ICTer 2017 – Confirmed Keynote Speakers as at 07/04/2017

Dependable Computing Platforms for the Internet of Things

Prof. Marcel Baunach, Institute of Technical Informatics, Graz University of Technology, Austria.


A central demand on the Internet of Things (IoT) as a global infrastructure is its ability to provide continuously changing services and functions dependably on an unprecedented number of heterogeneous devices. While today’s embedded devices are still statically designed for specific applications and suffer from severe security flaws, future software and hardware must be much more flexible and inherently protected. Highly adaptive computing platforms will be required to allow the dynamic composition of functions and even the modification of computational units at runtime (maintainability). At the same time, operations must still be completed within guaranteed response times (real-time), and the devices and network must remain protected against alteration due to environmental perturbation or deliberate attacks (security, safety). This talk addresses the related challenges, and presents novel approaches for co-designing highly flexible and secure middleware and MCU architectures for dependable embedded platforms in the IoT.


Prof. Kiyoshi Tanaka


Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Japan


Kiyoshi Tanaka is a full professor in the academic assembly (Institute of Engineering) of Shinshu University. He is the Vice-President as well as the director of Global Education Center (GEC) of the same university. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Operations Research from National Defense Academy, Yokosuka, Japan, in 1984 and 1989, respectively. In 1992, he received Dr. Eng. degree from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. In 1995, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan. He is a project leader of JSPS Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation entitled Global Research on the Framework of Evolutionary Solution Search to Accelerate Innovation started from 2013.

His research interests include image and video processing, 3D point cloud processing, information hiding, human visual perception, evolutionary computation, multi-objective optimization, smart grid, and their applications. He received IEVC2010 Best Paper Award from IIEEJ, iFAN2010 Best Paper Award from SICE, GECCO2011 Best Paper Award and GECCO2015 Best Paper Award from ACM-SIGEVO, ISPACS2011 Best Paper Award from IEEE, Excellent Journal Paper Award from IIEEJ two times, in 2012 and in 2014, and Best Journal Paper Award from JSEC in 2012.

He is a fellow of IIEEJ (The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan). He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ and JSEC. He is the former editor in chief of Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers Japan as well as IIEEJ Transactions on Image Electronics and Visual Computing.


Prof. Geoffrey Crisp


The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Professor Geoffrey Crisp is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives in learning and teaching through the effective use of online technologies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. Although he majored in Chemistry he has a successful track record of interdisciplinary collaborative work in using online technologies to improve teaching and learning environments. After a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim, a der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Professor Crisp began his academic career in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne.

In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Professor Crisp developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. He was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001. Professor Crisp was appointed the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide in 2002. He received the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Professor Crisp is an HERDSA Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Crisp was Dean of Learning and Teaching at RMIT University from 2011 until joining UNSW as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) in February 2016.

His research areas of interest include Specialist Studies in Education, Education Systems, Curriculum, and Pedagogy.



Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury


School of Computing, National University of Singapor



Abhik Roychoudhury is a Professor of Computer Science at School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2000. Since 2001, he has been employed at the National University of Singapore. His research has focused on software testing and analysis, software security, and trust-worthy software. He has been an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2013-19). He is currently leading the TSUNAMi center, a large five-year long targeted research effort funded by National Research Foundation in the domain of software security. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator of the Singapore Cyber-security Consortium. He has served in various capacities in the program committees and organizing committees of various conferences on software engineering, specifically serving as Program Chair of ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2016 and General Chair of ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) 2022. He is currently serving as an Editorial Board member of IEEE


Prof. Roger Stern


United Kingdom


Statistical Services Centre, University of Reading, United Kingdom.


Roger Stern, is a professor of Applied Statistics at Statistical Services Centre in the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He obtained his MSc in Statistics from University of Sussex, England and PhD in Statistics from the University of Reading. He worked as a lecturer in statistics at the same University and also have worked overseas for 10 years, particularly in Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Niger, both in Universities and in Agricultural Research institutes.

His main areas of research have been on developing methods for processing historical climatic data, particularly rainfall data, in ways that are of direct relevance to users. He is also particularly concerned with the development of effective methods for training in applied statistical methods in general, and statistics in applied climatology in particular. His current role in the Statistical Services Centre is largely that of offering support to research activities in many fields, but particularly in agricultural research and in issues concerning climate variability and climate change.

He can provide expert opinion on Data Analytics, Statistical applications, i.e. planning of experiments, data organization analysis and reporting, statistical software, statistical climatology, analysis of historical climatic data, training in research methods support and in statistical climatology.

Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE).