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Cloud-based Crowd Monitoring
Maarten van Steen, University of Twente, Netherlands

Keynote Lecture
Ingo Weber, TU Berlin, Germany

Keynote Lecture
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden

 

Cloud-based Crowd Monitoring

Maarten van Steen
University of Twente
Netherlands
 

Brief Bio
Maarten van Steen is professor at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where he is scientific director of the Digital Society Institute, a virtual institute that bundles all the university's research on digitalization, including AI. He is specialized in large-scale distributed systems, now mainly concentrating on very large wireless distributed systems, notably in the context of crowd monitoring and its associated privacy preservation. Next to Internet-based systems, he has published extensively on distributed protocols, wireless (sensor) networks, and gossiping solutions. Maarten van Steen is associate editor for ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and section editor for Advances in Complex Systems. He authored and co-authored three textbooks, including "Distributed Systems" (with Andrew Tanenbaum), now in its 3rd edition, as well as an introduction to Graph Theory and Complex Networks.


Abstract
In recent years we have witnessed an increasing interest in monitoring crowd flows by capturing the signals from devices such as smartphones. Notably WiFi packet sniffing is popular, in particular by identifying devices by means of their transmitted MAC address. Problematic is the situation that this method infringes upon privacy, even after applying secure one-way encryption techniques, for the simple reason that the European General Data Protection Regulation stipulates that data captured from a device may never be processed if there is any way that this data may lead to the identification of an individual.

Considering the privacy sensitivity of crowd monitoring by capturing signals from smartphones, the question is whether one can design a cloud-based system that is guaranteed to preserve the privacy of individuals while at the same time providing accurate data on crowd flows. In this talk, I will focus on the architecture and design of such a system, which can even withstand malfunctioning cloud-hosting providers.



 

 

Keynote Lecture

Ingo Weber
TU Berlin
Germany
 

Brief Bio
Ingo Weber is a Full Professor and Head of Chair for Software and Business Engineering at TU Berlin, Germany. He has conducted Blockchain research since the advent of Ethereum, and published about many aspects of Blockchain application design and development, including the book Architecture for Blockchain Applications, Springer, 2019. Ingo served as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including various IEEE and ACM Transactions like TSE and TOSEM, and as PC member for WWW, BPM (also as PC co-chair), ICSOC, AAAI, ICAPS, IJCAI, and many other conferences and workshops. Previously, he was a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Swinburne University. Prior to TU Berlin, Ingo worked at Data61, CSIRO (formerly NICTA), UNSW in Sydney, Australia, and at SAP Research in Germany. While at SAP, he completed his PhD with the University of Karlsruhe (TH).


Abstract
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Keynote Lecture

Ivica Crnkovic
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Sweden
 

Brief Bio
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Abstract
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