Keynote Speakers of ICSSE2021
IEEE fellow, Prof. Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Bio: Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of
Computer Science heading the Research
Division of Distributed Systems at the TU
Wien, Austria. He holds several honorary
positions: University of California (USC)
Los Angeles; Monash University in Melbourne,
Shanghai University, Macquarie University in
Sydney, and University of Groningen (RuG),
The Netherlands (2004-2010). From Dec 2016
until Jan 2017 he was a Visiting Professor
at the University of Sevilla, Spain and from
January until June 2017 he was a Visiting
Professor at UC Berkeley, USA.
From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards: World Technology Award in the category of Software (2001); Top-Startup companies in Austria (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) (2002); MERCUR Innovation award of the Austrian Chamber of Commerece (2002).
He is founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (ACM TIoT) as well as Editor-in-Chief of Computing (Springer). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, as well as on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Computer. Dustdar is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009), the IBM Faculty Award (2012), an elected member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, where he is chairman of the Informatics Section, as well as an IEEE Fellow (2016).
Speech Title: Edge Intelligence: The Convergence of Humans, Things, and AI
Abstract: Edge AI and Human Augmentation are
two major technology trends, driven by
recent advancements in Edge computing, IoT,
and AI accelerators. As humans, things, and
AI continue to grow closer together, systems
engineers and researchers are faced with new
and unique challenges. In this talk, we
analyze the role of Edge computing and AI in
the evolution of cyber-human partnerships,
and identify challenges that Edge computing
systems will consequently be faced with. We
take a closer look at how a cyber-physical
fabric will be complemented by AI
operationalization to enable seamless
end-to-end Edge intelligence systems.
Prof. Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Bio: Georg Gartner (born 1966) is a
Professor for Cartography and
Geo-Mediatechniques at the Research Group of
Cartography at the Vienna University of
Technology. He holds graduate qualifications
in geography and cartography from the
University of Vienna and the Vienna
University of Technology, including a
He served as Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation of Technische Universität Wien from 2008 to 2014. He served as president of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) in the term 2011–2015 and is the current (2015–2019) past president of ICA. He has acted in several boards, including the Executive Board of the Austrian Geographic Society (ÖGG), as Vice-President of the Austrian Society for Surveying and Geoinformation (OVG), as member of the Editorial Board of The Cartographic Journal, the International Journal of Cartography and Kartographische Nachrichten.
He is editor of the book series Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography (Springer-Verlag) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Location-based Services (Taylor & Francis). He has founded the Conference Series on Location-based Services. He was co-founder of the International Master programme on Cartography with TU München, TU Dresden and Universiteit Twente.
His main research interests lie in the role of modern cartography and applying LBS and interactivity to this role.
Speech Title: Location-based Services: Evolution and Development