WORLDCOMP'10 Invited Lecture - Prof. Serge Chaumette
Secured Fleets of P2P Mobile And Autonomous Communicating Systems
Prof. Serge Chaumette
LaBRI, University Bordeaux 1, France
Leader of the Muse (Mobility, Ubiquity, Security) research group
Leader of the Languages, Systems and Networks research group
Date: July 14, 2010
Time: 06:00pm - 07:00pm
Location: Ballroom 5
Mobile communicating systems, from cellular phones to personal home robots, are now part of our everyday life. These many pieces of equipment connect together to form a mobile ad hoc network that evolves over time. So as to resist this dynamicity, the components of such networks have to work in a peer-to-peer manner. The applications must therefore be specifically designed and the associated middleware should offer them adequate mechanisms. The problems of mobility, ubiquity, heterogeneity and safety are major scientific issues, and barriers to the effective use of the new opportunities offered by these mobile systems.
In this talk we will describe a number of approaches, models, algorithms, platforms, and effective implementations that we are working on to address these issues.
Serge Chaumette is a Professor in Computer Science at the University Bordeaux 1, leader of the Muse (Mobility, Ubiquity, Security) research group at LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique), UMR CNRS 5800.
The initial research interests of Prof. Chaumette were in parallel and distributed computing. In this context, he has been using the Java technology since its early beginning. Being concerned by security issues he also participated in the design of tools to help in the process of evaluating Java Cards and Java Card applications within government funded industrial projects. He then naturally moved from parallel and distributed computing to the domain of mobile systems and networks, and Java Cards are now one of the key components used to secure the distributed software platforms developed in his group. The initial work on which these platforms rely, the Java Card Grid, was awarded at e-Smart 2005 as the best innovative technology. He is also working with the French Army in the area of MANets (Mobile Ad hoc Networks). Within this framework, his group is designing peer to peer applications to support battlefield situation management (fleets of mobile terminals, robots, or drones). The result of this work can also be applied to emergency theatres.
He has created and run for ten years the International Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing, a workshop of IPDPS (IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium).
He is an expert by the European Union for Framework Program 7 (FP7) and non FP programs, expert by the ANR (French National Research Agency), and expert by the AERES (French Research and Higher Education Evaluation Agency).
He is a member of IEEE, of IEEE Portable Information Devices (PID) group, of Situation Management SubCommittee of the Communications and Operations Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society, of IFIP groups 8.8 Smart Cards and 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security.
In 2010, he is also an invited speaker at the 2nd International Workshop on DYnamic Networks: Algorithms and Security (Dynas 2010) which is co-located with ICALP 2010, invited speaker at the meeting of IFIP WG 11.2 on Pervasive Systems Security, and invited keynote speaker at Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems which is a workshop of IPDPS (24th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium).