Paolo Bellavista, Ph.D.
Presentation Title: Industry 5.0 Digital Twins: the Call for Cloud Continuum Infrastructures
Presentation Abstract: The efficient exploitation of the cloud continuum (industrial cloud, edge cloud, 5G/6G base stations, fog nodes) is a key factor for future Industry4.0 (and beyond) applications, e.g., for manufacturing line control and reconfiguration, where QoS requirements on latency and scalability are crucial. The keynote aims at offering an overview of the state-of-the-art architectures and technologies in the field, with a specific focus on how to efficiently design and implement hybrid distributed digital twins over cloud continuum virtualized resources. Related and industrial-grade use cases from ongoing international projects will be depicted to practically ground the proposed architectural solutions.
Biography: Paolo Bellavista received MSc and PhD degrees in computer science engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he is now a full professor of distributed and mobile systems. His research activities span from pervasive wireless computing to online big data processing under quality constraints, from edge cloud computing to middleware for Industry 4.0 applications. He serves on several Editorial Boards, including IEEE COMST (Associate EiC), ACM CSUR, and Elsevier JNCA and PMC. He is the scientific coordinator of the H2020 BigData project IoTwins – https://www.iotwins.eu/.
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SPECTS 2021 is soliciting proposals for tutorials (max 2 hours) to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials should address established as well as new emerging research topics and practical applications in the area of performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Tutorials should present a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and outline open research and technical challenges.
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Important Dates for Tutorials
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|(For Online Presentation)||(For Online Presentation)||(In person)||(For Online Presentation)||(For Online Presentation)||(In person)|
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|Student*||$120 USD||$170 USD||N/A||$150 USD||$200 USD||N/A|
|Retiree*||$20 USD||$20 USD||N/A||$20 USD||$20 USD||N/A|
|Additional Paper(s)*||$380 USD/paper|
|Additional Page(s)*||$70 USD/page|
|Social Networking Event*||$80 USD|
|Day/Onsite Registration Rate||Registration Fee|
|Non Student*||$300 USD|
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Important Notification: As coronavirus is spreading, online/video presentation will be acceptable. Online presentation will be arranged accordingly. For your safety, please inform the conference secretary if you want to choose online/video presentation. Also, you can register with the “Special Rate” above.
SPECTS’21 will now be a virtual conference. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.