Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia
Dr. Nan Yang is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean (High Degree Research) of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. He received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2011 and joined the ANU in 2014. He received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014. Also, he is the co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the IEEE GlobeCOM 2016 and the IEEE VTC Spring 2013. He is currently serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Wiley’s Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. His research interests include ultra-reliable and low-latency communications, millimetre wave and terahertz communications, cyber-physical security, massive multiple-antenna systems, and molecular communications..
Topic: Empowering 5G and Beyond Era with Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications
Abstract: The fifth generation (5G) and beyond networks are expected to shape the way we live, work, and communicate with each other. As one of the three pillars for the 5G and beyond era, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) will play a pivotal role since it aims to enable support the mission critical services which have strict requirements in terms of latency (a few milliseconds end-to-end latency) and reliability (99.999%). Undoubtedly, such requirements pose new research challenges in the design of air interface, resource allocation, network protocol, core networks and the integration with existing wireless/wired communication systems. Against this background, this keynote speech will describe the role of URLLC in the 5G and beyond era, summarise various sources of end-to-end delay in current wireless systems, and introduce promising URLLC techniques, especially from a physical layer perspective. The keynote speech will provide some valuable insights for wireless engineers to design and implement mission critical communications networks in the near future for supporting unprecedented applications, e.g. Internet of Vehicles and Smart Wireless Factory.
Prof. Xiaodong Liu,
SMIEEE, FHEA,Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Prof Xiaodong Liu has been very active in the research in software engineering, focusing on pervasive systems (Internet of Things), service-oriented architecture, evolution of cloud services, and intelligence-driven sustainable smart systems. He has won 12 external grants and successfully led or leading these externally funded projects with the role of principal investigator. Currently Prof Liu leads the Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering Research Group. He is the founder a spin out company, FlexiCAGE Ltd. He has published 135 papers in refereed international journals and conferences and 5 book chapters. He is the inventor of 1 patent in Generative Component Adaptation registered in UK, USA and at International Level (PCT). He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE and IASTED International Conferences. He is the associate editor of 2 international journals and the editorial board member of 3 international journals. He is the chief editor of 3 IGI Global Research Handbooks. He is the regular reviewer of other 6 international journals. He is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society, and a member of British Computer Society.
Speech Title: Context-Active Resilience in Cyber Physical Systems (CAR)
Abstract: Cyber-physical systems (CPS) refer to novel hardware and software compositions creating smart, autonomously acting devices, enabling efficient end-to-end workflows and new forms of user-machine interaction. A resilient CPS system is one that maintains state awareness and an accepted level of operational normalcy in response to disturbances, including threats of an unexpected and malicious nature. Due to its interdisciplinary and sophisticated nature, although resilience is critically desired in CPS, existing approaches and tools are only able to support limited resilience in a non-dynamic manner, i.e., fail to consider and respond to a comprehensive profile of the current states and needs of the devices and human users, which are always dynamically changing during the running of a CPS. We define such a profile as the context of a CPS, and advocate that a CPS should adapt itself actively and even proactively for the optimal functions and Quality of Services (QoS) according to this dynamic context. This is a new level of resilience, which has not been aimed at by previous work, and we define it as “Context-Active Resilience (CAR)”. We aim to develop a novel approach to context-active resilience in CPS, which ensures the best matching and optimal functions and QoS of the CPS in real-time during the running of the CPS.