Invited keynotes

We are proud to anounce the presence of three experts on the domain of software engineering and IoT, to enlight our understanding of best practicies and future challenges, at SERP4IoT 2019.

Intelligent Systems for Smart Cities

The concept of Smart Cities can be understood as a holistic approach to improve the level of development and management of the city in a broad range of services by using information and communication technologies. It is common to recognize six axes of work in them: i) Smart Economy, ii) Smart People, iii) Smart Governance, iv) Smart Mobility, v) Smart Environment, and vi) Smart Living. In this talk we first focus on a capital issue: smart mobility. European citizens and economic actors need a transport system which provides them with seamless, high-quality door-to-door mobility. At the same time, the adverse effects of transport on the climate, the environment and human health need to be reduced. We will show many new systems based in the use of bio-inspired techniques to ease the road traffic flow in the city, as well as allowing a customized smooth experience for travelers (private and public transport). This talk will then discuss on potential applications of intelligent systems for energy (like adaptive lighting in streets), environmental applications (like mobile sensors for air pollution), smart building (intelligent design), and several other applications linked to smart living, tourism, and smart municipal governance.

Prof. Enrique Alba, University of Málaga (Spain)

Prof. Enrique Alba had his degree in engineering and PhD in Computer Science in 1992 and 1999, respectively, by the University of Málaga (Spain). He works as a Full Professor in this university with varied teaching duties: data communications, distributed programing, software quality, and also evolutionary algorithms, bases for R+D+i and smart cities, both at graduate and master/doctoral programs. Prof. Alba leads an international team of researchers in the field of complex optimization/learning with applications in smart cities, bioinformatics, software engineering, telecoms, and others. In addition to the organization of international events (ACM GECCO, IEEE IPDPS-NIDISC, IEEE MSWiM, IEEE DS-RT, smart-CT, ...) Prof. Alba has offered dozens postgraduate courses, more than 70 seminars in international institutions, and has directed many research projects (7 with national funds, 5 in Europe, and numerous bilateral actions). Also, Prof. Alba has directed 12 projects for innovation in companies (OPTIMI, Tartessos, ACERINOX, ARELANCE, TUO, INDRA, AOP, VATIA, EMERGIA, SECMOTIC, ArcelorMittal, ACTECO, CETEM, EUROSOTERRADOS) and has worked as invited professor at INRIA, Luxembourg, Ostrava, Japan, Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, and Mexico. He is editor in several international journals and book series of Springer-Verlag and Wiley, as well as he often reviews articles for more than 30 impact journals. He is included in the list of most prolific DBLP authors, and has published 107 articles in journals indexed by ISI, 11 books, and hundreds of communications to scientific conferences. He is included in the top ten most relevant researchers in Informatics in Spain (ISI), and is the most influent researcher of UMA in engineering (webometrics), with 13 awards to his professional activities. Pr. Alba's H index is 55, with more than 14,700 cites to his work.

Toward Robust and Intelligent IoT Systems using Adaptive Control and Runtime Models

The engineering of high-confidence IoT systems is neither an extension of traditional engineering nor a straightforward application of software engineering, but rather a new systems-engineering science. There are many challenges that must be addressed to harvest the rich economic opportunities of these systems. First and foremost, creating and maintaining a skilled workforce to support the design, engineering, deployment, and operation of future IoT systems is a significant challenge for industry, academia and governments. Engineers, scientists and developers not only need strong backgrounds in IoT foundations, but also significant knowledge in relevant application domains. In this talk, we discuss how adaptive control and models at runtime are key enablers toward robust and intelligent IoT systems.

Hausi A. Müller, Department of Computer Science Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada

Dr. Müller is a Computer Science Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Engineering at University of Victoria. He is Co-Chair of IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative and Member 2019 IEEE Conferences Committee. He was the 2016-2018 Vice President IEEE CS Technical and Conference Activities (T and C) Board and 2011-2015 Chair IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE). His research interests include software engineering, adaptive systems, intelligent cyber physical systems, Internet of Things, context-aware systems, quantum computing and quantum information science. He is co-founder of the SEAMS conference series—ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. He co-organized Shonan Meetings on Engineering Autonomic Systems (EASy 2013) and Software Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems (SENCPS 2017) at Shonan Village, Japan. He was Program Co-Chair of the World Forum of Internet of Things WF-IoT 2018 in Singapore and WF-IoT 2015 in Milano, Italy.

Mathieux Bergeron, Director Technology at Kinova Robotics, Canada

Empowering humanity through robotic solutions

He is an experienced software architect with a demonstrated history of delivering innovative and high quality solution in the computer software industry. Likes to define high level vision and architecture for complex software strategies. He has a strong interest in high tech industries mixing both software and hardware solution. He has more than 16 years of experience in several companies where he as served as electronic designer, technology director, director of advanced research, software architect and now as Directory of Technology.

Kinova Robotics delivers innovative solutions in the field of robotics for personal assistance and research. The company designs and manufactures service robotics platforms and applications. From needs to innovation, Kinova creates robots that serve two markets. Kinova in assistive robotics empowers people with disabilities to push beyond their current boundaries and limitations. The other division, Kinova in innovation robotics, empowers industry and research to interact with environments more efficiently and safely. It also contributes to aiding product development and hands-on applications in the areas of service robotics and medical advancement. Kinova was co-founded in 2006 by Charles Deguire (CEO) and Louis-Joseph Caron L’Écuyer (CTO), two passionate, inspiring, and visionary young engineers. Their mission is to empower humans through robotics. The company is working to help robots evolve from improving manufacturing capability to improving people’s quality of life by amplifying human capacities and making its solutions accessible.