Research Talk


Son Vuong 

University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

Bio: Prof. Dr. Son T. Vuong Received Received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento, USA in 1972; M.Eng. in Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 1977; and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1982 where he was a lecturer and assistant professor in 1981-1982.  Since 1983, he has been a professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, where  he was a founder of the Distributed System Research Group and has been the Director of the Laboratory for Networks and Internet Computing (NICLab).  He is an international renowned researcher on protocol engineering, distributed multimedia systems, social networks and collaborative computing.  His areas of research interest in recent years  include the Internet of Things(IOT), ambient networks, grid and  p2p computing, P2P video streaming,network security, mobile computing and mobile learning.

Dr. Vuong has (co)authored over 250 papers and a US patent,  and co-edited three books, including the book on “Recent Advances in Distributed Multimedia Systems” published in 1999. He has supervised thesis research of 80 graduate (PhD and MSc) students. He was a co-leader of the major $30M grant proposal to establish a new Network of Centres of Excellence in 1999, called Global Information Systems and Software Technology – GISST that made to the final short list.  Dr. Vuong served on many conference program committees and has been general or technical (co)chair and (co)organizer of 25 international conferences (IEEE IEMCON'15-19, UEMCON'16-19, CCWC'17-20, Springer and IEEE AMT’14, IEEE iThings’13, IEEE NCAS’11/IWCMC’11, ACM Multimedia’08, KSI DMS’08, IEEE NOMS’06, KSI DMS'39;97, IEEE ICDCS'39;95, IFIP PSTV'39;94, IFIP FORTE'39;89, 12 IFIP IWPTS';88). He served on the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Grant Selection Committee in 1999-2003, and  also serves on the Board of Directors of two high-tech companies.

Since January 2013, Dr Vuong has served as Honorary Chairman of the Green World Systems as well as an Honorary Vice-President of the University of Nguyen Tat Thanh, in HCMC, Vietnam. Most recently, since April 2014, Dr. Vuong became an emeritus professor at UBC after his 32+ years of fulltime teaching and research services in computer science at UBC. He continues to engage actively in international conference organization and in computer and innovative science research and collaborations with esoteric science researchers worldwide.

Title of the talk: Toward the G System:  The Internet of Minds and Industry Revolution 5.0 for Advanced Society

Abstract The Internet of Things, the key driver of the Industry Revolution 4.0, will greatly impact everyone’s life in every facet, including entertainment, socialization, business, healthcare and education.  While research and development of IOT are still under way, the fundamental question remains whether the IOT technology would ensure enhanced quality of life. To address this question, we undertake to develop the concept of our so-called G System, based on our so- called the Internet of Minds (IOM) that is expected to drive the next Industry Revolution 5.0.
To alleviate the problem of big data in the modern IOT interactions among humans, mobile devices, sensors and things, we must take into consideration the underlying dynamic context information and the small world model.

After an overview of IOT and Industry Revolution 4.0, we shall discuss the conceptual architecture of the G System as well as the underlying basic principle of harmonization for the Internet of Minds.  The research on the G System is still at an infancy stage, further work and collaborative efforts will be needed to realize the true potential of its application to improve the society and to enhance the wellbeing of mankind.

Important Deadlines

Full Paper Submission:31st October 2019
Acceptance Notification: 30th November 2019
Final Paper Submission:15th December 2019
Early Bird Registration: 15th December 2019
Presentation Submission: 31st December 2019
Conference: 6 - 8 January 2020

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•   Conference Proceedings will be submitted for publication at IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
•    Best Paper Award will be given for each track
•    There will be two workshops on- i. Data Analysis and ii. IoT on Jan 8, 2020
•    There will be Corporate Exhibitions and Product Display for the last two days of the conference.
•    Conference Record No- 47524