Prof. Shoichi Noguchi
Sendai Foundation for Applied Information Sciences , Sendai, Japan

Keynote title: The Design Principle of the Robust Information and Communication                     System under the Great Natural Disaster
                    (Learning from East Japan Great Disaster)

ABSTRACT

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BIOGRAPHY

Shoichi Noguchi Born on March 5th 1954 Received D.E. 1960
Professor of Tohoku University 1971
Director of Computing Center of Tohoku University 1984-1990
Director of Research Center for applied Information Science 1990-1993
President of Sendai Foundation of Information Science 1990-
Professor of Nihon University 1993-1997
President of Information Processing Society of Japan 1995-1996
President of University of AIZU 1997-2001
President of Sendai Foundation for Applied Information Sciences 1990-

Prof. David Taniar
Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Keynote title: High Performance Database Processing

ABSTRACT

The sizes of databases have seen exponential growth in the past and such growth is expected to accelerate in the future, with the steady drop in storage cost accompanied by a rapid increase in storage capacity. To effectively manage such volumes of data, it is necessary to allocate multiple resources to it, very often massively so. The processing of databases of such astronomical proportions requires an understanding of how high performance systems and parallelism work. Besides the massive volume of data in the database to be processed, some data has been distributed across the globe in a Grid environment. This talk discusses fundamental understanding of parallelism in data-intensive applications, and demonstrates how to develop faster capabilities to support them.

BIOGRAPHY

David Taniar holds Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees - all in Computer Science, with a particular specialization in Databases. His primary research focuses on data processing techniques for mobile, spatial, and parallel systems, as well as data warehousing and mining. He is a founding editor-in-chief of three SCI-E journals: Mobile Information Systems, Intl J of Data Warehousing and Mining, and International Journal of Web and Grid Services. He has an extensive publication record, which can be viewed at the DBLP server (http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/t/Taniar:David.html). This keynote talk is based on his recent authored book, High Performance Parallel Database Processing and Grid Databases (John Wiley & Sons). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. He can be contacted at David.Taniar{AT}monash.edu and his personal webpage at http://users.monash.edu/~dtaniar/.

Prof. Fatos Xhafa
Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Keynote title:Data Replication and Synchronization in P2P Collaborative Systems

ABSTRACT

Data replication and synchromization techniques have recently attracted a lot of attention of researchers from P2P computing community. Such techniques are fundamental to increase data availabilty, however consistency becomes a main issue under highly dynamic nature of large P2P systems having also mobile peers. In this talk we will discuss data replication and synchromnization techniques for P2P super-peer collaborative systems. In such systems peers are organized in peergroups and collaborate together asynchronously to accomplish a common project by sharing documents and data. Some replication and synchronization techniques will be discussed in view of their suitability to supporting efficient group collaboration in P2P systems.

BIOGRAPHY

FATOS XHAFA holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Languages and Informatics Systems (LSI) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (2009/2010) and a Research Associate at College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (2004/2005). Dr. Xhafa holds a permanent position of Professor Titular at the Department of LSI, UPC (Spain). His research interests include parallel and distributed algorithms, combinatorial optimization, approximation and meta-heuristics, networking and distributed computing, Grid and P2P computing. Dr. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences/workshops, book chapters and edited books and proceedings in the field. Dr. Xhafa has an extensive editorial and reviewing service. He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Space-based and Situated Computing, and of International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, Inderscience Publishers. He is an associate/member of Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has also guest co-edited several special issues of international journals. Dr. Xhafa is actively participating in the organization of several international conferences. His email is fatos{AT}lsi.upc.edu and his personal webpage at http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~fatos/.