Prof. Robert Minasian, The University of Sydney, Australia
IEEE Life Fellow, OSA Fellow, Fellow of The Royal Society of NSW

Professor Minasian is a Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory. His research has made key contributions to microwave photonic signal processing. He is recognized as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. Professor Minasian has contributed over 394 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 80 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at international conferences. He has served on numerous technical and steering committees of international conferences. Professor Minasian was the recipient of the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications, awarded by the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica), and a Fellow of The Royal Society of NSW.

Prof. Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
Fellow of the IEEE, an Elected Member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dr. Ling Guan is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Multimedia and Computer Technology. He held visiting positions at Princeton University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, British Telecom, and Microsoft Research Asia. Dr. Guan has published extensively in machine learning, multimedia processing, human-centered computing, and adaptive image and video processing. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, an Elected Member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE Circuits and System Society Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Guan’s work has been honored by numerous awards, including the 2014 IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Medal for Technical Achievement in Computer Science and Engineering and the 2005 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award. Dr. Guan received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Akihiko K. Sugiyama, Yahoo! Japan Research, Japan

Akihiko Sugiyama (a.k.a. Ken Sugiyama), affiliated with Yahoo! JAPAN Research, has been engaged in a wide variety of research projects in signal processing such as audio coding and interference/noise control. Prior to Yahoo Japan, he had a long career at NEC Central Research Laboratories as a research engineer. He served as the Chair of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, Signal Processing Society (SPS), as associate editor for Trans. Signal Processing, as the Secretary and a Member at Large to the SPS Conference Board, as a member of the SPS Awards Board, as the Chair of SPS Japan Chapter, and a member of IEEE Fellow Committee. He was a Technical Program Chair for ICASSP2012. Currently, he serves as a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee and the IEEE James Clerk Maxwell Medal Committee. He has contributed to 17 chapters of books and is the inventor of 217 registered patents with more pending applications in the field of signal processing. He received 20 awards such as the 2002 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2006 and 2018 IEICE Achievement Award, the 2013 Ichimura Industry Award, and the 2021 IEICE Distinguished Achievement and Contribution Award. He has delivered 167 invited talks in 87 cities of 30 countries. He is a past SPS Distinguished Industry Speaker, a Renowned Distinguished Speaker (The Rock Star) for Consumer Technology Society (CTS) and a past Distinguished Lecturer for SPS and CTS.

Prof. Dr. Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster, Germany

Sergei Gorlatch is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of software for parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud systems and networking, funded by the European Community and by German national bodies.

Speech Title: Distributed Software Applications Based on Mobile Cloud and Software-Defined Networks

Abstract: We consider an emerging class of challenging software applications called Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA). ROIA are networked applications connecting a potentially very high number of users who interact with the application and with each other in real time, i.e., a response to a user’s action happens virtually immediately. Typical representatives of ROIA are multiplayer online computer games, advanced simulation-based e-learning and serious gaming. All these applications are characterized by high performance and QoS requirements, such as: short response times to user inputs (about 0.1-1.5 s); frequent state updates (up to 100 Hz); large and frequently changing numbers of users in a single application instance (up to tens of thousands simultaneous users). This talk will address two challenging aspects of software for future Internet-based ROIA applications: a) using Mobile Cloud Computing for allowing high application performance when a ROIA application is accessed from multiple mobile devices, and b) managing dynamic QoS requirements of ROIA applications by employing the emerging technology of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).