Istanbul, Turkey
December 12-14, 2012
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International HONET Speakers

The Keynote and the Invited Speakers represent Higher Education and ICT Sectors of Governments, Universities and Educational Research Centers, and the ICT related high-tech Industry and Service Sectors.


Chief Guest(s)

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ian Ferguson
Prof., Chair, Dept of ECE
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA  
Topic: The Development of a Universal Substrate Technology for the Growth of Light Emitting Diodes for Lighting Applicatio
Dr. Michael A Fiddy
Prof. Optical Science and Engineering & EE
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Topic: Novel Nano-Devices for ICT based on Emerging Meta-materials 
Dr. Nasir Memon
Prof., Computer Sci. & Engg.
Topic: Biometric Rich Gestures: A Touching Farewell to Passwords?

Multi-touch interfaces allow users to have a very intuitive, tactile and visual interaction with a computing device by touching a surface with their fingers  with gestures that resemble interaction with real life objects. The development of multi-touch technology opens up avenues for new authentication techniques that go beyond text passwords. In this talk we discuss gesture based authentication alternatives that are both engaging and pleasing to the users while providing strong security.

Speaker Biography:

Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory at NYU-Poly. He is one of the founding members of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP), a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU including NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Wagner, NYU-Stern and NYU-Courant. His research interests include digital forensics, data compression, and multimedia computing and security.Memon earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India in 1981. He received a Master of Science in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska.
Prof. Memon has published over 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security. He has won several awards including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award and the Jacobs Excellence in Education Award from NYU-Poly. He has been on the ediorial boards of several journals and was the Editor-In-Chief of Transactions on Information Security and Forensics.
He is an IEEE Fellow and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Soceity. Memon is the co-founder of Digital Assembly and Vivic Networks, two early-stage start-ups in NYU-Poly's business incubators

Dr. Harry G Perros
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
Prof. of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, USA
Topic: Networking Services: Signaling and QoS

The objective of this tutorial is to describe the signalling used to set up a multimedia session and also how the quality of service (QoS)  for a multimedia session can be guaranteed. We will first start with a brief description of QoS, QoE, and the Next Generation Networks. Then, we will present SIP and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), followed by a description of the architecture and signalling of some well-knwon apps, such as instant messaging, presence, and IPTV. Subsequently, we will discuss topics related to QoS in the IP transport network, such as, MPLS and DiffServ, congestion control, and the  Resource and Admission Control Functions (RACF)

Speaker Biopgraphy:

Harry G. Perros is a Professor of Computer Science, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, and the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science degree in Computer Networks at NC State University. He is an IEEE Fellow and he has published extensively in the area of performance modelling of computer and communication systems, and he has organized several national and international conferences. He has also published three print books and an e-book, and he is currently completing a book on networking services. His current research interests are in the areas of next generation networks, resource allocation for video traffic under QoS, and queueing theory.


Invited Speakers

Dr. Osman Yasar
Empire Innovation Professor
Dept. of Computational Science
Topic: Emerging Computational Technologies for Education

Computational Thinking (CT) is becoming recognized as a fundamental skill, along with reading and writing, that needs to be taught in early grades. CT involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. The new Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards recommend teaching of CT skills starting as early as grade 5. Every child will be educated to think like a computer scientist!
Advancements in technology have played a major role in this recognition because of the integration it enables in teaching. In this talk, we will review current and future trends in the use of computing and communication technologies that will help bring CT-centric education to a reality.

Speaker biography:

Osman Yaşar holds an endowed professorship at the State University of New York. He has a diverse background in physics, engineering, and computer science. He has been at the forefront of computational science education. As an educator, he established the world's first undergraduate degree program in computational science and championed use of computational approach to math, science, and technology (C-MST) as pedagogy in middle and high schools. As a computer scientist, he helped computer industry design massively parallel computers. He served as the President of Intel Supercomputer Users Group and founded the High Performance Computing Users Group. As an an industrial researcher, he used supercomputers to solve environmental and manufacturing problems in engine combustion and plasma ignition. He testified before the U.S. Congress and advised the White House on matters related to STEM education. In 2005, he was honored by the Turkish Association of Journalists as one of the top 25 national icons in his native country (Turkey).He currently manages the C-MST Institute and receives major support from the federal government to conduct educational technology research and from the industry to help design new spark plugs and new compressors. He served as a consultant to many companies, including Koç Holding in Turkey. He's published more than 70 articles and written a dozen industrial codes. 
Dr. Aba Ebong
Prof., Dept. of ECE,
UNC Charlotte, USA
Topic: Solar Electricity: Realizing the dream through inkjet metallization of multi-crystalline silicon solar cell

