Dublin Ireland

Welcome to CIICT 2012!

The 2012 CIICT Symposium will focus on the theme of ICT and Energy Efficiency - exploring how the design of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is increasingly influenced by energy costs and power consumption constraints and, additionally, how ICT will be broadly applied in future to help manage the emerging global energy crisis. CIICT 2012 will take the form of a single-track, two-day symposium of invited talks from international experts, technical panel sessions led by invited experts and a special session on China-Ireland research funding opportunities, with additional technical poster presentations of accepted short papers (see Call for Papers). The symposium will be organised around three main themes:
  • Convergence of Smart Grid and the Internet of ThingsICT has a significant role to play in Smart Grid. The symposium will explore a spectrum of technologies from in-building sensor networks and smart metering, to the role of ICT in renewable energy generation and demand-side management.
  • Energy Efficient Wired and Wireless ICTWhile ICT is seen as a large part of the solution towards reducing the world’s carbon footprint, ICT in itself needs to become more energy efficient. The symposium will explore state-of-the-art techniques being proposed to reduce energy consumption in both fixed and wireless networks.
  • Network Security and Energy EfficiencySecurity is a major focus of the ICT industry, both from the point of view of blocking spam and viruses, and from the increasing need to protect consumer privacy. The symposium will consider energy-efficient network security schemes as part of the effort towards ‘Green’ ICT and also the role network security will play in smart grid networks, where sensitive user data must be protected.
Since 2006, CIICT has the overall aim of strengthening Information and Commutations Technology research collaboration between China and Ireland, to facilitate both academic and industrial research interactions between the two countries and their international partners. This year's symposium continues this overall goal, with a number of invited talks and expert panel members from China and Ireland. We welcome all interested participants to join us in Dublin on the 5th and 6th of July 2012!

Online Registration is now open.


CIICT 2012 is a
Partner Conference of the Euroscience Open Forum 2012

Authors' Instructions for preparation of final papers and posters 

Registration is open.

A programme for CIICT 2012 now is available

Invited Speakers  will include:

Alan F. Smeaton
Professor of Computing at Dublin City University since 1997 and currently deputy director of CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies. Previously Dean of Faculty and Head of School and now leads a team of more than 40 researchers in the broad area of the sensor web. See full profile.
Talk Title : Sensor Data Streams from Smart Metering
Xiaohong Guan
Cheung Kong Professor of Systems Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University since 1999. Dean of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering since 2008. Director of the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Tsinghua University since 2001. IEEE Fellow and the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. See full profile
Talk Title : Efficient Energy Production, Consumption and Transmission Facilitated by Smart Grid Technology
Denis O'Leary
In his time with ESB, Denis has served in a number of positions mostly in Distribution and Transmission Networks planning and construction. Appointed Networks Operations Manager for ESB Networks in 1997 and as Head of Asset Management and Regulation in 2003. He has recently taken up the position of Head of Sustainability and Systems, with specific responsibility for ESB's Smart Networks, Smart Metering, I.T. and Telecomms strategies.  See full profile. Talk Title: To be announced.
Sakir Sezer
Director and Head of Network and Cyber Security Research at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast and holds the Chair for Secure Information Technologies at Queen's University Belfast. Professor Sezer has been awarded the InvestNI Enterprise Fellowship, and Enterprise Ireland and Intertrade Ireland innovation and enterprise awards. He is also co-founder and CTO of Titan IC Systems. See full profile. Talk Title : “Forewarned is Forearmed”: Challenges of Defining Smart Grid Security
John Geoghegan
John has spent several years on the executive management team of Ericsson Ireland managing global development / supply / support organisations and worked overseas for several years for Ericsson, as well as for Cable & Wireless. He was VP Engineering of Arantech in Dublin and co-founder and CTO of a ICT start-up company. More recently, his focus is on the application of ICT to the Green Tech space, particularly to Smart Grid. See full profileTalk Title : "Smart Grid: An opportunity for Ireland"
Jiaru Lin
Responsible professor in the Research Center of Information Theory and Technique at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), and deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications (BUPT). Prof. Lin is the commissioner in both the National Information Technology and Standardization Technology Committee and the Teaching Steering Committee in Ministry of Education of China. See full profileTalk Title : "Energy-Efficient Spectrum Utilization in Cognitive Radio Networks"
Linda Doyle
Professor in the School of Engineering at Trinity College, University of Dublin and a Fellow of Trinity College DublinDirector of CTVR, The Telecommunications Research Centre, and Director of Xcelerit, a recent CTVR spin-out.  Member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. Prof. Doyle has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers. See See full profile. 
Talk Title : To be announced.
Yi Xian Yang
Director and Professor of Information Security Center (ISC), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Disaster Backup and Recovery. Fellow of Chinese Institute of Communications (CIC) and Vice-chairman of the CIC academic committee. See full profile.
Talk Title : To be announced.
Raffaele Bolla
“Professore Associato” at the Department of Communications, Computer and Systems Science (DIST) at the University of Genoa. Leads the Telecommunication Networks and Telematics Laboratory (TNT LAB) at DIST. He has co-authored over 140 scientific publications in international journals and conference proceedings. See full profile.
Talk Title : To be announced.
Stephen Daniels
Faculty member of the School of Electronic Engineering, at Dublin City University, Executive Director of the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology and Director of the Energy and Design Laboratory and the Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory at DCU. See full profile.
Talk Title : To be announced.
Lingling Sun 
Professor in the Electronics and Information Department at Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) and Vice-president of HDU since 2004. Director of a Ministry of Education Key Laboratory on RF Circuits and Systems, based in Hangzhou Dianzi University. See full profile.
Talk Title : To be announced.
Michael Scott
Recently retired Professor from DCU after 30 years, is now Chief Cryptographer with Certivox Ltd., a UK-based start-up. He has published extensively on curve-based cryptography, particularly in the new area of pairing-based cryptography. Prof. Scott has made numerous inventions and discoveries in this field. See full profile.
Talk Title : Pairing-based Cryptography - What it Offers

Further invited speakers and expert panel members will be confirmed shortly.

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