主讲人：Prof. Dr. Sumi Helal, University of Florida, USA
Recent advances in Pervasive Computing and Intelligent Environments research give a glimpse into the future of our planet and reveal exciting visions of smart everything - smart cities, smart homes, smart workplaces, smart hotels, smart schools, and much more. Driven by technological evolution offering low power many-things and wireless almost-everything (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4 radio, wireless sensor networks, sensor platforms), we could, in only a decade, envision and prototype impressive cyber-physical systems and ubiquitous applications. In most of these systems, the goal has been clear and convincing, and the technology proved to be promising and exciting. But prototyping is only a beginning, and much remains to be innovated and done before smart cities and smart environments become common places.
This lecture will discuss the exciting and promising smart planet future and vision. The lecture will then address several challenges and enabling opportunities. Specifically, the lecture will address: (1) the need for novel cyber-physical software architectures and middleware; (2) the need for a broader support for effective human computer interaction; (3) the need to integrate computational intelligence with pervasive systems research; and (4) the need to integrate research and education across several disciplines.
Dr. Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal is a full Professor at the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department (CISE) at University of Florida (UF), and a Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) at Aalto University, Finland. He is a pioneer and a recognized leader in the field of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. He is well known, worldwide, for his interdisciplinary research on smart spaces and Health Telematics in support of Health Care, Aging, Disabilities and Independence. He directs the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory in the CISE department at UF. He is co-founder and director of the Gator Tech Smart House, an experimental home for applied research in the domains of eldercare and health telematics. He led and directed the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Successful Aging (2001-2007), and is currently leading a continuation project on smart home based personal health and independence, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Helal organized over 20 IEEE and ACM conferences or workshops and is currently serving as the associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computer, the flagship magazine of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Helal earned his B.E. and M.E. degrees summa cum laude in Computer Engineering and Automatic Control from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1982 and 1985 respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Purdue University in 1991.