Solar electricity is an attractive resource that can be tapped without exhaustion. However, solar cell, the device which converts sunlight into electricity must be cost effective to encourage widespread use of solar electricity. Cost-effective solar cell can be achieved through material usage, efficiency and economy of scale. The economy of scale has been employed since 2004 with production capacities of some companies in the 1 GW range, but the efficiency is not high enough because of the limitation in metalizing technology. Other technologies, such as laser opening and plate, extrusion, laser transfer process, aerosol seed and plate investigated by several researchers are still far away from production ready. The inkjet metallization is an alternative that is very promising because of the associated precision in material usage in creating fine and uniform gridlines for reduced shading. Efficiencies of >19% and 17.4%, respectively, on mono and multi-crystalline cells have been demonstrated using the same process as with the screen-printing technology.  In this paper the results of inkjet metallization of multi-crystalline silicon solar cell is presented, for the first time, with efficiency of 17.4% and the technology roadmap to achieve lower-cost and high-efficiency multi-crystalline solar cells.

Speaker biography:
Abasifreke Ebong received a PhD  in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1995. His PhD dissertation dealt with low-cost and double-sided buried contact silicon solar cells. In 1995, Dr. Ebong served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Samsung Electronics, South Korea, where he worked on training and implementation of the buried contact technology transferred from the University of New South Wales. In September 1997, he joined the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, as a Research Faculty, where he worked on the development, design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of low-cost, high-efficiency belt line multicrystalline, Cz, and Fz silicon solar cells. In 2001 he joined GE Global Research as Electrical Engineer, working on Solid State Lighting (LED-light emitting diodes) based on III-V semiconductors. While at GE, he developed current spreading model for light emitting diodes, which enhanced the evaluations of several conceptual designs without actually fabricating them. In 2004 he returned to the University Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech as the Assistant Director of the center, responsible for sponsored research in crystalline and amorphous silicon solar cells. Dr. Ebong joined the Faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Professor in February 2011. Having worked in close collaboration with several companies including; equipment, front silver screen-printed pastes, dielectric and silicon wafers to develop belt machine for contact co-firing, inline diffusion, and high quality front silver pastes, Dr Ebong brings more than 20 years’ experience to his current position. He has published over 100 papers in the field of Photovoltaics. His current research interest include: high throughput, low-cost and high efficiency silicon solar cells based on comprehension of screen-printed contacts formation to homogeneous emitters with high sheet resistances; Development of low-cost manufacturable high efficiency solar cells with alternative to screen-printed contacts; Electrochemistry and Device Physics.
Dr. Yong Tak Lee
Prof., School of Information and Communication
Gwangiu Institute of Science and Technology
Republic of Korea

Topic: Nano-structured solar cells

Speaker biography:
He is an author/co-author of over 112 patents (filed or applied), over 197 journal papers and over 290 conference proceedings. His major research interests are on semiconductor optoelectronic devices including DFB laser diode, VCSEL, RCEPD, imaging sensor, Opto-VLSI, SOA, photodetector, RGB LEDs, solar cells, integrated optoelectronic circuits, nanophotonic devices, as well as chip-to-chip optical interconnects and micro beam projection system.

Mr. Ammar Jaffri
ICT4ALL - 2015Vision
Additional Director General (retd)
Federal Investigation Authority
Topic: Importance of ICTs for developing countries

Speaker Biography:

Mr. Ammar Jaffri holds Master’s Degrees in Statistics and Computer Sciences and has served more than forty years in versatile areas of Information Technology and ICT in different departments of Federal Government that include Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, ISI, Intelligence Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency.

Mr. Jaffri has successfully Implemented number of mega IT Projects as Project Director in Government of Pakistan. His most recent contributions are:-

1) Implementation of a country-wide Immigration Control System (PISCES) of Federal Investigation Agency. 

2) Conceiving and designing of Integrated Boarder Management System (IBMS) linking all law enforcement  agencies and visa issuance / extension departments of Pakistan with Immigration System for tracking illegal immigration and over-stayed foreigners.

3) Conceiving, designing and implementation of first cyber crimes response set-up of Pakistan. National Response Center for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) Federal Investigation Agency has now emerged as a single point of contact for cyber Security issues of IT Industry of Pakistan, all Public and Private sector Organizations and International stakeholders. 

