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 and Session Chairs  will include:

Stephen Daniels   -   Chair: Session 1 "The Convergence of Smart Grid and the Internet of Things" 
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. Stephen also has a significant involvement in several large-scale research initiatives and centres, including the Precision strategic research cluster, the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, and the Marine and Environmental Research Hub (MESTECH). See full profile.
John Geoghegan   -   Chair: "Smart Grid & ICT" Panel Session
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 profile.  Talk Title : "Smart Grid: An opportunity for Ireland"
Xiaojun Wang  -  Chair: Session 3 "Network Security and Energy-Efficiency"
Dr Wang joined the School of Electronic Engineering of Dublin City University as an assistant Lecturer in November 1992, permanent staff in 1995, and he is now a senior lecturer. He was Head of China Affairs in Dublin City University for five years between 2002 and 2007. Dr Wang's research currently focuses on energy efficient networking and, hardware acceleration for packet classification and deep packet inspection. He is director of the Network Processing Group in the Network Innovations Centre (NIC) in the Rince Institute. See full profile
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. The focus of Alan’s research work now is in information access for all kinds of human digital memory applications and in exploiting how sensors can be used to help with this. 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.
Ray Walshe
Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Dublin City University, Principal Investigator and Architecture Theme Leader at Irish Centre for Cloud Computing (IC4), Director of Cloud Computing Research Centre (CloudCORE). Senior Member of IEEE where he is involved in Cloud Standards working groups. Extensive experience in software consultancy and management with Ericsson, Siemens, Software & Systems Engineering Ltd, Siemens Nixdorf and ESB (Electric Ireland). See full profile.  Talk Title : Future Internet and Smart Grid
Jerry Liu
He received his bachelor and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Melbourne. In 2004, he joined the gigahertz project team in National ICT Australia. Now founder and CEO of a start up company and distinguished researcher of Hangzhou Dianzi University. Current research interests are multi-gigabit Wi-Fi chip implementation and ultra low power Wi-Fi sensor network. See full profile.
Talk Title : An Ultra low-power Wi-Fi WSN for remote energy monitoring  
Cunchen Tang
Professor in Integrated Circuits and Communications Software, one of the sensor members of China Society of Space Science, and also the academic leader of the China-Ireland Joint Laboratory for Software and Telecommunications Engineering. He presides over five National Major Science Projects of China and is leading a team of more than 20 researchers in the area of smart home based on the Internet of Things. See full profile.  Talk Title : Energy-saving in Smart Home Based on the Internet of Things 
Ruimin Hu
Prof Hu is Vice chairman of academic committee of Wuhan University, member of the eighth review group for National Natural Science Foundation Committee, head of the Chinese delegation for ISO JCT1/DCMP, member of China Information Technology Standardization Committee (TC28), ... See full profile.  Talk Title : Information and Communications Technologies for smart city — Massive multimedia digital resource management techniques and their application for smart city
Kevin Quinn
Project Manager for Energy related projects in the TSSG research centre in the Waterford Institute of Technology. Prior to this, Dr. Quinn has 11 years international experience in ICT, including with Telecom Eireann (now Eircom), American Management Systems (now CGI) and Nextel Communications (now Sprint). Kevin’s research runs from Energy management, Smart Grid to BSS/OSS systems to Network Management to WSNs. See full profileTalk Title: Energy Efficiency: Bottom Up Energy Efficiency – Let’s build something.
Linda Doyle
Professor in the School of Engineering at Trinity College, University of Dublin and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Director 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 full profile.
Talk Title : A Resource Centric Perspective on Networks of the Future.
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 profile. Talk Title : "Energy-Efficient Spectrum Utilization in Cognitive Radio Networks"
Martin Collier
Martin Collier received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electronic engineering at the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin, Ireland, and the Ph.D. degree from Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer with DCU, where he runs the Switching and Systems Laboratory. His research interests include switching theory, the design of large interconnects, and energy efficiency in packet-switched networks. See full profile.  Talk Title : Reducing Energy Consumption in Networks (ECONET)
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 : Low Energy Consumption Networks ECONET
Chengchen Hu
He worked as an Assistant Research Professor at Tsinghua University from June 2008 to December 2010, and is now an Associate Professor in the MOE Key Lab for Intelligent Networks and Network Security, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University. His main research interests is computer network systems, including network measurement and monitoring, green networking, data center networking, etc. See full profile.  Talk Title : Greening the Internet using Multi-Frequency Scaling Scheme
Kostas Katrinis
Research Staff Member in IBM Research - Ireland. He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. He has been in communication networks research since 2001, taking on challenging problems across the stack, from transport-layer congestion control down to physical-layer aware optical networking solutions. Dr. Katrinis latest research focuses on networks and optical/electronic interconnects for high-performance computing systems and data-centres... 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
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
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 : Information Security
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.
Amy Neale
Amy Neale, Programme Manager, NDRC. Amy has 15 years experience of research and technology commercialisation, specialising in technology and investment marketing, and working with researchers, technologists and start-up founders. Before arriving in Ireland in 2008, Amy led the business development team at Queen Mary, University of London. Amy has a research background, and completed her PhD in Linguistics at Cardiff University in 2002.  See full profile.  Talk Title : Collaborative Innovation
Gerard Kennedy
National Contact Point and National Delegate in the Enterprise Ireland Support Network for European Union funded ICT research and innovation. Over 29 years industrially focused applied research and development experience in electronic and computer engineering. B.Sc. (Electronic Systems), an M.Eng (Computer Systems), and PhD (Electronic Engineering). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  See full profile.
Talk Title : China-Ireland ICT research funding opportunities in the European Union  

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