MobiCom 2015 / Paris, France / September 7- 11, 2015
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   Gilles Grapinet

Agility and Fragility in a Real-time World

Gilles Grapinet
Senior Executive Vice President
Coordinating Global functions and Chief Executive Officer Worldline, Atos
Tuesday, September 8, 9:15-10:15 AM


Connected mobile devices have now reached the age of being perceived as a commodity. Users expect to be able to enjoy the same level of service and performance both on the go and at home. A new wave of cloud-supported services brought about by the integration of machine learning in consumer electronics—such as Smart watches, NEST sensors, and Self-Driving cars—is entering the market with a disruptive power. The Internet of Everything is already on our wrists, cars, buildings, and pockets, and is pushing through new economic models (such as Shared Economy or Data Economy). Current technology is struggling to meet the demands posed by new applications and services; specifically, it lacks the agility needed to adapt to fast-changing business models and technical requirements; it also comes with fragilities as most of our current infrastructures, systems and solutions were not designed to allow massive usage of real-time applications at personal level. Security, connectivity, mobility, latency, and scalability are just some of the many challenges that pave the way towards a seamless user experience. Device-to-device communications along with new business and trust models will dominate the Internet. It is essential for the Internet of Everything to succeed, and that industry, government and academia join forces to build brand new protocol architectures, computing paradigms, and regulatory frameworks designed to support mobility, high performance services, strong security and a fine user privacy granularity adapted to an expanding level of personal data dissemination.

About the Speaker:
Gilles Grapinet

A graduate of the French "Ecole Nationale d'Administration", Grapinet joined the French "Inspection Geénérale des Finances" in 1992, where he worked for four years on numerous financial audits and assessment assignments for both the French Government and international organizations (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc.). In 1996, he moved to the French tax department as the Head of Strategy and Controlling, before being appointed Director of Information Systems and Strategy. Between 2000 and 2002, he was appointed CIO, heading of the nation-wide "Copernic program" that was aimed at entirely rebuilding the French tax information system in order to create a multi-channel, service-oriented e-tax administration. Between 2003 and end 2004, he joined the private office of the French Prime Minister as Senior Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs. And between 2005 and 2007, he acted as director and chief of staff of the French Economy, Finance and Industry in the Minister's private office.

In 2007, Gilles Grapinet joined the Executive Committee of the international banking group, Credit Agricole SA, where he was Head of Strategy before being appointed director of the Payment Systems & Services business division.

In December 2008, as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global functions, Grapinet joined Atos Origin (since July 2011, the name of the company has been changed to Atos, following the Siemens IT acquisition), as one of the two SEVP of the Company. In July 2013, in addition of his position in Atos, he is appointed CEO of Worldline, a listed subsidiary of the Atos Group specialized in e-Payment services.

   Dr.Jim Kurose

Research Challenges and Opportunities in a Mobility-centric World

Dr. Jim Kurose
Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Wednesday, September 9, 9:00-10:00AM


The Internet recently passed an historic inflection point, with the number of broadband mobile devices surpassing the number of wired PCs and servers connected to the Internet. Mobility now profoundly affects the architecture, services and applications in both the wireless and wired domains. In this "bottom up" talk, we begin by discussing several specific mobility-related challenges and recent results in areas including mobility measurement (including privacy considerations) and modeling, and context-sensitive services. We then take a broader look at current and future challenges, and conclude by discussing several NSF investments in programs and projects in area of mobile networking.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Jim Kurose

Dr. Jim Kurose is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently on leave at the US National Science Foundation, where he leads the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, and multimedia networking. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS and the ACM Internet Measurement Conference. Jim has received a number of research and teaching awards including the IEEE Infocom Award, the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award and the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (6th edition). He has been a visiting researcher at Technicolor's Paris Research Lab and at the Laboratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences (LINCS) in Paris.

   Rémy Bayou

European research towards 5G

Rémy Bayou
Research and Innovation programme and policy Officer for network technologies in DG Connect, European Commission
Thursday, September 10, 9:00-9:30


The next generation of wireless networks, the 'fifth generation' or 5G, will have to cope with impressive new challenges. It includes a traffic expected to grow by up to 1000; an extremely low latency; the connection of cars, robots, and smart cities, with billions of machines talking to each other and their sensors; new use of spectrum; new architectures, and so on. The EU has committed €700 million of public funding over the course of seven years to boost research in 5G communications, and a first wave of about 20 projects have started this summer. This keynote talk will address the scientific research challenges to developing 5G networks and the technology building blocks that new projects are dealing with, notably with regards to the Radio Access Network and the novel mobile architectures.

About the Speaker:

Rémy Bayou is the Research and Innovation programme and policy Officer for network technologies in DG Connect, European Commission. This year he coordinated the selection of research projects for 5G networks with a budget of €135 million. In the last years he has been active in defining and managing European Commission research funding in the fields of Mobile Communication and Future Internet. Before this, he acted as head of the Telecom department in the French Defense Directorate for Research and Technology. He graduated from ENSTA and Telecom Paris Tech.

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