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Il-Yeol Song
Drexel University Philadelphia, USA

"Smart Aging: Topics, Applications, Technologies, and Agenda"

Abstract: Aging is a rapidly growing social problem in the developed world. It is critically important to mitigate the effects of aging, improve elderly people’s life, and improve overall quality of healthcare environments. Smart aging addresses those challenges by intelligently utilizing modern biomedical, digital healthcare, big data computing & analytics, IOT, and communication technologies. In this talk, I will first review several innovative R&D projects and services for smart aging. I will then present a comprehensive review of various research activities on smart aging from the content analysis of public web pages and the web pages of NIH funded research projects related to smart aging. I will then cover recent developments in big data technologies for smart health, including healthcare data warehouses, data lakes and big data analytics. I will conclude my talk with a summary of suggestions on smart aging projects and research topics in smart aging.

Short Bio: Dr. Il-Yeol Song is professor in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University. He served as Deputy Director of NSF-sponsored research center on Visual & Decision Informatics (CVDI) between 2012-2014. His research topics include conceptual modeling, data warehousing, big data management & analytics, and smart aging. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ER Fellow. He is the recipient of 2015 Peter P. Chen Award in Conceptual Modeling. Dr. Song published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in data management areas. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) and Consulting Editor for Data & Knowledge Engineering. He won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE CIBCB 2004. He won four teaching awards from Drexel, including the most prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Song served as the Steering Committee chair of the ER conference between 2010-2012. He delivered a keynote speech on big data at the First Asia-Pacific iSchool Conference in 2014, ACM SAC 2015 conference, ER2015 Conference, EDB 2016, and A-LIEP 2016 Conference.


Costas Lambrinoudakis
University of Piraeus, Greece

"The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) era: Ten steps for compliance of Data Processors and Data Controllers - What about the Users ?"

Abstract: TBD

Short Bio: Dr. Costas Lambrinoudakis holds a B.Sc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Salford (1985), an M.Sc. (Control Systems) from the University of London (Imperial College -1986), and a Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College - 1991). Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece. From 1998 until 2009 he has held teaching position with the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Greece. For the period 2012-2015 he was a member of the board of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy, while from 2016 he serves on the board of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. Finally from 2015 he is Head of the Department of Digital Systems and Director of the Systems Security Lab. His current research interests are in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security and of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. For many years he is working on issues related to the protection of personal data and the compliance of information systems to the National and European Legislation. He is an author of more than 100 scientific publications in refereed international journals, books and conferences, most of them on ICT security and privacy protection issues. He has served as program committee chair of 15 international scientific conferences and as a member on the program and organizing committees in more than 150 others. Also he participates in the editorial board of two international scientific journals and he acts as a reviewer for more than 35 journals. He has been involved in many national and EU funded R&D projects in the area of Information and Communication Systems Security.


Roland Traunmüller
University of Linz, Austria

"Knowledge in Government: New Directions"


Short Bio: Roland Traunmüller is Professor Emeritus with the Institute for Informatics in Business and Government at Linz University, Austria. Prof. Traunmüller has worked in the field of Information Systems and applications of information technology in Government for three decades. In Austria Prof. Traunmüller heads the Forum e-Government, in Germany he is member of the steering body e-Government within the German Computer Society. Within DEXA Prof. Traunmüller founded in 2002 the EGOV conference series as annual meeting of the European R&D Community. In addition he has been involved in various consulting activities and boards on the national and international level (Ministries, EU, UNO, and UNESCO). In recognition of his work official acknowledgements have come in. In recognition of his work official acknowledgements have come in. So for founding the e-Government R&D Community he got 2006 the "Prometheus" - an Award dedicated by the North-American Society on Digital Government and by the European Community for e-Government. He also got the Roland Wagner Award - an international award on computers helping people with special need. Lately the Republic of Austria honoured the Life-work of Prof. Traunmüller with awarding to him the Big Silber Medal of the Republic Austria.