless networks, cognitive radios and networks, green networking and smart grid communications.

Prof. Granelli is guest-editor of ACM Journal on Mobile Networks and Applications, special issues on “WLAN Optimization at the MAC and Network Levels” and “Ultra-Wide Band for Sensor Networks”, and Co-Chair of 10th and 13th IEEE Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis, and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD’04). Dr. Granelli is General Vice-Chair of the First International Conference on Wireless Internet (WICON’05) and General Chair of the 11th, 15th and 18th IEEE Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis, and Design of Communication Links and Networks (IEEE CAMAD ’06 - ’10 - ’13). He is TPC Co-Chair of GLOBECOM 2007-2009 and 2012 Symposia on “Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling” an TPC Co-Chair of GLOBECOM 2014 Symposium on “Selected Areas in Communications – Green Communications Track”.

Prof. Granelli is the Chair of the IEEE Standardization Research Group on “Software Defined and Virtualized Wireless Access”. He was voting member and contributor of IEEE SCC41 for standards IEEE P1900.1 and IEEE P1900.2.

He was officer (Secretary 2005-2006, Vice-Chair 2007-2008, Chair 2009-2010) of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM) and he is currently Secretary of IEEE ComSoc TC on Transmission, Access and Optical Systems.

He is Senior Member of IEEE, Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking and Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE JSAC Green Communications and Networks Series and International Journal on Communication Systems.



Communications for Large Scale Cyber-Physical Infrastructures and the Internet of Things
Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University
Large physical infrastructures have relied on sensing and control networks for ages. This trend is reaching new heights today as “everything” is being connected, forming what is called the “Internet of Things”. The goal of this lecture is to first define in general the opportunities, challenges and open problems that exist in the area of communications that interface with the physical world, highlighting the difference between connecting and delivering content to humans and supporting the monitoring and control needs of a physical infrastructure. As an example, we will focus in particular on large infrastructures that already reach out house: electric power networks. We will show how smart homes and self-driving vehicles will change the cyber-infrastructure that supports the grid, opening opportunities for managing electric power in a more sustainable, secure and efficient fashion in the future.

Biography

Anna ScaglioneAnna Scaglione (F’11) is currently a professor in electrical and computer engineering at Arizona State University. She was previously at the University of California at Davis, Cornell University and University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on various applications of signal processing in network and data science that include intelligent infrastructure for energy delivery and information systems. Dr. Scaglione was elected an IEEE fellow in 2011. She received the 2000 IEEE Signal Processing Transactions Best Paper Award and more recently was honored for the 2013, IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award for the best review paper in that year in the IEEE publications, her work with her student earned 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award (Lin Li). She was EIC of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and served in many other capacities the IEEE Signal Processing, IEEE Communication societies and is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Control over Networked Systems.



SDR Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals
Rhys Bowley, National Instruments
In this hands-on session, participants will be provided with laptops and software defined radios (SDR) to build an FM receiver and a real-time FPGA-based LTE link that transmits video signals between base station and UE. Attendees will also learn how other industry leaders have leveraged the NI platform to conduct LTE/WiFi coexistence experiments; break world-records in spectral efficiency with Massive MIMO; experiment with MAC-layer algorithms; and implement real-time, over-the-air mmWave testbeds. Come and learn how to use LabVIEW Communications and NI SDR hardware to go beyond desktop simulations and to rapidly prototype real-time, over-the-air wireless communication systems.

Biography

Rhys Bowley received his Masters in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cardiff University in 2013. During his time at Cardiff University he worked as both a teaching assistant and research assistant. His research efforts were in the field of active load-pull techniques for characterising radio frequency power amplifiers.
Rhys first joined National Instruments, a world leader in test and measurement, in the UK with roles in technical support, marketing and sales. He is now based out of National Instruments headquarters in Austin, Texas, working as the Product Marketing Manager for wireless communications in academia. He is also an active member of the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board where he helps to guide further education and professional development in the area of wireless communications.



Microservices at Scale - Principles, Tradeoffs & Lessons Learned
Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Netflix
Netflix's streaming service is based on a cloud-native architecture. It is able to deliver speed, scalability, and security through automation of continuously delivered single function microservices. The core components of Netflix's stack has been open sourced, making it one of the most open and battle-proven stacks used by numerous companies. We will cover explicit technology choices we made for all of the microservices to work well together, and the lessons learned of things that don't work well. We will describe the organizational structure inside of Netflix that creates common development, runtime, and operational aspects of microservices. We will discuss how microservices impacted Netflix product development with regards to agility, choice, and standardization. We will summarize where we are now, including an overview of our open source technologies, and where we're heading in the future.

Biography

Ioannis Papapanagiotou Ioannis Papapanagiotou is an experienced engineer, and educator having served different positions in the industry and academia. He holds a dual Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and Operations Research. He is currently a senior distributed systems engineer at Netflix, a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, and a graduate faculty at Purdue University. He focuses on distributed systems, cloud computing, internet of things, and network systems.
Ioannis has served in the faculty ranks of Purdue University (tenure-track), NC State University and the University of New Mexico. He has been awarded the NetApp faculty fellowship and established an Nvidia CUDA Research Center at Purdue University. Ioannis has also received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, Academy of Athens Ph.D. Fellowship for his Ph.D. research, and best paper awards in several IEEE conferences for his academic contributions. Ioannis has authored approximately 50 research articles and 20 patent disclosures. Ioannis is a member of ACM and senior member of IEEE.

Proximity Beacons in Smart Cities - Applications, Challenges and Research Opportunities
Petros Spachos, University of Guelph
Beacons are small devices that can broadcast signals at a certain interval in order to allow applications to understand their location and sends signals to users based on the location. The uses of beacons in the real world are extremely diverse and endless. We will cover a number of applications that beacons are used in smart cities. We will describe the requirements that are needed for indoor localization with beacons and the challenges they face when deployed in smart cities. We will summarize with the research opportunities with beacons and a demonstration of their use with a smartphone application.

Biography

Petros Spachos Petros Spachos (M'14) received the Diploma degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2008, the M.A.Sc. degree in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in 2014, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He was a post-doctoral researcher at University of Toronto from September 2014 to July 2015. Since August 2015, he has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests include wireless networking and network protocols with the focus on wireless sensors, smart cities and the Internet of Things. He is involved in protocol design, real world experimentation and performance analysis. He is a member of the IEEE.