FiCloud 2016

The IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud
  with OBD 2016 and MobiWis 2016                                                                                  22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria
Keynote Talks

Keynote Talks

Keynote I: The IPv6-based IoT and Cloud Computing Enabling Advanced Innovations for Vibrant Ecosystems

Prof. Latif LADID
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA ( has been completely depleted by Feb 1st, 2011. This creates by itself a critical challenge when adding new things and enabling new services on the Internet. Without publicly routable IP addressing, the Internet of Things and anything that’s part of Internet of Everything would be greatly reduced in its capabilities and limit its potential success. Most discussions about IoT have been based on the illusionary assumption that the IP address space is an unlimited resource or it’s even taken for granted that IP is like oxygen produced for free by nature. The adoption of IPv6 provide enhanced features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 like autoconfig, IP mobility, ad hoc services; etc catering for the extreme scenario where IP becomes a commodity service enabling lowest cost networking deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity. IPv6 deployment is now in full swing with some countries achieving over 50% penetration such as Belgium or the US with some 75 M users powered by IPv6 without even the users knowing it. Recently, Apple has required its apps developers to use IPv6 only for their apps staring June 1, 2016 which gives a great shot in the arm of IPv6. There are many inflections points happening this decade to influence the design of first tangible IoT, 5G and Smart Cities. It will be a combination of IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big IoT Data and 5G to shift through to realising the paradigm shift from current research-based work to advanced IoT, 5G and Smart Cities. This talk will be devoted to analyze the transformative industrial and societal impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and solutions moving forward.

Prof. Latif Ladid is the Founder & President of the IPv6 FORUM and the Founding Chair of the 5G World Alliance. He is the Chair of the ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group and the Chair of the IEEE ComSoC IoT sub-committee. Prof Ladid is the Chair of the IEEE ComSoC 5G sub-committee the Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV sub-committee. He is the Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society - ISOC, IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board, World summit Award Board Member and the Research Fellow at University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects. He is also a member of 3GPP PCG Board , 3GPP2 PCG , UN Strategy Council, and the Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg).

Keynote II: Intelligent Systems for Healthy Cities

Dr. Agnis Stibe
MIT Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Quality of life in cities can be improved through reshaping and advancing urban spaces with persuasive mobile and socially influencing strategies, thus empowering communities to succeed in achieving sustainable wellbeing. This vision aims at helping people to acquire healthy and sustainable everyday routines through intelligent urban interventions that facilitate health behavior change at scale. Ultimately, this research seeks to create socially engaging environments supporting wellbeing and innovation through reshaping behavioral patterns, intelligent outdoor sensing, interactive public feedback channels, designing responsive neighborhoods, and fostering adoption of novel experiences in future cities.

Dr. Agnis Stibe is a social engineer at the MIT Media Lab. In his recent TEDx talk, Dr. Stibe envisions future persuasive cities that encourage healthy and sustainable routines. His research is built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale. Dr. Stibe frequently speaks at conferences and effectively collaborates with industry. He has worked for a number of multinational companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and First Data. Dr. Stibe has twice been recognized from the Minister of Education and Science for his long-term creative work. He holds a master’s degree in computer science, an MBA, and a PhD on SIS.

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