The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud
(SmartCloud 2017)
November 3rd-5th, 2017, New York, USA.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yan Solihin
Program Director
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
National Science Foundation

Bio: Dr. Yan Solihin is a Program Director at the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) at the National Science Foundation. His responsibilities include managing the Computer Systems Research (CSR) cluster, Scalable Parallelism in the eXtreme (SPX), and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), among others. He is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Yan Solihin is also a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at NCSU. He obtained his B.S. degree in computer science from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1995, B.S. degree in Mathematics from Universitas Terbuka Indonesia in 1995, M.A.Sc degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and 2002. He is a recipient of 2010 and 2005 IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2008 Waseda GCOE Visiting Associate Professor, 2004 NSF Faculty Early Career Award, and 1997 AT&T Leadership Award. He is listed in the HPCA Hall of Fame. His work has been selected as a finalist for Best Paper Award for IPDPS 2012 and HPCA 2005. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His research interests include computer architecture, memory hierarchy design, non-volatile memory architecture, programming models, and workload cloning. He has published more than 80 papers in computer architecture and performance modeling. He has released several software packages to the public: ACAPP - a cache performance model toolset, HeapServer - a secure heap management library, Scaltool - parallel program scalability pinpointer, and Fodex - a forensic document examination toolset. He has written two graduate-level textbooks, including Fundamentals of Parallel Multicore Architecture, CRC Press, 2015.

Topic: Challenges and Trends of Designing Future Cloud Server Architectures

Abstract: New computing paradigms, such as big data processing and in-memory databases, demand ever increasing memory capacity. Most current data centers are composed of individual server nodes which are physically aggregated. At a high level, each server node comprises of a compute unit, a memory, a storage unit, and a networking unit. In such an (aggregated) architecture, main memory accesses issued by the processor have a uniform access latency. However, it is difficult for an aggregated architecture to meet the increasing demand for memory capacity. Thus, computer system designers are considering server architectures that are disaggregated, where pools of memories and storage may be shared by a large number of server nodes. Simultaneously, there have been significant recent changes in memory technology, including DRAM scaling limitation, non-volatile memories (NVM), and 3D stacking. Scaling of DRAM technology in recent years has slowed down due to the difficulty of reducing DRAM cell sizes without substantially increasing process variability and error rates. Concurrently, many emerging non-volatile memory technologies like STT-MRAM, PCM, 3D-XPoint, ReRAM are maturing, offering non-volatility and better scaling characteristics than DRAM, at the expense of slow and energy-consuming writes. In the mean time, 3D stacking makes it possible to layer DRAM dies vertically to increase the memory density and increase internal memory bandwidth. In this talk, I will discuss how big data server architectures will change, and what are some of the challenges facing such redesign.

Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship
Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security
University of Texas at San Antonio

Bio: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo joins the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio on the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship in Fall 2016, and prior to that he was an Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Forensics at the University of South Australia, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of Cluster Computing, Digital Investigation, IEEE Access, IEEE Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, PLoS ONE, etc. He also serves as the Special Issue Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (2017), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016), Digital Investigation (2016), Future Generation Computer Systems (2016 and 2017), IEEE Cloud Computing (2015), IEEE Network (2016), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2017), Journal of Computer and System Sciences (2017), Multimedia Tools and Applications (2017), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2017), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2016), Wireless Personal Communications (2017), etc. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, Senior Member of IEEE, and Honorary Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Topic: Cloud of Things (In) Security: What are the Research Opportunities?

Abstract: The integration of Internet of Things and cloud computing is increasing, resulting in the trend of Cloud of Things. Cloud of Things has applications in both civilian and military settings (e.g. Cloud of Battlefield Things). While cloud computing and Cloud of Things share many of the underpinning cybersecurity risks, Cloud of Things architecture and devices are more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals, particularly in military deployments. In addition, malicious actors who target Cloud of Things in a military setting are more likely to be state-sponsored, better resourced, and professionally trained. This presentation will highlight some of the security and privacy challenges associated with Cloud of Things as well as research opportunities (e.g. what can be done to address the Cloud of Things cybersecurity challenges?).

SmartCloud 2017