IoT, SDN and 4G/5G + Cloud: Economic potentials vs security& privacy concerns

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Synopsis:  Developments in 5G, IoT and SDN all seem to involve the cloud, but individuals and organisations remain wary of putting sensitive data in the cloud. This leads to various hybrid cloud solutions which rely on data classification and segregation to keep some data in-house. Is this development breaking the vision of the cloud? Alternatively, is it possible to build an accountable public cloud that can be entrusted with our deepest secrets? How can this be done now that Safe Harbour is dead?


  • Dr. Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF


  • Mr. Peter Ashwood-Smith, Huawei
  • Prof. Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Prof. Thomas J Hacker, Purdue University
  • Dr. Greg Newby, Compute Canada
  • Prof. Chunming Rong, UiS / IEEE Cloud Computing



Opportunities and Challenges of Globally Networked Sensors and Cameras

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Synopsis:  The panel will focus on the opportunities and challenges posed by the emergence of globally networked sensors and cameras. The data generated by these instruments must be collected, stored, and analyzed to extract knowledge from these data. The underlying characteristics of the Internet pose a significant challenge in developing and deploying the distributed cloud computing environment needed to process these data. Factors such as available bandwidth, network latency between sensors and processing, and security all pose significant barriers to fully realizing the potential value from these sensors.


  • Prof. Thomas J Hacker, Purdue University


  • Prof. Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia
  • Prof. Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University
  • Prof. Edith Ngai, Uppsala University
  • Prof. Chen-Khong Tham, National University of Singapore