Keynote 1: Moving Up or Down the IoT Value Chain

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Dr. Mazlan Abbas

Synopsis- Current service providers evolved from two “camps” – (i) Traditional telco (ii) OTT Players. Just like WiMAX, the industry has seen the IT sector enter the broadband service provider market. We saw the 4G battle between WiMAX and LTE. Finally, LTE won the 4G battle when WiMAX lost the two-year window of opportunity. There’s a similar “war” on-going to win the IOT network i.e. between LoRa, SigFox and NB-IOT. However, there’s no clear winner in this space yet. And we see again in the battle for the best IoT Service Provider – will it be from the incumbent telco or the ISP or ASP? Or probably new players such as Google, Apple or Samsung? IoT requires co-opetition rather than competition or cooperation alone. In many parts of the market, these companies compete, but depending on the adoption of the IoT market in that country, the companies sometimes need to cooperate in providing a full end-to-end IoT solution. Look at the IoT value chain, in which area can we work together? Are we going to take the “wait-and-see” stand? What’s the best strategy – “build and it will come”? What’s the ROI for such deployment? What’s the best business model? Consumer or Enterprise customers? Private or Public Cloud? This Keynote will try to address these issues and probably help you in your IoT journey.

Keynote 2: Journey Toward 5G

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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tharek A. Rahman
Director of Wireless Communication Centre (WCC)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Synopsis- Over the past few decades, there has been significant progress made to mobile communication networks. The promise of LTE Advanced (4G) as next generation of mobile broadband offers huge potential to service providers, application developers and wireless consumers. Beyond LTE Advanced which also known as 5G will enable the long term Networked Society and realized the vision of unlimited to information and shared data available anywhere and anytime to anyone and anything. The presentation will cover the evolution of mobile communication towards 5G that will support mobile broadband, low latency and massive connected devices which enable to realize the Networked Society.

Keynote 3: Renewable Energy- What next?

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Speaker: Dato Ir Dr Ali Askar Sher Mohamad
Managing Director
Sher Engineering & Consultancy Sdn Bhd
(Ex COO SEDA Malaysia)

Synopsis- Review of achievements in Malaysia so far under different mechanisms including SREP, FiT and LSSS. The problems encountered under each mechanism and possible solutions. The way ahead for RE – forever to remain a fringe solution or possible to become mainstream? Distributed generation will lead the way

Biography- Dato’ Ir. Dr. Ali Askar Sher Mohamad graduated with a BSc (Electrical Engineering) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, and a Masters in Power Engineering from UNSW, Sydney. He completed his PhD at UNITEN on the technical impact of connecting large scale solar PV plants to the utility network. He has served the Malaysian power utility TNB in various engineering and management positions. He taught at UNITEN from 2009 to 2011, teaching renewable energy and power systems subjects, while acting as a consultant to carry out Power System Studies for Grid connection and Feasibility Studies for various renewable energy plants. During this time, he was also appointed as the Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water on RE grid connection issues and related legislation. In November 2011, he was appointed the first Chief Operating Officer of the newly set up Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia. On 31st March 2016, he ended his service as COO of SEDA and set up Sher Engineering & Consultancy Sdn Bhd, an engineering consultancy practice focusing on renewable energy projects, especially Grid connection in Malaysia and the ASEAN region, including Bangladesh. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Ali is activeas an examiner for the Professional Interview for Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), sits on the Publication Committee of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), is a member of MyENC as well as Technical Committee on RE, besides being an adviser to a number of renewable energy developers.

Keynote 4: Symbiotic Simulation –
Running Real-time “What If?” Scenarios for Crisis

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Speaker: Gary Tan
School of Computing
National University of Singapore

Synopsis- Symbiotic simulation is a promising new technique for providing “What-If?” analysis of systems in real-time. This kind of decision-support tool is exactly what crisis management needs to enable a modern approach to managing crises through information superiority. Unfortunately, no tools at present focus on integrating the decision-support aspect of crisis management with the hindsight and foresight studies that comprise its remaining parts. Here, we will present a conceptual overview of a “perennial” framework for crisis management. We will conclude with a summary of implementation case studies, such as for evacuation, and traffic management. This framework acknowledges cutting-edge simulation techniques such as virtual worlds, and provides an excellent way of creating crisis management simulations to maximum effect.

Biography- Gary Tan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. He is also a Vice Dean of Student Life at the school. He was a pioneer in the Direct Honours Programme of the National University of Singapore and received his B.Sc (1st class Honours) from NUS. He received his M.Sc and Ph.D from the University of Manchester , U.K. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, scheduling and load balancing, declarative multiprocessors, parallel and distributed (interactive) simulation and High Level Architecture and has published over 120 conference and journal articles. He is currently working on Symbiotic Simulation and Traffic Simulation. He has had project collaborations with KTH (Royal Institute of Technology),Sweden, and FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency), and is a collaborator with SMART, and Beihang University. He was the conference chair of SIMUTOOLS 2016, and was program chair of Distributed Simulation and Real-time Systems Symposium 2016, and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Modelling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing (World Scientific). He is currently the President of the ASIASIM federation, and was co-chair of AsiaSim2013 (held in Singapore in November 2013). He is President of the Society of Simulation and Gaming of Singapore (SSAGsg).