Resource allocation in the Cyberworld

Professor Dr. Pascal Bouvry
University of Luxembourg,


We live in a world that is in constant evolution. Economy developed over the years from primary (agriculture) secondary (industry), and then tertiary (services). From a materialized economy (good and transformed goods) we went to a non-materialized one (services). Similarly the ICT (Information and Telecommunication World) went through various stages, from single central computer, to world-wide networks, and eventually to cloud computing. These last years new generation of sensors (Internet of Things) extended the cloud borders to the edge and to any device. Virtualization technology blurred the distinction between material and non-material allowing sharing and access to anything. We are now experiencing the convergence of Cloud, Big data, and IoT. Resource allocation techniques need to evolve accordingly allowing a decentralized way to allocate resources (virtual and physical ones) on demand by taking advantage of artificial intelligence techniques from (meta-)heuristics to machine learning. The numerous actors (providers, brokers, users), their conflicting objectives (e.g. price, efficiency, etc), and their constraints (e.g. location, privacy) are additional challenges to a modern cloud-based cyber-physical resource allocation interpretation.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Pascal.jpg Professor Dr. Bouvry obtained his Ph.D. degree ('94) in Computer Science with great distinction at the University of Grenoble (INPG), France. His research at the IMAG laboratory focussed on Mapping and scheduling task graphs onto Distributed Memory Parallel Computers. Next, he performed post-doctoral researches on coordination languages and multi-agent evolutionary computing at CWI in Amsterdam. Dr. Bouvry gained industrial experience as manager of the technology consultant team for FICS (belonging to S1 corp) a world leader in electronic financial services. Next, he worked as CEO and CTO of SDC, a Saigon-based joint venture between SPT (the second telecom operator in Vietnam), Spacebel SA (a Belgian leader in Space, GIS and Healthcare), and IOIT, a public research and training center. After that, Dr Bouvry moved to Montreal as VP Production of Lat45 and Development Director for MetaSolv Software, a world-leader in Operation Support Systems for the telecom industry (e.g. AT&T, Worldcom, Bell Canada, etc). Dr. Bouvry is currently professor at the University of Luxembourg, special advisor to the University President in charge regarding High Performance Computing, heading the PCOG (Parallel Computing and Optimization Group), directing the doctoral programme DP-CSCE, and directing the certificate SmartICT for Business innovation. Pascal Bouvry is also Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and active in various scientific committees and technical workgroups (IEEE CIS Cloud Computing vice-chair, IEEE TCSC GreenIT steering committee, ERCIM WG, ANR, COST TIST, etc.). Prof. Dr.Pascal Bouvry is also member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, Springer journal on Communications and Sustainable Computing, and Elsevier journal in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.


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