Keynote Speakers of ICSGSC
Prof. A. R. Al-Ali
American University of Sharjah, UAE
Prof. A. R. Al-Ali (SM IEEE) received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, Master degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA, and B.Sc.EE from Aleppo University, Syria. Professor Al-Ali worked as an associate/assistant professor in KFUPM, Saudi Arabia (1991-2000), and has been a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (UAE) since 2000. His research and teaching interests include; embedded systems hardware and software architectures, smart homes automations, smart grid evolutions and development, smart factories and cities. Professor Al-Ali has many conference and journal publications including two USA and European Patents. He has also been invited to deliver keynote speeches on the recent evolution and development on the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, smart grid and smart cities at several local and international conferences. He organized and co/chaired several International conferences. https://www.Aus.Edu/Faculty/Dr-Abdulrahman-Al-Ali
Title of Speech: A 3-Tier, 3-Dimensions Reference Model for Smart Cities Applications
Abstract: Most IoT applications in smart space are implemented in the context of a two-tier computing resources, with the lower tier being the IoT edge devices and the upper tier being the back-end servers in cloud datacenters. However, the growth number in the IoT devices and data volume at the edge of smart applications challenges the efficiency and time sensitivity of the two-tier approach. Hence, it is critical to comprehend the significance of integrating a middle tier between the cloud and edge tiers, known as the fog tier. This talk presents a 3-Tier, 3-Dimensions reference model for smart cities applications. The 3-tier represent the edge, fog, and cloud tiers, where each tier is coupled with the 3-dimensions that include compute, network, and application. Moreover, the speakers will present a case study application that utilizes the presented reference model. The speaker would like to thank Dr. Raafat Aburukba and Ms. Fatema Elwy for their contributions to this research.