Mr. Jaffri is a well known speaker on the subjects of Information Security, Cyber Security, Business Continuity Planning, e-Banking, New technologies on Internet and similar topics. Having vast exposure of national and international issues in his areas of expertise, Mr. Jaffri has represented Pakistan in number of National and International Conferences and professionally contributed in number of workshops.

Mr. Jaffri is also contributing as Chairman technical committee of Automated Finger Print Identification System (AFIS) FIA; Focal person from Pakistan on all International initiatives on cyber crimes like Group – 8 (USA) OIC-CERT, SAARC-CERT, AP-CERT etc.; Member of Communication Vigilance Committee Cabinet Division.

Dr M Manshad Satti
Managing Director, IT Butler E-Services (FZ-LLC)
Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE

Topic: Location Base Services (LBS) for Commercial Services and Public Safety

Location Based Services (LBS) uses the geographical location of mobile user equipment (UE) to offer a range of value added services to consumer and enterprise users. There are several use cases that will depend on this service, such as tracking for fleet management or social interaction. Establishing Public Safety Systems (PSS) based on GSM Networks is far most priority of all modern countries to facilitate their citizens to report the emergency situations instantly and call for help to mitigate the risks of lives and their value able assets. In other side Public Safety Services can be mobilized based on reported emergency and set the target time to reach at accurate spot using GSM and GPS systems. It also helps them to plan the arrival of Services as per Emergency, such as Fire, flood and other natural disasters. It also helps in roadside accident and mobilizing ambulance, toe Tracks and police in situational orders.

An overview of my industrial research work for public Safety and onsite deployment notes for implementing at various complex Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will provide the basis for discovering its advantages, prerequisites and dependencies when selecting and comparing with competitive solutions on quality and value for investment proposition.

This research work will further elaborate the accuracy issues and technological constraints and heavy budgets require for establishing PSS for countries those have vast demographic areas, tropical lands, mass rural and urban populations and outreaches with hard terrains.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Muhammad Manshad Satti has received B.E (Elec.) and M Eng. (Telecom) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, and PhD (Comp Eng.) from Deakin University Melbourne (Vic) Australia. He has over twenty years of industrial experience in Electronics, IT and Telecoms.

He was chief information security officer (CISO) of Australia’s largest corporate telecom where he developed telecom security risk assessment, security strategies, Innovation and Leadership and complex design for Dedicated hosting, co-location, e-commerce and online businesses. During this tenure he has contributed at number of forums and worked on Information Security Management System (ISMS).

He has been engaged in research and development at leading R & D Security research Laboratory, studying on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Lawful Interception, monitoring and Analysis,(LIMA) Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Data mining techniques for 3-tier security architecture.

He has authored more than twenty five publications on ICT Security, Risk Analysis, and GRC and conducted over thirty international lectures and seminars. He is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Engineers Australia (MIE Aust.) and earned Chartered Engineer (CEng.) recognition. Dr. Satti is listed at National Professional Register (NPR) Australia in IT, Telecom and Electrical Engineering chapters.

His research interests are on Data mining, DPI, LIMA, Correlations and advance Detection systems, used for mitigating future DOS / DDOS attacks at Internet and Corporate networks, where ISPs are most victims of such attacks.

He has good grip on Telecoms Value added Services (VAS). His work at LBS is well recognized by his clients.

Dr Kamal Alameh
Prof. & Director, Electron Science Research Institute,
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia

Topic: MEMS-based tunable lasers

We discuss the design and development of cost-effective MEMS-based multi-port multi-band tunable multi-wavelength fibre laser sources for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed (DWDM) optical networks. Such laser sources not only reduce the cost of optical networks, but also increase their flexibility by allowing real-time generation of lasing wavelengths over multiple bands of operation.

Speaker Biography: 

Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is also a World-Class University (WCU) Professor with the Department of Nano-bio Materials and Electronics at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Adjunct Professor at Glamorgan University, Wales, UK, and Guest Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, “MicroPhotonics” that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Environment, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors. His focus on moving electron and photon sciences to practical applications of Micro-/Nano-Photonics has been highly attractive to industry and has lead to the establishment of the Western Australia Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems (COMPS) equipped with a world-class Micro-/Nano-Photonic fabrication and characterisation facilities and linked to an international network of research collaboration with world-class international research institutions.

Professor Alameh has published 250+ peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 24 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential. Professor Alameh has been exceptionally well supported by successful government and industry grants totalling over $20 million dollars in funding.
Dr Ir. Robert Splinter
Valencell Inc.
Raleigh, NC 276161, USA
Topic: Enabling technologies for medical applications  

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