Invited talk on Telecommunications:

Dmitry Petrov, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Architecture, Technology and R&D Foundation, Mobile Networks, Nokia, Finland

Title: Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications in 5G

Date and time: November 6, 11:00 – 12:00

Abstract: The fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks shall provide connectivity for a wide range of services. Ultra reliable low latency communication (URLLC) is one of the representative service categories of high importance for new industrial applications. The 3GPP standardization for URLLC is now in progress and the current status will be overviewed in the keynote. The main enablers of low latency and reliability on the physical and MAC layers, and network slicing on the higher layers will be presented.

Biography: Dmitry Petrov graduated from the Physical faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow state university in 2007. He received his Ph.D. degree (2010) from the same university. In 2009–2011, Dr. Petrov was an invited expert in several projects, where he developed mathematical models for telecommunication and financial sectors. Dmitry Petrov got his second Ph.D. degree (2012) and the title of adjunct professor in wireless networking technologies (2016) from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In 2011, he joined Magister Solutions Ltd. as a senior researcher. He contributed to several prize-winning European projects and also worked in industrial R&D projects. In 2017 he started his work at Nokia. The main areas of scientific interests for Dr. Petrov are computer simulations of wireless networks, multi-carrier systems with advanced wave-forms, signal processing, and innovation in technology. He also continues academic work in cooperation with several universities. Dr. Petrov is a co-author of more than 30 academic publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

Invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics:

Domenico Prattichizzo – Full Professor of Robotics and Automation,
Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena, Italy

Title: Wearables Haptics and Wearable Robotics

Date and time: November 7, 10:00 – 11:00

Abstract: Highly wearable interfaces with haptic feedback is an emerging research trend that will enable novel forms of communication and cooperation between humans and robots. In this keynote, I will introduce design guidelines for wearable interfaces and will review the research in this field. Thanks to wearables the paradigm shift in human-robot cooperation is extraordinary. For example, the robotic sixth finger, a wearable robot designed for reehabilitating the function of the paretic human hand, acts with the paretic limb like the two parts of a gripper working together to stabilize the grasp of objects, like a bottle of water, and let the subject, with upper limb impairments, to use both hands in bimanual tasks. The wearable robotic extra finger works together with a wearable haptic device playing the role of a sensorimotor interface augmenting the level of embodiment of the device. This is an extraordinary case of synergistic use of wearable haptics and wearable robotics to support people with impairments in everyday life. In the plenary I will also present other paradigms of interaction between humans and robots mediated by highly wearable interfaces.

Biography: Since 2015 Full Professor at the University os Siena. From 2002 to 2015 Associate Professor of Robotics at the University of Siena. Since 2009 Scientific Consultant at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova Italy. In 1994, Visiting Scientist at the MIT AI Lab. M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Pisa in 1991 and 1995, respectively.

Invited industrial talks:

Marat Gilmutdinov – Principal Engineer of Saint Petersburg Research Center of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Russian Federation

Title: Quality of Experience as a Challenge for Modern Video Streaming Services

Date and time: November 7, 11:00 – 12:00

Abstract: Most of modern telecom applications and video streaming services are developed in customer-centric style. This style requires knowledge about user experience to improve a service performance. Main topic of this keynote is quality of experience (QoE) paradigm commonly used for assessment of user satisfaction and for prediction of customer’s emo­tional feedback in different states of considered services. Keynote includes a brief history, a description of main approaches for numerical criteria developing and possible ways of services improvement using QoE prediction.

Standardization of QoE started in the middle of 1990s. ITU-T initiated p.900 series for subjective assessment of audiovisual quality in multimedia services. Most common numerical criteria are mean opinion score (MOS) and its modifications. MOS prediction is usually based on machine learning methods. Most common class of methods is supervised learning. However, methods from this class meet an issue requiring a large set of data that describes user feedback about his/her satisfaction for each service feature. Such data can be obtained using crowdsourcing or laboratory measurement but they require a lot of participants and careful results processing. A final part of keynote is dedicated to video streaming performance improvement using QoE prediction.

Biography: Marat Gilmutdinov graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI) in 1998. He received his PhD degree in Computer science in 2002. He was an assistant professor and then an associate professor at Infocommunication systems department of SUAI teaching disciplines related to digital signal processing and information theory. Marat was also a Head of multimedia signal processing (MSP) laboratory in SUAI from 2009 to 2016 supervising joint R&D projects with Intel Labs, EMC, LG Display and other industrial companies. He is a co-author of 10+ international patents related to visual signal processing, interpolation and compression methods. His main research interests are motion estimation algorithms, visual objects recognition, image and video compression and transmission methods. Marat joined Huawei as a Principal engineer in 2017. His current scope of responsibilities is a development of algorithms for AI-based applications, e.g. chatbots and question-and-answering systems.

Vladimír Sedláček – CTO, GREYCORTEX s.r.o., Czech Republic

Title: Monitoring Unusual Behavior on Networked Machines

Date and time: November 6, 10:00 – 11:00

Abstract: Public use of interconnected computers has introduced problems in protecting these networks. Descriptions of the protocols which enable this communication are publicly accessible, and anyone may implement these protocols in networked devices, limited only by their understanding and capacity. Uncertainties and/or flaws in implementation standards have created opportunities for those with malicious intentions to inject malware, open encrypted communication, destroy or flood communication channels, and access to protected content without authorization. Even flawless implementations can still be abused to steal intellectual property or personal data.

Basic Intrusion Detection/Pro­tection systems allow limited traffic monitoring and some attack detection through simple rulesets. However, GREYCORTEX MENDEL is an advanced tool for monitoring and evaluating anomalies in the communications of an entire network. By using Artificial Intelligence and assisted machine learning, MENDEL is able to identify anomalous communication between devices and detects new and unknown attacks which are invisible to simple rulesets or IDS/IPS tools. Furthermore, MENDEL identifies behavioral anomalies in devices and users within a network. Finally, unlike tools based on the Netflow protocol, MENDEL measures detailed communication flow parameters, making identification of weak security or low user experience sources in e-shops or content provisioning systems possible.

Biography: Vladimír Sedláček is CTO of GREYCORTEX. He is an experienced developer, analyst, and administrator. He has developed countless web platforms and infrastructure implementations, serving tens of millions of clients. He has a passion for computer and network security and has completed many courses on security management, hacking, and has passed Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Livewire Investigator exams. He operates a small ISP.

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