Distributed Simulation System: A Necessary Public Security and Safety Testbed for An Urban Emergency Preparedness class of applications

This talk will consist in an overview about the major research projects related to distributed simulation, distributed and collaborative virtual environment, context aware computing, vehicular networks and mobile computing, which we are currently investigating at PARADISE Research Laboratory, uOttawa. Next, we shall focus upon the design of large-scale distributed and mobile simulation system for an urban emergency preparedness class of applications using both location/context aware computing and the latest wireless networking technologies. Then, we shall focus upon the coverage and time synchronization problems in mobile and wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Finally, we will talk about LIVE testbed, a convergence of distributed simulation, distributed collaborative virtual environment and wireless sensors and vehicular technologies we are developing at PARADISE Research Laboratory for an emergency preparedness and response class of applications as well as SWiMNet, a high performance testbed we have developed which allows very detailed and realistic model specifications. It will facilitate and enable us to evaluate and design new protocols and applications for future generations of wireless vehicular and sensor network technologies.

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. A. Boukerche , is a Professor of Computer Science and holds a Canada Research Chair Position at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this, he was Faculty Member at the Dept. of Computer Sciences and Engineering, University of North Texas. He also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Metron Corp. located in San Diego, California, and a visiting scientist at Caltech/JPL-NASA, where he contributed to a project centered on the specification and verification of the software used to control interplanetary spacecraft operated by JPL/NASA Laboratory. He is the Founding Director of PARADISE Research Lab at uOttawa. His current research interests include distributed simulation, distributed collaborative virtual environments, wireless networks and mobile computing, Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks, and vehicular networks. he is a Vice Chair of IEEE ComSoC Technical Committee for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks.

He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Int'l Journal on Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Wiley's Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal, the Int'l Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Wiley's Security and Communication Networks Journal and serves as Associate Editor-in Chief of SCS Modeling and Simulation Magazine, Associate Editor. He serves as a General Chair of the 8th IEEE WoWMoM2010, Program Co-Chair for IEEE ISCC 2009, IEEE Globecom 2008- and 2009 Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking Symposium, ICPP 2008, and the Steering Committee Chair for ACM/IEEE MSWiM. IEEE/ACM DS-RT and NTMS Conferences.

He was the recipient of several awards, including ICC 2008 and ICC 2009,IWCMC 2010, and IEEE/ACM PADS Best Paper Awards, The Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, the prestigious Premier's Ontario Research Excellence Award, and the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research.